Mail in rebates are an easy and fun way to get groceries for free, yet many people fail to completely take advantage of them for various reasons, including:
- Forgetting to submit receipts
- Purchasing the wrong product(s)
- Purchasing during the wrong dates
- Not following up when rebates don’t arrive on time
If you’re like me, you have a lot of stuff to keep track of on a regular basis. Work schedules, kids’ activities, keeping a clean house, menu planning, shopping, and spending quality time with your family and friends.
Who wants to add anything else to their plate?
Not many, of course, but taking advantage of mail in rebates is such an easy way to try products for free (or a fraction of the retail price), that I suggest you give it a try. Add it to your plate – but, to make things easier on yourself, ensure that you are tracking your rebates.
For me, I use this mail in rebate tracker to keep things organized.
This rebate tracker keeps track of:
- The company the rebate is from
- The rebate details (what I purchased, where, when, and the cost)
- Rebate contact information (in case I need to dispute something)
- The amount I’m supposed to receive back
- The date I mailed the mail in rebate offer
- The date I received my cheque (or gift card, or whatever the rebate offer was for)
In conjunction with this mail in rebate tracker, I also make notes in my calendar about when I should be receiving a particular rebate (usually 4-12 weeks after I mail it).
A few places to look for mail-in rebate offers:
Mail in rebates can be a fun way to try new products and purchase favourites very inexpensively. There are new rebate offers all the time, so keep your eyes open for them!
What do you think about mail in rebates?