If the rebate is directly from Nikon to the purchaser it should be in addition to the B&H price. I just looked at the NikonUSA site. It's not a REBATE it's INSTANT SAVINGS which implies that it's factored in at the dealer. Therefore the B&H price includes it.
Hedley Originally from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales -- now in Arkansas
B&H response was the same as Adorama - the rebate is included in the $1,299 price. That explains why everyone dropped so quickly last week. Per the Nikon website this rebate is effective through Jan. 8th.
Cameta Camera is also at $1,299 and they also stated the rebate is included in their price.