Do you have a UPC code and can't remember what it's for?
Rebates are like FREE money to me. I'm usually only collecting upc codes for one or two rebates at a time before I can put it all together and mail it off.
Well this last month I found myself swimming in receipts and upc codes for several rebates. A couple of the rebates I wanted to submit two or three times. I had my receipts in a bag and my upc codes in a bag. When I went to put them together I realized one of my stores' receipts only listed the description and no upc code. I tried matching them up, but some of the clipped upc codes only had their numbers and no description.
I was pondering what to do. If you have ever submitted rebates you know that if you dont send in the right upc code, your rebate will be rejected.
The Pepsi rebate is what was kicking my butt. You were required to submit 3 upc codes from any 9oz or larger Lays chips. I had all these upc codes from chips but didnt know which were which.
Then I remembered a friend that has done rebates for a long time had mentioned to me last year (when she was trying to get me to start rebating) that there was a site on the internet where you could look the upc codes up!
I found it and boy did it save my butt and two of my pepsi rebates! I now have all my receipts matched up to all those bags of chips that were consumed during the Superbowl! I'll be dropping them in the mail today.
If you need to look up an upc code, here it is. It's FREE and simple. You type in all the numbers including the little one to the left and right, hit submit, and it will bring up the product!
I've now learned my lesson and mark the back of the upc code with a permanent marker.
Do you have a tip for keeping your rebates organized? I would love to hear them.