Who doesn't love a good bargain? But who isn't lazy about collecting on them? Well, many of the discounts on this list are often overlooked but found right in front of you. Others take a bit of digging. If you're in a fog about where and how to uncover savings, read on.
1. Receipt coupons. Many store receipts bear coupons on the back -- especially those that come from supermarket registers. In fact, I recently picked up a free watch battery by using the coupon on the back of a receipt. Other discounts I've noticed on receipts include $3 off a pizza. We found 5 additional discounts you don't want to miss. To see them all visit Cheapism.com.
2. Customer Surveys. Think about all the times you've paid for something and seen a request at the bottom of the receipt to participate in a survey to be eligible for a free or discounted product or service. Now count how many times you've gone home and taken action on this often overlooked discount. Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, and Subway are just three companies that entice you to take a survey with the promise of a reward. Taco Bell enters you into a $500 sweepstakes drawing (three to five winners a month); taking the Subway survey rewards you with a free cookie; and Chick-fil-A offers something free on your next visit, like a sandwich. Many retail outlets and restaurants want the feedback and are willing to pay for it. Don't pass up the opportunity. We found 5 additional discounts you don't want to miss. To see them all visit Cheapism.com.
3. Ticket stubs. Sporting events and concerts are notorious for teaming up with restaurant and fast-food sponsors. Next time you attend one, check the back of the ticket stub for a coupon. Sometimes event sponsors give away freebies if the home team wins or scores. Local examples include a free chili at Wendy's when the Columbus Blue Jackets score three (hockey) goals, and two free toppings at Donatos Pizza for each (soccer) goal scored by the Columbus Crew. We found 5 additional discounts you don't want to miss. To see them all visit Cheapism.com.
4. Home insurance discounts. According to My Realty Times, there are several ways to qualify for discounts on home insurance. Deadbolts on every entry/exit door as well as up-to-code smoke detectors can easily net a 5 percent rate cut. Install a smoke detector system that alerts the authorities and you may qualify for even more money off. Check with your insurance company for these and other overlooked discounts. We found 5 additional discounts you don't want to miss. To see them all visit Cheapism.com.
5. Coupon mailers. Valpak, Paper Mint, Town Money Saver, and the like -- you're no doubt familiar with these coupon packets as they show up in your mail on a regular basis. Do you sort through or just toss them in the recycle bin? If you look closely, you'll find coupons for big-ticket items you don't need often, but there are also everyday coupons that can yield savings. For example, I just used a Paper Mint coupon that saved me $5 on $40 worth of plants for our yard and a few months ago we bought three rooms of carpet cleaning for the price of one room. The mailers also include coupons for local dining that are definitely worth clipping. We found 5 additional discounts you don't want to miss. To see them all visit Cheapism.com.
We found five additional discounts you don't want to miss. To see them all visit Cheapism.com.
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