Case lot sales will return to stateside commissaries in late August and September, the Defense Commissary Agency said Thursday. 

At case lot sales, military shoppers stock up on non-perishable items at dirt cheap prices. 

"Imagine if Costco only opened two days every few months outside in a tent," Autumn Barnes, a Navy wife who lives in Hampton, said in 2012 when asked about the sales. "That's the atmosphere."

The case lot sales are held under a tent in the parking lot of the commissary. Pantry goods, beverages, cleaning supplies and pet items are sold in bulk, often marked down by a $1 or $2 from the commissary in-store price. In many cases, manufacturer or special commissary coupons are attached to the pallets, offering shoppers an additional savings.

There are no purchase limits.

You can read more about the sales at dailypress.com/shopping

Here is a list of dates for the fall: 

Langley Air Force Base: Sept. 19-20

Norfolk: Sept. 12-14

Oceana: Sept. 5-6

Portsmouth: Aug. 29-31 

Fort Eustis: Sept. 5-7