Within the next year, the commissary will begin a digital card program which will allow patrons to load eCoupons onto their shopper card. Similar to a card used at Safeway, Albertson’s and other large grocery stores, you will then be able to go to a specific website to pick which coupons you can add to your card. Their coupon policy surrounding the use of eCoupons has not yet been announced as this program is currently in the early stages but hopefully they will make it very clear on the issues of stacking digital and paper coupons, the possibility of allowing a person to redeem multiple of the same eCoupon (a major short fall of other digital coupons at this point) and so on. I will be sure to keep you all informed as more information becomes available.
Hopefully this will be a great thing for commissaries that do not have many hanging coupons in their stores. However, I do hope it doesn’t mean that they will begin getting rid of all the great in store coupons found at other locations. Time will tell how this turns out but I think it should be a good thing in the end. How about you? Are you excited to get a shopper card and to be able to use digital coupons at the commissary?
You can read the story about this in the Army Times.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day any Active Duty, Reserves, or Guard Members and up to 5 immediate family members will gain free admission to any of the over 1,300 (and counting) Blue Star Museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa.
Go HERE to find a list of participating museums.
Go HERE if you have more questions about the program.
What a wonderful way to spend a few hot summer days in doors with your family, having fun, learning, and saving money!
This weekend you can save 20% off your entire purchase at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts when you show your military (or dependent) ID. This is a great way to stock up on items that are already on sale and to get some amazing deals!
Hickory Farms is offering 75% off everything in their online store. The discount won’t appear until you go to check out and no coupon code is necesary. Shipping is about $5-$10 depending on what you get and an additonal $6 to Alaska and Hawaii. You can still get some great deals though because the discounts are so steep. Even after shipping you can still save 50% off.
The best part is that Hickory Farms will ship free to FPO/APO/DPO addresses – which means you can ship for free to military members & families stationed overseas (it will take 3-4 weeks).
So if you know anyone stationed overseas or deployed, consider sending them a special treat. You could send this >> gift box for just $4!
Thanks Koupon Karen!
I have hear reports that the Brita Filter Water Pitcher Slim is on sale for $5.99 for the next couple of weeks at commissaries accross the U.S. Use the $5/1 coupon here and you should be able to get it for $.99! If anyone is going to an Alaskan or Hawaiin commissary soon, can you let us know if the price is the same for us?
Sears is offering a FREE gift card for military memebers and their families. This offer is available to active-duty military members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Reserves who are on active duty between October 13-December 31, 2010. Sears is such a military friendly company as the often have great promos for service members. This by far is the greatest I have seen!
This registration is only open today, October 13th thru Friday October 15th. The site is running pretty slow so I would recommend trying it later this evening. It took my four tries to complete my registration but I would definitely try to get to it today!
Thanks Happy Housewife!
I went shopping at the commissary yesterday for the first time in a while and I noticed a few good deals:
Yoplait Smoothies are just $1.75 there. Use them with a $1/1 coupon found here to get them for $.75/ bag.
Pillsbury Sweet Moments are under $2 per bag. Pair them with this $1.50/1 Coupon for a Sweet Deal (Ha, ha. Get it?).
Their General Mills Cereal is a good price right now. Many of them are around $1.75 each which means that you should be able to get them for $1.25/ box. Its been a while since they had good deals on cereal. Hone Nut Clusters were about $1.80 and there is a $.75/1 hanging coupon for those to. You can also print of more coupons for GM cereals here.
The 5 packs of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese were about $3.50 (sorry I don’t remember exact prices) with the free Capri Sun box peelie on them.
Several Healthy Choice Steamer Meals were priced between $1.25-$2.25. Use this $1/1 Coupon to get them really cheap!
Smart Ones Meals are also Priced between $1.50-$2.25 each. Use the $1/5 coupon to get them for a great price as well.
Have you found any other great deals at the commissary? Please share them with us! Remember, the case lot sale for the Anchorage area commissary starts today and you can use coupons with the items you buy!!!
It has been a great few months for us BX shoppers! Not only have they started taking internet printable coupons but they also now have a Facebook page which offers printable store coupons. Here are a few that are on there right now:
$1/1 Philips CFL lightbulbs
25% off Select Car Seats
25% off Safety First Items
So “Like” them and while you are at it, “like” us as well. Its a great way to find out about quick deals.
From September 1- October 31 JCPenney has a special offer for families of deployed Service Members called Portraits of Love. You can get a photo session with:
- No Sitting Fees
- 1 Portrait Sheet free (additional traditional sheets are $3.99 each)
- 1 Additional Portrait Sheet Sent to the Service Member’s APO
You must show valid military ID to qualify. You can go here for more details. You can also go here to find a location near you.