After waiting two months to receive the billing information with my cable company to make the rebate valid I sent all the information. I called as soon as I got my router because there is no such thing as an original UPC code sticker you have to send to validate the rebate. I called Charter under their Rebate service and they told me to use a SIN number sticker. So I sent that because no UPC bar code exists on the box or machine. Now that I check the status of my rebate it says it is invalid because there is no UPC code.
I really hate that the cable companies are working with Offerwire posing the router and modem as free items. When I found out that Offerwire was on my card and not Charter cable I was infuriated but looked up how to do the rebates properly only to find out I still got screwed.
It is not worth paying for Offerwire and DO NOT BE TRICKED BY THE CABLE COMPANY ADVERTISEMENTS!!! Pay the 10 dollars a month with the Cable company to rent their router or just buy one at the stores for cheaper. OFFERWIRE IS A TRICKY SCAM THAT SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE USA. They are a cheating business.