Friday, March 13, 2009

Scoring a good deal

Most good deals are scored through combining more than one deal at a time. Very rarely are you able to match a coupon to an item and get it free, though it has been done. Coupons are not the only way to score a deal. The following can also land a good deal.

Sales: Everyone knows this one. An item's price is knocked down to a certain percentage off the normal price.

Rebates: Most drug stores have rebate programs. You buy an item at a certain price and pay out of pocket for it. Then, either online or through the mail, submit your receipt, a form, and the product'sa upc code and a check will be mailed to you for either a portion or full mount of the item's price.

Coupons: Since there are different sources for coupons and "rules" for coupons, I will treat this subject in another post.

Free samples: Believe it or not, you can get some really good freebies! I've gotten travel size shampoo samples, microwaveable popcorn, magazine subscriptions to Traditional Home, and Metropolitan Home, and others.

Cash back programs: There are programs online like Ebates that offer you cash back on your purchases. It's free, easy to use, and you get $5 for joining!

Do you know another great way to score a good deal? Leave me a comment!

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