How is any one going to bitch about something being free??? No matter how difficult or tedious it is to get your money back or a credit. Just unreal. Stop complaining. If you don't like what you have to do to get the credit then just move on. Some of you just love to complain about every little thing. Get a freaking life.
Come on. How much of your time is 4 bucks worth. I never go to a mailbox so tht in itself is extra work. Keeping the papers available is extra work. Then you send it in and hope and pray it gets there and processed. If you aren't just playing a lottery, then you have to monitor your bill to see which ones show up so that means extra monitoring of our bill and keeping records for each coupon sent in.
That is not free. I see my time being used and extra record keeping rather than just a "your next movie is free" and the system taking cre of it. Just like Amazon dies with credits or Redbox does automatically when they run a 2 for 1 weekend.
The system directv follows is he rebate system which is set up generally figuring people will buy based on the promise but not follow through at some point. It is an insult to the customer and is not free.
Imagine getting a coupon at the grocery store for a sale on canned corn but the coupon is not honored at the checkout. You have to buy the corn then mail the coupon to Del Monte. It is the same.
I and many more will not buy at all rather than play that game.
So it is dumb business as they would sell more impulse movies if easy.