Thanking the Troops: ECA Offers Discount to Military Veterans

November 1, 2007 -

The Entertainment Consumers Association - the only advocacy group exclusively for gamers - is supporting U.S. military personnel by offering discounted membership. The military discount joins a similar program already offered to students.

Of the move ECA president Hal Halpin said:

We’re excited to extend our 25 percent Student Discount for annual membership dues to all active service men and women with a valid .mil domain extension.

 

It came as a result of conversations between GamePolitics regular and ECA member, Robert “lexfor” Kalal, who was promoting the association to his fellow gamers in the Air Force while stationed in Turkey.

While we’re aligned with several charities that support the troops, it seemed apparent that extending this discount was yet another way of honoring their service and dedication. The new Military Discount offers prospective members reduced dues of just $14.99 per year.


For more information, including how to sign up for an ECA membership, check out the ECA website.

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Re: Thanking the Troops: ECA Offers Discount to Military

Well its good to see my drill instructors again .. Platoon 1089 Camp pen .. SemperFI

 

Re: Thanking the Troops: ECA Offers Discount to Military

Thank you for supporting the Military.  As many of the people who got out of the Military have stated, their .mil email is unavailable to them.  Has anyone determined if this offer applies to Active Duty or Veterans?

Fellow Vets check out www.LocalVeteranDiscounts.com for other discounts offered by businesses both Nationally and locally.

 

 

Re: Thanking the Troops: ECA Offers Discount to Military

Glad to see the ECA honoring the Military. I hope that this helps many others join sooner.
I am really liking the way the ECA has been going in recent days.

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Glad to see the ECA honoring the Military. I hope that this helps many others join sooner.

I am really liking the way the ECA has been going in recent days.

THIS IS GREAT!!! I will definitely sign up now.... as soon as I get back to the states that is. I have no access to my .mil account since I am deployed. Anychance they can take a nato.int as an interum until i get back next year

what if we signed up using our home e-mail address already? how do we turn that around and get the discount?

i think that link is broken at the moment, it directs you to "http://www.theec.com/" missing an A

Now, this is for Vets? Here's the problem...I have served my time in the USMC, and now that I'm out, I no longer have the .mil email (normally I guess I would but because of a little group called NMCI, I don't). So its going to be difficult for vets that have served but are no longer active. Any chance of seeing some way around this problem?

Duho! Figures this would happen AFTER I joined the ECA. :P Seriously though thanks to the ECA folks and your support....we do appreciate it.

i was wondering about the "vetrans" part too, actually.
is it for active duty or for vetrans, because the two aren't the same.

or is it for active duty AND vetrans?

It should be noted that civilians and contractors also get .mil e-mail addresses.

Hm...might actually sign up for the ECA now...

@ gs2005

Yeah I have one and I am a contractor. I don't think I will use it for a membership as I try not to use it for personal email. I also have a valid .edu email address that I have not used since college and never used during college. I just can't be bothered to use them for anything I consider important.

Right. Where's mine?

What the hell do you mean I can't have it!? I'm a soldier!! Oh, I need to be an American..

I still don't know how this helps veterans, as vets don't keep .mil addresses...

I'm not sure the title was correctly worded. Maybe there will be a way for Vets to get the discount too.

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Are the guys in the picture Texas Rangers? "When you're in Texas look behind you..."

Like Walker? I don't know, they kind of look like marine drill sergeants.

Blackice,

1) Texas Rangers aren't part of the military, they're state police.
2) considering that's Paris Island, those would be Marine drill instructors.
3) the ECA is an american-based organization so being in the US would get you the full effect of membership. should this expand? i think it could go international, but currently not so much, it seems.

@Conejo

1) I know. They're also the subject of countless jokes.
2) I didn't know where it was. The hats threw me.
3) An international ECA... Save it for a rainy day.

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