We bought a TV Stand yesterday and it just happened to be Better Homes and Garden brand. With the stand came a deal- a free year subscription to the magazine of the same name.
I have no need for this magazine, but before tossing the little "free subscription card", I read it.
Turns out, you can turn in a copy of your receipt and the subscription card for a rebate! By writing REFUND on the card and filling out the information, I am going to get $6 back. That doesn't quite cover the tax on the tv stand, but hey- if you saw $6.00 lying on the ground, wouldn't you stop to pick it up? If you knew you could spend 45 cents (the price of a stamp) and get $6.00 back...wouldn't you do it?
Of course you would.
So the moral of the story is- take a few seconds and read those offers. Chances are, you can get money back if it is something you aren't interested in.