By Lot Wehmeyer (USMA West Point, Public Affairs)June 16, 2016
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- As Soldiers around the world prepare for permanent changes of station this summer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is easing the strain on their wallets with special offers from a new MILITARY STAR promotion starting June 1.
The Operation PCS Benefit Card unlocks savings for Soldiers who reach for their MILITARY STAR cards at Army and Air Force Exchange locations worldwide. To receive the special card and get in on the savings, Soldiers should present their orders at their local Exchange's customer service desk.
When shoppers present the benefit card at West Point Exchange facilities and pay with their MILITARY STAR card, they'll receive:
• $10 off purchases of $100 or more.
• No interest or payment for six months on single transactions from $500-$999.
• No interest or payment for 12 months on single transactions of $1,000 or more.
Benefit cards are valid for 90 days once they've been received. Shoppers can pick up their cards through Aug. 15. The card can be used multiple times but only once per day.
"The West Point Exchange understands the stress of PCS'ing and the toll it can take on Soldiers and their families," said West Point Exchange General Manager, Angela DeRosa. "The benefit card is the Exchange's way of giving MILITARY STAR cardholders extra peace of mind this PCS season."
The benefit card is also valid at shopmyexchange.com. Soldiers should call 800-527-2345 before placing an online order to redeem their savings. Shoppers can check out www.shopmyexchange.com/PCS for products to help during a move, information on phone and Internet hookup, links to moving checklists, special offers and more.
Benefit cards savings exclude purchases for fuel, gift cards and uniforms and at the Exchange Online Mall, restaurants and concessions.
To apply for a MILITARY STAR card, authorized shoppers can visit www.MyECP.com. The card's benefits include:
• Competitive 10.49 percent interest rate--one of the best retail rates.
• No annual, late or over-limit fees.
• 10 percent off first-day purchases.
• 10 percent off Exchange food court purchases.
• 5 cents per gallon savings at Exchange gas stations.
• Free standard shipping at shopmyexchange.com.
With every purchase, MILITARY STAR cardholders earn points as part of a rewards program, which launched in 2015. Cardholders earn 2 points for every $1 spent wherever the MILITARY STAR card is accepted. For every 2,000 points earned, shoppers automatically receive a $20 rewards card.