Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Jackie Crosby has a story in this Sunday’s paper regarding the future of unclaimed rebate checks.
The article highlights the debate over what happens to unclaimed rebate checks. Rebate companies rarely report the unclaimed checks, and 43 states are now involved in a lawsuit to make sure that the money gets to its rightful owners. Of course, the states would be happy if that money went unclaimed with them, too, because then they’d get to keep it.
The best way to protect yourself is to remember to cash those rebate checks as soon as you get them. It’s free money. Don’t lose it.
P.S. And yes, this post is partly shameless self promotion! :-)