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Commissaries Offer Holiday Savings

FORT LEE, Va., Oct. 24, 2013 – Military families facing the annual ritual of planning their holiday menus need look no farther than their commissary for quality and savings. Throughout November, the commissary’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with stores to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following promotions:

  • The Third Annual “Get All the Fixin’s – Save Big on Your Bird.” This worldwide promotion revolves around a 16-page recipe booklet with coupons valued at more than $43. The coupons provide commissary shoppers with greater than normal savings or free turkeys when purchasing their holiday meal essentials. Terms and conditions are on the coupons. Vendors include Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, Quaker Oats, General Mills, Hefty/Reynolds Wrap, Nabisco, P&G and Heinz. Look for these recipe booklets in your local commissary beginning Oct. 24, with coupons good through Nov. 30.
  • Nestlé’s Make Your Home Extra Special for the Holidays. This contest will award one grand prize of $6,000 along with 147 runners-up prizes of $25 commissary gift cards. Look for entry forms and boxes adjacent to Nestlé’s Good Food, Good Life name-brand products: Stouffer’s, DiGiorno, Hot Pockets, Nesquik, Toll House morsels, Libby’s Pumpkin and more. This promotion is being offered only in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to use the commissary. Look for this promotion in November.
  • Acosta and its participating brand products present the “Believe in Heroes!” promotion. Commissaries worldwide will receive 250,000 flyers containing high-value coupons. During the sale, most participating brands will provide donations to the Wounded Warrior Project foundation.

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America's military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773

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