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@NancyC35624 

Hi Nancy 

Hate your 1st post in our community is due to upset... sorry your upset 

Seems lifetime ago but it wasn't.... few years ago my 1st post was about trying to get the Daily Deal 

Which at time I was very upset wanted a clock they were offering.... Today I am grateful for that time because it introduced me to this wonderful community from which I've met some nice folks & gotten help and read lots of great topics... indeed a blessing 

 

I don't want to go into my long tale of how try to get deal But if you'll read topics and threads here many share what works for them and also others their upset... which for me was comforting to know I wasn't alone in my dilemma.

 

Trust me its not a scam 

Also feel they do good job having variety of items appeal to different folks any given day

Have no idea how many of each item there is....I accept its a game of chance and luck as with scratch off tickets or such 

So try to read other posts and keep the faith & trying you'll lucky day will come 

Good luck 🍀

Ginger :  ) 

 

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Yes, I am very disappointed with trying to get the Daily Deal. 

The size of AARPshould allow them to do more. 

 

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@HokiePoq  @k380494p 

Hey Hokie & K

Good to hear good things about the Daily Deal

As I've shared many times in past just as K posted if your patient & watch and wait another will pop back up I've seen it do that many times... have gotten item as late as 3:47. 

 

I've gotten several really nice Daily Deals I research pricing & such they are good deals do believe some are discontinued items because got a Clam Hair Curler few months ago was missing comb when contacted the Manufacturer they said no longer made couldn't get comb.... works fine though. 

I've been very satisfied with the jewelry items I've gotten. 

Yes Gift Cards for points only are tough.... Thanks K for the info about the order # that's interesting since we can only get 1 deal only 2 in same household could be privy to that info. 

Also I've seen the same product reappear months later I'd given a necklace for Christmas gift was loved was nice to be able get another for other person loved it. 

FYI:  I most always complete my Daily Tasks & quizzes and try for Deals interested in on my Mobile Phone and if something really want I will have my tablet and phone setup to try for it. 

I even got one while traveling down highway. 

Couple years ago it was impossible to complete quizzes on phone it'd just spin but they did major update think early 2017 that helped fix the sizing issues which made possible do all same things on phone as PC or tablet. 

Only issue with phone is if wanna change Community settings have do on tablet

 

So, @dc36138745 

Keep on smiling and keep on trying its not a scam AARP not trying harm/steal/cheat Seniors/ members

The whole site R4G & Our Community & AARP exist for us 

Good luck .... wee bit of luck & patience quite possibly you'll be singing a happier tune

Ginger  :  ) 

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Sorry you are unhappy with the Daily Deal.   I got a $5 card last week and have gotten some before.  Normally you don't...as you said the odds aren't good.   It was good to know some actual numbers from the other poster.   I'd wondered how many of them were out there myself.   

But it is not a scam.   No one forces anyone to look at the merchandise.  Only merchandise I've ever purchased has been from a daily deal that I thought was a good deal.  Those, too, go fast  but can reappear after a period of time if people don't check out in time.

To the other poster....I did get one on mobile some time ago.  Very surprised at that.

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So glad it worked for you. Unfortunately the 250,000 of us who couldn't buy it are out of luck. You should go out buy several lottery tickets. This is your lucky day.

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@dc36138745   The Daily Deal is not a rip off, it is just hard to get.  Today, both my husband and I managed to get the Chevron Gift Card.  After seeing your post, I went and looked at both of our order confirmations.  There was a difference of over 250 orders between his order and mine.  I doubt that I was the first to click and he was the last, so I am guessing there were at least several hundred available.

 

Also, I went and watched the rest of the sale.  At 3:21, cards became available.  The 'Add to Cart' button lasted for about 5 seconds.  Sometimes one has to be patient for the deal to come around a second time.

 

FWIW  I don't think I ever got a Daily Deal using my cell phone, just my laptop connected to my home internet.

 

I hope this helps.  Have a great day!

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The Daily Deal should be called the DAILY FRAUD. AARP probably has 10 gift cards for 1 million people. It's really sad that an organization that is supposed to be benefitting seniors tries to trick them in coming to their site to buy something under the false pretenses of giving away something for free. SHAME ON YOU AARP.

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I have gotten some recently as well.   There are times the site is either overloaded or malfunctioning and the circle appears.   If that happens at Daily Deal time the good ones will be gone.   After the redoing of the site it never worked for me.   Lately it has been working.   I don't know if browser type has anything to do with it working or not.   I'm using Chrome and it works with Chrome.

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I have had the same experience.  The site is full of glitches, and there’s no way to get any satisfaction.  Extremely frustrating!

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Totally agree with you.  I don’t even try to do the daily deals any more but there is no way we are going to get the deals, except for the magazines.  However, with the magazines I put in name and address I want them to go to and then when I hit place order, it totally puts in a different name and address and then AARP says it can’t be changed. So it goes to someone I don’t want it to go to.  However the worst is their Games where now I can’t play most of the games I could play before but they said they do not know how to fix that either.

 

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