After every purchase, put every receipt in a folder. If the item later goes on sale, you can take the receipt back and get a refund of the difference in price. Or if you need to return an item, (it breaks or you decide you don't need it or like it) you will be able to do so.
I don't organize them, I just know I can find it the receipt if I need it! After a few moths, I go through them and throw away the ones I'm sure I won't need.
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We buy our medications from the same store we buy food. We are on a lot of medications and Dr recommended supplements. We save the receipts and the gas mileage counts towards our medical mileage deductible. Every little bit helps but it sure mounts up for us. Keep all of the receipts and circle the supplements on the grocery receipt.243
Many grocery store receipts show the amount of money "saved" by using coupons, or value cards. I save my receipts and at the end of the week or month, I deposit those grocery store savings into my savings account.
For me this is a pretty painless and easy way for me to remember to set something aside each month for a little nest egg.
Make sure your save your receipts after grocery shopping. I just tried to return 2-1# rolls of sausage I bought early this month but because I didn't have the receipt I couldn't get my money back. One had actually expired March 1, the other was good until 4-12. I'm also calling the corporate office on Monday and having them send me a large print copy of their return policies so I know what I can and can't return.
This was only $4 but when you live on a fixed income it really counts.
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