How to Write To Companies For Coupons (Sample Letter Asking for Coupons)

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What to say to Companies to get FREE Coupons

Reader Belinda F. from Washington asks the following question: I have heard that one way to get coupons is to write to companies and they will send you coupons. But how do you go about this, what should I say and exactly how effective is this method for getting coupons?

Dear Belinda,

What you have heard is correct, one way that you can get coupons is to write to companies and ask them for coupons.

There are no real hard and fast rules for what to say but we have found that when you send a compliment to a company about a product that you love and ask them for coupons you are more likely to get a response and in a few weeks an envelope with a coupon or two in the mail.

The best way to write to a company is via their website. Just about all but the smallest brands have a website these days and most if not all of these company websites have a “contact us” link somewhere on their site, usually located in the header (top) or footer (bottom) of the page.

Here you will usually find either an email address that you can send an email to them or an online form to fill out.

When writing to a company for coupons you will want to make sure to include the following:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your mailing address (so that they can send you coupons!)
  3. And your message

In your message you want to be polite and praise the product and then kindly ask if they happen to have any coupons that they can send you.

Coupon Request Letter Sample:

Dear Do-Dad’s Do-Dad,

I am writing to you today to simply let you know how much I love your chocolate flavored Do-Dads, I recently picked up a package at my local Walmart and was very impressed. Chocolate is my favorite flavor of Do-Dad’s but in the past when I have tried other brands of Do-Dad’s the chocolate flavor was chalky.

However Do-Dad’s Do-Dad really hit the nail on the head with the chocolate flavor and I am a fan!

I would love to know if there is any way that you can send me some coupons or otherwise put me on your mailing list for future coupons so that I may try your other flavors.


Jane Doe
123 Main Street
Anytown US, 012345

Looking for other Coupon Request Letter Samples?  Ashley has 7 sample letters here!  5 praise the companies and 2 are complaint letters.

You are now READY!!  Head over to the MASTER LIST of Companies to Contact for Coupons and work your way through the list!!

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Now there is no promise that the company will send you coupons, and in fact some companies may even send you a form email back stating that they don’t send coupons or to look for coupons in your Sunday paper and some even don’t reply back at all.

But, I have found that about 85% of companies will send you coupons in the mail. So it is worth trying. In fact the coupons that these companies send are sometimes high value coupons or even free item coupons that you would not be able to get else ware.

On the flip side of writing companies for coupons you can also send complaint letters. We at HotCouponWorld don’t advocate sending false claims of inferior products, but if you do have a legitimate complaint about a product go ahead and send your complaint letter to the company.

With a complaint letter don’t ask for coupons but instead make your complaint strong and well written without getting angry. Often times a company when presented with a customer complaint will send high value or free item coupons to replace the product you bought or incentivize you do give their product one more try.

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  1. Hi! I recently sent a message to Kotex through their website. The regular size tampons are cut zigzag on the top and bottom and are easy to get in. The Supers are cut straight across, and after the third time I found myself using my teeth to get in, I thought it was time to write. I got a very nice e-mail back saying that they would look into it and it was not their intention for it to be difficult to open their product. She also said she would be sending me coupons. Yay! That’s really what I was hoping for, although I do hope they change the cut. The suckers are really tough to open! I got 2 $1.50 coupons in the mail. They looked like internet printed coupons, which I thought was odd. Also odd, it said on there that I had to authenticate my coupons at a website. I don’t know if they would have not taken them at the store if I didn’t do it, so I did. It was easy. I’m curious, though, how many people don’t notice it. Shortly after receiving my coupons, my local grocery store was having a sale, so I stacked for VERY cheap tampons.

    • That’s great Traci and they sent you some coupons. Most companies do. There are a few coupon stingy companies out there but they are in the minority!

  2. I have just not found that to be true Price Matters, most companies want their customers to enjoy their products. And appreciate the positive feedback. I have been pleasantly surprised at some brands who go out of their way to send coupons or even samples. I once wrote to a company and told them I loved their product and how I use it and about a month later I was shocked to find an entire box of free samples from them in my mail box.

    As far as coupons & name brand vs. store brand – the basics of couponing still prevail. Wait for the item to go on sale and then use your coupon. Just because you have a coupon doesn’t make it a great deal.

  3. Dear Heidi,
    My best deal for coupons from a company was Whiskas. I had purchased several cans of whiskas cat food it was on sale and had coupons. The cans had small dents in them and didnt think much about it but when I got home to feed it to my 2 cats Muttons and Ms. Licorice, I opened the can and could tell that there was something wrong with the food.
    A friend of mine suggested to call the company (This was back when home computers were just first coming out).
    The lady I spoke with was very apologetic about the cat food told me to go ahead and throw it away and they sent me tons of coupons with quite a few being free coupons for whiskas. Needless to say after that I was very impressed with the way they handled it and they had my continuing support.

  4. Dear Heidi,

    I did email Colgate about their Ajax DSD and they did send me a reply email then a couple of days later I did receive alot of coupons for Ajax but also for other Colgate products!!


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