Quite a few stores offer free after rebate items in order to draw you in to their stores. I guess it’s their version of a grocery store’s loss leaders. If you don’t have the time to check every sales circular on your Sunday newspaper for what’s available free after rebate consider this website. Sales circular compiles sales offers by Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Kmart, Office Depot, Office Max, Radio Shack, Sears, Staples, Target, Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens and other local retailers. You can search by specific state and if you look at the top of the page for your state you can find the items that are offered for free after rebate.
Last year around this time, we used this site to find out that we could get a copy of Norton Antivirus for free after rebate. It was very timely too, as our yearly license was about to expire. We are hoping the deal comes around this year as well, so we check this website at least once weekly.