Expired Coupons for Troops- please consider participating!

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So, as many of you know military families overseas can use expired coupons 6 months after their expiration date. Stretching Your Budget is collecting coupons to send to our troops overseas to help them save money just like we do here!

Once a month we sort through the coupons into food & non food categories. We add up the total amount of the coupons and then mail them to 2 Military Bases in Italy. This past month, on Oct. 8th we collected thousands of coupons from our local area, and even had someone sent us some from LasVegas! A group of volunteers including myself gave up our Saturday morning and sorted these coupons and we were able to sort and package $22,036.52 in coupons to bless our military families with!!

We meet to sort coupons on the 2nd Saturday of every month at our church. If you would like to help support our troops, please mail your coupons and we will make sure they get sent to our military families!! It only costs you a stamp, but think of the greater impact you will have on someone else’s life!

Our next Saturday sort date is Nov. 12th, but you can send coupons at anytime!!
Send your Coupons to:
Stretching Your Budget
147 Hicks Road
Lexington, NC, 27295
-or-
WSFirst
Attn: Maria Sweeden (coupons for troops)
3730 University Parkway
Winston Salem, NC 27106

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  • I was delighted to come across this blog post. Who knew? I do now!
    Thank you!

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  • I definitely will be doing this! I never end up using mine! Do they need to be clipped? I usually have whole inserts I can send but just don’t have time to clip them all.

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    • Don’t think it matters- and save postage receipts, they are deductible.

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  • I had addresses to send them to and lost them, I am going to repost this on my blog!

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    • thanks so much! save your receipts for deductions!!

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  • I am doing this now. I have an envelope ready to go!

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  • WOW that is really awesome! I am sharing this! :)

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  • I already donate all my expired coupons to a military family stationed in Japan directly. My mom, mother-in-law & sister also give me their expireds. My friend in Japan then shares them with other families on their post. If I didn’t already have a military family to donate to, I would definitely send them to you. Thanks for doing this. I like knowing that we are collectively helping our fellow countrymen when they are far away from home serving our country! :0)

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  • Oh wow I love that! I didn’t know troops could use expired coupons!

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  • I will be sending my coupons to you from now on! Thanks so much for all of your hard work!

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  • thanks for the info – I want to start doing this

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  • I will be sending you my expired coupons from now on.

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