Mail and track rebates. People often don't redeem these because it can take so long to get the money back—eight weeks or more—and it's tough to keep track of the paperwork. But you can easily follow the money with help from the free online service AllMyRebates.com
It's estimated that up to 60 percent of rebates go unredeemed. So if you're eligible for $200 in rebates and send all of them in, not just three fifths, you've pocketed an extra $80
Getting a check in the mail makes anyone's day.