The one great thing about DECA is that they allow overage to be applied to other items and the items usually cost less through DECA.

If you are a military dependent you can log into the Commissary website and preview the sales prices.

Shopping at the Commissary is pretty easy

Coupon Policy is straight forward  Copy of DECA Coupon Policy is HERE 


1. buying large amt of cigarettes/tobacco product. Should not exceed 1 case or 30 units.

2. Buying excessive quantities of an individual item. Quantities could be considered excessive when a customer special orders and/or purchases more than 3 cases or 36 units of an individual item.

3. Excessive number of large orders/transactions on a frequent basis. This would include frequent orders/transactions of an individual item which give the appearance of an attempt to stay below the threshold identified in #1 &#2.

4. Buying excessive quantities of an individual item with coupons that exceed the value of the product.

5. Making numerous purchases in a single day

6. Persistent efforts to exceed sales restriction limits

7. Frequent returns of high-dollar items or multiple items, with or without receipt.


1. When privilege abuse is suspected, the commissary employee with immediately notify manager on duty.

2. The store director is responsible for elevating suspected abuse to installation authorities.

3. DECA is notified

 4. When a customer reports suspected abuse by another patron not currently in the commissary, the manager should refer the customer to the appropriate installation officials. 



1. Internet coupons will not be accepted for free products, however, “buy one get one free” coupons are acceptable, if they meet coupon requirements.

2. Internet coupons must contain a typical barcode (UPC-A) and/or GSI Data Bar and be scanned. Coupons with only a GSI DataBar are acceptable.

3. If an internet coupon does not scan, and contains a typical barcode UPC-A, the first 11 digits under the barcode, starting with the number 5, will be manually input into the POS and the POS will validate the coupon with the items purchased.

4. If an internet coupon has only a GS-1 DataBar and does not scan, the cashier will examine the coupon for authenticity and, if deemed valid, the coupon value may be manually input.

5. Internet coupons must be an original print in either black and white or color.

6. Internet coupons may have, but are not required to have, a dot scan barcode or “PIN.” If an internet does have a “PIN”, the “PIN” must be unique for each coupon.


1. When a transaction with a coupon “overage” results in a negative balance, meaning money is due the customer:

  • if the amount due the customer is $24.99 or less, the customer receives case
  • if the amount due the customer is $25 or more, a combination of gift cards and cash will be given the customer. Gift cards must be issued to the customer in $25 increments until the remaining balance owed the customer is $24.99 or less. For example, if the transaction results in $100.87 owed to the customer due to coupon “overage”, four $25 gift cards must be sold and activated within the transaction for the customer, and the remaining $0.87 will be given to the customer in cash.

Coupons identified as counterfeit by DeCa Headquarters, or on the Coupon Information Web site, Coupon Information Corporation: Home, will not be accepted. All coupons must be written in English. Coupons that have English plus another language are acceptable.

Point of contact:

Danna Eldridge

DSN 687-8000

804-734-8000 ext 48772


They do NOT double or Triple Coupons, or allow stacking of coupons and they accept Internet Printed coupons. They also allow overage to be applied to other items you get.  And they also accept register Rewards .  Here is a copy of an email reguarding Walgreens Register Rewards:

Dear Ms. Dice,

Thank you for contacting us through the Defense Commissary Agency’s web site
to address your inquiry regarding acceptance of Walgreen’s Register Rewards
coupons or other coupons with a store logo on them at your Fort Irwin

DeCA does not participate in Walgreens Register Rewards per se; however, your
commissary may accept valid manufacturer coupons that print out on the
registers at Walgreens and other retailers, provided the verbiage does not
limit redemption only to the retailer advertised on the coupon. For example,
if the manufacturer’s coupon states “Redeemable at” or “Redeem at”, we can
accept it; if it states “Redeemable ONLY at” or “Redeem ONLY at”, we cannot
accept it. While these coupons may reference Walgreens Register Rewards, have
a Walgreens or another retailer’s logo printed on them, we are accepting them
as a manufacturer’s coupon. All commissaries were provided clarification on
these types of coupons.

There are presently, in circulation, Walgreens Register Rewards coupons that
states “Redeemable ONLY at Walgreens”. These coupons cannot be accepted for
redemption. The terms specified on each coupon must be individually evaluated
when presented for redemption and can only be accepted in accordance with the
terms stipulated on the coupon.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to address your inquiry.  We encourage
you to continue taking advantage of your commissary benefit and the 30 percent
plus savings. If you need assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to
contact Mr. Robert Hoak-Kagey, Fort Irwin Commissary Store Administrator, at, phone: 760-380-3560 Ext.3003 or any member of his
management team.


Rey Andres
Commissary Management Specialist
Performance & Policy
Phone: 804 734-8000 x 86229
DSN: 687-8000 x 86229
Fax: 804 734-8009 x 76229

This email is from Sept 6th 2011

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