Send your expired coupons to our military families. It’s easy and there is a site called ocpnet.org that will walk you through how to do this.
Our military families will use them at their base commissary (grocery store) or PX/BX (department store). They will accept manufacturers coupons that have expired. Of course, you can send current coupons too. As a former soldier, I remember that the commissary doesn’t have hundreds of choices like our local supermarket does, so I would stick with nationally known, popular brands.
This would be a wonderful family project or group project for your scout troop or church group to participate in. You will select a base that you want to “adopt” to send your coupons to.
Make sure the coupons are cut out neatly so you are not paying postage on extra weight. The coupons can be two months past their expiration date.
Here is the site for all the details: http://www.ocpnet.org
Another option from one of my readers….
CouponsToTroops is another option for sending your coupons directly overseas. Instead of adopting a base and sending to a generic address on base, CTT recommends mailing coupons directly to a family who is stationed overseas. By mailing direct, you KNOW the coupons you send are getting to someone who will either use them or share them with others. And they’ll even help put you in touch with a military family. You can find them on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/CouponsToTroops or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Don’t forget, there are free downloadable coupons on my home page under “grocery coupons” (the black tab) that you can print out and include in your shipment. Before you can print out the coupons for the first time, you must set up an account and download a printer driver (easy-just follow steps) in order to print the UPC codes on the coupons.
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