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Does anyone here do rebates? I've managed to do rather well engaging in this. Saving upc seals, box tops, etc., has brought me coupons for free products, dollars off, and even rebate checks or Visa gift cards. I'm not totally into as my sister is, but she has more time to devote to it than I. I have went grocery shopping with her and seen her get $100.00 worth of groceries for $25.00 or less, using coupons, rebate money, gift cards, etc. It can be time consuming though. Just curious if anyone else does this?? Any tips?

I haven't, but I normally buy generic or at Aldis. I would assume someone who buys a lot of cereal, "kids" food, etc would really be able to save some money this way.

Sub: #1 posted on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 07:48

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Something else I have found quite rewarding is shopping at CVS pharmacy. I'm not completely sure how it works but you get a few kickbacks with every purchase you make. I just got a $18.50 credit just for shopping there the past few months, and it's spendable on anything!

Sub: #2 posted on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 08:00

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I think in this economy anyone who doesn't take advantage of rebates/coupons is throwing away a great deal of money. My wife will present a stack of coupons at check out and I am amazed at how much comes off that bill. Usually about 30 percent. Say that is 30 dollars a week for a family times 52 weeks per year. Over 1500.00. That is a mortgage payment or more for most people.

Sub: #3 posted on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 08:08

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I do rebates. But they are a pain in the @$$ making sure you do everything that's required, and then you have to wait like 4-12 weeks for them to mail it to you. Lately I've been having bad experiences with companies that think I forgot, and they never send the rebate. I have to keep hounding them and writing letters demanding the rebate, and then 3-4 months later I finally get it after I complain enough. I just make sure I always send them in certified, so I know they got it.

Actually I just got this email today, for computer parts I bought back in February. I sent them a nasty letter last week threatening to go to the BBB:

Sub: #4 posted on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 19:21

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Every cent counts..that's for sure!! I shop at a store, called Sharp Shopper. It's really great!! REALLY save alot of money there. It's kind of like an Aldi's..which I like, too. Gotta say...seems like everything's going up now...not just gas!!

Sub: #5 posted on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 19:25

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SDchargers, I think a big part of the reason that everything is going up so much is BECAUSE of gas. It takes gas to ship everything to your local market!

I do some rebates but not a lot. I do use a lot of coupons and can save some good money there. I also love CVS. Not only do they give you money back for shopping there, but usually there are two or three things each month that you can buy and basically get for free because a rebate prints off at the bottom of the receipt that you can use on your next shopping trip there!

Sub: #6 posted on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 19:33

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i love CVS, too :) Anymore, I'm finding they're cheaper than Wal Mart, I shop there for many things, though I think they, too, cut back on the extra-care bucks!

Sub: #7 posted on Thu, 07/24/2008 - 14:00

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I see alot od 'ads' on the web about being able to print your own coupons. Does any know if these coupons are ACTUALLY valid to use? Has anyone tried them before?

Sub: #8 posted on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 04:32

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I've printed off a few coupons which I had no problems using, usually if you go to the manufacturers website they have coupons available there, but you can only print off one or two coupons. I have also signed up for few at certain websites, and they have been pretty prompt about getting them to me via USPS.

Sub: #9 posted on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 04:40

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some of the coupons you have to download a coupone printer of some sort. I can't do it because my work computer doesn't allow any downloads or software, so I don't know how they work, but they seem to be becoming more and more popular.

Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 06:17

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