Archive for July, 2012

Exchange Shoppers ‘Fall’ Into Savings with the Autumn 2012 Shopping Guide

Friday, July 27th, 2012

MEDIA CONTACT: Sydney Bierman
MEDIA ADVISORY: 12-044
RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2012

DALLAS – Money is tight these days, so Exchange buyers and vendors have bundled up great product selection and pricing to better serve shoppers’ home and family needs with a new quarterly Online Shopping Guide for Autumn 2012.

Available online at shopmyexchange.com and in-store at brick and mortar Exchanges, top brands and great prices abound within the Autumn 2012 Online Shopping Guide’s 200 pages.

After checking out a vast selection of home furnishings, appliances, apparel and more, shoppers can enter for a chance to win one of three shopping sprees in the ‘Autumn 2012 Sweepstakes.’

“Entries to the sweepstakes can be submitted once every 24 hours at shopmyexchange.com from through October 2nd,” said the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “The grand prize winner will take home a $500 Exchange shopping spree with two runners up each receiving a $200 spree.”

Authorized shoppers can log on and enjoy free shipping offers, daily and weekly specials, plus no sales tax. Thrifty troops, and their families, can find even more savings throughout the year by joining the Exchange Online Savings Club at www.shopmyexchange.com/SavingsClub to stay informed about online savings events, exclusive coupons, and automatically be entered for a chance to win great prizes.

Prices in the all-services Autumn 2012 catalog are valid through October 16, 2012. Active-duty military members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as military retirees, reservists, National Guardsmen, Department of Defense civilians stationed overseas, Exchange employees, and their family members are all authorized Exchange shoppers.

Shoppers may order by mail, fax or phone at any time with the Exchange Catalog center. Toll-free orders from the United States, Puerto Rico or Guam are at 800-527-2345. Call toll free within these countries:

Germany                 0800-82-16500

Japan/Okinawa       00531-11-4132

Korea                      00308-13-0664

Italy                        8008-71227

Belgium                  0800-7-2432

The Netherlands     0800-022-7129

United Kingdom     0800-96-8101

Spain                       900-971-391

Turkey*                   00800-18-488-6312

* Calls cannot be placed from phones on base. Use off-base commercial lines.

‘Fall’ for lower prices and fresh fashions at the Exchange Online Store at shopmyexchange.com or go to your Exchange to pick up a free copy of the Autumn 2012 Online Shopping Guide.

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Military exchanges have the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with articles of merchandise and services and of generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs.

To find out more about the military exchanges’ history and missions or to view recent press releases please visit shopmyexchange.com.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Sydney Bierman, 214-312-2132 or biermansg@aafes.com.

Colorful Contest Offers Opportunity To Win

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 12-043
RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2012

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Crayola are inviting military children to show their colorful side for a chance at a $250 shopping spree in the “Crayola Coloring Contest.”

Authorized shoppers 16-years-old and younger can go to www.shopmyexchange.com/Community/patriotfamily to download and print the official contest illustration.

“We know there are some budding young artists out there and we can’t wait to see their entries,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “If the contests we’ve had for children in the past are any indicator, there is no doubt the competition will be tough in this one.”  

The “Crayola Coloring Contest” runs from July 27-Aug. 25. Entries will be judged on creativity and skill level. One winner in each age group (under 4, 5-8, 9-12 and 12-16) will receive a $250 Crayola shopping spree. Complete rules can be found at www.shopmyexchange.com/Community/patriotfamily.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.  The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-2714 or wardchr@aafes.com.

Exchange Celebrates 117 Years with Host of Savings

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 12-041
RELEASE DATE: July 18, 2012

DALLAS – In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an Exchange at every post. Since then, Exchange associates have faithfully served alongside servicemembers wherever they are called to serve. Today, whether at Bagram or Barksdale, troops and their families know the Exchange is there.

On July 25th, Exchanges all over the world will mark the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 117th birthday with a host of savings and specials.

Shoppers using their Military Star® Card to fill up at the Express from July 25-27 will see a discount of 17-cents per gallon. The Military Star® Card will also pay dividends at the food court on July 25th as diners can take 20 percent off their entire order. Also on the 25th, Express patrons can enjoy free 20- and 30- ounce fountain drinks and 20-ounce Fresh Java until 1:17 p.m.

The birthday savings even extend online where www.shopmyexchange.com will offer a one-day sale on hundreds of products including a 40” Sharp AQUOS 1080 LCD TV for $717, up to 25 percent off name-brand watches and 66 percent off select fine jewelry.

“To say that this benefit has been around for 117 years is a testament to the loyalty of generations of military shoppers,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “July 25th is our annual opportunity to celebrate and thank them for their service and for making the Exchange their first choice.” 

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.  The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-2714 or wardchr@aafes.com.

Unilever offers shoppers a chance to ‘think clean’ this summer

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

MEDIA CONTACT: Sydney Bierman
MEDIA ADVISORY: 12-034
RELEASE DATE: July 2, 2012

Unilever offers shoppers a chance to ‘think clean’ this summer

DALLAS – At the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, shoppers will find thinking “Unilever clean” really pays off with its latest sweepstakes.

This summer, Unilever helps Exchange shoppers soak in the winnings with the “Salute to Clean Sweepstakes.”

Fifteen winners will each receive a $1,000 gift card. All eligible shoppers, including National Guard, Reserve, retirees, active duty personnel, and their authorized family members can fill out entry forms at their local Exchange for their chance to win.

“Exchange shoppers can really clean up this summer,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “Only 15 lucky shoppers will receive $1,000 gift cards, so head on over to your local Exchange main store for your chance to win.”

Think clean and enter soon; the $15,000 Unilever gift card giveaway entries end July 19th.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.  The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

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 Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Sydney Bierman, 214-312-2132 or biermansg@aafes.com.