Always save your receipts for at least 1 month. I can’t tell you how many times an old receipt has come in handy. A full receipts is required for returns and exchanges at most stores. Today, having a receipt really paid off.
Last night, my husband found a decent sized bone in his boneless chicken breast during dinner. I had cleaned the chicken, and removed all of the fat and gristle before freezing it, and yet this bone was still there. I’m just glad that he found it (safely) and it wasn’t in my kids’ dinner.
I took my receipt back to the store and they refunded me for the full big pack of chicken that I had bought last week. I got back $10.55!
Over the summer, I bought training wheels for my son at Target. They fell apart after a month of use. I brought them back with my receipt and they refunded the full amount paid – $16.99!
Receipts also come in handy for mail-in-rebate forms. Every so often, I find a rebate for an item that I purchased a week or two ago. I’m always glad to have those receipts to mail in for a rebate.
Save your receipts and don’t be afraid to bring items back to the store. I have saved my family TONS of money over the years with my receipts.
What’s your Frugal Tip? Submit your tips in the comments, or message me directly and you might just see your tip featured next time.