|JACKSON HEWITT OFFERS TAX PREP SAVINGS TO OUR NATION'S MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
Company Uses Targeted Websites for Discount Offering
PARSIPPANY, NJ - April 9, 2002 - Military.com, the nation's largest online destination for the military community, has partnered with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service(R) to provide discounted tax preparation services to its online members.
Military.com, with its more than 1.5 million members, will provide a $20 discount coupon for tax preparation services through Jackson Hewitt Tax Service to its entire membership via its "Member Benefits" and "Military Discounts" sections. Military.com, with over 1 million unique monthly visitors, serves active duty, reserve, guard, prior service members and families.
"We are honored to be able to provide a discount on tax preparation to visitors of these military and government related Websites," said Mike Lister, president and COO, Jackson Hewitt Inc. "The ability to go on line, obtain valuable tax tips and information, and print out a coupon for savings on tax preparation, is the type of convenience and value we are committed to providing to taxpayers."
"We're proud to bring members of the military community a good deal on the quality tax services of Jackson Hewitt," said Christopher Michel, CEO at Military.com. "Jackson Hewitt is a military- and veteran-friendly company."
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service $20 discount coupons will also be available to military visitors of the following Websites: http://www.afvclub.com (Armed Forces Vacation Club) and http://www.veteransholidays.com. Discount coupons will also be available on a government employee vacation promotion website entitled http://www.getravelop.com. The three vacation promotion Websites are operated by Resort Condominiums International (RCI) and owned by Cendant Corporation.
"Partnering with military.com and the vacation promotion websites is a great way to provide added-value to their visitor's online experience," said Jeff Lininger, vice president, business development, Jackson Hewitt Inc.
Military.com, the largest online destination for the military community and the Internet presence of Military Advantage, connects the 50 million Americans with military affinity to the lifelong benefits of service: GI Bill and tuition assistance, VA loans, financial services, discounts, civilian jobs for veterans, relocation offerings and more. Military.com, with over 1.5 million members, serves active duty, reservists, guard members, veterans, family members and those considering a military career.
Jackson Hewitt Inc., a subsidiary of Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD) is the fastest growing national tax preparation company and is currently the nation's second largest company in this category. With more than 3,800 locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia for Tax Season 2002, the company provides full service, individual federal and state income tax preparation through its proprietary computerized software system. Approximately 95 percent of all income tax returns filed through Jackson Hewitt locations are electronically filed (IRS e-file). Most Jackson Hewitt offices are independently owned and operated, and offer customers related tax preparation services such as Accelerated Check Refunds, Assisted Direct Deposit of refund checks, Refund Anticipation Loans and free electronic filing with paid tax preparation. To contact a tax preparer in your area, call 1-800-234-1040 or visit our website at http://www.jacksonhewitt.com.
Military.com is 10 million members strong. As the largest military membership organization, Military.com empowers members to make the most of all of the benefits they've earned, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected with their buddies, unit, and service.