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Complete Guide To Using Rebates At Menards

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This video above is intended to walk you through how the rebate system at Menards works. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment!



If you don’t already know, Menards is a hardware store located in the Midwest (You can also purchase items online and have them shipped to you if you live in other parts of the country).  It is a lot like Home Depot or Lowe’s but one GREAT thing about Menards is their rebate program.

Menards uses a mail-in rebate program that allows you to get certain products each week for either FREE, deeply discounted or to even make money from the purchase!  Below we will share with you a few details about the program.

The Basics

Each week the sale ad will display items that have a rebate available.  You will also see rebate notifications near the price of items on rebate in the store.  Each notification will include what the item is, the dates the rebate is available, the number of items you can buy and the price you will have to pay upfront.

After purchasing the item(s) the bottom of your receipt will have a “rebate receipt” for each item you bought on rebate.  Each of these special receipts will have a rebate number at the top.  Take this over to the customer service desk where they have all the rebate forms that you will need available.  You can also find your rebate form HERE and print them yourself.

The rebate form will have the address of where to mail the rebate and a date by which the envelope must be post marked in order to receive the rebate.  It will typically take about 4 weeks to get your rebate back in the mail.  It will come as a roughly 4×6 card that has your personal information on one side and a breakdown of the rebates included and the total.  This rebate is a merchandise credit and can only be used at Menards.

Returns

If you return an item that has been on rebate you will need to have the rebate receipt along with the regular receipt in order to get a full refund.  If you do not have the rebate receipt they will deduct the rebate amount from the refund you receive.

Using Your Rebates

The rebate can be used to purchase anything in the store, including items that are free after rebate.  Also, you will NOT be charged sales tax on the portion of your purchase that is paid for with your rebate.  This means you can roll your free item rebates into more free items and they are truly free.

Quick Tips

  • You can put all your rebates in one envelope, you do NOT need to mail them separately.
  • When using in-store rebate forms you can stick a return address label on the form instead of actually filling it out with your personal information
  • You can track the progress of your rebates HERE
  • You CAN use manufacturer coupons in conjunction with rebates
  • You can use any form of payment when buying rebate items
  • The in-store credit rebate you receive does NOT expire
  • You do NOT have to use the entire store credit with one purchase.  If you have a remaining balance the cashier will write that amount on your rebate card
  • Mistakes can happen from time to time.  If you are mailing in a large rebate scan the entire receipt, including rebate receipt before mailing it in….. make sure to mail in the ORIGINAL.
  • Sometimes they will process a rebate even if it was mailed after the deadline.  You can get expired Menards rebate forms using our tool on THIS PAGE.

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15 thoughts on “Complete Guide To Using Rebates At Menards

  1. Mark A Keeler

    PJ:Two questions. 1) Are the 11% price adjustments that I sent in online for tracking? 2) What is the likelihood that I will receive a rebate that was omitted on a rebate check? I sent an inquiry to RebatesInternational with the information that I had; unfortunately I haven’t ever logged the Rebate tracking number on the bottom of the rebate slips so that is probably the info they will ask for. Thanks for any info. Mark

    1. PJ Post author

      The 11% price adjustments will show up when you are looking at the tracking rebates screen. The description field will say “11% PRICE ADJUSTMENT” once it starts processing. Each receipt will be on its own line but will be combined into one rebate when you receive it in the mail.

      Not sure on the odds but I have seen them do goofy things when processing rebates like join items together that were mailed at different times, say a week apart and also split things that had been mailed all together. So its possible the one you are missing will show up on another check. Also if you used a credit card for any portion of the payment then you can get a new receipt printed from the machine at the front of Menards stores. It wont print the rebate slip but then you could at least show Rebates International that you bought the item and it will have the date on it. Also for future reference you can put $1 on a credit card and pay the rest with a rebate or whatever you want and then you will be able to track past receipts from that machine.

      Its a good idea to scan or take a picture on your phone any rebate receipts before you send them in.

      Good luck

  2. Jean Whitney

    Did I understand correctly that I can use my 11% rebate during 11% week and get 11% off the item that I am currently buying that week AND get another 11% rebate.

    1. PJ Post author

      I am not sure, I have never bought anything online from Menards. Back before they shipped items from their website I have purchased things from Menards stores in different states and I received the rebates on those purchases but it wasn’t through the website.

  3. Sherry Jansen

    Hiw do I spend the rebate? I looked online and it was processed but I have no idea where my rebate money is or how I use it. Is it mailed to me?

    1. PJ Post author

      You will receive the rebate in the mail about a week after the status says “Issued”. It looks more or less like a post card and is folded in half. When you open it the rebate will say what the total is and has a barcode on it. The cashier in the store scans the barcode to use it as payment. If money is left over it will say the amount left on your receipt.

      1. Sherry Jansen

        Thank you! I haven’t received it and it’s been a couple weeks since it was issued. That’s why I have no idea how to use it.

  4. Mark A Keeler

    Have you ever not received a rebate that was mailed to you? I was due to get a $133.00 rebate check this past Tuesday (it showed up in the USPS Informed Delivery email that day) but it was not delivered. I have reported it but don’t have much faith that it will be delivered. The rebates are like cash; no I.D. is required to use them. If one of yours has been “lost” what did you do to try to get it? I imagine Menards will look itinto it but I don’t know if they can cancel the first one and issue another check. Any suggestions?