Make this a forum about Rewards. The posts encouraging general posts about spending one's times have made this forum useless for those of us who come here for info about the Rewards program. Not an attack on anyone who has posted such. You were encouraged to do so. Just not what this is supposed to be about.
Oh, wow, like magic. I can't watch the forum continuously, but, now I see the new " AARP Rewards Connect" sub-forum. When was that posted? Why is it nearly unpopulated?
@AARPTeri will you be moving the off-topic sections that you created from "general" to the new "connect" sub-forum? I know that points were promised and people reacted to the points offerings. But, I just didn't see how it belonged in AARP Rewards, so, therefore, I didn't participate.
Thanks and otherwise, I hope that all is well with you and the rest of the Rewards team.
@andrewtoo🙂 Yes, I created that forum today to keep these conversations together. We do listen 🙂 and want the best experience for all of the AARP Rewards users. I will be moving the conversations there once the contest is completed.
I too have not seen any value in the extra credit; it does not bring anything extra. It seems to me strange that AARP Reward appears to use words so carelessly. Maybe they could invest in a good dictionary? I recommend the Merriam-Webster.
@andrewto, @HokiePoq@mi4090 These discussions are all stemmed from the Connect page on AARP Rewards. Have you seen this page before? It is a great page on how to connect in several ways to the AARP Rewards including discussions happening in the community. If you haven't seen it - visit it here: https://www.aarp.org/rewards/connect/
@AARPTeri That's fine. I know folks were encouraged to post this type of thing. None of us are attacking those who posted such in response. Those posts just should not be on the Rewards forum. Those posts should be in a separate connect forum or division. I am accustomed to getting information from the forums and really don't want to sift through the social posts. I do that on Facebook and if I wanted to do so with AARP, there are many discussion forums to choose from.
Yes. Please utilize a new folder for these discussions. I feel that they are general discussions. Just because this folder is called "general it" is a subfolder of the "AARP Rewards" and these discussons have nothing to do with the Rewards program.
@mi4090 I don't know what the motivation was but such posts belong in other AARP forums. This month so far has not been a productive one for me. So unproductive I am unmotivated to accumulate points. No weekly prizes which were very nice, many daily ones I don't try for but perhaps someone would want, and not much in the way of points only deals. I did see a couple of deals at the beginning of the month that now I wished I'd gone for. Like to have some redemptions left in case something good comes up at the end of the month but that strategy backfired this month.
I've said so before but saving $1 or $2 on gift cards is a very poor idea. The marketing term "slippage" really applies here. More people are likely to forget or lose a card than to accumulate any significant savings. Such "rewards" are not rewards at all. I do appreciate the opportunity to use points to donate to the foundation which helps seniors in need.
Hope you are doing well, Marylin. I'm watching what happens in TN thinking of you. Thanks for working to keep the forum on topic.