I am involved in a penny pincher message board, surprise surprise, right!!!!! You can send your unused or expired coupons to Military Families overseas through the Overseas Coupon Program!!!!!! Military families stationed overseas don't get the paper and therefore don't get grocery coupons. However, the commisaries will accept manufacturers coupons, up to six months after the expiration date.
This program only applies to press printed coupons (not coupons printed on your home computer, which families can do while overseas) and to national brands (as opposed to local). Here is what you need to do to start your coupon donation program, by yourself, or as part of a group at work, school or at church, etc.
-Collect unused or expired coupons (no more than one or two months expired, as they take time to reach the overseas bases). Clip coupons to their exact size, to reduce the paper weight when shipping.
- Sort coupons by "food" (ie. human food) and "non-foods" (including diapers, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, medications etc.)
-Total the batch of coupons in dollar amount and write that on a piece of paper. This helps the base keep track of how many dollars in coupons they receive.
-Put each pile of coupons into a seperate Ziploc bag and label them "food" and non-food".
-Find a participating military base on the Overseas Coupon Website Here. This list gets updated on a regular basis. Only mail coupons to bases who still accept donations as indicated on that page.
- Mail your coupons through the post office using Parcel Post (cheaper but slower). On the USPS customs form, list the contents as "manufacturers coupons" and the value of the package at "$0.00, and check the "Gift" box. If you have a lot of coupons to send out, it may be best to choose Priority Mail as you can fit as much as you can in a specific envelope for one designated fee. Courtesy of Perfecting Motherhood
That's it. This is a very simple way to help our troops in a way you may not have heard of before.
I am so excited about this and I look forward to my next coupon purge.
Here are deals for baby..... Lowes Foods (if you have one in your area) This ends Tues the 27th Pampers Wipes $1.99 Use a $2 Q Final Cost Free
Riteaid Good Start Formula, there is a Video Value Q for $2 off Good Start and a VV Q for $5 off $25 Combine them for $7 off, and if you have GoodStart giftchecks you can use those on the total Luvs Family Pak Diapers $16.99 Use a $2 Q Get $2 +Up reward Final Cost $12.99
CVS Pampers 48-96 ct $21.99 Use a $2 Q and get $10 ECB's Final Cost $9.99
Target Pampers Diapers with Designs (New) $13.99 23 or 26 Ct Enfamil or Similac Ready to Feed 2 for $11
Walgreens Huggies Wipes 186-216 ct $8.49 $1 In Ad Q and print $2 off here Final Cost $5.49
Riteaid Huggies Jumbo Packs $8.99 Use $1.50 Q's use 5 if you have them. Also get $2 +Up rewards using your wellness card plus a $2 SCR (limit one for both of these promos. When you buy 5 packs of diapers and enter in for SCR you will get a voucher for a free pack. Also go to www.Riteaid.com sign up for Video values watch the video for Riteaid Pharmacy and Riteaid Wellness and print $5 off $25 coupon for each video. 2 Transactions
#1 2 Jumbo packs Huggies = $17.98 Add $7.02 in filler merchandise to get to $25 here is a suggestion Crest 3D vivid White toothpaste $2.99 Motrin Pm $5.99 (Watch the Video for Motrin Pm and Print Coupon)= $26.96 use $5 off $25 VV use 2 $1.50 off Q for Huggies use $1 Q for Crest toothpaste use $1 Mfg Q for Motrin Pm $3 Q from Riteaid ad and $1 VV coupon= $12.96 YOU WILL GET $2 +Up rewards for motrin $1.50 +Up reward Crest $2 +Up reward for huggies (can not use this on transaction 2 save for later) #2 3 Jumbo Packs of huggies $8.99 = $26.97 Use $5 off $25 Use 3 $1.50 Huggies coupons from your sunday papers= $17.47 use your crest and motrin +Up rewards from previous purchase now your total is $13.97
Sign up for SCR (single check rebates) and get a $2 Rebate on the Huggies and a voucher for free huggies for buying 5 packs
Seems like alot but I get the video coupons every month and use them for Formula and diapers For $26.93 you get 6 packs of Diapers $2 rebate and $2 Up reward, Motrin and Crest.
Check out these Great Deals Walgreens 1" 3 Ring Binder .39 Corner Office Sheet protectors .29 Wooden Ruler .09 Cap erasers .39 8pk Sharpie Markers $3.99 5 Subject Notebook $1.99 Filler Paper $1.49 (this will be better later) Liquid Paper .59 2 pocket folders .09 One subject notebooks .29 Printworks Multipurpose paper $1.99 (400 sheets) Colgate toothpaste $3.49 use $1 Q and get $3.49 back in RR moneymaker
CVS Arizona Canned Beverages .99 B1G1Free Final Cost- .50 each Advil PM $9.29 B1G1Free use $2 off 1 Q (5/23) use 2 Q's Final Cost- $2.65 each John Frieda 2 for $10 $2 Q (6/6) use 2 Q's Cost- 2 for $6 AND get $3 ECB when you buy 2 Final Cost- $1.50 each Got 2 B Hairstyler B1G1Free $1.65 each Colgate $1.89 .75/1 Q use 2 Q's Final Cost- .20 each Oral B Pulsar manual toothbrush 2/$5 use 2 Q's $2/1 and B1G1free Final Cost- .25 Complete Multipurpose Solution $7.99 $2 Q Cost $5.99 AND get $7.99 ECB Final Cost Free + $2 money maker Head and Shoulders $4.99 B1G1Free Q Cost $4.99 for 2 AND get $2 ECB Final Cost-$1.50 each
Walgreens Soft Soap Liquid Handsoap .99 with In Ad Q limit 3 Good Start Formula $2 off In Ad Q
Riteaid Infusium 23 Shampoo and Conditioner $3.99 $2Q (7/11) Final Cost $1.99 Lysol Healthy Touch Hand Soap System B1G1Free $3Q Crest Extra White plus Scope Outlast Toothpaste $2.69 $2.69 SCR FREE
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My name is Kim and I love saving money. I am 40 years old, a wife to Scott, a mom to Alex and Emma and step-mom to Hannah. We live in Charlotte NC. My goal is for my friends and family to take one thing away from reading my blog. I am very passionate about saving money, so read and save.....Good Luck.