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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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How to Get Home Mailers

There are lots of coupons that are sent directly from stores or manufacturers to our homes.  I know it can be frustrating to see these listed and not have them, so here are a few tips of how to increase your mailbox coupon stash.

Sign up for online samples. Many samples also come with coupons, and these companies keep your name for possible future mailings and offers.  A few of you got the “Thank You Mom” home mailer from Procter & Gamble in the last few weeks.  While I don’t know exactly what triggered some of us to get this, it is probably because you asked for samples and coupons from their BrandSaver program.

Sign up for Viral Media Sample sites. They want folks who will help spread the word about the brands they are representing.  Most have requirements they are looking for so you may not qualify but if you do they send awesome samples and coupons!

Sign up for e-mail newsletters from manufacturers that you are loyal to. You will get offers and special promotions.  This is through a contact form on many websites.

Go to your Grocers Website and sign up for an online account.
This is something most  stores offer now.  Get a My Bi-Lo, My Kroger, My CVS etc… account.  This is a free online account and a great way to make sure that your shoppers card has the right mailing and contact information for you.  They will use your shopping history from your card to send coupons so make sure they have the right address!

Some “Home Mailers” are really internet freebie coupon booklets.  Sign up for these when you see them.

  1. Home Made Simple (all P&G products) – click on the cascade coupons
  2. Home Made Simple – click on the Dawn coupon at the bottom
  3. There are $10 General Mills booklets available on Coupons.com right now.
    • You can also write the company and give them your opinion. They will mail you coupons for doing so plus they will add you to their mailing list. I have a list of over 250 companies I have emailed and received things from if you are interested.

      • ddogs

        Thanks you for this. Would you mind sharing the list with me?

        Laurie

      • I would also like to see this list. I wrote to a few companies but I got nowhere near 250!

        • justincase1031

          I, too, would like to have this list. Thank you for your kindness.

      • kim

        I think we would ALL like this list!

      • waymire

        i too, would love to have this list. thank you in advance.

      • Mary

        Hi Kristin- this sounds great! I would like the list as well!

      • Brenda

        Can you share this list?

      • Julie

        Wouldn't it be nice to just click a button to submit all your mailing info to ALL the coupon mailing companies at once?

      • slglover4

        i would love a copy of the list

      • michelle

        I would also like to see the list as well

      • Kristen

        Yes- I would love this list too :)

      • laurie johnson

        ha brand new to couponing and would also love acopy also .try to save afew bucks any way we can .time are tough for alot of people now day. thank you newbie

      • Hi, I would like a copy of your list. Thanks!

      • peggycaponas

        I would like this list also. Thanks in advance

      • colesmom

        I am new to the coupon world and would love a list like this. Thanks so much for your help and sharing this list.

      • Joni

        Hi Kristin!

        I went to ur pg hoping to find a link to contact you. I just started back couponing again and would love a copy of ur 250 companies also. My email address is Pecantan_00 (@) hotmail (.) com.

      • I am new to couponing & would love to have a copy of that list as well, please.

        Thanks!

      • amandajohnston

        Hi, Would I be able to get that list?

        Thanks in advance

    • onmyway2glory

      My sister in law emailed Publix last week to complain that we seldom find booklets in our local stores. Last Sunday afternoon she received a phone call from the manager of the local store asking her how many booklets she needed. He told her he will send 14 copies of each one. Yesterday afternoon he sent an associate to the house with an envelope full of booklets. He said it was cheaper to deliver than to mail them. They are supposed to deliver each time new ones come in. We will see…

      • ddogs

        I also emailed Publix about coupons and that when the ads come out I can't always find the products on the shelf. The manager followed up with a call and discussed it with me.
        I was quite pleasantly surprised. She told me to ask for her if I ever needed anything.

    • kphs7158

      What do you think of U Promise? I am trying to figure out if it is a good idea. I would appreciate your input.
      Thanks.

      • debbie

        I'm new to UPromise, but it does seem like a good program. I've never heard anything negative.

    • kphs7158

      I am new to all this. What do you think of U Promise?
      I would appreciate your thoughts.

      • DonnaTN

        It's pretty good. It helps you save up for college if you have little ones or you can help out family or friends if they are signed up if you don't have any. Just another great way to earn while shopping and you can also get ecoupons from upromise activated to your grocery cards and cvs and earn that way as well. and also if there are restaurants that participate in the diner program you earn from going to them. You don't earn alot at one time but every little bit counts and if you do alot of shopping online then it's def. something to look into.

      • Terry

        We've been using UPromise for a couple of years now. I've saved a little over $300 without even trying (used some American Express points which I was able to redeem for UPromise points, as well).

        I wanted you all to know that even if you don't have anyone going to school (which I have TWO in college and ONE that just graduated), any money you save with UPromise can ultimately be redeemed for cash. Beware that you will have to pay taxes, however. :)

    • Cara

      I did this with Similac. They quit sending me checks and coupons after the first batch, so I emailed and asked if they discontinued the program, they mailed me a bunch of checks and more $3 off coupons!

    • MelRae

      Vocal Point is awesome! I got the Kashi sample and free item coupon, and today I got my free full size bottle of Pantene shampoo!

    • Anonymous

      I can’t find the $10 General Mills booklets on Coupons.com. Can someone tell me where to find it?

    • robin62

      I got kashi today too plus a coupon for free crackers or cereal.!!

    • waymire

      where did you find the $10 coupon booklet on coupons.com? i tried looking everywhere i could think of but couldn't find it. perhaps you have to be a member? waiting for them to send my password (either i forgot it, or i forgot to sign up lol) so i will try members center as soon as i can log in.

      • lyssibee

        I just posted the 2 links for the $10 General Mills books, but sometimes the links have to be approved before the post shows up.

    • waymire

      these website/program suggestions are wonderful please let us know if you find more. so many opportunities out there if you just know where to look.

    • Franco

      How do you get these booklets AND also avoid getting a ton of junk mail after these companies sell your address?

    • Noella

      Kristin has the right idea.Almost every product has either an e-mail or snailmail address on the packaging.
      About a year ago I was very disappointed with a box of mrs pauls fish, I e-mailed them and soon after I got a letter of apology with 6 coupons each good for a free box of any mrs pauls items. Since then I decided ANY item I bought I would contact the company and make a comment good,bad or neutral.I have received many coupons doing this. Like kristin says and I agree it gets you on their mailing.list.

    • Anonymous

      I found 2 different General Mills $10 coupon booklets on coupons.com (one is called Eat Better America and the other is Pillsbury)
      I’ve added the direct links below in hope they will help someone else!

      http://freecouponbooklet.eatbetteramerica.com/EBACouponBooklet/Default.aspx
      http://freecouponbooklet.pillsbury.com/PillsburyCouponBook/Default.aspx

      • waymire

        thank you very much!

    • 3monkeysmom

      I recently started getting Target home mailers ( I've gotten two in the past three days). I'm not sure why I started getting them. I did sign up for their mobile coupons a week or two ago. Not sure, but maybe this is why I started getting them.

    • druthb00

      I actually just got an envelope in the mail today from Publix. I had emailed them a couple of times; once asking if they could send me the Viva Italia booklet/sheet (couldn't find them around here) and once asking if they still were able to send out 2010 calendars even though they were pulled at the beginning of 2010 (they can't/won't.) So inside this envelope was a letter of apology that my “home was missed” in the mailing of promotional offers and stated that my name and address had been added to the system to recieve promo mailings/offers. YIPPEE :) Not only that, but they included a $5 off $20 coupon :D Have I mentioned that I love this grocery store?

    • michelle

      How did you guys get in to Psst? What are they exactly looking for?

    • Julie

      How can I get a copy of this list?

    • amandajohnston

      Hi, Would I be able to get that list?

      Thanks in advance