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how to get free organic food.

Postby spacetime_rambler » May 21, 2008 2:36 am

I had a complaint with some organic food I bought in the freezer at Kroger, actually, food stamps paid for it, I cannot afford organic food. Anyhow, I didn't like it so I e-mailed the company telling them so, and they mailed me 22 dollars in free coupons! So today I messaged them (several months after the first incident) to tell them that I bought another pizza and that I really enjoyed this one. And they e-mailed me back REQUESTING my address so they could send me a product catalog and some free coupons. After the first incident with them I mailed some other companies like Odwalla, Ezekiel Bread, and Silk Soymilk, and have gotten coupons in the mail. Doesn't take long to drop an e-mail and the rewards are fantastic! Just thought I'd share - it's really been working for me.

I keep all my e-mails and return e-mails in a word processor document. So far, I am up to 9 pages.
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Postby H-Barbz » May 26, 2008 3:22 pm

Word! =D
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Postby spacetime_rambler » May 26, 2008 10:22 pm

Yep -- I am amazed at how many companies will send coupons just for asking. I have been turned down by a couple companies but that's okay, too.

I got the idea to ask for them after they sent me a bunch after complaining. I have this conscience that will not allow me to make up complaints to companies so I am doing the honest route and it still works :)
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Postby AprilWest » May 26, 2008 10:39 pm

you should post what companies worked and which didn't to save us the time. much appreciated! what exactly do you say? this sounds so awesome!
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Postby spacetime_rambler » May 26, 2008 11:12 pm

Yes - I should. Here we go.

First off - e-mail AMY's. They have been the nicest so far; I have corresponded with them two times. They seem the most people oriented of the bunch. Best customer service - - most personable.

1st time - I e-mailed them with a complaint about a frozen pizza. I was nice and they were nice and it was all nice. they sent me 22 dollars in free coupons, including 2 free pizzas,....oh I forget now, but it totaled 22 dollars of free stuff.

2nd time - I e-mailed them and said I was new into organics and wanted to try their products (actually, my brother did this for me (I did it for him -- had it sent to my parents house --) he does not eat Amy's), and they sent me a free pizza coupon, 2 dollar off coupons, and 2 .55 off coupons.

- -- - Silk Soymilk will send a coupon when asked, but limit 1 per household per year. Got a friend that doesn't drink it? Send one to their house.

- - - - -Kettle chips will send a coupon if you are unhappy with their product but will NOT send a coupon if you just ask. Actually, they will send 2 free bags of chips if you are unhappy.

- - -- - I sent a LONG e-mail to Odwalla asking for 'sponsorship' essentially, and they sent me 3 free drinks 3.59 and under. (Will post this hillarious letter at the end of the post.)

- -- - Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream does NOT have a "formal" coupon program.

- - - - Ekekial Bread people (Food for Life) sent 2 .50 off.

- -- - Toms of Maine - the toothpaste deodorant people were really cool. I have been experimenting with different approaches (all honest) to see if any work different. Some companies I do not even ask for a coupon, I just compliment them, to see what they do. Toms of Maine was one such company. I e-mailed them saying that I liked their stuff, and a little while later I received a whole package in the mail: toothpaste, mouthwash, and deodorant. Very cool.

------- Nature's Path (the cereal people) do NOT give coupons when asked. Just long excuses and suggestions to check the newspaper.

That is all I have so far, but I continue all the time. It's been great fun. Doesn't take much time, and I have been eating good :)

Here is the letter I wrote up. I sent it to you Odwalla. So far they are the only company to receive it.


My name is Brandon and I am a big fan of your company. Several years ago I was diagnosed with a mood disorder and learned to manage my symptoms with a healthy diet, which led me to your food. I found that by regulating my nutrition and cutting out all the artificial junk, I am able to stay medicine free. I guess, in a way, good food is my medicine.
Now, I am a college student in my third year and I live off a loan; unfortunately, as the cliché goes for college students, I don’t have much money for food, let alone health food.
It kind of puts me in a predicament. I need to eat well and I need my education; and up until now, I have not been able to find a way to do both simultaneously. It’s like robbing Peter to pay Paul.
That’s when I got the idea—I got my college education on loan, maybe I can get food on loan, too. Perhaps an odd request, but if your company can periodically send me free coupons while I am in college, I would be more than obliged to stay loyal to your company after I graduate. Maybe you could think of me as a kind of investment that is sure to pay off. J
I know this letter probably comes from left-field, but I love your food so much that I gotta try. Please think about it, though. After all, I am only in college two more years, but I plan to eat healthy forever!

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Postby spacetime_rambler » May 26, 2008 11:16 pm

Oh yeah, a typical letter by me:


actually - this is exactly what I sent Toms'

to Tom’s of Maine:
I just wanted to say that I love your deoderant. I can't wear any other brands without breaking out. What other kind of products do you guys have? Do you have a catalog you could send me?


Here is what I sent Food For Life:

Hey ya'll,

I just love your food! I eat so much Ezekiel Bread, sometimes up to six pieces a day! There's just one problem with eating so much of your bread -> its kind of affecting my wallet....

I don't know if it works, but I thought it worth trying: Is there anyway I could have some coupons mailed to me? I eat your stuff all the time and would love a little break.

Just thought I'd try.

Keep up the good work and thank you.


And here is what I sent Silk:

Silk Soymilk:

Hello e-mail reader person,

I just wanted to drop a line and say how much I enjoy your products. For health reasons I am unable to drink milk and find your soy milk a great alternative. I've been hooked for a couple years now, and my love has infected the people around me.

I don't know if its possible, but can a person get some coupons just for asking? I don't find anything wrong with your product at all, and I have found that some companies will only give out coupons to correct a mistake. But every carton of soy milk that I have gotten from you guys has been great, so I can't complain hoping for coupons. :)

Keep up the good work
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Postby spacetime_rambler » May 26, 2008 11:18 pm

damn, i just looked over these and they seem real ass-kissy, but my pits smell good :)
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Postby Kissing A Fool » May 27, 2008 1:16 pm

Thx, I am *SO* gonna kiss a little butt to get coupons :)
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Postby waitbird » Feb 27, 2011 11:25 pm

Oh my gosh spacetime rambler, your emails made me smile so big! So genuinely sweet and kind and honest--I like that! And I like that the corporations are willing to show a little love. I'm gonna email Toms of Maine for sure (I use their toothpaste but I've never tried their deodorant. I'm hoping to get a care package too!) This is awesome, thanks for posting all this info. Right on!
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