What do you do with your expired coupons? Throw them out? Recycle them?
Well, did you know that you can send your expired coupons to U.S. military bases around the world and they can use them up to 6 months after they expire? Do you know a military family overseas? If not click on MoneySavingMom and you can get the link to sign up for the program and the coupons will be placed in various places on the base. These expired coupons are really used and appreciated by overseas military families.
Please hop over to MoneySavingsMom to get the links for the program! What a great way to help a military family overseas.
Since the packages ship to APO/AFO addresses, the cost to mail the coupons is the same as sending a card to someone here in the States. To save on postage just clip out (to save on weight) the old coupons and place in a medium or large envelope depending on how many you want to send. She has instructions on how to get addresses and such. It only takes a few minutes a month for me and it makes me feel better that my coupons aren’t going to waste that someone can use them after they expire.
Since I just started couponing in January most of those were going to expire on March 31 so I went ahead and clip as many as I could that had that date because I knew I wasn’t coming out back out to the stores before Saturday or Sunday…