Terms & Conditions
Mr. Rebates utilizes commission-based affiliate marketing from our merchant partners ("Affiliate Merchants"). Our Mr. Rebates "Members" share in these commissions via "Cash Back Rebates".
To ensure that you, as a Mr. Rebates Member, fully understand what you will be paid for, when you will be paid, what rights you have as a Member and what our responsibilities are to you, we have created this document, "Terms and Conditions". By becoming a member of the Mr. Rebates web site, you agree that you have read, understood, and agreed with the following Terms and Conditions, and consent to be bound by all said Terms and Conditions, including any future amendments or updates.
Program OverviewThe "Program" is defined as the Mr. Rebates cash back rebates program that allows registered members of Mr. Rebates to shop with our Affiliate Merchants and earn Cash Back Rebates as a rewards system. The Program is offered for free and is conferred as a benefit of membership of Mr. Rebates. You are under no obligation to participate or redeem your Cash Back Rebates.
Mr. Rebates offers Cash Back Rebates by working with online retailers utilizing affiliate marketing. As a Mr. Rebates Member, you will be automatically credited, subject to the agreement terms listed below, a specified amount of Cash Back Rebates of the net purchases or a specified flat amount for purchases or offers made by you through the Mr. Rebates website at Affiliate Merchants designated by Mr. Rebates. In addition, you may receive Cash Back Rebates for participating in such other activities as may be designated by Mr. Rebates from time to time by amendment to this Agreement setting forth the specific terms.
Cash Back Rebates that are earned by you as a result of a purchase from Affiliate Merchants will be held in an account maintained by Mr. Rebates that is accessible online. Cash Back Rebates can be requested as payment via check or Paypal once the amount in your "Available Rebates" account equals or exceeds $10.00 US Dollars . You, as the Member, must request payment through the appropriate mechanism on the Mr. Rebates web site.
Mr. Rebates is not responsible for the
products or services offered by the Affiliate
Merchants. Mr. Rebates is responsible only for
establishing and maintaining your account based upon
the information you provide, posting the purchase
information provided by the Affiliate Merchants and
compensating valid members who request payment of
Cash Back Rebates.
Participation in the Program is limited to
individuals that are 18 years or older. The
program is open to US and Canadian residents for
both check and Paypal rebate payments. The
program is open to international residents but
Paypal is the only payment option for Cash Back
The program cannot be combined with other reward mechanisms including but not limited to other cash back/points/miles websites. Usage of other reward mechanisms in addition to Mr. Rebates will cause cash back rebates to not be reported from affiliate merchants and no manual adjustments will be given in these cases.
Any attempt to accumulate Cash Back Rebates by means of an automated machine or computer, scripts, software computerized or automated process, or through the use of multiple accounts is expressly prohibited. Mr. Rebates will cancel a member's account and that member will forfeit all Cash Back Rebates earned if they are found to be manipulating the system. Cancellation of a member account due to any of the above prohibited activities or system manipulation is at the full discretion of Mr. Rebates. Mr. Rebates reserves the right to pursue such prohibited conduct to the fullest extent of the law.
Members must maintain one unique account and any duplicate accounts are subject to cancellation. Determination of what is a unique account is at the sole discretion of Mr. Rebates. Duplicate accounts can result in cancellation of account(s) or removal of sign-up bonuses and/or referrals.
The Program is currently offered for purchases made through links on the Mr. Rebates web site. You must have Internet access and a valid working email address to receive the privileges and benefits of participation in the Program.
Refer a Friend Program
A "Referral" is deemed as any new, unique member of Mr. Rebates that registers either under a referral link given from Mr. Rebates or by the new member providing an email address of another existing member in the registration process. If a referral link is clicked by a potential new member and the new member provides a referral email address that is different from the referral link's email address, the referral is awarded to the email address entered in the registration process.
Potential members who do not initially register at Mr. Rebates are given a persistent cookie tagged with a referral link's original referrer ID. If the potential member signs up on a future date and the cookie is still present on their web browser, the referral will be awarded given all other conditions are met in these terms and conditions. Mr. Rebates makes every effort for the referral tracking system to be accurate but cannot be responsible for cookie tracking that is disrupted due to visitor's clearing cookies, changing computers or utilizing any other mechanism that could potentially disrupt referral tracking.
Determination of a "Referral", when in question, is at the sole discretion of Mr. Rebates.
Referral purchases are awarded at a rate of 20% of the original rebate and are posted to the original referrer's account. The referral bonuses are automatic and are credited daily within 24 hours of the original rebate being posted. Referral rebates are not rewarded on manual customer service adjustments to any referral account.
Mr. Rebates provides four basic ways to refer members including referral email templates, text links, banner links, and the ability for others to provide an email address of the referrer in the registration process as given on this webpage: http://www.mrrebates.com/raf/refer_a_friend.asp
'Spamming' other individuals to join the Mr. Rebates program via unsolicited email, direct mail, newsgroups, message boards, or any other means is strictly prohibited in the Refer a Friend program. Mr. Rebates reserves the right to remove a member from the Mr. Rebates' Program if they are found to be 'spamming'. It is the sole discretion of Mr. Rebates to determine if a user is 'spamming'.
Referral text links, banner links or referral email addresses should only be posted on websites that the member has direct ownership such as personal websites, personal blogs, personal facebook pages, personal Twitter accounts, etc. Please respect posting guidelines on any public forum, blog, auction, etc. and any referral posting deemed inappropriate by Mr. Rebates will be asked to be removed as detailed below.
Furthermore, Mr. Rebates reserves the right to prohibit any referral mechanism deemed inappropriate in Mr. Rebates' sole discretion. This includes but is not limited to the following types of referral mechanisms:
* Trademark violations of either Mr.
Rebates' affiliate merchant partners or other
* Inappropriate content such as hate, porn or violence content.
* Any pay per click ad purchase in a search engine for any keyword. (I.E. Google, Yahoo, etc.)
* Content intended to falsify or mislead consumers about Mr. Rebates.
Any content that is deemed inappropriate by the Mr. Rebates' compliance department will be asked to be taken down with one warning email. If the said content is not removed within 3 business days or if the content is found again at a later time, the member's account will be disabled until further notice. The member will forfeit any current cash back, referrals and/or future privileges.
A referral may be removed by request of the "referrer" by contacting the customer service department via the Help section of Mr. Rebates.
Referral rebates (not regular cash back rebates) will be totaled for each calendar year and a 1099 form will be provided after a valid W9 form has been signed and completed by any member who exceeds $600 in referral rebates for that calendar year. The 1099 form will be provided within IRS deadlines if a valid W9 is received within those IRS deadlines. The total referral rebates include the referral rebates that were paid out in each respective payment request for that calendar year.
Self referral is not allowed within the Mr. Rebates' Refer a Friend program which can include separate accounts registered in the same household. Determination of what a 'self-referral' consists of is at the sole discretion of Mr. Rebates. If Mr. Rebates deems two accounts as self-referrals, Mr. Rebates reserves the right to suspend the accounts, reverse referral rebates or take any other action that would remove the referral structure.
The Refer a Friend program is subject to change at any time per Mr. Rebates' sole discretion.
Earning Cash Back Rebates
To be eligible for Cash Back Rebates you
must make a 'Qualified Purchase'. In order to make a
'Qualified Purchase', you must satisfy the following
1. You must have cookies enabled on your Web browser.
2. You must make all Qualified Purchases by clicking on the 'Affiliate Merchant's' link that appears on the Mr. Rebates site, and be successfully connected to the Affiliate Merchant's site based on that click.
3. You must complete the 'Qualified Purchase' during the same session immediately following the initial click-through to the Affiliate Merchant's site.
4. Discount codes, coupon codes or promotion codes that are NOT supplied by supplied by Mr. Rebates can negate a 'Qualified Purchase'.
5. Purchase must not be made with a gift card, points method or gift certificate as part of the payment method.
Members will be awarded a specified percentage of the purchase price of the order (minus taxes, shipping, fees, etc.) in Cash Back Rebates. For example, if 2% is specified as the award for shopping at a specific merchant and a user purchases $100 worth of goods at that merchant through a Mr. Rebates link then that user has earned $2.00 in their Mr. Rebates Account.
Certain cash back restrictions can apply to select merchants. It is the members' responsibility to review all restrictions that are present on the merchant's respective landing page regardless of where the merchant is clicked on the Mr. Rebates' website.
Also, the following purchases at ALL merchants do not qualify for rebates:
* Gift Certificate / Gift Card / E-Gift Card purchases
* Purchases made with a gift card, points method or gift certificate
* RX prescriptions
* Pet prescriptions
* Extended warranty products
* Recurring monthly subscriptions (excluding magazine subscriptions from magazine subscription websites)
* Trial and free products
* Any order that includes back-ordered items and monthly delivery products such as 'auto-ship' products and 'wait-list' items
* Any order that is deemed a high-volume / reseller order as determined by the merchant's sole discretion
Mr. Rebates makes no guarantees that cash
back will be rewarded on purchases even if all steps
are followed for a 'Qualified Purchase'. When
a rebate inquiry claim is filed by a member, Mr.
Rebates customer support will contact the merchant
in question and will seek a resolution but Mr.
Rebates will not offer the rebate in question unless
the merchant agrees to pay Mr. Rebates for that
particular rebate. If after 4 weeks, a
merchant does not resolve the rebate issue, this
will constitute non-payment from the merchant and
the rebate inquiry cannot be paid.
Determination of whether or not a purchase made through an Mr. Rebates 'Affiliate Merchant' is a 'Qualified Purchase' is at the sole discretion of Mr. Rebates. Mr. Rebates is not responsible for tracking problems resulting from incorrect usage of the Mr. Rebates site, disabling cookies, computer issues resulting from unknown causes such as third-party software or other issues, merchant partner errors/omissions or from any other failure of tracking mechanisms.
The appropriate Cash Back Rebate information accrued from a Qualified Purchase from an Affiliate Merchant will be posted to the Pending section of your personal account within 30 days from notice thereof to Mr. Rebates by an Affiliate Merchant. Once we receive payment for your transaction and the return period defined by the Affiliate Merchant has expired, the Pending Cash Back Rebates balance, adjusted for returns or other such variables, will be moved into the Available Cash Back Rebates section of your account. Your Cash Back Rebates, according to the amount indicated in the Available Cash Back Rebates section of your account, will be eligible for request of payment when you have exceeded $10.00 in your account.
If a discrepancy occurs in an Mr. Rebates member account such as a rebate not being credited to an account and the Mr. Rebates member believes he/she made the purchase through Mr. Rebates, then the member must contact Mr. Rebates via our Customer Support forms within 90 days of the purchase date of the goods/services with proper documentation/proof of purchase. Failure in contacting Mr. Rebates within that 90 day period will result in no customer support rebate inquiries to the merchants for the said orders/purchases.
Please note that some merchants do not allow claims to be opened on behalf of the customer (eBay, etc.). In these cases, the restriction will be posted in the appropriate "restrictions" area for each respective merchant and no claims can be filed for that merchant as such.
In the case where a customer is filing
"excessive" claims, Mr. Rebates' reserves the right
to disable filing claims for an individual customer
per merchant or for all merchants. The
definition of "excessive" claims will be at the sole
judgement of the Mr. Rebates' customer service
Cash Back Rebates awarded to you are subject to adjustments for returns, cancellations or reversals by each respective merchant for any reason. In case of return or cancellation, Mr. Rebates retains the right to reverse account credit. In addition, Mr. Rebates reserves the right to make adjustments to Member accounts at any time in Mr. Rebate's sole discretion. If you disagree with any adjustments made to your account your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Program.
In the event that a Participating Merchant shall withhold any portion of the fees payable to Mr. Rebates on account of a Qualified Purchase, Mr. Rebates reserves the right to withhold the same amount from the Cash Back Rebates credited to your account based on such purchase(s).
Use of Online Coupons
Mr. Rebates also provides online coupons as a free service to its members. These online coupons are entered in by our administrative staff on a daily basis. Mr. Rebates is not responsible for the redemption, errors/omissions or expiration of online coupons and it is the member's responsibility to make sure that a discount, % off, special pricing, or free offer is present in the checkout process of an affiliate merchant. Coupons are generally not valid with any other offer from a specific merchant unless otherwise noted.
Coupon codes obtained outside of the Mr. Rebates website can nullify a cash back rebate given for a particular merchant. Mr. Rebates reserves the right to cancel any cash back rebate because of coupon codes that are used from external sources other than Mr. Rebates.
All offers and promotions on this site are
subject to change without notice. Mr. Rebates
provides a venue for obtaining the information
contained in this site and has no control over the
legality of any coupons or other offers made by
vendors, the ability of any of the vendors to
complete the sales in accordance with the offers, or
the quality of the goods offered by the vendors. Mr.
Rebates has no control over whether vendors will
honor the offers shown on this site and does not
guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the
information contained in this site. In the event you
have a dispute with a vendor in any way relating to
this site or the use of information from this site,
you agree to waive and release Mr. Rebates from any
and all claims, demands, actions, damages (actual
and consequential), losses, costs or expenses of
every kind and nature, known and unknown, disclosed
and undisclosed relating to that dispute.
Requesting Cash Back Rebates
You may request payment for your earned Cash Back Rebates
that are designated as 'Available' in your account
at any time when you have exceeded $10.00 in your
account through the designated form on the Mr.
Rebates web site. Rebate Payment Checks are paid
once a month usually on the first day of each month.
The checks are then mailed to the mailing address
that the user supplies as part of the payment
request process. Mr. Rebates is not responsible for
lost mail or any other event beyond Mr. Rebates
control that would prevent the user from receiving
their payment check.
Product PricingMr. Rebates posts product pricing in various sections of the website. While Mr. Rebates makes every effort to post accurate pricing, any individual product price displayed on Mr. Rebates is subject to change and the final price of a product is determined at the merchant's website. Mr. Rebates nor the merchant in question are not liable for any pricing errors.
Member Responsibilites and Inactive AccountsYou are responsible for maintaining accurate account information at all times, including valid email address information. Members are also responsible for reviewing their account balance on a regular basis and for checking to ensure that all awards have been made properly.
You must inform Mr. Rebates within 90 days of a Qualified Purchase if you believe there has been a failure or error in the award of Cash Back Rebates related to the purchase.
Furthermore, all accounts are subject to review. Necessary adjustments may be applied to Member accounts at any time by Mr. Rebates at its sole discretion. If you do not agree to adjustments made to your account, your only recourse will be to terminate your membership in the Program. Mr. Rebates reserves the right to terminate any account for abusive or fraudulent activity, or if the Member is no longer reachable at the e-mail address provided.
Mr. Rebates is not responsible for changes to, or discontinuance of, any Affiliate Merchant, or any Affiliate Merchant withdrawal from the Program, or for any effect on accrual of Cash Back Rebates caused by such changes, discontinuance, or withdrawal.
Members are responsible for redeeming Cash Back Rebates. There is no automatic or periodic redemption.
Mr. Rebates is entitled to act on instructions received under your password as an Mr. Rebates member and in connection with your account. You are responsible for keeping your email address, passwords, account numbers, and other account information confidential. Mr. Rebates is not responsible for any credits or debits made to your account by someone else who uses your password. Mr. Rebates will not be responsible for any losses or liabilities incurred through the use of your password by a third party.
Participation in the Program is personal to you. Cash Back Rebates received under the Program may not be assigned or transferred to any third party except as expressly permitted by Mr. Rebates in writing. The sale, transfer, lending, exchange, pooling or barter of any Cash Back Rebates, other than by Mr. Rebates, is expressly prohibited. Any Cash Back Rebates assigned, sold, or otherwise transferred in violation of this Agreement may be confiscated or canceled. Any violation of the foregoing restrictions is grounds for account termination and forfeiture of all Cash Back Rebates.
Membership in the program is free: there is no charge to be a member or to earn and receive cash back rebates. If your account is inactive (I.E. a member does not visit the Mr. Rebates website for over 12 months in their logged in account) for more than twelve (12) consecutive months, Mr. Rebates reserves the right to debit your account balance two dollars ($2.00) per month to recover the cost of account maintenance until (i) you reactivate your account by logging in to your Mr. Rebates' account, completing a qualifying purchase, or updating your account information (providing a valid name, email and mailing address), or (ii) your account balance is zero. If the balance in your inactive account is or becomes zero, Mr. Rebates will close the account permanently and cease to maintain your account records and Program access. The inactive account maintenance charge will not cause your account balance to become negative and will not cause you to owe money to Mr. Rebates.
You authorize Mr. Rebates to disclose to
third parties information you have provided, or
information that Mr. Rebates has obtained about your
Mr. Rebates account: (i) to agents of Mr. Rebates or
its affiliates, such as independent auditors,
consultants or attorneys; (ii) to comply with
government agency or court orders or requests; or
(iii) where it is necessary for redemption or
transfer of your Cash Back Rebates. You authorize
Mr. Rebates to receive any account information from
any Affiliate Merchant including, but not limited to
information regarding the Qualified Purchase such as
the products ordered, the order number, the time and
date the Qualified Purchase occurred, the email
address entered for the Qualified Purchase. You
agree to hold the Participating Merchant harmless
for any information disclosed to Mr. Rebates.
Disclaimers and Limitations on Liability
THE PROGRAM IS BEING PROVIDED BY MR. REBATES 'AS
IS' AND 'AS AVAILABLE'. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
PERMITTED BY LAW, MR. REBATES DISCLAIMS ALL
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
WITH RESPECT TO THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND IMPLIED
WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE
YOU AGREE THAT MR. REBATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COSTS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND ANY PARTICIPATING MERCHANT, AND YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY SUCH CLAIM AGAINST MR. REBATES AND ITS MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES.
MR. REBATES DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR PROVIDED BY AFFILIATE MERCHANTS OR SUPPLIERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PROGRAM. MR. REBATES DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS THAT ACCESS TO THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, AND Mr. Rebates ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR ACCESS, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR INABILITY TO RECEIVE CASH BACK REBATES BY PURCHASING ITEMS WITH AN AFFILIATE MERCHANT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL MR. REBATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR LOSSES INCURRED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES), HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM; ANY ACT OR OMISSION BY MR. REBATES IN ADMINISTERING THE PROGRAM; OR THE PURCHASE OR USE OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICES OF MERCHANTS OR SUPPLIERS, EVEN IF MR. REBATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, CLAIMS, OR LOSSES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD MR. REBATES, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE PROGRAM, THE VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BY YOU, OR THE INFRINGEMENT BY YOU, OR ANY OTHER USER OF YOUR ACCOUNT, OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER RIGHT OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY THREATENING, LIBELOUS, OBSCENE, HARASSING OR OFFENSIVE MATERIAL CONTAINED IN ANY MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS.
Termination and Modification
Mr. Rebates reserves the
right to terminate the Program at any time with
notice. In the event the Program is terminated, you
will have sixty (60) days from the date notice is
transmitted by Mr. Rebates to the email address
specified in your account to redeem your Cash Back
Rebates. Notification of Program termination will be
sent to the email address provided to Mr. Rebates
during the registration process. Mr. Rebates will
not be responsible for failing to notify you of
Program termination where such failure is caused by
an inaccurate email address, your failure to check
email online, or your failure to inform Mr. Rebates
of a change in your email address.
You may cancel your account at any time by contacting customer service using the customer support interface on the web site. Immediately upon cancellation, your account will be closed. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UPON CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT, YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE WILL CEASE AND ALL CASH BACK REBATES IN YOUR ACCOUNT AT SUCH TIME, HOWEVER AND WHENEVER ACCUMULATED, WILL BE FORFEITED.
Mr. Rebates reserves the right to modify this Agreement from time to time, with or without notice. If there is a modification to the Program, we will endeavor to notify you; however, we will not be responsible if you do not learn of the modification. Continued participation in the Program after such modification shall be deemed to be your acceptance of any such modification. It is your responsibility to check this page of the Mr. Rebates Web site regularly to determine whether this Agreement has been modified. If you do not agree to any modification of this Agreement, you must immediately cease participation in the Program.
Membership in the Program is subject to the Program Terms and Conditions. Any failure to comply with the Program Terms and Conditions, any fraud or abuse, or any misrepresentation of any information furnished to Mr. Rebates by you or anyone acting on your behalf may result in the termination of your account and the forfeiture of all Cash Back Rebates.
All questions or disputes regarding the Program, including without
limitation, questions or disputes regarding
eligibility for the Program, or the eligibility of
rebates for accrual or redemption, must be submitted
in writing within 90 days of the qualifying
transaction, to Mr. Rebates by using our Support
Request form. Any such disputes shall be resolved by
Mr. Rebates at its sole discretion. All
interpretations of Program Terms and Conditions
shall be at the sole discretion of Mr. Rebates. In
the event that an error is made by Mr. Rebates, your
sole remedy shall be the credit of the disputed Cash
Back Rebates to your Mr. Rebates account.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the
laws of the State of Illinois, without reference to
conflicts of law rules. If any provision of this
Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, that
provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent
possible, and the other provisions contained herein
will remain in full force and effect. Mr. Rebate's
failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance
of any provision of the Agreement shall not be
construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as
creating or constituting a partnership, joint
venture or agency relationship between Mr. Rebates
and the Affiliate Merchants or between you and Mr.
Rebates. This Agreement constitutes the entire
agreement between the Member and Mr. Rebates with
respect to the Program.