I should have added this to my question,. I purchased this model of phone 2-28-13, the manager of the sprint store showed it to me and he informed me of the rebate, he also filled out the rebate form as well. All I had to do was mail it in which I did that weekend. Now sprint sends me a postcard stating my rebate request was denied because " The purchase date is outside the guidelines for this offer." I am almost positive that the end for that rebate was still about a week after I bought this phone.