The dishwasher we bought from Sears last month came with a $50 mail-in rebate. I know that most people don’t bother to send in for the rebate (one Consumers’ Union statement I saw said 60% of rebates go unclaimed). But, I filled in our forms, copied, pasted, and mailed certified with return receipt. The result?
A Sears 50-Cent Check
I called the 800-number and everyone was nice, helpful, and unsurprised. They promised another check to make up the balance.
The second check makes us whole, if not happy.
Sears wouldn’t do something like this on purpose, would they? I mean, everyone would notice the difference between $50 and 50-cents, right? And, all of the 40% of people who send in rebates are persistent enough to get the full amount, right?