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Time to take out expired coupons from June

Posted July 1, 2010
Updated July 5, 2010

It's the beginning of the month and time to take out all the coupons from your coupon organizer that expired in June. Don't forget that you can donate them to our US military overseas who can use them at overseas commissaries for up to 6 months after expiration. For more details and a couple addresses to send them to, click on the link in the box and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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  • volunteeringisgreat Jul 5, 2010

    I looked up ocpnet.org and see the similarities between them and grocerycouponsforfree.org. I do not see any problem with that. At least both of their information is consistent. I would be more concerned if each one had different information from the other. By the way, both websites reference 2 months max for the expiration dates for the coupons. I did not see anywhere that 6 months is allowed. I will continue to use 2 months as the correct time line. From what I can see, both websites are setup to help people. Grocerycouponsforfree.org also gives information to help people that utilize food shelves as well. I am considering donating to that cause as well. At any rate, I cannot find fault in either of these websites since they are supposed to help others in need. Isn't that what this is about anyway?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 4, 2010

    They can use the coupons for up to 6 months after expiration, but the overseas coupon program recommends you only send coupons up to 2 months expired (or not expired at all) so they have time to distribute them before the 6 month date.

    So I checked out the site volunteeringisgreat posted about and they use the EXACT wording from the site I recommended (http://www.ocpnet.org/FAQ/FAQ1.htm). Very interesting.

    The site "volunteering" is recommending offers their affiliate links to print coupons at coupons.com, redplum.com and smartsource.com. They do not appear to offer any other coupons than those we already get every week going directly to those sites. Please let me know if I missed another benefit of the sire you posted about, volunteering.

  • volunteeringisgreat Jul 4, 2010

    This is a great service project for our military. However the website listed in the article has misinformation and can be very confusing with all the advertisements. I donate coupons regularly to the overseas military and know that coupons can be used only two months after they are expired, not the six months the article references. I use a website called grocerycouponsforfree.org for all my information for the overseas military coupon program. It is a great information website. They also provide many types of free coupons that you can use for this program. I encourage everyone to use grocerycouponsforfree.org, but make sure of the correct expiration dates when sending your coupons.