Friday, December 31, 2010

Donate Expired Coupons to Military Families!!

As some of you may know, I have 2 troops in my family, my daughter and my son in law are both in the USAF :)

What do you do with your expired coupons? 
Throw them out?
Decoupage into an art piece to give away at Christmas?
Did you know that you can send your expired coupons to U.S. military bases around the world?
The coupons are placed in various common areas throughout each base and families can use them for up to 6 months after expiration date!
I just spent the past couple hours cleaning out and reorganizing my binder and gathering all my coupons that are expiring tomorrow, there’s a lot of them for sure!  (Include your older children and make it a family learning time, it can help them with math as well as teach them about giving to others)
I put my coupons into two separate envelopes marked “FOOD” and “NON FOOD ITEMS” and then put both of those envelopes into a larger envelope, and they are ready to go.
The envelope ships to an APO/AFO address so the cost to mail the coupons is the same as sending a large envelope to my mom or sister in Oregon.
If you are interested in this program, you can adopt a military base, visit the Overseas Coupon Programwebsite.  This program has facilitated the transfer of coupons to U.S. military bases for more than 17 years.
Go HERE to browse the list of bases that WANT your coupons!
Go HERE to get more information on the program!!
It’s a great way to help our wonderful service men and women and their families

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