Question about prepaid rebate cards


Original poster
Nov 20, 2008
I bought a new set of tires last week for my car, and they are giving me a $100 Visa prepaid card for my rebate.

I grew up in an era where a rebate meant a check in your mailbox, not a prepaid card, so I have a couple questions:

1) Do you just use it and then cut it up and throw it out when you've spent what's on it?

2) This isn't some kind of open credit account that ends up being reported to the credit bureaus, right?


macrumors 601
Jul 31, 2008
Northern VA
^^ What they said.

It doesn't have your identity anywhere on it, it's like using cash. If you lose it, sucks for you - you just lost "cash".

No need to even cut it up, just throw it away once you're done with it.
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