What Is a Verizon Rebate? (How Does It Work + Other FAQs)
Are you looking for a way to save money on Verizon products and services? Verizon rebates may be just the thing you need. With Verizon rebates, you can get money back on select purchases and enjoy additional savings. But what exactly is a Verizon rebate, how does it work, and are there any restrictions? In this blog post, we’ll answer that for you. Stay tuned!
What Is a Verizon Rebate?
Just like any rebate, Verizon rebates are essentially money-back offers. When you purchase a qualified Verizon device or service, Verizon will give you a certain amount of money as a refund. You can receive it in a prepaid MasterCard or gift card for use anywhere – even at Verizon to purchase devices and accessories or pay phone bills.
Where Can I Find Verizon Rebate Offers?
When Verizon is running a promotion and offering a rebate, you’ll find it on the Verizon Deals page. Here, you can check out all the currently available offers.
You can also look at Verizon’s “Bring your Own Device” (BYOD) promotion page. With this promotion, you can get a $100-$500 rebate when you’re planning to buy a new phone or tablet.
How to Submit a Verizon Rebate?
Verizon rebate forms will be available in your Verizon account. That said, you can access them by going to the “My Documents and Receipts” page. From there, you’ll see all the available rebate forms. Select the rebate form you wish to submit, and it will open (usually as a PDF). You can then print the form and fill it out.
Alternatively, you can get a rebate form directly from the store where you originally purchased an eligible Verizon product. Just ask the Verizon representative for a Verizon rebate form. If you’ve already left the store, you should be able to find it on your receipt.
Once you have your Verizon rebate form, you need to fill it out and mail it in with the original receipt of purchase. Typically, Verizon will process and approve your rebate request within 8-10 weeks.
How to Redeem a Verizon BYOD Rebate?
Redeeming Verizon BYOD rebates is even easier. Verizon has made this process more convenient by allowing you to redeem it online.
To do this, log into your Verizon account and head to the ‘Notifications’ area. Here, you’ll find all the instructions on how to proceed with your request.
Is There a Time Limit for Rebate Submissions?
Generally, you will have about 30 days to submit your Verizon rebate form, although this may vary by individual offer.
Therefore, be sure to check the details on your receipt or order confirmation email for the exact time limits for submission.
What Payment Method Is Used for Verizon Rebates?
You can expect to receive Verizon rebates either in the form of a Verizon eGift Card or Virtual Prepaid Mastercard®. That being said, cash reimbursements are almost never issued. The exact payment method will depend on the Verizon rebate offer.
Can You Use a Verizon Rebate to Pay Your Verizon Bill?
Since Verizon rebates are issued as Verizon eGift Cards or Virtual Prepaid Mastercards®, you can use them to pay your Verizon bill.
If you received a Verizon eGift card, you’d need to have a balance due on your Verizon account in order to use it. However, with the Verizon Virtual Prepaid Mastercard®, you don’t have such requirements and can use it to pay your Verizon bills as you typically would.
How to Check the Status of My Verizon Rebate?
Luckily, Verizon provides an easy way for you to check the status of your Verizon rebates.
The entire process is available online. All you need to do is log into your Verizon Account, go to the “My Verizon” section, and click “Check My Status.” On the next page, you’ll see your Verizon rebate submission and its corresponding status.
If you don’t have the time to check the status of your status online, Verizon will also send you email notifications. Once they receive your Verizon rebate form, they’ll send you an email confirmation and update you on further progress.
How Long Does It Take to Receive a Verizon Rebate?
Rebates take a while to process. Verizon typically takes 8-10 weeks to process your Verizon rebate form. However, in some cases, it can take up a bit longer due to factors such as extended submission time limits or Verizon’s internal processing times.
If you don’t receive your Verizon rebate within ten weeks, you can contact Verizon customer service to request an update on the status of your Verizon rebate. They should be able to provide you with more information.
Does Verizon Fios Offer Rebates?
Although Verizon doesn’t offer rebates per se, they do offer Verizon Gift Cards when you first sign up for Verizon Fios or Verizon’s TV services. Similar to Verizon rebates, you will be able to use the refund on Verizon products and services.
The amount of money you can get back is not set-in-stone. Instead, the value of Verizon Gift will depend on the Fios plan you choose. Therefore, if your purchase is eligible, you will find the option to receive your gift card in your Verizon account.
How to Redeem Fios Rebates?
Before you can get your hands on a Verizon Gift Card, you’ll need to wait until 65 days after your Verizon Fios activation. After that, you’ll be able to register your gift card online. Here’s what the process looks like:
- First, log in to your Verizon account and visit the “Home Offers” page.
- Search for the “Verizon Gift Card” option on the page, and click on it.
- You will be prompted to register and verify your email address.
- After registering, you will receive an email with the Verizon Gift Card within 48 hours.
- Once you receive the Verizon Gift Card, you’ll be able to use it to pay for Verizon products and services.
How to Get Money off a Verizon Rebate Card?
Since gift cards are not redeemable for cash, the only way to get money off a Verizon rebate card is by using a Verizon Prepaid Mastercard®. Provided you have a physical Mastercard from Verizon, you’ll be able to withdraw money at ATMs or use it to make online purchases.
However, Verizon usually prefers to issue Verizon eGift Cards instead of physical Mastercards. So, pay attention to what payment method Verizon chooses for you. That should tell you if you’ll be able to withdraw cash from the Verizon rebate card or not.
We hope this blog post has shed some light on Verizon rebates. Remember, Verizon rebate offers are only available for a limited time, so make sure to keep an eye on Verizon’s website or sign up for their email notifications.