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Rebates Annonymous Thread - How much in rebates do you have outstanding? Lets help each other stay away from TDMVP's temptations. Let's also discuss ways to cash out rebate cards.

Superocean 4,098 2,797 July 1, 2013 at 01:47 AM
Hi my name is Super Ocean and I'm a Rebateaholic.
I've got over $2500 in outstanding rebates. EEK!
I've haven't bought a rebate item in 2 days. Big Grin
I've looked at a lot of good items today like850w psu with case for $42 [tigerdirect.com] but didn't pull the trigger.
I've got more earbuds than I know what to do with.

Please feel free to join Rebate-aholics:
Your name, how much in outstanding rebates.
how long since your last rebate purchase
What was the most recent temptation

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Rebate Card Information & Cashing Out
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CARD
ISSUER
CAN SET PIN?
CAN REQUEST CHECK?
FEE TO REQUEST CHECK
CUSTOMER SERVICE
BALANCE CHECK
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American Express
No
If issued before 1/15/15
Free! (also free for ACH refund)
1-800-297-7327
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American Express
No
If issued before 1/15/15
Free! (also free for ACH refund)
1-800-297-7327
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American Express
No
If issued before 1/15/15
Free! (also free for ACH refund)
1-800-297-7327
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InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions (MetaBank)
Yes
No
N/A
1-877-610-1075
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Extrameasures, LLC (CenterState Bank of Florida)
No
No
N/A
1-888-890-0307
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Fidelity National Information Services (MB Financial Bank)
Yes
Unknown
N/A
1-866-255-5563
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FSV Payment Systems (Metabank)
No
Yes
Free!
1-877-757-5423
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FSV Payment Systems (Metabank)
No
No
N/A
1-888-976-6507
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FSV Payment Systems (Metabank)
No
Yes
$9.00
1-888-976-6858
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FSV Payment Systems (Metabank)
No
Yes
$2.50
1-866-923-0052

bulb American Express Reward Card Check/ACH Request (4MyRebate)
This option is no longer available for cards issued after 1/15/15. However you may have reason for a complaint to 4MyRebate, BBB, or AG as the refund provision has not been removed from all rebate terms.

As noted in the fine print of the rebate form and on the card agreement sent to you with your card, you can request a check or an ACH transfer for the balance on your card(s). The card(s) must be unused. Call the the number listed next to your card above and select the option to talk to a customer service agent after entering your card number and verification code (option 5, then 0). Request a refund via check or ACH. Some agents will incorrectly tell you that ACH is not allowed or even that refunds in general are not permitted. Checks take up to 20 business days; ACH takes up to 15 business days but usually arrives in under 10 business days.

*** If you do this with multiple cards, be sure to DOUBLE CHECK the CSR's math! I would have been short $30 if I had not (they mistakenly entered $30 for a $60 card). FYI 15-20 cards took me ~40min on the phone.

bulb FSV Payment Systems Visa Reward Cards (Parago)
If your card allows you to request a check, call the number listed next to your card above, then follow the prompts to talk to a CSR (press 1 after the Spanish prompt, enter the tracking number on the back of the card), press 1 again after it starts to say your card balance, then press 0). If you get a CSR who won't process the check, hang up and try calling again.

bulb PIN-enabled Gift/Reward Cards - Load to Serve/Bluebird
Visit your local Walmart and hand your Serve/Bluebird card to the cashier. Tell them to load the amount that's on your prepaid card (you can also combine up to 4 cards and load them at once). You must make sure that the card is processed as debit - if it isn't, press Cancel (for the older black-and-white terminals) or Change Payment (for the newer color terminals) after swiping and before the cashier hits the Debit key on their keyboard.

These transactions can also be processed at the Walmart MoneyCenter Express kiosk [boardingarea.com] if your store has one - use the Bluebird button if available ($1 minimum load), or the MoneyCard button if it's not ($20 minimum load).

Once the money's on your Serve/Bluebird card, you can either withdraw cash at a fee-free ATM or pay your CC bill from your account online (see each cards' website for more information). Maximum $1,000/day and $5,000/month.

bulb Other Options

Split Transactions
Most retailers have the ability to "split transactions," where you can charge part of the total amount on one card and then pay the balance with another card or cash. Depending on the retailer and cashier, you can chain as many prepaid cards as you like. Known retailers that permit this are:
  • Walmart - Visa (cashier request, must press Cancel or Change Payment when the PIN prompt appears and select credit), American Express (automatic)
  • Costco - American Express only (automatic)
  • Target - Any card (automatic)
  • Kmart - Any card (automatic), unknown limit
  • Rainbow (MN/WI grocery) - Any card (automatically takes remaining balance)
  • Giant Eagle (OH/PA/WV grocery) - Any card (automatically takes remaining balance)
  • Chick-fil-A - Any card (automatically takes remaining balance)
  • Staples - any card (automatically takes remaining balance)

Fill 'er up!
Most gas stations accept credit cards at the pump and some/many are set up to use the balance on the card without requiring a trip to the cashier. Regardless, you can always ask the cashier to help out with using the balance remaining of the card.

Convert the card into store credit
Most rebate cards have a short window to use up the card before it expires or monthly fees start kicking in to eat up the balance. Converting the rebate card into store credit allows you to extend the life of your money. Also, this option is useful if you have a very small amount remaining on the card. Ideally, you want to use store credit that can offer a rolling balance or do unlimited split transactions online. Options include:
  • Amazon.com - $0.50 minimum, never expires
  • Costco Cash - No minimum, never expires
  • Newegg - $10 to $2500 in $1 increments, never expires.
  • TigerDirect - $10 to $1000 in $1 increments. After 12 months a $2/month fee applies.

Use a online payment service to deposit into your bank account
There are several companies that will accept credit cards and turn them into cash. Some of these options, however, may charge a credit card processing fee and/or freeze the account if too many suspicious transactions are used.
  • Square - 2.75% fee. Minimum $1 charge. Free card reader for smartphone. Limited to <200 transactions or $20,000 per year to avoid a 1099.
  • PayPal Here - 2.7% fee. Free credit card reader for smartphone. Limited to <200 transactions or $20,000 per year to avoid a 1099.

Pay Utility Bills
  • Evolve Money - Popular bill pay service that accepts prepaid cards (3% fee for prepaid CCs). Wide variety of payees to choose from.
  • Comcast - Allows you pay your bill or even pre-pay into your account using an card number that you enter for a one-time transaction. You don't have to register the card into your account and you can specify the exact amount you want to pay for that transaction so you can zero out the card exactly.
  • City Utilities - Many cities allow you to specify the amount to pay and enter a card number for one-time use.
  • Sprint - You have to register the card into your account but then you can enter in a payment for specified amount and then delete the card from your account.
  • DirecTV - Allows multiple one-time CC payments for specified amounts over $1. Supports AMEX prepaid CCs. Limit 3 payments / 24 hour period.

Use them at Redbox
Visa Reward cards work with Redbox. American Express Reward cards do not.

bulb Rebate Form Help
Do you need a link to a rebate or a form? Just ask.

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bulb Rebate Processing Help

HOW TO TELL WHAT REBATE YOUR NEWEGG CHECK OR PREPAID CARD GOES TO (great post by bb182 ... make sure to rep him!)
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=61207038&postcount=3

Average Turnaround times:

ProductTurnaround time
AVG10-12 weeks
BitDefender10-12 weeks
Kaspersky10-12 weeks
NewEgg10-12 weeks
Panda10-12 weeks
Norton4 weeks
TigerDirect3 weeks
Trend Micro5 weeks

Rebate limits:

ProductLimit
AVGPer product title per year
BitdefenderPer offer#
KasperskyPer offer#
McAfeePer product title per year
NortonPer offer#, max $250 per calendar year
PandaPer offer#
Total DefensePer offer number with activation needed each time
Trend MicroPer offer#
VipreLimit TWO rebates per version of the Product per person, receipt, household, family or address.
WebrootPer product title per year

4MyRebate (TigerDirect, etc.) says an AmEx rebate card has been sent to me, but I didn't receive it.
If you're in this situation, 4MyRebate customer service may not be able to help you. They will refer you to American Express prepaid customer service at 1-800-297-7327 and tell you to have them look up the card by it's proxy number, which they claim is the confirm number on your rebate tracking page (this number may not be shown for cards mailed around the March 2014 maintenance). Unfortunately 4MyRebate is incorrect and this number is not always the proxy number anymore. 25 digits numbers beginning with 1 and a bunch of 0s are not proxy number and does not appear to have meaning to AMEX. Occasionally (and in the past), the confirm number will be shorter (13-20 characters). In this case it is most likely the card's proxy number. If you can't get the card's proxy number, AMEX can look the card up based on your identifying information, but this will be difficult if you have a large number of cards (the cards are not sorted meaningfully and the agent will have to open each one individually to see any details).

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Not really rebate related, but it is slickdeals related. Anybody else get an email or twitter notice similar to this in the last few days? http://i.imgur.com/UFt4Xin.png
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Quote from SlammedNiss View Post :
Not really rebate related, but it is slickdeals related. Anybody else get an email or twitter notice similar to this in the last few days? http://i.imgur.com/UFt4Xin.png
Yes I got something similar a few weeks ago but it didnt mentioned the exact amount I will get paid Smilie
I ignored it but SD gets paid for putting all that tanga crap on FP, why shouldn't you be?
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anybody know how to figure out which rebate a myprepaidcard goes to?

I just got one for $35 but the value doesn't match any of the rebates in my spreadsheet tracker.
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Got my last TD rebate card in the mail yesterday. RIP TD. Thanks for all the MM.

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Got my last TD rebate card in the mail yesterday. RIP TD. Thanks for all the MM.

Sadwalk
It was definitely a good run.
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Quote from steven88 View Post :
It was definitely a good run.
Great run while it lasted especially with the software MM stuffs, I have many things I still want to get but now I'll never get them for FaR or MM.
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drats, newegg rebate cards no longer work at redbox?

I guess once TD rebate cards are gone, that's it

oh wait, did I forget to activate this card - duh - I guess that was the problem
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Quote from avalon View Post :
drats, newegg rebate cards no longer work at redbox?

I guess once TD rebate cards are gone, that's it

oh wait, did I forget to activate this card - duh - I guess that was the problem
They actually sent you a card for something?!
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They actually sent you a card for something?!
I hope it was an old card. Newegg have been nice to us lately.
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They actually sent you a card for something?!
yeah last week I got the $30 for

Fujitsu HR-4UTHCEX(2B) 2-Pack AAA High Capacity Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries

it also says the $18 is on the way for the other battery deal, both 11/17-ish

it's a mastercard from viewmycard.com and it probably does work at redbox, I just forgot to activate it beforehand
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yeah last week I got the $30 for

Fujitsu HR-4UTHCEX(2B) 2-Pack AAA High Capacity Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries

it also says the $18 is on the way for the other battery deal, both 11/17-ish

it's a mastercard from viewmycard.com and it probably does work at redbox, I just forgot to activate it beforehand
Well shit. I was enjoying the checks. PIN available?
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Well shit. I was enjoying the checks. PIN available?
yeah pin and address can be set

just got a bunch of checks from newegg today, let's see how much

all under $30, maybe $30 is the amount that sends a rebate card

ugh checks are annoying
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Quote from avalon View Post :
yeah pin and address can be set

just got a bunch of checks from newegg today, let's see how much

all under $30, maybe $30 is the amount that sends a rebate card

ugh checks are annoying
Got 3 today myself. 1x $20 and 2x $30. So it's more than $30.
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ugh checks are annoying
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Bigeye
$10 Yen checks.... (Seinfeld)
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