Finding and Using Rebates

November 24, 2006

Hand holding out 2 dollars.Why do companies offer large rebates on both high and low ticket items? As many as 40% of all rebates are never redeemed by the consumer. The redemption rate is even less during the holiday season. Redeem rebates quickly after buying a product to help insure that you won't forget to mail the rebate or won't be able to since you've lost the receipt. If you are buying gifts make sure that you can get the rebate and still give the gift to the recipient without destroying the box.


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Here's a printable rebate checklist that can be helpful in tracking your rebates. It's in PDF format.

Keeping Track of Rebates

Download: Rebate Checklist (PDF)

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Kelly Ann Butterbaugh
May 12, 2011

When purchasing a large appliance, there is often a store or manufacturer's rebate attached. What many don't realize, however, is that there are more rebates waiting to be taken.

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October 30, 2004

Take advantage of rebates at Rite Aid, Walgreens, Office Max, Auto Zone, CVS and the grocery store.

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November 2, 2005

My husband regularly takes several prescription drugs. I have seen where sometimes you can get a rebate coupon for up to $30 on prescriptions - does anyone know if there is a website that you can check drugs you are taking to see if they qualify for such rebates? All of his co-pays just doubled so I am looking for ways to save some money. He already requests samples but they are not available for several of his medications. Thanks.

Starlight from North Platte, NE


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November 2, 20050 found this helpful

go to Look up each of your husband's medications. You most often can request free medications from the pharmacuetical companies Patient Assistance programs.

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November 2, 20050 found this helpful

I do a google search for the drug by name. Name brand drugs often have a website, and if there is a rebate, that's where you'll find that information. I've done it with three drugs (all name brand), and I've found rebates on all of them. I doubt that you'll find any coupons on generic drugs, but that's worth a try, too, at the manufacturer's website.



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November 2, 20050 found this helpful

There are sites that list rebates/credits when you transer a med RX. I think the easiest way is to call the phar and ask them what type of incentive/coupon they have for transfering a rx.

also, check the local coupon ads - there was one this Sunday for $20 if I transferred an rx to that store.

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November 18, 20050 found this helpful

that's a great link ! thanks ! i passed it on to everyone i know & said pass it on !! -- here's some from alexa related links - to go with it ! orgot about Alexa related links - so here's a bunch more !



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July 26, 2019

Is there a site where you can print out mail-in rebate forms for any and all products? I am looking for a list of all the companies that offer mail-in rebates.


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July 26, 20190 found this helpful

Mail-in rebates are not as common as they were pre-internet. lets you know about all deals, including mail-in rebates.

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July 27, 20190 found this helpful

I don't know a site that lists all possible mail in rebates. But you can find some rebates occasionally from Kohls, Macy's, JcPenney. Usually household appliances, they would be like $9.99 after rebate.


Not mail in rebate, but app like Ibotta - where you buy any products that have rebates you get cash back. This is an app I personally use and have gotten over $500 back.

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July 28, 20190 found this helpful

Everything is more electronic these days for cash back. Try platforms like Ibotta, Checkout51, Flipp, and Paribus.

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September 19, 2011

I just purchased a new chest freezer. Are they still offering rebates for energy saving appliances? How can I find out? Thanks.

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September 24, 20110 found this helpful

Go to the appliance maker's website. You should find information there as to whether or not they are offering rebates, and/or the place you purchased the appliance(s) from should also have information.

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