I was keeping eyes open, too. I don't need another Mint line, but another $20 cashback offer would have let me extend my Mint access date by 45 days...... at roughly $14 to do so (with $10 cashback), I decided I'd be smarter to put the money towards a line that was sustainable at around $10/mo.
I'm going to have a little fun with the Mint plan this weekend-- a road trip to an area that has marginal coverage from everyone except U.S. Cellular. We're taking Mint (T-Mo), FreedomPop (AT&T), Tracfone (VZW), and Sprint, and seeing which works. I probably won't be able to prowl the countryside looking for dead spots, though.
I bought two of of the $20 promotional SIMs on Dec. 31 and plan to activate them on Feb 1.
There’s a chance (unlikely, but possible) that I may receive 8 GBs per month, given the following development:
I got an email from Mint letting me know about the upcoming data increase on their plans. It included this:
"What does this mean for you?
After January 29th, your current plan will automatically go from 5GB to 8GB on it's next monthly reset at NO charge."
Shipping is free with Chunkytweet. Mine shows $25.24 then you get $10 cash back from ebates. If you go via the cellnuvo app you get 8880 silver or something like that and if you start a new ebates account you get $10 bonus when you spend $25. So all in all still a money maker provided you have space to sign up for a new ebates account.
The linked Slickdeals thread has several people who asked MINT CS about the 45-day activation requirement, and the info was mixed. One CS agent said the 45 day period was hard fixed and could not be extended. 2 replied that activation after 45 days was fine even without customer service intervention, but that any guarantee or refund offer would not be honored past 45 days. One SD member reported waiting 60 days to activate, with no issue.
Ebates cashback could carry some risk on this offer. There seems to be a generic warning that using any coupon code not provided by Ebates might make the cashback offer invalid. (The previous Mint $20 offer did not require a code to reduce the price to $20, and this coupon code does not appear on Ebates.) But I see today a couple of SD posters saying that the cashback did show up on their ebates account.
[EDIT TO ADD-- a couple of forum members here had the Ebates cashback post just fine, as reported just below.]
It looks like TopCashBack & BeFrugal both have the same $10 cashback offer-- and possibly others. The SD thread has a couple of posters who had problems with TCB working, and no reports that I noticed of BeFrugal. BeFrugal did work fine for me the last time this was offered, although it took a lot longer to be payable than ebates did.