Free It Forward: Donate Expired Coupons to the Military!

Overseas Coupon Program has all the information on sending your coupons to the military! There are a few options on who to send your coupons to:

  1. If you already know someone in the military overseas that could use the coupons, you may just send the coupons right to them.
  2. You can go HERE and “adopt” a base to send them to. Here is information on how to “adopt” your own base.
  3. Choose the base I am adopting in the name of Good Deal Mama and her readers. The address for this base is:

Coupon Distribution Program

Marine & Family Services

PSC 561, Box 1863

FPO AP 96310-1863

Here is the FAQ and information you need to know:

Donation size?: There is no minimum.

Expired Coupons?: 2 Months Max! Yes expired coupons are accepted. Even though they can use them for up to 6 months pass the expiration date, there is time involved for shippment and processing the coupons!

What type of Coupons?: “Manufacturer’s Coupons”, not store, restaurant, or internet coupons. Ones from the newspaper.

How do I send my coupons:They recommend the coupons to be clipped and separated into Non-Food and Food envelopes or ziploc bags, so they will stay separated during shipment.  It will just save the volunteers time if you send them this way. Be sure to label this bundles! Tip: Food is anything that 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.

I “adopted” the U.S Marine Group base, and hope you all will send your coupons to them as well!

Here is the post to find out which coupons are expired and which are still good! This was such a tip saver for me!

And Here is the information for Operation Hi Mom! Hi Honey! Operation Hi Mom awards hundreds of  deployed men and women a free fine art canvas, printed from a favorite photo, which will be presented to their moms on Mother’s Day. Deployed soldiers can simply go to a specially-designed webpage to submit a request, write their mother an endearing message, and upload a photo.  It’s a way for soldiers to say to their mom, I love you…and it’s a way for Canvas on Demand to say to our troops, Thanks for a job well-done!

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  1. Shaunacy says:

    I adopted the Marine base too :) Now my expired coupons can go to good use. Thanks!


  1. […] I just head right over each week to Sunday Coupon Preview, and print out each weeks “preview“, it’s in alphabetical order and includes expiration dates! So I also highlight each week what is the longest expiration date is, that way at a glance I can see if I should keep the coupons, or if its time to donate them to the troops! […]

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