Wellness Wednesday: Student Unit Supports "Coups for Troops" to Help Military Families Save

By AAFCS Team posted 10-25-2017 12:00 AM


Are you a couponer? It's a hobby for some, a lifestyle for others, and even the basis for a reality TV show! Reason being, coupons work. Overlooked by many, wisely-used coupons can help families save hundreds, even thousands of dollars per year. 

The AAFCS Student Unit has chosen to support Coups for Troops for its year-long service project. Coups for Troops is a charity that was founded to supply coupons to military families, who can use manufacturer coupons up to six months past their expiration date at military base commissaries. Here's how to help:

1) Clip manufacturer coupons 0-3 months expired.

2) Mail your coupons* (maximum once per month) to: 
Clara Balbuena
PSC 567 Box 6907
FPO AP 96384

*Please use the following address in the return address block:
Coups for Troops
Jill Vanderhoof
1837 Vine Ave.
Villisca, IA 50864

3) Count the number of coupons you've mailed, and each month email your total coupon count to Student Unit co-chair Jill Vanderhoof at jillv@iastate.edu. 

Please support this worthy effort to help military families save! The Student Unit has a goal of 5,000 coupons mailed, and with your help we can reach it! Spread the word with others and download and distribute this flyer wherever you can!