Coupons for Compliments | Reaching out to 5 Companies Per Day (Week 5)

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A few weeks ago, I started a series “Coupons for Compliments” – for 8 weeks, I will be writing to 5 (FIVE) Companies each day to give them feedback about their product.  This is week five!

I did this to encourage some of you to start writing…my intent was to capture savings on items I regularly buy, but also let them know what I particularly like about their product – not all companies respond.  … but I have had some great success thus far.

You can see my post from last week HERE.

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This is what I scored this week:

  • (2) $0.75/1 ANY Mission Product
  • FREE Wholly Guacamole
  • (3) FREE Land O Lakes Creamer
  • (1) $0.50/2 Birds Eye Item
  • (2) $1/2 Michelinas Items
  • (2) $1/1 Ling Ling Items
  • (2) $1/1 Jose Ole Items
  • 1 FREE SC Johnson Product up to $4.00
  • 1 Coupon Book from SC Johnson
  • 1 Coupon Book from Amy’s Organic
  • A Mucinex Coupon for $3 off Mucinex Product (not sure how I got that)
  • 1 Coupon Book for Cleaning Supplies (Glad, Clorox + More)

Even better, some of you have taken on the challenge too! I got an email from Julie this week – she gave it a try too!

Thank you for posting your Coupons for Compliments idea!  I tried it myself this afternoon and reached out to about 14 companies! Thanks for the inspiration!!

And Terrie reached out to Bolthouse Farms and scored (5) $1/1 Coupons too!

Here are my contacts this week; I have to admit, I am trying to get away from doing this at night.. after 9 pm I get really, really tired….. I lay down to nurse my baby and I have the big problem of falling asleep until the morning.

4/5

  • Cholula Hot Sauce
  • P&G – I Love Magic Erasers
  • L’Oreal Hair Care
  • Heartland
  • Dreamfields

4/6

  • Alvarado St. Bakery
  • Hormel
  • Heritage Organic Milk
  • Immaculate Baking Company
  • Attune

4/7
Migraine

4/8

  • Tropicana
  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Tetley Tea
  • Samy FAT Hair
  • Fell asleep on 5…

4/9

  • Chiquita
  • Comet
  • Clorox
  • Better’n Eggs
  • Abreva

4/10

  • Enjoy Life
  • Glad
  • House Foods
  • Alfresco Sausage
  • Crown Prince

4/11
Sadly I fell asleep nursing my daughter

Should you wish to contact companies you can use this spreadsheet here.

The spreadsheet is a clickable PDF – start at “A” and work your way down the list – you can write to them through their website, a few sentences is usually enough… let them know what you like or dislike about their product.

Not every company may be on this list! So the best way to write to them and reach out is by using their “Contact Us” on their website.

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Coupons for Compliments | FREE Land O Lakes, Wholly Guac & More

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Over the last few weeks I have documented my efforts to write to 5 companies each day – last night I had a great mail day, hopefully you have been writing too!

Yesterday’s mail had tons of responses – this is just ONE day! 

  • 2 – $.75/1 ANY Mission Product
  • 3 – FREE Land O Lakes Product up to $3.99
  • 2 – $1/2 Michelinas Entrees
  • 1 – $0.50/2 ANY Birds Eye Steam Fresh
  • AND 1 – FREE Wholly Guacamole

See my previous posts and get started yourself by reading back here.

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Coupons for Compliments | Reaching out to 5 Companies Per Day (Week 4)

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A few weeks ago, I started a series “Coupons for Compliments” – for 8 weeks, I will be writing to 5 (FIVE) Companies each day to give them feedback about their product.  This is week four.

I did this to encourage some of you to start writing…my intent was to capture savings on items I regularly buy, but also let them know what I particularly like about their product – not all companies respond.  Some may just respond with an email “Thanks!” – some, on the other hand, will send coupons for future savings. And some won’t respond at all. You can’t get discouraged!

You can see my post from last week HERE.

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This week’s mail had the following:

  • (4) $0.35/1 ANY Sun Maid Product
  • (2) $1/1 ANY Udi’s Gluten Free Product
  • (4) $0.50/1 Roman Meal Product
  • (2) $3/1 ANY Kimberly Clark Product (woo hop!)
  • (3) $0.35/1 Turkey Hill Tea
  • (2) $0.50/1 Turkey Hill Ice Cream
  • (2) $1/1 Turkey Hill All Natural
  • 1 FREE Bare Fruit Chips up to $5.00
  • (4) $1/1 ANY Bolthouse Farms Juice or Smoothie (not pictured because I used at Safeway this week!)
  • AND (4) $0.55/1 Plum Organics (not shown – I used them at Safeway & paid $.25 for pouches!)

I thought it was a great week!  I was excited! Even more, I wrote to so many last week that I had such a great response – many of the companies I emailed last week DID respond … not immediately but 2-3 days after my contact email and had intent to send coupons too. So next week might be even better!

3/28

  • Equal Exchange
  • Michaelangelo’s Frozen Entrees
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Old El Paso
  • Munchkin Products

3/29

  • Musselman’s Applesauce
  • Flat Out Products
  • Brown Cow Yogurt
  • IANS Natural products
  • Rhodes Bread

3/31

  • Bare Fruit
  • Angie’s Boom ChickA Pop
  • Ladies Speed Stick
  • Red Baron
  • Skintimate
  • Nissin Noodles

3/31

  • Uncle Sam Cereal
  • Laura Scudder’s Peanut Butter
  • Hebrew Natioanl
  • Hansen’s Juice
  • Luigi’s
4/1
  • Michelinas
  • Boboli
  • Barber Foods
  • Tillamook
  • Malt O Meal
4/2
  • MIGRAINE – did not write, went straight to bed
4/2
  • Calbee (Harvets Snaps)
  • Birds Eye
  • Fell asleep before I could finish!
4/3
  • MIGRAINE – did not write, went to bed
4/4
  • Ziploc
  • McCain Potatoes
  • Ling Ling
  • Jose Ole
  • Starkist

Do you see a trend? I have had the worst migraines lately and several days this week my hubby sent me to bed without the laptop.

Should you wish to contact companies you can use this spreadsheet here.

The spreadsheet is a clickable PDF – start at “A” and work your way down the list – you can write to them through their website, a few sentences is usually enough… let them know what you like or dislike about their product.

Not every company may be on this list! So the best way to write to them and reach out is by using their “Contact Us” on their website.

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Coupons for Compliments | Reaching out to 5 Companies Per Day (Week 3)

 

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Last week I let you know I started a series “Coupons for Compliments” – for 8 weeks, I will be writing to 5 (FIVE) Companies each day to give them feedback about their product.

I did this to encourage some of you to start writing… for most items, I wrote to request coupons – since I purchase these items regularly, I wanted to have coupons for savings. Though not every company is always going to respond – many will, but you can’t expect them all to.

You can see my post from last week HERE.

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This week’s mail had the following:

  • 4 coupons for $.50/1 ANY Crayola Product
  • 1 FREE Product Coupon for SILK Milk
  • 2 – $1/1 Veggie Straws from Sensible Portions
  • 2 – B3G1 FREE Beech Nut Baby Food
  • 2 – $2.50/1 ANY Schar Product (FREE Wafers at Walmart)
  • 2 – $1 off ANY Neutrogena, Clean & Clear or Aveeno – no size restrictions
  • 2 – $1/1 MELT Organic Spread
  • 2 – $0.55/1 Tanimura & Antle Produce (these are $1.48 at Walmart & sometimes less!)
  • AND… response with coupons in the mail from Turkey Hill, Land O Lakes, Cedarlane, Roman Meal, Sun Maid Raisins,
Here is my list of contacts for this week. Next week on Friday, I’ll share what I scored for the previous week.  You can see my post from last week HERE.
3/22
  • thinkThin
  • TruWhip
  • Uncle Sam
  • Crunchmaster
  • Valvoline
3/23
  • Peanut Butter & Co
  • PJ’s Organics
  • Rice Select
  • Rising Moon Organics
  • Saffron Road
3/24
  • Noosa
  • Kevita
  • Brown Cow Greek
  • Canyon Bakehouse
  • Cape Cod
3/25
  • Challenge
  • Horizon Butter
  • Lightlife
  • Seattle’s Best
  • Turtle Island Foods
3/26
  • Roman Meal
  • Sara Lee
  • Land O Lakes Half & Half — are sending me 3 FREE Product Coupons
  • Jolly Time
  • Riceworks
3/27
  • Klondike Rose Potatoes
  • Maranatha Peanut Butter
  • Mariani
  • Tasteful Selections
  • Cedarlane Foods — already told me that FREE coupons are in the mail

And.. I haven’t written yet for today. So we’ll have to carry that on next week!

Should you wish to contact companies you can use this spreadsheet here.

The spreadsheet is a clickable PDF – start at “A” and work your way down the list – you can write to them through their website, a few sentences is usually enough… let them know what you like or dislike about their product.

Not every company may be on this list! So the best way to write to them and reach out is by using their “Contact Us” on their website.

 

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Coupons for Compliments | Reaching out to 5 Companies Per Day (Week 2)

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Last week I let you know I started a series “Coupons for Compliments” – for 8 weeks, I will be writing to 5 (FIVE) Companies Daily to let them know I love their product.

That is, indeed, quite a lot of items. Lots of brainstorming went into this – and I have been very consistent with writing – each day. Every night, I snuggle up with my laptop IN bed (even if it is at 1 a.m.) and before I close the lid on the computer, I write to FIVE companies – it is very easy, and my compliments are 2-3 sentences “Hi! We LOVE your cookies!” — or, “My kids love your milk —- we purchase it regularly, thanks for carrying it at my local Fry’s store!”

To inspire you to reach out & start contacting companies again, I am sharing my results with you in hopes that it inspires you to do the same.

 

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Today’s mail had the following:

  • 1 FREE WhoKnew Cookies + (2) $0.55/1
  • 2 FREE Organic Girl Item up to $5.99
  • (2) $0.55/1 Fresh Express Item
  • Responses from Neutrogena (Last week), SILK, Crayola, Sister Schubert, Schar (Last week), Tanimura & Antle (Last week), Kettle Chips (Last week) and Zevia (Last week) with intent to send coupons as stated in their email
Here is my list of contacts for this week. Next week on Friday, I’ll share what I scored for the previous week.  You can see my post from last week HERE.
3/16
  • Dave’s Killer Bread
  • Luna Bar
  • Udi’s
  • Organic Valley
  • Organic Girl

3/17

  • S&W Beans
  • Earth Balance
  • MELT Organic
  • Blue Diamond
  • TreeTop

3/18

  • Annie’s
  • Yogi Tea
  • GoGo squeeZ
  • Yasso Greek Yogurt
  • Turkey Hil

3/19

  • Earth’s Best
  • Blue Diamond
  • Immaculate Baking
  • Rosarita
  • Nature’s Own

3/20

  • Pacific Organic
  • Aveeno
  • Colgate
  • Dial
  • Delallo

AND Tonight…

  • Parkay
  • Laura’s Lean Beef
  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Wish Bone
  • Sun Maid

Should you wish to contact companies you can use this spreadsheet hereit’s a clickable PDF – start at “A” and work your way down the list – you can write to them through their website, a few sentences is usually enough… let them know what you like or dislike about their product.

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Coupons for Compliments | Reaching out to 5 Companies Per Day (Week 1)

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Over the last year, I have posted Coupons for Compliments – I was posting this each week but I think many of you got busy & got away from contacting companies.

To inspire you to reach out & start contacting companies again, this week I set a personal goal of reaching out to 5 companies each day, for a period of one month. My goal is to target those companies that I find myself excited about … and let them know how much I love their items.

This week my goal was to write 5 companies each night. I set up a list as my goal and got in bed with my laptop late each night and typed away. I started Sunday, 3/9 and today I scored my first set of coupons in the mail:

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Today’s mail had the following:

  • Earthbound Farms sent me 2 coupons for FREE Items up to $5.99; and 2 coupons for $1 off ANY Earthbound Farms Organic. They sent a great informational book as well (that was actually pretty neat to read!) and that itself had (3) coupons for $.75 off ANY Earthbound Farm Organic. I was so excited!
  • Kings Hawaiian sent a great hand-written letter with 2 coupons for FREE Items – pretty fun too! My kids love Kings Hawaiian Rolls – and plus – I have to admit this was exciting mail to get this week!

Shelly took the same challenge as I did, and she scored:

  • WhoKnew sent her a FREE Product Coupon & several for $.55 off one package
  • Bubba Burgers sent her a dozen random coupons for anywhere from $1 – $3 off per box
  • Neutrogena sent her coupons for $1 off ANY Neutrogena Item

Here is my list of contacts for this week. Next week on Friday, I’ll share what I scored since today – since I started this week, It might take some time for responses to roll on in.  I sat down with Dave and we noted all of the companies that we either currently purchase (regularly), and those that he particularly loves (ie. David Seeds, we go through so many bags, it’s incredible!)

3/9

  • Sensible Portions (Veggie Straws)
  • Kings Hawaiian
  • Earthbound Farms
  • Schar Gluten Free
  • Muir Glen
3/10
  • Neutrogena
  • Sister Schubert
  • Amy’s Organic
  • Imagine Soup
  • Back to Nature
3/11
  • Fresh Express
  • Goody Hair Products
  • WhoKnew
  • DAVID Seeds
  • SILK Milk
3/12
  • Tanimura and Antle
  • Horizon Milk
  • Shamrock Farms Organic
  • Crayola Products
  • Barilla Pasta
3/13
  • Arizona Tea
  • Stonyfield
  • Zevia All Natural Soda
  • Boulder Chips
  • Kettle Chips
3/14
  • Baby MUM
  • PLUM Organics
  • Sunrype Fruit Strips
  • California Early Olives
  • EVOL

Should you wish to contact companies you can use this spreadsheet hereit’s a clickable PDF – start at “A” and work your way down the list – you can write to them through their website, a few sentences is usually enough… let them know what you like or dislike about their product.

Coupons for Compliments | FREE Wholly Guacamole

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What a great deal Amanda got today in her mailbox!  When we write to companies we call it Coupons for Compliments – it’s a great way to score coupons you wouldn’t normally be able to get in your inserts!

Mail win Coupons for compliments!

After stocking up on Guacamole and Salsa (I’m obsessed with the salsa) I emailed them to tell them how great it was.

They told me they wanted to send me a "Wholly Hug" and then I got this today. $1/1 coupon, free product coupon, chip clip, pen, and a Styrofoam avocado (My daughter thought the avocado and note were so funny)

Should you wish to contact companies you can use this spreadsheet here–it’s a clickable PDF – start at “A” and work your way down the list – you can write to them through their website, a few sentences is usually enough… let them know what you like or dislike about their product.

All it takes is a few quick sentences and you can hit “submit”.  You may not succeed with all, many will respond favorably.

See past reader experience with Coupons for Compliments if you should wish to start writing – reading back here will give you some ideas on who you may want to reach out to first.

thanks, Amanda!

Coupons for Compliments | Reaching Out to Nivea

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Shelly reached out to Nivea this past week to let them know how she feels about their products, and scored some great coupons in return.

One of those coupons was for $2 off ONE Nivea Body or Hand Cream – which she used to score for just $.50 at Dollar General.

Should you wish to contact companies you can use this spreadsheet here –it’s a clickable PDF – start at “A” and work your way down the list – you can write to them through their website, a few sentences is usually enough… let them know what you like or dislike about their product.

All it takes is a few quick sentences and you can hit “submit”.  You may not succeed with all, many will respond favorably.

See past reader experience with Coupons for Compliments if you should wish to start writing – reading back here will give you some ideas on who you may want to reach out to first.

thanks, Shelly!