AAFES Press Release
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Military shoppers who reach for their Military Star card at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria are strengthening their entire community. In 2020, USAG Bavaria shoppers who used their Military Star cards—available exclusively to military members, retirees, veterans and military dependents worldwide—saved the Exchange $173,452 by avoiding transaction fees associated with bank cards.
The savings is part of the worldwide fee avoidance savings of $28.7 million, which includes Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard exchanges, as well as commissaries.
“Since 100% of Exchange’s earnings are reinvested in the military community, avoiding transaction fees means more money going to our heroes and their families in quality-of-life programs,” said Grafenwoehr Exchange marketing manager Chris Litch. “That is why using Military Star benefits not just the cardholders, but the entire USAG Bavaria community.”
The Military Star rewards program also earns cardholders 2% in rewards points on purchases, and cardholders receive a $20 reward card every 2,000 points. Shoppers worldwide received over $32.8 million in rewards cards in 2020.
Other benefits of Military Star include:
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.aafes.com/about-exchange/public-affairs/press-releases.htm or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.