August and September Commissary Remote Sales

Commissary entrance.The Hurlburt Field Commissary is slated to be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from July 9 to Sept. 30 on Hurlburt Field, Fla. The closures are part of Defense Commissary Agency’s initiative to reduce operation costs due to sequestration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Callaway)

Are you an eligible commissary shopper, but don’t live anywhere near a commissary store?  Keep your eyes out for what the commissary calls Guard and Reserve sales, but I call Remote Sales because they are open to all eligible commissary patrons, including active duty, retirees, National Guard and reserves, plus all their dependents.  These sales bring commissary products and prices to locations where there isn’t a physical store.  Here are the locations where there will be sales in August and September:

August

August 21-22:  HQ 1015 Maintenance Co, 5015 N 34th St, Bldg 900, Forest Park, GA 30297-5122

September

September 1-3:  SFC Pele Army Reserve Center, 2508 Airport Road, PagoPago, American Samoa 96799

September 12:  119 Fighter Wing, Fargo Air Guard Reserve Center, 3920 31st St N, Fargo, ND 58102

September 11-12:  308th Medical Logistics Co, 3323 Deseret Drive, St George, UT 84790

September 24-26:  Guard and Reserve, Chappel Armory, Bldg 3000, Camp Joseph T. Robinson, North Little Rock, AR 72199-9600

September 25-26:  HQ 1015 Maintenance Co, 5015 N 34th St, Bldg 900, Forest Park, GA 30297-5122

The linked part of each listing above take you to the contact information for the sponsoring store.  Please call them for more details including verifying the dates, finding out the times, and location within the base or post.  Also, verify the details again before leaving your house, especially if you are travelling a distance.  Occasionally, sales details are changed or sales are cancelled when circumstances change.  It would be awful to travel and then discover that the sale has been cancelled or postponed.  (Especially in the winter, when weather can impact the movement of the goods to the sales site.)

The Guard and Reserve Sales schedule is always available at the Commissaries.com website, and updated information is put up as sales dates and details are confirmed.

These sales are a great way to utilize your commissary privileges without having to make a long drive to a commissary store.  Be sure to share this information with your retiree, National Guard, reservist, and remotely-located active duty friends.

Have you ever attended one of these Guard and Reserve sales?  Did you find that the products and prices were good for your family?

 

 

 

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Ronald Powell

    Why are veterans not included in this remote sales? And why do we not have any sales on the west coast IE Oregon, Washington?

    • Kate

      Veterans are not included in these sales because they are not eligible commissary patrons.

      Sales are regularly held on the West Coast of the US, there just don’t happen to be any during August or September. As you can see, it isn’t a huge program. These programs incur costs to the Defense Commissary Agency and they can’t hold them everywhere, all the time. The locations are spread out across the country over the course of the year. Most areas will see a remote sale once every few years.

    • Stu

      Disabled veterans receiving C&P at the 100% rate, and those deemed Permanent and Totally Disabled “P&T” have commissary privileges and can participate in those sales.

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