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Just some other thoughts I'd like to share.... many folks spend cash money buying lottery tickets which the odds of winning are very slim but folks do win....So I consider R4G Daily Deals and Sweepstakes kinda like a lottery for its members. MEMBERS ONLY CLUB

Indeed its possible AARP/R4G Site has a deal with magazine companies of unlimited amount of magazines or possibly 1000 &  quiet possible they are donated to AARP??... I'm guessing using as example. Sweepstakes state amount prize & # of winners of prizes. These also may be donated?? 

Daily Deal products maybe there's a 100 or 50 or 25 or 200 for which possibly 100,000 are trying for.... When consider its costs of points only at times then points plus 1/2 of value price $payment to get item To me that's very good odds plus its lots of fun & exciting when you get a deal.  Its setup alot like a active lottery online as we're trying to win with speed and luck.  

So just some thoughts to consider as you think about how other things in life happen and go. I feel blessed to be able to try and at times succeed besides it wouldn't mean anything if it was easy & won all time. 

Plus I'll add that I'd sure miss having the opportunities R4G site offers if it were no longer available. 

Enjoy your evening :  ) 

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Hey there

Hope I can help and also provide you with my experiences & truth & some hope that you can win too. 

I'm living proof that you can win Sweepstakes and can get Daily Deals besides magazines (which i've gotten couple of those also) 

Have no experience with auctions plus don't appeal to me.

SWEEPSTAKES: 

I've just won $15 Macy gift card on January 2nd drawing and won a $10 Chick Filet gift card months ago which I received in a timely manner. As proof of winners you can go to Closed Sweepstakes tab and click on ones already drawn it shows list of winners chosen- as rules states if you don't claim in time they don't redraw- ....but it would be hard to miss winning because its pops a page up : "You have been chosen as winner" "claim your prize" so unless you go months without signing in which then you might miss out otherwise they make it impossible to miss you won if you regularly sign in... Anyway my proof is this:  My name is Ginger M I live in Youngsville NC You can go to Macy's card drawn Jan 2nd see my name on list with others who won. So its real & I enter ones like most everyday and hope to one day win a big prize but anything win is nice cause don't cost me but my time & enjoyment of doing quizzes and using points earned. You can't win if you don't enter otherwise its possible for anyone who enters to win. ALSO SWEEPS ARE  CONTROLLED & LIMITED TO 50 ENTRIES A DAY YOU GET 1 FREE ENTRY FOR SIGNING IN THEN CAN ENTER UP TO 49 OR 98 TIMES depends on prize setup. So everyone has opportunities to enter same amount of times.... very fair.  

DAILY DEAL :

I've posted on many many threads here that I've gotten several Daily Deals & i've told others how to try.... Yes there are lots of folks trying to get the items because they are really great deals. I recently got necklace after about 5 minutes tapping on button and got Chopping board-took waiting till 3:47 another popped up & got it- just received from UPS other day along with 1000 Bonus points code which is nice get back part what used & i've got those bonus points with each item. 

As i've prior posted it takes time and patience and luck. 

Today I didn't want the knife set but was online so was watching it another popped up at 3:21 got in cart but no fraud box so clicking few times it came up then let me go as to purchase then I removed it from cart it popped back up available then another person got it in a few seconds. 

Tomorrow's deal may hang on wee bit because it's costly also valuable costs 8000 points plus $$ so if you like that handbag you might could get it tomorrow... higher price and points usually lasts longer as i've noticed. 

So it does work and really is nice bonus to my membership which I learn alot of stuff from quizzes & such & enjoy many things read plus also enjoy this community and connecting with others here. 

If interested search for my posts and read more about Daily Deals 

Hope you will hang around and keep trying cause in time just as happened for me after lots trying you'll be able to get you a nice item soon

Good luck

Many blessings into 2019 : ) 

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You cannot find another rewards program anywhere that is worse-managed than the one AARP uses.

 

First, they've offloaded the rewards program to a skanky company back in the Midwest. They are terrible and should have been fired by AARP like Verizon fired that company two years ago.

 

There is no clear idea that AARP managers even care that it's so badly run. Once I asked if they could provide any names of actual sweepstakes winners, to prove the program is on the up-and-up. They refused to do that.

 

AARP is probably focused more on those courses and promotions that make them money... the Medicare options and driving courses and such. I can understand that focus, as it helps pay the bills.

 

But as a mostly nonprofit operation, they should also care about how their members feel about the rewards program. If properly run, the rewards program could be a real asset. Instead, it's a source of constant frustration. Indeed, all you can ever "win" in the daily deals are some worthless stupid magazine subscriptions that no one truly needs, or some other crap merchandise. 

 

It has to be the damned third-party company from the Midwest that keeps people from making reasonable purchases on the daily deals. It stinks the way the "all carts are filled" message shows up whenever you INSTANTLY try to make a purchase. That should not be impossible..... any really useful rewards plan should allow for more winners and buyers than this program does.

 

Finally, I urge people to complain to AARP. I even suggest not renewing one's subscription unless AARP tries to fix the now-worthless rewards program it's allowing.

 

I'm also wondering if one can demand a refund on one's membership, to ask that as a form of protest?  

 

Any other ideas from other members??

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You are NOT going to tell me there are some rewards that are bogus. I had 6 people on 6 different devices all watch the countdown to 0 to try to get a gift card and all 6 got the sold out message. How is this possible? How can it get sold out the second it hits on "zero". Of course the stupid magazines are always available. Only the gift cards are sold out before they even go on sale. I've written to them before about this but it's a waste of time. This is such a scam!!!

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I don't know where my post went so I'll just say I called and asked them to go back to the old way of bidding.  When we could do the fastest bidder got the item this was the fair way of bidding when everyone had a fair chance having a few points or a million.

They keep saying they will do something but have not done anything about it.  Maybe they are just saying this to please someone and then not do anything.

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I have called the Reward for Good phone number and they keep saying they will give my opinion about going back to the fastest bidder gets the item like it use to be.  That way was fair for everyone no matter if someone had a few points or a million points.  

Why do they say they are taking all of this under consideration and they do nothing about it.

I know I'm not the only one that feels this way and it's been so long when are they going to 

go back to the old way, the fair way?

They have done well listing what quizes open daily,weekly etc. so if they would change it back finally that would be great.

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right it's fixed and same not able to bid at all for those
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@on August 15th, Epster wrote:

 Came back to say that I surpassed 700,000 Rewards points on Sunday. 

 

 

You can earn points pretty quickly. I now have 729,034 points. That's nearly 30,000 points in a month. Do a search for the 'r4g earn points' tag to learn how to get 291 points daily. (more on Sunday and the beginning of the month)

 

 

 

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@Tomsowa, All,

 

Sorry, I meant to post this link last night but got sidetracked. Here's the link to the new Rewards for Good forum: http://community.aarp.org/t5/Rewards-for-Good/bd-p/RewardsforGood

 

You'll find it listed under the Technology Forum header in the Discussion navigation options located on the upper right side of your screen when on the homepage. See image below.

 

navigation menu.pngNew Rewards for Good forum navigation

 

 

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Hey @Tomsowa Have you seen the updates for Rewards For Good? A number of previously broken tasks have been fixed, and there's a new Rewards For Good forum, as well. (Look for that on the upper right side of your main page's navigation bar. There's also a thread (in the R4G forun) about what's been fixed as well as what's not. 

 

It ain't perfect, but it is better. Smiley Happy

 

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