Food

October Commissary Remote Location Sales

Just in the nick of time, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) has updated their website with the dates and locations of the October Guard and…




Commissary Remote Location Sales for September

The Commissaries website has been revamped, and finding information about the Guard and Reserve sales has become much harder. Each month, the Defense Commissary Agency…


How Pizza Friday Saved Our Food Budget

Like many families, our lives are busy.  Four kids with about 600 activities and two jobs, plus two adults with full-time jobs.  At dinner time,…


Overcoming The Obstacles To Couponing

Chances are, food is the second or third largest expense in your budget.  (It might even be number one, if you have particularly low housing…


July Commissary Remote Location Sales

Shopping at the commissary is an important part of your military benefits, especially if you live somewhere where food is expensive or American products are…


June Commissary Remote Location Sales

Summer has finally arrived in most parts of the country (sorry, Colorado,) and the Defense Commissary Agency (DECA) continues to bring commissary products and prices…



April Commissary Remote Location Sales

Each month, the Defense Commissary Agency (DECA) hosts special commissary sales at military bases that don’t have their own commissary stores.  Because these are often…



In October, you'll be able to use the Star Card at the Commissary

Star Card At The Commissary: Good or Bad?

The military personal finance world is aflutter over Commissary Military Star Card to Roll Out In October, by my colleague Amy Bushatz.  It’s true:  In…


Two Weeks of Frugal Foods to kick start your new year's budget

Two Weeks of Frugal Foods For The New Year

Food is expensive.  In most families, it’s the second or third largest monthly expense.  (The other two are housing and transportation.)  Food is the easiest…




December Commissary Remote Location Sales

It’s a quiet month for the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA’s) Guard and Reserve Sales program, which I like to call remote location sales.  This program…



Will Tricare Cover Baby Formula?

Will Tricare Cover Baby Formula?

When you have a baby who needs special formula, it can get expensive quickly.  Will Tricare cover baby formula?  There’s a lot of confusion about…


Have a frugal thanksgiving, with all the love!

Thankful for A Frugal Thanksgiving

Because we have lived all over the world, we try extra hard to spend holidays with family when we can.  And because we just built…


October Commissary Remote Location Sales: Commissary Prices at a Guard or Reserve Base Near You

October Commissary Remote Location Sales

October is a popular month for the Defense Commissary Agency’s (DeCA) Guard and Reserve Sales.  These are special events where a commissary store loads up…