Heads up on Leupold Mark 5 Kestrel rebate submissions

redneckbmxer24

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The bolded part has not been my experience. I received the first email, but have not yet received an update as to the status. Submitted Feb 18.
Rebate #1:

Emailed in submission 1/22 12:06 PM EST.
Got a email back 12:18 PM EST stating I forgot attachments of the invoice and UPC. Derp.
Resent with attachments 12:54 PM EST
Got another auto system email at 12:54 PM EST stating my submission was received and processing and to allow 2-3 days.
Got an email same day (1/22) 1:04 PM EST that my submission was accepted and to allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Total less than 1hr even with my fuck up.

Rebate #2:

Emailed in submission 1/22 2:19 PM EST. A Friday none the less, didn't forget attachments this time.
Got the same auto system email at 2:20 PM EST stating it was received and processing and to allow 2-3 days.
Got another email at 2:33 PM EST that my submission was accepted and to allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

So the first took just under and hour to be entered, processed, and accepted including the time missed due to my error. The second took 14 minutes from start to finish. Ohh and this was during SHOT show week too, Leupold is on top of their shit. This was also very early on in the rebate so I'm sure they have more submissions to go through now, but they also have the website working now so that should help them.

Both Kestrels were shipped out 2/5 in separate shipments.

A lot of companies make rebates an absolute pain in the ass to submit, then take forever processing them, and usually the cash rebates are sent so that they look like junk mail which I think it on purpose in hopes that people will just throw them out. The only other rebate that I've ever done that was this painless and quick was the rebate S&B did for free tenebrax caps and a sunshade.
 

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No doubt Leupold CS is on top of their game. I ordered a scope from the custom shop and it shipped the next day (50% cert). While my scope was in transit, they had a QC excursion on a production line and- just to be sure- they recalled the scope to run some additional QC checks before it got to my door. A bit frustrating that it was sitting at the distribution hub in my town when it was recalled, but at least they had a reason.
 

dirthead1

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Update 2:

just received an email from Leupold that my rebate was accepted and I would receive the kestrel in 4-6 weeks.
 

redneckbmxer24

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@hlee you might want to call Leupold if you’re at a week and @dirthead1 got his acceptance email the same day today. I think I have the lady’s direct number who handles the rebates in one of the emails, I could PM it to you if you’d like so you don’t have to go through the prompts.
 

hlee

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@hlee you might want to call Leupold if you’re at a week and @dirthead1 got his acceptance email the same day today. I think I have the lady’s direct number who handles the rebates in one of the emails, I could PM it to you if you’d like so you don’t have to go through the prompts.
That would be great. Thanks.
 

dirthead1

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Update 3:

Just received email that Kestrel had shipped. So 4-6 weeks was actually 1 day. If you are looking for a Mark 5, I highly recommend Liberty Optics. Their pricing can't be beat and this has proven that the rebate is valid if purchased through them.
 
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@hlee you might want to call Leupold if you’re at a week and @dirthead1 got his acceptance email the same day today. I think I have the lady’s direct number who handles the rebates in one of the emails, I could PM it to you if you’d like so you don’t have to go through the prompts.
This would help me too. i submitted the wrong number and just resubmitted with the right number, I should call her and explain why there's 2
 

IronOperator87

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Update 3:

Just received email that Kestrel had shipped. So 4-6 weeks was actually 1 day. If you are looking for a Mark 5, I highly recommend Liberty Optics. Their pricing can't be beat and this has proven that the rebate is valid if purchased through them.
Glad to hear that. I have a 3.6-18 coming from liberty. Between their prices and the kestrel deal it’s a no brainer
 
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Update 3:

Just received email that Kestrel had shipped. So 4-6 weeks was actually 1 day. If you are looking for a Mark 5, I highly recommend Liberty Optics. Their pricing can't be beat and this has proven that the rebate is valid if purchased through them.

Got my 7-35x56 from liberty optics. I just filled out the rebate yesterday and got the email today that it was accepted so I can second this. Definitely give scot a call if you’re in the market for a mk5
 
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hlee

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Scopes purchased with 50% off certificates do not qualify for this rebate. My submission was denied for this reason today.
 

rustyinbend

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1 day for my approval Email
2 days for my shipping notice
3 days later the Kestrel arrived
1 day to sell it on this forum (I already have a Kestrel 5700 Elite)
Here and gone in about a week.
Quickest and most painless rebate I've ever processed.
Oh ... and 1 day to buy extra ammo in case the Coronavirus mutates into a Zombie Virus.
 
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Plankton

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how long is it taking liberty to send these mk5s out? Their site says 1-2 weeks. Is that pretty accurate?
 

8nbait

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I ordered mine on a Tuesday, it was shipped 12 days later on a Friday. I received it the next Thursday’.

16 days total
 
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IronOperator87

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I also ordered one Feb 18th Scott said it should ship this week but haven’t heard anything yet. Scott was a pleasure to deal with over the phone and heard good things here on the hide so I’m not worried... it’ll get here when it gets here.
 
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Plankton

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Looks like the consensus is about 2 weeks.

not complaining, was just curious. For the price I paid I can wait 2 weeks lol
 

abn31c

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I submitted my rebate on a Sunday. Monday I got an acceptance email, Tuesday I got shipping confirmation and had kestrel in hand the following Monday. 8 days. Now whats it worth cause I aint smart enough to run 2 programs?
 

BoltActionBrotherhood

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I paid a very low price for my scope I submitted for the rebate a week ago and I have not heard back from them, except for the initial email saying they received my rebate request.
I paid 1800 for a mark 5hd 5-25 h59, from an authorized dealer. think I have anything to worry about?
 

BoltActionBrotherhood

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I'm not sure why price would matter as long as it's an authorized dealer. I put in on 17th, only got initial email as well stating received
Thats reassuring, thank you! Let me know when you get your approval notice will you?
I image they are either not working or just slammed given the situation right now.
 

BoltActionBrotherhood

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So how happy are people with their Mk5s?
I shot out to one mile yesterday and the scope was perfection. I do think you need a lot of moa in the base to use the full elevation. the 5-25 is supposed to have 120 moa in elevation, I have 20 moa in the rail and 25 in my base and I have 29 mils (98 moa) of elevation. so there is still 22 moa I could gain.
 

Chato308

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Still having issues. I went to submit mine yesterday and they're still having problems
 

Chato308

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I did everything through email. If anyone was wondering Big Daddy Unlimited still works for the rebate ?
 

EricRF

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Submitted my rebate on March 6'th and got confirmation on March 11'th. Just received shipping information today on the 31'st.
 

sremmal

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I submitted my original rebate on 3/3 and received the confirmation email that said wait 2-3 weeks. I didn't receive any follow up messages after 3 weeks so I gave them a call yesterday. I was told they were about a week behind, so over 3 weeks was odd. Apparently something happened with my submission and it didn't get processed. I submitted the forms again through the website and the Leupold person had me email the info as well. Received confirmation today that rebate was accepted.

Moral of the story is give them a call and see what's going on.
 

ChrisAU

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Yep I submitted one of mine via email 3/23 and asked about it today and was told they had no record of it (I had the submission confirmation email), so I just re-emailed everything to them. I was also told that anyone who ordered before 3/15 but didn't get their scope before 4/15 and therefore rebate submitted by 4/15 was up shit creek, which may be me on another one I ordered 2/14.
 

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Yep I submitted one of mine via email 3/23 and asked about it today and was told they had no record of it (I had the submission confirmation email), so I just re-emailed everything to them. I was also told that anyone who ordered before 3/15 but didn't get their scope before 4/15 and therefore rebate submitted by 4/15 was up shit creek, which may be me on another one I ordered 2/14.
I'm in that same shitty boat. Ordered 3/4 and still not shipped yet. First time I've ever spent over 600 on a scope and this is leaving really foul taste in my mouth. I feel like I'm going to get fucked over because THEY can't keep up with production. What's the point of offering a rebate on a product you can't deliver?
 

BoltActionBrotherhood

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Yep I submitted one of mine via email 3/23 and asked about it today and was told they had no record of it (I had the submission confirmation email), so I just re-emailed everything to them. I was also told that anyone who ordered before 3/15 but didn't get their scope before 4/15 and therefore rebate submitted by 4/15 was up shit creek, which may be me on another one I ordered 2/14.
Dude thanks for posting this, I just called today and she said they are all caught up with the rebates now, and they had no record of mine even though I got a confirmation email. So she had me email it to them manually. coreinnsiderrebate@leupold.com. To anyone else if you havent heard back on this definitely call!
 
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I submitted on Monday and received an email this morning that it was approved . The email said to allow 4-6 weeks for delivery
 

redneckbmxer24

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This is why you guys should have ordered from an actual stocking dealer like Euro Optic that has a bunch of them sitting on the shelf instead of a dealer that stocks nothing and dropships them. Jason will cut you a deal too (just call), but no they can't operate on making $50 on a scope when they have actual overhead and are actually sitting on inventory. You would have paid a little bit more but you would have gotten it in time and avoided the stress of wondering if it's going to come in time and qualify for the rebate.