The Thank You for Your Service Sidewalk Sale is coming to Your Commissary! Commissaries worldwide will hold spring sidewalk sales between April 16 and May 31.
Wait… what’s a sidewalk sale?
If you’ve been a regular commissary shopper for years, then you’re probably familiar with commissary case lot sales, which were held at many commissaries in the spring and fall. These events were restricted and even suspended for a while due to budgetary constraints.
Over time, as commissaries have begun a business transformation, these events have also been transformed into sidewalk sales, which are scaled-down versions of case lot sales. Instead of larger sales under tents in commissary parking lots – where many case lot sales were held – sidewalk sales are smaller sales set up on the sidewalks outside of our stores, weather permitting.
But these sales are still held over multiple days – generally two to four – and they still offer extra savings on case lot, club pack and “mix & match” purchases!
“We want to say ‘thank you’ to our patrons for their service and sacrifice.
Part of showing our gratitude is offering a worldwide sidewalk sale that gives our military members and their families a chance to purchase products in case lots similar to what they’d see in commercial club stores at an even greater savings than usual.
These are deals our patrons can’t afford to miss!”
-Tracie Russ, Director of Sales, Defense Commissary Agency
What can I buy?
- Fruit snacks, crackers, cereals, pastries, popcorn and potato chips
- Water and flavored water, juices, juice mixes, sodas, sports drinks and milk
- Frozen family meals
- Pet supplies to include bagged and canned food, treats and cat litter
- International foods such as Italian, Asian and Hispanic items
- Cookies, brownies, pancakes and muffin mixes
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Sandwich, storage and freezer bags; paper products and cleaning supplies such as bathroom tissue, fabric sheets and laundry detergent
- Health and beauty care including diapers, wipes, soaps and body lotions
When will my store hold its sale?
You can find a schedule of these sales on our website. If you have any questions about Your Commissary’s sale, you can click its name on the schedule to be directed to its store page, where you can find contact information.
Have you tried this sidewalk sale format? What do you think? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below!