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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Expired Coupons

on 7.11.2008 at 5:31pm

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Looking for something to do with your expired coupons? Send them to the troops!

An interesting way to support our troops is with our expired coupons.  They are able to use US coupons up to 6 months after expiration dates at their commissaries if they are stationed abroad.  We have decided to adopt a base in Gaeta Italy to mail our coupons too.   As you clean out your coupon folder you can either mail them yourself or I will gladly mail them for you if you would like to just pay US postage rates and mail them to me.

The address for the base directly is:

Volunteer Coordinator
Navy FSC
PSC 811
FPO AE 09609

You will have to fill out customs forms since it is going over seas.  If you would like me to send your coupons over when I send mine, please email me at jenny (at) southernsavers (dot) com and I’ll send you my address.


  1. Clip all coupons – it decreases mailing weight to only mail the coupons
  2. Sort coupons into two bundles: Food and Non Food (what can be eaten by Humans and what cannot)
    • Becca

      Can they use store coupons? Or just manufacturer coupons?

    • Jenny

      Just Manufacturerss coupons. Good question.

    • Rebecca

      Hi Jenny. Love your blog. I’d like to send my expired coupons to you to send to the troops. How expired can they be, a week, a month? Thanks.

    • Lisa

      Hi Jenny,

      I love your blog, so glad I am nosy and poke around at all the links!! We are so fortunate to have 4 different Publix by me so I live and breathe by their policies…. anywho… how do I get you my expireds? I was going to send them myself but I was having some trouble getting them there. They were sent back twice. I guess not being military I am not sure how these addresses work.


    • Hi Jenny! I love your website and it has already helped me to save so much money!!! I recently became a SAHM so saving is very important to our family right now; we are trying to make it on much less now that I’m not working. Anyway, I’d love to send you my expired coupons so you can add them in with yours to send to our troops! I have been saving them until I figured out how to do this, so I should have a few now.

    • Julieann

      They can also use internet printable coupons according to Toni at Coupons4Troops. She said that you don’t have to include a customs form if you are mailing in a standard letter envelope. I used to mail things to my husband in Iraq and the only time a customs form was required is if it was too big for first class mail.

      I think you should repost this with the main website http://www.ocpnet.org again for people who have recently joined in reading your blog.

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    • I LOVE that you are doing this! What a great program! I wish I saw this the other day when I was cleaning out my Feb coupons! Well, March will be coming your way!

    • Elaine

      Can I send them internet printed coupons or just those “officially” printed? Love this idea – I hate wasting coupons!

      • Jenny

        They can use printable coupons. As long as they aren’t copies. The only thing they can’t use are store specific coupons.

    • Sherry

      I head up a woman’s organization of over 100 women; the majority of us are couponing & would love to send our expired coupons to the military families (many of us are retired military). They will be cut & sorted per your instructions. Any suggestions as to we can send to besides the Navy…we want to send to ALL those serving in the Armed Forces…so we can rotate each time, Navy then Army, etc.

      Please let me know….