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Collecting Coupons: Manufacturer Coupons by Mail

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It’s always easier to save and stock up when you have a variety of savings to choose from! You don’t always have to buy a paper or print savings from your computer – you can also request coupons directly from the manufacturer of your favorite products!

Start by thinking about your favorite items – the products you use every day. Rummage through your pantry or refrigerator if necessary! Every product has a website or phone number listed somewhere on the packaging. Call or email, letting them know how much you like the product and request coupons. They’ll usually send great coupons that can’t be found anywhere else! This is a great trick if you like specialty items that aren’t usually featured on coupons.

All the same, don’t hesitate to contact the company if you find the quality of an item to be less than what you expected; they like to keep customers happy and will often send a coupon for a free item to replace what you purchased. For example, I recently opened a package of long grain and wild rice that had puffed beyond recognition (though it was well within the expiration date). Since I was in the middle of making dinner, I called the contact line and asked if this was normal. They assured me it was not, and sent a coupon or two for a free product to replace what I’d lost.

You can find a great listing of manufacturer email contacts, thanks to Penny Pinchin’ Mom.

Some people like to work through the list alphabetically and contact every company they’re interested in – if you have the time, it can be worth the effort. Or simply pick and choose from the companies that catch your interest. As a habit, Tracie at Penny Pinchin’ Mom contacts one company each day as part of her Apple a Day series (she also has some great tips for getting results, including example email comments!). Aim to write a quick note to one of your favorite manufacturers each day and you’ll soon have a mailbox filled with savings as well!

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  1. 1
    Jen@Scrapingirl says:

    That is funny you're mentioning this. I was was just doing that this week. I have coupons coming in the mail from all kinds of places. Happy New year!! I look forward to saving lots of money this year, with your help. Keep up the great work. :)

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    Staying Lean says:

    This is my favorite! This is the only way usually to keep a lot of coupons on hand for organice and specialty products other than Kashi. Bom Dia, Bolthouse, Eden foods, Garden of Eatin and more have all sent me coupons I can't find any where else. And as you said for the rest you can usually expect one high value coupon that will get you things for free or one free coupon. This can help create overage at some stores.

    • 3

      Tashena, how often do you contact the companies for especially these type of items? Is it more/less often than other companies?

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    Anonymous says:

    I have had to contact Huggies several times since their overnight diapers feel like there is hard cardboard in half of them! They send a coupon for a free package of diapers and 2 $1 coupons for any Huggies product. It's worth the minute it takes to email them!

  4. 5

    I had contacted Boat House Farms (I think it was them) because my salad dressing was sour when I opened it, and it was within the date.

    They were very nice and sent me a handful of coupons for free salad dressing, along with a bunch of coupons for $1/1

    *It was a salad dressing that you find in the fresh vegetable section, but it wasn't Marzetti. The other brand you find over there is escaping my memory.

  5. 6

    I had to call Nabisco about their gram crackers this summer. I opened the box and found one of the packages already open. When I called they sent me a coupon for a free box. It was nice getting a $4.50 free!

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    stephanieki says:

    Another great way to collect is register to receive free samples, usually they come with a coupon and you are added to a mailing list :)

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    Debralee Craft says:

    I just want to know how to get coupons sent to me in the mail, I don’t want to have to put in a credit card number .

    • 9

      You should NEVER need to enter your credit card number to receive coupons. Write to the manufacturers of your favorite products with your compliments – you will need to include an address so that they can send you coupons, however.