Monday, October 19, 2009

Guest Post: Online Offers!


Guest Post By Nicole from Nicole's Nickels:

I know many of you have started to do online offers and in the past few weeks those of you who did an offer the last time I guest posted for Collin have received your gift cards! Both Collin and I have received several emails asking for more offers, so here they are!

New to online offers?
Definitely read my previous posts (here, here, and here), as well as the comments to those posts. Just about every question you may have has been answered there. If you have any other questions, email (nicolesnickels@gmail.com) or leave a comment on this post or on my blog somewhere. It's better to ask the question than to do something you aren't sure of and have it result in an unsuccessful offer.

It is very possible to be successful with these offers and get a $500 gift card for even less than $50 out of pocket! Remember, you can only earn $1,000 in prizes from each Ideal sub-company (i.e. Bullseye, 123, etc.), so choose wisely!

At the time of this posting, none of the offers below require referrals. All are do-it-yourself offers, which is much easier. Offers can change at any time, so be sure to review the terms and conditions before registering! I noticed some of these $500 offers are for 2-2-8 offers while others are 2-2-4 offers. Obviously the 2-2-4's are a better deal, but I've included them all in case some of you have already completed offers before and need to pay attention to sub-companies.
If you're brand new to online offers, I recommend you do this $500 Visa gift card offer through Top Notch.

ESolutionsMedia
$50 Visa gift card
$50 Visa gift card and XXL Bag of M&Ms
PS3 Slim
Bullseye Media
$500 gift card for USAir or American Airlines
123 Click
2 American Airlines airplane tickets
MarketLabs
Uggs Slippers
$100 Visa gift card
eSolutionsMedia
$500 Kmart gift card
$500 to Home Depot or Lowes
Jasper Marketing
$100 Target gift card
Top Notch
$500 Visa gift card
$500 gift card - Visa, Chili's, TGI Friday's, Itunes or EBay
$500 Visa gift card
$500 Toys r Us gift card
$500 Visa gift card
$500 Visa gift card and Twilight T-shirt
Nintendo DsI

Hip2Save here: I just want to let you all know, these gift cards do come! My sister did the Wii and Wii Fit offer that was posted previously and she received them! Yay! I've also had numerous readers email about receiving their FREE gifts too! If you've done any of these types of offers previously, I'd love to hear your thoughts on them!

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've done many many offers in the last few years. What is the turnaround time for these offers? Some offers I've done have taken up to 6 mos to get.

Short On Cents said...

I did one and from start to finish (received) it was 3 months for a $500 gift card-I am addicted to these, but you have to be really careful.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I got denied for the 500.. I did everything to the T they said I registered for another offer which I did not im the only here in my house so that is impossible.. just becareful with these

Anonymous said...

When you do these offers and give your personal information...Do you have telemarketers calling? and Has anyone had any trouble with these? Whats the most your going to spend doing the 2-2-4? So you cancel after you do the 2-2-4?

Anonymous said...

I tried to sign up for these and I went through the whole process, signed up for the offers and was told the offer is no longer available. Now I am signed up for everything and won't receive the gift card! I think these deals are a scam.

Anonymous said...

I am really new at this and I wanting a little more clarification. These offers that are mentioned, do they cost you money? If I'm understanding this correctly, you pay out of pocket for the offers, and then get the gift card? Is this correct. Thanks to anyone for answering this and please share any other vital information. I would love to try this, but want to make sure I do it correctly.

Anonymous said...

I did one and had such a terrible time with 1 of the companies. The last I could check on my status it said the very first one (and the one I had a problem with the company) was still pending. When i tried to check again, i was out of my 60 days to do anything so it wouldnt give me an update. i've emailed them several times and never heard anything back

C and G said...

Soooo . . . what does 2-2-4 and 2-2-8 mean?

C and G said...

found the answer to my own questions . . . :)

Anonymous said...

2-2-4 refers to the number of offers required to earn the gifts. The ones I have looked at have different levels like gold silver or bronze and you take 2 offers from one level 2 offers from the next level and 4 offers from the last level. I have never felt the need to participate in these because of the follow-up involved but if you've got the time go for it! Just be careful which offers you choose or you could end up spending a lot of money!

Anonymous said...

I'm a newbie here and I just read all of the previous posts as instructed but I'm still confused. Could someone just give me the definition of an "offer" and let me know how much everything usually costs? So for the $500 visa gift card, for example, how much will I spend to complete all the steps?

Also, there was a mention of a "virtual credit card number," but no definition of that. Could someone fill me in?
THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Some banks/credit card co. can give you a one time use "virtual cc #" to use to pay for something online. It is a different number but still attached to your credit card.

hth!

fancynancypants13 said...

I just wanted to gieve everyone an FYI..that $500 Visa gift card site I tried to access from work and was blocked because it is a known website that infects spyware. Just wanted to make everyone aware :) And thanks for all the hard work on this site...it's AWESOME!

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Hi everyone! It really is possible to do these and they aren't a scam. You just need to read the directions carefully and follow them!

Anon 8:42 - The turn around is typically 2-3 months, start to receipt of prize.

Anon 8:50 - Yes, if someone else from your house did one of these that could be the reason why. It's one per household.

Anon 8:52 - I've done several offers and have never had a telemarketer call once. Talking about cancelling is against the terms and conditions so I won't go here. You can expect to spend anywhere from $30-$50 out of pocket for your first offer, but it depends on the offers you sign up for, etc.

Anon 9:18 - I'm sorry you had a bad experience. I would make sure that you are signing up from the correct page. If so, sent Ideal an email with the offer details and they can usually help out.

Anon 9:18 part 2: Yes, offers do cost money. You complete the required number of offers and then get your prize!

Anon 9:23 - That's what replacement offers are for! Sometimes offers don't credit so you need to do replacements. I advise to do replacements after day 13.

Anon 9:42 - Offers are the prize you are choosing (i.e. $500 giftcard) and also the sub-offers. For example, you need to do say 2 silver offers, 2 gold offers and 4 platinum offers to get your giftcard. A virtual credit card number is a number issued by some credit card companies to protect your number online. I would check with your credit card company to see if they offer it - I know Discover and Citibank do.

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

fancynancypants1: Most jobs have very very strict firewalls. That site doesn't come up as spyware on my PC and I have been doing these offers for a while now with no issues on my computer!

Anonymous said...

Is it dangerous to use a debit card? I don't have a credit card.

Also, do you recommend the $500 top notch visa gift card for the first timers?
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Nicole there is nobody else living at my house but me so it was impossible for anyone else to use my computer. I had to mail the legal dept as they wont accept email or a phone call.. I did everything mapped it all out and to get denied.. And yes you do get calls from telemarketers but you can just say to take you off the list as they wont bother you again..

Anonymous said...

I did the 500 card and got the card within 2 months. You have to read the terms on EVERYTHING. Like Nicole says, you have to be very careful and read the fine print. When I did mind, I did a whole slew of offers. More than that was required, just in case. Alot of them never got approved, I just watched it carefully, everyday. You also have to make sure your not trying more than 1 offer from the same parent company. It works. Buy a visa gift card to use when signing up for your offers. When your done, go use the balance on groceries or something. I spent any where from $50-$75 on the offers. Was well worth it and I got to try some nice stuff.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone done the PS3 yet?

Anonymous said...

Has anyone done the PS3 yet?

Anonymous said...

Oh and I did the one from top notch

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the information! I haven't done one of these offers for a couple years. I've gotten 2 $1000 checks, and a 42" Plasma tv. The tv cost me around $80 and my friends were JEALOUS! They didn't believe me that I was going to get one. It's not a scam. You just have to cross your t's and dot your i's all in the right order or they will deny you. It's a very delicate process. I have been thinking of finding offers to do and this post confirms that I have to do a couple. I miss the extra money.

Lindsay said...

Hi! Have you actually done the Visa $500 gift card offer yourself? Just curious as to why you recommend that one. Thanks! -Lindsay

Andrea said...

I am so excited I have been waiting for some more of these to post. I did the last ones and it was great! I tried to do one on my own and it turned out bad. So I learned my lesson stick with the goods ones you hear other people have done successfully. Thanks Nicole and Hip!

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Anon 10:18 - Do NOT use a debit card to do these. You can buy a prepaid Visa and register it to use online. The reason is with a debit charge if you get overcharged or something happens you are out the money pending investigation. With a credit card, you just refuse to pay and dispute it.

Anon 10:22 - Not sure what happened with yours. Are you following up? I have never gotten a call from a telemarketer from these or heard of anyone getting calls from telemarketer so maybe your calls were from something else.

Lindsay: I have done several offers, a Wii and Wii Fit and $500 giftcard. I recommend that one because many of the prize offers are for less than $500 but are the same number of offers. You can choose any of them you want though!

There are offers like this from many different companies. The ones I post are all from Ideal and are legit! I can't recommend offers from other companies since I haven't done them personally.

Elaine said...

I have a question about the $500 gift card you recommended for someone new. When you get to the gold, platinum...page there is a place that say that you can either complete the purity mineral science offer or do complete the 2 or 4 offers on the page. I'm confused I signed up for the mineral offer and now I don't know what to do.

Saving Money in Toledo said...

These offers work!! This month I received a $500 Visa gift card and a $500 Toys R Us gift card. It took about two months from start to finish. The key is to be Organized. I only had one company charge me but when I called they refunded it immediately.

Anonymous said...

Nicole.. Yes I sent the letter last week.. thing is thats all I can do they wont correspond via email or telephone.. looks like im SOL!

Anonymous said...

thats great all you guys get this stuff.. And you all report this on your taxes right?

Anonymous said...

I've done the $500. gift card. While, I did receive it and in a timely manner. I had lot's of trouble with 2 of the companies that I signed up with. So my OOP was around $140.00. Still a profit, but a huge headache for me. Also, you have to use a credit card not a debit. That will make things a lot easier. Overall, for my family, I have decided these are too much work and stress for the payoff. But that is just my opinion on my 1 experience. 10 years ago I was a struggling single mom and I soo wish I knew about these offers then.

Anonymous said...

You do have to claim these on your taxes and they can fall under luxury tax. We got an Apple lap top a few years ago and ended up paying as much in taxes as we would have for the lap-top. It does depend on your income, what you claim, etc...but just to warn you.

eabates said...

I have the same question with the bonus offer on the top of the Gold, Silver and Platinum pages. It says to try an 8 piece set for $1 plus $7.95 shipping then right below it, it says,"If you do not want to do the above offer, then complete the 2 (or 4) offers below. Does that mean that I should do the bonus offer on the Platinum page and that would equal doing 4 offers on the Platinum page? It's a little confusing to me also. I don't want to mess this up.

Anonymous said...

I would do 2 offers on the page no matter what. That way there isn't a problem down the road.

As for taxes. I got a 1099 to turn in with taxes. Keep your receipts and use them as deductions because you incurred costs to get them. When I got the tv I didn't have to pay a lot on taxes for it. I just had to claim what it was worth. It wasn't luxury tax.

Anonymous said...

I got my 500.00 check ! See mine

http://bargainfun.blogspot.com/2009/10/i-got-my-50000-check-today.html

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Elaine and Eabates: You still need to do a second offer for that level. You'll get your bonus for doing the bonus offer but it won't come for like 6 months! They do come though!

Anon 11:55 - You must send in a W-9 with your redemption form so yes, you are paying tax on the item.

Anonymous said...

yuck you have to claim taxes.. doesnt seem worth it

Anonymous said...

Do i need to refer a friend to get the $ 500 gift card from tech Notch. and also, is that freind also need to be sign in to same?

Emma said...

I've been researching doing the Top Notch $500 gift card and read that you can do offers from the same company. I'm confused. Does that mean, for example, that I can't order the do the offers where one is for Silkies microfiber pantyhose and the other is for Silkies control top pantyhose? Thanks for clarifying!

Renee said...

I have done two since mid July. The first one was for a $500 Visa giftcard and I received it with 2 months. The second one, I started Sept 14th and it was approved for processing on October 12th!! This one is for a $500 Home Depot card. By the time I return the products I have tried out, I am usually out of pocket about $60.00!! Very time consuming but so very worth it!!

The Riries said...

I have attempted to complete two of the offers, and after I have spent the time going through the whole thing, and it asks me to choose the silver offers, etc., every single one says it is expired. Why is that?

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Anon 8:54 - I do not recommend doing the refer a friend offers and when I posted none of the offers involved referrals. With referrals, yes, the person you refer needs to complete all of the offers as well. Which offer requires referrals? Let me know, please.

Emma: The terms state you cannot duplicate offers from the same parent company and doing so will get you disqualified. So yes, you certainly can't do offers from the exact same company let alone offers that you may not know are related. You need to do the research I've suggested in my previous posts to find out if companies are related.

The Riries: How long ago did you register on the site originally, by register I mean enter your email address on the first page? If it was over 60 days ago then your registration has expired.

Anonymous said...

How long do you need to wait to cancel offers before you will qualify for the $500.00 gift card?

Cambria said...

I just submitted my first one last night. It took about 3 hours to complete, but we'll see if it's worth it. As of right now, both of my Silver offers have already been approved!!! I'll keep you posted :)

Kate said...

Okay last night I signed up for a bunch of stuff with the beginner's $500 Visa card one. Later I tried to get to it and it doesn't load and in the web address it says offer closed!!

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Kate said...

My bank just denied all the charges for me. I don't think I had qualified for anything yet, so I'm wondering... If I sign up for the same offers with another giftcard deal, will they qualify? It wouldn't be the first time I signed up with them, I guess. Bummer 'cause I was going to sign up for Netflix and NSA anyway and they would have counted. I had the NSA charge declined by my bank too. Bah.

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Anon 6:00 - I can't talk about cancelling, it's not allowed as per their terms.

Cambria - You're doing great! Keep me posted.

Kate 10:01 - I just checked the link you used again and it's working just fine. Maybe clear your cookies on your browser?

Kate 10:24 - I don't know the answer to your question. You can try but run the risk of getting DQ'd.

Kate said...

I just cleared the cookies, clicked the link again, and got the same thing. I'm extra bummed if I canceled all that for no reason!

Kate said...

I tired in Internet Explorer too just now and it just indefinitely thinks it's trying to open.

In Firefox it was saying there was an infinite loop going and that it wouldn't open and I saw closedoffer at the end of the web address.

Is this link really working for everybody else? I'm clicking the same thing from this post that I clicked when I signed up (a few times!) and it's not working.

Laura said...

OK Nicole -
I've done my offers. Am waiting to see how it all turns out! Only thing tho - I did the 'bonus' offer which is supposed to count as '2'... So I'll monitor that closely... Thanks!

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Laura: The bonus offer does not count as 2 (or at least hasn't in the offers I have done in the past) so I would suggest doing another one in that category.

Kate: I haven't gotten any other comments or emails that the link isn't working and it's working fine from both of my computers. Is there another computer you can try?

Kate said...

=( I'm on my other computer and it is doing the same thing! I have no idea what to do!

Has anyone had trouble with ThinAction? I tried to sign up for it but it gave me an error because I didn't put in Mrs. Then it gave me a similar error that didn't make any sense and I couldn't find anything wrong with my form. I tried it again and still got the error. Then when my bank called with the fraud alert thing they said I had a charge from ThinAction. Never got an email from them or anything confirming an order! That's why they wanted to replace my card and they said they thought it was a scam. Today I got a call from a third party company that verifies shipping addresses for ThinAction. Still no email from ThinAction though. I think they are fishy! I'm glad my account is closed because I bet they'd start charging me the big monthly amount and say I didn't order from them. I have no way to prove that I did. 'Cause really I didn't!

Goodness, I'm having issues, huh?!

Kate said...

I do still want to try for the giftcard though. I did a bunch of free stuff and Netflix and NSA which I would have done anyway, so I only have to do a couple other things now. I was getting errors ordering pantyhose too, but never got charges from them. Craziness. Maybe I could do it at the library with a Visa giftcard so nobody gets my #.

Sunshine Girl said...

We were skeptical too but started this process back in mid-August and almost 2 months later had our visa credit card for $500! We spent a little more out of pocket than most. One of the companies that we signed up with shipped three different orders to us and it was in the terms that they could determine when they shipped.

Other than that one thing, it went exactly as Nicole said. Her directions and comment sections were terrific. I give her kudos because she was always quick to respond to all our frantic emails asking for assistance!

Kate said...

So.. I talked to my bank this morning about all of this (I am seriously having issues this week - lol - my debit card pin wouldn't work at the ATM today!) and they said there is a fee for a Visa giftcard. Is that true? I have never used one.

I don't know how I'm going to do this at the library with three kids, lol! Does anyone have the contact information for this site that I can't get to anymore?

Kate said...

Okay this is nuts. I'm sorry I'm posting so much.

I called my mom and had her pull it up and it came up for her. She checked my status for me and I asked her to look and see what other silver offers I could do (I need one more). EVERY single offer says it's expired.

So now what do I do?!

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Sunshine Girl - I'm glad it worked out for you!

Kate: Wow, I'm not sure. I've never heard of offers showing as expired. Where does it say the offer is expired? I think you need to email Ideal customer service and find out what is going on with your account. Yes, most Visa giftcards so cost money unless you get it as part of a promotion like from a rebate or something. I got mine from my bank and paid a nominal fee - to me it was worth it. Many credit card companies these days are very quick to consider something fraud and many of the amounts you are charging in these offers is small so it raises eyebrows. You can call your bank before you do offers and advise them of what you are doing if you know them to be extra sensitive. I hope it works out for you!

Anonymous said...

I just completed my offers for the $500.00 visa gift card. This AM I was woke to a call from someone trying to sell me something. This is odd as I normally do not get these. By 9:00AM I have received 4 calls. The last one for an auto loan I had applied for. I informed him I did not apply for a loan. He then asked if I already had a car. I asked how he got my info. He then said I applied with a certain e-mail address. This is the address I just set up last night just to use for this gift card. This is all very disturbing to me.

Kate said...

Aaaaagh. Still can't open the site (hubby thinks it may be a server issue that could be fixed in time), but the offers are expired and I can't even do my last offer. AND today I got an email from ThinAction confirming my order! It did NOT go through the other night, so I chose other offers. Well apparently it went through even though it gave ME and error! My credit card is now closed because of their first charge.

Someone even called to verify a shipping address and I told them I had no info from the company about an order and that it had given me an error and I said don't send it to me.

Today I got an email confirming my order with ThinAction, called them, and they already shipped it. I told them I'm not paying to send something back that I didn't order. The order did not go through - I think they took my credit card number and put it in themselves. It doesn't make sense otherwise because I KNOW I got an error. It was an error like the form wasn't filled out correctly, but I couldn't figure out what was wrong with it so I gave up.

Anyway they will be trying to charge my closed credit card a ton of money if I don't send it back. I called the bank and it shouldn't go through, though. They said 9 times out of 10 it won't go through.

I have spent so much time on the phone today. =(

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Anon: That is strange as I have done many offers and never received a call. I also have close friends who frequently do offers and they don't receive calls either.

Kate: I'm sorry you're still having problems. I've never heard of offers saying they are expired - where does it say that?

Kate said...

When you are on the page with all the offers, if you click on an offer, it opens the site but says it "this offer is expired."

I only signed up on Monday (which was actually Tuesday probably because I'm in Idaho and it was so late) and it was a brand new email address!

Since I still can't open the site, my mom went in and emailed them for me. I haven't gotten a response.

Anonymous said...

I am the one that told about the calls for products. I signed up less then 24 hours ago and have now gotten 7 calls. 3 have been for products that I signed up for and they were verifying my address and then trying to get me to try another product. The first was at 8:00 am and the last was at 7:00 pm. This is so bothersome since I have young children. AHAHAH

Laura said...

Hi there -
So I posted after I signed up on Tuesday. The very next morning I started receiving harrassing calls which I have finally associated to the Purity Mineral product on the offer. It is fraudalant activity and I will be calling my bank tomorrow (I've been checking each day) as I've now been told my card is suspended. SUCH a bummer because I still harbor high hopes. The items I signed up for I really wanted to try as well (Netflix, Disney for example). I'll muddle thru somehow. But here's my issue: this is the 2nd fraud activity I've had in 4 weeks. The last fraud activity was the one reported on Hip2Save about the charges with a state of 'CY' associated. Had Hip2Save not reported that - I'd have been scratching my head wondering how that happened.

I've done more internet charging in the last 4 months than ever before in my life. So somehow I've gotten my info snagged somewhere. So I really recommend the giftcard approach - which I will do next time.

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

I've been posting and guest posting these offers for almost a year (and doing them myself for longer than that) and this is the first I am hearing of anyone getting any phone calls!

As far as the credit cards go, if you do go the prepaid card route, make sure to register your card online as it's the only way you'll be allowed to use the card to make purchases online, just a heads up. I've never had any issues with overcharging or mischarging but it may be the way to go.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone help me??

I got a pre paid visa... completed 2 silver, 2 gold and 1 platinum. Now all the other offers are declining my card when there is PLENTY available. What's going on??? Any help would be much appreciated!

H

Anonymous said...

So I click the link to the top notch $500 visa card and its not valid anymore. I really think I screwed up by trying this. Good thing I will only be out like $10 since I was able to cancel 2 of the offers already and I will cancel the other 2 monday. I am stuck with 250 business cards but oh well... learned my lesson I guess!!

Aaron Z said...

I just received my $500 Visa Debit card in the mail yesterday. It was all very easy to do if you stay organized and read the terms and agreement before you choose to complete an offer. I spent $27.00 to get my $500. It took around two months to complete it all. Also, FYI don't sign up for Green Tea Purity they will charge you no matter what you do. I googled them and it looks like nobody has ever been able to cancel. They are based out of China. I just cancelled my credit card and was sent a replacement. No big deal. I am going to continue to complete these offers. They get easier after the first one. Thanks for all your help Nicole

Kate said...

I'm kinda thinking Green Tea Purity and Thin Action might be part of the same company. Anyone know? It's one that they charge $2.87 and then a ton of money if you don't send the product back. My credit card is already canceled, so they can't charge me but I wonder if they can call collections on me if I don't mail their stuff back. (See previous comment as to why I wouldn't send it back.)

Elaine said...

Just wanted to say that I also received 3 calls the very next day trying to sell me different products from the same company. Next time I'm using my usual 867-5309 number.

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Elaine: The 867-5309 made me laugh. It's an idea! The offers change and the new batch of offers may be what is causing the calls. Like I said I haven't received any calls or heard of anyone getting any until this guest post.

Anon 8:29 - Not sure why the card is being declined now. Perhaps call the company who issued the card to make sure it is still registered for use online. That's the only thing I can think of.

Anon 9:15 - The link is still valid when I click it so it must be an issue with your cookies. Try clearing them and see what happens or access the link from a different computer.

Aaron: I'm so glad it worked out for you!

Melissa said...

You will have a lot of telemarketers calling you! Not even four days after I filled the information out I was receiving 10 calls a day at all hours. It is a pain.

Anonymous said...

I signed up with fake information just checking this out but did my real address and fake age. Do they catch on to this stuff? If i want to start can i make a new account with real information and won't get DQ'd? or even if you haven't started and use 2 of the same email addresses will you get DQ'd?

thanks.

Kate said...

Still haven't heard back from the company about the expired offers. Bummer. I was hoping I'd be able to get my other offer done.

I still can't open the website on either of my computers. My hubby thought it would have fixed itself by now if it was a server issue, but he also doesn't think it could be a computer issue because it's happening on both of them and started at the same time.

I would think they rigged it this way, except that you all aren't having these problems! =)

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Anon - It won't work to use info that's not real because you need to submit IRS tax information with your redemption form as I've stated before. I'm not sure about the rest of your questions, read the terms and conditions carefully asnd it may help.

Kate - I've never heard of the issues you are having and receive lots of comments and emails from people about these offers!

Aaron Z said...

Hi, Nicole I had a question for you. I just complete my second $500 visa offer from Top Notch. The rules state you can earn $1000 every six months. Does that mean I will be able to do another $500 offer 6 months after the date that I completed the first one or do they do it differently? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your help. I always wondered about these. I started my first one on October 22. I just checked and the company received my letter with my documents today. Not even 2 weeks later. Without your help I wouldn't have been able to do this.

Thanks

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Aaron Z - The timing rules aren't clear in their terms and conditions so I would play it as safe as possible.

Malone said...

I have tried to do several of these and as soon as I get through the pages that you are allowed to skip, I'm met with a blank page. Is it because I'm using a Mac, and has anyone else had this problem?

Kate said...

Wahoo! Okay the site STILL doesn't work on either of my computers at home, but I am out of state and my inlaws' house and I randomly decided to check it out. All of my offers have credited and I still had just one silver to do. So I did it and it wasn't expired anymore! Wahoo! I did Blockbuster so hopefully that one credits quickly and I can get my $500 giftcard!! It was 10/19 when I started so I think I should make it! I am SO EXCITED!! Only I'll have to figure out how to get the forms and send them in 'cause the site still doesn't work at home... =P Thanks, Nicole!

Nicole @ Nicole's Nickels said...

Malone - I've never heard of that happening. I would try on another computer and see if it works there.

Kate - That's good news. I know this has been frustrating for you. Replacement offers should credit in 1-2 days so if it hasn't you'll need to do another and then get your form off quickly!

Kate said...

Is it a replacement offer just because I did it two weeks later or should I have done something different to make it a replacement offer? Wondering why it would credit more quickly as a replacement. I just went into the silver offers and did one just like before. Thanks!

Kate said...

Wow, it credited already! I just checked. So I filled out the redemption form thing only now I can't print it out. I have no print options on the page, even when I right click. I hope a copied and pasted one will be acceptable?! Eek! =P

Kate said...

Okay if this helps anyone else, I was not able to print straight from that page in Firefox, but I was able to in Internet Explorer if I right clicked. Yay!

Nicole said...

Kate: There is no special way that makes it a replacement offer. What you did is correct - it's a replacement because you did the correct amount of offers at one time, not all approved and so you had a few offers you had to do to replace the others. Glad to hear it printed. Control P is the standard print command for a screen, that will work regardless of browser and right click options.

Kate said...

Okay, so I mailed my redemption certificate and tax form and sent it with delivery confirmation. It shows that it got there on Nov 6. When I go to check my status (the website suddenly works on my computer again - yay and lol!) it still says to print the form, etc. I'm assuming it just hasn't been updated yet. This is the same place that should tell me they are mailing my gift card, right? I sent them an email saying they got my stuff on Nov 6 and asked what's up. Just want to make sure I'm not missing anything. =)

Kate said...

=(

They say

"According to public records (whitepages.com) the address and phone number
listed on your account are not registered to you.

Please mail (via the postal service) a copy of your driver's license and
phone bill that shows that the address and number which you provided to us
are indeed yours.

We would like to remind you that per our terms and conditions you cannot
provide us with false demographic information."


I have had internet phone for 4 years and that's the phone number I used. And we just moved to Idaho from Kansas and we are in a rental and I don't even have an Idaho driver's license yet. =( =( =(

Kate said...

YAY! So they accepted my proof, I got my Idaho driver's license and all that, and my thingie got processed! WOW! I am kind of in disbelief. =P I don't know if I'll start another one soon though, LOL! =)