Rebates definitely make for good deals, but they can definitely be a real pain in the ass, too...especially dealing with so many at once. But I figure I'm willing to play their little game if the winning is this big. I'm sure it will take me a good half hour tomorrow just to make copies of all this stuff.
I have a pretty high redemption rate and a good system for myself to not lose out. I keep copies of everything and setup a schedule for me to check up on outstanding rebates that I have not yet received. As a result, I get far more than I lose. I've had to make some calls to chase after a few now and then, but for the most part I get what I'm supposed to with no more than the initial effort like I put forth tonight.