Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Send Military Families Expired Coupons

The next time you are cleaning out your coupon binder, don't throw away those expired coupons or coupons you won't use. Simply sort them into two categories, food and non-food, and send them to Military Families overseas.  They are allowed to use coupons up to 6 months after their expiration dates. Most families stationed overseas only have one person working because it is much harder to get a job in a foreign country. These coupons can be a huge help to them. 

Right now I have a family in Germany who will take the coupons, give some out, and leave the extra at the Commissary for other military families. I'm also messaging a few other people I know and am hoping to have a few contacts in various regions who I can send coupons to. If you know anyone please send me their info and I can arrange to have coupons sent there as well. For right now I will be the go between person. So just send your expired coupons to me and I will pass them along. If you have time, please sort the coupons, if not just send them to me and I will. 

Send to:
ATTN Expired Coupons
Tricia Inglett
48 Orchid Ln
Savannah, Ga 31419

Good Coupons.
  • Only "Manufacturer's Coupons" can be used.
  • They can be from the newspaper, dispensers in grocery stores, tear-pads, and elsewhere as long as they state "Manufacturer's Coupon" on them. 
Bad Coupons.
  • No assistance vouchers.
  • No food stamps.
  • No store coupons.
  • No restaurant coupons.
  • No Internet coupons.
Sort & Pack the Coupons.
  • Pack them separated in sandwich or quart-size plastic bags.
  • Bases usually have a grocery store and a department store.
  • Separate food, baby products, and non-food coupons to help the base volunteers and personnel send them to the right stores.
  • Don't use rubber bands, paper clips, etc...
Mark the Bags.
  • Write "food," "baby," "non-food" on the outside of each bag.
  • Write the approximate value on the outside of the bag.
  • Use the maximum value printed on any "buy one, get one free" offers.
  • If none is printed, estimate.
What is "Food"?
  • Food can be eaten or drank by humans for nourishment.
  • Chewing gum and mints are considered food.
What is non-food?
  • Housewares, animal food, vitamins, etc...are not food.

Here are some places you could send your coupons to directly:
(Found this online)

HERE is a direct link to the Overseas Coupon Program and the addresses to each base. 

Here are a few more groups you could send your coupons to:

Send Expired Coupons to:
(no more than 60 days expired)
Attn: EXPIRED Troopons
Support Our Troops
P.O. Box 70
Daytona Beach, FL 32115-007

Send Active Coupons to
(at least 3 months remaining)
Attn: ACTIVE Troopons
Support Our Troops
P.O. Box 70
Daytona Beach, FL 32115-007

This info was found at Support Our Troops 

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