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by Freebies4Mom on May 27, 2008 6:45 am

I have some updates for you on rebates I’ve mentioned before, as well as some rebates that may be new for you:

May Rebate Roundup
Hooray for Free-bates! has a great list summarizing all the free-bates available through the end of May (some are satisfaction guarantees). Check the list and see if there is anything else you want to get for FREE before the month ends!

Babies ‘R Us BPA Bottle Refunds
Some Toys ‘R Us and Babies ‘R Us stores are issuing store credit for those bringing in their bottles with BPA. Each store is handling this issue differently because the only corporate-wide policy is that they will be phasing-out the BPA bottles sold from these stores. Be sure to read the comments to get a feel for what the experiences have been of some of my readers. This is something that if you are going to try doing, you need to do it soon because I expect that some stores who were accepting them now may stop accepting them soon. I know you don’t want to make the trip to the store if they will not accept them, but I am getting the impression that some stores will say “No” to you on the phone, but “Yes” to you in-person. If your store is far away, definitely call first. Many stores will absolutely not take them back unless you meet their normal return policy, because there has not been a recall issued for BPA bottles.

Ace E-Rebates
I picked up my Frugal Father’s Day gift at Ace Hardware and learned a few new things about Ace. I learned that my Ace Hardware does not accept manufacturer’s coupons (but some stores do). I also was confused when I got the hard copy of the Memorial Day Rebate Form. Looking at the form I thought that I would need to mail-in my rebate for those items where you could remove the UPC easily from the package. But when I went online to submit my E-Rebate, everything went through and there is no need for me to submit any UPCs because they keep track of my purchases and know that I bought the items I am requesting a refund for. I’ll be getting $24.94 back by rebate check. Yes, Ace is “The Helpful place” when it comes to doing online rebates!

Michelle picked-up the Windex Outdoor Cleaner while she was at Ace. It’s priced at $5.99, there was a $3 rebate from Ace (ended 5/26) and there was a $3 coupon on the bottle – making it free! Great find, Michelle! I looked at the June Rebates and didn’t see anything that might be free, but I’ll be watching for any special sales fliers in the mail from Ace, that’s how I found out about the Memorial Day Sale.

Wish-Bone Bountifuls
Wait! Don’t buy that new dressing until Friday, Saturday, or Sunday so you can get it for free! And use a coupon if you can!

Huggies $5 Rebate Extended
Baby Cheapskate says the $5 rebate had been extended to June 15. You can only request this rebate once, but it is worth it if you can combine it with a diaper deal like I did at Kroger. Here are this week’s (and a sneak peak at next week’s) diaper deals.

All You Magazine – Great Source of Rebates & Coupons
The All You magazine that is only sold at Walmart or by subscription is a great way to get additional rebates and coupons. I just subscribed to a free 2 issue trial and 15 issues for $12. In the last issue of All You that I bought, there was a rebate form for Tums Kids that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

CVS ExtraBucks – Money Saving Mom is back!
Money Saving Mom has the same address, but new hosting! She is back in the full swing of things and posting everything you need to know about shopping at CVS and getting lots of ExtraBucks back! Here are this week’s CVS deals.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Sienna June 2, 2008 at 11:03 am

Gina/Heather,I looked and looked at the Huggies rebate form and the website and I cannot find a limit on this rebate. I think maybe you can do it more than once? I’m going to try! Hot Coupon World has a few posts stating that they contacted Kimberly-Clark and they stated there was not a limit as long as it was purchased during the promo.


Shauna May 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm

I was able to return my Avent bottles to BRU for a complete refund (store credit). Fantastic customer service!!


Heather May 27, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Gina – I am pretty sure that the Huggies Rebate offer is one per household. It might not say it on the form, but I bet it says it somewhere on Huggies site. If they were making it available as a multiple offer, they would have written the form differently.


Gina @ MoneywiseMoms May 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm

I’m curious about the Huggies rebate. Usually rebate forms say “One per household, person, or address” or something like that. This one doesn’t, so can’t I submit it more than once? I’d like to get the $5 one time and the DVD one time.


irma May 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I enjoy all the information you have on your blog.Thanks for keepingus informedirma


Heather May 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm

TopazTook – All of the coupons in All You are manufacturer’s coupons. In the May 30 issue there were 34 coupons, and if you used all of them the savings would add up to $45.40. I have never seen a magazine with this many coupons in it! That’s why I’m excited to start getting it.


topaztook May 27, 2008 at 10:40 am

Are the coupons in All You manufacturer’s coupons, or are they Wal-Mart-only coupons?


Sheila May 27, 2008 at 9:13 am

I have a friend who works at ACE and on Saturday I was teaching her about couponing. She asked me “They let you use coupons on sale items?” I had to explain to her that her store’s policy on coupons isn’t the same as most stores. LOL


thebadmomma May 27, 2008 at 7:29 am

In addition to the rebate and coupon for Wishbone Bountifuls dressing, HEB shoppers can get a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. There is one of their yellow coupons for a free pint with purchase of one bottle of dressing. It is good through the 30th.


Heather May 27, 2008 at 7:20 am

Terri – It’s a “satisfaction guarantee” that I would categorize as something close to a rebate because you can always ask any company for your money back if you don’t like a product. But companies set-up special forms to make it easier to ask for your money back as part of their marketing campaign. To tell you the truth I tried the Pomegranante Tea and I did not like it, it was too sweet and not something I would ever buy again. So, I asked for my money back because I only tried it knowing that I would easily fill out the form if I didn’t like it. Of course, it is up to each individual how you want to use these “satisfaction guarantees”. Keep in mind that most people don’t do them, and if a company wants you to be happy they will make it easy for you to request a refund. If a company does not want to give you a refund, they will just make it more difficult for you to request it (i.e. require you to mail-in the entire package, for some make-up I’ve seen this requirement).


Anonymous May 27, 2008 at 7:03 am

I have a question about the Minute Maid lemonade. It’s listed as a free-bate, but it seems the only way to make that work is to state you didn’t like the product and ask for a refund. Maybe I’m missing something, but that seems a little dishonest to me (unless you really didn’t like the product). Can you clarify?Terri


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