What is Smokin’ Rebates?
Smokin’ Rebates is a patent pending, secure solution designed to make your participation in the RJR Scan Data Reporting Program, the PM USA Scan Data Incentive Program, the USSTC Scan Data Incentive Program, and the PM USA AOM Scan Data Incentive Program seamless. Our service will collect and consolidate the appropriate data required by the cigarette manufacturers. The solution works without any required involvement on your part. The process works in the background without any change or disruption to your regular activities. The sales data is formatted correctly and then transmitted on a weekly basis, so that retailers can take advantage of rebates offered by cigarette manufacturers.
Why use Smokin’ Rebates?
Smokin’ Rebates allows retailers to earn upwards of $500.00* per month, per store by taking advantage of the rebate programs offered by RJ Reynolds and Philip Morris. Complete sales data** is gathered, formatted, and transmitted automatically. These rebates can be up to $0.15 per cigarette carton sold. Many retailers consider this found money since Smokin’ Rebates can seamlessly collect the data in the background and easily submit it to the cigarette manufacturers.
* This is an estimated amount based on selling approximately 300 SKUs in a one-month period.
** Data meets the requirements that are outlined in the RJR 2016 Retail Scan Data Program and PM USA Scan Data Retail Reporting Requirements Documentation
How many rebate programs are offered?
There are currently 4 rebate programs for data collection. New rebate programs will automatically be added.
How do I qualify?
Sign up for the Smokin’ Rebates program by contacting us at 800-653-3345 ext. 301 or 377 or through the self-service sign up page . Then contact your tobacco sales representative and tell them you want to participate in the following scan data reporting programs:
RJR Scan Data Reporting Program
PM USA Scan Data Incentive Program
USSTC Scan Data Incentive Program
PM USA AOM Scan Data Incentive Program
How does Smokin’ Rebates work?
Smokin’ Rebates collects the sale of tobacco products and compiles this data in the correct format once a week. You will have access to the information to approve or edit information that may be incorrect. The data file is then submitted to the cigarette manufacturers in the proper format though a secure upload.
How do I set up Smokin’ Rebates?
Success Systems will help you. Simply set up your Smokin’ Rebates account. By using a POS scanning system, you already capture the tobacco sales from your store at the register. Smokin’ Rebates compiles and submits this data automatically in the format(s) the tobacco manufacturers want. As an option, you can access the data to review these sales prior to transmission. As a cloud-based application, you can do this from anywhere, whether you are on a computer, phone or tablet.
I’m not scanning now, can I still participate?
Yes. Smokin’ Rebates includes a price book, promotion and buy-down automation tool that allows you to implement scanning at your POS. It is compatible and certified with most of the industries major POS (cash register) providers. Smokin’ Rebates can also be electronically tied into your primary tobacco supplier for automated up-to-date products and prices.
How much will I get in rebates?
That depends on your tobacco mix. There are plans for tobacco, smokeless and competitive tobacco sales. If you sell 1000 cartons per month, you can expect to receive $150 just for those items. The data compiled may also be useable for other rebate programs.
How does this affect my other rebate programs?
It doesn’t. The rebates currently in this application are on top of any other rebate programs you may use.
How much does it cost?
There is a one time set-up investment and then a small monthly administrative fee. Please call us for pricing.
Is there a contract?
There is an initial 6 month commitment. This will cover the time it takes to get set up and then receive your first few rebate checks from RJ Reynolds and Philip Morris. After this time, you may cancel by just providing us with 30 days to wind down your service.