Calling for coupons and samples?

@Ravenladyj (22936)
United States
May 19, 2008 6:52am CST
I recall reading in a magazine some time ago (Woman's Weekly or First for Women..something like that) that a great way to get excellent manufacturers coupons etc is to call the company directly and ask for them (apparently the number can be found on the packaging)..I've not tried this myself but I was wondering if any of you have heard of this or better yet have any of you tried it and what was the result?
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
19 May 08
I have heard that you can do that but I never have. I don't like calling companies. I just get my coupons from my aunt who gets them in her Sunday paper then once in awhile you can find them on the internet. I don't print coupons off anymore as alot of stores wont take them.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
19 May 08
I don't use coupons much,but will make an effort for something I like! My last experience with one was with my store loyalty card mailshot-it had a coupon for one of the reusable "wear it out and we replace it" bags-they give extra storepoints if you don't use plastic bags...anyway,going through the self serve checkout,scanned the voucher barcode,and it told me I hadn't made the spend required to get the bag!(my week's groceries...) a week or so later,visiting another branch ,at a human operated checkout,I asked the girl about the coupon..."It's Those ones over there...just take one!" result! And all I was getting that day was a few items for a picnic lunch.. if a store won't accept a printed off coupon,that would be a good reason to try calling the company..it can't hurt..most use freephone numbers..
@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
19 May 08
I have never called for coupons but I have called to complain about things. Like for instance I called to complain about the "new" mayo jar that should have "left none in the jar" I couldn't get it all out and because the lid was so small it couldn't get a knife in it to get the last bit out. Anyway I called and complained, they sent me a coupon for a free jar of mayo and sent all kinds of other coupons. I must be on a mailing list now because I get Helmans coupons about once a month.
@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
19 May 08
I buy the bag cereal and put it in clear containers before any one sees. If they see that I am buying the cheap stuff they will say they don't like it. If they don't know then they can't tell the differance.
@tbomb2002 (269)
• United States
19 May 08
I have not tried this either. I could be wrong, but it would just seem to me that unless they have a toll free number to call, it would cost me more in long distance than it would to save a few cents with a coupon for the product. Even if they did have the toll free number, I get impatient going through all the press 1 for this, press 2 for that stuff...I'd much rather visit the website and send an email or sign up from there.
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
19 May 08
Go to the website and use the contact me and get them they usually can accomadte you. I have done this when I have had a problem or complaint or just requested coupons to try there products. They tend to be accomadating.
• United States
19 May 08
I have never called them but I have gone online to my favorite products, signed up and received very good coupons. They mail the coupons which is great as, for example, I feed my dogs Iams dry dog food as part of their diet and I get a $6.00 coupon every so often. The reason I find this method the best, as opposed to just printing them is that some stores (grocery) have a limit of $1.00 for self printed coupons. I do use some printed ones as well as every penny counts.