20 Sep: Greenstein Bill To Protect Consumer’s Rebates And Refunds Approved By Commerce Committee

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Linda R. Greenstein that would change regulations on mailed rebates to ensure consumers’ refunds are not lost in the mail or accidently thrown out at home was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee today.

“Often consumers make their purchasing decisions factoring in the money saved by rebates and refunds promised by the manufacturer or the retailer,” said Senator Greenstein, D-Middlesex and Mercer. “But some of these refunds are coming in innocuous packaging attached to postcards that look like junk mail. By simply requiring that these refunds come in an envelope, we can ensure that the consumers are receiving the rebates that they are expecting.”