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YAHOO.COM - You could say Jonathan Hood's mail-in-rebate addiction began before he was even old enough to drive. 

Ten years ago, at age 15, Hood tagged along with his father on a mission to score Black Friday deals on a few video games.

"My dad kind of got me hooked," he told Business Insider. "We stood in line early in the morning and  I found out then I could get the games I wanted for either really cheap or for free [with mail-in-rebates]." 

Over the next eight years, he would perfect the craft to the point where he could cover his $95/month cell phone bill exclusively with rebates.  

Most companies send rebates in the form of prepaid debit cards, while about a third use cash or checks, he said. Almost all the rebates Hood uses are "free-after-rebate" offers, which means he's refunded the full amount. click here to read more

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