HONORING ‘OUR YOUNGEST HEROES’: During April, Month of the Military Child, commissaries offer savings promos linked to Easter, ProCamps and more
FORT LEE, Va. – Springtime, children and fun go together like savings and military commissaries as the Defense Commissary Agency takes the wraps off its April sales promotions.
“Commissaries are proud to join our exchange partners in honoring our youngest heroes during April, the Month of the Military Child,” said Marine Sgt. Maj. Michael R. Saucedo, the senior enlisted advisor to the DeCA director. “Whether it’s special coloring contests, ProCamps opportunities or exclusive savings on nutritious products to help their development, we are here for our military children.”
Customers are reminded to visit the Reward and Savings section to get the Sales Flyer that gives prices on sale products along with other useful information about food and commissary services. They should also check their store for details. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs.
Here are a few sales specials to consider for commissary savings:
- Commissary Store Brand promotions: select Freedom’s Choice enhanced purified water products, April 16-May 15; select Freedom’s Choice peanut butter products through April 15; Freedom’s Choice Pasta Mac and Cheese Dinner, Pasta Mac and Cheese Dinner Deluxe and Pasta Shell and Cheddar Deluxe Dinner, April 16-May 15; Wide Awake Frappe (regular, vanilla, mocha and caramel) through April 15; Freedom’s Choice water enhancer (raspberry, natural lemon ice tea and fruit punch), April 1-30; Freedom’s Choice – Sweet Peas, Mixed Vegetables, Peas and Carrots through April 15; Full Circle Organic Chick Peas; Full Circle Organic Animal Crackers and Honey Graham Bears, unsweetened and cinnamon applesauce, April 1-30; select Freedom’s Choice K Cup and other coffee products through May 15; select Freedom’s Choice mayonnaise and assorted marinades from April 16-May 15; and TippyToes Ultra fit Jumbo diapers, sizes 3-6, April 1-30.
- “Make Every Day Earth Day.” Throughout April, General Mills will feature promotional savings on natural and organic products in recognition of Earth Day, April 22. Commissary customers will see high-value coupons and discounts on Annie’s, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, Larabar and Food Should Taste Good items such as macaroni and cheese, ready-to-eat cereal, canned tomatoes and pasta sauces and healthy snack foods.
- Month of the Military Child 2021 Coloring Contest. The children of active duty and reserve military, 11 years of age or younger, are eligible to enter a coloring contest. The coloring page is available for download at www.commissaries.com/color. A grand prize winner from all entries will have their artwork placed on one side of Your Commissary’s reusable bag. Two first place winners, one from each of two age groups, up to 6 years old and 7-11 years old, will be acknowledged on the other side of the bag. And six honorable mentions will be selected and placed on the bag’s gussets (both sides). Entries will be accepted at each commissaries’ customer service department from April 1-30.
- Freedom’s Choice coffee sale. All 12-count Freedom’s Choice K-cup varieties are on sale for two packs for $7 while supplies last. Limited time only.
- P&G Military ProCamps. Installations qualify for a football skills camp based on sales of designated P&G products at their local commissaries and exchanges through mid-April. Customers will see mass product displays in participating stores and can also help their installation win by texting their installation name to 833-998-1228 through April 11. The camps are for youth in grades 1-8 who enjoy activities led by NFL athletes. The camps are scheduled to be conducted in June and July, either in-person or virtually, depending on the status of public health precautions related to the pandemic.
- Celebrate the savings. Patrons can get $25 off their next shopping trip with the purchase of $75 of participating P&G products and a scan of their Commissary Rewards Card. A $25-off digital coupon will be added to their Commissary Rewards Card and must be redeemed by May 11, 2021. Qualifying purchases must be made in a single transaction through April 11.
- Featured ‘dietitian-approved’ recipes. To help customers build healthier habits by planning and cooking more meals at home, DeCA offers a full library of dietitian-approved recipes. Customers can save up to 20 percent on select ingredients for the recipes highlighted in the Sales Flyer on commissaries.com: Each two-week promotional period has three featured dietitian-approved recipes – Produce Corner, which also offers tips for storage and selection and fun facts; Meat Case; and Thinking Outside the Box, which also offers nutrition information. Applicable for CONUS stores only.
- Commissary beef and pork savings. Commissary customers can save up to an additional 25 percent on the following beef and pork packages. Check with your meat department to learn more about these sizzling offers:
- Tailgate Special Power Box offers about 19 pounds of different cuts of beef and pork
- Economy Power Box offers about 15 pounds of different cuts of beef and pork
- Healthy Alternative Power Box offers about 16 pounds of different cuts of beef and pork
- Fix it and Forget It Power Box offers about 15 pounds of different cuts of beef
PHOTO CAPTION: Installations qualify for a football skills camp based on sales of designated P&G products at their local commissaries and exchanges through mid-April. Customers will see mass product displays in participating. The camps are for youth in grades 1-8 who enjoy activities led by NFL athletes. (DeCA photo: Scott AFB Commissary)
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, saving authorized patrons thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to similar products at commercial retailers. 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.