Commissary industry partners collaborate with stores to offer promotional discounts for the holidays

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Somewhere between the holiday decorations, the ripping of wrapping paper, the college bowl games and the hopeful New Year’s resolutions, there are a few holiday meals in the mix.

If you’re a commissary patron, you’ll have plenty to cheer about over the holidays as you count your savings while shopping for your festive menus, said Defense Commissary Agency Sales Director Tracie L. Russ.

“We encourage our patrons to use their commissary benefit to save their hard-earned pay when planning holiday meals,” Russ said. “And whether you need snacks for the bowl games or munchies for the children while they’re out of school, your commissary has what you need without breaking your festive budget in the process.”

Throughout December and into the New Year, commissary industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with stores to offer promotional discounts beyond everyday savings for the holidays.

Commissary patrons can maximize their shopping trip simply by visiting the Sales and Events page, where they can find the “Deals for the Holidays” flyer featuring savings through Dec. 25 on the following items: various cooking and baking ingredients, smoked hams, dinner rolls, coffees, candies, cookies, juices, aluminum foil, storage and garbage bags, plastic dinnerware, paper plates, cake and pie pans, batteries and wrapping tape. The website also has recipes and cooking tips.

Although Thanksgiving has come and gone, one of the commissary’s largest worldwide promotions, the Free Turkey Coupon Booklet, continues through Dec. 31 allowing patrons to save on their holiday turkey dinners.

These industry partners have combined their efforts to help patrons earn a free fresh or frozen whole turkey when they buy holiday meal items: Kraft Heinz Company, Kellogg’s, General Mills, P&G, Heinz, Nabisco, Hefty/Reynolds Wrap, Fresh Express, Johnsonville, Ocean Spray, Pepperidge Farms, Chinet, Quaker, Del Monte, College Inn, Persil, French’s, Entemann’s, Nexium, Kimberly-Clark and Frito Lay. This coupon booklet also includes preparation tips and holiday recipes.

Commissary patrons will see another holiday promotion, “Celebrate the Holidays with General Mills – Time to cook and bake!” supported by store displays throughout December highlighting deeply discounted items with high value, in-store coupons.

And patrons with a Commissary Rewards Card have a special deal: With any purchase of four Campbell’s Chunky soup or chili can items, they can enter for a chance to win a $100 NFL Gift Card when they use their rewards card. This worldwide promotion runs through Jan. 3.

“There are plenty of things to worry about as you plan to celebrate the holidays, but saving money on your groceries won’t be one of them when you shop the commissary,” Russ said. “As always, we wish everyone a peaceful, festive holiday season, especially our men and women in uniform serving overseas.”

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.

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

Source:  Defense Commissary Agency

Commissary industry partners to offer promotional discounts beyond everyday savings for the Thanksgiving holidays

 

 

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, candied yams, greens, macaroni and cheese, rolls and sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie – depending on where you’re from, of course.

These are some of the core items for many a traditional Thanksgiving menu. And if you’re a commissary patron, you’ll find sweet savings on these and more at your local store, said Defense Commissary Agency Sales Director Tracie L. Russ.

“There’s enough anxiety surrounding the Thanksgiving meal – how many people are coming to dinner, and how do we plan time to eat around the football games?” Russ said. “Well, if you remember to shop your commissary, stretching the holiday meal dollar will not be a concern.

“We have reduced prices on high-quality, name-brand ingredients for the perfect holiday meal plus we even offer recipes and tips on our website, www.commissaries.com, for preparing that big ol’ bird.”

Throughout November, commissary industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with stores to offer promotional discounts beyond everyday savings for the Thanksgiving holidays.

One of the largest promotions is the worldwide “Your Turkey Could Be Free” recipe/coupon booklet. Available in commissaries, this 24-page recipe booklet has coupons valued at more than $59, and they’re good through Dec. 31. The coupons provide commissary shoppers significant savings or free turkeys when purchasing holiday meal essentials. Vendors include Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farms, Frito Lay, Chinet, General Mills, Hefty/Reynolds Wrap, Fresh Express, Nabisco, Quaker, Del Monte, College Inn, Persil, French’s, Entenmann’s, Nexium, Kimberly-Clark, Ocean Spray, P&G, Heinz and Johnsonville.

Beginning Nov. 19, stateside commissaries will be offering fresh turkeys at low prices while supplies last. Patrons can go to the Sales & Events page for more details on fresh turkeys in the latest Sales Flyer and for discounted items in “Deals for the Holidays” and “Exclusive Savings.” Shoppers can also get a Sales Flyer at their store.

Commissaries are also offering a “Celebrate the Holidays” promotion with General Mills that features high value in-store coupons related to holiday cooking and baking.

And for anyone facing the prospect of preparing their first turkey, go to our Cooking Tips page. Patrons can also check out the website’s Recipes page and browse through the Main Courses section for traditional fare such as basted turkey, unstuffed oven roasted turkey, collard greens, macaroni and cheese; visit the Sides and Garnishes page for dishes like corn bread and bacon dressing, classic potato salad, sweet potato casserole; Vegetables for recipes on classic herb stuffing, zesty holiday stuffing, oven candied sweet potatoes and more; and Desserts for ideas to make sweets such as pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, peach and apple cobbler.

“Whatever your taste is for Thanksgiving – traditional roast turkey and potatoes or a vegetarian meal with organic fruits and vegetables – we have it at your commissary,” Russ said. “And, remember, ‘it’s worth the trip’ to pocket those 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. 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.

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

Source: The Defense Commissary Agency

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