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Are you a receipt keeper?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I am......I have receipts for everything I've bought probably in the past 6 years.....with even more that are older for larger purchases.....

I had to come up with a receipt for proof of purchase for something, and it was last May. Everyone was so surprised I had it................ I didn't think it was so unusual...........
post #2 of 28
I'm a receipt keeper too - you just never know, LOL!
post #3 of 28
yes, but when I really need one I usually can't find that particular one
post #4 of 28
I don't keep them for quite that long. Nowaday they lose the writing on them and you can hardly read them after about a month (atleast mine are like that from my wallet). But I do have them for some of my bigger purchases.
post #5 of 28
I tend to return a lot of what I buy...especially clothes shoes.
I am a receipt keeper.
post #6 of 28
I guess that depends on how you define receipt keeper--if you mean a person who saves and carefully files away their receipts so that, should they require them in the future, they can easily find them, then, no, absolutely not.

If you mean a person who just keeps shoving receipts in their wallet until the thing is about to burst but couldn't locate a particular receipt if their life depended on, then, yes, absolutely.
post #7 of 28
I keep all of my receipts in a file in the filing cabinet.
post #8 of 28
I keep all receipts from credit card purhases or any large purchases for a few years. I used to keep cash receipts too but now I throw those out.
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamacat
I guess that depends on how you define receipt keeper--if you mean a person who saves and carefully files away their receipts so that, should they require them in the future, they can easily find them, then, no, absolutely not.

If you mean a person who just keeps shoving receipts in their wallet until the thing is about to burst but couldn't locate a particular receipt if their life depended on, then, yes, absolutely.
post #10 of 28
I keep them for bigger purchases - but I don't buy that many bigger things, so I don't have to keep them
post #11 of 28
No I don't keep all of my receipts...but only if I buy electronics I might keep them for a little bit....just in case
post #12 of 28
I have a big accordian file where I keep all my receipts. The only organization I apply to it is that groceries go in one file, computer stuff goes in another, miscellaneous purchases go into yet another one, and the cats have their own file (for vet records and past purchases). Could I find anything in this sytem? Heck, no! But I'm afraid to throw any of it out, in case I accidentally toss out that one receipt I actually do need.
post #13 of 28
Yes.

Texas Law dictates that we can save our receipts to deduct sales tax from our income tax.
post #14 of 28
for the most part...
post #15 of 28
the floor of my car is covered in receipts, does that count??
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by katiemae1277
the floor of my car is covered in receipts, does that count??
Hey, if the system works for you, then yes!
post #17 of 28
We only save receipts on normal purchases until we've entered them into the system by husband developed to keep track of our finances, then they go into the receipt trash can. Fortunately the receipt trash can is only dumped about every two months, so I can find the receipt for anything bought in that time.
post #18 of 28
We're big "unshoppers" - always returning things - so we keep all our receipts. I have them organized into piles and have everything listed on our expenses sheet so I can keep track of where we're spending all our money. I like to tick off purchases on the credit card bills, to spot anything suspicious.
post #19 of 28
Garbage. Usually within hours.
Unless "big Purchases"..then they go the manual that came with whatever it was.
But I dont buy many big things. Unless you consider bath & body works, or Victoria Secrets, or Cute Clothes, or Lip gloss "big things". I sure dont..lol..That's every day stuff.
post #20 of 28
I used to be really good about keeping receipts and statements. Everything was filed neatly away in the file cabinet or a box. Then last year I moved.

After spending almost a week shredding ten years of old bills, bank statements, credit card statements and related receipts I decided it wasn’t such a good idea.

You would not believe the volume of paper that I had. When I got to the pile of statements for accounts that I no longer had I started just throwing it in the trash.

These days I save the big stuff and toss the little things.
post #21 of 28
Oh yes indeed. I gave up one of my kitchen drawers (prime real estate in my eyes) to my husband for his receipts. He files taxes as self-employed because of his musician gigs so we have his receipts for EVERYTHING in our tax files going back at least 10 years.
post #22 of 28
I check to make sure that they cleared properly in my bank (usually 24-48 hours).

Otherwise I don't keep shoe boxes to keep receipts in...they're both in the garbage
post #23 of 28
lol I wish I did. I have had so many defective items that I couldn't take back because I had no reciept. I actually have thought about just repurchasing the item then putting the broken one back in the box and returning it with hte new reciept. lol
I have never done that but I've sure thought about it.
post #24 of 28
Nope not I. Only for my DC.
post #25 of 28
Most returnable item receipts and receipts from paying the bills, yes. Everything else, trash. I don't have the sanity (or insanity depending on your perspective) to hold on to 5000 receipts for a bottle of water at the gas station.
post #26 of 28
I'm so bad that the glovebox in my truck tries to vomit them out everytime it's opened.

I guess that's my project for tomorrow
post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 
I had to laugh when I read your glovebox vomits!
post #28 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I had to laugh when I read your glovebox vomits!

But it really does!

Open glovebox = projectile receipts!
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