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The McGuire Commissary operating hours September 5, 2016 Labor Day are 1000 - 1800 (no early bird hours)

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CASE LOT SALE September 14 - 17

Visit the McGuire Commissary September 14 - 17 and stop by aisle 6 & 7 to SAVE BIG on case lot items.

The sale offer big discounts in case formats similar to commercial club stores. However, the commissary case lot event also offer additional mix and match packages of similar items in bulk-size cases. These include grocery items such as barbecue sauces, canned tomatoes, beans, certain pasta meals, cereals, snacks, water, tea and juices.

Customers will have a large variety of on-sale items to choose from, including products in the following categories:

" Fruit snacks, pudding snack packs, granola bars, fruit bars, pastries, peanut butter and popcorn

" Water and flavored water, teas, juices, juice mixes, sodas, sports drinks and breakfast drinks

" Frozen pizza and sausage links

" Chilled items to include cheeses, yogurt and yogurt mix

" Prepackaged meats such as lunchmeat, bacon and pork loin

" Pet supplies to include bagged and canned food, treats and cat litter

" Pasta, barbecue and pasta sauces, spices, rice, oriental noodles and bowls, chili mix and condiments

" Cookies, brownies, pancakes and muffin mixes; oatmeal

" Canned fruit, vegetables, soups, tuna and chili

" Sandwich, storage and freezer bags; paper products and cleaning supplies such as bathroom tissue, fabric sheets and laundry detergent

" Health and beauty care including diapers, wipes, shampoo and conditioner, soaps, shaving gels and body lotions



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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AUGUST SALES PROMOTIONS YIELD SAVINGS FOR COMMISSARY PATRONS

August means Back to School savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop their commissary for great deals that help them stretch their paychecks, said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agencys director of sales.
Each month, commissaries collaborate with their industry partners  vendors, suppliers and brokers  to offer discounts and special events. Shoppers can also check out www.commissaries.com for Commissary Rewards Card coupons, the commissarys sales flyer and a list of Commissary Value Brand items. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Patrons should check their commissary for dates and times.


COMMISSARY PATRONS HELP DRIVE FEDS FEED FAMILIES SUPPORT

Last year was a banner year for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The Department of Defense collected more than 3.2 million pounds of food and personal hygiene items for donation to local food banks and pantries. Stateside commissary employees and their patrons contributed almost 50 percent or a whopping 1.6 million pounds of DODs total. The Feds Feed Families campaign runs June through Aug. 31. This year commissary employees and patrons are pulling together again to collect donations of much needed nonperishable food and personal hygiene items. Prepacked donation bags, which can be purchased in store and placed in collection bins when entering or leaving, are available. Customers may also bring items from home to donate. Donated items are picked up by the installations and delivered to local food banks or pantries.

SEPTEMBER SALES EVENTS BOOST COMMISSARY SAVINGS

Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales are continuing through September for stateside commissaries. Each store hosts individual two- or three-day case lot sales on one weekend between mid-August and the end of September. Commissaries in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are also participating. This years sales recognize DeCAs 25th birthday celebration. The agency was officially formed Oct. 1, 1991, consolidating the commissary systems of each of the military services. These sales provide commissary shoppers up to 50 percent savings on bulk buys of cereals, breakfast bars, chips, beverages, paper goods and other items. During these parking lot sales, commissaries also offer seasonal fresh produce on sale and provide high-value coupons for products inside the store. Look online, http://www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=N&page=case_lot_dates, for the schedule of local case lot events.

Its Football Tailgating Time! Starting Sept. 3, commissaries will offer game-day recipes, high-value coupon booklets for discounts on football favorites and will make it easy to shop with recipe items adjacent to the fresh meats featured in the recipes. Participating brands are Kraft, Heinz, Frito Lay, Entenmanns, Kellogg, Ball Park Franks, Johnsonville, Nabisco, DiGiorno and Tombstone. Mymilitarysavings.com will also feature promotional details to include Hot Deals, blogs, social media, e-newsletter blasts and more.

For Better Breakfast Month, the Kellogg Company is offering $2 off coupons worldwide (Save $2 off coffee, milk, or fruit with the purchase of any two Special K products) from Sept. 1 to 11. These coupons will also be distributed in stores by industry representatives who will demonstrate healthy recipes.

Hows Your Team Spirit? Starting Sept. 3 through Jan. 3, 2017, patrons who purchase four Campbells Chunky Soup or Chili canned items in one transaction, and present their Commissary Rewards Cards at checkout will be automatically entered to win a $100 NFL gift card. Four gift cards will be awarded each week (three in the U.S. and one overseas) for 17 weeks. Official rules will be available at https://deca.couponselectionpage.com/offers/all starting Sept. 3.

Free Groceries for a Year is a Kraft Heinz promotion that will give away six prizes of $7,500 each in Commissary Gift Cards to winning commissary patrons. The online giveaway runs now through Sept. 11. Participating brands include Kraft Natural Cheese, Kraft Singles, Velveeta, Kraft Grated Parmesan, Cracker Barrel, Jell-O, Breakstones, Knudsen, Kraft Dinners, Kraft Salad Dressings, Kraft BBQ Sauce, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Planters, Cool Whip and Kraft Mayo. No purchase is necessary. Participation is limited to stateside customers including those in Alaska and Hawaii commissaries. For details, go to http://www.mymilitarysavings.com/hot-deals/1305-kraft-heinz-free-groceries-for-a-year-sweepstakes.

From Sept. 12-25, commissary shoppers who cannot attend Oktoberfest in Germany can find value savings on products for their own celebrations. Commissaries have a full line of German products from chocolates, cookies, sauerkraut, mustard and red cabbage, to rich German coffee and more.

Celebrate Family Values Sweepstakes. Commissary Rewards Card users worldwide have a chance to win one of 30 $250 Commissary Gift Cards in the Celebrate Family Values Sweepstakes. Those who buy two Kimberly Clark products in one transaction from Sept. 15 to Oct. 23 and present their Commissary Rewards Cards at checkout, will be automatically entered to win. Details will be available Sept. 15 at https://deca.couponselectionpage.com/offers/all.

Unilever is offering its annual Italian & American Festival of Savings from Sept. 26 to Oct. 9. This years promotion features Unilever brands such as Hellmans, Lipton, Knorr and Breyers, as well as personal care brands such as Dove, St. Ives, Vaseline, Q-Tips and Tresemme. More than 150,000 high-value in-store coupon flyers will be distributed worldwide. Unilever will donate up to $20,000 to the Fisher House based on sales from this event.

Extra savings signs will highlight discounts near mass displays throughout the commissaries: Sept. 1-25; General Mills will offer Big G cereal savings worldwide with coupons located adjacent to their displays; and beginning Sept. 19, the J.M. Smucker Company will offer the Crisco Cares deeply discounted savings from Pillsbury, Folgers, JIF and Martha White.
Dont miss these hot fall savings, Russ said. Its always worth the trip to your local commissary.


COMMISSARY PATRONS CAN SAVE ON THEIR EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

The Defense Commissary Agency routinely offers savings compared to commercial stores on the necessary items for any emergency, said agency Sales Director Tracie Russ: We do know from past experience its better to plan for the unexpected. Thats why we work with our industry partners to offer deep discounts on many of the food products and other items our patrons need to be prepared. As they take stock in their state of readiness, military patrons can shop their local commissaries for the following items, considered appropriate for disaster preparedness: beef jerky and other assorted meat snacks, soup and chili mixes, canned goods, powdered milk, cereals, batteries, airtight bags, weather-ready flashlights, tape (all-weather, heavy-duty shipping and duct), first-aid kits, lighters, matches, lanterns, candles, hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes. Specific items may vary from store to store. For more, go to https://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/2016/DeCA_27_16.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.


Commissary Value Brands grow to nearly 500 items
Six months into the start of the Commissary Value Brands program, patrons now have nearly 500 products available at savings comparable to low-cost private label items in commercial stores. Since the emergence of the Value Brands signature orange label in December, the Defense Commissary Agency has elevated the savings program from about 100 products in 33 categories to almost 500 items in 54 categories. The Value Brands lineup includes beverages such as coffee, soft drinks and juices; dairy products like several cheeses, butter, canned and powdered milk; lunch meats, canned tuna and salmon; canned and frozen vegetables; canned fruit and soup; hot and cold cereals; bread; dry pasta and rice; pizza and entrees; peanut butter, jelly, honey and condiments; ice cream; cleaning supplies, disposable bags, laundry bleach and paper towels; pet foods; batteries; health and beauty care and more. DeCAs criteria for Value Brands is simple: DeCAs prices are guaranteed to be consistently equal to or lower than comparable store brand and private label products downtown. Read more: http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/2015/DeCA_41_15.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.

Commissary Rewards Card observes first anniversary with mobile app
On Aug. 8 the Defense Commissary Agency will observe the first anniversary of the Commissary Rewards Card. To coincide with this milestone, a mobile application will be available for patrons using the Apple iPhone. This mobile application can be found in the app store on all iPhones and iPads, allowing patrons the ability to access their rewards card account, select coupons and, review clipped, redeemed and expired coupons. The application also allows patrons to locate commissaries and obtain specific store information such as phone number and address. An Android app is planned for fiscal year 2014. Card users will also see options to receive alerts based on their purchases, reminders of clipped coupons awaiting redemption or expiration, and notices when new coupons are available.

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