Free Coupons Equal A Cash Refund

Clark Hinkle gives an overview on how you can make money by sending in labels and coupons for cash refund through the mail.

| November/December 1970

People who don't send away for cash refund often say, "What's the use of spending that time . . . you only get back a quarter." 

Right, only a quarter. But ask any child. Most of them will stand and trade nickles for quarters any day. If you send in four refunds and get $1.00 back, you've spent 24¢ postage and realized 76¢ for your time. Eight quarters back will net you $1.52. Invest $2.40 in postage and net $7.60 out of your $10.00 return. 

Refunds are also for halves, dollars—even $2.50 and $3.00—and the postage remains the same. So you can easily "invest" some labels and $2.00 in postage to get back $12.00 . . . and clear a $10.00 cash refund. Few investments will give that return in, say, a month . . . from "trash" you'd throw away anyway.     

Making Money Through Cash Refund

The interesting thing about recycling is the number of variations on the game. I mean, there's nothing wrong with combing trash piles for good, useable items from our throw away system: It conserves both the planet's resources and your hard earned dollars. But, as long as you're digging in the dump for useable things, you might as well make some dollars by picking up the cold, hard cash that's buried there too.

If you know what to look for, there's a surprising number of "checks" and "vouchers" with your name on them just waiting to be picked up, anytime, anywhere. NO investment necessary. It's the closest to "something for nothing" I know. All you need is a mailing address and access to a high class set of trash piles.

The lady that turned me on to this idea told me she was making from $70.00 to $90.00 a month for about an hour's work each day. Another showed me a score sheet indicating she had netted $50.00 for a month. Anyone can do it and make money and—like everything else—the more you have going for you, the more you'll make. You are the key and you can make as little as you like or . . . try a little harder.

12/27/2014 2:15:54 PM

Spend all that money on junk food and then use those tiny refund checks to pay for my cholesterol and diabetes medication. Oh wait, I also used a coupon for that junk food. No thanks. I'll just stick to real food like fruits, veggies, beans, grains and get my refund in my good health.

5/5/2012 11:57:52 PM

Would be great to see fresh research and an updated article... these 'home business' ventures may not work as well any more. Articles from the 70s and 80s pre-date many changes in business including the fact that now a lot of receipts are electronically printed and verified and the fact that most stores won't let anyone pick through their trash and some have gone as far as locking the dumpsters or trash enclosures. Same for picking and selling botanicals... do companies still outsource or have they turned to cheap overseas farms/labor for this? Inquiring minds want to know!

5/3/2012 3:10:25 PM

Ha ha ha, I knew when I read this it must have been written YEARS ago. Can't mail anything today for 24 cents.

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