Get Coupons or Free Samples With a Thank You Note to Companies You Like

Get Coupons or Free Samples With a Thank You Note to Companies You Like lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker index Skillet Two Cents Vitals App directory Gear Get Coupons or Free Samples With a Thank You Note to Companies You Like Eric Ravenscraft 3/31/16 5:30am Filed to: coupons companies feedback 14 2 Edit Promote Dismiss Undismiss Share to Kinja Toggle Conversation tools Go to permalink Complaining to a company can be a good way to get free stuff as compensation. But who wants free stuff from a company they don’t like? Try writing a letter to the companies you do like instead. Advertisement As personal finance site Wallet Hacks points out, most companies are more than willing to accept fan letters and thank you notes. In some cases, they may be grateful enough that they’ll send out coupons or free samples of other products to encourage loyal customers. While there was no guarantee (and getting free stuff sometimes took a little prodding), some compannies were very generous to their fans: In the process, I learned a lot of brands are owned by the same major conglomerates. Some major conglomerates were more generous than others. Every PepsiCo brand sent us something. Some companies never replied – which was very surprising. Obviously not every company is going to shower you with gifts just because you bought something once, but many are trained to encourage the goodwill they generate with customers. Thank you notes cost very little, especially when they’re sent via company feedback forms online. If you’re a really big fan of a particular company, it may be worth reaching out to let them know. Advertisement Flattery Project: I thanked 42 companies, see what they sent me! | Wallet Hacks via Rockstar Finance Photo by Carol VanHook . Eric Ravenscraft eric@lifehacker.com @lordravenscraft Senior Writer for Lifehacker. Gear from Kinja Deals The Best Black Friday Deals Spray and Scrub Your Disgusting Screens with AM Lab Products Saturday's Best Deals: Black Friday Leftovers, Refurb iPhones, Ticket to Ride, and More Reply 14 replies Leave a reply You may also like Deadspin How Jack Johnson's Parents Screwed Him And Left Him Millions In Debt 1/14/15 11:10am The Muse Carrie Fisher Fucks Han Solo, Fights Princess Leia, and Finds Herself in The Princess Diarist Today 10:30am Screengrabber Notre Dame's Jerry Tillery Kicks Head Of Player Who Just Suffered Brain Injury [Update] Today 3:47pm Recent from Eric Ravenscraft 2 1 2.2K Lifehacker · Eric Ravenscraft How to Block Stocks You Don't Want to See In Google Cards Today 1:00pm 1 11 2.3K Lifehacker · Eric Ravenscraft Use a Pet Fence to Keep Your Christmas Presents Safe From the Animals Yesterday 6:00am 1 6 3K Lifehacker · Eric Ravenscraft EscapeYourBubble Shows You Stories From Outside Your Echo Chamber Thursday 6:00am Share Tweet About Blog Need Help? Content Guide Lifehacker Store Redirecting to the Lifehacker store in Disclaimer: You are leaving a Gizmodo Media Group, LLC website and going to a third party site, which is subject to its own privacy policy and terms of use. Continue Permissions Privacy Terms of Use Advertising Jobs RSS ©2016 Gizmodo Media Group Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.