Mail-in rebates are one of my favorite ways to earn a little extra cash back on my purchases.
If you regularly buy a product, why not take advantage of these offers? All it costs is a stamp.
I recently mailed in six rebates and expect to get back $56. Not too bad for a few minutes work and less than $3 in postage.
Where do you find mail-in rebates?
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Look for them in supermarkets and drugstores, expecially on the beer and wine displays. You can also find rebates on the websites and Facebook pages of the companies that make your favorite products.
Here are a few current rebates you might be able to use:
L’Oreal Paris: Get $10 back by mail when you spend $30 on any Revitalift, Youth Code or Age Perfect products, excluding trial size. Purchases must be made by March 31 and the form must be postmarked by April 30. This rebate will pair nicely with the multiple L’Oreal Paris coupons we get in the Red Plum coupon inserts. Click HERE to get the rebate form.
Welch's Refrigerated Juice Cocktails: Buy any three 59 oz. Welch's Refrigerated Juice Cocktails, and you’ll receive one free. Purchases must be made by Feb. 28 and the rebate request received by March 31. Multiple receipts are accepted. It’s not clear whether you get cash back or a coupon for a free bottle of juice. Click HERE to print the mail-in form.
Amerigas Propane: Get $3 back on the purchase or exchange of an Amerigas propane tank. Purchase must be made by April 1 and the rebate request received by April 15. Click HERE to print the mail-in form.
Blue Rhino Propane: Get $3 back on the purchase or exchange of a Blue Rhino propane tank. Purchase must be made by Dec. 31. Click HERE to print the mail-in form.
Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Cleanser: Get up to $7.99 back with this try-me-free rebate from Clearasil. Purchase must be made by March 15 and the rebate mailed by March 31. Click HERE to print the mail-in form.
Be sure to read the fine print on rebates. Some require you to mail in UPC codes, but many do not. Some allow multiple receipts while others require everything to be purchased in one trip. Follow the instructions or risk losing your cash back.
One last thing: It’s wise to make a copy of your rebate in case something goes awry. I now snap photos of my rebates using my smartphone, saving time, paper and ink.