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Commissaries observe Veterans Day with exclusive savings

FORT LEE, Va. (November 3, 2014) – Commissaries worldwide are offering exclusive savings events leading up to Veterans Day.

During what's billed as the "Support Your Veterans Day Sales Event," stores are collaborating with their industry partners to offer exclusive savings through in-store sales promotions including high-value coupons and other discounts beyond the everyday 30 percent or more savings. Stores are also offering product samplings, demonstrations and giveaways.

"At the Defense Commissary Agency, we recognize the service and sacrifices our military have made throughout our nation's history to safeguard our freedom," said DeCA Sales Director Tracie Russ. "We honor their commitment by delivering the best commissary benefit possible."

In some instances, commissaries are holding Veterans Day commemoration events. Patrons are asked to check their store for any locally scheduled events. They can also check the Sales & Events page for the latest in promotional information.

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 Comforts from Home Project. When commissary customers enter a code online from specially marked packages of Marie Callender's meals or desserts, Marie Callender's will make a donation of 50 cents per unit to the USO for a maximum contribution of $250,000. In a nationally televised event, "A Hero's Welcome," the Comforts from Home Project will also welcome home a soldier from overseas to a completely renovated house. This show, hosted by actor Gary Sinise, will air Nov. 11 across a range of TV networks: HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.
  • "Patriot Perks." In observance of Veterans Day, several commissary vendors are offering "free perks" on the purchase of at least $15 worth of participating products in stateside commissaries. Patrons can visit the Sales & Events page for details on submitting their commissary receipt to qualify for a free perk of their choice.
  • "Believe in Heroes!" Acosta and its participating brand products are offering 300,000 flyers with high-value coupons. During the sale, most participating brands will provide donations to the Wounded Warrior Project foundation. See store displays for details.

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. Commissaries provide a military benefit and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save 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
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

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