My goodness, I have not seen a mail in rebate (MIR) in ions except for those P & G rebates and the P & G MIR’s are trash.  The reasons that allot of us couponers stopped participating in the MIRs is because they are too restrictive and this is the case with the L’Oreal, Garnier, Maybelline MIR that is advertised in Rite Aid’s ad for next week (1/6/19).

The verbiage in the L’Oreal, Garnier, Maybelline MIR states:

Rebate applies to price paid after any coupon or discount has been applied.

When the manufacturer says discount regarding a rebate, what they are saying is that you cannot use a store rewards like Bonus Cash, Extra Bucks, Register Rewards or Balance Rewards.  All store rewards are considered a customer discount.

Therefore, the manufacturer is letting you know that they will only pay the $10 after you have paid $30 out of pocket for the L’Oreal, Garnier, Maybelline products.

Allot of people will not read the fine print of the rebate form and use coupons and store rewards, send in for the $10 and won’t find out until 2 months later that they did not qualify for the rebate.

Nice way to start out the New Year with a trash rebate.  This rebate is a definite pass for me.