You Could Win a $1,000 Shopping Spree from the Veterans Canteen Service

The Veterans Canteen Service is offering vets enrolled in Department of Veterans Affairs health care, their families and VA employees a chance to win the grand prize of a $1,000 shopping spree just in time for the holidays.

To enter the contest, just create a free account with No purchase is necessary.

The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) has physical locations at many VA medical centers, and its online store at offers name-brand savings on everything from sunglasses to tires to electronic goods.

Besides its normal discounted prices on products, the VCS also offers sales-tax free shopping.

Anyone who creates a free account at from now until the end of October will be automatically entered into the contest for a chance to win one $1,000 shopping spree.

Besides the wide array of products offered online, the VCS sells a huge collection of apparel and gear that honors your

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Veterans Voice: Wickford store selling clothing to benefit Operation Stand Down – News –

When COVID-19 hit the Ocean State in March, a lot of small-business owners felt their world turn upside down. Julie Beebe, owner of Wickford’s Yes! Gallery gift shop, made the best of the situation and took the opportunity to pursue her dream, launching a locally themed clothing line while her store was temporarily shuttered.

By the time the state’s stay-in-place order was lifted, Beebe had created the RI Local Love clothing line inspired by the state’s wave license-plate graphic.

Beebe commissioned graphic designer Rob Dube to adapt the design and worked with Jake Farenholz of Fresh Mode Screen Printing to embroider and screen-print the logo on clothing.

Yes! Gallery was founded as JW Graham by Beebe’s stepfather-in-law, more than 40 years ago. The store has expanded, then contracted over the years, but people recognize Beebe as a locally owned business with deep roots in Wickford.

Many people who had supported

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