Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Free Coupons, Free Products
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My absolute favorite way to diversify my coupon stash is to e-mail companies of the product that we like directly. I would spend an hour each weekend e-mailing companies letting them know that I either liked their product or would like to try it. Since November I have received over 60 responses from companies offering me not only high dollar coupons, but also coupons for free products. In fact, I have received over $100 worth of free products from companies by simply letting them know my opinion about their product. With some companies I went in great details for why I like their goods, like for example I shared that my sister and I during high school years would drive to Burger King to buy a Hershey pie. Now that Hershey pies are sold at the grocery stores, when I purchase one, the memories of spending time with my sister reminded me of good times that we had together. It took me a minute to write this e-mail and in return I received a coupon for a free Hershey pie value up to $8.00. To further sweeten the deal, I have received packages from companies too with trial size lotions (Nivea), full size deodorant (Tom’s Natural), tea and pasta just to name a few.
Receiving freebies from your favorite companies is always fun. During my coupon quest, I was surprised at the fact that a lot of companies that sell organic products responded. My favorite response came from Wholesome Sweetener. Not only they sent me several samples of their products, but I also received two coupons for full size free products. To save time most of my e-mails looked the same for exception of company’s name and product. Here is the example:
I hope you are having a fabulous day! I have seen your product (name the product) at our local grocery store during my recent visit. My husband and I strive to live a healthy lifestyle incorporating natural foods in our diet. We would absolutely love to try XYZ’s organic peanut butter! We live on a tight budget and I was wondering if you would be so kind to send us a coupon.
1111 XYZ St.
LYPD, SC 12345
I promise you, it only takes a few minutes to write an e-mail asking for a coupon, but the reward of opening your mail box just to find a stack of letters with coupons from your favorite companies is priceless.