COMMISSARY FAST FACTS – ISSUE 148 – February 2014 



Commissaries offer sweet savings in February

Whether it’s nutritious foods for better health, candy treats for that Valentine’s Day sweetheart or all foods in between, commissary patrons will be able to find what they want with plenty of promotional savings in February. “Between Valentine’s Day and February being ‘Heart Health Month,’ there are lots of options for our patrons to save money at their commissary,” said Randy Chandler, the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales. Throughout February, DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with commissaries to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. For more, go to


‘Exclusive Savings’ offers link to commissary specials

Commissary customers who want to check out more opportunities to find exclusive specials, promotions and sales are just one website link away. The Defense Commissary Agency recently added more top name-brand websites to its “Exclusive Savings” link on the DeCA homepage, When shoppers visit the commissary’s homepage and look underneath the large rotating banner, they will find smaller, square banners, one of them being “Exclusive Savings.” Simply click on that banner and the landing page appears, showing all of DeCA’s industry partners who are participating in this exclusive savings Web program. The individual websites are exclusively for commissary shoppers, offering downloadable coupons, recipes, promotional giveaways and contests.


Applications for 2014 Scholarships for Military Children now available

Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program became available Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods, not emailed or faxed. This year’s award amount has risen to $2,000, and the program awards at least one scholarship at each commissary with qualified applicants. Applicants should ensure that they and their sponsor are enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System database and have a military ID card. For more information, students or sponsors should call Scholarship Managers at 856-616-9311 or email them at