Because they don’t tell you everything on reality television we are here to reveal the secrets of Extreme Couponing.
Earlier in this series I wrote a post about Store Sale Cycles and I fruGal Tammy asked me this question…
“Ok, so I know this extreme couponing show stuff is definitely not reality, but what I’d like to know after watching one show….is how the heck to they get those high value coupons? I rarely see one for more than a couple of dollars off something, and they were using coupons in the $7-11 range? Am I missing something?”
Last Monday when I got an excited comment from FruGal Taylor I decided to take a picture of some of the free coupons I have in my binder and let you in on my answer to Tammy’s question.
The high value coupons often come straight from the manufacturer. You can write some of your favorite manufacturers and request coupons. Tell them how much you love a product and they will often send you coupons for it.
I personally have received high value coupons at blog conferences I have been to where the manufacturer is personally handing them out. Manufacturers like to give coupons to consumers that are enthusiastic about their products.
Now see how excited Taylor is because writing manufacturers is really paying off for her. “Lately I’ve been sending emails to different brands that we love, asking for coupons and they are sending them! I suggest this if anyone has the time. AND… alot of them sent coupons for free stuff,eg. I got free (2) full size coffee mate, (2) advil up to $10.99, pasta prima, and so much more! I thought it might be a shot in the dark, but they really came through! And they will email when they have more coupons or offers. Take the time, its sooo worth it!”
Keep in mind you probably will not hear back from all of the manufactures, so do not go crazy with your stamps, but it is worth a shot! Good luck!
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