Hey - It's me again.

Live forum: http://forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=9494


23-03-2005 16:41:30

I posted here last week[=http//www.freeipodguide.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9130]I posted here last week and appreciate the help I got from the member. I'm hoping for the same help in answering this question.

I wasn't aware of Gratis' stringency with referral acceptance and account review. I've heard they can be pretty strict. As you can see in the thread I linked above, they went easy on me and my situation worked out for the better. Anyway, when I first signed up for www.freeipods.com, I didn't have a credit card to complete my offer with so I contacted a close friend of the family and asked him to login and complete it for me using his credit card information. He completed the Block Buster offer. He lives in Rhode Island and I live in Michigan. Obviously the name and address associated with his credit card are not the same as mine. I did receive credit for the offer and everything seems to be all well and good. I'm actually only 2 referrals away from my free iPod.

It just occured to me that this could send up a red flag at Gratis. I know a lot of people use other people’s credit cards to pay for things online and such. I've used my friend's credit card in the past to order PC components online and the situation was the same he lived in a different state than I did at the time.

Anyway, what do you guys think about this? If this was going to be a problem would they have already caught onto it by now? Is it no problem at all? Or is it likely they'll find out when I submit my order for the iPod?

Also, they do review your account before they ship your iPod right?

Thanks again,


23-03-2005 16:44:07

They most likely won't know. The companys do not share credit card information with Gratis. Yes, they review your account before shipping the iPod. They review your offer completion and also your referrals and look for red flags.


23-03-2005 16:45:51

Yea, that's what I figured. Has anyone else here had the same thing happen? It's got me a little shaken right now. Thanks for your reply Collateral. You've set me at ease for the moment )


23-03-2005 18:03:16

i know Offer Centric sites dont track that sort of info but im not sure about Gratis, i dont think they do...


23-03-2005 20:10:19

Ok, great. Does anyone else know? What would be your best guess if you don't know for sure?


24-03-2005 11:52:16

Wow, I'm surprised noone else has been in the same situation.