2016 Contacting Companies Challenge

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  1. wrenbe

    wrenbe Active Member Trader Group

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    Admin Note: The title of this thread has been changed to 2016 and we will just carry on!

    Let's get this started again! I admitt it, I'm just copying all the info from the old thread. :) Lets do this again!

    Contacting a company to let them know your opinion on a product (whether negative or positive) is a great way to get coupons that usually 1) have a higher value than what you would normally see in a sunday paper insert, 2) you wouldn't perhaps see at all in sunday inserts, or 3) to get coupons for free products.

    Join in and let us all know who you're contacting, what you sent Compliment/Complaint, what you received, etc. It's very simple to contact a company. Just go to their website, look for the Contact Us link, and most have an email form you can send off giving them your opinion.

    Make sure you keep a record of who you contacted, when, what they sent, and any other pertinent information. Most companies have a 6 month, or so, waiting time before you can contact them again and they will send more coupons. This will also be used to update the spreadsheet below so others may contact as well!

    Try to think outside of your normal brand or area. For instance, if you're looking at eating healthier/more organic, try and contact a few organic companies, let them know that your family is looking at making this lifestyle change. We had a few members keeping lists as they did their grocery shopping; if they saw a new brand, or a brand they liked, they would note it and contact when they got home.

    Remember, this is a great way to really let a company know how well, or not, they are doing. You, normally, get great coupons and they get a free unsolicited opinion to help make their product better. This doesn't have to be an essay on how you feel about their product, but you should make it worth their time to read it.


    Here's the old 2014 thread http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forum...support/519104-2014-contacting-companies.html
    Here's the old 2013 thread 2013 Contacting Companies challenge
     

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  2. wrenbe

    wrenbe Active Member Trader Group

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    Re: 2015 Contacting Companies Challenge

    Ha! Got all of my proven first contacts made! Nest contacts will be my unproven list so I can whittle away at it again this year. :) Gotta say, planning a Walking Dead Marathon has given me some time to do things like contact companies, organized coupons, do laundry....

    Updated 1/9/15

    1/1/15
    Advil 2-Jan ??
    Almond Accents 2-Jan discontinued product
    Almond Breeze
    Amore Paste (2) $1 off any exp 12/31/15
    Amy's Kitchen 13-Jan coupons promised
    Azteca Foods $.055 off any NED, Free salad shells NED, Free Tortilla NED
    Bagel Bites
    Band-Aid 5-Jan see website (2) $1 off any exp 12/31/15
    Barilla 5-Jan coupons promised
    Better Than Ears (4) $1 off any 12/31/15
    Blue Bunny (6) $0.55 off any exp 12/31/15
    Blue Diamond 5-Jan coupons promised (2) $1 off almondmilk exp 12/31/15, (2) $0.50 off 11oz almondmilk exp 12/31/15, (2) $1 off 2 4oz+ exp 12/31/15
    Bob Evans (4) $0.50 off any exp 2/28/15
    Budget Saver
    Bush $0.55 off any, $0.55 off 2 exp 12/31/16
    Butterfinger 2-Jan no coupons $0.55 off fun size bagexp 6/30/15, $0.25 any chocolate item exp 6/30/15
    Chiquita 2-Jan no coupons $0.55 off any salad exp 12/31/15
    Chobani 2-Jan No coupons, stated contact in 1 mo
    Crunchmaster (4) $0.50 off any exp 3/31/15
    Delizza (3) $1 off any exp 12/31/15
    Dewafflebakers
    Driscoll berries
    Earthbound farms 2-Jan see website
    Eckrich
    Fisher 2-Jan coupons promised
    Florida's Natural (2) $0.50 59oz+ exp 12/31/15
    Food Should Taste Good
    Fresh Gourmet 2-Jan see website
    Haagen Dasz 2-Jan coupons promised (2) $0.75 off 14oz+ exp 7/2/15
    Hansen's Naturals 2-Jan coupons promised Free 64oz NED
    Healthy Ones (2) $1 off any exp 7/30/15
    Heinz
    Henkel (Purex, Right Guard, Dial)
    Innovasian 1/1/2015 see facebook
    Jif (2) $0.35 off any exp 6/30/15
    Johnsonville 5-Jan coupons promised (2) $1 off any exp 12/31/15
    Lance
    Malt o Meal 2-Jan coupons promised (2) $0.75 off 1.5oz+ exp 12/31/15
    Mayfield 2-Jan no coupons
    Nature Made 2-Jan coupons promised (2) $1 off 30ct+ exp 6/30/15
    Nature Sweet 2-Jan coupons promised Free any exp 12/31/15
    Ocean Spray 5-Jan see website
    Pictsweet
    Pretzel crisps 2-Jan coupons promised (3) $1 off any exp 12/31/15
    Rhodes bread 2-Jan coupons promised $0.40 off a package exp 12/31/15, $0.40 off warm and serve exp 12/31/15
    Rubbermaid 8-Jan see website
    Sabra 2-Jan coupons promised (3) $0.55 off 8oz+ exp 1/31/15
    Scott 2-Jan coupons promised (2) $2 off any exp 2/15/15
    Seapak 2-Jan join club
    Simply Potatoes 5-Jan coupons promised (2) $0.55 off any exp 12/31/15
    Skinny Cow 6-Jan coupons promised
    Smuckers (2) $0.55 off any exp 6/30/15
    Softsoap 2-Jan coupons promised big ole packet exp 1/31/16

    Spice Islands 2-Jan coupons promised
    Stonyfield Farms 1-Jan coupons promised $0.50 off 32oz or 2 6oz yogurt exp 12/31/15, $0.50 16oz or 2 5.3oz greek yogurt, $0.50 yokids exp 12/31/15
    Sunmaid 2-Jan coupons promised (4) $0.35 off any exp 12/31/15
    Sweet Baby Rays
    Tai Pei 5-Jan coupons promised $2 off any appetizer exp 3/31/16, (2) $1 off any entrée of appetizer exp 3/31/16
    Tenderbird
    Texas Toast 5-Jan no coupons
    True Lemon 5-Jan coupons promised
    Tums 2-Jan coupons promised (2) $1 off 34ct+ exp 6/30/15
    Turkey Hill 2-Jan coupons promised (2) $1 off dairy exp 12/31/15, (2) $0.50 off 48oz icecream exp 12/31/15, (2) $0.35 off 57.6oz iced tea exp 12/31/15
    Welch's 5-Jan coupons promised (2) $0.75 off any exp 12/31/15
    Wholly Guacamole 1-Jan offered websites
    Zatarains
    Mrs. Freshley's Free item exp 12/31/15
     
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  3. MsSweetCheeks

    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    I've contacted all the companies that I know of that usually sends and most of them are going to be sending. I had a few that it was still too early to request coupons again from my last request. Then there were just a couple that didn't have q's in quite yet.

    So far I've gotten in:
    Mrs. Freshley's q for free product (They normally send free q's)
    Sabra cents off q's.
     
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  4. couponsmakecents

    couponsmakecents Mod Of The Month June 2008<br>Achieving Remission. Trader Group

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    Re: 2015 Contacting Companies Challenge

    I am going to try this challenge this year.
     
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  5. STallerico

    STallerico Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    Re: 2015 Contacting Companies Challenge

    Contacted 01-01-15
    Pictsweet
    Chungs
    Aquafresh
    Amore
    Hansens
    Lance
    Dewafflebakkers
    Armour
     
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  6. MsSweetCheeks

    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    So far today I've gotten in the following:
    Dentek q's and floss samples
    Spenda (2) $3.00 off q's and a cute sugar canister and a walking pedometer
     
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  7. MsSweetCheeks

    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    The rest of my mail just came. This is what came in today:
    Blue Diamond Almond q's
    Bigelow q and 3 tea samples
    Reser q's
    Newman's Own q's along with a free q for Newman's Own Cookies and Newman's Own Candy
     
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  8. STallerico

    STallerico Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    Re: 2015 Contacting Companies Challenge

    Today's contacts
    Ocean Spray
    Pacific Naturals
    Tampico
    Imagine Soup
    Zatarains
     
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  9. Sammy0220

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    Re: 2015 Contacting Companies Challenge

    I'm starting right now!
     
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  10. angeleyeza

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    Re: 2015 Contacting Companies Challenge

    2015 contacts :
    Turkey Hill
    Kings Hawiian
    mrs Freshleys
    Pictsweet Veggies
     
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  11. MsSweetCheeks

    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    This is what I got today:
    Frito Lay - 1 q for any Frito Lay Product, q for Tostitos, q for Doritos, q for Mountain Dew, q for Pepsi Product, and q for Quaker cookies
    Millstone Coffee - q's
    Cock Full O' Nuts Coffee - q
    Barbara's - q's
    Apple and Eve - q's
    Glory Food's - q's
    Welch's - q's
    Turkey Hill - q's
    Fisher Nuts - q
    Malt O Meal- q's
    Johnsonville - q's
    Chiquita Bites - Free q
    Fresh Express - q
    Folger's - q's
    Dr. Oetker - q's
    Beech-Nut - q's
     
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  12. wrenbe

    wrenbe Active Member Trader Group

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  13. STallerico

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    I got an email from Aquafresh saying they are out of coupons but are sending samples,
     
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    Today's contacts
    Cooked Perfect Meatballs
    Pond's
    O.B
    Bakers Joy
    Bush Beans
    Seattle's Best
    Millstone
     
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    Contacted today-

    zatarain's
    McCormick
    Bush Beans

    JF
     
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  16. Sammy0220

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    Re: 2015 Contacting Companies Challenge

    Sour Patch kids
    Stouffers
    King Hawaiian
    Sabra
    Pictsweet
    Chung's
    Aquafresh
    Hansen's
    Dentek
    Splenda
    Blue Diamond Almond
    Bigelow
    Newman own
    Ocean Spray
     
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  17. bryansilvia

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    Re: 2015 Contacting Companies Challenge

    Contacted
    Duraflame received free item coupon
    Papermate Pens Complaint half the pens I had bought did not work, replaced with 2 boxes of pens
    International Delight sent 2 $.55/1 coupons
    Amy's Foods Sent a coupon booklet and a free item coupon
    Sundown Naturals said they have put coupons in the mail to me

    I am just sharing the ones that sent me coupons. I am just straight out asking for coupons this year.
     
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  18. MsSweetCheeks

    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    This is what I received in today's mail:
    Bob Evan's - q's
    Eight o Clock Coffee - q's
    New England Coffee - q
    Bolthouse Farms - Sent carrot q's and Beverage q's
    Crunchmaster - q's
    Unilever - Coupon sheet
     
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  19. Sammy0220

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    Should i ask for coupons? I don't normally
     
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  20. MsSweetCheeks

    MsSweetCheeks Mod Of The Month March 2012<br>The Grand Theft <br Trader Group

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    I normally do. I know some will say that they find it's best not to ask. I find it's best to ask. I know a lot of companies that would normally send me coupons when I would ask, wouldn't send if I didn't ask.

     
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