Rebates are a pain particularly if you don’t redeem them. Statistics range widely on the number of rebates that remain unclaimed, anywhere from 38% to 68%. Those statistics are exactly why the vendors use rebates instead of price reductions. Their fondest hope is that the rebate will provide you with the incentive to buy and that you will never claim the rebate. For vendors it is a win/win, they get a sale and don’t have to shell out the cash for the rebate. If you make a purchase involving rebates you must force yourself to be responsible and claim your money. If you don’t you are falling prey to a retailing trick and you only have yourself to blame. Here is a link to a site that has the 10 most common excuses why rebates are not submitted.
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