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ECOBEE4 NEST HONEYWELL ECOBEE3 WIFI THERMOSTAT 50% OFF ON SALE Starts @75 @comedmarketplace after instant rebate + tax

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Rebate details **ComEd customers with central A/C receive an instant 50% off rebate (up to $100) on a qualified smart thermostat. Limit two (2) rebates per account. **

Ecobee4 $99.50
Ecobee3 $75
Nest $150
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Unless you absolutely cannot put up with mail-in rebates, I've never understood how these instant rebates directly from the utilities constitute as a "deal". Snagging a smart thermostat at deep discount and then filing the mail-in rebate always has a better result. National Grid, for example, offers $75 back on WiFi thermostats, 2 per year. Any purchase with a receipt qualifies (not just large, "authorized" retailers) so I managed to snag an Ecobee 3 for $100 on the Amazon marketplace, filed the rebate and ended up at $25 out of pocket.
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Unless you absolutely cannot put up with mail-in rebates, I've never understood how these instant rebates directly from the utilities constitute as a "deal". Snagging a smart thermostat at deep discount and then filing the mail-in rebate always has a better result. National Grid, for example, offers $75 back on WiFi thermostats, 2 per year. Any purchase with a receipt qualifies (not just large, "authorized" retailers) so I managed to snag an Ecobee 3 for $100 on the Amazon marketplace, filed the rebate and ended up at $25 out of pocket.
Does NationalGrid require installation verification?
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Does NationalGrid require installation verification?
It does not. Just filed a rebate two months ago and filed two in 2016. All approved, just needed receipts, serial numbers and barcodes (scanned barcode copies are fine).
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I just purchased & got the rebate instantly. ty op
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Unless you absolutely cannot put up with mail-in rebates, I've never understood how these instant rebates directly from the utilities constitute as a "deal". Snagging a smart thermostat at deep discount and then filing the mail-in rebate always has a better result. National Grid, for example, offers $75 back on WiFi thermostats, 2 per year. Any purchase with a receipt qualifies (not just large, "authorized" retailers) so I managed to snag an Ecobee 3 for $100 on the Amazon marketplace, filed the rebate and ended up at $25 out of pocket.
I'd rather get the rebate now while paying than filling out the MIR form, go to the post office, wait for the check to arrive (sometimes weeks). Plus getting the Ecobee3 for $100 is a YMMV. Unless its for sure that everybody gets the Ecobee3 for $100, not all are lucky like you, or as persistent/patient as you. It doesn't mean that you snag a better deal than the others (with all the extra steps though) doesn't make this deal not a good deal.
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I'd rather get the rebate now while paying than filling out the MIR form, go to the post office, wait for the check to arrive (sometimes weeks). Plus getting the Ecobee3 for $100 is a YMMV. Unless its for sure that everybody gets the Ecobee3 for $100, not all are lucky like you, or as persistent/patient as you. It doesn't mean that you snag a better deal than the others (with all the extra steps though) doesn't make this deal not a good deal.
That was just an example. All sorts of smart thermostats frequently go on sale. Combine the sale prices with rebates and you'll always come out ahead of the instant rebate prices directly from the utility. It's just a matter of putting up with a mail-in rebate.


EDIT: After taking a quick look around to compare current Ecobee 4 prices, I see Lowe's currently has it for $200 as well. Lowe's also has $40 off $200 coupons available. Stack it with Lowe's gift cards which commonly go on sale for 10% off (Raise has them for 13.1% right now with code PRESALE) and your total cost after rebate is way ahead of this deal.

My intention here isn't to thread-crap. Just offering options for those willing to do a little bit more work to save more.
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That was just an example. All sorts of smart thermostats frequently go on sale. Combine the sale prices with rebates and you'll always come out ahead of the instant rebate prices directly from the utility. It's just a matter of putting up with a mail-in rebate.


EDIT: After taking a quick look around to compare current Ecobee 4 prices, I see Lowe's currently has it for $200 as well. Lowe's also has $40 off $200 coupons available. Stack it with Lowe's gift cards which commonly go on sale for 10% off (Raise has them for 13.1% right now with code PRESALE) and your total cost after rebate is way ahead of this deal.

My intention here isn't to thread-crap. Just offering options for those willing to do a little bit more work to save more.
Thank you Sir. So it's basically pay a little more but no effort, or do more work and get it cheaper.
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Thank you Sir. So it's basically pay a little more but no effort, or do more work and get it cheaper.
Well technically you're not paying a little bit more, you're a fair amount more. All taxes and discounts included, this deal would be $30-$35 more than Lowe's (possibly even more with 4% Lowe's cashback from various sites). I guess the question you need to ask is if that's worth the instant rebate convenience.
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Well technically you're not paying a little bit more, you're a fair amount more. All taxes and discounts included, this deal would be $30-$35 more than Lowe's (possibly even more with 4% Lowe's cashback from various sites). I guess the question you need to ask is if that's worth the instant rebate convenience.
You could make the same argument that with a mail in rebate you're paying a fair amount more, just getting a larger chunk back sometime down the road (as long as your rebate goes through). Unless the cost difference is significant I'll take instant rebates/coupons/etc over mail ins every time.
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Do I need to be a Comed customer, are they going to verify it?
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Do I need to be a Comed customer, are they going to verify it?
Yes the address you'll put in should be a Comed customer, but go ahead and try anyway. The address that you will put in is the address they will ship the items to. This can be a loophole say your relatives do not want this deal since they have it already, you can use their address but pay with your credit card (and your address is the billing address).
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Yes the address you'll put in should be a Comed customer, but go ahead and try anyway. The address that you will put in is the address they will ship the items to. This can be a loophole say your relatives do not want this deal since they have it already, you can use their address but pay with your credit card (and your address is the billing address).
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just came by to thumbs down another "unable to replicate"
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You could make the same argument that with a mail in rebate you're paying a fair amount more, just getting a larger chunk back sometime down the road (as long as your rebate goes through). Unless the cost difference is significant I'll take instant rebates/coupons/etc over mail ins every time.
I agree, Ill take the instant rebate over a MIR any time. When MIR were "big" it was a pita to send in and wait for. many times I wouldnt even get them due to whatever random reason processing decided to give; or they say they just didnt receive it. Of course, one could always make photocopies and actively track the rebate... but thats a lot of work for little return.
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