When you serve in the US Military there is a specific PX military benefits that is reserves solely for US Service members. It is the usage of the military post store, also called a PX or ?Commissary. It offers a wide variety of goods and services at a reduced cost to Service members, Veterans, Retirees, and their dependents and family members. The goal of military post exchanges and commissaries is to take retail sales that occur on military installations out of the hands of civilian competition retail stores.
Military Families Shop From Home!
With the advent of the Internet, the Commissary is expanding. Now it is possible to shop for some things at home, and then pick up the product on base, or arrange for shipping. Sales of services and good from military stores to military personnel is not a new innovation, it began back in the early 1800?s. By the year 1841 officers could also make purchases for members of their families and their dependents. One of the intents of the Military Post Exchange program is to benefit Service members by giving them financial advantages in purchasing things ?at cost,? or close to at cost basis. Most commissaries and post exchanges save their customers over 30 percent, and can equal about $2,700 dollars a year for the average family of four. Civilian payroll of commissary stores is taxpayer funded, to keep the costs separate from the goods and services offered. The Military Exchange or Commissary represents one of the biggest military benefits available today to the active duty Service member.
Commissaries and Post exchanges particularly benefit young service families that live in areas where the cost of living is high. The Military customer today pays a 5 percent charge that was instituted by Congress.
The savings realized by Service members and their families at the Commissary is considerable; because of it?s pricing and more direct to customer sales ability the savings can be up to 30 or 40 percent sometimes. The military Post Exchange or commissary still sells things at cost, or just above cost. Without the commissary and Post Exchange some families of Military Service members could not make ends meet.
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This five percent pays for renovations, new stores, and supports Exchange operations. This is the ultimate in convenience, and is truly technology meeting an existing need. This is a method to provide the opportunity for the military to ?take care of its own,? by providing goods, food and services at substantial savings.
Paul Duncan says
Can disabled veterans have access to the PX/Commissary? If so, at what disability rathing do they have to be and how do you get a card or what identification do you need to get on base to go to the PX/Commissary?
dion jones says
im at 100% i cant work anymore you have to be at 100% to get an id card to use the Px and get on post
i am a 30% disabled veteran. service connected can i use the Px.
debbie matos says
my brother was a marine who served 4 yrs, he works only 2-3 days a week if he’s luck and work comes in. Is he eligible for this?
Vicente Cruz says
I`am service connected with50% I like to know if I can enter inside small base and buy in the PX.Which are my benefits.
carlos zuniga says
As a veteran of the united states marine corp, am I entitled to go into any commissaries?
S. McConnell says
My ex husband is a 100% disabled now that we r separated are the children entitled to a px card so that they may still benefit from the card
It is my understanding as a US veteran I am allowed to enter and purchase from any PX. If you go to your locale veterans office you can request a currst ent military I’D card.ask if closest PC requires any special ID card to enter a base or military installation. Please notify all of us if this is NOT correct.
gary fordyce USMC says
How do I get started buying from the px?
CWO Mike Boyes says
When I was in the Canadian Forces I had the privilege of shopping at the PX. Now that I am retired, does that privilege still exit?
jindo kim says
Do you carry Pottery Barn products for bedding?
carmen antonucci says
Iam a 100% disabled veteran,can I used the PX.
Bernardo deJesus says
An honorable discharge veteran is eligible to use commissaries and px?
Warren smith says
I am a honorably discharged u.s.a.f vet can I use the comm.and px
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Warren smith says
I am a30% Hon discharged vet. Can I shop at the comm+ px
George P.McArdle says
I just read that as a Honorable discharged service member I will have PX privilege’s, is that true.