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Coupons for Troops

Toni from The Happy Housewife emailed me information on her program, Coupons for Troops, and I was very excited to share this with you as I think many of you would be interested in participating! She is especially looking for more military families stationed overseas who would like to be the recipients of expired coupons. Here's what she wrote:

Coupons for Troops started in 2008 with the goal of providing
expired and non-expired coupons to military families stationed
overseas. The prices in overseas commissaries are significantly higher
than those in the States and military families do not always have
access to coupons in newspapers and inserts. Military commissaries
overseas accept coupons up to six months past the expiration date.

Military Commissaries accept manufacturer coupons as well as
internet printed coupons. The Commissary is a grocery store so only
"grocery" coupons are needed. Families cannot use store specific
coupons (i.e. Target, Walgreens, Kroger).

Those who participate in Coupons for Troops are assigned an
overseas military family. Coupons, which do not need to be sorted, are
then sent directly to the assigned family. All overseas military
families have FPO or APO addresses so mailing coupons costs the same as
if you were sending them stateside. You can send as many or as few
coupons as you have available. Please only send coupons that have been
expired 3 months or less in order to give the families time to sort and
use the coupons.

If you are a military family stationed overseas and would like to receive coupons I would love to add you to the mailing list.

If you are interested in learning more about this program or in receiving coupons, please contact Toni if you are interested in learning more about this program or receiving coupons.

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29 Comments

  • Darlene Craig says:

    Great program! Thank you.

  • Sally says:

    Thank you SO much for sharing this! I’d be delighted to have a specific family that I can send coupons to! Every month when I clean out my coupon binder I have a thick stack of coupons that I did not use.

  • Andrea says:

    thanks for providing this opportunity to share! I emailed Toni and offered to mail coupons.

  • Chelsea says:

    What a great program! Thank you for posting this Crystal!

  • Yvonne says:

    That is awesome. I wish I would have known about all that when I was stationed over in Germany. Had no clue about coupons back then and just always paid full price or used a few coupons they had hanging out in the store.
    Awesome program!!

  • Christy says:

    This is a great idea! I have signed up to begin sending my expired coupons to one military family. My husband was in the military at one time, so if I can help out one family, it’s wonderful! Hopefully lots of others will jump on board as well!

  • Sara says:

    Hi Crystal,
    Thank you for this post! I am an Army wife, although we are stationed here in the US I love any oppourtunity to help out fellow military families! I will mention this at our next FRG meeting as well 🙂
    Thank you for your wonderful blog!

  • Kaylene Carpio says:

    Thanks, for posting this. I heard about it last year and i couldn’t find an address or how to send them. i think this is an awesome way to bless those serving our country.

  • chalica says:

    Thank you for posting this! We live at a military base in Korea. I soooo miss shopping at CVS and Walgreens and Target and price comparision shopping and on and on! There are no B1G1 deals, not a ton of variety and if something is out of stock, oh well! Military families can certainly use all the help they can get when it comes to providing for their families economically.

    I have several friends that send me coupons, so I don’t need to sign up, but thank you for posting this for others!

  • Erin says:

    Amazing! I was lucky enough to live overseas for a while, and we weren’t in the DOD system, but had a lot of interaction with people who were and every little bit helps over there. Really great….thank you so much for posting this!

  • HEATHER says:

    I had no idea about this. Thank God for our Military!

  • Brooke P says:

    I LOVE this idea. Thanks so much for posting it. I always feel sick when I spend so much time clipping and don’t get to use 90% of the Qs. Now my time won’t be wasted! Someone else can use them.

  • Charity says:

    I signed up to help a family. Thanks for posting this offer. I love to help anyway I can and this is something simple I can do every time I clean my coupon box out.

  • lisa says:

    Thanks for sharing! I am really excited about this opportunity and signed up right away. It’s a great way to get my kids involved in helping others as well.

  • Chelsea says:

    I just signed up! I’m so excited to be able to help a family out, and it will give me another reason to be motivated to clip when I don’t feel like doing so!

  • natalia Bejarano says:

    Can you email me and address to sent coupons….. I have a lots that i would like to sent soon.
    natalia.bejarano@hotmail.com

  • Sara says:

    Can you send coupons that aren’t expired yet? I always have a lot left over each week that I don’t clip because they are things we don’t use.

  • Christine M says:

    Thanks for posting this. I had been trying to find a program that uses expired coupons for military. We are a military family and a lot of our friends are overseas and want to help them save money any way we can.

  • Kristen says:

    Thank you for posting this, i would love to have a family i can send coupons too!
    thanks!

  • Stefanie says:

    This sounds SO wonderful! Thanks for the oppertunity for us to help our troops, they do SO MUCH for us!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!

  • Heather says:

    As an Army wife, I really appreciate the enthusiasm with which this program has taken off! Although my husband and I are stationed here in the States, we’ve put in for a transfer to Germany so maybe we can benefit from this program soon!!

  • Dana says:

    This program is great. My parents would send us all their coupons once a month. We’d pass on any we didn’t use. We just returned to the US and I am already missing this!

  • Rae says:

    Whether or not online coupons are accepted depends on whether the commissary is run by Deca or Afees. Deca commissaries do accept ip’s while Afees run commissaries and exchanges do not. 🙂

  • Brittney says:

    I signed up and I plan to send them extra goodies in each package.

  • KC in KS says:

    I’ve been participating in Coupons for Troops for nearly a year now. One thing I fussed with was the most cost-effective way to send the coupons. Lately I’ve been using the USPS Flat-Rate Mailer – costs $4.95 for as much as I can stuff in it (which is a lot!) The only drawback is that because I usually get them over 13 oz, I have to take them to the Post Office to mail.

  • Jen from Germany says:

    Upon moving to Germany three months ago, I believed all my deal finding days were over! WRONG! I am one of the people who uses expired coupons friends, family, and wonderful people like you can send me! I save money only because I buy on sale, stockpile and use those expired coupons! I for one know that I couldn’t do it with out you!

  • christina says:

    hi- i would love to do this!! i can not get onto toni’s page for some reason- is there a way i can directly email her? thanks!!

  • T.C says:

    Thanking so much for the caring that you have for others, I never thought I would get so many useful ideas form internet (because I always go spending money on other websites..money that i don’t have). hopefully I can do good things for others too 🙂

  • Rebecca says:

    Crystal among other sent coupons to me when I was in Germany and I really appreciated them. Helped our family to save a lot of money.

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