What do you do with your expired coupons?
Throw them out?
Decoupage into an art piece to give away at Christmas?
HERE’S WHAT I DO WITH MINE!!!
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’m getting ready to clean out my binder and gather all my coupons that are expiring today, 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 Program website. This program has facilitated the transfer of coupons to U.S. military bases for more than 17 years.
It’s a great way to help our wonderful service men and women and their families