Try this.... Pulled this from another forum but I was able to submitt my $200 claim using any random 6 digits for the code starting with a 2 or 5, we shall see if I get a check...
Any information I provide in this posting is for the purpose of discussion. What you do with the information is your choice, and I claim NO RESPONSIBILITY for what anyone else does with this information (e.g., trying to get cash back without having a coupon).
I recently went to a demo and got a coupon from a district sales manager (I think that's what he said he is). He had a few more coupons with him, and while we talked I saw a different serial number than mine on another coupon. I told him my situation (did not order a bike in the PDP but planned to take over an abandoned PDP order if I could find one) and he told me it would be fine as long as I bought a new Yamaha before 12/31/11. Why would he give me a coupon if he knew it would go to waste? Then again, he's a sales guy...
I checked the website listed (www.yamaha-motor.com/cashback
) and entered my serial number with two numbers reversed and clicked the submit button. It brought me to a screen where I could enter personal information (Name, Address, etc) and VIN #, presumably for Yamaha to verify my purchase and know where to send a refund check. At that point I figured my coupon was probably good and that I could most likely enter dozens of different numbers and get the same result. I never clicked the submit button on that screen, so I don't know what comes next...I didn't want to mess with the codes because it might affect someone else's cash back potential.
Being the curious type, I tried a whole bunch of different number combinations (my code is a six digit-number) to see what would happen. Ten minutes later, I discovered the following two things were required to get to the information screen:
1) The code has to be a six-digit number
2) The code has to start with a "2" or a "5"
Anything I tried that didn't have both of the above two things would send me to a screen saying the promotion was over.