Some years ago, I used to buy the Sunday paper for the Detroit area in order to get the coupon inserts. After looking through the coupons, it was a really good day if I found 5 or more coupons that I could use. After a while, I quit buying the paper because I didn’t save enough money with coupons to justify purchasing the paper. Well, it turns out there may be a way to get coupons for the products that you use!
Thanks to this article in the Dollar Stretcher, I am going to try contacting the companies that make the brands that we like to buy. Email will be my method of contacting them and I will write a short email thanking them for their product and then asking if they have any coupons available.
The woman who wrote the article for the Dollar Stretcher had great success. Out of 74 email and phone contacts made, she received coupons from 51 of the companies. Not too shabby for taking a few minutes to send a quick email.
I am so intrigued by all this, that I am going to give it a shot. There are definitely a few brands that we love that sometimes go on sale. Use the coupons when the product is on sale and you can save big bucks!
Now for an update, you may remember that a while ago I mentioned that the company that holds some of my debt was having a promotion for a tasty treat that you could receive by referring people to the company. Since I blogged about my entire experience with them, I decided to email them to see if I could qualify for the tasty treat, which was actually so unlikely of me to do. I finally told myself, “What harm could I do by trying?”
Well, almost two weeks later I haven’t even received a response. Sort of a bummer they didn’t even reply. Oh well…I tried 😉