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Quality Direct Mail Coupon Books Since 1982

Next Mailing – August/September/October 2024

Mailed to homes in Contra Costa County
Lafayette Orinda Moraga | Walnut Creek
Danville Blackhawk Alamo
Pleasant Hill Martinez | Concord

Frequently Asked Questions


How long have you been in business?

We are proud to say 43 Years!!!! The Grapevine is locally owned and operated. Created by Beverly Schmidt in 1982, The Grapevine was the first local direct mail coupon book in Contra Costa County and the Tri-Valley area.

How much does it cost to reach each home?

We have a great introductory offer for approximately 2 1/2 cents per home.

How do you select what homes will receive The Grapevine?

We don't! Unlike a lot of other direct mail coupon books, The Grapevine blankets most homes in your selected mailing area with the exception of Rossmoor.

Do you offer exclusives?

Yes, we offer exclusives. You have the opportunity to lock in your type of business and not have competing offers advertised in the same book.

How much does the artwork cost?

Nothing. It's FREE!

Do you offer Online Coupons?

Yes, and this service is FREE when you advertise in The Grapevine coupon book.

Do you reach New Homeowners?

Yes, and this service is FREE when you advertise in The Grapevine coupon book.

Do you offer Advertiser Links?

Yes. We are committed to giving our clients the most exposure on the Internet. Each client’s business name, address and telephone number is shown on our website with a direct link to their business website.

Do you take Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express?


Do I design my own ad or will you help me?

We design all ads working closely with you. First, we talk with you and learn about your business. After that, we work on your ad and present you with our ideas for your approval or fine tuning.

Is The Grapevine placed in an envelope for mailing?

No, the coupon books arrive in mailboxes with the address imprinted on the back cover. When homeowners receive the books, they recognize The Grapevine as being a great product and can quickly see the participating businesses and the great offers.

What sets The Grapevine apart from other direct mail coupon books?

Since our goal is to get you the best return on your ad, we use top graphic designers with whom we work side by side to get your message across.

The Grapevine is an upscale book of coupons. We will not sacrifice quality for costs. By using only the best local businesses to design, print and mail The Grapevine, we are able to oversee all phases of production to assure the service that you have been promised is delivered.

What rate of return can I expect from my coupon?

We are able to give an estimate on an individual basis as to what you might expect to see. What we can tell you for sure is that we still have many of the same clients advertising with us who started in The Grapevine 42 years ago. This alone speaks for customer satisfaction.

A survey of a wide range of clients showed that the return from The Grapevine far exceeds any other coupon book. If fact, one of our regular clients, the Clip Joint, compared The Grapevine to another coupon mailer and reported The Grapevine far exceeded the other company by a return rate of 5 to 1!

We are so confident that you will become a repeat customer that we are offering an introductory rate!

What makes The Grapevine successful?

We take our commitment to our clients very seriously. Our goal is to build ongoing relationships with businesses that last years. The best way to accomplish this is to help you design an ad that can be easily understood and perceived as a great value, publish a quality coupon book and deliver the service that we have promised.

How can we find out what other Grapevine advertisers think of your service?

Read our testimonials, simply phone and ask our clients, or see our five star reviews on Yelp. Most of our clients tell us The Grapevine is their best form of advertising. We receive calls from many of our clients complimenting us on the nice job we do and thanking us for helping to build their businesses!