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Fort Stewart Consolidated – MILITARY STAR® cardmembers will earn rewards points by leaps and bounds on Feb. 29.

Fort Stewart Consolidated shoppers who use their cards on Leap Day will earn triple points—notching six rewards points for every dollar spent instead of the usual two points.

“Leap Day is a bonus day and so MILITARY STAR is celebrating with bonus points,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated PX General Manager Bettina Ciciriello-Frederick. “Triple points add up for shoppers, earning them their next $20 rewards card even faster.”

Shoppers will receive triple rewards points on MILITARY STAR purchases made anywhere the card is accepted, including all military exchanges, commissaries, Exchange mall vendors, ShopMyExchange.com, myNavyExchange.com and ShopCGX.com.

The MILITARY STAR card also offers everyday savings on fuel, restaurant purchases and online shipping, as well as fair and flexible terms that include one low APR for all cardmembers and no annual, late or over-limit fees.

Rewards exclude the Military Clothing line of credit. The MILITARY STAR card is an exclusive line of credit for service members and their families to use at exchanges and commissaries – no matter where they serve. For more information, see a store associate or visit https://aafes.media/MilStarPA.

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Fort Stewart Consolidated MILITARY STAR® cardmembers can avoid having a case of the Mondays all March long by shopping at any Army & Air Force Exchange Service Express store and earning double rewards points.

Each Monday in March, cardmembers will earn four points per $1 instead of the regular two points on all purchases at the Fort Stewart Consolidated Expresses.

Shoppers automatically receive a $20 digital rewards card every time they earn 2,000 points. Annually, cardmembers earn about $34 million in rewards cards.

“MILITARY STAR is putting a little pep into Mondays all month long with double points at the Express,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated PX General Manager Bettina Ciciriello-Frederick. “Fill up on fuel, fresh meals and healthy snacks and earn your way to you next $20 rewards card even faster.”

The MILITARY STAR card is an exclusive line of credit for service members and their families to use at exchanges and commissaries – no matter where they serve. Other benefits of the card include:

·       10% discount on all first-day purchases for new cardholders

·       5 cents off every gallon of gas at Exchange fuel locations

·       10% off food purchases at participating Exchange restaurants

  • Free shipping on all ShopMyExchange.com and MyNavyExchange.com orders.
  • One low APR for all cardholders, regardless of credit score
  • No annual, late or over-limit fees
  • Reduced-interest deployment plan with no payments required for eligible customers

Rewards exclude the Military Clothing Plan. For more information, see a store associate or visit MyECP.com.

 


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Fort Stewart Consolidated – A can of Red Bull can give you wings but entering in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest sweepstakes can give Fort Stewart Consolidated shoppers a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree in the Exchange’s Shopping Spree Sweepstakes presented by Red Bull.

From March 1 to April 30, authorized Exchange shoppers worldwide 18 and older can enter at ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 22 prizes in the Red Bull Shopping Spree sweepstakes. No purchase necessary to win.

Prizes include:

·       Grand prize: $5,000 Exchange gift card (2 winners)

·       First prize: $1,000 Exchange gift card (10 winners)

·       Second prize: Red Bull Racing Official Teamline carry-on bag, $277 in value (10 winners)

“This opportunity is wonderful for shoppers looking to ease pressure off their shopping budgets,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated PX General Manager Bettina Ciciriello-Frederick “Our service members and their families sacrifice so much to be where they are. It is an honor to give back to our community.”

Drawings will take place around May 10. Department of Defense and Coast Guard civilians and retirees and honorably discharged Veterans who have confirmed their eligibility to shop online may also enter. Veterans can visit https://aafes.media/paveterans to learn more about their shopping benefit. DoD civilians can visit https://aafes.media/cacbenefitspa.

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Fort Stewart ConsolidatedAccording to the Internal Revenue Service, more than 128 million Americans are expected to file a tax return by April 15. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering the military community a stress-free tax way to file by teaming with H&R Block to provide tax preparation services to military members and their families at a 10% discount.

In addition to the discount, H&R Block at the Fort Stewart Consolidated Exchange is offering:

  • A free second-look tax review program, where H&R Block reviews last year’s returns to determine whether filers are entitled to additional money that was not claimed.
  • 100% accuracy guarantee in the event of an audit.
  • In the event of an error, H&R Block will pay the penalty and interest at no additional cost to the filer.

The discount at the Fort Stewart Consolidated Exchange H&R Block is available to all authorized Exchange shoppers with in-store privileges, including disabled Veterans and Department of Defense and Coast Guard civilians.

Shoppers can contact the Fort Stewart Consolidated Exchange at 912-876-8880 for more information on their local H&R Block office.

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Fort Stewart Consolidated Fort Stewart Consolidated shoppers can enter for a chance at nearly $28,000 in prizes in the Make it REIGN at the Exchange Sweepstakes.

From Feb. 1 through March 31, authorized shoppers can enter by completing the official entry form at ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes.

One grand-prize winner will receive a $5,000 Exchange gift card. Fifty second-prize winners will each win a $250 Exchange gift card, while 100 third-prize winners will each earn a $100 gift card.

“The Exchange is excited to kick off our first sweepstakes of 2024 with these exciting prizes Fort Stewart Consolidated shoppers,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated PX General Manager Bettina Ciciriello-Frederick. “These opportunities make shopping your Exchange even more beneficial throughout the year.”

The sweepstakes is open to all authorized Exchange shoppers 18 years or older. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. For full eligibility and contest rules, visit ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes.

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Military shoppers at Fort Stewart Consolidated can save with military-exclusive deals—always tax-free—with added convenience during the holiday season when placing orders in advance with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s buy online, pick up in store or curbside services.

To start a pickup order, authorized in-store shoppers can visit ShopMyExchange.com, select items on their shopping list, select “Pick Up in Store” or “Curbside Pickup,” choose the Fort Stewart Consolidated Exchange and submit their order.

In-store order pickups can be found in the customer service area at the Fort Stewart Consolidated PX. To find a list of participating stores offering curbside pickup, visit ShopMyExchange.com/customer-service/shipping-delivery/curbside-pickup.

Shoppers can also visit ShopMyExchange.com to find military-exclusive deals on electronics, clothing, furniture and more. New deals are released weekly at weekly digital ads.

“The Exchange is all in to provide a convenient shopping experience to those who serve during the busy holiday season,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated PX General Manager Bettina Ciciriello-Frederick. “Military shoppers at Fort Stewart Consolidated can get their gifts with ease and spend the time they saved where it matters most.”

Department of Defense civilians and disabled Veterans can shop in-store, too. CAC holders can visit aafes.media/cacbenefitspa and Veterans can visit aafes.media/paveterans for more information on their shopping benefit.

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Fort Stewart Consolidated – Good grades pay off as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service PX continues its tradition of awarding academic excellence in the 24th year of the You Made the Grade program.

Fort Stewart Consolidated students first through 12th grades who maintain a B average or higher can bring their report card and military ID to the BX customer service area each grading period for prizes. Students with straight As will receive a $20 Exchange gift card and a coupon sheet. Students with a B average or higher are eligible to receive a $10 Exchange gift card and coupons. Homeschooled students are also eligible. 

Coupons include:

·       Free small (fountain/frozen/Revolution Tea) drink from an Express.

  • Free kid’s haircut at The Barber Shop, Hair Studios or Stylique beauty salons.
  • Free kid’s meal at participating Exchange restaurants (up to $6.50).
  • Free combo meal at participating Exchange restaurants (up to $10).
  • $5 off Exchange mall concessions or kiosks.
  • 10% off headphones (excluding Apple and Beats products).
  • 10% off men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and footwear (excludes MCS footwear, commercial & DLATS uniforms).

“According to the Department of Defense, military students can change schools up to nine times in their academic careers,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated General Manager Bettina Ciciriello- Frederick said. “In addition to unique stressors, such as a parent’s deployment, maintaining a strong academic performance as a military child takes dedication. We want to honor and recognize our students for their hard work in school.” 

Students who make the grade can enter a worldwide sweepstakes twice a year for a chance to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. Drawings take place in June and December. 

To enter the sweepstakes, students can complete the form on the back of the gift card sleeve and mail it to:

You Made The Grade

PO Box 227398

Dallas, TX 75222-7398

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Fort Stewart Consolidated The Army & Air Force Exchange Service continues to serve the military community at Fort Stewart Consolidated with its expanded tax-free shopping benefit to Department of Defense and Coast Guard civilians.

 

In 2021, in-store and online shopping privileges were expanded to about 575,000 Department of Defense and Coast Guard civilians who hold Common Access Cards in the U.S., its territories and possessions. Retired DoD and Coast Guard civilians can shop online only.

 

The tax-free shopping benefit provides access to name-brand restaurants and services; mall stores and vending; proprietary credit solutions through the MILITARY STAR® card; and national brands tax-free with military-exclusive prices.

 

Regis Nolan, a contracting officer representative for the Logistics Readiness Squadron at Maxwell Air Force Base, cites the benefit as an easily accessible option for shopping and dining.

 

“I shop at the Exchange all the time,” Nolan said. “It’s across the board for electronics, clothing, perishables, gardening…you name it. For civilians working on base, it’s a convenient one-stop shop. We don’t have to leave the installation to get food or snacks thanks to the food court and Express.”

 

Purchase restrictions at Exchanges apply. Shoppers can visit aafes.com/exchange-stores/patrons-merchandise/patrons.htm for details. In-store shopping privileges for active DoD and Coast Guard civilians outside of the U.S., its territories and possessions are subject to host-nation agreements.

 

Civilians who work side by side with Soldiers, Airmen and Guardians to accomplish the mission of freedom and defense of the Nation are an important part of the military community,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated Exchange General Manager Bettina Ciciriello-Frederick. “By shopping with the Exchange, they help improve military Quality of Life as 100% of Exchange earnings are invested into their communities.”

 

DoD and Coast Guard civilians can learn more about the benefit at aafes.media/cacbenefitspa. Authorized civilian shoppers can also visit ShopMyExchange.com to create an account and shop online.

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Fort Stewart Consolidated – The Fort Stewart Consolidated Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s four unmanned retail markets provide service to troops, no matter where on Fort Stewart and Hunter AAF they are.

The Fort Stewart Consolidated Exchange’s markets are fully automated self-serve stores that offer better-for-you food options, such as salads, fresh fruit and vegetables, protein bars, hot and cold beverages and more. The convenience and flexibility of the markets improve the Quality of Life for Sol and Department of Defense civilians working unusual hours, in high-traffic or out-of-the-way areas.

Three additional unmanned markets are scheduled to open at Fort Stewart and Hunter AAF in 2024, including a location at Bldg. 706.

“The markets can be tailor-fitted to a location’s needs, from serving a large office building to a simpler unit for a smaller customer base,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated Exchange General Manager Bettina Ciciriello-Frederick. “The Exchange goes where the troops go, including on a post level.”

The Fort Stewart Consolidated Exchange’s unmanned retail markets all offer better-for-you options as part of the Exchange's BE FIT 360 program that focuses on holistic wellness and a healthy lifestyle, with choices meeting the National Automatic Merchandising Association Fit Pick requirements, as well.

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Fort Stewart Consolidated Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can add peace of mind to their eligible purchases with an Exchange Protection Plan or AppleCare+.

Exchange Protection Plans, powered by Asurion, are available for electronics, jewelry, appliances, sunglasses, lawn and garden items and more. Fort Stewart Consolidated shoppers who purchase a plan are covered against accidental damage from handling (on portable electronics); breakdowns because of heat, dust, and humidity; power surges; and wear and tear. Plans vary from one year to lifetime warranties and start as low as 2% of the eligible item’s price.

“Whether you have kids running around the house or you keep a cup a coffee right next to your tablet, an Exchange Protection Plan makes sense,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated Exchange General Manager Bettina Ciciriello-Frederick. “With the plans, military shoppers are prepared for the unexpected.”

Electronics that connect to Wi-Fi receive additional benefits with an Exchange Protection Plan, including 24/7 tech support to assist with new device setup, smart home setup, Wi-Fi troubleshooting, settings optimization and more.

Shoppers who buy Apple products, such as computers, smartphones, tablets, Apple TV and watches, can add AppleCare+ protection, which covers screen damage, theft, batteries and more. AppleCare+ provides support from Apple experts, allowing shoppers to receive service from those who know the product best, with most issues being resolved in a single call.

Shoppers can add protection plans at checkout.

Department of Defense and Coast Guard civilians and retirees and honorably discharged Veterans who have confirmed their eligibility to shop online may also purchase the plans. Veterans can visit https://aafes.media/paveterans to learn more. DoD civilians can visit https://aafes.media/cacbenefitspa.

Px Family Serving Family.jpgArmy & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers’ generosity continues to help lift up service Soldiers, retirees and Army families. In 2022, Exchange shoppers worldwide donated nearly $1 million to Army Emergency Relief (AER).

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AER provides financial assistance, sponsor scholarships for military family members and offer community programs to make life better for Soldiers and their families.

“At the Exchange, we’re family serving family,” said Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull, an Army Veteran. “When one family member is going through a tough time, the rest band together to give strength and support. That is what Exchange shoppers do with their continued support of AER.”

Shoppers at the PX or Express can add a $1 donation to AER when checking out. Shoppers who wish to give more can speak with a cashier at checkout to donate in any amount. Online donations can be made in $5 increments at ShopMyExchange.com.

“The donations by Exchange shoppers make a tremendous difference to the Soldiers, retirees and Army families who turn to AER for help,” said retired Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, AER director. “The partnership with the Exchange continues to help AER be there when our Soldiers need us most.”

 The Exchange has partnered with AER since 2017 to offer shoppers the option of donating at checkout. Since then, Exchange shoppers have donated more than $4 million.

To learn more about the Exchange’s support for military relief funds, visit https://publicaffairs-sme.com/Community/give

 
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MILITARY STAR® cardmembers know about the exclusive savings, discounts and benefits they receive—but they also help give back to the military community.

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The Exchange worldwide saved nearly $21 million in transaction fees in 2022, thanks to MILITARY STAR shoppers. The Exchange re-invests 100% of earnings to strengthen vital military Quality-of-Life support. Transaction fee savings is a force multiplier for the hard-earned benefits of service members and their families.
Exchange shoppers worldwide generated $214 million in 2022 for Quality-of-Life programs, part of the $3.5 billion in earnings the Exchange has generated in the last 10 years, improving the lives of Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians and their families.
“Whenever shoppers use their MILITARY STAR card, they get the individual benefits, as well as the benefit of helping the Fort Stewart Consolidated community,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated PX General Manager Bettina Ciciriello-Frederick. “The positive effect of MILITARY STAR goes beyond personal savings to make a difference for all who serve and have served.”
The MILITARY STAR card, available exclusively to service members, retirees, Veterans, military dependents and Department of Defense civilians, is accepted at all Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Navy Exchange Service Command, Marine Corps Exchange, Coast Guard Exchange and Defense Commissary Agency stores.
Other benefits of the card include:
·       5 cents off every gallon of gas at Exchange fuel locations.
·       10% off at participating Exchange restaurants.
·       10% discount on all first-day purchases for new cardmembers.
·       Unlimited 2% rewards on purchases. (Rewards exclude Military Clothing plan).
·       No late, annual or over-limit fees.
·       Same low APR for all cardmembers, regardless of credit score.
  • Reduced-interest deployment plan with no payments required for eligible customers.
For more information or to apply for a MILITARY STAR card, see a store associate or visit https://aafes.media/MilStarPA.

haircut book on line.pngThe Fort Stewart PX has launched a new online scheduling service for barbershop appointments.

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The initial rollout includes 33 locations under contract with Gino Morena Enterprises (GME). Scheduling is available at GMEHair.com/locations, where individuals can select their installation, preferred barber, services and appointment time.
 
“Online scheduling brings another level of convenience to service members and their families,” said Fort Stewart Consolidated PX General Manager Hollie Morales. “Haircuts and grooming options are an important part of military life, and we’re pleased to provide a more streamlined process for our communities.”
 
Exchange barber shops offer a variety of grooming services for men, women and children. All are staffed by licensed professionals experienced in military-style haircuts.
 
Online booking for GME locations will be integrated directly into the Digital Garrison mobile app for Army installations, tentatively planned for July 12. Scheduling through the app will include Great Clips barbershop locations at Fort Bliss and Fort Hood.
 
Online scheduling will be rolled out to more barbers, beauty salons, nail salons and day spas in the future.
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EXCHANGE sign.jpgSince 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 54th-largest retailer in the United States. 100% of Exchange earnings support military communities. In the last 10 years, your Exchange benefit has provided $3.5 billion in earnings for critical military Quality-of-Life programs. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.