Do you save your receipts? Do you even ask
for a receipt when purchasing something? The recent article "Price
Protection Plans: Save Cash By Saving Receipts" on WPXI.com made a
great point about retailers who will pay you the difference in price if a
competitor advertises the item you bought for a lower amount.
More reasons to save your receipts.
Collecting a price match is one very good reason
for saving your receipts. However, can you think of any others?
1. Warranties. When you file a claim for
your product's warranty you will most likely be asked for a copy of the original
receipt in order to provide you service.
2. Recordkeeping. Having your
handy allows you to match up charges or debits from your checking account or
credit card statements.
3. Cash back. Many retailers will only
issue store credit if you do not have the original receipt. If you want your
money back you will need a receipt.
4. Proof of items purchased. If you
receive a delivery that doesn't contain all the items you purchased your receipt
will show what else you are
5. Rebates. There are often rebates you
can subscribe to, but they will want to see a copy of your receipt in order to
complete the rebate.
Legal. If you are in the unfortunate position of having to prove your claims
or rights about a product or service in court a copy of your receipt could help
make your case.
Taxes. When reviewing your organized receipts from the past year, you or
your accountant may find additional expenses that can be deducted from your
Whether you keep all your receipts in separate
folders, a safe, or an old shoebox, having those key records can save you many
potential headaches and dollars. How else have you used receipts in the past?