I like to think I am a good shopper and try to find the best deals. But in all honestly, I'm not. I simply don't have the desire to scour websites, blogs, newspapers, etc for coupons. Nor do I have the desire-or time really-to drive around to multiple stores getting the BOGO deal on deodorant. I wish I had both the desire and the time because I truly think there is money to be saved. While discussing this topic with another parent at my daughter's preschool, she shared a money saving strategy with me that I thought was right up my alley.
Right after telling me how she has never paid for a tube of toothpaste, this parent told me she often emails companies and simply asks them for freebies or coupons. I replied, somewhat surprised, "You just ask them...point blank?" "Yep." she proudly replied. Well, I could do that I thought...So in the name of saving money, here goes!
I decided to pick five companies to email and plead my case. These are companies whose products I use on a regular basis and that I would really appreciate receiving some of their merchandise. The companies I plan to email are:
- Daves Killer Bread
- Tillamook Cheese
- Applegate Farms
- Sensodyne (GlaxoSmithKline)
- Tide (P&G)
I don't think I would have ever thought to email companies directly for my own personal use. I am definitely stepping out of my comfort zone by doing this!!! Check back later in the week to see what products I did-or didn't-score!