Product loyalty programs are offered by different companies usually for a limited time. These programs allow you to collect and redeem points or code numbers and in return, you get rewarded for purchasing the products. While collecting points to get your reward can be time consuming, in many cases, the pay off can be some great free stuff!
Parents with diaper-aged children can earn some great items by simply purchasing an item they need – diapers. The “Gifts to Grow” program allows you to redeem codes via the Pampers website in return for some great items. For 150 points, you can get coupons off future Pampers’ purchases. But if you keep saving up your points, you can get some amazing items for free like a Jeep Wrangler stroller or Radio Flyer 3-in-1 walker wagon.
To participate, register online via the Pampers website and enter your codes. Your points are added to your account and when you have enough for your free item, simply redeem your points. This program currently runs until December 31, 2012.
Most products manufactured by the Coca-Cola company can be used in the “My Coke Rewards” program. This program will be active until December 31, 2010. To participate, collect codes from participating products and enter the codes to your account which can be done online, via text message or with the Entry Code widget.
Some of the rewards include free access to Club Pogo, Rent 1 Get 1 game at Blockbuster, and for 2000 points, you can get a $50 NIKE gift card! The gifts aren’t limited to kids and gamers either. For 2000 points, you can get a gourmet cookware set too. Because there are so many products that have the codes on them, you can cash in big with this program.
Until December 31, 2010, you can join in on the “STOUFFER’S Dinner Club”. Inside many STOUFFER’S products, there is a code that can be used in the Dinner Club. You can use the points for things like ringtones for your phone to free movie tickets. You can also donate your points. For each point you donate, STOUFFER’S will donate one cent to Habitat for Humanity.
One of the best rewards programs that currently does not have an expiration date is the “Contessa Loyalty Rewards Program”. This is not a site where you have to join and enter codes. Instead, you print out a mail-in form from the Contessa website. You send your proofs of purchase (UPC codes) from the Contessa products along with a shipping and handling fee to get your free merchandise. Some of the free items include pans, chopsticks, colanders, and mugs.
Before going all out on these reward programs, always read the fine print. Some offers have limits and they may have an expiration date. But usually, when one offer ends, there will be a new one just around the corner to take its place.