I’m a stay at home Mom who in 30 minutes today I got a wad of things for free! When I first started this blog lots of my friends weren’t convinced. The most popular complaint was that the only way to save money is by sending in for mail in rebates. I mean who has time to do all that? Well, today I wanna show you how to successfully get rebates for things you need.
Here’s what I got:
- Dean’s Milk (free from coupon in paper)
- 2 bottles of Physician’s Formula (free at CVS after rebate)
- Accu-Check (free after MIR in box)
- Sargento salad finishers (free from coupon in paper)
- Money back from Caregiver’s Marketplace for Huggies diapers
- First, bring your products home and check the requirements. Some require you to cut off UPCs and some don’t, they will all specify a time frame. All of them want you to mail a) an original receipt and b) your address. Make sure you send them exactly what’s specified or you won’t get your money back.
- When addressing the form, use address labels (we get sent tons for free) that will save time.
- I tend to do these in batches so I just ensure that I don’t have to send in for it too quickly and then I take a minute, fill them all in and put all the pieces together in an addressed envelope.
- You must make a copy of all your documents. This is CRUCIAL! The amount of times that a company has written to say I didn’t qualify and I’ve just sent the documents back and got my rebate is a lot. So, make sure you copy everything including UPCs.
- Then you have two choices to organize these – a) I make a copy of all the documents. While I’m waiting for them to copy I put the ones that have already been copied into envelopes and put them in a pile. The ones that have been copied I fold and write the rebate on them for easier identification later. b) The other way to do it to save paper is simply to scan all the documents in and then once your rebate comes back you can get rid of the scan. It’s easier to make copies on our machine so I just do that.
- Finally, I put the envelopes in the mail and the copies in a slot I have. When the rebate check comes I get rid of the rebate request.
- One final word of caution – Don’t open or use the product until you get your rebate back. Just to ensure that you don’t need to mail them anything else.