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Company Offers Troops, Families Special Father's Day Deal

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2005 – Cardstore.com announced June 1 that it's providing a Father's Day card service for troops and their families.

This service is free for forward-deployed U.S. troops serving in the Middle East, and costs 99 cents for those assigned elsewhere.

The company said it will make the process as easy as possible for U.S. military personnel and their families to remember Dad on his special day. They can visit the company's Web site and select greeting cards online, or create their own by uploading a photo, and then adding a personal note to the inside. To take advantage of the 99-cent offer, enter promotion code usdad99 at checkout. Cardstore.com will then print and mail the cards in time for Father's Day on June 19.

"Because of the many notes of appreciation we received from the troops for our Mother's Day initiative, Cardstore.com decided to add the Father's Day promotion," said Al Hulvey, company chief executive officer.

"We are thrilled that Cardstore.com has joined the team and is supporting our military men and women in the Middle East," said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Allison Barber. "We applaud them for helping troops stay in touch with their families back home through this unique opportunity."

The company is engaging in the Father's Day effort as part of its partnership with America Supports You, a nationwide Department of Defense program that showcases America's support for the men and women of the armed forces.

Since the launch of America Supports You program last November, more than 2 million Americans, including individual citizens, businesses and organizations, have logged onto its Web site.

(Based on a Cardstore.com news release.)

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