Olympic Paint Complaint - Complaint about Rebate
ENTERPRISE, ALABAMA -- I purchased 5-1 Gallon cans of paint at Lowe's back in October. When I purchased the paint I only purchased it because there was a big banner above the paint desk saying $5 rebate on every gallon of Olympic Paint purchased. I needed about 15 gallons of paint but I intended to paint my house a little at a time so I only purchased 5 gallons at that time. Of course it made the paint cheaper than the cheapest brand at that time, but I figured that in the long run it would cost me about the same when I purchased the next 10 gallons. I did not see anywhere on
that big banner that you only had 30 days or less to mail in the rebate, however, I came home filled out the rebate and laid it on my computer desk. About three or four weeks later I found the rebate and realized I had forgotten to send it in. (I was thinking more about painting my house than rushing to send in a rebate.) I realize that there has to be a cutoff date on these things but, it seems to me that this company just tries to lure you in to buy their product, whether you use it or not, they don't want you to get your house or whatever you are painting done as long as you don't rush home and send the rebate in.
It should be made clear on the big banner as well as you getting a rebate of however much the rebate is, that it is only good if sent in within a certain time in as large a letter as the rebate advertisement itself. (ie: $5 Rebate on each gallon of OLYMPIC PAINT when redeemed within 30 days). This just reminds me of the old bait and switch scam. Bait you with the advertisement reel you in then drop the bomb on you that you missed the deadline. Seems to me a company as large as Olympic Paint could give a rebate to the person that sends in the rebate in a reasonable amount of time.
Even food companies that give out millions of dollars in coupons sometimes gives you 3 months to a year to redeem your coupons. I'm just tired of everyone trying to get my money by making me believe I got a good deal. I didn't!!!!!