MILITARY STAR sweepstakes helps Misawa service members get home for the holidays with $50,000 in prizes

MILITARY STAR sweepstakes helps Misawa service members get home for the holidays with $50,000 in prizes

by Satsuki Iwasawa
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

MISAWA AB – MILITARY STAR® is helping service members and their families celebrate the holidays together by giving away more than $50,000 in the fifth annual Home for the Holidays sweepstakes.

Misawa shoppers who use their MILITARY STAR card twice at the Exchange and twice at the commissary from Sept. 23 to Oct. 20 will automatically be entered in the sweepstakes.
Five first-place winners will receive $5,000 cash and 10 second-place winners will receive $2,500 cash. Fifteen third-place winners will win a $100 Exchange gift card.

“Whether the winners use their prize to shop for gifts for loved ones or to get to home-sweet-home, MILITARY STAR is helping make the season bright for 30 members of the military community,” said Misawa BX General Manager Michickia Carter. “This sweepstakes comes just in time to help with the costs of the holiday season.”

The MILITARY STAR Home for the Holidays sweepstakes is sponsored by Sony PlayStation, Hisense, Ashley HomeStore, WestPoint Home, Cuisinart and Bissell. Purchases at Army & Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard exchanges;;;; Exchange mall vendors, Armed Forces Recreation Centers and commissaries qualify. For official rules, visit

The MILITARY STAR card is an exclusive line of credit for service members and their families to use at exchanges and commissaries, no matter where they serve. Benefits of the card include:

  • Exclusive discounts and offers.
  • Points earned on purchases, with a $20 digital rewards card every 2,000 points.
  • 10% discount on all first-day purchases for new cardholders.
  • One low APR for all cardholders, regardless of credit score.
  • No late, annual or over-limit fees
  • Reduced-interest deployment plan with no payments required for eligible customers.

Eligible active-duty service members, dependents, retirees, Department of Defense civilians and retirees, and honorable discharged Veterans who have Veterans who have confirmed their eligibility to shop at can apply for a MILITARY STAR card. For more information, visit your local Exchange or

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