Your Commissary – It's Worth the Trip!
Memorial Day, Mother's Day, case lot sales, Cinco de Mayo take center stage for commissary savings in May
FORT LEE, Va. (April 20, 2017) – Whether it's for case lot sales, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Memorial Day or more, commissaries will be offering special savings throughout May for Military Appreciation Month.
"We want to thank our military members and their families for their service," said Tracie Russ, director of sales for the Defense Commissary Agency. "One way for us to do this at your local commissary is to offer the ever-popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale – it's bulk shopping with significant savings."
The dates and locations for the case lot events are now available online on the Case Lot Sales page. Each stateside store hosts an individual two- or three-day case lot sale. Commissaries in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are also participating. Stores in Europe and the Pacific, while not officially participating, may have substitute events such as sidewalk sales.
DeCA's industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with commissaries in May 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:
"During May, our patrons will see fantastic mass displays throughout the store as well as 'end of the aisle' promotions celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Mothers' Day, Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day," Russ said. "We don't want them to miss all of these special sales events. They deserve it!"
Patrons can also access the DeCA website for the following features: 1) the Commissary Rewards Card, which allows patrons to redeem coupons electronically at the commissary checkout. Patrons can pick up a card at their local commissary and register it here, where they can log into their account to load coupons on the card before they shop; and 2) DeCA's new Nutritional Guide Program, which covers the color-coded shelf labels that point out items with key nutrient attributes such as low sodium, whole grain, no sugar added, low fat, good source of fiber and organic.
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 save thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to commercial prices when shopping regularly at a commissary. The discounted prices include a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. 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.
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773