Sidewalk sales: Springtime event offers additional commissary savings
FORT LEE, Va. – Commissary patrons worldwide can stock up on their favorite items at significant savings during the Defense Commissary Agency’s spring sidewalk sale event this spring.
“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our patrons for their service and sacrifice,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal, senior enlisted advisor to the DeCA director. “This worldwide sidewalk sale gives our military members and their families a chance to realize extra savings on case items similar to what they’d see in commercial club stores, and then some.”
Commissaries worldwide will hold their sidewalk sale, with a few exceptions, sometime between April 16 and May 31. The sales coincide with the Month of the Military Child in April and May’s Military Appreciation Month.
Weather permitting, every commissary worldwide will have either a two-day or three-day outdoor sidewalk weekend sale, offering extra savings including special deals on case and club-pack items. Several commissaries will partner with exchanges for promotions linked to this event.
Patrons are encouraged to check their store’s web page on DeCA's website for sale hours and more details.
In addition to the case lot formats, commissary sidewalk events also offer “mix and match” packages of similar items in bulk-size cases. These include grocery items such as barbecue sauces; canned tomatoes, beans and vegetables; pasta meals; cold cereals; snacks; yogurt; water, teas and juices; pet food; body washes, soaps and shampoos.
Customers have a variety of options to choose from. Sale items include products in the following categories:
- Fruit snacks, crackers, cereals, pastries, popcorn and potato chips
- Water and flavored water, juices, juice mixes, sodas, sports drinks and milk
- Frozen family meals
- Pet supplies to include bagged and canned food, treats and cat litter
- International foods such as Italian, Asian and Hispanic items
- Cookies, brownies, pancakes and muffin mixes
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- 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, soaps and body lotions
“This is another way the commissary brings quality and savings together for our military families,” O’Neal added.
Note: To see photos related to DeCA’s sidewalk sales, go to the agency’s Flickr site.