Exchange Helps Service Members Foot the Bill This PCS Season

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is taking some of the stress of moving to a new duty station off service members’ shoulders this PCS season.

Through Aug. 9, service members can present their orders to any Army & Air Force Exchange Service customer service desk and receive an Operation PCS Benefit Card. The card entitles service members to 5 percent off qualifying purchases of $100 or more when they use their MILITARY STAR card in Exchange stores or at www.shopmyexchange.com. Benefit cards are valid for 90 days from issuance date.

“PCS’ing is no picnic, and the associated costs are known to cause sticker shock,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “Shopping with the Exchange’s Operation PCS Benefit Card will help military families ease some of the financial burdens of moving to a new duty station.”

To apply for a MILITARY STAR card, authorized shoppers can visit www.MyECP.com. The card’s benefits include:

  • Competitive 10.99 percent interest rate—the lowest flat rate among store cards
  • No annual, late or over-limit fees
  • 10 percent off first-day purchases
  • 10 percent off Exchange food court purchases
  • 5 cents per gallon savings at Exchange gas stations
  • Free standard shipping at shopmyexchange.com

With every purchase, MILITARY STAR cardholders earn points as part of a rewards program. Cardholders earn 2 points for every $1 spent wherever the MILITARY STAR card is accepted. For every 2,000 points earned, shoppers automatically receive a $20 rewards card.

Soldiers and Airmen may use the Operation PCS Benefit Card on as many qualifying transactions as they wish. The card does not apply to purchases of fuel, gift cards and uniforms or purchases at restaurants, concessions, the Exchange Online Mall and other services’ exchanges.

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Through Aug. 9, service members can present their orders to any Army & Air Force Exchange Service customer service desk and receive an Operation PCS Benefit Card! The card entitles service members to 5 percent off qualifying purchases of $100 or more when they use their MILITARY STAR card in Exchange stores or at www.shopmyexchange.com. Benefit cards are valid for 90 days from issuance date. To apply for a MILITARY STAR card, authorized shoppers can visit www.MyECP.com. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rWxbJW.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff.  To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.aafes.com/about-exchange/public-affairs/press-releases.htm or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Conner Hammett, 214-312-2714 or hammettc@aafes.com.

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