Try Me Free ... ahhhh, those words bring a smile to my face! There just isn't anything better than getting something for nothing! The wonderful world of rebates can be intimidating, but it's actually quite simple and lots of fun.
Most "Try Me Free" rebate offers require just a minimal amount of effort to receive a refund for the full purchase price that you paid for an item. Rebates are often offered when a new product is released. To entice you to step out of your comfort zone of a familiar product, a manufacturer or store will offer a rebate in the hopes that their new product will become something you just can't live without.
Frequently, "Try Me Free" rebates are found right on the package, usually on a little "peelie" that can be easily removed. Rebates can also be found online. I just did a quick search for the words "Try Me Free Rebate" and came up with several valid rebate offers.
There are a few key things to keep in mind to make your rebate experience a good one:
Purchase your rebate item in a separate transaction. Most rebates require you to send the original receipt, so if you only have the rebate item on the receipt, it makes things so much easier.
Make sure that you purchase the correct item(s). Pay attention to the size, flavor, quantity, and any other requirements listed on the rebate form.
Follow submission instructions exactly! If they ask you to send the original receipt, you cannot send a copy.
Carefully check the form for purchase date and "postmark by" date. Most rebates have a deadline for the purchase of the item and also a deadline for mailing. If you mail your rebate after the postmark deadline, your rebate request will probably be rejected.
Keep copies of EVERYTHING! Before you mail the rebate, be sure to make a copy of the items that you are mailing. Also make note of the date that you are mailing the form or submitting the rebate request online.
It usually takes 6 - 8 weeks to receive your rebate check. After 8 weeks, if you have not received your rebate, contact the manufacturer to check on the status.
If your rebate request is rejected, don't despair! Pull out your copies and contact the retailer or manufacturer to ask them to reconsider your rebate. If you mailed it a day after the deadline, they might just let you slide ... especially if you ask nicely! Rebates that are rejected for missing items can usually be resubmitted to be reprocessed.
Coupons can turn rebates into moneymakers! Many times, there also may be a coupon available for the item you are purchasing. If the form does not require you to deduct the value of the coupon, you'll actually score a little profit on the deal.
Want to give it a try? Click here to print a Lysol Wipes rebate form to receive a refund of the full purchase price of the Lysol Dual Action Wipes 35 ct, up to $3.00! Hint: Wait for a BOGO sale to make your purchase. That way you'll get 2 packages of wipes for FREE ~ pay for 1, get 1 free in the BOGO sale + get a check back for the purchase price of 1 (up to $3.00)!!