JBER shoppers rely on Exchange benefit to save

  • Published
  • By Jeonghee Scholtisek
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Public Affairs

As economic conditions fluctuate, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military service members and their families at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson save at a time when it matters most.

Whether shopping at the JBER Exchange or at ShopMyExchange.com, authorized military shoppers—including retirees, disabled Veterans, and Department of Defense and Coast Guard civilians—enjoy everyday tax-free shopping and military-exclusive pricing.

“It matters where you shop,” said JBER Exchange General Manager Charlyne Morganfield. “At the gas station, Exchange, food court and online, the Exchange ensures military shoppers at JBER get more for less when they use their hard-earned benefit.”  

Exchange-exclusive brands offer the same quality and selection of national brands at a lower cost, further enhancing the savings found when shopping on a military installation. And MILITARY STAR® cardholders can take an additional 5 cents off per gallon and 10% off at Exchange restaurants while earning rewards points that add up to even more savings.

The MILITARY STAR card offers a low APR; never charges any annual, late or over-limit fees; and features budgeting tools such as Pay Your Way Plans which offer fixed monthly payments at reduced interest. The card is accepted at all military exchanges and commissaries, and new cardholders receive 10% off their first-day purchases.

Honorably discharged Veterans can enjoy the same tax-free savings found at the Exchange at ShopMyExchange.com. Online orders totaling $49 or more, or completed with a MILITARY STAR card, always receive free shipping.

Service members, military families, retirees and veterans who shop their Exchange save while giving back to the military community. 100% of Exchange earnings support military communities. In the last 10 years, the Exchange benefit has provided $3.4 billion in earnings to these programs.