WICHITA FALLS, Texas — In light of the government shutdown and closure of military commissaries, United Supermarkets will extend its Military Discount Wednesdays program to seven days a week.
The program will offer a 10% discount on grocery purchases for all active, retired and civilian military who present valid military ID at all eight United Supermarkets and Market Street locations in Abilene, Burkburnett and Wichita Falls, Texas. The stores were chosen because of their proximity to active U.S. Air Force bases.
Fuel, gift cards and pharmacy purchases are not eligible for the discount.
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“These communities have seen several hundred military families furloughed due to the shutdown of the federal government this week,” said Mark Yowell, regional vice president for United Supermarkets, LLC, in a statement. “Coupled with the resulting closure of the base commissaries, it has become difficult for these families to meet their grocery needs.”
Military Discount Wednesdays was originally scheduled to run through Veterans Day, but the discount will now be available daily until further notice.