Exchange Shoppers ‘Fall’ Into Savings with the Autumn 2012 Shopping Guide

MEDIA CONTACT: Sydney Bierman
RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2012

DALLAS – Money is tight these days, so Exchange buyers and vendors have bundled up great product selection and pricing to better serve shoppers’ home and family needs with a new quarterly Online Shopping Guide for Autumn 2012.

Available online at and in-store at brick and mortar Exchanges, top brands and great prices abound within the Autumn 2012 Online Shopping Guide’s 200 pages.

After checking out a vast selection of home furnishings, appliances, apparel and more, shoppers can enter for a chance to win one of three shopping sprees in the ‘Autumn 2012 Sweepstakes.’

“Entries to the sweepstakes can be submitted once every 24 hours at from through October 2nd,” said the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “The grand prize winner will take home a $500 Exchange shopping spree with two runners up each receiving a $200 spree.”

Authorized shoppers can log on and enjoy free shipping offers, daily and weekly specials, plus no sales tax. Thrifty troops, and their families, can find even more savings throughout the year by joining the Exchange Online Savings Club at to stay informed about online savings events, exclusive coupons, and automatically be entered for a chance to win great prizes.

Prices in the all-services Autumn 2012 catalog are valid through October 16, 2012. 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 shoppers.

Shoppers may order by mail, fax or phone at any time with the Exchange Catalog center. Toll-free orders from the United States, Puerto Rico or Guam are at 800-527-2345. Call toll free within these countries:

Germany                 0800-82-16500

Japan/Okinawa       00531-11-4132

Korea                      00308-13-0664

Italy                        8008-71227

Belgium                  0800-7-2432

The Netherlands     0800-022-7129

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.

‘Fall’ for lower prices and fresh fashions at the Exchange Online Store at or go to your Exchange to pick up a free copy of the Autumn 2012 Online Shopping Guide.

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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.

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Media Notes:

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