Friday, January 14, 2011

Overseas Coupon Program

This is a fabulous organization that helps military families overseas get coupons and save money! The commissaries accept coupons up to six months expired, although it is very difficult for the families based in these locations to find coupons locally. This group provides the information and locations for mailing your 1-2 month expired and already clipped coupons. There is a lot of information on the site, but really it is very simple. Organize your coupons into 2 categories: food and non-food, and label each. Stuff as many as you can into a priority mail envelope or box (it will cost the same regardless of weight) and mail it! Since the bases are considered U.S. territory, "it costs the same to send them to the base as it does to send them to your next door neighbor". Follow the directions listed on the "mailing" page for addressing your package. What a great way to recycle coupons and help out families in need! If you have a group of moms, you can pool your coupons once a month and take turns mailing it. This organization is completely volunteer-run, the 2010 totals are not in yet, but from 2002-2009 the organization collected over $31 million worth of coupons!

This blog has decided to adopt the U.S. Air Force base in Spangdahlem, Germany, but any of the bases on the list would appreciate your help.

Unit 3655, Box 65
APO AE 09126


1 comment:

  1. Hooray, what a great idea!!! There are lots of coupons I can't use and usually throw away. Now I will be keeping them to send them off. Thank you for sharing!