Military Kids at any Okinawa Exchange Can Enter to Win $500 Exchange Gift Card in Toyland Sweepstakes

by Kaura Peres
Stripes Okinawa

Kadena AFB – Military children at any Okinawa Exchange will have the chance to fill their toy box with something special this summer thanks to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 2016 Toyland Sweepstakes.

From May 20 to June 17, children of authorized Exchange guests can submit in 10 words or less what it means to them to be a “military brat” at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes. Children who enter must be between ages 3 and 12.

One first-place winner will receive a $500 Exchange gift card and a caricature drawn by the Exchange’s in-house artist. The caricature of the winner will be placed in the 2016 Toyland toy book, promotional materials for Month of the Military Child in April and various other 2017 marketing materials. A second-place winner will receive a $250 Exchange gift card, and third place will receive a $100 Exchange gift card.

The Exchange’s 2016 Toyland toy book, the Exchange’s own holiday toy guide, is chock-full of Military Brat-Approved toys available both in-store and online.

“Changing schools, friends and environments so often isn’t always simple for military children,” said Ann Yi, Kadena Main Store Manager. “One of the few constants in their lives are the toys they carry with them from duty station to duty station. That’s why we want our smallest guests to have the opportunity to participate in this worldwide event to celebrate summer savings, fun and of course, toys.”

An in-house panel will judge the written submissions on or by July 22. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

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