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Old 05-13-2013, 08:13 AM
meddle99 meddle99 is offline
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Quote from fyu View Post :
aren't you a member for life as long as you've served?
Quote from nutsaboutgolf View Post :
Yes; online only. If you are 100% disabled you get B&M access as well.
Not correct. From the site--
The Catalog and Exchange Online Store are for the exclusive use of authorized Exchange customers throughout the world. This includes:
Active Duty Military
Retirees (including medical)
Reserves
National Guard personnel
US Civilian DoD employees, when stationed outside of the US
Department of State Officials serving in foreign countries
and dependents of the above

Except for these rare sales nearly every store off base has better prices and service and the tax savings does not make up the difference. They do price match but it is hit or miss because I have found the model numbers on the boxes are often different, if only the last letter is changed (I have found this at other stores too). Gas and alcohol used to be a really good deal, but I usually can get both cheaper off base. I have pretty much given up on AAFES and rarely go.