Service members and their families vowing to eat healthier in the coming year will not only find an abundance of fitness-friendly food but also reap a secondary resolution reward of being more budget conscious by shopping at their local commissary.
January is Family Fit Lifestyle Month, a promotional campaign that encourages families to get active and be more conscious of food choices that are better for the body.
“A healthy lifestyle requires a tough fitness plan combined with a healthy diet,” observed Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O’Neal, the Defense Commissary Agency’s senior enlisted advisor. “This is achievable in 2020, and your commissary makes it easy to find the right foods that are right for you. We have various services, including nutrition guides and thinking outside the box recipes.”
January sales promotions are already underway, and O’Neal expressed excitement about the expanded patronage privileges that took effect Jan. 1, welcoming disabled veterans, VHA-designated caregivers, Purple Heart recipients, and former prisoners of war.
Commissary patrons can save even more time and money by visiting the online customer portal MyCommissary.com. There, they can obtain a Commissary Rewards Card, download coupons and see the latest sales flyer.
When shopping in the store, patrons are reminded to check the ends of aisles for themed items with extra low pricing. Here are a few January promotions to consider for extra commissary savings:
Customers who purchase $30 of participating Procter and Gamble products will receive $5 off their next commissary visit (credit loaded to Commissary Rewards Card). A P&G brandSAVER booklet containing 43 coupons worth more than $85 will be available at stores. Also, P&G will deploy 68 digital coupons worth more than $171 in connection with the Commissary Rewards Card. This promotion ends Jan. 19.
Big Game, Big Savings
Kraft Heinz Company will be offering $3 or $5 coupon deals on participating brands throughout January. Products include Heinz Ketchup, Mustard and Pickles; A1 and Heinz 57 Steak Sauce; Kraft Singles; Taco Bell products; Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts/Hot Dogs/Bacon; Lunchable Lunch Combos; and much more. This promotion ends Feb. 2.
Game Day Super Soda Promotion
Stock up on soda for the big game. For a limited time, save up to 35 percent on all 12-packs. This promotion ends Feb. 2.
Big Game Sweepstakes
Nabisco and Coca-Cola have teamed up to bring commissary patrons the opportunity to win commissary and exchange gift cards ranging from $50 to $250. Look for the football-themed displays in the store. This promotion ends Jan. 31.
Warming Up America Sale
Look for the General Mills store displays featuring high-value coupons and giveaways. This promotion ends Feb. 2.
Family Fit Text-to-Win
One hundred commissary customers could each win a $25 gift card in the “My Military Savings.com Text-To-Win” promotion. Look for the posters and displays in participating commissaries for more details. This promotion ends Feb 2.
Return to School - Box Tops for Education
Commissary customers can now use the BTFE app or mobile site to scan their receipt, and the earnings will be instantly credited to the school of choice on their account. Look for in-store lunch box displays as well as the school bus displays for savings, coupons and products. This promotion ends Feb. 2.
Oats Across America Sweepstakes
Submit your favorite Quaker Oats recipe for a chance to win daily prizes. The recipes that best demonstrate nutritious and unique ways to use the product will be featured in their Oats Across America Cookbook. Details for submitting recipes will be on in-store Quaker Oats displays. This promotion begins ends Feb. 2.
Colgate Magnus Cards Program
Look for the in-store Colgate displays for more information on this promotion and how to enter to win an HDTV. This promotion ends Feb. 2.
Touch Down of Savings
Look for the in-store General Mills displays for coupons and game-day recipes featuring participating brands such as Chex Mix, Old El Paso, Totino’s and more. This promotion begins Jan. 20 and ends Feb. 2.
Commissary beef and pork savings
Fall Favorites Power Box offers 25 percent savings on select cuts of beef. With the Healthy Alternative Power Buy Box patrons can save 29 percent on 20 pounds of select cuts of lean beef and pork. With the Economy Power Buy Box, save 31 percent on 15 pounds of select cuts.