Your Black Friday Military Savings Guide

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Are you ready for the big day? Have you done your planning, your prep work, your research? Because you’re running out of time. No, not Thanksgiving. We’re talking about the mother of all shopping sales. Are you ready for Black Friday?!

While there’s no shortage of Black Friday sales and promos flashing across your TV screens or popping up in your social media feeds, there are some deals you might be forgetting about this Friday. While most civilians will be running to Walmart and lining up for flat screens at Best Buy, you and your Military Family have an exclusive alternative: Military Exchanges.

In addition to all the usual retail hotspots, don’t forget to check out what your local Exchange has to offer this year. More times than not, you’ll find exclusive deals for active duty servicemembers and Vets that you simply can’t get anywhere else. Check out the breakdown below of what you can expect from each exchange this Black Friday!


 All Services Online Exchange

You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to start taking advantage of these deals. And you don’t need to leave your couch, either. Start shopping online at midnight Central Standard Time (CST) on Thanksgiving Day at ShopMyExchange.com. If you’re a true bargain hunter, don’t just settle for what you find online. In-store Black Friday deals begin at 6 am in CONUS Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores, 7 a.m. in the Pacific (5 a.m. in Guam) and 8 a.m. in Europe. There’s a chance you might find something in store that you won’t find online. Logon on to ShopMyExchange to see the Black Friday deals. Check your local Exchange for operating hours.


Coast Guard Exchange

No waiting until Friday for the Coast guard Exchange, either. Black Friday deals will be available online as early as Thursday, November 22. In store deals will also be tough to pass up, though. Check local installations to confirm Coast Guard. Check out everything the CGX is offering this year by heading to shopcgx.com.


Marine Corps Exchange

The Marine Corps Exchange doesn’t just have deals ready for Black Friday. They’ve got three flyers worth of deals. THREE! To check out all the incredible markdowns, check out their Black Friday ads here. And, as always, check with your local installations for any in store exclusives and store hours.


Navy Exchange

The Navy Exchange isn’t containing their deals just to Black Friday or Black Friday weekend. Get your “Sneak Peek” at this year’s holiday deals by heading to mynavyexchange.com. It may not even be Thanksgiving, yet, but you’ll already find some of Santa’s elves running around on there. Check with local installations for Black Friday hours.


Commissaries have Black Friday deals, too! Check with your local commissary to find out what promotions and deals they’ll be running during Black Friday. And don’t forget to use your ECP Military STAR card at the Exchanges for additional discounts and savings when applicable.

Good luck out there, folks. Let the savings begin!


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