Frozen food month during March at DeCA

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Great savings on frozen food items highlighted by specially decorated frozen food departments can mean only one thing for commissary shoppers. It’s March – frozen food month!

“Our customers love Frozen Food Month,” said Tracie Russ, DeCA’s sales director. “They have good reasons to stock up on frozen foods and other items because of the great prices and exciting promotions going on throughout their commissary.”

The annual NCAA basketball tournament is also bouncing around commissaries during March in the form of super savings and giveaways. It’s all made possible by DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – offering discounts beyond everyday savings.

Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following promotions:

  • Unilever presents Road to the Final Four specials March 19-April 8. Check out the International Section for exceptional discounts on Jose Ole, Tai Pei and Ling Ling entrees and appetizers. The entire line of VIP frozen fruit and vegetable items will be designated Commissary Value Brands.
  • ConAgra Foods presents “Real Food – Real Frozen Rewards!” From March 5 to April 8, a $5 coupon will be offered by purchasing $15 in frozen products from ConAgra Foods’ participating brands simply by scanning a copy of your receipt. For more information about this event, go to ConAgra Commissary Deals.
  • Sunkist soda and Mott’s participating brands are sponsoring the “March Madness Giveaway” from March 19 to April 8. Shoppers can enter to win a Sunkist basketball backboard valued at $200.
  • Kraft Foods Group is offering “Slam Dunk Savings” from March 5 to April 8. At stateside commissaries, Kraft will give away a full size basketball hoop and gift baskets full of Kraft products and coupons. There will also be a single service member contest where a PlayStation®4 will be given away. Overseas stores will have similar giveaways and coupons. Look for “Hoops n’ Hops” displays in your commissary.
  • General Mills “Salute to Savings” runs March 5-April 8 featuring in-store coupons in addition to online Commissary Rewards Card coupons and premium giveaways. Look for the red, white and blue General Mills displays in your local commissary.
  • “Breakfast. It’s Good for You” with Quaker & Tropicana. In support of National Nutrition Month, Quaker and Tropicana are offering in store coupons, nutritional recipes, and more specials online at www.quakermilitary.com. This event is worldwide from March 5 to April 8.
  • Procter & Gamble presents its annual NFL ProCamps. From March 19 through April 8, commissaries stateside will compete for a 2-day football camp that provides instruction, games and challenges along with motivational talks from NFL players. These camps are geared for grades kindergarten through 8th grade. Stop by your commissary beginning March 19 and look for displays promoting this contest. The more participating P&G products purchased, the better the odds of your military community winning a ProCamp this summer. For more information, go to Exclusive Savings page and click on the Family Unit link after March 19.
  • Operation Inspiration. The Eckrich Mobile Sampling Tour features afternoon events (noon to 4 p.m.) providing high value coupons, samples of Eckrich Smoked Sausage and Nathan’s Hot Dogs, giveaways, and a gift-for-purchase offer. The following stores are included in the first part of this year-long program: MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. – March 1; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas – March 4; Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. – March 4; Fort Sam Houston, Texas – March 5; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas – March 6; Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. – March 6. Check with your local commissary for more event dates in March.

“There’s a lot going on at your commissary between Frozen Food Month and the NCAA basketball tournament,” Russ said. “Don’t miss these savings in March … It’s definitely worth the trip!”

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.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil