Archive for July, 2013

Exchange Shoppers Can Win Thousands in Laundry Money

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-045
RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2013

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Proctor and Gamble have teamed up to give five Exchange shoppers the opportunity to “clean up” to the tune of $1,500 in the “Free Tide for a Year” sweepstakes.

From July 26-Aug. 29, authorized shoppers can enter at Exchange stores worldwide for the opportunity to win one of five $1,500 Exchange gift cards.

“With summer upon us and the kids out of school, what parent couldn’t use a little extra spending money for laundry supplies or other necessities from the Exchange?” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “It’s as simple as visiting your local Exchange and filling out an entry form.”

Entrants must be 18 years of age or over and the winners will be announced on or about October 4.

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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. 

The Exchange Adds a Splash of Color to Fourth Annual “Cutest Kiddo” Contest

Friday, July 19th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Conner Hammett
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-044
RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2013

DALLAS – Youngsters competing to be the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Cutest Kiddo” will have the opportunity to flex some artistic muscle this year.

Through Aug. 9, Exchange patrons worldwide may post photographs of their children holding a completed coloring page to the Exchange Facebook page for the first-ever “‘Color Me’ Cutest Kiddo” contest.

Contestants may choose one of four coloring pages, all of which are available to print online at www.shopmyexchange.com/Community/PatriotFamily/. One of the pages is also available in the July 19 Exchange flyer.

The randomly chosen Grand Prize winner will be awarded a seven-night resort stay and an $800 gift card. An additional $5,000 in gift cards will be divided among first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners in each age category, who will be selected by an online poll, held Aug. 19-23, of the Top 10 artists as selected by a panel of judges.

Winners of the contest will be announced sometime after Aug. 30.

“Inviting children to exercise their creativity is a natural progression for the ‘Cutest Kiddo’ contest,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “We feel adding this element not only makes it more fun and interactive, but connects us more to the individual families in our worldwide community.”

An online entry application can also be found on the Facebook page. Rules and regulations for the “‘Color Me’ Cutest Kiddo” contest may 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 Conner Hammett, 214-312-2132 or hammetc@aafes.com. 

Exchange Celebrates 118 Years of Service With Deals at Burger King and Express

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Conner Hammett
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-043
RELEASE DATE: July 17, 2013

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service celebrates a past, present and future of savings and service on July 25, the organization’s 118th anniversary.

In recognition of this historic milestone, the Exchange is offering two fantastic dining deals for authorized patrons to enjoy.

First, Express locations worldwide will be offering any size fountain drink or Gold Peak tea free from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 25. In addition, Exchange Burger King locations will be serving Whoppers for only $1.18 with the purchase of a medium size or larger drink or fry on July 25 and 26.

“Offering these deals to our patrons is just another way to thank current and former servicemembers for everything they do for our country,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “As we have done for 118 years, we will continue to go where they go to support them and their families wherever they are called to serve.”

While the Exchange’s 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 has remained largely unchanged over the years, the past twelve months have brought considerable change to the Department of Defense’s largest and longest-running retailer.

The Exchange is making strides toward bringing more well-known national brands to its stores, introducing new concept shops, expanding concession operations to include more national name brand contracts and working toward re-launching www.shopmyexchange.com with increased product selection and greater ease of use.

The size and scope of the organization’s efforts have only expanded in its 118 years, with the modern Exchange offering customers a wide variety of products at more than 3,100 diverse facilities worldwide, including Express convenience stores and fueling stations, retail concession and vending services, telecommunications support, and traditional Exchange facilities. Exchange products can also be found online at www.shopmyexchange.com.

The establishment of exchanges on military installations was authorized by General Order number 46 on July 25, 1895, directing post commanders to establish an exchange at every post.

The Exchange has supported U.S. troops in 14 major contingencies, starting with the Spanish-American War and most recently including Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

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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 Conner Hammett, 214-312-2132 or hammetc@aafes.com.

Beat the Heat with Summer of Savings at Exchange Restaurants

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Conner Hammett
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-040
RELEASE DATE: July 11, 2013

DALLAS – As temperatures heat up this summer, the discounts inside direct operated Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are getting cooler for Military Star TM Card holders.

From July 5 to Sept. 21, every food or drink order made with a Military Star TM Card will be discounted by 20 percent – a full 79 days of savings.

“With all of the other great discounts and contests available to Exchange customers, this is truly shaping up to be a summer of savings,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “The Military StarTM Card already provides its members with many year-round discounts, so promotions like these are just another added perk and ‘thank you’ for shoppers’ service and sacrifice.”

Military StarTM Card users are also entitled to a year-round five-cent discount on Express fuel purchases. For information on the Military Star TM Card, visit www.shopmyexchange.com.

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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 Conner Hammett, 214-312-2132 or hammetc@aafes.com.