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The McGuire Commissary Holiday operating hours;

Memorial Day May 29 100 - 1800
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Shop Early
Early Bird Hours start at 07:00-09:00 Mon- Fri 40 items or fewer.
(No Early Bird on Federal Holidays)

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June will bring more than hot temperatures for commissary patrons looking for plenty of promotional savings and exciting events.

DeCAs industry partners  vendors, suppliers and brokers  are collaborating with commissaries in June to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Always check whats on the end of the aisle for themed items with extra low pricing. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs.

Customers should look for the following sales events:

" Win summer trips. Commissary patrons can go to the DeCA website, www.commissaries.com, and enter to win trips throughout the summer. Go to the sites Sales Events section and Exclusive Savings pages to find them.

" Live Healthy and Save Big! Military resale organizations are partnering for Healthy Lifestyle Festivals, May 26 - June 25, at installations worldwide. Some locations have fests scheduled the first weekend of July. This annual event features discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment and apparel at exchanges, health screenings at local clinics, and fitness events hosted by the installation morale, welfare and recreation activities office. At many locations, veterinarians will also offer food safety tips and health information for family pets. Check for local times and dates on www.commissaries.com.

" Patriot Perks Program returns for its fifth year. From June 19 to July 16, in recognition of the commissaries 150th anniversary, patrons worldwide can enter to win commissary shopping sprees with the grand prize being a year of free groceries. Look for product displays with Patriot Perks signage or visit www.patriotperksforyou.com.

" Kelloggs Despicable Me 3 movie launch promotion! To celebrate the commissaries 150th anniversary and the Despicable Me 3 movie, patrons have an opportunity worldwide from June 19 to July 16 to win a $150 commissary gift card. Look for demos, high-value coupons and sale signage from the following participating name brands: Cheez-It Crackers, Club Crackers, Keebler Chips, Deluxe Cookies, Pringles, and Eggo Waffles.

" Golden Seal Sweepstakes! Halo Top Creamery celebrates its fifth anniversary by offering five four-day vacations for two to Maui; a $5,000 gift card and a chance to make a dream come true at their local Make-A-Wish® Foundation chapter. Look for unique Golden Seals under lids of Halo Top products throughout June to win.

" Unilever is sponsoring the 8th annual Red White & Blue Reunion contest stateside, June 1 - July 15. Commissary patrons can enter to win a family vacation to one of Americas national parks by submitting a short essay on Why My Family Should Win a Trip to a National Park. There will be five grand prize trips: an all-inclusive family vacation to one of Americas national parks valued at up to $10,000 each. Additionally, 10 winners will be awarded commissary gift cards. Sweepstakes information tear pads will be in local commissaries throughout the promotion. Winners will be announced on Unilevers Operation In-Touch military website at www.operationintouch.com. Unilever will also distribute over 125,000 in-store (over $6 savings) coupon booklets featuring savings on many of its top brands.

" General Mills is offering its annual Sandsational Savings program. This worldwide program from June 5 to July 2 will offer recipe ideas, high-value in-store coupons and giveaways.

" Smuckers announces its 9th annual Mission Breakfast Event. From June 5-18, patrons will see mass displays and savings on the following name brands: Smuckers, Martha White, Crisco, Folgers, Hungry Jack, Dunkin Donuts, Millstone and more. The stateside commissary that creates the most creative product display based on these products and increases its sales during the listed time frame will win the grand prize of a free breakfast event for all of the military personnel on the installation. The four-page insert with coupons on featured Smuckers products will be highlighted on www.MyMilitarySavings.com.

" National Hawaiian Foods Week, the second week in June officially recognizes the culinary heritage of Hawaii. Kings Hawaiian Breads and Del Monte have joined forces worldwide for this weeklong celebration offering $4 off when you purchase any three participating brands products during a single shopping trip. From June 5-18, this promotion is offered via the Ibotta mobile coupon app. Go to https://ibotta.com/rebates.

" Throughout June Commissary Rewards Card holders can download a coupon worth $9.99 off their P&G purchase of $30 or more on P&G baby or health and beauty care items.

" Del Monte recognizes the commissary anniversary. From June 16 to July 15, Del Monte is celebrating the commissarys 150th anniversary by offering pallet sales worldwide at heavily reduced prices. A donation from product sales of up to $50,000 will be made to the Folds of Honor Foundation which supports families of American service members killed in the line of duty.

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 at https://commissaries.com/rewards/index.cfm, where they can log into their account to load coupons on the card before they shop; and 2) DeCAs new Nutritional Guide Program; go to www.commissaries.com/healthy-living/nutrition-guide.cfm to learn more about 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.



Commissary store brand names unveiled
The Defense Commissary Agency has chosen the names Freedoms Choice" and HomeBase" for its private label product assortment. Private label, also known as store brands, will begin appearing on commissary shelves toward the end of May. Commissary patrons have been telling us for quite some time that they want to take advantage of the value offered by store brands, but commissaries have not had their own brand until now, said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA director and CEO. Freedoms Choice will be the commissary brand name for food items and HomeBase for nonfood items such as paper products and other household items. Our private label products will also be equal or lower in price to commercial grocery store brands, he added. For more on DeCAs store brand program, go to
https://commissaries.com/documents/contact_deca/faqs/private-label.cfm.

Nutrition guide program helps patrons meet health, wellness needs
Since January, patrons worldwide have seen color-coded shelf tags in their commissaries, spotlighting products featuring one or more of five popular nutritional attributes such as low sodium, no-added sugar and high fiber. The labels also highlight organic products. Military service is all about readiness and resilience, and the foods we eat play a big role in that, said Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. By highlighting the products with key nutrient attributes our commissary patrons look for, our nutrition guide program makes shopping much more convenient and effective to help service members and their families meet their health and wellness needs. The NGP is based on U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture criteria and standards. DeCA collaborated with key DOD agency and service branch health and wellness experts to align NGP with the Go for Green nutrition education program, which uses traffic light colors to identify food choices in military dining facilities. For more information, click on https://commissaries.com/healthy-living/nutrition-guide.cfm.
Commissaries go green every day

The Defense Commissary Agency is always working diligently to reduce its environmental footprint through recycling, food donations, and offering shoppers environmentally friendly products. In 2015, DeCA stores recycled almost 1,920 tons of plastic, more than 60,000 tons of cardboard and over 108 tons of paper. It has also composted or repurposed almost 6 million pounds of organic material, recycled over 5 million pounds of pallets and another 3 million pounds of things like fats, bones, kitchen grease, metal and wood. DeCA makes it easy for its patrons to get involved with green purchasing. They can purchase reusable shopping bags, organically grown fruits and vegetables, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs, high-efficiency laundry products, environmentally friendly cleaning products, and products with reduced packaging like paper towels and bathroom tissue without the cardboard tubes. For more, go to https://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/2016/DeCA_21_16.cfm.



Military commissaries date back to the 1860s:
Fact. Although DeCA was formed in 1991, the modern era of sales commissaries actually began in 1867. It was then that enlisted men received the same at-cost purchasing privileges officers had already enjoyed for four decades. From the start, commissaries were meant to allow the Army to "care for its own." The stores provided wholesome food beyond official rations, and the savings supplemented military pay.

Baggers are commissary employees:
Fiction. Baggers are not commissary employees, and are paid solely by tips from commissary patrons in exchange for bagging and carryout services. Baggers are self-employed and work under a license agreement with an installation commander.

While shopping in the commissary please come and visit the Deli and order your cakes, meat trays and sushi trays.

We have Fruit and Veggie Trays available in the Produce Dept.

The McGuire AFB Commissary has 16 regular registers, 8 self checkout registers which 4 of them are for 15 items or fewer and 4 are carousel styles which are 40 items or fewer.

The McGuire Commissary Deli/Bakery Dept is selling Rotisserie Chickens and a variety of chicken wings, so come on out and enjoy some of our juicy, well seasoned and affordable rotisserie products.

McGuire AFB Commissary is offering gift cards. These vouchers are available in $25 denominations. Anyone may acquire gift cards; however, only commissary authorized patrons may redeem them. Cards are available at commissary customer service areas, cash offices and from cashiers at full-service checkout lanes. There is no limit on the number of vouchers someone can purchase. But for large purchases of more than $1,000 in gift cards at a time, you must notify the store at least one week in advance. This allows commissaries to maintain enough gift cards for other customers. No additional fees will be added to the cost of purchasing or redeeming the gift cards.


*Guard and Reserve Members now enjoy Unlimited Commissary Privileges!
*Only need military or dependent ID card
*Accept credit/debit cards
*No tax, 5% surcharge used to build or renovate commissaries
*Now you can drop by for a quick lunch from our Grab-N-Go lunch section
*If you live far away, load up on non-perishables after drill--open Friday and Saturday until 2000 and Sunday until 1900.
*May bring guests but they may not make purchases
*Coupons, WIC, and Food Stamps, EBT accepted


Club Pack
Don't forget your commissary carries a variety of club pack items in aisle 6 & 7 for your convenience. Buy larger sizes and save.

Store News

Commissaries announce coupon policy changes

Effective May 1, 2012 the Defense Commissary Agency has changed how its stores handle coupons and product returns without receipts, among other things, as the agency enacts customer service policy changes to protect the commissary benefit. The average coupon user might not notice the policy changes because they are aimed at preventing possible misuse of the commissary benefit  primarily using coupons to get large amounts of cash back, said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA director and CEO. Commissary shoppers are big users of coupons, as evidenced by DeCAs consistent ranking among the top 10 grocery retailers in coupon redemptions over the past several years. Commissaries welcome coupon usage, and to acquaint customers with the changes in the coupon acceptance policy, it has been posted on the agencys website at http://www.commissaries.com/inside_deca/publications/directives/DeCAD40_6_PC_3.pdf and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/YourCommissary.

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