Clean Out Your Expired Coupons & Donate to a Military Family (Updated 4/21/12)

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Is your coupon box overflowing?
It’s time to purge the expired coupons!

Here is a list of all the coupon inserts you can remove from your file box:

  • Purge ALL Coupon Inserts prior to AND including  your 7/31/11 file
  • 08/07/11 Purge RP, GM and the Parade
    The SS has two (2) Weight Watchers Smart Ones coupons that expire on 4/30/12 ($3/10 and $1/2) everything else in the SS has expired.
  • 08/14/11 SS & RP (purge entire file)
  • 08/21/11 SS & Parade (purge entire file)
  • 08/28/11 SS, RP & PG (purge entire file)
  • 09/11/11 Purge SS, RP & GM (purge entire file)
  • 09/18/11 SS, RP & Parade (purge entire file)
  • 09/25/11 SS & RP (purge entire file)
  • 10/02/11 Purge RP, PG, GM & Pepsi Moments. The SS has a $0.40/1 Fleischmann’s Yeast Strip coupon that expires 11/6/12 (but this was a Regional Q not all areas received, the Tampa Bay area did not get this coupon; Orlando did get this coupon).
  • 10/09/11 Purge SS, RP and Parade (purge entire file)
  • 10/16/11 Purge SS, RP, P&G, and Unilever
    But (2) two coupons in the Parade have not expired yet: $6/1 Bausch & Lomb PreserVision Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formula, and $3/1 Bausch & Lomb PreserVision Product, (both expire 5/31/12).
  • 10/23/11 Purge SS and RP (purge entire file)
  • 10/30/11  Purge SS, RP and P&G (purge entire file)
  • 11/6/11 Purge Walmart and RP. The SS has a $1/1 NatuRelief Product coupon that expires 05/31/12. A $1/1 Ultragrain All-Purpose Flour that expires 04/30/12.
  • 11/13/11 Purge SS, RP and GM (purge entire file)
  • 11/20/11 Purge SS (purge entire file)
  • 11/27/11 Purge PG, Walmart Flyer & Kmart Flyer (purge entire file)
  • 12/04/11 Purge RP and SS (purge entire file)
  • 12/11/11 Purge SS and Kmart (purge entire file)
  • 12/18/11 Purge Kmart (purge entire file)
  • 01/01/12  Purge RP, PG,  SS#1 & SS#2 (purge entire file)
  • 01/08/12 Purge RP, GM, Walmart Flyer & Target Flyer. KEEP SS #2. SS #1 has a $5/1 Schiff Move Free coupon that expires 04/30/12.
  • 01/15/12 The SS has a $1/1 MidNite & $1/1 NatuRelief coupons that expire 07/31/12. Egg-Land’s Best $0.50/1, $0.35/1 and $0.35/1 coupons that expire 06/30/12. Alive Multi Vitamin $2/1 coupon that expires 04/30/12.
  • 01/22/12 Purge RP. KEEP SS.
  • 01/29/12 Keep All Files.
  • 02/05/12 Keep SS & GM. The RP has a $0.50/2 Zatarain’s Entrees and $0.50/3 Zatarain’s Rice coupons that expire 04/30/12. Garnier Skincare $1/1 coupon that expires 05/05/12.
  • 02/12/12 Keep All Files Forward.

Keep ALL INSERTS from and including 02/12/12 Forward EXCEPT:

  • Purge Pepsico Moments from 02/26/12 (all those have expired)
  • P&G 3/04/12 only has (2) two coupons that have not expired yet. $1/1 Febreze High Allergen Air Filter, exp. 5/31/12,  and $1/1 Bissell Carpet Cleaning Product with Febreze Freshness, exp. 5/31/12


Tips to keep your Coupon Box clean:

  1. P&G Coupon inserts expire almost monthly. So those can be mailed off as soon as a new one comes in the newspaper. 
  2. GM Coupon inserts also have a very short expiration date and therefore can be purged sooner that the rest of the inserts.
  3. Dollar General puts their weekly ad inside the SmartSource Coupon insert. It is only good for the week in which it comes in the Insert. So to save space PURGE IMMEDIATELY!!! (just save one out IF you want to use it during the week!)
  4. Do you have coupons you don’t need or surely won’t use?  Specific products, like Pet and Baby coupons can usually be used by someone else locally. If you have Baby Coupons you are not going to use (that have NOT Expired yet), please send them to Lifecare of Brandon, 122 N. Moon Ave, Brandon, FL 33510. They would love to pass them along to someone in need!

How do we send our expired coupons to the Military?

  • If you have been couponing for a while now, you are probably accumulating some great expired coupons.  Don’t you just hate to toss them?  Well, you don’t have to!  Military families outside the USA can use your expired coupons!
  • Military bases outside of the USA will accept manufacture coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date.
  • They can use manufacture coupons only, no store coupons are accepted (so don’t included the Green or Yellow advantage flyers from Publix).

Here’s what you do:

  1. Get an envelope or “flat rate” box to put all your coupons inside.  Priority Mail Boxes and Envelopes are provided for free from USPS, standard domestic rates apply when you mail to an APO or FPO address.
  2. Print a letter to include with your coupons HERE.
  3. Choose a Military Family Services Center or Commissary (military base grocery store) to send the coupons to (see list from our friend Michelle HERE), write the address on your printed form.

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  • Jaime

    Wow.  GREAT resource!  Thanks. 

  • Michelleherm22

    Thank you so much for this page! It will surely cut down on the time it takes to do this task!!!!!