Commissaries offer big savings on pet food, supplies
FORT LEE, Va. – Pets bring companionship, comfort and entertainment to service members and their families. That’s why the Defense Commissary Agency helps its patrons save more on products to keep their pets healthy and happy.
"We know how important the family pet is to our military customers so we want to be sure our commissaries offer the best products at the best prices to ensure a long and healthy life," said Tracie Russ, DeCA’s director of sales.
In addition to the typical brands found in any grocery store off-post, the commissary carries many premium brands found in specialty pet stores – all at significant savings.
If you prefer organic, the commissary hasn’t forgotten about your dogs and cats. The stores now carry the nation’s No. 1 organic pet food, the only complete line of USDA organically certified pet food.
For patrons with a passion for wild birds, DeCA offers a commissary store brand, Flock’s Finest, which offers private label savings on bird food.
You could even visit the produce aisles to pick up some pet-safe fruits and vegetables like apples, pears, carrots, melons or celery – just be sure to remove the cores and seeds. For a full list of pet-friendly fruits and vegetables, visit Trupanion.com.
During the Healthy Lifestyle Festival at commissaries worldwide in May and June, Purina, J.M. Smuckers and Hill’s Pet Nutrition will be offering significant savings on many of their products as well as giveaways and buy one, get one free coupons.
"There’s no need to go anywhere else to shop for your pets," said Russ. "From the best dog and cat foods and treats and high-end health products to toys and accessories and a large assortment of bird seed, your commissary has great prices on everything you need to keep your pet a happy and healthy, family member for a very long time."
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, saving authorized patrons thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to similar products at commercial retailers. 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.