Rebate / Promotional Card

A card given to a consumer from a business as a reward for engaging in a behavior or purchasing a product or service. The reward funds are available for a certain period of time, commensurate with the promotion, and should be used right away. They are accepted everywhere the card network is accepted including in-stores and online.

  • Spend your rebate money right away. You never have to visit a cheque cashing store or wait for funds to clear at the bank. Since a rebate is part of a promotion there are terms associated with its use. Rebate cheques generally expire after three months and rebate cards can incur fees if they go unused after a period of time.

  • Keep the card literature. Keep important information about your card in safe place, including terms and conditions, the website address, and the card’s expiration date and policy. Do not keep your PIN information with your card.

  • Report fraud or loss immediately. If the card is lost, stolen or used for purchases without authorization, it may be reissued and the funds can be replaced. Make sure to report any losses or unauthorized purchases to the customer service number immediately.

  • Check your balance easily. Rebate/promotional cards offer the ability to check your balance by phone, text, or online. Check your card balance and track your spending.

  • Spend them anywhere, even online. Rebate/promotional cards can be used anywhere the card network is accepted, even online, so look for the best deals.