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It’s time to send in your expired coupons! Last month we received so many coupons that we stuffed two large boxes full! In fact, we ended up adopting a second overseas military base because we had so many! Our amazing volunteer, Andrea, says her mail doesn’t fit in her box anymore! What a great response! Thank you to our readers and to our volunteer, Andrea! It’s time again; those coupons are expiring! Pull out all your expired, clipped coupons, DIVIDE THEM INTO FOOD & NON-FOOD, put them in labeled baggies to separate, and mail them to Andrea!
This month, NO MORE TOTALING. It ended up being too big of a job for sum up the grand totals, so we’ll just let the military bases aproximate the totals based on weight. All you need to do is separate the categories. You have one week to mail your coupons in! Thank You! More info on the Overseas Coupon Program below:
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!
* 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
How do I send the Coupons?
* 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.
* 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!