One of the things that turns people off couponing is the idea of rebates. Theoretically, they sound great: free money for These are traditionally manufacturer coupons that require consumers to rip off the UPC barcode from their products and send them in, along with their receipt, in order to receive a check for a certain amount of money. Usually, those checks arrive 8-12 weeks later after processing. 8-12 weeks?! Forget it; that’s torture for our instant-gratification-obsessed society.
Luckily, with the advent of smartphones and direct payment technology, those rebates that used to take up to 3 months to get to you can now be deposited into your savings or checking account in as little as 3 days. The world we live in! So now there’s really no reason not to take advantage of rebates, is there?