Favorite Rebate or Rewards Programs
So poor_skills, what are your favorite rebate/rewards programs? I know this depends on where and how you shop, and you may save more by shopping generic... but sometimes there are significant rewards to be had. What are your favorites? Upromise - I really like Upromise. I don't have a 529 account, but once a quarter I request the money back via a check. The grocery rewards are all right, but I get the best deals via buying gift cards online. For example, Petco.com doesn't charge shipping for their gift cards, and give you 7% back. So, for a $50 gift card, I get $3.50 back. Not great, but it adds up fast. (Sometimes it doesn't register, so I end up needing to mail a receipt... But some money back is better than no money back.) Petco's Free Bags of Petfood - (Petco is the only pet store in my area... Can you tell?) I have three cats, and choose to buy name brand food. If you sign up for their P.A.L.s card, they have this Free Food deal. Buy 10 bags of the same kind of food in one year, and get a coupon for a free bag of the same kind. The kind I buy is about $25.00 a bag, and I go through about 1 per month. Works for me! They have a similar grooming program too. NatureMade Vitamin Rewards - Another thing that my husband and I feel better buying name brand are vitamins. The NatureMade Wellness Rewards is pretty swank. Buy vitamins, earn points, get coupons for discounts and/or free vitamins. I buy them from Target (cheapest in my area), and the $5.00 in free vitamin coupon goes a long way there. My Coke Rewards - Are there any Coke drinkers that aren't doing this? My Coke Rewards is pretty awesome. Drink, get points. Use points for stuff. I usually end up using it for more soda, but there's some more swanky stuff. CVS Extracare - If you have a CVS in your area, their Extracare card is pretty awesome. It gives you 2% back on regular purchases per quarter, $1 for every 2 prescriptions, and sometimes really hot deals on merchandise that earn you Extracare Bucks. I know some people play the "Drugstore Game" to get a lot of free merchandise this way. I'm not quite there yet, but working on it. World's Best Cat Litter - World's Best Cat Litter has a nice rewards program. Get coupons when you collect 9 upcs. It's another thing that the family decided was better name brand, and it works really well for us. Join the mailing list! I have a crap email address at Hotmail setup just for mailing lists and whatnot... For example, join the Betty Crocker mailing list, and you can login to their site and print coupons... every time you go shopping. Cottonelle lets you print one coupon per month. Those are mine! I'd really like to hear how people work mail-in rebates effectively (where do you find them?) and how people get Similac checks.