Extreme Couponing Tip: Expired Coupons

Those new to Krazy Couponing may find they have questions about expiration dates on coupons. Read below for the 101!

  • You CAN use a coupon on the expiration date listed. For example, if you have a coupon that expires today, you may use it up until midnight.
  • The great majority of stores do NOT allow the use of expired coupons. It is a very rare occurrence if your store does, and if this is the case, remember that this is a privilege the store is providing, and they are under no obligation to continue doing so.
  • It is unlawful to cut off the expiration date when clipping a coupon so as to try to prolong the time it is valid. Stores will not accept a coupon that does not list an expiration date.
  • Remember that you do NOT have to use every single coupon before the expiration date! A major tenet of being a Krazy Couponer is creating a stash of coupons and using them only when those items are on sale. Great coupons will show up again in the near future, so don’t fret about parting with them if the opportune chance didn’t come up.
  • Did you know that overseas military families can use coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date? To find out how to donate your expired and unused coupons, visit HERE for the details.

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11 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Expired Coupons”

  1. Anonymous says:

    we are stationed in guam and sure could use coupons we donate the rest to the airmans attic to give out to other families as well

    Len Fedele
    PMB 274
    111 Chalan Balako St.
    Dededo , GUAM
    96929

  2. Blue Eyes says:

    Kohls will let you use your expired Kohls Cash as long as it is within a week or two of expired date. They will also let you use your Kohls coupon (using kohls charge) within a day or two after expiring. If the cashier says no, they have them call the manager. Kohls is VERY lenient on their policy.

  3. I meet a woman on Twitter that lives on an overseas base with her husband. I keep an addressed envelope with my coupons and when I find expired ones, I slip them in there. After a week or two, I send them to her. She is extremely grateful – - and I feel like I am being of service. Jennifer @atthebluebarn

  4. Elaine says:

    ultra foods accepts exp coupons up to a month

  5. Courtnei says:

    what can i do with expired register rewards/extra bucks etc?

  6. Dawn Plummer says:

    does anyone know of a place in oklahoma city to give expired coupons to?

  7. Anonymous says:

    My grocery store accepts coupons up to 3 months past their expiration date.

  8. I am sure it is different everywhere, but I have a friend who lives on base in Texas and she said they can use the expired coupons there…So you might check around and see if you have any local families that can use them..

  9. Anonymous says:

    I don’t mind unused coupons, as long as they expire before I do!…LOL