Food

Commissary Remote Location Sales

August Commissary Remote Location Sales

Throughout the year, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) holds special sales at locations where there isn’t a commissary store.  DeCA calls them Guard and Reserve…



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May Commissary Remote Location Sales

Summer is coming, and the commissary has several programs that are busier during the summer.  One of these programs is their Guard and Reserve Sales,…



2016 Basic Allowance for Subsistence

2016 Basic Allowance For Subsistence

In the crazy of The Paycheck Chronicles not working right (for which I apologize – I think things are fixed now), I failed to get…


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November Commissary Off-Site Sales

As the weather turns colder and the travelling conditions get less predictable, there are fewer and fewer Commissary off-site sales.  November has just two! The…




Commissary shelf stocking.

Stockpiling, Military-Style

If you’ve been reading much here at The Paycheck Chronicles, you might have noticed that I am all about saving money.  And, since the top three…


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Commissary Remote Location Sales

If you are eligible to use the military commissaries, but don’t live near one, you need to keep your eyes open for what the Defense Commissary…



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Can Dinner Be $5? Let’s See

I am always and forever on a hunt to decrease our food bill.  With four hungry (and opinionated) teenagers, we spend a LOT of money…


Soldiers and civilian employees eat at an Army DFAC.

Kate Is Clueless: Meal Deductions

Today, we get a little Kate is Clueless and From The Mailbag mash-up, all about meal deductions. Here’s the email I received: “My grandson is…


Commissary rewards coupon app.

Commissary Rewards Mobile App Review

It’s been nearly two years since the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) started their rewards card program, and I think it has really started working for…


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Add More Coupons To Your Rewards Card

I recently learned a neat little trick for saving additional money using your Commissary Rewards card.  SmartSource, one of the largest distributor of manufacturer’s coupons,…


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Article Claims 25% of Military Need Charity

A recent article published by NBC News claims that 25% of military families are seeking charitable assistance to help feed their families.  I’d like to…


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Eating Great On A Budget

You might have noticed that I’m in the States, so we have been indulging in all of our favorite foods.  Eating out can be tasty,…


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Kids Eat For Free

When my girls were younger, tracking down restaurants who offered kids eat free (or almost free) promotions was an important part of my restaurant food…



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Military and Food Stamps

CNN Money reported yesterday that the use of federal food benefits, also called Food Stamps or SNAP benefits, has increased at military commissaries.  It was…