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Obsessive Grad Student Pays Tuition With Fruits of Obsession

Forget about extreme couponing—extreme rebating could be the next big thing. With any luck, there’ll be a TLC show soon, perhaps starring Auburn University’s Jonathan Hood: He paid a little more than 75 percent of this semester’s tuition bill with rebate money courtesy of his huge pile of prepaid debit cards and rebate checks.

It’s not quite free money, but it’s close.

Business Insider reports that Mr. Hood, a Ph.D. student in computer science, buys merchandise purely to redeem the rebate and th…