It’s the last day of the month, so that means it’s time to purge your expired coupons. But wait, don’t throw them away! Our military at bases overseas can use your coupons up to six months past their expiration date.
Check out the Overseas Coupon Program. They can help you adopt a base and get your coupons to those most in need. Here are a few guidelines to get you started:
* Send only coupons that have expired up to two months ago to take into account travel and processing time at military bases.
* Sort your coupons into food and non-food items (pet food and vitamins are considered non-food)
* Package the grouped coupons into baggies or envelopes. Do not use rubber bands or paper clips to keep them sorted.
* Tally the face value of the coupons in each group. This will help the military determine which bases could use more coupons.