$200 Rebate on S3 Coming May 27

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  1. Jun 5, 2007 #361 of 514
    fareal

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    In the S3 I received from TCS, yes. It was right on top of everything when I opened the S3 box. You made me double check there wasn't an expiration or anything and I discovered the full page of Terms and Conditions on the back. I quickly read through it and didn't notice anything about not using it with other offers or rebates.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2007 #362 of 514
    moyekj

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    No, the rebate terms specifically require a minimum of 1 year service commitment, so this would not qualify you for the rebate:
     
  3. Jun 5, 2007 #363 of 514
    fareal

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    I should have been more specific. It appears that when you initiate the 3-month free coupon you actually are required to select a TiVo Service Package at the same time, I'm assuming it will give you all of the regular options..1 year, 2 year, 3 year, prepay and not. So with that in mind, it should qualify you for the rebate.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2007 #364 of 514
    ScottW_CO

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    Just got my S3 in from Amazon a little while ago.

    But, now digging around re: the $200 rebate, I'm seeing something different.

    On Tivo's site, it's stating you have to buy the UNIT from THEM (along with the 'gift card' service) to get the rebate.

    On top of that, Amazon no longer lists the $200 rebate along with the unit. When I ordered, it was one of those "click here to see the price" deals - now the unit shows a price. There's no mention of the rebate.

    I have yet to go activate the unit - haven't gotten that far.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2007 #365 of 514
    askewed

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  6. Jun 5, 2007 #366 of 514
    fareal

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    Amazon.com does mention the rebate, but probably because they are out of stock and selling via Electronica Direct it appears different on their site..

    On TiVo's site does it say you have to buy from TiVo.com to get the Rebate or to get the Instant $200 Off??

    http://tivo.com/rebates

    Read the rebate form, you should be fine.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2007 #367 of 514
    ScottW_CO

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    Whew. Hadn't found that page.

    Here's what I was looking at:

    Go to Tivo's site and hit the page 2.9.offerdetail.gift.asp (can't post real URLs yet, too few posts. Meh.)
     
  8. Jun 5, 2007 #368 of 514
    Alan Gordon

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    Can anybody tell me, if you use the 3-month free coupon along with 3-year prepaid service, does TiVo go ahead and charge your card, or wait until the 3-months are up?

    ~Alan
     
  9. Jun 5, 2007 #369 of 514
    fareal

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    Bottom of the 3-month free coupon it states they take your credit card info but do not charge it until the 3 months are up.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2007 #370 of 514
    Alan Gordon

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    EXCELLENT!!

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  11. Jun 5, 2007 #371 of 514
    rmassey

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    Where is this three month coupon?
     
  12. Jun 5, 2007 #372 of 514
    c3

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    I think that applies to monthly subscriptions only. Doesn't make sense for prepaid subscriptions. The full amount minus the GC value should be charged right away.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2007 #373 of 514
    fareal

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    Doesn't specifically mention prepaid subs. Although it does mention that for lifetime sub.. says you'll pay $299 minus the difference of the 3-month free coupon. Given that it is mentioning a $299 lifetime sub maybe these are old expired coupons. But on the back it lists a handful of states where the coupon never expires. So maybe these coupons were slipped into the TCS S3's that were being shipped to those handful of states.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2007 #374 of 514
    Alan Gordon

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    Georgia?

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  15. Jun 5, 2007 #375 of 514
    fareal

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    Georgia isn't one of the states listed. But I'm not sure if that expiration theory is correct. There isn't an actual expiration date on the coupon.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2007 #376 of 514
    mvnuenen

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    Fareal, you were right. I posted the original question regarding the combined use of the 3-month gift certificate and the $200 rebate. I deleted my post after I talked to a Tivo CSR. I guess I should have left the post here.

    Anyway, yes, you can use both rebates. Use the gift certificate when you activate the service (make sure you do this before June 16). The gift certificate will be credited towards the prepaid plan you choose. I am not sure how it works with the monthly service plan, and if the $200 rebate would still be valid. I would think it would as long as you stay activated for more than 30 days. Presumingly Tivo just wants to be sure you don't return the S3 within the first 30-day window and still claiming the rebate.

    Interestingly, the code on my gift certificate was "invalid" when the Tivo CSR entered it into their computer/billing system. The kind CS lady gave me temporary service and asked me to activate in a few days. Although this did sound a bit strange to me, apparently, this would allow them time to update their system with the latest distributed gift certificate codes...
     
  17. Jun 6, 2007 #377 of 514
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    Follow-up for those interested. My second order/package was double boxed. I guess its a crap-shoot which distributor will double box the package.
     
  18. Jun 6, 2007 #378 of 514
    McCarron

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    Are people getting this coupon if they purchased their S3 via the TCS?

    I'd also like to add my experience from ordering from the TCS. I've never seen such great service in a long time. I ordered my S3 yesterday afternoon, with ground shipping service, and it appears it'll be in my hands this evening when I get home! It's unbelievable how fast they were!
     
  19. Jun 6, 2007 #379 of 514
    DUDE_NJX

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    So is Best Buy the only store that offers a $250 rebate?
     
  20. Jun 6, 2007 #380 of 514
    ThePennyDropped

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    That's so weird. I ordered my S3 from the TCS on Saturday (free shipping option), and they still haven't shipped it. :(

    They're still within their 3 business day window, or at least will be through the afternoon, but I'm wondering if I need to be concerned. I emailed them late Monday afternoon to ask for the tracking number, and they very kindly responded yesterday telling me that they'd let me know once the tracking number was available, but still, no email with tracking info.

    It's not like I'm in a terrible rush (and afterall, I didn't spring for the 2-day shipping), but I need to order service from Comcast, so knowing when the S3 will be here would really help... And I have this concern that maybe they've gone OOS, like Amazon.

    I've never ordered from TCS before -- has everyone had positive experiences with them?

    --Debbie
     

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