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PX & Commissary to Open to Service Connected Vets

This is a discussion on PX & Commissary to Open to Service Connected Vets within the Military Veterans forums, part of the General Discussion category; Starting on 1/1/20. Also will be open to Purple Heart Recipients and Designated Care Givers for service connected veterans as well. Starting Jan. 1, Purple ...

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    PX & Commissary to Open to Service Connected Vets

    Starting on 1/1/20. Also will be open to Purple Heart Recipients and Designated Care Givers for service connected veterans as well.

    Starting Jan. 1, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and all service-connected disabled veterans, regardless of rating, as well as caregivers enrolled in the VA's Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers program, will be able to shop at Defense Commissary Agency stores and military exchanges.

    They also will have access to revenue-generating Morale, Recreation and Welfare amenities, such as golf courses, recreation areas, theaters, bowling alleys, campgrounds and lodging facilities that are operated by MWR.

    Facilities such as fitness centers that receive funding from the Defense Department budget are not included.

    At commissaries, however, there will be an added cost for new patrons who use a credit or debit card to pay for their groceries, in addition to the 5% surcharge commissary patrons already pay.
    https://www.military.com/daily-news/...ge-access.html

    https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/679...nning-january/
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    Ok I guess. I never save much at any of them and in today's world nothing they sell you can't meet or beat. Well 40 years ago you did save .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Ok I guess. I never save much at any of them and in today's world nothing they sell you can't meet or beat. Well 40 years ago you did save .
    It will save a lot of $ for veterans in MN that smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLion View Post
    It will save a lot of $ for veterans in MN that smoke.
    I don't know, I think all the taxes are charged on tobacco now. Admittedly I have not shopped a commissary in many years, and this was a more recent change I only heard about 2nd or 3rd hand.
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    Good news on that. Hope these are heavily subsidized. Seems like when Sick Willy started shutting down the PXs they prices werent much if any better than Walmart..or maybe I misinterpreted the data at the time. Know they used to have cheap condoms and cigarettes.

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    Class six used to have cheap booze, but I am sure they have screwed that up now too.
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    The prices at the Ft. Devens commissary were a little cheaper when I use to go there.

    The problem for me was that I spent more on gas to get there than I saved.

    They had just built a new multi million dollar commissary and two years later closed it along with the base itself.

    That left hundreds of retired military families who settled in the area to save $$$ out in the cold,

    no one cared about them, hell they would vote republican anyways, so screw them.
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    Looks like a simpler way would be to mail out Wally World Vouchers.

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    About a year ago they opened on line shopping at the PX to all honorably discharged veterans.
    You had to apply on line to get set up, I've been out so long there was no electronic copy of my DD-214 and the site wanted me to scan mine so they could file it.

    I thought about it, but heck, Amazon is probably as cheap or cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimb1972 View Post
    Class six used to have cheap booze, but I am sure they have screwed that up now too.
    No; it is still cheaper at the Class Six.
    The PX is not cheaper than the economy.
    The Commissary can save you money.
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