More and more manufacturers and retailers are finding ways to save money on rebates.
Menards, a home improvement chain, is offering an 11%* rebate on everything:
That asterisk after the 11% goes to their fine print disclosure:
“Rebate is in the form of merchandise credit check.”
As Nadine B. told Mouse Print* when she saw their ad, “the fine print says that it’s not cash, as most of us expect with a ‘mail-in rebate.’ It is for merchandise credit, meaning it can only be used for future purchases at Menards.”
While this type of rebate is common at office supply stores like Staples that send out reward checks good only toward future purchases at the store, it is rare to see it in this type of store.
To encourge people to try Grain Berry products, the company is making a buy one, get one free offer via rebate, with a twist.
You’ve got to include the envelope and postage to get your free coupon.