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AnandTech Moderator
08-02-2003, 10:25 PM
Continued from the previous thread (http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=40&threadid=1023427).

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Are your rebates coming? :) Are there problems or delays getting them? :(

Post the latest information about various rebates, here. If you want your posts to be helpful, keep them factual. If you believe there is a problem with a specific rebate, do your homework and learn the facts before you post. DO NOT speculate about what may or may not be happening.

The most helpful posts include:

1. Verified contact information (mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, names etc.) for rebate sources. Active links always help.

2. Accurate details of the kinds of proof of purchase and other documentation required (UPC codes, receipts, etc.).

3. Significant updates and changes in any of the above info.

Hint - To find info about a particular rebate, use [Ctrl + F] to search for key words, member names, etc. :)

This thread is for sharing helpful informatation with your fellow members. Please DO NOT just brag about the rebate you got, or moan about the one that got away, without contributing to the discussion. We have a thread for that. :)

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:) <<< Major thanks to Lanyap and everyone who has been contributing to the following information!!! >>> :)

MAJOR REBATE CENTERS:

Continental Promotions Group / CPG - Phoenix, AZ & Scottsdale, AZ & Niagara Falls, NY (?)
www.rebatestatus.com (http://secure.rebatestatus.com/bscripts/foxweb.exe/rebatestatus/ml_default?planguage=EN&cust_no=) (May not list all rebates)
www.rebatestatus.com (http://secure.rebatestatus.com/bscripts/foxweb.exe/rebatestatus/lu_statusform?planguage=EN&cust_no=) (Email webpage)
(800) 554-9838 ext. 6100
(888) 314-9908
(888) 314-9903
(480) 606-4313 (fax resubmission to the Email Task Force Dept.)
(800) 340-0108

ExpressGroup - Walled Lake, MI
www.expressgroup.com (http://www.expressgroup.com/checkstatus.asp)
rebates.teg-online.com/tracfone/ (http://rebates.teg-online.com/tracfone/) (Tracfone)
rebateinq@expressgroup.com (Email)
(888) 738-9201
(800) 962-4664
(800) 741-1365
(248) 669-3090 (FAX)

Global Fulfillment Services / GFS
Mesa, AZ
www.gfsinc.com (http://www.gfsinc.com/home.asp) (Business Website)
www.web-rebates.com (http://www.web-rebates.com/) (No direct links to anything - just a webpage)
www.web-rebates.com/avery (http://www.web-rebates.com/avery) (Avery Rebate Inquiry)
www.web-rebates.com/belkin (http://www.web-rebates.com/belkin/) (Belkin Rebate Inquiry)
www.web-rebates.com/britannica/status (http://www.web-rebates.com/britannica/status/) (Britannica Rebate Inquiry)
www.web-rebates.com/compaq/status (http://www.web-rebates.com/compaq/status) (Compaq Rebate Inquiry)
www.web-rebates.com/dlink/status (http://www.web-rebates.com/dlink/status/) (D-Link Rebate Inquiry)
www.web-rebates.com/jasc (http://www.web-rebates.com/jasc) (Jasc Rebate Inquiry)
(800) 622-2793 (Jasc Customer Service, 8am-5pm CST Mon-Fri)
www.web-rebates.com/linksys (http://www.web-rebates.com/linksys/) (Linksys Rebate Inquiry)
www.web-rebates.com/radioshack/status (http://www.web-rebates.com/radioshack/status) (Radio Shack Rebate Inquiry)
www.web-rebates.com/sandisk (http://www.web-rebates.com/sandisk/) (Sandisk Rebate Inquiry)
www.web-rebates.com/stompers (http://www.web-rebates.com/stompers/) (Stompers Rebate Inquiry)
(866) 237-8667
www.web-rebates.com/toshiba (http://www.web-rebates.com/toshiba) (Toshiba Rebate Inquiry)
www.web-rebates.com/usrobotics (http://www.web-rebates.com/usrobotics/) (USRobotics Rebate Inquiry)
(888) 859-3988
(888) 221-4317

Parago / RebatesHQ
Miami, FL & Coppell, TX & McAllen, TX
www.rebateshq.com (http://www.rebateshq.com/weblogic/rebateshq/parago/trackRebate) (Rebate Lookup)
www.rebateshq.com/parago/contact_us.htm (http://www.rebateshq.com/parago/contact_us.htm) (Rebate Center contact numbers by vendor)
www.rebateshq.com/clients/parago/rebates/email_us.jsp (http://www.rebateshq.com/clients/parago/rebates/email_us.jsp) (Email webpage)
rebates@parago.com (Email; For resubmissions scan your paperwork and send as .jpg attachments to Parago at this email address)
(866) 450-9695
(888) 221-4692
(877) 580-3348

Rebate Service Center
312 West Republican Street
Seattle, WA 98119
www.easierrebate.com/rebatestatus.asp (http://www.easierrebate.com/rebatestatus.asp)
www.rebateservicecenter.com/rebatestatus.asp (http://www.rebateservicecenter.com/rebatestatus.asp)
customerservice@rebateservicecenter.com (Email)
(206) 285-4454
(206) 957-4020

TCArebates / WheresMyRebate.com
145 Huguenot St Suite 105
New Rochelle, NY 10801
New Rochelle, NY
www.wheresmyrebate.com (http://www.wheresmyrebate.com/)
TCA/Wheresmyrebate.com will allow searches on as little as:
- 1st character of the first name
- 1st 3 characters of the last name
- 1st 3 digits of the zip code.
Therefore to search for Robert Smith in zip code 90210, you can enter as little as:
R
Smi
902
customerservice@wheresmyrebate.com (Email; They will review your email but not reply back)
(800) 390-2344
(914) 633-0663
(914) 633-8772 (Fax)

Tristar Fulfillment Services
204 Center Square Road
Bridgeport, NJ 08014
www.checkmyrebate.com/ (http://www.checkmyrebate.com/)
(856) 467-4400

Young America
Young America, MN
www.young-america.com (http://www.young-america.com/) (No online rebate lookup)
(888) 213-9761
(800) 660-2810


MAJOR RETAILERS:

BestBuy Rebate Center / Watts NCH Promotional Services - Calais, ME
www.bestbuy.com/RebateCenter (http://www.bestbuy.com/RebateCenter/index.asp)
(800) 369-5050 opt. 5 (Customer Relations - when all else fails to get a Best Buy rebate)
(888) 797-3956
(800) 849-0444
(888) 237-8289 option 3, option 3 again. (Bestbuy/Watts NCH Rebate)
(888) 363-5170 (Bestbuy/Crucial Memory Rebate)

Circuit City - Richmond, VA
www.circuitcityrebates.com (http://www.circuitcityrebates.com/) (Rebate lookup)
www.circuitcity.com (http://www.circuitcity.com) (Click Rebate tab at top of page for main rebate page)
(866) 254-1568
(888) 690-4231
(800) 660-2810

CompUSA Headquarters Rebate Center - Dallas, TX
www.compusa.com/products/rebate_center.asp# (http:// http://www.compusa.com/products/rebate_center.asp#)
(800) 278-4685 (Call this number when all else fails to get a COMPUSA advertised rebate)
(800) 773-6709

Costco
costco.rebatestatus.com (http://costco.rebatestatus.com)
(877) 726-7826

Office Depot - Walled Lake, MI (ExpressGroup)
rebates.teg-online.com/officedepot/checkstatus.asp (http://rebates.teg-online.com/officedepot/checkstatus.asp)
209.69.149.201/default.asp (http://209.69.149.201/default.asp) (Rebate Center)
lmiller@expressgroup.com (Email)
(888) 738-9201
(800) 962-4664
For Office Depot rebates that take more than the promised time to arrive, call the Office Depot executive offices at (800) 937-3600 or (561) 438-4800 and ask for "Customer Relations". Explain the problem and they'll get you your rebate promptly. (This is only for rebates that are actually offered by Office Depot, not manufacturer's rebates for products that Office Depot sells.) This is especially useful for rebates that are handled by the Express Group for Office Depot.

OfficeMax
www.officemax.com/max/solutions/product/rebateCenter.jsp (http://www.officemax.com/max/solutions/product/rebateCenter.jsp) (OfficeMax Rebate Directory)
(888) 618-8208 (OfficeMax Rebate Center)
(800) 283-7674 (OfficeMax.com)
800) 788-8080 (OfficeMax Main Office)

Sam's Club
samsclub.rebateplus.com (http://samsclub.rebateplus.com)

Staples - Coppell, TX & McAllen, TX (Parago / RebatesHQ) & Miami, FL
www.staplesrebates.com (http://www.staplesrebates.com/weblogic/rebateshq/staples/promoCenterHome)
(877) 266-6483
(888) 856-9210
(800) 338-0252 (Office of Staples President)


MAJOR MANUFACTURERS:

Adobe
KP Corporation
12647 Alcosta Blvd
San Ramon, CA 94583-9026
web3.kpcorp.com/adoberebate/ (http://web3.kpcorp.com/adoberebate/)
(925) 543-5200
(925) 543 5252 (FAX)

Apple
www.apple.com/promo/inquiry (http://www.apple.com/promo/inquiry) (Rebate Status)
(888) 825-6635

Belkin
web.belkin.com/support/tech/rebate.asp (http://web.belkin.com/support/tech/rebate.asp) (For rebate Inquirys directly to Belkin)

BestData
www.bestdata.com/database/rebate.asp (http://www.bestdata.com/database/rebate.asp)
debbie@bestdata.com (mail<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">ebbie@bestdata.com) (Email)
800) 503-2378 (8:00am-5:00pm EST)

Canon
secure.rebatestatus.com/bscripts/foxweb.exe/rebatestatus/ml_default?planguage=EN&cust_no=CANON (http://https://secure.rebatestatus.com/bscripts/foxweb.exe/rebatestatus/ml_default?planguage=EN&cust_no=CANON)

Creative
www.americas.creative.com/rebate (http://www.americas.creative.com/rebate)

DataViz
www.dataviz.com/eforms/rebate/rebate_faq.html (http://www.dataviz.com/eforms/rebate/rebate_faq.html)

Dell
Dell Community Board (Rebate Forum) (http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board?board.id=RebateStatus) (By far the easiest way to deal with Dell rebates cmatthes1 has encountered is their forums)

Epson & Olympus
therebatecenter.com/epson/conslookup1.cfm (http://therebatecenter.com/epson/conslookup1.cfm)
(800) 277-6187

Fellowes
www.trackmyrebate.com/Fellowes (http://www.trackmyrebate.com/Fellowes)

Fry's
(408) 487-4500 (Fry's corporate #, ask for 'Leoni')

Fujifilm
www.myrewards.info (http://www.myrewards.info)
(866) 385-4435 (M-F 9am-8pm EST)
(856) 665-9505 (FAX, ATTN: Rebate Dept)

HP
rebateorderstatus.hp.young-america.com/ (http://rebateorderstatus.hp.young-america.com/)
www.shopping.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpdirect/shopping/scripts/rebates/rebate_view.jsp/ (http://www.shopping.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpdirect/shopping/scripts/rebates/rebate_view.jsp/)

Imation - White Bear Lake, MN
www.rebate-zone.com/imation (http://www.rebate-zone.com/imation)
(866) 846-7052

Iomega
rebates@cs.iomega.com (rebates@cs.iomega.com) (IOMEGA "E-mail a Promotions Representative")

I/O Magic / HiVal / Digital Research
Rebate Dept.
P.O. Box 25750
Santa Ana, Ca 92799
http://www.iomagic.com/rebatesmain.htm
http://www.rebateservices.com
(800) 607-7466 (M-F, 8am-5pm PST)

Khypermedia
www.trackmyrebate.com/Khypermedia (http://www.trackmyrebate.com/Khypermedia)

Lexar
www.rebate-zone.com/lexarmedia (http://www.rebate-zone.com/lexarmedia)

Maxell
www.maxellcanada.com/whatsnew/promotions/promotions.htm (http://www.maxellcanada.com/whatsnew/promotions/promotions.htm ) (Lists Current Rebates Offers)
www.rebatestatus.com (http://www.rebatestatus.com) (For Inquires on Your Rebate Status)
(866) 297-3237

McAfee
www.mcafeerebates.com/promocenter/mcafee/index.shtml (http://www.mcafeerebates.com/promocenter/mcafee/index.shtml)
(800) 836-8756

Memorex
Young America, MN
www.memorex.com/special_promotions/rebates.php (http://www.memorex.com/special_promotions/rebates.php)
(888) 258-4575

Microsoft
Clifton, NJ & Ridgely, MD
www.microsoft.com/insider/rebates (http://www.microsoft.com/insider/rebates/) (List of current rebates only)
(800) 622-4445 (8:30am-5:30pm ET)

NEC
http://www.trackmyrebate.com/Nec/

Nokia
http://www.nokiapromos.com/ (http://www.nokiapromos.com)
(866) 600-4480

Norcent (CDRW)
(800) 605-2473

Northwestern Bell Phone
www.nwbphones.com (http://www.nwbphones.com)
rebate@unical-usa.com (Email)

Plextor
www.plextor.com/english/products/product_promotions.html (http://www.plextor.com/english/products/product_promotions.html)
(866) 283-7080 (Plextor Customer Contact Center)
(888) 859-3988 (Plextor Rebate Center)

PNY
www.trackmyrebate.com/pny (http://www.trackmyrebate.com/pny)
800) 340-0108

Samsung
New Rochelle, NY
www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/nabc/promotions/b2c_promotions_main.jsp (http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/nabc/promotions/b2c_promotions_main.jsp)
(800) 578-8883 (For Monitor Rebates Commencing 01/01/02)
(800) 635-8478 (Plasma/LCD TV)
(866) 762-9721 (Tuner)

Siemans SpeedStream
www.speedstreamrebates.com (http://www.speedstreamrebates.com)
(877) 204-1218

Sony
www.sonyrebates.com (http://www.sonyrebates.com)
www.safeprocessing.com/sonypromo/home.asp (http://www.safeprocessing.com/sonypromo/home.asp)
(800) 665-3023

Sony Ericsson Rebates
www.sonyericssonrebates.com/ (http://www.sonyericssonrebates.com/)
(866) 500-3821

Soyo
www.verifyrebate.com (http://www.verifyrebate.com)

Symantec
service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/WF-OL.NSF/rebate_status.html (http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/WF-OL.NSF/rebate_status.html) (Rebate online resolution site 1)
service2.symantec.com/SUPPORT/WF-OL.NSF/rebate_status.html (http://service2.symantec.com/SUPPORT/WF-OL.NSF/rebate_status.html) (Rebate online resolution site 2)
(800) 494-8825 (Interactive Voice Response line)

Taxcut
taxcut.com/customer_support/index.html (http://taxcut.com/customer_support/index.html) (Click on "I would like to check on the status of my rebate.")
(800) 235-9217

TDK
www.tdk.com/support/rebates.html# (http://www.tdk.com/support/rebates.html#)
www.rebate-zone.com/tdk (http://www.rebate-zone.com/tdk) (White Bear Lake, MN)
orderstatus.tdk.young-america.com/LookupbyRebateIDStreetnumberZipCodeFirstInitialLas tName.asp (http://orderstatus.tdk.young-america.com/LookupbyRebateIDStreetnumberZipCodeFirstInitialLas tName.asp) (Young America, MN)

T-Mobile / VoiceStream
Young America, MN
voicestreamrebates.com (http://voicestreamrebates.com)
(888) 258-4575

Trendware
rebatedirect@yahoo.com (Email)

Verizon
www.verizonwirelessrebates.com/ (http://www.verizonwirelessrebates.com/)

Western Digital
support.wdc.com/rebates.asp (http://support.wdc.com/rebates.asp)
westerndigitalrebate@young-america.com (Email)
(888) 292-0667


VARIOUS REBATE RELATED SITES:

Online Rebate Tracking Program
www.rebate-tracker.com (http://www.rebate-tracker.com/)

Great rebate form site - IBuyernet.com Rebate Center
rebate.ibuyernet.com/rebate/computerrebate.aspx (http://rebate.ibuyernet.com/rebate/computerrebate.aspx)

Site with links to current and past rebates
www.************/rebates.html (http://www.************/rebates.html)

Maxtor Current Rebates
www.maxtor.com/en/support/rebates/ (http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/rebates/)

Sears Current Rebates
www.bcrebates.com/printablelist.jsp?divisionId=1 (http://www.bcrebates.com/printablelist.jsp?divisionId=1)

RebateRebate! Rebate Tracking Program
www.pcworld.com (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,8341,00.asp)


WHERE TO COMPLAIN IF YOUR REBATE DOESN'T ARRIVE:

www.PlanetFeedback.com (http://www.PlanetFeedback.com)
They'll help you write a gripe letter and forward it to the company. Plus, you can send copies to lawmakers.

www.NAAG.org (http://www.NAAG.org/)
National Association of Attorneys General
Find your state attorney general's contact info, and call in a complaint. AGs will take action if they see a pattern.

www.FTC.gov (http://www.FTC.gov/)
The Federal Trade Commission
File a complaint on line or call (877) FTC-HELP.

www.RipOffReport.com (http://www.RipOffReport.com)
Share your horror story with other irate consumers. The site's caustic editorials will feed your rebate rage.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Online Complaint Form
www.ftc.gov (http://https://rn.ftc.gov/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01)
877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)

FTC Taking the Bait Out of Rebates
www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/rebatealrt.htm (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/rebatealrt.htm)

FTC Main Site
www.ftc.gov (http://www.ftc.gov)

Better Business Bureau Online Complaint System
www.bbb.org/bbbcomplaints/Welcome.asp (http://www.bbb.org/bbbcomplaints/Welcome.asp)


REBATE RELATED ARTICLES:

PCWorld.com: Rebate or Rip-Off?
www.pcworld.com/resource/printable/article/0,aid,7957,00.asp (http://www.pcworld.com/resource/printable/article/0,aid,7957,00.asp)

PCWorld.com: Consumer Watch: Bait and Rebate
www.pcworld.com/resource/printable/article/0,aid,55310,00.asp (http://www.pcworld.com/resource/printable/article/0,aid,55310,00.asp)

The (rebate) check is in the mail - or is it?
www.recordonline.com/archive/2003/04/27/jv27.htm (http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2003/04/27/jv27.htm)

Rejected! Rebates Get Harder to Collect --- As Cash-Back Offers Multiply, So Do Obstacles to Consumers; Best Ways to Get Your Check
Wall Street Journal Article (http://online.wsj.com/article_email/0,,SB1023755191634939720,00.html)
< Thanx to nishantd for the article>


AVOIDING THE REBATE RUNAROUND - Where to find details on current offers - researching Rebates:

The Site: www.RebatePlace.com (http://www.RebatePlace.com)
Comment: Site tracks current rebate deals on computers and electronics, including expiration dates and restrictions. Plus, you can print copies of rebate forms to read all the fine print.

The Site: www.mtv411.com/rebates-coupons/ (http://www.mtv411.com/rebates-coupons/)
Comment: An MTV community site with one useful feature: It offers contact info for major rebate fulfillment houses and links to online rebate centers for manufacturers and retailers.


<<< HELPFUL HINTS >>>

1) Read rebate requirements before you buy the product or as soon as you buy the product to be sure you meet the eligibility requirements and you know the mail-in dates.
2) If you are buying a product and the rebate is online, download and/or print the rebate immediately. Some online sites will remove rebates as soon as the sale/promotion is over.
3) ALWAYS make good copies of everything you send in for a rebate.
4) Complete all information requested on rebate form in a legible hand writing. You may want to use all caps.
5) Provide all documents requested on the rebate form.
6) Put your rebate documentation and copies in a safe place and follow up on the dates they are due.
7) Call about your rebate if you do not receive it when it is due.

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~~~~ How Do I ~~~~ I continued here (http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=40&threadid=1184812).

movinslow
08-03-2003, 03:20 PM
*from last thread*

Has anyone received the $42 rebate for the 200-pack Value Disc cd-r's?

I did this deal mid May from OM. I've gotten my other rebates for items I ordered with it such as WD 40g drive and cd stomper (cd labeler).

Also waiting on a $15 rebate for Mad Dog 4.1 sound card...

EDIT: received Mad Dog rebate. Waiting on cd-r rebate after being told my receipt didn't match the upc...

lsman
08-03-2003, 09:52 PM
may add OM rebate problem, email omxrebates@officemax.com

ImSeeker
08-03-2003, 11:04 PM
best buy rebate center url may be changed. i found a new one at:


Best Buy Rebate Center New Address? (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat12112&type=page)

craneo
08-04-2003, 12:09 PM
For those waiting the $25 rebate from the 48x Khypermedia drives that were FAR at Officemax in May: According to my online status, the checks in the mail (as of 8/1)!

It finishes off $170 worth of OM rebates from that May sale. Once I get this check and the $100 from the office depot desk FAR deal that is also in the mail, I'm springing for the Optorite0203 Dual DVD+/- drive (AT HotDeal) (http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=40&threadid=1098552).

Karaktu
08-04-2003, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by: craneo
For those waiting the $25 rebate from the 48x Khypermedia drives that were FAR at Officemax in May: According to my online status, the checks in the mail (as of 8/1)!

It finishes off $170 worth of OM rebates from that May sale. Once I get this check and the $100 from the office depot desk FAR deal that is also in the mail, I'm springing for the Optorite0203 Dual DVD+/- drive (AT HotDeal) (http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=40&threadid=1098552).

Yup, the two $25 checks I was waiting on also show mailed 8-1.

Joe

RossMAN
08-04-2003, 01:05 PM
FREE Rebate! Rebate! (http://www.sixintl.com/download/rebate20.exe) software

UTmtnbiker
08-05-2003, 09:16 AM
Dell Inspiron 600m $150 MIR
Mailed to Phoenix, AZ (rebatestatus.com)
Mailed out on 6/27
Received on 8/04
A month and a week turn around time! :Q Very fast and very pleased.

Once again, must get on my soapbox and knock Viking/TCA. One of them is bad enough, a rebate with both of them involved...very bad, very bad man!

Davros
08-05-2003, 02:17 PM
I am still waiting for a $10 OfficeMax rebate for a 50 pack of Fuji CD-R disks. Sale was in April. EasierRebates.com claims that my rebate was approved on May 5th and that my check is not listed as shipped yet. I think they have missed the 8 week window here.

lsman
08-07-2003, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by: lsman
may add OM rebate problem, email omxrebates@officemax.com

send email about a rebate in question that i HAVE NOT EVEN SEND IN. and got email said, will take care of it.
??

a day later, check rebateshq and see a new entry as "OfficeMax Customer Appeasement Program" $30.

Now that. is service.

Well, but a reply email will be nicer. Just to let me know a rebate check will be there and no need to send in a rebate...etc etc.

Karaktu
08-07-2003, 10:34 AM
MSN Dollars are starting to become available. Woo hoo!

Joe

LuckyStrike
08-08-2003, 10:09 AM
Symantec is useing rebates heavy now to move overpriced software. Good idea since you will never be able to get but one rebate. The requirements for more than one will never be satisfied by you, I, we, me, seems to alway's leave something out of the second , yea right :)



Lucky sometimes

Boomer2
08-08-2003, 03:06 PM
My current Parago exchange over a lost rebate. Perhaps there is hope:
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Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 21:35:11 -0400 (VET)
From: rebates@parago.com
To: D A
Subject: Re: Rebates Customer Service

Dear D A: Rebate ID: ######

Thank you for your rebate inquiry. We sincerely apologize for the wrong information you have got. We have received your submission, so we are pleased to inform you that your submission has been received and validated, and it is in the final stages of processing. You should receive your rebate within the next 30 days. Note that the check is remitted in the form of a postcard and will not arrive in an envelope.

We appreciate your participation in this promotion. If there is anything else we can do to assist you, please contact us at rebates@parago.com. We are always happy to help.

You can also track the status of your rebate, using the Rebate ID above, at www.RebatesHQ.com.

Braulio
Promotions Customer Service

On Thu, 7 Aug 2003 16:19:04 -0700 (PDT) you wrote:

My submission was faxed.

I have a copies of the submitted document and the fax acknowledgement sheet.

I also have a copy of the page from your website stating my submission is valid.

It is apparent that it is time to file reports against Parago with the BBB and the AGs of Arizona and Florida.


--- rebates@parago.com wrote:
Dear D A:

Thank you for your rebate inquiry. We apologize, but we are unable to locate your submission in our database. Your rebate submission may have been misdirected or lost in the mail. If it has been longer than four weeks since you sent in your rebate request, please mail or fax a copy of your UPC barcode, sales receipt, and rebate form to:

Rebate Special Services
PO Box 028516
Miami FL 33102-8516

Fax Number: (800) 886-8370. Please allow 24-48 hours to process your fax.

Please understand that you are resubmitting your original rebate request, so it will take up to 8 weeks to receive your rebate.

Also, if your initial submission was not sent to our processing centers in Texas or Florida, you should contact the store where you made your original purchase to locate the correct rebate processing center.

We appreciate your participation in this promotion. If there is anything else we can do to assist you, please contact us at rebates@parago.com. We are always happy to help. You can also track the status of your rebate at www.RebatesHQ.com.

Moises
Promotions Customer Service

On Wed, 6 Aug 2003 20:46:21 -0700 (PDT) you wrote:

My rebate for this submission has disappeared from the website; but I have not yet received the check. Please let me know its status.

Slyfrogger
08-08-2003, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by: Davros
I am still waiting for a $10 OfficeMax rebate for a 50 pack of Fuji CD-R disks. Sale was in April. EasierRebates.com claims that my rebate was approved on May 5th and that my check is not listed as shipped yet. I think they have missed the 8 week window here.

I have received two checks for this OM deal about two weeks ago. I did submit on line and mailed their site generated form with appropriate documentation for that same time period offer.

Good luck
If you do not see something soon you start some inquiries.

I am still waiting for my second $30 Maxtor rebate on the Staples deal about that same time. Cannot get status to change from a 30 day status even though they acknowledge my emails (Parago). Phone calls start next week!

Edit: Status finally changed this morning (08-09-03) to check will be received in approx 10/15 days. Patience....patience.... patience!

lungster
08-09-2003, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by: Davros
I am still waiting for a $10 OfficeMax rebate for a 50 pack of Fuji CD-R disks. Sale was in April. EasierRebates.com claims that my rebate was approved on May 5th and that my check is not listed as shipped yet. I think they have missed the 8 week window here.

My check for this deal arrived on 7/18. It just appeared on easierrebates one day and the check showed up shortly after.

lungster
08-09-2003, 09:38 PM
In the SLOW catagory... got $25 on 8/9/03 from Khypermedia for a CD-RW burner from 5/4 at OM. About the only company slower is Cendyne :(

Nitemare
08-11-2003, 10:14 AM
All I can say is Fvck K-byte

I purchased a stick of 256MB 2100 DDR memory 40 - 40 MIR at OfficeMax. I got the rejection postcard this saturday.

Your purchase was not made withing the required dates for this rebate.
Yes it was.

The postmark date on your rebate submission was after the deadline for this rebate.
I mailed it the weekend after I purchased it.

CDR-The UPC barcode submitted is not eleigible for this promotion.
WTF?!?!? Who said anything about CDR's?

The promotion on the postcard is for a $7 rebate on khypermedia brand CDR 40x 80min 700mb 50pk spindle, seven day offer

First of all I would never ever buy khypermedia cd burnables and they are turning me down for a 7 dollar rebate on something that I didn't even purchase. I'm thinking about calling Officemax HQ about K-bytes mail-in-rebate scams. Has anyone done this before and what was the resolution?

I'm not sure if I have kept the copies of the UPC or the rebate form either. I cleaned out my office last week and don't remember seeing them.

tigerbait
08-11-2003, 10:44 AM
Khypermedia just denied my office max $12 100pack CDR rebate from July 27th, saying it was postmarked too late, but I bought the product on Sunday, it said must be within 7 days postmarked, and I got it postmarked and mailed 6 days after buying it.

I'm really get sick of this rebate crap.

Nitemare
08-11-2003, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by: tigerbait
Khypermedia just denied my office max $12 100pack CDR rebate from July 27th, saying it was postmarked too late, but I bought the product on Sunday, it said must be within 7 days postmarked, and I got it postmarked and mailed 6 days after buying it.

I'm really get sick of this rebate crap.

I'll save you the trouble of calling. They will say to submit it again.

This will be the last time that I purchase anything with a khypermedia rebate

Karaktu
08-11-2003, 11:39 AM
In the annoyingly amusing category...I have purchased a Cendyne modem and Cendyne 52x CD-RW drive in recent weeksn from OM. The rebate for each is on the same form. Anyway, one set of these rebates were approved no problem; the other set (that my mom purchased, ahem) had the modem approved by the CD-RW rebate denied because it was a limit of one per promotion. Laff. It just goes to show that even the rebate company reps don't know what's going on.

I'll be calling to get the other rebate validated

Joe

P.S.

Officemax has a "rebate department" that will assist you with any rebate issues. Just call the Officemax.com number and select "previous order" from the VRU and you'll get a CSR who will instruct you on where to fax/email, etc.

Cpaladin
08-12-2003, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by: Karaktu
In the annoyingly amusing category...I have purchased a Cendyne modem and Cendyne 52x CD-RW drive in recent weeksn from OM. The rebate for each is on the same form. Anyway, one set of these rebates were approved no problem; the other set (that my mom purchased, ahem) had the modem approved by the CD-RW rebate denied because it was a limit of one per promotion. Laff. It just goes to show that even the rebate company reps don't know what's going on.

I'll be calling to get the other rebate validated


Isn't it always amusing how in such a situation, the cheapest of the two is approved and the most expensive is rejected?

That said, the rebate form says one rebate per person, it does NOT say one rebate per item, per person. Unlike belkin, or officemax store rebates, and so on. The rebate company reps know what's going on, it's SUPPOSED to be only ONE rebate for a given promotion number, and most of the vets by now should be well aware that if you do more than one you'll get rejected and have to call to get it validated. As you're one of the most frequent vets here, I'm surprised you'd think the rebate center had it backwards.

lsman
08-12-2003, 05:22 PM
$35 for BB Rk-Byte Reptron 512 pc2700 DDR Ram Dept. 39668 sent 5/8/03

sent to Niagrara Falls, NY but got a check from Scottsdale, AZ....

ijourneaux
08-12-2003, 06:36 PM
Just a quick question. I have two OMax rebates that went to EasierRebates in late April early May. I was following up on them and both rebates are listed as mailed and check cashed. I am quite sure I haven't received them so I couldn't have cashed them.

Is this a common occurrance?

razor2025
08-12-2003, 06:42 PM
Does anyone know a way to talk to a LIVE person on Parago/RebatesHQ? I tried all the numbers and just gets the automated POS. My $10 modem rebate got rejected due to that infamous "multiple item" excuse. Sent them a E-mail, but I would rather have a live person to yell at.

ijourneaux
08-12-2003, 06:54 PM
I just spent 45min waiting for someone to pick up.

Karaktu
08-12-2003, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by: ijourneaux
Just a quick question. I have two OMax rebates that went to EasierRebates in late April early May. I was following up on them and both rebates are listed as mailed and check cashed. I am quite sure I haven't received them so I couldn't have cashed them.

Is this a common occurrance?

A lot of the rebates from Easierrebate (particularly from Officemax) are combined onto one check. It's possible (even likely) that you cashed a mutiple rebate check and didn't realize it. Compare the mailed/cashed dates (so that they're the same) to some other rebate that you know you received, and it was likely combined with that one.

Joe

Karaktu
08-12-2003, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by: Cpaladin

Originally posted by: Karaktu
In the annoyingly amusing category...I have purchased a Cendyne modem and Cendyne 52x CD-RW drive in recent weeksn from OM. The rebate for each is on the same form. Anyway, one set of these rebates were approved no problem; the other set (that my mom purchased, ahem) had the modem approved by the CD-RW rebate denied because it was a limit of one per promotion. Laff. It just goes to show that even the rebate company reps don't know what's going on.

I'll be calling to get the other rebate validated


Isn't it always amusing how in such a situation, the cheapest of the two is approved and the most expensive is rejected?

That said, the rebate form says one rebate per person, it does NOT say one rebate per item, per person. Unlike belkin, or officemax store rebates, and so on. The rebate company reps know what's going on, it's SUPPOSED to be only ONE rebate for a given promotion number, and most of the vets by now should be well aware that if you do more than one you'll get rejected and have to call to get it validated. As you're one of the most frequent vets here, I'm surprised you'd think the rebate center had it backwards.


Actually, that isn't true. Just to clear this up as it has been discussed in the OMax threads, here's the actual text from the denial:

"We apologize for the misunderstanding, but your rebate is invalid because this promotion allows only one rebate per item per household. A postcard acknowledging your invalid reason will be mailed to you."

So, for the current OMax/Cendyne promotion, it *IS* one rebate per item per household and whoever processed/denied this particular rebate was in error.

Joe

ijourneaux
08-12-2003, 07:49 PM
A lot of the rebates from Easierrebate (particularly from Officemax) are combined onto one check. It's possible (even likely) that you cashed a mutiple rebate check and didn't realize it. Compare the mailed/cashed dates (so that they're the same) to some other rebate that you know you received, and it was likely combined with that one.

For that date and time, there were only the 2 rebates $13 for Spin-X CD and $20 for a Curtis phone digital answering machine. They could have been combined but I don't have any records of a rebate check for $33. Nor do I have records of $13 or $20 rebate checks. They calim the rebate was cashed on July 31, 2003.

Supposedly they will sent me a copy of the cancelled checks.

SleepyB
08-13-2003, 07:00 PM
Circuit City Centon 256MB PC133

Sale around July 6-12.
$40 - $ 25 MFR Rebate - $15 CC Rebate = Free AR

Rebates sent in July 17. Circuit City $15 received yesterday August 12th. That's one of the fastest turn around time on rebates I've ever had! Way to go Circuit City.

The bad part... MFR Centon rebate not even showing up on their rebate tracking site.

Centon Rebate Status (http://www.rebate-zone.com/centon)


Looking at their rebate requirements... Looks like they're trying anything they can to disquaify rebates. Not a good sign... Rebate form says 10 weeks to start processing. *Sigh*

Centon Rebates (http://www.centon.com/rebates.htm)

lsman
08-14-2003, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by: SleepyB
Circuit City Centon 256MB PC133

Sale around July 6-12.
$40 - $ 25 MFR Rebate - $15 CC Rebate = Free AR

Rebates sent in July 17. Circuit City $15 received yesterday August 12th. That's one of the fastest turn around time on rebates I've ever had! Way to go Circuit City.

The bad part... MFR Centon rebate not even showing up on their rebate tracking site.

Centon Rebate Status (http://www.rebate-zone.com/centon)


Looking at their rebate requirements... Looks like they're trying anything they can to disquaify rebates. Not a good sign... Rebate form says 10 weeks to start processing. *Sigh*

Centon Rebates (http://www.centon.com/rebates.htm)


thanks for the link. Mine does show up.

gujuguy007
08-14-2003, 03:34 PM
This is just an update. I'm not sure if anybody is keeping up with the Cendyne rebates for the 56x internal CD-RW from officemax, but i sent mine a couple days ago and has gotten approved. Check should be mailed in the next 30 days. Hopefully it will get here.

relaxandreflect
08-15-2003, 10:28 AM
does anyone have the contact information for the i/o magic PVR card rebate from compusa from march? (the 6pm sale they did) i need to contact them about my rebate, but can't find the #. please pm me if you have it. thanks.

RocketsFan
08-15-2003, 02:27 PM
I'm still awaiting a $100 rebate from a CompUSA Maxtor 200GB hard drive deal since March. It says the rebate has been in processing since March 22, 2003 and a check should be sent within the next 30 days. Insane. I've emailed them about 4 or 5 times only to receive their stupid form letter response about it'll be sent out within the next 30 days. This is the last time I buy anything with a rebate that goes to Parago/rebateshq. Does calling any of the numbers listed above help? I'm about to report these clowns to the BBB/attorney general - maybe enough complaints will get them some notice from the AG? The sad thing is these morons are located within driving distance from me, too. Maybe I should show up at their doorsteps? hehe.

RocketsFan
08-15-2003, 02:47 PM
Well I went ahead and called Parago. They said that nothing seems to be wrong with my account. The guy supposedly talked to his supervisor who told him there's been a delay with processing those request. I told him my idea of a delay is a month or 2, not 5 months. He said there's nothing he could do about it and to call back in about 2 weeks if I haven't received my check. Knuckleheads... arrgggg.

4824guy
08-15-2003, 08:51 PM
I recieved this week

1) $30 MIR from K-byte from the Best Buy sale around 4/6. This is the one that had the problem with the different UPC number. you had to call the rebate center to have the status changed from rejected to approved.


2)$10 MIR onb Best Data Modem bought at OM on 4/2. For this one, I had to visit the Best data web page and submit their rebate inquire form. I did that and recieved the check about 2 weeks later.

4824guy
08-15-2003, 08:54 PM
I received my $25 MIR on the Kypermedia 48x cd-rw drive bought at OM around 5/7.

Slyfrogger
08-16-2003, 02:09 PM
I finally received the second of the $30 rebates today for the Staples Maxtor 80GB deal in early May.
I can now put that one to bed.

lungster
08-17-2003, 01:26 PM
Finally got my Cendyne $30 rebate for the Verbatim dvd+rw deal from OM on 5/4.

alrocky
08-18-2003, 02:33 AM
Digital Research (I/O Magic)
52 x 24 x 52 CD-RW
Best Buy on 03/16/03

net price $10

$30 Best Buy rebate came months ago and the $10 I/O Magic rebate about 10 days ago. My thanks to the AnandTech member who warned that I/O Magic seems to wait until you email them about the late rebate.

razor2025
08-18-2003, 03:51 PM
WTF? Parago just rejected one of my Cendyne rebates from 7/22-26 by some BS reason for per rebate/household. They have seriously stuped very low. If I can't get it, I'm filing BBB a complaint. Anybody has suggestion?

chynkboi
08-18-2003, 07:51 PM
yea... go cry :evil:

lsman
08-19-2003, 07:51 AM
oc register needed (http://www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=53029¡±ion=BUSINESS&subsection=OC_REGION&year=2003&month=8&day=19)

see it post in FW,
quota....
"
SANTA ANA ¡V CenDyne Inc. was forced to shut down Monday after a state judge ruled that it had to repay a Taiwanese creditor more than $20 million.

CenDyne, one of the biggest brands in computer DVD drives, already was reeling from mounting losses and top-level resignations.

For the first six months this year, CenDyne lost $17.5 million, which spurred the lawsuit from Test Rite International, the Taiwanese investor that provided CenDyne with inventory and services. Test Rite seized control of the company two weeks ago.

On Thursday, California Superior Court Judge Robert H. Gallivan ordered CenDyne to pay its creditors and appointed Robb Evans & Associates as receiver.

"We're trying to liquidate the assets of the company for the benefit of the creditors," said Brick Kane, chief operating officer at Robb Evans.
"
.......
McCalla and Miles are also CEO and CFO at the U.S. division of Test Rite. Test Rite, which provides packaging, design and logistics to retailers, invested $4.5 million in CenDyne last summer, gaining 42 percent of the company, said Test Rite.

Test Rite, based locally in Ontario, took control of the privately held CenDyne after founders Ed Meadows, Mo Vahdati and Dean Vahdati, abruptly resigned.

Test Rite's lawsuit alleged that the trio made false statements "with the intent to defraud and deceive" Test Rite in order to attract investment.

Test Rite said it had discovered in November that CenDyne had doled out $2.4 million in "secret" consumer rebates and price guarantees to retailers, which caused CenDyne to restate its financial reports.

Another $2.8 million in rebates was discovered in July, the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit alleged that CenDyne owed Test Rite $22.7 million for the purchase of goods, rebate liabilities and short-term liabilities.

"

so Test Rite will pay for the rebate?

surprisely i only has $20 cendyne rebate outstanding.

Karaktu
08-19-2003, 10:46 AM
I got an email in to an Officemax Rebate CSR that I've had good communication with; I'll let you know what I find out about the Cendyne situation (i.e., if Officemax will pay outstanding rebates if Cendyne doesn't).

Joe

UPDATE: It's been forwarded to OMAX Corporate now as they were apparently unaware of the story. I"ll keep you posted.

Cpaladin
08-19-2003, 11:54 AM
emailed someone at omxrebates and was told they contacted the rebate center to expedite that check, so I again stressed that the company is out of business now and there won't be any money to provide parago to cut a check.

Speaking only for myself, I would be 100% satisfied with a omax gift check/card item because sooner or later I need paper, envelopes, stuff like that anyway that I'd otherwise pay for, so it's as good as cash to me.

Please do keep us posted dude.

lsman
08-19-2003, 06:17 PM
got two Pacific Digital Corp PDC 52X cdrw rebate (after sent request twice)
$20 purchase 2/16/03 Offer # offmax021630146
$25 purchase 4/14/03 Offer # OFFMAX041330146

razor2025
08-19-2003, 08:04 PM
no F*cking wonder. These companies are getting bolder by the day. What if someone bought something that came with a $300 rebate? Then 2 weeks later the company goes belly-up? This is riduculous. I seriously doubt Test Rite will pay for the rebate. They already have to liquidate Cendyne's asset to get rid of the debt.

Karaktu
08-19-2003, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by: razor2025
no F*cking wonder. These companies are getting bolder by the day. What if someone bought something that came with a $300 rebate? Then 2 weeks later the company goes belly-up? This is riduculous. I seriously doubt Test Rite will pay for the rebate. They already have to liquidate Cendyne's asset to get rid of the debt.

Forgotten www.cyberrebates.com already? ;)

Joe

Lanyap
08-19-2003, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by: razor2025
no F*cking wonder. These companies are getting bolder by the day. What if someone bought something that came with a $300 rebate? Then 2 weeks later the company goes belly-up? This is riduculous. I seriously doubt Test Rite will pay for the rebate. They already have to liquidate Cendyne's asset to get rid of the debt.
What assets? Sounds like the three guys who quit just set up the sales. Test-Rite right did everything else. Cendyne will probably have very little if any tangible assets.

razor2025
08-19-2003, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by: Lanyap

Originally posted by: razor2025
no F*cking wonder. These companies are getting bolder by the day. What if someone bought something that came with a $300 rebate? Then 2 weeks later the company goes belly-up? This is riduculous. I seriously doubt Test Rite will pay for the rebate. They already have to liquidate Cendyne's asset to get rid of the debt.
What assets? Sounds like the three guys who quit just set up the sales. Test-Rite right did everything else. Cendyne will probably have very little it any tangible assets.

That's what I'm talking about. Since Cendyne's already dead-broke, how is Test-Rite going to pay the rebates?

razor2025
08-19-2003, 09:41 PM
Forgotten www.cyberrebates.com already? ;)

Joe


WTF? So , I have to wait for god knows how long till they've finished off their Chp. 11 proceeding and THEN process the rebate.... This is complete BS... Omax better get this resolved.

Lanyap
08-19-2003, 09:41 PM
My guess is that Test-Rite will not pay outstanding rebates. You'll have to get your money from the retailers. I had a bad feeling about Cendyne for a while. I was afraid this was going to happen. You can't stay in business and dole out the large rebates that Cendyne did for a couple of years.

razor2025
08-19-2003, 09:50 PM
I don't get it... If what alot of articles about rebates are true, most of their rebates were left uncaimed. I doubt if they ever had more than 30% of their rebates fulfilled... So blaming on rebate losses is a complete BS. I can already smell their accounting books cooked.

Karaktu
08-20-2003, 01:42 PM
For those of you who already have Cendyne rebate checks in-hand but haven't cashed them, they should be good as the rebate center doesn't send checks until the funds have been transferred into their account.

It'll be a little while before OMAX makes a decision on those outstanding Cendyne rebates purchased/advertised thru them, but I wouldn't be at all suprised if they ended up offering gift cards. I WOULD be suprised if they went ahead and honored the rebates for cash as I'm sure there are tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of unpaid Cendyne rebates right now.

Will let you know when I know (which is not to say someone else might not know sooner!)...

Joe

oLLie
08-21-2003, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by: Karaktu
For those of you who already have Cendyne rebate checks in-hand but haven't cashed them, they should be good as the rebate center doesn't send checks until the funds have been transferred into their account.

It'll be a little while before OMAX makes a decision on those outstanding Cendyne rebates purchased/advertised thru them, but I wouldn't be at all suprised if they ended up offering gift cards. I WOULD be suprised if they went ahead and honored the rebates for cash as I'm sure there are tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of unpaid Cendyne rebates right now.

Will let you know when I know (which is not to say someone else might not know sooner!)...

Joe

Thanks Karaktu, keep us posted, I'm still waiting on several Cendyne rebates from about February. I was about to go buy another Cendyne drive this week from OfficeMax w/ 2 rebates... hmm... I guess I shouldn't do that.

attention
08-21-2003, 10:17 PM
This is in regards of frys PCanywhere (Symantech) 70$ rebate.

That promotion ran for a few days and they were mostly sold out because of it.
It made PCanywhere nearly FAR (tax only) with one rebate over $80, and the other for $70.

Some of us got the $80, but *NONE* of us got the $70.

It turns out that frys simply made up a form and printed it and handed it to people. The rebate center has no records about that particular promotion.
So whoever made that mistake (like me, AGAIN!) to buy rebate stuff from frys, make sure to follow up on that.

This proves again, that these people are real scumbags.

Cpaladin
08-22-2003, 03:59 PM
Update - Mine got paid out today. Of course mine is about 9 or 10 weeks old which is the usually lag time between received date and a check date where cendyne rebates were concerned.

Rebate: $20.00 Rebate Check
Rebate Information For:
Promotion: Up to $30 Mail in Rebate on Select Cendyne Products (OfficeMax only)
Submission Type: MAIL
Date Received: 06-19-2003
Status: Reward Fulfilled
Check Number: xxxxxxx
Check Issue Date: 08-22-2003 (Please allow 10-15 days for delivery)
Status Detail: Your rebate is valid. Please allow 10 to 15 days for delivery. Thank you.

Only just *today* did my submission change to fulfillment status. In a day or two a check number and mail date will show up, as this is how it always works with parago. I'm thinking perhaps parago has more money from cendyne in it's own coffers that has not been expended yet. Who knows.

If I get my 20 bucks, I ain't gonna complain.

UTmtnbiker
08-22-2003, 08:40 PM
Belkin Mini-Scroller Optical 3-button Mouse from Circuit City
This was the FAR fiasco they had where they changed the qualifying dates from all week to that weekend only. Luckily I purchased during that weekend.
Bought 7/13
Sent out 7/14
Received the $10 rebate today, 8/22.
5 weeks.

Pretty good. Definately not TCA and/or Viking.

SimMike2
08-23-2003, 10:04 PM
Finally got a Viking/TCA (New Rochelle) $20 rebate that I submitted in January. All it took was mailing them the forms three times, the last two because the previous ones they "had no record of receiving." In addition, I had to contact two State Attorney General's offices to file complaints, Ca for Viking, NY for TCA. And I also complained to the BBB in NY. After all this, they finally sent my $20.

Stay away from TCA New Rochelle rebate center. They are pure sleaze and try to make you feel guilty for complaining. I think they throw a hefty percentage of rebates right in the trash without even opening the envelope.

razor2025
08-25-2003, 06:03 PM
got some info from my local Omax manager, he also handles the rebate stuff.

Basically, Omax is going to take fund Cendyne rebates. I hope my approved ones gets paid ASAP. If Omax comes through, they've earned alot of respect and satisfaction from me. I think I'll put them above Staples on my shopping list.

svallarian
08-28-2003, 10:05 AM
Received this message this morning to my specially setup email box for rebates from easierrebates.

---------------------
Subject: Merchandise & Services - ADV.
From: "Rebate Customer" <rebates11@aol.com>
Date: Wed, August 27, 2003 9:43 pm
To: "Steven Vallarian" <easierrebates2003@vallarian.com>
Priority: Normal
Options: View Full Header | View Printable Version

Dear Rebate Customer:

As we previously indicated we are sending you our valuable rebate customer either to
a website or an email ad for companies
providing either services or merchandise at discounted rates at a saving to you,
some of which may have additional rebate offers.

As always, in the event that you do not wish to receive these notices please email
us at murrey11@aol.com with the note
"please remove my address from your list."

Do You Need Affordable Life Insurance Protection?
Monthly Premiums
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sent this to their "customer service" email address
-------------------------------------------------------
Hello,

I recenty received a spam message to an address known only to your company
(i.e. easierrebates2003@vallarian.com)

It is not noted in your privacy policy that you underhandedly sell off the names and email addresses of
people who submit rebate claims to bastard spammers.

That is no way to do business, and if it continues, I will contact the compaines that you do business with (i.e. officemax, etc) and
demand that they stop doing business with disgraceful and unethical compaines like yourself.

Thanks.
Steven Vallarian

ub4me
08-28-2003, 10:47 AM
I bought a 100 spindle of Khypermedia CDRs on 7/27 from Officemax while they had $12 manufacturer rebate and $8 OM rebate.
Then I sent the rebate form and all required documents on 8/01.
Today I received a postcard saying "The postmark date on your rebate submission was after the deadline for this rebate."
But on the rebate form, they said "Submissions must be postmarked within 14 days after purchase date." So it's 8/09.
I checked my status from their website (www.trackmyrebate.com/khypermedia), and they received my documents on 8/11.
So I wanted to call or email them, but I could not find any email or phone number.

What's the problem with them? Is there any way I can do about it?
I'm so upset. :evil:

Growltiger
08-28-2003, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by: svallarian
Received this message this morning to my specially setup email box for rebates from easierrebates. --------------------- Subject: Merchandise & Services - ADV. From: "Rebate Customer" <REBATES11@AOL.COM>Date: Wed, August 27, 2003 9:43 pm To: "Steven Vallarian" <EASIERREBATES2003@VALLARIAN.COM>Priority: Normal Options: View Full Header | View Printable Version Dear Rebate Customer: As we previously indicated we are sending you our valuable rebate customer either to a website or an email ad for companies providing either services or merchandise at discounted rates at a saving to you, some of which may have additional rebate offers. As always, in the event that you do not wish to receive these notices please email us at murrey11@aol.com with the note "please remove my address from your list." Do You Need Affordable Life Insurance Protection? Monthly Premiums -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sent this to their "customer service" email address ------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I recenty received a spam message to an address known only to your company (i.e. easierrebates2003@vallarian.com) It is not noted in your privacy policy that you underhandedly sell off the names and email addresses of people who submit rebate claims to bastard spammers. That is no way to do business, and if it continues, I will contact the compaines that you do business with (i.e. officemax, etc) and demand that they stop doing business with disgraceful and unethical compaines like yourself. Thanks. Steven Vallarian

I got that, too, but the Yahoo filter caught it. I didn't think it was a real company because of the aol addy.

grooed
08-28-2003, 06:21 PM
Officemax rebate question.

The officemax rebate form says......

1. Purchase any of the products...
2. Save the original dated receipt.
3. Save the UPC bar codes from packages
4. fill in your name....

okay. what do they mean by "save" the original? I can't send all originals.. cos there are some manufacturer's rebate requiring Original UPC.

Engineer
08-28-2003, 06:23 PM
rebatestatus.com denied my Buy.com rebate for the Yahama speakers ($25.00). Said SKU number was different from Packing Slip vs receipt. The packing slip has 2 SKU number's on the paper....have to e-mail them and contest this. A FYI for the rest of you! ;)

grooed
08-28-2003, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by: ub4me
I bought a 100 spindle of Khypermedia CDRs on 7/27 from Officemax while they had $12 manufacturer rebate and $8 OM rebate.
Then I sent the rebate form and all required documents on 8/01.
Today I received a postcard saying "The postmark date on your rebate submission was after the deadline for this rebate."
But on the rebate form, they said "Submissions must be postmarked within 14 days after purchase date." So it's 8/09.
I checked my status from their website (www.trackmyrebate.com/khypermedia), and they received my documents on 8/11.
So I wanted to call or email them, but I could not find any email or phone number.

What's the problem with them? Is there any way I can do about it?
I'm so upset. :evil:

Hi! I bought the same thing. The khypermedia rebate (can track with RebateHQ manufacturer's rebate), must be postmarked by 7 days. the other OM rebate is 14 days ( can track also on rebateHQ, but through the officemax linky, new to me).

so... i hope this clears it up.. as i'm going to submit that OM rebate too!

Lanyap
08-28-2003, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by: Engineer
rebatestatus.com denied my Buy.com rebate for the Yahama speakers ($25.00). Said SKU number was different from Packing Slip vs receipt. The packing slip has 2 SKU number's on the paper....have to e-mail them and contest this. A FYI for the rest of you! ;)
Thanks for the heads up. Those bastages. They probably asked for the packing slip and receipt so that they could do this on purpose.

"Oh, we are really sorry. We made a mistake and looked at the wrong number. So now we will make you jump through hoops to make us correct this. We will also extend the time it takes to send your rebate. We hope other people like you don't notice so we can screw them too and keep their hard earned money... We love our job"

Those bastages!

jarsoffart
08-28-2003, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by: grooed

Originally posted by: ub4me
I bought a 100 spindle of Khypermedia CDRs on 7/27 from Officemax while they had $12 manufacturer rebate and $8 OM rebate.
Then I sent the rebate form and all required documents on 8/01.
Today I received a postcard saying "The postmark date on your rebate submission was after the deadline for this rebate."
But on the rebate form, they said "Submissions must be postmarked within 14 days after purchase date." So it's 8/09.
I checked my status from their website (www.trackmyrebate.com/khypermedia), and they received my documents on 8/11.
So I wanted to call or email them, but I could not find any email or phone number.

What's the problem with them? Is there any way I can do about it?
I'm so upset. :evil:

Hi! I bought the same thing. The khypermedia rebate (can track with RebateHQ manufacturer's rebate), must be postmarked by 7 days. the other OM rebate is 14 days ( can track also on rebateHQ, but through the officemax linky, new to me).

so... i hope this clears it up.. as i'm going to submit that OM rebate too!


I've just had my $8 OMax khypermedia rebate denied as well, but it's for the wrong UPC. I'm going to try to send a copy.

tigerbait
08-28-2003, 10:24 PM
another $12 denied khypermedia (postmark) :|

Karaktu
08-28-2003, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by: jarsoffart

Originally posted by: grooed

Originally posted by: ub4me
I bought a 100 spindle of Khypermedia CDRs on 7/27 from Officemax while they had $12 manufacturer rebate and $8 OM rebate.
Then I sent the rebate form and all required documents on 8/01.
Today I received a postcard saying "The postmark date on your rebate submission was after the deadline for this rebate."
But on the rebate form, they said "Submissions must be postmarked within 14 days after purchase date." So it's 8/09.
I checked my status from their website (www.trackmyrebate.com/khypermedia), and they received my documents on 8/11.
So I wanted to call or email them, but I could not find any email or phone number.

What's the problem with them? Is there any way I can do about it?
I'm so upset. :evil:

Hi! I bought the same thing. The khypermedia rebate (can track with RebateHQ manufacturer's rebate), must be postmarked by 7 days. the other OM rebate is 14 days ( can track also on rebateHQ, but through the officemax linky, new to me).

so... i hope this clears it up.. as i'm going to submit that OM rebate too!


I've just had my $12 khypermedia rebate denied as well, but it's for the wrong UPC. I'm going to try to send a copy.

LOL.

My $12 manufactuer's rebate is valid and all that, but my $8 Officemax rebate is denied because of an invalid UPC. I just have to laugh.

Does anyone remember the praises we were singing about how great RebatesHQ was, maybe two years ago?

Joe

P.S.

Still nothing on the Cendyne front that I've heard.

jarsoffart
08-29-2003, 01:16 AM
Actually it is my OMax rebate that is denied for the invalid UPC. I havea feeling they made a mistake or something. I bought it for someone else and he also got his denied. Maybe they made a mistake?

Cpaladin
08-29-2003, 07:58 AM
Originally posted by: jarsoffart
Actually it is my OMax rebate that is denied for the invalid UPC. I havea feeling they made a mistake or something. I bought it for someone else and he also got his denied. Maybe they made a mistake?


This happened to plenty of folk over at...what do you alls call it, chubby pocketboot or something. Whatever...

1-888-385-1165

Call that number, don't choose any options just stay on the line and you'll get a CSR. Age old deal with getting parago to validate it. If you call a rebateshq.com number, you won't get anywhere since the OM/BTS rebates don't show up on rebateshq.com and they don't show up in the rebateshq.com CSR's computers either. They can't validate a submission they can't see in their system.

All the new OM/BTS rebates show up at www.maxmyrebates.com and even though it's STILL just parago, one hand apparantly doesn't have access to the other hand's rebate submission database so call that number to get it resolved.

In my case, it turns out they rejected me for not sending the original upc, when a duh, I had to use it for the mfr rebate.

grooed
08-29-2003, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by: grooed
Officemax rebate question.

The officemax rebate form says......

1. Purchase any of the products...
2. Save the original dated receipt.
3. Save the UPC bar codes from packages
4. fill in your name....

okay. what do they mean by "save" the original? I can't send all originals.. cos there are some manufacturer's rebate requiring Original UPC.

Erm anyone has the answer? obviously. those that i can't use original i can't... but how about those that has ONLY officemax rebates, do i use the original UPC? or the copy?

Karaktu
08-29-2003, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by: Cpaladin

Originally posted by: jarsoffart
Actually it is my OMax rebate that is denied for the invalid UPC. I havea feeling they made a mistake or something. I bought it for someone else and he also got his denied. Maybe they made a mistake?


This happened to plenty of folk over at...what do you alls call it, chubby pocketboot or something. Whatever...

1-888-385-1165

Call that number, don't choose any options just stay on the line and you'll get a CSR. Age old deal with getting parago to validate it. If you call a rebateshq.com number, you won't get anywhere since the OM/BTS rebates don't show up on rebateshq.com and they don't show up in the rebateshq.com CSR's computers either. They can't validate a submission they can't see in their system.

All the new OM/BTS rebates show up at www.maxmyrebates.com and even though it's STILL just parago, one hand apparantly doesn't have access to the other hand's rebate submission database so call that number to get it resolved.

In my case, it turns out they rejected me for not sending the original upc, when a duh, I had to use it for the mfr rebate.

Actually, you CAN email RebatesHQ (Parago) about your Officemax/BTS rebates, as long as you have the tracking number (starts with a "1"). They were able to correct my invalid UPC problem via email (in less than 24 hours, even!).

Thanks for the phone number, though!

Joe

Karaktu
08-29-2003, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by: grooed

Originally posted by: grooed
Officemax rebate question.

The officemax rebate form says......

1. Purchase any of the products...
2. Save the original dated receipt.
3. Save the UPC bar codes from packages
4. fill in your name....

okay. what do they mean by "save" the original? I can't send all originals.. cos there are some manufacturer's rebate requiring Original UPC.

Erm anyone has the answer? obviously. those that i can't use original i can't... but how about those that has ONLY officemax rebates, do i use the original UPC? or the copy?


If there is a manufacturer AND Officemax rebate, you send the original to the manufacturer and the copy to the Officemax rebate address. If it is ONLY an Officemax rebate, you send the original UPC.

Keep in mind that this last round of rebates went from the end of July to the middle of September, and there's a limit of one per household on those Officemax rebates even though certain items (i.e., WD 40 gig, Khypermedia 100 CD-R spindle) were advertised two different weeks with the same rebate offers.

Joe

grooed
08-29-2003, 12:09 PM
thanks man. I will follow your advice.

Although, some say that UPC copies are accepted too. I think i'll be safe. heh

i have only one item each. even if its on different weeks. Thanks for the heads up. I might make that mistake in the future.

Naruto
08-29-2003, 03:45 PM
Please help me with Fry's rebate.

I purchased a PQI 6 in 1 flash memory reader that was FAR. I sent in all the materials in time about 2 months ago, and haven't heard since. I emailed the company about this, but they claim to have no record on file. I don't know how reliable the postal office is but he says I can fax him the material to get a check out soon. I have my original receipt luckily, but do not have any rebate forms or the UPC barcodes since I sent those out. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

PCHPlayer
08-29-2003, 08:29 PM
I am waiting for a $30 rebate from Storix for a 64MB USB 1.1 Flash Drive. It was a Fry's FAR deal. Two e-mails have resulted in two responses saying I am APPROVED. I sent in the rebate forms in March. Six months seems a bit ridiculous. It seems that every rebate that deals with Fry's takes at least 4 months, not 6-8 weeks.
On the other hand I already received a $30 rebate from Best Buy for a Maxtor 120GB hard drive I purchased in mid-July.

DUKAT1
08-29-2003, 11:26 PM
Recently I have had a "rash of rebates" submitted for OfficeMax offers showing as invalid for bogus reasons. Wrong upc! Yeah, right. :) This is despite the fact that all rebates were filled out properly and mailed in on time. To give you an idea, I do literally hundreds of rebates and have not had one refused in two years.
I spoke with an OfficeMax csr supervisor and had her access my "rebate history" so she could see what I was referring to. She printed out the record of my rebates and last I heard was pursuing some answers for me with her boss, and would get back with me. This was yesterday.

I just received an email from OfficeMax:

[quote]
[Dear XXXXXXXX

Please disregard any recent emails you may have received regarding your rebate submission(s) from your OfficeMax purchases. We are in the process of reviewing your submission and will notify you again when the process is complete. Your updated status will be available at that time at www.maxmyrebates.com .

OfficeMax Rebate Center/Q]


Hopefully they'll get things fixed for everyone.

Karaktu
08-29-2003, 11:42 PM
The Cendyne saga begins...just got this message...also forwarded it to my Officemax contact...

Quote:

Thank you for contacting us about your rebate.

CenDyne, Inc., the sponsor of your rebate promotion, has experienced
financial difficulties, and entered into receivership by the order of
the California Courts. As a result, CenDyne is currently refusing or
unable to provide any additional funding for rebate checks.

If you have submitted a valid rebate claim, but you have not received
a rebate check, please contact CenDyne's receiver, Robb Evans at
(818) 768-8100.

You may write Robb Evans at 11450 Sheldon Road, Sun Valley,
California, 91352. He will instruct you on the proper manner for
recording a claim as a creditor of CenDyne with the California
Courts.

We apologize for the situation.

Un-Quote

There's pretty much an absolute zero chance of Cendyne or its receiver paying any outstanding rebates...hopefully. Officemax comes through.

Joe

Helvis
08-30-2003, 01:26 AM
I got an email from Office Max yesterday that had an update on my rebates. I was denied for the $5 rebate on Khypermedia CDR's from OM because the UPC was wrong. I knew it was wrong when I sent it in. It was a UPC for 40x pack instead of the 32x that the rebate was for. The reason it was wrong was because the A-holes that pack the online orders either sent me the wrong ones or substituted because they sold out of the 32x (this is more likely). What else could I do but send it in anyway? I put a note with it that said that it was a substition designated by Office Max but I guess it doesn't matter. I got approved by Kypermedia for the $7 rebate becuase it was for a number of different speed CDR's and not just the 32x. Today I got another email from Office Max saying to ignore the one that I got yesterday and right now I can't access the link that shows my rebate status. It's no biggie if I don't get the $5 but if they are offering rebates on specifics like that, they should take the rebate amount off of the purchase price of the substitute.

lungster
08-31-2003, 09:10 PM
Received 8/30/03 - OM $20 rebate for kbyte DDR from 6/22 sale. Still waiting on the accompanying mfg rebate.

Re: Cendyne, I guess I lucked out. I got a $30 rebate check from them the week before their problems surfaced. I actually cashed the check the following week and it cleared.

Cpaladin
09-01-2003, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by: Karaktu

Originally posted by: Cpaladin

Originally posted by: jarsoffart
Actually it is my OMax rebate that is denied for the invalid UPC. I havea feeling they made a mistake or something. I bought it for someone else and he also got his denied. Maybe they made a mistake?


This happened to plenty of folk over at...what do you alls call it, chubby pocketboot or something. Whatever...

1-888-385-1165

Call that number, don't choose any options just stay on the line and you'll get a CSR. Age old deal with getting parago to validate it. If you call a rebateshq.com number, you won't get anywhere since the OM/BTS rebates don't show up on rebateshq.com and they don't show up in the rebateshq.com CSR's computers either. They can't validate a submission they can't see in their system.

All the new OM/BTS rebates show up at www.maxmyrebates.com and even though it's STILL just parago, one hand apparantly doesn't have access to the other hand's rebate submission database so call that number to get it resolved.

In my case, it turns out they rejected me for not sending the original upc, when a duh, I had to use it for the mfr rebate.

Actually, you CAN email RebatesHQ (Parago) about your Officemax/BTS rebates, as long as you have the tracking number (starts with a "1"). They were able to correct my invalid UPC problem via email (in less than 24 hours, even!).

Thanks for the phone number, though!

Joe


Helpful to know, but that's IF they email the tracking number to you (last time this came like 10+ days after the submission was processed, weird) and they don't always do that. I like the phone method better since I prefer a more immediate resolution :)

JoyDutta
09-01-2003, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by: Engineer
rebatestatus.com denied my Buy.com rebate for the Yahama speakers ($25.00). Said SKU number was different from Packing Slip vs receipt. The packing slip has 2 SKU number's on the paper....have to e-mail them and contest this. A FYI for the rest of you! ;)

Same with me. I dont know what is up with them.

JoyDutta
09-01-2003, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by: Engineer
rebatestatus.com denied my Buy.com rebate for the Yahama speakers ($25.00). Said SKU number was different from Packing Slip vs receipt. The packing slip has 2 SKU number's on the paper....have to e-mail them and contest this. A FYI for the rest of you! ;)

Did an email help? They wont even speak with you when you call their 1-800 number for the status of your rebate as your submission is not yet 8 week old.
This really sucks and sucks big time.

Lanyap
09-02-2003, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by: JoyDutta

Originally posted by: Engineer
rebatestatus.com denied my Buy.com rebate for the Yahama speakers ($25.00). Said SKU number was different from Packing Slip vs receipt. The packing slip has 2 SKU number's on the paper....have to e-mail them and contest this. A FYI for the rest of you! ;)

Did an email help? They wont even speak with you when you call their 1-800 number for the status of your rebate as your submission is not yet 8 week old.
This really sucks and sucks big time.
Try calling one of these numbers. You should be able to reach a live CSR and tell them your rebate was denied.
(800) 554-9838 ext. 6100
(888) 314-9908
(888) 314-9903
(800) 340-0108

Flair
09-02-2003, 07:20 PM

Naruto
09-03-2003, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by: Naruto
Please help me with Fry's rebate.

I purchased a PQI 6 in 1 flash memory reader that was FAR. I sent in all the materials in time about 2 months ago, and haven't heard since. I emailed the company about this, but they claim to have no record on file. I don't know how reliable the postal office is but he says I can fax him the material to get a check out soon. I have my original receipt luckily, but do not have any rebate forms or the UPC barcodes since I sent those out. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

Can anyone help? THanks.

UTmtnbiker
09-03-2003, 11:13 PM
Dell Wayport $100 Card
From the Inspiron 600m deal a couple of months ago.
Mailed to Niagra Falls, NY on 6/30
Received today 9/4
About 8 weeks and change. Not the fastest, but at least it came.

Boomer2
09-04-2003, 01:39 AM
Looks like WheresMy%$#%Rebate is trying to deny my GigaFast 5-port switch rebate from Buy.com. Reason: Supposedly sent packing slip instead of the receipt. That's total BS. Can't wait to get at a CSR tomorrow.

lungster
09-05-2003, 09:53 AM
Originally posted by: Naruto

Originally posted by: Naruto
Please help me with Fry's rebate.

I purchased a PQI 6 in 1 flash memory reader that was FAR. I sent in all the materials in time about 2 months ago, and haven't heard since. I emailed the company about this, but they claim to have no record on file. I don't know how reliable the postal office is but he says I can fax him the material to get a check out soon. I have my original receipt luckily, but do not have any rebate forms or the UPC barcodes since I sent those out. Can anyone help me out? Thanks.

Can anyone help? THanks.

Don't look good to me. If you didn't keep copies of the stuff you mailed out you might have a hard time convincing them to accept the rebate. I had an OM rebate that supposedly dissapeared recently. I resubmitted using the photocopies I kept and that was denied for being late (duh !). A phone call was all it took to fix that. Always keep copies of the rebate paperwork you send in. Good luck.

lungster
09-05-2003, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by: lungster
Received 8/30/03 - OM $20 rebate for kbyte DDR from 6/22 sale. Still waiting on the accompanying mfg rebate.

Got the mfg rebate for this purchase; $20 from OM.

Engineer
09-07-2003, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by: JoyDutta

Originally posted by: Engineer
rebatestatus.com denied my Buy.com rebate for the Yahama speakers ($25.00). Said SKU number was different from Packing Slip vs receipt. The packing slip has 2 SKU number's on the paper....have to e-mail them and contest this. A FYI for the rest of you! ;)

Did an email help? They wont even speak with you when you call their 1-800 number for the status of your rebate as your submission is not yet 8 week old.
This really sucks and sucks big time.


After faxing copies to them with SKU's circled (receipt and packing slip ("Cust. SKU on packing slip matches the SKU on the receipt)), they have now changed my rebate to "Processing" :)

Many on FW have had to do the same....:|

pcmax
09-07-2003, 11:28 PM
Need some help. This is in regards to a Kingston memory rebate from May from Office Depot. Rebateshq/Parago handling the rebates. I just realized that it was still pending in my tracking files (yes my bad on the timely followup). I sent an email to parago.com about the issue and after some run around on not being able to read my scans (b.s. resent the same email to various accounts and friends who could all read them fine) they replied with this

Thank you for your rebate inquiry. We sincerely apologize for the
inconvenience you have experienced with this issue, but
unfortunately, we are unable to honor your rebate request because
this particular rebate promotion is closed. We are very sorry for any
inconvenience.

How should I respond to this? I have scans of all the materials, rebate form, receipt, and upc. Please pm me thanks as always.

Update: Situation resolved by contacting OD. Mucho props to Cpaladin for his assistance. :D

Cpaladin
09-08-2003, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by: pcmax
Need some help. This is in regards to a Kingston memory rebate from May from Office Depot. Rebateshq/Parago handling the rebates. I just realized that it was still pending in my tracking files (yes my bad on the timely followup). I sent an email to parago.com about the issue and after some run around on not being able to read my scans (b.s. resent the same email to various accounts and friends who could all read them fine) they replied with this

Thank you for your rebate inquiry. We sincerely apologize for the
inconvenience you have experienced with this issue, but
unfortunately, we are unable to honor your rebate request because
this particular rebate promotion is closed. We are very sorry for any
inconvenience.

How should I respond to this? I have scans of all the materials, rebate form, receipt, and upc. Please pm me thanks as always.


I had a similiar problem. I sent in a kingston mfr rebate, and after 2 and a half months not only had it now shown up at rebateshq.com, they claimed they couldn't find the offer number in their system. Contacted OD, faxed over copies of my stuff to a CSR and without nary a fight the CSR who responded offered to cut me a $20 check (the rebate was for $19) and mailed it out a few weeks later. In the interim, lo and behold a whopping 12 or 13 weeks after mailing my submission, it shows up on rebateshq. So I contacted OD, and offered to mail back their check, tear it up, etc, since the mfr rebate submission finally showed up and was told to keep it as a courtesy anyway.

Karaktu
09-08-2003, 11:12 PM
*** Officemax Cendyne Rebate Update ***

In case you've missed it, Officemax appears to have quietly funded outstanding Cendyne rebates and paid them as of 9-5-03. Check yours.

:)

Joe

P.S.

If you continue to have problems with this or any other Officemax-related rebate, fax your information to:

Ms. Tonika Johnson
Officemax Rebate Center
Fax: (800) 782-0421

You will definitely need to do this if your last series of Cendyne rebates are showing an invalid status with this message:

"We apologize for the misunderstanding, but your rebate is invalid because this promotion allows one rebate per item per household. A postcard ackowledging your invlid reason will be mailed to you."

Boomer2
09-09-2003, 12:34 PM
GigaFast 5-Port Switch Scam by TCA
--------------------------------------------------------

TCA supervisor "Denise" tried telling me that my rebate submission was denied because I didn't supply the "packing slip". The rebate form (http://www.buy.com/buy_assets/retail/pdfs/006/Rebate12627-35IngramMicro.pdf) specifically says "receipt". If you fell for this crap, file a BBB and state (NY, CA, and your state) fraud complaint. Time to slap these creeps...again....

BTW, the address for this rebate was not New Rochelle. It is Niagara Falls. Another address for the "blacklist" of rebate vendors.

Karaktu
09-09-2003, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by: Boomer2
GigaFast 5-Port Switch Scam by TCA
--------------------------------------------------------

TCA supervisor "Denise" tried telling me that my rebate submission was denied because I didn't supply the "packing slip". The rebate form specifically says "receipt". If you fell for this crap, file a BBB and state (NY, CA, and your state) fraud complaint. Time to slap these creeps...again....

BTW, the address for this rebate was not New Rochelle. It is Niagara Falls. Another address for the "blacklist" of rebate vendors.

I sent the packing list and a copy of the receipt from Buy.com's web site and had the rebate approved without a problem.

Joe

Boomer2
09-09-2003, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by: Karaktu
I sent the packing list and a copy of the receipt from Buy.com's web site and had the rebate approved without a problem.

Joe

Wonderful for you.

I followed the terms of the rebate form and was denied. We shouldn't need to send what isn't required by the form.

LexAristo
09-10-2003, 02:34 PM
I received my Staples rebate for 15.00 yesterday. It was for the 19.95 100 pack of TDK cd's. Took 2 weeks until the rebate came.

Bryan

alrocky
09-11-2003, 07:01 AM
re.: $40 rebate for a 120GB Maxtor hard drive purchased @ (California) CompUSA on 8/31/03

got an email with the following: "your...<SPAN class=regtext>$30 Rebate with Purchase of Maxtor 40GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive at CompUSA Stores in Las Vegas or Phoenix.... dates specified... invalid"

RebatesHQ doesn't show a rebate for my purchase. Receipt shows promotion # 0004904 and Offer # 15. Boy, this is some screw up with CompUSA or the rebate people, or both. A couple more emails, phones calls and perhaps a trip to CompUSA for the rebate or my money back.

Hope I don't have this trouble with the $100 and $150 rebates for a Best Buy laptop purchase.</SPAN>

-----
Update Edit: called their rebate # 888 241-6208 and hit zero couple times to get a live operator. Now their web site shows the $40 rebate as valid and to be sent in 30 days.

Chunkee
09-11-2003, 09:02 AM
Kingston 256MB DDR We?re sorry! We did not receive the original or a copy of the UPC for this Product , We?re sorry the UPC you submitted for this product is incorrect.

This if from OfficeMax. Each time I submit a rebate here, and I do it meticulously, it gets rejected. I have all the information scanned, but this gets ridiculous. Someone should get a petition going and have an investigation done, this is raqueteering.

JC

TestGuyCT
09-11-2003, 09:29 PM
Anyone buy the 2 PNY 128MB CompactFlash or 2 PNY 128MB SmartMedia memory from CompUSA for $89.99 w/$40 rebate a few weeks back? I just got the reply below today. I know I submitted it correctly.


Rebate: $40 Rebate Check
Promotion: 03-61414 Purchase any 2 items of eligible PNY Memory at CompUSA only
Submission Type: MAIL
Date Received: 09-10-2003
Status: Invalid
Status Detail: The SF3128-CUSA.UPC we received with your rebate submission is not correct. Please send the correct one to: ATTENTION RESUBMISSIONS, PO BOX 028516 Miami, FL 33102-8516.

UTmtnbiker
09-13-2003, 02:50 PM
Khypermedia $20 MIR for 48x CDRW (from OfficeMax)
Purchased on 7/20
Mailed out 7/21
Received 9/11
About 6 weeks. For some reason, I was worried about this one but I can't complain.

As usual, stay away from Viking/TCA rebates. They are the SUCK.

Anonemous
09-13-2003, 03:28 PM
Just got a 30$ rebate check from Omax for a Cendyne 52x drive purchased last month.


This is what they wrote:
"Thank you for your purchase of INTERNAL 52x24x52 IDE CD-RW. We apologize if your receipt of this check was delayed. However, CenDyne, Inc., the promotion sponsor, has entered into court-appointed receivership and ceased funding the promotion. We are happy to inform you that OfficeMax has chosen to fund your rebate check in place of CenDyne, in order to ensure the best possible experience for you, a valued OfficeMax customer."

UTmtnbiker
09-15-2003, 11:55 PM
$50 MIR for a Khypermedia CD burner from OfficeMax
Mailed out 7/21
Received 9/15
About 7 1/2 weeks - not great, not bad, just about average.

tigerbait
09-16-2003, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by: Anonemous
Just got a 30$ rebate check from Omax for a Cendyne 52x drive purchased last month.


This is what they wrote:
"Thank you for your purchase of INTERNAL 52x24x52 IDE CD-RW. We apologize if your receipt of this check was delayed. However, CenDyne, Inc., the promotion sponsor, has entered into court-appointed receivership and ceased funding the promotion. We are happy to inform you that OfficeMax has chosen to fund your rebate check in place of CenDyne, in order to ensure the best possible experience for you, a valued OfficeMax customer."


did you or anyone else get the 2nd $30 rebate for that CDRW purchase? my 2nd one never even showed up online.... they were both going to miami, FL.

CMeyst
09-16-2003, 08:15 PM
tigerbait --

The second rebate showed up at the new OfficeMax rebate tracking center (powered by Parago but doesn't show at main Parago link rebateshq.com) --- www.maxmyrebates.com

tigerbait
09-17-2003, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by: CMeyst
tigerbait --

The second rebate showed up at the new OfficeMax rebate tracking center (powered by Parago but doesn't show at main Parago link rebateshq.com) --- www.maxmyrebates.com

ahh... there they are....thanks

JoyDutta
09-17-2003, 10:39 AM
<<OfficeMax
www.officemax.com/max/solutions/product/rebateCenter.jsp (OfficeMax Rebate Directory)
(888) 618-8208 (OfficeMax Rebate Center)
(800) 283-7674 (OfficeMax.com)
800) 788-8080 (OfficeMax Main Office)>>

The first number does not exist. At least this is what I hear when I tried to call for my Pacific Digital $30 rebate.

JoyDutta
09-17-2003, 10:46 AM
Is there a way to talk to a officemax representative for rebates and address your rebate questions? They rejected my Pacific Digital rebate of $30 as they said the UPC did not match or the UPC did not arrieve.

JoyDutta
09-17-2003, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by: Chunkee
Kingston 256MB DDR We?re sorry! We did not receive the original or a copy of the UPC for this Product , We?re sorry the UPC you submitted for this product is incorrect.

This if from OfficeMax. Each time I submit a rebate here, and I do it meticulously, it gets rejected. I have all the information scanned, but this gets ridiculous. Someone should get a petition going and have an investigation done, this is raqueteering.

JC

So how to contact them or get this issue solved?

Karaktu
09-17-2003, 12:48 PM
If you continue to have problems with any Officemax-related rebate, fax your information to:

Ms. Tonika Johnson
Officemax Rebate Center
Fax: (800) 782-0421

You will definitely need to do this if your last series of Cendyne rebates are showing an invalid status with this message:

"We apologize for the misunderstanding, but your rebate is invalid because this promotion allows one rebate per item per household. A postcard ackowledging your invalid reason will be mailed to you."

If you have any INVALID rebates at RebatesHQ, it appears that Tonika has the authority and direct access to approve and process one "Officemax Customer Appeasement" rebate per name/household; anything beyond that she needs to submit to corporate for approval, which can take 4-7 weeks and may or may not be approved. But that's still better than nothing.

Joe

Salvador
09-17-2003, 03:09 PM
Does anyone know what's up with Best Data? I've been waiting forever for a rebate from them and when I try to call them, there is nobody there to pick up the phone. If you select the rebate status option on their phone system, they say that they can't accept phone calls or emails at this time. They say that I can submit my information on their site, but I did that a month ago and haven't heard back from them.

Anyone have a similar problem with Best Data?

Sal

udonoogen
09-17-2003, 09:11 PM
got my cendyne rebate from staples ... paid by staples

Engineer
09-17-2003, 09:29 PM
Just called....Best Buy $20.00 rebate on LiteOn 52x32x52 drive (around 8/10/03) has been mailed. :) No word on the $30.00 Lite On Mfg. rebate yet? :(

Lanyap
09-17-2003, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by: Salvador
Does anyone know what's up with Best Data? I've been waiting forever for a rebate from them and when I try to call them, there is nobody there to pick up the phone. If you select the rebate status option on their phone system, they say that they can't accept phone calls or emails at this time. They say that I can submit my information on their site, but I did that a month ago and haven't heard back from them.

Anyone have a similar problem with Best Data?

Sal
I haven't heard of any problems with Best Data. Hope they have not folded like Cendyne. It's tough to get rebate checks out of them. Try emailing debbie@bestdata.com

Salvador
09-18-2003, 10:40 AM
Thank you Lanyap! I just emailed her. I bet she will be surprised!

Thanks again.

Sal

quincy2002
09-18-2003, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by: Salvador
Does anyone know what's up with Best Data? I've been waiting forever for a rebate from them and when I try to call them, there is nobody there to pick up the phone. If you select the rebate status option on their phone system, they say that they can't accept phone calls or emails at this time. They say that I can submit my information on their site, but I did that a month ago and haven't heard back from them.

Anyone have a similar problem with Best Data?

Sal
Yes, I have problems with Best Data as well. I have a rebate with them from May 2003. I used their stupid web page rebate inquiry several times - no response. I emailed tech support and customer service several times - no response. Only after a nasty email to them threatening that I will contact the BBB did they respond. debbie@bestdata.com was the person who emailed me back. She said the check would be mailed the week of Sept 8. It hasn't arrived yet though. It's time to craft another nastygram.

Edit 9/19 - check came today. Note to self: never again buy any Best Data products.

JoyDutta
09-18-2003, 06:30 PM
The best buy rebatecenter link in the original post does not work.. says the site has been removed..

Lanyap
09-18-2003, 09:21 PM
I hear that http://www.easierrebate.com/rebatestatus.asp is now handling Best Data rebates. You may want to check this site.

JoyDutta
09-19-2003, 12:40 AM
Any news of the verbatim CD writer rebates(15$BB and 30$ Verbatim)? This deal was on July.

grooed
09-19-2003, 12:12 PM
anyone subitted officemax/BTS rebates and got a reply from them? they say.. they'll email a tracking number. i sent in about 5 rebates worth about 8/30. none show up on maxmyrebates. I sent it in via printing the form off the web from maxmyrebates.

if anyone, how long does it take for you to start seeing it online, do they actually send an email to you?

thanks!

quincy2002
09-19-2003, 04:38 PM
grooed - I sent in rebate stuff to OM/BTS on 7/31 and got an email 8/28 with a link to my status. So it took a while.

Boomer2
09-22-2003, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by: Boomer2
Looks like WheresMy%$#%Rebate is trying to deny my GigaFast 5-port switch rebate from Buy.com. Reason: Supposedly sent packing slip instead of the receipt. That's total BS. Can't wait to get at a CSR tomorrow.

================
9/22/2003: Kudos to Buy.com. I let them know about this; and they credited the $20 to my card.

When will companies learn to never advertise rebates that go to TCA?

Karaktu
09-22-2003, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by: quincy2002

Originally posted by: Salvador
Does anyone know what's up with Best Data? I've been waiting forever for a rebate from them and when I try to call them, there is nobody there to pick up the phone. If you select the rebate status option on their phone system, they say that they can't accept phone calls or emails at this time. They say that I can submit my information on their site, but I did that a month ago and haven't heard back from them.

Anyone have a similar problem with Best Data?

Sal
Yes, I have problems with Best Data as well. I have a rebate with them from May 2003. I used their stupid web page rebate inquiry several times - no response. I emailed tech support and customer service several times - no response. Only after a nasty email to them threatening that I will contact the BBB did they respond. debbie@bestdata.com was the person who emailed me back. She said the check would be mailed the week of Sept 8. It hasn't arrived yet though. It's time to craft another nastygram.

Edit 9/19 - check came today. Note to self: never again buy any Best Data products.

I just emailed her about one from May, too, and, quitely amazingly, it's going out "today."

I think Best Data isn't sending out their rebate checks unless you contact them about it (must be run by the same people from I/O Magic!).

Joe

imobejoas
09-24-2003, 10:09 AM
I'm looking for the Office Depot Dlink 614+ $30 rebate. Does anybody have it? It's not on the site anymore.

tigerbait
09-24-2003, 12:26 PM
Anybody receive their rebate for the Fuji 30 pack CD-R rebates from CompUSA in late July.

Karaktu
09-24-2003, 12:35 PM
Re: Dell rebates

So, I ordered a Dell 4600 in July that had a $150 rebate. www.rebatestatus.com enters it as a $100 rebate, ignoring my packing list and invoice. I fax in a copy of my information (5 pages) and then call a week later; the CSR I got was awesome (I have to say that), totally understood what had happened, even seeing that the fax had been received and rejected because I had included my packing slip (isn't that what you're supposed to send in per the rebate form?! LOL) and submitted a request to add another $50 to the rebate.

Well, two days later my $100 check is mailed. I called today and got a CSR who said they had verified with Dell that I was only eligible for a $100 rebate. So, I asked to speak to a supervisor to see if I could escalate the issue. Much to my surprise, I got Matt with the "President's Club" (or something) who handles escalations. He could see everything, even that my packing slip indicated a $150 rebate, and made a new rebate record for $50, with numerous apologies for the mix-up.

Point of the story: Don't take the first-line response that you're SOL.

WilhelmII
09-24-2003, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by: tigerbait
Anybody receive their rebate for the Fuji 30 pack CD-R rebates from CompUSA in late July.


I sent my rebates through myrewards.info. They are still showing "New." I have other Fuji rebates that were later and have already processed. I think I am going to get screwed. It was the last rebate that I submitted without making a copy.

tigerbait
09-24-2003, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by: WilhelmII

Originally posted by: tigerbait
Anybody receive their rebate for the Fuji 30 pack CD-R rebates from CompUSA in late July.


I sent my rebates through myrewards.info. They are still showing "New." I have other Fuji rebates that were later and have already processed. I think I am going to get screwed. It was the last rebate that I submitted without making a copy.

mine says the same thing ... "new"... the 3 I sent and the 3 "my brother" sent in.

Mawashi
09-25-2003, 01:11 AM
I got BB to PM Sam's on a WD 160 GB BUT they didn't give me a regular receipt, i ended up with a yellow piece of paper that clearly mentioned the princematch.
Questions:
-- Are the online rebate valid if you print them for an item you bought instore?
-- If i send the MIR with the PM receipt, are they going to refuse it?
-- Can i go back to another BB and get them to print out another receipt by just bringing the drive and my CC?

FFactory0x
09-25-2003, 04:14 PM
Anyone still not recieve thier MAXTOR 160gb $80 rebate check yet. It was processed on 7/21 and said wait 30 days. STILL NOTHING

PCHPlayer
09-25-2003, 11:27 PM
Just received my creative $30 rebate for an Audigy 2. Sent in July 20. 9 weeks, very decent turnarount.
Still waiting for:
$30 Maxtor rebate for 120GB HD sent in 7/18/2003 (Already received the $30 BB rebate on this one)
$30 Storix rebate for 64MB flash drive sent in 4/1/2003 (Anyone have any info on this one? e-mail responses say I am approved)

Cpaladin
09-26-2003, 05:38 AM
Originally posted by: Mawashi
I got BB to PM Sam's on a WD 160 GB BUT they didn't give me a regular receipt, i ended up with a yellow piece of paper that clearly mentioned the princematch.
Questions:
-- Are the online rebate valid if you print them for an item you bought instore?
-- If i send the MIR with the PM receipt, are they going to refuse it?
-- Can i go back to another BB and get them to print out another receipt by just bringing the drive and my CC?

With bestbuy, an online rebate form is NOT acceptable with an in store purchase, nor is an in store rebate form acceptable if you buy it online. Why is beyond me, but it's their rebate policy, a zillion people have bought stuff in store, messed up the rebate form that printed out at the register or lost it or never got it, and figured "no biggy, I'll print off the one online", only to have a rude awakening when their submission is rejected and BB says pretty much "screw you".

This water gets murkier still when you buy the item online but do an instore pickup. Is it an online order, or an in store order? They don't seem to know definitively either, as I've seen people who bought online and did in store pickup rejected for using the online rebate form, and I've seen people rejected for using the in store printed rebate form in that same scenario.

Anyway, your answers are:

#1 - NO. This is BB's policy.
#2 - Probably, but no one can say definitely no, but they often reject rebates if a PM is done, and I'm assuming you're talking about a BB rebate not a mfr one, but you never know.
#3 - Not likely, but they may, guess it would depend on the person, and be nice to them.

FYI, what you're supposed to do is this:

#1 - Buy drive
#2 - Go home and copy receipt
#3 - Go back to store and get PM
#4 - Use the original, non-PM receipt for the rebate

Or so I've read. I've done two PM's in my whole life, both with staples during phone orders. Both times the CSRs refused to pricematch their OWN staple's, nationally distributed in 48 states, sales circular, so I had to get a manager once and a different csr the other time to get staples to pricematch staples. So you see, and I am pretty nice to these folks IMO, I don't want to imagine what'd happen if I tried one of these "hot deal" PMs, I'd probably wind up in a cuban prison judging by my luck.

airtommy
09-26-2003, 12:31 PM
I sent my rebates through myrewards.info. They are still showing "New." I have other Fuji rebates that were later and have already processed. I think I am going to get screwed. It was the last rebate that I submitted without making a copy.

You need to call them and straighten this out. "NEW" means they haven't received your paperwork., which they should have gotten by now. I have done this several times, and they are very helpful. This has happened a bunch of times for me w/ Fuji. Everything else about Fuji rebate customer service is excellent, but for some reason they keep "losing" my submissions.

airtommy
09-26-2003, 12:34 PM
Has anybody here ever submitted a rebate for an online order using a name & address for the rebate that is different than what is on the sales receipt?

allisolm
09-27-2003, 08:26 AM
Has anybody here ever submitted a rebate for an online order using a name & address for the rebate that is different than what is on the sales receipt?

You can always try. Some of them will go through, but a lot of the rebate forms say something along the lines of "your rebate rights cannot be assigned or transferred". If there is a statement like this (and a lot of times when there isn't) the rebate will be denied if you have one name on the receipt and another on the rebate.

Finalnight
09-28-2003, 10:32 AM
Still waiting for two $30 Avermedia Compusa rebates that I sent out on 5/25. Called them on 9/6, they said it has been approved waiting for check to be issued. Called on 9/24, they said it had been mailed out on 9/8. Said I have to wait 30 days for the original checks to be cancelled and a new one to be issued. Grr.

ivwshane
09-29-2003, 04:21 AM
Has anyone seen any info such as status of the $40 rebate for the compactflash belkin wifi card compusa had around the 8/20?


What about for the ati 9100 that tigerdirect had that was for a $20 mir?

FFactory0x
09-29-2003, 03:30 PM
Anyone still not recieve thier MAXTOR 160gb $80 rebate check yet. It was processed on 7/21 and said wait 30 days. STILL NOTHING

terminalmind
09-29-2003, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by: FFactory0x
Anyone still not recieve thier MAXTOR 160gb $80 rebate check yet. It was processed on 7/21 and said wait 30 days. STILL NOTHING

Yea, mine was processed on 7/1 and I'm still waiting. I have emailed them and talked to a customer service rep. Both times they gave me some BS about a problem with the rebate. They told me I would be receiving the rebate but could not offer a time frame . This friday will be 30 days since I talked to the CS rep so I am about to pester them some more. I will probably call Staples and complain to them as well. SIGH :disgust:

jono
09-30-2003, 12:30 PM
All Maxtor Rebates Delayed!

Just called and found out that Maxtor just started paying the rebates, so you guys rebate checks will show up in any day now.

Here are my delayed checks:

Maxtor 160GB with $80 rebate, received since 7/16/03
Maxtor 100GB+20GB with $50 rebate, received since 7/15/03
Maxtor 100GB+20GB 7200 RPM with $30 rebate, received since 8/9/03

tigerbait
09-30-2003, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by: jono
All Maxtor Rebates Delayed!

Just called and found out that Maxtor just started paying the rebates, so you guys rebate checks will show up in any day now.

Here are my delayed checks:

Maxtor 160GB with $80 rebate, received since 7/16/03
Maxtor 100GB+20GB with $50 rebate, received since 7/15/03
Maxtor 100GB+20GB 7200 RPM with $30 rebate, received since 8/9/03

thats good to hear

I'm waiting for the following:

Maxtor 200GB with $120 rebate, received since 7/15/03

KEV1N
10-02-2003, 03:19 AM
Anybody hear anything about the Hyundai L70S $100 rebate from Fry's?

gwlam12
10-03-2003, 09:28 PM
Anyone get the $25 Nuby Ps2 6-in-1 stand from FRYS?

FFactory0x
10-06-2003, 09:21 AM
Still no update on my Maxtor rebates. Still say processing

Anonemous
10-06-2003, 10:27 PM
I got the 2nd rebate for the Cendyne 52x CDRW from Omax but I was rejected on the Hi-Val 100-Pack CD-R on account of an invalid UPC.

GAHHHH writing an email to omxrebates@officemax.com . Hope it works. I sent in the original and I have a scanned copy of that 100 pack of I/O magic cdrs (Hi-Val on the rebate form).

lungster
10-06-2003, 10:35 PM
Another slow one. Mad Dog MM Lightning 56X CD-ROM, $30, OM, purchased 6/22/03, received rebate 10/6/03

Aknosis
10-06-2003, 11:23 PM
I bought the Kyphermedia that was FAR from Officemax in july sometime, I got the Kyphermedia rebate for $20 a while ago, just recieved the $50 bux from Omax today. so $69.99 - 10 coupon - 20 rebate - 50 rebate = -$6.86 after tax.

FFactory0x
10-07-2003, 03:41 PM
Anyone able to find the $10 rebate for Spin-x media from Omax that was for the week of the 9/7-9/14

FFactory0x
10-08-2003, 12:52 PM
CHECK your Maxtor $80 rebates. Mine all just cleared today

Cpaladin
10-09-2003, 12:04 AM
Originally posted by: FFactory0x
Anyone able to find the $10 rebate for Spin-x media from Omax that was for the week of the 9/7-9/14

That can't be correct, as 9/7/2003 was sunday and so the "week" would have ran from 9/7/2003 (sunday) until saturday, 9/13/2003.

9/14/2003 puts us into the following sunday and the following week.

I can't find a hard copy pdf for that, probably one of OM's subs, but the electronic submission can be found at www.easierrebates.com if you select spin-x as the manufacturer and bung in any date from 9/7 to 9/13 in the address you get this:

Promotion: Spin-X 50- Pack CD-R - Sept Supplement Promotion
Type: OfficeMax Rebate
Reward: Rebate Check : $10.00
Terms: Limit one (1) Rebate per item.
Copies of receipt are acceptable. Submit original UPC.
Good on purchases between 8/31/03 & 9/13/03 in all stores.
Submissions must be postmarked within 14 days after purchase date.
Valid ONLY at OfficeMax

Valid UPC(s): 051122158346



Actually, this would have been the form you would have used had you not wished to do the online submission route:

http://images.officemax.com/pdf/2003_08/ECash.pdf

I know it says imation but imation = spin-x.

In the future, with OM subs, check www.easierrebates.com and rebateshq.com for electronic forms if you can't find the pdf form on OM's webpage. I had one case back in september where they sent me a 100pk of imations as subs for the khypermedias, yet never hosted the supplemental form on their rebates page. There was to have been a $12 khypermedia mfr rebate and a $8 officemax rebate but nothing existed for the imations. I had tried finding it by looking at the raw directory and rooting thru stuff

http://images.officemax.com/pdf/2003_09/
http://images.officemax.com/pdf/2003_08/


So I looked up Imation on rebateshq.com and voila, there was a $20 officemax rebate (instead of 12+8 officemax just made it a $20 om rebate) when I searched. I submitted for it, mailed it, and it was approved and the check's been sent. This wasn't on the pcash.pdf supplemental sept rebates, and the previous $20 om/imation rebate handled by easierrebates.com had expired prior to my purchase date so that wasn't the right one, and I sure didn't want just the $5 OM one on pcash.pdf either.

So, the long winded point is, sometimes OM creates supplement rebate forms but never hosts them, you can only find their electronic submission variants at easier rebates and rebateshq.

alrocky
10-10-2003, 02:28 AM
Best Buy
Compaq Laptop 2570US
purchased 08/03/03
$100 Compaq/HP rebate arrived 10/08/03

awaiting $150 Best Buy rebate for same purchase

just received $221 CC credit from Dell for return of 40gig drive and 128mb ram (PE 400SC). Shipping to credit less than a week.

dakata24
10-14-2003, 01:25 PM
ahh. my first rebate problem in a long time.

this was for the "Save up to 25% on routers and gateways from netgear" offer #12637 - #12643 that was being offered from 04/01/03 - 06/30/03.

called the rebate center a month or so ago and said the rebate was going to be sent out Oct. 1st.

well, gave them another call again this morning and was told that Netgear had extended the date to have the checks sent out. the rebate center (new rochelle) was saying that they dont cut the checks and only process. is that true? i thought it was the rebate center that cut the checks.

time to file a complaint to the BBB. never fails. :)

oh, i purchased the mr814 router on 6/10/03 and mailed out the rebate on 6/16/03. status on the website states approved.

Buttzilla
10-14-2003, 02:15 PM
does the rebate link for the seagate 120g hd work for anybody on the the crapusa site?

http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?tabtype=rb&product%5Fcode=304906&pfp=external#moreinfo

is there a direct link i can go to?

Binky
10-14-2003, 03:51 PM
Buy.com is attempting to screw me...

Bought Soundblaster Extigy with $50 rebate on 9/5/03. I have a printout of EVERYTHING including the buy.com webpage clearly showing the rebate.

First, Creative Labs denied the rebate. I then notified buy.com, who also denied the rebate. Both are trying to give me any excuse they can. I offered to return the product, only to be told that the return period is expired. I said that I notified them that I'd like to return it BEFORE the period expired, but they take a week to reply to a problem. They don't care.

I'm still jumping through hoops hoping for my $50 rebate.

Growltiger
10-14-2003, 05:45 PM
iConcepts Gel Pad - September Promotion
Rebate Check: $7.00
Documents Received: 9/9/2003
Reward Mailed: 10/13/2003*

That was fast!

alrocky
10-14-2003, 10:24 PM
CompUSA
Maxtor 120gb 7200 8mb
$100 - $40 mir

purchased 8/31/03
received 10/14/03

FFactory0x
10-15-2003, 09:26 AM
REceived 3x$80 rebates from Staples 160gb Maxtor deal a while back. Finally, they cleared

lsman
10-15-2003, 10:31 AM
got couple of Maxtor and Western Digital and OM BTS rebates yesterday.

UTmtnbiker
10-16-2003, 02:39 PM
Epson 925 $50 MIR
Got this from Staples
Mailed to Miami, FL
Mailed out on 9/2
Received 10/14
Not too bad.

Remember, stay away from Viking rebates. Stay away from TCA/New Rochell Rebates. Run away screaming with arms wildly flailing in the air if it's a
Viking/TCA rebate.

sontakke
10-16-2003, 04:53 PM
I have submitted few rebates for OfficeMax October 2003 Promotionsbut so far, they all still show "Documents Received: Not Yet".
Some of them have been mailed 3 weeks ago.

How long does it take for EasierRebates to enter the stuff in their
system once they receive the stuff via USmail ?

- Vikas

allisolm
10-17-2003, 08:25 AM
How long does it take for EasierRebates to enter the stuff in their system once they receive the stuff via USmail ?

The EasireRebates employee who posts over at FW said:
"Processing time now about 2-3 weeks on average from date of receipt in Seattle. "

If he is correct, you should see them soon.

1Cheap2Crazy
10-18-2003, 01:09 PM
Has anybody gotten their Lite-On $30 MIR from the week of August 8? Most of us also purchased the Avery Afterburner Label system. This was at Best Buy. I got the label rebate and the BB rebate about a month ago, but the rebate company still says it needs time to process and mail out my check. It's been 9 weeks. Come on Lite-On.
Also burned 2 coasters the other day with this drive and it was only at 24X speed with TY disks :(

alrocky
10-18-2003, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by: alrocky
Best Buy Compaq Laptop 2570US purchased 08/03/03 $100 Compaq/HP rebate arrived 10/08/03 awaiting $150 Best Buy rebate for same purchase just received $221 CC credit from Dell for return of 40gig drive and 128mb ram (PE 400SC). Shipping to credit less than a week.

Above $150 Best Buy rebate came today, 10/18/03.

Now awaiting $60 BB Reward Zone certificate for above purchase and $100 rebate for the Dell 400SC.

jono
10-19-2003, 10:15 PM
Amazing!,
both of my rebate for Maxtor 100GB+20GB free for purchase at Staples only, one for $30 and the other for $50, suddenly got invalidated, after 3 months in valid status.
Last month, on the 30th, I spoke with Glenn and he said Maxtor just started paying the checks, and I should receive my checks real soon (see my previous post on this thread). I do get the $80 check for the 160GB HD, but also 2 invalid postcards for the 120GB. Anybody know who to contact at Staples about Parago's performance in fulfilling rebates?

ernestovarga
10-20-2003, 02:34 AM
$60 Maxtor Hard Drive Rebate (from BB) arrived finally. Bought it in the beginning of summer. $160-$60Maxtor-$20BB. Next week they had $130-$30Maxtor-$20BB. I pricematched, worried it would get cancelled, but alas it came through. $50 for 120GB!! plus crazy taxes...oh well

briddle
10-20-2003, 09:40 AM
I need a little help with a buslink 52x cdrw rebate purchased at Staples. It was received and valid on rebateshq website on 7-4-03 and my friends (3) got theirs over one month ago. I cannot locate the copies, but rebateshq has not responded to my numerous emails about questioning the delay. I have had good luck with staples purchased things in the past, any ideas?? I will look again for my copies. I sometimes hate rebates, but then do it again and again!

Thanks

Lanyap
10-20-2003, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by: briddle
I need a little help with a buslink 52x cdrw rebate purchased at Staples. It was received and valid on rebateshq website on 7-4-03 and my friends (3) got theirs over one month ago. I cannot locate the copies, but rebateshq has not responded to my numerous emails about questioning the delay. I have had good luck with staples purchased things in the past, any ideas?? I will look again for my copies. I sometimes hate rebates, but then do it again and again!

Thanks

Try calling them at one of these numbers.

(800) 554-9838 ext. 6100
(888) 314-9908
(888) 314-9903
(800) 340-0108

Kipper
10-21-2003, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by: 1Cheap2Crazy
Has anybody gotten their Lite-On $30 MIR from the week of August 8? Most of us also purchased the Avery Afterburner Label system. This was at Best Buy. I got the label rebate and the BB rebate about a month ago, but the rebate company still says it needs time to process and mail out my check. It's been 9 weeks. Come on Lite-On.
Also burned 2 coasters the other day with this drive and it was only at 24X speed with TY disks :(

Got my BB rebate about two weeks ago. I am still waiting on the Fuji Rebate from this week ($15) as well as the Lite-On rebate.

My rebate says it's valid, only STILL processing.

Tifababy
10-21-2003, 04:28 PM
Did anyone purchase a netgear "wireless" print server and receive the free wireless card? I sent my rebate in on 7/15 and still nothing as of 10/21 (14 weeks!) I've emailed netgear.rebateinfo@netgear.com twice with no response. Anyone know of a different email address or phone number to reach an actual person?

Thanks!

Lanyap
10-21-2003, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by: Tifababy
Did anyone purchase a netgear "wireless" print server and receive the free wireless card? I sent my rebate in on 7/15 and still nothing as of 10/21 (14 weeks!) I've emailed netgear.rebateinfo@netgear.com twice with no response. Anyone know of a different email address or phone number to reach an actual person?

Thanks!
What address did you mail your rebate to? My Netgear free wireless print server card rebate from March was handled by TCA in New Rochelle, NY. You might want to check their website at http://www.wheresmyrebate.com

Tifababy
10-21-2003, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by: Lanyap

Originally posted by: Tifababy
Did anyone purchase a netgear "wireless" print server and receive the free wireless card? I sent my rebate in on 7/15 and still nothing as of 10/21 (14 weeks!) I've emailed netgear.rebateinfo@netgear.com twice with no response. Anyone know of a different email address or phone number to reach an actual person?

Thanks!
What address did you mail your rebate to? My Netgear free wireless print server card rebate from March was handled by TCA in New Rochelle, NY. You might want to check their website at http://www.wheresmyrebate.com

I looked at wheresmyrebate.com and it says the rebate is valid, but it's been like that for 2 months now! Oh well, I guess I'll just keep emailing them every week until I get this free card.

allisolm
10-21-2003, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by: 1Cheap2Crazy
Has anybody gotten their Lite-On $30 MIR from the week of August 8? Most of us also purchased the Avery Afterburner Label system. This was at Best Buy. I got the label rebate and the BB rebate about a month ago, but the rebate company still says it needs time to process and mail out my check. It's been 9 weeks. Come on Lite-On.
Also burned 2 coasters the other day with this drive and it was only at 24X speed with TY disks :(

I called the BB number and they transferred me to 866-205-3231 where the automated system said my info had been entered on Sep 24 (it was mailed on Aug 18)and that my check should be mailed within 8 weeks from that date. That should put things about Thanksgiving!

Lanyap
10-21-2003, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by: Tifababy

Originally posted by: Lanyap

Originally posted by: Tifababy
Did anyone purchase a netgear "wireless" print server and receive the free wireless card? I sent my rebate in on 7/15 and still nothing as of 10/21 (14 weeks!) I've emailed netgear.rebateinfo@netgear.com twice with no response. Anyone know of a different email address or phone number to reach an actual person?

Thanks!
What address did you mail your rebate to? My Netgear free wireless print server card rebate from March was handled by TCA in New Rochelle, NY. You might want to check their website at http://www.wheresmyrebate.com

I looked at wheresmyrebate.com and it says the rebate is valid, but it's been like that for 2 months now! Oh well, I guess I'll just keep emailing them every week until I get this free card.
It's not unusual for TCA to take an extra month or two to send out rebates. I had to ask Frank from TCA over at FW to check on this rebate for me. I received my wireless card the following week. When I received the card I noticed that the return address was TCA so it appears that they are mailing the cards out themselves. Try checking with Frank from TCA __Here__ (http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=54&threadid=221128)

brtspears2
10-23-2003, 12:09 PM
Got Pine/Pioneer DVD-RW $50 rebate, drive purchased at Fry's. Both from Canada, checks dated 9/17, but recieved today. So the turnaround time was mid-July to 10/23. Roughly 12 weeks.

Boomer2
10-24-2003, 12:44 AM
RebateStatus.com is dropping the ball again. My Gigafast 8-port router submission hasn't shown up after 2 months.

Called them up. Folks on the phone sounded like they were working out of their home basement. Asked me to "wait a moment, please" at least 5 times. At the end he said they'd put me in the system with no resubmission required, then gave me a conf#. Hasn't shown up on their website yet. We'll see. Next step is contesting the Visa payment to PC Club. That and a complaint to BBB will get some attention.

alrocky
10-26-2003, 12:35 AM
Originally posted by: alrocky

Originally posted by: alrocky Best Buy Compaq Laptop 2570US purchased 08/03/03 $100 Compaq/HP rebate arrived 10/08/03 awaiting $150 Best Buy rebate for same purchase just received $221 CC credit from Dell for return of 40gig drive and 128mb ram (PE 400SC). Shipping to credit less than a week. Above $150 Best Buy rebate came today, 10/18/03. Now awaiting $60 BB Reward Zone certificate for above purchase and $100 rebate for the Dell 400SC.

$100 rebate for Dell 400SC arrived today, Oct. 25. (Ordered Sep. 3) All my rebates have arrived. Just waiting for BB Reward Zone $60 certificate which is due before month's end, as per BB RZ phone rep.

UTmtnbiker
10-28-2003, 12:39 PM
Staples $30 MIR for the Engergizer Battery Backup
Dates of the rebate were 8/31/2003 to 9/06/2003
Mailed out on 9/2 to Miami, FL
Received 10/27

A little slower than I'd like, but at least it's not Viking rebates and/or TCA.

Karaktu
10-28-2003, 12:45 PM
FYI:

Officemax just paid the $10 and $30 Cendyne rebates for me that RebatesHQ had denied as "only one submission allowed per person, per item, per offer." If you have written these off, you might want to follow up on them with Officemax (www.maxmyrebates.com)

Joe

1Cheap2Crazy
10-28-2003, 03:24 PM
Just got my $30 Lite-One MIR. According to them my info was entered into the computer on Sept. 16. I mailed it in on August 14. So about 10+ weeks.

allisolm
10-29-2003, 07:28 AM
Just got my $30 Lite-One MIR. According to them my info was entered into the computer on Sept. 16. I mailed it in on August 14. So about 10+ weeks.

Good to know. Did the status of your rebate online ever change from processed to check mailed?

1Cheap2Crazy
10-29-2003, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by: allisolm
Just got my $30 Lite-One MIR. According to them my info was entered into the computer on Sept. 16. I mailed it in on August 14. So about 10+ weeks.

Good to know. Did the status of your rebate online ever change from processed to check mailed?

Yes, at their website, Lite-On rebates (http://https://secure.rebatestatus.com/bscripts/foxweb.exe/rebatestatus/ml_default?planguage=EN)
it said "Date Mailed: 10/24/2003"

But the info about when it was processed into their computer was via their telephone number. They seem to do a good job of tracking our rebates, now I just wish they could mail it out to us in less then 6 weeks.

HTH :)

Binky
10-29-2003, 06:55 PM
Follow-up on my 10-14-03 post....

Buy.com Soundblaster Extigy, $50 rebate

After weeks of emails and telephone calls to incredibly unhelpful people at buy.com, they FINALLY credited my VISA with the $50 rebate that they screwed up on. They also issued a $10 gift check for buy.com.

Let this be a lesson to you - PRINT OUT EVERYTHING

I had printouts of the product page, my shopping cart, and my receipt. All of these showed the rebate very clearly. If I didn't have these printouts, they would have screwed me.

I will never order from buy.com again.

hallf
10-30-2003, 07:04 PM
Anyone get their $70 rebate for the Samsung ML-1710 laser printer yet? I got an email on 8/21 that it was received and in process...then an email on 10/15 saying it was mailed out and give it 10 business days...it's now 11 business days....do they mail these from Calcutta? Nothing should take 10 business days to reach anywhere in the US.

EDIT: The rebate check arrived today (11/1), so if anyone else has these outstanding, it looks like they should be coming.

Naruto
10-30-2003, 07:35 PM
What do you do if the postal office messes up your rebate claim?

They told me my mail was damaged and sent back my two forms, but did not send back the UPC. By the time I resend something out, the postmark date would have expired. Tried calling the postal office to resolve this, but no gurantee that I can get my claim back.

leonardosf
11-01-2003, 03:02 PM
On 9/24/03, I bought the Western Digital 160 Gig WD1600JBRTL ($199.99) at BB price-matched with Sam's Club $129.99. The store refused to give me the rebate forms, so I went home printed both the $70 WD and the $10 BB rebate forms. I got both checks this week! That's $129.99 - $70 - $10 = $49.99 NET. WOW-NICE DEAL.

Lanyap
11-03-2003, 12:14 AM
Update From TCA:


A note regarding the "bad address" flag on TCA's website.

We recently added a new feature on our website (rebate status lookup)that will inform you if we cannot mail your rebate because the address we have is "undeliverable" by the Post Office.

This feature allows you to correct the address on our system. Once you correct an address, your rebate check is issued within 48 hours.

It has been brought to our attention that approximately 23,000 rebates were marked "undeliverable" in error. The rebate checks were actually mailed on October 28. We have corrected the problem and removed the "undeliverable" flag from these records.

Thanks to LANYAP for bringing this to our attention.



Heads up folks.

Check your rebates at TCA / www.wheresmyrebate.com. They are having major problems with their rebate system and it is giving you error message "Returned to us by Post Office. Incorrect mailing address. Click here to correct." when the status is mailed. They do some type of check with the Post Office address checker (which I think is illegal) and it is messed up. See the end of this thread (http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/messageview.cfm?start=0&catid=54&threadid=221128) at FW.

Henny
11-05-2003, 12:59 PM
There's been some concern on whether or not the $50 Epson printer + Digital camera rebate would be honored for the $15 iConcepts digital cameras that OM offered.

Mine just got approved by Parago so it looks like it's a go.

ironk
11-05-2003, 05:57 PM
For people having trouble with Buslink Staples rebate, check here:

Text (http://www.************/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4306 )

And Here (http://www.resellerratings.com/forum/showthread.php?s=5368e2fe6c2e6a0adbe0324d785e32e6&threadid=60398&highlight=worst) are opinions about rebate companies to avoid.

gwlam12
11-08-2003, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by: gwlam12
Anyone get the $25 Nuby Ps2 6-in-1 stand from FRYS?

kydar
11-11-2003, 08:14 PM
I'm done. I've been doing these rebates for 2-3 years now, and I've just had it. I'm tired of jumping through hoops to get my own money. I'm tired of scanning receipts, filling out forms, and mutilating packages to get the goddamn barcodes off of them. I'm tired of rude CSRs who could care less about providing actual service, and seem to enjoy giving me a hard time. I'm tired of being lied to, cheated, and f*cked over.

I am blessed to have recently come into a rather large sum of money. Not enough that I would really call myself "wealthy", but enough that I can live without the $15, $30, even $50 rebates. From now on, when I want a new hard drive, or some CDRs, I'm just going to buy them. Don't bother me with mail-in rebates anymore, please.

It may sound strange, but I actually feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I truly hope that each of you reading this who are "rebate fanatics" as I have been up until now (and you know who you are) can also say "screw these rebates" someday. Best wishes to all.

Boomer2
11-12-2003, 01:52 AM
What is the friggin' deal with rebate forms asking your email address but never sending anything to that address? Staples and easierrebates.com send emails. No one else has.

allisolm
11-12-2003, 08:03 AM
What is the friggin' deal with rebate forms asking your email address but never sending anything to that address? Staples and easierrebates.com send emails. No one else has.

Let's see....
I have rebate email from HP, easierrebates, Staples, OfficeMax, Parago, Circuit City, Lexmark, Centon and TCA (wheresmyrebate).

allisolm
11-12-2003, 08:28 AM
ironk wrote "And Here are opinions about rebate companies to avoid."

Had to laugh since that link has complaints about OM, OD, Staples, Best Buy, CompUSA, Frys, Tiger Direct, Amazon, rebateshq, easierrebates, rebatestatus and expressgroup involving rebates from products by Verbatim, Cendyne, K-Byte, Cobra, EPO Technology, logisys, Panasonic, Logitech, Kingston, Khypermedia, Philips, Norton, Laplink, Samsung, Maxtor, Lexar and Toshiba.

Doesn't leave much, does it? :)

allisolm
11-12-2003, 08:29 AM
ironk wrote "And Here are opinions about rebate companies to avoid."

Had to laugh since that link has complaints about OM, OD, Staples, Best Buy, CompUSA, Frys, Tiger Direct, Amazon, rebateshq, easierrebates, rebatestatus and expressgroup involving rebates from products by Verbatim, Cendyne, K-Byte, Cobra, EPO Technology, logisys, Panasonic, Logitech, Kingston, Khypermedia, Philips, Norton, Laplink, Samsung, Maxtor, Lexar and Toshiba.

Doesn't leave much, does it? :)

SimMike2
11-12-2003, 11:53 AM
Staples is back to their lovely trick of sending rebates back in record time. The last two I got came back in less than 4 weeks. I always fill out the form online which seems to help.

Karaktu
11-12-2003, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by: SimMike2
Staples is back to their lovely trick of sending rebates back in record time. The last two I got came back in less than 4 weeks. I always fill out the form online which seems to help.

Speaking of fast rebate payments, Philips Distilleries paid my $10 rebate on 3 1.75 liter bottles of their product in 2 weeks from the date of mailing (ok, granted their mailing address is in MN and I'm in MN).

LOL.

Joe

fzj80
11-12-2003, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by: Boomer2
What is the friggin' deal with rebate forms asking your email address but never sending anything to that address? Staples and easierrebates.com send emails. No one else has.

Just another way for them to get your e-mail address, so they can build a list of people to e-mail. Probably a pretty good list too, since they know those e-mail addresses are for actual paying customers, which is alot better than most lists you can buy on the Net that are mostly just junk e-mails...

Out...

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