Bell Sends Rebate Cheques Incognito
Posted by auroracitizen on March 30, 2011
I recently received a letter from Bell Canada. Logo top left, basic bulk mail indicia and the statement “Important account information” above the window. It looked very much like bulk mail which usually goes directly into the garbage.
But I am glad I didn’t throw it away.
Inside was a letter explaining that as a Bell customer I was entitled to receive a portion of the funds that the CRTC had directed be set aside and attached was my Home Phone Rebate Program cheque for $67.
So it got me wondering. What would have happened if I had put the envelope in the garbage?
Obviously I would not have cashed the cheque and the money would have remained in the Bell bank account. Good for Bell, bad for me.
So was this an intentional strategy to minimize redemption of these cheques by home owners? Why didn’t they simply credit my account so I would get the money. Makes one wonder doesn’t it.
So, make sure you open your mail from Bell this week. There could be a cheque inside.