In the recent December issue of All You magazine, a blurb from a submitter indicated that organic brands she often wanted to buy had no available coupons, and that her solution was to write to the companies to obtain some coupons. While direct contact to companies or customer service is often an amazing source of Qs, sometimes even for FREEs, it is not the only source of Natural/Organic Qs, if one learns to keep an eye out in a few specific ways.
The Internet has become an amazing source of free marketing for many coupons, who get the word out about their products through general coupon sites like Mambo Sprouts, private company websites, and by having pages on Facebook, where many companies will give you great coupons by “Liking” them.
Coupon section of the natural family living magazine Kiwi.
Coupon section maintained by Con-Agra food brands for coupons that might appeal to more natural/organic inspired customers.
Coupons.com powered coupon section for brands inspired by Mambo Sprouts – the same company that organizes and publishes the coupons for Whole Foods, however these IPs are Manufacturer coupons, so can be used at any store that carries those brands.
Search Facebook for the company name of a brand you are interested in. Many of these coupons can be high value – $ off, BOGO or even for FREEs, but make sure to know the internet coupons policies of stores your area, as they can vary widely.
Contact the Companies:
As mentioned by the All You reader, one fantastic way of getting coupons, promo merchandise, and other freebies from companies is to contact companies. Wonderful ladies on my coupon train, have organized a public spreadsheet to show which companies they have contacted, and what the response was – you can view this information here:
Many more widely-known Natural/Organic brands – Honest Tea, EarthGrains, Kashi, Seventh Generation, Green Works, Method, often have peelies/tearpads/or hangtags available on their products on a regular basis – make sure to check on sales displays, and in the case of food coupons, the produce department, as the purchase of these products can be linked with the purchase of fresh produce.
Some companies and grocery stores like Mambo Sprouts in conjunction with chains like Whole Foods and Earth Fare produce seasonal booklets of coupons for Natural/Organic brands. If your local store has a policy to accept competitor coupons, or coupons marked with competing stores/symbols, these booklets can be a great source of savings. You can also check if your local store or co-op has their own version of booklets available, or maybe introduce the idea that you’d like to see one started.
Clipped Coupons good for “Any”
More natural/organic coupons are offering coupons in the regular Redplum and SmartSource inserts – Imagine foods and Yobaby yogurt are two that were available most recently. However – many brands like Synders of Hanover and Hunt’s ketchup (frequent insert participants) have natural/organic versions of their regular products within their line. So – picking regular insert coupons that state “Any” or that have no flavor/size restrictions is a great way to gain coupons for these products as well.
Hopefully, if you are an avid reader of the AFC blog, you are also an AFCer. Trading for coupons or joining a coupon train can be a wonderful way to avail yourself of coupons that might not otherwise be available in your area, or of use to those looking to trade. Check the coupon database, check others For Sale or Trade lists.
If you would like to join a coupon train dedicated to the trading of these types of products see here:
We would love to have you.
Thanks to JG D70 for their wonderful photograph, and to the hard work of my train riders for collecting this valuable information.