I know most of us usually just throw our expired coupons into the trash or recycling bin. However, here's an alternative that can help those in the service as they are allowed to use expired coupons.
It will take a little work, but I think it's well worth it, for all the military does to protect and serve our country.
To get your coupons ready follow these steps:
•Cut and trim the sides of the coupons. This is not only helpful to the receiving centers, but you do not want to pay postage on dead weight.
•Separate the coupons into two major categories - Food (for humans) and Non-Food (pet food would be non-food). Place them in large sealed freezer bags and label.
•Attach a dollar total of the coupons onto the bag.
Then go here: http://www.ocpnet.org/Mailing/Mailing1.htm
and choose the base you want to adopt. For more hints on sending coupons to the military check here.
OverSeas Coupon Program accepts coupons up to 2 months past their expiration dates. If your coupons are past that date you could use always use them for wrapping paper or they make great cutting practice for preschoolers.
It doesn't cost any extra money to send the coupons to the base of your choice than if you were to send them to a family or friend in the mail.
You can check out the website and get all the details regarding mailing, etc.