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Reasons to read and keep receipts!

November 14th, 2011 at 05:58 am

I have noticed lately that there are a LOT of reasons to read/keep a receipt.

-The most obvious is returns. Makes returning an item easy and quick.

-Keeping them helps with tracking spending

-They are good to keep for warrenties (Bigger items)

-Reading them thouroghly ensures that the prices were correct and that any coupons/discounts are applied properly

-Many companies these days do surveys for chances to win, coupons, or free items. And this is something I seem to see more & more of. For example:
- I got 10% off my next purchase at Old Navy for going online and filling out the survey
- I got a code for a free sandwich from Burger King for a survey on the breakfast I bought him
- I was able to enter to win a year's worth of free haircuts from Haircuttery
- I entered a weekly drawing for an Acme gift card
- Entered a sweepstakes for $3,000 for Walgreens for completing a survey.

I realize that the sweepstakes are not that likely, but the coupons & freebies make it worth it. AND you never know, maybe I WILL win that Acme gift card Smile

3 Responses to “Reasons to read and keep receipts! ”

  1. Miz Pat Says:

    I'm starting to do something similar. I filled out an online entry for a $500 gift card from Target, and I also filled out a survey for Ross from when I purchased shoes.

  2. Amber Says:

    Not to mention, checking it against your bank statements if you use a CC or debit card. So many times I have been over charged, never under charged

  3. househopeful Says:

    Good point, Amber!

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