ShopVCS.com – For Vets, their families & employees

Proceeds from purchases given back to the Veteran community


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VA’s Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) is excited to announce a new benefit for Veterans and VA employees. Last November, VCS launched ShopVCS.com, an online shopping site exclusively available to Veterans enrolled in VA, their families, and VA employees.

This shopping experience offers thousands of products from hundreds of name brands with the ability to easily and securely shop from any device including desktop, smartphone or tablet.

ShopVCS.com features products ranging from sportswear, jewelry, home décor, appliances, electronics, military items, health and beauty, Made-in-USA brands, Veteran-Owned brands, and much more.

ShopVCS.com serves as an expanded catalog of items not offered in Patriot Stores, the retail shops located in the VA hospitals and clinics. Ticketing and travel services are also available which include deals for: hotels, theme parks, movie tickets, concert tickets and much more.


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Registration is free and Veterans enrolled in VA, their family members and VA employees are eligible to register at ShopVCS.com as authorized customers.

Proceeds from your purchases are given back to the Veteran community in support of VA programs such as: National Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports Games, Vets Crisis Suicide Prevention, Fisher House, Women Veteran Programs, National Disaster Relief, Homeless Veterans programs, and much more.

Veteran Canteen Service operates as a self-sustaining entity. Sales and income are used to sustain the operation with the goal of “giving back” to the VA community in support of programs or initiatives that serve to enhance the quality of life for Veterans, their families and those who provide for their care.

Veterans, their families, and VA employees can sign up to shop at ShopVCS.com.


Chelsea Anderson is a Public Relations Specialist with the Veterans Canteen Service.

 Chelsea Anderson is a Public Relations Specialist with the Veterans Canteen Service.

 

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Comments

  1. noisemakers    

    I get to continue in Verify and nothing happens

  2. noisemakers    

    How do I sign up for V CS.com?

    1. Martha Espinosa    

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t find a place to sign up!

  3. Duan Anderson    

    I get to continue in Verify and nothing happens

  4. Giznp    

    How to upload the document?

  5. William McPheron7sm6    

    I also am being seen by Gansville , FL VA and they are the best. I am a Nam vet (retired Army) and VA has been taken care of me with upmost care and I thank them

  6. William G Stephens    

    I firmly believe that the VA is not for veterans, but so people can get a government paycheck. When I first contacted the VA their web site said most claims are settled in 6 months. That was 8 years ago! I really believe the VA is just giving Vietnam vets excuses till they die.

    1. Tammy Rivenbark    

      Yes, my husband and I had to fight tooth and nail getting his well deserved disability .
      It took many heated conversations with Congressman, Senators and their menions for twelve years!!! Then I got so frustrated I wrote the Vice President, then Joe Biden. He responded by letter two days in a letter. Within two weeks my husband was granted disability, but was cheated out all his back pay. We learned to be grateful for what got because the government will cheat you…

    2. Ken Goins    

      I Feel The same way. been fighting with the VA for over 40 years and counting. It”s a shame.

  7. John L Mullen    

    How in the heck am I supposed to upload a document?

  8. mike radnov    

    After reading all these minus, I ain’t even gonna try to sign up.

  9. Dennis Hunter    

    We all know that Walmart, Target and nearly every other store beats the prices at the Exchange and even canteens located in the hospitals. The high prices and poor selection at the VCS drive me away from making any purchases. At both facilities in Orlando, the staff acts like they are doing me a favor, and though they donate a small portion of their profits to veteran’s ‘programs’, it is more like a forced donation by vets. I need my money to pay for livelihood. Not to donate to sports games and national emergencies. Lower the prices, get better staff and get a decent selection. That will help the vets more than anything else.

    1. Christopher Lenker    

      I have to agree about Walmart being cheaper. Even when you add the taxes on they are a cheaper. They are even cheaper than AAFES/NES. At one time, these stores were actually benefits and things were cheaper.

      1. Chris Frandsen    

        Yes, Walmart is China’s distribution arm in the US. The will undercut any competition. Tried to by Made in The USA lately. Trump even buys his Make America Great Again hats in China! Low price is not everything. Even when you are broke!

  10. NORMAN    

    I really dont think that the government really cares about vets, the pressure is on them to save face.

    1. Glenn F. Howard    

      I disagree. The Malcolm Randall VA in Gainesville Florida got me through cancer two years ago. I have been treated with the best care in the world by the most professional, kind and considerate people. I go there for continued care and I have never been healthier! GlennFHoward

    2. Ray J. Gans    

      My gosh how can you say that now. Things have changed.

  11. Richard A. Leatherby    

    How do I sign up for V CS.com?

    1. Bob Jerabek    

      Hey Norman, The military became great after Desert Storm, you should have seen it during and after Vietnam. Be thankfull for what we do get. It is so much better than what the civilian world sees.

      1. Norman P Cantrell    

        I’m a Vietnam Veteran myself and it took them 40 years to find my records and the Nashville VA is keeping all new patients at the VAH and contracting us older Vets out,which sucks.

  12. Kary    

    We can shop on line though the military exchange but we can’t shop on base or return anything that we buy onlline

  13. william metzgr    

    You make signing up sound so easy. I have been trying for over 40 days to get enrolled. I have no less that 15 emails and several phone calls to the “verification people”. I’ve sent in two DD214’s and a VA Benefits letter. Apparently decisions are above their paygrade. They told me their is nothing they can do. That they have people who have been waiting over a year for approval.

  14. donald g magel    

    How can I register if I can not “upload” proof of eligibility?

  15. James White    

    Hi, is there any extra housing support available.

  16. David Wagner    

    Awesome like this & the fact our family can use it also & it helps out vets

  17. Annette Marshall    

    I have the same question as Sharon Rist.

  18. Sharon Rist    

    Are spouses of veterans who were disabled and died eligible to be part of the shopvcs?

    1. Susannah E L Warren    

      That’s exactly what I to know,also!

  19. Roberto Longoria    

    Would be great if they could deliver local, have a NAS 5 miles away in the city, but have to order from another city 150 miles away, ugh.

  20. Pat brown    

    It may be interesting if they would let you look at the prices before going though the trouble signing up for it .

  21. FAKAZA 2019    

    I think this is good.

    1. David Jones    

      I suggest you don’t use it if it’s so much trouble.

  22. Linda Rohlfing    

    Well I am so excited. It is about time that the government takes care of the vets.

    SK1 Linda Rohlfing

  23. SRweb    

    Good info about ShopVCS.com

  24. Carl R Minor    

    Thanks to Dr. Benjamin Reese at the Hickory Outpatient Clinic in Hickory, North Carolina. He is the most caring, compassionate, thorough, and best primary physician I could possibly have.

  25. Owens Earl Jr    

    Think you for reaching out to all Veteran this is the first I hear of you. I like to hear more of this organization I am a Veteran and I am living a life of loneliness. I need to become involved in something, I join the American legion but it’s hard for me to aloud my self to aloud my self to become one of them I need help.

    1. Paul Eller    

      Hey Earl. Did you find someone to talk with? A group to get involved with? I don’t want any Veteran suffering alone.

      1. Shelly Fletcher    

        Earl, You can call, text or chat with the veteran’s Crisis hotline anytime at 1-800-273-8255. The hotline can get you connected to the VA in your area that can assist you with local resources.

      2. Tovah D    

        Hi Earl,
        How are you doing? Please let us know you’re ok.

        Tovah!

  26. Ivan M. Acosta    

    Very interesting and convenient. Thanks.

    Ivan Mariano Acosta

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