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Coupon Tip #4 – Ask for the coupons you want

by Freebies4Mom on January 4, 2008 7:05 am

If you love a product, ask the company for coupons! Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised by their response, other times you will get no response. The easiest way to do this is to go to the “Contact Us” page on the company’s website. You can also try calling their 1-800 number and see if you can talk to a customer service representative. When you contact the company it helps if you leave feedback or ask a question about their product. You can also ask if any coupons are available for their product. Sometimes they will send you coupons just for contacting them, no matter what the purpose of the contact was.

Contact StarKist Tuna and you may receive some coupons in the mail! When I submitted a comment about how great their Flavor Fresh Pouch packaging is, they sent me four coupons for 75 cents off 2 packages. These coupons weren’t as good as the coupons found in the Sunday paper, but I go through enough tuna that I was able to use them.

Ask J&J; Snack Foods for coupons on their frozen products just by clicking on the product you are interested in. I got four great coupons in the mail – they are for 50 cents off (so my Kroger will double them) on frozen treats like Soft Pretzels and Luigi’s Italian Ice and the best part is that they are NED coupons (No Expiration Date).

Fill out a short survey for Orajel coupons. They will send you coupons for the products you are interested in. I’ve gotten some great coupons from Orajel, and they have got expiration dates that are a long way away (like 2015).

Ask your friends and family for coupons. Think about the people you see every week and the people you correspond with on a regular basis. Tell them what products you buy on a regular basis that you can often use coupons for. If they are fellow couponers, they may very well save coupons for you. For those who don’t clip coupons, they might just give you the entire coupon insert from their Sunday paper. The key is to ask, then to thank them for the coupons. Keep thanking them and they will keep giving you coupons (hopefully)!

You may want to buy more than one Sunday paper this week (January 6) because there will be tons of coupons in it! Baby Cheapskate has got the link you need to see the list of all the coupons inside Sunday’s paper, scan the list and then decide how many papers you may want to buy (or beg from non-couponing neighbors).

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Heather January 10, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Elizabeth e-mailed me this comment: I followed one of your tips to simply ask companies for coupons. At yobabyyogurt.com I e-mailed them asking for coupons and I got like 9 in the mail, today. Woo-hoo!!!! Thanks for the tip!I’m glad this approach was successful for you!

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Heather January 4, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Wow! Thanks for the tip on Kashi loving their customers! Definitely calling a company typically yields a better response, I’m sure the customer service reps. get more complaints than compliments. I want to remind everyone that you never know what type of response you will get, so please don’t bank on getting the same glorious treatment that Kashi gave Nicole! It may depend on who answers the phone!

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K&E'sMama January 4, 2008 at 2:28 pm

Heather, I did this with Kashi–I called and told them how much we love everything they make (my 4 year old was in the background professing his love for Heart-to-Heart cereal) and they send a bunch of coupons.There were even coupons for a free item and none of the coupons had expiration dates.

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