Where Heroes Win! Exchange Shoppers Score More Than $1.1 Million in Prizes in 2020

Subway winner Wiesbaden

Emily Jennings won a $10,000 shopping spree in the Exchange/Subway Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip Sweepstakes.

 DALLAS – The military community knows the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is the place to save—and win. Service members, Veterans, retirees and military family members won more than $1.1 million in military-exclusive prizes through Exchange sweepstakes in 2020.

“This blew us away,” said Emily Jennings, a civilian public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden who won a $10,000 shopping spree in the Exchange/Subway Sip. Rip. Ultimate Trip sweepstakes. “I am really grateful to the Exchange and Subway. They’ve been awesome supporting the community during this pandemic.”

In the Subway sweepstakes alone, authorized Exchange shoppers won nearly $700,000 during the Department of Defense retailer’s 125th anniversary. Other giveaways included the MILITARY STAR® card’s annual Your Holiday Bill Is on Us sweepstakes, the You Made the Grade program celebrating military kids’ academic excellence and the popular Free Friday weekly promotion on Facebook.com/shopmyexchange.

2019 Holiday Bill Winner Luke AFB

Retired Sr. Master Sgt. Douglas Mills was a grand-prize winner in the MILITARY STAR Your Holiday Bill Is on Us sweepstakes.

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Douglas Mills, a grand-prize winner in the MILITARY STAR sweepstakes, won a $2,500 statement credit last year in a presentation at the Luke Air Force BX.

“We could shop somewhere else, but we know all that the Exchange does for families, the community and Warfighters downrange,” said Mills, who served in the Air Force for 28 years. “I deployed numerous, numerous times. The Exchange was always there with us.”

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of many in-store events, Exchange sweepstakes were an opportunity to reward military shoppers.

“The PX/BX is the heart of the military community,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “It’s a privilege to bring joy to our Nation’s heroes—Airmen, Soldiers, Guardians, retirees, Veterans and military families.”

The Exchange hosts sweepstakes year-round, open to authorized Exchange shoppers 18 years and older, including honorably discharged Veterans who have confirmed their eligibility to shop online. To enter, shoppers can visit ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes. To participate in the Free Friday drawings, shoppers can follow the Exchange on Facebook at Facebook.com/shopmyexchange.

Facebook-friendly version: @shopmyexchange is the place to save—and win! Military shoppers won more than $1.1 million in prizes through Exchange sweepstakes in 2020. Read more about how you can win in 2021: https://wp.me/p9Q7PG-1Fe.

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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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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Marisa Conner at 214-312-5111 or [email protected]

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