How to Get Coupons in the Mail
It requires only a little effort to get all types of savings, including grocery coupons for free. Use these eight simple tips to learn how to get coupons in the mail and keep more money in your wallet.
It’s no secret that we all want to save as much money as possible on our purchases. So, it makes sense that 88 percent of people say they use coupons for shopping.
And while there are plenty of ways to get online and digital coupons, finding printed versions that are mailed right to your home are preferred by many as tangible reminders of available deals on all sorts of items and services.
Would you be shocked to find out that even 23 to 38 years olds use paper coupons? The data shows that coupons received in the mail were the second most popular type of coupon among Millennials. Regardless of our age, it is helpful for all of us to have a paper coupon on hand to jog our memory to use it.
How to Get Coupons in the Mail for Free
You may wonder, “how can I get coupons in the mail?” There are a variety of ways you can obtain coupons delivered by the post office with very little effort.
Here are eight quick ways to get super savings in your mailbox.
1. Direct from the Company
One of the best ways to get free coupons mailed to your home is directly from the manufacturer. Many companies will respond by sending printed coupons if you contact them with a compliment, a complaint, or even with just a request for vouchers.
Learn how to get paper coupons in the mail for free with these five easy steps:
1. First, find the best way to contact the company of your favorite products. Look on the packaging to see who manufactures the item and find their website or phone number.
2. Call them, or better yet, go to their web page. Locate the "Contact Us" form, email address, or street location.
3. Type a brief note, but not too long or over the top. Your message should be direct and polite even if you are contacting them with a complaint.
4. Be sure to include your address if it is not part of the form.
5. Then push the “send” button or mail off your request.
Repeat the process for all of your favorite products. Keep a list of the manufacturers that you contacted and the date that you contacted them so that you don't resend your request to the same corporation You'll find that you want to do about three requests at a time. Then you might come back another day and do another three. It's pretty fast and easy.
The companies that make the products you use work hard to get your business and want you to sign-up for deals. For example, Proctor and Gamble is the parent company of dozens of brands that you know and love. If you register with P&G you'll be eligible to receive a free booklet in the mail with coupons on everyday items including Tide, Bounty, Dawn, and Crest. After you've registered, take a moment to fill out their survey that will match your preferences with coupons for savings on stuff you can really use.
2. Join Loyalty and Rewards Programs
We all have them in our wallets; those loyalty cards that that let us tap into special discounts and deals.
A huge perk of having a grocery store shopper card is the customized coupons that you receive in the mail throughout the year. Large chains like Kroger’s will personalize the coupons mailed to you based on your shopping habits. And regional favorites, like Bristol Farms, mail out coupons to their faithful customers.
But it’s not just food stores. Vitamin Shoppe sends out postcards to their Healthy Reward members that can be redeemed for deep discounts in addition to their in-store sales.
And since most of us live near the over 10,000 CVS Pharmacy drugstores, you’ll want to register for this rewards program to get incredible savings. Not only does CVS mail out personalized coupons, they also send savings in the mail that have up to 30 percent off your entire order. It’s hard to beat that kind of savings.
But beware and read the fine print of all these opportunities. Many savings are good for a limited time only.
3. Direct Mail Companies
You’ve probably received an envelope from Valpak filled with individual pages that offer discounts right in your neighborhood. They can be very valuable because the savings come from all sorts of industries including dry cleaners, restaurants, auto repair shops, and even stylists for haircuts. If you are not already getting this bundle of discounts, you can sign-up on the Valpak website to get the coupons mailed to you.
Yes, it’s true. Many (many) companies still mail out full-line catalogs with complete photographs and descriptions of their products. From gift baskets to clothing and gadgets, your mailbox has likely been stuffed with product booklets at some point or another.
Before tossing these big paper pamphlets in the recycling bin, take a closer look. Often, you’ll find a hidden treasure of coupons lurking inside the pages that you can use on your next shopping excursion. The savings can be monumental and well-worth your time to peruse the catalog and discover extra discounts.
5. Newsletters and Flyers by Mail
Similar to catalogs and loyalty programs, you can enroll to receive flyers in the mail from your favorite store. Inside, you will find hidden treasures in the form of coupons. They usually arrive on flimsy paper in your postal box, so you may be tempted just to recycle them without a glance. But smart shoppers take a moment to check for savings that may even include great deals from your favorite fast-food restaurant.
6. Surveys and Sweepstakes
At the bottom of many receipts, you’ll find links to websites that ask for your opinion. Some come with monetary rewards and almost all come with some type of coupon incentive for your next purchase.
The surveys are usually very short and, if you fill out your address at the end of the questionnaire, you will be rewarded with coupons that come in the mail.
7. Sunday Paper
This is the old-school way of finding great coupons, especially grocery coupons. The best part of finding paper coupons is that you don’t have to print them. Instead, just cut them out.
Technically, these aren’t mail coupons, but it’s worth mentioning since they are one of the best ways you can get grocery coupons for free.
While searching the Sunday newspaper may remind you of your Grandma, you’ll be surprised at the quality deals you can find at stores like CVS, Walgreens, and many other grocery and drugstores.
8. Coupons Sent with Purchases
When you receive a package in the mail delivered by the post office, check the inside and your receipt. Many brands send free coupons with your purchase. So, make sure you don't throw out that box or empty packaging before you check for a coupon.
Learning How to Get Coupons by Mail
While paper coupons may be harder to find these days, they are not impossible. It requires only a little effort, and once you’re on a company’s mailing list, most of the work is done.
This article should give you the information you need to learn how and where to get coupons in the mail. Just make sure you keep signing up for discounts and in no time at all, you will be receiving valuable money-saving paper coupons!