You should go through your coupons at least once a month (usually at the end of the month) and pull your expired coupons. If you’re like me, you don’t want to throw these out because it feels like you’re throwing out money. There is a fantastic program that will take your expired & unused coupons and pass them along to our troops. There are several programs/organizations that will send the coupons to our troops. The easiest and most convenient one is Support Our Troops. Their website is http://www.supportourtroops.org/. Here’s some info from their website:
The Support Our Troops® coupon program enhances the welfare of overseas military families by sending them food and non-food manufacturer coupons to make their dollar go farther.
What are Troopons? Troopons™ are what you can do with coupons you don’t use!
Send them to the troops overseas! It’s an easy way to make a difference in their lives.
Here at home it’s easy -- our papers arrive full of coupons. Overseas, for military families, it doesn't. But the military stores on their base where they shop accept manufacturer coupons from here – even expired ones.
So we can all pitch in to help these amazing man and women and families reduce their grocery bills. Especially when they are living in countries with currency exchange rates off bases that are better than the dollar, meaning their small money does not go as far as it would at home. For example, off base, a military family’s dollar is worth following:
England: 65¢ Germany: 72¢ Japan: 90¢
So every dollar you can help them save in their on-store base store, makes their American dollar worth more to them for things off-base. How do our military families get these coupons? From you! They’re there for us, let’s be there for them.
Send us coupons you won’t use. We'll send them over. Just mail them to Support Our Troops®, P. O. Box 70, Daytona Beach, FL 32115-0070 the cheapest way you can.
This would be an excellent project for any organization (i.e. church groups, PTAs, or other community organizations). Between March and September, 2010, the United Methodist Womean at my church donated over $25,000 worth of coupons to the Troopons program!