Buyer beware: The product must be activated prior to rebate redemption (activation over their website only, not installation on your PC). Activation will require a valid credit card, but your subscription may be cancelled at anytime.
RaoMonger said: I see two rebate links! One for $50 and one for $60!? The rumor has it that the $50 rebate for the software itself, whereas the $60 rebate is for the combo purchase, and you can only have one or the other.
OneStepAhead said: I don't mind saying that this looks like a sketchy deal. You have to give them a CC number? For what? Who knows what they might charge on the card. I haven't read the details, but by activating Total Defense (and giving them your CC), you're most likely agreeing to automatic annual license renewals (unless you later cancel).
I can only assume that the total defense product must suck. Like, really really suck. Newegg and TigerDirect always have these insane deals for buy 'X' + Total Defense for $(super low price) AR. Now they are giving us money to take it off their hands, apparently.
Hmm... I guess I'm in for 1.
EDIT: From prior knowledge on previous deals involving Total Defense, the CC registration is for automatic renewal, and they WILL charge you in 1 year unless you cancel it before then. So be sure to get rid of it after you receive the rebate.
I decided to go for it. I've never done one of these anti-virus rebates before, so hopefully there won't be any trouble. With regard to cancelling the subscription ... that's what calendar entries are for!
Note that the rebate form says: Total Defense rebate form said: $60.00 Activation Rebate when purchased with a Qualifying purchase over $39.99 on Newegg.com. Not to be combined with any other offers.
The USB drive is only $21.99. The total purchase is $50, but I could see the rebate company arguing that the accompanying item was supposed to be > $39.99. This Total Defense rebate company is pretty shady in my experience.
I've attached a screenshot of the Newegg page showing $50 cost and $60 rebate in case we need to fight for the rebate later.
pm6163 said: I claimed a Total Defense rebate before in the Oct, but different offer code, can I apply for this rebate again? Yes, I have done 5 rebate offers now (all with the same address / email / CC) and they have been quickly approved.
Price dropped $5 -- now only $45 for the combo. I chatted with a CSR to get price match as a $5 NE promo card for the difference. (Per the Iron Egg policy, this is once per-customer, per-item, so if it drops again, I probably will have to just stew over it.)
SCAM ALERT! I fell for this. This is total scam. look in Amazon under this product. everyone claims rebate turned down due to faulty submission. have to give credit card before activation . automatic 79$ renewal fees, software does nothing but detect cookies. Aaargh! I have some infection that I can manually remove, this stupid software wont see it.
My rebate was denied due to “receipt missing”. HA! A scan of my receipt even appears online in their "documenation of rebate".
This company is the very worst company in the rebate business today.
I will be complaining to the BBB and the attorney general in whatever state they are based in and avoiding any rebate from them in the future.
edit: 12/6/13 update. I contacted them and found out my rebate was declined because I submitted the "order confirmation" not the "invoice" from Newegg. They are forcing me to waste my time with a fax resubmission of the "invoice".
Just received my approval email. Should receive rebate in 5 to 7 weeks. For Newegg rebates, I always print the invoice under recent orders: whatever is displayed when you click the Print button. For this particular one, I circled the bundle wording on the invoice and also included the screenshot posted above as a supplement. (I was concerned that I might encounter resistance for not submitting UPC on the bundle item, even thought it wasn't an explicit requirement, but fortunately it wasn't an issue.) For activation proof, I submitted the confirmation email (which includes the activation ID).
IamN41: At least they're letting you fax it rather than flat-out denying you, end of story.
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