Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A typical meal for free

A lot of you may wonder what we eat and if it is completely healthy. Honestly since I have started using coupons and emailing companies I have found that we eat MUCH healthier!

This is a typical meal for us.

1. Pop eye Fresh, Dole's Salad or Fresh Express salad acquired through FREE or doubled coupons.
2. Eggland's Best hard boiled eggs on the salad from a coupon for FREE eggs.
3. Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Tenders, grilled on top of the salad acquired through a FREE coupon.
4. Ken's Dressing that was acquired by using a free coupon.
5. Free Pepperidge Farm or Cole's Garlic Bread from using doubled coupons, high value coupons or free product coupons.
6. Diet Ice Tea obtain for $0.36 using a Catalina from the Ragu deal that yielded me 31 jars for $7.00
7. Sargento's, Kraft or Helluva Good Cheese also on the salad that was obtained for FREE using coupons and Catalinas

This can be you too for just a few minutes of your time each day!

The first thing you should do is set a goal of how many companies you want to email a day. Five is a great goal for beginners. The next step is to make a list of what companies you want to email. I have complied a list of 699+ companies that can be found here, and is easy to use. You can either download it into an excel document or import into another Google document for yourself. If you are looking for a particular company using Firefox go to Edit and then Find. A box on the bottom on the browser will appear. Then just type in the name of the company or product and click on next and it will highlight what you are looking for.

Writing companies is simple as well. The most important thing is to tell the truth. Don't make up complaints and definately don't follow in the footsteps of the 39 dollar experiment guy, begging for free stuff. Tell the company what you truely think of their products and if you haven't tried it tell them you haven't! I have recieved several free coupons for telling them that I am interested in trying their product and would like to know where to find it. Amy's Organic sent quite a few coupons when I said I would like to try their products but wasn't quit sure of them because I didn't know anyone who had tried them.

These are a few key factors to include when you write a letter to a company.

  1. State the name of the product
  2. If you have tried the product or would like to try the product
  3. Where you buy the product or ask for a location
  4. What you like about the product
  5. Insert something personal, like if you can't wait to share an item with your child.
  6. Include your postal address
  7. Keep it short and to the point.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Once again, Great tips here!!! I have noticed that if I don't keep up with the "contact a few a day", I get a real dry spell with the coupons!! Thanks for the reminder..I WILL contact 5 today!!