Members of the Tamaqua American Legion Auxiliary are collecting non-expired and expired coupons for troops and their families.
Military stores on their bases accept manufacturer coupons from the United States – even expired ones. Military families are not always able to afford the magazines and newspapers that provide coupons. Shopping abroad can be especially tough for military families, because currency exchange rates don't always benefit them, meaning their earnings may not go as far as they would at home.
For example, off base, a military family's dollar is worth about 65 cents in England, 72 cents in Germany and 90 cents in Japan.
Pat Clemens, coupon drive organizer and Auxiliary member, stated, "So every dollar you can help them save in their base store, makes their American dollar worth more to them for things off-base."
Two boxes are located in the lobby of both the Tamaqua Salvation Army, 105 West Broad Street, and Tamaqua American Legion, 206 West Broad Street. Donated coupons shouldn't be more than two months past the expiration date listed on the coupon.
For more information about the coupon drive call (570) 668-1234 or stop by the Tamaqua American Legion.