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Taking it to the streets. That’s the message for commissary patrons in August and September as the Defense Commissary Agency’s Back-to-School Sidewalk Sales kick off savings at stores worldwide.

“If you need to save money on items for school lunches or after-school snacks, you cannot afford to miss these sidewalk sales,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal, senior enlisted advisor to the DeCA director. “These events are like experiencing a warehouse club store right outside the Commissary.”

Weather permitting, most commissaries will have one event – a two- or three-day outdoor weekend sidewalk sale – featuring extra savings on everyday items, like cases of breakfast cereals, bottled water and more.  

Several commissaries will partner with exchanges for certain promotions linked to this event. In addition to the case lot formats like those found in commercial club stores, commissary sidewalk events also offer “mix and match” packages of similar items inbulk-size cases.

Fort Belvoir Commissary has its Tent Sale, Aug. 22-Sept. 2, which includes giveaways, a farmer’s market and food demonstrations. 

“Shopping your commissary is always a good deal, but the opportunities to save more during commissary sidewalk sales make a good deal even better,” O’Neal said.