It surely was fun while it lasted. Sprint’s rebate-free environment is about to change, and for the worse.
Sprint decided to get rid of mail-in rebates back in March, and replace them with instant rebates. Since then, we’ve seen it extend the instant rebates’ lease of life once last month, but that extension only lasts until July 23. So naturally, the question then became – would Sprint continue to offer instant rebates after that?
Sadly, the answer seems to be no. As you can see from the leaked document below, on July 24 the mail-in rebates are going to be back. Furthermore, Sprint will move away from its previous check-based system to rebates that will come in the form of American Express Prepaid Reward Cards. This is nothing new of course, since we’ve seen mail-in rebates in the form of debit cards before.
Sprint’s cards will have no activation fees, but you may incur a $3 monthly fee if 6 months have passed since you received your card and you still haven’t spent the full amount that was on it.
That’s it. If you want to get one device or another from Sprint and hate mail-in rebates, you still have eight more rebate-free days to do your shopping. So hurry.
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