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Check out the commissary for your big game 'eats'

FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 12, 2017) – When it comes to saving money on the menus for their football playoffs viewing party, service members and their families can score big if they remember their commissary, said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency's director of sales.

"We are ready to provide what you need – chicken wings, veggie and fruit trays, pizzas, sodas, water, snacks and the ingredients for that special dip and more – for whatever big game party you're hosting," Russ said. "With the money you'll save, you might even think about getting a larger TV screen at your local exchange."

With the football playoffs in full swing, commissary patrons will see displays in their stores highlighting the promotions and sales for those big game football parties.

Before visiting their store, Russ encourages commissary patrons to use this site to help them maximize their big game savings before they shop. Website visitors can access Commissary Rewards Card digital coupons, the Sales and Events page, the sales flyer and the Savings Aisle for promotional prices and more.

Customers should check their local commissary for details on dates and times of the following promotions:

  • "Big Game, Big Deals Giveaway!" Kraft Heinz Company is ready for the big game. They're offering coupon deals and increased incentives for patrons during the Super Bowl timeframe (Jan. 16 – Feb. 12). Nineteen prizes of $500 in commissary gift cards will be given away stateside, and there will be two $500 winners overseas. The online sweepstakes runs through Feb. 5. In-store displays will have entry forms, and no purchase is necessary. Participating brands: Heinz, Ore-Ida, Bagel Bites, Kraft Natural Cheese, Jell-O Puddings and Gelatins, Breakstone's and Knudsen Sour Cream, Kraft Dinners, Kraft Salad Dressings, Kraft BBQ Sauce, Oscar Mayer Bacon and Hot Dogs, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Maxwell House Coffee, Planters Peanuts, Taco Bell, Cool Whip and Grey Poupon.
  • Pistachios, almonds, chips and hummus. Patrons visiting the produce department can always get their fruit and vegetable trays as well as see significant discounts on pistachios and almonds. Also, shoppers who purchase Stacey's chips will get a coupon for Sabra Hummus.
  • "Guac Nation." From Jan. 23 to Feb. 5, all stateside stores to include Alaska and Hawaii will be offering "Avocados from Mexico" and Old El Paso with tear pad coupons – $1 off on the purchase of one Old El Paso Kit/Shells and two Avocados from Mexico.
  • Snickers and Skittles "Candy Bowl." Commissary patrons can join Team Snickers or Team Skittles. Entrants can win prizes instantly with online activation as they text a picture of their favorite product. There will be a grand prize drawing for season tickets and swag of your favorite NFL team. See in-store displays for more details.

"Your commissary benefit can save you a bunch on your party 'eats,'" Russ said. "With more money in your wallet, you can relax, enjoy the game and munch on those tasty snacks."

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 save thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to commercial prices when shopping regularly at a commissary. The discounted prices include a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. 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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