Tuesday, September 2, 2008

AAFES to Celebrate Military Retirees who “Still Serve” with Savings and Sweepstakes


DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is extending special retirement benefits to former Soldiers and Airmen who shop their exchange during the annual “Still Serving” weekend Sept. 5-7.

Invitations to this event, included a “Salute to Your Service” sales flyer, are already hitting the mailboxes of more than three million Army and Air Force retirees, active duty and National Guard and Reserve members worldwide. Inside, the exchanges’ most distinguished shoppers will find exclusive savings on a wide variety of categories, including $50 off any HP notebook over $799, up to $50 off a set of new tires and $2 off a 16-piece family meal at Popeyes Chicken.

“Every time retirees choose to shop at the exchange, they not only save money and don’t pay sales tax, but they also provide needed support for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs, facilities and non-appropriated fund construction projects,” said AAFES’ Chief Marketing Officer Mat Dromey “Without their support, it would not have been possible for AAFES to return more than $272.7 million to Armed Forces MWR programs and services last year.”

In addition to the savings at “brick and mortar” exchanges, authorized shoppers will also find details of the “Salute to Your Service” sweepstakes at http://www.afes.com/. A random drawing will be held to select the winners of a Tom Tom GO 720 GPS, Apple iPod MP3 player, Kodak digital camera, Sony digital picture frame and a Microsoft Zune MP3 player, among other prizes.

Authorized exchange customers can learn more about activities planned for the weekend of Sept. 5 at their specific exchange by calling their local store manager. Contact information for all AAFES BXs and PXs can be found online http://www.aafes.com/ by clicking on the “store locator” link.

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Lauren Vargas said...

(Disclosure...I am an AAFES employee.) This event is unprecedented and a true showing of our appreciation to patrons. For the first time, AAFES will extend the celebration of the Military Retiree to include all Service Men/Women, Retirees and Family Members. Please participate in the celebration. Don't forget it is Grandparent's Day on 7 September!

Dayngr said...

Excellent idea!