March 5, 2011

Send Expired Coupons to Overseas Military

Every few months I go through all of my coupon inserts and pull out all of the expired coupons. It’s quite a stack. Rather than throwing them into the trash I do put them into the recycling bin which makes me feel a little bit better about the situation. I’ve heard for a while that I can donate my expired coupons and I just need to take the time to do this.

 

The Overseas Coupon Program serves military families by assisting you to forward manufacturer’s coupons to overseas military bases.  The bundles of coupons are placed on tables, at the PX and Commissary, or handed out for use by military members and families on base.  Military famlies can use them for up to six months after they expire.

To sign up to send coupons  just visit the website, and click on Base Adoptions to browse the list of bases that you can mail your coupons to. After you choose a base, send an email to adoptions@ocpnet.org to let them know you will be participating. You can find more details and information.

The coupon packages are sent to APO/AFO addresses so you don’t have to worry about the cost of overseas shipping.

Do you donate your expired coupons?


Karen

Comments

2 Responses to “Send Expired Coupons to Overseas Military”
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    Lesley says:

    I have been mailing coupons overseas for years and I can tell you that based on the thank you emails that I’ve received over the years that our overseas families are very appreciative. Sending coupons is such an easy way to show them that we support them and their sacrifices.

    I’m involved with http://www.CouponsToTroops.com and while the end goal is the same we take a slightly different approach. Rather than sending your coupons to a generic address on base, we encourage people to mail directly to a military family for a couple of reasons. The main ones are that it’s more personal so you’re much more likely to get a response letting you know that your envelope/package has arrived safely.

    I personally keep a list of military families who have told me that they’d like to receive coupons so if anyone would like further information or be put in touch with a military family, I’m happy to help (hcwsbp at gmail dot com)

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    nicole says:

    I have been sending to a base oversears in germany. I just recieved a email saying please do not send anymore. So I am looking for another family or base if anyone knows… Please let me know. I collecet from all friends and family….I send out monthly

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