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Those ValPak coupons you usually trash…

I don’t know about you but I receive a ton of coupons in mail from local businesses — grocery stores, pizzerias and restaurants. A lot of coupons come in thick envelopes from distributors like ValPak and MoneyMailer.

I used to go through them selecting the ones I could potentially use, clipping them, and pinning them to the kitchen wall.

ValPak

I should confess, I am not very organized as far as planning our family time goes and I usually do not know where we are going to eat out next weekend. Besides we like to try new things and so we seldom go to the same place several times.

As the result by the end of the month the kitchen wall would usually be full of coupons that I either didn’t use or couldn’t find on the wall when needed. Eventually I would toss them all in the trash since most of them would have already expired.

Lately I stopped doing this. I started consciously ignoring the ValPak envelopes as I saw them in mail despite my understanding that I could be saving money with them. The entire process was just too inefficient.

Thanks to the the partnership that ValPak signed with Google last September I now don’t have to stack the coupons I receive in mail but rather can get them online at the very time I need them. To do so I go to Google Maps using this special link, type in the name of the business (in my example I typed pizza), my ZIP code and viola — I get a listing of matching merchants with the links to coupons they offer.

Pizza Coupons

Not all merchants offer coupons but many do (e.g. my ‘pizza’ search came back with every single pizzeria in my area offering them).

When I click on the “Coupons” link I get a form like this that I print out and take with me — no pins on the wall and no worrying that the coupon has expired!

I hope this little tip will help you save time and money as it has helped me.


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4 Responses to “Those ValPak coupons you usually trash…”


  1. 1 Laura Nov 21st, 2006 at 10:06 am

    And if you’re not going to look at the Valpak coupons when they come, why should they junk up your mailbox and your recycling bin? Write to them with your full name, address, and signature to be removed from the mailing list:

    Val-Pak Coupons
    8605 Largo Lakes Dr.
    Largo, FL 33773

    Or to be removed on line go to http://www.valpak.com

  2. 2 probargainhunter Nov 21st, 2006 at 11:26 am

    That is a very good idea. Thanks Laura. If you only could give me a mailing address for the other 100 or so companies that stuff my mail box daily. :-(

  3. 3 Donna Nov 13th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    I like the coupons because I keep them in my purse and/or car visor. I do like the internet but I know when I need an oil change, cleaners,etc. I leave the coupons in the car so when the kids want to stop for a quick meal we are usually coming home from school events. I grab my coupons and decide where we are going to go. I like having the opportunity to get both.

  4. 4 Snowflake Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Im in the process of trying to figure out how to recieve the valpak blue envelops in mail but so far I really dont know how to do it. I did though find an email adress that make work. customer_service@valpak.com
    Im not sure if it works but people claim that if you email them your adress it should send straight to you for days after words until you take yourself off of their mailing list. Does anybody know if this works or is there any other way for me to recieve the Valpak in the mail. All answers would be helpful, meaning as im trying to help my family out with saving money.

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