Savings, giveaways heat up for commissaries in July
FORT LEE, Va. (June 23, 2016) – July offers commissary customers plenty of savings and giveaways, as the Defense Commissary Agency kicks off the month with its "Fourth of July Holiday Weekend Sale!" and the Healthy Lifestyle Festival.
"School is out, the vacation plans are set, and your commissary is here to help make our patrons' summer even better with savings that extend the value of their benefit," said DeCA's Sales Director Tracie Russ. "Whether for our traditional favorite, the Healthy Lifestyle Festival, or our big July Fourth weekend event, we are working with our industry partners to offer promotions that sizzle like a nice steak on the barbecue.
"Oh, and if you're grilling over the holiday weekend, we can help you with savings on meat, sauces, side dishes and everything else to make that backyard event a big hit."
Russ also reminds patrons to go online to and enter to win trips galore throughout the summer. You will find these opportunities in the Savings Center page and Exclusive Savings page of our web site. Check online for dates and locations for your military installation.
DeCA's industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with commissaries in July to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Always check what's 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 store manager to verify when they will be offering the following sales events:
- Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival – "Live Healthy and Save Big!" DeCA will host the military resale partnership event, Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival, July 1-31 at commissaries worldwide. 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 installation morale, welfare and recreation activities. Check for local times and dates here.
- "Patriot Perks Program" returns for its fourth year. From June 20 through July 17, Patriot Perks will feature product displays in all commissaries worldwide, including 100 commissary shopping sprees worth $100 each. To enter, visit the Patriot Perks page on MilitarySavings.com or look for commissary displays.
- Free groceries for a year. As DeCA prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Kellogg recognizes the milestone by offering stateside patrons the opportunity to enter to win free groceries for a year and a trip to Richmond International Raceway for the Richmond Racing Experience. From July 1 to 31, whenever patrons purchase any four participating Kellogg products and scan their Commissary Rewards Card, they will be entered automatically to win free groceries for a year ($6,000 in Commissary Gift Cards) and the Richmond Racing Experience. Patrons will see Kellogg's in-store displays for savings on many Kellogg/Keebler and Kashi products: Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Rice Krispies, Pop-Tarts, Cheez-It, Special K Cracker Chips, Rice Krispies Treats Bars, Famous Amos Cookies, Keebler Sandies cookies and cones, Morning Star Farms products, Eggo Waffles and all Kashi-branded items.
- World class savings. Procter and Gamble, Kellogg's, Smuckers, Coca-Cola and Hershey are sponsors of Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Starting July 16 and continuing through Aug. 15, these companies will offer savings worldwide to commissary patrons on over 30 participating items from the following brands: Hershey's chocolate products; Coca-Cola, Powerade, and Glaceau Vitamin Water; Tide, Crest, Bounty, Gain, Gillette and more P&G products; Smuckers, Jif, Folgers and Uncrustables; and Kellogg's Mini Wheats, Frosted Flakes, NutriGrain, Pringles, Corn Flakes Cheez-It and Special K. Coupon offers will also be available for Commissary Rewards Card members along with an offer to enter for a chance to win one of eight $500 Visa gift cards by purchasing any four participating products. The Commissary Rewards Card contest begins July 16 and ends Aug. 15. Also look for a special Rio Olympic Coupon Connexion multi-page flyer and a P&G Brand Saver coupon booklet during this time at your local commissary. Patrons can also expect displays showcasing manager's special discount pricing on certain items from Aug. 1 to 14.
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 purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save thousands of dollars annually. 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