Many companies offer their rebate forms online or through customer service requests. In addition, websites such as CouponsDealsAndMore.com offer lists of printable rebate forms for different companies and different products.
Most rebates require consumers to mail in their original sales receipts, UPC codes and rebate forms along with their contact information. A consumer must mail rebate forms to the sponsoring company within a specified period of time following the qualifying purchase. Most companies send rebates out within 12 weeks of receiving rebate forms and any supporting documentation.
The Federal Trade Commission provides consumer services by monitoring rebate scams. By law, companies must send rebates within the period of time specified on the receipt or within a reasonable time. The FTC fields complaints about refunds on its website, FTCComplaintAssistant.gov.