I am batting about 50/50 on Rebates. I am convinced they are a scam.
I follow all instructions to a T. And 3 months later I get a letter telling me I didn`t include something. When I know for a fact that I did. This happens too often for it to be a fluke. I`m convinced that these companies have a set percentage that they are gonna reject. No matter what. Its one thing to be cheated out of a $5 or $10 rebate. But I have been cheated out of $60 rebates. As you can tell, I`m still steamed about it.
Your advice is good ... MAKE COPIES OF EVERYTHING YOU SEND IN! Even then, you are still at their mercy. Good luck.
I have always gotten all my rebates without problems. I always follow what is specified on the rebate form. Some tips on filling out rebate forms.
1 - Always write legible your name, address, ect.
2 - Always follow directions on what is needed, invoice (original or copy), upc, postmark time frame.
3 - Fill out the envelope just as shown on the rebate form.
4 - Make copies of everything. I have even asked the post office to hand stamp post mark with date and taken a picture of the envelope with my cell phone. A little extreme, but.
5 - Keep track of your rebate status on line.
6 - Some rebate centers also want you to first register on line, then send in the form. Do as asked.
If you follow directions, send your rebate form out prompt and follow it's progress on line, you should not have a problem.