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Annoying popup ads about black Friday deals blocking view

In the last few days there are annoying popup ads about black Friday deals blocking view of both earn & redeem awards page. You have to exit out every time ....& must hit the X exactly.... which for some folks with unsteady hands, or like myself, have only one hand that I can use ....it is not so easy.  More irritating is that I already renewed…& got that "speaker gift” (which btw…is useless & doesn’t work right) 😒 You have to exit out every time & must hit the X exactlyYou have to exit out every time & must hit the X exactlyI'm surprised to not see any other member mentioning this...so I hope it's not just me.

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Hi y’all. Thanks to the community for your views, feedback….and for your kudos! Apparently AARP has addressed this issue & at least for the past few days, the intrusions are gone. 👍

Also, I don’t mind ads around the site as I know it generates income for them….but it’s not necessary to have them popup & block our view when trying to earn & redeem activities.

Thanks again ~Allen ☮️

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You don't have to close the pop up.Just move your cursor off the ad and click anywhere on the page other than the ad and it goes away.But yes it is very annoying.

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Hi @MemberS2006

Thanks for your feedback.

I agree with you, it is very annoying. But it also makes it harder to use this website with unsteady hands or having only one good hand so I have to manipulate the mouse & cursor ….which even without this intrusive ad is not so easy for some of us & takes extra time for every single activity whether earning or trying to redeem.

BTW: I tried your suggestion: “move your cursor off the ad and click anywhere on the page other than the ad and it goes away" but, at least for me, doesn’t make it go away…only hitting the X will….either way, we are forced to make more steps just to get it out of the way! 👎😞

 

Anyway… Thanks again ~Allen

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@Therapist4u,

 

You need to simply add AdBlock Plus to your browser. It gets rid of all ads. It is free.

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Hi @nctarheel

Thanks for your feedback. I do have  AdBlock Plus too (but it hasn’t blocked them yet) ….as well as the free NoScript (noscript.net) …so I have maximum control of every website. It takes a lot of time & patience to figure out what to allow…

also I was hoping AARP was running this for only a short time!

Thanks again ~Allen

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@Therapist4u 

 

I don't understand why AdBlock Plus isn't blocking ALL OF YOUR AARP ADS. It does on my browser(Firefox).

 

Are you allowing ads for this web site?

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Hi again @nctarheel 

I tried to block the element & was successful…until I went to enter contests…it’s hard to tweak this kind of intrusive persistent ad…I’ve never had to mess with AARP sites before…I usually just let Adblock do its thing & all works fine at most websites. You have to allow some things in for the sites to work properly. Anyway I’m still trying different ways to address the issue.

Thanks again ~Allen

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Finding this extremely annoying as well, both my hands are okay and that stupid x is hard to hit even so!

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Hi @CatherineM636768

Thanks for your feedback. Now I know it’s not just happening to me! 🙂

I agree with you. There is no need to repeatedly shove ads in our face …especially as it is blocking our access…. or make it harder to use this website …instead of helping us by making it easier to use!

Thanks again ~Allen

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