The Army and Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) runs a department store, gas stations, shopettes, liquor stores -- known as the “Class Six” -- and mini-malls on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide. Not only are AAFES’ discounts lower than many off base prices, but the store also offers most items tax free.
AAFES Discount Tips:
- Check out AAFES food and store coupons https://www.shopmyexchange.com/be-fit/nutrition
- Watch for AAFES gas station specials and promotions https://www.shopmyexchange.com/savings-center/weekly-ads#SC
- All honorably discharged veterans can shop on the AAFES website https://www.vetverify.org/
At AAFES stores authorized shoppers can find discounts on everything from designer handbags and makeup, to clothes, to home items like furniture and curtains. AAFES gas stations offer fuel at prices competitive with off base options, while the liquor stores are known for their reasonably priced alcohol and tobacco products. AAFES discounts are also available to all honorably discharged veterans through the AAFEES website.
AAFES is also a great place to buy electronics. Store employees can help shoppers take advantage of a discount on most Apple products, for example. AAFES also offers an excellent, affordable and easy to use warranty plan that can be added to most electronics purchases.
Shoppers who use Military Star Card, a credit card operated through AAFES, can get additional savings and reward points. Those points are automatically redeemed for AAFES gift cards which can be used in most AAFES-operated stores, including gas stations. AAFES’ in-house promotions, sweepstakes and layaway programs also make shopping there both affordable and rewarding. https://www.myecp.com/