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Products, services, food, all have a return option if you are not satisfied. It is surprising to me lately, now that I pay more attention, that the number of individuals who feel it is too much of a bother to replace or refund their purchase. Well, at least when it is less than a few dollars. Though I know women who have shared clothes with me that were not what they wanted and left them hanging in the closet forever. At least until I got them. Now mind you, I greatly appreciate getting new or nearly new clothes and shoes for free, sometimes jewelry.

If you are not happy with your services or products, then why not ask for a replacement or refund? If you buy food that you do not like, do not throw it away, call the 800 number on the package. You can receive instructions on getting a refund. On the other hand, go back to the grocery and let them refund your purchase price. Some stores will be glad to exchange the product. Stop wasting.

Take a few minutes, consider the dollar here and there that you have tossed into the trash. It adds up. I considered a few times I did not feel like “wasting” my time or shipping the product back seemed too costly. Those cents added up. A lot of money when it is totaled. Another payment on a debt or saving for that long-awaited vacation or save and help out a retirement plan. Yep, money lost. Recycle, reuse, donate, return, there are many ways to keep from wasting your money. It is not too much trouble or a waste of time when you add up all those times you felt that way.

Where is your clutter?

How much food have you tossed? Here is something my mother use to tell me, have you heard it before? When I did not want to eat liver or greens, mom use to say, “Think of all those starving children in third-world countries? They would be grateful to have your meal.” My smart mouth brother would pipe in with “Send it to them.” So, let me ask you after a dozen times of tossing say an item that cost $2, don’t you think that money is a waste? 12 x 2 =24, $24 to pay a bill, treats, movies, coffee out, savings plan. The limit is yours. Oh, yea, may cost a few cents in returning it, but it adds up.

When you ask for replacements, refunds, and are in need of shipping the item, ask if the UPC label is enough with a receipt to show proof of purchase. That is only 42 cents, unless postage went up. You still receive a profit in return. The call is toll-free and is accomplished in a couple of minutes.

Why settle? Complain, request, return for replacements or refunds. Even a buck fifty a week is a saving. Especially when it seems like so little. Do the math, add it up!

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