Since my original post I have discovered a couple of other details regarding Verbatim DVD+R 16X media:
Supermediastore.com is offering an identical rebate from Verbatim $10/25, $20/50, or $30/75 pcs, but also offers free shipping on a 3X25 order. One of the complaints I have read is that Meritline is a bit stiff on the shipping charge.
Also, Newegg.com, my favorite supplier had the same rebate deal, but it expired on 2/15 and I'm waiting on a reply from them about whether they plan to renew that rebate.
I guess it's also a good thing that the rebate is through Verbatim instead of meritline or supermediastore.
This is indeed some killer media though in my LiteOn 1673S burner.
My 2 cents worth, and thanks to all that have replied with their info.