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May 17, 2013

March Exchange Credit Card Fees Impact Entire Military Community

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE EXCHANGE, Calif. – Military shoppers at the March Exchange probably do not give a second thought as to which credit card to use at checkout. What they may not be aware of, is the use of bank-issued cards at the Exchange ultimately costs the military community millions annually.

Last year alone, bank-issued card processing expenses at the March Exchange facilities sapped more than $83,000 from the Exchange and critical funds that could have been used for morale, welfare and recreation programs.

One way military families can help reduce costs and strengthen their Exchange benefit is to take advantage of the Exchange’s exclusive MILITARY STAR® Card. Unlike bank cards, profits generated from the MILITARY STAR® Card are shared with military communities through contributions to the military service’s quality-of-life funds.

“Using the MILITARY STAR® Card is one of the easiest ways for troops to directly impact their Exchange and morale, welfare and recreation benefits,” said Stephanie Kuykendall-Bernstein, General Manager, March Exchange. “Reducing these unnecessary expenses can go a long way in making March a better place to work and live.”

The MILITARY STAR® Card is accepted at all Army and Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Exchange activities, as well as the Exchange Catalog and the Exchange Online store at www.shopmyexchange.com.

Authorized exchange shoppers can learn more about the MILITARY STAR® Card by visiting www.shopmyexchange.com and clicking “Credit Services.”




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