Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Free? Yes, thank you!

About two weeks ago, I decided to start doing the "5 a Day" project.  Basically this is where you choose 5 companies a day to send an email to, be it a compliment or a complaint or just a story about how your family uses their product.  I don't actually ask for coupons, but they do send them a lot of the time just as a courtesy for taking the time to contact them.  You can see more information on my previous blog post HERE!

In less than two weeks, here is what I have received in the mail, without asking for it:

Here is a list of what I received, thus far:

  • Pepsi:  4 coupons for .50/1, plus a sticker sheet 
  • Purex:  packet of Dial coupons (.35/Dial Soap, .50/Purex, $1/Purex Crystals, etc...)
  • Turkey Hill:  packet of coupons ($1/tea, $1/dairy products, etc...)
  • Fresh Step Cat Litter:  coupon for $2.50/1
  • Duncan Hines:  Coupon for $1.00/3 (not great, but still a coupon!)
  • Maruchen/Ramen:  3 coupons ~ .50/24 packs, .50/8 Yakisoba, .50/12 Instant Lunch (again, not great, but still!)
  • Mrs. Freshley's:  2 coupons for free products (this was a complaint about some donuts we bought that were bad)
  • Glade:  2 coupons for a free Glade product plus a coupon booklet  (this was a complaint about a broken Sense and Spray)
  • Gillette Venus:  coupon for a package of 4 free Venus cartridges (they said it was a one time thing)
  • Kettle Chips:  free bag
  • Otis Spunkmeyer:  free package of frozen cookie dough
  • Nathan's Hotdogs:  coupon for free package plus two $1/2 coupons
  • King Arthur Flour:  coupon for free 5lb bag of flour plus .55 coupon
Not a bad haul for taking a minute or so to send an email to products that our family enjoys!  If this is something you want to try, just check out my previous blog post for details HERE!  

I am definitely going to keep sending emails when I have a spare minute or two.  Some companies reply with an email telling you they are going to send you coupons, some tell you they don't send coupons, some simply say "thanks" and some don't reply at all.

Don't get discouraged, just keep emailing and watching your mailbox...my coupons started arriving two days after I sent my first emails and it has definitely made checking the mail more fun!

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