Fourth of July is coming up this weekend, so I thought this would be a great time to share a neat program with you: Coupons for Troops Program. The Coupons for Troops Overseas Program provides expired and non-expired coupons to military families stationed overseas. Coupons can make a big difference since prices in overseas commissaries are significantly higher than those in the States. Families in overseas bases do not always have access to coupons in newspapers and inserts, you might be the only way they can receive coupons!
Some of the rules of Coupons for Troops Program:
Military commissaries overseas accept coupons up to six months past the expiration date! Wow! But it is important to send coupons no later than 2-3 months expired, so they have a chance to ship and get to the families for use! So don’t throw those expired coupons out! Military Commissaries accept manufacturer coupons as well as internet printed coupons. The Commissary is a grocery store and some of the most needed and requested coupons are for diapers, toiletries, laundry soap and other household items. All overseas military families have FPO or APO addresses so mailing coupons costs the same as if you were sending them stateside.
How to Help and Donate Coupons for Troops
If you would like to start sending coupons to troops visit Coupon Mom or The Happy Housewife. I found a lot more information about the Coupons for Troops Program there. From there, you will be provided addresses of families to donate coupons to… that’s rewarding clippin’!