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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Expired Coupons

The end of the month is a great time to go through your coupons and pull expired ones. Besides, you gotta make room for all those great new printables that will rest on the 1st.

Did you know that military families overseas can use expired coupons up to 6 months past the expiration date at their commissary? Well, it's true! I have been sending my coupons to a military base in Germany and I wanted to pass along the information to my readers.

Unit 3655 Box 65
APO AE 09126-5565

Here are some tips for preparing your coupons for shipment.
  • Manufacturer's coupons only.
  • No store coupons allowed (i.e. Publix, Walgreens, ect.)
  • No printables are accepted.
  • No local brands (i.e. Purity, Lays Chips, ect.)
  • Coupons need to be sorted into Food & Non-Food categories (I use a Ziploc bag for each)
  • Do not use paper clips or rubber bands.
  • Coupons need to have an expiration date of no more than 2 months.
Because this is a U.S. Military Base, packages can be shipped at U.S. rates. I have found the best (and easiest) way is to ship them in a flat-rate priority envelope and the cost is around $5. You can get these envelopes from your local post office or order them online (FREE)

If you are interested in sending your expired coupons to this military base, I want to encourage you to buddy up with some friends. This could be a project for your Sunday school class or even your church. You could start this with your Mom's group or just a few friends and take turns mailing off the envelope each time. Either way, just know that your expired coupons will help another family.



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