|DALLAS (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) —
Promotions, prizes and popular name brands will anchor the Army & Air
Force Exchange Service’s efforts to invite military families to
“rediscover the value” their exchange is offering this holiday season.
Exclusive savings on tax-free holiday decorations, care package
items and electronics will be cycling in and out of Base Exchanges
(BX) and Post Exchanges (PX) every week throughout November, all of
it building toward Thanksgiving weekend and what has practically
become a national holiday, “Black Friday.”
Master Sgt. Tammy Johnson of the
223rd Finance Detachment of Azusa, Calif., shops at the Fort
McCoy Post Exchange, building 1538. The Fort McCoy PX will
participate in the AAFES holiday sales campaigns and offers
merchandize for sale to authorized customers.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
At the forefront of the post-Thanksgiving blitz will be thousands of
scratch-off cards given out to early birds and customers who shop the
exchange after 4 p.m. from Nov. 27-29. With prizes ranging from free
soft drinks to $100 gift cards, every scratch-off will be a winner.
“BX and PXs will open (early Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings) after
Thanksgiving,” said AAFES’ Commander Maj. Gen. Keith Thurgood.
“Depending on the size of the store, we will pass out anywhere from 60
to 200 scratch off cards in the morning with the remainder being
distributed between 4 p.m. and close.” At Fort McCoy, the PX will open
at 6 a.m. both Nov. 27 (Friday), and Nov. 28 (Saturday) and at 9 a.m.
Nov. 29 (Sunday), according to Fort McCoy AAFES General Manager Donna
Beyond giveaways and prizes, the exchanges will have all of the latest
“must-have” gifts including the newly introduced line of Ed Hardy
jewelry, XBOX military appreciation bundles and specially-priced
notebooks and mini “netbooks.”
The opportunities to shop and save won’t end in November as AAFES has a
variety of special events planned for December including Early Bird
specials set for Dec. 5, 19 and 24.
Authorized exchange shoppers can view specific details regarding special
promotions, which are updated weekly, by visiting AAFES’ “Sale Flyers”
page, which is accessible through
http://www.aafes.com. For more information about the Fort McCoy PX,
call 608-269-5574, Ext. 101 or 608-388-4343.