IBM Power Systems 770 Spring rebate promotion

Announcement Letter Number 312-058

May 9, 2012

Value proposition

Customers can receive a rebate if they acquire a new IBM® Power Systems™ 770 server.

The offer

You can receive a rebate if you acquire an eligible new IBM Power Systems 770 server.

The amount of the rebate depends upon the eligible new server acquired.

For a list of eligible products and rebate amounts, refer to the Qualifying/Eligible products section.

Start and/or end dates

For purchase transactions, IBM invoices for the eligible products must have a date of on or after May 9, 2012, but no later than June 30, 2012.

For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance, or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible products must have a lease commencement after May 9, 2012, but no later than June 30, 2012.

Completed and signed rebate request forms must be received by IBM no later than August 31, 2012.

Where is it available?

This promotion is available only in:

This promotion is not available in the IBM - Caribbean North District.

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible products

                       Machine       Feature       Rebate amount
Description            type    Model number   Qty  U.S. / Canada

Power 770 Server 9117 MMB 3.1 GHz processors 4981 1 $ 6,500 4981 2 11,000 4981 3 16,500 4981 4 28,000 3.5 GHz processors 4980 1 9,200 4980 2 16,500 4980 3 26,000 4980 4 35,000 Power 770 Server 9117 MMC 3.3 GHz processors 4984 1 6,500 4984 2 11,000 4984 3 16,500 4984 4 28,000 3.7 GHz processors 4983 1 9,200 4983 2 16,500 4983 3 26,000 4983 4 35,000

Additional information/conditions

To receive a rebate, the completed and signed rebate request form (see attached), along with the specified documentation, must be received by the IBM Redemption Center no later than August 31, 2012.

The following are acceptable proofs of acquisition:

Handwritten or altered documents will not be accepted.

In Canada, you are responsible for all applicable taxes such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), Provincial Sales Tax (PST), and Quebec Sales Tax (QST).

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this promotion at any time.

This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of any applicable Agreements.

IBM Global Financing

Financing may be available. Refer to one of the following IBM Global Financing Web sites at:

ibm.com

For information on IBM special offers, refer to the following Web sites:

Can this offer be combined?

This promotion cannot be combined with any other rebate on the eligible products.

IBM - Caribbean North District information

To determine if a country/region is part of the IBM - Caribbean North District, refer to the ibm.com country/region homepage at:

and select Country/region.

Business Partner information

IBM Business Partner - Distributors; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM Business Partner - Distributors; and IBM Business Partner - Systems Integrators may link directly to Business Partner information for the corresponding Business Partner offer. Due to participation eligibility, Business Partners may not be able to view every offer. PartnerWorld® ID and password required (use IBM ID).

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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

      Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
      Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
      Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
      Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
                  ibm.com Sales Execution Center, Americas North
                  3500 Steeles Avenue East, Tower 3/4
                  Markham, Ontario
                  Canada
                  L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Rebate request form (312-058)



IBM Power Systems 770 Spring rebate promotion

The offer

To qualify for a rebate, you must have acquired an eligible new IBM Power Systems 770 server.

The amount of the rebate depends upon the eligible new server acquired.

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible products

                       Machine       Feature       Rebate amount
Description            type    Model number   Qty  U.S. / Canada

Power 770 Server 9117 MMB 3.1 GHz processors 4981 1 $ 6,500 4981 2 11,000 4981 3 16,500 4981 4 28,000 3.5 GHz processors 4980 1 9,200 4980 2 16,500 4980 3 26,000 4980 4 35,000 Power 770 Server 9117 MMC 3.3 GHz processors 4984 1 6,500 4984 2 11,000 4984 3 16,500 4984 4 28,000 3.7 GHz processors 4983 1 9,200 4983 2 16,500 4983 3 26,000 4983 4 35,000

Terms and conditions

  1. For purchase transactions, invoices for the eligible products must have a date of on or after May 9, 2012, but no later than June 30, 2012.

    For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance, or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible products must have a commencement date of on or after May 9, 2012, but no later than June 30, 2012.

  2. As proof of acquisition, send copies of invoices or leasing documents to the IBM Redemption Center at the address listed below.

  3. To qualify for the rebate, this signed form, along with requested documentation, must be received on or before August 31, 2012, at:


    IBM Corporation
    Redemption Center -- 5th Floor Lakeside Building
    4111 Northside Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30327


    Attn: IBM Power Systems 770 Spring rebate promotion


    Fax: 866-320-1685
    E-mail: incent@us.ibm.com
    Phone: 1-800-624-6875, option 3

  4. The IBM Redemption Center will confirm receipt of your rebate request. Retain a copy of this confirmation as proof of timely submission of your request. If you do not receive this confirmation within one week of submission or you need to communicate with the IBM Redemption Center, send an e-mail and reference the "IBM Power Systems 770 Spring rebate promotion" in the subject line.

  5. Any rebate request forms lost or misdirected by the Postal Service or other delivery service are not the responsibility of IBM or the IBM Redemption Center.

  6. Allow four to six weeks from the time IBM receives your complete and accurate documentation for your rebate check/cheque to arrive.

  7. This promotion is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

  8. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this promotion at any time.

Complete the following information

Eligible server acquired:

Machine         Feature              Serial
type     Model  number    Quantity   number

_______ _____ _______ ________ ____________

_______ _____ _______ ________ ____________

Amount of rebate requested $ ___________ (USD) $ ____________ (CAD)

Contact information

Name (print clearly) ______________________________________________________

Company (if appropriate) __________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________

Mailing address (if different) ________________________________________________

City __________________________________ State/Province ____________________

Zip/postal code ________________

E-mail address __________________________________________________________

Daytime phone _______ - _____ - _________

Business Partner name (if applicable) _________________________________________

Certification

I, _______________________________________________________ (Name, please print), authorized representative of the company identified below, hereby certify that the company is in compliance with the terms and conditions of this offer, and that all of the information entered on this request form is accurate, complete, and in accordance with the request form instructions.

Signature __________________________________________ Date ________________

Title and company name: ____________________________________________________

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