Archive for November, 2013

Help out Santa Claus with Fee-Free Exchange Layaway

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Conner Hammett
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-082
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 27, 2013

DALLAS – Holiday shoppers can keep their loved ones’ gifts out of sight and under wraps until the time is right thanks to the return of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s fee-free layaway plan.

Through Dec. 24, the Exchange will waive the $3 processing fee for all layaway purchases. Improving on the Exchange’s year-round layaway program, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 16, shoppers can put computers, laptops, notebooks and tablets on layaway (Nov. 29-30 excluded).

“With the Exchange’s holiday layaway plan, shoppers can ensure the most popular gifts are ready and waiting when it’s time to take them home,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “Nothing says ‘happy holidays’ like no fees and a customized payment plan, thus allowing shoppers to better manage their budgets.”

A deposit of only 15 percent is required when starting the layaway process. Shoppers can visit customer service for complete program details and eligibility information.

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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.

Bring in the Howlidays with the Exchange Patriot Pet Online Holiday Photo Contest

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: SSG Mark Matthews
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-081
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 21, 2013

DALLAS – A picture may be worth a thousand words, but November 22 through December 12 a picture of your pet dressed in its finest holiday attire could be worth up to $1,000 during the 2013 Exchange Patriot Pet Online Holiday Photo Contest.

To enter, visit the Exchange at www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX  and fill out the entry form or send a digital holiday-themed photograph of your pet plus a description (name, breed or type of pet) of your pet in 50 words or less to PatriotFamily@aafes.com. Entrants must include their name, email and home address, name of the nearest Exchange, daytime phone number, rank or occupation of sponsor.

One grand-prize winner will receive a $1000 Exchange gift card, two runners-up will each receive a $500 Exchange gift card and six winners will take home a $125 Exchange gift card.

“Pets play a huge role in the lives of families,” said Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Pearson. “This contest is a great way for families to share their furry and sometimes scaly friends with the world and maybe win a little extra holiday shopping money as well.”

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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 SSG Mark Matthews, 214-312-4273 or matthewsmb@aafes.com.

 

Spread Holiday Cheer with the Exchange 2013 Holiday Catalog

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Conner Hammett
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-080
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 20, 2013

DALLAS – Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and their families can make their lists and check them twice without ever having to leave home this holiday season thanks to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service 2013 Holiday catalog.

The 36-page guide, available in Exchange stores and at www.shopmyexchange.com, is packed cover-to-cover with the hottest gift ideas and holiday home décor.

Shoppers can find something special for the fashion-forward among the latest accessories from name brands such as Fossil, Michael Kors and Coach. They can also plug their favorite tech-head into the latest from Apple, Sharp or Bose or whip up something for the culinary-inclined with kitchen appliances from Cuisinart and Keurig.

“With tax-free shopping and our best holiday gift selection yet, there’s plenty for Exchange shoppers to be jolly about this season,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “Whether it’s a fragrance for mom, a camera for dad or the perfect accessory for that special someone, the Exchange has you covered.”

No shipping fees apply for orders totaling $49 or more made with a Military Star TM Card. Shoppers can pick up the Exchange 2013 Holiday catalog at their local Exchange or visit http://aafes.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vafc13/i6/p1.

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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 hammettc@aafes.com.

AT&T’s U-Verse Service Goes on Sale at the Exchange

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-079
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 13, 2013

DALLAS – Exchange shoppers in the continental United States can now subscribe to AT&T’s U-verse Internet, TV and Voice services directly through the Exchange and get a free $100 Gift Card with a bundle subscription. 

To get the Exchange special offer, shoppers must subscribe by going to www.shopmyexchange.com/u-verse.  This website provides extensive information about the services and features available, as well as a means to check U-verse availability in their area Because of the way the service is provided, U-verse can only be provided to off-installation subscribers in locations where AT&T currently has service.

Currently available in 22 states, U-verse offers the ability to watch TV shows using a computer, smartphone or tablet. It also provides access to HD channels, competitive Internet speeds and flexible bundles of services.  Internet packages provide access to more than 32,000 hot spots so servicemembers and their families stay connected at home or on the go. 

Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. For more information on AT&T U-verse, or to find out its availability, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/u-verse.

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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 Offering a Harvest of Savings Before, During and After Black Friday

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-078
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 12, 2013

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can spare the turkey as the Exchange carves up prices Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

The bountiful savings begin at www.shopmyexchange.com on Thanksgiving Day with Dooney and Bourke crossbody handbags for $99 and a 14K 1 ct. TDW diamond ring marked down $1,051 to $799.

In-store, shoppers will find even more reasons to be thankful on Black Friday with $500 off select 60” and 70” Samsung 1080p TVs, Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles marked down $110 and ten percent off all Beats products.

Saturday has tasty deals for the whole family including $1,000 off a Sony 70” 1080p TV, Sony Blu-ray home theater systems for $199, $29.99 Armitron stainless steel sports watches, and 20 percent off all cribs and crib mattresses.

Sunday’s specials include a Sony 55” 1080p Smart TV for $1,299, 20 percent off all kids’ activity gyms, saucers and licensed toddlers’ furniture and 30 percent savings on Cover Girl cosmetics.

Finally, Cyber Monday offers an array of online-only deals such as select Michael Kors totes at 25 percent off, Keurig Elite K45 brewer for $89.99 and 25 percent off select men’s and women’s Calvin Klein gift sets.

“With deals such as these, we don’t expect there to be too many leftovers,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “In addition to the great savings at our brick and mortar locations, the online specials will be updated and changed daily as well. Any way you slice it, Exchanges will have everything military families need, at the right price.”

All of the weekend’s deals, including those for Europe and Pacific locations, can be seen starting Nov. 14 at www.shopmyexchange.com by clicking “Exchange Stores” and then “Sales Flyers.” Continuous price updates will be incorporated into the online version of the flyers to ensure pricing remains competitive throughout the five-day event.

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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.

Ring in the Holidays with the toys kids want at Exchange savings

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Neidinger
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-077
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 7, 2013

DALLAS – Ring in holiday cheer by shopping for the season’s hottest toys at cool Army & Air Force Exchange Service savings with this year’s in-store and online toy selections.

The “Special Delivery: Exchange Toys” shopping guide is available for pick up at nearby Exchanges featuring assorted coupons to stretch holiday giving, reducing costs $10-$15 off already low Exchange prices.

Santa’s helpers can shop in-store or online. Layaway helps keep surprises away from prying eyes, available until Christmas Eve, while shopping the Exchange online delivers the savings with free shipping on most items.

This year’s “Special Delivery: Exchange Toys” guide features the season’s most popular gifts, such as Leapfrog’s LeapPad2, EZ Bake Ultimate Ovens, Lalaloopsy toys, Transformers action figures, Monsters University toys and much more.

“This fall’s Toybook has the toys in demand,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Tom Ockenfels. “From Big Hugs Elmo to Sonic Speeders or Twister Dance, using coupons plus sales tax savings at the Exchange helps ensure all the children on your shopping list get just what they want.”

Toybook items can be ordered online at shopmyexchange.com or shoppers may visit their local Exchange to enjoy selection, value and savings. Online purchases made with the Military Star Card get free shipping on orders of $49 or more. In-store shoppers can use the fee-free holiday layaway now through December 24th, keeping gifts safely out of sight until the coast is clear for special delivery. Stop by Exchange customer service to learn more.

And don’t forget, the lowest price is what you pay with the Exchange’s holiday extended price guarantee. Now through December 24th, if you find the identical item at a local competitor for less, bring in your receipt and a competitor’s ad to customer service and the Exchange will give you a gift card for the difference.  For all your holiday needs, check out the Exchange selections, in-store and online, today!

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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 Lisa Neidinger, 214-312-4168 or neidingerlj@aafes.com.

Exchange to Celebrate Troops with Military Appreciation Day at Popeyes

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-076
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 6, 2013

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Popeyes restaurants will thank veterans and active duty troops on Wednesday, Nov. 13 by offering eight pieces of BONAFIDE® Chicken or Handcrafted Tenders for only $5.99.

Seventy-five Exchange-operated Popeyes restaurants in 11 countries will participate in this one-day-only Military Appreciation event which is open to all authorized Exchange shoppers.

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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 “Price Is Right” For Serving Those Who Served

Friday, November 1st, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Ward
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-075
RELEASE DATE: Nov. 1, 2013

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has once again partnered with THE PRICE IS RIGHT, Daytime Television’s #1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history, for its annual Veteran’s Day “Salute to the Military” episode, Monday, Nov. 11 (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The episode will feature an audience full of veterans, each hoping to get the chance to “come on down.”

“Any day we honor those who have served our country and those who continue to serve it on a national stage is a good day,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “This is a great event we look forward to each and every year.”

This marks the sixth consecutive year the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and CBS have partnered to honor those who served while raising awareness that any American has the ability to support Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen with buying a gift card from www.shopmyexchange.com.

“Exchange gift cards are a fantastic way to support troops overseas,” said Chief Master Sgt. Pearson. “The Exchange stores are already there for them. Buying and sending a gift card allows them the chance to take a break from where they are and do a little shopping for themselves at their local Exchange.”

Gift cards offer a unique take on the idea of sending service members care packages. The Exchange operates 39 Exchanges in Afghanistan, and sending a gift card instead of a care package allows troops to choose the name brands and products they want, while saving the sender unnecessary and costly postage fees.  

In appreciation of his enduring support of the military and his own previous military service, the Exchange presented Drew Carey, host of THE PRICE IS RIGHT, with a rare, limited edition replica of the Exchange’s Truck Driver of the Year truck and trailer.  The Exchange also gave each of the more than 300 members of the studio audience a $100 Exchange gift card.    

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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.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT is hosted by Drew Carey.  Produced by FremantleMedia North America, THE PRICE IS RIGHT is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mike Richards and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers.

CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1-rated daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, daytime talk show THE TALK as well as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.

This past summer, CBS led all networks with a combined 21 wins at “The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.”  THE PRICE IS RIGHT won its sixth Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show.

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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.