Okay, so that title is clickbait, but is it? There are deals out there for MS warriors. Let me tell you about a few I have used over the years to save money, time, and energy as a medically disabled multiple sclerosis patient. Keep your eyes open, and don’t be afraid to ask if there are discounts. Most of these are not advertised.
Access Pass – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Bring your medical disability approval letter with you the next time you visit a national park and complete the application for a free handicap Access Pass. This lifetime pass allows you and whoever is in your vehicle to visit the national parks for free. It does not work in state parks, but I always ask, and sometimes the state parks will give me a discount.
Camping Fees – My Access Pass often gives me a discount on campground sites. Sometimes, the registration sign will state 50% off. If there is no mention of the Access Pass handicap discount, I ask and often pay half-price.
Property Tax Discount – In Yuma County, Arizona, my sister receives 50% off her property tax as a disabled person. The doctor had to sign a form one time for her to receive this permanent discount.
Car License Plate – As an Alaska resident with handicap plates, my car registration and plates were free – only one vehicle per disabled person.
Check Luggage – I carry a note stating my disability from my neurologist when I travel. If fatigue becomes an issue, I request to check my carry-on bag for free. Seldom am I asked for proof of my illness. Sometimes, I know the day will be long, and I ask to check the carry-on for free at check-in.
Early Boarding – Standing in the long line to board a jet can be a struggle for me at the end of a long trip. I request early boarding for medical reasons when I get to my gate if I know the line will be too much for me. Sometimes, people look at me funny because I appear to be fine, but I ignore the stares and board anyway. Preserving my strength to avoid a relapse is the goal.
Kindle Countdown Deal on eBook of The Call of the Last Frontier – Tuesday, $4.99; Wednesday, $5.99; and Thursday, it will be $6.99. The eBook is normally $9.99.
Spread the word to anyone who has wanted to read The Call of the Last Frontier .
February 2, 2023 – MS News Today Podcast, interview with Jenn Powell
February 4, 2023 – Author Winter Festival – 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. author book signing, Park County Library, Cody, Wyoming
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Women in Publishing – online conference is coming up March 1-4 (men attend too) for writers – This is a great conference. Check it out from my affiliate link and use this coupon (good beginning on 2-1-2023) COUPON CODE: 50OFFWIP23 – https://mcook–writepublishsell.thrivecart.com/2023-wip-conference-aff/.
Women in Publishing Conference info:
69 Speakers + Sponsors
Pricing is $147 until Feb. 26th
Dates: March 1-4, 2023
First workshop is at 10am EST/NY each day (networking and special sessions on Day 1 and 2 at 9am)
End: between 5-7pm EST each day
Happy Hours day 3-4
Networking sessions throughout the day
Private Facebook Group for the Year for networking and asking questions / getting information
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