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Confirmed Discounts

Camping and Outdoor Gear

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Trek Light Gear Hammocks, Bug Nets, Ultralight Backpacks, more 20% Off! (not valid on sale items)

(Up to 40% off for group orders 10 or more - contact your fellow PCV's!)

Just contact TLG and you'll get a response ASAP to get your discount (you'll be asked to provide easy verification). For more information on how Trek Light has helped helped PCV's in the past, check out the post Hammocks For The Peace Corps. If you're already stationed Trek Light can easily ship international. TLG has been a huge supporter of PCV's so please support them back, their Bindle daypack and hammocks are essentials on your trip! (Current thru 2016)
GRAYL Water Purifier Water Purifiers for travel, trail, and tap. Updated 1/27/16: 45% off for Peace Corps volunteers. Apply at http://www.thegrayl.com/prodeal. You will receive an email requesting verification and then details for pro deal access.
Panther Vision LED Hats, Solar Hats, Lighting Products 35% Discount for Peace Corps Volunteers [ Call Beth at 847-783-5900 + Free Shipping ]
Silverfire Clean burning cookstoves, Solar Activated Water Purification Bag, Solar Cooker, and other clean cooking products. 10% off for Peace Corps Volunteers [ Call Todd at (541) 222-9212 and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID) for discount ]
Tortuga Backpacks Urban travel backpacks 20% off for Peace Corps volunteers Email them and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID).
Vargo Titanium Camp Stuff 50% off one order Email them for a code
Jetboil Cookware systems 50% off one order Email them a copy of your acceptance letter and they will send you a business card in the mail with a code on it.
Blackburn Design Bike bags, lights, etc 50% off prodeal Email them and complete their prodeal application
Stanley Thermos's, coolers, flasks. 20% off retail Email them for a code
MHM Amazing packs!! You want to get one :) Peace Corps Deal 25% (cannot combine with sale items) Contact them via their website (www.mhmgear.com) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mhmgear) and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID) You will receive a friendly quick response, the guys are super cool. (8/2013)
Kelty Backpacks, camping gear, sleeping bags, more 50% off via pro deal - http://www.kelty.com/pro.aspx (8/3/2015)
Klymit Sleeping bags, pads, and other camping gear 40% off for Peace Corps Volunteers. Just e-mail support@klymit.com and let them know you are a volunteer! You'll receive a coupon code (40OFF) to enter in the Discount Code Box to use on www.klymit.com after providing verification.
Marmot Outdoor gear Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers. Discount may vary by product but is substantial. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them). 10/31/14: Pro Account accepted, and discount is 50%.- 12/16/14 the discount is up to 50% off however it ranges more so around 42-45% off depending on the gear Apply for the program here, you should hear back within a couple business days. (verified 01/26/2016)
Coleman Outdoor gear Coleman offers a discounted pricing program for non-profit groups. Discount varies by product. must order for delivery in the states Email their customer service department here and ask if they provide discounts to Peace Corps volunteers. 12/12/11- Customer Service replied to my question saying they do not offer discounts to Peace Corps volunteers 1/13/14 - emailed customer service and attached invitation letter. Received promo code for 30%
Cascade Designs (MSR, Thermarest, Seal Line, Platypus, Tracks) Outdoor Gear approximately 30% UPDATED 2/2/15: Simply apply online here - https://www.cascadedesigns.com/pro. Peace Corps are allowed to use a home address as the registered shipping address, since they only ship items to the United States. 11/28/11: please email before submitting a registration. 09/2014- Still available!
Eagle Creek Travel Gear 30-50% Ask to join the Pro-Deal go to proshop.eaglecreek.com to apply for discount. 04/01/15- 50% discount.
ENO Hammocks, Rain tarps, Stuff sacks 30% Go to https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/pro-deals/ to join the pro-deal. Peace Corps Volunteers can use their home address as the business address.
Hennessy Hammock Camping Hammocks 50%. Must order at least ten at a time (talk to other PCVs to put together bulk order). They will ship internationally.
 40% If order individually
Email Customer Service. This is a small company and they were really excited about this pro-deal. 2/19/11 just emailed and they confirmed 50% discount. No mention of a requirement to purchase 10 at a time.
Timbuk2 Messenger bags, backpacks, and laptop bags You get the "prodeal" 30% discount when you sign up. sign up here(I tried this and never got a response. I sent many emails and only part were returned. This did not work for me April 2011. Update: The pro deal website didn't work for me either, so I emailed the Customer Support. I got a quick friendly response from CS and they gave me a code for a single use as their pro deal website was down (April 12, 2011). 2/1/14 - pro deals all go through promotive. Apply online to [1] to save 30%
Backcountry.com All the Best Outdoor Gear! Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%) Email: mcorey@backcountry.com and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri. You will receive a friendly quick response. (1/26/2016)
Competitive Cyclist We are an online specialty retailer of road and mountain bikes, components, apparel, and accessories. Variable depending on product. Email: mcorey@backcountry.com and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID). If emails are not sent to above email the response may be delayed. Note email responses are sent Mon.-Fri. You will receive a friendly quick response. (2/1/2016)
Eastern Mountain Sports Outdoor Gear, Clothing 20% off retail price. In stores only: ask for the "humanitarian discount." You will get 20% off your entire purchase. **(UPDATE AS OF 6/25/2014--Don't give the humanitarian discount anymore, but if you explain you're going into PC, they'll give you the student discount of 15% !)
Samsonite Luggage 10% off retail price. In stores confirmed, unsure online:08/14/2014 at Samsonite outlet store, asked salesperson and he looked it up and told me that they offer 10%. Unsure if this is in all Samsonite stores, or just the outlet stores. Just ask for it !)
RIdgeWallet RFID Blocking Wallet 10% off PEACECORPS10
Travelon Travel Accessories/Security Bags 25% off Online:08/15/2014 contacted via Facebook and they provided me with a one time use code for 25% off
Scrubba Wash Bag Fantastic aid for hand-washing clothing. No mess, easy to pack, durable, and doubles as a dry bag. 10% off for PCVs. E-mail and request discount code.
LuminAid Solar Inflatable Lights 10% off Use code "LuminAIDPeaceCorps"

UPDATE 9/25/15: Code only works on $30+, confirmed through email

Leatherman + LEDLenser Multi-tools, knives, flashlights, headlamps 50% for 6 months Apply for pro deal (Confirmed 1/26/2016)

Clothing

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Our Talking Hands Unique, high quality, handmade designs fashioned by Deaf Ghanaian Artisans - Founded by a PCV in 2009. Our Talking Hands offers a 20% discount code to all PCVs and RPCVs. Submit your invitation letter or DOS to ourtalkinghands@gmail.com. They will send you a 20% OFF Discount Code that can be used at https://www.etsy.com/shop/OurTalkingHands on any purchase you make!
Ministry of Supply Men's business attire engineered to be adaptable to any situation. 15% off Apollo Dress Shirts, perhaps other discounts available. Submit your invitation letter or DOS to q@ministryofsupply.com and explain your situation and what products you want. They will have you call in to place an order and apply your discount over the phone. (Negotiated by a PCV) 5/25/15: offered combination discounts (buy 2-5 of one thing and get 10-15% off).
Janji Running Apparel that Gives Back 40% off for PCVs and RPCVs, 50% off if you serve in a country that we support. You pay shipping if outside US Email sam.bar@runjanji.com (RPCV Moz '11-'13) a scan of your invitation letter or DOS and he'll send you a discount code
Royal Robbins Outdoor Clothing for Men and Women PRO Discount for PCVs (as of January 2016) Email rrmail@royalrobbins.com a scan of your invitation letter and medical clearance email. They will email you additional questions to fill out and then sign you up for a PRO account. Simply log into your account to view special prices/discounts!
Bluffworks Mens Pants for Work, Travel and Play "Inspired by the performance of technical travel clothing, I built a pant that marries technical performance with office ready looks... I designed these pants to keep up with the rigors of my own life, where work, play, and travel frequently collide." Email the Bluffworks Team at team@bluffworks.com to receive a 20% discount for Peace Corps Volunteers. (Negotiated by PCV)
Marmot Outdoor clothing Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers. Discount may vary by product but is substantial. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them). 12/17/14 50% discount on clothing Apply for the program here, you should hear back within a couple business days.
American Eagle Outfitters Men's and Women's Clothing 20% off ALL AEO and Aerie clothing Call customer service (1-888-232-4535)to speak with a customer service rep. 7/25/14: received discount after submitting Peace Corps verification via email. Orders using this discount will have to be placed over the phone, in coordination with a rep.4/4/15: Called and customer service rep said they do not offer any discounts for Peace Corps volunteers.
The North Face Outdoor Clothing The North Face offers a Pro Pricing Program to Peace Corps Volunteers. Discount may vary by product but is substantial. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them). Apply for the program here, you should hear back within a couple business days. **5/11/11: The program is not accepting new applicants. The Pro program is apparently under review for possible termination. 11/28/11: The program is back, but no longer offers discounts to Peace Corps Volunteers. (Policy change-no more discounts)
ExOfficio Outdoor Clothing 20-30% apply online at http://www.exofficio.com/pro **7/20/11: Received a 10% discount, not 50%-60%. 1/7/12: Received a 25% discount: Received a 20% discount on 12/23/13. 09/2014- Discount still stands but only on select items and most of it is out of stock.
Macabi Macabi Skirts $50 per skirt instead of $80 e-mail your acceptance letter
Moosejaw Outdoor gear/clothes 10% off regular prices, 5% off sale prices

Excludes Arc'Teryx, Bugaboo,Burton, Merrell, Nixon,Suunto, The North Face and Western Mountainering products

Use Coupon Code "LTM" (discount did work on 4/26/2011)Code did not work for me but I live-chatted with them and they gave me a weekly code of 15% off (4/23/2014)
Backcountry.com All the Best Outdoor Gear! Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%) Email: mcorey@backcountry.com and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri.
Hot Chillys Hot Chillys 10% off Code for Clothing and Socks e-mail sales@hotchillys.com or customer service, ask for a Peace Corps Discount, and provide verification (7/1/13)
Smart Wool Smartwool Smartwool Significant discount on very warm socks and gear. E-mail and request access to their pro deal. You may need to include your invitation letter. They take a while to get back to you. Update 10/21/2015: Emailed customer service and received response that Peace Corps Volunteers no longer fall under the category of eligibility for their pro deal.
Ice Breaker Ice Breaker Significant Discount Apply through their promotive site.

Education

School / University Type Benefits Notes / Procedures
Michigan State University Graduate School In-State Tuition for RPCVs Section 3G
Master's International
"more than 60 universities offering 117 different graduate degrees." See list, school dependent See list, school dependent
Fellows/USA
"more than 50 universities." See list, school dependent See list, school dependent
Live Lingua School
"Live Skype lessons in 11 languages. Free Ebooks & Audios for over 90 languages." Live lessons (up to 40% off) Follow instructions on page.

Electronics

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Voltaic Systems Solar Powered Backpacks 30% off Write to sales@voltaicsystems.com for the discount code (peacecorps30) or call 877.304.6861 ext. 701 Emailed sales@voltaicsystems.com on 3/25/15 and got a code (PCV30) for 30% off to use at checkout. They just ask to show them how you are using the product via social media/email.
Freeplay Energy Scout shortwave radio discount price $25 plus shipping contact Penny Thornton 866-526-2826 (1/11/11 I called and the Scout has been discontinued and Penny Thornton no longer works there. They did offer the Eyemax as somewhat comparable and at a small discount) Update: 5/5/2013- A rep told me they are no longer offering this discount in the US.
Eton shortwave radios 20% off Call 1-800-872-2228 (6/17/11 - called and says they only give discounts to retailers) (7-28-2011 gave me 50% off plus the cost of shipping)
Sollight Solar powered water bottle caps turn your bottle into a lantern 40% Email orders@sollight.com and ask nicely

(I didn't get a reply at that address. I e-mailed info@sollight and immediately got a code for a 25% discount. 5/14/13)

Solio Universal solar power charger 40% Use coupon code "PEACECORPS40". Confirmed 1/26/2016
EnerPlex Solar Chargers, Powerbanks, Solar Backpacks 25% off Use coupon code "PeaceCorps2015". (10/7/2014)
Goal Zero Solar power chargers 5% Told me they do offer a discount for Peace Corp volunteers. "It is a 5% discount and all you'll need to do is send us your acceptance letter to support@goalzero.com and we can place your order over the phone and apply that 5% discount." (Feb 2014)

30% off via promotive.com. (May 2015)

Apple Electronics 5-6% Use their government pricing program. Need original copy of your invite. Called Apple on 7/16/2013 and they no longer give governmental discounts... Went to Apple store 9/12/13, told my story and showed my invite email, discounts apply to computers only. $50 off computers and $66 off 3 year warranty.
Dell Electronics 10-30% (depends on product) www.dell.com/epp; member ID GS83510340

Food and Drinks

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Rise Up Coffee Organic Coffee " Rise Up Coffee will send our coffee to any current PCV's for FREE!!!" "Simply contact us through FB or email info@drinkorganiccoffee.com ... and wait for your organic coffee to show up (which, depending on where you are, could take some time!)."
(Owner Tim Cureton, PC Kiribati 98-01) As of March 25 2014, after many attempts of contacting someone at the company, they said this is a one time opportunity. Also they are really busy and said it might or might not happen. It is worth a shot but not a guarantee. Perhaps it will change in the future. It is a great company.

More Info

Medical

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
USA-ICD Dental (Applicants) "volunteering to provide a dental examination and x-rays for Peace Corps applicants at no charge" (read more...) "Please email Mary Jo Webster at maryjo@usa-icd.org for a list of volunteers in your area. If the dentist shares a dental practice, please do not schedule an appointment with a partner, as he or she may not be a Fellow on our list of volunteers. Applicants are asked to allow for ample time to fit an appointment into the dentist's schedule. The applicant will bring a Peace Corps dental examination form to the appointment. Any dental treatment needed to bring his/her mouth to a healthy state will be the financial responsibility of the Peace Corps applicant."
Michigan Tech Medical exams and lab tests required by Peace Corps, for Master's International students "The health care provider will offer PCMI students at Michigan Tech a 20 percent discount on any balance they owe after insurance payments for exams and tests required by the Peace Corps, plus an additional 10 percent prompt-pay discount, for a total discount of 30 percent." press release

Personal Products

Enter code "PEACECORPS" at checkout.
Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Lunapads.com The Diva Cup, washable menstrual pads

10% off any order of $25 or more

enter "PEACECORPS15" in promotion code box
The code is updated yearly so change the numbers on the end to match the year you are ordering in.

Rock Shaving Rock Shaving, travel friendly double edge razors which use blades available worldwide.

(Domain available as of January 2016)(Could be this companyRazoRock

5% off

Glad Rags Reusable menstrual cups, cotton pads, and accessories! Discount good as of February 2016. Highly recommend The Moon Cup (http://gladrags.com/product/238/The-Moon-Cup.html)

Email hello@gladrags.com to have them activate the 10% off code: THANKSPC

Health Designs Health Designs, a huge variety of products

$5USD off your first order

Enter code hannahgoesfishing at checkout

Shoes

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Xero Shoes Lightweight performance sandals 20% discount Request promo code by providing proof of service. Call 800.499.8880 or email support@xeroshoes.com
Luna Sandals Footwear 15% discount Use code "PeaceCorpsRules1515" when ordering
Keen Footwear 30% off up to 4 pair(s) of shoes, 2 bag(s), 4 pair(s) of socks, 3 items of clothing Must request promo code here; confirmed 03/2015
Chaco Footwear 40% off Sign up here. Each account allows for 8 items to be purchased each year, account valid for one year. Discount amount varies by product, but is 40% on average.
Merrell Footwear 40% off

Coupon Code 20% off (9060-ZKMKBEMYY)

www.merrellprodeal.com
Teva Footwear 50% off Must apply at <www.teva.com/pro> for all Teva Pro discounts (verified 04/07/2015). Proof of acceptance needed.
Simple Shoes Footwear 50% off Worked 5/8/13- received code for 50% off up to 4 pairs of shoes (if purchased as part of a single order). ATTENTION: Sadly Simple shoes prodeal is no more.
Backcountry.com All the Best Outdoor Gear! We got lots of shoe too! Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%) Email: mcorey@backcountry.com and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID)if emails are not sent to above email response may be delayed. Note emails responses are sent Mon.-Fri.
Wolverine Footwear unsure but there is a discount http://www.wolverineprodeal.com/

Sporting Goods

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Discraft.com Ultimate frisbee discs

Up to 10 free discs, only pay shipping costs (Note: Not actual disc golf discs, but rather "ultimate style" discs.

For more information contact Discraft here.

Travel

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Sato Travel airline, hotel, train and car reservations "managing travel for U.S. military and government clients." [PCVs] "can use our SatoVacation Center for personal travel being paid for on a personal credit card."

Peace Corps account info here

Other

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
Cards Against Humanity "A party game for horrible people." Like Apples to Apples, but completely inappropriate. Free set of CAH sent to you any address in the US. They stopped sending to posts because too many got lost on the way there. Technically for active military, but they've been kind enough to send to PCVs. E-mail Mail@CardsAgainstHumanity.com and ask nicely. Verified January 2016
Promotive Discounts with 20+ companies - Kely, Ortleib, Grand Trunk, etc. Highly Recomended Varies from company to company but many are 50% off retail Go to their website and apply for the prodeals, you will need a pdf copy of your acceptance email.
iHeartVolunteers Online Dating for people who volunteer. The co-founders, both RPCV's, know money is tight when volunteering so that's why iHeartVolunteers provides free subscriptions to all active Peace Corps Volunteers until one month after their COS. Register at iHeartVolunteers and simply complete the steps. Once your service is discreetly verified by our professional screening company your free subscription will be applied! During registration you may attach an official document proving your service which will speed up your verification. If you have any questions email us at info@iheartvolunteers.com

No discounts