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SITE SALE Marietta Georgia
July 20-22, 2017
August 17-19, 2017
September 14-16, 2017

Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700
Saturday 0900-1600


We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming sale in Marietta.

If we can answer any of your questions, please call Kimberly A Graham at 478-222-7618 or Susan Edmonds at 478-926-3714.

Directions:
I-75 North - take the Windy Hill Exit (# 260) and turn left onto Windy Hill Road. Drive approximately 1 mile. Then turn Right onto Cobb Parkway. Approximately 1/4 mile there will be a shopping Plaza on the Right (the Marietta Plaza). We will be located between the Burlington Coat Factory and the Wig Shop.
1901 Terrell Mill Rd.
Suit 200
Marietta, GA 30067

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The Back to School sales event will occur in lieu of the commissaries traditional fall Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale. Patrons can check for the date and times for their locally held sidewalk sale by going to https://commissaries.com/sidewalk-sale/index.cfm or clicking on the revolving banner on DeCAs homepage, www.commissaries.com.
These sales may offer club pack items, cases of popular favorite cereals and bottled water, and more. Fresh produce is also expected to be part of the events as well as lunchmeats and dairy products. Farmers markets are also scheduled for some commissaries in August. Patrons can check with their local produce manager to see if a market is scheduled for their store.
Throughout August, DeCAs industry partners  vendors, suppliers and brokers  are collaborating with commissaries 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 check with their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following sales events:

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" Box Tops for Education, a General Mills school fundraising program, runs Aug. 1-27 in commissaries worldwide. Each product box top collected is worth 10 cents, and many General Mills items will have double box top value during the month. High-value coupons, in-store product demonstrations and mass displays are also part of the promotion. Details are on in-store displays and on http://www.boxtops4education.com/.

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" Happy New School Year! Kelloggs and Crayola have teamed up for this worldwide contest Aug. 1-27. Consumers can win Crayola Cash inside specially-marked packages of Kelloggs back to school food categories of ready to eat cereals, toaster pastries and cookies. Winning packages will contain stickers redeemable online for cash in denominations of $5, $10, $25 or $50. Non-winning packs will contain a customizable Crayola download for items such as locker paper or a book cover.

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" Feed Your Family, Feed the World. This Kraft Heinz Company stateside promotion runs Aug. 1  27, offering patrons $5 or $3 coupon deals on in-store displays promoting the name brand products. During this promotion, Kraft Heinz will donate up to 20,000 meals a day to Rise Against Hunger.

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" Sharing the commissarys 150th birthday with Armour! Both the Armour Star company and military commissaries are observing 150th anniversaries. Check your local commissary for Armours 150th birthday celebration mass displays for special savings and coupons. NASCARs Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver and owner of the Armour NASCAR, noted both observances: I know better than anyone that the team around you makes all the difference in achieving success. We have the most successful armed forces in the world, and I would like to salute the commissary for being an invaluable team member to our military and their families. Just like Armour, the commissary is celebrating its 150th birthday this year, making a difference in the lives of the families they serve every day.
Our produce sections are offering new snack cups that include dairy, protein and fresh fruit for after-school snacks that children can serve themselves, Russ said. This is just one more example that your commissary has it all for your childrens back to school nutritional needs.

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FEDS FEED FAMILIES
 It takes an army to win a war. Thats the mindset of the Defense Commissary Agencys employees and patrons as they enlist to fight against hunger.
Since 2010, federal agencies have supported the annual Feds Feed Families campaign as a way to help food banks and pantries around the country stay stocked during the summer months  when the need increases and the donations decrease. From June 1 through Aug. 31, DeCA employees and patrons at over 150 commissary collection points are taking part by donating nonperishable items and personal hygiene products.
This serves the communities around the commissaries, said Randy Eller, DeCAs Feds Feed Families manager. Our patrons and employees show by their participation how much they value their communities. These donations are just one of the ways they help.
Last year, DeCA donated 1.1 million pounds of needed items. The agencys total was 33 percent of DODs entire donation.
In 2016, the nationwide campaign collected over 12.5 million pounds for local food banks and pantries. As of last year the food drive has taken in 69.8 million pounds.
Some commissaries will have prepackaged donation bags available for purchase with donation drop-off locations set up throughout the store. Customers can either purchase a prepackaged bag, select items while shopping or bring items from home as donations.
The most-needed items for donations include:
" Canned vegetables  low sodium, no salt
" Canned fruits  in light syrup or its own juices
" Canned proteins  tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter and beans
" Soups  beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey or rice
" Condiments  tomato-based sauces, light soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing or oils
" Snacks  individually packed snacks, crackers, trail mix, dried fruit, granola and cereal bars, pretzels and sandwich crackers
" Multigrain cereal
" 100 percent juice  all sizes, including juice boxes
" Grains  brown and white rice, oatmeal, bulgar, quinoa, couscous, pasta, and macaroni and cheese
" Paper products and household items  paper towels, napkins, cleaning supplies
" Hygiene items  diapers, deodorants (men and women), feminine products, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste and shampoo
The agency is looking forward to another successful campaign for this year, said Eller. Over 150 commissaries are participating by offering our customers, employees and industry partners a chance to donate to this worthy cause.


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The Thinking Outside the Box meals section of DeCAs web site offers meal solutions for your busy lifestyle and you can feel confident knowing they are healthy and economical.
Many of the recipes feature a key nutrient and align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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NEW NUTRITION GUIDE

The program catch phrase, Dietitian Approved! We Did the Work for You! aptly describes it. Through color-coded shelf tags, customers will find it easy to spot 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, which are widely recognized and trusted, according to Deborah Harris, the DeCA dietitian. All NGP shelf labels for manufactured products are based on the food manufacturers product labeling, to include the Nutrition Facts Panel and ingredients list.

Some NGP labels will have a Thumbs Up icon, which means the products align closely with the green category (high nutrition quality/high performance foods) of DODs Go for Green program, Harris said. 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.
Customers will find more than 600 Thumbs Up items just in the center of our stores, where you find the unrefrigerated packaged and canned goods, Harris said.
More detailed information about the program, including the color code guide and frequently asked questions, are on the commissary website at https://commissaries.com/healthy-living/nutrition-guide.cfm.

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The phrase Dietitian approved!

We did the work for you! is catching on at commissaries around the world as customers are using the Defense Commissary Agencys new Nutrition Guide Program to help them shop.
Its catching on quickly! Here we are in March, National Nutrition Month, and our customers are readily adapting to NGP, which was just introduced in January, said Deborah Harris, DeCA dietitian. That speaks to how easy it is to use, and how important nutrition is to our customers, especially since a big part of military service is readiness and resilience.
One reason for NGPs success is because commissary store directors, dietitians and other health professionals on military installations have helped raise local awareness of the program, some with commissary shopping tours, Harris said.
Dietitians and health professionals are quick to point out that no one diet is right for everyone. Its important to follow a healthful eating plan that fits each persons unique lifestyle. So what does NGP do?
It helps you meet your health and wellness needs and guides you in building a nutritious shopping cart, Harris said.
The color-coded shelf labels point out items with key nutrient attributes. The labels make shopping easier. Theres dark blue for low sodium, brown for whole grain, purple for no sugar added, light blue for low fat, golden yellow for good source of fiber. There is also green for the lifestyle choice of USDA certified organic. Many items have a combination of qualifying attributes.
Then theres the Thumbs Up icon. Labels that also feature a Thumbs Up icon identify more nutrient dense items, so-called high nutrition quality/high performance foods and align closely with the DODs Go for Green program. Details of the Nutrition Guide Program are available at www.commissaries.com/healthy-living/nutrition-guide.cfm.
Were off to a great start, and its good to know that long after National Nutrition Month is over, our Nutrition Guide Program will continue to help patrons improve the nutritional quality of their diets, and meet their health and wellness needs Harris said.


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Want to save more? Get a Commissary Rewards Card
Introduced just four years ago, the Commissary Rewards Cards popularity with patrons is only growing with more than 1 million active users, according to the Defense Commissary Agency officials.
The fact that we passed the 1 million mark in registered users is testament to the popularity of digital coupons, said Marye Dobson, manager of DeCAs Commissary Rewards Card program. We work with our industry partners to provide our patrons with the type of digital coupons they want most. The Commissary Rewards Card goes that extra step and saves patrons even more on top of their commissary benefit. Here are a few quick tips to remember when using your Rewards Card: To get a Rewards Card ask your cashier; register your card at www.commissaries.com/rewards/index.cfm; and clip or download digital coupons to your account (the coupons are automatically loaded when clipped).






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REWARDS CARD/WITH MOBILE APP
A mobile application is available for patrons using the Apple iPhone. This 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.
Patrons can also check out www.commissaries.com for Commissary Rewards Card coupons, the commissarys sales flyer and a list of Value Brand items designed to offer savings lower than or equal to commercial stores private label products. Also, the Exclusive Savings link, http://www.commissaries.com/partners.cfm, has more coupons, specials, promotions, sales and healthy recipes.
Shoppers can also check whats on the end of the aisle for themed items with extra low pricing 



COMPLIMENTARY FROM OVERSEAS CO.: Enjoy a free cup of coffee while you shop at your Robins AFB Commissary - Coffee Time 0900-1130.

MRE's: We carry MRE's as a regular stock item, located on aisle 10 next to the charcoal.

"Having a Party or Special Event"

PRODUCE DEPARTMENT
Fruit baskets are available for your special event or for that special someone. Produce has all the goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables for your parties or dinners. Let them make your fruit and vegetable trays for your holiday meals and parties. A 24-hour notice is required. Call 478-222-7632.

MEAT DEPARTMENT
Contact the Meat Department and place your meat order for that special dinner, cookouts/ etc. A 24-hr notice is greatly appreciated (depending on your needs, more notification may be required). Please call 478-222-7634. **Special order a whole pig for that really special occasion! We need 14 days to order. We can get two sizes whole small 20-35LBS and whole large 30-70lbs.

BAKERY DEPARTMENT
The Bakery can make that special cake, cupcakes and pastries, for your special occasions. They can create muffin, cupcake,and cookies\trays for your next party. A 24-hour notice is greatly appreciated. Please call 478-222-7663.

DELI DEPARTMENT
The Deli Department can have your Party Trays (Meat & Cheese) available for you to pick up within 24-hour notice. Special Order your Party Tray Today!. They also make sandwich trays. Call 478-222-7663.

SUSHI DEPARTMENT
Call the Sushi Department for your sushi needs. Fresh sushi trays are made on a daily basis. Call 478-222-7663 for any special requests. A 24-hour notification is appreciated.

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AUTHORIZED VISITORS
Visitors are allowed to enter the commissary when accompanied by the sponsor/authorized commissary patron. Your guest/visitor will not be allowed to shop, but it's worth the privilege to have your friends see what great benefits you have for protecting our country's freedom. ONLY THE AUTHORIZED PURCHASER MAY BUY, so to protect your benefit, I.D. check will be verified at the cash register. Please help us to protect your number one non-paid military benefit.


EXPRESS LINE NEWSLETTER
If you would like to be placed on our email contact list to receive periodic information on events happening at your Robins AFB Commissary, please email us at: RobinsAFB.Commissary@deca.mil and type 'Subscribe-Robins' in the Subject line. For Marietta in subject line put 'Subscribe-Marietta". We will promptly add you to our contact list. We will send you notices of up-coming Sales, and send you the monthly Commissary News Letter. For Marietta we will send the shopping list and other information.


COMMISSARY CONNECTION:
Stay connected TO YOUR COMMISSARY BENEFITS with the latest news about your most valued benefit, Hot Links to additional savings, shopping sprees, contests, commissary promotions, events and more, go to www.commissaries.com/subscribe.cfm and subscribe to the Commissary Connection newsletter.

FACEBOOK: Visit www.facebook.com/YourCommissary, DeCA's Facebook page, where you can post comments and share news, photos and videos.

YOUTUBE: To see DeCA's latest videos, visit www.youtube.com/DefenseCommissary.

TWITTER: To see DeCA's latest "tweets," visit www.twitter.com/YourCommissary/.

FLICKR: To see DeCA's latest photographs, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissary/.

MILPAGES: To see news about DeCA on this forum for members of the U.S. military, their families and supporters, visit www.milpages.com/pages/defense-commissary-agency/.

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Back to School

Worldwide Back to School sidewalk sales are coming to commissaries in August and September offering patrons significant savings on breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack items.
Our worldwide sales events will be focusing on items for healthy family breakfasts, fresh-packed school lunches and after-school snacks that children can prepare themselves, said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agencys director of sales. These are definitely deals you wont want to miss  savings should be up to 40-50 percent, or even more in some instances.
The Back to School sales event will occur in lieu of the commissaries traditional fall Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale. Patrons can check for the date and times for their locally held sidewalk sale by going to https://commissaries.com/sidewalk-sale/index.cfm or clicking on the revolving banner on DeCAs homepage, www.commissaries.com.
These sales may offer club pack items, cases of popular favorite cereals and bottled water, and more. Fresh produce is also expected to be part of the events as well as lunchmeats and dairy products. Farmers markets are also scheduled for some commissaries in August. Patrons can check with their local produce manager to see if a market is scheduled for their store.
Throughout August, DeCAs industry partners  vendors, suppliers and brokers  are collaborating with commissaries 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.
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A new look

Commissaries.com will have a new look come early August, with an updated and mobile-friendly design that gives patrons easier access to benefit information and sales events from their smartphone or tablet.
Over half of our patrons already use their mobile devices for accessing our current website, said Ronald Kelly, chief of corporate communications for the Defense Commissary Agency. So, the time is right for us to move to a platform that allows patrons on the go an easier connection to all the online features that help them get the most from their benefit.
Based on Commissaries.com analytics data as of July 19, there have been an average of 300,000 visits per month to the website so far in fiscal 2017. The top five viewed pages are the home page, Commissary Rewards Card page, the Savings Aisle, Store Locator page, and Sales & Events, in that order. More than 60 percent of the visits to commissaries.com come from a smartphone or tablet.
Enhancements to the website include:
" Improved store pages that use your location to find your nearest store, including an option to select your default store and see its address, hours and other essential information all on one page
" A new Savings Center that collects all deals and events, such as the current sales flyer and savings aisle information, in an easy-to-use card format
" A new Healthy Living section, featuring guest articles, Thinking Outside the Box recipes and other essential information that promote health and wellness for patrons and their families
" Recipes can now be searched on the page by type, main ingredient or category, such as a Holiday recipe, 20-Minute Meal or Dietitian Approved to make finding that essential part of your meal quick and easy
Im a commissary patron, and Ill enjoy an easier trek to the website with my smartphone  whether Im in the commissary parking lot or right there in the store with the free Wi-Fi, Kelly said. With a more mobile-friendly experience, my access to everyday savings is just a few handheld clicks away.

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Private Lable

The era of the commissary brand has started with private label products now on stateside shelves and beginning to flow to overseas stores.
Theres a lot of attention on the savings private label products can provide, said Chris Burns, the Defense Commissary Agencys executive director of business transformation. Our patrons have seen these products in other stores, and theyve overwhelmingly asked us to carry store brands. Well, now they can see these products at their commissary.
Varieties of commissary brand products will differ from store to store depending on store size and location  shipping times overseas are about six weeks behind the states. Some stores overseas have started receiving commissary brands, and all are on pace to receive their initial inventory no later than the latter part of July.
To date, all stateside commissaries, including Alaska and Hawaii, are selling HomeBase kitchen and trash bags, and TopCare products such as first aid supplies, vitamins, over-the-counter medications and beauty care. Top Care is a store brand available at many retailers and supplied to the commissaries by Topco Associates through an agreement with SpartanNash.
All stateside stores, except for those in Alaska and Hawaii, are selling Freedoms Choice bottled water. The increased cost to ship bottled water from the continental U.S. to Alaska and Hawaii will delay Freedoms Choice water in those states while SpartanNash develops a partnership with local sources. Appropriated funding for shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are not included in DeCAs transportation budget.
Stores in Europe will not receive Freedoms Choice bottled water because DeCA will continue receiving water supplied by AAFES water packaging operation in Germany and other local sources.
Burns emphasized that DeCAs goal is for its commissary brand products to be equal to or lower in price compared to commercial grocery store brands. Our patrons can be confident that our products will provide the quality they expect and the savings they deserve.
Store brand products, also known as private label, are offered by retailers under their own, in-house brand or under a brand developed by their suppliers. Retailers are able to do this by working directly with suppliers.
DeCA is partnering with SpartanNash to develop the agencys commissary brands. SpartanNash, through its military division MDV, is the leading distributor of grocery products to military commissaries in the United States.
Over the next three to four years patrons will see the gradual rollout of Freedoms Choice, HomeBase and TopCare products in their commissaries as DeCA plans to increase the commissary brand inventory to about 4,000 items.
Burns said DeCA is planning with SpartanNash on the next wave of commissary brand items such as rice and dry beans, foam and plastic plates, shelf stable juices, water enhancers and powdered soft drinks, paper towels and bath tissue in the fall.
Our commissary brands offer our patrons another chance to save money, without sacrificing quality Burns said.
For more information on DeCAs commissary brand program, go to https://commissaries.com/documents/contact_deca/faqs/private-label.cfm.

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