Recently, I stumbled upon a coupon program for military families living on bases overseas. Through OCP, you “adopt” a military base and send them your coupons. Donated coupons can be two months past their expiration date because retailers allow military families to redeem expired coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date.
With the knowledge of this coupon program, I organized a collection for my moms group. Once again my moms pulled through and I was overwhelmed by the response.
I wish I knew the monetary value of all these coupons. The OCP states on their website that “the average Sunday newspaper contains approximately $125 worth of coupons.” Based on that and a rough estimate, I’d say there about $4000 worth of coupons in this pile. Amazing.
I’m so proud of my mamas! It feels so good to be able to help military families, especially so close to Patriot Day (September 11).