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Title: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: jls on September 11, 2008, 04:44:33 AM
Brunswick is starting a promotion on 9-15-08.  They will offer Gas rebate cards on the purchase of one of their line of bowling balls.

$100 Gas Rebate Card on the purchase of a Twisted Fury Solid, or Twisted Fury, or Smash Zone, or Ultra Zone.

$40 Gas Rebate Card on the purchase of a Swarm, or a Copperhead, or a Sidewinder.

Now this is an excellent promotion starting at the beginning of the new season.

Contact your local pro shop for details.
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jls  Vote for good, not evil.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: mrbowlingnut on September 11, 2008, 02:44:35 PM
All called my shop to check on this, going to buy the solid and smash zone now. Unless one per person that will be 200.00 of free gas.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: Joeyd on September 11, 2008, 02:50:59 PM
Don't get me wrong, free gas is always a good thing.. However, be sure to read the terms and conditions..
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Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: los2003 on September 11, 2008, 02:54:26 PM
so I spend 200 on a bowling ball and get 100 in a gas card?? sounds good to me but what's the catch?
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: on September 11, 2008, 03:01:07 PM
It's a $10 per month rebate voucher. You send in a gas receipt for $10 or more each month for your rebate voucher.
Even if you don't do it for the full 10 months (or 4 months for Copperhead, Swarm and Sidewinder) it's a nice way to recoup some of that initial cost of the ball.


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Lane Carter, Strike Zone Pro Shops - Salt Lake City, Utah
Brunswick Amateur Staff
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: Sir Bowl-A-Lot on September 11, 2008, 03:04:32 PM
That's one sweet deal!  Now only if I didn't just order two new Hammer Vibes...DOH!
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: Hogsharley on September 11, 2008, 03:22:37 PM
Here's the form if anyone needs it.

http://brunswick.losasso.com/gas/GasRebate.pdf
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3 holes of fun!!
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: windss on September 11, 2008, 03:28:23 PM
That's great news.
Where can I find out more details about this? Is it on Brunswick's web site?
Thanks
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: nutsforbowling on September 11, 2008, 04:19:06 PM
Is the rebate in dollars or pesos?

Sorry couldn't resist.
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Me stupid. Me believe anything. Please tell me what to do.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: BrunsNick on September 11, 2008, 04:23:33 PM
Everything is legit with this offer.

One per person, per address.

Starting Monday, I'm planning to see a strong spike in sales!
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Nick Smith ... A.K.A. BrunsNick
Brunswick -=- PBA 03-08
http://www.BrunsNick.com
http://www.AskTheBowler.com
http://www.BigBapparel.com
Friends don't let friends drink the Kool-Aid!
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: BrunsNick on September 11, 2008, 04:27:44 PM
TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. This offer is good for up to $100.00 in gas rebates, payable in $10 increments up to a maximum of ten payments.
2. Gas registration is only redeemable when all requirements have been met.
3. Only this original registration form will be accepted, and it must be mailed in by the original certificate-holder. No photocopies or duplicates of registration form or voucher will be honored or acknowledged.
4. Only one (1) registration form may be redeemed per person or address per year. Voucher will be mailed to you within 30 days of receipt of your registration form. International Rebates, LLC will not be liable for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, illegible, incomplete, stolen or destroyed registration forms. Subject to U.S.P.S. mail fraud title 18 U.S.C. Section 1341.
5. Only original machine printed gas (leaded, unleaded or diesel) sales receipts with a legible machine printed date from a fuel retailer will be accepted.
6. The maximum rebate voucher value per month is $10.00 (U.S.). Original receipts under $10.00 will only be fulfilled at face value. Qualifying receipts exceeding $10.00 will be worth a $10.00 rebate. No future credit will be issued or accrued.
7. Only one (1) receipt and rebate voucher mailed in per person or address per 30 day period will be honored.  If multiple receipts are submitted in any given 30 day period only the receipt with the highest gas purchase total (up to $10.00) will be honored for that 30 day period.  Additional vouchers and receipts sent in within the same 30 day period will not be acknowledged or returned and will be declared null and void.
8. Submissions of receipts and rebate vouchers must be postmarked no later than 7 days after your gasoline purchase.
9. Rebate vouchers have no retail value and will not be accepted by fuel retailers as payment. International Rebates, LLC is not affiliated with any oil or petroleum retailers.
10. This offer is void where prohibited by law.
11. Allow 8 to 10 weeks for delivery of your rebate check.
12. This registration form and rebate vouchers will not be replaced if stolen or misplaced.
13. This offer is not valid for the employees (or their families) of the sponsor of this promotion.
14. Incomplete, illegible, or non-compliant submissions will not be acknowledged, processed or returned. No replacements will be issued.
15. Offer valid only in the United States and Canada. No rebates will be mailed to addresses outside the United States or Canada.
16. All fulfillment of this offer is not the responsibility of the merchant.
17. This program is for promotional use only and is non-transferable. It cannot be sold to the end-user.
18. Do not rely on any representations other than those stated within this offer.
19. TO RECEIVE YOUR FIRST REBATE VOUCHER, PLEASE FILL OUT REGISTRATION FORM COMPLETELY AND SEND BY U.S. MAIL TO: International Rebates, LLC  Att: Gas Rebate Dept. P.O. Box 120 Tallevast, FL 34270
DO NOT SEND RECEIPT WITH THIS REGISTRATION FORM
Select correspondence will be e-mailed to you by International Rebates when possible. All other correspondence will be sent via regular mail.
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Nick Smith ... A.K.A. BrunsNick
Brunswick -=- PBA 03-08
http://www.BrunsNick.com
http://www.AskTheBowler.com
http://www.BigBapparel.com
Friends don't let friends drink the Kool-Aid!
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: windss on September 11, 2008, 04:55:59 PM
Hey Nick:
Is this posted on Brunswick's web site? I want to send the URL to all my buddies
Thanks
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: BrunsNick on September 11, 2008, 04:59:24 PM
Yep!

http://brunswick.losasso.com/gas/
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Nick Smith ... A.K.A. BrunsNick
Brunswick -=- PBA 03-08
http://www.BrunsNick.com
http://www.AskTheBowler.com
http://www.BigBapparel.com
Friends don't let friends drink the Kool-Aid!
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: jls on September 11, 2008, 05:18:26 PM
Having a little problem with #3.  We were told that we could download the form.
Heard the Big B is mailing out only 10 forms per pro shop.  Therefore a copy may be needed.


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jls  Vote for good, not evil.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: jls on September 11, 2008, 05:46:07 PM
quote:
If it is downloaded from the website it will be excepted.
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Ric Hamlin
Pacific Northwest Product Specialist
Brunswick Bowling

www.BrunswickBowling.com
www.DBKMiniCamp.com

"A flute with no holes is not a flute. A donut with no hole is a danish."




Thanks,  I downloaded and then made some copies of the download.

I'm expecting to be needing them!!!!!
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jls  Vote for good, not evil.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: BW on September 11, 2008, 09:40:30 PM
So you have to send in 10 different receipts, each one 30 days apart, and basically have to wait 10 months to redeem the entire rebate?

Something is better than nothing, but this seems like a large pain to redeem. I'll be shocked if more than 25% of buyers actually redeem all their vouchers. Or is that the point?
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: jls on September 12, 2008, 11:04:39 AM
quote:
So you have to send in 10 different receipts, each one 30 days apart, and basically have to wait 10 months to redeem the entire rebate?

Something is better than nothing, but this seems like a large pain to redeem. I'll be shocked if more than 25% of buyers actually redeem all their vouchers. Or is that the point?




I wouldn't have a problem with it.  What is so hard?  Once a month you take a $10 card and go buy some gas.  Just like Once a week I take that $3 off coupon and go buy a pizza.
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jls  Vote for good, not evil.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: htownstaff on September 12, 2008, 11:06:56 AM
Somebody is a genius.
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Brian Krantz
Track Amateur Staff
Building The Legion one member at a time!
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: BW on September 12, 2008, 12:08:11 PM
quote:
quote:
So you have to send in 10 different receipts, each one 30 days apart, and basically have to wait 10 months to redeem the entire rebate?

Something is better than nothing, but this seems like a large pain to redeem. I'll be shocked if more than 25% of buyers actually redeem all their vouchers. Or is that the point?




I wouldn't have a problem with it.  What is so hard?  Once a month you take a $10 card and go buy some gas.  Just like Once a week I take that $3 off coupon and go buy a pizza.
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jls  Vote for good, not evil.


Thats not what it says. You buy gas, send in the receipt within 7 days, and get a check in the mail in 8-10 weeks. One can request one $10 check every 30 days. So it takes 12 months to get $100 in free gas, $10 at a time. If you lose the vouchers, forget to send them in, or send them in without waiting 30 days then you're out of luck.

Sorry, but this is the single most difficult to redeem rebate that I've ever seen.

Are you planning on being upfront with your customers about the terms and conditions or are you just going to sell the ball and let them figure it out for themselves?

Edited on 9/12/2008 12:08 PM

Edited on 9/12/2008 12:09 PM
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: jls on September 12, 2008, 12:14:35 PM
Good point,  I agree with you that it looks like a lot of trouble.  However my wife does this all the time, it's a women thing, I guess.  She fills out these rebates and mails they in and in a few weeks, the checks come.  Sometimes she has to have them mailed to other addresses.  Again, no problem.

Now as for pointing this out to my customers.  Yes I think that would be a good thing to do.  Yes it may take a little effort to get this, but for a $100 in gas,  it is worth it.
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jls  Vote for good, not evil.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: BW on September 12, 2008, 12:25:47 PM
I'm glad we can agree on something. I've done lots of rebates in the past, but I've always received my rebate in one check.

My biggest problem is the fact that you have to send in 10 receipts, separately and 30 days apart, and get the money $10 at a time. I'm sure a lot of people will forget to send them in after the first month or two. Others will send them in all at once, and they will be declared null and void.

I just hate having to read fine print and feel like I've been mislead. The headline on the flyer doesn't say:

"Buy a Brunswick ball and get up to (10) $10 checks, once a month, if and only if you send us a gas receipt and follow a bunch of other rules"
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: jls on September 12, 2008, 12:34:38 PM
quote:
I'm glad we can agree on something. I've done lots of rebates in the past, but I've always received my rebate in one check.

My biggest problem is the fact that you have to send in 10 receipts, separately and 30 days apart, and get the money $10 at a time. I'm sure a lot of people will forget to send them in after the first month or two. Others will send them in all at once, and they will be declared null and void.

I just hate having to read fine print and feel like I've been mislead. The headline on the flyer doesn't say:

"Buy a Brunswick ball and get up to (10) $10 checks, once a month, if and only if you send us a gas receipt and follow a bunch of other rules"



Well you sound like me,  too much trouble,  but that is what the little women is for,  and she loves doing things like that.
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jls  Vote for good, not evil.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: dukeblue87 on September 12, 2008, 03:16:00 PM
Is this valid for online purchases as well? (buddies, bowlingball.com, etc, etc)
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Michael Nelson
Northern Illinois University Bowling
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: on September 12, 2008, 03:42:28 PM
Certainly the rebate isn't the SOLE reason one chooses a ball. But if you're considering buying one of the qualifying balls it's a bonus. How long does it take to send in a gas receipt? If you don't like the way the program works, don't use it.
Is there another manufacturer offering anything like this? I'm not aware of one. Maybe one will jump on the bandwagon and offer something better, but until now, zilch!


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Lane Carter, Strike Zone Pro Shops - Salt Lake City, Utah
Brunswick Amateur Staff
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: Verbs on September 12, 2008, 05:53:04 PM
Let see, Buy a ball, fill out some paperwork. Slap a $0.39 stamp on 10 envelopes, send them in one month apart and Brunswick sends you a $10 check each time!?! Sounds like a no brainer to me. Other than spending the $3.90 on postage to recieve $100 is a heck of return on investment. I wish all my investments were half this good.

Verbs
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Larry Verble
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: Sjf on September 12, 2008, 07:35:28 PM
quote:
Let see, Buy a ball, fill out some paperwork. Slap a $0.39 stamp on 10 envelopes, send them in one month apart and Brunswick sends you a $10 check each time!?! Sounds like a no brainer to me. Other than spending the $3.90 on postage to recieve $100 is a heck of return on investment. I wish all my investments were half this good.

Verbs
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Larry Verble




I agree,  seems pretty easy.  But I couldn't help but notice, I think you sir, pay all your bills online.  But I agree with what you said.  It's a no brainer.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: Verbs on September 12, 2008, 08:45:28 PM
quote:
quote:
Let see, Buy a ball, fill out some paperwork. Slap a $0.39 stamp on 10 envelopes, send them in one month apart and Brunswick sends you a $10 check each time!?! Sounds like a no brainer to me. Other than spending the $3.90 on postage to recieve $100 is a heck of return on investment. I wish all my investments were half this good.

Verbs
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Larry Verble




I agree,  seems pretty easy.  But I couldn't help but notice, I think you sir, pay all your bills online.  But I agree with what you said.  It's a no brainer.



?!?
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Larry Verble
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: backupball on September 12, 2008, 08:51:40 PM
I think if you slap on a 39 cent stamp, the letter will come back to you for "insufficient postage".
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: Verbs on September 12, 2008, 08:57:19 PM
My bad. $0.42 on each envelope. Still only adds up to $4.20 total. Still a great return on investment.

Verbs
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Larry Verble
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: Bowlingcom on September 12, 2008, 11:35:08 PM
quote:
Is this valid for online purchases as well? (buddies, bowlingball.com, etc, etc)
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Michael Nelson
Northern Illinois University Bowling


We have spoken with Brunswick and this will be valid for online purchases from our site. I would assume all other online shops will be the same however I can't speak with 100% certainty for anyone but us.
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: pattonkegler on September 17, 2008, 09:23:38 AM
I haven't seen any information at my local proshops I had to explain to them the promotion.  Are your proshops promoting this in your area?


Edited on 9/17/2008 9:25 AM
Title: Re: $40 - $100 in Gas Rebates from Brunswick
Post by: BW on September 17, 2008, 11:55:24 AM
We received an email about it, but no promotional materials yet.