Don’t we all love rebate offers? I sure do. I have always been leery about it, nevertheless when there happens to be a rebate offer and I’m already buying an item that offers it, I always try and claim. Once I mail the requirements though, I just cross my fingers and hope I’ll get back what is due me.
I thought of sharing with you what I do and which has been working so far for me.
1. Make sure to read the fine print. All the required documents such as the receipt, filled out rebate form, UPC code and any other requirements are sent out. Ensure you make copies of these documents prior to mailing the originals. I normally send the documents via registered mail with return receipt way ahead of the submission deadline. This ensures I have proof that it was filed on time.
2. Write legibly. Printing in capital letters is best as it’s easier to read.
3. Secure extra store receipt. You can ask for a duplicate receipt at point of purchase. This way, you have a copy of the original receipt should you need to re-submit a claim.
4. Know when to complain. If you don’t receive what’s due you on the designated date, take action and get in touch with the company. The Federal trade Commission (www.ftc.gov) and BBB (www.bbb.org) can help if the company fails to respond.
I never had to complain in any rebate offer so far. I always get my rebate check on time.