AAFES Aims to be Military Shoppers' First Choice for the Holidays Published Nov. 18, 2009 By Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. -- Promotions, prizes and popular name brands will anchor the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's efforts to invite military Families to "rediscover the value" their exchange is offering this holiday season. Exclusive savings on tax-free holiday decorations, care package items and electronics will be cycling in and out of BXs and PXs every week throughout November. All of it building towards Thanksgiving weekend and what has practically become a national holiday, "Black Friday." At the forefront of the post-Thanksgiving blitz will be thousands of scratch-off cards given out to early birds and customers who shop the exchange after 4pm from Nov. 27-29. With prizes ranging from free soft drinks to $100 gift cards, every scratch-off will be a winner. The Selfridge Exchange is also holding a special drawing for the first 100 customers to win an AAFES Gift Card drawing to be held at 0700 hours; you must be present to win. "BX and PXs throughout CONUS will open at 0400 Friday, 0600 Saturday and 0900 Sunday after Thanksgiving" said Selfridge Exchange General Manager Dan Barriga. "Depending on the size of the store, we will pass out anywhere from 60 to 200 scratch off cards in the morning with the remainder being distributed between 4pm and close." Beyond giveaways and prizes, the exchanges will have all of the latest "must have" gifts including the newly introduced line of Ed Hardy jewelry, XBOX military appreciation bundles and specially-priced notebooks and mini "netbooks." The Selfridge Exchange will host many specials in addition to the tabloid sales, to include Boise Systems, Recliners, rugs, Craftsmen Tools, Major Appliances and more. Be sure to shop early for best selection as quantities are limited and the tax savings mean these items go fast! The opportunities to shop and save won't end in November as AAFES has a variety of special events planned for December including Early Bird specials on the 5th, 19th and 24th. Authorized exchange shoppers can view specific details regarding special promotions, updated weekly, throughout the holiday season by visiting AAFES' Sale Flyers page.