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Old 07-30-2012, 07:10 PM
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Anyone on here in Hawaii military? We are headed there on the 7th to live there. We just got orders there. How do you save money at the commissary there? How expensive is it ?
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Anyone on here in Hawaii military? We are headed there on the 7th to live there. We just got orders there. How do you save money at the commissary there? How expensive is it ?

We left there 4yrs ago (Dh was stationed at Kaneohe Marine Base on the other side of the island). From what I remember and what I've heard since:
Milk was almost $5/gallon
Gas is probably around $4/gallon (even on base)
Hickam and Pearl Harbor exchange/commissary are awesome!!!
The weather is comfortable everyday
Prepare to to more drivers driving through the dashboard (no offense to anyone)
We spent $150/2wks for the same items.
There are farmers markets, but not sure where they are
Keep an eye our for JSC later this fall. Its a conference, on island for military wives and features many differen workshops. It was $35 4yrs ago, it should not have gone up much. Each base takes turns hosting.
If you don't have a GPS, I would suggest buying one because all the street names sound kinda the same.
If you want to go to a Walmart I suggest the one in Pearl City, its easier to get in and out of. The one in Honolulu is behind Ala Moana (biggest mall on the island) and hell to get in and out of.
Mondo Gelato is a must. Its on Lewers Str about 3blks from the Hale Koa (military hotel). Ask for a military discount (will need id)
Ruth Chris' is expensive
Gordon Beirsch in the Hola Towers is awesome, so is Hooters (one of our old haunts)
The zoo is disappointing, its really small, but free for military once a year
prepare to be called Hale (hallie pronounced; its Hawaiians' name for white people)
Do not advertise that you are military, because Hawaiians do not like military. Many will cover up their base decals when out in town. Single guys (at the Marines) travel in packs because the locals like to pick fights (although I think some of them were instigated)
There are TONS of outside activities to do
Visit your family program (I don't know what it is the Air Force, but for the Marines its Marine Corps Family Team Building and for the Navy its Fleet and Family)
Head over to the Marine Base, or call and ask about the island tour, its free all day
If the Air Force doesn't offer this look into the Marines' LINKS classes or the Navys' Compass classes to help you get resources for the island and get to know some ins and outs.
LOVED Hickams' hobby shops
Live on base, its much cheaper. Unless you don't mind appts or small quarters. Off base housing is small, unless you live away from the base.

I hope this helps and I hope I didn't scare you.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:58 PM
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I live on Ohau, and just started to coupon. I follow Hawaiishopaholics.com... She post shopping trips to the commisary.. Also dose some match ups there...
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We left there 4yrs ago (Dh was stationed at Kaneohe Marine Base on the other side of the island). From what I remember and what I've heard since:
Milk was almost $5/gallon
Gas is probably around $4/gallon (even on base)
Hickam and Pearl Harbor exchange/commissary are awesome!!!
The weather is comfortable everyday
Prepare to to more drivers driving through the dashboard (no offense to anyone)
We spent $150/2wks for the same items.
There are farmers markets, but not sure where they are
Keep an eye our for JSC later this fall. Its a conference, on island for military wives and features many differen workshops. It was $35 4yrs ago, it should not have gone up much. Each base takes turns hosting.
If you don't have a GPS, I would suggest buying one because all the street names sound kinda the same.
If you want to go to a Walmart I suggest the one in Pearl City, its easier to get in and out of. The one in Honolulu is behind Ala Moana (biggest mall on the island) and hell to get in and out of.
Mondo Gelato is a must. Its on Lewers Str about 3blks from the Hale Koa (military hotel). Ask for a military discount (will need id)
Ruth Chris' is expensive
Gordon Beirsch in the Hola Towers is awesome, so is Hooters (one of our old haunts)
The zoo is disappointing, its really small, but free for military once a year
prepare to be called Hale (hallie pronounced; its Hawaiians' name for white people)
Do not advertise that you are military, because Hawaiians do not like military. Many will cover up their base decals when out in town. Single guys (at the Marines) travel in packs because the locals like to pick fights (although I think some of them were instigated)
There are TONS of outside activities to do
Visit your family program (I don't know what it is the Air Force, but for the Marines its Marine Corps Family Team Building and for the Navy its Fleet and Family)
Head over to the Marine Base, or call and ask about the island tour, its free all day
If the Air Force doesn't offer this look into the Marines' LINKS classes or the Navys' Compass classes to help you get resources for the island and get to know some ins and outs.
LOVED Hickams' hobby shops
Live on base, its much cheaper. Unless you don't mind appts or small quarters. Off base housing is small, unless you live away from the base.

I hope this helps and I hope I didn't scare you.
No, you didn't scare me. Lol, I noticed the hate from the locals as soon as we got off the plane. The one security guard lady at the elevators was not very friendly at all. She looked at us like stupid mainland people. I just wanted to be like ughh if you didn't know Hawaii is part of the US we are all from the US so cool it!
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