Friday, February 8, 2013

Coupons, stitching, and reading


My hubby is a army vet, so we try to do things to help support our troops. A few months ago while visiting my sister, she told me about a group called Coups for Troops. They have volunteers through the United States that collect expired coupons and mail them to overseas military families, who can then use them to save money at the on-base grocery stores. Military stores will accept coupons up to 6 months after they have expired. So I signed up as a collector point.  We now get anywhere from 2 to 5 envelops of coupons in the mail almost daily. Some are small envelops with 10 coupons in them but others are large envelops with 100s of coupons in them. Hubby and I sit and sort each package of coupons into boxes: expired or valid. I use some of the valid ones, and then ship the rest when the expire.

This morning we went shopping with my coupon binder. We went to 5 different stores and only bought things we had coupons for. We used over 200 coupons and saved over $300. Yes it takes time to sort and file the coupons into catagories. Yes it takes time to go though the sale ads and find the best deals on things, but when you can shopping and bring home over $500 worth of groceries/paper goods/etc. while spending less that $'s worth it. 

Plus we mail an average mailing 2 or 3 boxes of expired coupons to the troops at month, which helps our military families save money's called Paying it Forward !!! everyone on should try does the heart and soul good !!! 

( free free to get my name from the Coups for Troops site, and mail me coupons )


 Here is what it looked like last week:
Here it is today. 

Lords Supper (HAED)...I ordered the cloth so I'm waiting on it to come so I can start. 

Wedding announcement: I ordered and received the cloth, and have floss sorted and ready, so now I just need to get started.

This is what I'm reading right now. It's the first JD Robb book I've read, even thought I've read alot of Nora Roberts books.

Ok so that's what I've been up to...what have you been doing????

1 comment:

  1. Your Birdhouse stitching looks wonderful! I didn't know about the Coups for Troops. Thanks for the info, Sue!