Man, I am such an idiot. We recently bought a new refrigerator at Home Depot and we were supposed to get a $100 gift card by mail-in-rebate as part of the deal. Since the clerk didn’t have any original rebate forms, he had to give me a photocopy. The only trouble was that he hadn’t copied the back, which listed the restrictions. When I finally sat down to figure it out last night, guess what I learned? It had to be postmarked by yesterday (which was Sunday, so it really had to be in the mail by Saturday).
While it’s my fault for not figuring this out in the first place, I’m more than a little peeved that he gave me an incomplete copy of the form in the first place… Had he given me both sides of the form, I would’ve noticed the deadline and dealt with it sooner. What a pisser. Oh well, I’m sending it in anyway and hoping against hope that it’ll slip through. If not, I’m going to have to call and raise hell. Or maybe play dumb… If I can get high enough in the chain of command, I might be able to deny that there was a ‘postmark by’ date on the form, and when they tell me to look at the back I can reply that there’s nothing on the back since the clerk provided me with a photocopy. Maybe, just maybe that’ll be enough to get them to pocess it after the due date. Crap, crap, crap. Wish me luck.