PNY Turbo 256GB Flash Drive Bundle $60MIR ($60 American Express Gift Card)
Dec 26th - Mailed out rebate
Jan 6th - Denied (11 days)
Jan 12th - Approved (17 days)
Feb 23rd - Received (42 days)
**Quoted vs Actual**
6 weeks, they said 5-7. So satisfactory I suppose...
**Ease of Rebate Submission**
Rather difficult, for I needed to install the software (used a VM, gtfo of here with your garbage software McAfee haha), make an account with them, activate the software, then sign up for auto renewal which you cannot cancel for 10 months, and it'll auto renewal the 12th month.
For the rebate, the original UPC (of the McAfee software) was needed, copy receipt/invoice, copy of the auto-renewal confirmation email and the signed rebate form.
The reason I was originally denied was because they *claimed* I never sent in the original UPC and also that I did not include the invoice/receipt. I DEFINITELY did send in the UPC but I truthfully screwed up and sent the receipt that said "this cannot be used for rebate purposes" and I felt like such a moron when I realized that (prior to the denial). I figured I could argue the UPC and then just send them over the correct (triple checked) receipt/invoice. So I called them and the guy (Indian, but with a weak enough accent that I was still able to understand 90% of what he said) read back to me why I was denied (yeah yeah...), and I told him I have photographic evidence that I had the UPC in the envelope before I sealed it up but truthfully chose the wrong form for the receipt. I told him I would gladly email/mail the correct receipt but then I got an approval email from them and he said "...these things happen Mr. Mason, just be more careful next time! Is there anything else I may help you with?" I had goosebumps of joy and just thanked him and then hung up when we were done.
I'm wondering if the rebate would have arrived 6 days sooner if I hadn't screwed it up...who knows.
**Would you do this rebate again? (Why/Why not?)**
Yes, but I'd be more careful with the documents...though it'd have to be something free or near free to make me go through all the required hoops again. (Like the OCZ Arc 240GB for free they had a couple weeks back... and $30 more recently) I have heard of people having no issues activating a 2nd and 3rd software package on the same account for other McAfee rebates. Still all the time I spent was worth it for $60, I doubt I spent more than 40 minutes and that's $60 for 40 minutes when I work a $9/hr and a $10/hr job right now haha. Totally worth it! (should take less time next time because no screw ups, knowing all the steps and the VM won't need to be made a second time.)
Cost of item $129.68-$10 Statement credit-$60 Rebate=$59.98+Stamp (Continued in Post 5)
I guess keep this format for any new rebate success experiences so we all know the score, try to keep them recent but even some later 2014 rebates can be mentioned.
This thread is to serve as an indication of speediness and positive recommendations of doing rebates for certain places
Edited by IVIYTH0S, 09 May 2015 - 07:41 AM.