So for a moment there I thought I was going to have to cancel the order and send it back in finding out that application forms for the cash back offer had to be received by the the 16th of January to qualify for cash back. This was having been assured by the sales rep over the phone that it counts from the date of purchase which was like 4 days ago. But after a second call the sales guy assures me I've got till the middle of February for the form to get there, provided I've got the docs to prove I ought it before the 16th I'll still be in. I guess we'll see if I'm gonna totally defect to the Canon camp with one of their point and shoots to lose the F3 if the cash back offer has gone ass up.