- When using Rite-Aid rebates, always make sure you're buying during the right dates. (Unlike Walgreens, Rite-Aid doesn't do all of their rebates over the entire month.)
- When doing rebates, make sure you check and double check to make sure you have the right product, size, quantity, etc.
- Count the number of coupons you hand the cashier. Then count the beeps as he/she scans them to make sure they all got scanned.
- Before you leave the store (I usually do this in the car), compare your shopping list with your receipt and make sure that the price matches what you expected.
- When buying "Try Me Free" products (you buy it, then send the receipt in to the manufacturer to get a rebate for the purchase cost), make sure the tag on the item has the right date. (I just found out my latest shampoo rebate had to be purchased between 1/1/08 and 7/31/08. I bought it on 3/23/09. Seriously... why was that even still on the shelf?!)
- When buying multiple "Try Me Free" products, make sure each is on a separate receipt; each rebate requires you mail them the original receipt.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Blunders to learn from
So, I've made a few mistakes while learning how to coupon. In order to help you not make the same mistakes, I present to you a list of blunders I've made. (This list will probably grow over time, sadly.)