Five Shoppers Split $25,000 in MILITARY STAR Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes

Army spouse Jean Summers won $5,000 in the MILITARY STAR card’s $25,000 Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes. From left are Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Bryan Logan, Army sweepstakes winner Jean Summers and Fort Stewart Exchange General Manager Hollie Heft Morales.

 DALLAS – The MILITARY STAR® card has spread cheer to five military shoppers this holiday season with $25,000 in cash prizes.

One winner each from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard received $5,000 to help with last-minute holiday gifts, travel and other purchases as part of the MILITARY STAR card’s Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes.

Army Veteran Jean Summers, whose husband is also an Army retiree, was the Army winner and received her prize in a special presentation at the Fort Stewart Exchange, Dec. 19.

“We love the MILITARY STAR card,” said Summers, who plans to use the prize money for a Tokyo trip in 2020. “We use it on base and it gives us points and rewards. This was like a double reward. We already get points, and now I get a big check—that’s amazing. I want to thank the Exchange for making this happen.”

Service members and families who shopped any military exchange and commissary with their MILITARY STAR card during the sweepstakes period were automatically entered into the drawing.

Other winners are:

  • Air Force Maj. Matthew Daniels, who shopped at Dyess Air Force Base
  • Navy Seaman Recruit Samuel Alexander, who shopped at Los Angeles Air Force Base
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Kevin Dayao, who shopped at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
  • Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Harold Deibler who shopped at Langley Air Force Base

“It’s an honor to give these gifts to military families to help manage the high cost of the holidays and travel plans during this time of the year,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s senior enlisted advisor. “We hope the cash prizes help make the holidays stress-free for these winners.”

The MILITARY STAR card is administered by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.

The MILITARY STAR card is an exclusive line of credit for service members and their families to use at exchanges and commissaries—no matter where they serve. To learn more about the MILITARY STAR card, visit

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