This is an excellent money saving tip. Where I live we have a different coupon box.
We have a few families with relatives stationed abroad. Most people don’t know it, but Military Commissaries accept coupons for 6 months beyond their expiration.
Our church has set up a Grocery Coupons Box where people can leave their expired coupons. Once every month we divide the lot between three different envelops and send it abroad to our stationed relatives.
I’ll ask my church to set up 2 different boxes, one for valid coupons and another one for expired ones. This way we can make the best out of these grocery coupons.
Thank you very much for bringing up the subjects of coupon exchange groups and especially Military Commissaries. I’ve posted it here.
I think that giving away grocery and food coupons that you don’t use to our armed forces stationed abroad is the minimum we can do to show our support and appreciation to them.
Since I don’t have anyone in my family to send grocery coupons to, I’ve searched and found a program called Overseas Coupon Program (OCP) that enables everyone, even those that has no family members in the armed forces, to send their expired coupons to them.
I’ve signed up with the program, and once a month I’m sending them all the coupons that I don’t use, expired as well as none. I think that every one with a heart should sign up as well.
If you want to participate as well follow the link above for details.