Kim emailed in the following tip:
Over the years, I have saved well over $100 per year by sending in rebates on items we were purchasing anyway.
I have received rebates on:
- beauty and health care products from the P&G and Oil of Olay rebates
- diapers and wipes
- furnace filters
- oil and oil filters for our cars
- Christmas gifts (walkie-talkies, small appliances, toys, etc)
Almost none of these were in-store rebates where I was required to spend the rebate in the same store, I didn’t have to purchase an absurd amount of any item, and to date, I have received every single rebate I ever sent in.
One time I even received a coupon for a free item because a company didn’t think they sent the rebate back in a timely manner! So it really can pay to send in rebates!