How I Get Coupons for Organic Products

I purchase a lot of organic products, so the coupons that come out in the Sunday paper and that arrive in my mailbox are generally useless to me. I decided to try emailing or leaving comments on the websites of the organic product companies whose products I eat regularly, like Amy's, Horizon, and Luna Bar.

It seems that complaints may get better rewards than compliments. I complimented Horizon and Larabar. Larabar sent nothing and Horizon sent two 55 cent off coupons. I told Amy's and Luna Bar that I really loved their products, but that I hadn't enjoyed a particular product of theirs. Amy's sent me three coupons for a free product of my choice plus two $1 off coupons and two $0.55 cent off coupons, all because I didn't think one of their products had enough sauce. Luna Bar sent me six chai latte bars when I mentioned that the chai bars I purchased always seemed to be hard.

I also found printable coupons for the taking on the Soy Delicious website.

The moral of the story seems to be that if you want a coupon for a specific product, writing to the company will usually work. And if you have a complaint, you should always submit it! You never know what freebies you might end up with.

Saving Money on Wireless Internet

How much do you pay for internet service each month? For me, it was going to cost upwards of $50 (since I don’t already have phone or cable service), which I just can’t justify when I have full access to the net for 40 hours a week at work plus all weekend at my boyfriend’s house. There are definitely times when it’s convenient to be able to look up driving directions from home though, or when it’s nice to be able to watch TV while doing time consuming tasks like uploading photos.

I actually pay nothing for wireless internet, and I don’t steal it, either. How did I pull this off? I put up a notice in the mail area of my apartment offering to pay for access to any fellow resident’s wireless network. As it turns out, one of my neighbors pays so little for adding it on to her phone bill that she wasn’t even willing to charge me, but she was willing to share her WEP password. So now I have free internet for as long as she lives there, and I got to know my neighbor a little better, too.

I’m no computer geek, and I know there are probably some security issues involved in doing this. If you know what those are, please leave a comment.