Military Star Card reduces fees

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Through November 2014, bank-issued card processing expenses at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores, worldwide, cost the military community more than $68 million.

At Hawaii Exchange facilities, those fees sapped more than $2,477,598 from the Exchange and, in turn, critical funds that could be used for morale, welfare and recreation programs.

Shoppers who reach for a Military Star Card, however, are helping to reduce this expense, which ultimately benefits their own community. Unlike bank cards, revenue generated from the Military Star Card is shared with military communities through contributions to the military service’s quality of life funds. Cardholders enjoy the additional perk of exclusive savings.

“Using the Military Star Card is one of the easiest ways for shoppers to save money and directly impact support of their morale, welfare and recreation benefits,” said Patrick Riordan, Hawaii Exchange area manager. “Reducing unnecessary expenses goes a long way in maximizing the dividends returned to the Hawaii community.”

Shoppers enjoy additional benefits when using their Military Star Card with an everyday discount of 5 cents per gallon on all gas purchases, as well as a 10 percent discount on all participating Exchange food facility purchases year-round.

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.

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