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Commissaries feature holiday savings

FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 22, 2016) Special in-store promotions and your Rewards Card make the commissary the place to go to save on holiday groceries, according to the Defense Commissary Agency's director of sales.

"Our commissaries are full of great promotions for the holidays," said Tracie Russ, DeCA sales director. "Customers will be able to save quite a bit of money for their holiday entertainment and meal needs, thanks to our industry partners."

Throughout the holiday season stateside commissaries will feature Deals of the Week, while overseas commissaries may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers should check with their local commissary for details on dates and times for their promotions.

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.

Through the Turkey Coupon Booklet promotion, the following industry partners have combined their efforts to help patrons earn a free fresh or frozen whole turkey when they buy items for their holiday meal: 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 will 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. Patrons also can receive a chance to win one of seven Apple iPad Pro 9.7 inch up for grabs when you use their rewards card now through Dec. 9. Simply purchase any two qualifying items from Folgers, Smucker's or JIF to automatically be entered to win.

"The Defense Commissary Agency wishes you and your family, here and abroad, a very happy, healthy, and safe holiday season," Russ said. "Your commissary is worth the trip for all your holiday needs!"

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

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