Many of my readers know I have another blog that provides tips on saving money for people who live in Fairfield County, CT (although many of the tips work all across the country), called Frugal in Fairfield.
I have just started a new experiment on Frugal in Fairfield. I read a blog post where the author suggested contacting companies directly for coupons. I had never thought of that and intuitively it makes sense. But part of me wonders if it isn't quite that easy. To try it out, I contacted 10 companies who manufacture products we use and asked them for coupons (the full list is on Frugal in Fairfield). In each email, I was complimentary about the product and mentioned that I or my kids love it. One company already responded that they don't provide coupons (I will out them: it was Ragu pasta sauce, boo hiss) so I substituted Prego. I will be providing regular reports on Frugal in Fairfield so tune in there if this sounds like it might be of interest to you.
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