If you really want to protect your ass in case the rebate company arbitrarily decides your rebate claim is expired, get your receipt notarized. Writes Tian:
“All you need is to photo copy of the same information (ie. serial number, UPC code, receipt) and bring them with you to a bank along with the ones you are going to send in. Notary service is free with Bank of America if you have account with them.
Some people may think this business of getting notarized is a bit obsessive, obviously they don’t care about their money as we do.”
Good tip, if a tad anal. Here’s another (tip, that is): don’t let a rebate be what makes you decide to buy something. — BEN POPKEN