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The Peace Corps touts how many initial “applications” it receives, but this is a cover for the fact that there is currently '''no surplus of medically qualified applicants'''. Only medically fit applicants can become Volunteers, so emphasizing the number of the initial “applicant” pool is irrelevant and misleading.
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Indeed, for the Peace Corps to tout the number of initial “applicants” – the number of applicants it receives before the medical screening process – is intentionally misleading. '''The Peace Corps knows that applicants might not be interested in joining the Peace Corps if they knew that the agency is having trouble filling its slots.'''
 
  
'''The truth is that there is no selectivity at the Peace Corps''' – other than to determine if the applicant is ambulatory. 100% of the applicants who are medically fit are invited to training and service as a Volunteer.
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==Confirmed Discounts==
  
'''This means that applicants who are medically fit have virtually unlimited leverage with the Peace Corps to control the placement process...'''
 
  
'''[[The_Peace_Corps'_Shortage_of_Applicants|Read More About the Shortage of Applicants]]'''
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===Camping and Travel Gear===
  
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<div style="border:1px solid #adc687; background-color:#d3e5b8; padding:0.2em 0.5em 0.2em 0.5em; font-size:110%; font-weight:bold;">'''[[The_Peace_Corps'_Early_Quit_Rates_Country-by-Country|Early Quit Rates Country-by-Country]]:
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Crucial Data for Applicants'''</div>
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One excellent indication of the health of a Peace Corps country program is its early quit rate, the percentage of Volunteers who do not complete their 26-27 month term of service. The Peace Corps refers to this as the Early Termination (ET) rate. With the ET rate, we see Volunteers talking with their feet about their experience in that program. If they quit early, an applicant should wonder about the quality of that program.  
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|[http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/ Tortuga Backpacks]
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| Urban travel backpacks
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| 20% off for Peace Corps volunteers
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| [http://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/contact/ Email them] and provide verification (acceptance letter, follow up email from recruiting officer, or PC ID).
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|[http://www.mhmgear.com/ MHM]
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| Amazing packs!! You want to get one :)
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| Peace Corps Deal 25% (cannot combine with sale items)
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| 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)
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The Peace Corps invites applicants to choose the country in which they prefer to serve. Peace Corps Wiki presents the ET rate data here on a country by country basis to enable applicants to make an informed choice.
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|[http://www.kelty.com Kelty]
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| Backpacks, camping gear, sleeping bags, more
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| 40% off via pro deal - http://www.kelty.com/pro.aspx (4/1/2015)
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| [http://www.klymit.com/ Klymit]
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| Sleeping bags, pads, and other camping gear
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|40% off for Peace Corps Volunteers.
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|Just e-mail support@klymit.com and let them know you are a volunteer! You'll receive a coupon code to use on www.klymit.com after providing verification.
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| [http://www.treklightgear.com Trek Light Gear]
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| Hammocks, Bug Nets, Ultralight Backpacks, more
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| 20% Off! (not valid on sale items)
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(Up to 40% off for group orders 10 or more - contact your fellow PCV's!)
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| Just [http://www.treklightgear.com/contacts/ 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 [http://www.treklightgear.com/treklife/peace-corps-hammocks/ 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 2015)
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'''Peace Corps Wiki recommends that applicants request to be sent to a country with a low ET rate.  
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| [http://www.marmot.com/ Marmot]
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| Outdoor gear
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| Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers.  Discount may vary by product but is <b>substantial</b>. 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
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| Apply for the program [http://marmot.promotive.com/action/index here], you should hear back within a couple business days. (verified 04/07/2015)
  
Peace Corps Wiki recommends that applicants avoid any country with an ET rate of 30% or greater. They should be cautious about any country with an ET rate of more than 20%.  They should request to be sent to a country with an ET rate of less than 20%.'''
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| [http://www.coleman.com/nonprofit Coleman]
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| Outdoor gear
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| Coleman offers a discounted pricing program for non-profit groups.  Discount varies by product. <b>must order for delivery in the states</b>
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| Email their customer service department [http://www.coleman.com/coleman/feedback2.asp 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%
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| [http://cascadedesigns.com/ Cascade Designs (MSR, Thermarest, Seal Line, Platypus, Tracks)]
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| Outdoor Gear
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| approximately 30%
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| 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!
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| [http://www.eaglecreek.com/ Eagle Creek]
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| Travel Gear
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| 30-50%
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| Ask to join the Pro-Deal go to proshop.eaglecreek.com to apply for discount. 04/01/15- 50% discount.
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| [http://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com ENO]
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| Hammocks, Rain tarps, Stuff sacks
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| 10%
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| Email Customer Service
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| [http://www.hennessyhammock.com Hennessy Hammock]
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| Camping Hammocks
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| 50%. Must order at least ten at a time (talk to other PCVs to put together bulk order). They will ship internationally.
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  40% If order individually
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| 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.
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|[http://www.timbuk2.com Timbuk2]
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|Messenger bags, backpacks, and laptop bags
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|You get the "prodeal" 30% discount when you sign up.
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|sign up [https://prodeal.timbuk2.com/tb2/pro/signin.htm 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 2011Update: 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 [http://www.promotive.com/] to save 30%
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|[http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| All the Best Outdoor Gear!
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| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
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| 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. (6/2015)
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'''[[The_Peace_Corps'_Early_Quit_Rates_Country-by-Country|Read More About ET Rates]]'''
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|Eastern Mountain Sports
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|Outdoor Gear, Clothing
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|20% off retail price.
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|<u>In stores only</u>: 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% !)
  
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|Samsonite
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|Luggage
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|10% off retail price.
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|<u>In stores confirmed, unsure online</u>: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 !)
  
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Crucial Data for Applicants'''</div>
 
One excellent indication of the health of a Peace Corps country program is the survey responses of the Volunteers. It is easy to take these rankings and rank the countries. With the rankings from the Volunteer surveys, applicants are empowered to request to be posted to a high ranked country.
 
  
The Peace Corps invites applicants to choose the country in which they prefer to serve. Peace Corps Wiki presents the rankings from the survey data on a country by country basis to enable applicants to make an informed choice.
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|[http://www.travelonbags.com/ Travelon]
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|Travel Accessories/Security Bags
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|25% off
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|<u>Online</u>:08/15/2014 contacted via Facebook and they provided me with a one time use code for 25% off
  
'''Peace Corps Wiki recommends that applicants request to be sent to a country with high ranked survey responses. 
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Peace Corps Wiki recommends that applicants avoid any country which is ranked in the bottom third of the surveys. They should be cautious about any country in the middle third. They should request to be sent to a country in the top third.''' 
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|LuminAid  10% off use code "LuminAIDPeaceCorps"
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|http://thescrubba.com/
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|Scrubba Wash Bag
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| 10% off for PCVs. Fantastic aid for hand-washing clothing. No mess, easy to pack, durable, and doubles as a dry bag.
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| E-mail and request discount code.
  
'''[[Peace_Corps_Survey_Rankings_Country-by-Country|Read More About the Volunteer Survey Results]]'''
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| Leatherman + LEDLenser (50%)
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| Multi-tools, knives, flashlights, headlamps
<div style="border:1px solid #adc687; background-color:#d3e5b8; padding:0.2em 0.5em 0.2em 0.5em; font-size:110%; font-weight:bold;">'''[[NPCA: Declining to Empower Applicants]]'''</div>
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| Apply for pro deal
Founded in 1979, NPCA has struggled financially because so few of the returned Volunteers find it in their interest to become members. As a consequence, NPCA has become financially enmeshed with the Peace Corps and has no appetite to defend applicants and the Volunteers because this might jeopardize this financial life-line.
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NPCA’s entanglement with the Peace Corps is clear: '''from 2003 to 2010 the Peace Corps provided $790,639.44 to the NPCA''' to pay for operating expenses. Source: FOIA Request Number 10-065. NPCA’s annual report for 2013 reveals NPCA’s financially vulnerable condition. Its membership revenues were only $198,120 compared to membership expenses of $147,962. It raised $247,137 in donations but its fundraising expenses were $102,097.
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The bottom line is troubling: NPCA ran a deficit of $148,000. It comes then as no surprise that this annual report emphasizes the bottom line for NPCA: '''“A close and collaborative relationship with the Peace Corps is fundamental to our organizational goals.”''' NPCA won’t act to empower the applicants. It won’t defend the interests of the Volunteers in the field or press the Peace Corps to act more professionally in managing them. That’s too risky given its shaky finances and financial dependence on the Peace Corps.
 
  
'''[[NPCA:_Declining_to_Empower_Peace_Corps_Volunteer_Applicants|Read More About the NPCA]]'''
 
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|[http://www.ourtalkinghands.com/ Our Talking Hands]
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|Unique, high quality, handmade designs fashioned by Deaf Ghanaian Artisans - Founded by a PCV in 2009.
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|Our Talking Hands offers a 20% discount code to all PCVs and RPCVs.
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|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!
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|[http://ministryofsupply.com/ Ministry of Supply]
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|Men's business attire engineered to be adaptable to any situation.
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|15% off Apollo Dress Shirts, perhaps other discounts available.
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|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).
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|[http://www.runjanji.com/ Janji]
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|Running Apparel that Gives Back
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|40% off for PCVs and RPCVs, 50% off if you serve in a country that we support. You pay shipping if outside US
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|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
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| [http://www.bluffworks.com/ Bluffworks]
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| Mens Pants for Work, Travel and Play
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| "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."
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| Email the Bluffworks Team at team@bluffworks.com to receive a 20% discount for Peace Corps Volunteers. (Negotiated by PCV)
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| [http://www.marmot.com/ Marmot]
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| Outdoor clothing
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| Marmot offers a Professional Courtesy Program to Peace Corps Volunteers.  Discount may vary by product but is <b>substantial</b>. 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
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| Apply for the program [http://marmot.promotive.com/action/index here], you should hear back within a couple business days.
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| [http://www.ae.com/ American Eagle Outfitters]
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| Men's and Women's Clothing
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| 20% off ALL AEO and Aerie clothing
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| 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.
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| [http://www.thenorthface.com/ The North Face]
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| Outdoor Clothing
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| The North Face offers a Pro Pricing Program to Peace Corps Volunteers.  Discount may vary by product but is <b>substantial</b>. Selection is limited compared to regular online site (some products may be "out of stock," but you can request them).
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| Apply for the program [http://thenorthface.promotive.com/action/index 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)
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| [http://www.exofficio.com/ ExOfficio]
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| Outdoor Clothing
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| 20-30%
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| 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.
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| [http://www.macabiskirt.com Macabi]
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| Macabi Skirts
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| $50 per skirt instead of $80
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| e-mail your acceptance letter
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| [http://www.moosejaw.com Moosejaw]
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| Outdoor gear/clothes
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| 10% off regular prices, 5% off sale prices<br>
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''Excludes Arc'Teryx, Bugaboo,Burton, Merrell, Nixon,Suunto, The North Face and Western Mountainering products''
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| 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)
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| [http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| All the Best Outdoor Gear!
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| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
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| 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.
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| [http://www.hotchillys.com/home/index/1520.1 Hot Chillys]
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| Hot Chillys
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| 10% off Code for Clothing and Socks
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| e-mail sales@hotchillys.com or customer service, ask for a Peace Corps Discount, and provide verification (7/1/13)
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| [http://www.smartwool.com Smart Wool]
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| Smartwool
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| Smartwool
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| Significant discount on very warm socks and gear.
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| 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.
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| [http://icebreaker.promotive.com Ice Breaker]
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| Ice Breaker
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| Significant Discount
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| Apply through their promotive site.
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*[[Timeline|STAGING DATES]]
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*[[Advice for applicants]]
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| [http://www.msu.edu Michigan State University]
*[[Application Timelines]]
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*[[Congressional Appropriations]]   
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| [http://www.reg.msu.edu/ROInfo/notices/residency.asp Section 3G]
*[[Volunteer discounts|Discounts for Volunteers]]   
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<!--*[[Previous volunteer news|Featured Volunteer News]]-->
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| [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whyvol.eduben.mastersint Master's International]<br>
*[[FOIA|Freedom of Information Act]]
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| "more than 60 universities offering 117 different graduate degrees."
*[[Interview Questions]]
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| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/masters/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
*[[Medical Information]]   
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| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/masters/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
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| [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whyvol.eduben.fellows Fellows/USA]<br>
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| "more than 50 universities."
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| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/fellows/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
*[[Puzey Act volunteer surveys]]   
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| [http://multimedia.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/fellows/current-programs.pdf See list, school dependent]
*[[Training]]
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<!--*[[Unofficial Volunteer Handbook]]-->
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| [http://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps-discounts.php Live Lingua School]<br>
*[[Whistle Blowers]]   
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| "Live Skype lessons in 11 languages. Free Ebooks & Audios for over 90 languages."
*[[Peace_Corps_Political_Appointees|2011 Political Appointees]]
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| [http://www.livelingua.com/peace-corps-discounts.php Live lessons (up to 40% off)]
<!--*[[Staff_consultants|2010 Staff Consultants]]-->
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*[[2010 Staff Directory]] 
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*[[2008 Biennial Volunteer Survey]]
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===Electronics===
* [[Early Termination]]
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* [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/FY2009Volunteers.xls Volunteers by country (FY09)]
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* [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/FOIAdocs/FY2008Volunteers.xls Volunteers by country (FY08)]
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* [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/PeaceCorpsFY08FY09.xls Comparison: FY09 with FY08]
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* [[Departures by month]]
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* [[Volunteer Allowances | About Volunteer Allowances]]
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* [[Volunteer_allowance_rates | Allowance Rates]]
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* [[Inspector General Reports]]
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* [[The Safety of the Volunteer | Safety Statistics]]
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* [[The Health of the Volunteer | Health Statistics]]
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* [[Dissertations relating to Peace Corps | Dissertations About the Peace Corps]]
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* [http://omnivorousone.wordpress.com/article/peace-corps-volunteers-o4q327ykmzte-5/  Studies of PCVs]
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* [http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/images/Wiki_and_Journals_Stats_Sept_2009.pdf Wiki and Journals statistics]
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| [http://www.voltaicsystems.com/index.shtml Voltaic Systems]
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| Solar Powered Backpacks
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| 30% off
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| 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.
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| [http://www.freeplayenergy.com/products/aiddev/scout Freeplay Energy]
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| Scout shortwave radio
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| discount price $25 plus shipping
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| 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.
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| 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)
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| [http://www.sollight.com/ Sollight]
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| 40%
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| [http://www.solio.com Solio]
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| 40%
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| Use coupon code "PEACECORPS40"
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| [http://www.goenerplex.com EnerPlex]
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| Solar Chargers, Powerbanks, Solar Backpacks
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| 25% off
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| Use coupon code "PeaceCorps2015". (10/7/2014)
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| [http://www.goalzero.com Goal Zero]
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| Solar power chargers
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| 5%
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| 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)
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30% off via promotive.com. (May 2015)
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| [http://store.apple.com Apple]
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| 5-6%
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| [http://www.dell.com/epp Dell]
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| www.dell.com/epp; member ID GS83510340
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| [http://www.facebook.com/riseupcoffee Rise Up Coffee]
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| " Rise Up Coffee will send our coffee to any current PCV's for FREE!!!" 
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| "Simply contact us through [http://www.facebook.com/riseupcoffee 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!)." <br>(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. <br>
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[http://drinkorganiccoffee.blogspot.com/2010/03/free-coffee-to-any-peace-corps.html More Info]
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| [http://www.usa-icd.org/information/peace-corps/index.htm USA-ICD]
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| "volunteering to provide a dental examination and x-rays for Peace Corps applicants at no charge" (read [http://www.usa-icd.org/projects/peace-corps/index.htm more...])
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| "The applicant will bring a Peace Corps dental examination form to the appointment." (Available [[Forms | here]])
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| [http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2009/november/story19697.html Michigan Tech]
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|  Medical exams and lab tests required by Peace Corps, for Master's International students
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| "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."
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| [http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2009/november/story19697.html press release]
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| [http://www.lunapads.com/ Lunapads.com]
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| The Diva Cup, washable menstrual pads
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10% off any order of $25 or more<br>
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| [http://www.rockshaving.com/ Rock Shaving]
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| Rock Shaving, travel friendly double edge razors which use blades available worldwide.
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5% off<br>
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| [www.healthdesigns.com/ Health Designs]
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| Health Designs, a huge variety of products
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Enter code hannahgoesfishing at checkout
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Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource—its people. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 73 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.  
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| [http://XeroShoes.com/ Xero Shoes]
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| Lightweight performance sandals
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| 20% discount
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| Request promo code by providing proof of service. Call 800.499.8880 or email support@xeroshoes.com
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|-
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| [https://www.lunasandals.com/ Luna Sandals]
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| Footwear
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| 15% discount
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| Use code "PeaceCorpsRules1515" when ordering
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| [http://www.keenfootwear.com/ Keen]
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| Footwear
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| 30% off up to 4 pair(s) of shoes, 2 bag(s), 4 pair(s) of socks, 3 items of clothing
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| Must request promo code [http://pro.keenfootwear.com/pro/code.aspx here]; confirmed 03/2015
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| [http://chacousa.com/ Chaco]
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| Footwear
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| 40% off
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| [http://www.merrell.com/US/en/pro] - They also require proof of service which can be faxed to 1-888-746-3329 or emailed, call the number on the prodeal site to find out where. 11/28/13 - Allowed up to 4 pairs per YEAR (not service) at approx 40% off. 9/1/14 - Each account allows for 8 items to be purchased each year (account seems to only be valid for 1 year).
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| [http://www.merrell.com/ Merrell]
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| Footwear
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| 40% off
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|www.merrellprodeal.com
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| [http://www.teva.com/ Teva]  
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[http://www.simpleshoes.com/ Simple Shoes]
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| Footwear
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| 50% off
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| Must apply at <www.teva.com/pro> for all Teva Pro discounts (verified 04/07/2015). Proof of acceptance needed. To request a code for Simple Shoes, be sure to mention this in your request email. 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 is no more. They can only be found on zappos now.
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| [http://www.backcountry.com/ Backcountry.com]
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| All the Best Outdoor Gear! We got lots of shoe too!
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| Variable depending on product (average 20%-30%)
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| 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. 
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| [http://www.wolverine.com/ Wolverine]
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| Footwear
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|http://www.wolverineprodeal.com/
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*[[What Do Volunteers Do?]]   
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===Sporting Goods===
*[[What is the Peace Corps?]]   
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*[[Where Do Volunteers Go?]]   
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*[[How Do I Become a Volunteer?]]   
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*[[Who Volunteers?]]   
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*[[What About Safety?]]
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| style="border: 1px solid rgb(136, 152, 191); width: 33%; vertical-align: top; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" | <div style="border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(136, 152, 191); background-color: rgb(168, 211, 255); font-size: 1px; height: 8px;"></div> <div style="margin: 5px 8px 8px; float: right;"></div> <div style="border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(170, 170, 170); padding: 5px; font-family: Verdana; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-size: 13pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font-weight: bold;">[[Current Volunteers]]<sup>''[[Current Volunteers|more]]''</sup></div> <div style="padding: 5px; font-size: 9pt;">
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Serving for two years in the Peace Corps may seem like a long time, but Close of Service may come faster than you expect. Volunteers can make the most of their time in-country through well organized material, collaboration and knowledge sharing. <span style="color: red;">[[Current Volunteers]]</span> should still keep in mind their own safety and security, cultural sensitivity, and the fact they are in-country representing the United States. See Manual [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/manual/MS204.html Section 204] regarding Volunteer conduct and [http://www.peacecorpsjournals.com/manual/MS543.html Section 543] regarding Volunteer use of information technology tools.   
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*[[Description of Service|Description of Service (DOS)]]   
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*[[Volunteer Health]]
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*[[Add_a_Volunteer|Add a page on yourself]]
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Up to 10 free discs, only pay shipping costs<br>  
| style="border: 1px solid rgb(255, 188, 121); width: 33%; vertical-align: top; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" | <div style="border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(255, 188, 121); background-color: rgb(255, 233, 210); font-size: 1px; height: 8px;"></div> <div style="margin: 5px; float: right;"></div> <div style="border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(170, 170, 170); padding: 5px; font-family: Verdana; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-size: 13pt; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; font-weight: bold;">[[RPCV Associations|Returned Volunteers]]''<sup>[[RPCV Associations|more]]</sup>''</div> <div style="padding: 5px; font-size: 9pt;">
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Your time as a Peace Corps Volunteer doesn't end when your two years of service are over. The time you spent in the Peace Corps will continue to enrich your life, both personally and professionally, for many years. And, in keeping with the Peace Corps' third goal, you'll have new opportunities every day to share what you've learned in the Peace Corps with fellow Americans.   
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For more information contact Discraft [http://www.discraft.com/contact10.html here.]
  
*[[Add_a_Volunteer|Add a page on yourself]]
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*[[RPCV Associations|Affiliate Groups]]   
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*[[Hotline]]   
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*[[Career Resources]]   
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*[[Continuing Services]]   
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*[[Benefits]]   
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*[[Returned Volunteers FAQs]]
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<div style="border-bottom:1px solid #adc687; background-color:#ffffff; padding:0.2em 0.5em 0.2em 0.5em; font-size:110%; font-weight:bold;">'''[http://www.peacecorpswiki.org/Peace_Corps_Wiki:About About PeaceCorpsWiki]''' </div>
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'''Peace Corps Wiki''' is a collaborative project whose goal is to create a free, interactive, and up-to-date source of information about serving as a Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps. Anyone is welcome to edit, add, or create an entry. So far there are a total of [[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFPAGES}}]] pages that have been written and edited by (R)PCVs and friends of the Peace Corps from around the world. This wiki, designed and operated by returned Peace Corps Volunteers, offers a transparent source of information about the agency's operations and volunteer service.
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|[http://www.cardsagainsthumanity.com/ Cards Against Humanity]
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|"A party game for horrible people." Like Apples to Apples, but completely inappropriate.
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|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.
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|Technically for active military, but they've been kind enough to send to PCVs.
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|E-mail Mail@CardsAgainstHumanity.com and ask nicely.
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''Peace Corps Wiki welcomes all articles, content, and points of view. This site represents the cumulative effort of thousands of Peace Corps volunteers from around the world, and strives to maintain an objective and neutral point of view. The content of this site belong to the wiki's members and do not reflect any position of the U.S. Government or the Peace Corps.'' ''For official Peace Corps policy, please see their [http://www.peacecorps.gov/ official website].''
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==No discounts==
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* [http://www.llbean.com/ LL Bean]
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* [http://www.target.com/ Target]
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* [http://www.prana.com/ prAna]
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* [http://www.crocs.com/ Crocs]
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* [http://www.rei.com/ REI]
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* [http://www.smartwool.com/ Smartwool Socks]
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* [http://www.arcteryx.com/ Arc'teryx]
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* [http://www.ems.com/ Eastern Mountain Sports]
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* [http://www.patagonia.com/ Patagonia]
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* [http://www.ospreypacks.com/ Osprey]
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* [http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/ Vibram FiveFingers]
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* [http://www.timberland.com/ Timberland]
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* [http://www.tigerdirect.com/ Tiger Direct]
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* [http://www.redwingshoes.com/ Red Wing Shoes]
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* [http://www.amazon.com/ Amazon] - but check with your country; some sites give Volunteers the option of getting a Kindle containing their training materials
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Confirmed Discounts

Camping and Travel Gear

Clothing

Company Type Discount Notes / Procedures
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).
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 40% off via pro deal - http://www.kelty.com/pro.aspx (4/1/2015)
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 to use on www.klymit.com after providing verification.
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 2015)
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 04/07/2015)
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 10% Email Customer Service
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. (6/2015)
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 !)
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
LuminAid 10% off use code "LuminAIDPeaceCorps" http://thescrubba.com/ Scrubba Wash Bag 10% off for PCVs. Fantastic aid for hand-washing clothing. No mess, easy to pack, durable, and doubles as a dry bag. E-mail and request discount code.
Leatherman + LEDLenser (50%) www.leatherman.com/pro, www.ledlenser.com/pro Multi-tools, knives, flashlights, headlamps Apply for pro deal
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
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.
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"
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...) "The applicant will bring a Peace Corps dental examination form to the appointment." (Available here)
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

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.

5% off

Enter code "PEACECORPS" at checkout.

[www.healthdesigns.com/ 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 [2] - They also require proof of service which can be faxed to 1-888-746-3329 or emailed, call the number on the prodeal site to find out where. 11/28/13 - Allowed up to 4 pairs per YEAR (not service) at approx 40% off. 9/1/14 - Each account allows for 8 items to be purchased each year (account seems to only be valid for 1 year).
Merrell Footwear 40% off www.merrellprodeal.com
Teva

Simple Shoes

Footwear 50% off Must apply at <www.teva.com/pro> for all Teva Pro discounts (verified 04/07/2015). Proof of acceptance needed. To request a code for Simple Shoes, be sure to mention this in your request email. 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 is no more. They can only be found on zappos now.
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

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.

No discounts