Paying For Faster Rebates

Paying For Faster Rebates

financial literacy

Well this is something new. I recently bought an item that qualified for a $15 mail in rebate. Of course, I was fully aware that these things can take forever to arrive. Upon going to the manufacturer’s site it appeared that they offered their rebates in the form of a credit/debit card of sort as you can see here:

The surprising thing though is that they offer an option of express processing your mail in rebate for a $2 fee. In this case, they say that they will send it within 5-7 business days as opposed to a 6 to 8 weeks timeframe. Would you be inclined to pay in order to get your rebate faster? Kind of makes you wonder why a 5-7 business day timeframe isn’t the regular timeframe.

On a side note, it was kind of funny that the literature indicates that this is a pre-paid Mastercard yet they use a credit card with a Visa logo as the picture.

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