September here (which is so shocking to me)! That means it is time to clear out those coupons that expired on August 31st (and earlier). However, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.