A while back I discovered an awesome brand of allergy-friendly icecream at Whole Foods that not only didn’t make me sick (at the time, most things I ate did not sit well with me), but it was abso-fucking-lutely DELICIOUS and came in a bunch of unique flavors. I was so thrilled I decided to get online and write the company an email, gushing and thanking them for making a product like that to cater to people who couldn’t stomach the normal array of icecreams typically found in supermarkets. She wrote back a few days later thanking me for the kind words and offered to send me coupons in the mail for a free pint of their icecream.
Ever since then I’ve taken advantage of the discovery that companies do actually care about their customers. Well, some do, but mostly, they care about your business. If you keep buying their product they’re happy, so they want to keep YOU happy by offering things like discounts and coupons. Not every company will send you something but it’s definitely worth shooting them a quick email to find out if they will. Sometimes they’ll send you a coupon for a $1 off your prefered product, some will send you a coupon for a free sample, and if you do it with a lot of items, you’ll be saving yourself a ton of money. This is great for college students who are just scraping by and of course moms and the like. Here’s how to do it:
• Pick a product & brand. The choices are endless. Whether you need food or laundry detergent, toiletries or hairdye, if there is a product and a brand name, you can do a quick google search to find their website.
• Contact them. Somewhere on their website will be a contact form, email address, or phone number you can call. The forms are typically meant for questions and feedback, so give them feedback and ask for coupons! Some people complain about the product, some compliment, and others simply request coupons for the obvious reason that they could use every penny that they save. Be sure to give them your mailing address so they know where to send the coupons to.
• Wait. It usually takes them 1-3 days to respond. When they do they often tell if they are sending a coupon your way.
Good luck and feel free to ask me if you have questions.