This Guest Post is brought to you by Coupons To Troops.
Imagine this couponer’s dream: You find yourself in a place where you can use coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date at the 2 stores you shop most often. Wouldn’t that be amazing? But what if you’re in that place and discover that you can’t go to the store on Sunday morning to buy a newspaper to get coupons? For US military families who are stationed overseas, that dream is their reality. They CAN use coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date at the commissary and Exchange stores on base, but they don’t have Sunday newspapers like we do here, so they need to rely on people back here in the US to mail coupons to them.
For those families, CouponsToTroops can be a dream come true. We maintain a list of military families, stationed in countries around the world (including Bahrain, Cuba, Germany, Guam, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom) who are interested in receiving coupons. Anyone wishing to adopt a military family can sign up with us and we’ll put you in touch with one of our families so you send off your coupons as they expire. (As you clip your coupons each week you can even include current coupons that you know you won’t be using.) Then you mail off at your convenience, once a week, once a month, once every other month, whatever works for you.
It’s a very easy, yet much appreciated way to show your support to a military family. It’s easy because we don’t require you to sort the coupons into categories. We don’t require you to report into us with the number or value of the coupons that you’ve sent and if you’re squeezed for time we don’t even require you to cut the coupons out of the inserts!! All of our families share their extra coupons with other families on base, so even though you’d only be mailing to one family, your coupons can benefit so many others!
Mailing to an APO/FPO military address or to Guam or Puerto Rico, domestic postal rates will apply, so there’s no concern about having to pay the more expensive international rates. Your postage to send overseas will be the same as if you were mailing within the continental United States. For anyone with a substantial amount of coupons, the United States Postal Service offers a wide variety of Priority-Mail Flat-Rate mailers and boxes (available at no charge) that can help you budget the postage. The postage for the “If It Fits, It Ships” mailers and boxes ranges from $5.15 to $15.45 but you can fit A LOT of coupons in them.
For more information or to adopt a Family, visit our website or send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org