Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tip of the Day 3/16/10

Save ALL of your receipts and organize them by month.

I keep all of my receipts in separate envelopes labeled for each month. I used to throw them all into one giant folder, but it took forever to sort through them.

A lot of times, you can go back and submit old receipts for rebates. Just check the dates on the rebate form and then look back in that month’s envelope. Chances are you may have already purchased some or all of the items needed for the rebate. Be careful, though. Some rebates require that all items be purchased on the same receipts, so read carefully.


  1. LauraMarch 16, 2010 4:09 PM

    Do you ever go thru and add up all the sales tax you pay to see if it makes a difference in deductions at the end of the year?

    I am thinking about it pretty seriously! I spend a TON on tax compared to what I actually buy since I use coupon on 90% of what I buy…

  2. TMarch 16, 2010 6:13 PM

    I've never added it up. I know mine wouldn't be higher than our income and property taxes. Are you charged tax on your total before or after coupons? My tax is always calculated after coupons.

  3. LauraMarch 17, 2010 10:18 AM

    before coupons…. its lame… makes me think twice about 'free after coupons' deals… tax adds up… ours is like 6.5% which is not bad, but sure isn't free either 🙂

  4. TMarch 18, 2010 1:20 PM

    That stinks!