Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Does your family have a favorite product or use something a lot? How about getting it for free?

I recently started emailing companies about their products and what I liked or disliked about them. And now the coupons have started pouring in. I thought I would share with my readers so you can start as well!
Writing to companies is a great way to get coupons. And the more coupons you get, the more you save off your grocery bill and the more extra you have to put towards other areas of your budget.

Each day write 5 companies you want to write a letter to. These letters can be compliments, complaints or questions. 9 times out of 10, if you take the time to write a company, they will take the time to send you some coupons. Sometimes they even send coupons for free products!

So what should you write?
I always write about something personal. About how my son loves and ask for Capri Sun at lunch time! And how it's easier than other juice boxes because it doesn't spill as easily.

Here’s some basics to remember when writing a company.
1. Be specific. Don’t just write Huggies for example and say you love their diapers. Tell them that you love their Snug and Dry line of diapers. That your son has to point to Mickey every time he gets changed.

2. Make it personal. Tell them how much you, your kids, your dog, etc love their specific product.

3. Talk about a specific time you used the product. Let them know if the packaging was easy to get into, if you liked the design, how fresh the product was, etc.

4. Thank them for making the product. Be sure to tell them how much it improves your quality of life. Companies seem to really like the fact that they are making your life better.

5. Always be polite. At the end, thank them for taking the time to read your letter.

6. Be honest! Don’t make a complaint if you don’t have a legitimate complaint. They usually launch an internal investigation so it’s important to give them accurate information.

If you have a complaint, make sure you have the product package available. They will want codes off of it so they can alert their quality control department.

I will also try and give  ideas once in awhile for companies to write.
Here' s 5 to start with:
Beechnut Baby food

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