How I Handle Rebates
Nowadays, it seems like everything I purchase has a rebate. Even the beer I buy often has a rebate. As I type this I have over 10 rebates mailed out waiting for the checks to roll in. Since rebate checks have a funny habit of not appearing I have a system to manage my "Pending Rebates".
Heres my system:
1) Collect all materials needed to satisfy rebate
2) Fill out the forms
3) Photocopy everything and add photocopies to "Pending Rebates" folder
4) Mail in rebate
5) When rebate is received, staple check stub to photocopies and remove from "Pending Rebates" folder
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