Most of us know that one of the best ways to obtain coupons is to go directly to the manufacturer and simply ask. But how many of us have actually done so? Give yourself a pat on the back if you have, but the vast majority have not. Why? It’s a great concept, but it takes time, and who has any of that lying around, right?
It’s one of those things that looks good on paper, but where do you start? Who do you call? Where do you get the number? What do you say? How do you remember who you’ve called and not? If you decide to email, same thing… you have to search online for the contact information, type up an email, wait for response… All well and good, but many companies aren’t offering coupons by mail anymore, so you’ve wasted that time. Is it even worthwhile?
It is now! You’ve just found the most comprehensive manufacturer contact list on the ‘net! Why can I boast such a claim? Others have posted lists with one or two of the following items, but I have put together a spreadsheet that contains all of the following:
- Company name
- Parent company (so you’re not repeating calls to the same company without realizing)
- “Contact Us” direct link
- Direct link to printable coupon, if such exists
- Customer service phone number
- Company’s response to coupon requests
- A handy red/yellow/green light for each – An at-a-glance notice of whether the company currently offers coupons via mail
- A column for you to record the date you contact a company, should you choose to do so
This is all in an effort to save you valuable time – so your requests are spent on companies that are currently more than happy to fulfill them.
To be fair, please note a few items:
- The information contained on this spreadsheet is purely based on my own experience with these companies (with a few items input from my couponing friends). Of course, I am not guaranteeing the same results.
- My approach was consistent – I simply called each company (all recent requests, since Sept 2011) and politely asked if they offered coupons via mail to consumers.
- It is not uncommon to receive coupons under different circumstances, such as for criticism or praise of a company’s products. However, I felt that in order to fairly represent the purpose of this spreadsheet to the general public I should clarify that the red/yellow/green signification indicates the company’s response to a simple coupon request – no other circumstance necessary.
Although I have worked diligently on this for over 2 weeks, I am quite certain that there will be brands that I have missed so I invite you to leave a comment if you’d like to see one added in and I will be happy to research. Feel free to share your own experience in a comment as well – the one thing I have learned with contacting mfr’s is that it seems nothing is consistent.
This will be a constantly-evolving work, as company information changes and is updated. The download is free, so download as often as you wish. There were even a handful of companies that I didn’t get to before posting, but I really wanted to make this available before starting another work week. I will update those within the next few days as well.
Leave a comment sharing your experience and what kinds of goodies you get in the mail! Hope everyone enjoys!