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May 28, 2010

Online coupons being accepted at
Fort McCoy Post Exchange
FORT MCCOY (Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs) — With a simple click of the mouse, saving at the Post Exchange (PX) is easier than ever before thanks to a decision to accept manufacturers’ online coupons.
“The economy has spurred an increased interest in electronic coupons,” said Fort McCoy Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) General Manager Donna Walton. “This, combined with industry projections showing ‘online’ offers accounting for 8.7 percent of all coupons sent out in 2010, made it necessary to find a way to let shoppers at Fort McCoy apply some of the estimated $12.7 billion in savings said to be out there to make purchases at the PX.”

Sites and services that offer manufacturer coupons range from companies’ own Web sites to online discount portals. What a manufacturer’s coupon says actually takes priority over its source.

AAFES requires the words “manufacturer coupon,” a bar code, an expiration date, a redemption address, usage policy and a stated face value to all appear on the coupon in order to redeem it. In most instances, the PX’s new coupon policy even allows for one manufacturer’s coupon to be combined with an AAFES-issued coupon for the same item.

“Unless either offer specifically prohibits a combined discount, coupons available through AAFES’ Mobile Marketing service or sale fliers can be combined,” said Walton.

Some things just get better with age.

Such is the case for the nearly 115-year-old exchange benefit Soldiers, and their Families, have come to depend on, Walton said from coupon clipping to discount clicking, the acceptance of online, e-mail and  text message coupons, combined with tax-free shopping, is helping ensure the exchange benefit at Fort McCoy is no “limited-time offer.”

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