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I bought carpet and pad from Menards and used my Menards Charge Card.I got a rebate and filled it out and sent it in.

I received the rebate in the mail which states "in store only" and also states "you cannot apply the rebate to your Menards card". If Menards is going to advertise rebates, they should state up front "in store rebate only". A rebate is a check to spend however you want - not only at Menards. I wanted to put the money back on my Menards card for the carpet purchase.

Menards won't let you do this either. Once Menards gets your money, they won't give it back. I have never heard of an "in store only" rebate. A rebate is supposed to be used however a consumer wants.

Menards should state up front (not on the rebate check only) that you cannot use it to pay for the purchase made on THEIR charge card.This is utterly ridiculous!

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Anonymous
#1394006

So agree!!We expected a rebate as in money!!

In store credit is a joke!!

Not to mention it takes forever if at all and they try to hide it in a small postcard that advertises something so you don’t even know it came from them!!De eptive practices I say!

Anonymous
#411056

most places I know do in store only...I agree that they should let you put it towards your credit card.

whats the big deal right they are still getting the money.

Thats why you must read the fine print.seems like this should only be a big issue if you dont get stuff at menards often.

Anonymous
#410579

in store merchandise credit is what the fed trade should only allow.It is not a rebate as consumers know it.

menards circumvent this by addition of the words above.

if you use common sense the so-called-rebate entails a profit margin on the rebate use itself.:(

Anonymous
#310396

Amazing! Use the rebate check to buy other items and get a rebate check. Keep using their money for free items.

Anonymous
#302446

Menards DOES state in their sale ad that "rebate is in form of a store credit" or something like that.. They Do tell you.

Anonymous
#230982

Go to Home Depot for your supplies.You get a much better selection and better quality at the same price or lower.

They do not play games with their customers like menards does.

They will also sell the same or comparable product at the manards advertised price.

Anonymous
#214645

Most place I go have a in store rebate.Actually I have never seen a cash back rebate at a store, but I'm not saying there aren't.

It will say in the add, on the sign, on the rebate that the rebate is in the form of in store credit. If your too *** to read then it's your own falt.

Plus you're saying you can't spend the money at Menards.They have pretty much every thing you need.

Anonymous
#200886

Former customer.If you pay by check and return the goods, you don't get refund for 15 days.

Even though the receipt states that the funds are electronically transmitted. They are using you money for a free loan. Mail in rebates are mail in credits. What a rip off.

Very poor business policy.Can do without me.

Anonymous
#194214

This one is a joke, right?You chose not to read whats everywhere and then you actually GRIPE about getting anything -ANYTHING!!!- back for something you were going to buy anyway?

Please..do us all a favor and shop at walmart. They return anything regardless of their own rules, they screw the small businesses that sell to them, they own companies to build their stock- to *** with made in america, eh?-and they dont offer any kind of money back. In store or otherwise.

And youd begrudge an american owned and operated business the opportunity to get you back to shop in their store by GIVING you something they dont have to give.You pinhead.

Anonymous
#155996

The fact that it is a merchadise credit towards perchaise to the store is stated near every item in the flyer with a rebate, on the rebate sign, an on the rebate you wrote your name and address on to get back the rebate.

not sure what else you could ask for short of neon signs...

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