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[Enercare] $300 Mastercard cashback for new water heater

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$300 Mastercard cashback for new water heater

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Enercare
Recently decided to follow the good advice here on RFD and stop renting a 15 year old water heater.
I know many folks here recommend this 50 gallon one from Lowes especially when it goes on sale
https://www.lowes.ca/product/gas-water- ... 8e0a240611
Which is $950 + about $400 install = $1350 when I asked an associate at Lowes a few months ago
But I have a larger home and it came with a 75 gallon one before so I was looking for something similar. Most big box stores don't even sell something that big.

Anyway, ended up just getting it from Enercare. Their prices quoted on their buyout schedule actually includes brand new purchases as well, just look at the 0 to 1 year old price. And that price includes installation as well.
https://www.enercare.ca/sites/default/f ... _table.pdf

And to top it off I was pleasantly surprised today when I got a $300 prepaid mastercard in the mail that they automatically signed me up for. I didn't even realize this promo was going on when I ordered it a few months ago and had to go on their website to make sure its legit. But it seems like the $300 is applicable to all new gas water heater installs (electric ones get $100).

So for a typical 50 gallon power vented unit, look for PV50 on the Enercare chart = $1620 - $300 mastercard = $1320. Plus they take away the old unit without hassle and any problems you just call Enercare. And everything can be done by phone without having to go to a big box store to buy and then schedule install separately etc.

Not a bad deal for hassle free new water heater install.

Seems to get better if you need a larger tank (i.e. 60 gallon) its $1300 + $400 install = $1700 from Lowes
https://www.lowes.ca/dept/6000--gas-wat ... _s%3D60.00

Enercare its PV60 = $1690 - $300 = $1390. Plus the the non-financial benefits listed above.
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Dec 8, 2013
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Enercare uses the cheapest garbage tanks you can buy. I just bought a house that came with one of their tanks. It was 6 years old and failed just before I took possession (thankfully). That termanated the contract, and I was able to run from their scam as fast as possible.
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mikeyb27 wrote: Enercare uses the cheapest garbage tanks you can buy. I just bought a house that came with one of their tanks. It was 6 years old and failed just before I took possession (thankfully). That termanated the contract, and I was able to run from their scam as fast as possible.
Interesting. When I called in they gave me 3 options. Giant, Bradford White, or GSW (if I remember correctly). I picked Giant just cause it's Canadian and I figured if parts for repairs are needed later at least it should (hopefully) be easier to get.

None of the 3 brands as far as what I can read online are "bad" brands per se.

What brand did you get from them?
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chun_man17 wrote: Interesting. When I called in they gave me 3 options. Giant, Bradford White, or GSW (if I remember correctly). I picked Giant just cause it's Canadian and I figured if parts for repairs are needed later at least it should (hopefully) be easier to get.

None of the 3 brands as far as what I can read online are "bad" brands per se.

What brand did you get from them?
I'm shocked you actually had options, but the tank I inherited was a rheem Fwiw. Also, this was from when it was direct energy, I've heard they have gotten better since the switch. Rentals and everything to do with the is still just a legal scam imo. We're there only place in the world dumb enough to fall for it, as well as allow people to be forced into contracts by having them in new builds, and not just hwt, hvac too. That I can't believe is legal....

For me, a few hundred dollar tank, and 20 minutes of my time to install it makes the alternatives look criminal in my eyes. I suppose it's different from other perspectives, but it still blows my mind.
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Jan 22, 2009
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op do you know what brand the enercare tanks are? can you choose or is it just random. thanks
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chun_man17 wrote:
And to top it off I was pleasantly surprised today when I got a $300 prepaid mastercard in the mail that they automatically signed me up for. I didn't even realize this promo was going on when I ordered it a few months ago and had to go on their website to make sure its legit. But it seems like the $300 is applicable to all new gas water heater installs (electric ones get $100).

This is great insight into the kick back builders get when they place rental units in new builds and lock the purchaser into a contract.
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tokinup wrote: op do you know what brand the enercare tanks are? can you choose or is it just random. thanks
I had choice of Giant, Bradford White or GSW (don't quote me on the GSW... memory not great)
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Feb 27, 2009
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chun_man17 wrote: Recently decided to follow the good advice here on RFD and stop renting a 15 year old water heater.
I know many folks here recommend this 50 gallon one from Lowes especially when it goes on sale
https://www.lowes.ca/product/gas-water- ... 8e0a240611
Which is $950 + about $400 install = $1350 when I asked an associate at Lowes a few months ago
But I have a larger home and it came with a 75 gallon one before so I was looking for something similar. Most big box stores don't even sell something that big.

Anyway, ended up just getting it from Enercare. Their prices quoted on their buyout schedule actually includes brand new purchases as well, just look at the 0 to 1 year old price. And that price includes installation as well.
https://www.enercare.ca/sites/default/f ... _table.pdf

And to top it off I was pleasantly surprised today when I got a $300 prepaid mastercard in the mail that they automatically signed me up for. I didn't even realize this promo was going on when I ordered it a few months ago and had to go on their website to make sure its legit. But it seems like the $300 is applicable to all new gas water heater installs (electric ones get $100).

So for a typical 50 gallon power vented unit, look for PV50 on the Enercare chart = $1620 - $300 mastercard = $1320. Plus they take away the old unit without hassle and any problems you just call Enercare. And everything can be done by phone without having to go to a big box store to buy and then schedule install separately etc.

Not a bad deal for hassle free new water heater install.

Seems to get better if you need a larger tank (i.e. 60 gallon) its $1300 + $400 install = $1700 from Lowes
https://www.lowes.ca/dept/6000--gas-wat ... _s%3D60.00

Enercare its PV60 = $1690 - $300 = $1390. Plus the the non-financial benefits listed above.

The gift card is only applicable to rentals
Not purchases
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Sep 15, 2006
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Toronto
Water rental is biggest scam around . What’s even bigger is getting you natural gas company to install their own water heater , furnace , air conditioner etc . Kind of like buying a new home and getting charged 40 bucks sq foot for hardwood when could do same install for half that . A little homework would saved you a chunk of change . I couldn’t imagine asking a guy at Lowe’s how much a install is , might as well go to car dealer and pay msrp ( window sticker ) for car and think you got a deal .
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hemiduty wrote: Water rental is biggest scam around . What’s even bigger is getting you natural gas company to install their own water heater , furnace , air conditioner etc . Kind of like buying a new home and getting charged 40 bucks sq foot for hardwood when could do same install for half that . A little homework would saved you a chunk of change . I couldn’t imagine asking a guy at Lowe’s how much a install is , might as well go to car dealer and pay msrp ( window sticker ) for car and think you got a deal .
I priced the same model at Lowe’s

Enercare is cheaper

I also included their recent 20% off promo

It’s the install that really pushes up the price,

Enercare is cheapest to install the water heater plus you know the work is guaranteed instead of unknown third party subcontractor,

Enercare price includes install and upgrading pipes
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yellman wrote: The gift card is only applicable to rentals
Not purchases
Nope.
I purchased and I got the $300 prepaid CC.
And i didn't even know about it so I didn't sign up or anything. They just auto qualified me and sent it over to me.
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chun_man17 wrote: Nope.
I purchased and I got the $300 prepaid CC.
And i didn't even know about it so I didn't sign up or anything. They just auto qualified me and sent it over to me.
It's a prepaid credit card. No qualification needed.
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chun_man17 wrote: Nope.
I purchased and I got the $300 prepaid CC.
And i didn't even know about it so I didn't sign up or anything. They just auto qualified me and sent it over to me.
I called and they said the opposite,

Here is from the website

Offer ends March 31, 2020. Cannot be combined with any other offer and is only available to new customers who enter into a new rental water heater contract with Enercare Home and Commercial Services Limited Partnership (“Enercare”). We reserve the right to change or cancel this offer at any time without prior notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. (1)Rent a new Water Heater for only $1/day is only applicable for select CV, PV & Electric water heaters models (2)Residential customers will receive a $300 Prepaid Mastercard for a new installation of all natural gas water heater models and a $100 Prepaid Mastercard for a new installation of all electric water heater models. Card is issued in connection with a loyalty, award or promotion program. This card is issued by Peoples Trust Company pursuant to a licence by Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. No cash access or recurring payments. Card valid for up to 6 months; unused funds will be forfeited at midnight EST the last day of the month of the valid thru date. Card terms and conditions apply, see MyPrepaidCenter.com/site/Mastercard-univ-can. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the Prepaid Mastercard once the water heater is installed.


https://www.enercare.ca/enercare-advant ... ter-rental


Anyway you can send me some sort of proof I can take to them?
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mikeyb27 wrote: Enercare uses the cheapest garbage tanks you can buy. I just bought a house that came with one of their tanks. It was 6 years old and failed just before I took possession (thankfully). That termanated the contract, and I was able to run from their scam as fast as possible.
Since Enercare mostly install the rental water heater, I found that they use good quality, as they have to provide service from their own pocket if it breakdown. I also found they are very competitive.
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Jun 27, 2018
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Enercare is the most difficult company to deal with. I decided to part with them many years before. My new tank installer will take the old one to junkyard but will not take it back to Enercare. Enercare want their 12 year old tank at their back yard or will charge me $300. I had to rent a trailer, attached to my car and haul the old tank to their backyard. It is so heavy to carry up from the basement, you need 3 people.
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my water heater has a leak, called Enercare and they tried to fix it but is not possible (it is an old one 20 years). They wanted to schedule to replace it. Does this apply as a new rental contract? Will I get the 300 gift card?
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yellman wrote: I called and they said the opposite,

Here is from the website

Offer ends March 31, 2020. Cannot be combined with any other offer and is only available to new customers who enter into a new rental water heater contract with Enercare Home and Commercial Services Limited Partnership (“Enercare”). We reserve the right to change or cancel this offer at any time without prior notice. Certain terms and conditions apply. (1)Rent a new Water Heater for only $1/day is only applicable for select CV, PV & Electric water heaters models (2)Residential customers will receive a $300 Prepaid Mastercard for a new installation of all natural gas water heater models and a $100 Prepaid Mastercard for a new installation of all electric water heater models. Card is issued in connection with a loyalty, award or promotion program. This card is issued by Peoples Trust Company pursuant to a licence by Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. No cash access or recurring payments. Card valid for up to 6 months; unused funds will be forfeited at midnight EST the last day of the month of the valid thru date. Card terms and conditions apply, see MyPrepaidCenter.com/site/Mastercard-univ-can. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the Prepaid Mastercard once the water heater is installed.


https://www.enercare.ca/enercare-advant ... ter-rental


Anyway you can send me some sort of proof I can take to them?
https://flic.kr/p/2iadFCk
https://flic.kr/p/2iaePVg

You'll notice I paid the full price of a 0-1 yr based on their payout schedule posted on my OP for a 75 gallon power vent. Which means I bought it.
But then again, I got mine in Oct of last yr and the promo was until Dec 31 2019. This might be another promo altogether where they changed some small details? I don't know.

But in general yes, I don't really agree with what some others are saying in that they use crappy hardware. Cause unlike some other no name contractors that might get subcontracted by the big box stores, Enercare seems to use their own installers. So a crappy install job whether its from poor hardware/workmanship just means they themselves have to come back. That's not to say all installs from big box store subs are bad. Far from it. Otherwise it wouldn't be so highly recommended on RFD.
But while I agree that waterheater rental is a big scam and Enercare is definitely one of the largest player in that market, I would advise against crapping on the guys who probably do more water heater installs than pretty much anyone else in the market just cause you hate them for their rental business.
The hardware options I got, again, were all well known brands, not some no-name stuff. But all brands have duds i suppose. So it's still the luck of a draw.
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wills1 wrote: Enercare is the most difficult company to deal with. I decided to part with them many years before. My new tank installer will take the old one to junkyard but will not take it back to Enercare. Enercare want their 12 year old tank at their back yard or will charge me $300. I had to rent a trailer, attached to my car and haul the old tank to their backyard. It is so heavy to carry up from the basement, you need 3 people.
This is partially why i decided to go with Enercare. Cause they WILL take it away and both the install and removal and return of old unit is included in their price listed on the payout schedule. No fuss. I wouldn't want to get back into a relationship with Enercare's rental business either. But this is more like a one night stand. You each get what you want and part ways immediately after.
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mocj1970 wrote: my water heater has a leak, called Enercare and they tried to fix it but is not possible (it is an old one 20 years). They wanted to schedule to replace it. Does this apply as a new rental contract? Will I get the 300 gift card?
Yes, once it gets too old (15yr +) their rental contracts are over, meaning they can't penalize you for cancelling, and the unit is showing its age, it's no longer worth their while to send anyone to fix it and will try to push you into starting a new rental where they can lock your household down on another 15 yrs. That's the game.

Probably best to just call them and ask outright.

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