If You’re Grateful to Those Who Serve, Here’s a Free Way to Say Thanks

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What if you could bump up your karma points just by taking two minutes to do something nice?

Karma is always watching, so you could use the extra points. (You know what you did.)

Military care packages provide small moments of happiness for soldiers deployed overseas. Personal notes sent with snacks and other items they enjoy can break up the monotony of their day-to-day routines. Seriously, it’s something they can look forward to while they deal with being far away from their families and friends.

Thanks to Crown Royal, that whisky brand from the Great White North, you can send a care package to our troops serving overseas without spending a dime or more than a few minutes.

Send a Care Package to Troops for Free

Crown Royal has teamed up with Packages From Home for a special promotion that lets you “pack a bag” to send to a member of the U.S. military who is stationed overseas.

It’s easy. Simply go to the promotional website, and choose four items to put in your package. The choices are chips, nuts, coffee, lip balm, instant oatmeal, cookies, pretzels and tea. Lip balm? Yeah, that’s on the list of things soldiers really want to see in their care packages.

Once you’ve picked your items, you can add a personal message. Then, provide your email address and hit “Submit.” That’s it. Packages From Home will take care of the rest and send your care package to a grateful soldier.

Unfortunately, you can’t specify where the package goes or choose a friend or family member to receive it. It’s a random act of kindness for a stranger in our military. You can get on board with that, right?

And before you ask, no, you don’t get to send them any whisky. Trust me. I looked. I really looked.

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.