‘TIS THE SEASON: Commissaries announce holiday shopping schedule, encourage patrons to take advantage of earned savings
FORT GREGG-ADAMS, Va. – During the holidays, military commissaries will be open to serve eligible patrons except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) announced.
“As our patrons shop for their holiday meals, we want to remind them that their commissary benefit is there for them, offering at least 25 percent savings on their grocery needs, and that includes the items for their festive meals or their game-time snacks, prepared deli and produce platters, baked goods, candy and more,” said Robert J. Bunch, executive director of DeCA’s Store Operations Group.
“We encourage our military community members to check their stores’ schedules, plan their shopping trips on the installation for both commissaries and exchanges, and use their shopping benefit to save money over the holidays,” he added.
Commissaries will be open on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, however, operating schedules may vary. All commissaries will be closed on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). Patrons are reminded to check the “Store Information & Holiday Hours” box on their store’s webpage for specific operating schedules.
As they prepare to shop, commissary patrons are reminded they can “Settle into the Season” with holiday-related ideas to celebrate this festive time of year while saving money in the process. For example, they can download DeCA’s Interactive Holiday Guide or visit https://shop.commissaries.com/settle-into-the-season to view additional holiday item specials.
About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit, saving authorized patrons thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to similar products at commercial retailers. The discounted prices include a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.