FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 9, 2012)-Candy for Valentine's Day scratches only the surface of the variety of items available at significant savings in February for commissary customers, according to the Defense Commissary Agency's director of sales.

"Your commissary offers a bounty of sweet delights at great savings," said Chris Burns. "Commissaries also carry health and beauty products, which shouldn't be overlooked by the men and women who want to look and feel their best for their Valentine's date."

Throughout February, DeCA's industry partners - vendors, suppliers and brokers - will host many in-store promotions and provide extra savings focused around Valentine's Day. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for the following super sales events:

Valentine's candy and special bakery items. Customers will find lots of candy displays throughout the store. Also, Valentine's heart designs adorn sweet treats in the bakery, as well as a variety of special-order cakes and cookies.

Heart Healthy Month. During February, Quaker Oats will promote its "Build a Heart Healthy Pantry" sales event, where shoppers can earn a heart rate/pedometer to encourage them to fight heart disease by staying active.

Soup sale. Customers will see displays of Progresso's stand-up soup cans in the stores promoting greatly reduced pricing. ConAgra will also offer discounts on its Healthy Choice soups. These promotions, celebrating National Canned Food Month, also include recipe books with $10 in coupons on various canned products.

New-product sampling. Kraft Foods will set up food demonstrations and allow customers to sample a number of great new items including snacks, cheeses, Oscar Mayer products and beverages. Meal solution recipe cards and "Try Me" coupons also will be available.

Year of the Dragon. La Choy Chinese food products and CTC Foods Co. will offer savings on its Oriental food items along with recipes for preparing Chinese food dinners at home.

"There is always something new for our customers at their commissary," Burns said. "We do our best to offer our military shoppers the very best savings and product offerings worldwide which is why we say, ‘Your commissary, it's worth the trip!' "