I’ve always noticed “Mail-In Rebates” offered on certain things you can buy online, but I think this trend is really dieing off, in the online world that is. Let me just say that I can’t exactly remember which online merchant I saw this at but, there’s something I bought from either NCIX or Tigerdirect.ca that had a mail in rebate, and I decided to go with it. Was supposed to get $15 back or something, and I never received it in the mail!. I was so bummed out.
Anyways, the good thing to know is that Tigerdirect.ca is no longer around, and I honestly don’t think the other merchant I mentioned would do this to someone. I should of documented everything when I submitted that order, but maybe next time when I see another mail-in rebate offer.
What is a “Mail-In Rebate”?:
The most popular type of rebate is the mail-in (MIR). To receive a check for a specific amount, customers can mail in a coupon, receipt, and barcode, depending on the product, time, and place of purchase. Retailers and manufacturers may offer rebates.
Do Mail-In Rebates Work?:
In addition, even though the majority of shoppers think they will apply for a rebate when they leave the store, many of them do not. People who buy this merchandise end up paying full price. In order to obtain your mail-in rebate, you should do the following: … Create a duplicate of everything you’ve given to the merchant, in case your rebate takes a while to be paid or is not honoured.