Monday, June 19, 2006

GRRRR Dish Network: I Just Forfeited a $100 Rebate (#$*&^%)

I hate rebates!!! I believe I read that only 1/2 of the people out there actually file their rebates properly. Well, count me in that group of 50% who files improperly.

In April we got a Dish Network satellite system. We skimped on paying the extra $5/month for the local channels but we splurged and got two DVR receivers (our first time to have either a DVR or satellite dish).

Anyways, upon initiating our contract we got a $100 rebate good for $10 off each month's bill for 10 months. The rebate form stated that it was valid between 2/1/2006 and 6/30/2006. Knowing that I had plenty of time (like mailing taxes on April 17th), I procrastinated until today to mail it in. MY MISTAKE. The fine print on the document says that it has to be postmarked within 60 days of account activation.... We activated the account on April 8th! Having a very Homer like moment here (DOOHHHH). Well, it's already stamped, i'm sending it out anyways. We'll see if they overlook it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Depends on the rebate center but many of them will use any excuse to deny the rebate.

Try using yahoo calendar or a similar web program which emails you a reminder.