Disabled Veterans and other new Commissary Patrons will have to wait before they will will have access to all the features on the MyCommissary portal. This does not affect their access to shop at the Commissary. “After the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) deploys changes to the MyCommissary portal, our new customers will be able to register their Rewards Card to access Digital coupons and use CLICK2GO at participating stores,” said Kevin L. Robinson, Public Affairs Specialist, DeCA.
These features allow Commissary patrons to register a commissary rewards card and upload discounts and deals that are only available to authorized shoppers. The CLICK2GO program is currently being tested and will allow commissary patrons to order groceries online and then be conveniently delivered to their car. This feature will provide a convenience especially for the disabled patrons.
The influx of 4.1 million new users necessitated changes to the MyCommissary portal. “Work to update the MyCommissary portal could not begin until completion of the new authorized user validation tables, which took longer than expected as the volume of data shared between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Manpower Data Center was massive. The tables are now complete and DeCA is making needed system changes to interface with the new validation tables and must test that the validation process works and is seamless to our customers. DeCA’s system changes are expected to be completed by late February or early March,” said Robinson.
“We ask our new customer groups to be patient as we update the portal user authentication function. The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) estimates the access will be available by late February or early March. Customers will be able to tell when the new functionality is available because DeCA will remove the access caveats for the new patron group from the website. We will also formally announce when access to MyCommissary is possible. To be clear, this does not affect our new customers’ in-store shopping access or access to many other areas of commissaries.com,” he added.
Robinson, newly eligible veterans and caregivers currently have access to many
other areas of commissaries.com to
• The Savings Center, which includes our basic sales flyer, information on current sales promotions, the Your Everyday Savings (YES!) program, our private label program also known as Commissary Brands and links to coupons.
• Healthy Living, which includes DeCA’s Nutrition Guide Program, dietitian-approved recipes, healthy living resources and Thinking Outside the Box recipes that offer quick, healthy and economical solutions for busy consumers.
• Commissary Gift Cards, available in denominations of $25 or $50.
• Information on scheduled sidewalk sales, Healthy Lifestyle Festival events and Guard/Reserve on-site sales.
• Food safety and food recall information.
DeCA will make an announcement when all the features of the MyCommissary portal are available to new patrons. Check back often for commissary news and updates.
Marguerite Cleveland is a freelance writer who specializes in human interest and travel stories. She is a military brat, a veteran and now a military spouse. Her military experience is vast as the daughter of a Navy man who served as an enlisted sailor and then Naval Officer. She served as an enlisted soldier in the reserves and on active duty, then as an Army Officer. She currently serves as a military spouse. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons. Visit her website www.WanderWordsWine.com