Deal Tip: Have you been trying to find local deals in the mail?

You’ve the answer! Manufacturer’s coupons are valuable, and companies are more than willing to send you those grocery coupons if you know just where to look and how to ask for them. Did you miss out on picking up this Sunday’s paper? Check out Sunday Coupon Inserts to have inserts for Sunday’s paper delivered right to your mailbox! Save even more money at the grocery store since these vouchers are often of higher value than the printable coupons. In fact, many coupons in the mail are for free stuff. It is great to be able to pick out something off of the grocery shelves, hand the cashier a coupon, and then get it for free! The way to start receiving coupons and deals in the mail is to send a comment to a company by email. Many companies respond very nicely to personal comments and will bless you with all sorts of samples and coupons. They take the comments and complaints that you make about their products very seriously. They want to know how you, the consumer, feels about their products, and they will usually reward you with a lot of coupons for your trouble. In fact, once you are on their customer mailing list, you may find that you continue to get coupons in the mail without any additional effort. When you contact a company, you want to be very honest with your feedback. It isn’t true that the only way to get free coupons in the mail is to complain. You can encourage manufactures to send coupons just by telling them something in one of three areas. Praise: Tell the company how much you enjoy their product and be specific. Did it fulfill a need in your home? Was it so much better than the competition? Suggestion: Tell the company how you think they might improve the product or the packaging, or let them know what other products that you would like to see them provide. Complaint: If you didn’t like something about the product or had a negative issue with it, let the company know. It is important to be nice and objective. State the facts and let them know that you expected a better product from them, but don’t rant and rave. Just remember that you don’t need to be a professional writer. Keep your comment short and sweet, mention the product name (some companies have many different products) and be honest if you haven’t tried the product but are thinking about trying it. It is best not to flat out ask for grocery coupons; most of the time the companies themselves will make the offer to send you free coupons in the mail. If you don’t see a contact form right away, look for a “Contact Us” link, usually at the bottom of the page. Some of the contact information below contains direct email links.