Terms & Conditions
• ReviewBatesTM Cash Back Shopping Program
• No Membership Required
• Earning Cash Back
• Receiving Payment
• Receiving Communications from ReviewBates
• Protecting Your Information
• Using ReviewBates
• Program Limitations, Qualifications & Disclaimers
ReviewBates Cash Back Shopping Program
ReviewBates.com (“ReviewBates”) offers a service that allows consumers to earn Review Rewards in the form of cash or gift cards. Review Rewards are referred to as “Cash Back” and can be either in the form of cash or gift cards. The type of Review Reward will be made known to the consumer prior to entering their review. Joining and using ReviewBates is free and simple, requiring only your nick name (if applicable), real name, address and email address. ReviewBates does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties, and ReviewBates does not ‘spam’ its members. ReviewBates does not install or require you to install software on your computer. In other words, there is no ‘catch’. ReviewBates receives a fee by the company asking for the review and uses that fee to pay members cash back on their purchases. ReviewBates started this program in winter of 2016.
Please read this complete member agreement (“Agreement”) for full details on ReviewBates Review Reward Program. We think you will agree that ReviewBates offers the best method to garner authentic reviews in the quickest, most economical manner from your actual consumers
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No Membership Required
Earning your Review Reward is simple and straight forward and does not require you to become a member. When participating in the Review Reward Program for a product, information collected such as your nick name (if applicable based on the brand/retailer requirements), full name, address and email address are used to communicate to you about earning your reward and sending you your Review Reward. By participating in the Review Reward program you agree to be bound by this Agreement. Reviewers must be at least eighteen years old and agree not to use the Program for any illegal or fraudulent activity. Please be aware that participation in the Program and the opportunity to earn Review Rewards is at the sole discretion of ReviewBates, and ReviewBates has the right to change this Agreement in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice.
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Earning Cash Back
Earning your Review Reward is straightforward. After choosing a product that is participating with ReviewBates, go through the 4 step process to earn your Cash Back Reward. The 4 step process includes: 1) Taking a photo of the receipt, 2) Going to the microsite for the product created and entering required information and attaching the receipt, 3) Customer is taken to brand/retailer website where the review is entered, 4) Receive your Cash Back via mail reward. In the event the retailer/brand does not post your review due to terms and conditions they follow your reward will not be earned. Cash Back rewards are limited. Once that limit is achieved customers will not be able to earn a reward. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Cash Back Rewards vary by product and are set by the companies that produce these products. To earn your Cash Back Reward, your review must be posted by the brand or retailer.
To receive your Review Reward your review must be posted by the brand/retailer and information you provided on the microsite prior to entering your review must be accurate: a valid email address at which you are able to receive email, a valid postal address at which you are able to receive mail, your first and last name, and nick name based on the brand/retailer review requirements.
ReviewBates pays its customers its Review Reward within 30 days after the closing of the product review program. Length of the review program tends to last anywhere between 30 to 60 days. ReviewBates pays participating consumers in Canadian dollars via cheque or gift cards. If your check expires without being cashed or deposited or if it is returned to ReviewBates, it will be forfeited. Prior to forfeiture ReviewBates will try all means to reach the consumer, after which the reward will be retired.
Receiving Communications from ReviewBates
By participating in our Review Rewards Program at ReviewBates, you agree to receive communications that are payment related related (e.g. That we are mailing you a check on a certain date, or your review did not go through etc.) as well as periodic product focus groups related to companies participating in ReviewBates. You can opt-out of receiving emails that are not account-related by following the unsubscribe link on any of the emails. Since we need to communicate payment information with you in order to operate our service, you cannot unsubscribe from account payment emails. But rest assured that we don’t send account emails unnecessarily.
Protecting Your Information
ReviewBates does not install or require you to install any software to access the Review Reward Program. Reviewers can earn Cash Back Rewards on their purchases by using only the Web site ReviewBates.com.
Program Limitations, Qualifications & Disclaimers
Participation in the Program is subject to this Program Agreement.
Participation in the Program is limited to individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Members must have Internet access and maintain a valid email address to be eligible to receive the privileges and benefits of participation.
Any failure to comply with this Program Agreement, any fraud or abuse relating to the accrual or receipt of Cash Back Rewards, or any misrepresentation of any information furnished to ReviewBates or its affiliates by you or anyone acting on your behalf may result in the termination of your participation in the Program and forfeiture of your Cash Back Rewards.
The determination of whether or not a published review made through ReviewBates qualifies for Cash Back is at the sole discretion of ReviewBates. If a brand fails to report a transaction to ReviewBates or withholds payment to ReviewBates for any reason, ReviewBates reserves the right to cancel the Cash Back associated with that transaction. If ReviewBates has any reason to suspect fraudulent activity is associated with your review, ReviewBates reserves the right to delay or withhold payment of Cash Back Rewards. ReviewBates is not responsible for lost or stolen payments. ReviewBates is not responsible for payments delivered to the wrong address through no fault of ReviewBates.
You may be taxed on your receipt of cash and other consideration (merchandise, etc.) for reviews made. ReviewBates may choose to provide you with those notices to you on occasion. In all instances, you will be solely responsible for any and all tax liability arising out of the ReviewBates program.
The ReviewBates Program are being provided to reviewers “as is” with no warranty. ReviewBates reserves the right to terminate the Program at any time with or without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, ReviewBates disclaims all representations and warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Program.
ReviewBates does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the quality or accuracy of advertisements for any products. In addition, ReviewBates does not warrant that access to this site or use of its applications will be uninterrupted or error-free, and ReviewBates assumes no responsibility for any damage caused by your access or inability to access ReviewBates.com.
Participants agree to indemnify and hold ReviewBates, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any party due to or arising out of the reviewers use of the Program.
ReviewBates may modify this Agreement from time to time, with or without notice, and your continued participation in the Program after such modification shall be deemed to be your acceptance of any such modification. It is your responsibility to check the Terms & Conditions page of the ReviewBates website regularly to determine whether this Agreement has been modified. If you do not agree to any modification of this Agreement, you must immediately cease participation in the Program.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, without reference to conflicts of law rules. As a condition of the use of the ReviewBates website and service, you (the Reviewer) agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Brampton, Ontario and therefore agree to file any grievance or suit of any kind exclusively in the courts located within the county of Brampton.
If any provision of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, and the other provisions contained herein will remain in full force and effect. ReviewBates’ failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and ReviewBates with respect to the Program.
Effective Date: December 1, 2016