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Points-Only Gift Card Availability

Hi Everyone!

 

I know some of you have posted feedback about the lack of availability of points-only gift cards. Please be advised that points-only gift cards have continued to be available in the rewards catalog, they are posted randomly throughout the day. Please continue to check periodically for these items as they are very popular and do sell out fast.   

 

 

AARPTeri
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The only things I saw were the Pandora and Build a Bear.   I missed the good two earlier by not having them come up in the search I do multiple times a day (Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma)

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Hi Lucy

Sorry 😟 your upset😡

I don't think folks are being targeted not sure that'd be possible in computer systems but I'm no computer wiz... also think we all see same thing at same time but with them adding a random offer it'll be seen by all those at that ?? time?? but just my thoughts

I had posted then deleted my comments to Teri on this thread cause I'd never seen any "randomly throughout the day" then Andrew @andrewtoo posted about 'Wayfair' then I saw and got one along with other folks 'Amazon' card for points only

Now I truly believe its not an all time thing maybe possibly 1 time a day at any given time but without being able see it every day can't say might be few times week & as I've posted about it on other threads think its purely a luck of draw to be online checking and find and get them.... the Amazon card on 29th I found with having my filter on for 'points only' ...I feel only way could dispute it happening... now that I've seen a 'random' one is if were on site all day long personally I'm not interested in doing that but I do check site randomly throughout the day 🥴🤪🙃

So its my hope you'll see one soon 

Now to question why they choose do this??? This way... I'm thinking to create interest & increase their traffic on site which I believe creates earnings hopefully for AARP not Merkle/Hello World 

I hope this helps ease your upset and again hope you luck up and get a 'randomly throughout the day' card soon

Good luck Enjoy your day! 

Ginger ;  )

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@gm5271   I check multiple times every day using the filter.....and have not seen any of the ones you mentioned.   I did see Zappos today after it was sold out at 9:30.   

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@AARPTeri 

If what you say is true, then you need to get support to fix the filter "items for points" because it AIN'T WORKING. No points only gift cards have appeared for the last 3 weeks, only the sweeps and that brain thing.

Just Saying

Then again, Now I am sure you are profiling your members, showing the favorable items to a select few members that agree with managements tactics, and excluding the rest of us that don't happen to agree with how this program is being manipulated. 😡😡😡

lucyp061351
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If it's such a rare event that you have to check throughout the day and fight the crowds to get a redemption in a tiny window of time, that is not a rewards program that has value. 

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@LindaF967341 

AARP Teri posted that “points only rewards “ “are posted randomly throughout the day. Please continue to check periodically”

Please, tell me who has the time to sit at their computer all day waiting for an eGift Card to magically appear. That comment is so ridiculous, but typical of management’s thinking. We are already being subjected to this idea of randomness with the Daily Win, we certainly don’t need more of it. I agree that this program NOW has very little value. 

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lucyp061351
Super Contributor

👏 I just wanted to ask anyone that reads your post instead of starting a new one.

For those who have been redeemed points for gift cards to Holla Back and let the Community know that the statement that AARPTeri said is true. I'm just saying. 

Concerned Member
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Just to let everyone know I was able to redeem 108,000 points for 3 Banana Republic $20 gift cards. I want to say apologize for not posting it to the Community. It was yesterday around 8:05 pm est. I texted AARP this afternoon about their Use your Reward Points for Items in the catalog. I mentioned that what they were saying was outdated and should be removed. They want me to give them my address like that's gonna happen. I'm just saying

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I choose to come back and delete my post 

Enjoy your day! 

Ginger ;  )

🙂 Smile & the world Smiles with you 😉 Pass one on....its free
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