Brian Ho (brianho) wrote,
Brian Ho


I just spent the last two hours filling out forms, cutting bar codes, and addressing envelopes in preparation to submit a dozen rebates for things I've purchased over the past month or so...everything from software, to webcams, to a new laptop. The grand total: $700 in rebates! Holy crap that's a lot of rebates!

Rebates definitely make for good deals, but they can definitely be a real pain in the ass, too...especially dealing with so many at once. But I figure I'm willing to play their little game if the winning is this big. I'm sure it will take me a good half hour tomorrow just to make copies of all this stuff.

I have a pretty high redemption rate and a good system for myself to not lose out. I keep copies of everything and setup a schedule for me to check up on outstanding rebates that I have not yet received. As a result, I get far more than I lose. I've had to make some calls to chase after a few now and then, but for the most part I get what I'm supposed to with no more than the initial effort like I put forth tonight.

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