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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What's a Beer Rebate?

Have you heard people talking about beer rebates and wondered what they are?  I know the first time I heard about them, I totally tuned out.  I don't drink, so I immediately thought that beer rebates had nothing to do with me.  Wrong!!!  (Right, Renee?)  Beer rebates are an amazing way to save a ton of money on many items, including some that never have coupons available for them, like produce, meat and deli items.  Do I have your attention yet?  How about if I mention that I've earned over $150 in one month using beer rebates?  Sound like something that might apply to you?  It sure applies to me! 

Beer rebates are rebates offered by beer companies to encourage customers to purchase other items at the stores that retail their products.  The great thing about Utah (and these states AL, AR, CT, HI, IN, KY, ME, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OK, WV), is that by law a beer purchase cannot be required to use applicable beer rebates!  That means that if you must buy beer plus $20 in meat to get $10 back (for example), in "no beer purchase required" states like those listed above, you only have to buy the meat to get the rebate!  This provides an amazing way to save a ton of money!  Keep in mind that new rebates come out all the time, so there are usually quite a few out each month to take advantage of.   

How do you get beer rebates?  Well, that's the tricky part.  As more people learn about them, they become harder to find.  They used to be posted in pretty obvious places (like on beer displays) at grocery stores.  However, there are many beer rebate bandits who take whole pads of rebates from the store, leaving little or nothing for the rest of us.  So sometimes the store isn't the best place to look.  However, it's always worth checking with customer service, the meat counter and the deli counter to ask about rebates.  Some people will have no clue what you're talking about, but sometimes you'll hit the jackpot.  Watch for displays as you walk around the store too.  A few other ways to get rebates include trading with people who have rebates and buying them on eBay.  Finally, tell all your friends about "So Simple to Save" to win beer rebates!  I have a few extras for July and can't wait to share them with you! 

So start trying out beer rebates!  You'll be glad you did!

Newspaper Subscriptions for 50% Less Than I Pay!!!

I've been waiting for two days to post this info to make sure I could speak with someone at the newspaper to verify all the details. So here goes--the best deal I've ever seen on the paper, and even half the price of what I pay! Right now, you can get the Salt Lake Tribune and/or the Deseret News (up to two copies each) for only $19.99 per paper for the whole year! I pay $39 per paper for the same deal, so this is really amazing! I haven't seen this advertised anywhere else yet, so you heard it first here! If you don't already get the paper, this is a great way to get many coupons for very cheap! Order two copies for two sets of coupon inserts, three for three and four for four (I get four).

A few details for you:

1. This offer is only available to new subscribers or those who haven't had a subscription within the past six months. Hint here: ask a neighbor if you can get the paper at their house if you want this deal but don't qualify. I'm seriously considering that option myself!

2. This is a pre-pay only offer. So you have to pay the full $19.99 per paper when you sign up.

3. This is for Friday-Sunday papers delivered to your home and Sunday-Saturday e-edition access online. An email must be provided for the e-edition access.

4. This promotion code must be given to secure the discounted price "52/201".

5. To order, just go to www.mediaoneutah.com or call 801-204-6100, and don't forget to tell them you found out on "So Simple to Save"!