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Last updated: Nov. 3, 2017

104 Novartis Rebates Consumer Reviews and Complaints

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 3, 2017

The $3 per month fee kicks in after the card's expiration date (very small unreadable print on back). The card balance will dwindle away over the next several months. There is an expiration date on the front of the card, mine says 04/17. Above the expiration date it says, "Funds do not expire but fees apply" in white small print. Well, I went to use the card after checking my balance - down from $35 to $20. Tried at three different retailers and all three received an error "Card Expired".

Tried calling the number on the back 1-855-846-6191 but there is NO option to talk to a human, automated only. Went online to see if I could email someone and get some help, nothing. Will not be taking advantage of these products or their rebates any longer. I have $60 worth of NexGard gift cards sitting here, unusable. The other card says Zip Code Mismatch on the systems that I've tried to use them at, even though my name/address/zip is listed in my online profile for the card. What a pain in the!!!

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 23, 2017

Bought a six month supply of Heartgard and NexGard thinking I would receive a $15 gift/reward card toward next 6 month purchase only to learn the card is only worth $6, due to monthly fee charge. Will ask my vet to prescribe another brand on next visit rather than continue to use these products. They should remove "funds do not expire" from card. May not expire to them but they sure to go away.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 1, 2017

They send you a card, and on the back of the card in small writing it says that they will charge you $3.00 month for this card. So you think you have 6 months to use the card and actually when you go to use the card you are the one that is embarrassed in line, for it coming up declined. And they don't even care when you call to complain.

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Original review: July 18, 2017

Elanco rebate never arrives. I sent it online, received a confirmation and tracking number. It's been eight weeks, it now it states cannot process at this time. What is wrong with this company, Consumer Affairs should mark it as a scam. This rebate was sent in an email by my vet's office. They sent the ** back to the mfg. because no one wanted to pay the price, they were buying another brand.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 16, 2017

I bought a year supply of Nexgard and Heartgard for my dog. I was promised rebates by my Vet. I received 2 Visa cards. One for $12 and one for $50. I went to a restaurant and handed them to the waitress to pay my bill. All the cards were worth was $41.60. I am out $18.40. I tried calling the phone number on the cards and there was no one to speak to. I went online and sent an email but the confirmation said "can not process your request at this time. Try later". My vet said it is out of their hands. I don't think I will return there or buy these products anymore. This is blatant robbery! DO NOT BUY THE LINE FROM YOUR VET THAT YOU SHOULD PAY NOW AND YOU'LL GET THE MONEY BACK IN REBATES. LIARS!!!

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 6, 2017

I submitted my Sentinel rebates, electronically, on 3/11/17. I received approval emails on 3//13/17. In the approval e-mail it said, "Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive your rebate by mail." It is now 6/6/17, it has been just over 16 weeks, and I have nothing. I tried to call the customer service number on several occasions, but it seems to be busy every time I call. HIGHLY disappointed with this company. I'm hoping to get my rebates sometime in this century. But, at this point, I'm not holding my breath.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 1, 2017

On May 4, 2017, I Purchased 2 (two) - 6 packs of the Sentinel Flavor Tabs for my 2 dogs (On the same receipt) with the understanding that if you purchase 12 doses you get the $20.00 Rebate. When I went to submit rebate online, it would only let me do one purchase/pet at a time thereby getting a 7.00 rebate per 6 pack purchase or $14.00. I called Sentinel to find out how to fix online and was told it had to be 12 doses for one pet. These products are expensive enough and to be denied a rebate when the correct amount of the product was purchased is terrible. I have used Sentinel for years and never had an issue before with the Rebates! Very disappointed in their customer service and current rebate policy. I will be looking into using other products in the future!

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Original review: March 30, 2017

I bought the product not knowing about the rebate until my vet told me afterwards. These reviews scared me, but I sent mine off 2/13 and got my $50 Visa debit card on 3/24. It's valid through September too. So, I have no idea what was going on before, but they seems to be pretty good with the rebates now. It's a great deal on a product you have to buy for your dog.

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Original review: Feb. 18, 2017

This is such a joke. Mailed completed form and invoice from vet in late December, nothing happened as of 2/6/17. So I phoned and was told that they had not receive the invoice. Strange form and invoice were stapled together. Mailed invoice and form again on 2/7/17 and today 2/18 was told it had still not been received. If this was not such a great product I would switched to something else and skip the whole rebate issue; will check with vet on next visit to see if there is another product that does not make promises it doesn't keep. $15.00 is not a lot but when the product costs $123. it would soften the blow a little.

Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Nov. 30, 2016

I went to use this card at the store, it kept asking me for a pin number, there is not one. Then is said it was not supported, now from looking at the terrible reviews I find out I have to use for $10.00 exactly, this is not the way it should work, you can use gift cards and a credit/debit card. This isn't worth it, I won't sent in another one. They should just stick to making the product, they should just make it $10.00 cheaper but someone is getting some sort of kickback down the road.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 4, 2016

Recently received rebate visa card in mail and have been trying to use it for weeks. Keeps asking for PIN number which no PIN number was provided. Called number on back of card... No help! I finally figured it out! You cannot use this card for a purchase of more than it is worth then pay the balance with another credit card. Example the one I received was for $12.00. I had to use it for exactly $12.00 or less. I got it to work once at Walmart for $1.33 which left a balance of $10.67 on card. I then loaded $10.00 into my Starbucks account.:-) Went through fine. Use it for a purchase as close to you can get to the balance or break it up, but you cannot swipe this card 1st if it is over the amount on the card. I hope this helps someone! Now I have.67 cents left... WOW. What to do with that fortune!

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 17, 2016

Not happy with this site. Went to site and discovered that first I must download the form which in itself is no big deal but with it I must agree to install the GetFormsOnline Homepage & New Tab and agree to the End User License Agreement and Privacy Policy. I don't want to install their homepage, I already have one of my own. Yes, I know I can go back and reinstall mine but why should I have to go to all that trouble?? And for my trouble, all I'm getting is a $10 rebate off of a $98 purchase. All I wanted was the rebate, not sign my life (or my PC) away. I did the rebate thing a couple of years ago and it was simply an online form. All said and done, it's not worth $10 to go through their crap.

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Original review: Oct. 3, 2016

I purchased heartworm protection for 2 dogs. I applied for the rebate online and it was approved after much scanning and uploading, etc. It took almost 4 months before they supposedly mailed the card, and by that time I had forgotten about it. About 6.5 months after they had mailed the card, I was reviewing some files and found the ticket number. Since I hadn't received my card, I called customer service. I was informed that the gift card expired after 6 months. The company refused to reissue the card, even though it was only expired by two weeks. I was not allowed to speak with a manager. I have never heard of gift cards expiring, but apparently these do.

Also, the company does not send the cards out and have no way to track whether they were actually sent, according to the person I spoke with. It was too much trouble to be worth the effort in the first place, even if I had received the card. If their customer service is an indication of their commitment to providing products that contribute to the health of your beloved pet, then their products are worthless anyway. I won't be purchasing their product again.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 30, 2016

Made my claim for a $50.00 rebate and was approved in 3/2016. I was to receive the debit card in 6-8 weeks. Between May and early September I called 3 times because the Visa card never arrived in the mail. I finally received the card 9/30/16 in the mail. Problem is the card was set to expire 9/2016. When I called the customer service I was politely told I had to spend the $50.00 by the 1st. Logged online to activate my card and saw $15.00 debited from my account on 9/2016 FOR THE REISSUE OF A CARD!!! Terrible customer service! This is about the third year I've taken advantage of the offer and never encounter these problems before. Terrible!

Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 6, 2016

I have 4 collies, and over the past years have bought Sentinel from Novartis. You are required to have a vet's authorization, of course, but I found that the medication is cheaper online, so this is what I have been doing. This year (2016), however, they were continually sending me an email asking for the receipt, which I emailed. Today, 2 days after the expiration, I call and find out that they no longer accept purchases from an online business... Only direct purchase from the vet. Had the instructions for a rebate indicated this, I would have purchased from the vet, even though it was a few bucks more. I consider this practice very under-handed, and if I didn't need the meds for my dogs would never do business with them again. Shame on them.

Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Aug. 31, 2016

PLEASE READ TO THE END. I'VE ATTACHED POSSIBLE USEFUL INFORMATION LOCATED WITHIN THIS REVIEW. I'm really no different than everyone else on here. I purchased Sentinel products for my dog, made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals and I filled out the rebate form only to receive the countless emails telling me my rebate is on its way, I'm going on 5+ months now. I haven't received my rebate but after reading other people's reviews, even if I did, it seems I can't use it because there's no PIN number. Therefore I decided to investigate a little further. I find it very ironic that nowhere on the Virbac or Novartis Sentinel website is there a place to email them. You have to actually call them and in today's age who really wants to pick up the phone rather than send an email. Even if you call there's many people on here who have said they promise you it's on its way.

Upon my investigation I found out that Novartis contracts out these alleged rebates to a company called ACB Coop. I have emailed them and I think you all should too, the contact page is here ( aspx). I'm sure my email won't get me too far but it's nice to vent about this scam. I have a feeling our rebate money is lining the pockets of someone at ACB Coop or Novartis. I am also emailing Novartis and I think you all should do the same. You can send your complaint here ** though they could be the main culprit and not ACB Coop they should be made aware that we're not receiving our rebates. Email these 2 companies and if they get inundated with tons of emails then perhaps we can make a difference.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 21, 2016

After applying for my rebate, I received a debit card. It cannot be used anywhere. Every time I try to use it a "pin" is required. I was never given one. Will let my vet know that I want an alternative for my pet's medication. I will not use a product from a company that treats their customers this way.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 9, 2016

Contacted Merial at **, option 3. I list the phone number here for anyone trying to contact this company about your "Visa Debit" rebate card. The other phone numbers, including the one on the back of your card will get you NOWHERE. I tried the card at Sam's Club, Home Depot, and Walmart. Would not work at any of these. Here's a scary fact: The customer service rep at Merial told me exactly what amount my purchase was at Walmart. Sam's Club was a self-checkout and declined it immediately. Home Depot was the same way.

Even if you choose credit, it's to no avail. So, I spoke to a guy in customer service named Mike who was difficult to understand, but very kind. Mike told me that the card must be used for $12.00 and can't be used for a balance over that - not even to apply it towards a balance. I will try the card again elsewhere and hope it works somewhere else. Their old way issuing paper checks was so much easier. I've been a customer of theirs for 25 years now.

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 6, 2016

Have used Sentinel for a 1 1/2 years. The first time I applied for rebate I got it. The next 2 times, NOTHING. They are cheating the public. Scammers. I will no longer support Novartis products. Plenty others out there. I did get confirmations on last two rebates, but got nothing from them. Will pass this on to Vet.

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Original review: Aug. 3, 2016

I filled out all the requisite forms for a rebate from Virbac and received the following email shown below... to date - August 3 (4 months later) I have not received any rebate at all. Yes, I know that it is only $7--but it is the principle. I will NEVER buy anything from this company again.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 3, 2016

I activated my rebate card as instructed. Tried to use it and it said I needed to enter a pin number. Nowhere on the activation site did I see where I needed to get a pin number. Has anybody had any satisfaction in getting their card corrected or gotten their rebate?

Verified Buyer
Original review: July 16, 2016

How can this company continue to stay in business? Multiple complaints of visa rebate card not working, including mine. Much time spent on hold trying to get fixed. Said on 6/22 a new card would arrive in 15 days. No replacement card yet. Who is pocketing all this rebate money? Huge scam and they need shut down! I am reporting to my vet and I will not buy this company's product again. Novartis should not be using this scam company. When I tried to open the last email from Elanco I received a caution on my computer "Be careful! This sender failed our fraud detection checks."

Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: May 28, 2016

I've been waiting FOUR MONTHS for the $35 rebate that I am entitled to. I keep checking the "Track Your Rebate" site using both my tracking # and my name and address. I get a "No status results were found matching your search criteria." At one time I did talk to someone on the phone who told me (she had my address and the name of my pet) that my submission was received on April 15, 2016. Vet sent in the rebate form in February. She said that the validation would be very soon and then the rebate would be mailed. She gave me the tracking # **. I am beginning to think I was scammed, especially after reading the review of person who is still waiting after a year for his rebate.

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Original review: May 26, 2016

I received this as a rebate for Novartis product from Vip PetCare clinic and expired with $10 on it because no one took it as the "debit Visa" card it said it was. It expired with the $10 on it on 02/15. When I called the customer service number on the back of the card, I'm told I can get a free medical alert system for being 50 years or older and when I declined that, the offer switched to a free Caribbean cruise with just port fees of $59 .00+. When I hit the "O" button, the automated voice system thanks me for calling and disconnects. Scam.

Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: May 14, 2016

My vet clinic is Westbrook Animal Hospital, PLC in Peoria, AZ. I have used the rebate program in the past for sentinel, but my last visit to the vets and I bought the 12 pack, sent in the paperwork that was required (as I had the years past) Waited, waited... called them and they said that they did not receive the invoice from my vets (which I had!). Resent it again: waited, waited. Contacted them and they said that a card with the $35 amount had been sent out. She explained that it may look like a promo for a credit card company and that she would send it out and I would get it within 6 - 8 weeks. No rebate has been sent. This has been going on since 5/5/15!! I would like to have you respond to this and then send me the rebate... only one year later!! Check your computer for correspondence from me that will confirm this information is correct. Appreciate a quick response.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 9, 2016

These people complaining are cry babies! It's a free gift card. We are buying our pets medications. We are lucky to get anything out of it. I received my $35 card yesterday. At first it was frustrating you can't get into the card's website under Google and can't use it at eBay or PayPal. After calling customer service I was told to get into their website using Firefox or Internet Explorer and it can't be used at PayPal or eBay because it's not a recurring debit card. I was told I could use it at Amazon, so happily I went there and bought stuff.

You can't use it for eBay, PayPal or gas. Big deal there is so many other places you can use it so use it there, and before it expires and quit complaining over a gift! Yes their products are expensive. I use Sentinel and Atopica year round it's a small fortune and I am grateful for the free box of Atopica I get after buying a certain amount of boxes, and the Visa gift cards from the Sentinel. It did take a while to get the Visa card after submitting the request but I got it. I would like to say thank you to Novartis for giving back to their customers.

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Original review: Feb. 25, 2016

Our pet has been on Atopica for several years, spending approx. $100 a month. Getting a rebate from Novartis is difficult. Often their website for rebates doesn't work properly and when a rebate is finally submitted, often it either is not processed altogether or takes an excessively long period of time to get it.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 30, 2016

Previously when I received a rebate after purchasing Sentinel for my dogs, I received an actual check. Now, they are using a Visa debit card with an expiration date in the near future. It is very difficult to use since many places will not allow you to split a payment. Therefore, you must use it to buy something for less than the amount of the debit card and forget about the balance shown on the card. This company is counting on customers not being able to use their rebate in full. I feel it is a deceptive practice.

Original review: Jan. 30, 2016

I purchased 6pk of sentinel 51-100 lbs and sentinel 2-10 lbs in 7/2015 from my vet. I have purchased this product for 3 years. I have never had a issue getting my rebates. I filled out all information online and it was excepted but it is now the end of Jan. 2016 and I didn't receive my rebates.

Original review: Jan. 8, 2016

I purchased heartworm preventative from my vet and submitted my rebate request. No problem. I received my rebate Visa debit card. I held on to the cards for something special. Much to my dismay, the debit card expired. I am sorry. How does a gift card in the form of a debit card expire? Visa should be able to be used at anytime. I am not talking a small amount. I am talking $110.00. I am so upset and disappointed in this and want my card to be reloaded. The issuing company can see where the cards were issued and never used and the funds removed. What is so hard about putting the $$$ back on the card. It is mine and I gave you proof.

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