by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
DALLAS – For military children, there is no “hometown,” only home: the United States Armed Forces.
Despite constant moves, school changes and goodbyes to best friends, military children stand resilient in the face of challenge. To honor this sacrifice and dedication, the Exchange is offering three sweepstakes in celebration of Month of the Military Child.
Through April 29, the Exchange will be putting $4,000 in gift cards up for grabs during the Month of the Military Child Giveaway. Four $250 gift cards will be given away each week at shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes. Winners will be notified no later than April 10, 17, 24 and May 1.
The Exchange will also give away a Britax BOB 2016 Revolution Flex jogging stroller, a $449 value, in the Month of the Military Child Stroller Sweepstakes. Shoppers can enter at shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes through April 30 for a chance to become one of five lucky winners. Winners will be notified no later than May 8.
From April 15 to May 15, the Exchange will be giving away $5,000 in gift cards to military children as part of the the Month of the Military Child Essay Contest. One $1,000 Exchange gift card will be awarded to each winner from five age groups.
Essays may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be 250 words or shorter in length. Visit shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes for essay topics and rules. Winners will be notified no later than August 15. Children under the age of 13 must have a parent submit their entry.
“The Exchange is honored to recognize the commitment and loyalty of the military child, as well as their willingness to accept and navigate what isn't familiar to them,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Luis Reyes, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “The Exchange honors and celebrates the resiliency of the military child throughout April as a gesture of gratitude and respect.”
The Month of the Military Child Giveaway and stroller sweepstakes are open to authorized shoppers 18 and older. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Rules can be found at shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes.