@mi4090, the 3 different vendor rule has been in place since the start of AARP Rewards. However as of April 2nd, you can now purchase 3 giftcards from the same retailer. Is the Showtime gift card still blocked for you?
I had similar problems trying to obtain the Daily Deal today ($5 Amazon gift card). First the system sent me in a loop of confirming repetitively; tried a few times. Then it said that the item did not exist; later it informed me that I did not have enough points (LOL). Finally it was of course sold out! AARP Rewards has a wicked sense of humor, making up such an elaborate April Fool's Joke!
a170938b: I had the same experience trying to get the Daily Deal Amazon card. First the never ending loop to confirm. Then the item didn't exist. Then I didn't have enough points (right!!! I have over 700,000 pts). Then the sold out. I wonder who were the lucky people who got through.