Did you know military families stationed overseas can use your expired coupons in their commissary’s (military grocery stores) for up to 6 months after their expiration date? YES they do! You see, unfortunately they don’t have access to a Sunday newspaper all nicely filled with coupons like we do.
So this is where you come in. Happymoneysaver readers can all come together and help help out the military while at the same time making use of our expired coupons. You can adopt a military base yourself or drop off your coupons at one of the locations of our specialists in the Pacific Northwest.
You can only send MANUFACTURER’S COUPONS, no store coupons
Do not send coupons that are over 30 days expired
Sorting the Coupons:
The coupons that you are sending need to be separated into FOOD and NON-FOOD in plastic zipcloc style bags. Label them with a pen or marker as well.
If you or your family want to adopt a military base you can do so directly. Package up your coupons into Food and Non-Food and mail them to the military base of your choice. My favorite website with bases you can adopt is Grocery Saving Tips. They seem to keep updated lists going of military bases accepting coupons. Please try not to send coupons expired past 30 days because of shipping time, sorting time and other time factors.
If you would prefer to drop off the coupons locally you can do so at one of “happymoneysavers specialist” drop off locations. These will typically be at specialists homes where outside they will have a bin or box to collect the coupons. Once a month they will package them all up and mail them out.
Please make sure and add .50-$1.00 with your coupon donation to help with shipping costs.
Washington Drop Off Locations:
936 McPherson Ave
6628 193rd St SW
9221 N Coursier Ln
Spokane, WA 99208
Directions: Selkirk Lodge Apartments off Indian Trail Rd. Second level and there will be a box right outside the door with a small American flag on it.
511 91st Ave SE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Hopefully I will be able to add more locations in the near future. Thank you so much for supporting the military overseas members!
I have added this page to my toolbar for easy reference. Just go to Coupons<Expired Coupons and you will find this info at any time.