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Military Commissary Deals Week of 8/4/11

by Michelle @ Military Wives Saving Money on August 6, 2011 · 14 comments

Thanks to Michelle at Military Wives Saving Money for compiling a list of the best deals to be found at the Military Commissary this week.

New to couponing? Read up on what all of these abbreviations mean first in my quick reference guide.

Playtex Disney Insulated Cup, $2.10
$3/1 Playtex Baby Product printable
FREE after coupon!

Schick Disposable Razors (2ct.), $0.70
$1/1 Schick Disposable Razors, (SS 6/19/11 SS or 7/17/11)
FREE after coupon!

Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs, $0.90
$1/1 Kikkoman Product printable
FREE after coupon!

Red Baron Singles (3-ct.), $1.50
$1/1 Red Baron Singles, (SS 6/5/11)
As low as $.50 after coupon!

Mueller's Pasta (16 oz.), $0.85
$0.55/1 Mueller's Pasta printable
$1/1 Mueller's Pasta printable
As low as FREE after coupon!

Check out Military Wives Saving Money for more deals!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christy August 7, 2011 at 12:07 am

I don't know about your commissary, but mine doesn't double coupons at all. The Red Baron deal won't work. The coupon policy for the commissary states that they do not double coupons.

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2 militarywivessaving August 7, 2011 at 7:44 am

OOOOPS that was a typo, I need to get that fixed, I don't know how that got there!!!!

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3 Rebecca August 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

you can find additional 'in-store' savings on produce at http://www.commissaryproducesource.com

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4 militarywivessaving August 7, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Hmmmmmm, that link doesn't work :(

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5 pat August 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

You can't Post commissary info on a public website. If you get caught you can lose you ID card privileges. Are you crazy? Not to mention all of us that are linked to this site who have an ID card can lose ours just for looking at it! Please take this info off!

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6 militarywivessaving August 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Actually, Pat, I have an email from DeCA regarding this issue. Let me know if you'd like me to forward it to you. Basically it states that "they do not have any control of what is posted on social forums/sites." Sorry that this offends you, but it is ok.

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7 militarywivessaving August 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Per DeCA, we are not allowed to share prices via walk-thrus or from commissaries.com. Prices shared are from public online websites such as militaryshoppers.com, maxisavergroup.com, and brands.kraftfoods.com/kraf​tmilitary. Here is a copy of the email from DeCA (which I am more than happy to forward from my email to anyone who would like a copy) :o)
________________________

Thank you for the recent "Your Action Line" correspondence, dated May 18, 2011, regarding publication of DeCA deals and coupon information on commissary forums, blog, or other social media extracted from manufacturer web sites.

The Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction Number 1330.17, October 8, 2008, Armed Services Commissary Operations, prescribes policy, assigns responsibilities, and sets forth procedures for the operation of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to include advertising of sales and savings to commissary patrons. The Defense Commissary Agency has no authority to change any of the laws or regulations that govern entitlements to the commissary privilege. The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness has oversight and responsibility for DeCA.

DeCA has no control over manufacturer forums publishing commissary prices and as such no authority to tell commissary patrons how to handle pricing obtained outside the commissary or commissaries.com. Under current public law and DoD instructions, DoD Instruction 1330.17 does; however, prohibit the dissemination of commissary product prices obtained from commissaries.com. Product prices displayed on DeCA's commissaries.com are provided solely for the benefit of commissary patrons and are not intended to leave this "virtual commissary." Should an authorized commissary patron elect to share prices or price list with others not authorized to shop in the commissary, or share them with someone who intends to publish them in a manner inconsistent with DoD Instruction 1330.17, this may be considered to be an abuse of commissary privileges and may subject the patron to the penalties outlined in the Instruction.

I trust this addresses your concerns.

Sincerely,
Mary M. Michael
Commissary Management Specialist
Defense Commissary Agency
Fort Lee, Virginia 23801
Commercial 804-734-8000 ext 48228
DSN - 804-734-8000 ext 48228
The Commissary - It's Worth the Trip!
_________________________________

Hope this settles the issue!

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8 Crystal August 7, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Wow. Seriously Pat? I had no idea. Why would they not want the deals posted? It isn't like it would apply to anyone except us Military folks. If I weren't affiliated with the Military, I wouldn't even look at it, just like I never click on the links for stores that aren't local to me. I am not questioning the validity of what you have stated, but do you know what document states that & where? I would just like to know for my own personal info. Thanks!

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9 militarywivessaving August 7, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Hi Crystal, see my reply to Pat (above); it's an actual letter from DeCA.

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10 Tabitha August 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I'm sorry, but that comment is ridiculous on so many levels... Commissary prices are now published online to the public, without the need to logon with a SSN at http://www.militaryshoppers.com/onsalethisweek/index.htm. I have seen other people cry wolf on other sites claiming that all our IDs will be taken away, yet they are all unable to provide documentation of such. Please, really? I have been a Naval Officer for 13 years, and I am about to start a money saving blog. If you think NCIS is coming to my house to take away my Military ID for posting what I bought at the commissary and with what coupons, you are the crazy one!! Who does this hurt?

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11 militarywivessaving August 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Hey Tabitha! Check out my reply to Pat (above). Hope this addresses everyone's concern!

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12 pat August 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm

You need to read the last paragraph
"Should an authorized commissary patron elect to share prices or price list with others not authorized to shop in the commissary, or share them with someone who intends to publish them in a manner inconsistent with DoD Instruction 1330.17, this may be considered to be an abuse of commissary privileges and may subject the patron to the penalties outlined in the Instruction. " The reason for this is because not all commissaries require an ID to get in only upon checkout. Why would you want to give our cost savings to those who are not entitled to our military benefits. We are retired military and worked hard for those benefits. If they wanted the whole world to know about our savings then why would they confirm our identity with our ss# to get into our commissary website? This is definitely an abuse of privileges.

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13 militarywivessaving August 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Pat, the prices shared are from PUBLIC websites, which anyone, military or not, may view.

Commissaries.com is NOT public, so therefore, we cannot share prices from that site.

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14 Jeann Swazuk August 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Pat, if you are so worried about getting in trouble for looking at the simple info of prices of food, feel free to not cme back to this site ;)

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