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Now over 155,000 points for a $5 Amazon gift card auction.  The panic begins.

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I agree. I've been saving up points for a long time.  This just smells like they've cooked up a way to take away everyone's points or get them to spend them quickly on stuff they don't really need.  Almost everything you purchase with points comes with some other cost too so it seems like a way to force people to lose their points or pay a  bunch to use them.

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AARP should send us a check for all our accumulated points.  A penny each, maybe?

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What a joke.  Just looked at the auctions and a $5 Amazon gift card is at 100,000 points.

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I am very frustrated and unhappy.  I have been saving my points for YEARS and have been hoping to get in on a good auction.  Now, all that discipline seems to be for naught.  ARGGGHHHHH!

 

I DO NOT KNOW WHY OUR HARD EARNED POINTS CANNOT CARRY OVER.

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You can continue earning points with our tools, calculators, quizzes and more through July 25, 2019.  We want to provide you with enough time to be able to redeem the points you’ve earned. Please visit: https://aarp.info/2X7QyBe for more information. Thank you!

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I imagine you are right about the sweepstakes entries @ks18192309!   And if I thought 50000 for a $5 card was bad, it will be way worse than that in the coming months.  Bidding amounts never went down as forecast by AARP after the auction changes a couple of years ago.   I am glad I have no more than what I have and have been spending as something came along I could manage to get.  I'd noticed the auctions had become less valuable recently and was worried something was going to change.  I just hope it isn't like Coke Rewards when you never get anything but sweepstakes entries you never win.  (I did get a $2 Target egiftcard which wouldn't load due to an error on their end...so nothing, lol)

The big losers in this are the folks who have a million points.  It will be dog eat dog on the big auction underway.  I'll get some popcorn to watch as I was outbid really quickly this month.

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We are losing all of our points that we have worked so hard for, WOW!!!!

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Boy are you going to get alot of sweepstakes entries through August, with the points not carrying forward!  Just when I was finally going to get close to getting a big prize at an auction, the rules change.  Just my luck.  I look forward to seeing the improvements and if they are beneficial to the AARP members who like the site.

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Rewards for Good forum users,

 

I wanted to give you a heads up on some exciting news being announced today. In September, Rewards for Good is becoming AARP Rewards and will have many of the features you’ve wanted for a while.

 

I am most excited about the revamped earn page! It will allow you to sort earn activities in lots of ways including by point value, how often you can complete an activity, or type (quiz vs. tool, for instance). In addition, you will be able to see the activities that you have already completed and when.

 

The program will bring you more of what you love – more earning activities overall, other ways than FitBit to track exercise, and the ability to track swimming cycling as well as walking and running! There are more items in the catalog that you can redeem using points only. There will continue to be promo codes and daily ways to win some cool rewards. Instead of being offered at just 3PM, there will be daily deals that you can win throughout the day. Like Rewards for Good, AARP Rewards will be open to everyone, but AARP members will get 50% more points and access to a new selection of member-only catalog items.

 

Here is more of what to expect:

  • Nothing is changing today and you can continue earning as usual for now. The last day to earn Reward for Good points on tools, calculators, and quizzes is July 25 at 11:59 ET.
  • You can redeem your points all summer. The catalog has been stocked in anticipation of the announcement and there will be plenty of options for you to choose from before Rewards for Good ends and AARP Rewards begins. But take note (!), Rewards for Good points do not carry over into the new program and any unused Rewards for Good points will be lost.
  • Legacy Rewards for Good users will get a welcome bonus when AARP Rewards launches. Your participation, feedback, and support of R4G has been amazing. It is AARP’s way of saying thank you. Details on how you claim the Welcome Bonus is coming soon.

Just in case you don’t receive the Rewards for Good emails, here is a link to the Rewards for Good page which inlcudes some frequently asked questions that you may have: https://campaigns.aarp.org/RewardsforGood

 

Today’s email is the first introduction into AARP Rewards and what’s changing with Rewards for Good, but it won’t be the last. We want to make sure you have all the information you need as we say goodbye to Rewards for Good and hello to AARP Rewards. I will be posting regularly as we get closer to big dates, and you know you can always reach out to me here or via private message with questions or concerns.  

 

Thank you for being a loyal Rewards for Good participant. We are so excited about what’s to come and hope you are too!

 

AARPTeri
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