Proof: FatWallet Free After Rebate Deals Can Pay Your College Tuition

September 13, 2012 | Posted By: Heather Stephens | Categorized in: Shopping, FatWallet, Back to School
There are infinite ways to save money with FatWallet and just as many ways to spend that savings! What do you do with your FatWallet savings?

One of our members, squinky86, used Free After Rebate (FAR) deals to pay for a semester of college and posted about it in the forums!

    "A sincere thank you to Fatwallet and the people who have helped out by posting the FAR deals. You can either look at this as "FREE tuition with the purchase of tons of software" or "FREE tons of software with the payment of your tuition." Either way, it was a fun way to pay for a semester!" - squinky86

After hearing about the forum post, Mandi Woodruff, from Business Insider, snagged an interview with squinky86 and posted the details of his rebate getting, money saving, tuition paying system here.

I love reading about the ingenuity of our members and the ways they squeak out savings from places most would never consider! We applaud you, squinky86! Here's a FatWallet virtual high-five from all of us for your creativity!

Your turn! Tell us how you save with FatWallet and what you're saving for!
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September 13, 2012 | Posted By: ABlackLaceRose
It was this story on Yahoo that led me to your website! SO excited for squinky86 and can't wait to try my hand at rebating since I'm SOOO bad with math I don't even want to attempt couponing!
September 13, 2012 | Posted By: billrubin
There is a major problem with this article. it doesn't mention that he had to pay for all of that software, which was charged to his credit card! The only thing he made money on was selling the software, which isn't close to the amount of rebate cards that he had.

Also, he lost 2% in cash back he should have gotten for charging his tuition on a real credit card.
September 13, 2012 | Posted By: billrubin
BTW to ABlackLaceRose, I hope you're detail oriented and don't mess up the rebate forms.
September 14, 2012 | Posted By: kamaraglenn
The article was straight forward, if you understand the meaning of a rebate. It wasn't really about him making all of this money. It was about him getting the things he needed for free, so he still had money left for tuition. He got the entire amount of what he bought back on rebate. So really he got the equivalent of a refund + the Ebay sale price of whatever he decided to sell. He also stated that in all the rebates he's received he only lost one, because the company went out of business. It's very easy to redeem a rebate.
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