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Armywide News

AAFES aims to be military shoppers'
1st choice for holiday sales

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.”

Photo: 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)
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 Walton.

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.

 

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