Blackhawk Network, a pioneer of gift cards, payments tools and rewards delivered via a robust and convenient network, today announced the launch of its first-ever rebate processing solution that allows consumers to qualify for and submit a utility-sponsored rebate, and receive a reward, on the same day. With this new On-the-Spot Rewards utility providers and service providers across the country can offer to consumers rebates and rewards following their purchase of an in-home service, HVAC or energy efficient product installation.
To take advantage of On-the-Spot Rewards, utility and in-home service providers can enroll with Blackhawk and then invite their contractors and technicians in their communities to participate. After installation of a product or an in-home service call, a technician can complete the sponsored rebate submission by entering the consumer’s information using a mobile app in a process that takes fewer than 15 minutes. Next, the technician provides the consumer with a physical inactive open-loop reward card and the consumer will be emailed data that he or she can use to then activate and load the card with a reward of up to $1,000 by logging on to a web portal.
The information provided by the consumers during the rebate submission process can offer utility and service providers with useful shopper data. And the mobile- and digital-enabled utility-sponsored rebates can save utility and service providers mailing costs.