Posted: Jun 11, 2012 12:14 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2012 12:15 PM
Are you a commissary shopper? Many military families shop at the commissary and find it saves them lots of money. Others never set a foot inside these military only grocery stores. One group says that military families can save as much as $6,500 by shopping the commissary and exchanges.
With military budgets being continually reduced, there is a chance that the commissary and exchanges may merge and result in higher food prices. If you want to find out more about this issue, click here.
Here are some of the Pros and Cons of shopping the Commissary.
- Savings on name brand items, meats and produce
- Located close to home
- Case load sales
- Feeling obliged to tip the baggers
- Always packed during peak shopping times
- Produce is not always the best
- Coupons at local stores USUALLY make prices at local civilian groceries better than commissary prices.
- Parking at the commissary always stinks. (Of course it does at WalMart on pay day also.)
We want to know what you think. Why do you shop at the commissary? Why don't you shop at the commissary? Do you have any tips, tricks, gripes or anything else to share with other military wives about commissary shopping?
You can find out more about your local commissary by visiting Commissaries.com. They offer shopping lists, aisle layouts, and much more on their website.