Offered by: The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC), Home Builders Association of Massachusetts (HBAMA) and a cooperative of other state and local home builders associations. www.HBAREBATES.com
Products/Services: Rebates from over 35 national manufacturers.
What you get: The Rebate Program helps you receive rebates from major manufacturers for products you use every day in your home building and remodeling projects. It represents the combined buying power of HBRACC’s members, along with that of many other state and local associations. As a result, you can qualify for the same manufacturer rebates the nation’s largest builders receive.
●The program does not require you to change how you do business.
● The supply chain is not affected.
● No receipts are required (except from one manufacturer).
● All you have to do is fill out a simple claim form.·
Claims are filed quarterly for all construction on projects that are closed or completed. The result for you? Money. Cold, hard cash. And all for just remaining loyal to many of the country’s leading manufacturers you already use in all of your homes or remodeling projects. Lump-sum checks for closed homes or completed projects are mailed quarterly.
How to get it: Get started by registering for the program. If you are a HBRACC member already, you can register online at www.HBAREBATES.com. Or you can simply fill out the registration form on page 10 and fax it to (800) 977-5591, or return it by mail to: P.O. Box 1073, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742. Besides the money, the best part of the program is that it relies on very little from you and doesn’t change the way you conduct business. Best of all, you do NOT have to change the way you currently buy. The Member Rebate Program does the paperwork, collects the money and mails you the quarterly checks!
Informative website: The Member Rebate Program has a website with complete information the program at www.HBAREBATES.com. The site includes:
• A printable brochure and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs),
• Online registration,
• Current rebate claim forms,
• The program’s current newsletter,
• A current list of participating manufacturers,
• Calendar and deadline information.
We recommend visiting the website at least once a quarter to stay up-to-date with any new manufacturers, the calendar, and the current claim forms.
What’s the catch?: There isn’t one! This is the number one question. Why would a manufacturer want to give you money? One reason is that the big builders have been receiving these rebates for years. Manufacturers know that your brand loyalty and combined overall volume is greater than those of the big builders, but until l now, there has not been a way to identify or reward the small and mid-size builders and remodelers such as our members.
The Member Rebate Program takes advantage of the combined volume of the builder and remodeler members in HBRACC to provide you with the same benefits the big guys get, regardless of your size. The other reason is that manufacturers want to influence your buying decisions. They must rely on their distribution network to promote their products, and many builders and remodelers leave the choice of the brand to their subcontractors. But you are the one who ultimately pays for all the products that go into the homes you build or work on. That’s why you receive the rebate. Therefore, when you specify the brand, the manufacturers benefit and you get the reward.