DALLAS, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyhound Lines, Inc. and Veterans Advantage Inc. today announced a new special savings program for Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card members, honoring military and veteran families with a 40 percent nationally recognized discount on Greyhound Package Express (GPX), the company's expedited shipping service.
U.S. Active Duty Military, Veterans, National Guard & Reserve and their families holding the Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card can move their personal goods inexpensively with the 40 percent Veterans Advantage discount on their Standard & Priority counter-to-counter services, as well as Greyhound's newly launched Door-to-Door services.
"We are pleased to expand our partnership with Veterans Advantage for these vital shipping services," said Dave Phillips, vice president, GPX. "A 40 percent discount on our already low prices is a significant way to honor those who have served in the military."
Since 2004, the two companies have partnered to provide a 20 percent walk-up fare discount for bus travel for Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card members. The discount is recognized online, by phone and in Greyhound terminals nationwide.
"There are great opportunities for our members to use this great new discount," said Scott Higgins, Founder and CEO of Veterans Advantage. "Small business owners, a substantial number of which are run by Vets, can use this all year long. And it is also great for travelers shipping large packages ahead of their trips, students moving in each semester, care packages to college from their parents, and gift giving for families all year round."
"For all of these reasons, Greyhound Package Express is a great military and veteran family-friendly offering to complement Greyhound's already low fares for bus travel," added Higgins.
About Greyhound Package Express
GPX has been a leading provider of expedited shipping solutions for more than 90 years. Greyhound moves more than one million shipments per year in the United States. GPX offers a wide range of same-day, expedited and deferred ground delivery services using the Greyhound network of more than 3,800 North American destinations. GPX is the one-stop source for shipping same day and overnight packages at very attractive rates, offering flexibility with shipment weight and size as compared to other package shipping providers. For additional information visit the GPX website at www.shipgreyhound.com.
About Veterans Advantage
Founded in 1999 by a group of decorated U.S. Military Veterans, Veterans Advantage issues the VetRewards Card, the first universal military ID card that protects veterans privacy, and partners with top companies that thank veterans with discounts verified with the VetRewards Card. Dedicated to "Giving Back to All Who Serve," Veterans Advantage advocates for greater respect, recognition, and rewards for U.S. Active Duty, Military Veterans, Retired Military, Active and Retired National Guard & Reservists, and their families, from all periods and branches of service. Veterans Advantage members receive exclusive travel and retail offers from United Airlines, Lufthansa, CVS/pharmacy, Amtrak, Greyhound, Ford, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Apple, Dell Computer, Foot Locker, Target, Choice Hotels, Wyndham, Avis/Budget Group, and other leading brands, and free member services that include $55,000 of Global MEDEVAC, $5,000 in Accident Insurance, VIP Concierge and other travel assistance services from Travel Guard, fraud and ID theft assistance services, prescription discounts and financial planning, and more. Accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2001, the company has been awarded the highest BBB rating of A+. More at www.VeteransAdvantage.com
SOURCE Greyhound Lines, Inc.; Veterans Advantage Inc.