Occasionally, we get our hands on coupons that we won’t use, or have more of one than we really need. This is where swapping comes in!
Let’s say I have five extra $1 off Cheerios and we are SICK of Cheerios…but my friend Pam has five $1 off Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice and her family swears that they will become Japanese if they eat rice one more time!
Swap for swap…they now have cereal and you have a new side dish!
Do you have expired coupons?
Occasionally, some stores may take them…I find it simpler to pass them on and so can you! Send them to a military wife overseas — their local PX will take them for up to 6 months after they are expired! You can help our military families and if you don’t know anyone, let me know – I can give you contact info for a base in Japan. You COULD deduct your postage as a charitable contribution on your taxes, however – most APOs are the same as mailing in the continental United States.
Swap away or give away – it’s a great way to share what you aren’t able to use!