A custom shirt company is offering military families one free, white custom homecoming t-shirt for the cost of shipping and handling.
Owned by the same company that famously provides free welcome home signs and banners, Allied Shirts lets military users hop on their website, choose from several designs and put together a totally custom shirt.
Shipping and handling cost $12, which is kind of a lot for a "free" shirt, if you ask me. But I did a few comparisons between Allied Shirts and sites like CafePress. Others' cheapest options still ran about $10 more than the "free" Allied Shirts plus shipping option. That means if a custom shirt is what you're going for, this new freebie is a great choice for you.
This would be great for a military dad, siblings or a teen who wears an adult small.
Here's a quick rundown of how the site works.
How to make your free military homecoming shirt:1. Go to AlliedShirts.com/Troops
2. Pick your template. There are a bunch to choose from:
3. Customize that baby. You can change the fonts, colors, text, etc. Note the message at the top of the screen about the promo code.
4. Edit the "quantity" to change the number of shirts you are buying to "1." If you buy more than one shirt or change the shirt color or type, you will be charged for it. Click on "Edit Qty" to change the number you want to "1" and you're safe. The site defaults to ordering you 12 mediums, so deleted that and insert a "1" on whatever size you want.
Change it, click "update" and boom:
5. Click "sizing and pricing," then "checkout" and you're done! Your total should be $12, and, if you go with their default $12 shipping option, they say your shirt will arrive in three weeks.