FORT POLK, La. — With a new school year right around the corner, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service is stocking the shelves to help students with their school needs. From supplies to clothing, the Fort Polk Exchange has it in store for students and parents.
“Every product is, of course, tax free every day at the Fort Polk Exchange,” said General Manager Beth Pritchard. “As a result, shoppers with Exchange privileges aren’t subject to the restrictions and limited savings opportunities available through the upcoming ‘tax holiday.’
“In fact, military shoppers who shop the Fort Polk Exchange during this year’s ‘tax holiday’ will see an added benefit as local sales tax percentage discounts will be matched, by category,” she said.
The Exchange will effectively double its tax-free benefit from Aug. 3-4 (Louisiana’s designated tax holiday), offering an additional percentage off (equivalent to the local sales tax rate) to the already low Exchange prices.
Regardless of when they shop, parents can expect more while paying less with the Exchange’s “Back-To-School” savings. On average, customers save 24 percent and the “Price Match Policy” can save shoppers even more.
“The Exchange’s buying staff has done its homework over the past year and we’re ready to pass the savings lessons on to military Families,” Pritchard said. “Even though we’ve crammed to deliver the best ‘back to school’ shopping experience possible, we’re always prepared to match the lowest local price to ensure authorized shoppers are getting the best value for their ‘back to school’ dollars.”