Letter to request a discount or a complimentary product or service


  1. If you are making a request, the possibility of it being approved will improve if you state everything explicitly. Explain your reason for making this request. Be a bit aggressive but don't sound cocky.
  2. Ask for a complimentary service or a discount.
  3. Clearly explain the reason for requesting a discount or a complimentary product or service. If you have had a monetary loss because of the reader's mistake, give all the relevant details of your loss.
  4. Specifically, state what compensation, discount or a complimentary service you want.
  5. Ask the reader to answer your letter as soon as possible.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

Jameson Enterprises has been your valuable customer for the past 12 years that we have been in the business. We have always come to you for our packaging needs and feel that our companies have established a strong professional relationship with each other.

For this production year, we are expecting a boom in the production of the goods we make and sell because of our recent expansion to numerous other states. It is for this reason that we would like to request a possible discount for the packaging materials that we buy from you.

I hope that you can give us a call at the soonest possible time so that we can discuss this matter further. We are hoping for your positive reply to our request. Thank you very much!


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -