Macon Woman Collects Coupons for Military Families | Families
They say one person's trash is another person's treasure.
For Marilou Green of Macon, that's especially true as she has collected thousands of coupons for military families overseas.
She says it all started when her daughter's family moved to Belgium where her daughter's husband is serving at a U.S. Air Force base.
The commissary at the base accepts any coupon, even if it's expired up to 6 months.
Green says with the coupons they donate, an average trip to the grocery store can save military families around 30 to 50 dollars per trip.
She says that money can go a long way, especially for families stationed in areas like Europe with a high cost of living.
Green has collection boxes set up in three locations:
- Kroger on Forsyth Road in Macon
- Thomaston Road Church of Christ in Macon
- Middle Georgia Christian School in Macon