Exchange Shopping Guide Offers Cool Deals for Hot Days

RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2013

DALLAS – Servicemembers can add some sizzle to the summer with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s free summer shopping guide featuring the hottest trends in fashion and furnishings with irresistible value.

This season’s 36-page guide, arriving at Exchange stores May 15, offers a variety of brand name merchandise ranging from Michael Kors® watches and Samsung® electronics to KitchenAid® appliances and Tempur-Pedic® mattresses.

“Shoppers can dive into summer fun with the swimwear selection or gear-up for outdoor camping adventures while enjoying tax-free savings,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “Not to mention, the Exchange provides free standard shipping with use of a MILITARY STAR® card or on orders of $49 and above.”

Prices in this all-services guide are valid through June 30, 2013, for all authorized Exchange customers. 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 privileges.

Orders can be placed by mail, fax or phone. Toll-free orders can be placed from the United States, Puerto Rico or Guam at 800-527-2345. The Exchange customer service center is open around the clock, seven days a week. Complimentary international access calling is also available from several countries. Those numbers are:

    Germany                 0800-82-16500

    Japan/Okinawa        00531-11-4132

    Korea                      00308-13-0664

    Italy                         8008-71227

    Belgium                   0800-7-2432

    The Netherlands      0800-022-1889

    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.

Authorized customers can also shop the 2013 Summer Shopping Guide online at

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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


Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Amy Hall, 214-312-2132 or [email protected].