FORT LEE (Va.)Children of authorized commissary shoppers can help save the planet and enter to win a $25 gift certificate in the Defense Commissary Agencys March of the Military Child contest from April 1-30.
Marine Sgt. Maj. Michael R. Saucedo is the senior enlisted advisor of the DeCA director. We celebrate our military families during April, the Month for the Military Child. We also applaud their children for the hardships they have overcome.
DeCA will use an Earth Day theme this year with the tagline One world. One chance. Make it great.Engage eligible commissary shoppers’ children from Kindergarten through 12th grades, along with their caregivers and teachers.
You can find more information and the complete rules of this contest on www.shop.commissaries.com/militarychild. Here is a quick summary of the contest requirements:
Photos. Participants must upload a photo of their child completing one of the elements on the Month of the Military Child Passport to https://shop.commissaries.com/militarychild for a chance to win a $25 Commissary Gift Card. Photos with copyrights are not accepted. Each passport activity requires that the child complete an element that makes this world a better place. One or moreThese are the areas that you can recycle, compost, or reuse a grocery bag.
Passports can be downloaded at https://shop.commissaries.com/militarychild and parents, teachers or other adult can verify completion of those activities by signing and dating the activity. Participants who have completed at least one element can visit their commissary and receive a Certificate Of Participation from the representative of their commissary.
Timeline. Photos must be uploaded No later than 5 PM EST, April 29, 2022
Eligibility. Only children of approved commissary patrons in grades 12 and above can participate in this contest. Employees of DeCA and their families are not eligible
Certificate of ParticipationStore personnel can issue a Certificate of Participation to parents who have a valid passport.
Deadline.Winners will receive an email notification no later than May 31. Gift certificates will be mailed to the winners addresses.
Saucedo said that he cannot wait for the contest passports to arrive. This contest is a wonderful way for military children to be honored and encourage responsibility for the environment.
About DeCA The Defense Commissary Agency manages a global network of commissaries that provide groceries to military personnel, retired personnel, and their families in a safe and secure environment. Commissaries offer a military benefit by allowing authorized patrons to save thousands of dollars each year on their purchases, compared to similar products at retail stores. The discount prices include a 5-percent surcharge that covers the cost of building new commissaries or modernizing existing ones. Commissaries are an essential element of military family support, and a valued component of military pay and benefits. They contribute to family readiness, improve the quality life for America’s military and their family, and help recruit the best and brightest men to serve their country.