In my recent blog research and readings, I’ve noticed that there are SO many ways to obtain coupons and free samples. While you can get coupons through marketeers, newspapers, online and bloggers who may post various other coupon finds..another tool of the trade to get coupons you might not find that you are really looking for is by e-mailing or snail mailing your favorite brand companies with simple queries or suggestions and positive comments. In turn, they send you coupons as a way of giving them feedback!
I’ve seen many couponers and friends who coupon do this and they tell me all of the time that they get free things sometimes and coupons in the mail whenever they write their favorite companies. It’s a win-win situation and you can never go wrong by writing a letter.
About two to three weeks ago I wrote to Fiber One, which is manufactured through General Mills and Turkey Hill. I wrote both companies because I enjoy Fiber One 90 calorie bars, but I only ever see coupons for Fiber One Cereal and not the latter. I wrote Turkey Hill because though their ice cream usually is always on sale, I never seem to see their coupons.
Between yesterday and today, I got in the mail coupons for General Mills products which will allow me to use them on the Fiber One bars along with a letter pretty much explaining their cents-off programs and that they will advise its marketing staff of my interest in more frequent placement and distribution of cents-off certificates. With Turkey Hill, I received EIGHT! (8) coupons, 5 individual cents & dollars off coupons for their ice creams and 3 individual ones for their beverages. In the packet they wrote,
“Dear Margarita, Thank you for contacting Turkey Hill Dairy. We appreciate your comments. Enclosed are a few coupons you can use to continue enjoying Turkey Hill’s delicious drinks and frozen desserts.
Sincerely, The Folks at Turkey Hill Dairy”
The best part is that all of these coupons don’t expire until the end of this year or 2012! I was able to get these coupons just by writing a letter online or in the mail that went something like this:
I am writing to you to tell you how much I love (name of product). In our home, we use this about 4-6 times a week and it is a staple for us! Our favorite flavor is (name of flavor). We love that your prices are affordable, however we always look to use coupons whenever we shop to keep our costs low. We have not seen many coupons for (name of item) and we would like to know what (name of company) is doing for your customers about this concern. We hope that you will consider this for the customer who especially love these products as much as we do!
(Name of Person Writing or Family Name)”
Take a look below at what could be waiting for you in the mail the next time you open it up!