Exchange Kicks Off 2016 Because of You Program With $10,000 Gift Card Giveaway


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DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is celebrating the Month of the Military Child in April by kicking off its first Because of You sweepstakes for 2016, giving authorized shoppers a chance at $10,000 in gift cards.

With the worldwide $10K Shopping Spree Giveaway, one grand-prize winner will take home a $5,000 Exchange gift card. Five runners-up will each win $1,000 gift cards. The Exchange is teaming up with Oberto to offer the prizes.

The sweepstakes is part of the Exchange’s Because of You program, which has expanded in 2016 to celebrate military families as well as honor active-duty troops, allowing the Exchange to express gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

“April, being the Month of the Military Child, is the perfect time to unveil the Exchange’s yearlong campaign to celebrate military families,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “Military families—especially children—face unique challenges. It’s a privilege to recognize the dedication of these families along with the sacrifices of active-duty service members.”

Authorized shoppers 18 and older can enter the $10K Shopping Spree Giveaway online from April 1-30 at Winners will be chosen at random and notified no later than May. 19. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

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