The main way I save for my Disney fund is by using rebates. My favorite type of rebates are issued by alcohol companies and are commonly referred to as beer rebates.
Beer rebates are most often issued by Heineken, Budweiser and Coors and are found in grocery and convenience stores. You will not find them on the beer companies website. They require you to buy a certain amount of their product and in return they give you a rebate on commonly purchased items such as meat, produce, soda and even gift cards.
BUT if you live in one of these lucky states (The lucky states are AL, AR, CT, HI, KY, ME, MD, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OK, UT and WV.), you can just buy the item and not the alcohol and still get the rebate! (It will specify on the form if you are required to buy the alcohol or not. We never are required in AL.) that by law do not allow rebates by alcohol beverage companies, you can still get the rebate on the commonly purchased item!
What do I mean exactly? Say there is a rebate that reads “Buy 2 12 packs of Budweiser and $10 worth of meat. Submit your receipts and the rebate form and get $10 back.” if you live in one of the lucky states, you just have to buy the meat! You would get $10 back via rebate for buying $10 worth of meat!
The fine print on the rebate will indicate if it is valid in your state.
Here is an example of a beer rebate: here. Notice along the bottom how it lists the states that do not require any beer purchases? Also look at this one. It lists in the fine print which states can participate and which ones require no beer purchase.
Another awesome thing about beer rebates is 90% of the time they require receipts instead of just receipt. So you can use multiple receipts to purchase all the qualifying items.
Always make sure to notice the start and end date for the rebate. They usually have both.
So now that I told you about beer rebates, I bet you want to find some yourself. I rarely find them in my store so I have to either buy them online or trade for them on Hot Coupon World. You can buy them on Ebay by searching “Beer Rebates”. Make sure you read the fine print!
If you want to trade for them, you need to start here.