15
Aug
08

Getting Good Coupons

A lot of people ask me where I get my coupons – and I also hear a common complaint that they can’t find coupons for the items they typically buy.

Once about every 3 to 4 months I go through the cabinets and write down the brand names of food that we buy. I google the companies name, and then I find the “Contact Us” button.  I then write a short email, saying that I enjoy their product and use it regularly, and I would appreciate any coupons they could send my way. 99% of the time the company has an address form, but if not, I just automatically include it in my note. Then, a few days later, the coupons start coming in! I find that “smaller” companies and manufacturers send better coupons than the larger ones, but either way, the coupons are better than what you get in your Sunday papers. I wrote Silk Soymilk, and they sent me a $1 off coupon, and Kashi sent great ones – even one for a free box of a Kashi product! Bigger places like ConAgra send out decent coupons, like 50c off one Healthy Choice item. Not a great coupon, but they send multiples, and it’s better than the “$1 off of 6” that you get in the paper inserts.

It does take some time, but I probably only spent an hour every few months sending these emails. If you constantly ask for coupons from the same company, they won’t send them – there is a limit, but the companies seem to clear their records every few months, allowing you to re-request them.

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Dislikes: Our health care system, celery.

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