Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Coupons for the Troops

I've had several of you ask about the
Coupons for Troops program.
So I went to work and did some more research. I slightly looked into it a year ago but then never pursued it. I know I should have been doing this all along. It just became one of those things I wanted to do but never took the time...
I even had them in a box several times....
I guess better late than never!!!
I suggest starting here at Happy Housewife and check out her post. I think you email her for more info. and to be assigned to a base.
Looks easy enough!
She says to make sure that the coupons are less than 3 mo. expired.
Or you can go here and adopt a base.
I chose Sigonella, Sicily because they don't seem to have many on their list.
A few things I learned from this site on sending the coupons ...
** Send them using USPS -- Parcel Post is the cheapest or use Priority Mail with flat rate envelope.
** You will have to fill out Form 2976-A -- use description "coupons", make the value $0.00, and check the "gift box"
** Might need to explain to the post office that the coupons are going to a "position" not a "person"
I think it actually sounds pretty simple to do!
Can't wait to collect enough and send them.
That should get you started!
Let me know if you have more questions about this.
I'll be happy to do a little more research.
If anyone has experience with this feel free to
chime in and give us some tips!

1 comment:

Megan said...

I have been doing this for the past couple of months. It is so much better than throwing them out.


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