When shopping for materials for your project or for cabinetry, appliances and fixtures, it is worth a closer look at items that offer manufacturer rebates. If you find two very similar items, and one offers a rebate, the choice of the product offering a rebate should be simple – if you want to save money. Rebates add up quickly, especially on larger items. The paperwork takes only minutes, and most rebates are processed in 6 to 8 weeks. This is also something to consider if you are purchasing tools or equipment. Getting a rebate on the item at the time of purchase and then selling the piece of equipment or the tools could recover all of your cost quite easily. Just take the time when shopping to look for rebate offers or to ask a sales associate about rebates on the items you purchase. You can also use the internet to search for rebate offers that can be used either in stores or online or both.


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