I purge my coupons twice a month before both my monthly trips. I always feel sad throwing away the unused expired coupons. It kinda feels like tossing money. A friend of mine, and fellow couponer, Jennifer Prissock came across this information about sending your expired coupons for military families overseas. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Now I can let my coupons work for someone even after they have expired. I love this and I will definitely be mailing mine!
Here is the info:
Did you know that overseas military members and their families can use expired coupons up to six months past their expiration? Families living in a far away country are often living on one income and money may be scarce. Let’s support our military by showing them some coupon love! KCL’s, we want to come together and pool our expired coupons to send to US military families in Japan!
■COUPONS MUST BE CLIPPED AND SORTED, AS EXPLAINED BELOW.
■Do NOT send coupons that are over 30 days expired.
■Do NOT send store coupons.
■ALL manufacturer coupons are eligible: printable, blinkies, peelies (if that’s the way you roll), tear pads in addition to newspaper coupons–
■They must be Manufacturer Coupons.
How do I send the Coupons?
Separate your clipped coupons into two categories: Food and Non-Food
Most bases have 2 stores. One is called the “Commissary” which is a grocery store and the other is the PX or BX which is a department store. We therefore ask you to sort the coupons into “food” and “non-food” bundles so that they can more easily be placed in the correct venue once they arrive at the base.
Label the Bundles
Try to use a baggie to separate your coupons instead of paper clips or rubber bands.
What’s Food & Non-Food?
Here’s the rule of thumb: It’s food if it can be eaten by humans, is usually eaten by humans, and is normally eaten to provide calories. For example, dog & cat food would be “Non-Food,” but Ensure or Slim-Fast would be “Food.” Vitamins would be non-food. Chewing Gum and Mints are food.
Is there a minimum donation?
No! Please send any coupons you may have. We only ask that you mail them only once a month. It will just be easier business this way!
NEW ADDRESS FOR MAILING COUPONS:
KCL Overseas Coupon Program
11357 Visby Ave
Port Charlotte, FL 33981
Packages received with insufficient postage will be returned to sender