|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