Generally I’m not jealous of people who can shop at the Commissary- we get great deals around here at our regular stores.
But a few times a year they have a case lot sale and I turn green with envy.
The case lot sales are held under a tent in the parking lot of the commissary. Not all items have to be purchased in bulk but most of the best deals will be. Pantry goods, beverages, cleaning supplies and pet items are often marked down by a $1 or $2 from the commissary in-store price. And keep an eye out for coupons too- you can use them on all items.
Here is a list of dates for the fall in my area:
Portsmouth: Aug. 29-31
Oceana: Sept. 5-6
Fort Eustis: Sept. 5-7
Norfolk: Sept. 12-14
Langley Air Force Base: Sept. 19-20
Check your local base- you will probably find a sale coming near you!