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Offline gearhound

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$50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« on: October 12, 2016, 02:21 PM »
I've got 2 of the sanders coming and assume I can't stack the two $50 coupons, but was wondering if I order a tracksaw with one if I'll still be able to get 10% of a MFT table?


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Offline RL

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 02:57 PM »
It's ambiguous. Is the package deal a promotion or not? Here's the disclaimer.

"To qualify for a voucher redemption, a customer must purchase a second qualifying tool and submit the proper information via the website www.festoolpro5.com to receive the $50 reimbursement. The voucher may not be used to purchase the PRO 5 LTD sander, accessories or consumable items; it also cannot be used in conjunction with ongoing promotions, closeout or discontinued items. It may not be applied to any previous purchase. Voucher expires December 31, 2017."

Offline Paul G

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 03:18 PM »
I've got 2 of the sanders coming and assume I can't stack the two $50 coupons, but was wondering if I order a tracksaw with one if I'll still be able to get 10% of a MFT table?


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I think @Shane Holland  or @TylerC addressed that in another thread regarding vac discounts, IIRC the answer is yes, but hopefully one of them will confirm here.
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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 03:28 PM »
You can use the voucher with packages deals. However, you can only use one voucher per order.

So, one voucher per package deal, essentially. No double dipping.
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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 03:51 PM »
Gotta love a rebate with no terms and conditions!  [oops]

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2016, 04:16 PM »
Gotta love a rebate with no terms and conditions!  [oops]

1. You can only use one voucher per item.
2. Vouchers cannot be used to purchase another PRO 5 LTD.
3. Vouchers cannot be used on consumables or accessories.

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2016, 04:21 PM »
2. Vouchers cannot be used to purchase another PRO 5 LTD.
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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2016, 05:10 PM »
I bought the new 400 for @260.00 at the same time as the $99.00 special. Both scheduled for shipment in November. I am assuming, I can turn around and receive the reimbursement on the 400 with the Pro-5 voucher after presenting the proper paperwork.

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2016, 05:16 PM »
I bought the new 400 for @260.00 at the same time as the $99.00 special. Both scheduled for shipment in November. I am assuming, I can turn around and receive the reimbursement on the 400 with the Pro-5 voucher after presenting the proper paperwork.

Shane... don't you wish you went to law school?

That should work. We aren't allowing people to use the voucher on previously purchased tools, but I believe same-day purchases should be fine. We don't have anything that specifically says otherwise.

Offline jmhockey23

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2016, 06:17 PM »
Gotta love a rebate with no terms and conditions!  [oops]

1. You can only use one voucher per item.
2. Vouchers cannot be used to purchase another PRO 5 LTD.
3. Vouchers cannot be used on consumables or accessories.

You call it a voucher, but the website calls it a rebate. How do we get the redemption? Check? Prepaid card? Instant dollar off coupon? What documentation do we need? Receipt? Submit online? Thru the mail? Is there a limit per household/address?.....terms and conditions...there are none! Totally unacceptable to run this type of promo without giving detailed instructions as to what this "voucher" really is. I thought it was going to be some kind of coupon or gift card, which I wouldn't have to jump through the hoop by submitting a rebate. Come to find out two days later that's not the case....

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2016, 06:24 PM »
Gotta love a rebate with no terms and conditions!  [oops]

1. You can only use one voucher per item.
2. Vouchers cannot be used to purchase another PRO 5 LTD.
3. Vouchers cannot be used on consumables or accessories.

You call it a voucher, but the website calls it a rebate. How do we get the redemption? Check? Prepaid card? Instant dollar off coupon? What documentation do we need? Receipt? Submit online? Thru the mail? Is there a limit per household/address?.....terms and conditions...there are none! Totally unacceptable to run this type of promo without giving detailed instructions as to what this "voucher" really is. I thought it was going to be some kind of coupon or gift card, which I wouldn't have to jump through the hoop by submitting a rebate. Come to find out two days later that's not the case....

The voucher is the card you need to get the rebate.

Rebates will come in the form of a check. You'll need to provide your contact info and tool info (S-Nr and T-Nr) along with your voucher number.

Initially the plan was that people would use the voucher like a gift card, but that doesn't work for many online retailers.

If you find this "totally unacceptable" then don't buy one.

Offline pstout11

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2016, 07:00 PM »
Couldn't have said it better Tyler. Tired of hearing, "it's too expensive", "could have bought this or that". Stop whining about it. If you don't want to buy a Festool product, then don't!! Stop posting on Fog. Seems like a lot of people want something for nothing.

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2016, 07:13 PM »
Who knew that loss leader psychology could be so complex?

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2016, 07:22 PM »
Three posts, all negative.

Offline jmhockey23

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2016, 07:39 PM »
Gotta love a rebate with no terms and conditions!  [oops]

1. You can only use one voucher per item.
2. Vouchers cannot be used to purchase another PRO 5 LTD.
3. Vouchers cannot be used on consumables or accessories.

You call it a voucher, but the website calls it a rebate. How do we get the redemption? Check? Prepaid card? Instant dollar off coupon? What documentation do we need? Receipt? Submit online? Thru the mail? Is there a limit per household/address?.....terms and conditions...there are none! Totally unacceptable to run this type of promo without giving detailed instructions as to what this "voucher" really is. I thought it was going to be some kind of coupon or gift card, which I wouldn't have to jump through the hoop by submitting a rebate. Come to find out two days later that's not the case....

The voucher is the card you need to get the rebate.

Rebates will come in the form of a check. You'll need to provide your contact info and tool info (S-Nr and T-Nr) along with your voucher number.

Initially the plan was that people would use the voucher like a gift card, but that doesn't work for many online retailers.

If you find this "totally unacceptable" then don't buy one.

Thats fine. I've never owned a festool product and ordered when I saw the deal. Just seems the deal was launched short on details. A lot of companies use rebates as a marketing tool because there are ways to invalidate them on technicalities and not all people will submit the rebate. So to find out after I ordered I couldn't simply reduce the price of my next order was a bit of a disappointment. Original ads on retail sites used the image of a $50 gift card in the ad.

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2016, 07:55 PM »
I bought the new 400 for @260.00 at the same time as the $99.00 special. Both scheduled for shipment in November. I am assuming, I can turn around and receive the reimbursement on the 400 with the Pro-5 voucher after presenting the proper paperwork.

Shane... don't you wish you went to law school?

That should work. We aren't allowing people to use the voucher on previously purchased tools, but I believe same-day purchases should be fine. We don't have anything that specifically says otherwise.

For me personally I read it as a future purchase, meaning AFTER I receive the voucher,  not something I buy before the voucher is even in my hands nor something I bought on the same day. I read it as I had  to have the Pro 5, get the voucher out of the box then make another purchase. Delivery day is not the same as purchase date. If you do get to use the voucher on the 400 chalk it up to a liberal policy.

I specifically held off buying myself because that's not how I read the voucher policy and am waiting for the voucher to be in hand and then order. So don't be surprised if you find out in this case that you cant use it on the 400, I re read and just don't see they have to honor that for you.
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Offline Paul G

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2016, 08:35 PM »
I bought the new 400 for @260.00 at the same time as the $99.00 special. Both scheduled for shipment in November. I am assuming, I can turn around and receive the reimbursement on the 400 with the Pro-5 voucher after presenting the proper paperwork.

Shane... don't you wish you went to law school?

That should work. We aren't allowing people to use the voucher on previously purchased tools, but I believe same-day purchases should be fine. We don't have anything that specifically says otherwise.

For me personally I read it as a future purchase, meaning AFTER I receive the voucher,  not something I buy before the voucher is even in my hands nor something I bought on the same day. I read it as I had  to have the Pro 5, get the voucher out of the box then make another purchase. Delivery day is not the same as purchase date. If you do get to use the voucher on the 400 chalk it up to a liberal policy.

I specifically held off buying myself because that's not how I read the voucher policy and am waiting for the voucher to be in hand and then order. So don't be surprised if you find out in this case that you cant use it on the 400, I re read and just don't see they have to honor that for you.
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Offline antss

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2016, 10:31 PM »
Boy oh boy, I can't wait til the vouchers show up for sale on all the bargain sites.

And, the ensuing storm when you find out your coupon/voucher/rebate number isn't valid cause it's already been used - before it was "cough" gifted to you for a "cough" donation !  [eek]


Offline Neohio

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2016, 07:39 AM »
@TylerC
What dates are the rebate valid for?
I pre-ordered a sander. If I were to purchase a CXS today. Would I be able to use the voucher against that purchase when I receive the voucher?

Basically, Should I wait until Nov 1st to purchase a CXS? Or can I order it today?

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2016, 09:14 AM »
@TylerC
What dates are the rebate valid for?
I pre-ordered a sander. If I were to purchase a CXS today. Would I be able to use the voucher against that purchase when I receive the voucher?

Basically, Should I wait until Nov 1st to purchase a CXS? Or can I order it today?

That's a good question.  It would be nice for some people to be able to buy now and get the rebate later.  However, there is the (small) risk you won't get the sander/voucher you ordered.
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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2016, 09:27 AM »
@TylerC
What dates are the rebate valid for?
I pre-ordered a sander. If I were to purchase a CXS today. Would I be able to use the voucher against that purchase when I receive the voucher?

Basically, Should I wait until Nov 1st to purchase a CXS? Or can I order it today?

That's a good question.  It would be nice for some people to be able to buy now and get the rebate later.  However, there is the (small) risk you won't get the sander/voucher you ordered.

Go ahead and order now. Technically, the second purchase should be made after November 1, but pre-sales kind of throw that off. If you run into trouble when submitting the rebate, let me know. I'll make sure that you're taken care of.

Offline Neohio

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2016, 09:56 AM »
Thank you for the prompt response @TylerC.

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2016, 11:20 AM »
Go ahead and order now. Technically, the second purchase should be made after November 1, but pre-sales kind of throw that off. If you run into trouble when submitting the rebate, let me know. I'll make sure that you're taken care of.

Well that's a very nice solution to this brouhaha.  [thumbs up]  [thumbs up]

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2016, 06:31 PM »
Awesome! So I dont have to wait till November 1st to order my next green tool!!
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Offline hawkeyestoob

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2016, 08:13 PM »
@TylerC
Hey Tyler I am hoping you can answer this for me. I am contemplating ordering a CT 36 dust extractor along with my PRO 5 sander when it ships. Reading this thread makes me wonder if I would be able to use the $50 rebate on the dust extractor. Can you clear this up for me?

Thanks and remember not everyone is complaining about the good deal! Many of us that already have other sanders we use are simply happy to have the opportunity to try the Festool sanders.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 09:43 PM by hawkeyestoob »

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2016, 08:23 PM »
@TylerC
Hey Tyler I am hoping you can answer this for me. I am contemplating ordering a CT 36 dust extractor along with my PRO 5 sander when it ships. Reading this thread makes me wonder if I would be able to use the $50 rebate on the dust extractor. Can you clear this up for me?

Sure. CT Dust Extractors are definitely eligible, and you're fine as long as you buy it on or after the day that you buy your PRO 5. They can be part of the same purchase.

Offline rjh

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2016, 08:50 PM »
Does it have to be a power tool?

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2016, 08:55 PM »
Does it have to be a power tool?

@rjh, yes.
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Offline hawkeyestoob

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2016, 09:46 PM »
@TylerC
Hey Tyler I am hoping you can answer this for me. I am contemplating ordering a CT 36 dust extractor along with my PRO 5 sander when it ships. Reading this thread makes me wonder if I would be able to use the $50 rebate on the dust extractor. Can you clear this up for me?

Sure. CT Dust Extractors are definitely eligible, and you're fine as long as you buy it on or after the day that you buy your PRO 5. They can be part of the same purchase.

Thanks for the quick answer Tyler.

Now I just need to do some reading and be certain that the CT 36 is the best size for me. If I can ask what size is your most popular?

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Re: $50 Pro 5 Sander coupon?
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2016, 10:20 PM »
Why would you use the $50 on the CT36 when you can get it 10% off when purchasing with a tool - PRO5 in this case? Or can you get the 10% off and the $50 as well??