It's important to mail expired coupons within a month or so of their expiration date due to insure that they are not past the point of use for the military. It can take up to a month or so for the coupons to arrive at the intended destination.
I have adopted an Army post in Okinawa, Japan to send my coupons to. If you are interested in sending to them, the address is:
ACS - 10th ASG
APO AP 96376-5115
If you'd like to adopt a different base, you can find a list here.
Before you bag up those expired coupons, however, there is a few things you need to know:
- Sort coupons into 2 categories: Food and Non-Food.
- Please cut out all coupons. This will save the volunteers at the bases from having to take time to do this.
- Place cut coupons into zippered bags according to type (food, non-food).
- Do not send store specific coupons as they will be unable to use them.
- Fill out a customs form, form 2976-A (obtained from post office).
Below is an example of a customs form filled out to help you know what to put where. You will need to include your return address (I left it off the example).
It's a great way to help our military personnel and put expired coupons to use!
Questions? Please ask!
|Customs form Sample|
You can get more information in this post!