Sometimes there are rewards for buying things and these rewards are known as rebates!
Being Pittsburgh Frugal means using rebates as well as coupons to maximize your savings. Oftentimes a purchase is accompanied by a fill-in form that you submit with your register receipt. You can receive a good bit of your purchase price back—if not all of your money back—for just sending the appropriate information in.
The most important thing about rebates:
a) make sure to submit by the appropriate date,
b) make sure you buy the appropriate product,
c) keep your register receipt,
d) see what other items you need to get the rebate (upc numbers off the product, labels, etc.)
e) make sure the rebate form itself has not expired.
The other type of rebate is not a rebate but a "guarantee of money back." This simply means that if you are not completely satisfied with the product you purchased, there is a form to send in to receive either your money back or a coupon for another one of the company's products. (See the Jergen's offer below for an example.)
Duracell $25 Gift Card You must purchase $100 worth of Duracell items between April 1 and June 30, keep the receipts for all of them. The receipts must total $100 of Duracell items. The form is e-mailable or mailable. You just need to send the copies in with the form. Fax or e-mail:) Super easy way to gain $25.
Friday Night Fun Night with Totino's and Redbox Rentals (ongoing to December 2012). If you love Totino's and Redbox, you will love this offer! Here are the details, right from the Totino's site! "Grab your specially marked 40-count Totino's® Pizza Rolls® Snack Package and locate the two special codes on the back. You must enter both codes to get credit for a single entry. Two entries will earn a free one-day redbox DVD rental!"
The Natural Dentist Free Get this free by submitting the completed form. Print and send the rebate with the original, dated, store-identifed receipt with product circled, and bottle cap wrap. Mail it to Inmar Rebate Center, Promo ID RPPC1201, P.O. Box 426008, Del Rio, TX 78842-6008. It must be postmarked by May 5, 2012. Receive a rebate check for the price paid up to $7.99.
THREE M (3M)
3M Labels - Get $10 back by mail when you buy $20 worth of any 3M or Post It Labels
Kellogg's/Scholastic Book Offer—This one has you collecting codes from particular Kellogg's Products and for every two you enter, you receive a $5 book coupon. Here is what is great about this one... Enter as many codes as you get. There is no limit!! This works with your child's at-school Scholastic Book Program and teachers can use it as well. RIGHT Bites by Kellogg's Rebate $4—if you have tried Right Bites by Kellogg's, here is a way to get $4 back! Reusable Tote from Kellogg's—purchase Kellogg's Cereal or Poptarts, download this form and fill it out to receive your Tote. You will pay $1.75 for shipping and handling.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
How about a Build-You-Own First-Aid Kit from Johnson & Johnson - (thanks to RETAIL ME NOT for this one) You get to pick any 3 products, any combination, from the list on this form and build your kit!
Starbucks rebate form (register receipt must be dated between March 1, 2012, and June 30, 2012. Complete requests must be postmarked by June 30, 2012.) This is an excellent way to get some free coffee.
Check specially marked packages of Snapple and receive your paid price. You will need your UPC, the receipt and the rebate form to cash in on this one!
Jergens Money Back Guarantee. If you don't like it, you can have it for FREE. You will need your receipt. If you do not like the color that you will receive a new coupon for any other JERGENS Skincare product.
Minwax REBATE (OFFER expires April 30, 2012) If you are working on finishing a project and it requires Minwax, snap up this rebate form and make your money work harder for you! You can receive up to $17 in rebate. See the form for all the details.
Try Pantene and if you do not love the product, you get double your money back. This offer is one per household and it is done as of June 30,2012.
STEPHANIE JOHNSON COSMETIC BAG OFFER
If you purchase Puss-n-Boots on DVD, and Sun-Maid Raisins you are eligible for a $3 Rebate! This offer expires May 30, 2012.
SADLER'S BRISKET REBATE—How about $5 back? Does not expire until December 2012.
Just a few coupons from me to you: Print before they are all gone.