Did you know that overseas military members and their families can use expired coupons up to six months past their expiration? Families living in a far away country are often living on one income and money may be scarce. Let’s support our military by showing them some coupon love! KCL’s, we want to come together and pool our expired coupons to send to US military families in Japan!
One large KCL package will be shipped during the second week of each month. Most coupons expire at the end of the month, so this will give you one week to mail your expired coupons to our volunteer and President of all things expired and overseas, Andrea Roche.
HUGE thanks to Andrea, everybody!
- Do NOT send coupons that are over 30 days expired.
- Do NOT send store coupons.
- ALL manufacturer coupons are eligible: printable, blinkies, peelies (if that’s the way you roll), tear pads in addition to newspaper coupons– they must be Manufacturer Coupons.
- Coupons must be clipped
- Separate your clipped coupons into two categories: Food and Non-Food
Most bases have 2 stores. One is called the "Commissary" which is a grocery store and the other is the PX or BX which is a department store. We therefore ask you to sort the coupons into "food" and "non-food" bundles so that they can more easily be placed in the correct venue once they arrive at the base.
- Label the Bundles
Try to use a baggie to separate your coupons instead of paper clips or rubber bands.
- What’s Food & Non-Food?
Here’s the rule of thumb: It’s food if it can be eaten by humans, is usually eaten by humans, and is normally eaten to provide calories. For example, dog & cat food would be “Non-Food,” but Ensure or Slim-Fast would be “Food.” Vitamins would be non-food. Chewing Gum and Mints are food.
- Tally an approximate total value
Find your total for the coupons (both food and non-food totals combined). For BOGO offers, there is usually a max value, use this number. Totally is NOT required; don’t let it keep you from donating.
- Why total?
So that the Overseas Coupon Program can keep track of which bases need more coupons!
- Is there a minimum Donation?
No! Please send any coupons you may have. We only ask that you mail them only once a month. It will just be easier business this way!
This is your mission, should you choose to accept it! Who’s in?
If you have a group or would like to adopt your own military base, go to the Overseas Coupon Program and check it out!