Friday, June 17, 2011

Coups for Troops!!

Do you have expired coupons?  Don't throw them away send them to our troops instead.  Miliatary families are permitted to use expired coupons on their bases.
Please send your expired and non-expired coupons to the address below. 
We would love to include your coupons in our next mailing.

Coups For Troops: The Carolinas

Coups For Troops
PO Box 147
Winnabow NC 28479

Here is the information on their Fact Page

What types of coupons should I send?
-All manufacturer coupons
-Coupons specific to stores cannot be used (ie Target, Publix, CVS).
-Printed internet coupons can be used by our recipients.
-Because of the time it takes packages to get to our recipients, send coupons that have expired in the last month or two.  Commissaries will accept coupons that are up to six months expired.
What do I need to do before I mail them?
We only ask that you cut out the coupons before sending them to us.  This way you can fit more coupons in a smaller package.  You can save money by using priority mail.  
Do I have to sort them, too?
As of June 6 2011, we are no longer concerned with separating the coupons into food and non-food.   
Do overseas commissaries and PXs really accept expired coupons?
It's true.  Commissaries overseas will accept expired coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date.  Read their expired coupons policy here.  Those stationed in Alaska or Hawaii, although considered an "overseas move" by the US military, cannot use expired coupons. 

I don't live in North Carolina.  Can I still send you my coupons?
Absolutely! Our military families don't care where the coupons come from. They just appreciate your support.  

Who will receive and benefit from these coupons?
We strive to help all that stand the line, regardless of branch.
We send one hundred percent of the donated coupons to our recipients all over the globe.  The expired coupon policy only applies to commissaries overseas.  Families serving outside of The US are unable to find coupons like we can here.  View our mapto see where we send our coupons, where our recipients are serving. 

Can US troops use expired Canadian coupons?  Where can I send them?
Unfortunately, US commissaries will not accept Canadian coupons.  There is also no program acknowledged by the Canadian Forces that accepts expired coupons.

How did this group get started?
We searched for a group to send our own expired coupons to. The groups we found were closed or required a monetary donation along with the coupons.  We started CFT to get the word out and help our hard working military families save a few dollars. 

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Where to Start

If you have never clipped a coupon in your life than you might be a little nervous about diving in head first.  So here are a few tips that helped me get started.
1.  Get Organized!!  I am a virgo so this comes naturally to me :)  Get some kind of coupon organizer.  Start with envelopes or try a coupon organizer.   Having all of your coupons organized by aisle will be a LIFE SAVER & a time saver!!!  TRUST ME!
2.  I would recommend signing up for the Grocery Game.  They currently offer a 4 week FREE trial.  I have been a loyal member for about 3-4 yearsnow.  It’s a great site especially if you are just starting out.  They tell you WHEN to use your coupons and HOW to use them as well.  There is also a helpful message board full of members who are online EVERYDAY!  They are all so nice too!  It’s worth EVERY PENNY.
*** I just ask that if you do sign up could you please use my email address as a reference?  For everyone you refer you get $$ taken off your bill.  And when you get your friends to sign up get them to use you as a reference.  This is NOT A SCAM!   You will love it there and add me as a friend too!
3.Get the Sunday newspaper.  Actually, get one for every member of your household. (if you have a amyl of 4 get 4 papers)  You can get all the same or mix them up.  The choice is yours.  Make sure that you check EACH paper for the coupons you are looking for.  Here is a helpful link  There is nothing worse than buying a paper that is missing its coupons!!
4. Cut out all the coupons that you may use but do not bother with the ones you know you will NOT use.  For example, I do not cut out the Polygrip because I still have all of my teeth.  lol

Hello World!!

I am starting this website to get myself organized and to have all of my resources in one central location.  I hate trolling the internet for hours searching for the best deals BUT I do it everyday.  On this site you will find tips, tricks, links and coupons.  Let’s face it times are tough and we all need to save money.
I *LOVE* to coupon and I have been doing so for a few years now.   I had a large stockpile which I lived off of for about a year.  So, now I am starting to stockpile again.  I am not going to lie to you couponing is an art and it’s a lot of work in the beginning.  There is so much to learn about the coupon world and I intend to share all my secrets new and old to help save you money.  Trust me in the end it’s ALL worth it.