Coupon for Cash

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Refunding fever is certainly catching on. Like Mary Anne Hayes, Lady's Circle's Coupon Lady, (see "How the 'Coupon Lady' Saves $2500 a Year on Food," August 1978 issue; "The Coupon Lady Showed Me How to Shop for Food," November, 1978 issue), thousands of refunders have discovered that refunding makes sense and saves cents and dollars at the grocery checkout counter.

Looking for more ways to stretch dimes into quarters and add to your savings? Two available-by-mail publications can help bargain-conscious consumers make the most of coupons and refund offers.

For less than one dollar per month, REFUNDLE BUNDLE offers its readers a monthly guide to refunds. According to the magazine's publisher, each issue includes over $100 in current cash refund offers, since "food and drug companies are anxious to pay consumers for trying their products… free gifts, samples, and more" are also available. The magazine contains hints on where and when to find refund forms and cash-off coupons. Some of the "hints" are well known facts – every budget-conscious housewife knows that Wednesday and Sunday newspapers contain the largest number of cash-off coupons.

The publication's most valuable feature is its listings of available refund offers. For example, an offer currently listed in the magazine explains how to obtain a total of $6 in refunds by purchasing Sylvania Blue Dot light bulbs. Also stressed is the importance of maintaining a "qualifier file" – an alphabetically-ordered file of labels and packaging that may be worth refund-cents in the future. Sound intriguing? Subscriptions start at three months for $2.50; one year will cost you $8. Write to REFUNDLE BUNDLE, P.O. Box 141, Centuck station, Yonkers, N.Y. 10710…. And start saving those labels.

(A similar publication, SUPER MARKET SHOPPER can be yours for $12 per year by writing to the American Coupon Club, P.O. Box 1149, Great Neck, N.Y. 11023. Although I haven't seen this publication, a friend brought it to my attention and had nothing but praise for its content.)