Local price surveys help Families save money
|FORT MCCOY, Wis. (Army and Air Force Exchange Service)
— With a value proposition of “You Save. We Give Back,” and a mission to
provide military shoppers with quality goods and services at
competitively low prices, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has to
work double-time to deliver the savings Soldiers have come to expect.
Military shoppers trying to squeeze the most out of their dollar, of
course, have an edge thanks to the tax-free advantage they find at the
Fort McCoy Exchange. But the Exchange can save Soldiers and their
Families even more thanks to Market Price Coordinators, whose main duty
is to compare the prices of top sellers in key categories with local
competition at least once a month.
“Market Price Coordinators play an extremely important role in the
Exchange’s day-to-day operations,” said Fort McCoy Market Price
Coordinator Gail Isbell. “From soda and snacks to washers and dryers, we
work to ensure that the Exchange’s prices are comparable, if not lower,
than the competition.”
Market Price Coordinators conduct periodic checks at local convenience,
liquor and big box stores, comparing Exchange prices on top selling
items in each department. The results are then sent to a central pricing
team. From there, pre-tax shelf prices are set to be comparable to the
competition. Shelf prices are of primary concern because all products
available at the Exchange, except for gasoline, are not subject to sales
In addition to regular, local price surveys, the Fort McCoy Exchange
offers a “We’ll Match It!” program that acts as a last line of defense
to ensure military shoppers always receive the lowest price possible
when shopping the Exchange. If a shopper sees a price differential of
less than $10 they can simply tell the cashier who will match it on the
spot. Anyone who reports a price difference of $10 dollars or more need
only bring a current local competitor’s ad to receive the reduced price.
For more information about the Exchange, building 1538 at Fort McCoy,
call 608-388-4343 or 608-269-5604, Ext. 101.