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Keep Those Receipts

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The purpose of this week’s blog is to remind you to make sure you save your receipts. There have been numerous times in the past couple of months that I wish I would have kept every scrap of receipt paper I have been given…but I looked on them as garbage. Now, I only need to find a way to organize them!

Recently, my husband loaned our lawnmower to our neighbors across the street and, of course, it broke. Luckily, I had purchased the extended warranty. I took it back to the place where I bought it, but they could not find a record of my purchase using my credit card. I almost always use my credit cards to make purchases like this, just for the simple fact that they can normally pull it up without the receipt. Nope, this was the one time I actually paid cash for a big ticket item.

However, I got lucky this time. After the store looked up all of my purchases in the past year, they realized how great a customer I am (or rather, how much money I spend there!) and decided to take my word for it. I will have a fully repaired lawnmower very shortly (and no, my neighbor will not get to borrow it any time soon!)

Before this story came a recall. Sometimes recalls are for little things and we do not pay attention to them as we should, since it sometimes seems like there is a new recall everyday. However, this recall was on sheetrock.

If you remember back a few posts, I bought a house that had been gutted back in February. A portion of the sheetrock (that is in pieces of my garage!) is covered under this recall and I could get reimbursed for the cost of my sheetrock if I could only find the darned receipt! Unfortunately I know that the sheetrock was paid for with cash, so no luck this time.

The moral of the story is keep your receipts. Who knows? You may need it for a repair, recall or maybe a new unexpected rebate shows up for items you already purchased. I have not found a good way to organize them yet, but I certainly am not going to be throwing away any more receipts!

Have a great method for keeping receipts?  Share it with me!

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