Whenever I apply for any rebate, no matter how large or how small, I make sure that I do one thing: I follow all of the instructions to the letter--including "keep a copy of all materials submitted for the rebate". This includes making a photocopy of the UPC bar code from the original packaging. While I might not see the point of doing so, I still do it. Just in case a situation such as this (a missing UPC code) occurs.
I staple everything together, so if anything is missing they had to work at it.[/quote]That's great advice really. CYA: Cover your ass! Before stuffing it all in an envelope, I'll scan it just for my records. When I get the refund, I delete it and the world keeps on spinning. If it doesn't, I have a hole in a box and the scan to go to arms with.
Only had two off the top of my head that I've had issues with, and resubmitting with my kind distaste has flown over well. However, I'm so shitty at these things...I've got $60 sitting in the trash because I couldn't get to them before the expiration.