Government Shutdown Discount Program

In support of workers and staff furloughed or impacted by the federal government shutdown, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is compiling a list of discounts from local restaurants, hotels, and service providers in an attempt to help provide relief.

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Available Discounts

Americana Furniture
35 Great Neck Road, Waterford
50% off manufacturer’s retail price


Buon Appetito
386 Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington
Please contact for offer.


Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
We realize the federal government shutdown can cause financial difficulties for our members. If you’re experiencing any hardships affecting your ability to make payments to Charter Oak, we’re here to help. Please call our Contact Center at 860.446.8085 or 800.962.3237 or email ContactCenter@cofcu.com so a Member Service Representative can assist you.


Chelsea Groton Bank
Multiple locations throughout eastern CT
Chelsea Groton Bank reminds customers who have been affected by the government shutdown that they may be eligible for relief in the form of fee rebates, waived fees and access to cash. Customers are encouraged to call the Bank’s Program Hotline at 860-448-4195 (Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm, Saturday: 9am – 1pm) or to stop by a local branch to discuss individual situations and how Chelsea Groton may be able to help.


Clinton Glass
221 E Main St, Clinton
20% off materials used for completion of job


Connecticut Humane Society
Multiple locations throughout eastern CT
The CHS will be distributing free food for cats, dogs and small critters across the state, and asking the public for assistance in boosting the available food supply. Federal workers in need of CHS’ Pet Food Pantry assistance are asked to fill out an online form on CHS’ website CTHumane.org with their name and contact information, as well as the number of pets who need food and their breed and size. They will be asked to present their federal employee ID when picking up their food. Federal workers can pick up the pet food on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 2-5 p.m. at CHS’ Newington location at 701 Russell Road, and at the Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter, 81 Fournier Street, New Haven. CHS distributed pet food and supplies to the Coast Guard Thursday, Jan. 17.


The Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank Street, New London
Free admission to furloughed employees and their families.


Dream Vacation Travels
(860) 887-6481
Save $50 on any cruise, tour or all-inclusive package with a value of $1,000 per person or more, exclusive of air and taxes.


Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
289 State Street, New London
As a respite for those furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown, we are offering free tickets (with government ID) to our Saturday, January 26 concert to all federal workers. Just present your government employment ID at the Garde Arts Center box office or the ECSO office and receive two free tickets.


Enterprise Computer
83 West Main Street, Clinton
As long as the government is shut down and you are an affected employee, just show proof and we will bill you later for any labor charges. Payment will be due 30 days after the government re-opens. If Congress doesn’t approve your back pay we will take 50% off the labor charges. See store for details or email rholton@enterpc.com. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.


Fairfield Inn & Suites Uncasville
2255 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville
15% off – please mention Chamber of Commerce when making reservations.


Flander’s Fish Market
22 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme
We are offering Free Fish & Chips or Chicken & Chips with a soft drink for any active duty Coast Guard personnel until the shutdown ends, as well as a free kid’s meal for any children of said personnel. For those who would like to help we are also holding a drive for these families in our lobby. Any non-perishable food items or gift cards are welcome!


Frank’s Gourmet Grille
56 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic
Please contact for offer.


Hilton Mystic – The Irons
20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic
Buy one entree, get one free with the mention of this program.


il Pomod’Oro
117 Boston Post Road, East Lyme
Please contact for offer.


Mr. G’s Restaurant
452 Williams Street, New London
Mr. G’s is offering a 10% discount to all coast guard employees and service members affected by the government shutdown.


Mystic Seaport Museum
105 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic
Mystic Seaport Museum is offering free admission to all furloughed federal workers and one additional guest throughout the remainder of the partial federal government shutdown. In order to receive free admission, federal employees must bring a government identification card and present it at the admission desk upon entering the Museum.


Nana’s Byrek
316 Boston Post Road, Waterford
15% off to furloughed employees and Coast Guard personnel.


Re/Max Home Team
262 Boston Post Rd, Waterford
Receive up to $500 toward a home or rental purchase. Purchase must be made through Re/Max Home team.


Right Path Organic Cafe
147 Bank Street, New London
We are proud of our CGA here in New London. It’s not much but please come in and have a coffee on us. We appreciate all that you do especially now in this time of political division.


Slater Memorial Museum
108 Crescent Street, Norwich
Free museum admission.


Studio33 Art & Frame Gallery
140 Bank St, New London
Receive 40% off a pewter whale tail ornament.


Webster Bank
Multiple locations in eastern CT
Webster Bank will be providing interest-free loans to essential federal employees in CT who aren’t being paid during the shutdown. Visit or call your local branch for full details.


2Wives Brick Oven
45 Huntington Street, New London
Coast Guard appreciation night, Monday, January 21, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, includes free pizza and salad buffet. *while supplies last


Person’s taking advantage of these offers may be asked to provide proof of government employment or contract.

Other Resources

Thames Valley Council for Community Action, Inc.
TVCCA is aware of the impact lost wages due to the government shutdown can have on a household’s budget and overall well- being. Please note that there are community resources to help. Programs are available to address home heating costs, housing, and nutrition. Call (860)425-6577 for more information.

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut
2-1-1
Need help, but not sure where to start? Call 2-1-1 for information about community services, crisis intervention and referrals to health and human services.
 
Mobile Food Pantry
 
Emergency Food Programs