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Windows 7: Visa Rebate Card

01 Dec 2010   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
Visa Rebate Card

When I bought my last EVGA graphics card, which had a $25 MIR, they gave a choice of waiting the usual amount of time for a check, or accept their "no wait" rebate via a Visa card, but only for $22. I chose the latter, since It seemed worth $3 to speed it up. However "no wait" really means only ~2/3 the wait time instead, since I just received an email saying that they had sent it, and now have to wait another week or so for USPS.

I was thinking of this card as being just a disposable card, to be tossed when spent, but the email spoke of it as being a means to receive other rebates. However, I have never seen this kind of rebate method being used before. Has anyone else?
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01 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Has anyone else?
Nope. But I would wait and see what they offered before passing judgement. Not saying your are, just saying see what you get first.
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01 Dec 2010   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I would hold my breath for you. . .but. . .
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01 Dec 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Last time I used one of these cards it wouldn't allow use over the amount on the card so I tried once and it declined. I called the next day and the company said it should be good. Tried again and had to have the checker run the up limit on the card first and then pay the difference in cash..... awkward !
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01 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I have had a few of those. I just received a $20 and $30 Visa rebate card from Norton. They are Debit cards and after 6 Months there is a $3 a month charge, so you need to use them before then. I had a few of them last year and used them at Best Buy on one purchase. They ran each card for its full amount and I paid the remainder with my own credit card. I waited a while after using them and then put them in my shredder. Just read the enclosed paperwork. I much prefer a check as keeping up with the balance on these cards is a PIA. I try to use the entire balance on the card at one time to keep it simple.

Jim
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01 Dec 2010   #6

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Basically it works like a re-loadable cash card. If you get any other rebates from X company, you can opt to have them load that card with your rebate once it is processed. Sometimes fees are charged on inactive cards, as phone man said.

"rush order" on a rebate is to cut down processing time, yes.
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07 Dec 2010   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Some of these cards, the terms allow you to take the card to any bank & cash them in for the full cash value, just by showing identification.
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07 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Basically it works like a re-loadable cash card. If you get any other rebates from X company, you can opt to have them load that card with your rebate once it is processed. Sometimes fees are charged on inactive cards, as phone man said.

"rush order" on a rebate is to cut down processing time, yes.
I have gotten some from OCZ and Office Depot/Norton and none of these were re-loadable. I just used my $20 one to buy something at Newegg for $19.99. I have a $30 one also so I may go by the bank and see if I can get $30.01 from the two cards.

I hardly ever buy hardware or software without a rebate. My favorite places are Newegg and Office Depot as they always have sales and rebates.

Jim
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07 Dec 2010   #9

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Fry's is good too, but in person you have to ask or they won't tell you anymore.
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03 Apr 2011   #10

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

After all this time, I finally got that rebate card used last Friday, while buying groceries at Walmart. I had tried to use it before, with exactly the same cashier as before, but it got rejected the first time. I later learned that the reason was that the cashier attempted to charge the entire sum of the groceries, instead of the rebate amount as I had instructed him. So this time I emphasized the manner in which to do it, and he merrily requested that I sign that little electronic device that they have for such things. I then noticed that the total due hadn't seemed to change, and when I mentioned it, he checked and with a "shocked" expression, that he had only entered $2.22, instead of $22. That was corrected, but the bottomline is that I agree with the person that said it previously, I will never consent to nor request a rebate in this manner again!
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