Coupon Prep

Coupon Project – National Guard

Do’s

  • Clip all coupons. Uncut coupons are no longer accepted and will be discarded.
  • Clip the following types of coupons:
    • Manufacturers’ coupons (food and non-food)
    • Local Stores (Target, Fry’s, JC Penney, etc.)
    • Restaurants
  • Expiration dates for the National Guard are always several weeks in the future. For example, for June 2015 the expiration date was July 20.  That date can change month-to-month.  Watch for the Friday Morning Message or go to TWOQC website calendar to confirm the date.
  • Coupons submitted in June each year are tallied. They are included in the contribution made by TWOQC in the annual July 4 collection to support military families. The coupons are not totaled for submissions from July through May.

Then

  1. Separate into food and non-food.
    • Food is any non-medication item that is swallowed.
    • Non-food includes baby and pet products and over-the counter medications (aspirin, cold remedies, vitamins, etc.) and restaurants, as well as all other non-food products.
  2. Food coupons do not have to be separated into categories. Put them in a plastic bag or envelope marked “Food”
  3. Separate the non-food only into categories. Place them in plastic bags or envelopes marked with the category, or paperclip them together.
    • Restaurants
    • Baby products
    • Pet products
    • Laundry supplies
    • Household cleaning supplies
    • Dental and mouth care
    • Eye care
    • Paper products
    • Grooming products (shampoo, hair coloring, cosmetics, deodorant, body soap)
    • Feminine products
    • Over the Counter medications such as non-prescription medications, cold remedies vitamins, etc.
    • Miscellaneous: Any item that does not fit one of the preceding categories, such as office supplies, batteries, toys, etc.
  4. Leave off the coupons at the home of Janet and Lois Connell

Download this information in a PDF: Coupon Project Instructions – Local Natl Guard (7.17.15)


Coupon Project – Overseas

See Instructions for the Local National Guard for processing those coupons only

Do’s

  • Clip Manufacturers’ coupons only. Uncut coupons are no longer accepted and will be discarded.
  • Can use coupons with an expiration date up to the middle of the previous month (example: For July 2015, include coupons with an expiration date of June 15, 2015 or later)

Then

  1. Separate into food and non-food
    • All baby and pet products and over-the counter medications (aspirin, cold remedies, vitamins, etc.) are included in non-food
    • Food is any non-medication item that is swallowed. Chewing gum is non-food, sports drinks are food.
  2. Separate into face value within categories
  3. Count coupons by face value. Do not count coupons that have no monetary face value, such as “Buy One Get One Free” or “Buy 2 Get the Third One Half Off”.
  4. Write the count by value on a separate sheet or on the envelope. The Unit Coordinator can provide you with a calculation sheet upon request.
  5. Leave off at one of the following locations:
    • Unit 11: Judy Poffenbarger
    • Unit 23: Peggy Richmond

Don’ts

  • No uncut coupons. Uncut coupons are no longer accepted and will be discarded.
  • No restaurant coupons or chain stores. These are not redeemable overseas.
  • No coupons with an expiration date earlier than the 15th of the previous month.
  • No internet coupons.

Download this information in a PDF: Coupon Project Instructions – Overseas (7.9.15)


Page updated on July 17, 2015 · Archived on December 10, 2016