Rebate/Reward/Incentive Programs

Many vendors offer special reward or incentive programs for making purchases from their company. These rewards take many forms including gift certificates, prizes, clothing, etc. Any rewards or incentives that result from purchases made using College funds are the property of the College, not of the individual making the purchase. If the reward/incentive being offered cannot be used to purchase additional materials for the department, the vendor should be instructed to send the reward to the attention of the Accounts Payable Department.

Some of these rewards/incentive programs have multi-level pricing, which means that if you accept the reward/incentive the price of the product is higher. Cardholders are required to decline any reward/incentive if it increases the cost of the product.


A number of companies offer "rebates" for purchases. These rebates are paid directly to the College and are not affected by the above Rewards/Incentive Program policy.