Army & Air Force Exchange Service Awards $10,000 Shopping Sprees to Airman, Retiree at JBLM

62nd Aerial Port Squadron Safety and Security Manager John Draper and Air Force Capt. Cameron Lindsey, both of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, each won a $10,000 Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping spree in the Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip sweepstakes. Draper and Lindsey went on their shopping sprees Sept. 4 at the McChord Exchange.

62nd Aerial Port Squadron Safety and Security Manager John Draper and Air Force Capt. Cameron Lindsey, both of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, each won a $10,000 Army & Air Force Exchange Service shopping spree in the Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip sweepstakes. Draper and Lindsey went on their shopping sprees Sept. 4 at the McChord Exchange.

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD – Two sweepstakes winners at Joint Base Lewis-McChord went on the shopping spree of a lifetime with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service after peeling winning game pieces from their Subway drink cups.

Air Force Capt. Cameron Lindsey and 62nd Aerial Port Squadron Safety and Security Manager John Draper each won a $10,000 Exchange shopping spree in the Subway Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip sweepstakes. Both winners went on their shopping sprees Sept. 4 at the McChord Exchange.

Lindsey, a C-17 pilot, peeled his winning game piece while on temporary duty travel to Ramstein Air Force Base, where he flew COVID-19 patients from Afghanistan and Iraq to the hospital in Germany. It was the first game piece he’d pulled during the sweepstakes.

“I knew the sweepstakes was going on because I saw the sign out front; that’s why I bought a large drink,” Lindsey said. “I thought I’d try for a free footlong or something like that, but I ended up getting a lot more.”

Draper, an Air Force retiree, peeled his winning piece while grabbing a quick bite at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Express Subway, having forgotten his lunch that day.

“At first, I just thought the piece was just an entry into a drawing,” Draper said. “I went to the website and put in the code on the game piece, and it popped up that I was the winner. I would’ve been happy with a free sub; I couldn’t believe I’d actually won $10,000.”

Draper’s haul included a refrigerator, a washer and dryer set, a computer and some Christmas gifts for friends and family. Lindsey, meanwhile, picked up a mattress, dryer, laptop, TV and more.

“This is the shopping spree of a lifetime, and our winners’ service to this Nation truly makes them deserving of this prize,” said JBLM Exchange General Manager Michael Einer. “That’s why the Exchange offers sweepstakes like thisto show those who work so hard to defend our country that their efforts are appreciated.”

Part of the Exchange’s 125th anniversary celebration, the Subway Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip sweepstakes gives Warfighters and their families the chance to win prizes such dream vacations, shopping sprees, gift cards and more with peel-and-win game pieces attached to beverage cups at participating Exchange Subway locations.

Facebook-friendly version: Air Force Capt. Cameron Lindsey and 62nd Aerial Port Squadron Safety and Security Manager John Draper didn’t know what to expect when they peeled the Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip game pieces from their Army & Air Force Exchange Service Subway cups. But they certainly didn’t expect to win $10,000 shopping sprees. Read more: https://wp.me/p9Q7PG-1tr.

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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 61st-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.2 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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