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We've all seen the registration cards that come with our appliances, cookware, and tools.

Often these are labeled as warranty cards.

And usually we just discard them.

But should you?

You still get the warranty without sending in the card. However, the warranty will be dated from the manufacture date code on your product so you could be shorting yourself of a lot of the warranty. If you save the sales slip, that will prove date of purchase but I'm even less likely to keep that than I am to deal with the warranty card.

The real benefit of completing the registration is to be notified of recalls. You don't have to fill out everything they ask for. A lot of it is just marketing research. But you should fill out the mailing information purchase date and model number to be sent in for warranty and recall purposes. The rest of it is marketing crap and can be ignored.

If you're a privacy nut, and I am, I don't fill out phone numbers and I usually include a note informing them of how my information can be used. No marketing calls, mailers, no reselling of my information and so forth.

I routinely skip email information as well. However, if you have a gmail account, you can add some extra info to your email address to tell who is sharing your email info around. Lets say your gmail account were Using the + sign after your account name, you can add identifier tags. So could be used for registering your GEProfile appliance and you'll always know who shared your email if you get mail from other parties with the +GEProfile add on.

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Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair