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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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Getting Home Mailer Coupons

on 10.15.2012 at 12:25pm

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Do the words “Home Mailer” next to coupons in your match ups drive you crazy??

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 come with coupons, and these companies will keep your name for possible future mailings and offers.  Procter & Gamble is the best at sending you presents you never expected!  I post freebies and samples almost daily, so keep an eye on the list and sign up for anything you may use.

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!   All are free to join.

Sign up for e-mail newsletters from manufacturers that you are loyal to. You are letting them know that you love their brand and they will gladly send you offers and special promotions.  This is through a contact form on many websites.  You can also get these same coupons from calling brands you love.  Most brands always sends coupons to folks that call and ask for them!

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!

If you live in AL, GA, FL, SC or TN, then sign up for the Publix Free Magazines and Clubs.  They have coupons inside of them and come 4 times a year.  You are also putting your name and address in the Publix system which increases your chances of other home mailers.

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. Publix Stocking Spree booklet.  All store coupons, sign up once and get numerous booklets throughout the year.

I will warn you, getting some home mailers from select stores (Kroger and Target being the two biggest) is a mystery that remains unsolved by most of us.  I’ve heard many say that if you get a Target credit card or create a Target registry that it will trigger coupon booklets to come.  I’ve tried both… and never gotten a coupon.  For Kroger booklets you can call and beg to be put on the mailing list, but you really will find that some areas advertised heavier than others.  If your store is not in a heavy advertising area, you’ll probably never get a booklet no matter how frequently you shop there.  For these two stores, don’t get frustrated if the coupons just don’t come.

Do you have any other tips for getting home mailer coupons?

    • jrsgirl88

      I have found that Kroger’s home mailers seemed to be based on how much you shop and what you shop for….It seems to be linked to your loyalty card with them.

      • Kathy

        I rarely shop at Kroger’s (since they are on the other side of town and they have changed their coupon policy) and they send me coupons almost quarterly. By the time the coupons are expiring new ones show up usually with free items. I assume this is to get me back into the store. Which usually works if only to get the free items.

    • CrazyMomOf11

      I agree with the mystery of Target home mailers, I had some samples sent to my mom’s house and the she received a Target mailer, I never got one even though I sent off for the same samples! :)

    • Priscilla

      I have made a purchase from target.com and it triggered 6 months worth of home mailers. Try purchasing something small or a really good deal from them and see if it works.

    • maggiederosa

      I agree about Target. I never have gotten any mailers from them even though I have a card, have purchased items from their website, and have a pharmacy rewards account. So they definitely have had my contact info for years. However, I have gotten two mailers full of store coupons in the past two months. I hope the trend continues!

    • Somehow I did get one from Target once. But Kroger I have gotten lucky. My tip to everyone if you get a survey on your receipt then do it! On my survey in the final comments section I put that I would shop there more if I had more coupons to use. Bingo I have recieved every home mailer since and also those coupons that come so often that are based off your card. I didn’t get those before and now I get those and just about all the home mailers.

    • Andrea Jo

      I have had a wedding registry and three baby registries with Target and when I set up the baby registry they have sent me coupons. My mother has never created a registry and only in the past few years got a debit card and she gets coupons all the time! Of course she gives them to me but still I don’t get it!

    • kakki

      I shop regularly at Kroger’s and have never gotten a mailer. Dittto target but am happy to report I d get some great mailers from them. I have a red debit. Card. My best target mailer q is a $10 gift card when you get a flu shot! But definately a mystery.