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Are "Points Only" Gift Cards Gone Forever?

Hello Community,

 

I'm sure I heard that this program would be better, but I haven't seen but (2) Points Only deals in the All Rewards section of Redeem.  It's for the Modern Way to Stay Healthy Medicine Container for 65,000 points and 15,000 pt. Water BottleSmiley Sad  

 

Am I looking in the wrong place for the Points Only Cards?  Please someone let me know.

 

@AARPTeri are there any cards, if so where are they?  Will there be any?  Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Have a Blessed Day,

@mi4090 

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Hello Rewards Warriors

 

Where are the "Points Only" gift cards?

Absolutely worthless Rewards program😢  

Why spend hours daily to earn points and nothing to redeem?  

 

HELP NEEDED TO FIX REWARDS PROGRAM!!!

 

Have a Blessed Day

Marylin

 

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It's a sad day, the rewards catalog has never looked this bad

Something needs to change or someone needs to replace this administrator of our rewards program. 

Just Saying  

lucyp061351
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We haven’t had any new “points only” rewards for several days now.  Is this the new standard or is it because AARP is having technical difficulties?

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@11320cs Our point only items sell out quickly. Be sure to check back on the first of the month for new extra credit rewards. Additional point only rewards will pop up later in the month as well

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@11320cs 

More like administrator difficulties.

At this rate there will be a lot of members losing their points under the new points expiring rule. 

Just Saying 

lucyp061351
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The rewards programme SUCKS!  Come on, AARP, you can do much better than that!  With all of your connections, you give away crap like from a carnival?!  I find it appalling and insulting.  

 

It takes me about 2 or 3 hours to earn the maximum amount of daily points (7500).  Instead of offering a handy gift card or something practical that one could use, I can spend rewards points on sweepstakes that I likely will not win?!  

 

At first, I redeemed the rewards points on magazine subscriptions, which are more valuable than the sweepstakes.  But there is a limit on magazines, alas, so I could not redeem for more.  

 

The food gift cards should be redeemable with only rewards points.  There are many elderly folk who struggle to make ends meet, living on fixed incomes.  Though there are food banks, food stamps / welfare, etc., the food gift cards would be a good way to supplement or ensure that the elderly are eating well.  

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Hello Rewards Warriors,

 

Only (1) redemption per month if you do by chance have points to redeem😢.

 

Program was much better before the change to Rewards. 

 

To answer my own question, YES!!  We have reached a Rewards pandemic.

 

Have a Blessed Day

Marylin

 

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@mi4090  Are you sure redemption rules changed to 1 per month??  When will this change become in effect??   I was able to redeem more than 1 redemption this month!

 

Recognized Social Butterfly

@JoLo49 & @HokiePoq It's (3) total per month, but only (1) per item/gift card.  Previously we could use points to redeem (3) of same item/gift card.

 

Have a Blessed Day,

Marylin

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Thanks for the clarification.  I don't mind the 1 item/gift card so that more people are able to have the opportunity to redeem for the more popular gift cards, however,  I wish the gift cards had more monetary value than $5.  Hopeful that AARP will offer gift cards with higher monetary value than the $5 currently offered in the near future.

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@mi4090  Thanks for the clarification.   A $5 gift card is more like a coupon to get you to enter the store or website than a real reward.  If you could get more than one, you might get a Dominos Pizza, for example   I got Krispy Kreme last month and then it came back again, but said I'd already done it.  Not that offer I hadn't!  Someone else posted the same problem with KK.  

I used to be able to get enough value to get a free meal occasionally.  Now virtually nothing.  Good offers for those who stream but not much for anyone else.  Oh, wait!  I could get coloring sheets.  Whoopee.   I know some do that but good grief, not a reward in my book, just like the greeting cards that are available for free elsewhere.

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I don't think the coloring sheets nor the e-greeting cards count toward the 3 redemptions..Those are free many places so I think those are just here as an add on..and yes $5 cards don't get you much.One cup of coffee at Starbucks,etc.I guess things are slow getting back to 'normal' and that makes rewards hard to come by.I would rather see more $10 and up even if it means fewer cards.At least you can get a sandwich at Subway with that.

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Hi

The coloring pages don't count toward redemptions I asked Teri about that (another thread) when they 1st appeared since there was no info listed on them... same as greeting cards

Magazines do count though

I've not redeemed any of those 3 but Senior Center used to have a Coloring class so think many folks may enjoy opportunity to redeem them. 

@MemberSince2006 

You are correct about things not being normal Coca-cola Rewards  & others used to offer lots of things many have had nothing for their Rewards members since Pandemic so my thoughts are same as always felt Getting anything is a plus to membership since I'm a member of AARP with or without Rewards not because of rewards

Also no idea how others members are interacting with program but I haven't spent time earning daily points limit since b4 announcement of expiring points I just do what enjoy or interest me..... no longer boring myself with repeats everyday for points like used to do.... if same for others feel certain site traffic has diminished which may affect offers?? 🤔??

 

@HokiePoq 

Hokie I had that issue with Krispy Kreme also another posted about not resetting on 1st of month... had that same experience also if offer carried over.... don't think should be that way but is  😞 

 

Enjoy your weekend 

Ginger  ;  )

🙂 Smile & the world Smiles with you 😉 Pass one on....its free
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Hi @gm5271 ,

 

I agree, the Rewards program is a plus to our membership and any rewards offered is a perk.  I don't spend time to earn the maximum number of daily points as most of the activities offered are repeated, however, I enjoy the exercise videos.  Wish the rewards program was a members only program instead of opened for anyone to join.

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@mi4090  Did I miss something?   Are you saying only one redemption per month?  I hope I'm misunderstanding.  I thought three $5 cards was bad enough.....If so, definitely a Rewards pandemic.

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Hello @rednexsrus 

 

Yes, it took (3) months or more to fix.  Some people get paid for nothing.  

If your status lowered it's a type of punishment for voicing your opinion.

 

Have a Blessed Day

Marylin

Recognized Social Butterfly

Hello @rednexsrus 

 

I believe you're right, no one ever listened before😉

 

Have a Blessed Day

Marylin

Conversationalist

@mi4090 

Congratulations Marylin, I see they finally restored your Ace Badge. I have also noticed they are reversing many members status including my own. Doesn’t bother me, so so petty.

Just Saying

lucyp061351
Recognized Social Butterfly

Hello Rewards Warriors

 

I've seen members post about seeing different things in catalog😢.  I haven't seen any gift cards for "points only".  There was (1) gift card in catalog that I saw for points plus money.

 

What has happened to the "Points Only" gift cards for AARP Rewards valued, paying members?

 

Please update catalog with $10 to $25 "Points Only" gift cards to use the points before we lose them Management😊

 

Have a Blessed Day

Marylin

Super Contributor

hello everyone. Well I'm not renewing our Subscription with AARP. Just looked at the site after maintenances and Rewards For Points is the same. Same 7 Items. Who ever their Sponsors are only want our money of which I have no intention of giving them. I believe they're doing a Hate and Switch on us. I'm just saying. Later and have a blessed day everyone

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@mi4090 

Sorry Marylin but your cries for help is falling on deaf ears. They just don't care. Kinda like whats happening in our country right now. 

Just Saying

lucyp061351
Silver Conversationalist

@mi4090 

 

I did see a $25 Safeway card for points only today.   We don't have Safeway but that would be good for anyone who did.   First one I've seen for a while.     Also a points daily deal but we were away from home.

Maybe more will be coming....cupboard has been bare in October, I agree.

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Hello @HokiePoq 

 

I looked at All Rewards yesterday between 6:30 & 7:30am CT and it wasn't in the catalog.  Looked around 4p CT after seeing post and still no $25 Safeway points only card😮

 

Maybe we are viewing different catalogs, this happened during the R4G program also.  Safeway isn't in my state are the (2) states bordering me in the southern part of the U.S.

 

I still would have liked to see it.  Screenshot and post time for these "points only" gift cards would be helpful for confirmation that everyone is viewing the same catalog.

 

Have a Blessed  Day

Marylin

 

Regular Contributor

I did not see a $25 Safeway card points only reward.  It would not have mattered since Safeway is not in my area. However, I would like to see all points only rewards.  Since I didn’t see it, I am wondering if the rewards program is going back to the tiered rewards as in the R4G program.  That program was very unfair to members who accumulated points.  Please AARP do not go back to that.  Please give us some notice as to what points only rewards will be available and make them available to all.  Thanks.

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@mi4090   The Safeway card is no longer visible to me.   They do have stores in Northern Virginia, about 200 miles from where I live.   Maybe that one was only seen in states where they have locations which would make sense.

Screenshots are a good idea.   I know how to take one but not how to get from that point to posting it.   Definitely looking like folks are not all seeing the same rewards.

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@HokiePoq 

After you make your screenshot and have it saved on the laptop,(I save mine to the desktop) go to the little camera icon at the top of the reply page. it will let you pick the photo you just made and place it in you post. Hope this helps

lucyp061351
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@rednexsrus

 

Thanks  a bunch!  Between you and Marylin, I might learn this!

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Hello @HokiePoq 

 

We all saw that UNO Pizza "points only" Daily Instant Win gift card and it's only in the East.  

 

Take the screenshot, create new post, type what you want to say, tap (picture icon at top) tap center next screen,  select screenshot, place/format how it shows on page & tap done.  You may need to turn your devices sideways to see all icons😊

 

Have a Blessed Day

Marylin

Silver Conversationalist

@mi4090   Thanks for the instructions.  I will  try that next time I see something.

 

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