Expired Coupons? Don’t Toss – Send to Military Families Overseas!

Expired Coupons for Military

Send Expired Coupons to Military Overseas

I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, so I thought I’d go ahead and do a little post on the subject. A few readers have asked me about sending expired coupons overseas to military families to use.  Yes, those stationed overseas can use coupons up to 6 months past the expiration date at the Commissary and Exchanges, how cool is that!?!  So, don’t toss out your old coupons – “recycle” them and ship them to troops and/or family members instead.

A couple of overseas coupon programs that I like are Coups For Troops, Support Our Troops and The Overseas Coupon Project (OCP).   Both allow you to mail your coupons (expired and not expired) to them and they will do the rest.  But they do ask that you have your coupons clipped and sorted, to save time and energy, since they are volunteers and get tons of piles of coupons every day.

Quick Tips

  • clip and separate your coupons from food and non-food
  • label your bags/envelopes
  • food coupons are preferred the most, while baby coupons are second (diapers, wipes, formula etc.)
  • Do not send coupons that are about to expire within a month – allow for enough shipping time
  • Do not send store coupons like for Albertson’s or Safeway.  Only send regular manufacturer coupons and commissary coupons

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  1. Jo Anne Mead says

    Thank you for the info. I go through my coupons and end up with lots of expired ones. Is there other ways to save at the commissary. Do they double coupons or price match?

  2. Rachel Garcia says

    I have a friend in Germany that I save all my expired coupons for. I mail them to her once every couple months and the ones she doesn’t use she shares with her friends.

  3. Michelle says

    Congrats AMANDA #29 from Random.org – you won the Sunday Funday (1/13) Amazon Gift Card! Please email me at militarywivessaving (at) gmail (dot) com to get your card :) Thanks to everyone who entered!

  4. sonia says

    I’m a military wife and I have a lot of expired coupons I heard that we can use the expired coupons but I don’t know what the doors can you please tell me thank you

  5. Carol Andrunik says

    Okay, I have expired coupons but I still do not see where or to who I send the coupons too. Could somebody give me the information, would sure like to help out.

  6. Nona says

    This so cool to know. I’ve been doing coupon for quite some times now and always have coupons that expires and didn’t know what to do with it besides throwing it to the trash.wish I know about this side before. I’m clipping the once that expires right now and will send it to support the military family overseas. I’m an army wife myself and would like to help the others.Stay Strong

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