Clarifications on the TouchPad early adopter app rebate | webOS Nation

Clarifications on the TouchPad early adopter app rebate

by Derek Kessler Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:58 am EDT

A few weeks back HP announced that they would be giving TouchPad early adopters $50 promo code for apps as a thank you/sorry for being an early adopter and taking the $100 hit when they subsequently dropped the price not long after launch. While the vast majority of customers have seen the $50 code hit their accounts, a few have not. PreCentral forum member and official HP webOS tech support guru HardBeatZ dropped in to offer some clarifications on the rebate. Here’s what you need to know (at least in the US of A):

The $50 promo code is only available to customers who purchased a TouchPad from a qualifying retailer in the Untied States between July 1 and August 4, 2011. You only need to enter it once and it will be stored in your profile until either it expires or runs out. If you’re not sure how long the code is good for, you can log onto your HP webOS Account and under Promo Code it will give you the code, remaining amount, and when the code expires. And no, you can’t redeem it for cash, accessories, or anything other than apps in the App Catalog.

For those of you that haven’t received the promo code, you might want to look into what “qualifying retailer” means. QVC is the only retailer that doesn’t qualify as qualifying, and that’s due to the $110 they gave back to customers automatically (and thus they’re not $100 poorer than newer TouchPad buyers). If you think you bought from a qualifying retailer, you can contact HP support for assistance, just have your webOS Account email address and proof of purchase handy.