Expired Coupon Insert List to Purge! Plus, How to Send Expired Coupons To The Military


Here’s a list of all the expired coupon inserts you can remove from your file box…

This is an extensive list of expired coupon inserts to help you identify what to keep & purge from your files. Also, at the bottom of this list, learn how to donate expired coupon inserts to military families (they can use them up to six months after the expiration date)!

UPDATED 4/11/18

Is your coupon box overflowing with expired coupon inserts? Then it’s time to purge!

Maintaining organized coupon files helps streamline the process and gets you to the store quicker. This list will keep you up to date on which expired coupon inserts to keep and which to purge, it is updated regularly, so check back often!

~ 2017 ~

Purge all prior month inserts for 2017

~ May 2017 ~

  • 5/14/17 Keep RP
    (RP has (1) unexpired coupon $2/1 IBgard, exp. 11/17/18)
  • Purge all other dates this month

~ June 2017 ~

  • Purge all dates this month

~ July 2017 ~

  • 7/23/17 Keep RP
    (RP has (2) unexpired coupons: $3/1 FDgard, exp. 1/22/19 [8-ct. or 24-ct.] and $3/1 IBgard, exp. 1/22/19 (RP 07/23/17) [12-ct. or 48-ct.])
  • Purge all other dates this month

~ August 2017 ~

  • Purge all dates this month

~ September 2017 ~

  • 9/10  Keep SS (2), Purge RP
    (SS has (1) unexpired coupon: $1/1 Sweetspot Labs Product, exp. 12/31/18)
  • Purge all other dates this month

~ October 2017 ~

  • 10/1 Keep SS (R), Purge RP
    (SS (R) has (2) unexpired coupons: $1/1 McCain Products & $1/1 Rosina Products – expiration date unknown)
  • 10/8 Purge
  • 10/15 Purge
  • 10/22 Purge SS, Purge RP (R)
  • 10/29 Purge SS, Purge RP (R)

~ November 2017 ~

  • 11/5 Keep Smart Source (2), Purge Red Plum (2)
  • 11/12 Keep Smart Source, Purge Red Plum
  • 11/19 Purge Smart Source (2), Purge Red Plum
  • Purge all other dates this month

~ December 2017 ~

  • Purge all dates this month

~ January 2018 ~

  • 1/7 Keep SS (3), Keep RP (3) 
  • 1/14 Keep SS (2)
  • 1/21 Keep SS (2), Keep RP 
  • 1/28 Keep SS (1), Keep RP (2), Purge P&G

~ February 2018 ~

  • 2/4 Keep SS (2), Keep RP (2)
  • 2/11 Keep SS (2), Keep RP (2)
  • 2/25 Keep SS (2), Keep RP

~ March 2018 ~

  • 3/4 Keep SS (2), Keep RP (2), Purge P&G
  • 3/11 Keep SS (2), Keep RP 
  • 3/18 Keep SS (2), Keep RP (2)
  • 3/25 Keep SS (2), Keep RP (2) 

~ April 2018 ~

  • 4/1 Keep P&G
  • 4/8 Keep SS (3), Keep RP (2)

(schedule subject to change – see what’s expected)


Tips to keep your Coupon File Box Lean & Mean:

  1. P&G Coupon inserts expire almost monthly. So those can usually be purged as soon as a new one comes in the newspaper.
  2. 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. To save space, pull that out of the Smart Source insert and get rid of it right away! No need to let it take up valuable space!
    (note: you might want to save one flyer out in case you want to use it during the week)

Send your 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! The Commissaries on military bases outside of the USA (which excludes Hawaii and Alaska) will accept manufacturer coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date. They can use manufacturer coupons only, no store coupons are accepted (so don’t included the extra Purple or Green Flyers from Publix).

Here’s how to send them to them:

True Couponing supports the Coups For Troups Website for helping to get Expired Coupons over to our Military. Here’s how it works:

  1. Get a Priority Mail flat rate envelope or box and pack it as full as you can.  It is the same postage rate to ship to an overseas APO/FPO address is within the USA.  A box takes roughly 3-4 weeks to arrive to an overseas APO/FPO address. An standard envelope takes roughly a week.envelope or “flat rate” box from your local post office 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. Choose a Satellite Location to mail your coupons to, or choose an individual family to mail them directly! (If you choose to mail to a family, it is best to mail them out monthly because they are counting on your coupons!)
  3. No sorting of the manufacturer coupons is necessary! You don’t even have to cut them. Just load them in your package and get them shipped out asap. Even if you have some expired coupons mixed in with the non-expired ones that is fine too. They will use the ones that are not expired.

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~ Happy saving, organizing and donating!

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