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Have a coupon but it’s expired? Before throwing it away, consider this…Military members who are serving overseas can use expired coupons for up to six months after their expiration date. For many military families that are stationed overseas, their household income comes from one person. This can put those families on a very tight budget. However, there is a way for people back home to help.
There are a few limitations on this deal. The coupons must be Manufacturer Coupons, which means that store or restaurant coupons are out. When the coupons are sent they can’t be more than 30 days past their expiration date. Also when they are sent, the coupons must be clipped together and sorted into “Food” and “Non-food” categories.
It is easy to determine if a coupon is “Food” or “Non-food.” “Food” items are things that people can eat, and would normally eat, that provide calories. So things such as gum, mints, meal drinks, cereal and anything else that is normally eaten, fall into that category. As for “Non-food,” these would be things like cat or dog food, dish detergent, soap, etc.
The coupons can be separated into plastic bags and labeled as “Food” or “Non-food” to make distribution easier. There is no limit to the amount of coupons you can send. People are asked to collect their coupons throughout the month and then send any they collect after the month is up. They ask that you not send more than once a month because it makes distributing them easier.
Families and communities can work together to send coupons overseas as well as individuals. Joyce Bethea is working with local businesses such as the Library to get drop off locations set up in Madison. However, until that time, coupons can be sent to
Coupon Chix Overseas Coupon Program
1260 Conference Road
Cantonment, FL 32533.