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Go to their website, and try to find a "contact us" page, look for a corporate address. If that fails use Google, searching for "-Company’s name-’s corporate address" or something to that effect.
Write them (keep it as professional as possible, ergo, use templates, fold the letter in thirds, top down, then bottom up). Your letter can be either positive (Hey, i love your product, keep up the good work!), or negative (I was at -such and such- store location and i was offended, your employees were sub par, the display was bad[whatever you want], and would just like to inform you). Be polite, and be professional, i cannot stress this enough, the more so that you are, the better your chances are of getting free stuff.
Once you’re finished put a stamp on it and send it. Wait a few weeks, your not guaranteed to get anything, but I’ve gotten about $50-$60 worth of stuff from various companies. The more companies you hit the better chance you’ve got of getting something in return.
The addresses I\\’ll be listing are going to be in the US, so if your somewhere else, Find a company close to you, you can get addresses from the sites normally.
Here are Microsoft and Sony’s corporate addresses, I got 200 Points(xbl) from Microsoft and a pack of stickers from Sony:
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
550 Madison Ave.
New York, NY US 10022
Mind you the companies will never send you anything expensive, but some will give you coupons, free food vouchers, stickers, or just a note of thanks(or apology) in return.
Hope you get lucky and they send you some good stuff. Enjoy!