Friday, June 24, 2011

Frugal Friday - Save and Copy your Receipts!




My husband had this brilliant idea to go through all our receipts that he had saved for products that we bought.  He put the receipts with the instruction booklets and put them in a page protector in a three ring binder.  He also copied each receipt because we found that the ink on receipts starts disappearing after 6 months to a year. 

The reason we do this:

Just a few days ago our Cuisinart blender stopped working.  It was about 18 months old and we bought it at Bed, Bath and Beyond.  My husband called them and told them what happened and that it was definitely over a year old but we had the receipt.  They said bring it in and we could find a replacement for the amount we paid.

So we did it and they honored what they said.  We got a brand new blender/food processor by just bringing in our receipt.  It pays to be organized!   I have to thank my husband for this.  He did a great job.  It took him half a day to copy and organize the receipts but it saved us $100!



  1. Nice idea! I should do this, too. Thanks!

  2. That really is a good idea. I think your husband must be a genious! I'm's so hard to find good products that will last more than a few months. Price doesn't seem to matter anymore, everything breaks so easily.

  3. I never realized receipts faded! Great idea.

  4. @Sarah
    I agree that is why my husband is a genius! I wouldn't have thought to call. He's pretty great.

  5. @Ma
    I saw someone else post about this and we started checking our old receipts and they were fading. So that is why we started copying them.

  6. Your husband is so helpful!

    It's true that the ink on receipts fades. Have you guys ever considered digitzing your receipts using a scanner or a camera? Would you?

    Have a great day!


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