The commissary is now getting a rewards card! Yep! Sounds like it's going to be some great news and I heard from a local friend that Ft. Bragg is already giving their cards out along with information about the savings covered. The card has apparently been in test drive at Ft. Lee, VA and is now moving to other posts and bases around the country.
I don't know much about the card but I do know that you are going to be able to load coupons on to the card so that when you shop you just scan your card at the register and your savings will automatically be deducted depending on the items you purchased. Like other coupons there will be expiration dates and terms/conditions that must be followed. Of course like most reward cards you will have to register it first. Here's more information from the National Military Family Association:
The cards, which will only be available at commissaries, are easy to use. Once customers get their cards in a store, they will need to visit DeCA's website to register the card and load digital coupons to their account. They will also be able to print a list of their coupons before making the trip to the commissary. Once the card is scanned at the register, the coupons will be matched to their purchases and the savings automatically deducted. New offers will typically be posted online every two to three weeks.
In order to really hype up these savings if you "register your card by October 24, 2012 you can enter the 2012 Commissary Rewards Card "Home for the Holidays Sweepstakes" sponsored by Dr Pepper/Snapple for a chance to win round-trip airline tickets for four to anywhere in the states, lodging in a hotel room that accommodates four for six days and five nights, and $1,000 spending money. The sweepstakes entry form will appear at the end of the registration process online".