Oh! the frustration when calling companies that use either the voice prompt system or punch a bunch of numbers into the phone drill.
wikiHow has a great article on how to bypass that loop of fruitlessness!
If the generic methods fail, use one of the IVR cheat sheets such as the one found at GetHuman.com. It lists 500 companies and the single best method you can use to get directly to a person.
Thanks go to Bauer!