About Commissary

My husband retired from the military. I feel fortunate to have lived in some unusual place during his career.  I am immensely proud of our military members and the sacrifices their families make.  I want to keep those of you who have access to the commissary and on base facilities up to date with deals.  I know it will exclude some of my blog readership, and for that I apologize in advance, but I feel it important to still keep military families abreast of as much savings information as I can.

Commissaries.com is a perfect place to start and refer back to for your commissary needs & questions.   You will find news feeds, upcoming events & sales, headquarter contact information, Deca FAQ’s and so much more.

Sign up for the Military Commissary Rewards Card.  Get additional coupons and more.

I use the Savings Aisle feature on the site before I head to the commissary.  By using your social security number, name and DOB you can log in to receive sales pricing and manager specials specific to the commissary that you shop in.  I create my shopping list using the savings aisle feature here.

The links page will direct to you to many military & civilian organizations of benefit, including printable coupons from Maxisavers.

Watch for Take’n-Save coupon dispensers on store shelves.

DECA  has a Facebook page that will help keep you up to date on information.

Does the commissary take Register Rewards and other catalinas?  YES!!  The commissary will take catalinas printed from other stores as long as the Catalina does NOT read redeemable “ONLY” at xyz store, if it reads redeemable at xyz store it can be used.   Anytime I am using a catalina at the commissary (I use catalinas every time I shop there)  if I have a cashier not familiar (or say “you can’t use this it’s for store xyz” I ask them to take it to the cashiers cage and verify).  You can read DECA’s response to allowing the use of catalina usage at the commissary here. I have this printed out and taken it with me.  It took me several trips before I no longer had to show this information from DECA.  However, having said all this it still remains to be seen where no one is told “no”  about using catalinas.  I am thankful that the commissary where I shop has finally become friendly with catalina usage.

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licia July 19, 2011 at

Since you live in vegas do you use the airforce commissary? If so, are they good about overage with alot of coupons being used? My husband and I are leaning toward Nellis AFB when he returns from Korea. I would like to continue to use coupons the way I’ve become comfortable.


Tip Resource July 19, 2011 at

Yes, I do shop at the commissary. Normally, I have all the military base sales and coupon match-ups on the blog for you. I will begin to have them in the next few weeks. There are amazing deals at the commissary! Did you read the military ‘about’ area? There are some really good links to coupon printables and other tips and resources for shopping at the commissary. I really like Nellis, my vote is there! Jen


licia July 20, 2011 at

Yes. I just finished looking at each link. thank you so much. I rarely shop at the commissary but I will have to go more often. My vote is Nellis too lol! Happy couponing!!!


Rachel August 14, 2011 at

What store did you shop at here in Vegas on Extreme Couponing that offered you the military discount? I sometimes wonder if that’d be better than paying the commissary’s surcharge plus tipping a bagger on Nellis.


Tip Resource August 14, 2011 at

Glaziers Food Market. They offer military discount every Thursday! I post the sales ad and coupon matches. I find they have killer pricing on product, and it’s hit and miss on the other items. Of course, for TLC’s Extreme Couponing Show I purchased select items to get the total as high as possible to as low as can be.

If you want to see the list and all the back story info, send me an email through the contact info above and I’ll send you a special link with the shopping list and back story pictures etc.



kelyn nash August 22, 2011 at

how Soon does the comissassary change their prices? Went shopping on sunday and I used the deca website to build my list with the coupons I have but when I got to the store the prices were nothing like it said on the site


Raquel January 4, 2012 at

We will soon be relocating to an army base in Texas, so I am starting to do my couponing research for the commisary and near by grocery stores now. A near by grocery store has this as a part of their doubling coupon policy, “Doubling is limited to one like-item coupon per family, per day. Additional like-item coupons will be redeemed at face value.” What does this mean?


Jennifer Freeman January 4, 2012 at

Great Question Raquel! Here is an example. Buy 1 Tide, and you can use one Tide coupon that they will double the face value of coupon. If the coupon is for $.50 off 1 Tide, they will give you $1 off Tide by doubling the face value. But you can do that one time only per family on any given day. So if you buy 4 Tides, the first coupon will double to $1 and the remaining 3 will be at face value of $.50 each. You can have as many different items in your shopping order and as many coupons as you like but only 1 coupon per like item will get doubled in value.

I hope my explanation helps you. And as a side note — generally it is far cheaper to shop at the commissary, with their low prices and they have NO limits on the coupon redemption. The local grocery store only doubling the one like coupon per day will not warrant a better savings over the commissary.



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Gracie March 5, 2013 at

I love what you guys are up too. You are awesome and I’m coming back to see more deals. Gracie


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