Ah, yes. I am back again. I didn’t have time to write about one of the many topics I would like to cover in my blog but I would like to provide an update on my coupon challenge. I have received some great coupons as a result of my work and I am fairly happy with the results. Here is an update of the coupons I have received as of the second week of my challenge.
Arm & Hammer (Church & Dwight Co.) – Success! Enclosed with the letter was a $1.00 off any one Arm & Hammer Aim, Close-Up, Pepsodent Toothpaste, Mentadent or Arm & Hammer Ultramax Product. To be clear, I specifically wrote about the effectiveness of their deodorant.
Arrid (Church & Dwight Co.)
Aunt Jemima (Quaker Oats Company)
Aussie (Procter & Gamble)
Ball Park Franks (Sara Lee Corporation)
Bush’s Beans – Success! A nice letter along with four coupons: two save .55 on any two cans of Bush’s Best Beans and two .55 off any size/variety of Bush’s Baked Beans.
Cabot Cheese – Success! They sent me some information about their products, some recipes and two coupons for $1.00 off any two Cabot products.
Cape Cod Chips – Success! Along with their letter, thanking me and inviting me to stop by their factory if I’m ever in town, I received four coupons for $0.55 off any 5 oz. bag or larger of their chips.
Carmex (Carma Laboratories)
Carnation Instant Breakfast (Nestle)
Carolina Rice (Riviana Foods)
Celestial Seasonings – Success! Along with a letter inviting me to visit their place if I’m ever in the area, I received three coupons to save $0.50 on any box of Celestial Seasonings Tea.
Cetaphil (Galderma Laboratories)
Cheez-It (Kellogg) – Success! I received four coupons—-one for $1.00 off any Kellogg’s product, one for $1.00 off any one package of Keebler Cookies, Crackers or Cones, one for $1.00 off any MorningStar or Worthington Veggie Foods Product and one for $1.00 off any Sunshine Krispy of Cheez-It product.
Classico (Heinz) – Success! Attached to their “thank you” insert was a coupon for a free jar of Classico Pasta Sauce.
Crisco (J.M. Smucker)
Country Crock (Unilever) – Success! A nice letter and a holiday recipe collection. Included a booklet of coupons for savings between .50-$1.00 on Bertolli Frozen Products, Breyers Ice Cream, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Helmann’s, Lipton Tea, Wish-Bone Salad Dressings, Degree Anti-Perspirant, Dove Bar/Body Wash, Ponds Towelettes, Q-Tips, Suave and Vaseline.
Dannon Yogurt (Dannon Company) – Success! Along with a letter were two coupons for $0.25 off any one yogurt product.
Del Monte (Pounce, Meow Mix, Del Monte Veggies) – Success! Along with their little insert that thanked me for purchasing their products, they also sent me two coupons for $0.50 off any size or variety of Pounce Cat Treats. (I told them how much my cats love Pounce, which is true. They’re fiends for that stuff!) A few days later I received more coupons, probably regarding their veggies, in which I got: $1.00 off two College Inn Broth Cartons and two $0.50 off any Del Monte Canned Food Snack Cup or Ketchup Product.
Dial (Henkel) – Success! $0.40 off any Renuzit product except candles, $0.35 off any Dial product, $0.35 off any Soft & Dri product, $0.50 off any Liquid or Dry Purex Detergent, $0.50 off any Soft Scrub product and $0.35 off any Right Guard product. *Note: Company also stated in their letter that I could contact them for coupons every three months.
Dole – Success! I actually have no recollection of contacting this company and they were not on my original list that I had created. However, I must’ve contacted them regarding something so here are the coupons I have received: 4 coupons for: $0.75 off any Dole Salad or Cut-Vegetable item, $0.75 off any Dole Fruit Bowls or Fruit Parfaits, $0.75 off any Dole Fruit in plastic jars and $0.50 off any two cans of Dole Canned Fruit.
Domino Sugar (Domino Foods) – Success! Thank you Domino, for you are awesome. They gave me a little insert, thanking me for my loyalty. They gave me a save $0.25 on a future purchase of any Domino Sugar product (no expiration date either!) and even more awesome, a coupon for a free product! They also gave me a little recipe booklet.
Ellio’s (McCain Foods)
El Monterey (Ruiz Foods) – Success! I received a nice little letter that told me that I am more than welcome to contact them every three months for coupons. I also received four coupons—two that would allow me to save $1.00 off on any El Monterey product and two that would allow me to save $0.50 on any El Monterey product.
Energizer – Success! This was majorly awesome. Along with their letter was a coupon—are you ready for this—FREE UP TO $10.00 off any one package of Energizer or Eveready Brand products! That is completely awesome.
Fleichmann’s ActiveDry Yeast (ACH Foods) – Success! I had actually complained that one of my packets did not cause a reaction whereas my other ones did. (I had done the same recipe.) I got a coupon for one free 3-strip ActiveDry Yeast.
Friskies (Nestle) – Success! Along with an enclosed message, I received three coupons: one to save $2.00 on any 72 oz or larger package of Purina Pet Food, one to save $2.00 on one package of Tidy Cats Cat Litter, and one coupon for two free cans or pouches of Purina brand pet food.
Frito-Lay (*Do not recall what specifically I wrote about to them—probably Lay’s or Doritos.)
Hebrew National (ConAgra)
Heckers Flour – Fail! I did not get any coupons but I did receive a booklet of recipes for whole wheat rolls, breads, bagels, pizza, cookies, muffins and coffee cake, which I felt was a nice gesture.
Hostess (Spoke about Mini Muffins, Donettes and 100 calorie packs—IBC)
Hungry Man (Pinnacle) – Success! I received a nice little letter and two coupons to save $0.50 on any one Hungry-Man dinner.
Ivory (Procter & Gamble)
Jif (J.M. Smucker) – Success! I received a nice little letter with two coupons attached, each allowing me to save $0.35 on the purchase of any 1 Jif product.
Jolly Time (American Pop Corn Company)
Liquid Plumr (Clorox Company) – Success! This was one of only a couple of companies I submitted a complaint for, as the LP did not remove the clog from my tub. Unfortunately, the cashier from a very well known food chain did not hand me my receipt, which I didn’t realize until I got home. The reason for this was because on the bottle was a sticker saying that if I submitted the UPC along with the receipt I could get a rebate if my product did not work. It didn’t but they were nice enough to give me a coupon for a free product anyway so thank you LP!
McCain Potatoes (McCain Foods)
Mrs. Dash (Alberto-Culver) – Success! They sent me a nice letter, two sample packets and two coupons for .50 off my next purchase. They also generously included a small booklet of healthy recipes.
Old El Paso (Betty Crocker)
Pace Salsa (CSC Brands) – Success! Along with an insert thanking me they sent me a tiny recipe booklet and $1.00 off coupon for any of the following Campbell Products: Pace, Swanson, V8, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, and of course, Campbell’s.
Pam (ConAgra Foods)
Pantene (Procter & Gamble)
Quaker Oats (Quaker Oats)
SCJohnson (*Do not recall all products discussed. Scrubbing Bubbles was probably one of them.) Success! Scrubbing Bubbles must have been the product I complemented because I received a coupon for a free product up to $3.50. SCJohnson also sent me a little booklet with additional coupons: two more coupons for Scrubbing Bubbles products ($3.00 & $1.50 for a Power Sprayer starter kit and Power Sprayer refill, respectively), $2.00 off any Pledge/Armstrong floor cleaner, .50 off any Windex Multi-Surface cleaning product, .50 off any Ziploc brand bags, $1.00 off any Shout Color Catcher, $3.00 off any Glade Sense & Spray starter kit, $1.00 off any Glade Relaxing Moments Collection, $1.00 off any Glade Tough Odor Solutions, $2.00 off any OFF! Clip-on kit, and $4.00 off any Raid Max Bug Barrier starter.
Shady Brook Farms (Cargill Meat Solutions)
Simple Green (Sunshine Makers) – Success! I believe I actually asked them for a sample and they sent me a plastic spray bottle, a small bottle of concentrated solution and very short instructions on diluting it. They also sent me a $2.00 coupon. This was the first thing I got and they sent it first class mail. Thanks Simple Green! You are awesome!
Splenda (McNeil Nutritionals) – Success! I just want to say that this company is completely awesome! They sent me a giant stirring spoon with the Kool-Aid face on it. They sent me a TON of recipes, 3-4 booklets of them. They also sent me four $1 off coupons on any Benecol spread as well as a giant magnet for Splenda conversions and three $1 off any Splenda product.
Stacy’s Pita Chips (Frito-Lay)
Starkist – Success!Two coupons for $0.75 two pouches of StarKist tuna.
Super Pretzel (J&J)
Sweet Baby Rays
Tetley Tea – Success! Along with their letter were two coupons for $0.50 off any Tetley Tea product.
Thomas’ English Muffins (Bimbo Bakeries) – Success! Two coupons for me to save $1.00 on any Thomas’ product.
Tidy Cats (Nestle)
Turkey Hill – Success! Their cute little decorated envelope included a magnet. I received: 2 $1.00 off any Turkey Hill Dairy product (excluding milk), 1 $1.00 off one 1.5 QT of Turkey Hill Dynamic Duos, 3 $0.35 off any ½ gallon or larger Turkey Hill Iced Tea, Lemonade or Nature’s Accents and 3 $0.50 off any 1.5 QT Turkey Hill Ice Cream, Duetto, Dynamic Duos, Frozen Yogurt or Sherbet.
Unilever (Other products I cannot recall.)
White Castle – Success! I received two separate coupons, each good for three free hamburgers. That means six free hamburgers for me. Yes! They also advised me that for future promotions, I could sign-up to be on their e-mail list.
Wonder Bread (HBI)
Zatarain’s – Success! They sent me a little letter with a recipe at the bottom. They gave me two coupons for $0.50 off any two Zatarain’s rice or pasta mixes.