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Belvoir FCU partners with military community for shopping challenge
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (3/24/11)--Belvoir FCU, Woodbridge, Va., and the Fort Belvoir Army Community Service (ACS) partnered in February and March to support the 2011 ACS Shopping Challenge in recognition of Military Saves.
Belvoir FCU, Woodbridge, Va., and the Fort Belvoir Army Community Service (ACS) partnered in February and March to support the 2011 ACS Shopping Challenge in recognition of Military Saves. Pictured from left: Judy MacDonald, director of branch operations at Belvoir FCU, Woodbridge, Va.; challenge winners Wendy Windley and Sgt. Thomas Windley; and Erica F. Drame, financial readiness program manager at Fort Belvoir Army Community Services. (Photo provided by Belvoir FCU)
ACS and Belvoir FCU teamed up to give away three cash prizes. Military Saves is a national campaign to persuade, motivate and encourage military families to save money every month and to encourage the promotion of automatic savings. The ACS Shopping Challenge originated with the goal of having consumers comparatively shop to save money on their groceries. All members of the military community who wanted to participate were challenged to use coupons and shop at the commissary to compare the price of their groceries. The three-week challenge helped participating families learn how they could save money by forming a budget and using coupons to meet their budgets. Participating families that kept receipts and saved the most money were eligible for the cash prizes. After saving $279.05 in coupons at the commissary, Sgt. Thomas Windley and his wife, Wendy, won the grand prize of $200. First runner-up Kelly Ratliff saved $262, earning a $150 prize. Second runner-up Christine Jones saved $203.67, good for a $100 prize.


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