Modification: IBM ServerProven rebate offering

IBM United States Marketing Announcement 305-072
May 3, 2005

 

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TOC link Overview TOC link Qualifying/Eligible products
TOC link The offer TOC link Additional information/conditions
TOC link Where is it available? TOC link Order now
TOC link Modification summary TOC link Rebate request form (305-072)
 
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Overview

Effective May 3, 2005, the IBM ServerProven® rebate offering has been modified. Refer to the Modification summary for a list of changes made with this modification.

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

This announcement supersedes United States Marketing Announcement 305-021 , dated February 22, 2005, and Canadian Announcement A05-0318, dated February 22, 2005.
 
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The offer

You can receive a rebate of up to $68,000 USD ($85,000 CAD) if you acquire a qualifying new ServerProven Solution that includes:

  • an eligible new IBM eServer iSeries™, eServer i5, pSeries®, or xSeries® server; or
  • an eligible upgrade to an installed IBM eServer iSeries or eServer i5 server; and
  • an eligible ServerProven IBM or non-IBM software solution for the eligible server or server upgrade acquired.

The amount of the rebate will be equal to the lesser of either the invoice price of the ServerProven software solution acquired, or the amount listed in the Qualifying/Eligible products section, which is based upon the eligible server or server upgrade acquired.

Only one rebate will be paid per eligible pSeries or xSeries server machine type/serial number acquired under this offering.

A single iSeries or eServer i5 server machine type/serial number can qualify for more than one rebate as long as it is acquired new and subsequently upgraded, or was upgraded more than once, and the new acquisition and/or upgrade(s) are each acquired along with an eligible new ServerProven software solution that has not been previously installed on the iSeries or eServer i5 server.

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

Start and/or end dates

For hardware purchase transactions, IBM invoices for the eligible products must have a date of on or after May 3, 2005.

For hardware 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 3, 2005.

Invoices for the eligible ServerProven software solutions can have a date that is up to 90 calendar days before or after the invoice date or lease commencement date of the eligible hardware.
 
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Where is it available?

This offering is available only in:

  • the United States (including Puerto Rico)
  • Canada
  • Caribbean North countries

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE009).
 
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Modification summary

The following changes are being made with this announcement:

  • the Marketing information section has been modified
  • products have been removed from the list of Eligible servers and server upgrades
  • selected rebate values have been changed

 
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Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible servers and server upgrades

                                                        Maximum
                 Machine         Server   Edition    rebate amount
Description      type     Model  feature  feature  U.S.       Canada
 
New iSeries      9406     810    2467     7412     $ 2,000    $ 2,500
 servers                         2469     7430       4,500      5,600
                          825    2473     7418       8,800     11,000
                          870    2486     7421      27,000     33,700
                          890    2497     7424      30,000     37,500
                                 2498     7427      64,000     80,000
New eServer(R)   9406     520    0903     7453       3,000      3,700
                                 0904     7455       4,200      5,200
                                 0905     7457       5,000      6,500
                          550    0915     7463 or    7,000      8,700
                                          7558       4,000      5,000
                          570    0921     7495      16,500     20,600
                                 0922     7472      18,000     22,500
                                 0924     7474      22,000     27,500
                                 0926     7476      40,000     50,000
                                 0930     7491       4,000      5,000
                          595    0947     7499      42,000     52,500
                                 0952     7985      68,000     85,000
 
New pSeries      7040     671                        3,000      4,000
 670 server
New pSeries      7040     681                        5,000      6,500
 690 server
 
New xSeries      8862     ALL                          500        650
 365 server
New xSeries      8870     ALL                        2,500      3,300
 445 server
New xSeries      8855     ALL                        5,000      6,500
 455 server

                 ----------- To Machine -----------     Maximum
                 Machine         Server   Edition    rebate amount
Description      type     Model  feature  feature  U.S.       Canada
 
iSeries          940x     810    2467     7412     $   600    $   700
upgrades                         2469     7430       1,350      1,600
                          825    2473     7418       2,640      3,300
                          870    2486     7421       8,100     10,100
                          890    2497     7424       9,000     11,200
                                 2498     7427      19,200     24,000
eServer          940x     520    0903     7453         900      1,100
 i5 upgrades                     0904     7455       1,260      1,500
                                 0905     7457       1,500      1,800
                          550    0915     7463 or    2,100      2,600
                                          7558       1,200      1,500
                          570    0921     7495       4,950      6,100
                                 0922     7472       5,400      6,700
                                 0924     7474       6,600      8,200
                                 0926     7476      12,000     15,000
                                 0930     7491       1,200      1,500
                          595    0947     7499      12,600     15,700
                                 0952     7985      20,400     25,500

Eligible ServerProven software solutions

ServerProven non-IBM software solutions listed as "ServerProven" on the following Web site:

ServerProven IBM software solutions listed on the following Web site:


 
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Additional information/conditions

ServerProven software solution invoices must include the name of the software solution acquired, the name of the software company, and the purchase price.

In Canada, you are responsible for all applicable taxes such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), Quebec Sales Tax (QST), and other sales or value-added taxes which are extra.

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

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

Rebate claiming process

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 five months after the invoice date or lease commencement date of the eligible hardware.

The following are acceptable proofs of acquisition:

  • a legible copy of the IBM invoice for the eligible hardware, or
  • a legible copy of the signed and accepted Leasing Certificate of Acceptance or lease contract with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible hardware which lists the machine type, model, features (if applicable), From/To machine type, model, and features (if applicable), and serial number, and
  • A legible copy of the invoice for the eligible ServerProven software solution which must include the name of the software solution acquired, the name of the software company, and the purchase price.

Can this offer be combined?

This offering can be combined with IGF or other leasing or financing offers, and applicable IBM discounts and educational allowances on the eligible products. It cannot, however, be combined with other rebates on the eligible products.

Business Partner information

IBM Distributors, Direct resellers, and Indirect resellers 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).

BP Announcement Letter 505-117
 
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Order now

United States

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:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: YE009

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Canada

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

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

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-565-6612
 Internet:  www.can.ibm.com/shopibm
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept:  IBM CALL, 11th Floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Trademarks

 
iSeries is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, ServerProven, pSeries, xSeries, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Rebate request form (305-072)

IBM ServerProven rebate offering

The offer

To qualify for a rebate of up to $68,000 USD ($85,000 CAD), you must have acquired a qualifying new ServerProven Solution that included:

  • an eligible new IBM eServer iSeries, eServer i5, pSeries or xSeries server; or
  • an eligible upgrade to an installed IBM eServer iSeries or eServer i5 server; and
  • an eligible ServerProven IBM or non-IBM software solution for the eligible server or server upgrade acquired.

Only one rebate will be paid per eligible pSeries or xSeries server machine type/serial number acquired under this offering.

A single iSeries or eServer i5 server machine type/serial number can qualify for more than one rebate as long as it was acquired new and subsequently upgraded, or was upgraded more than once, and the new acquisition and/or upgrade(s) were each acquired along with an eligible new ServerProven software solution that had not been previously installed on the iSeries or eServer i5 server.

The amount of the rebate will be equal to the lesser of either the invoice price of the ServerProven software solution acquired, or the amount listed in the Qualifying/Eligible products section, which is based upon the eligible server or server upgrade acquired.

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible servers and server upgrades

                                                        Maximum
                 Machine         Server   Edition    rebate amount
Description      type     Model  feature  feature  U.S.       Canada
 
New iSeries      9406     810    2467     7412     $ 2,000    $ 2,500
 servers                         2469     7430       4,500      5,600
                          825    2473     7418       8,800     11,000
                          870    2486     7421      27,000     33,700
                          890    2497     7424      30,000     37,500
                                 2498     7427      64,000     80,000
New eServer(R)   9406     520    0903     7453       3,000      3,700
                                 0904     7455       4,200      5,200
                                 0905     7457       5,000      6,500
                          550    0915     7463 or    7,000      8,700
                                          7558       4,000      5,000
                          570    0921     7495      16,500     20,600
                                 0922     7472      18,000     22,500
                                 0924     7474      22,000     27,500
                                 0926     7476      40,000     50,000
                                 0930     7491       4,000      5,000
                          595    0947     7499      42,000     52,500
                                 0952     7985      68,000     85,000
 
New pSeries      7040     671                        3,000      4,000
 670 server
New pSeries      7040     681                        5,000      6,500
 690 server
 
New xSeries      8862     ALL                          500        650
 365 server
New xSeries      8870     ALL                        2,500      3,300
 445 server
New xSeries      8855     ALL                        5,000      6,500
 455 server

                 ----------- To Machine -----------     Maximum
                 Machine         Server   Edition    rebate amount
Description      type     Model  feature  feature  U.S.       Canada
 
iSeries          940x     810    2467     7412     $   600    $   700
upgrades                         2469     7430       1,350      1,600
                          825    2473     7418       2,640      3,300
                          870    2486     7421       8,100     10,100
                          890    2497     7424       9,000     11,200
                                 2498     7427      19,200     24,000
eServer          940x     520    0903     7453         900      1,100
 i5 upgrades                     0904     7455       1,260      1,500
                                 0905     7457       1,500      1,800
                          550    0915     7463 or    2,100      2,600
                                          7558       1,200      1,500
                          570    0921     7495       4,950      6,100
                                 0922     7472       5,400      6,700
                                 0924     7474       6,600      8,200
                                 0926     7476      12,000     15,000
                                 0930     7491       1,200      1,500
                          595    0947     7499      12,600     15,700
                                 0952     7985      20,400     25,500

Eligible ServerProven software solutions

ServerProven non-IBM software solutions listed as "ServerProven" on the following Web site:

ServerProven IBM software solutions listed on the following Web site:

Terms and conditions

  1. For hardware purchase transactions, the rebate is valid only for eligible hardware invoices dated on or after May 3, 2005, and eligible ServerProven software acquisitions made up to 90 calendar days before or after the invoice date of the eligible new server or server upgrade.

    For hardware lease transactions, the rebate is valid only for eligible server or server upgrade signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance, or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible products with a commencement date of on or after May 3, 2005, and eligible ServerProven software solution acquisitions made up to 90 calendar days before or after the lease commencement date of the eligible new server or server upgrade.

  2. As proof of acquisition, send copies of invoices or lease documentation to the IBM Redemption Center at the address listed below.
      Invoices/lease documentation must be either typewritten or computer generated. Handwritten or altered documents will not be accepted.
    • The name and company appearing on this form must match the information provided on the invoice/lease documentation.
    • Hardware invoices must include machine type, model, and features (if applicable), From/To machine types, models, and features (if applicable), and serial number.
    • Signed and accepted Leasing Certificate of Acceptance or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for eligible new servers or server upgrades must include machine type, model, and features (if applicable), From/To machine types, models, and features (if applicable), and serial number.
    • All ServerProven software solution invoices must include the name of the software solution acquired, the name of the software company, and the purchase price.
  3. To qualify for the rebate, this completed and signed form, along with the requested documentation, must be received no later than five months after the invoice date or lease commencement date of the eligible server or server upgrade, at:
      IBM Corporation
      Redemption Center — 5th Floor Lakeside Building
      4111 Northside Parkway
      Atlanta, GA 30327

      Attn: IBM ServerProven rebate offering

      Fax: 866-320-1685
      E-mail: incent@us.ibm.com
      Phone: 1-800-624-6875, option 1, extension 8-1108

  4. The IBM Redemption Center will confirm receipt of your rebate 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 ServerProven rebate offering" 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 six to eight weeks from the time IBM receives your complete and accurate documentation for your rebate check/cheque to arrive.
  7. This offering is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
  8. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this offering at any time.

Complete the following information

New IBM server acquired

                 Server           Edition
Machine  Model   feature          feature          Serial    Invoice
type     number  (if applicable)  (if applicable)  number    date
 
_______  ______  _______          _______          ________  ________
 
-OR-

IBM iSeries or eServer i5 server upgrade acquired

----------From----------      -----------To-----------
Mach     Server  Edition      Mach     Server Edition Serial  Invoice
type Mod feat    feature      type Mod feat   feature number  date
 
____ ___ ______  _______      ____ ___ ______ _______ _______ _______
 
-AND-

ServerProven software solution acquired

Solution name
 
_________________________________________________________
 
Name of software developer/company
 
_________________________________________________________
 
Invoice             Purchase
date                price
 
__________          __________
 
Rebate amount 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):_______________________________

At your option your rebate check/cheque can be made payable to someone else, such as, an Authorized IBM Business Partner. Provide the appropriate information below. If you choose this option, you still must sign this form in order for the rebate to be processed.

Make check/cheque payable to:________________________________________
 
Contact name:______________________________ Daytime phone: __________
 
Address:      _______________________________________________________
 
City:_________________________________ State/Province: ______________
 
Zip/Postal code:   __________________________________________________

Certification

I certify by my signature that the information I have entered on this rebate request is accurate and complete and that submission of this form is in accordance with the rebate request instructions.

Signature:  __________________________________    Date: _____________
 
Name (please print):  _______________________________________________

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