Last Updated: 10:43 am 1/25/2019
We’re on Day 35 of the shutdown. Regardless of your political affiliations, it’s the hardest to hear about those who are being forced to work without pay. These folks still need to figure out how to pay for childcare and living expenses. Needless to say, money will go pretty fast no matter the size of your emergency fund.
It warms my heart to see local businesses offering discounts and other help to those impacted by the shutdown. Not just those working without pay but anyone impacted by the shutdown. Here’s a list of businesses in Frederick and the deals they are offering. (Am I missing a business? Please email me with the information or comment below and I’ll add it to this list!)
Discounts for Those Affected by the Government Shutdown:
- Frederick Air: This HVAC company is all about keeping you comfortable. They’re offering employees impacted by the shutdown 50% off their diagnostic. (Disclosure: this company is a client of Sweet Home Marketing.)
- Machine Gun Nest: Not sure how to spend your time while you’re furloughed? Head over to the shooting range! Machine Gun Nest is offering a Monday-Friday deal, with $10 Range Time & $5 Semi-Auto Rentals! You can also bring a friend, share a lane and they’ll pay only $5.
- Ananda Shala: Owners Steve and Vanessa are both all too familiar with the Federal government and the shutdown. They’re offering discounted rates for federal employees, contractors, and their families who bring an ID. Their Facebook page states that “all mat classes are just $10 for furloughed workers.” (Disclosure: this company is a client of Sweet Home Marketing.)
- Sol Yoga: This yoga studio in downtown Frederick is offering free yoga every Thursday until the shutdown is over. Just bring your federal ID!
- Yogamour Yoga & Healing Arts Center: Yogamour is offering FREE yoga and other classes to those impacted by the shutdown. No need to sign-up! Just show up! Be sure to bring a gov’t ID!
- Deb’s Artisan Bakehouse: The photos of goodies will make you drool…and they’re offering a half dozen bagels on the house for you and your family every Sunday until you get paid. Yummy!
- DrivePros: If you need car care and money is tight because of the shutdown, DrivePros is offering a ***FREE*** Pro Package Oil Change, Multi-Point Inspection & Tire Rotation and 10% off any recommended service they note on your repair order for the next 60 days. Wow!
- NYMEO Federal Credit Union: Aside from financial counseling and budget planning, Nymeo is offering specialized loans with deferred payments and skipping loan payments. Call for details.
- Shadowland Frederick: Buy one laser adventure experience, get one free. Valid Monday – Thursday and Friday until 5 p.m. (excludes weekends) on a walk-in basis until the shutdown ends.
- The Little Gym: Unlimited classes and practice times for all families affected by the furlough. They are also hosting a very special free play this Saturday at 5 PM, where all furlough impacted families can come for dinner and fun with their kids. It’s all free.
- Luigi Crespo Headshots & Portraits: Need to update your business profile and headshot? Luigi Crespo is offering a 50% courtesy discount on headshot sessions (Reg. $295). This special offer is extended to direct hire government employees affected by the USG government shutdown (Valid USG ID required).
- Idiom Brewing Co.: 20% off on all beer for Federal employees. Just bring your ID!
- Orchid Cellar Mead: Free tastings to all federal workers and contractors until the shutdown ends.
- Dublin Roasters Coffee: Complimentary Grilled Cheese sandwich and a bottomless cup of coffee for all Government Employees that are not being paid.
Thanks to those businesses that are offering discounts or special deals! Hopefully, this shutdown ends soon and we can all get back to our regularly scheduled program.