FORT LEE, Va., 2014-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whether it’s fruit and veggies at farmers markets, meat for outdoor grilling, ingredients for graduation dinners or food for the family road trip, you’ll save by shopping your commissary during June.And there’s something new: Your Healthy Lifestyle Festivals. Commissaries worldwide have partnered with installation exchanges, morale, welfare and recreation services, health clinics, and local produce growers to make possible community farmers markets, sidewalk sales, health and wellness screenings and fitness activities for the whole family in June and July. For local dates, go to http://www.commissaries.com/healthy-lifestyle-festival.cfm.
- “Splash Into Summer,” sponsored by Tropicana, Propel, Starbucks Iced Coffee and Naked Juice. Look for large displays worldwide June 5 through July 9 advertising the event and encouraging shoppers to enter to win the “Fun in the Sun Giveaway.” Grand prize includes a Weber barbeque grill, an inflatable waterslide, $500 commissary gift card and a $300 exchange gift card. First place prizes are 10 Huffy bicycles and many more prizes. This “Splash Into Summer” promotion will be specially advertised on www.tropicanamilitary.com and www.militarywivessaving.com.
- “Patriot Perks,” hosted by Overseas Service Corporation, June 5 through July 9. This commissary event focuses on saying “thank you” to the families of our military personnel who protect our country. The sale will feature special pricing on dozens of products and will be identified by red, white and blue patriotic signage throughout the commissary. “Perks” can be earned by shopping at your local commissary and purchasing the featured products. For every $25 spent on any combination of products from participating brands, you’ll qualify for a $10 gift card that can be used at your commissary or other military retailers.
- “Pick Your Flavor, Pick Your Ride” sweepstakes, sponsored by Mott’s and Dr Pepper/Snapple, from June 19 to July 9. One lucky customer will have the chance to win and choose from one of two prizes: a 2014 Harley Softail Deluxe motorcycle or a 2014 Camaro coupe. To enter, customers must visit their local commissary and find the large display that depicts the motorcycle and car with a QR code. Scanning the QR code with your smart phone will take you to the online entry form. You may also enter by visiting www.Harley.commissaryentry.com. Commissaries will have special pricing on 7 UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Sunkist, RC Cola, Mott’s Apple Juice, Hawaiian Punch and Yoo-hoo.
- “Project Healing Waters,” a cause promotion sponsored by S & K Sales Company from June 5 to July 23. This event will help raise money for this nonprofit organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities, including education and outings. Six-page flyers containing coupons and featured savings will be handed out in commissaries during the sale. A portion of the purchase price of each featured item will be donated to “Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.” This event has provided over $500,000 in donations to this cause.
Check with your local store manager for information on when your commissary will be offering these events. And don’t forget to routinely check the “Sales Events” tab on DeCA’s website for the latest information on sales and savings.
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. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5–percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to 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