First of the Month: Send Your Expired Coupons to US Military

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Happy New Year!!!  Not only is it the start of 2012, it is also the first of another month!  So, it is time to pull out all of those coupons which expired on December 31, 2011.  Remember — don’t throw them into the trash or your recycling bin.  You have the perfect opportunity to pay it forward to overseas military families.

Military families who live across our oceans can use these coupons for up to 3 or more months AFTER the expire here in the states.   This is certainly a great way to support the members of our armed forces by helping their families save money just like we do.

I previously shared a site called Overseas Coupon Program.  This is a great program and a way to help, but I know many of you would rather have a connection and personally help a family.  For you there is another option.

Coupons To Troops is another great initiative that was started to help get these coupons to those who need them.  It is so simple to do this program.  Simply send an email to and ask them to provide you with a family’s name.  They will in turn send this to you.   Place your coupons into a flat envelope or mailer and mail them as you have them ready to ship out!    You can stay connected with Coupons To Troops through their Facebook page.  It is a great way to ask questions or even leave a comment to share that you mailed a package out to help another family.

I’ve also got another site called Expired Coupons for Overseas Military.  You can visit them on Facebook to get more information, including the mailing information as to where to send your coupons.


  1. Kelli says

    I just wanted to thank you for this information. I always have a ton of coupons left over and I am always looking how to spread them around. I give them away to friends and family and now I know that even after they expire they will still be used. I plan on sending about 100 ,coupons to one of your posted military sites. Thank you for all that you do.

  2. Heather G says

    We live overseas in Japan and I still keep up with your blog to catch the online deals. So thanks for posting this!!! We love getting coupons over here and can use them up to six months expired. So send them if you can, it helps us so much over here since the only American Grocery store we can shop at raises prices on everything due to having to ship everything over here. THANKS

    • Tracie says

      That’s why we do it Heather – to help out all of our military families and to thank you for what you do for all of us!