Official Brandarama Questions Thread

Live forum: http://forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=69840

manOFice

28-09-2007 07:03:46

I think we would all benefit from a sticky for Brandarama questions/info only thread just like we have for ideal, nt, yfd etc. ??

RolltheStampede

28-09-2007 07:05:50

I agree

manOFice

28-09-2007 07:10:24

I have a question

Which Brandarama sites are the quickest?? from start to finish, i'm under the impression some take like 2 months while others take like 5??

I don't need links but example, i'm looking for say answer of 3 offer best buy card, etc

DRay9911

28-09-2007 07:37:40

it probably goes by number of offers/value of item.

for the $500 amex card, it was 3 months
for the $1,000 card, it looks like 4

my sister signed up for similac/infomil (or another type of baby formula). it was only 2 offers and they processed her confirmation forms on 09/10. i'm hoping she receives those soon. note she didn't tell me she signed up until AFTER she was done.

-dan

RolltheStampede

28-09-2007 08:29:06

i think it goes by the type of card.
for ex. a sears card would ship faster than a amex which also ships faster than a visa.

I would guess
Retail Cards Bestbuy, Sears, Lowes, etc - 2-3 months
Amex Cards - 3- 4 months
Visa Gift Cards - 4-5 Months

i have some gifts confirmed though out august so i should know some thing in a few months. This is wha ti have gathered from other peoples experiences and timelines

so if you want fast i would think try a homedepot card

manOFice

28-09-2007 08:46:06

[quotecca2b01dc6="RolltheStampede"]i think it goes by the type of card.
for ex. a sears card would ship faster than a amex which also ships faster than a visa.

I would guess
Retail Cards Bestbuy, Sears, Lowes, etc - 2-3 months
Amex Cards - 3- 4 months
Visa Gift Cards - 4-5 Months

i have some gifts confirmed though out august so i should know some thing in a few months. This is wha ti have gathered from other peoples experiences and timelines

so if you want fast i would think try a homedepot card[/quotecca2b01dc6]

Thats what I was looking for.

Anyone have an issues with crediting lately?

RolltheStampede

28-09-2007 08:52:59

just random offers, they seem to credit on friday or saturday i will know what doesnt credit on monday. Seems the ones that credit well they take away . i did the rockstar shirts and it credited on a last page but they took it away.

07

28-09-2007 14:25:07

I did Hockey, Critics Choice, and Privacy Matters on Thursday, on friday, (1 day) they all confirmed. )

slambam

28-09-2007 23:24:11

[quotef842f0d5db="manOFice"]
Thats what I was looking for.

Anyone have an issues with crediting lately?[/quotef842f0d5db]

I just did the 3 offer $500 AMEX, all offers credited on 3rd day, pretty good.

batgirl

29-09-2007 04:17:02

Can we do more than one Brandarama site at once? I know we can do more than one but I wanted to know if you can do 2-3 at the same time.

kingsmoit

29-09-2007 07:18:30

I've done multiple at once. They seem to be changing a few rules, but they never cared about that in the past.

kidd2108

29-09-2007 09:20:32

How about this one, can you do 2 $500 amex cards(or any similar gift) from 2 different sites?

ILoveToys

29-09-2007 09:43:48

No...You aren't supposed to do the same offer even if it is on two different sites. For example you can't do the RP grocery 500 amex and the trusted rewards grocery 500 amex, b/c they're the same offer really.

manOFice

29-09-2007 10:28:37

[quote7665826e8b="ILoveToys"]No...You aren't supposed to do the same offer even if it is on two different sites. For example you can't do the RP grocery 500 amex and the trusted rewards grocery 500 amex, b/c they're the same offer really.[/quote7665826e8b]

Thats lame...

RolltheStampede

29-09-2007 10:56:24

ask them yourself i have heard conflicting resposes frm cs

connorBC20

29-09-2007 14:00:42

hey I have a $500 BB GC 3 offers but PM me for it.
yourtopbrands

batgirl

29-09-2007 14:15:53

For those of you who have done more than one Brandarama site, do you use the same email address for all sites or do you have different ones? Just curious because of the offers mix up when people use the same email across sites.

07

29-09-2007 15:37:20

[quote9943ab4e2e="ILoveToys"]No...You aren't supposed to do the same offer even if it is on two different sites. For example you can't do the RP grocery 500 amex and the trusted rewards grocery 500 amex, b/c they're the same offer really.[/quote9943ab4e2e]

Bullshit, already done them, AND received them.
On top of that. CS told me I could. Ive received 3 500 Amex's so far. Different sites but same design.

justinag06

29-09-2007 16:07:55

[quoteddf2d19353="batgirl"]For those of you who have done more than one Brandarama site, do you use the same email address for all sites or do you have different ones? Just curious because of the offers mix up when people use the same email across sites.[/quoteddf2d19353]

either/or they really don't care about this

ILoveToys

29-09-2007 20:33:50

You say BS 07, but I've heard recently that you can't do them from CS, so whatever.....I just don't see the point on wasting offers.

bennyboy5768

29-09-2007 20:40:12

Anyone having a problem with Privacy Matters saying to 'Check your card number" and charging you the $1.00 anyway?

ILoveToys

29-09-2007 20:43:52

If the charge was denied, it will go back onto the card in a day or 2...Don't worry.

joeofhells

29-09-2007 21:29:38

[quote864d7c2271="manOFice"]I have a question

Which Brandarama sites are the quickest?? from start to finish, i'm under the impression some take like 2 months while others take like 5??

I don't need links but example, i'm looking for say answer of 3 offer best buy card, etc[/quote864d7c2271]


I did the Rewards Parade 500 AMEX (Free groceries offer) that got confirmed to ship on 7-18.
I also did the YTB 500 AMEX (Free Airplane Ticket)that got confirmed on 8-15. And, I got the YTB 500 AMEX yesterday.


Lol, I really don't know how the hell I pulled that one off. Though, out of the two, that was the only one that had all my page offers as "offers complete!"

MY RP STATUS

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MY YTB STATUS

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Note the signup times. Yeah, I'm confused. Don't know why this happened. Don't really want to ask questions either

07

01-10-2007 09:17:53

[quotebb0a3f3e77="ILoveToys"]You say BS 07, but I've heard recently that you can't do them from CS, so whatever.....I just don't see the point on wasting offers.[/quotebb0a3f3e77]

From that guys one post? I think he was confused... I read over that thread a few times.

I just did another Amex... no problems. Went confirmed friday.

jasonatsmtc

01-10-2007 09:41:36

[quote93290cd4a2="bennyboy5768"]Anyone having a problem with Privacy Matters saying to 'Check your card number" and charging you the $1.00 anyway?[/quote93290cd4a2]

I have seen that before and even with the error, they signed me up and I got credit, so you will still want to make sure you dont get charges.

ghounds07

01-10-2007 12:12:15

Gabamed doesn't credit.

RolltheStampede

01-10-2007 12:59:12

i have not heard of anyone gettign credit for gabamed, i dont even think you can do it now anyways

beerman

01-10-2007 13:08:32

[quote2f873e9e1a="RolltheStampede"]i have not heard of anyone gettign credit for gabamed, i dont even think you can do it now anyways[/quote2f873e9e1a]

I have got credit for gabamed, but it was for an i-deal site.

RolltheStampede

01-10-2007 13:22:52

well on brandarama atleast

chewy

01-10-2007 13:28:44

no credit for me on topshelfbrands.net (

07

01-10-2007 13:48:41

No credit for Gabamed here either.

fbskiracer

04-10-2007 08:59:39

Can you complete the same credit across different networks/sites?

i.e. privacy matters for RP and TSB? or for that matter brandaram vs Ideal

zr2152

04-10-2007 09:04:34

[quote2459e0cf02="fbskiracer"]Can you complete the same credit across different networks/sites?

i.e. privacy matters for RP and TSB? or for that matter brandaram vs Ideal[/quote2459e0cf02]

No, you are not supposed to do the same offer twice. That is fraud.

beerman

05-10-2007 06:50:32

anyone have anything credit today? I was expecting a few things, but nothing today (

manOFice

05-10-2007 07:16:59

Should be a sticky .......

RolltheStampede

05-10-2007 08:19:10

[quotefc16cb0a1f="beerman1976"]anyone have anything credit today? I was expecting a few things, but nothing today ([/quotefc16cb0a1f]

credits usually dont show up till after 12 noon pacific give it some time its still 8 am here.

x2 this should be stickied

tylerc

05-10-2007 08:47:57

[quote25d964f36f="RolltheStampede"][quote25d964f36f="beerman1976"]anyone have anything credit today? I was expecting a few things, but nothing today ([/quote25d964f36f]

credits usually dont show up till after 12 noon pacific give it some time its still 8 am here.

x2 this should be stickied[/quote25d964f36f]

x3, I'll post when my offers (hopefully) go through today for my other 2 HHSC offers. The Good Cook and Purity Mineral Make Up both went through already.

dmorris68

05-10-2007 10:21:47

Well, I can sticky it, but I hope you realize that sticky posts are rarely read.

manOFice

05-10-2007 11:55:15

[quote540a6de0aa="dmorris68"]Well, I can sticky it, but I hope you realize that sticky posts are rarely read.[/quote540a6de0aa]

Nice! )

ghounds07

05-10-2007 12:13:26

anyone receive credit for their offers? Did a 3 offer site 2 days ago, 0 credits (

zr2152

05-10-2007 12:14:44

[quoteeccc7a3c0b="manOFice"][quoteeccc7a3c0b="dmorris68"]Well, I can sticky it, but I hope you realize that sticky posts are rarely read.[/quoteeccc7a3c0b]

Nice! )[/quoteeccc7a3c0b]

I think you just wanted a sticky so that you could feel good about yourself.

manOFice

05-10-2007 12:16:38

[quoteeaa75e6fe0="zr2152"][quoteeaa75e6fe0="manOFice"][quoteeaa75e6fe0="dmorris68"]Well, I can sticky it, but I hope you realize that sticky posts are rarely read.[/quoteeaa75e6fe0]

Nice! )[/quoteeaa75e6fe0]

I think you just wanted a sticky so that you could feel good about yourself.[/quoteeaa75e6fe0]

Way to down my friday (

beerman

05-10-2007 12:25:04

[quoteca4462fd9c="ghounds07"]anyone receive credit for their offers? Did a 3 offer site 2 days ago, 0 credits ([/quoteca4462fd9c]

3pm has come and gone and no credits for me.... ?

linglingfool

05-10-2007 12:28:56

Same here. I'm hoping they'll still credit today, because I'm hoping to get the redemption paperwork in next week.

RolltheStampede

05-10-2007 12:30:43

give it till monday till you start complaining the earlist i have gotten credit on friday was noon the latest was sometime in the weekend

RolltheStampede

05-10-2007 12:51:09

[quote14fa22cf79="manOFice"][quote14fa22cf79="zr2152"][quote14fa22cf79="manOFice"][quote14fa22cf79="dmorris68"]Well, I can sticky it, but I hope you realize that sticky posts are rarely read.[/quote14fa22cf79]

Nice! )[/quote14fa22cf79]

I think you just wanted a sticky so that you could feel good about yourself.[/quote14fa22cf79]

Way to down my friday ([/quote14fa22cf79]

I think it needs an Official in front of it. P

manOFice

05-10-2007 13:06:16

[quote2969e3dfa6="RolltheStampede"][quote2969e3dfa6="manOFice"][quote2969e3dfa6="zr2152"][quote2969e3dfa6="manOFice"][quote2969e3dfa6="dmorris68"]Well, I can sticky it, but I hope you realize that sticky posts are rarely read.[/quote2969e3dfa6]

Nice! )[/quote2969e3dfa6]

I think you just wanted a sticky so that you could feel good about yourself.[/quote2969e3dfa6]

Way to down my friday ([/quote2969e3dfa6]

I think it needs an Official in front of it. P[/quote2969e3dfa6]

wink wink

zr2152

05-10-2007 14:36:19

[quote1e65dd632b="RolltheStampede"]give it till monday till you start complaining the earlist i have gotten credit on friday was noon the latest was sometime in the weekend[/quote1e65dd632b]

Yeah I had a few offers credit on monday one time. )

tylerc

05-10-2007 16:07:20

I got credit for another offer today for HouseHoldSavingsClub, so I'm 3/4. Waiting on Zooba to credit, but I hear that can take like 3 weeks.

beerman

05-10-2007 18:37:36

[quote017832bfc4="tylerc"]I got credit for another offer today for HouseHoldSavingsClub, so I'm 3/4. Waiting on Zooba to credit, but I hear that can take like 3 weeks.[/quote017832bfc4]

I went 3/3 tonight on HHSC after doing the offers last night....sweet! Sending in forms tomorrow.

linglingfool

05-10-2007 22:41:43

I got 1/5 on Tuesday and the other 4/5 today! Hopefully the iPod ACTUALLY ships within the 4-6 weeks, so I can get it by Christmas.

kidd2108

05-10-2007 22:52:14

[quoteeb10f7c548="linglingfool"]I got 1/5 on Tuesday and the other 4/5 today! Hopefully the iPod ACTUALLY ships within the 4-6 weeks, so I can get it by Christmas.[/quoteeb10f7c548]

sorry, but no on the 4-6 weeks. More like double.

linglingfool

05-10-2007 23:10:11

[quote9ddb6f18e5="kidd2108"][quote9ddb6f18e5="linglingfool"]I got 1/5 on Tuesday and the other 4/5 today! Hopefully the iPod ACTUALLY ships within the 4-6 weeks, so I can get it by Christmas.[/quote9ddb6f18e5]

sorry, but no on the 4-6 weeks. More like double.[/quote9ddb6f18e5]

That's what I figured. Christmas is a little over 11 weeks from today, so I'm still holding out hope I'll get it before then.

On another note, can you access your member status page? After I printed my confirmation form, I'm getting an error that says "Sorry, could not log you in. Please contact us if you're having problems. (Code = 0)".

maverik

06-10-2007 03:09:02

[quote3968a67204="linglingfool"]That's what I figured. Christmas is a little over 11 weeks from today, so I'm still holding out hope I'll get it before then.

On another note, can you access your member status page? After I printed my confirmation form, I'm getting an error that says "Sorry, could not log you in. Please contact us if you're having problems. (Code = 0)".[/quote3968a67204]

Whatever the site is, (i.e., brandarama.com / trustedrewards.com etc.) sign up for another gift promotion. It really doesn't matter what the promotion is, just sign up for a gift on the same site/domain with the same email address & personal info. After signing up, you then can log back into your account. It seems to act like a reset button for your account when you encounter those type of glitches.

Swat1

06-10-2007 04:17:56

For the nordstrom and tiffany's brandarama sites; does anyone know how long the wait is after you are confirmed to ship? Please dont tell me Brandarama usually ships in...only the details of these particular gifts. Like the 1000 visa from brandarama is 4 month wait because june has just shipped. so what i'm asking is, how many month is the backlog for these gifts?

Thank you

giovannip811

06-10-2007 09:57:20

has anyone ever done the ipod touch one from wholesomerewards.com
have you ever recieved an ipod touch from it, im working on it. i can smell the ipod touch.

dmorris68

06-10-2007 10:04:52

[quote849bf7759a="giovannip811"]has anyone ever done the iPod touch one from wholesomerewards.com
have you ever recieved an iPod touch from it, im working on it. i can smell the iPod touch.[/quote849bf7759a]
First of all, never heard of the place. Second, the Touch just came out, what, a month ago? It's virtually unheard of for a DIY site to be completed and the product shipped and received in that time. Expect 6-8 weeks for the fastest DIY sites, 4-12 [b849bf7759a]months[/b849bf7759a] for the slowest.

ghounds07

06-10-2007 13:20:25

0 credits on my 3 offer site, anyone else receive no credit yet?

linglingfool

07-10-2007 15:46:30

[quote5daa100c35="maverik"][quote5daa100c35="linglingfool"]That's what I figured. Christmas is a little over 11 weeks from today, so I'm still holding out hope I'll get it before then.

On another note, can you access your member status page? After I printed my confirmation form, I'm getting an error that says "Sorry, could not log you in. Please contact us if you're having problems. (Code = 0)".[/quote5daa100c35]

Whatever the site is, (i.e., brandarama.com / trustedrewards.com etc.) sign up for another gift promotion. It really doesn't matter what the promotion is, just sign up for a gift on the same site/domain with the same email address & personal info. After signing up, you then can log back into your account. It seems to act like a reset button for your account when you encounter those type of glitches.[/quote5daa100c35]

Perfect. Thanks!

giovannip811

07-10-2007 19:55:55

i completed all the offers for the ipod touch and it was so cheap, less than 13 bucks. only 5 offers, got credited for 3 already.

ILoveToys

08-10-2007 13:20:12

[quote73c7240ac7="giovannip811"]i completed all the offers for the iPod touch and it was so cheap, less than 13 bucks. only 5 offers, got credited for 3 already.[/quote73c7240ac7]

What's the link?

mistertomlinson

08-10-2007 15:01:29

Does anyone know if Brandarama allows you to complete more than one Scholastic book offer? I know I Deal does... not sure if Brandarama does. I ask because I completed 2 scholastic offers at the same time and just received credit for ONE of them today. Thanks for any help.

06pontiac

08-10-2007 17:31:02

Scholastic sucks.

giovannip811

08-10-2007 19:54:54

this is the link to the ipod touch offer
www.wholesomerewards.com/MUyz061dd8639

manOFice

09-10-2007 07:25:43

Anyone know the turn around for actual gifts not just giftcards?

RolltheStampede

09-10-2007 07:29:30

dont think its any faster than anything else 3 months?

manOFice

09-10-2007 10:34:48

Do you receive an email when an offer credits?

RolltheStampede

09-10-2007 11:18:53

no, i don tthink anyone sends an email when an offer credits, just have to keep checking most offers if not instant credit on friday

manOFice

09-10-2007 11:21:27

[quote9b9c761359="RolltheStampede"]no, i don tthink anyone sends an email when an offer credits, just have to keep checking most offers if not instant credit on friday[/quote9b9c761359]

I just did two sites, but didn't expect any of the offers to be instant so I look foward to this weekend.

this will be my first experience with this company, hopefully it's a smooth one.

06pontiac

09-10-2007 12:20:40

You've never done Brandarama before?? You've been in this how long? lol.

manOFice

09-10-2007 12:55:38

[quote226b73d5c7="06pontiac"]You've never done Brandarama before?? You've been in this how long? lol.[/quote226b73d5c7]
I don't like change and I don't like to wait, but i was sick of seeing so much success and me getting nothing, HAHA

Just finished the 500 bestbuy site too.

I just read like 30 pages of brandarama threads.

I THINK I read somewhere the following... correct me if i'm wrong

I can sign up for 1k card on my computer, my household and my wife can also sign up for the 1k card on my computer and my household.. seeing we live togather?!

06pontiac

09-10-2007 12:59:26

I'm not sure on that. I think as long as they are different social security numbers and you do different offers it shouldn't be a problem.

manOFice

09-10-2007 17:28:29

I did an offer and it was pending... but now it's gone from my click history.....

ghounds07

09-10-2007 17:29:46

2 of my 3 offers credited today, weird since its a tuesday...still waiting on great fun which was supposed to take 1-5 days (did all offers last thursday). Weird since the 2 offers that credited were 1-7 days...hmm

manOFice

09-10-2007 17:31:11

nm.. it moved from the top to completed, lol

tylerc

09-10-2007 19:10:23

I'm hoping Zooba goes through soon (

zr2152

09-10-2007 19:36:25

[quote2cea2bd6ac="tylerc"]I'm hoping Zooba goes through soon ([/quote2cea2bd6ac]

What day are you at?

manOFice

09-10-2007 19:58:18

I've read zooba takes awhile...

tylerc

09-10-2007 20:52:41

I think it's been about a week. I hear 3 weeks exactly is what it takes.

Swat1

10-10-2007 00:47:04

[quote6e9f0c9482="manOFice"][quote6e9f0c9482="06pontiac"]You've never done Brandarama before?? You've been in this how long? lol.[/quote6e9f0c9482]
I don't like change and I don't like to wait, but i was sick of seeing so much success and me getting nothing, HAHA

Just finished the 500 bestbuy site too.

I just read like 30 pages of brandarama threads.

I THINK I read somewhere the following... correct me if i'm wrong

I can sign up for 1k card on my computer, my household and my wife can also sign up for the 1k card on my computer and my household.. seeing we live togather?![/quote6e9f0c9482]

one per household.

manOFice

10-10-2007 04:37:20

[quote902e11c63f="Swat1"][quote902e11c63f="manOFice"][quote902e11c63f="06pontiac"]You've never done Brandarama before?? You've been in this how long? lol.[/quote902e11c63f]
I don't like change and I don't like to wait, but i was sick of seeing so much success and me getting nothing, HAHA

Just finished the 500 bestbuy site too.

I just read like 30 pages of brandarama threads.

I THINK I read somewhere the following... correct me if i'm wrong

I can sign up for 1k card on my computer, my household and my wife can also sign up for the 1k card on my computer and my household.. seeing we live togather?![/quote902e11c63f]

one per household.[/quote902e11c63f]

No you are wrong, I called them. The above is allowed even though I'm not going to do it.

RolltheStampede

10-10-2007 06:32:21

get your own answers if you are really concerned, the cs responses conflict with an another all the time. If you did it and your response was well ManOFice did it its not going to fly but he could do it since he has a document response to back him up

manOFice

10-10-2007 17:02:57

Friday is not coming around fast enough... LOL

beerman

12-10-2007 06:50:27

Has anyone received thier Sports Authority Cards yet? If so how long was it from confirmed?

RolltheStampede

12-10-2007 06:55:05

I just got confirmed to ship yesterday but i doubt ill seeit before valentines day

manOFice

12-10-2007 07:24:52

Come on credits! Daddy needs a new pair of shoes!!

Well actually a shit load of money!

RyanG

12-10-2007 09:35:31

Got mine )

RolltheStampede

12-10-2007 09:38:53

whooo hoo credits came early today.

I can finally got to college now with this scholarship. j/k

maverik

12-10-2007 09:56:43

[quotef420d7564f="RolltheStampede"]whooo hoo credits came early today.

I can finally got to college now with this scholarship. j/k[/quotef420d7564f]

I sent mine in last week, (waited over a month & a half for that last 14th offer). Hopefully in 1-2 weeks I'll be confirmed. Let's cross our fingers for a faster time line than the cards. I mean, it is only a check right? )

RolltheStampede

12-10-2007 10:01:31

thery will probly want to see some college acceptance letters or something, i would think a check would come faster but i wont expect and thing but the standard 3 months

maverik

12-10-2007 10:10:58

Acceptance letters? Doubtful. Well, that wasn't their story back in July before I even started. Though we all know how consistent their answers are.

RolltheStampede

12-10-2007 10:15:22

im just joking im sure they will send a check

mookieb2

12-10-2007 10:39:52

Got my first 3 credits for the 1K card. Just need to do 1 page 4 offer, there was nothing I wanted to try last week, hopefully they will rotate a little.

RolltheStampede

12-10-2007 11:06:07

what you mean you dont like kitty litter

mookieb2

12-10-2007 12:11:08

Yea, no cats, just did another offer, hopefully it will credit before next fri.

Does Brandarama always rotate offers like this? Seems like a whole new set from last week.

manOFice

12-10-2007 13:07:22

I'm VERY impressed with their crediting.

06pontiac

12-10-2007 13:11:04

Yeah i got credit for all5 of my offers for the 1350 sports authority this morning. Did all the offers last night around 8pm EST. Pretty good id say!! Sent in my forms today.

beerman

12-10-2007 13:11:58

[quote55715fdaa6="RyanG"]Got mine )[/quote55715fdaa6]

Was this in response to my question? If so, do you have a timeline?

manOFice

12-10-2007 13:16:04

[quote1a4b28a3ed="beerman1976"][quote1a4b28a3ed="RyanG"]Got mine )[/quote1a4b28a3ed]

Was this in response to my question? If so, do you have a timeline?[/quote1a4b28a3ed]

I believe he said "got mine" as in got his credits today

beerman

12-10-2007 13:16:26

[quoteeee1f548f8="06pontiac"]Yeah i got credit for all5 of my offers for the 1350 sports authority this morning. Did all the offers last night around 8pm EST. Pretty good id say!! Sent in my forms today.[/quoteeee1f548f8]

Same kind of thing happen to me last week for the $500 Tiffany's Card, did offers about 11pm Thursday, Friday was approved, sent in forms on saturday....I like when is nice and quick like that....on the other hand been waiting awhile to go 14/14 on the scholorship site....

manOFice

12-10-2007 13:25:59

Yeah I did the 500 lowes yesterday and all 3 credited today. and forms are in the mail

RolltheStampede

12-10-2007 14:05:24

they seem to rotate offers about twice a week or so, some offer pop up on the last few pages for a few days. the rockstar shirts was there for like 3 days and i wouldnt expect the kitty litter to last more than a week or so

manOFice

12-10-2007 14:06:51

I hoped on that kitty liter offer, I have 3 cats!!

maverik

12-10-2007 14:07:17

[quote01ee045d9c="beerman1976"]Same kind of thing happen to me last week for the $500 Tiffany's Card, did offers about 11pm Thursday, Friday was approved, sent in forms on saturday....I like when is nice and quick like that....on the other hand been waiting awhile to go 14/14 on the scholorship site....[/quote01ee045d9c]

I hear ya. I ended up doing 16. I was waiting since the end of august for my scholastic to go through because I was 13/14. It never did, so I did Entertainment book.....That didn't go through after waiting a few fridays. Then I decided to do Shopping Essentials+ which was instant & then I was able to confirm last weekend & send them. The weird part about it is I finally got credit for Entertainment Book today after almost 4 weeks. So I'm 15/14 waiting to be confirmed. All in all, that with all of my low offer (i.e., 3-5 offer GC's) gifts, NEVER missed a beat.

zr2152

12-10-2007 16:15:02

I sent my forms out for my 500 Best Buy giftcard today.

I started offers on October 10th and one credited on wednesday and the other two credited today!

Ill update you when I get confirmed to ship )

giovannip811

12-10-2007 20:16:28

all my offers credited for the ipod touch, i printed the form and i am going to mail it tomorrow/

Zags1199

13-10-2007 01:22:13

Has anyone done Experian on Brandarama? Is it an instant, next-day, or Friday credit?

giovannip811

13-10-2007 06:31:13

when you guys send in the claim forms how long does it take for your status to say ''confirmed to be shipped"

tylerc

13-10-2007 07:32:11

[quote7e16deba1c="Zags1199"]Has anyone done Experian on Brandarama? Is it an instant, next-day, or Friday credit?[/quote7e16deba1c]

It was instant at YFDirect's GadgetCity.

slambam

14-10-2007 21:07:50

Has anybody done NetFlix for Brandarama? I wait for Fridays, and theres already been 2 Fridays with no credit?! I know it says it takes 1-21 days to credit, and it hasn't been 21 yet, just curious.

slambam

14-10-2007 21:08:32

[quote2a2042689f="giovannip811"]when you guys send in the claim forms how long does it take for your status to say ''confirmed to be shipped"[/quote2a2042689f]

Right around 2 weeks.

zr2152

14-10-2007 21:28:30

[quoteb3f49601c8="slambam"]Has anybody done NetFlix for Brandarama? I wait for Fridays, and theres already been 2 Fridays with no credit?! I know it says it takes 1-21 days to credit, and it hasn't been 21 yet, just curious.[/quoteb3f49601c8]

Netflix takes a long time to credit on just about every incentive based site. If I were you, I would wait one more week and if still nothing, send in your headers to CS.

RolltheStampede

14-10-2007 21:59:23

send in your header and wait forever to not get credit, do another offer

zr2152

15-10-2007 07:39:44

[quoteab79d0de5b="RolltheStampede"]send in your header and wait forever to not get credit, do another offer[/quoteab79d0de5b]

Not true. I did that for one of my offers in the 10th day and the credited me that day, I dont know if it was a coincidence or not but i think it worked.

connorBC20

15-10-2007 12:34:58

How is Brandarama's manual credit? I would rather do a replacment if there was no chance that I could get credit,

tylerc

15-10-2007 13:06:26

Do another offer.

manOFice

15-10-2007 13:39:42

All my paper work got to them today, heres for a good 2 week turn around )

ILoveToys

15-10-2007 14:01:24

Nice work...Brandarama is slow, but great, and I love them )

illnovah

16-10-2007 20:15:19

[quote80b14ffd61="RolltheStampede"]i think it goes by the type of card.
for ex. a sears card would ship faster than a amex which also ships faster than a visa.

I would guess
Retail Cards Bestbuy, Sears, Lowes, etc - 2-3 months
Amex Cards - 3- 4 months
Visa Gift Cards - 4-5 Months

i have some gifts confirmed though out august so i should know some thing in a few months. This is wha ti have gathered from other peoples experiences and timelines

so if you want fast i would think try a homedepot card[/quote80b14ffd61]

What about actual gifts? like Tv's though?

My $600 giftcard almost took a friggin' YEAR (visa)

zr2152

16-10-2007 21:10:36

Not too sure about actual gifts. RTS put a timeline for other gifts though, i think it goes like this

Retail Cards 1-2 Months
Amex 2-4
Visa 4-5

huckfinn16

16-10-2007 21:39:19

does it take as long to get a plasma from brandarama as it does the giftcards or does it come faster?

07

17-10-2007 00:05:19

[quote8ffaef4ec0="zr2152"]Not too sure about actual gifts. RTS put a timeline for other gifts though, i think it goes like this

Retail Cards 1-2 Months
Amex 2-4
Visa 4-5[/quote8ffaef4ec0]

I agree with exception to retail cards... that should be 2-4 as well. 3 months is the average retail card for me.

I just got an xbox elite from them too. That was 3 months.

fbskiracer

17-10-2007 08:52:01

Does Brandarama do manual credits? I am still waiting on scholastic as well. It seems like it should be considered an OOD.

RolltheStampede

17-10-2007 09:04:15

they say they give manaul but more time sthan not you are better off doing anothe offer, i would onlu press for manual if you idnt have another offer to do

Zags1199

17-10-2007 23:45:54

How long did Clever Clasp take to credit for you? The e-mail I got says it takes them 4-6 weeks to ship; does it take that long to credit?

07

18-10-2007 00:07:31

[quote33c1665014="Zags1199"]How long did Clever Clasp take to credit for you? The e-mail I got says it takes them 4-6 weeks to ship; does it take that long to credit?[/quote33c1665014]

for me... less than a week

mistertomlinson

18-10-2007 05:24:19

[quotee5dbff1bcb="07"][quotee5dbff1bcb="Zags1199"]How long did Clever Clasp take to credit for you? The e-mail I got says it takes them 4-6 weeks to ship; does it take that long to credit?[/quotee5dbff1bcb]

for me... less than a week[/quotee5dbff1bcb]

Same here.

manOFice

18-10-2007 07:16:06

LOL, just got a phone call trying to hook me up with a cruizzzze "obvious spam phone call" and they said they got my number directly from yourtopbrands, LOL

zr2152

18-10-2007 07:45:08

wow. Did you agree to that third party opt out checkbox at the bottom?

manOFice

18-10-2007 07:52:31

[quote951593d93c="zr2152"]wow. Did you agree to that third party opt out checkbox at the bottom?[/quote951593d93c]

Just checked it out, no I didn't. It was defaulted off roll

zr2152

18-10-2007 08:19:17

[quote53d99e62f9="manOFice"][quote53d99e62f9="zr2152"]wow. Did you agree to that third party opt out checkbox at the bottom?[/quote53d99e62f9]

Just checked it out, no I didn't. It was defaulted off roll[/quote53d99e62f9]


Well there is your problem i believe but I still think that box if for different reasons. Since I checked it, i havent received any phone calls but i have received some emails from like scholarship thingys sponsored by Brandarama but that doesnt really bother me too much.

shrug

Zags1199

18-10-2007 08:59:53

[quote9910f003fd="manOFice"]LOL, just got a phone call trying to hook me up with a cruizzzze "obvious spam phone call" and they said they got my number directly from yourtopbrands, LOL[/quote9910f003fd]

Yeah, I got the exact same call. The guy sounded like a cheesy game show host, rofl.

manOFice

18-10-2007 09:45:33

[quote4683ff3ef8="Zags1199"][quote4683ff3ef8="manOFice"]LOL, just got a phone call trying to hook me up with a cruizzzze "obvious spam phone call" and they said they got my number directly from yourtopbrands, LOL[/quote4683ff3ef8]

Yeah, I got the exact same call. The guy sounded like a cheesy game show host, rofl.[/quote4683ff3ef8]

lol lol

fbskiracer

18-10-2007 11:29:22

Has anyone done netflix? I'm waiting for it to credit for me and I'm past day 21.

RolltheStampede

18-10-2007 11:37:17

netflix is bad credit on just about any site
except maybe i deal

slambam

18-10-2007 11:38:39

I did NetFlix the 4th, if it doesn't go this Friday I think I'm going to send in my headers. Then I'll wait another week if that doesn't work I'll do another offer.

fbskiracer

18-10-2007 11:45:41

I did it the 29th

mookieb2

18-10-2007 13:06:45

Anyone notice that they took down the 4 offer $1000 visa, the 3 offer $500 Amex's, and the plasma site. Better sign up quick if you still want the others they have.

zr2152

18-10-2007 13:15:13

Yeah I saw that, but I already signed up for all 3 of them )

RolltheStampede

18-10-2007 13:18:49

seems like the ones getting taken down are the ones being posted here, the sport authority is gone
the 2500 scholarship is gone, was just there yesterday

seems all the amexes have been pulled and i wouldnt give the retail ones till past tommorow

manOFice

18-10-2007 13:22:10

[quote78a2cf62eb="RolltheStampede"]seems like the ones getting taken down are the ones being posted here, the sport authority is gone
the 2500 scholarship is gone, was just there yesterday

seems all the amexes have been pulled and i wouldnt give the retail ones till past tommorow[/quote78a2cf62eb]

What a surprise... roll heh

zr2152

18-10-2007 13:34:26

Yeah something really needs to be done about links being posted here on this thread because a lot of ppl are signing up and not completing them, hurting us who do complete them.

Is there anyway we can make a rule about no posting links in this forum?

RolltheStampede

18-10-2007 13:49:33

[quote41e8695db8="zr2152"]Yeah something really needs to be done about links being posted here on this thread because a lot of ppl are signing up and not completing them, hurting us who do complete them.

Is there anyway we can make a rule about no posting links in this forum?[/quote41e8695db8]

if you wanted to do it you would have signed up for it already especially the brandarama one where you have a ton of time to do the sites. i had all mine parked already

beerman

18-10-2007 13:53:39

I think you have this backward. If all people who signed up completed the site and got gifts the companies would go bancrupt. They lose money on people like us. So we want more people to sign up and not complete the site, it puts more money in brandaram's pocket which means more they can give us!

mookieb2

18-10-2007 13:58:17

[quote45c6dc6aba="zr2152"]Yeah something really needs to be done about links being posted here on this thread because a lot of ppl are signing up and not completing them, hurting us who do complete them.

Is there anyway we can make a rule about no posting links in this forum?[/quote45c6dc6aba]

I'm conflicted on this because this is where I find most of the good links. Being a freebie community, shouldn't this be the place to post these links?

Maybe, if we are worried, when you find a good link, finish it yourself and tell your friends, then when you're done it, post it up for the rest of us schlubs.

I don't think there is a great way to fix this other than being quick when you see a good one.

RolltheStampede

18-10-2007 14:08:45

[quote6a428cc1e6="beerman1976"]I think you have this backward. If all people who signed up completed the site and got gifts the companies would go bancrupt. They lose money on people like us. So we want more people to sign up and not complete the site, it puts more money in brandaram's pocket which means more they can give us![/quote6a428cc1e6]


that is what they want but the people signing up from this site know how to finish the sites and are making it worst. but like i said beofore you cant wait when you see a good deal, you have to jump on it

ArmyCadis

18-10-2007 17:07:54

This is crazy.

I'm waiting for the sites to go down completely and we don't get our prizes.

06pontiac

18-10-2007 17:42:06

Shit...what the hell has happened. Does this mean brandarama is going down hill?

07

18-10-2007 17:43:38

[quote6d0e1c1506="RolltheStampede"]seems like the ones getting taken down are the ones being posted here, the sport authority is gone
the 2500 scholarship is gone, was just there yesterday

seems all the amexes have been pulled and i wouldnt give the retail ones till past tommorow[/quote6d0e1c1506]

There is still a 4 offer 500 amex

07

18-10-2007 17:45:00

[quote3c9f44f3a4="06pontiac"]Shit...what the hell has happened. Does this mean brandarama is going down hill?[/quote3c9f44f3a4]

haha no, dude they still have 8 million other gifts... they just dont have the wicked good deals anymore. roll

for a kid who "owns his own company and rolls in money" you sure do seem a bit immature.

huckfinn16

18-10-2007 18:22:58

so if I signed up for the brandarama plasma site but I haven't completed any offers yet is it still cool to do it?

RolltheStampede

18-10-2007 18:59:15

yeah as long as you can access it

07

18-10-2007 19:03:44

[quotebdf089fb15="huckfinn16"]so if I signed up for the brandarama plasma site but I haven't completed any offers yet is it still cool to do it?[/quotebdf089fb15]

certainly is!

RolltheStampede

18-10-2007 19:08:22

[quotea190e8d479="07"][quotea190e8d479="RolltheStampede"]seems like the ones getting taken down are the ones being posted here, the sport authority is gone
the 2500 scholarship is gone, was just there yesterday

seems all the amexes have been pulled and i wouldnt give the retail ones till past tommorow[/quotea190e8d479]

There is still a 4 offer 500 amex[/quotea190e8d479]

yes you are right there are still a couple 500 for 4.

06pontiac

18-10-2007 19:26:31

[quotebc2e36c706="07"][quotebc2e36c706="06pontiac"]Shit...what the hell has happened. Does this mean brandarama is going down hill?[/quotebc2e36c706]

haha no, dude they still have 8 million other gifts... they just dont have the wicked good deals anymore. roll

for a kid who "owns his own company and rolls in money" you sure do seem a bit immature.[/quotebc2e36c706]

Umm, dont bring that crap in here. lol. You advocate fraud if im not mistaken, so dont come bitching at me. And yeah, i own 3 companies so what? Doesnt mean i make 100 million dollars. roll .Whourl==http://=http:///url doesnt want good deals on these freebies.

connorBC20

18-10-2007 20:27:46

Wow did not expect that. Good thing I signed up on the 1350 SA and 100 Visa today!

ArmyCadis

19-10-2007 05:09:56

Oh, my bad! I didn't even bother reading every post. All I heard was BR taking down sites lol

RolltheStampede

19-10-2007 06:31:50

dang it i forgot to do offers yesterday (

manOFice

19-10-2007 06:35:59

[quote31ceb86e18="RolltheStampede"]dang it i forgot to do offers yesterday ([/quote31ceb86e18]

Ditto...


ps. Anyone do that kitty litter trial and not want the litter? I'll buy it off you for two dollars ;)

06pontiac

19-10-2007 08:09:21

Hmm...this is odd. Usually credit comes in the mornings for offers you did during the week. I did about 10 offers and haven't gotten credit for any of them yet...

manOFice

19-10-2007 08:10:11

[quotebfccda23a9="06pontiac"]Hmm...this is odd. Usually credit comes in the mornings for offers you did during the week. I did about 10 offers and haven't gotten credit for any of them yet...[/quotebfccda23a9]

I was under the impression they came in later in the afternoon on Fridays...

RolltheStampede

19-10-2007 08:10:44

dang it its still too early, wait a few offers

fbskiracer

19-10-2007 09:22:06

Netflix finally credited for me 24 days later

connorBC20

19-10-2007 10:16:36

I just got credited for hoodistar but not magazine burst

RyanG

19-10-2007 10:25:33

Anyone who has done rewardsparade, have you received your gift if you were confirmed in August/End of July? Thanks!

06pontiac

19-10-2007 10:54:56

OK, some of my offers credited. How long does BMG Music usually take to credit? I did it 7 days ago.

ghounds07

19-10-2007 11:37:55

Yay, done on a 3 offer site, i did 4 offers since one didn't credit, but still happy.

dmorris68

19-10-2007 11:43:29

[quote50c1afdbc5="06pontiac"]OK, some of my offers credited. How long does BMG Music usually take to credit? I did it 7 days ago.[/quote50c1afdbc5]
CD/DVD clubs are notoriously slow to credit on most DIY sites. 7 days would be fast for them, you'll probably wait 2-3 weeks or more for credit.

menglin

19-10-2007 12:33:56

How often do offers change? I was just able to do all 4 offers on the $1000GC.A month and a half from signing up. I know that sites have 60 and 180 days from sign up to complete.

mookieb2

19-10-2007 14:47:56

Just printed off my certs for the 1,000 Visa (4 offers). I love how at the end of the form it says, "Please wait 4-6 weeks for delivery of your gift."

Quick question, my mom went 3 out of 4 today. Is Brandarama like I-deal where it's just better to do a replacement, or should I have her wait another week? Obviously, with Brandarama, she's in no hurry.

RolltheStampede

19-10-2007 19:11:46

wait no more the 3 weeks total, then just do another offer.

did everyone get there credits this week i did

hum1m9e8r8b

20-10-2007 14:38:11

Where can I find the $500 Best Buy card that zr2152 was referring to on page 3? I can't seem to find it anywhere else.

slambam

20-10-2007 22:11:50

[quote3e237dc6cc="fbskiracer"]Netflix finally credited for me 24 days later[/quote3e237dc6cc]

Hmm, that gives me hope, this was the 3rd Friday for me. Hadn't been 21 days yet, but I had just about given up hope. I'll wait another week or two I suppose.

fbskiracer

21-10-2007 07:20:47

So is anyone scared that alot of the open offers are now closed? I.E. the $2500 check/scholarship link, the 4 offer $1000 visa and the 5 offer sports authority cards?

I want to the scholarship one but I'm worried it might not come now that you can no longer sign up.

massman

21-10-2007 13:00:54

[quoteaf0b1fa7a5="fbskiracer"]So is anyone scared that alot of the open offers are now closed? I.E. the $2500 check/scholarship link, the 4 offer $1000 visa and the 5 offer sports authority cards?

I want to the scholarship one but I'm worried it might not come now that you can no longer sign up.[/quoteaf0b1fa7a5]

nah, i'm not worried. every company HAS to change/adapt as more new people get in on them. Just gotta adapt with them.

Zags1199

21-10-2007 13:32:25

Yeah, they still have plenty of promotions up on each domain. They just don't have the amazing ones anymore.

fbskiracer

21-10-2007 17:18:24

My point was more should i complete the scholarship one or not. I signed up, but will I get it IF the offer is no longer open?

manOFice

21-10-2007 18:32:26

[quotee7d5e41ae4="fbskiracer"]My point was more should i complete the scholarship one or not. I signed up, but will I get it IF the offer is no longer open?[/quotee7d5e41ae4]

Yes.

madmanx33

23-10-2007 03:34:34

Ahh shit
Does running adblock plus while completing offers ruin crediting?

fbskiracer

23-10-2007 06:34:36

[quote2fa4f66b11="madmanx33"]Ahh shit
Does running adblock plus while completing offers ruin crediting?[/quote2fa4f66b11]

Yes, adblocking, firewalls, anything protecting you CAN (can not will) mess up offer crediting by disturbing the reporting system. I turn everything off while I am completing offers to increase my odds.

RolltheStampede

02-11-2007 05:52:06

who's waiting for credits this week. i only need one

dmorris68

02-11-2007 06:38:21

[quoteee9faf2726="fbskiracer"][quoteee9faf2726="madmanx33"]Ahh shit
Does running adblock plus while completing offers ruin crediting?[/quoteee9faf2726]

Yes, adblocking, firewalls, anything protecting you CAN (can not will) mess up offer crediting by disturbing the reporting system. I turn everything off while I am completing offers to increase my odds.[/quoteee9faf2726]
A firewall by itself should never affect crediting, that's a misconception. The only way a firewall could affect crediting is if someone setup a blacklist filter in the firewall to block access to certain URL's.

I think the confusion lies in the fact that some personal firewall software also include optional cookie, ad, and popup blockers, which DO affect crediting. I always use discrete components, and disable any of those extra features from any firewall I use, but I always leave the firewall functionality enabled.

So as long you don't have anything blocking cookies, ads, & popups, you should have no problems with crediting (from your end, anyway).

mbarbs99

03-11-2007 11:08:37

[quoteed0c99839d]No...You aren't supposed to do the same offer even if it is on two different sites. For example you can't do the RP grocery 500 amex and the trusted rewards grocery 500 amex, b/c they're the same offer really.[/quoteed0c99839d]

I did Great Fun on YTB for the 4 offer 1k and then again for Brandarama thursday night as well as the kitty litter one (for the first time) to see if the friday morning crediting held true...

kitty litter a go!
Great Fun - not so much

So, i suppose people have mixed luck with offer repeats but as a whole it prolly isn't great especially if its looked at as fraud.

TheWorkGuy

04-11-2007 01:30:49

Hey

I have a request of ALL FiG members that have done or looked at brandarama/youtopbrands sites.

If I could get all the domain names/urls of all their sites I believe it would be helpful to all in discovering their sites and offers.

I have already discovered a few good deals and I think you guys can help in the effort for us all )

Thanks and your help will be rewarded soon ;)

TWG

So far I got the following domain names

brandarama.com
giftitamerica.com
householdsavingsclub.com
pollprizeusa.com
rewardsparade.com
topcomsumerrewards.com
topshelfbrands.net
trustedrewards.com
usasurveygroup.com
wholesomerewards.com
youtopbrands.com

zr2152

04-11-2007 07:11:30

[quote74e617ef82="mbarbs99"][quote74e617ef82]No...You aren't supposed to do the same offer even if it is on two different sites. For example you can't do the RP grocery 500 amex and the trusted rewards grocery 500 amex, b/c they're the same offer really.[/quote74e617ef82]

I did Great Fun on YTB for the 4 offer 1k and then again for Brandarama thursday night as well as the kitty litter one (for the first time) to see if the friday morning crediting held true...

kitty litter a go!
Great Fun - not so much

So, i suppose people have mixed luck with offer repeats but as a whole it prolly isn't great especially if its looked at as fraud.[/quote74e617ef82]

Yeah that is offer fraud and you yourself are ruining the freebie scene for others. Why the HELL would you do that?

manOFice

04-11-2007 07:27:13

[quote30086423e0="mbarbs99"][quote30086423e0]No...You aren't supposed to do the same offer even if it is on two different sites. For example you can't do the RP grocery 500 amex and the trusted rewards grocery 500 amex, b/c they're the same offer really.[/quote30086423e0]

I did Great Fun on YTB for the 4 offer 1k and then again for Brandarama thursday night as well as the kitty litter one (for the first time) to see if the friday morning crediting held true...

kitty litter a go!
Great Fun - not so much

So, i suppose people have mixed luck with offer repeats but as a whole it prolly isn't great especially if its looked at as fraud.[/quote30086423e0]

Thats offer fraud... roll

orangejuice

04-11-2007 07:48:17

lol. someone on anything4free claims to have done Clever Clasp 8 times. i thought it was funny. but its probably true...

dmorris68

04-11-2007 09:17:09

[quote26b919a017="mbarbs99"][quote26b919a017]No...You aren't supposed to do the same offer even if it is on two different sites. For example you can't do the RP grocery 500 amex and the trusted rewards grocery 500 amex, b/c they're the same offer really.[/quote26b919a017]

I did Great Fun on YTB for the 4 offer 1k and then again for Brandarama thursday night as well as the kitty litter one (for the first time) to see if the friday morning crediting held true...

kitty litter a go!
Great Fun - not so much

So, i suppose people have mixed luck with offer repeats but as a whole it prolly isn't great especially if its looked at as fraud.[/quote26b919a017]
Continuing to discuss the perpetration of offer fraud will result in banning from the forums. Do NOT discuss such things here.

zr2152

04-11-2007 09:28:29

I bet they get DQ'ed

slambam

04-11-2007 09:28:35

[quote8eb72bb5f0="TheWorkGuy"]Hey

I have a request of ALL FiG members that have done or looked at brandarama/youtopbrands sites.

If I could get all the domain names/urls of all their sites I believe it would be helpful to all in discovering their sites and offers.

I have already discovered a few good deals and I think you guys can help in the effort for us all )

Thanks and your help will be rewarded soon ;)

TWG

So far I got the following domain names

brandarama.com
giftitamerica.com
householdsavingsclub.com
pollprizeusa.com
rewardsparade.com
topcomsumerrewards.com
topshelfbrands.net
trustedrewards.com
usasurveygroup.com
wholesomerewards.com
youtopbrands.com[/quote8eb72bb5f0]

Only other one I know of is opiniongift.com

TheWorkGuy

04-11-2007 11:37:38

[quote3aa8ff97d0="slambam"][quote3aa8ff97d0="TheWorkGuy"]Hey

I have a request of ALL FiG members that have done or looked at brandarama/youtopbrands sites.

If I could get all the domain names/urls of all their sites I believe it would be helpful to all in discovering their sites and offers.

I have already discovered a few good deals and I think you guys can help in the effort for us all )

Thanks and your help will be rewarded soon ;)

TWG

So far I got the following domain names

brandarama.com
giftitamerica.com
householdsavingsclub.com
pollprizeusa.com
rewardsparade.com
topcomsumerrewards.com
topshelfbrands.net
trustedrewards.com
usasurveygroup.com
wholesomerewards.com
youtopbrands.com[/quote3aa8ff97d0]

Only other one I know of is opiniongift.com[/quote3aa8ff97d0]

Thanks you helped add two more new sites to the list )
Anyone else?

Also, since I haven't been on the forum for a while, how should I go about releasing Brandarama sites?
I got about a dozen new ones, including a $1000 VISA site.

TWG

RolltheStampede

04-11-2007 13:30:19

you can send them to me i got a pretty good list going

slambam

04-11-2007 14:25:26

No problemo. Hmm, how many offers are the $1000 Visas? I think I've seen them for 10 offers, are those the same?

samz465

04-11-2007 14:59:06

I've seen a couple $1000 ones for like 4 offers.

slambam

04-11-2007 19:31:20

[quote8a42bac32f="samz465"]I've seen a couple $1000 ones for like 4 offers.[/quote8a42bac32f]

Hmm? The still active?

RolltheStampede

05-11-2007 06:06:28

[quotef45dbd70fa="samz465"]I've seen a couple $1000 ones for like 4 offers.[/quotef45dbd70fa]

i have seen 1 for 4 offers. and a 1350 for 5 offers. thats about it

Crav

08-11-2007 15:26:17

[quoteb1ef719beb="zr2152"]I bet they get DQ'ed[/quoteb1ef719beb]

What does that mean?

zr2152

08-11-2007 16:19:58

[quoteddd0d9dded="Crav"][quoteddd0d9dded="zr2152"]I bet they get DQ'ed[/quoteddd0d9dded]

What does that mean?[/quoteddd0d9dded]

They will be disqualified from getting their gift cause they committed offer fraud

Swat1

08-11-2007 19:22:17

[quotee9a0a174c5="orangejuice"]lol. someone on anything4free claims to have done Clever Clasp 8 times. i thought it was funny. but its probably true...[/quotee9a0a174c5]

i'm not talking about fraud here so dont ban me.

My question about clever clasp (since i've never done it) is; is this a one time purchase of a clasp or does it have reoccuring charges? I heard its just a one time purchase but that doesn't sound right in these types of offers. if they were just one time purchases, it wouldn't be fraud then to do them again, right?

i just need clarification.

slambam

08-11-2007 19:40:34

[quote7f6f454526="Swat1"][quote7f6f454526="orangejuice"]lol. someone on anything4free claims to have done Clever Clasp 8 times. i thought it was funny. but its probably true...[/quote7f6f454526]

i'm not talking about fraud here so dont ban me.

My question about clever clasp (since i've never done it) is; is this a one time purchase of a clasp or does it have reoccuring charges? I heard its just a one time purchase but that doesn't sound right in these types of offers. if they were just one time purchases, it wouldn't be fraud then to do them again, right?

i just need clarification.[/quote7f6f454526]

It's just a one time thing. It's just like the infommercial if you've ever seen it on TV. When you order it they also offer you other "As Seen On TV" items.

dmorris68

08-11-2007 20:21:22

There are a few one-time purchase offers like that. Stuff like inkjet supplies, pet supplies, etc. Those are some of the best offers to do IMO.

kidd2108

09-11-2007 18:04:07

went 5 of 6 on two sites for a total of $1000. woot

sjbppd

10-11-2007 00:19:09

if you guys could post the links for the ipod touch and that 500 lowes it would be nice. or pm me. since no one seems to be posting links in this forum???

Swat1

10-11-2007 01:47:16

[quoteca9509b9ea="sjbppd"]if you guys could post the links for the iPod touch and that 500 lowes it would be nice. or pm me. since no one seems to be posting links in this forum???[/quoteca9509b9ea]

the 500 lowes link i have is dead...

Swat1

10-11-2007 04:31:56

has anyone gotten their sports authority giftcards yet this month? or recently?

slambam

10-11-2007 10:43:35

[quoteeb44c7781c="Swat1"][quoteeb44c7781c="sjbppd"]if you guys could post the links for the iPod touch and that 500 lowes it would be nice. or pm me. since no one seems to be posting links in this forum???[/quoteeb44c7781c]

the 500 lowes link i have is dead...[/quoteeb44c7781c]

There was two, this one is still alive...

http//www.householdsavingsclub.com/HZa2461dd8631?sud=786

sjbppd

10-11-2007 15:45:31

I found a ipod touch 16gb for 4 offers. Is this a good deal?

Oh yeah. Thanks for that link Slam.

kidd2108

10-11-2007 15:52:03

[quote7c9c7696be="sjbppd"]I found a iPod touch 16gb for 4 offers. Is this a good deal?

Oh yeah. Thanks for that link Slam.[/quote7c9c7696be]

yes.

manOFice

10-11-2007 16:36:47

[quotee7fc4d8037="sjbppd"]I found a iPod touch 16gb for 4 offers. Is this a good deal?

Oh yeah. Thanks for that link Slam.[/quotee7fc4d8037]

Link?

RyanG

10-11-2007 17:54:06

I think a $500 AMEX for 5 offers isn't too bad.

http//wholesomerewards.com/pub.php?pbk=CNY04&sk=ANgvx&bk=JYr45&flk=CGPr3&q15839=1

manOFice

10-11-2007 18:12:52

[quote9528f60895="RyanG"]I think a $500 AMEX for 5 offers isn't too bad.

http//wholesomerewards.com/pub.php?pbk=CNY04&sk=ANgvx&bk=JYr45&flk=CGPr3&q15839=1[/quote9528f60895]


http//www.householdsavingsclub.com/RXqw561dd8687?sud=786

500 bucks 5 offers also

freelio

11-11-2007 19:46:41

first post

$500 g/c to hotels for 3 referrals

http//www.householdsavingsclub.com/EPn0261dd867?sud=126

kidd2108

11-11-2007 19:55:27

[quote2f72a04588="freelio"]first post

$500 g/c to hotels for 3 referrals

http//www.householdsavingsclub.com/EPn0261dd867?sud=126[/quote2f72a04588]

3 offers, not 3 referrals. Not a bad first post. Im sure many others will appreciate your post. I already did that link though.

cubbieco

12-11-2007 10:48:31

I was confirmed for the $1000 visa back in July 5. The last shipments that I know of were around Oct 5 and that had people confirmed in June. I don't know that they shipped any since then (please correct me if I'm wrong). Would it do any good to raise a stink and try to get them to hurry the next batch or at least get mine done sooner? Has anybody ever tried to call and talk to a manager or anybody in authority?

mookieb2

12-11-2007 11:05:21

I guess you could, but it might be best just to wait. We know these take a while, and we knew that when we signed up for it. It will come soon enough.

kidd2108

12-11-2007 12:16:18

[quoteb4e81e6860="cubbieco"]I was confirmed for the $1000 visa back in July 5. The last shipments that I know of were around Oct 5 and that had people confirmed in June. I don't know that they shipped any since then (please correct me if I'm wrong). Would it do any good to raise a stink and try to get them to hurry the next batch or at least get mine done sooner? Has anybody ever tried to call and talk to a manager or anybody in authority?[/quoteb4e81e6860]

go ahead, but somehow you'll wind up at the bottom of the pile. lol I was confirmed July 2. Just wait it out a few more weeks.

Swat1

13-11-2007 01:35:16

[quote7ac427c784="cubbieco"]I was confirmed for the $1000 visa back in July 5. The last shipments that I know of were around Oct 5 and that had people confirmed in June. I don't know that they shipped any since then (please correct me if I'm wrong). Would it do any good to raise a stink and try to get them to hurry the next batch or at least get mine done sooner? Has anybody ever tried to call and talk to a manager or anybody in authority?[/quote7ac427c784]

it seems to me they order it and send it out in monthly bunches. so i highly doubt they will hurry it up....in fact, it looks as if they're slowing down. the BB 500 dollar for august is suppose to ship this month. last month, people from july got it in early oct...this month, it hasn't even been shipped yet. seems to be the same story for the 1000 dollars as well...and other BR sites.

bruman

13-11-2007 07:10:23

Peeps on another forum said they gots a lowes $500 gc confirmed 2 ship aug. 29th

RolltheStampede

13-11-2007 07:50:57

lowes seem to be shipping pretty fast, best buy cards need to get a move on

Swat1

13-11-2007 07:52:27

[quotecab0eba623="bruman"]Peeps on another forum said they gots a lowes $500 gc confirmed 2 ship aug. 29th[/quotecab0eba623]

i hope august Sport authorities ship this month then...its due this month. so are bestbuy cards..

dubbin87

13-11-2007 14:55:58

This question was brought up a few pages back but, am wondering if anymore info surfaced. (I already am in contact with CS about it) but want to hear from anyone who might have actually done it.

It's in reguards to wife/g/f living in the same household using the same IP doing an offer I already done. She has the offer under a different email address than I did, and will be doing different offers than me. but in the end the prize will becoming to the same home address with the same IP addy.

sjbppd

14-11-2007 08:22:59

[quote34283152b8="manOFice"][quote34283152b8="RyanG"]I think a $500 AMEX for 5 offers isn't too bad.

http//wholesomerewards.com/pub.php?pbk=CNY04&sk=ANgvx&bk=JYr45&flk=CGPr3&q15839=1[/quote34283152b8]


http//www.householdsavingsclub.com/RXqw561dd8687?sud=786

500 bucks 5 offers also[/quote34283152b8]

I would receive a check in place of the crate and barrel gc?

RolltheStampede

14-11-2007 08:28:37

not necessaryly they tend to ship what they advertise

sjbppd

17-11-2007 11:16:12

Found an 8 offer amex gc from brandarama. Says it's for corrective surgery. I wouldn't have to use it for the surgery right?

kidd2108

17-11-2007 11:26:05

[quote2f15b8c4e4="sjbppd"]Found an 8 offer amex gc from brandarama. Says it's for corrective surgery. I wouldn't have to use it for the surgery right?[/quote2f15b8c4e4]

lol

no, unless you want to of course.

wiebelhaus03

17-11-2007 11:26:41

no they don't care what they use your visa/amex gift cards for haha. What i think he meant is that if they say $500 lowe's gift card, then you will be getting a gift card to lowe's rather than a $500 check

heather77

19-11-2007 16:28:33

So can someone clarify this...
Why would we not get manual credit for offers? I'm waiting for 2 scholastic offers to go through (Its been 27 days!), care bear club and interactive kids. I have confirmation e-mails and invoices, too.

wiebelhaus03

19-11-2007 16:38:07

[quotea0c55b280e="heather77"]So can someone clarify this...
Why would we not get manual credit for offers? I'm waiting for 2 scholastic offers to go through (Its been 27 days!), care bear club and interactive kids. I have confirmation e-mails and invoices, too.[/quotea0c55b280e]

Well there are a few cases where people get manual credit, but it's just not worth the hassle to most people. The process takes a VERY long time. First you must wait the 30 days to file a MCR, then it takes an additional 30+ days for brandarama to contact the advertisor. Since there is not a guarantee that you will even get manual credit and it will take 60+ days even if you are lucky enough to get it.

Plus add on the 3-5 month wait you already have to get your gift, it just makes it a lot easier and faster to do a replacement offer

manOFice

19-11-2007 17:03:18

I"ll say it again if you're wait longer than 2-3 weeks do another offer.

zombievixen

19-11-2007 17:46:09

D

Just sent in the cert for the 3 offer $500 Best Buy Gift Card and I am 2/3 for the $500 Lowes. For some reason the offers for the Lowes card credited on days other than Friday, so hopefully my final offer will credit this Friday.

heather77

19-11-2007 22:49:15

Oh.
My problem is I went nuts in the last couple of months and did like 6 sites at once, (3 i-deal, 2 nuitech, 1 yf direct, & 1 Brandarama) and now I've done about every offer there is, and I don't want to repeat any offers because I know it's not allowed. Soooo, I don't think I CAN do any replacement offers... poop.

RolltheStampede

20-11-2007 06:42:47

even the neve ones that just popped up on ideal recently.

connorBC20

23-11-2007 09:49:10

Has anybody got thier credits yet today?

RyanG

23-11-2007 10:48:43

[quoteeb7769a2e9="connorBC20"]Has anybody got thier credits yet today?[/quoteeb7769a2e9]

Not yet here.

orangejuice

23-11-2007 12:54:52

Same here, not yet.

dubbin87

23-11-2007 15:16:04

I asked a agent last week if crediting was going to be done on friday, she got mad at me and told me they credit when ever the company sends out the info to them.

Zags1199

23-11-2007 15:49:53

Ergh, I'm waiting on the Entertainment Book offer to credit.

RyanG

23-11-2007 16:18:06

[quotecaec805d8a="dubbin87"]I asked a agent last week if crediting was going to be done on friday, she got mad at me and told me they credit when ever the company sends out the info to them.[/quotecaec805d8a]

I'll blame this lack of crediting on you!

fbskiracer

25-11-2007 08:35:12

Yea I'm missing 3 credits form this week and 1 from last week. this is the first time I've ever had a problem with brandarama, but I'm glad I'm not the only one I guess

ghounds07

25-11-2007 14:28:08

Anyone else's login not working on all sites?

beerman

25-11-2007 14:31:19

none of mine are working either

RolltheStampede

25-11-2007 16:31:08

must be fixed now

ghounds07

27-11-2007 09:37:33

anyone having crediting problems?

I did 3 offers 1 1/2 weeks ago, none credited on that friday, one credited on either monday/tuesday, and the last 2 haven't credited.

Weird thing is that after I did the offers only 1 offer showed as pending, the one that credited wasn't there until it said "completed". So now I have 2 offers that didn't credit (1 shows as pending, the other isn't listed).

Seems odd never happened to me before, we'll see what happens and then I'll probably do replacements..

RyanG

27-11-2007 10:37:56

My offers credited today.

mookieb2

27-11-2007 12:16:37

I got 1 out of 2 credits today. Expect the other to credit on Fri.

mookieb2

27-11-2007 12:23:51

Check that ^^^, I got credit for the other offer as well, and printed out my form just now.

Did both late last night.

RolltheStampede

27-11-2007 14:14:10

sweet, guess they are making up for friday. I should have done my offers yesterday liek I usually do but oh well, hopefull its back to fridays

bruman

28-11-2007 06:10:02

Anyone having any log-in problems? I can only log-in from one of my e-mail addresses

zr2152

28-11-2007 08:43:59

Good for me. Oh and my gf had her shop dani to finally go through. She is just waiting on netflix now and I know that it usually takes a while for these sites (not ideal). Has anyone done Netflix B4?

slambam

28-11-2007 11:38:05

Netflix does take a while. Usually somewhere between 3-4 weeks.

sjbppd

28-11-2007 13:34:42

Nordstrom GC confirmed to ship today. WOOT! D Now the waiting game begins. 3-4 months???

kalinkster

28-11-2007 14:45:56

[quote1b0dd812c5="bruman"]Anyone having any log-in problems? I can only log-in from one of my e-mail addresses[/quote1b0dd812c5]

I got the same problem. I'm using the same email for YTB and brandarama- none are currently working. I kept getting the same error code. I'll hold off sending an email until tomorrow.

yingyang

29-11-2007 01:22:16

I went approved today. I was wondering if any of you have ever changed the address the gift gets shipped to, and how you go about it. At the present rate, it looks like Brandarama would take 3-4 more months to ship amex and I might be moving before then. Could I have it shipped to another address? Anyone else done this?

RolltheStampede

29-11-2007 06:00:06

i think you can call them when you mobve to update your shipping address

benedict

29-11-2007 09:16:11

[quote352a06f126="yingyang"]I went approved today. I was wondering if any of you have ever changed the address the gift gets shipped to, and how you go about it. At the present rate, it looks like Brandarama would take 3-4 more months to ship amex and I might be moving before then. Could I have it shipped to another address? Anyone else done this?[/quote352a06f126]

to go about changing your shipping address, just login and click the confirm button and it should take you to a page where you can edit the shipping information and it will generate a new confirmation page for you.

RyanG

29-11-2007 09:54:37

[quote7ae3aab26b="benedict"][quote7ae3aab26b="yingyang"]I went approved today. I was wondering if any of you have ever changed the address the gift gets shipped to, and how you go about it. At the present rate, it looks like Brandarama would take 3-4 more months to ship amex and I might be moving before then. Could I have it shipped to another address? Anyone else done this?[/quote7ae3aab26b]

to go about changing your shipping address, just login and click the confirm button and it should take you to a page where you can edit the shipping information and it will generate a new confirmation page for you.[/quote7ae3aab26b]

Easier than that, just call them or send an e-mail. That's how I did it and it was easy.

fbskiracer

30-11-2007 06:46:03

So I was confirmed is late october/first week in november for the $1350 sports authority card. What are the odds it will get to me by the end of january?

RolltheStampede

30-11-2007 07:04:07

about 2%

kingsmoit

30-11-2007 09:30:36

Well, store cards do ship earlier. But probably closer to 3 months than 2.

zr2152

30-11-2007 10:40:32

[quotecfe006bde4="fbskiracer"]So I was confirmed is late october/first week in november for the $1350 sports authority card. What are the odds it will get to me by the end of january?[/quotecfe006bde4]

I've heard of people getting those as early as 2 months.

mookieb2

30-11-2007 12:00:15

Anybody get credits yet today? What time do they usually go through on Fridays?

dubbin87

30-11-2007 12:12:13

[quoteda33e210d1="mookieb2"]Anybody get credits yet today? What time do they usually go through on Fridays?[/quoteda33e210d1]

I got my certs already.

jmommy79@yahoo.com

30-11-2007 12:39:10

I got my credits today! Finally the last credit went through for the 4 offer $1000 visa! Thought I would never get it...I was having bad luck with offers there for awhile...been working on it since early July!!

RolltheStampede

30-11-2007 12:44:17

i got a few credits, hopefully it not done for the day

beerman

30-11-2007 14:47:43

[quote90e4e81215="fbskiracer"]So I was confirmed is late october/first week in november for the $1350 sports authority card. What are the odds it will get to me by the end of january?[/quote90e4e81215]

I was confirmed on 9/6, still no gift for me...count on 3 months minimum...

hum1m9e8r8b

30-11-2007 16:42:15

I got credit yesterday for Critic's Choice.

Swat1

01-12-2007 10:17:23

[quote1fc9e122b7="fbskiracer"]So I was confirmed is late october/first week in november for the $1350 sports authority card. What are the odds it will get to me by the end of january?[/quote1fc9e122b7]

Im on the sept ship list and i haven't gotten it yet...

btw, 'late october" and "first week in november" are totally different. they stick you in monthly ship lists. so please specify the date.

sjbppd

04-12-2007 01:27:27

what's a ship list?

zr2152

04-12-2007 07:41:39

[quotec3d31d31c2="sjbppd"]what's a ship list?[/quotec3d31d31c2]


Really?

the list of users who are getting their gifts shipped.

mookieb2

04-12-2007 11:09:22

My mom just called and told me that she got her last credit for her $1,000 gift card today.

Have they switched to a Tuesday crediting cycle becuase of the holiday? I had told her that she would probably get credit last Fri. but she didn't, then I remembered that last week I got all credits for a site on Tues.

Don't know if this represents a policy change or not. Just Curious as to what you guys think.

manOFice

04-12-2007 11:19:06

[quote14f5aa1fa3="mookieb2"]My mom just called and told me that she got her last credit for her $1,000 gift card today.

Have they switched to a Tuesday crediting cycle becuase of the holiday? I had told her that she would probably get credit last Fri. but she didn't, then I remembered that last week I got all credits for a site on Tues.

Don't know if this represents a policy change or not. Just Curious as to what you guys think.[/quote14f5aa1fa3]

They never only credited on friday, credits come in on any day of the week, it was just mainly friday in the past

mookieb2

04-12-2007 11:23:11

Oh, OK. I had thought that it was just fridays.

Thanks for the clarification.

dubbin87

04-12-2007 13:31:53

Reading back a few pages it almost looks like some have had the same problems as me, I was doing an offer and had 4 of them go complete back on friday, Today I check to see if anymore went and I had lost two offers.

I contacted CS and they said they have nothing in thier revenue records as me having 4 items credited. I'm kinda hoping that this maybe be related to the glitches they were having last week, but I dunno.

supersponger1979

05-12-2007 21:15:42

I did 2 offers for the Sports Authority 1350 gift card...Anyone think they will send the actual gift card to sports authority?

zr2152

05-12-2007 21:23:11

Yeah they do.

climed

05-12-2007 21:39:35

[quotea70427522c="supersponger1979"]I did 2 offers for the Sports Authority 1350 gift card...Anyone think they will send the actual gift card to sports authority?[/quotea70427522c]
Yes, they almost always send the advertised gift.

beerman

05-12-2007 22:19:01

Has anyone who was confirmed in August or september received thier Sports Authority cards yet?

fbskiracer

06-12-2007 11:29:35

beerman based on my own research on the subject the answer is not everyone

sjbppd

07-12-2007 01:43:13

[quote153951961f="zr2152"][quote153951961f="sjbppd"]what's a ship list?[/quote153951961f]


Really?

the list of users who are getting their gifts shipped.[/quote153951961f]

Where can I find it?

zr2152

07-12-2007 07:37:05

[quote680d5c94c7="sjbppd"][quote680d5c94c7="zr2152"][quote680d5c94c7="sjbppd"]what's a ship list?[/quote680d5c94c7]


Really?

the list of users who are getting their gifts shipped.[/quote680d5c94c7]

Where can I find it?[/quote680d5c94c7]

You cant. It is theirs and they do not share it.

ghounds07

07-12-2007 12:06:14

well worked perfectly for me this week, did 3 offers yesterday, all 3 credited today and am sending in my forms...perfect.

orangejuice

07-12-2007 14:30:44

another friday and they havent shipped any visas. lol. im at 6 months on mine..

michae229

07-12-2007 16:18:48

for real i emailed they said they are still on Junes whoever said July is wrong.

zr2152

07-12-2007 19:11:48

[quoteddad3d95f1="michae229"]for real i emailed they said they are still on Junes whoever said July is wrong.[/quoteddad3d95f1]

I called them and they told me they were finishing up Junes and then shipping july's this month.

That is what the lady told me.

bruman

07-12-2007 20:19:51

They lady told me they are buying the $1,000 VISAs.. they said they have a really extensive list this month.
I have a $500 VISA July 3rd, they said the $500 VISA's were going to take longer (probably january).

tylerc

07-12-2007 23:46:36

So they will be shipping the $1000 Visas from July this month? What about $500 AMEX?

RolltheStampede

10-12-2007 07:18:53

amexes are shipping august in january i think is what they said

Swat1

11-12-2007 12:47:36

What about the Sport authority GC? I'm pretty sure september is up next but have they pushed it back another month?

RolltheStampede

11-12-2007 13:21:31

no one has recieved any thing for a while

hiddenbelow

11-12-2007 22:16:42

What is the timeline on them changing from Qualified need confirmation after they do in fact recieve your certs.

They have had mine DC# a little over 2 weeks now and nothing has changed? Anyone give me a heads up on this?

Thanks

DW

freeipodplayer

12-12-2007 00:42:00

[quote2b607dfac3="hiddenbelow"]What is the timeline on them changing from Qualified need confirmation after they do in fact recieve your certs.

They have had mine DC# a little over 2 weeks now and nothing has changed? Anyone give me a heads up on this?

Thanks

DW[/quote2b607dfac3]

Within the week you should be confirmed... but it has taken upto a month before, for me.

freeipodplayer

12-12-2007 00:42:34

[quotea01af4d06b="RolltheStampede"]amexes are shipping august in january i think is what they said[/quotea01af4d06b]

jesus, I was hoping for my by now...

gengwall

12-12-2007 07:13:30

Question on how to read brandarama status page. I am doing a $500 GC (on yourtopbrands) for 3 offers. My status page shows that an offer is completed but it also still says 1 offer is needed on each of the three offer pages. The text is below. Why does the page 2 line (where I did this offer) still say 1 offer is needed? How do I know they credited my offer to the correct page, or any page?

[quote4563f93c1a]PetFirst completed

Still need to complete
Page 1 1 offer
Page 2 1 offer
Page 3 1 offer[/quote4563f93c1a]

beerman

12-12-2007 07:25:10

That "Still need to Complete" part is broke and has been for a while. you need to keep track of which offer you did on which page, once you complete the requirements you'll be able to print off your forms.
Good luck...

gengwall

12-12-2007 07:26:17

[quote9e6e2fcab6="beerman1976"]That "Still need to Complete" part is broke and has been for a while. you need to keep track of which offer you did on which page, once you complete the requirements you'll be able to print off your forms.
Good luck...[/quote9e6e2fcab6]Cool - thanks

nbonsu26

12-12-2007 09:03:58

I am still waiting on the Hoodia offer to approve for the BestBuy Card $500 3 offers


I am confirmed ship on both of my macys cards

1 Since Oct. 12th the other since nov 15th

supersponger1979

12-12-2007 16:52:19

[quote7a2a936550="zr2152"][quote7a2a936550="fbskiracer"]So I was confirmed is late october/first week in november for the $1350 sports authority card. What are the odds it will get to me by the end of january?[/quote7a2a936550]

I've heard of people getting those as early as 2 months.[/quote7a2a936550]

I have 2 of 5 offers complete...Will they send the actual SA gift card?

tylerc

12-12-2007 16:59:30

Yes. Brandarama sends actual gifts.

freeipodplayer

13-12-2007 00:09:22

[quote6571d6e393="zr2152"][quote6571d6e393="michae229"]for real i emailed they said they are still on Junes whoever said July is wrong.[/quote6571d6e393]

I called them and they told me they were finishing up Junes and then shipping july's this month.

That is what the lady told me.[/quote6571d6e393]

Thats funny, I was Confirmed June 29th, and received my 1000 visa probably 2 months ago now....

mookieb2

13-12-2007 14:28:04

Just went shipped today on an Aug. 5th CTS $500 Amex.

Woo-Hoo!

supersponger1979

13-12-2007 15:15:00

Anyone having problems with the brandarama sites? On the 1350 Sports Authority gift card one I cant get past pg1 one it says "thank you gor you time." All 4 pages came up yesterday...?

freeipodplayer

13-12-2007 15:18:01

[quote1b28fe59b1="mookieb2"]Just went shipped today on an Aug. 5th CTS $500 Amex.

Woo-Hoo![/quote1b28fe59b1]

good stuff. sounds like august is going out.

bruman

13-12-2007 15:35:59

I'm august 10th and I'm still C2S (
Only 5 days apart... what gives?

RyanG

13-12-2007 15:50:40

That's weird. CTS Aug 3rd here and no ship yet. Guess timeline is different for each site.

thatpnkchnkgrle

13-12-2007 16:28:36

that is weird. im august 20 something and i went shipped

bruman

13-12-2007 16:31:26

What site are you guys going shipped on?

freeipodplayer

13-12-2007 16:50:33

[quote75f6c44b1b="RyanG"]That's weird. CTS Aug 3rd here and no ship yet. Guess timeline is different for each site.[/quote75f6c44b1b]

it is different for each site.

I know, I had a 500 amex from brandarama, and a 500 from rewardsparade confirm the same month, but shipped 2 different months.

RyanG

13-12-2007 18:26:57

People are thinking it's the same for all sites so much it made me believe it.

thatpnkchnkgrle

13-12-2007 19:04:39

[quote37fa2bc6c7="bruman"]What site are you guys going shipped on?[/quote37fa2bc6c7]

$500 AMEx

zr2152

13-12-2007 19:18:07

[quotea0c75cf13b="thatpnkchnkgrle"][quotea0c75cf13b="bruman"]What site are you guys going shipped on?[/quotea0c75cf13b]

$500 AMEx[/quotea0c75cf13b]

There are many different sites for a 500 amex (ytb, rewards parade, householdsavings club).

Whcih site is your account on.

mookieb2

13-12-2007 19:24:14

Mine is Rewards Parade

thatpnkchnkgrle

13-12-2007 19:39:06

same here- rewards parade

jmommy79@yahoo.com

13-12-2007 20:13:53

Mine is rewards parade too...confirmed to be shipped Aug. 3! Hopefully mine will ship tomorrow!!

bruman

13-12-2007 21:23:29

[quoteaca77b955b="jmommy79@yahoo.com"]Mine is rewards parade too...confirmed to be shipped Aug. 3! Hopefully mine will ship tomorrow!![/quoteaca77b955b]

Hmm... that's weird.

So you are August 3rd confirmed to ship on RewardsParade
and someone else is August 5th shipped on RewardsParade

jmommy79@yahoo.com

13-12-2007 22:02:30

[quote0eb331f943="bruman"][quote0eb331f943="jmommy79@yahoo.com"]Mine is rewards parade too...confirmed to be shipped Aug. 3! Hopefully mine will ship tomorrow!![/quote0eb331f943]

Hmm... that's weird.

So you are August 3rd confirmed to ship on RewardsParade
and someone else is August 5th shipped on RewardsParade[/quote0eb331f943]

Yes that's correct...I hope I'm going to still get mine!

figgarro

14-12-2007 08:36:35

Has anybody been able to get the cash off an AMEX card? I know the Visa card come with a pin number but not the Amex card.

RolltheStampede

14-12-2007 08:59:23

i remeber someone saying something about taking the amex to wally world, gettign a visa and withdrawing it that way

freeipodplayer

14-12-2007 10:01:41

[quoteb032384fa3="RolltheStampede"]i remeber someone saying something about taking the amex to wally world, gettign a visa and withdrawing it that way[/quoteb032384fa3]

walmart doesnt sell those anymore... not many other visa's come with pin's either.

supersponger1979

14-12-2007 10:17:48

[quotef3b86d76c5="supersponger1979"]Anyone having problems with the brandarama sites? On the 1350 Sports Authority gift card one I cant get past pg1 one it says "thank you gor you time." All 4 pages came up yesterday...?[/quotef3b86d76c5]

Fixed, I needed to clear my cookies. Anyone had any luck with Columbia House DVD box set offer crediting? Thanks

kidd2108

14-12-2007 10:59:42

[quote14aaa74669="freeipodplayer"][quote14aaa74669="RolltheStampede"]i remeber someone saying something about taking the amex to wally world, gettign a visa and withdrawing it that way[/quote14aaa74669]

walmart doesnt sell those anymore... not many other visa's come with pin's either.[/quote14aaa74669]

mastercard greendot at CVS or your local pharmacy.

Only downside is they require your SS# to prevent fraud.

freeipodplayer

14-12-2007 11:34:02

[quote0dc8d3ba8d="kidd2108"][quote0dc8d3ba8d="freeipodplayer"][quote0dc8d3ba8d="RolltheStampede"]i remeber someone saying something about taking the amex to wally world, gettign a visa and withdrawing it that way[/quote0dc8d3ba8d]

walmart doesnt sell those anymore... not many other visa's come with pin's either.[/quote0dc8d3ba8d]

mastercard greendot at CVS or your local pharmacy.

Only downside is they require your SS# to prevent fraud.[/quote0dc8d3ba8d]

i know those ask for a SS#, but do they even come with a pin number? doubtful.

kidd2108

14-12-2007 12:55:23

[quote7a3535392c="freeipodplayer"][quote7a3535392c="kidd2108"][quote7a3535392c="freeipodplayer"][quote7a3535392c="RolltheStampede"]i remeber someone saying something about taking the amex to wally world, gettign a visa and withdrawing it that way[/quote7a3535392c]

walmart doesnt sell those anymore... not many other visa's come with pin's either.[/quote7a3535392c]

mastercard greendot at CVS or your local pharmacy.

Only downside is they require your SS# to prevent fraud.[/quote7a3535392c]

i know those ask for a SS#, but do they even come with a pin number? doubtful.[/quote7a3535392c]

yes.

RolltheStampede

14-12-2007 14:29:11

sweet CVS ill be seeing you in a month.

figgarro

14-12-2007 15:02:49

Not sure if you have a walgreens where you at buy they are offering a $9.95 rebate on the green dot cards for the activations fee.

dmorris68

14-12-2007 15:04:02

[quote7c631f196e="freeipodplayer"][quote7c631f196e="kidd2108"][quote7c631f196e="freeipodplayer"][quote7c631f196e="RolltheStampede"]i remeber someone saying something about taking the amex to wally world, gettign a visa and withdrawing it that way[/quote7c631f196e]

walmart doesnt sell those anymore... not many other visa's come with pin's either.[/quote7c631f196e]

mastercard greendot at CVS or your local pharmacy.

Only downside is they require your SS# to prevent fraud.[/quote7c631f196e]

i know those ask for a SS#, but do they even come with a pin number? doubtful.[/quote7c631f196e]
Yes, but be aware of a couple of things

1. GreenDot actually issues you a debit card with your name on it. The thing you pickup in the store isn't the real card -- they mail it to you. It's like a regular bank account debit card, which is why they need all your info. The account remains open and reloadable, it isn't disposable like the fixed-value gift cards.

2. Some stores won't accept anything but cash for giftcards. Others will take a debit card, but I've seen some even refuse those. None are supposed to take credit cards for them, so if your gift card is processed as credit rather than debit (and since the whole point behind this is you not having a PIN), you're probably going to have a hard time buying another card with it.

misscrystal

14-12-2007 15:38:06

Question

I parked the 2500 scholarship website back in August, but decided against doing it.

But now that I-Deal has gone into the shitter, I've started considering Brandarama sites.

I have until February 27, 2008 to finish all my offers. So if I start doing offers early Jan., how good are my chances of getting all 14 offers approved before the 27th of Feb?

ghounds07

14-12-2007 16:06:56

^^ good.

freeipodplayer

14-12-2007 16:55:38

[quotec45b8da254="dmorris68"][quotec45b8da254="freeipodplayer"][quotec45b8da254="kidd2108"][quotec45b8da254="freeipodplayer"][quotec45b8da254="RolltheStampede"]i remeber someone saying something about taking the amex to wally world, gettign a visa and withdrawing it that way[/quotec45b8da254]

walmart doesnt sell those anymore... not many other visa's come with pin's either.[/quotec45b8da254]

mastercard greendot at CVS or your local pharmacy.

Only downside is they require your SS# to prevent fraud.[/quotec45b8da254]

i know those ask for a SS#, but do they even come with a pin number? doubtful.[/quotec45b8da254]
Yes, but be aware of a couple of things

1. GreenDot actually issues you a debit card with your name on it. The thing you pickup in the store isn't the real card -- they mail it to you. It's like a regular bank account debit card, which is why they need all your info. The account remains open and reloadable, it isn't disposable like the fixed-value gift cards.

2. Some stores won't accept anything but cash for giftcards. Others will take a debit card, but I've seen some even refuse those. None are supposed to take credit cards for them, so if your gift card is processed as credit rather than debit (and since the whole point behind this is you not having a PIN), you're probably going to have a hard time buying another card with it.[/quotec45b8da254]

The cvs near me lets me pay with my CC, no problems. D

The question still remains, do the Green Dot cards come with a PIN number so we can withdraw cash?

I mean, my bank even sells Visa gift cards, those don't even come with PIN's.

mariners1999

14-12-2007 17:05:07

Use it to pay bills. That is what I did. Paid the Cel bill, cable bill, etc. for a few months. Then just kept the cash in my checking account that I would have used to pay the bills. That was the cheapest way to use the card for no fees.

M

steveyankee

14-12-2007 21:36:59

There's an easy way to get your money back too, at best buy.

Use the $500 Amex to buy a $500+ video camera.

Exchange it for a $600+ video camera (just say you want a better quality one), pay the difference with your own personal debit/credit card.

Once you get the new receipt, return the $700 camera a couple days later. The whole $700 will go back to your personal debit/credit card.

slambam

15-12-2007 05:55:15

[quoted1de6df848="misscrystal"]Question

I parked the 2500 scholarship website back in August, but decided against doing it.

But now that I-Deal has gone into the shitter, I've started considering Brandarama sites.

I have until February 27, 2008 to finish all my offers. So if I start doing offers early Jan., how good are my chances of getting all 14 offers approved before the 27th of Feb?[/quoted1de6df848]

I believe the 6 months starts when you do the first offer. I have the 4 offer $1000 Visa parked and just started doing it last week, and it's well over 6 months old...

$1000 Visa Gift Card
Not Qualified
[Apr-25-07 1241 PM]

bruman

15-12-2007 08:06:19

They already said they are not enforcing the 6 month rule

misscrystal

15-12-2007 12:51:34

[quote3a8a88b61c="bruman"]They already said they are not enforcing the 6 month rule[/quote3a8a88b61c]

Awesome. D I'll start it after Christmas since I'm tapped out. I might be able to use this to pay for my summer school classes. I'll be getting it in June or July anyway P

freeipodplayer

15-12-2007 14:52:00

[quote337450db12="misscrystal"][quote337450db12="bruman"]They already said they are not enforcing the 6 month rule[/quote337450db12]

Awesome. D I'll start it after Christmas since I'm tapped out. I might be able to use this to pay for my summer school classes. I'll be getting it in June or July anyway P[/quote337450db12]

They are currently 6 months or so behind on the Visa's, and with the amount of people jumping onto the Brandarama bandwagon, I can only imagine it getting longer.

orangejuice

15-12-2007 18:36:50

yeah, i hope they dont go out of business....

zr2152

15-12-2007 23:07:45

[quote63809846ca="orangejuice"]yeah, i hope they dont go out of business....[/quote63809846ca]

They are behind cause they can only order a certain amount of Visa's per month (per visa's terms in assuming). Also, June and July had the most site visits all year. I bet they get caught up once they get those shipped out and get back on the 6-8 week schedule within the next few months.

freeipodplayer

16-12-2007 00:42:34

[quote9ac99ec329="zr2152"][quote9ac99ec329="orangejuice"]yeah, i hope they dont go out of business....[/quote9ac99ec329]

They are behind cause they can only order a certain amount of Visa's per month (per visa's terms in assuming). Also, June and July had the most site visits all year. I bet they get caught up once they get those shipped out and get back on the 6-8 week schedule within the next few months.[/quote9ac99ec329]

Back to a 6-8 week schedule? haha, they havent been on a 6-8 week schedule in the past year!

Shit, even my sear gc from 10 months ago took 4 months.

supersponger1979

18-12-2007 17:13:31

Anyone ever had the Columbia House DVD box set offer credit? I signed up last Wed and it did not credit on Friday...This was on brandarama. Thanks

RolltheStampede

19-12-2007 06:46:27

i think someone said it had.

supersponger1979

20-12-2007 08:18:48

Anyone been able to contact support either by email or phone? It has been a week since I sent mine, I know support usually answers emails same day.

RolltheStampede

20-12-2007 09:46:59

i called yesterday, what your question that wont be answered by simply wait longer

beerman

20-12-2007 11:47:29

[quoteacf8b892c3="RolltheStampede"]what your question that wont be answered by simply wait longer[/quoteacf8b892c3]

what?

choice

20-12-2007 14:07:16

is it fine if the email address i inititally sign up with through the brandarama initial portal, and the email address i use for offers are different?

i notice sometimes when you click on offers , clicking through from brandarama, they sort of autofill the form for you. just wondering

supersponger1979

21-12-2007 15:19:31

Columbia House DVD box set club credited for me today...YEAH!

zr2152

26-12-2007 01:53:17

My gf's netflix credited in a little over 4 weeks on the HHSC 500 visa.

nbonsu26

26-12-2007 05:28:06

Yeah Columbia house took like 7 days for me D !

edgespeeder04

26-12-2007 12:45:24

hey for the sports authority giftcards, whats the shippin time on them? i was approved in sept.

nbonsu26

26-12-2007 14:19:16

Good for you I still have to complete that site you will probably get in in Feburary lol . Good luck.

Zags1199

28-12-2007 00:55:34

Has anyone actually gone shipped recently? None of mine from August have changed yet.

orangejuice

28-12-2007 01:15:16

I'm not sure if they will ever ship now to be honest...

maverik

28-12-2007 10:26:39

[quotedf758c5c65="Zags1199"]Has anyone actually gone shipped recently? None of mine from August have changed yet.[/quotedf758c5c65]

$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-28-07 1140 AM]

Confirmed in August

Zags1199

28-12-2007 10:39:31

Wow...do you remember what day or about what time of the month you were confirmed? Mine are from about the 20th on.

supersponger1979

28-12-2007 10:41:58

Any new sites people found recently for any brandarama sites? Thanks!

edgespeeder04

28-12-2007 11:01:08

[quote3c6fe6aa43="maverik"][quote3c6fe6aa43="Zags1199"]Has anyone actually gone shipped recently? None of mine from August have changed yet.[/quote3c6fe6aa43]

$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-28-07 1140 AM]

Confirmed in August[/quote3c6fe6aa43]


congrats that probably shut someone else mouth up there ^^^^ lmao.........i hope mine from july, august, and september arent too far off D

bruman

28-12-2007 11:05:03

I'm August 10th on TrustedRewards $500 Amex and not shipped (

orangejuice

28-12-2007 11:11:32

Same here am Aug 31st on that one. Probably will be another month before we see it

manOFice

28-12-2007 13:50:34

I hope no one is working on the cruise site....this is a response to a issue I contacted them about

"Ok. It looks like there is a problem with this gift item. This gift is not yet running. They are still working on getting everything updated and ready for this gift item. It is not even registered yet in our database for the Brandarama website. So, since you were able to somehow see this promotion they are wondering if you can send to us the information on how you received it. Can you send us a link to the offer or a copy of the email you received if you received this via email? Any information you can give to us on how you received information towards this offer would be helpful. As it is not yet ready we need to figure out how you received it to prevent possible problems. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for any additional help or information you can give to us in regards to this gift offer. "

freeipodplayer

28-12-2007 21:26:57

holy shit... i found that site thru google.

ryndne

29-12-2007 08:19:02

[quote0b689c0d72="Zags1199"]Has anyone actually gone shipped recently? None of mine from August have changed yet.[/quote0b689c0d72]

$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-28-07 1139 AM]

confirmed to ship originally ~ Aug 20

freeipodplayer

29-12-2007 08:26:56

[quotec4426201a1="ryndne"][quotec4426201a1="Zags1199"]Has anyone actually gone shipped recently? None of mine from August have changed yet.[/quotec4426201a1]

$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-28-07 1139 AM]

confirmed to ship originally ~ Aug 20[/quotec4426201a1]

Which site is this Amex from though.... All the sites, for all the Amex's, do not have the same schedule.

thatpnkchnkgrle

29-12-2007 22:39:09

My status just changed from "Shipped" to "Could not deliver". Anyone ever get this?

RyanG

29-12-2007 23:44:46

[quote399e14b0ef="thatpnkchnkgrle"]My status just changed from "Shipped" to "Could not deliver". Anyone ever get this?[/quote399e14b0ef]

I'd call them ASAP on Monday, and send an e-mail now. Did you not sign for the card? Usually you are given 2-3 attempts from USPS to deliver it, and if you don't go pick it up or are there to sign for it, they will send it back to the original sender.

mookieb2

30-12-2007 09:01:32

It happened to me. My postman never left me a notice to go sign for it. Brandarama is great with customer service and will re-send,. Just send an email and they will work it out.

freeipodplayer

30-12-2007 11:10:36

[quote462c3b0d09="thatpnkchnkgrle"]My status just changed from "Shipped" to "Could not deliver". Anyone ever get this?[/quote462c3b0d09]

Your postman sucks.

Call or email right away.

tylerc

30-12-2007 12:19:21

Yeah I got this too, I got nothing left in the mailbox, and someone was home every day when the mail came too.

thatpnkchnkgrle

30-12-2007 13:29:53

Great. I checked the mail everyday since it went shipped. Stupid postman...did not even leave a notice.

btw- thanks for the replies

edgespeeder04

30-12-2007 14:35:09

why do u have to sign for it? ive never had to sign for something from them

tylerc

30-12-2007 15:15:10

Er..? They send everything Certified Mail.

manOFice

30-12-2007 17:57:10

stupid postal guys...

edgespeeder04

30-12-2007 18:54:38

[quote12eec4d52a="tylerc"]Er..? They send everything Certified Mail.[/quote12eec4d52a]

not for me.........ive gotten my gas cards my $600 visa in a regular envelope in my mailbox

WEBDIZZY

30-12-2007 21:04:17

Has anyone gotten credit for Boca Java on a Brandarama site? If yes, how long did it take? I completed it on 12/8 and received my first shipment already.

kidd2108

31-12-2007 01:03:31

[quoted775b2e319="tylerc"]Er..? They send everything Certified Mail.[/quoted775b2e319]

My mailman just dropped it off with no signature even though it had the green signature thing in the back to sign for it. I guess its better than leaving no sign and returning it to brandarama.

supersponger1979

31-12-2007 08:49:35

[quote46d552cda2="WEBDIZZY"]Has anyone gotten credit for Boca Java on a Brandarama site? If yes, how long did it take? I completed it on 12/8 and received my first shipment already.[/quote46d552cda2]

Mine credited fairly quickly...defintely no as long as yours is taking.

RFree

31-12-2007 12:33:16

Still waiting on my $500 Best Buy Card to be shipped. Went confirmed on 9/11. ( ?

supersponger1979

31-12-2007 14:48:27

If anyone has a problem with Columbia House, here is the phone number (I had a hell of a time finding it) 1-800-262-2001...The lady was very nice though )

tylerc

03-01-2008 12:39:16

Just an FYI for everyone, my $500 AMEX form RewardsParade was shipped mid-December, then said "Could Not Deliver" on 12/26, so I called yesterday, and now my status says "Shipped" again. If anyone else is having this problem, just call, they confirm your address and send it out again.

supersponger1979

04-01-2008 09:00:57

Got qualified for $1350 Sports Authority card today! YEAH!

nbonsu26

04-01-2008 11:58:38

Yay one more offer for my $300 Neiman Marcus Card


Confirmed to be ship for $500 worth of Macys Cards ! D

edgespeeder04

04-01-2008 12:08:01

[quote6fa517b862="supersponger1979"]Got qualified for $1350 Sports Authority card today! YEAH![/quote6fa517b862]


ooo i remember my day in september.....now i cant wait to go on a shopping spree..........fishing equipment and nice warm clothes lol if it gets here before summer

beerman

04-01-2008 12:13:32

me too! Come-on Brandarama ship September, I want some sports gear!!!!!

and a side note, a friend sold his on ebay, got about $380, not bad, but I rather have some cool sports gear..

freeipodplayer

04-01-2008 15:04:29

[quote2d99c60e9d="beerman1976"]me too! Come-on Brandarama ship September, I want some sports gear!!!!!

and a side note, a friend sold his on ebay, got about $380, not bad, but I rather have some cool sports gear..[/quote2d99c60e9d]

With mine, I bought 2 mountain bikes, a bike rack for the car, AND I sold the rest for 700 bucks! Not bad for 5 offers, eh?

supersponger1979

04-01-2008 17:29:00

Nice job players!

nbonsu26

04-01-2008 18:07:31

I got to do five offers still lol December I want some skis lol !

nbonsu26

04-01-2008 18:12:54

Oh yeah does anyone know when Brandarama might get some more offers lol do I have to wait another month !

beerman

04-01-2008 19:59:31

nope, that's why I went to nuitech, better gifts and quicker shipping!

orangejuice

04-01-2008 22:04:23

assuming nuitech is gonna pay out and not F people

beerman

04-01-2008 22:07:31

[quote40d1393638="orangejuice"]assuming nuitech is gonna pay out and not F people[/quote40d1393638]

That's what I'm hoping for wink

WEBDIZZY

08-01-2008 18:55:10

Has anyone every gotten credit for an offer on a Brandarama site after submitting their confirmation email to support after waiting the 30 days they require you to wait? I still haven't received credit for Boca Java (completed 12/8 and the last credit I need) but I don't want to do another offer unless I really have to because I'm VERY limited on what's left that I haven't already done.

slambam

08-01-2008 18:58:57

There not too good at giving missing credit when it's requested from what I hear. I put in for two offers that I need and have yet to get it, it was only a few days ago though.

beerman

08-01-2008 18:58:59

yes, but it takes a long time, a loooong time!

chewy

08-01-2008 19:10:02

[quote6ff5d4039e="WEBDIZZY"]Has anyone every gotten credit for an offer on a Brandarama site after submitting their confirmation email to support after waiting the 30 days they require you to wait? I still haven't received credit for Boca Java (completed 12/8 and the last credit I need) but I don't want to do another offer unless I really have to because I'm VERY limited on what's left that I haven't already done.[/quote6ff5d4039e]

they do eventually credit you you just have to keep emailing them periodically, being polite of course.

slambam

08-01-2008 19:36:08

Any idea how long eventually is? Is it worth the wait? I just started the 4 offer $1000 Visa I had parked and just put in missing credit request for the 2 offers that didnt credit (other 2 did), but I guess I have a long wait after I get approved and everything anyway...

bruman

08-01-2008 19:37:06

[quoteae5004937f="slambam"]Any idea how long eventually is? Is it worth the wait? I just started the 4 offer $1000 Visa I had parked and just put in missing credit request for the 2 offers that didnt credit (other 2 did), but I guess I have a long wait after I get approved and everything anyway...[/quoteae5004937f]

I've been waiting over a half a year ago and I'm still not shipped yet. I was confirmed July 3rd. That should give you an idea.

zr2152

08-01-2008 19:37:22

yeah probably 6 months, im on 5 now.

slambam

08-01-2008 19:53:44

How long for manual credit, if it ever works out?

WEBDIZZY

08-01-2008 19:55:09

I'm not referring to a wait on the gift; I'm referring to credit for an offer. I know gifts can take up to 6 months. I once tried for 4 months just to get credit on a couple of offers (politely emailing several times) and finally gave up. I don't want to do that again.

beerman

09-01-2008 01:09:01

Just to clearify, I was refering to offer manually crediting. it takes a looong time, most people just give up and do a rreplacement offer. Currently I am waiting on 4 manual creits, it have been well over 30 days. IThey do credit after some time though....

ILoveToys

09-01-2008 12:20:40

You will eventually get manual, but it's not worth the wait.

RolltheStampede

09-01-2008 13:11:52

[quoteb1ea93e228="ILoveToys"]You [bb1ea93e228]may[/bb1ea93e228] eventually get manual, but it's not worth the wait.[/quoteb1ea93e228]


there fixed

heather77

09-01-2008 14:03:08

I have the same problem, I'm waiting on manual credit for 2 offers from USASurveyGroup, and it has been longer than 30 days since I submitted my emails. They recently got back to me and said that my claim was still being processed and they have no control over how long it will take. I would love to do replacement offers, but I don't think I can without repeating offers unless they post something new. I guess I don't have a choice except to wait. This was my first Brandarama site, btw, and I didn't know there were better ones than 8-offer $500 gcs...LOL...

RolltheStampede

09-01-2008 14:38:26

[quote4999ca3c77="heather77"] I didn't know there were better ones than 8-offer $500 gcs...LOL...[/quote4999ca3c77]

well now you know and knowing is half the battle.

heather77

09-01-2008 15:02:41

GI JOE!
heehee

heather77

14-01-2008 11:43:40

OK, I checked the threads and I didn't see the answer to this question...
Can you do 2 different gifts from the same site? I did the Yourtopbrands best buy gift card and now i want to do the yourtopbrands 1000 visa. I signed up and the status shows up on the same page, but I haven't done any offers yet (I need them to change the last page so I can actually complete it) I figured I had time to wait if you get 180 days to complete it...

cubbieco

14-01-2008 15:33:44

As far as I know the answer is yes. I'm pretty sure but you might want to wait to hear from somebody who has actually done it.

wiebelhaus03

14-01-2008 15:35:51

yes you can

prizejunkie

14-01-2008 19:49:41

has anyone recieved the 2500 check?

michae229

14-01-2008 20:21:43

[quoteac7be2d512="prizejunkie"]has anyone recieved the 2500 check?[/quoteac7be2d512]

for real i am 1 offer away from finishing

RolltheStampede

14-01-2008 20:21:56

i think there were some people confirmed in septembet or august

beerman

14-01-2008 20:32:34

I'm confirmed november 6th....so may/june (fingerscrossed)

I really hope the "checks ship faster" is true )

thatpnkchnkgrle

14-01-2008 23:11:04

i was confirmed in nov as well. when i called last mo to check on it, they said they were shipping those confirmed in aug.

tiffrnwhitney

15-01-2008 06:47:04

I was confirmed to ship on Sept. 10th for the scholarship. I will post when I receive!

beerman

15-01-2008 11:34:17

Finally!

$500 Sears Gift Card
Shipped
[Jan-15-08 1213 PM]

Confirmed 8/25
householdsavingsclub

bruman

15-01-2008 12:56:20

Amex shipped too! woohoo!

$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[Jan-15-08 1207 PM]

ILoveToys

15-01-2008 13:02:57

When were you CTS bruman?

bruman

15-01-2008 13:05:00

January 10th TrustedRewards..

I also had another $500 Amex RewardsParade confirmed on August 24th and that is saying shipped as well.

I am a little worried that I will only be getting one though, becuase they both shipped at the same time (1207) -- or do all the amexs note shipped at the same time for everyone?

It was the same layout/gift, but I was confirmed before they started enforcing that rule, so...

michae229

15-01-2008 13:05:47

[quotee572a3e237="bruman"]January 10th TrustedRewards..

I also had another $500 Amex RewardsParade confirmed on August 24th and that is saying shipped as well.

I am a little worried that I will only be getting one though, becuase they both shipped at the same time (1207).

It was the same layout/gift, but I was confirmed before they started enforcing that rule, so...[/quotee572a3e237]

you will get both i did

orangejuice

15-01-2008 13:06:05

Now wait a minute, when were you confirmed for TrustedRewards? It wasnt january 10th...was it in august?

bruman

15-01-2008 13:07:16

[quote175150d772="michae229"][quote175150d772="bruman"]January 10th TrustedRewards..

I also had another $500 Amex RewardsParade confirmed on August 24th and that is saying shipped as well.

I am a little worried that I will only be getting one though, becuase they both shipped at the same time (1207).

It was the same layout/gift, but I was confirmed before they started enforcing that rule, so...[/quote175150d772]

you will get both i did[/quote175150d772]

Thanks ) That gives me hope. When did you receive both of yours? Were they also on the same month/shipped at the same time?

bruman

15-01-2008 13:07:42

[quotedbd0c5358a="orangejuice"]Now wait a minute, when were you confirmed for TrustedRewards? It wasnt january 10th...was it in august?[/quotedbd0c5358a]

Ah.. yeah, you're right. Sorry. AUGUST 10th.

ILoveToys

15-01-2008 13:08:15

Edit NM

michae229

15-01-2008 13:19:48

[quote69b3a2848b="bruman"][quote69b3a2848b="michae229"][quote69b3a2848b="bruman"]January 10th TrustedRewards..

I also had another $500 Amex RewardsParade confirmed on August 24th and that is saying shipped as well.

I am a little worried that I will only be getting one though, becuase they both shipped at the same time (1207).

It was the same layout/gift, but I was confirmed before they started enforcing that rule, so...[/quote69b3a2848b]

you will get both i did[/quote69b3a2848b]

Thanks ) That gives me hope. When did you receive both of yours? Were they also on the same month/shipped at the same time?[/quote69b3a2848b]

2 different ones thats weird i was confirmed after you so it must be alphabetical order.

stephpoet

17-01-2008 15:54:12

I had a Trusted Rewards AMEX and a YourTopBrands Visa confirmed to ship in September. Would I get these before March?

RolltheStampede

17-01-2008 17:31:32

maybe they are in the middle of august

viperklt21

18-01-2008 09:23:43

If I completed the sports authority site today do you think I will receive my gift faster then normal because I would be one of the only ones doing it right now or would it take longer?

puppeteer

18-01-2008 09:27:43

[quoted51598544d="viperklt21"]If I completed the sports authority site today do you think I will receive my gift faster then normal because I would be one of the only ones doing it right now or would it take longer?[/quoted51598544d]

sadly to say.. ive been waiting for 5months for my 1000 and 600 visa from brandrama -_- nothing is faster

viperklt21

18-01-2008 09:42:12

I have heard that gift cards to stores are sometimes faster.

RolltheStampede

18-01-2008 10:13:58

used to be

viperklt21

18-01-2008 10:47:59

but I should be the only one on their list now if I completed it. Shouldn't I?

freeipodplayer

18-01-2008 14:31:14

[quote14ed6ae129="viperklt21"]but I should be the only one on their list now if I completed it. Shouldn't I?[/quote14ed6ae129]

Yea, youll be on the list alright, behind a million other people.

viperklt21

18-01-2008 14:40:44

the list for sports authority???? I thought most everyone has received that gift.

beerman

18-01-2008 17:13:49

nope, we got three of us still waiting to buy some killer sports gear )

viperklt21

18-01-2008 18:21:32

I plan on buying a tv with mine. Maybe a snowboard too. 2/5 offers credited instantly and i guess the rest will credit next Fri. What month are they on?

orangejuice

18-01-2008 18:28:32

they are on august for the 1350 sports as far as i know. by the time we are due to get em they might be bankrupt, who knows

viperklt21

18-01-2008 18:36:05

awesome so I got 5-6 months assuming I can get approved by the end of the month which will be tough.

mwt123

18-01-2008 20:25:38

i just noticed that they added the gift status instructions

do they follow by this rule, because I saved up alot of sites

I remember reading this on TOS before, but was it always on the status page?

beerman

18-01-2008 21:23:53

[quote66a7dc1dee="orangejuice"]they are on august for the 1350 sports as far as i know. by the time we are due to get em they might be bankrupt, who knows[/quote66a7dc1dee]

That sounds about right. I was CTS on 9/6/07 and still waiting, hopefully next month....

jvine860

19-01-2008 03:55:15

Nice to see people getting confirmed to ship!~

orangejuice

19-01-2008 09:58:54

everyone gets confirmed to ship...nobody ever knows when they will ship

supersponger1979

21-01-2008 12:35:59

Got confirmed to ship for my $1350 Sports Authority card Jan 18th!

fbskiracer

22-01-2008 09:58:10

I was confirmed for the $1000 Visa 10/5, $1350 sports authority 11/5, $500 Amex 11/8, and $2500 check 12/11

None of which have been received obviously.

supersponger1979

22-01-2008 17:50:39

[quoteb5e6218bb5="fbskiracer"]I was confirmed for the $1000 Visa 10/5, $1350 sports authority 11/5, $500 Amex 11/8, and $2500 check 12/11

None of which have been received obviously.[/quoteb5e6218bb5]

Holy crap! Down payment on a house maybe?

orangejuice

22-01-2008 18:15:37

who puts money down on a house? i never will.

cubbieco

23-01-2008 09:13:59

[quote63edfbdca6="orangejuice"]who puts money down on a house? i never will.[/quote63edfbdca6]

Ummm anybody who wants a house... 3% down is almost a total minimum nowadays.

ILoveToys

23-01-2008 12:37:21

[quotebd7008c544="orangejuice"]who puts money down on a house? i never will.[/quotebd7008c544]

or anyone who knows anything about how compound interest works....

RolltheStampede

23-01-2008 13:10:53

[quote1c7cfb6223="cubbieco"][quote1c7cfb6223="orangejuice"]who puts money down on a house? i never will.[/quote1c7cfb6223]

Ummm anybody who wants a house... 3% down is almost a total minimum nowadays.[/quote1c7cfb6223]

But Carlton Sheets told me i could get one for no down payment

orangejuice

23-01-2008 13:26:28

I got one for no down payment, lmfao. i got the seller to pay the down payment )

supafreak00

23-01-2008 19:41:24

Yeah but you have to pay PMI then, don't you?

l0pher

23-01-2008 19:45:53

[quote17f27429ba="supafreak00"]Yeah but you have to pay PMI then, don't you?[/quote17f27429ba]

You could always get a 80/20 or 85/15 loan though with the credit crunch, better make sure you have very good credit

nick_e

24-01-2008 12:30:34

I got a 24 unit apartment building no money down it'
s called owner financing. switched to bank financing after I fixed the place up and rented more of it out

dubbin87

24-01-2008 14:47:15

Soooooo Brandarama, anyone got news on them to talk about?

wiebelhaus03

24-01-2008 14:48:03

people have been receiving their ipod touch from brandarama today who were confirmed in october (i was CTS in nov. so hopefully it'll be soon for me)

Zags1199

24-01-2008 15:55:49

On RewardsParade, I was confirmed to ship on August 27th. A month ago, they told me I should receive the card in two to four weeks. Then today, they told me that they only ordered half the cards, and that I'll still have to wait a while.

supersponger1979

25-01-2008 08:26:48

Anyone have any offers credit today? Is it usually early morning or middle of the day? Thanks

RolltheStampede

25-01-2008 08:54:43

hmmm didnt do any brandarama this week wait about 4 more hours

dubbin87

25-01-2008 09:09:36

nothing yet, but it's only noon for them.

viperklt21

25-01-2008 09:30:27

none of mine credited yet either. Probably going to be a couple more hours.

supersponger1979

25-01-2008 09:39:11

Thanks for the input guys...I know we are all anxious to get our gifts. I have almost $2500 worth of stuff in the works!

beerman

25-01-2008 09:51:33

I'm waiting on over $6,000 from them!

maverik

25-01-2008 10:29:36

[quoteee88e570e2="beerman1976"]I'm waiting on over $6,000 from them![/quoteee88e570e2]

Here, Here...

Daunted

25-01-2008 11:08:11

Anybody get credit today? I've been waiting on two offers to credit for a couple weeks and if they don't credit today I'm just going to do another offer.

viperklt21

25-01-2008 11:24:08

still nothing for me but I would give it until the end of the day today. I have had them credit in the evening before.

RolltheStampede

25-01-2008 11:33:43

patience

prizejunkie

25-01-2008 14:10:13

I had one out of 5 credit so far today ugh

viperklt21

25-01-2008 15:52:19

I had two more credit for me. Still waiting on emusic.

soccerbud

25-01-2008 15:58:28

[quote125a2d0962="prizejunkie"]I had one out of 5 credit so far today ugh[/quote125a2d0962]

3/8 (

wiebelhaus03

25-01-2008 16:46:38

1/1 here D finally did the last offer for the 3 offer $500 visa i've been putting off doing that last offer for about 2 months and finally did it last night

dubbin87

25-01-2008 16:50:55

3/3 I was waiting for. )

prizejunkie

25-01-2008 17:10:19

2 more came through just waiting on blockbuster hopefully soon!

supersponger1979

25-01-2008 19:25:50

3/3 for me qualified for the $825 Nordstrom card

floorsoup

26-01-2008 19:24:46

I am still working on the $1000 visa giftcard, 2 of my offers never credited, I want to do replacement offers but I am not sure how to tell what level I need to do them on. Is there an easy way to do this? In the part where it says what levels are completed it is blank but it shows 2 of the offers as being completed (I have been working on this for a few months I did all the offers the first day I signed up but was waiting to see if I could get them to credit before I did more offers).

zr2152

26-01-2008 19:28:47

[quote4545070726="floorsoup"]I am still working on the $1000 visa giftcard, 2 of my offers never credited, I want to do replacement offers but I am not sure how to tell what level I need to do them on. Is there an easy way to do this? In the part where it says what levels are completed it is blank but it shows 2 of the offers as being completed (I have been working on this for a few months I did all the offers the first day I signed up but was waiting to see if I could get them to credit before I did more offers).[/quote4545070726]

Email them, that is what I did for a couple offers. They will tell you what page the offers were on that you have completed.

supersponger1979

26-01-2008 19:57:03

Disney movie club credit for anyone? Or Living Christian? Thanks

heather77

28-01-2008 11:35:50

[quotea2fb2aa8ec="zr2152"][quotea2fb2aa8ec="floorsoup"]I am still working on the $1000 visa giftcard, 2 of my offers never credited, I want to do replacement offers but I am not sure how to tell what level I need to do them on. Is there an easy way to do this? In the part where it says what levels are completed it is blank but it shows 2 of the offers as being completed (I have been working on this for a few months I did all the offers the first day I signed up but was waiting to see if I could get them to credit before I did more offers).[/quotea2fb2aa8ec]

Email them, that is what I did for a couple offers. They will tell you what page the offers were on that you have completed.[/quotea2fb2aa8ec]

I just did that for the site I was working on, but they said I need a page 2 and a page 3 offer but I know for sure that I needed a page 4 offer and one other from page 2 or 3... should I just go by what they told me?

Swat1

29-01-2008 00:46:45

i wonder if they even remember they have a nordstroms site that they should start sending out GCs to.

favored

29-01-2008 11:15:17

[quote3c0659e4c4="supersponger1979"]Disney movie club credit for anyone? Or Living Christian? Thanks[/quote3c0659e4c4]

Disney Movie Club did. I didn't do Living Christian.

RyanG

29-01-2008 11:48:13

Living Christian credits, done it.

Gman14

30-01-2008 15:35:42

Anyone done GreatFun? still waiting for that one to credit. its been four days. All the other offers I've done have credited already, including one I did an hour ago! Should I do another offer?

slambam

30-01-2008 16:00:42

I'd wait til Friday at least. They all used to credit on Fridays, and now most seem to be going instantly, but maybe some are still Friday.

Daunted

30-01-2008 16:05:00

[quotedc7a4ccd2a="Gman14"]Anyone done GreatFun? still waiting for that one to credit. its been four days. All the other offers I've done have credited already, including one I did an hour ago! Should I do another offer?[/quotedc7a4ccd2a]

I did GreatFun on a Saturday and had to wait till the following Friday for it to credit. Great offer tho. Got my $20 in Gas Cards in the mail a couple days ago!

Gman14

30-01-2008 16:50:32

Alright thanks.

And its only for one $10 gas card now. Oh well, its still one of the only offers that offers you something extra along with a membership. D I couldn't pass that one down lol.

supersponger1979

30-01-2008 16:56:33

Offers credit on Fridays....Anyone know how long before we can do manual credit?

wiebelhaus03

30-01-2008 17:07:16

brandarama doesnt do manual credit. It's supposedly 30 days, but even if you submit proof you will never get credit....some people have waited as long as 9 months and still never received manual credit haha

freeipodplayer

30-01-2008 17:28:21

[quotedd21ef2aa7="wiebelhaus03"]brandarama doesnt do manual credit. It's supposedly 30 days, but even if you submit proof you will never get credit....some people have waited as long as 9 months and still never received manual credit haha[/quotedd21ef2aa7]

8 months here, but I ended up doing a replacement after 2 months.... but still, that credit hasnt come!

orangejuice

30-01-2008 17:50:51

why would you wait even 2 months. i never even bother. i just do another offer

freeipodplayer

30-01-2008 18:56:14

[quotefdac16f486="orangejuice"]why would you wait even 2 months. i never even bother. i just do another offer[/quotefdac16f486]

like i said... that was before everyone on here was even really doing Brandarama. and I just looked at my excel sheet. it was actually a year ago in a couple weeks!

Gman14

31-01-2008 12:13:13

Well, I got credit for all my offers. I just printed my redemption form and I'm gunna drop it off at the post office right now.

Just gotta play the waiting game now, lol. Only another 6 months or so until I get my $500 Gift Card lol. In the mean time I'll probably do another site. Anyone have any recommendations for a site thats not Brandarama? I kind of wanna try a different diy site since I've only ever done Brandarama ones.

supersponger1979

31-01-2008 16:59:26

Do you guys clear your cookies after each offer or wait for 1 to credit b4 clearing the cookies? I know to let the confirmation page load for a while but when is it safe to clear my cookies yet still ensuring the offer will credit? Thanks

bruman

31-01-2008 17:13:10

[quote2762d3c96d="supersponger1979"]Do you guys clear your cookies after each offer or wait for 1 to credit b4 clearing the cookies? I know to let the confirmation page load for a while but when is it safe to clear my cookies yet still ensuring the offer will credit? Thanks[/quote2762d3c96d]

I clear them after every offer. Fill out info, get to confirmation page, let that stay for about a minute or two, exit out, clear cookies, complete another one.

supersponger1979

31-01-2008 17:25:32

Thanks!

ILoveToys

31-01-2008 17:29:07

I only clear my cookies after I have finished all the offers I'm doing in 1 sitting, and I would say I have as high a success rate as anyone else, but I'm also still doing offers in IE 6 where as most people have moved to firefox...

supersponger1979

31-01-2008 17:34:48

Is Shop Dani a decent offer to complete? Does it credit? Thanks

freeipodplayer

31-01-2008 17:56:55

I also do all my cookies in one sitting. Never a problem here.

heather77

31-01-2008 20:31:27

[quote3fab7b023e="supersponger1979"]Is Shop Dani a decent offer to complete? Does it credit? Thanks[/quote3fab7b023e]
It credited for me, but as soon as you receive your $9 jewelry you are immediately charged $68 for the next month's, before you even see it. Just a hassle to send the jewelry back for a refund if you don't like it. I think it's OK jewelry for $9, but not $68. Also, nowhere in the terms does it tell you it's going to be that expensive. As a matter of fact, they have a very misleading ad saying that "ALL their jewelry is now just $9" and that there is free shipping. I think they're the same company as Poster Pass, Magazine Burst and Seattle Coffee, and they all have the same tactics. Shady company, in my opinion.

Daunted

31-01-2008 23:50:35

[quote914654058d="Gman14"]Alright thanks.

And its only for one $10 gas card now. Oh well, its still one of the only offers that offers you something extra along with a membership. D I couldn't pass that one down lol.[/quote914654058d]

Actually it said $10 gas card when I signed up also. I used someones link for the $20 gas card instead of using the $10 link they sent me. I figured it couldn't hurt to try it. It worked! Got two $10 cards. D If you haven't requested your gas card yet let me know & I'll give you the link.

wiebelhaus03

01-02-2008 05:33:20

could you PM me the link please?

tiffrnwhitney

01-02-2008 06:25:24

yea, can you pretty please send me the link too? wink

heather77

01-02-2008 08:15:17

me too? LOL, everyone needs it...

tiffrnwhitney

01-02-2008 10:37:39

Thanks! I will give it a try! +Karma for you 8)

yingyang

01-02-2008 13:37:39

Since I'm online, I'll PM you guys the link right now.

supersponger1979

01-02-2008 16:28:56

I didn't recieve credit for any offers today... (

Daunted

01-02-2008 16:54:01

[quote77090a612c="supersponger1979"]I didn't recieve credit for any offers today... ([/quote77090a612c]

Me either. ( I guess it makes me feel better that I'm not the only one. I was really hoping that the 3 offers I did would credit today because that is all I need to complete 3 gift cards ($1000 AMEX, $825 Nordstrom, $500 VISA). (

ILoveToys

01-02-2008 17:56:42

I got credit for 1 offer.

beerman

01-02-2008 20:14:22

I went 2 for 2, and I did the offers at 1145pm last night! Silkies and Gamefly....man I can't wait to try on my new nylons...)

prizejunkie

02-02-2008 11:17:51

anyone get credit for blockbuster on brandarama?

favored

04-02-2008 20:51:28

[quotecf35026f70="prizejunkie"]anyone get credit for blockbuster on brandarama?[/quotecf35026f70]

Yes, It was in December and I forget how long it took. About a week I think.

xedex08

04-02-2008 23:55:22

yingyang, could you please send me the link too? )

bgabb1

05-02-2008 07:49:16

yeah me too yingyang. i would appreciate it

jvine860

05-02-2008 08:07:22

[quote4b44c38488="wiebelhaus03"]brandarama doesnt do manual credit. It's supposedly 30 days, but even if you submit proof you will never get credit....some people have waited as long as 9 months and still never received manual credit haha[/quote4b44c38488]

Gee, that is funny, you only have 6 months to finish a site. How did they wait 9 months? I have heard of people getting manual credit! But it is rare.

yingyang

06-02-2008 10:26:29

PMs sent.

ashilef

06-02-2008 12:42:40

[quote8156827cda="ILoveToys"]I only clear my cookies after I have finished all the offers I'm doing in 1 sitting, and I would say I have as high a success rate as anyone else, but I'm also still doing offers in IE 6 where as most people have moved to firefox...[/quote8156827cda]

you're not alone, I'm using IE 7, crediting seems to be ok with me too,

Eta Has anyone sucessfully completed brandarama macbook pro gift? Was it the actual gift or a check? And how long did it take to receive once CTS?

cubbieco

08-02-2008 08:41:05

[quote556890112d="ashilef"]
Eta Has anyone sucessfully completed brandarama macbook pro gift? Was it the actual gift or a check? And how long did it take to receive once CTS?[/quote556890112d]

What brandarama macbook pro? Share the link please? I already searched the forum and couldn't find it.

ashilef

08-02-2008 09:40:27

[quote4999de7598="cubbieco"][quote4999de7598="ashilef"]
Eta Has anyone sucessfully completed brandarama macbook pro gift? Was it the actual gift or a check? And how long did it take to receive once CTS?[/quote4999de7598]

What brandarama macbook pro? Share the link please? I already searched the forum and couldn't find it.[/quote4999de7598]

My bad it's not for the pro but a macbook but here it is if you're still interested

http//www.brandarama.com/Mnu4561dd8650?sud=414&q1=[]http//www.brandarama.com/Mnu4561dd8650?sud=414&q1=
15 offers

freeipodplayer

08-02-2008 13:46:06

If you can wait 6+ months... then do it.

I know someone who has, but they only did it last week.

Ive done Macbooks from YFD and NT though.

ashilef

08-02-2008 14:12:51

[quote27e018cfdf="freeipodplayer"]If you can wait 6+ months... then do it.

I know someone who has, but they only did it last week.

Ive done Macbooks from YFD and NT though.[/quote27e018cfdf]

I don't know if it would be that long though. I read about some people receiving Itouches within 3 months. I wouldn't think there would be a back up considering the their gift card sites are more popular due to the low offer requirements. I'm not in a hurry anyway, I should be getting a laptop from NT hopefully by June.

DRay9911

10-02-2008 18:44:51

has anyone received a 1099 for any of the brandarama sites, specifically the $1,000 yourtopbrands site?

-dan

RolltheStampede

10-02-2008 18:58:49

i read that they were behind on them

freeipodplayer

10-02-2008 20:33:06

[quote32b66be2bd="ashilef"][quote32b66be2bd="freeipodplayer"]If you can wait 6+ months... then do it.

I know someone who has, but they only did it last week.

Ive done Macbooks from YFD and NT though.[/quote32b66be2bd]

I don't know if it would be that long though. I read about some people receiving Itouches within 3 months. I wouldn't think there would be a back up considering the their gift card sites are more popular due to the low offer requirements. I'm not in a hurry anyway, I should be getting a laptop from NT hopefully by June.[/quote32b66be2bd]

Believe me, they would, that site has been out forever.

DRay9911

11-02-2008 02:50:14

it's one thing to be behind on shipping gift cards and actual items. 1099s are something you can't be behind on.

-dan



[quotea232aa6f6e="RolltheStampede"]i read that they were behind on them[/quotea232aa6f6e]

RolltheStampede

11-02-2008 06:11:20

well if they are lazy with the government i guess we cant expect any better for ourselves.

[quote7f54d2da17]
[quote7f54d2da17]
[quote7f54d2da17]
I called Brandarama yesterday and they said that the documents will be sent in the next week or two. I wanted to complain about being sent late, but the csr sounded like I was the 1000th person to ask today, so I let it be.
[/quote7f54d2da17]

But if it's not post marked by the 31st then it doesn't matter right? You don't have to file it?
[/quote7f54d2da17]

Not true. The 31st is a "guideline" and it is VERY easy for them to explain to the IRS that they
had some problem (computer etc.) If you already filed your taxes you will have to file an amended
return.

the only thing that is a given is death and taxes. So pay your taxes.

M
[/quote7f54d2da17]

dubbin87

11-02-2008 09:28:20

I'm not even expecting a 1099 from them this year but that is total BS of them.

DRay9911

11-02-2008 10:16:23

i just got the two weeks response also.

not sure where that quoted text was from, but i didn't see it in this thread. i don't think failing to send 1099s to recipients on time can be easily explained to the IRS, it is anything but a "guideline".

scroll down to 1099-misc

http//www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=98114,00.html

i spoke with a friend on friday about the stimulus package and he mentioned the checks that are going to start going out in may are going to be based on when you file your 2007 return....so the sooner you get them in, the more towards the top of the list you go. so you can understand why i'm not happy with brandarama's response.

-dan

ILoveToys

11-02-2008 10:46:56

yeah....that's all my taxes are waiting for...

swtldy316

11-02-2008 15:02:42

I got the tax form from brandarama for $1000 even though I haven't received my $1000 visa from them yet. I got it sometime last week.

Hopefully you guys get yours soon.

freeipodplayer

11-02-2008 15:09:45

[quotece33bcd676="swtldy316"]I got the tax form from brandarama for $1000 even though I haven't received my $1000 visa from them yet. I got it sometime last week.

Hopefully you guys get yours soon.[/quotece33bcd676]

wtf really?

orangejuice

11-02-2008 18:30:31

$350 verizon gift card shipped today. Confirmed August 9th. !!!

swtldy316

11-02-2008 22:56:24

[quotec3fee34738="freeipodplayer"][quotec3fee34738="swtldy316"]I got the tax form from brandarama for $1000 even though I haven't received my $1000 visa from them yet. I got it sometime last week.

Hopefully you guys get yours soon.[/quotec3fee34738]

wtf really?[/quotec3fee34738]

yeah I was pretty confused when I got it.

Other than the $1000 I have pending, I had only gotten a $600 apple gift card so I figure it has to be for the $1000 visa I'm confirmed to ship on.

ashilef

12-02-2008 14:56:49

I'm so excited, I qualified for my first gift!!!

Just one question, do I have to get the claim form notarized?

slambam

12-02-2008 16:01:50

[quote7e0a8f1dca="ashilef"]I'm so excited, I qualified for my first gift!!!

Just one question, do I have to get the claim form notarized?[/quote7e0a8f1dca]

Nope, Nuitech is the only site that requires that.

ashilef

12-02-2008 16:33:19

[quotee4b6cd506a="slambam"][quotee4b6cd506a="ashilef"]I'm so excited, I qualified for my first gift!!!

Just one question, do I have to get the claim form notarized?[/quotee4b6cd506a]

Nope, Nuitech is the only site that requires that.[/quotee4b6cd506a]

Thank you!

beerman

13-02-2008 19:58:08

Talked to Brandarama today. Told me they are still working on July's Yourtopbrands $1000 visa list and August's Sports Authority cards....just thought some would like an update....
looks like I have 1 more month to wait, hopefully they both come in at the same or close to the same time....

Gman14

14-02-2008 14:29:12

I'm confirmed to be shipped for my $500 TicketMaster Gift Card!

Now i gotta wait til September! hahaha.

It'll be a nice surprise. )

slambam

14-02-2008 21:15:22

Might as well just say your pregnant on a Brandarama site, 9 months or so sounds about right lately.

orangejuice

15-02-2008 07:41:56

Its 9 months now? That aint good.

ashilef

15-02-2008 08:31:19

[quotedebe2c9133="orangejuice"]Its 9 months now? That aint good.[/quotedebe2c9133]
No...actually that kinda sucks

bruman

15-02-2008 08:37:52

No one has had to wait 9 months for a gift

dubbin87

15-02-2008 09:24:14

[quote38861c5956="bruman"]No one has had to wait 9 months for a gift[/quote38861c5956]
yet





lol

michae229

15-02-2008 09:26:23

[quote4584f37c38="dubbin87"][quote4584f37c38="bruman"]No one has had to wait 9 months for a gift[/quote4584f37c38]
yet





lol[/quote4584f37c38]

if I wait after march for my gift this will be the longest ive ever waited i had a 1k gift card around the same time CTS in july and got my card in march.

ashilef

15-02-2008 10:36:10

[quote1ceaaa357b="michae229"][quote1ceaaa357b="dubbin87"][quote1ceaaa357b="bruman"]No one has had to wait 9 months for a gift[/quote1ceaaa357b]
yet





lol[/quote1ceaaa357b]

if I wait after march for my gift this will be the longest ive ever waited i had a 1k gift card around the same time CTS in july and got my card in march.[/quote1ceaaa357b][/color1ceaaa357b]

God, I hope that aint the case with regular gifts...

LucaBella

15-02-2008 14:06:46

Did anyone else get a tax form from these people? I didn't...

slambam

15-02-2008 22:40:51

I'm CTS in October for a few GC's. I don't expect it to take that long, but I won't be surprised if I don't get them til July.

supersponger1979

16-02-2008 11:14:49

I had 0 offers credit yesterday Gamefly, First Club Save, and Autovantage...

debo012004

16-02-2008 11:37:16

[quoted245ab1fc8="supersponger1979"]I had 0 offers credit yesterday Gamefly, First Club Save, and Autovantage...[/quoted245ab1fc8]
autovantage credited on thursday for me.

ashilef

16-02-2008 15:02:07

[quotec9e713fac9="supersponger1979"]I had 0 offers credit yesterday Gamefly, First Club Save, and Autovantage...[/quotec9e713fac9]

Maybe you should do the cheryl tiegs offer and get credit for gamefly that way. I did that offer and got credit for gamefly instead...

targetman39

17-02-2008 12:54:08

any good brandarama sites right now?
quick offers like 4-6 offers

ILoveToys

17-02-2008 13:18:37

bestrewardsaround was ideal....

RolltheStampede

18-02-2008 06:38:03

the hotel one should still be around. check the brandarama links on AT4F
or FYB.

slambam

18-02-2008 09:02:11

[quotef30a72f77b="RolltheStampede"]the hotel one should still be around. check the brandarama links on AT4F
or FYB.[/quotef30a72f77b]

I think they took it down.

viperklt21

18-02-2008 09:06:07

They are a sticky at AT4F

slambam

18-02-2008 09:30:56

There is a stickey with the sites, but the hotel one was taken down by Brandarama.

Cromwell44

18-02-2008 11:03:52

There are a couple $500 for 4 offers ones up, but the 3 offer ones are down.

jmommy79@yahoo.com

19-02-2008 08:53:06

Hey Fbskiracer, I noticed that you posted you were confirmed to ship on the $1350 Sports Authority gift card, 11/5...I was wondering if you received it yet? I know that Tylerc mentioned back in November that he received his within 3 months almost exactly!

beerman

19-02-2008 09:16:58

Hey jmommy....I'm confirmed to ship on 9/6 and still have not got my Sports Authority gift cards, I was told it will probably ship next month....

jmommy79@yahoo.com

19-02-2008 09:31:20

Thanks beerman! I'm getting kind of worried about this slow shipping! I'm kind of confused by the shipping times and what is priority. I have a grill I'm still waiting on from brandarama (told me they are working on Aug. still), but the Sports Authority gift cards are coming out a lot quicker. Anyways, I shouldn't complain at least I will get all of these gifts someday! I guess I've always liked surprises!! lol I hope you get your gift card soon!

mwt123

20-02-2008 17:25:33

i just logged my account on someones elses house who also has an account there on accident. do they care ?

ashilef

20-02-2008 18:05:02

[quote767a5b64dc="mwt123"]i just logged my account on someones elses house who also has an account there on accident. do they care ?[/quote767a5b64dc]

I don't see it as a problem if you were just checking your status. I thought it was bad to do offers from a different computer than the one you signed up with but of course I just read that some where so I don't know for sure.

fbskiracer

21-02-2008 08:40:48

Nope I'm still waiting on all my stuff from Brandarama, its close to 5K in total with completion dates from October 5-November 17 i think.

heather77

21-02-2008 10:23:21

$500 Best Buy Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Dec-14-07 304 PM]

$500 Sears Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Feb-20-08 1018 AM]

$1000 Visa Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Feb-21-08 1257 PM]

$500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card
Qualified, need Confirmation
[Oct-24-07 343 AM]

$500 Lowe's Gift Card
Qualified, need Confirmation
[Feb-20-08 155 PM]


lisighli I hope I get this stuff by Christmas!!
I'm waiting on 1 more offer each for the $825 Nordstrom's, the $500 Macy's, and the $500 Ticketmaster. I'm glad they got some new offers, but there's still nothing new on page 2 so I'm stuck 'till there is...

MattMcQ

21-02-2008 12:21:40

Is the $500 ticketmaster an actual Ticketmaster GC or just a $500 check/amex?

freeipodplayer

21-02-2008 13:11:07

[quote84cba92895="MattMcQ"]Is the $500 ticketmaster an actual Ticketmaster GC or just a $500 check/amex?[/quote84cba92895]

GC.

MattMcQ

21-02-2008 13:41:48

thanks...that'll keep me from doing it

DRay9911

22-02-2008 08:56:37

i will be mailing off my paperwork for a $600 AMEX card (for an iphone) today.

after they pay off skiracer and heather, i doubt they will have any funds left for me.

bummer

-dan

RolltheStampede

22-02-2008 09:03:06

they better they have otherpeople pending more than that

dubbin87

22-02-2008 11:03:33

[quote26ea491f54="RolltheStampede"]they better they have otherpeople pending more than that[/quote26ea491f54]

lol, i was gonna say. lol

yingyang

24-02-2008 18:02:29

You know how companies like brandarama stay in business?

This is how.
http//www.spamsuite.com/comment/reply/303/629

[quote744be7b9b7]These people (Active Response Group)cheated me out of $40.00 with a promise of a $100.00 gift card that I have never received. All I had to do was try four different offers and they would send me this gift card. Stupid me! I have never received it-going on 12 weeks.[/quote744be7b9b7]

She did a 4-offer, $100 gift. LOL

zr2152

24-02-2008 18:16:35

[quote10ecb11ce9="yingyang"]You know how companies like brandarama stay in business?

This is how.
http//www.spamsuite.com/comment/reply/303/629

[quote10ecb11ce9]These people (Active Response Group)cheated me out of $40.00 with a promise of a $100.00 gift card that I have never received. All I had to do was try four different offers and they would send me this gift card. Stupid me! I have never received it-going on 12 weeks.[/quote10ecb11ce9]

She did a 4-offer, $100 gift. LOL[/quote10ecb11ce9]

Cause people give up. They are not cheating them out of a gift, just a long wait time, like all of our gifts.

ashilef

24-02-2008 19:03:06

[quotec6b15ae4b7="yingyang"]You know how companies like brandarama stay in business?

This is how.
http//www.spamsuite.com/comment/reply/303/629

[quotec6b15ae4b7]These people (Active Response Group)cheated me out of $40.00 with a promise of a $100.00 gift card that I have never received. All I had to do was try four different offers and they would send me this gift card. Stupid me! I have never received it-going on 12 weeks.[/quotec6b15ae4b7]

She did a 4-offer, $100 gift. LOL[/quotec6b15ae4b7]

WOW shock She doesn't even realize that she spent more then what the offers are worth...damn I'm SO glad I researched and found all the forums I found before jumping into this industry lisighli

oleus

27-02-2008 09:53:22

FYI, they are still "quite a while away" from getting to any Visa GC from July that wasn't $1000. So the 9+ months wait seems like a reality and could go higher than that if some of us don't start seeing our Visas from July sent out soon!

ashilef

27-02-2008 11:03:11

[quote7cff3614e4="oleus"]FYI, they are still "quite a while away" from getting to any Visa GC from July that wasn't $1000. So the 9+ months wait seems like a reality and could go higher than that if some of us don't start seeing our Visas from July sent out soon![/quote7cff3614e4]

Couldn't possibly be a year wait would it? ?

ffactoryxx

27-02-2008 18:12:53

Yes it can )

Enjoy

orangejuice

27-02-2008 18:34:19

thats really bad...wow.

bruman

27-02-2008 18:48:56

[quote709019b234="ashilef"][quote709019b234="oleus"]FYI, they are still "quite a while away" from getting to any Visa GC from July that wasn't $1000. So the 9+ months wait seems like a reality and could go higher than that if some of us don't start seeing our Visas from July sent out soon![/quote709019b234]

Couldn't possibly be a year wait would it? ?[/quote709019b234]

C "Hello, I was confirmed in January for my visa..."

CS "Call back in 12 months"

michae229

27-02-2008 18:57:11

[quote05a090edf3="bruman"][quote05a090edf3="ashilef"][quote05a090edf3="oleus"]FYI, they are still "quite a while away" from getting to any Visa GC from July that wasn't $1000. So the 9+ months wait seems like a reality and could go higher than that if some of us don't start seeing our Visas from July sent out soon![/quote05a090edf3]

Couldn't possibly be a year wait would it? ?[/quote05a090edf3]

C "Hello, I was confirmed in January for my visa..."

CS "Call back in 12 months"[/quote05a090edf3]

lol

RyanG

27-02-2008 19:07:11

Can't log into any site /

zr2152

27-02-2008 19:07:51

I'm telling you, it's cause they SIT on that interest. That is how they can pay all of us. The more completions, the more they have to sit.

Ergo, it went from a 4 month wait, to possibly a 12.

ashilef

27-02-2008 19:16:37

While we love the fact that offers credit fast and you can complete a site in less than a week, the evil trade off is that you have to way nearly half a year to a year to get your gifts.

So it's either do some offers and have to hold them for 60 days, but know you will get your gift sometime this year

OR

Do a site where you need to finish everything from offer completions to being processed within 60 days, and risk being Dq'ed for a dumb reason or have your gift expire. But know that if everything checks out you will have your gift in some case 10 days after being processed.

Take your pick...

oleus

27-02-2008 20:52:15

[quote58852579cb="RyanG"]Can't log into any site /[/quote58852579cb]

yeah i can't log in anywhere either.

kidd2108

27-02-2008 21:16:00

[quote24852b8da9="oleus"][quote24852b8da9="RyanG"]Can't log into any site /[/quote24852b8da9]

yeah i can't log in anywhere either.[/quote24852b8da9]

No problem logging in anywhere, except brandarama. Havent been able to log in since yesterday. ?

beerman

28-02-2008 05:37:49

its fixed now

mistertomlinson

28-02-2008 16:39:54

But now there's something wrong with the offers. Only a few on each page display an image and the offers that don't, have the word "null" beside the description. What gives?

oleus

29-02-2008 16:18:25

anyone else sign up for First Club Save ?? they charged me but i never received any emails, and now can't find a link to them anywhere to figure out what is going on.

jmommy79@yahoo.com

29-02-2008 19:22:07

My mom didn't receive one of the emails from them (can't remember the name...not LD save but the other), the one that comes with the gas vouchers. She was never charged for it either, but she was charged for LD Save. I was actually charged for both and received both emails a few weeks ago.

Here's the number for LD save 1.800.922.3516

This website works for me http//firstclubsave.com/

beammeup4

01-03-2008 18:39:49

I've got 8 offers left that I can complete on Brandarama.

Right now, I've been CTS on the 4-offer 1K Visa card since September, and a TomTom GPS since December.

There have been some reports of iPod touches being shipped quickly, but are there any other Brandarama gifts that have been shipping as of late? What's everyone's advice on how I should "spend" these last 8 offers?

PS i'm aware of the rules...not asking for specific sites, more just finding out if ALL active response sites are slow, or if it's just the gift cards, or something...

RolltheStampede

01-03-2008 19:31:35

pick something obscure that might not have a long list.

the touches did not have a long list. try something like an actual gift that not maany people might do. like a grill or something

ashilef

01-03-2008 19:49:28

[quotecae616e718="RolltheStampede"]pick something obscure that might not have a long list.

the touches did not have a long list. try something like an actual gift that not maany people might do. like a grill or something[/quotecae616e718]

Would you consider the macbook site that I did with them "obscure"? Because I would figure with NT and other sites giving away the Pro, people would look over doing 15 offers for just a "regular" macbook. Well if not a lot of people did that site then it would definitely work in my favor. D

bruman

01-03-2008 20:39:39

[quote02a5c24ca5="RolltheStampede"]pick something obscure that might not have a long list.

the touches did not have a long list. try something like an actual gift that not maany people might do. like a grill or something[/quote02a5c24ca5]

Wasn't that $825 Nordstrom Gift Card new when we all got in on it? I don't think they have shipped ANY of those out yet. I was confirmed in October. I e-mailed them about it and they said they are in August.. but to my knowledge this site didn't even exist in August. Maybe August is just another word for two more months.

RolltheStampede

01-03-2008 21:05:53

im sure someone knew about it. i would theink the macbook would be obscure, though that link is really old

edoc80

01-03-2008 21:12:35

I did a grill on brandarama way back in Oct. and they told me that they were still working on Aug. I don't think the grill is shipping any quicker than the other gifts it sounds like. I'm kind of surprised that the ipods went out so quickly since all of us have been waiting on gifts for so long...just doesn't make since to me.

beammeup4

01-03-2008 21:14:01

[quote9f6cd7353f="RolltheStampede"]pick something obscure that might not have a long list.

the touches did not have a long list. try something like an actual gift that not maany people might do. like a grill or something[/quote9f6cd7353f]

haha, i thought the TomTom GPS would have been obscure enough...it's an old modeal...been CTS for over 3 1/2 months now!

wiebelhaus03

01-03-2008 22:27:49

They say they are on august even if they truly aren't.....I called a couple days ago checking up on my ipod touch and they said they were working on the august list, then today my ipod showed up at my door even though i was CTS is Nov. So i don't think CS knows what they're talking about in relation to when gifts are shipped out......

zr2152

01-03-2008 23:38:06

yeah but some of the giftcards ARE on august though.

edoc80

02-03-2008 12:57:34

[quoteeb8e7bb350="wiebelhaus03"]They say they are on august even if they truly aren't.....I called a couple days ago checking up on my iPod touch and they said they were working on the august list, then today my iPod showed up at my door even though i was CTS is Nov. So i don't think CS knows what they're talking about in relation to when gifts are shipped out......[/quoteeb8e7bb350]

Wow, that is nice to know...now I have some hope!

DRay9911

02-03-2008 14:22:14

last summer, my sister signed up to a brandarama site for two cases of baby formula (about as obscure as you can get). her account was approved in mid-september and she hasn't received anything yet.

my nephew will be a year on 04/25 and won't even need the formula much longer.

-dan

ashilef

02-03-2008 18:24:20

[quotebedc93533b="DRay9911"]last summer, my sister signed up to a brandarama site for two cases of baby formula (about as obscure as you can get). her account was approved in mid-september and she hasn't received anything yet.

my nephew will be a year on 04/25 and won't even need the formula much longer.

-dan[/quotebedc93533b]

ok, that's ridiculous!!! All together it may have cost them about 200 bucks, maybe less, because I used to buy like 9 cans it was like under 200! Now I'm convinced they are just slow with EVERYTHING!!!!

RolltheStampede

02-03-2008 19:33:25

hah you should have done the college scholarship for the kid. they might be in college by the time they get the scholarship

kalinkster

02-03-2008 20:51:28

[quote51c9b0a224="RolltheStampede"]hah you should have done the college scholarship for the kid. they might be in college by the time they get the scholarship[/quote51c9b0a224]

You crack me up! lol And I was going to say or post what you just wrote in here. lol Mine will probably show up Jan 2009 or right before Christmas. But then again, I'm waiting patiently. )

Cromwell44

03-03-2008 00:16:38

[quote84bc41f745="RolltheStampede"]hah you should have done the college scholarship for the kid. they might be in college by the time they get the scholarship[/quote84bc41f745]

shock D lol

mistertomlinson

03-03-2008 06:50:14

Could a few of you guys do me a favor? Could you log into any account you can still complete offers on and tell me if the offers are displaying correctly? I have sent emails to Brandarama and they told me they didn't see anything wrong with the site. I signed up for the $1,000 gift check to be spent at Orbitz.com and when viewing the offers, only a few of the offers are displayed with their images beside them. The others say "null" beside them and have no pictures. Is anyone else having this problem? Maybe it's a problem specifically with that Orbitz site. Thanks for any help.

bruman

03-03-2008 07:08:39

[quote5ecf7a9172="mistertomlinson"]Could a few of you guys do me a favor? Could you log into any account you can still complete offers on and tell me if the offers are displaying correctly? I have sent emails to Brandarama and they told me they didn't see anything wrong with the site. I signed up for the $1,000 gift check to be spent at Orbitz.com and when viewing the offers, only a few of the offers are displayed with their images beside them. The others say "null" beside them and have no pictures. Is anyone else having this problem? Maybe it's a problem specifically with that Orbitz site. Thanks for any help.[/quote5ecf7a9172]

I noticed that yesterday. I just tried again and everything looks fine now though.

MattMcQ

03-03-2008 09:09:17

anybody had any issues w/ getting CTS? I mailed in my confirmation forms before Valentine's Day and still says "need confirmation" I just mailed again last Thursday. Can I call or fax?

RyanG

03-03-2008 09:30:02

[quotecdac3211e5="MattMcQ"]anybody had any issues w/ getting CTS? I mailed in my confirmation forms before Valentine's Day and still says "need confirmation" I just mailed again last Thursday. Can I call or fax?[/quotecdac3211e5]

Usually takes 2-4 weeks for certs to be processed.

MattMcQ

03-03-2008 12:10:57

I was just curious if there were any other sites like Brandarama but where you can get the gift a lot sooner? I did NT, but won't anymore that they have changed their terms back to 60 days. Thanks!

mistertomlinson

03-03-2008 16:01:54

I just found this in my inbox and wasn't sure if it's been posted. It's a 7 offer Nintendo Wii with Super Mario Galaxy, Tiger Woods '08, Zelda and Guitar Hero 3 with wireless guitar.

http//www.brandnamerewards.com/?PromoID=15871&SID=CD13820&em=

wiebelhaus03

03-03-2008 16:09:01

[quote2df1a2cbab="mistertomlinson"]I just found this in my inbox and wasn't sure if it's been posted. It's a 7 offer Nintendo Wii with Super Mario Galaxy, Tiger Woods '08, Zelda and Guitar Hero 3 with wireless guitar.

http//www.brandnamerewards.com/?PromoID=15871&SID=CD13820&em=[/quote2df1a2cbab]

Thats not brandarama, its another company with a similar layout as brandarama. Know one has tried them yet so we don't know if they are legit, but there's no way to check your status and ood's on the last page.

mistertomlinson

03-03-2008 16:17:46

oops

oleus

05-03-2008 11:34:28

i called them yesterday and could not get a clear answer on when the new 1099's would actually be mailed....with only a month left to file taxes this is becoming worrisome.

also, has anyone actually received a July giftcard yet? with the ongoing delays going back to t he July problems, and recent offers refusing to credit i'm starting to really get annoyed with them...

ryndne

06-03-2008 08:25:05

[quotecdfdff7cbf="oleus"]i called them yesterday and could not get a clear answer on when the new 1099's would actually be mailed....with only a month left to file taxes this is becoming worrisome.

also, has anyone actually received a July giftcard yet? with the ongoing delays going back to t he July problems, and recent offers refusing to credit i'm starting to really get annoyed with them...[/quotecdfdff7cbf]

i'm not sure why everyone is so worried about the 1099 issue. You're going to pay tax on money you received (as per the rule that you can only be taxed on money you have or was made available to you before jan 1). You should know exactly how much Brandarama paid out to you and claim it as income via 1099-misc -- the address/info on the original 1099 isn't going to change. you can always file an amended report if you have to.

bottom line is -- you legally need to pay the taxes; unless you're hoping that they missed something or you're going to get away tax-free, its not worth waiting around imho

as for gc's -- i got my amex gc from august cts in late december

Daunted

06-03-2008 19:32:41

I signed into YourTopBrands to check my status today and all my sites were gone! Anyone ever experience this problem? I was qualified for a $500 Visa and was working on a $1000 Visa and had a bunch of sites parked. Now they are all gone. Help would be appreciated. I emailed them but would like to see if this has happened to anyone else.

beerman

06-03-2008 19:47:46

you sure you entered the right email address? I did that once, nearly flipped, but then I realized I used the wrong email....I have 8 email accounts, getting hard to keep them all straight.....

oh and learned a trick, if you save the link as http//www.brandarama.com/status/?prepop=YOUR@EMAIL.ADDRESS it will pre-fill your email address....can't figure out the prefill for zipcode though.....

Daunted

06-03-2008 19:52:55

[quote12493f2816="beerman1976"]you sure you entered the right email address? I did that once, nearly flipped, but then I realized I used the wrong email....I have 8 email accounts, getting hard to keep them all straight.....

oh and learned a trick, if you save the link as http//www.brandarama.com/status/?prepop=YOUR@EMAIL.ADDRESS it will pre-fill your email address....can't figure out the prefill for zipcode though.....[/quote12493f2816]

D Oh my you are the best! haha I was freaking out. I guess I entered the wrong email or something. I hit the log out button and went back in and everything was there. Thanks a ton. Thanks for the tip too. Major karma to you.

madmanx33

11-03-2008 16:12:21

is brandrama sites working for you guys i cant login

bruman

11-03-2008 16:42:57

[quote1a569189bb="madmanx33"]is brandrama sites working for you guys i cant login[/quote1a569189bb]

It's done for everyone right now. It'll be back up within a day.

madmanx33

11-03-2008 17:37:17

thanks bruman it scares me when there site stop working

RolltheStampede

12-03-2008 08:27:19

wait till friday to start panicking

oleus

12-03-2008 08:32:45

[quote4ea7b54090="RolltheStampede"]wait till friday to start panicking[/quote4ea7b54090]

why friday?

quite frankly i've been worried about them for a while. this backup of July gc's is odd even given their track record of delays.

beerman

12-03-2008 10:39:00

I can now login but my gifts are not showing up...

kalinkster

12-03-2008 11:46:14

I can't login since yesterday. ? Oh well, I might as well wait for another day. wink

oleus

12-03-2008 12:06:21

anyone know what's going on?

MattMcQ

12-03-2008 12:11:11

i can log in on householdsavings but my offers don't show up. can't even log in on yourtopbrands

steveyankee

12-03-2008 12:48:21

Well, they have been taking 6+ months to ship out gifts. I wouldn't be surprised if they shut down. lol

I mean, this has happened before, but I don't remember it happening as to where people's status has vanished.

neverendingmoolah

12-03-2008 13:21:41

Brandarama, RewardsParade, YTB seem to go down periodically, but each time they have restored the user accounts. They are proably updating the system or something to that effect.

sweeedfish

12-03-2008 15:50:56

My accounts on YTB and Brandarama are both back up. You guys get so paranoid when things are down. OH NOES THE EARTH IS COMING TO AN END>.< Everything will be fine, you'll get your damn gifts.

ashilef

12-03-2008 15:58:48

[quoted87b88f339="sweeedfish"]My accounts on YTB and Brandarama are both back up. You guys get so paranoid when things are down. OH NOES THE EARTH IS COMING TO AN END>.< Everything will be fine, you'll get your damn gifts.[/quoted87b88f339]

was that REALLY necessary? roll

oleus

12-03-2008 16:36:09

[quotef81fc5a166="sweeedfish"]My accounts on YTB and Brandarama are both back up. You guys get so paranoid when things are down. OH NOES THE EARTH IS COMING TO AN END>.< Everything will be fine, you'll get your damn gifts.[/quotef81fc5a166]

seeing as that they are up to 9 months+ in getting me my july giftcards, and that they screwed up everyone's 1099's by thousands of dollars, i'd say some of us have perfectly good reason to worry when something like this happens.

RolltheStampede

13-03-2008 08:19:13

[quote8f3a2acb6a="oleus"][quote8f3a2acb6a="RolltheStampede"]wait till friday to start panicking[/quote8f3a2acb6a]

why friday?

quite frankly i've been worried about them for a while. this backup of July gc's is odd even given their track record of delays.[/quote8f3a2acb6a]

because they usually fix the problem in a few days.

dubbin87

13-03-2008 09:06:14

[quote45544c9ce5="RolltheStampede"]
because they usually fix the problem in a few days.[/quote45544c9ce5]

ding ding ding!

it's been happening about once a month people, and it gets fixed in a day or two.

oleus

13-03-2008 12:14:29

i'll stop worrying when they start sending me my giftcards from 9 months ago.

DRay9911

13-03-2008 15:07:18

i spoke with my sister today, she received a check for $210 for a site she worked on for 2 cases of baby formula.

she was approved in mid-september.

and now that YTB is back up, i'm confirmed for a $600 amex card...hoping to get it sometime in 2009.

-dan

illnovah

15-03-2008 13:31:06

UPDATED March 15th 2008

Customer service says their working on the JULY (2007) list for VISA and SEPTEMBER (2007) for all other gifts.

zr2152

15-03-2008 14:50:26

[quote88fd61988e="illnovah"]UPDATED March 15th 2008

Customer service says their working on the JULY (2007) list for VISA and SEPTEMBER (2007) for all other gifts.[/quote88fd61988e]

So they are on september for everything but visas, even amex's and bestbuy?

IF so that would be great. Thanks for the update. 2 weeks ago I spoke to someone and they said they were finishing up August's bestbuys.

Swat1

29-03-2008 17:00:37

I am CTS OCT 30th for the tiffany's 500 dollar gc. Im hoping to get it next month...

kdt511

02-04-2008 15:03:15

^ Don't be too excited, shoot for 2-3 months.

manOFice

02-04-2008 17:41:13

[quote78116746be="kdt511"]^ Don't be too excited, shoot for 2-3 months.[/quote78116746be]

It won't be that long for Oct non visa gifts probably

steveyankee

02-04-2008 20:30:08

[quoteb44a2bdf11="manOFice"][quoteb44a2bdf11="kdt511"]^ Don't be too excited, shoot for 2-3 months.[/quoteb44a2bdf11]

It won't be that long for Oct non visa gifts probably[/quoteb44a2bdf11]


Well, April will be working on Sept lists, so 2-3 months seems right.

zr2152

02-04-2008 22:20:50

yeah but it seems like they are getting a month done every month.

So if that were the case, october non visas should be coming sometime late april or early may.

steveyankee

03-04-2008 05:32:24

[quotebf4bda6065="zr2152"]yeah but it seems like they are getting a month done every month.

So if that were the case, october non visas should be coming sometime late april or early may.[/quotebf4bda6065]

Really?

I'd have to disagree.

I thought people said they are working on the Sept list for non-visas since Feb? I have 3 CTS in Sept still (

zr2152

03-04-2008 07:47:28

i don't believe it has been since Jan.

oleus

03-04-2008 08:03:18

anyone received their July-confirmed VISAs yet? i'm still waiting on 5 of them....

zr2152

03-04-2008 10:05:40

[quotec5b280cf08="oleus"]anyone received their July-confirmed VISAs yet? i'm still waiting on 5 of them....[/quotec5b280cf08]

Yes people have gone shipped on them already.

oleus

03-04-2008 11:35:34

[quotec05eb43d3d="zr2152"][quotec05eb43d3d="oleus"]anyone received their July-confirmed VISAs yet? i'm still waiting on 5 of them....[/quotec05eb43d3d]

Yes people have gone shipped on them already.[/quotec05eb43d3d]

that's good news - were those marked as shipped $1K's or less? mine are all less, hence the added delays.

zr2152

03-04-2008 13:51:33

some were 1k

oandm6599

03-04-2008 20:35:58

[quoteac3d7a155b="oleus"][quoteac3d7a155b="zr2152"][quoteac3d7a155b="oleus"]anyone received their July-confirmed VISAs yet? i'm still waiting on 5 of them....[/quoteac3d7a155b]

Yes people have gone shipped on them already.[/quoteac3d7a155b]

that's good news - were those marked as shipped $1K's or less? mine are all less, hence the added delays.[/quoteac3d7a155b]

Mine is a $600 Visa too. August is a whole other story with $1K Visa and then one in September too. Ugh, I really hope they come through soon. Thanks brandarama. D

beerman

04-04-2008 09:18:04

Sweet, another one down....

$500 Best Buy Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Apr-4-08 1107 AM

orangejuice

04-04-2008 09:20:04

your looking at xmas at best on that one, thats not sweet at all

beerman

04-04-2008 09:25:36

I don't mind, I have just about 1 gift coming from this month until the end of the year...slow and steady is my philisophy....

chewy

04-04-2008 16:29:13

anyone have any trouble lately logging into topshelfbrands or yourtopbrands? i havent been able to log in lately, they said they are looking into it

mistertomlinson

04-04-2008 17:01:19

No trouble here. I've been logging into my account all day just to stare at my progress seeing as how I was given credit for all 10 of my offers for the $1,000 check. I'm so psyched.

wiebelhaus03

04-04-2008 22:33:06

[quoteed48218e71="mistertomlinson"]No trouble here. I've been logging into my account all day just to stare at my progress seeing as how I was given credit for all 10 of my offers for the $1,000 check. I'm so psyched.[/quoteed48218e71]

You're lucky....I'm still waiting for credit from phentrazine, efax, scholastic my first steps to learning, and cosmetique

beerman

07-04-2008 19:20:38

come-on shipping department! looks like typically they send around the 10th-15th, so hopefully my SA card come this week or next!

fbskiracer

08-04-2008 07:06:56

According to the customer service they are on July's visa's and September for Amex, SA, and checks.

The delay is now WELL over 6 months what happens when it hits 1 year for people doing sites now?

beerman

08-04-2008 07:16:39

what happens is we wait a year...no biggie for me...

orangejuice

08-04-2008 09:19:55

are you serious? they probably wont be around by then thats why

bruman

08-04-2008 09:22:20

[quote4324b82be5="orangejuice"]are you serious? they probably wont be around by then thats why[/quote4324b82be5]

Brandarama will be around for a long time, they are a multi-million dollar company.

oleus

08-04-2008 09:27:54

still waiting on 5 July visas - so even though they are "on July" they couldn't have made much of a dent in the list....

bruman

08-04-2008 09:31:51

[quote7d53d5d142="oleus"]still waiting on 5 July visas - so even though they are "on July" they couldn't have made much of a dent in the list....[/quote7d53d5d142]

I'm pretty sure they shipped out all $1,000 July VISAs

dubbin87

08-04-2008 11:17:10

[quoteac9f0f6ce0="bruman"][quoteac9f0f6ce0="orangejuice"]are you serious? they probably wont be around by then thats why[/quoteac9f0f6ce0]

Brandarama will be around for a long time, they are a multi-million dollar company.[/quoteac9f0f6ce0]

yeah casue multi million dollar compaines never go out of business. ?

zr2152

08-04-2008 11:27:40

[quotee3c08ea656="dubbin87"][quotee3c08ea656="bruman"][quotee3c08ea656="orangejuice"]are you serious? they probably wont be around by then thats why[/quotee3c08ea656]

Brandarama will be around for a long time, they are a multi-million dollar company.[/quotee3c08ea656]

yeah casue multi million dollar compaines never go out of business. ?[/quotee3c08ea656]

after all the information we have posted, you all still doubt. Geezzz. Have you looked at who they are associated with and the billions they make and how they do it?

If anything, they will start DQ'ing people.

bruman

08-04-2008 11:30:15

[quote9fe1fa64c6="dubbin87"][quote9fe1fa64c6="bruman"][quote9fe1fa64c6="orangejuice"]are you serious? they probably wont be around by then thats why[/quote9fe1fa64c6]

Brandarama will be around for a long time, they are a multi-million dollar company.[/quote9fe1fa64c6]

yeah casue multi million dollar companies never go out of business. ?[/quote9fe1fa64c6]

That's not what I said. They are a big enterprise, they are making money... they would have no reason to go out of business. Creating 1 million new customer leads per month, 90 billion impressions a year... that's not something you're going to just give up for the hell of it. I'm just saying you guys shouting "Brandama is going under! Brandarama is going under!" don't understand just how BIG they (Brandarama/ARG) are. Don't let a little uncertainty about the future get the best of you.

Anyways, I just talked to ARG and they said ALL July VISAs will be shipped within the next 4 weeks.

tylerc

08-04-2008 12:16:37

Awesome, I'm a July $1000 Visa.

chewy

08-04-2008 13:47:38

i got my 1000 yourtopbrands gift card today. i think i was in july. i cant be sure i cant login to my acct

HVACgal

08-04-2008 17:51:48

[quotebcf007f15f="chewy"]i got my 1000 yourtopbrands gift card today. i think i was in july. i cant be sure i cant login to my acct[/quotebcf007f15f]
Chewy, what is the initial of your first name? I am still waiting on my $1000 Visa from July and I am T.

chewy

08-04-2008 19:03:04

[quote15803b6256="HVACgal"][quote15803b6256="chewy"]i got my 1000 yourtopbrands gift card today. i think i was in july. i cant be sure i cant login to my acct[/quote15803b6256]
Chewy, what is the initial of your first name? I am still waiting on my $1000 Visa from July and I am T.[/quote15803b6256]

M

Swat1

08-04-2008 21:24:53

[quote23379344ce="zr2152"][quote23379344ce="dubbin87"][quote23379344ce="bruman"][quote23379344ce="orangejuice"]are you serious? they probably wont be around by then thats why[/quote23379344ce]

Brandarama will be around for a long time, they are a multi-million dollar company.[/quote23379344ce]

yeah casue multi million dollar compaines never go out of business. ?[/quote23379344ce]

after all the information we have posted, you all still doubt. Geezzz. Have you looked at who they are associated with and the billions they make and how they do it?

If anything, they will start DQ'ing people.[/quote23379344ce]

i'm pretty sure bear stearns is associated w/ much better companies...or was. lol

tylerc

08-04-2008 21:27:51

[quote26605ec163="HVACgal"][quote26605ec163="chewy"]i got my 1000 yourtopbrands gift card today. i think i was in july. i cant be sure i cant login to my acct[/quote26605ec163]
Chewy, what is the initial of your first name? I am still waiting on my $1000 Visa from July and I am T.[/quote26605ec163]

I'm a T as well, still waiting on mine, doesn't say shipped either.

beerman

15-04-2008 06:28:55

I was told by CS that all the September Sports Authority Cards will be sent out within 4 weeks. I hope this is true....

beerman

17-04-2008 05:37:20

Anyone get a HHSC Sears Card recently? My friend is still waiting on his, her was CTS 9/6 with D as his first initial

nousername

17-04-2008 12:30:20

[quoted25f18d9b5="beerman1976"]Anyone get a HHSC Sears Card recently? My friend is still waiting on his, her was CTS 9/6 with D as his first initial[/quoted25f18d9b5]

I received mine mid Feb, CTS end Aug.

oleus

24-04-2008 21:27:28

just had a $150 visa gc from JULY ship, so maybe they're finally finishing up July.

tylerc

28-04-2008 13:47:39

Shipped for my July 17th $1000 VISA!!! 4/24 ship date D

ILoveToys

28-04-2008 13:55:04

[quote5cbeb488a3="tylerc"]Shipped for my July 17th $1000 VISA!!! 4/24 ship date D[/quote5cbeb488a3]

very nice.

rustvyper

01-05-2008 11:07:44

wow, 3 months killing bad guys in the desert & they are still on their september shiping list! same as when I left...Iraqis get stuff done faster than them.

zr2152

01-05-2008 11:43:52

[quote4ec30832fa="oleus"]just had a $150 visa gc from JULY ship, so maybe they're finally finishing up July.[/quote4ec30832fa]


Yup sure looks like it.

If they are going by name then Tyler, you are obviously near the end of the list. If they are going by date, then they are near the end also cause you were end of July CTS.

Nice work guys! I bet it feels good huh. Hopefully I get mine at the end of next month. I am CTS Aug 24th for my 1000 Visa.

oleus

03-05-2008 09:51:00

anyone know how far along they are on sept-confirmed NON visas? i have a bunch of october confirmed cards (amex, circuit city, etc).

thanks

bryanvanalmkerk

07-05-2008 12:12:35

Confirmed; to be shipped since aug 2007 for 1k visa gift card.

tylerc

07-05-2008 12:23:38

Join the club.

fbskiracer

07-05-2008 13:47:01

I'm moving. This is going to be fun changing addresses.

tylerc

07-05-2008 13:47:39

Actually, it'll be really easy, their CS is great. Just e-mail them and tell them your new address and they will respond within a day probably.

edgespeeder04

07-05-2008 20:36:49

i wonder if this is true but a friend told me that brandarama is sub. gifts with checks, can anyone confirm that?

slambam

07-05-2008 21:39:55

nope

tylerc

08-05-2008 07:03:44

Not true at all, I have never heard of anyone getting a check from Brandarama.

oleus

08-05-2008 07:09:46

[quote33483b38e7="tylerc"]Not true at all, I have never heard of anyone getting a check from Brandarama.[/quote33483b38e7]

they replaced a visa GC with a check for me 1.5 years ago - when i tried again during the July-delays they repeatedly refused to do this for me again.

stagefrog2

08-05-2008 13:10:18

[quotec41039880f="oleus"][quotec41039880f="tylerc"]Not true at all, I have never heard of anyone getting a check from Brandarama.[/quotec41039880f]

they replaced a visa GC with a check for me 1.5 years ago - when i tried again during the July-delays they repeatedly refused to do this for me again.[/quotec41039880f]

Someone over at JC was offered check instead
http//joshclark.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=970

freeipodplayer

08-05-2008 13:26:09

I just randomly, and out of the blue has a $500 Southwest Airlines gift card that was confirmed in November show up at my door step....

So where is everything I have confirmed in Sept. and Oct?

zr2152

08-05-2008 13:30:27

I emailed them last night and I got the "we are experiencing huge delays " response.

They then told me they are finishing up July (tylerc got his so looks like they might almost be done with that if they are going alphabetically) and they are on september for the non visas.

Congrats on getting your airline card though. That's weird that it came already and you were CTS in November.

freeipodplayer

08-05-2008 13:32:56

[quoteb15153dc89="zr2152"]I emailed them last night and I got the "we are experiencing huge delays " response.

They then told me they are finishing up July (tylerc got his so looks like they might almost be done with that if they are going alphabetically) and they are on september for the non visas.

Congrats on getting your airline card though. That's weird that it came already and you were CTS in November.[/quoteb15153dc89]

I had another buddy get his Shell Gas Cards... he was confirmed in Nov. as well.

zr2152

08-05-2008 13:33:52

That's so weird. They seem to not be organized at all over there. I wonder what is going through their heads at the shipping department.

manOFice

08-05-2008 13:36:55

1k Visa, 500 BB, 500 Lowes, 500 Amex all CTS in Oct, nothing yet, but thats expected

zr2152

08-05-2008 13:42:27

damn, you're going to have a nice payday coming up soon.

oleus

08-05-2008 15:42:59

[quote5671b09385="manOFice"]1k Visa, 500 BB, 500 Lowes, 500 Amex all CTS in Oct, nothing yet, but thats expected[/quote5671b09385]

i have a lot of non-visas from OCT as well - weird that other people November's have shipped, let's hope Brandarama hasn't skipped over October! it really would not surprise me at this point....

zr2152

08-05-2008 16:01:14

They told me today that they are still on September.

tylerc

12-05-2008 10:06:51

Anyone get credit for Identity Sweep? I did it last week for TrustedRewards ($500 Macy's) and it did not credit Friday.

slambam

12-05-2008 11:49:01

I was just checking the status of some offers, and I haven't done any offers for it, but it says "Qualified, need confirmation". I click that link and it gives me forms to send in for the $500 Visa, strange?

wiebelhaus03

12-05-2008 16:26:48

[quotefed5bd412a="tylerc"]Anyone get credit for Identity Sweep? I did it last week for TrustedRewards ($500 Macy's) and it did not credit Friday.[/quotefed5bd412a]

I did it on 5/2 (fri afternoon) and it credited 5/9

ILoveToys

12-05-2008 16:57:06

Just went CTS on the Macy's card.....I'll be seeing that one in a year or so )

Zags1199

12-05-2008 18:12:20

Hopefully my September AMEX from TrustedRewards goes shipped soon. Then I have a $500 Visa and $1000 Visa for August, too.

tylerc

13-05-2008 05:07:45

[quote7198b2dfc0="ILoveToys"]Just went CTS on the Macy's card.....I'll be seeing that one in a year or so )[/quote7198b2dfc0]

Probably sooner than that, store gift cards are usually much faster to ship.

ILoveToys

13-05-2008 13:42:01

[quote7995569f79="tylerc"][quote7995569f79="ILoveToys"]Just went CTS on the Macy's card.....I'll be seeing that one in a year or so )[/quote7995569f79]

Probably sooner than that, store gift cards are usually much faster to ship.[/quote7995569f79]

Yeah...I know...I'm just not hoping for it anytime soon.

orangejuice

13-05-2008 14:13:45

i havent looked at my status in months...not about to either

RolltheStampede

13-05-2008 14:15:07

i should be getting my sports authority cards pretty soon then my mom should get her 1k card and september people should start seeing those scholarships any month now

tiffrnwhitney

13-05-2008 17:17:29

I received the $2500 for Sept. awhile ago! Of course it is already gone!

michae229

13-05-2008 22:57:50

[quote1bb3fc3f70="tiffrnwhitney"]I received the $2500 for Sept. awhile ago! Of course it is already gone![/quote1bb3fc3f70]

damn how long it take?

tiffrnwhitney

14-05-2008 06:27:14

I took forever! I was confirmed to ship Sept. 11, 2007 and showed a shipped date of March 19th. I spent it a quicker than they shipped it! Got some nice granite countertops on the way! 8)

orangejuice

14-05-2008 07:28:33

sweet...was it a check?

tylerc

14-05-2008 07:54:46

It may or may not have been a check.

tiffrnwhitney

14-05-2008 08:03:56

I meant to say that "IT" tool forever, not "I" ?

Anyways, yea it was a check, now it is in the form of emerald pearl granite, LOL
Now, I am really wanting my Sears card, confirmed to ship in Sept. so I can finish up my kitchen!

tylerc

14-05-2008 08:06:36

I want my Nordstrom's giftcard so I can get fratty.

RolltheStampede

14-05-2008 11:11:47

well that is good to know im on october list.

oleus

14-05-2008 11:14:26

[quotef3beb24363="RolltheStampede"]well that is good to know im on october list.[/quotef3beb24363]

waiting on several items from october - any idea when they might get to those?

PS still waiting on some july visas, hope they can finish those soon!

manOFice

14-05-2008 11:48:56

[quoted77d231fff="oleus"][quoted77d231fff="RolltheStampede"]well that is good to know im on october list.[/quoted77d231fff]

waiting on several items from october - any idea when they might get to those?

PS still waiting on some july visas, hope they can finish those soon![/quoted77d231fff]

I'm also waiting on a bunch from oct, we probably have 2 more months.

tylerc

14-05-2008 11:50:39

Still waiting on Identity Sweep 360 to credit...anyone else not get credit for this?

ploppsdman

14-05-2008 15:31:17

These identity protection services arent crediting for crap ... I'm on week 3 for lifelock.

RyanG

14-05-2008 21:15:00

On 'J' for $500 AMEX.

tylerc

14-05-2008 21:31:07

For September?

RyanG

15-05-2008 04:26:44

[quote5f0e665662="tylerc"]For September?[/quote5f0e665662]

Yes.

ashilef

15-05-2008 12:10:23

[quote9fa8b193ca]Dear,

Thank you for contacting us.

We are currently experiencing huge delays in shipping, due to high demand of certain gifts and the website growing rapidly. We are exhausting our best efforts to get caught up again. We are currently on the July mailing list for the visa gift cards and the September mailing list for all other gifts.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
Sincerely,

Brandarama Member Support[/quote9fa8b193ca]

I find it interesting that they say they are still on Sept for regular gifts when people from Nov. got their ipods in february...meh whatever...

tbjstet

15-05-2008 12:16:09

you got your $2500 , wow. i am confirmed to ship in sept for it and still dont have it, ugggg

tylerc

15-05-2008 12:21:49

You should have it soon, that e-mail said September for all gifts except Visas.

massman

16-05-2008 11:47:45

$1350 in Sports Authority Gift Cards
Shipped
[May-15-08 228 PM]


sweeeet

ashilef

16-05-2008 12:24:26

[quote87905ccbef="massman"]$1350 in Sports Authority Gift Cards
Shipped
[May-15-08 228 PM]

sweeeet[/quote87905ccbef]

Congrats, when were you CTS?

massman

16-05-2008 13:56:38

[quote4d87a4f924="ashilef"][quote4d87a4f924="massman"]$1350 in Sports Authority Gift Cards
Shipped
[May-15-08 228 PM]

sweeeet[/quote4d87a4f924]

Congrats, when were you CTS?[/quote4d87a4f924]

sept 15

samohtm

16-05-2008 14:26:42

$1350 in Sports Authority Gift Cards
Shipped
[May-15-08 230 PM]


CTS Sept. 20

Last Name "T"

RolltheStampede

16-05-2008 14:33:01

darn it i thought i was september guess i got another 2 months or so.

Swat1

18-05-2008 22:36:28

[quote1376a36ae3="samohtm"]$1350 in Sports Authority Gift Cards
Shipped
[May-15-08 230 PM]


CTS Sept. 20

Last Name "T"[/quote1376a36ae3]

Is it first name or last name?

my initials are FC
and i got this card over a month ago...damn,they are slow.

bgarmon

19-05-2008 00:45:33

Ni, I can 3. A 500 visa from man, a petco car 250 and the a 500 best buy card Dec1. Last name is G,

tylerc

19-05-2008 06:25:56

[quote1505b43944="bgarmon"]Ni, I can 3. A 500 visa from man, a petco car 250 and the a 500 best buy card Dec1. Last name is G,[/quote1505b43944]

?

mooooop

19-05-2008 08:38:28

is anyone in this thread still waiting for an ipod touch? i just found this site and have been waiting for mine since i was confirmed back on jan 11 with wholesomerewards. wondering if anyone has received theirs recently and how long they had to wait, been waiting over 18 weeks.

manOFice

19-05-2008 08:44:11

[quotefb31cd197f="mooooop"]is anyone in this thread still waiting for an iPod touch? i just found this site and have been waiting for mine since i was confirmed back on jan 11 with wholesomerewards. wondering if anyone has received theirs recently and how long they had to wait, been waiting over 18 weeks.[/quotefb31cd197f]

4.5 months isn't that long of waiting ... is this the site where everyone got their itouches a long time ago?

wiebelhaus03

19-05-2008 10:01:42

no the other site was pollprizeusa

mooooop

19-05-2008 10:16:54

[quote7553bd4982="manOFice"][quote7553bd4982="mooooop"]is anyone in this thread still waiting for an iPod touch? i just found this site and have been waiting for mine since i was confirmed back on jan 11 with wholesomerewards. wondering if anyone has received theirs recently and how long they had to wait, been waiting over 18 weeks.[/quote7553bd4982]

4.5 months isn't that long of waiting ... is this the site where everyone got their itouches a long time ago?[/quote7553bd4982]

Yeah, I know that for brandarama this is not a long wait, but I have heard others who got confirmed between October and December and they had received their ipods in about 15-16 weeks. I have not heard of anyone who has received one after mid March. They are now telling me they are on their September list which doesn't make sense since so many have sent many from later months.

manOFice

19-05-2008 10:21:24

[quote1828bc900e="mooooop"][quote1828bc900e="manOFice"][quote1828bc900e="mooooop"]is anyone in this thread still waiting for an iPod touch? i just found this site and have been waiting for mine since i was confirmed back on jan 11 with wholesomerewards. wondering if anyone has received theirs recently and how long they had to wait, been waiting over 18 weeks.[/quote1828bc900e]

4.5 months isn't that long of waiting ... is this the site where everyone got their itouches a long time ago?[/quote1828bc900e]

Yeah, I know that for brandarama this is not a long wait, but I have heard others who got confirmed between October and December and they had received their ipods in about 15-16 weeks. I have not heard of anyone who has received one after mid March. They are now telling me they are on their September list which doesn't make sense since so many have sent many from later months.[/quote1828bc900e]

Like wiebelhaus03 said, the site where people were receiving their itouches were from a different site than what you did so you probably have a long wait.

freeipodplayer

19-05-2008 13:21:53

$500 Sears Gift Card
Shipped
[May-19-08

CTS sept

maverik

19-05-2008 14:42:29

[quotedd97fff5d4="freeipodplayer"]$500 Sears Gift Card
Shipped
[May-19-08

CTS sept[/quotedd97fff5d4]

Ditto! Maybe I'll get my Macy's next week....

soccerbud

19-05-2008 14:53:21

i've gone 0/4 for brandarama over the past 2 weeks. I am wondering if anyone are having problems receiving credits from brandarama recently?

ILoveToys

19-05-2008 15:19:52

[quotec67e211365="soccerbud"]i've gone 0/4 for brandarama over the past 2 weeks. I am wondering if anyone are having problems receiving credits from brandarama recently?[/quotec67e211365]

I've been 100% successful in the offers I've done in the last couple weeks. I did 4 more yesterday on the Mac Mini site, and 1 of 4 has credited so far, and hopefully the rest will credit on Friday afternoon like normal.

ashilef

19-05-2008 17:13:32

[quote397c2b3412="mooooop"]is anyone in this thread still waiting for an iPod touch? i just found this site and have been waiting for mine since i was confirmed back on jan 11 with wholesomerewards. wondering if anyone has received theirs recently and how long they had to wait, been waiting over 18 weeks.[/quote397c2b3412]

Im waiting on one but I wasn't CTS until 2/29..you'll probably get it soon. It's weird how some got theirs in exactly 12 wks, but you've waited over 18.

fbskiracer

21-05-2008 08:54:59

[quote049ca793d8]Thank you for contacting us.

We are currently experiencing huge delays in shipping, due to high demand of certain gifts and the website growing rapidly. We are exhausting our best efforts to get caught up again. We are currently on the July mailing list for the visa gift cards and the September mailing list for all other gifts.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Anne
YourTopBrands Member Support [/quote049ca793d8]

Not much if any of an update compared to the posts here. but its "official"

Although I could be missing something but it seems they have been working on the July list since almost october.

zr2152

21-05-2008 12:30:09

Yeah they have cause that was when that 4 offer $1000 Visa was completed the most. That and August have a TON of completions.

nwong82

21-05-2008 15:34:57

is anyone still doing Brandarama sites? I need a freebie fix and im archiving some $500 amex, visa 4 offer sites and im tempted to do. Brandarama will still be around for the next 6 months at least i hope.... right??

wiebelhaus03

21-05-2008 15:35:56

it will take longer than 6 months to receive your gifts, especially if its a visa

ILoveToys

21-05-2008 15:41:38

I'm still doing about a site every 3 or 4 weeks of theirs. I figure the prizes will start rolling in again at some point. I am up the better part of $2000 in received prizes already.

nwong82

21-05-2008 15:53:30

sounds good to me
think of it like a long term investment. I think someone else on this board used that phrase

oleus

21-05-2008 15:54:02

[quote786ef86a57="zr2152"]Yeah they have cause that was when that 4 offer $1000 Visa was completed the most. That and August have a TON of completions.[/quote786ef86a57]

if august takes as long as July did, we're looking at a year+ wait now on visas.

tylerc

21-05-2008 15:57:49

It was 10 months for me to receive my $1000 Visa, I was CTS 7/19/07 and received 5/1/2007

mookieb2

21-05-2008 19:52:42

My buddy Zach did the mac mini offers on Monday and went confirmed on all offers today.

Pretty sweet.

slambam

21-05-2008 20:31:10

[quotebc56c425d3="mookieb2"]My buddy Zach did the mac mini offers on Monday and went confirmed on all offers today.

Pretty sweet.[/quotebc56c425d3]

Does he have to submit a W-9 with the forms for that gift?

tylerc

21-05-2008 23:04:50

Yes, I had to with mine. I sent the forms in last week.

linglingfool

21-05-2008 23:13:22

I'm not sure if I'm the only one thinking this or not, but I might as well ask at what point does the wait become too long? If you're considering the $1,000 Visas, the dollar will have depreciated enough over the course of 12-18 months to make a noticable difference in the value of your money.

While Brandarama/ARG doesn't promise that all gifts will be shipped in 6-8 weeks, they do STRONGLY suggest that is the case. At this point, their operation seems to be similar to a Ponzi, as they're waiting for money to slowly trickle in in order to pay old clients. Does it bother no one else that it could be another 2-3 years before they get their Visas?

I'm not saying they're all bad; I was one of the ones who got the iPod Touch in exactly 12 weeks. I just can't believe it would take more than 6 months to complete a single month's list.

zr2152

21-05-2008 23:21:30

We've explained it many times before.

reading is fundamental.

2-3 years? Really?

And no, the dollar will not depreciate enough in the next 12-18 months to make a NOTICEABLE difference in our money.

oleus

22-05-2008 08:41:33

but what's troubling is this - they've been working on July for over 6 months now. If August takes 6 months, that's almost December before they move onto Sept 07, then Summer of 2009 before they move onto October 07, and on and on.....

so those of us with recently confirmed Visas could potentially be seeing MORE than a 2-3 year wait unless something drastically changes. They're STILL not done with July 07 (waiting on a $500 Visa) and it's almost June 08.

manOFice

22-05-2008 08:49:34

[quote2531c45684="oleus"]but what's troubling is this - they've been working on July for over 6 months now. If August takes 6 months, that's almost December before they move onto Sept 07, then Summer of 2009 before they move onto October 07, and on and on.....

so those of us with recently confirmed Visas could potentially be seeing MORE than a 2-3 year wait unless something drastically changes. They're STILL not done with July 07 (waiting on a $500 Visa) and it's almost June 08.[/quote2531c45684]

They took down the site after awhile, so it should speed up after about oct's list.

bruman

22-05-2008 09:25:02

My $500 Visa GC from July went shipped yesterday dance

manOFice

22-05-2008 09:50:13

[quotef559ce3be9="bruman"]My $500 Visa GC from July went shipped yesterday dance[/quotef559ce3be9]

woot

ILoveToys

22-05-2008 13:27:26

$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[May-22-08 XXX PM]

)

manOFice

22-05-2008 13:41:29

[quoteab0d3d91d2="ILoveToys"]$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[May-22-08 XXX PM]

)[/quoteab0d3d91d2]

When were you CTS??

RyanG

22-05-2008 13:48:41

[quote8ceafad0b2="ILoveToys"]$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[May-22-08 XXX PM]

)[/quote8ceafad0b2]

First Initial please? )

ploppsdman

22-05-2008 13:50:45

Is there any proof that they ship by first initial? I ask b/c always having someone ask about the first initial is gettin' old .... I understand why you're asking, so don't consider it a shot at anyone, I just want to know if there's any proof that that's how it goes.

oleus

22-05-2008 13:51:49

i think at this point they ship according to who emails them the least asking where their cards are. which is why i'm still waiting for my last $500 visa.

RyanG

22-05-2008 13:54:08

[quotefcebdabeed="ploppsdman"]Is there any proof that they ship by first initial? I ask b/c always having someone ask about the first initial is gettin' old .... I understand why you're asking, so don't consider it a shot at anyone, I just want to know if there's any proof that that's how it goes.[/quotefcebdabeed]

Yes, there is proof. It's how they figure out the lists.

"Dear ME,

Thank you for contacting us.

I believe it is "j" something around there. You are "r" it will still be awhile yet until they order your gift.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Sherry
TrustedRewards Member Support "

This was from May 14th so I'd imagine Toys is around that initial.

freeipodplayer

22-05-2008 13:59:47

Trusted Rewards 500 amex shipped today.

CTS sept.

First initial J

freeipodplayer

22-05-2008 14:00:31

[quote405a71e66c="ploppsdman"]Is there any proof that they ship by first initial? I ask b/c always having someone ask about the first initial is gettin' old .... I understand why you're asking, so don't consider it a shot at anyone, I just want to know if there's any proof that that's how it goes.[/quote405a71e66c]

They ship by site and then first initial. straight from CS.

ILoveToys

22-05-2008 16:10:56

Site RewardsParade
CTS 9/13/07
FI L

KevinInTx

22-05-2008 18:17:02

Yahoo!!!!

$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[May-22-08 235 PM]

CTS Sept 7

Initials KP

zr2152

22-05-2008 21:55:49

Congrats!

It's about time!

oleus

22-05-2008 23:20:11

can't wait for sept. CTS's to finish and Octobers to start for non-visas....i have some good stuff coming from that month.

oandm6599

23-05-2008 00:07:04

Anybody with last name starting with S gotten theirs? I was CTS on July 13, 2007 and I asked Brandarama people what's going on, in a nice way of course. This is their response as of May 22, 2008 for those interested

[b8570a4f7dd]Thank you for contacting us.

The shipping department said they are waiting for these to arrive from the vendor.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Sherry
Brandarama Member Support [/color8570a4f7dd][/b8570a4f7dd]

RyanG

23-05-2008 04:18:11

[quoted9951cd050="oandm6599"]Anybody with last name starting with S gotten theirs? I was CTS on July 13, 2007 and I asked Brandarama people what's going on, in a nice way of course. This is their response as of May 22, 2008 for those interested

[bd9951cd050]Thank you for contacting us.

The shipping department said they are waiting for these to arrive from the vendor.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Sherry
Brandarama Member Support [/colord9951cd050][/bd9951cd050][/quoted9951cd050]

It's by first name and first initial, not last name.

tylerc

23-05-2008 06:15:50

I'm wondering if the shipping chaos will die down after these July/August Visas? My only other gift I have CTS now is the $825 Nordstrom's 11/5, but I will have several gifts being CTS within the next couple of weeks.

RyanG

23-05-2008 06:27:40

[quote771078c013="tylerc"]I'm wondering if the shipping chaos will die down after these July/August Visas? My only other gift I have CTS now is the $825 Nordstrom's 11/5, but I will have several gifts being CTS within the next couple of weeks.[/quote771078c013]

I believe most of the 3 offer $500 AMEX and the low offer VISA's are now dead so it should pick up some but that's in theory )

manOFice

23-05-2008 07:02:17

[quotea7bccb72ad="RyanG"][quotea7bccb72ad="tylerc"]I'm wondering if the shipping chaos will die down after these July/August Visas? My only other gift I have CTS now is the $825 Nordstrom's 11/5, but I will have several gifts being CTS within the next couple of weeks.[/quotea7bccb72ad]

I believe most of the 3 offer $500 AMEX and the low offer VISA's are now dead so it should pick up some but that's in theory )[/quotea7bccb72ad]

yeah they've been dead for awhile now, which is good hopefully they'll get get things rolling a bit faster

mookieb2

23-05-2008 15:02:10

Just did this one. Think they send checks faster?


http//www.yourtopbrands.com/NYfu861dd8673?sud=5539
5 offers for a $500 check.

wiebelhaus03

23-05-2008 15:12:10

thats not a check, its a gift voucher for delta airlines....

tylerc

23-05-2008 15:27:45

It says on the page "$500 gift check"

Try reading....

bruman

23-05-2008 15:44:02

[quote038c82b5d7="mookieb2"]Just did this one. Think they send checks faster?


http//www.yourtopbrands.com/NYfu861dd8673?sud=5539
5 offers for a $500 check.[/quote038c82b5d7]

Scholarship checks are on the same month as everyone else (Sept.) excluding Visas of course

wiebelhaus03

23-05-2008 15:45:47

[quote35ee7cc4ce="tylerc"]It says on the page "$500 gift check"

Try reading....[/quote35ee7cc4ce]

guess what? i do know how to read....i figured "Official Gift Rules for redemption of the $500 Gift Check good towards travel via Delta Airlines" meant that it is a voucher since it states gift check towards delta airlines rather than plain old $500 check

michae229

23-05-2008 18:18:17

[quotee6097d8f65="wiebelhaus03"][quotee6097d8f65="tylerc"]It says on the page "$500 gift check"

Try reading....[/quotee6097d8f65]

guess what? i do know how to read....i figured "Official Gift Rules for redemption of the $500 Gift Check good towards travel via Delta Airlines" meant that it is a voucher since it states gift check towards delta airlines rather than plain old $500 check[/quotee6097d8f65]

tyler stop being an ass its a voucher people have gotten that now deal with it.

massman

24-05-2008 10:08:53

[quoteea869ecabd="massman"]$1350 in Sports Authority Gift Cards
Shipped
[May-15-08 228 PM]


sweeeet[/quoteea869ecabd]

hmmmm....still hasn't arrived cry

bruman

24-05-2008 10:40:19

Got my $500 VISA today D
Thanks Brandarama

orangejuice

24-05-2008 10:52:41

congrats bruman, when were you confirmed and what is your first initial?

bruman

24-05-2008 10:55:17

[quote6046658687="orangejuice"]congrats bruman, when were you confirmed and what is your first initial?[/quote6046658687]

July 3rd and B. Only a 10 month, 3 week wait P

orangejuice

25-05-2008 14:26:50

buncha bullshit

tylerc

25-05-2008 14:58:06

??

if you don't like the wait, don't do the sites, that's the beautiful thing about capitalism, there's someone else in the industry to get your product from (i-Deal, NuiTech, Trainn, etc).

steveyankee

25-05-2008 15:30:07

Way to assume he was talking about the wait.........

Ever think his response was made because he was CTS before him, so it's BS he got his first?

But hey, if you want to keep assuming things about people, go ahead.

zr2152

25-05-2008 15:51:39

roll

freeipodplayer

25-05-2008 16:18:18

[quote95d4ebbd7a="zr2152"]roll[/quote95d4ebbd7a]

roll

zr2152

25-05-2008 16:38:07

OMGZZZ YTP AND BRANDARAMA TAKE FOREVERZ TO SHIPZZ?!!!?!

steveyankee

25-05-2008 21:41:17

[quoteb093237035="zr2152"]OMGZZZ YTP AND BRANDARAMA TAKE FOREVERZ TO SHIPZZ?!!!?![/quoteb093237035]

Are you ten?

Wait, you're from Ohio too. I would like to see you talk like that in real life.

mistertomlinson

26-05-2008 05:25:47

[quote3928d7eb93="freeipodplayer"][quote3928d7eb93="zr2152"]roll[/quote3928d7eb93]

roll[/quote3928d7eb93]

roll

ILoveToys

26-05-2008 07:14:55

[quotebb0cc58374="mistertomlinson"][quotebb0cc58374="freeipodplayer"][quotebb0cc58374="zr2152"]roll[/quotebb0cc58374]

roll[/quotebb0cc58374]

roll[/quotebb0cc58374]

roll

zr2152

26-05-2008 08:22:33

[quote673609b70c="steveyankee"][quote673609b70c="zr2152"]OMGZZZ YTP AND BRANDARAMA TAKE FOREVERZ TO SHIPZZ?!!!?![/quote673609b70c]

Are you ten?

Wait, you're from Ohio too. I would like to see you talk like that in real life.[/quote673609b70c]


Yeah I'm 10.

roll

ashilef

26-05-2008 09:04:01

[quote2006021a19="ILoveToys"][quote2006021a19="mistertomlinson"][quote2006021a19="freeipodplayer"][quote2006021a19="zr2152"]roll[/quote2006021a19]

roll[/quote2006021a19]

roll[/quote2006021a19]

roll[/quote2006021a19]
roll

tylerc

26-05-2008 12:10:50

[quote7dbddb6fca="steveyankee"][quote7dbddb6fca="zr2152"]OMGZZZ YTP AND BRANDARAMA TAKE FOREVERZ TO SHIPZZ?!!!?![/quote7dbddb6fca]

Are you ten?

Wait, you're from Ohio too. I would like to see you talk like that in real life.[/quote7dbddb6fca]

What does Ohio have to do with anything? Take a joke.

zr2152

26-05-2008 12:24:15

word.

Well it's good that people are finally getting their Visas from July.

Hopefully I see my August 1K by the end of June or mid July.

Zags1199

26-05-2008 13:00:58

[quote00a27d9754="KevinInTx"]Yahoo!!!!

$500 American Express Gift Card
Shipped
[May-22-08 235 PM]

CTS Sept 7

Initials KP[/quote00a27d9754]

Which site was this on?

zr2152

26-05-2008 19:26:34

I'm guessing either brandarama or Rewards Parade.

RolltheStampede

27-05-2008 07:01:05

well hopefully july was the huge hump of people completing the sites so maybe they get a little faster?

i want my projector at this point, i could probably watch the dark knight on blu ray on it by the time i get it.

KevinInTx

27-05-2008 07:09:33

[quote2f125a0300="zr2152"]I'm guessing either brandarama or Rewards Parade.[/quote2f125a0300]

Yep, Brandarama.
I got it on Saturday...

I know this has been covered, but how do I get the cash out of it since it doesn't have a PIN associated with it???

ploppsdman

27-05-2008 10:16:58

I think people were talking about paying yourself for something through paypal .... whether it works I dont know .. but if you find out a way, let me know. Another possible end around is buying something with partial payments ... pay with a cc for some of an item and pay with the gift card for the rest .. then return the item and claim you threw out the gift card. They should put the full amount on your credit card.

kidd2108

27-05-2008 10:37:59

[quoteaff5139d58="KevinInTx"][quoteaff5139d58="zr2152"]I'm guessing either brandarama or Rewards Parade.[/quoteaff5139d58]

Yep, Brandarama.
I got it on Saturday...

I know this has been covered, but how do I get the cash out of it since it doesn't have a PIN associated with it???[/quoteaff5139d58]

you dont.

Buy something and sell it.

ploppsdman

27-05-2008 10:55:35

I'm guessing either brandarama or Rewards Parade.

Yep, Brandarama.
I got it on Saturday...

I know this has been covered, but how do I get the cash out of it since it doesn't have a PIN associated with it???


you dont.

Buy something and sell it.


Yeah, you can also buy 2 wii's and sell them in your local paper for $240. That should sell pretty damn quick.

madmanx33

27-05-2008 15:39:40

Ah times like these its great having a a merchant account

viperklt21

28-05-2008 13:38:56

so I have the 4 offer visa parked.. do you think I would get d/qed for doing it?

zr2152

28-05-2008 13:56:08

They have never DQ'ed anyone...

tylerc

28-05-2008 16:02:42

[quotee1feda8e69="viperklt21"]so I have the 4 offer visa parked.. do you think I would get d/qed for doing it?[/quotee1feda8e69]

Their terms

[quotee1feda8e69]In order to remain eligible for your gift, you must complete all of the sponsor offers that require you to sample and purchase products of interest within 180 days of signing up for our service.

Once you have satisfied your sponsor requirements you will receive an email confirmation with redemption instructions and you will see a confirm button appear in the Gift Status section above. You will have 90 days from the date of qualification to complete the confirmation requirements[/quotee1feda8e69]

However, it has since been confirmed here that the TOS means 180 days from the day you START your offers, I believe. Feel free to correct me on this.

slambam

28-05-2008 17:32:32

I parked it last May, and didn't start offers til January, CTS in February. They didn't DQ me.

steveyankee

28-05-2008 21:16:55

[quotecee1ed07e0="KevinInTx"][quotecee1ed07e0="zr2152"]I'm guessing either brandarama or Rewards Parade.[/quotecee1ed07e0]

Yep, Brandarama.
I got it on Saturday...

I know this has been covered, but how do I get the cash out of it since it doesn't have a PIN associated with it???[/quotecee1ed07e0]

Do the best buy trick.

I did it with my $500 best buy GC last week

I got my $500 Amex yesterday, and I'm going to do it again tomorrow.


Easiest way to get your full $500 D

tylerc

28-05-2008 22:01:43

Best Buy trick?

cronerd

28-05-2008 22:33:45

whats the best buy trick????

wiebelhaus03

29-05-2008 10:08:09

i'm assuming he means buy something thats more than the amount of your gift card, then pay the remaining amount with a credit/debit card. When you return it, have the money payed back onto your credit/debit card

maverik

29-05-2008 10:38:01

Yeah, that can be done with cash as well. Though I would say, why go through all that hassle when you can just get a "Svc Cash Out" which means, if you bring the card in, the manager can authorize a cash out for the balance on the card. Works every time... But that's not to say that it works at every B&M....

freeipodplayer

29-05-2008 13:47:45

hola

doylnea

29-05-2008 14:45:27

holy sweet fraud

dubbin87

29-05-2008 16:06:03

QUICK! Call the police!!!! I bet he used a VCC too!!!!!!!!!! shock

steveyankee

29-05-2008 17:15:43

[quote7ad5ba40ee="doylnea"]holy sweet fraud[/quote7ad5ba40ee]

omg you better call the police on them

tell the Sgt. you saw someone post online which tells you how to fraud best buy

and edit, that's not the way I was talking about

heather77

30-05-2008 11:41:59

How is it fraud to get cash out of a gift card? I know here in CA there was a successful lawsuit several years ago against the company I worked for at the time (Barnes & Noble) and the outcome was that gift certificates had to be redeemable for cash if requested. I know many stores will tell you that you can't, but if you ask the manager I believe it's the law now, at least in CA.

dubbin87

30-05-2008 12:06:52

[quotefa83efc64b="heather77"]How is it fraud to get cash out of a gift card? I know here in CA there was a successful lawsuit several years ago against the company I worked for at the time (Barnes & Noble) and the outcome was that gift certificates had to be redeemable for cash if requested. I know many stores will tell you that you can't, but if you ask the manager I believe it's the law now, at least in CA.[/quotefa83efc64b]

It's not, just another one of the made up rules this place tries to enforce on people.

freeipodplayer

30-05-2008 15:35:41

Had another 500 amex ship today.

Sept CTS

Rewards Parade

zr2152

30-05-2008 17:59:01

[quote9735337201="dubbin87"][quote9735337201="heather77"]How is it fraud to get cash out of a gift card? I know here in CA there was a successful lawsuit several years ago against the company I worked for at the time (Barnes & Noble) and the outcome was that gift certificates had to be redeemable for cash if requested. I know many stores will tell you that you can't, but if you ask the manager I believe it's the law now, at least in CA.[/quote9735337201]

It's not, just another one of the made up rules this place tries to enforce on people.[/quote9735337201]

No.

Zags1199

31-05-2008 19:11:22

Shipped for $500 AMEX on Trusted Rewards. First initial is M.

RyanG

31-05-2008 19:17:10

[quoteb38fc65489="Zags1199"]Shipped for $500 AMEX on Trusted Rewards. First initial is M.[/quoteb38fc65489]

Getting closer D

tylerc

31-05-2008 21:59:26

My friend is P and will be very happy about this D

MattMcQ

02-06-2008 07:07:14

i've only ever done gift card sites for brandarama...i just did the grill site, will I actually get a grill or just a check for the amount?

manOFice

02-06-2008 07:15:21

[quote0a8d876654="MattMcQ"]i've only ever done gift card sites for brandarama...i just did the grill site, will I actually get a grill or just a check for the amount?[/quote0a8d876654]

Depends, all the grill sites are a disconntinued product I believe, so in about 7 months, they might send you a check, a giftcard to buy a grill, or a new grill.

tylerc

02-06-2008 07:42:32

Usually Brandarama sends the actual gifts. I remember a couple years ago I did a site for a case of Red Bull, and they actually sent me Red Bull D

ashilef

02-06-2008 10:30:18

[quote65406f4531="tylerc"]Usually Brandarama sends the actual gifts. I remember a couple years ago I did a site for a case of Red Bull, and they actually sent me Red Bull D[/quote65406f4531]

How long did it take for you to get the Red Bull?

tylerc

02-06-2008 10:37:29

I don't remember, it was like 2 years ago.

oleus

02-06-2008 11:39:15

a few weeks ago a CSR emailed me back saying i would definitely see my last $500 July Visa ship within 7 days. it's still just CTS - i'm wondering if July has grinded to a halt again???? July 08 is next month!!!

Zags1199

02-06-2008 11:42:18

Got my $500 AMEX today.

oleus - Maybe you should call them.

tylerc

02-06-2008 11:52:18

What's your first initial Zags?

Zags1199

02-06-2008 12:18:27

M.

tylerc

02-06-2008 12:30:46

Awesome, thanks, my friend is still waiting on his.

I was confirmed to ship for 3 gifts at Brandarama today 1) Mac Mini (Brandarama), 2) $250 Shell Gas Card (YourTopBrands), 3) $500 Macy's gift card (Trusted Rewards) D

oleus

02-06-2008 12:55:29

[quotef9a3c27467="Zags1199"]Got my $500 AMEX today.

oleus - Maybe you should call them.[/quotef9a3c27467]

just tried calling and couldn't wait any longer on hold...

is anyone else here still waiting on a July confirmed Visa? as far as i know they still haven't moved ontp august have they?

manOFice

02-06-2008 13:38:41

[quotebf8eabe84c="oleus"][quotebf8eabe84c="Zags1199"]Got my $500 AMEX today.

oleus - Maybe you should call them.[/quotebf8eabe84c]

just tried calling and couldn't wait any longer on hold...

is anyone else here still waiting on a July confirmed Visa? as far as i know they still haven't moved ontp august have they?[/quotebf8eabe84c]

It's pretty safe to assume their not done with july yet

tbjstet

02-06-2008 13:54:55

I dont know why i have not gotten my $2500 ck yet, i was confirmed on sept 13th and my 1st name starts with a B. I call them and they say they are working on sept, so i dont really get a answer, evil

beerman

02-06-2008 19:20:28

you did get an answer - they're working on it.

zr2152

02-06-2008 19:35:57

[quote9f426aa23e="manOFice"][quote9f426aa23e="oleus"][quote9f426aa23e="Zags1199"]Got my $500 AMEX today.

oleus - Maybe you should call them.[/quote9f426aa23e]

just tried calling and couldn't wait any longer on hold...

is anyone else here still waiting on a July confirmed Visa? as far as i know they still haven't moved ontp august have they?[/quote9f426aa23e]

It's pretty safe to assume their not done with july yet[/quote9f426aa23e]

No they are still on July. I just emailed them today and they told me just that. Also, they are still on September for all non visas.

oandm6599

03-06-2008 06:54:41

I finally am "SHIPPED" on my July $600 Visa, WOO HOO!!! Better late than never, sweet. BTW, shipped on May 30, first initial M.


oandm6599

Swat1

04-06-2008 12:54:34

what about the gifts that aren't visas. what are they up to know?

do we have enough people for a large class action? lol

ILoveToys

04-06-2008 13:18:12

Why would you sue? They're still paying stuff out and they never DQ anyone for anything.

shortys408

04-06-2008 13:53:24

my yourtopbrands status dissapeared and i cant get a hold of anyone on their phone support.

tylerc

04-06-2008 14:20:51

Try e-mail, they respond quickly to that.

shortys408

05-06-2008 12:02:30

yea that worked

maverik

05-06-2008 13:05:50

$500 Macy's Gift Card
Shipped
[Jun-5-08...
D

bruman

05-06-2008 13:16:52

[quote24e3f04333="maverik"]$500 Macy's Gift Card
Shipped
[Jun-5-08...
D[/quote24e3f04333]

Congrats. September CTS?

maverik

05-06-2008 13:25:55

Yup

freeipodplayer

05-06-2008 14:10:28

$825 Nordstrom Gift Card
Shipped
[Jun-5-08]

tbjstet

05-06-2008 15:10:18

My $2500 shipped june 3 woo hooo

cfs sept 13th, 1st name B

Gman14

05-06-2008 15:35:32

dayummmm they're still pretty backed up. I have $500 "confirmed to be shipped" from February. Oh well, can't complain. At least they're shippin it out.

freeipodplayer

05-06-2008 16:35:35

[quoted2819d98ec="tbjstet"]My $2500 shipped june 3 woo hooo

cfs sept 13th, 1st name B[/quoted2819d98ec]

wtf, you were bitching 2 days ago about that.

slambam

05-06-2008 17:11:56

Sounds like they might be sending more often now. Recently it seems like I've been hearing about people going shipped weekly, rather than monthly. Or is it just me?

cronerd

05-06-2008 17:12:40

did anyone ever figure out what they were gonna send insted of the mac mini?? im talking about the 4 offer mac mini which has been discontinued...

slambam

05-06-2008 17:15:14

This is the only response I've gotten from them about it, "If the gift is no longer available we would either substitute it for one similar to it or with a gift card in the amount of what that item would normally cost." Nobody is CTS on it til recently, so obviously nobody has received it.

freeipodplayer

06-06-2008 08:54:26

[quotea858a543e1="cronerd"]did anyone ever figure out what they were gonna send insted of the mac mini?? im talking about the 4 offer mac mini which has been discontinued...[/quotea858a543e1]

They will likely send a check or a gift card to Best buy or circuit city.

Thats what I have seen in the past.

freeipodplayer

06-06-2008 08:54:59

[quote803f551e17="slambam"]This is the only response I've gotten from them about it, "If the gift is no longer available we would either substitute it for one similar to it or with a gift card in the amount of what that item would normally cost." Nobody is CTS on it til recently, so obviously nobody has received it.[/quote803f551e17]

Till recently? Fuck that site is wicked old.

tylerc

06-06-2008 08:58:45

I would be fine with a Best Buy gift card. Guess I'll find out in a year or whenever they get them out.

luumon

06-06-2008 12:15:43

[quotea8324ade58="tbjstet"]My $2500 shipped june 3 woo hooo

cfs sept 13th, 1st name B[/quotea8324ade58]

congrats. was checking mine and it turns out it completely disappear. only the $500 church offer is there which i never done. just emailed cs hopefully everything is good.

kalinkster

06-06-2008 17:31:41

I finally contacted Brandarama last week and got curious with my 2 pending gifts from them. Here are the messages I received from their CS support.

[quote6ecbae32ae]Thank you for contacting us.

We are currently experiencing huge delays in shipping, due to high demand of certain gifts and the website growing rapidly. We are exhausting our best efforts to get caught up again. We are currently on the July mailing list for the visa gift cards and the September mailing list for all other gifts.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,[/quote6ecbae32ae]

[quote6ecbae32ae]At this time as far as the visa gift cards go I can not even give a guestimate. The Visa vendor is very slow and backed up. I apologize for the inconvience. I am positive you will recieve the best buy card before the visa gift card but at this time I really can't say when that will come either. The best advise i can give at this time is that if you have not recieved either of you cards approximately 3 weeks before you leave teh country, please inquire or call and we can forward these gifts to another address if you have a family member or someone you trust to recieve these on your behalf. Hopefully you will recieve the cards long before that but at this time I can not give a good estimate for shipping.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,[/quote6ecbae32ae]

I am waiting for $600 towards the Playstation 3 and $500 Best Buy Card. Both were CTS December 2007. I know, I know I have a long way to go before these cards show up. lol

tml09

06-06-2008 17:35:18

I'm cts january so I know what you mean -D

bradjohnson08

10-06-2008 11:56:47

My october 1350 SA gift card changed to shipped!!!! FINNNNALLLLLY

First letter "b"

ward_ku

10-06-2008 13:03:46

For the life of me I can't find any Brandarama link nor a list of what they offer. Is there a way to get this or can someone PM me or post a list of links? I've tried to read through the forum, but my eyes hurt and I'm frustrated.

orangejuice

10-06-2008 13:13:46

they are on october for SA cards now? nice. What site was that again, brandarama?

tylerc

10-06-2008 13:35:40

Yes, it's Brandarama.

bruman

10-06-2008 13:48:57

They transitioned to October fast... hopefully they keep the speed up! I'm a 'B' and am October for the $825 Nordstrom.. I'll let you know when that ships.

wiebelhaus03

10-06-2008 15:48:52

[quote25a5f5d5a7="ward_ku"]For the life of me I can't find any Brandarama link nor a list of what they offer. Is there a way to get this or can someone PM me or post a list of links? I've tried to read through the forum, but my eyes hurt and I'm frustrated.[/quote25a5f5d5a7]

I don't think I can link to other forums, but go to anything4free.com and free-youbetcha.com to see a couple very good brandarama lists

manOFice

10-06-2008 15:52:32

w00t, can't wait, got tons of things CTS in Oct

tylerc

10-06-2008 16:26:04

My $825 Nordstrom is CTS in November but I'm "T", so it will probably be August before I get my card.

manOFice

10-06-2008 16:52:27

I still have that nordstrom site parked i should do it

bruman

10-06-2008 17:57:32

[quotef6ab6c767e="tylerc"]My $825 Nordstrom is CTS in November but I'm "T", so it will probably be August before I get my card.[/quotef6ab6c767e]

So much for those swim trunks, eh? lol
I guess now you'll be able to buy a winter coat

bradjohnson08

10-06-2008 18:43:34

ok so a quick question.... looked back at my girlfriends apt account that she was doin and realized she only did 3 of the 4 offers (or one didnt credit) in september, so i called to see if she could finish it and she said i couldnt because its past 90 days, then i said if i logged in and it lets me click an offer to complete then i should be ok even thought its past the 90 days so she contradicted herself.... any ideas? should i go for it since its just one offer or am i screwed and will waste an offer?

Zags1199

10-06-2008 18:55:08

I wonder if this means they are on October for all non-Visas. I just e-mailed them a couple days ago and don't want to hassle them. Does anyone know anything definitive?

hum1m9e8r8b

10-06-2008 19:12:07

[quotedfb66fbe14="Zags1199"]I wonder if this means they are on October for all non-Visas. I just e-mailed them a couple days ago and don't want to hassle them. Does anyone know anything definitive?[/quotedfb66fbe14]
Yes, I saw a B from October go shipped.

slambam

10-06-2008 21:10:24

I'm B in Oct, yall made me look but nothing shipped yet. Will post when I do.

ward_ku

11-06-2008 00:27:02

[quote90461b9704="wiebelhaus03"][quote90461b9704="ward_ku"]For the life of me I can't find any Brandarama link nor a list of what they offer. Is there a way to get this or can someone PM me or post a list of links? I've tried to read through the forum, but my eyes hurt and I'm frustrated.[/quote90461b9704]

I don't think I can link to other forums, but go to anything4free.com and free-youbetcha.com to see a couple very good brandarama lists[/quote90461b9704]




Yeah still nothing. All I want to do is look for some offers from Brandarama that I can complete. How does everyone find these sites if they aren't listed anywhere? I've seen a few popups (rarely) on other pages, but nothing I have interest in. There has to be a list of links out there somewhere that I can choose from. I guess I'm missing something somewhere.

tylerc

11-06-2008 06:06:07

free-youbetcha.com has links. If you can't find them you're not looking in the right place.

Zags1199

11-06-2008 09:15:27

I got the following e-mail

Dear Member,

There has been a delay in the shipment of a few Visa Gift Cards. We apologize for the delay and the inconvenience this may have caused you. We would like to immediately ship your confirmed gift and hence would substitute your $500 Visa Gift Card with $500 American Express Gift Card. Please respond to us confirming your consent. Once we receive your acknowledgement, your gift will be shipped to you within a week.

Sincerely

Nancy,

Member Support

bruman

11-06-2008 09:19:11

[quote013b5897ed="Zags1199"]I got the following e-mail

Dear Member,

There has been a delay in the shipment of a few Visa Gift Cards. We apologize for the delay and the inconvenience this may have caused you. We would like to immediately ship your confirmed gift and hence would substitute your $500 Visa Gift Card with $500 American Express Gift Card. Please respond to us confirming your consent. Once we receive your acknowledgement, your gift will be shipped to you within a week.

Sincerely

Nancy,

Member Support[/quote013b5897ed]

Cool. What was your confirmed date?

Zags1199

11-06-2008 09:21:55

August 7th. First initial is M.

slambam

11-06-2008 09:35:37

Wow, maybe they weren't lying about there Visa GC vendor sucking.

tylerc

11-06-2008 09:55:31

Maybe they can offer substitutes for everyone, AMEX isn't as widely accepted as Visa, but it's still accepted at most big department stores and restaurants.

Zags1199

11-06-2008 10:14:28

When I e-mailed them back asking how long it would take for the Visa if I chose that or if I could get a check, I got the cookie-cutter response about what shipping lists they are on. Not too helpful.

manOFice

11-06-2008 10:15:31

[quoteae201cf3fc="tylerc"]Maybe they can offer substitutes for everyone, AMEX isn't as widely accepted as Visa, but it's still accepted at most big department stores and restaurants.[/quoteae201cf3fc]

I would gladly accept a AMEX for any offer I have out there for equal value

mariners1999

11-06-2008 11:23:06

[quote6a8d9fa5b1="tylerc"]Maybe they can offer substitutes for everyone, AMEX isn't as widely accepted as Visa, but it's still accepted at most big department stores and restaurants.[/quote6a8d9fa5b1]


Love AMEX!!!! Substitue me and I will have a shopping spree at my local COSTCO since all they accept is debit cards and AMEX!!!! D

M

oleus

11-06-2008 12:39:18

[quotefb1889d57f="Zags1199"]August 7th. First initial is M.[/quotefb1889d57f]

i am still waiting on a July Visa and haven't been able to get them to subsitute...this makes me mad!

dubbin87

11-06-2008 12:45:37

FWIW, they still are not completely done with Sept shipping, maybe wrapping up the gift cards but I inquired about the 37" plasma site and was told they are still on the Sept list for that. Also they are still unsure of what is really being sent out since that TV is no longer made. (

Zags1199

11-06-2008 12:51:12

[quote9d0c8f4634="oleus"][quote9d0c8f4634="Zags1199"]August 7th. First initial is M.[/quote9d0c8f4634]

i am still waiting on a July Visa and haven't been able to get them to subsitute...this makes me mad![/quote9d0c8f4634]

Well, I'm guessing this means they already ordered yours since they're offering this to August people. They probably don't want to deal with Visa anymore.

I'm kinda annoyed that when I responded back, they just gave the cookie-cutter answer. It makes me wonder about the communication between people there. Oh well, I e-mailed them back and hopefully will get an actual response soon.

RyanG

11-06-2008 12:51:13

[quoteb7bcba1f2e="dubbin87"]FWIW, they still are not completely done with Sept shipping, maybe wrapping up the gift cards but I inquired about the 37" plasma site and was told they are still on the Sept list for that. Also they are still unsure of what is really being sent out since that TV is no longer made. ([/quoteb7bcba1f2e]

R here and no $500 AMEX from Sept yet. They are not close to wrapping them up. Couple months left to go.

oleus

13-06-2008 10:04:07

after asking via email about getting an AMEX to replace my last July $500 visa, i just noticed that it SHIPPED yesterday...never got an email response so not sure if this is an Amex or the actual VIsa, but either way it's good news for anyone still waiting for a July Visa!

dubbin87

13-06-2008 11:05:59

I went shipped on a OCT $500 Lowes card. D

tiffrnwhitney

13-06-2008 11:25:35

I went shipped on 6/11/08 for my $500 Lowes card too. Confirmed to ship Oct., first initial T.

bruman

13-06-2008 11:33:06

Congrats

Zags1199

13-06-2008 11:38:12

Holy crap, nice! It looks like they're moving at a swifter pace now.

manOFice

13-06-2008 12:38:58

[quote782355aafc="tiffrnwhitney"]I went shipped on 6/11/08 for my $500 Lowes card too. Confirmed to ship Oct., first initial T.[/quote782355aafc]

Congrats but Booooo, first letter G

$500 Lowe's Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-25-07 126 PM]

freeipodplayer

13-06-2008 13:12:09

[quote2970ff1492="manOFice"][quote2970ff1492="tiffrnwhitney"]I went shipped on 6/11/08 for my $500 Lowes card too. Confirmed to ship Oct., first initial T.[/quote2970ff1492]

Congrats but Booooo, first letter G

$500 Lowe's Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-25-07 126 PM][/quote2970ff1492]

I am with you.

dubbin87

13-06-2008 13:51:36

[quote39b31354e6="manOFice"][quote39b31354e6="tiffrnwhitney"]I went shipped on 6/11/08 for my $500 Lowes card too. Confirmed to ship Oct., first initial T.[/quote39b31354e6]

Congrats but Booooo, first letter G

$500 Lowe's Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-25-07 126 PM][/quote39b31354e6]



Although by the end of the day I bet yours might change, my "shipped" time was after 4pm.

manOFice

13-06-2008 14:11:01

I think i'll buy a huge grill at lowes, hehe

oleus

13-06-2008 14:21:19

[quote5256f1ad94="manOFice"]I think i'll buy a huge grill at lowes, hehe[/quote5256f1ad94]

so it sounds like the big rush of october shipments are are Lowes cards?

Zags1199

13-06-2008 15:09:53

I went shipped on the $500 Visa from PollPrizeUSA. I was confirmed on August 20th, and as explained above, they asked me to take an American Express card instead. First initial is M.

tiffrnwhitney

13-06-2008 15:21:47

Yea, I wonder how they ship things somethimes. Strange, my last inital is B and my first is T. So, I don't know what they do, as along as they ship I will be happy! I bought a grill with my sports authority cards and still $450 left to spend, can't figure out what to buy, ?

slambam

13-06-2008 16:31:23

$500 Lowe's Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-30-07 1034 AM]

First initial B. What site do you all who went shipped used? Mine is Brandarama.

tiffrnwhitney

13-06-2008 17:06:52

Mine was on Brandarama

woohoo72

13-06-2008 17:07:49

visa shipped from aug 1st, doubt this initial thing has anything to do with it. so they are on august visas. will update if they sent me a amex though.

manOFice

13-06-2008 17:14:56

[quote3b6cdc8686="slambam"]$500 Lowe's Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-30-07 1034 AM]

First initial B. What site do you all who went shipped used? Mine is Brandarama.[/quote3b6cdc8686]

Mines brandarama as well

manOFice

14-06-2008 07:26:38

I just got a response on saturday morning saying they haven't start october gifts yet....

tiffrnwhitney

14-06-2008 07:35:44

I got one of those cookie cutter answers yesterday about July/Sept. still being worked on. Wonder what's up

RyanG

14-06-2008 07:39:55

maybe ship dept fouled up? lol

slambam

14-06-2008 11:06:51

Good question. Maybe they ordered more Lowes cards than they has for September so they sent the extra to early October, but everything else is September. Who knows with them...

sixoneoh

14-06-2008 15:03:48

I'm CTS for Oct 1st for the Lowes card and I'm a B.. . nothing yet

dubbin87

14-06-2008 17:05:55

Well something showed up for me today but the postman just left me the little yellow card to pick something up at the PO.

stagefrog2

14-06-2008 21:14:17

[quote67bdf569c8="freeipodplayer"][quote67bdf569c8="manOFice"][quote67bdf569c8="tiffrnwhitney"]I went shipped on 6/11/08 for my $500 Lowes card too. Confirmed to ship Oct., first initial T.[/quote67bdf569c8]

Congrats but Booooo, first letter G

$500 Lowe's Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-25-07 126 PM][/quote67bdf569c8]

I am with you.[/quote67bdf569c8]
Remember that it's by website first, then first initial (so Zed from brandarama.com should be before Allison from yourtopbrands.com).

manOFice

14-06-2008 23:01:53

[quote2068efa70a="stagefrog2"][quote2068efa70a="freeipodplayer"][quote2068efa70a="manOFice"][quote2068efa70a="tiffrnwhitney"]I went shipped on 6/11/08 for my $500 Lowes card too. Confirmed to ship Oct., first initial T.[/quote2068efa70a]

Congrats but Booooo, first letter G

$500 Lowe's Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-25-07 126 PM][/quote2068efa70a]

I am with you.[/quote2068efa70a]
Remember that it's by website first, then first initial (so Zed from brandarama.com should be before Allison from yourtopbrands.com).[/quote2068efa70a]

we're all talking brandarama lowes here....

freeipodplayer

15-06-2008 12:32:48

[quote1930b88722="manOFice"][quote1930b88722="stagefrog2"][quote1930b88722="freeipodplayer"][quote1930b88722="manOFice"][quote1930b88722="tiffrnwhitney"]I went shipped on 6/11/08 for my $500 Lowes card too. Confirmed to ship Oct., first initial T.[/quote1930b88722]

Congrats but Booooo, first letter G

$500 Lowe's Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-25-07 126 PM][/quote1930b88722]

I am with you.[/quote1930b88722]
Remember that it's by website first, then first initial (so Zed from brandarama.com should be before Allison from yourtopbrands.com).[/quote1930b88722]

we're all talking brandarama lowes here....[/quote1930b88722]

Had a lowes from Sept ship out last week, but my lowes from Oct on Brandarama has not shipped and I am J.

bgarmon

15-06-2008 15:50:32

I just decided to check and a $500 visa CTS Aug. 31 went shipped Jun 12th. I am assuming they are shipping the visa since I haven't checked in a while but would be satisfied with an Amex card. Still waiting on some other from Oct and Nov. so should be interesting to see if they are picking up the pace some.

dubbin87

16-06-2008 11:01:05

[quotecee4c6e5b0="dubbin87"]Well something showed up for me today but the postman just left me the little yellow card to pick something up at the PO.[/quotecee4c6e5b0]

Yeap, it was my BR Lowes card. 8)

ashilef

16-06-2008 12:26:54

[quoted1d5976e21="dubbin87"][quoted1d5976e21="dubbin87"]Well something showed up for me today but the postman just left me the little yellow card to pick something up at the PO.[/quoted1d5976e21]

Yeap, it was my BR Lowes card. 8)[/quoted1d5976e21]

Congrats, nice to know people's gifts are finally getting shipped.

mistertomlinson

16-06-2008 15:24:02

Well, I am encountering a different situation here. Been logging into my $2,500 TopShelfBrands account for a few days now and my account has magically disappeared. Gave it a few days thinking it would eventually get straightened out, but as of today, it is still the same. I can log in, but the account isn't shown. There is only a blank list. All of my other Brandarama accounts are fine. Any help would be appreciated.

bruman

16-06-2008 16:01:12

Mine's gone too.. I didn't even do any offers for it. Try calling them.

luumon

17-06-2008 01:29:09

[quoteb46511b7b6="mistertomlinson"]Well, I am encountering a different situation here. Been logging into my $2,500 TopShelfBrands account for a few days now and my account has magically disappeared. Gave it a few days thinking it would eventually get straightened out, but as of today, it is still the same. I can log in, but the account isn't shown. There is only a blank list. All of my other Brandarama accounts are fine. Any help would be appreciated.[/quoteb46511b7b6]

just email them. same thing happen to me. cs email say login in tomorrow and everything was back up.

oleus

17-06-2008 09:20:45

my last july-confirmed VISA just arrived - it's an AMEX.

RyanG

17-06-2008 12:07:54

asked trustedrewards today what initial they are on and she said to e-mail back thurs or fri. i'll post it up once I receive it; for $500 AMEX, CTS in Sept.

oleus

24-06-2008 08:32:56

any indication when they might move onto OCT '07 for non-Visa, non-Lowes cards?

manOFice

24-06-2008 08:39:46

[quote9522b9adad="oleus"]any indication when they might move onto OCT '07 for non-Visa, non-Lowes cards?[/quote9522b9adad]

probably soon

slambam

24-06-2008 10:28:06

On FYB, a person says there Oct Sears GC has shipped.

ILoveToys

24-06-2008 11:14:52

[quote8af6561f66="slambam"]On FYB, a person says there Oct Sears GC has shipped.[/quote8af6561f66]

A buddy of mine received his October Sears yesterday.

manOFice

24-06-2008 11:39:36

[quote34ba86528d="ILoveToys"][quote34ba86528d="slambam"]On FYB, a person says there Oct Sears GC has shipped.[/quote34ba86528d]

A buddy of mine received his October Sears yesterday.[/quote34ba86528d]

I want mine, I gotta buy a washer and dryer, lol

fatinma

08-07-2008 09:57:57

still waiting on my 37" plasma CTS november 7

tylerc

08-07-2008 10:14:07

I would imagine you'll be waiting another couple months; I have the $825 Nordstrom CTS November 5.

orangejuice

08-07-2008 10:31:21

I love how i never got a card shipped out 3 weeks ago...that tops the cake

tylerc

08-07-2008 10:39:02

Contact their support, they are very helpful.

dubbin87

08-07-2008 13:30:08

[quote911a3c338c="fatinma"]still waiting on my 37" plasma CTS november 7[/quote911a3c338c]

box86rowh is on the Sept shipping list and waiting.

oleus

14-07-2008 17:16:53

YTB/brandarama really seems stuck again....still hearing from them that they aren't close to moving onto October non-visas and still light years away from movement on visas. argh

connorBC20

17-07-2008 20:41:43

Anyone else have a problem with a CTS rewards parade amex disappearing. All my other gifts are fine but this one is mysteriously gone.
edit its back

slambam

17-07-2008 20:51:28

mine is still there.

Zags1199

21-07-2008 18:57:29

Anyone getting responses from Customer Service? They still haven't answered me from Friday.

zr2152

21-07-2008 20:03:15

[quote0c234ed327="Zags1199"]Anyone getting responses from Customer Service? They still haven't answered me from Friday.[/quote0c234ed327]

I actually got a response from them on Sat. when i sent them an email in the AM. They responded within 2 hrs.

lol

They said they were still oin July's visas and sept non visas.

I already got my $1000 Visa from august (in the form of 2 $500 AMEX cards) and I have heard of ppl getting their stuff from OCT.


It is weird.

manOFice

21-07-2008 20:59:10

I just submitted tickets to change my address as I"m moving in a couple days, hopefully they'll take care of it quickly.

Zach, I've also had them respond on a Saturday , lol

zr2152

21-07-2008 21:23:42

[quotec569013786="manOFice"]I just submitted tickets to change my address as I"m moving in a couple days, hopefully they'll take care of it quickly.

Zach, I've also had them respond on a Saturday , lol[/quotec569013786]

haha yeah i love it.

oleus

21-07-2008 22:26:43

so we're about to pass a year fulfillment period with july visas. they've been on july for over 6 months. cause for concern.

tylerc

21-07-2008 22:46:22

They have not been on July for 6 months.

RolltheStampede

22-07-2008 07:18:11

they are actually on august but a year is definately creeping up.

tylerc

22-07-2008 07:25:50

They need to do a massive overhaul and get the 2007 CTS gifts sent out at the VERY least.

beerman

22-07-2008 09:45:00

why? they plug along and send out gift like normal and thier profits remain the same. a backlog of gifts to them means nothing. If I were them I wouldn't take a huge hit on my profit to send out gifts....

sorry for being devil's advicate....just trying to keep it real....

dubbin87

22-07-2008 13:17:37

[quotea3cdf3e1c4="beerman1976"]why? they plug along and send out gift like normal and thier profits remain the same. a backlog of gifts to them means nothing. If I were them I wouldn't take a huge hit on my profit to send out gifts....

sorry for being devil's advicate....just trying to keep it real....[/quotea3cdf3e1c4]
Yeah but we all what happens when keeping it real goes wrong. lol

oleus

22-07-2008 14:28:35

[quote7b279cf253="beerman1976"]why? they plug along and send out gift like normal and thier profits remain the same. a backlog of gifts to them means nothing. If I were them I wouldn't take a huge hit on my profit to send out gifts....

sorry for being devil's advicate....just trying to keep it real....[/quote7b279cf253]

yeah except they're not plugging along and sending out gifts "like usual". like usual went from 6 months to a year VERY rapidly, with non-visas now experiencing the same gind-to-a-halt timeline.

i don't doubt that i'll get my giftcards...yet. but is this all troubling enough to make me think twice about doing their offers again? certainly.

maybe brandarama sees the current inflation situation as an opportunity to catch up - meanwhile we all get hosed when our $500 giftcards get us far less a year from now than they would now.

manOFice

22-07-2008 20:35:24

they must be doing something to their sites I can't login to my brandarama account, i'm sure it'll get fixed soon

SkatingCrippled

23-07-2008 15:08:44

[quote638eb4e656="dubbin87"][quote638eb4e656="beerman1976"]why? they plug along and send out gift like normal and thier profits remain the same. a backlog of gifts to them means nothing. If I were them I wouldn't take a huge hit on my profit to send out gifts....

sorry for being devil's advicate....just trying to keep it real....[/quote638eb4e656]
Yeah but we all what happens when keeping it real goes wrong. lol[/quote638eb4e656]

lol dave chapelle

manOFice

23-07-2008 17:15:25

lol, I couldn't login because they must have changed my address for me because with my new zip code, it lets me in.

ILoveToys

23-07-2008 19:00:28

[quoted19cfe07f4="manOFice"]lol, I couldn't login because they must have changed my address for me because with my new zip code, it lets me in.[/quoted19cfe07f4]

You're so smart! D

manOFice

24-07-2008 08:28:45

[quoteb3d32d139d="ILoveToys"][quoteb3d32d139d="manOFice"]lol, I couldn't login because they must have changed my address for me because with my new zip code, it lets me in.[/quoteb3d32d139d]

You're so smart! D[/quoteb3d32d139d]

That only worked for one of the sites so I called and talked to a helpful women there and she changed them all for me.

Of course I tried to get them to swap my gifts to amex's and she said they are doing that but their not on my month yet

tylerc

24-07-2008 08:42:09

When did they start shipping August Visas?

manOFice

24-07-2008 08:48:18

[quotedc233bbf10="tylerc"]When did they start shipping August Visas?[/quotedc233bbf10]

They've been on august for less than a month now I think?

tylerc

24-07-2008 08:56:55

My neighbor told me they've been on August for six months, lol

RolltheStampede

24-07-2008 12:47:21

no they were on july for 6 they just got on august. they may get September by january

fbskiracer

24-07-2008 14:44:38

[quote5cd8bccc38]
Dear Jane Doe,

Thank you for contacting us.

We are currently experiencing huge delays in shipping, due to high demand of certain gifts and the website growing rapidly. We are exhausting our best efforts to get caught up again. We are currently on the August of 2007 mailing list for the visa gift cards and the September of 2007 mailing list for all other gifts.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Anne
YourTopBrands Member Support
[/quote5cd8bccc38]

That response came literally 2 minutes after I sent the inquiry. I'm betting its form based on the word "status" in emails to them

oleus

24-07-2008 15:10:17

i have a feeling october non-visas aren't going to happen for a long, long, long time. there's a LOT of us with octobers here, too.

fbskiracer

24-07-2008 15:33:38

[quote98d21fb995="oleus"]i have a feeling october non-visas aren't going to happen for a long, long, long time. there's a LOT of us with octobers here, too.[/quote98d21fb995]

I'm too lazy to pull the number of times I've had that response with one month lower earlier in it. I'm sure its in this thread somewhere.

baabaablacksheep

24-07-2008 16:13:15

well do as someone suggested on joshclark
FTC it up-- https//www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

mariners1999

24-07-2008 16:30:56

[quote5fde622ea2="baabaablacksheep"]well do as someone suggested on joshclark
FTC it up-- https//www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/[/quote5fde622ea2]

Yea lets get the Government into this!!! They never screw anything up! lol

I have seen how the FTC works. They do NOT help you get your gift. They just fine the company large amounts of money (MILLIONS) that the government gets and then the company declares bankruptcy and goes away!

So yea lets all FTC it up!!! evil

bruman

24-07-2008 16:41:04

Those joshclark people always want to screw things up for the rest of us. They were the reason i-deal doesn't allow conga lines now and are now more strict and now this.

zr2152

24-07-2008 17:43:35

[quote3cc8b42c00="bruman"]Those joshclark people always want to screw things up for the rest of us. They were the reason i-deal doesn't allow conga lines now and are now more strict and now this.[/quote3cc8b42c00]

Why can't people just chill out and wait for their gift. Those people need to relax.

And yes, they always screw things up for us.

cronerd

24-07-2008 20:57:37

horse

manOFice

25-07-2008 06:22:43

[quoted2a42712d8="zr2152"][quoted2a42712d8="bruman"]Those joshclark people always want to screw things up for the rest of us. They were the reason i-deal doesn't allow conga lines now and are now more strict and now this.[/quoted2a42712d8]

Why can't people just chill out and wait for their gift. Those people need to relax.

And yes, they always screw things up for us.[/quoted2a42712d8]

It was one person over there that said something about the ftc or some crap, everyone else made fun of the user. That place is just like any other forum now that the conga stopped.

RolltheStampede

25-07-2008 07:38:40

[quotea23f6c8066="bruman"]Those joshclark people always want to screw things up for the rest of us. They were the reason i-deal doesn't allow conga lines now and are now more strict and now this.[/quotea23f6c8066]

you make it seem like its not the same people on all the forums anyway. Most of the members there are members here, AT4F and FYB and what ever other forum, just cause they don't use the same user name across boards doesn't mean they aren't there.
That being said Josh Clark doesn't have a good track record with freebie site, but he isn't due for another tragedy for at least another 6 months.

wiebelhaus03

25-07-2008 08:22:24

joshclark is the one exception, many people over there are only members at joshclark. If you ever read anything there, you will realize that many people have no idea what they're doing and half of them don't even realize there is any other forum

zr2152

25-07-2008 22:01:46

[quoted0acad6ecc="wiebelhaus03"]joshclark is the one exception, many people over there are only members at joshclark. If you ever read anything there, you will realize that many people have no idea what they're doing and half of them don't even realize there is any other forum[/quoted0acad6ecc]

lolz yeah you saw my post over there. They are all trying to complain to the FTC.

haha i love it, and freebies.

RyanG

30-07-2008 15:14:43

any $500 AMEX still CTS from September?

freeipodplayer

30-07-2008 15:31:24

Got a $500 Tiffanys Gift Card shipped today.

bruman

30-07-2008 15:50:40

[quote248a064d34="freeipodplayer"]Got a $500 Tiffanys Gift Card shipped today.[/quote248a064d34]

September or October?

I'm still CTS on an October $825 Nordstrom.

beerman

30-07-2008 17:56:55

my 1K visa and $500 Tiffany's shipped today, CTS October First inital K

tylerc

30-07-2008 18:11:59

Good to see they are still working on October gifts, maybe they ARE getting shit done faster.

TravMan162

30-07-2008 18:14:07

sweet, i just mailed out my $500 Lowe's certs today, so by your analysis, i should have that in the mail by next week sometime right?

lol

manOFice

01-08-2008 12:10:04

I missed a certified piece of mail today, it was my best buy gift card ) My wife is going to pick it up

zr2152

01-08-2008 13:13:41

yayyyyy! That means mine probably came today too!

manOFice

01-08-2008 13:36:56

[quote0cd91bef0e="zr2152"]yayyyyy! That means mine probably came today too![/quote0cd91bef0e]

Course my wife is out buying a new washer and dryer with the giftcard, haha

oleus

01-08-2008 13:57:22

so has october actually started rolling out? cautiously optimistic....

manOFice

01-08-2008 14:22:15

[quote1432a4b0e6="oleus"]so has october actually started rolling out? cautiously optimistic....[/quote1432a4b0e6]

Obviously since I was CTS Oct 25th. But I have a few other gifts CTS in OCT which are still CTS

oleus

01-08-2008 14:23:46

[quote0bd29fcf64="manOFice"][quote0bd29fcf64="oleus"]so has october actually started rolling out? cautiously optimistic....[/quote0bd29fcf64]

Obviously since I was CTS Oct 25th. But I have a few other gifts CTS in OCT which are still CTS[/quote0bd29fcf64]

excellent. i have quite a bit CTS from october!

tylerc

01-08-2008 14:39:22

I want November gifts already.

RyanG

01-08-2008 15:40:11

I'd be happy if they'd send my damn Sept AMEX!

tylerc

01-08-2008 16:13:04

My friend is still waiting on that too, initial P.

orangejuice

01-08-2008 17:54:06

its gona be a good november for me, i have 7k in cards confirmed in that month

manOFice

01-08-2008 22:01:50

[quote9ad9846ea6="orangejuice"]its gona be a good november for me, i have 7k in cards confirmed in that month[/quote9ad9846ea6]

you're gonna get raped when it comes to taxes lol

beerman

02-08-2008 09:40:24

[quote040a4e67dc="freeipodplayer"]Got a $500 Tiffanys Gift Card shipped today.[/quote040a4e67dc]

Did you get yours? Mine didn't come with my two $500 AMEXs today, maybe monday.

freeipodplayer

02-08-2008 10:28:28

[quote2286bdc33a="beerman1976"][quote2286bdc33a="freeipodplayer"]Got a $500 Tiffanys Gift Card shipped today.[/quote2286bdc33a]

Did you get yours? Mine didn't come with my two $500 AMEXs today, maybe monday.[/quote2286bdc33a]

Not yet, but my mail doesnt come today, for another 90 minutes.

Swat1

03-08-2008 05:57:46

[quotec7aab78f79="beerman1976"][quotec7aab78f79="freeipodplayer"]Got a $500 Tiffanys Gift Card shipped today.[/quotec7aab78f79]

Did you get yours? Mine didn't come with my two $500 AMEXs today, maybe monday.[/quotec7aab78f79]


mine came and i'm wayy over here in california.

manOFice

04-08-2008 08:13:09

my 1k visa from yourtopbrands disappeared off my account page....

cannmj

04-08-2008 13:59:54

Has anyone had trouble getting through to their phone support? It goes through the opening message..I hit 1 and then it just hangs up.

manOFice

04-08-2008 14:01:53

[quote0d120a501e="cannmj"]Has anyone had trouble getting through to their phone support? It goes through the opening message..I hit 1 and then it just hangs up.[/quote0d120a501e]

That's all that happens for me today as well

beerman

06-08-2008 06:12:16

Is there anyone who showed shipped on July 30th and still not received the item? I'm still waiting on a tiffany's card.....i'm thinking it might have been lost....

RolltheStampede

06-08-2008 06:41:20

your mail carrier probably has your certified mail.

RyanG

06-08-2008 07:42:03

some mailmen fucking blow. they have it and if you're not home to sign, they're too lazy to leave the stupid slip that says for you to come pick it up etc.

freeipodplayer

06-08-2008 15:33:56

[quote411a6f2001="beerman1976"]Is there anyone who showed shipped on July 30th and still not received the item? I'm still waiting on a tiffany's card.....i'm thinking it might have been lost....[/quote411a6f2001]

ahhhh, glad I am not the only one.

Mine has yet to show up either.

RyanG

08-08-2008 17:42:13

finally, sept $500 amex shipped. wahoo

viperklt21

12-08-2008 09:33:19

I got this email today...


[quote63d3a95d51]We are currently experiencing huge delays in shipping, due to high demand of certain gifts and the website growing rapidly. We are exhausting our best efforts to get caught up again. We are currently on the August mailing list for the visa gift cards and the October mailing list for all other gifts. You are on the October shipping list so it should be shipped shortly. We ship alphabetically according to first name.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Sherry
Brandarama Member Support

[/quote63d3a95d51]

Nothing new but I just figured I would pass it along.

RyanG

12-08-2008 11:56:13

once again, they've been saying october for all other gifts, but there are still some people cts from sept amex.

orangejuice

12-08-2008 12:12:53

And once again, they re-shipped out my $500 sears card after it was returned by the post office because they misfiled. 5 days later, still haven't gotten the card again. Great stuff.

mariners1999

12-08-2008 14:39:51

[quote9c4f6da2da="orangejuice"]And once again, they re-shipped out my $500 sears card after it was returned by the post office because they misfiled. 5 days later, still haven't gotten the card again. Great stuff.[/quote9c4f6da2da]

Gotta love those great government employees! twisted

potsey2007

12-08-2008 14:53:57

Woot! Went shipped on my YTB $1,000 Visa CTS Sept. 7th!

freeipodplayer

12-08-2008 15:04:23

[quote0d7db00be0="orangejuice"]And once again, they re-shipped out my $500 sears card after it was returned by the post office because they misfiled. 5 days later, still haven't gotten the card again. Great stuff.[/quote0d7db00be0]

I know you. D

bradjohnson08

12-08-2008 17:08:31

sept 11th 1k visa.... YTB...... SHIPPPPPPPED!

orangejuice

12-08-2008 23:25:20

[quote1aacf7b7eb="freeipodplayer"][quote1aacf7b7eb="orangejuice"]And once again, they re-shipped out my $500 sears card after it was returned by the post office because they misfiled. 5 days later, still haven't gotten the card again. Great stuff.[/quote1aacf7b7eb]

I know you. D[/quote1aacf7b7eb]

What the hell does that mean? Oh, i got it now..lol!

freeipodplayer

13-08-2008 11:43:07

Got a $330 visa today.

CTS - January. LOL. I don't know how I got this one so fast.

dubbin87

13-08-2008 11:52:03

[quote032316cfed="freeipodplayer"]Got a $330 visa today.

CTS - January. LOL. I don't know how I got this one so fast.[/quote032316cfed]

oh shut up.

slambam

13-08-2008 16:03:26

they are all sorts of fiyucked up.

viperklt21

13-08-2008 20:55:54

so I wonder if we will get our 500 Amex with in the next few weeks. I bet them replaceing the visa with Amex has slowed us down.

orangejuice

13-08-2008 21:26:10

umm...it has sped them WAY up since they switched to amex.

viperklt21

14-08-2008 06:57:20

It has sped the visa up but has slowed the amex down.

oleus

14-08-2008 09:26:55

[quote764fcc0dca="viperklt21"]It has sped the visa up but has slowed the amex down.[/quote764fcc0dca]

they just confirmed with me that they are now well into October non-visas. i'm an "S" initial and one of my cards is an Amex, i'm still not holding my breath.

slambam

14-08-2008 10:40:09

Yea i definitely think is has speed the Visa's up a ton, but slowed AMEX's down a lot also. My initials are BH, I'll post when I see a change in status. I was hoping to have them by my birthday next week, but I don't know about that now...

bogey523

15-08-2008 08:09:50

Bad, me. I've been gone off this site for a few months. I still have a $500 visa (the hotel one on householdrewards, I believe left to get. Confirmed in November. Where are they at with regard to those. I never got an email switching me to an Amex. Any help would be appreciated. I'll probably give them a call or email to see what's up.

manOFice

15-08-2008 08:26:54

[quote0eaad8f97d="bogey523"]Bad, me. I've been gone off this site for a few months. I still have a $500 visa (the hotel one on householdrewards, I believe left to get. Confirmed in November. Where are they at with regard to those. I never got an email switching me to an Amex. Any help would be appreciated. I'll probably give them a call or email to see what's up.[/quote0eaad8f97d]

Oct

bogey523

15-08-2008 09:07:21

Just emailed and got response. Said they are sending checks to replace and that they are on the August list. So looks like I'm not going to expect anything before this Oct or November, maybe even Christmas. Icky.

freeipodplayer

15-08-2008 09:08:19

[quote96bf473a54="bogey523"]Just emailed and got response. Said they are sending checks to replace and that they are on the August list. So looks like I'm not going to expect anything before this Oct or November, maybe even Christmas. Icky.[/quote96bf473a54]

checks to replace what?

manOFice

15-08-2008 10:34:35

I hope mine comes today, i'll let u know if I got a check

Edit Mail came but no gift today, hopefully tomorrow

RolltheStampede

15-08-2008 13:41:18

[quotebbe67e1984="freeipodplayer"][quotebbe67e1984="bogey523"]Just emailed and got response. Said they are sending checks to replace and that they are on the August list. So looks like I'm not going to expect anything before this Oct or November, maybe even Christmas. Icky.[/quotebbe67e1984]

checks to replace what?[/quotebbe67e1984]

ditoo ?

debo012004

15-08-2008 14:14:34

[quote512123b9f8="RolltheStampede"][quote512123b9f8="freeipodplayer"][quote512123b9f8="bogey523"]Just emailed and got response. Said they are sending checks to replace and that they are on the August list. So looks like I'm not going to expect anything before this Oct or November, maybe even Christmas. Icky.[/quote512123b9f8]

checks to replace what?[/quote512123b9f8]

ditoo ?[/quote512123b9f8]

I think he is talking about the $500 Hotel Visas

RolltheStampede

15-08-2008 17:28:46

dman i got all 3 of those booked

bogey523

15-08-2008 20:11:28

yeah. they said that they are sending the checks in place of the $500 visa for the householdsavingsclub visa that was the hotel offer one. But it looks like they are still like 3-4 months away, although I like getting a check instead.

freeipodplayer

16-08-2008 11:02:32

[quote204681c8bf="RolltheStampede"]dman i got all 3 of those booked[/quote204681c8bf]

I got all 4 CTS. lol

orangejuice

16-08-2008 13:28:11

same ^. i think i got most of them already actually

KevinInTx

18-08-2008 08:41:02

$1000 Visa Gift Card
Shipped
[Aug-15-08 356 PM]


CTS 9/20

Initial K

Only thing is that they sent it to my old address after they supposedly updated the shipping info with our new address. I forwarded my mail, will the certified mail also get forwarded????

Thanks,
Kevin

sha316

19-08-2008 06:21:12

Got my 2 amex $500 GC's today. This was yourtopbrands. My timelines

Completed website Aug, 2007
CTS Sept, 2007

Can I use these to get a money order?

Thanks.
Panda

dmorris68

19-08-2008 08:42:24

[quote8f0b8542ef="sha316"]Can I use these to get a money order?[/quote8f0b8542ef]
Almost certainly not, unless they have a PIN assigned and can be used as debit cards rather than credit cards.

No card that is processed as credit (through VISA/MC/AMEX) whether gift card, debit card, or credit card can be used to obtain cash or a cash instrument (check, M.O., etc.) without going through a cash advance transaction (which most gift cards don't support anyway). Cash advances require fees and higher APR's, and the cash amount available is usually limiited to a fraction of the card's value/credit line.

Depending on who you ask, there are several possible reasons, to include

li Easy "loan" access could get people in trouble financially.
li Could be used for nefarious purposes, such as money laundering or facilitating illegal purchases that you don't want a record of.
li Visa/MC/AMEX lose the very lucrative profits from gouging people with high cash advance fees/rates.

Call me a cynic, but I favor the last one. ;)

PIN debit transactions do not have the cash advance restrictions that credit transactions do. Some gift cards have PIN's, so if you can luck out and get one, then you're golden, but I think they still charged a transaction fee per withdrawal (albeit negligible when you talking about a high value gift card).

ashilef

19-08-2008 22:22:54

Haven't been to the boards in a while, it's nice to see people are receiving gifts...well I have these from Brandarama (listed below) and 2 visas cts from YTB I know the visas probably won't see the light of day until next year...or never if they are giving away amex cards instead...But for those gifts I have listed below...how much longer do you guys think I have?


MacBook 13-inch White 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Laptop
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Feb-29-08 400 PM]

16GB iPod touch
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Mar-3-08 1222 PM]

ILoveToys

20-08-2008 05:52:51

I'd figure 6 months from CTS minimum still, and if it comes sooner then it's a bonus )

Gman14

20-08-2008 10:40:16

I'm CTS (February) for a $500 Ticketmaster GC. I really hope I get it around January. If they send me the actual gift card and not money Ill prob put it up on eBay. I'll be in college so an extra 500 bucks would do wonders. (beer money! haha jk jk)

beerman

20-08-2008 12:50:30

Anyone getting responses from CS? Shot them a few emails and not getting a response. They still owe me a GC that was shipped on July 30th.

ashilef

20-08-2008 14:06:34

[quote27cb2b84cc="ILoveToys"]I'd figure 6 months from CTS minimum still, and if it comes sooner then it's a bonus )[/quote27cb2b84cc]

Well it's been 6 mos since I was cts for the macbook..so doesn't look like I'm getting THAT anytime soon. Well thanks anyway....I'm not even going to waste my time and send an email.

notepro

20-08-2008 18:39:42

[quotec7fb5419e7="beerman1976"]Anyone getting responses from CS? Shot them a few emails and not getting a response. They still owe me a GC that was shipped on July 30th.[/quotec7fb5419e7]

I sent them an email a few days ago and nothing. I tried calling their CS number today and nothing either. It either rang forever and then when I tried back later, it went to a busy signal instantly. I contacted them because I can't login to my account. Anyone else?

ashilef

20-08-2008 19:22:39

[quotea2a9b60665="notepro"][quotea2a9b60665="beerman1976"]Anyone getting responses from CS? Shot them a few emails and not getting a response. They still owe me a GC that was shipped on July 30th.[/quotea2a9b60665]

I sent them an email a few days ago and nothing. I tried calling their CS number today and nothing either. It either rang forever and then when I tried back later, it went to a busy signal instantly. I contacted them because I can't login to my account. Anyone else?[/quotea2a9b60665]

ok...so I lied and I DID send an email..basically the same cookie cutter response...

[quotea2a9b60665]Thank you for contacting us.

We are currently experiencing huge delays in shipping, due to high demand of certain gifts and the website growing rapidly. We are exhausting our best efforts to get caught up again. We are currently on the August mailing list for the visa gift cards and the September/October mailing list for all other gifts.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
Sincerely,

Susan
YourTopBrands Member Support [/quotea2a9b60665]

lisighli (

beerman

20-08-2008 20:53:22

d@mn they must be ignoring me....they owe me $500!!!!!!

fanofpurple

22-08-2008 21:01:15

[quote5f728a9f58="ILoveToys"]I'd figure 6 months from CTS minimum still, and if it comes sooner then it's a bonus )[/quote5f728a9f58]

I wish I was as optimistic as you - I'm CTS on so much from them - the oldest being a $500 Macy's card from December!!! I'm thinkin more like 10 to 12 months - which is really pathetic. Have they ever been "caught up"?

wiebelhaus03

22-08-2008 22:31:12

yes in april/may of '07 and before it was a 3-4 month wait

Swat1

24-08-2008 07:06:02

I hope they get on to november =P

i just got my oct cts 1000 "visa"

orangejuice

24-08-2008 08:43:32

REALLY? what is your first letter?

slambam

24-08-2008 09:59:29

I have 4 Claim Forms to send in to YourTopBrands, and HouseholdSavingsClub. You can still send them all in the same envelope correct? I've done it before and it's been fine, I just don't know if they've changed anything.

connorBC20

24-08-2008 17:05:27

Does anyone know if you have to fill out a W9 for brandarama if you filled one already. I did one for the 1350 SA site earlier and now I just finished the Nordstrom's site.

zr2152

24-08-2008 17:48:48

what would it hurt?

Just do it.

Zags1199

24-08-2008 23:10:36

You have to fill one out for each one. They e-mailed me after they received my forms and told me I needed to send in a W-9 even though I already had for another site.

Swat1

26-08-2008 02:11:20

[quote9c216267d2="orangejuice"]REALLY? what is your first letter?[/quote9c216267d2]

me?


FC are my initials

orangejuice

26-08-2008 13:37:05

$1350 SA cards shipped! Confirmed Nov 16th. First initial R.

oleus

26-08-2008 13:46:41

anyone get an october AMEX yet?

slambam

26-08-2008 15:53:30

[quote294aa92dd6="oleus"]anyone get an october AMEX yet?[/quote294aa92dd6]

Nope....

sweeedfish

26-08-2008 16:08:27

manofice did

manOFice

26-08-2008 17:47:49

[quotee564411740="sweeedfish"]manofice did[/quotee564411740]

Nope, I'm still waiting on my 500 Amex from Oct 07

I DID receive a check from oct 07 in place of a 1k visa after being denied a my request for a check lol

Sad thing is... that went towards my wifes schooling... books and parking passes suck

sweeedfish

26-08-2008 18:26:51

[quoted5cba670d9="manOFice"][quoted5cba670d9="sweeedfish"]manofice did[/quoted5cba670d9]

Nope, I'm still waiting on my 500 Amex from Oct 07

I DID receive a check from oct 07 in place of a 1k visa after being denied a my request for a check lol
[bd5cba670d9]
Sad thing is... that went towards my wifes schooling... books and parking passes suck[/bd5cba670d9][/quoted5cba670d9]
Join the party. =\

Gman14

26-08-2008 19:22:40

yeah ManOFice... I have a giftcard coming in but i prob wont get it til mid next year at the looks of everything. I was going to be using it for the same thing... books and/or a parking pass for school. (a parking space at my college is $500 for one year. ughhh)

cronerd

26-08-2008 20:20:33

its $270 for me a yr lol (cal poly pomona)

oleus

28-08-2008 09:39:56

their auto-response seems to have digressed a bit - instead of saying they are on october for non-visas, they are instead on SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER for non visas.

Mbulelo

28-08-2008 15:22:02

$500 Amex (RewardsParade)
CTS October 23, 2007
[bda2abb39c5]Shipped [/bda2abb39c5]August 28, 2008

oleus

28-08-2008 15:35:48

[quotec9015cee42="Mbulelo"]$500 Amex (RewardsParade)
CTS October 23, 2007
[bc9015cee42]Shipped [/bc9015cee42]August 28, 2008[/quotec9015cee42]

what's your first name initial?

viperklt21

28-08-2008 15:41:51

mine is still not shipped

manOFice

28-08-2008 19:03:59

[quote063d776031="Mbulelo"]$500 Amex (RewardsParade)
CTS October 23, 2007
[b063d776031]Shipped [/b063d776031]August 28, 2008[/quote063d776031]

Mine is CTS oct 25, I can smell it. just ship already! hahaha

ILoveToys

28-08-2008 19:51:22

[quotea4032964e3="manOFice"][quotea4032964e3="Mbulelo"]$500 Amex (RewardsParade)
CTS October 23, 2007
[ba4032964e3]Shipped [/ba4032964e3]August 28, 2008[/quotea4032964e3]

Mine is CTS oct 25, I can smell it. just ship already! hahaha[/quotea4032964e3]

You've gotten your fair share lately....

slambam

28-08-2008 20:08:48

Err... my RewardsParade...

$500 American Express Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-9-07 949 AM]

Initials BH, I figured I'd be one of the first Octobers shipped (

Mbulelo

29-08-2008 05:58:04

[quoteefba661fcf="oleus"][quoteefba661fcf="Mbulelo"]$500 Amex (RewardsParade)
CTS October 23, 2007
[befba661fcf]Shipped [/befba661fcf]August 28, 2008[/quoteefba661fcf]

what's your first name initial?[/quoteefba661fcf]

L

manOFice

29-08-2008 08:29:34

[quote7e8a43d1e1="ILoveToys"][quote7e8a43d1e1="manOFice"][quote7e8a43d1e1="Mbulelo"]$500 Amex (RewardsParade)
CTS October 23, 2007
[b7e8a43d1e1]Shipped [/b7e8a43d1e1]August 28, 2008[/quote7e8a43d1e1]

Mine is CTS oct 25, I can smell it. just ship already! hahaha[/quote7e8a43d1e1]

You've gotten your fair share lately....[/quote7e8a43d1e1]

Yeah last year I jumped on these sites when people starting getings some gifts, i have a lot of them parked and just never got to them yet. Tons of new offers so I can probably do more now

orangejuice

03-09-2008 17:06:46

does BR care if you login and check your status from college? one of my buddies logged in to check his status after i checked mine about 3 months ago. think they will care?

beerman

03-09-2008 17:38:12

nope

Swat1

03-09-2008 17:38:24

[quoteb842d33cae="orangejuice"]does BR care if you login and check your status from college? one of my buddies logged in to check his status after i checked mine about 3 months ago. think they will care?[/quoteb842d33cae]


no

Mominct

03-09-2008 19:00:29

I read this from the beginning.. but am unsure. Can someone tell me what this is? or what the site addy is?

favored

04-09-2008 18:40:41

[quotee67c8c9baf="Mominct"]I read this from the beginning.. but am unsure. Can someone tell me what this is? or what the site addy is?[/quotee67c8c9baf]

This one's dead too.

ploppsdman

04-09-2008 23:59:37

I read this from the beginning.. but am unsure. Can someone tell me what this is? or what the site addy is?

No one ever wants to help the new folk .... brandarama, ideal, and netblue are the larger freebie sites ... as of now, ideal and netblue are you better bets for getting something, especially w/in 4 months .... whereas brandarama (if you look through the threads, you'll see something on yourtopbrands, householdsavingsclub .. those are brandarama) you might get something in a year. If you want current links for brandarama, I suggest you go to anything4free and look at their diy section.... http//www.anything4free.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=120642.

For example, here is a 4 offer amex ... http//www.brandarama.com/pub.php?sk=Mbuw6&sudid=325063

cronerd

05-09-2008 02:08:51

cuz newbs suk

dubbin87

05-09-2008 04:39:02

[quote1fb5fae347="cronerd"]cuz newbs suk[/quote1fb5fae347]
newbs are cool if they take the time to read and learn how stuff works, instead of coming and asking "uhhhh i want free stuff! where do I get it!"

beerman

08-09-2008 17:25:21

$1350 in Sports Authority Gift Cards
Shipped
[Sep-8-08 146 PM]

CTS sometime in October

cronerd

08-09-2008 18:23:58

congrats, this made me laugh http//www.generous-genie.com/?config=4356&src=WC-208393aaaCD11760150138

wiebelhaus03

08-09-2008 19:02:22

not bad for 12+2

tylerc

08-09-2008 19:04:52

$500 + 10 large pizzas? What does a pizza cost where you live?

ashilef

12-09-2008 12:44:11

[quote32e34bbf16="cronerd"]cuz newbs suk[/quote32e34bbf16]

why do you always say the dumbest shlit??? Didn't someone over @ Josh Clark tell you not to be an a$$ and talk smack about newbies...jerk! If you don't like newbie questions well then here's an idea...DON'T READ IT!!! roll

cronerd

12-09-2008 13:17:31

dont flame me bro!

Bballqt3224

13-09-2008 23:40:55

[/size4997317424]
www.cheap-electronix.com

cheap ipods and electronics

just sign up for free its quick and easy to ebay through

www.cheap-electronix.com

then start saving on great items!

mistertomlinson

14-09-2008 15:49:58

[quotef0d2a87df6="Bballqt3224"][/sizef0d2a87df6]
www.cheap-electronix.com

cheap ipods and electronics

just sign up for free its quick and easy to ebay through

www.cheap-electronix.com

then start saving on great items![/quotef0d2a87df6]

I hope your mom develops the flu!

cronerd

14-09-2008 16:37:47

[quote41e605ba40="Bballqt3224"][/size41e605ba40]


I hope your mom develops the flu![/quote41e605ba40]
haha

SkatingCrippled

14-09-2008 19:22:21

[quote98febe3997="Bballqt3224"][/size98febe3997]
www.cheap-electronix.com

cheap ipods and electronics

just sign up for free its quick and easy to ebay through

www.cheap-electronix.com

then start saving on great items![/quote98febe3997]

Cheap Ipods and electronics!?!?!?

I'm in.

Zags1199

15-09-2008 10:35:17

http//www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/NO_WAI_001.jpg[" alt=""/imgcc6bcccbc4]

tylerc

15-09-2008 10:54:08

Image doesn't work.

potsey2007

15-09-2008 11:09:48

does for me

bayarea05

16-09-2008 00:13:24

[quote804b3d6290="Mominct"]

For example, here is a 4 offer amex ... http//www.brandarama.com/pub.php?sk=Mbuw6&sudid=325063[/quote804b3d6290]

thanks for the link

karma for you..


anyone has good links to share? or just PM me plz. ) thanks

ploppsdman

16-09-2008 10:46:20

I would NOT do any offers right now ... apparently the last week, people have had trouble crediting ....

beerman

16-09-2008 10:52:56

wonder who is going to be the first one to panic and say brandarama is going out of business and just trying to screw everyone....

zr2152

16-09-2008 10:54:08

i bet you can find them freaking out on joshclark...

cronerd

16-09-2008 11:34:01

WTF this is what pisses me off! some noob from joshclark posted
[quote5e6ce773a1]Hey guys, I was confirmed for $500 Visa in early 08. I called about a month ago and asked if they could substitute the card since they were so delayed. She said she doubted they could but she would put my request down. Anyway, today I got a $500 check from Brandarama. I don't know if they are doing this across the board or just cause I asked. But thought people would like to know.[/quote5e6ce773a1] HOW THE Flilili DID HE GET IT FROM 08!

zr2152

16-09-2008 12:09:55

Holy Hell...lol

wiebelhaus03

16-09-2008 12:12:01

i've been asking about my oct. 25th confirmed 1k visa for about 3 months now lol....still just CTS

manOFice

16-09-2008 12:44:59

[quotedcd15770d0="cronerd"]WTF this is what pisses me off! some noob from joshclark posted
[quotedcd15770d0]Hey guys, I was confirmed for $500 Visa in early 08. I called about a month ago and asked if they could substitute the card since they were so delayed. She said she doubted they could but she would put my request down. Anyway, today I got a $500 check from Brandarama. I don't know if they are doing this across the board or just cause I asked. But thought people would like to know.[/quotedcd15770d0] HOW THE Flilili DID HE GET IT FROM 08![/quotedcd15770d0]

Well that "noob" just owned you didn't he. I got the same thing, I got a 1k check instead of a giftcard. I was even denied the check but still got it... It can't hurt to just call and ask them to please put the request in to the shipping department and request a check.. say you're more than willing to gladly accept a check instead. Even if they reject your request, you still might get it like me.

ILoveToys

16-09-2008 13:23:48

So do different ppl answer the phone and answer emails?

manOFice

16-09-2008 13:25:41

[quote42347037a3="ILoveToys"]So do different ppl answer the phone and answer emails?[/quote42347037a3]

I believe so yes. Where I think I won was through email. They seem to have my "contacts"

DRay9911

16-09-2008 13:31:10

what cronerd is talking about is the guy who posted to JC was confirmed earlier this year and already received a check, not that he received a check instead of a gift card.

-dan



[quote27ba7b2e6f="manOFice"][quote27ba7b2e6f="cronerd"]WTF this is what pisses me off! some noob from joshclark posted
[quote27ba7b2e6f]Hey guys, I was confirmed for $500 Visa in early 08. I called about a month ago and asked if they could substitute the card since they were so delayed. She said she doubted they could but she would put my request down. Anyway, today I got a $500 check from Brandarama. I don't know if they are doing this across the board or just cause I asked. But thought people would like to know.[/quote27ba7b2e6f] HOW THE Flilili DID HE GET IT FROM 08![/quote27ba7b2e6f]

Well that "noob" just owned you didn't he. I got the same thing, I got a 1k check instead of a giftcard. I was even denied the check but still got it... It can't hurt to just call and ask them to please put the request in to the shipping department and request a check.. say you're more than willing to gladly accept a check instead. Even if they reject your request, you still might get it like me.[/quote27ba7b2e6f]

cronerd

16-09-2008 13:58:57

both, I cant believe he got a gift that was CTS in 2008 AND I cant believe he got it replaced by a check! I just sent and email asking for replacement and of course they sent me the nice "sorry, were not doing that at this time" response, but like manOFice said , it doesnt hurt to try

manOFice

16-09-2008 14:04:03

[quote2f47e165a4="cronerd"]both, I cant believe he got a gift that was CTS in 2008 AND I cant believe he got it replaced by a check! I just sent and email asking for replacement and of course they sent me the nice "sorry, were not doing that at this time" response, but like manOFice said , it doesnt hurt to try[/quote2f47e165a4]

If you fail in email, give them a call early tomorrow morning and see where you get

cronerd

16-09-2008 14:33:52

alrite will do, and like cubsfan said on A4F, talk to michelle because I guess shes one of the better CSR's

Mbulelo

17-09-2008 01:04:41

[quote58e41a53f8="wiebelhaus03"]i've been asking about my oct. 25th confirmed 1k visa for about 3 months now lol....still just CTS[/quote58e41a53f8]
My friend is CTS on Oct 1 but on YourTopBrands but nothing yet.

beerman

18-09-2008 06:46:15

a friend of mine talked to brandarama, she keep prodding them about thier shipment schedule. CS said they are working to get all October gifts out by the end of the year and if your November you won't be getting anything this year....I told her I really hope she is wrong.....

I'm sure there are exceptions as we all have seen, but just another set of bad news for us getting paid anytime soon.....

orangejuice

18-09-2008 07:53:10

are u serious...

oleus

18-09-2008 07:57:21

and i thought i was close to getting my october non-visas. "by the end of the year" doesn't sound too promising....argh

beerman

18-09-2008 09:16:24

[quotea928ca0047="orangejuice"]are u serious...[/quotea928ca0047]

yeah, that is what my friend said, she is a close friend of mine so I have no reason to doubt her, but remember brandarama can say whatever they want, no one pushing them to get get gifts out.....theyare in thier own little world.

RolltheStampede

18-09-2008 10:10:01

the have shipped some november gifts.

ashilef

18-09-2008 21:32:35

MacBook 13-inch White 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Laptop
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Feb-29-08 400 PM]

Anybody think I'll actually get this by the time they send it, or do you think it will be something better?

I'm waiting on an ipod touch too...I'm tempted to ask for the monetary value of these gifts, but not sure if I should because they may send me less then what they are worth...what would you guys do?

cronerd

18-09-2008 22:24:12

[quote89c3b201f9="ashilef"]MacBook 13-inch White 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Laptop
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Feb-29-08 400 PM]

Anybody think I'll actually get this by the time they send it, or do you think it will be something better?

I'm waiting on an iPod touch too...I'm tempted to ask for the monetary value of these gifts, but not sure if I should because they may send me less then what they are worth...what would you guys do?[/quote89c3b201f9]
apple is announcing the new macbooks in october so hopefully you'll get the new one

kobugiman

20-09-2008 20:41:16

i had two gifts disappear off of my member page at yourtopbrands...one for 100 visa and another 1000 visa. anyone else experience this???? did you get it resolved at all??

ploppsdman

20-09-2008 20:45:42

I wouldnt worry about it until next week ... sometimes brandarama's pages go screwy .... give it a few days and if it doesnt fix itself .. call.

tylerc

21-09-2008 09:25:12

I put in a request for a check instead of the $825 Nordstrom (CTS 11/5/07) on Thursday, they said the requests go into the shipping department Friday. Guess I'll see what happens.

oleus

21-09-2008 09:54:10

[quote73cabd9fb7="tylerc"]I put in a request for a check instead of the $825 Nordstrom (CTS 11/5/07) on Thursday, they said the requests go into the shipping department Friday. Guess I'll see what happens.[/quote73cabd9fb7]

i've asked several times for checks instead of 2 10/07 CTS non-visas and each time they categorically deny the request.

ploppsdman

21-09-2008 13:25:48

They said they would put in a request to expedite a gift card ... not sure what the hell thats going to mean.

mookieb2

21-09-2008 16:41:36

I can't get them to budge on anything. Good job to you guys though.

I'm gonna keep trying

ploppsdman

21-09-2008 18:16:20

I think they just said it to shut me up ... but we'll see.

tylerc

21-09-2008 19:26:37

I think that's what they said, but the lady seemed really helpful in explaining how the request works so maybe I'll get it )

cronerd

21-09-2008 21:28:46

you would think it would be easier to write $500 checks then to deal with their so "visa distributers"

terryishere

21-09-2008 22:41:07

amen i agree

RyanG

22-09-2008 06:18:17

yeah, but why do that when they can blame someone else and earn more interest off our $$

dmorris68

22-09-2008 08:37:18

Don't know about Brandaram, but I believe it's possible for bulk-purchasers of gift cards to get a price break. If you save a couple bucks per card (off of its face value) and ship a million or so, that's some considerable savings over writing checks. shrug

potsey2007

22-09-2008 09:10:23

you think they ship that many though?

cronerd

22-09-2008 12:33:12

your prob. rite dmorris

Swat1

22-09-2008 22:22:38

they need to start shipping out november cts....and i dont mean a little randomly..but actually start on the list. my last gifts from BR are all NoV.

slambam

23-09-2008 09:40:40

They need to start sending anything again. The last 2-3 weeks the only things I heard about being sent were the $2500 College checks. They were moving along pretty good for a while, but not anymore.

beerman

23-09-2008 09:52:40

they send out more than just what people post here slam.....I still stand by my non-confirmed brandarama shipping timeframe of ~10th of each month....

dmorris68

23-09-2008 11:20:49

[quote6dd7df16cc="potsey2007"]you think they ship that many though?[/quote6dd7df16cc]
Maybe not, but then again most of us grossly underestimate the amount of business these companies do. These are multi-billion dollar companies we're talking about in many cases. I'm pretty sure they ship in the tens and likely hundreds of thousands, if not approaching a million. Savings is savings, and if you can save even $200K a year by shipping GC's instead of writing checks, combined with the earnings from holding on to that money for longer periods of time in order to get the GC's, then almost any company would do it. They aren't concerned about our perception of customer service, because as we keep reminding people -- we aren't their customers, the advertisers are.

slambam

23-09-2008 16:27:44

Likely hundreds of thousands? I'm sorry, but I beg to differ. I'd be surprised if its more than 30,000 gifts a year. Thats ~2500 a month. I think people are too skeptical when it comes to these types of things. Yes, I know the traffic they get every month. But, still a view, is a lot different than completing a site. And I'm well aware that there are more people doing the sites than just us. But do you realize how many people post here, A4f and FYB? If they're sending gifts, I would think at least one of the many people on these sites, especially since is seems that so many are CTS October, would receive something.

dmorris68

23-09-2008 17:52:51

I don't think any of these companies would reveal the specific numbers as to how much they ship. Most are subsidiary holdings of parent conglomerates who release total numbers per SEC or shareholder reporting requirements but probably not enough to discern that level of detail in any particular subsidiary. Speaking of, I didn't say, or mean to say, they shipped hundreds of thousands [i8ac4571ec5]per year,[/i8ac4571ec5] but who knows... they might. At the conglomerate level it certainly wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination.

BTW not every corporate purchasing decision and ROI is based on a single annual return, many are annualized over a period of years. So I could easily see them committing to buy X million dollars in gift cards over, say, 5 years, and getting a price break in the neighborhoods of hundreds of thousands or even into the millions of dollars. It's pure speculation of course, but these are some huge companies we're talking about.

nwong82

23-09-2008 19:59:50

$500 American Express Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-9-07 1201 PM]


approaching one year. Anyone else waiting this long??? I emailed them asking for replacement checks but no go

terryishere

23-09-2008 20:36:55

$500 Visa Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Jan-22-08 235 PM]

i also asked for a replacement check and mine was a no go

slambam

23-09-2008 20:37:08

$500 American Express Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Oct-9-07 949 AM]

I got ya by 132 minutes...

bruman

23-09-2008 21:57:42

Still waiting on my nordstrom card, Oct. 11th.

woohoo72

23-09-2008 22:33:33

cts octr 12 first initial e, rewards parade, nothing, keep getting the same canned responses. my august visa was shipped last month, it was cts aug 07

bruman

24-09-2008 13:19:20

$825 Nordstrom Gift Card
Shipped
[Sep-24-08 243 PM]

Hell yeah )

Swat1

24-09-2008 13:21:36

Sooooo....how are tehy goign to catch up if they are taking longer than a month to ship out each batch even to this day? I'm banking that they are goign to file for bankruptcy when it gets out of hand....and then they do consulting for another small group of people to do the same...rinse and repeat.

Swat1

24-09-2008 13:22:19

[quote337846d4c8="bruman"]$825 Nordstrom Gift Card
Shipped
[Sep-24-08 243 PM]

Hell yeah )[/quote337846d4c8]


niceeee.....

bruman

24-09-2008 13:30:58

Oh damn.... checked another one of my status

$500 Best Buy Gift Card
Shipped
[Sep-24-08 246 PM]

Tis a good day )

I was November CTS for this one.

tylerc

24-09-2008 13:54:09

Good to see more November gifts are getting shipped, hoping to get my $825 Nordstrom's card soon too ) congrats bruman.

dubbin87

24-09-2008 16:31:59

[quotee8f04ae215="bruman"]Oh damn.... checked another one of my status

$500 Best Buy Gift Card
Shipped
[Sep-24-08 246 PM]

Tis a good day )

I was November CTS for this one.[/quotee8f04ae215]i'm cts nov 29th for that one, nothing yet. ?

ILoveToys

25-09-2008 14:29:26

I just want to get my $1000 visa that i was cts for nearly a year ago (

ploppsdman

25-09-2008 18:10:32

Im not touching this site anymore. I've got some CTS stuff at the top of 08, I do not expect to get any of it.

tylerc

25-09-2008 20:02:36

[quoteacc2011979="ploppsdman"]Im not touching this site anymore. I've got some CTS stuff at the top of 08, I do not expect to get any of it.[/quoteacc2011979]

Why? Active Response Group (company that owns Brandarama/YTB/etc) is a $50 million revenue company, and they're still shipping gifts, just slowly.

edgespeeder04

25-09-2008 20:22:33

anyone still doing any more sites? I just finished the 4 offer toshiba but none of my offers have credited yet, hopefully by tomorrow.

I also want to do the plasma site and the $2500 check which I havent been able to finish. Anyone know how much they are paying for the plasma and toshiba.

Also, which other ones do you all recommend doing? I also plan on doing the other 3 $500 gf and credit cards ones i have left, as well as $825 nordstorm but dont know what else is worth doing. Which grill is the one that pays more?

Thanks in advance. -)

I have already received my $1000 visa and sports authority cards so they are working on this fast.

slambam

25-09-2008 20:56:52

I did 4 gifts in early September. Not sure why, I probably won't get it til 2012....

orangejuice

25-09-2008 21:21:13

^ same here i just did 4 too. probably wont seem til xmas next year. sucks. i hope they just pay off everyone at once someday with a lump check.

SkatingCrippled

26-09-2008 06:34:50

[quote1a3858cf5f="edgespeeder04"]anyone still doing any more sites? I just finished the 4 offer toshiba but none of my offers have credited yet, hopefully by tomorrow.

I also want to do the plasma site and the $2500 check which I havent been able to finish. Anyone know how much they are paying for the plasma and toshiba.

Also, which other ones do you all recommend doing? I also plan on doing the other 3 $500 gf and credit cards ones i have left, as well as $825 nordstorm but dont know what else is worth doing. Which grill is the one that pays more?

Thanks in advance. -)

I have already received my $1000 visa and sports authority cards so they are working on this fast.[/quote1a3858cf5f]
The Toshiba Tecra pays aprox. $550 I believe. I finished that one a few months ago and requested a check.

tylerc

26-09-2008 09:41:24

When were you CTS and when did you get a check?

cronerd

26-09-2008 11:39:21

2 things, first for the toshiba they ARE ONLY giving checks, i called, secondly did u say you already got the check??

SkatingCrippled

26-09-2008 12:44:05

[quote5214241d17="cronerd"]2 things, first for the toshiba they ARE ONLY giving checks, i called, secondly did u say you already got the check??[/quote5214241d17]

No I did not get the check already, I just requested it when I went CTS.

Went CTS July 21st

edgespeeder04

27-09-2008 21:22:58

ah okay so are you sure its for that amount? thought I heard about it being for $1100

orangejuice

27-09-2008 21:41:18

if you went CTS jul of 08, you wont see that until jul of 09 or maybe xmas 09

slambam

27-09-2008 22:26:31

[quotedf5d609279="edgespeeder04"]ah okay so are you sure its for that amount? thought I heard about it being for $1100[/quotedf5d609279]

I could be wrong but I think there is someone who got $1100, but that was because he signed up last August or something, when the computer was actually worth something. He didn't give anybody the link until recently, so if you signed up after he gave the link the value is diminished, so your check is too.

cronerd

27-09-2008 22:52:00

slambams rite, cause when we talked about this last month brandarama was saying it was worth $550

tylerc

28-09-2008 16:24:07

$550 is $550.

ILoveToys

28-09-2008 16:31:55

I got a big no on a check for it today.

tylerc

28-09-2008 16:35:21

When were you CTS?

ILoveToys

28-09-2008 17:01:48

In July.

cronerd

28-09-2008 17:08:43

wait so what did u get?

SkatingCrippled

28-09-2008 17:15:47

[quote91b9fd444e="cronerd"]wait so what did u get?[/quote91b9fd444e]
I don't think he got the laptop yet; he's referring to Brandarama denying him the option to get a check rather than the laptop.

ILoveToys

28-09-2008 17:53:33

[quote7ba2adf9f4="SkatingCrippled"][quote7ba2adf9f4="cronerd"]wait so what did u get?[/quote7ba2adf9f4]
I don't think he got the laptop yet; he's referring to Brandarama denying him the option to get a check rather than the laptop.[/quote7ba2adf9f4]

correct

cronerd

28-09-2008 19:42:41

well I sent an email and called and that was last month and both times they said a check, ill try to find the email when I get a chance

oleus

07-10-2008 07:02:36

anyone received any Oct 07-CTS non Visas lately? for months they've said they're working on it and i think some people here have received November cards....

tylerc

07-10-2008 07:15:10

If you look at traffic charts for Brandarama, once we get through October lists we should see an increase in gifts.

http//www.quantcast.com/profile/trafficGraph?wunit=wd%3Acom.brandarama&drg=US&dty=pp&dtr=dm&gl=all&gt=large[/quote]

viperklt21

07-10-2008 13:15:15

[quote32b7269f91="tylerc"]If you look at traffic charts for Brandarama, once we get through October lists we should see an increase in gifts.

http//www.quantcast.com/profile/trafficGraph?wunit=wd%3Acom.brandarama&drg=US&dty=pp&dtr=dm&gl=all&gt=large[/quote32b7269f91][/quote]

It looks like to me that the traffic increases so it will get slower. Though nothing like July. It looks like to me Oct is the lowest month, or at least one of the lowest.

wiebelhaus03

07-10-2008 14:02:36

but people who joined in july are confirmed in sept-oct for the most part

oleus

07-10-2008 14:12:34

yep, and october '07 fulfillments seem like they are back in a standstill.

huckfinn16

07-10-2008 20:29:48

my g/f got her 500 amex the other day. We were both cts in October 07, but i'm still waiting on mine ?

terryishere

07-10-2008 20:33:12

i sure wish they would come on and send my 500 visa confirmned to ship in january 07

Swat1

17-10-2008 18:28:15

i got my OCT cts in august.....and they are STILL on OCT? wow. how long until they die? They can't possibly have wait times up to 2 years, can they?

oleus

18-10-2008 01:16:32

[quote2ae9be4350="Swat1"]i got my OCT cts in august.....and they are STILL on OCT? wow. how long until they die? They can't possibly have wait times up to 2 years, can they?[/quote2ae9be4350]

i have a Circuit City gc CTS from oct 07 - i have serious doubts as to whether Circuit city will even be in business by the time i get the gc's! they are in serious financial trouble.

makes me wonder

tylerc

18-10-2008 08:22:01

They'll probably give you a check or Visa gift card.

oleus

21-10-2008 09:24:13

i think that at least for my CIrcuit city giftcard (cts oct 07) they should agree to give me a check given the high chances that CC will be going belly up soon. but they are rejecting any request for a check.

dubbin87

21-10-2008 09:31:10

Circuit City isn't going belly up, they are a multi-million dollar company, just last year I have recieved merchandise from them. All you people need to calm down, they are going to pull through.






roll





lol

oleus

21-10-2008 10:40:05

[quotec9e49ca78d="dubbin87"]Circuit City isn't going belly up, they are a multi-million dollar company, just last year I have recieved merchandise from them. All you people need to calm down, they are going to pull through.






roll





lol[/quotec9e49ca78d]

actually i am not being ana alarmist - they really are in huge financial trouble (Circuit City). I've read a lot of articles about how they might be on the verge of shutting their doors soon unless they turn things around bigtime.

manOFice

21-10-2008 12:13:06

I agree, I'm willing to bet CC goes under soon...

ploppsdman

21-10-2008 12:13:29

Id guess right after christmas...

imapepper

21-10-2008 12:58:27

Yeah they are on the list of companies headed for bankruptcy this year

debo012004

21-10-2008 13:25:08

He's just making fun of the fact that people have been saying the same thing about brandarama, although we wouldn't know their financial status since their not public.

oleus

21-10-2008 20:29:16

hehe i get it now, i am slow. i thought the response seemed familiar!

seriously though, with all that's going on with the economy and lots of businesses going under, now i don't think it's paranoid for ANYONE to worry about the prospect of never receiving their cards, at least within a 2 year window.

oleus

26-10-2008 11:24:47

so, has anyone here received anything from october 07 from them recently? or anything at all?

tylerc

26-10-2008 13:06:42

If you read you would know. I received my $825 Nordstrom's card a couple weeks ago, CTS 11/5/07.

orangejuice

26-10-2008 14:17:19

yes but in the last couple weeks nothing has come

mookieb2

26-10-2008 18:22:16

I got a check for $1,000 a week ago. (Posted in the 4 offer site thread)

CTS in Nov. 05 2007

manOFice

27-10-2008 11:42:41

I'm just waiting on a 500 AMEX cts on oct 25th

RyanG

27-10-2008 17:08:00

[quoted0ab76325e="manOFice"]I'm just waiting on a 500 AMEX cts on oct 25th[/quoted0ab76325e]

ditto

oleus

27-10-2008 17:35:46

[quote5e59c11afc="RyanG"][quote5e59c11afc="manOFice"]I'm just waiting on a 500 AMEX cts on oct 25th[/quote5e59c11afc]

ditto[/quote5e59c11afc]

dittox2

if anyone gets anything from october, please post here, i am fearing a complete halt of gift fulfillments.

Swat1

27-10-2008 20:58:24

[quoteb4b983a83b="tylerc"]If you read you would know. I received my $825 Nordstrom's card a couple weeks ago, CTS 11/5/07.[/quoteb4b983a83b]

where is mine???

$825 Nordstrom Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Nov-5-07 357 PM]


initials are fc

tylerc

28-10-2008 07:19:21

Couldn't tell you, I just got it in the mail. I don't think their list really has an order to it.

nwong82

28-10-2008 12:26:30

still waiting for my Trustedrewards AMEX CTS 10-9-07 and a PollPrizeUSA VISA CTS 11-5-07.

oleus

03-11-2008 08:19:56

well it's happening - by the looks of the list almost every single Circuit City in my area will be closing tomorrow. i won't even get my giftcard in time to take advantage of the stores having closeouts sales starting Wednesday. I have been bugging YTB about this possibility for months and they wouldn't even expedite the card or substitute a check. thanks YTB, you just scammed me out of $1000.

beerman

03-11-2008 08:23:34

there is alway circuitcity.com!

oleus

03-11-2008 08:51:10

but aren't these "in store only" giftcards?

mookieb2

03-11-2008 09:05:00

They're going to take care of you. This company, while slow, has never been a scamming company or one that treats people badly.

Now, that can always change, but history would say that you will be taken care of.

oleus

03-11-2008 09:22:45

[quote1395df638b="mookieb2"]They're going to take care of you. This company, while slow, has never been a scamming company or one that treats people badly.

Now, that can always change, but history would say that you will be taken care of.[/quote1395df638b]

i have received many cards from them, i'm just a little miffed that i had been bringing this very issue up with them for months with nothing but the canned response that followed.

anyway, I just got off the phone with them and they have NO idea what their own policy is regarding giftcards promised/ordered from a company that is going out of business. Even though CC isn't 100% going out of business, it does not look good longterm and LONGterm is the key here given how long YTB has taken with October 07 cards.

oleus

10-11-2008 07:35:34

anyone else having problem with their gift status page? on YTB, my two October 07 cards have now vanished!

beerman

10-11-2008 07:37:50

yes, topshelfbrands and rewardsparade are down for me.

supersponger1979

10-11-2008 07:56:03

One of mine that has disappeared since last year actually showed up!!

oleus

10-11-2008 08:17:11

[quotead50031e40="supersponger1979"]One of mine that has disappeared since last year actually showed up!![/quotead50031e40]

the only ones that disappeared for me were cards form Oct 07. Everything CTS before and after are still there. I hope they haven't found a good way of catching up by just making October disappear!

bruman

10-11-2008 08:32:54

So is it just October cards that vanished?

huckfinn16

10-11-2008 08:34:51

Yeah, all my October cards vanished

manOFice

10-11-2008 08:37:45

[quotecb973a199f="bruman"]So is it just October cards that vanished?[/quotecb973a199f]

I only have one more gift CTS from october, the rest are june 08 and only my one october card keeps getting f'ed up

oleus

10-11-2008 08:41:18

and Circuit City just filed for bankruptcy this morning....doesn't bode well for those of us whose October 07 cards included CC cards. argh!!

manOFice

10-11-2008 10:34:51

[quote93b155d6b3="oleus"]and Circuit City just filed for bankruptcy this morning....doesn't bode well for those of us whose October 07 cards included CC cards. argh!![/quote93b155d6b3]

it's just chapter 11 but still not good

oleus

10-11-2008 10:42:51

if anyone sees their Oct 07 cards show back up on the status page, please post it here.

beerman

10-11-2008 11:36:45

both mine and my friends showed back up....everyone take a deep breath and relax, they will fix it.

manOFice

10-11-2008 11:45:35

[quoteaec2cc32a0="beerman1976"]both mine and my friends showed back up....everyone take a deep breath and relax, they will fix it.[/quoteaec2cc32a0]

i'm not freaking out, it's just annoying.

oleus

10-11-2008 11:46:04

[quote0f13a7fa1b="beerman1976"]both mine and my friends showed back up....everyone take a deep breath and relax, they will fix it.[/quote0f13a7fa1b]

hmmmm mine are still missing. hopefully this is resolved soon. i'd love to get the cards soon but that would be "asking too much".

tylerc

10-11-2008 12:48:11

When were you CTS?

viperklt21

10-11-2008 12:49:21

mine is back

oleus

10-11-2008 13:05:52

[quote2f911b5f58="tylerc"]When were you CTS?[/quote2f911b5f58]

CTS 10/3 for an Amex and a Cicruit City. Mine are back on the status page, at least.

fatinma

11-11-2008 06:43:07

cts nov '07 for a 37" plasma and my status page is gone. (

manOFice

11-11-2008 07:19:33

[quote495d3e7c2a="fatinma"]cts nov '07 for a 37" plasma and my status page is gone. ([/quote495d3e7c2a]

Email them

orangejuice

11-11-2008 07:31:18

this is bs...over a month and nothing has been shipped. i have to wonder if we are screwed

oleus

11-11-2008 07:35:55

[quotef44e7854b9="orangejuice"]this is bs...over a month and nothing has been shipped. i have to wonder if we are screwed[/quotef44e7854b9]

yeah, i'd like to know if we can figure out who around here actually recently received ANYTHING....scary

fatinma

11-11-2008 07:59:27

[quote5f49ef5c2c="manOFice"][quote5f49ef5c2c="fatinma"]cts nov '07 for a 37" plasma and my status page is gone. ([/quote5f49ef5c2c]

Email them[/quote5f49ef5c2c]

Good idea, I didn't think of that.

I did email them, and no response since Friday.

box86rowh

11-11-2008 10:49:17

[quote6ed23c62ca="fatinma"][quote6ed23c62ca="manOFice"][quote6ed23c62ca="fatinma"]cts nov '07 for a 37" plasma and my status page is gone. ([/quote6ed23c62ca]

Email them[/quote6ed23c62ca]

Good idea, I didn't think of that.

I did email them, and no response since Friday.[/quote6ed23c62ca]

Call them.... 1-877-312-7263

ploppsdman

11-11-2008 11:20:37

Guessing, I'd say Brandarama delayed gifts for so long b/c they were investing their advertising dollars ... of course, most of us are aware what has happened to stock prices ... so ...

tylerc

11-11-2008 11:59:56

They just take forever to send stuff out. They get stuff sent out, people post when they receive it, and it's obvious they're making progress, even though there were a TON of people who signed up for their sites. Give them a break, start complaining once people go a month or two without receiving gifts.

oleus

11-11-2008 12:09:22

tylerc -

that's the thing, i don't think they've shipped anything out in a while.

zr2152

11-11-2008 12:19:24

[quote5407ce90d5="oleus"]tylerc -

that's the thing, i don't think they've shipped anything out in a while.[/quote5407ce90d5]

I believe October and November were huge months for them just like July and August were. We might start seeing stuff shipped out at the end of the month, if the same pattern occurs as it did with the busy summer months.

manOFice

11-11-2008 12:55:39

[quote57b3610322="zr2152"][quote57b3610322="oleus"]tylerc -

that's the thing, i don't think they've shipped anything out in a while.[/quote57b3610322]

I believe October and November were huge months for them just like July and August were. We might start seeing stuff shipped out at the end of the month, if the same pattern occurs as it did with the busy summer months.[/quote57b3610322]

Yep, October was a huge month for them... its basically when I did all my gifts because everyone was saying how great they were and some received their cards around this time last year so then the masses went after them and shortly after thats when most of their sites got taken down.

imapepper

11-11-2008 12:58:56

It appears to be all 12 months in the year seem to be their busy "months" ... and apparently there are people on here who have now gone 13 - 14 months without receiving anything....hmmmmmm

terryishere

11-11-2008 13:29:57

still waiting on 500 visa gift card,,confirmned to ship 1/22/07..god i hope they get here soon...

tylerc

11-11-2008 13:59:01

[quote4e843afec4="terryishere"]still waiting on 500 visa gift card,,confirmned to ship 1/22/07..god i hope they get here soon...[/quote4e843afec4]

Do you have your date wrong? I highly doubt you'd be waiting almost 2 years to get a gift. At least at this point in time.

manOFice

11-11-2008 14:10:57

[quote3f63b33658="tylerc"][quote3f63b33658="terryishere"]still waiting on 500 visa gift card,,confirmned to ship 1/22/07..god i hope they get here soon...[/quote3f63b33658]

Do you have your date wrong? I highly doubt you'd be waiting almost 2 years to get a gift. At least at this point in time.[/quote3f63b33658]

Most likely it's 11/22/07

terryishere

11-11-2008 14:33:46

im so sorry here is the right date
$500 Visa Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Jan-22-08 235 PM

oleus

11-11-2008 14:42:28

[quote941316596f="terryishere"]im so sorry here is the right date
$500 Visa Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Jan-22-08 235 PM[/quote941316596f]

you won't see that for a while, i'm sorry to say.

dubbin87

11-11-2008 16:49:13

[quote0e288b351d="oleus"][quote0e288b351d="terryishere"]im so sorry here is the right date
$500 Visa Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Jan-22-08 235 PM[/quote0e288b351d]

you won't see that for a while, i'm sorry to say.[/quote0e288b351d]
July?










2011 lol

orangejuice

11-11-2008 17:31:47

Ill be surprised if they are around next year this time honestly

ashilef

11-11-2008 18:08:58

I sincerely hope that Brandarama finds replacements for those CC gift cards, because by the time ya'll get them they will be useless!

oleus

11-11-2008 20:09:45

[quotec17671e509="ashilef"]I sincerely hope that Brandarama finds replacements for those CC gift cards, because by the time ya'll get them they will be useless![/quotec17671e509]

yeah, what's troubling is the fact that they have absolutely no response to the issue. for months i have been politely bringing this up to them to hopefully get the ball rolling on a replacement (CC has been in trouble for a while) and it has fallen on deaf ears. now that they are rapidly fading, i still can't get a straight answer from Brandarama on it. i wouldn't be so po'd if i hadn't been trying to avoid this pitfall for so long with them specifically about the Circuit City situation.

dubbin87

12-11-2008 03:37:51

Chance if CC goes belly up you'll end up getting offered another card (ie. bestbuy, amex...etc) so there's no real sense getting all upset over it. Just be more pissed off that they are dragging thier ass on getting anything sent out.

Swat1

12-11-2008 09:09:36

damn status page is gone for 2 of my gifts...wtf.

gotta call their asses now..ughh

oleus

12-11-2008 09:13:37

[quote68c61f259d="dubbin87"]Chance if CC goes belly up you'll end up getting offered another card (ie. bestbuy, amex...etc) so there's no real sense getting all upset over it. Just be more pissed off that they are dragging thier ass on getting anything sent out.[/quote68c61f259d]

there's plenty sense in getting all upset over it. they are taking 14+ months to fulfill gift orders, substituting for another card will likely add to that.

plus, the fact that they don't even have an answer about the CC cards makes me think they are basically "stuck" right now, otherwise they'd have some clue about the fulfillment of those particular cards from their vendor.

Swat1

12-11-2008 09:13:42

all better.

fatinma

13-11-2008 06:15:08

anyone else unable to even load www.brandarama.com ?

ILoveToys

13-11-2008 06:34:59

The page loads just fine...it's just not taking you directly to an actual site that offers a prize.

fatinma

13-11-2008 06:51:27

[quote61e05aeead="ILoveToys"]The page loads just fine...it's just not taking you directly to an actual site that offers a prize.[/quote61e05aeead]

I can't access brandarama.com/status at all, from my iphone, laptop using the free wireless downtown, or my companies connection on my workstation.

3 different devices using three different connections. hmmm.

I am guessing you are seeing a cached page then. I just tried 4 of our clients remote servers, using different ip addresses and dns servers and still did not open for me.

ghounds07

13-11-2008 07:12:50

[quoteccfd9aa614="oleus"][quoteccfd9aa614="orangejuice"]this is bs...over a month and nothing has been shipped. i have to wonder if we are screwed[/quoteccfd9aa614]

yeah, i'd like to know if we can figure out who around here actually recently received ANYTHING....scary[/quoteccfd9aa614]

I received my Sports Authority gift cards ($1350), like 2 weeks ago or so..

dmorris68

13-11-2008 07:13:30

Doesn't load for me either.

doylnea

13-11-2008 07:15:21

http//www.brandarama.com/status/ works fine for me.

dmorris68

13-11-2008 07:21:59

[quote31ce2a1ef8="doylnea"]http//www.brandarama.com/status/ works fine for me.[/quote31ce2a1ef8]
LOL, yeah it works now for me too. They must be having some sporadic issues or they're doing some maintenance. When I posted a few minutes ago I had tried three different Brandarama URL's and none worked. Now they all do. Go figure.

EDIT Heh, yeah there are some problem somewhere. Now they don't work again for me. The status page was up from doylnea's link, but after entering e-mail & zip code it just hangs while loading again, as do my other Brandarama URL's.

fatinma

13-11-2008 07:36:30

[quote5c52722913="dmorris68"][quote5c52722913="doylnea"]http//www.brandarama.com/status/ works fine for me.[/quote5c52722913]
LOL, yeah it works now for me too. They must be having some sporadic issues or they're doing some maintenance. When I posted a few minutes ago I had tried three different Brandarama URL's and none worked. Now they all do. Go figure.

EDIT Heh, yeah there are some problem somewhere. Now they don't work again for me. The status page was up from doylnea's link, but after entering e-mail & zip code it just hangs while loading again, as do my other Brandarama URL's.[/quote5c52722913]

still down for me. I will chalk it up as intermittent issues and not worry about it today.

dmorris68

13-11-2008 11:18:48

Working for me again. I think my problem earlier might have been with my company's network, because I also had problems hitting almost anything else around that time.

oleus

13-11-2008 14:44:04

more bad news for those of us waiting on Circuit City cards - they have started taking much of their regular inventory off of their website! All of the bluray discs are gone now, for instance. So even the option of shopping online with the giftcard is losing value...

mariners1999

13-11-2008 15:06:58

[quoteceaed4342d="oleus"]more bad news for those of us waiting on Circuit City cards - they have started taking much of their regular inventory off of their website! All of the bluray discs are gone now, for instance. So even the option of shopping online with the giftcard is losing value...[/quoteceaed4342d]

Oleus,

I would worry more about getting ANYTHING at this point. Not seeing them ship anything for a while and someone said something about the 10th of the month to watch.... Now the 13th and see nothing shipped for anyone here. Since the economy has gotten so bad I just hope they did not "invest" a lot of their cash in the market..... Again I know it is not a popular opinion but for a "huge company" I think they are getting ready to fail. You can't keep taking 3-4 months to ship one months worth of gifts. If they say they are not in financial touble then why not send out a big batch of gifts or checks????

roll

M

oleus

13-11-2008 15:12:25

[quote4246dd2344="mariners1999"][quote4246dd2344="oleus"]more bad news for those of us waiting on Circuit City cards - they have started taking much of their regular inventory off of their website! All of the bluray discs are gone now, for instance. So even the option of shopping online with the giftcard is losing value...[/quote4246dd2344]

Oleus,

I would worry more about getting ANYTHING at this point. Not seeing them ship anything for a while and someone said something about the 10th of the month to watch.... Now the 13th and see nothing shipped for anyone here. Since the economy has gotten so bad I just hope they did not "invest" a lot of their cash in the market..... Again I know it is not a popular opinion but for a "huge company" I think they are getting ready to fail. You can't keep taking 3-4 months to ship one months worth of gifts. If they say they are not in financial touble then why not send out a big batch of gifts or checks????

roll

M[/quote4246dd2344]

no i agree with you 100%. but every time i voice such concerns i am told to relax. i've received several GC's from them in the past but every good deal comes to an end and like you, i fear that end may have come.

hum1m9e8r8b

13-11-2008 15:24:48

relax ) . I'm waiting on $1000 worth, too. I just read that someone received a SA gc in the last couple of days. Worrying about it will not help anything anyways.

mariners1999

13-11-2008 15:33:06

[quote2bb10cc960="hum1m9e8r8b"]relax ) . I'm waiting on $1000 worth, too. I just read that someone received a SA gc in the last couple of days. Worrying about it will not help anything anyways.[/quote2bb10cc960]

Humm...........

No worry here as I have gotten more than my fair share (still have a few thousand dollars CTS) I just am tired of people saying just sit tight everything is fine. IT IS NOT FINE!!! We are now over 12 months behind and I see very little to no shipping in the last month. I am just waiting for the first complaint like I said before to the New York AG's office (they are brutal!)

Well ran and properly funded companies do not operate this way no matter what anyone says. If you are behind at what point do you think you will get pissed? 16 months? 20 months? I hope I am wrong but in the next month I see the writing on the wall and don't know how others do not see it??? Either they are blinded by the promise of easy money or just plain don't understand that this business cycle is about dead.

M

hum1m9e8r8b

13-11-2008 16:02:22

It is good business for them to do this. As long as they keep paying out, albeit very slowly, they cannot be considered a scam, per se. But the long wait prevents people like us from completing them. They get the best of all possible worlds, they're technically legit and people like us don't do them (which is good for their advertiser relationships).

beerman

17-11-2008 12:41:05

uh oh.....

http//www.marketwatch.com/news/story/TransTech-Services-Partners-Inc-Executes/story.aspx?guid=%7BE38D1053-6A64-4314-AACB-D85A10C61B46%7D

orangejuice

17-11-2008 13:21:55

what does all of that mean exactly??

oleus

17-11-2008 14:02:41

[quote71d05e2bd1="orangejuice"]what does all of that mean exactly??[/quote71d05e2bd1]

yeah, i'd like to know too.

as for those of us waiting on Circuit city cards, I was wondering - today they emailed me back saying an equivalent GC would be ordered if the CC cards weren't available when it comes time to ship it, which makes me wonder - will we have to wait another 14 months+ for a REPLACEMENT for the CC card?? argh!!

debo012004

17-11-2008 14:21:15

[quote95722393e4="orangejuice"]what does all of that mean exactly??[/quote95722393e4]
TransTech is an acquisition company so it is their job to acquire small and mid size companies and here is something that may be good news to us, it was taken from their website

[b95722393e4]A typical target would have revenue between $ 75 and $ 150 million positive cash flows and substantial operating history[/b95722393e4]; is preferably a private company with limited existing cross-border cost advantage and has experienced management team with good front-end sales and client relationships, which has potential for cross-sell and differentiated offering and competitive positioning.

mookieb2

17-11-2008 14:29:08

Just that they're getting bought out by trans tech. Do we know who they are or what they do?

If Active response is trying to look attractive they could be holding onto their money so their balance sheet looks more appetizing. But then again, decent due diligence by trans-tech would show them how much ARG is on the hook for.

So all that said? Who knows, but hopefully this will explain their slowdown.

slambam

17-11-2008 14:47:35

[quotecec67e5783="beerman1976"]uh oh.....

http//www.marketwatch.com/news/story/TransTech-Services-Partners-Inc-Executes/story.aspx?guid=%7BE38D1053-6A64-4314-AACB-D85A10C61B46%7D[/quotecec67e5783]

I don't know if thats a good thing or a bad thing. I did find this though, looks like were not the only ones not getting paid. I'm not exactly sure who it is that isn't getting paid, but it's obviously not just someone who completed there sites. Probably marketing groups or something? Either way, looks like what they owe us might be minimal to what they owe others.

http//www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552220

Also some guy seems pretty PO'ed at ARG.

http//www.spamsuite.com/node/308 (just call ARG's attorneys and ask about it, haha)

http//www.whew.com/

Or maybe one of us could just get this job and then it'll be easier to figure out...

http//jobs.adotas.com/job/5821ddbe53f8da2084525dc3a208429c/?d=1&source=simplyhired

I'm kinda surprised this dude said ARG was in Colorado when he worked there. I though they were only located in NY.

http//www.brantseibert.com/work.html

Looks like back in April they spent $19,000 on a Private Meeting Room at this Ad Convention thing...

http//www.searchrev.com/newsletter/images/ad-tech_San_Francisco_2008_floor_plan.pdf

Yea, I'm bored....

dubbin87

17-11-2008 23:37:44

[quote05b342b5ed="slambam"][quote05b342b5ed="beerman1976"]uh oh.....

http//www.marketwatch.com/news/story/TransTech-Services-Partners-Inc-Executes/story.aspx?guid=%7BE38D1053-6A64-4314-AACB-D85A10C61B46%7D[/quote05b342b5ed]

I don't know if thats a good thing or a bad thing. I did find this though, looks like were not the only ones not getting paid. I'm not exactly sure who it is that isn't getting paid, but it's obviously not just someone who completed there sites. Probably marketing groups or something? Either way, looks like what they owe us might be minimal to what they owe others.

http//www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=552220

.[/quote05b342b5ed]deadbeats that can't pay thier bills? who da thunk?

edgespeeder04

18-11-2008 06:45:37

Haha maybe someone should e-mail this guy and find out the delay with our gifts

Peter Cunningham

Active Response Group
646-356-8156
email==peterc@activeresponsegroup.competerc@activeresponsegroup.com=peterc@activeresponsegroup.competerc@activeresponsegroup.com/email


lol just kidding
http//www.activeresponsegroup.com/contact.php

But it does seem like they have more than one office, i wonder how I could do advertising for them, more money to make since i run a website

orangejuice

18-11-2008 10:05:35

Wow, those guys that are getting paid 30 and 100k must be sending a SHIT LOAD of leads. i would love to see what website is doing it. thats bad ass.

beerman

18-11-2008 11:07:48

Let the shipments begin! Some just had 2500 ship. Remember to post your cts date

orangejuice

18-11-2008 11:29:36

who did? i dont see on any forums anywhere that a recent shipment was made.

orangejuice

18-11-2008 11:32:55

Hey guys, I just noticed, I cant login with one of my email addresses. Dont tell me they are cracking down on multiple emails like I-deal did...

zr2152

18-11-2008 12:35:15

[quote689fe5d904="orangejuice"]Hey guys, I just noticed, I cant login with one of my email addresses. Dont tell me they are cracking down on multiple emails like I-deal did...[/quote689fe5d904]

Why would you use multiple email address with these sites?

tiffrnwhitney

18-11-2008 13:41:26

I have used 2 email addresses. The first one was my home email address before I really started doing gifts. Than I realized the spam involved so I opened one up for doing gifts. So there is not a problem having more than one email.

orangejuice

18-11-2008 14:14:11

I always do, and did with ideal and nuitech in the old days, because the day after you signup, there are 1000 spam messages. lol. If i have a problem with an offer, i need to find the email quickly

beerman

18-11-2008 15:07:12

[quote58fdee5181="orangejuice"]who did? i dont see on any forums anywhere that a recent shipment was made.[/quote58fdee5181]

Its not me but I read this on FYB

$2500 for Your Child's COLLEGE EDUCATION
Shipped
[Nov-18-08 118 PM]

Zags1199

18-11-2008 15:11:01

...September?

Swat1

18-11-2008 15:14:56

[quotea26203db3b="beerman1976"][quotea26203db3b="orangejuice"]who did? i dont see on any forums anywhere that a recent shipment was made.[/quotea26203db3b]

Its not me but I read this on FYB

$2500 for Your Child's COLLEGE EDUCATION
Shipped
[Sep-18-08 2.. PM][/quotea26203db3b]

thats recent? that shipment was sent out in sept.

beerman

18-11-2008 15:15:25

sorry, wrong one....it was november 18th, today.

Swat1

18-11-2008 15:16:02

[quote316ae8aa50="beerman1976"][quote316ae8aa50="orangejuice"]who did? i dont see on any forums anywhere that a recent shipment was made.[/quote316ae8aa50]

Its not me but I read this on FYB

$2500 for Your Child's COLLEGE EDUCATION
Shipped
[Nov-18-08 118 PM][/quote316ae8aa50]


you can't just change the letters...

Swat1

18-11-2008 15:16:34

[quotebb8128c74c="beerman1976"]sorry, wrong one....it was november 18th, today.[/quotebb8128c74c]

lol.

hope that person wasn't lying then.

beerman

18-11-2008 15:18:59

I didn't just change the letters, check FYB if you don't believe me.....I hope he wasn't lying too....It would be nice to see something ship from them.

tylerc

18-11-2008 15:52:51

In the 37" plasma said someone said their $1,500 check was sent via USPS.

orangejuice

18-11-2008 16:13:37

This is really bugging me, my $2500 check was CTS under my original email address, and apparently they deleted the account. They couldn't even find it in the system. What the hell do i do now?

beerman

18-11-2008 16:16:51

were you communicating with them over email or the phone? If email, then give them a call. I went back and forth with them over email for weeks about a shipping issue and one call got it straightened out.

edgespeeder04

18-11-2008 18:24:55

$1500 check for the plasma site sounds good, have to do that next. ) After my vespa site though

SkatingCrippled

18-11-2008 18:50:46

[quote5d9ecaf434="edgespeeder04"]$1500 check for the plasma site sounds good, have to do that next. ) After my vespa site though[/quote5d9ecaf434]
Yeah I'm pretty sure the plasma site shut down already.

edgespeeder04

18-11-2008 19:01:55

ooo but i have it saved, just like every other good site, haha lol

SkatingCrippled

18-11-2008 19:42:14

[quotec188964acd="edgespeeder04"]ooo but i have it saved, just like every other good site, haha lol[/quotec188964acd]
Nice, I would be on that in a heartbeat!

edgespeeder04

18-11-2008 20:20:49

haha i would've in the past too but didn't have many offers i could do since i was doing offer swapping and lots of ideal sites but now that ideal is pretty much dead and I havent seen anything from them in months, i've been doing many brandarama sites, already did 3 $500 visa/ex sites 1 $500 Tiffany, $825 site and a few others all within the last 4 months, just too bad I have a long time to wait lol

orangejuice

18-11-2008 20:54:34

why even bother doing them anymore? i cant even imagine getting anymore gifts with how long they are taking...unless they pay off everyone lump sum when the new CEO comes in

wiebelhaus03

18-11-2008 21:21:28

no need to stop everyone else from completing brandarama sites.....if you don't think they'll pay out then don't do it i'm sick of all the ppl complaining

edgespeeder04

21-11-2008 20:41:04

Now I'm worried almost all of my confirmed to ship sites disappears as well as most of the possible good sites i wanted to do such as the grilles and a few best buy card sites and office depot and visa and am exs

totally sucks, i hope this is fixed soon.

oleus

22-11-2008 07:26:21

[quotea912bb1c63="wiebelhaus03"]no need to stop everyone else from completing brandarama sites.....if you don't think they'll pay out then don't do it i'm sick of all the ppl complaining[/quotea912bb1c63]

yeah, how dare any of us complain after we've waited almost 15 months for something that was promised to be delivered in 4-6 weeks.

edgespeeder04

22-11-2008 08:49:56

well it seems like they are doing this to see who is active or something, i e-mailed them and today they fix it all and told me that all the sites i had previously signed up for all are avaliable

manOFice

22-11-2008 08:51:35

[quote7f3f58b005="edgespeeder04"]well it seems like they are doing this to see who is active or something, i e-mailed them and today they fix it all and told me that all the sites i had previously signed up for all are avaliable[/quote7f3f58b005]

That doesn't make it right though if that is what their doing....

oleus

25-11-2008 09:31:10

anyone receive anything this week? has october '07 fulfillments come to a complete standstill?

listking

25-11-2008 14:01:39

I got an email from them last week stating that of course they are sorry for being slow but they have not stopped shipping. I was assured that the case is people who are receiving do not post on forums

kwoodyk34k

25-11-2008 14:07:14

[bd150f86fb6]IF[/bd150f86fb6] they shut down before they pay out is there any legal action we can take to get what's owed?

Not that they will... because i'm still optimistic ]
Just wondering ]
In fact, I bet all my gifts have been changed to SHIPPED as I type this ]

I'm going to go look right now!!!

manOFice

25-11-2008 14:09:46

[quote0633be9fb7="kwoodyk34k"][b0633be9fb7]IF[/b0633be9fb7] they shut down before they pay out is there any legal action we can take to get what's owed?

Not that they will... because i'm still optimistic ]
Just wondering ]
In fact, I bet all my gifts have been changed to SHIPPED as I type this ]

I'm going to go look right now!!![/quote0633be9fb7]

right... i'm sure all your gifts haven't gone to shipped, lol

But i'm sure if they did go under, they would get sued up the wazoooo

hum1m9e8r8b

25-11-2008 14:22:21

[quote9411df3d9c="listking"]I got an email from them last week stating that of course they are sorry for being slow but they have not stopped shipping. I was assured that the case is people who are receiving do not post on forums[/quote9411df3d9c]
How can they know who does and doesn't post on forums?

mariners1999

25-11-2008 14:48:23

[quote88e2814867="manOFice"][quote88e2814867="kwoodyk34k"][b88e2814867]IF[/b88e2814867] they shut down before they pay out is there any legal action we can take to get what's owed?

Not that they will... because i'm still optimistic ]
Just wondering ]
In fact, I bet all my gifts have been changed to SHIPPED as I type this ]

I'm going to go look right now!!![/quote88e2814867]

right... i'm sure all your gifts haven't gone to shipped, lol

But i'm sure if they did go under, they would get sued up the wazoooo[/quote88e2814867]

LOL it is always fun to sue a company that has gone out of business AND declared bankruptcy.... You become an unsecured creditor and most unsecured creditors get either nothing or pennies on the dollar....

I do feel with the new company buying them that we will see shipments speed up in the next 60 days or so. But again just my opinion.

M

fbskiracer

28-11-2008 10:42:04

Hmm all my pending gifts are missing.

oleus

02-12-2008 09:29:30

end of november came and went - anyone have anything shipped or are we at a grinding halt?

imapepper

03-12-2008 05:41:41

According to an email response I received today they are still on the October '07 shipping list. Meanwhile people from November shipping lists are receiving their gifts....hmmm....very interesting to say the least. The wait gets even longer! shock

hum1m9e8r8b

03-12-2008 09:50:19

I had a dream last night that brandarama called to confirm my shipping. Alas it was just a dream. sob

imapepper

03-12-2008 10:31:04

I just cant believe they are still on an October '07 list.......well actually I can LOL....Ughhhhhhhhhh I will not be a happy camper if I wind up waiting 2 years.

wiebelhaus03

03-12-2008 12:07:48

[quotec51e3e8679="hum1m9e8r8b"]I had a dream last night that brandarama called to confirm my shipping. Alas it was just a dream. sob[/quotec51e3e8679]


haha you know its sad when you start dreaming about it

mariners1999

03-12-2008 12:23:03

[quote1051c0716e="oleus"]end of november came and went - anyone have anything shipped or are we at a grinding halt?[/quote1051c0716e]


My new guess............ No shipments until after Christmas.

M


TransTech Services Partners Inc. and Active Response Group, Inc. Agree to Extend Letter of Intent
Monday November 24, 731 pm ET


NEW YORK, NY -- Nov. 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TransTech Services Partners Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board TTSPU - News; "TransTech") a special purpose acquisition company, today announced that TransTech entered into an amendment of its LOI with Active Response Group, Inc. ("ARG"), extending the date of expiration of the exclusivity period under the LOI to December 26, 2008. The terms of the amended LOI provide that it will expire on December 26, 2008, unless definitive agreements are entered into by such date and a substantially final form of TransTech's proxy statement exists by that date for filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Consummation of the proposed business combination between TransTech and ARG is subject to completion of due diligence by TransTech and receipt of requisite shareholder approval.

debo012004

03-12-2008 14:34:21

Just found out something interesting

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dubbin87

03-12-2008 14:36:56

[quoteec51905423="debo012004"]Just found out something interesting

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So, tell us. What was the results of the test? Don't leave us hangin man!

tylerc

03-12-2008 15:00:47

What's the problem with a corporation having a PO box?

freeipodplayer

03-12-2008 17:29:49

So Active Response is being bought out...? Well, I am going to assume we may be in for a little ride.

edit- from what someone wrote above... looks like they are merging with another company.

edit 2- TransTech buys out companies as investments. Looks like they buy a shitload too.

Sounds like ARG sold... probably aren't doing so great.

kalinkster

05-12-2008 18:30:05

My $600 Visa card was confirmed December 3rd, 2007 and the status hasn't change. Wow- whatta long wait!

ploppsdman

05-12-2008 18:46:59

I have considerable doubts as to whether they will resume shipping anytime soon. I continue to offer them that if they send me half of what Im owed in the next few months, we can call it even and they arent on the hook for the other half. They always decline; if you were in business and had any intention of shipping, I would think you'd jump at the chance to cut your costs in half.

I've completely written them off. If you do any more of their sites, you're nuts.

oleus

05-12-2008 18:48:54

[quote7784e6b614="ploppsdman"]I have considerable doubts as to whether they will resume shipping anytime soon. I continue to offer them that if they send me half of what Im owed in the next few months, we can call it even and they arent on the hook for the other half. They always decline; if you were in business and had any intention of shipping, I would think you'd jump at the chance to cut your costs in half.[/quote7784e6b614]

i share all your doubts. i don't think they have the money to send us anything right now, and the fact they're being bought out doesn't necessarily mean anything good for those of us waiting, either. if anything we may get lost in the shuffle/transition...

ploppsdman

05-12-2008 18:52:07

What I wrote a few months ago still rings true; I think they had a sort of pyramid scheme setup and not only that, but delayed payments on many because they were investing the money they owed us. Well, most of us are aware what has happened to stock prices and now, with them selling, I think they are done. I expect to never get anything from them.

oleus

05-12-2008 18:57:50

[quoteb053a77907="ploppsdman"]What I wrote a few months ago still rings true; I think they had a sort of pyramid scheme setup and not only that, but delayed payments on many because they were investing the money they owed us. Well, most of us are aware what has happened to stock prices and now, with them selling, I think they are done. I expect to never get anything from them.[/quoteb053a77907]

for those of us still owed more than $5000 in gifts, i'm really curious as to what our legal recourse would be if this time next year we still don't have anything...

ashilef

05-12-2008 19:03:20

[quotea825be1704="ploppsdman"]What I wrote a few months ago still rings true; I think they had a sort of pyramid scheme setup and not only that, but delayed payments on many because they were investing the money they owed us. Well, most of us are aware what has happened to stock prices and now, with them selling, I think they are done. I expect to never get anything from them.[/quotea825be1704]

I know it's easy to believe that, but I just read yesterday on another board of someones friend receiving their 2500 dollar check from the scholarship website. Better late than never. I think they are always sending out gifts. It's just that people in our little circle aren't seeing any of it right now.

Swat1

06-12-2008 09:48:47

[quote8342fa8b34="ashilef"][quote8342fa8b34="ploppsdman"]What I wrote a few months ago still rings true; I think they had a sort of pyramid scheme setup and not only that, but delayed payments on many because they were investing the money they owed us. Well, most of us are aware what has happened to stock prices and now, with them selling, I think they are done. I expect to never get anything from them.[/quote8342fa8b34]

I know it's easy to believe that, but I just read yesterday on another board of someones friend receiving their 2500 dollar check from the scholarship website. Better late than never. I think they are always sending out gifts. It's just that people in our little circle aren't seeing any of it right now.[/quote8342fa8b34]

our little circle isn't a circle...its a sample that is made up randomly.

Swat1

06-12-2008 09:51:52

[quote07e452a98e="ploppsdman"]I have considerable doubts as to whether they will resume shipping anytime soon. I continue to offer them that if they send me half of what Im owed in the next few months, we can call it even and they arent on the hook for the other half. They always decline; if you were in business and had any intention of shipping, I would think you'd jump at the chance to cut your costs in half.

I've completely written them off. If you do any more of their sites, you're nuts.[/quote07e452a98e]

do you really think the person emailing us all back have the authority to accept it? no.
also, if you know about thing about contract law, you will still be able to claim the other half later because there is no consideration within the change.

orangejuice

06-12-2008 10:21:54

I have 11k pending. About to write them off, i dont see it coming.

ploppsdman

06-12-2008 14:09:07

I have considerable doubts as to whether they will resume shipping anytime soon. I continue to offer them that if they send me half of what Im owed in the next few months, we can call it even and they arent on the hook for the other half. They always decline; if you were in business and had any intention of shipping, I would think you'd jump at the chance to cut your costs in half.

I've completely written them off. If you do any more of their sites, you're nuts.


do you really think the person emailing us all back have the authority to accept it? no.
also, if you know about thing about contract law, you will still be able to claim the other half later because there is no consideration within the change.


Im going to guess that the two parties in the contract are allowed to renegotiate ... I told them Id put it in writing and sign it. I also told them to forward it on to the appropriate dept, b/c no, a customer service employee has no authority to say yes.

oleus

08-12-2008 11:59:13

anyone else having problems logging in to their status page? i can't get on yourtopbrands.com

viperklt21

08-12-2008 12:38:28

I signed in ok

kidd2108

08-12-2008 19:12:35

Still wondering whether i should complete some sites. I still have the 14 offer-$2500 scholarship parked. I shouldve completed this a long time ago, just never got around to it. x

tylerc

08-12-2008 21:12:55

I wouldn't do any of their sites right now.

zr2152

08-12-2008 22:22:28

if they got bought out, they probably are not broke. it's an investment.

steveyankee

09-12-2008 05:55:42

Yeah, I'm not holding my breathe on getting my money. I have like 4.5k pending. I'm just writing it off.

bruman

09-12-2008 06:43:53

You guys are crazy.

mariners1999

09-12-2008 17:03:50

[quote68df286f86="bruman"]You guys are crazy.[/quote68df286f86]

Agree!!!

I am not doing anymore offers since I still have few thousand that are CTS but with this buyout/merger I would feel pretty good doing a few more sites if I was not already "retired" from this game. Everyone needs to chill until after December 26 when we see if the buyout/merger goes through.

There is really nothing you can do short of filing a lawsuit at this point so what is the problem with enjoying the Christmas season and dealing with this at the begining of next year? )

M

beerman

10-12-2008 05:41:43

that's a great plan, stop making them money and we'll never get paid....


Anyone see that wine club offer lately? I was thinking of doing that for a gift....

SkatingCrippled

10-12-2008 06:28:01

[quote650d66ce37="beerman1976"]that's a great plan, stop making them money and we'll never get paid....


Anyone see that wine club offer lately? I was thinking of doing that for a gift....[/quote650d66ce37]

Just to let you know-- Brandarama doesn't make money when we do there sites.

beerman

10-12-2008 06:48:21

[quote89681b504e="SkatingCrippled"][quote89681b504e="beerman1976"]that's a great plan, stop making them money and we'll never get paid....


Anyone see that wine club offer lately? I was thinking of doing that for a gift....[/quote89681b504e]

Just to let you know-- Brandarama doesn't make money when we do there sites.[/quote89681b504e]

They get paid by sponsors a lot faster than they pay us, so the more offers we do NOW the more money in thier pocket NOW to pay us.....that's all I meant....

this has been beat to death so no need to keep doing it......anyway....

[b89681b504e]so anyone see that wine offer around?[/b89681b504e]

oleus

16-12-2008 14:09:08

just got off the phone with them to check on things, they sounded dejected and negative about the whole situation and even said that their shipping department "won't get back to them" about how far behind they are. so, it's all the shipping department's fault apparently. i feel so much better.

ILoveToys

16-12-2008 14:19:41

so they need to give us the shipping dept's phone number then )

ashilef

16-12-2008 14:31:33

[quoteef84acd2de="ILoveToys"]so they need to give us the shipping dept's phone number then )[/quoteef84acd2de]

Pretty much...

oleus

16-12-2008 14:41:57

[quotec726ed7a85="ashilef"][quotec726ed7a85="ILoveToys"]so they need to give us the shipping dept's phone number then )[/quotec726ed7a85]

Pretty much...[/quotec726ed7a85]

it doesn't even sound like THEY have the shipping department's number, since their story is that they can't seem to comminicate with them properly...this is all starting to sounds like a big charade.

tylerc

16-12-2008 15:18:32

It is. But they are still shipping gifts, albeit slowly, so everyone should exercise some patience.

ploppsdman

16-12-2008 16:08:42

It is. But they are still shipping gifts, albeit slowly, so everyone should exercise some patience.

Exercise some patience? I'm going to guess that most of our patiences, thanks to this company, are absolutely ripped; like, Arnold Schwarzenegger 1975 ripped. If only my body has been so exercised by Brandarama.

tylerc

16-12-2008 17:01:42

You act like I'm not in the club too. I've been waiting, and I agree it's ridiculous, but what can we do about it? They were recently bought out by another company, so let's see what the next couple of months bring. We've waited this long, what's another couple months?

oleus

16-12-2008 18:04:24

[quotea8cbf084f0="tylerc"]You act like I'm not in the club too. I've been waiting, and I agree it's ridiculous, but what can we do about it? They were recently bought out by another company, so let's see what the next couple of months bring. We've waited this long, what's another couple months?[/quotea8cbf084f0]

what's another couple of months? what happens when february 09 rolls around and we're still waiting on oct 07? does anyone really think they'll be caught up in a couple of months?

we've been patient for 14 months, but it's completely reasonable to have completely lost patience at this point, and brandarama's CSR responses have become completely unacceptable. "We can't get a hold of the shipping department"!?!?

that is not reassuring.

imapepper

16-12-2008 21:08:18

I would have to agree...this is just ridiculous and customer service is severely lacking. They may be timely in their response, but their response tells one absolutely nothing and is garbage. They don't even correctly read what you are asking them....DUMB!! they are.

ploppsdman

17-12-2008 05:52:19

You act like I'm not in the club too. I've been waiting, and I agree it's ridiculous, but what can we do about it? They were recently bought out by another company, so let's see what the next couple of months bring. We've waited this long, what's another couple months?


I know you're in the waiting club ... I thought it was obvious I was joking?

viperklt21

18-12-2008 07:18:30

[quotec5d093e955]Thank you for contacting us.

Unfortunately, we are not expeditiing or making gift substitutions at this time. We are extremely far behind and this only puts us further behind.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Kim
RewardsParade Member Support
[/quotec5d093e955]

I like that they ackowledge that they are "extreamely" far behind.

kalinkster

31-12-2008 21:20:56

Update

First, Happy New Year to all )

My $600 VISA Card towards PSP3 is shipped today. CTS - December 3rd, 2007. )

The $500 Best Buy Card still CTS since December 26th 2007.

-kalinkster

orangejuice

31-12-2008 22:06:05

hmm damn, when did they ship it?

baabaablacksheep

31-12-2008 23:13:36

not that it will change anything, but does anyone know if the Active Response Group/TransTech merger went through?

btw
http//www.transtechservicespartners.com
Tele +1 212 696-5977

kalinkster

31-12-2008 23:22:11

orangejuice,

Here's the detail from brandarama status page

$600 Visa Gift Card good towards a Sony PlayStation 3
Shipped
[Dec-31-08 204 PM]

I am not sure if my reporting them to BBB last week made a difference but I could be wrong - who knows.

Thanks,
kalinkster

terryishere

31-12-2008 23:26:02

i can only hope they will come thru wiht my 500 visa card it will be a year on the 28 of january..

orangejuice

01-01-2009 00:00:44

Thats awesome terry, congrats. Looks like they just started shipping after the 26th, so i am sure the merger had something to do with it.....

kwoodyk34k

01-01-2009 00:17:01

[quote35b15aacde="kalinkster"]Update

First, Happy New Year to all )

My $600 VISA Card towards PSP3 is shipped today. CTS - December 3rd, 2007. )

The $500 Best Buy Card still CTS since December 26th 2007.

-kalinkster[/quote35b15aacde]

Awesome news!

My $500 Best Buy is CTS December 21, 2007.
At first I read it too fast and thought yours was shipped.
But at least it's good to know that gifts are still rolling!
However, aren't there several Visas before you? Are those people still in the CTS stage? Anyone here one of them?

PS Happy New Year Everyone!
I seemed to have dozed off and the fireworks woke me up at 1206, lol.

oleus

01-01-2009 11:17:56

meanwhile, tons of us are still waiting on October 07 giftcards. remember when the Visas were actually lagging far behind the other cards?

wondering if at least contacting the BBB will get something going. this is unbelievably ridiculous.

kalinkster

01-01-2009 13:04:25

[quote9c6d89a462="kwoodyk34k"][quote9c6d89a462="kalinkster"]Update

First, Happy New Year to all )

My $600 VISA Card towards PSP3 is shipped today. CTS - December 3rd, 2007. )

The $500 Best Buy Card still CTS since December 26th 2007.

-kalinkster[/quote9c6d89a462]

Awesome news!

My $500 Best Buy is CTS December 21, 2007.
At first I read it too fast and thought yours was shipped.
But at least it's good to know that gifts are still rolling!
However, aren't there several Visas before you? Are those people still in the CTS stage? Anyone here one of them?

PS Happy New Year Everyone!
I seemed to have dozed off and the fireworks woke me up at 1206, lol.[/quote9c6d89a462]

kwoody,

I am not sure how many people are CTS before me but I know few people from the other forum who are still waiting. Given the time frame, the waiting period in receiving our incentive/gifts from brandarama is getting ridiculously long. But then again, I should stop whining now cuz finally I'm getting the visa card soon.

Once the bestbuy card is shipped, my love affair with Brandarama is over hehe. lol

Happy New Year Everyone! D

terryishere

01-01-2009 18:56:08

this is what i got in an email from them when i asked about my 500.00 visa card..
Dear terry monroe,

Thank you for contacting us.

We are currently 16 mos behind in shipping out those Visa Gift Cards.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Kim
HouseHoldSavingsClub Member Support

livingloud28

01-01-2009 20:31:23

They sent me they are in almost finished with the October of 2007 ! I am still waiting on my Macys Confirmed to be shipped Nov 2007

RyanG

01-01-2009 21:34:04

still got a few waiting from Oct 07. i don't get their shipping department

tylerc

01-01-2009 21:36:25

I don't either. I got my $825 Nordstrom's GC that was CTS 11/5/07 in mid October.

oleus

02-01-2009 09:03:54

[quote661ddca2aa="livingloud28"]They sent me they are in almost finished with the October of 2007 ! I am still waiting on my Macys Confirmed to be shipped Nov 2007[/quote661ddca2aa]

they said they were close to finishing October 07 - back in August 08.

RyanG

02-01-2009 09:14:10

at least kim seems pretty nice. didn't get a canned response from her

mariners1999

02-01-2009 09:51:01

[quote4be7326e6a="tylerc"]I don't either. I got my $825 Nordstrom's GC that was CTS 11/5/07 in mid October.[/quote4be7326e6a]

-( Just my luck. I was CTS 11/1/07 and I STILL don't have my 825 Nordstrom GC..... Their shipping is just so random. Maybe a BBB complaint will speed this up.

M

oleus

03-01-2009 06:22:08

i ended up filing a BBB complaint and letting Brandarama know about it. This is inexcusable, whether they've paid out in the past or not. Having ZERO backup plan for the many of us who have been promised potentially worthless (given these ongoing delays) Circuit City cards is just not right.

slambam

03-01-2009 08:19:40

I highly doubt they'll screw the people getting CC GC's over. They just take forever to get the shit out. They're not stupid, just slower than molasses. Either way, they pay the same price for the cards, so it's not like they'd make money by getting you one you can't use.

oleus

03-01-2009 08:41:06

[quotedbebcad3b4="slambam"]I highly doubt they'll screw the people getting CC GC's over. They just take forever to get the shit out. They're not stupid, just slower than molasses. Either way, they pay the same price for the cards, so it's not like they'd make money by getting you one you can't use.[/quotedbebcad3b4]

you have more faith in them than i do, i guess.

btw, it has nothing to do with them "making more money by getting me the one i can't use" - of course they wouldn't, but if they've already ordered CC cards i wouldn't be surprised if that's what i end up with. their inability to give me a straight answer on my many attempts to get this straightened out have me disheartened.

i think most of us around here were fine with the 8-10 month delays because we knew what we were getting into. we built that into our expectations. those were long waits, but now they are acknowledging 16 month delays on visas and those of us paying attention are noticing the STEEP increasing trend in delays, so 2 year delays are right around the corner. unacceptable, and completely reasonable to contact BBB about the situation even if it's likely a dead-end (you gotta try, right?)

slambam

03-01-2009 09:18:49

Of course the wait is way too long, but I think many people have tried the BBB, with no help. Maybe it will work for you, but after almost a year and a half, I think we'd know if it would work by now. Also, I really wouldn't think they already purchased the CC cards. Why would they just have them sitting around and not shipped out yet? Makes no sense. But I guess a lot of other shit they do makes no sense too...

oleus

03-01-2009 09:31:07

slambam - you're probably correct on all counts, and BBB is no "easy fix" (if at all, in many ways they are a scam as well), i just figured after all this time i had to give it a shot, if just to let YTB that i did (they probably won't care). waiting is one thing, but after the last lame excuse about how the shipping department wouldn't give them an answer on the current delays, i have sort of lost any hope in getting anything.

ILoveToys

03-01-2009 09:36:07

Hey the merger just went through, and we've had the week of new years to contend with since. Hopefully shipping will pick up this week.

I'm still not opposed to completing a few more of the sites I have parked.

slambam

03-01-2009 10:50:09

Contacting BBB can't really hurt, I just don't know if it'll help. And ILoveToys is right, the merger just went through, and they shipped a few gifts last week. Being the holidays, I didn't expect shipments last week. It COULD be a sign of good things to come... Wishful thinking I guess.

orangejuice

03-01-2009 14:16:44

I have completely written em off, so i dont really care anymore...but i dont think we are getting shit, thats just my opinion

zr2152

03-01-2009 15:11:09

You guys also have to understand that this is not a freebie site that was created by a few high school kids. This is a corporation leading in internet advertising and will not be screwing anyone. People thought that I-Deal was going to crash but they are still around.

It does suck that ppl have to wait this long and it does seem shady.

dubbin87

03-01-2009 16:13:06

[quotebfe0f7f9a1="zr2152"]You guys also have to understand that this is not a freebie site that was created by a few high school kids. This [bbfe0f7f9a1] was [/bbfe0f7f9a1] a corporation leading in internet advertising and will not be screwing anyone [bbfe0f7f9a1] yet [/bbfe0f7f9a1]. People thought that I-Deal was going to crash but they are still around.

It does suck that ppl have to wait this long and it does seem shady.[/quotebfe0f7f9a1]

fixed that for ya.

mookieb2

03-01-2009 23:45:06

This is my mom's she was CTS in Dec. 07.


$1000 Visa Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-31-08 208 PM]

RyanG

03-01-2009 23:52:24

[quote32446736c1="mookieb2"]This is my mom's she was CTS in Dec. 07.


$1000 Visa Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-31-08 208 PM][/quote32446736c1]

makes sense, have 2 cards waiting from oct 07 and you get yours that was cts 2 months later.

Mbulelo

04-01-2009 09:06:19

[quote6ae7bbe42a="mookieb2"]This is my mom's she was CTS in Dec. 07.


$1000 Visa Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-31-08 208 PM][/quote6ae7bbe42a]

What is your mother's first name initial?

tylerc

04-01-2009 12:28:29

[quoted8881d24b6="RyanG"][quoted8881d24b6="mookieb2"]This is my mom's she was CTS in Dec. 07.


$1000 Visa Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-31-08 208 PM][/quoted8881d24b6]

makes sense, have 2 cards waiting from oct 07 and you get yours that was cts 2 months later.[/quoted8881d24b6]

Yeah, and bitching about it here really helps! Just be glad they're still shipping stuff.

dubbin87

04-01-2009 15:16:16

[quote36a12556cd="Mbulelo"][quote36a12556cd="mookieb2"]This is my mom's she was CTS in Dec. 07.


$1000 Visa Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-31-08 208 PM][/quote36a12556cd]

What is your mother's first name initial?[/quote36a12556cd]

Dosen't really matter since people from Oct and Nov are still waiting on thier's. She somehow waved a magic wand and was able to skip ahead of everyone. Besides the whole name theory has been blown out of the water long ago.

tylerc

04-01-2009 17:42:33

[quote9e88caad0a="dubbin87"][quote9e88caad0a="Mbulelo"][quote9e88caad0a="mookieb2"]This is my mom's she was CTS in Dec. 07.


$1000 Visa Gift Card
Shipped
[Dec-31-08 208 PM][/quote9e88caad0a]

What is your mother's first name initial?[/quote9e88caad0a]

Dosen't really matter since people from Oct and Nov are still waiting on thier's. She somehow waved a magic wand and was able to skip ahead of everyone. Besides the whole name theory has been blown out of the water long ago.[/quote9e88caad0a]

Your mom must be really old.

Eeyore

04-01-2009 18:08:21

Maybe they're paying off new accounts first before they do the ones which have 10 pending sites completed. Or before those they've already paid six times.

Or maybe they're auditing everyone.

Who knows. I'll get mine when it shows up. li shrug li

mookieb2

04-01-2009 18:31:40

Her first name is Vicki, and she's only ever done the 4 offer visa and a 3 offer amex. The amex has yet to ship.

I think the actual order is totally random at this point. Whatever they want to do. I got my 1,000 in Nov. (cts Nov 07). So for whatever reason, they sent ours out before yours. I am sorry that you have not recieved yours yet and I hope it goes shipped for you tomorrow.

I only posted to show it appears they are sending gifts out again.

supersponger1979

05-01-2009 10:35:49

Still waiting "patiently"

$250 Visa Gift Card
Confirmed; to be shipped
[Nov-16-07 359 PM]

kalinkster

05-01-2009 14:58:16

Update again

I thought I was going to get $600 Visa Gift Card but Brandarama sent one $500 Amex and $100 Amex.

Oh well, it's better than nothing. )

Have a great week everyone!

manOFice

06-01-2009 07:08:17

seeing that they have a abundance of amex's, they can gladly ship my 500 amex from oct 07, before anyone elses 1000 bux from dec again

oh well, /me sits back and continues to wait

slambam

06-01-2009 15:51:36

aaaaaaaand we have shippage...

$500 Sears Gift Card
Shipped
[Jan-6-09 312 PM]

CTS 11/30/07

dubbin87

06-01-2009 16:07:36

[quoteee8ee11d37="slambam"]aaaaaaaand we have shippage...

$500 Sears Gift Card
Shipped
[Jan-6-09 312 PM]

CTS 11/30/07[/quoteee8ee11d37]

My Nov Sears didn't ship ( but my Best Buy did today. D

Zags1199

06-01-2009 17:35:02

Wow, both my Best Buy gift cards shipped today. Nice. $900.

kalinkster

06-01-2009 19:15:30

Woot! that is great!

When were you guys CTS with BestBuy Card? (dubbin and Zags)

Just wondering. )

terryishere

06-01-2009 20:09:33

congrats all people with shippage..i wonder when the jan 08 500 visas are coming?? glad to see some things shipping again..congrats again guys

oleus

06-01-2009 20:35:54

[quoteed5ce745f3="manOFice"]seeing that they have a abundance of amex's, they can gladly ship my 500 amex from oct 07, before anyone elses 1000 bux from dec again

oh well, /me sits back and continues to wait[/quoteed5ce745f3]


yeah there's a lot waiting from october 07 - hoping we don't get passed over!

livingloud28

06-01-2009 20:49:27

Oh come on now where is my macys giftcard for $250 Confirmed November 07

potsey2007

06-01-2009 21:18:23

Went shipped on my $500 Sears as well that was confirmed in November

tylerc

06-01-2009 22:08:01

Good to hear, maybe now everyone will stop bitching.

dubbin87

07-01-2009 03:12:29

[quotecda5a851c4="tylerc"]Good to hear, maybe now everyone will stop bitching.[/quotecda5a851c4]

DAMMIT WHERE ARE MY FEB CARDS!!!!!!!!!! ARRRRRRRRGHH!!!!!!




yeah maybe you are right.... wink

livingloud28

07-01-2009 06:26:23

Confirmed November 7th 07 not shipped ! (

manOFice

07-01-2009 07:06:08

Still Oct here, peepz that aren't in Oct/Nov really need to know they have a bit of waiting. Even if one or two peepz from dec received gifts

tbjstet

07-01-2009 07:12:02

just got my $500 lowes confirmed nov. 5 07, shipped dec. 31 2008

Zags1199

07-01-2009 07:22:43

I was confirmed for the BB cards in early November.

mistertomlinson

07-01-2009 13:01:29

I'm still waiting on my $2,500 check. CTS November 8 07. (

zombievixen

07-01-2009 14:21:36

My best buy card CTS November 29th shipped yesterday.
Still nothing on my Dec 6th Lowes. I dont expect that one for at least another couple months.

oleus

08-01-2009 10:06:23

apparently they are telling people now that they've moved in to November for all non-visas. but i have Circuit City and Amex cards from october 07. some people getting december gifts - seems to me like they aren't even going in order anymore.

viperklt21

08-01-2009 10:18:11

Just called and they said that the shipping department is trying to get the OCT list finished ASAP so they could start on the NOV list. She said I could expect my OCT AMEX any time now.

oleus

08-01-2009 10:22:58

well sounds like the ball is finally back rolling. these october gifts couldn't come at a better time.

MattMcQ

08-01-2009 10:27:50

when you qualify for an item with Brandarama that isn't a gift card, do they send the actual item or will they send a check/amex for the value?

slambam

08-01-2009 12:26:25

I believe the actual item if its still available by the time they get to send it out.

kwoodyk34k

08-01-2009 13:57:51

[quote8682a8f706="MattMcQ"]when you qualify for an item with Brandarama that isn't a gift card, do they send the actual item or will they send a check/amex for the value?[/quote8682a8f706]

Do you have a specific item/item(s) you're questioning about?

ashilef

08-01-2009 14:42:51

[quote7e9ac58e3e="kwoodyk34k"][quote7e9ac58e3e="MattMcQ"]when you qualify for an item with Brandarama that isn't a gift card, do they send the actual item or will they send a check/amex for the value?[/quote7e9ac58e3e]

Do you have a specific item/item(s) you're questioning about?[/quote7e9ac58e3e]

I'm waiting on a 16 gb ipod touch, and a macbook. I actually got a touch for x-mas, so in that situation I'm hoping they send money...but I doubt they will.

HYPE.

08-01-2009 15:09:58

[quote914afa5d88="ashilef"][quote914afa5d88="kwoodyk34k"][quote914afa5d88="MattMcQ"]when you qualify for an item with Brandarama that isn't a gift card, do they send the actual item or will they send a check/amex for the value?[/quote914afa5d88]

Do you have a specific item/item(s) you're questioning about?[/quote914afa5d88]

I'm waiting on a 16 gb iPod touch, and a macbook. I actually got a touch for x-mas, so in that situation I'm hoping they send money...but I doubt they will.[/quote914afa5d88]

When were you CTS?

I was CTS on October 18th for $500 AMEX on RewardsParade, still waiting (

ashilef

08-01-2009 15:19:48

[quoteaaf795eab2="HYPE."][quoteaaf795eab2="ashilef"][quoteaaf795eab2="kwoodyk34k"][quoteaaf795eab2="MattMcQ"]when you qualify for an item with Brandarama that isn't a gift card, do they send the actual item or will they send a check/amex for the value?[/quoteaaf795eab2]

Do you have a specific item/item(s) you're questioning about?[/quoteaaf795eab2]

I'm waiting on a 16 gb iPod touch, and a macbook. I actually got a touch for x-mas, so in that situation I'm hoping they send money...but I doubt they will.[/quoteaaf795eab2]

When were you CTS?

I was CTS on October 18th for $500 AMEX on RewardsParade, still waiting ([/quoteaaf795eab2]

I was actually CTS for those gifts in early '08, so I'll be joining the ranks of those who have been waiting a year or more for gifts pretty soon. I think people who are waiting for gifts from the BRANDARAMA domain name probably have the longest to wait. Seems all the other domains are continually shipping. But that's just my observation.

HYPE.

08-01-2009 15:23:56

[quote9cbc10c30a="ashilef"][quote9cbc10c30a="HYPE."][quote9cbc10c30a="ashilef"][quote9cbc10c30a="kwoodyk34k"][quote9cbc10c30a="MattMcQ"]when you qualify for an item with Brandarama that isn't a gift card, do they send the actual item or will they send a check/amex for the value?[/quote9cbc10c30a]

Do you have a specific item/item(s) you're questioning about?[/quote9cbc10c30a]

I'm waiting on a 16 gb iPod touch, and a macbook. I actually got a touch for x-mas, so in that situation I'm hoping they send money...but I doubt they will.[/quote9cbc10c30a]

When were you CTS?

I was CTS on October 18th for $500 AMEX on RewardsParade, still waiting ([/quote9cbc10c30a]

I was actually CTS for those gifts in early '08, so I'll be joining the ranks of those who have been waiting a year or more for gifts pretty soon. I think people who are waiting for gifts from the BRANDARAMA domain name probably have the longest to wait. Seems all the other domains are continually shipping. But that's just my observation.[/quote9cbc10c30a]

I think that would just be purley coincidental, they all seem to operate out of the same office in New York. I've gotten letters that say "Brandarama" on them from RewardsParade, too, so I doubt they even check to see what site it was done on.

ghounds07

08-01-2009 15:50:24

[quote57b85a30d0="HYPE."]
I was CTS on October 18th for $500 AMEX on RewardsParade, still waiting ([/quote57b85a30d0]

Nooooo....I am CTS Nov 7 and they still aren't done with October? (

kwoodyk34k

10-01-2009 05:11:25

With all the gifts being sent out has anyone gone CTS lately?
I sent in my forms for something over a month ago.

Or am I the only one that is still doing the sites? lol
I think I'll send them out again tomorrow to be safe. Just wondering though.

hum1m9e8r8b

10-01-2009 15:45:46

[quote1596b60489="kwoodyk34k"]With all the gifts being sent out has anyone gone CTS lately?
I sent in my forms for something over a month ago.

Or am I the only one that is still doing the sites? lol
I think I'll send them out again tomorrow to be safe. Just wondering though.[/quote1596b60489]
You will probably get your gift somewhere in the 2010-2011 range. I wouldn't do any more brandarama sites unless you don't mind that wait.

kwoodyk34k

10-01-2009 16:47:20

[quote99b78d5052="hum1m9e8r8b"][quote99b78d5052="kwoodyk34k"]With all the gifts being sent out has anyone gone CTS lately?
I sent in my forms for something over a month ago.

Or am I the only one that is still doing the sites? lol
I think I'll send them out again tomorrow to be safe. Just wondering though.[/quote99b78d5052]
You will probably get your gift somewhere in the 2010-2011 range. I wouldn't do any more brandarama sites unless you don't mind that wait.[/quote99b78d5052]

Yes, I'm aware. Just wondering why I haven't gone CTS after about a month and a week. I'll send em' out again.

slambam

10-01-2009 22:25:44

Eh, since Christmas they've actually been shipping every week, so maybe the wait won't be so long. Probably wishful thinking, but hey - things are looking up.

freeipodplayer

11-01-2009 18:40:07

[quote484f966a90="MattMcQ"]when you qualify for an item with Brandarama that isn't a gift card, do they send the actual item or will they send a check/amex for the value?[/quote484f966a90]

The only none gift-card i received from Brandarama was an Xbox 360 Elite 2 years ago....

I thought it was slow when it took 3 months to receive it....LOL now looks at things.

RyanG

11-01-2009 20:01:11

[quotefbcae6e372="freeipodplayer"][quotefbcae6e372="MattMcQ"]when you qualify for an item with Brandarama that isn't a gift card, do they send the actual item or will they send a check/amex for the value?[/quotefbcae6e372]

The only none gift-card i received from Brandarama was an Xbox 360 Elite 2 years ago....

I thought it was slow when it took 3 months to receive it....LOL now looks at things.[/quotefbcae6e372]

pretty sweet to get a 360 elite before it was even out. believe it came out oct/nov 2007

wiebelhaus03

11-01-2009 20:31:23

[quoteeb6f3152d3]Today, April 29, 2007, is Xbox 360 Elite launch day when retailers can officially put the black console up on the shelves and fanboys all over the US can have it in their possession[/quoteeb6f3152d3]

So almost 2 years ago it came out........why do ppl on this forum fight about everything?

Supacold

11-01-2009 21:48:06

Hey guys, its been awhile since i visited and im looking to get back in to the game lol.
I was wondering if anyone still have the $1k+ sports authority giftcard from brandarama? i had it saved in my account but i think it was removed. And also is it still possible for me to do the gifts that was clicked over a year ago?

"In order to remain eligible for your gift, you must complete all of the sponsor offers that require you to sample and purchase products of interest within 180 days of signing up for our service."

Daggoth

11-01-2009 21:59:47

Brandarama is backed up over a year if you didn't already know. Ideal hasn't came out with any new sites in a while, but their 8offer/$600 is good. Haven't heard much from any of the other sites, either.

bruman

11-01-2009 22:34:14

[quote65f3103a85="Supacold"]Hey guys, its been awhile since i visited and im looking to get back in to the game lol.
I was wondering if anyone still have the $1k+ sports authority giftcard from brandarama? i had it saved in my account but i think it was removed. And also is it still possible for me to do the gifts that was clicked over a year ago?

"In order to remain eligible for your gift, you must complete all of the sponsor offers that require you to sample and purchase products of interest within 180 days of signing up for our service."[/quote65f3103a85]

Send em an e-mail and ask permission. My $2500 scholarship was off of my account since I signed up for it like a year preivously.. I asked them about it and they put it back on there and said I could still complete it.

Supacold

11-01-2009 23:24:42

thanks for the info guys.
damn, i though brandaram would start shipping quicker by now, but 1 year backed up?! holy shlit

kwoodyk34k

12-01-2009 01:25:41

[quote0cc5756fe5="Supacold"]thanks for the info guys.
damn, i though brandaram would start shipping quicker by now, but 1 year backed up?! holy shlit[/quote0cc5756fe5]

Yep, at least.
It's Jan 09 and people are still waiting for Oct 07.
They're starting to pick up speed though.

freeipodplayer

12-01-2009 09:11:41

[quotef690e69683="RyanG"][quotef690e69683="freeipodplayer"][quotef690e69683="MattMcQ"]when you qualify for an item with Brandarama that isn't a gift card, do they send the actual item or will they send a check/amex for the value?[/quotef690e69683]

The only none gift-card i received from Brandarama was an Xbox 360 Elite 2 years ago....

I thought it was slow when it took 3 months to receive it....LOL now looks at things.[/quotef690e69683]

pretty sweet to get a 360 elite before it was even out. believe it came out oct/nov 2007[/quotef690e69683]

OH MY GAWD, I MESSED UP BY 3 MONTHS. OH MY GAWD.

RyanG

12-01-2009 09:12:52

[quotec8c0ec707b="wiebelhaus03"][quotec8c0ec707b]Today, April 29, 2007, is Xbox 360 Elite launch day when retailers can officially put the black console up on the shelves and fanboys all over the US can have it in their possession[/quotec8c0ec707b]

So almost 2 years ago it came out........why do ppl on this forum fight about everything?[/quotec8c0ec707b]

lol i was fighting? some people are just too sensitive on this forum )

Daggoth

12-01-2009 16:46:58

[quote761e7b6a56="kwoodyk34k"][quote761e7b6a56="Supacold"]thanks for the info guys.
damn, i though brandaram would start shipping quicker by now, but 1 year backed up?! holy shlit[/quote761e7b6a56]

Yep, at least.
It's Jan 09 and people are still waiting for Oct 07.
They're starting to pick up speed though.[/quote761e7b6a56]

I'll need to see it to believe it.

dubbin87

12-01-2009 17:42:44

[quoteff56ef85e3="Daggoth"][quoteff56ef85e3="kwoodyk34k"][quoteff56ef85e3="Supacold"]thanks for the info guys.
damn, i though brandaram would start shipping quicker by now, but 1 year backed up?! holy shlit[/quoteff56ef85e3]

Yep, at least.
It's Jan 09 and people are still waiting for Oct 07.
They're starting to pick up speed though.[/quoteff56ef85e3]

I'll need to see it to believe it.[/quoteff56ef85e3]

BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111

tonydanza92

13-01-2009 09:04:46

Every time I get on sum1 says they are picking up speed hehe

I got a $500 card from rewards parade CTS May of 2008... I try to forget I completed it so that in a year or 2 it is totally a suprise if and when it finally shows up

oleus

13-01-2009 09:14:11

i just wish yourtopbrands oct 07 list would get included in this supposed "speed up"!

supersponger1979

13-01-2009 12:31:08

are they moving backwards...????

Thank you for contacting us.

We are currently working on the Aug '07 shipping list for the Visa Gift Cards. Sorry for the delay. I am unable to tell you when you will receive your gift as that is information that I am not provided with.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Kim
RewardsParade Member Support

livingloud28

13-01-2009 13:26:56

Are you kidding me is Kim the only person that answers email supports i want that job D . Also I called and they said they are on November for all other gifts will things ever move forward with them .

oleus

13-01-2009 14:18:27

[quote5bd3d48bbf="livingloud28"]Are you kidding me is Kim the only person that answers email supports i want that job D . Also I called and they said they are on November for all other gifts will things ever move forward with them .[/quote5bd3d48bbf]

but they're not, there are plenty of us waiting on various non-visas from oct 07.

livingloud28

13-01-2009 14:29:42

I know I was just making a statement I am waiting too .

Sstaceyrae21

14-01-2009 08:35:09

Has anyone received their gift without a status change? My status still says CTS Nov 07, but support says it was shipped yesterday, check back if I didn't get it in week? Anyone have any thought on that, or are they just telling me anything to answer my timeframe questions?

thatpnkchnkgrle

14-01-2009 14:03:08

Kind of curious if anyone here has done an address change after they were CTS (asking b/c I'm moving next month and have 3 things CTS)?

I have once and it still went to the old address. First it bounced back. I emailed them to which they replied that they updated my address and assured me it was sent there. They resent a few days later and it still ended up at the old address (luckily, my parents' house).

Hoping this was just a glitch...

figgarro

14-01-2009 14:10:27

I have done, two address changes with them since I have been cts, they have always changed it with no problems.

thatpnkchnkgrle

14-01-2009 14:38:05

[quotedd275f4a4d="figgarro"]I have done, two address changes with them since I have been cts, they have always changed it with no problems.[/quotedd275f4a4d]

Yeah I agree. They change it with no problem at all.

Did you actually receive the gifts at your new address after you moved though?

ploppsdman

14-01-2009 18:31:43

I wonder if they'll ship to my tombstone ...

ploppsdman

14-01-2009 18:33:00

Hell, they should release a 4 offer Tombstone page. At least it would show they have a sense of humor over how they will never ship most of our cards.

freeipodplayer

14-01-2009 21:35:27

[quote3dfcbef786="livingloud28"]Are you kidding me is Kim the only person that answers email supports i want that job D . Also I called and they said they are on November for all other gifts will things ever move forward with them .[/quote3dfcbef786]

BS

benedict

14-01-2009 22:31:11

any updates on the $2500 topshelfbrands scholarship gift? I am CTS Nov of 2007 and I should be receiving it "shortly"...I hope.

RyanG

15-01-2009 07:27:14

[quotea5d8cae6df="benedict"]any updates on the $2500 topshelfbrands scholarship gift? I am CTS Nov of 2007 and I should be receiving it "shortly"...I hope.[/quotea5d8cae6df]

kim tell you that too? she said to check back with her in 30 days if my 500 amex hasn't shipped yet. better then the usual response

bradjohnson08

15-01-2009 08:50:07

Also seems the Sports Authority gift cards are about at a stand still.... no posts of those shipping in a long time.... girlfriend is CTS in Nov 07 and no sign of it yet...

oleus

15-01-2009 09:08:57

october 07 still way behind as well, i'm waiting on amex and circuit city cards. i am beginning to wonder if last week's small flurry of shipments was just an illusion!

livingloud28

15-01-2009 12:15:22

Yeah I got to send my $1350 Sports Authority papers , $500 Amex and D.donuts wondering if I should send them in .

orangejuice

15-01-2009 12:22:09

i wouldnt bother..im serious

hum1m9e8r8b

15-01-2009 12:35:08

[quotedf24dc93a9="livingloud28"]Yeah I got to send my $1350 Sports Authority papers , $500 Amex and D.donuts wondering if I should send them in .[/quotedf24dc93a9]
Why not? There's been no reason to suspect them of identity theft by ripping your social from the w-9. You don't have anything to lose, unless you will be driven crazy by the wait.

oleus

16-01-2009 08:29:45

well, today Circuit City annouced they are liquidating. i really really wish YTB/Brandarama would give those of us waiting on CC giftcards an answer about what they are going to do about all of us that have supposed CC cards dating back to october 07, when we could have actually used them. because now they will be 100% worthless even if we were willing to drive hours to an open store or use it with their limited online inventory.

this whole thing is starting to make my blood boil - last week things were looking up but i see no indication that they are actually making progress on oct 07 or that they have any plan on what they are going to do with people promised Circuit City cards. Since Kim doesn't know, and she doens't know who to ask that would have that answer, i'm stuck Blilililili about it here.

sweeedfish

16-01-2009 09:47:16

[quote02e5deedc7="orangejuice"]i wouldnt bother..im serious[/quote02e5deedc7]
you sure are mr. negative, every post I see from you is doom and gloom. You will get your damn gift so calm down.

oleus

16-01-2009 10:12:15

[quotebfc6b46a0b="sweeedfish"][quotebfc6b46a0b="orangejuice"]i wouldnt bother..im serious[/quotebfc6b46a0b]
you sure are mr. negative, every post I see from you is doom and gloom. You will get your damn gift so calm down.[/quotebfc6b46a0b]

honestly who could blame him? one has to seriously consider the chances that this company will exist in any capacity when the soon-to-be 2-year wait for giftcards arrives.

today in Kim's response to an Oct 07 question she mentioned they are moving on to the "very slow transition to November 07". what does that tell you? how long have they taken just to get to the "very slow transition" to 14 months ago?

i think we are at "the end" and anyone who gets anything from this point on is lucky. seems like they are banking heavily on folding while they have the most advantageous amount of outstanding giftcards, meanwhile sending out a few cards here and there to create the illusion that things are "ok".

steveyankee

16-01-2009 10:16:00

Yeah, I would consider it luck if you get a gift card from here on out.

hum1m9e8r8b

16-01-2009 11:12:11

[quote8de5a94515="oleus"]seems like they are banking heavily on folding while they have the most advantageous amount of outstanding giftcards, meanwhile sending out a few cards here and there to create the illusion that things are "ok".[/quote8de5a94515]
They probably should have folded a while ago then. For each time they payout on a 4/$500 site, how many offer completions does it take just to recoup that loss? I don't think that many people are completing the sites anymore, at least from here.

wiebelhaus03

16-01-2009 11:28:01

have you ever searched any of brandarama's sites on google?

tons of idiots complete their sites, but don't get the gifts because they don't send in the forms or complete enough offers. Anytime you see "scam" online about brandarama it's just stupid people who don't know what they're doing and that gives brandarama more money

oleus

17-01-2009 08:30:59

[quotef300731645="wiebelhaus03"]have you ever searched any of brandarama's sites on google?

tons of idiots complete their sites, but don't get the gifts because they don't send in the forms or complete enough offers. Anytime you see "scam" online about brandarama it's just stupid people who don't know what they're doing and that gives brandarama more money[/quotef300731645]

i think you underestimate the power of sites like this and others that showed people how to finish these sites ... the stupid people not finishing may have been more a factor 3+ years ago.

i really don't believe i am going to see any of the 6 cards they owe me. i'd love to be proven wrong. and this is coming from someone who has received cards from them in the past. i'm pretty sure "kim" knows this too.

livingloud28

17-01-2009 09:27:04

I can only hope that your wrong ( !

MamaToldMeDIY

17-01-2009 10:33:52

I received my 500$ Best Buy card last week, CTS 11/29/07

woot woot Wii stuff

oleus

17-01-2009 10:37:45

[quotef16569df5c="MamaToldMeDIY"]I received my 500$ Best Buy card last week, CTS 11/29/07

woot woot Wii stuff[/quotef16569df5c]

again, still wondering how all this Nov'07 stuff is getting shipped when October is far from shipped.

Mbulelo

17-01-2009 13:50:56

[quote5284c804a3="oleus"][quote5284c804a3="MamaToldMeDIY"]I received my 500$ Best Buy card last week, CTS 11/29/07

woot woot Wii stuff[/quote5284c804a3]

again, still wondering how all this Nov'07 stuff is getting shipped when October is far from shipped.[/quote5284c804a3]

I honestly believe we are very patient with Brandarama. We deserve to, at least, know the order of their shipment. It looks like we are so scared of being told that we won't get our gifts when we can confront this company with questions about what we are owed. We are not getting these gifts for nothing, we paid our dues by trying several products. I think when we hand them a petition with specific questions, they would know not to take us for granted. Individual complaints don't carry as much impact as when a group is asking serious questions. We are lied to daily and all we do we just accept whatever we are told. There are several people who were CTS November, December and January who have received their Visa gifts ahead of some still waiting for October. I had a heated exchange with Kim about their (Brandarama) lies, and her response was, "How do you know that those who received their gifts ahead of others might know someone in the company?". When I asked her about the order of shipment, she couldn't commit to any response, only stating that shipping department has those details. What is evident is that we are allowing these people to take us for a ride. I would like to see a movement towards pressure and accountability. What we deserve is the truth.

bruman

17-01-2009 14:38:42

My November $500 Best Buy card was shipped September 24th along with my Oct $825 Nordstrom card (both shipped on the same day in separate envelopes).
I definitely do not have any inside info at Brandarama, or know any of the employees or anything like that.. there shipping schedule just don't seem to have much of a pattern.

But I do think we should organize something-- join together to try and find answers. If a large group of people demand answers I would think that would have more of an impact than just single individuals howling at CS agents who claim to know nothing.

livingloud28

17-01-2009 15:11:24

I bet they are working at home in their home office and the calls get routed to their computer lol thats why they know nothing .

oleus

17-01-2009 15:19:01

kim's response about "how do you know those people don't know someone in the company" is VERY strange if you ask me.

hum1m9e8r8b

17-01-2009 15:35:29

[quotee8d2768bea="wiebelhaus03"]have you ever searched any of brandarama's sites on google?

tons of idiots complete their sites, but don't get the gifts because they don't send in the forms or complete enough offers. Anytime you see "scam" online about brandarama it's just stupid people who don't know what they're doing and that gives brandarama more money[/quotee8d2768bea]
That was my point, they have stopped people from here completing their sites, but they still got lots of people from everywhere else. Which means they're still making money, which means there's no reason to fold.

orangejuice

17-01-2009 15:45:11

dont forget they were just acquired by a big company. i dont know if thats good or bad at this point but i guess we will see in the coming months. as i said before, they have until march or ill serve them with a summons. i got nothing but time to go to court.

ghounds07

17-01-2009 16:24:27

[quote5bf4f56f05="oleus"]kim's response about "how do you know those people don't know someone in the company" is VERY strange if you ask me.[/quote5bf4f56f05]

You interpreted the quote wrong. Kim was questioning the email she received, which must have said something about the people receiving gifts knowing someone in the company.

FreeOffersNow

17-01-2009 19:47:39

[quoted3f8813d13="Mbulelo"]
I honestly believe we are very patient with Brandarama. We deserve to, at least, know the order of their shipment. It looks like we are so scared of being told ....blah blah blah blah blah.... when we can confront this company with questions about what we are owed. We are not getting these gifts....blah blah blah blah blah.... dues by trying several products. I think when we hand them a petition with specific questions, they would know not to take us for granted. Individual ....blah blah blah blah blah.... [/quoted3f8813d13]

/me wonders if anyone else is tired of listening to all the belly-aching. Shut the fuck up and wait like the rest of us. Sure it's not an ideal (no pun intended) situation, but let's take a realistic assessment of what's going on here First, there is no reasonable legal recourse available to your or anyone else waiting for gifts from Brandarama. Second, have you stopped to think what else you might be doing with the $40~ it cost you to get a 2500% return in under two years (these are MODEST numbers, I spent $15~ for the $1000 Visa @ YourTopBrands).

How about you try your hand in the stock market...see how well you fare there. At least you know the SEC will ensure that you're treated “fairly”.

steveyankee

17-01-2009 21:04:37

Don't even try to compare BR to the stock market. Apples and oranges.

RyanG

17-01-2009 21:17:35

this thrad is lol

Mbulelo

17-01-2009 21:28:33

[quotec81d156e1c="FreeOffersNow"][quotec81d156e1c="Mbulelo"]
I honestly believe we are very patient with Brandarama. We deserve to, at least, know the order of their shipment. It looks like we are so scared of being told ....blah blah blah blah blah.... when we can confront this company with questions about what we are owed. We are not getting these gifts....blah blah blah blah blah.... dues by trying several products. I think when we hand them a petition with specific questions, they would know not to take us for granted. Individual ....blah blah blah blah blah.... [/quotec81d156e1c]

/me wonders if anyone else is tired of listening to all the belly-aching. Shut the fuck up and wait like the rest of us. Sure it's not an ideal (no pun intended) situation, but let's take a realistic assessment of what's going on here First, there is no reasonable legal recourse available to your or anyone else waiting for gifts from Brandarama. Second, have you stopped to think what else you might be doing with the $40~ it cost you to get a 2500% return in under two years (these are MODEST numbers, I spent $15~ for the $1000 Visa @ YourTopBrands).

How about you try your hand in the stock market...see how well you fare there. At least you know the SEC will ensure that you're treated “fairly”.[/quotec81d156e1c]

LMAO @ "try your hand in the stock market". Sounds like someone asking for another Bush term.
You certainly sound uncouth and naive. What you don't understand is that business is business, no matter how much of a return you get. It is not about how much return you get, but knowing when and if you'll get. This economic crisis should have thought a few things about knowing who you're doing business with. What we are trying to figure out is a way of getting answers from confusing responses and transactions by this company. I have received everything I am owed in 2007 ($35K). I am only owed gifts from Jan 2008 ($60K). What I was trying to impress here is not necessarily for me, but the participants at large. If a lousy $1000 (from a $15) makes your head spin, I'll mail you $2000 in 2014 after you give me $20 now. How does that sound? Some people just deserve to be treated like peasants because no matter how much you try to help them, they refuse to get educated. If you are not willing to get some kind of accountability from Brandarama, shut your 23yr old up and listen to the wise, you might learn something.

Zags1199

17-01-2009 21:36:31

Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.

Mbulelo

17-01-2009 21:39:28

[quoteb9a202c40b="Zags1199"]Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.[/quoteb9a202c40b]

No, I mean $35000 and $60000 (over 84 gifts CTS from Jan 2008)

SkatingCrippled

17-01-2009 22:05:51

[quotec1b465ea78="Mbulelo"][quotec1b465ea78="Zags1199"]Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.[/quotec1b465ea78]

No, I mean $35000 and $60000 (over 84 gifts CTS from Jan 2008)[/quotec1b465ea78]

I really hope that was sarcasm.

orangejuice

17-01-2009 22:12:01

thats funny because he repeated offers like a mofo to do that. lol.

wiebelhaus03

17-01-2009 22:24:10

i'll take you up on the $20 now and $2000 in 2014!

bruman

17-01-2009 23:12:28

You have $60,000 CTS from January 2008?
There is absolutely no possible way that could of been done legitimately.

MamaToldMeDIY

18-01-2009 04:36:31

Not unless he has a bunch of people's identities or 20 kids in his house..lol

they have a prize limit, plus the whole "You can only do each offer every 6 months" thing.

FreeOffersNow

18-01-2009 05:34:02

[quote106e6d70aa="steveyankee"]Don't even try to compare BR to the stock market. Apples and oranges.[/quote106e6d70aa]

That was the point...the statement was meant to illustrate that we're dealing with a different animal than some may be used to dealing with (i.e. a business whose service is so desirable they can reasonably assume that despite questionable business practices and a terrible BBB report, they will continue to bring in new customers). As such, a "standard" course of action doesn't apply, or at least should not be expected to yield the same results.


[quote106e6d70aa="Mbulelo"] If a lousy $1000 (from a $15) makes your head spin, I'll mail you $2000 in 2014 after you give me $20 now. How does that sound? Some people just deserve to be treated like peasants because no matter how much you try to help them, they refuse to get educated. If you are not willing to get some kind of accountability from Brandarama, shut your 23yr old up and listen to the wise, you might learn something.[/quote106e6d70aa]

...you saw my age, did you happen to think about making that extra effort to look two, and threelines down (respectively) to see my post count and join date? Further, did you perhaps consider that in my 23 years I've been privileged enough to receive a better education than you have in your 40...especially in this field? I haven't been here working on the "lousy $1000 (from a $15)" for 4+ years; this I promise you.

And while we're making unhumorous jokes ("Sounds like someone asking for another Bush term." - I'm a registered DEM...GOBAMA!), here's one for you LOL @ "If a lousy $1000 (from a $15) makes your head spin, I'll mail you $2000 in 2014 after you give me $20 now. How does that sound? " Sounds like someone is trying to fill Madoff's shoes. ZING! Sawubona...

oleus

18-01-2009 08:35:24

freeoffersnow-

MOST of us who signed up for these offers were fine with a 4-8 month wait for the cards since we knew what we were getting in to. now we're at 1 1/2 year wait for cards from oct 07, at the same time they seem to be making better progress on Nov 07! Kim says they are moving on to the "very slow process of transitioning into Nov 07". For people waiting on gifts CTS in 08 this could mean 2+ years wait.

seems to me like this is a textbook of example of "bellyaching" that is 100% warranted and called for.

slambam

18-01-2009 10:33:20

[quote7ca680feaf="Mbulelo"][quote7ca680feaf="Zags1199"]Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.[/quote7ca680feaf]

No, I mean $35000 and $60000 (over 84 gifts CTS from Jan 2008)[/quote7ca680feaf]

Yea, if you ever wonder why they're so behind of gifts, take a look in the mirror. It's idiots like you flik everything up by scamming the company. You should post all the offers you did and how any times you did each one. WTF do you expect?

Oh yea, and have fun when tax time rolls around...

bruman

18-01-2009 10:33:32

[quote033fa8785f="MamaToldMeDIY"]Not unless he has a bunch of people's identities or 20 kids in his house..lol

they have a prize limit, plus the whole "You can only do each offer every 6 months" thing.[/quote033fa8785f]

No.... you're thinking of i-deal.

Mbulelo

18-01-2009 11:40:27

[quote6291afba19="slambam"][quote6291afba19="Mbulelo"][quote6291afba19="Zags1199"]Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.[/quote6291afba19]

No, I mean $35000 and $60000 (over 84 gifts CTS from Jan 2008)[/quote6291afba19]

Yea, if you ever wonder why they're so behind of gifts, take a look in the mirror. It's idiots like you flik everything up by scamming the company. You should post all the offers you did and how any times you did each one. WTF do you expect?

Oh yea, and have fun when tax time rolls around...[/quote6291afba19]

Idiot? How you wish you could understand how I have managed to effectively make that much without breaking any rules. Reminds me of those fools who always fail their exams and get mad at you for doing well because you're messing the curve. Brandarama has even asked me to market their site. Wonder why? Smartness and knowing how to effectively maximize profit.

Mbulelo

18-01-2009 11:42:47

[quotefcca1f95f5="Mbulelo"][quotefcca1f95f5="slambam"][quotefcca1f95f5="Mbulelo"][quotefcca1f95f5="Zags1199"]Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.[/quotefcca1f95f5]

No, I mean $35000 and $60000 (over 84 gifts CTS from Jan 2008)[/quotefcca1f95f5]

Yea, if you ever wonder why they're so behind of gifts, take a look in the mirror. It's idiots like you flik everything up by scamming the company. You should post all the offers you did and how any times you did each one. WTF do you expect?

Oh yea, and have fun when tax time rolls around...[/quotefcca1f95f5]

Idiot? How you wish you could understand how I have managed to effectively make that much without breaking any rules. Reminds me of those fools who always fail their exams and get mad at you for doing well because you're messing the curve. Brandarama has even asked me to market their site. Wonder why? Smartness and knowing how to effectively maximize profit. And by the way, tax are paid here, but stillmaking great profit.[/quotefcca1f95f5]

Mbulelo

18-01-2009 11:43:11

[quote1f2c7e35e2="Mbulelo"][quote1f2c7e35e2="Mbulelo"][quote1f2c7e35e2="slambam"][quote1f2c7e35e2="Mbulelo"][quote1f2c7e35e2="Zags1199"]Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.[/quote1f2c7e35e2]

No, I mean $35000 and $60000 (over 84 gifts CTS from Jan 2008)[/quote1f2c7e35e2]

Yea, if you ever wonder why they're so behind of gifts, take a look in the mirror. It's idiots like you flik everything up by scamming the company. You should post all the offers you did and how any times you did each one. WTF do you expect?

Oh yea, and have fun when tax time rolls around...[/quote1f2c7e35e2]

Idiot? How you wish you could understand how I have managed to effectively make that much without breaking any rules. Reminds me of those fools who always fail their exams and get mad at you for doing well because you're messing the curve. Brandarama has even asked me to market their site. Wonder why? Smartness and knowing how to effectively maximize profit. And by the way, tax are paid here, but still making great profit.[/quote1f2c7e35e2][/quote1f2c7e35e2]

Mbulelo

18-01-2009 11:44:25

[quoted849cf66f0="Mbulelo"][quoted849cf66f0="Mbulelo"][quoted849cf66f0="Mbulelo"][quoted849cf66f0="slambam"][quoted849cf66f0="Mbulelo"][quoted849cf66f0="Zags1199"]Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.[/quoted849cf66f0]

No, I mean $35000 and $60000 (over 84 gifts CTS from Jan 2008)[/quoted849cf66f0]

Yea, if you ever wonder why they're so behind of gifts, take a look in the mirror. It's idiots like you flik everything up by scamming the company. You should post all the offers you did and how any times you did each one. WTF do you expect?

Oh yea, and have fun when tax time rolls around...[/quoted849cf66f0]

Idiot? How you wish you could understand how I have managed to effectively make that much without breaking any rules. Reminds me of those fools who always fail their exams and get mad at you for doing well because you're messing the curve. Brandarama has even asked me to market their site. Wonder why? Smartness and knowing how to effectively maximize profit. And by the way, taxes (10%-25%) are paid here, but still making great profit.[/quoted849cf66f0][/quoted849cf66f0][/quoted849cf66f0]

ILoveToys

18-01-2009 12:07:06

Why the heck are you quoting your posts over and over and over again.

orangejuice

18-01-2009 12:23:38

because the 40 year old virgin is a noob

oleus

18-01-2009 12:27:06

brandarama owes us all some extra $$$ to cover therapy bills because of the stress they are causing us. the humanity! let's contact kim about it, i'm sure she'll help. 8)

Zags1199

18-01-2009 12:33:51

[quotec2311c0657="Mbulelo"][quotec2311c0657="Zags1199"]Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.[/quotec2311c0657]

No, I mean $35000 and $60000 (over 84 gifts CTS from Jan 2008)[/quotec2311c0657]

Wow, that's ridiculous and impossible to do legitimately. Post all your offers and expected gifts.

FreeOffersNow

18-01-2009 13:48:24

Quotes himself because he can't figure out how to edit the post...LOL.

Great job addressing my reply, by the way. "Brandarama has even asked me to market their site. Wonder why?" In what capacity? Brandarama telling you they have an affiliate program... != (that's "not equal to", how silly of me to assume you'd know that) asking you to market their site. Keep your head in the clouds old man.

Also, despite the fact that you claim to have "managed to make that much without breaking any rules" - walking other individuals through the process (e.g. your mother [again, I apologize for making assumptions about your level of education - e.g means "for example"]) constitutes just that - breaking the rules. My bet would be, if your figures truly are accurate, you're even more involved than just walk-throughs.

orangejuice

18-01-2009 17:07:07

everyone here repeated offers on brandarama sites, so i wouldnt go bash people too far here

slambam

18-01-2009 17:07:58

[quoted952436afe="Mbulelo"] [quoted952436afe="slambam"][quoted952436afe="Mbulelo"][quoted952436afe="Zags1199"]Nevermind. I'm assuming you mean $3500 and $6000.[/quoted952436afe]

No, I mean $35000 and $60000 (over 84 gifts CTS from Jan 2008)[/quoted952436afe]

Yea, if you ever wonder why they're so behind of gifts, take a look in the mirror. It's idiots like you flik everything up by scamming the company. You should post all the offers you did and how any times you did each one. WTF do you expect?

Oh yea, and have fun when tax time rolls around...[/quoted952436afe]

Idiot? How you wish you could understand how I have managed to effectively make that much without breaking any rules. Reminds me of those fools who always fail their exams and get mad at you for doing well because you're messing the curve. Brandarama has even asked me to market their site. Wonder why? Smartness and knowing how to effectively maximize profit.[/quoted952436afe]

So you are CTS for 84 gifts in the same month, and NEVER duplicated offers? I'll believe that when I hit the lotto. Even if they were all 1 offer gifts (and I don't believe Brandarama even has any 1 offer gifts) there wouldn't be enough offers. Plus throw in the 35K you say you were CTS for from the previous month or two and it's definitely a load of shit. Obviously your "smartness and knowing how to effectively maximize profit" involves completing offers multiple times. Keep thinking your so smart, but there is no way you completed all the gifts yourself and never did the same offer more than once. Plus, you think your special cause they asked you to market their site? There a bunch of idiots, nothing about this company makes sense.

dmorris68

18-01-2009 19:27:59

[quote926aca3670="orangejuice"]everyone here repeated offers on brandarama sites, so i wouldnt go bash people too far here[/quote926aca3670]
roll

Funny how some people seem to think that everyone repeats offers. It's usually those who are guilty that like to cling to that theory. You aren't the first, and unfortunately won't be the last I'm sure, to be so presumptuous.

Here's a news flash many of us DON'T cheat the system.

orangejuice

18-01-2009 19:55:53

are you 40+ ?

HYPE.

18-01-2009 21:07:16

Mbulelo, you're a joke. Brandarama has a small amount of offers, I've done about 3 of their sites and I have trouble finding offers to do. 84 sites for $60k in one month without any fraud isn't possible. They simply don't even have that many offers, I doubt they even have more than 100 if even that many, and they also don't rotate offers often enough to continuously do sites that fast.

And besides offers completed multiple times, there's no way you can say you actually wanted to try all 84 sites worth of offers because you wanted them. It's you frauding morons who killed freebie sites and ruined it for everyone else. I'd suggest that dmorris get his IP and send Kim a link to this thread and see what she has to say about this.

RyanG

18-01-2009 21:34:34

[quotec2b8d84c0a="dmorris68"][quotec2b8d84c0a="orangejuice"]everyone here repeated offers on brandarama sites, so i wouldnt go bash people too far here[/quotec2b8d84c0a]
roll

Funny how some people seem to think that everyone repeats offers. It's usually those who are guilty that like to cling to that theory. You aren't the first, and unfortunately won't be the last I'm sure, to be so presumptuous.

Here's a news flash many of us DON'T cheat the system.[/quotec2b8d84c0a]

i'd like to give this guy the benefit of the doubt but $60K and 84 different gifts? c'mon, stop trying to see the absolute good in everyone. that's straight up cheating the system.

slambam

18-01-2009 22:10:56

Yea, I had like 5-6 gifts CTS late 07-early 08, and was just about out of offers, and all were 3 offer sites. I did some more after offers changed later on in 08, but that many gifts in such a short amount of time is just ridiculous. But, whatever floats your boat I guess. And orangejuice, I do think your wrong. I'm sure some people do, but "everyone"? Yea right.

dubbin87

18-01-2009 23:08:19

[quote3379e76656="HYPE."] I'd suggest that dmorris get his IP and send Kim a link to this thread and see what she has to say about this.[/quote3379e76656]

All she'd be able to say is we're sorry we are experiancing huge delays in shipping, we are currently on the Aug list for Visas and finishing up Oct for all others.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Kim


lol

bruman

19-01-2009 01:07:14

The fact that Brandarama has been very lenient and, from what I've read, never DQ'd anyone is probably one of their pitfalls and cause for the delay. Selfish and immoral people like Mbulelo try to take advantage of and cheat the system. When someone does this it hurts ALL of us and much of these actions are causing the death of the freebie scene.

steveyankee

19-01-2009 06:32:36

In for dmorris sending Kim his IP.

wiebelhaus03

19-01-2009 08:43:57

agreed.....i doubt she could do anything but that guy is just a dumbass and pisses me off

dmorris68

19-01-2009 09:29:04

[quote8b2a479eff="orangejuice"]are you 40+ ?[/quote8b2a479eff]
What the hell kind of question is that? Deflect much? roll

[quote8b2a479eff="RyanG"][quote8b2a479eff="dmorris68"][quote8b2a479eff="orangejuice"]everyone here repeated offers on brandarama sites, so i wouldnt go bash people too far here[/quote8b2a479eff]
roll

Funny how some people seem to think that everyone repeats offers. It's usually those who are guilty that like to cling to that theory. You aren't the first, and unfortunately won't be the last I'm sure, to be so presumptuous.

Here's a news flash many of us DON'T cheat the system.[/quote8b2a479eff]

i'd like to give this guy the benefit of the doubt but $60K and 84 different gifts? c'mon, stop trying to see the absolute good in everyone. that's straight up cheating the system.[/quote8b2a479eff]
Let me be clear my post was in reply to orangejuice's "everyone here has repeated offers" comment. I was in no way defending Mbuelo -- in fact I have no doubt that someone who claims (if even true) to have received $60K in one year has repeated offers, walked others through, etc.

Regarding me contacting Kim with his IP, I don't normally go around investigating people for simply claiming a ridiculous payout that is likely the result of fraud if true, but without any real proof of either the legitimacy of his payout claim or that fraud actually occurred. Only if they're scamming members or site owners here, or maybe if I had an ongoing rapport with them like I had with I-Deal in the past, would I normally get involved or bring it up. That said, I'm noting Mbulelo's IP addresse(s) should the need to take it further ever arise.

HYPE.

19-01-2009 10:52:37

Glad to hear you at least took it down. While this thread may not have much proof, if Kim actually looks into his account(s) I'm sure there will either be nothing close to what he claims there to be CTS, or just tons of repeated offers, which will prove he's a fraud.

wiebelhaus03

19-01-2009 17:17:40

he most likely used many multiple email addresses, with a dynamic ip address, as brandarama will not credit an offer if it's been done on their site with the same email addy....

oleus

19-01-2009 17:24:07

just curious - when was the last time someone on this forum received an october 07 card of any sort?

Eeyore

19-01-2009 18:07:09

[quote7a796d3c89="wiebelhaus03"]he most likely used many multiple email addresses, with a dynamic ip address, as brandarama will not credit an offer if it's been done on their site with the same email addy....[/quote7a796d3c89]
He's also need multiple mailing addresses and multiple social security numbers and multiple names, etc., if he is indeed CTS for that amount.

I call BS, and since I'm an old fart, I win! 8)

bruman

19-01-2009 19:44:32

[quote04f2a45a6d="oleus"]just curious - when was the last time someone on this forum received an october 07 card of any sort?[/quote04f2a45a6d]

A week or two ago a lot of people got their Best Buy and Sears

FreeOffersNow

19-01-2009 20:02:01

Alright, I think we've given the self-absorbed spooge enough attention. Chances are he's done a bit of story-telling to get us to pay him some, and now that we have...I say we go back to ignoring him as I'm sure the rest of the world has done his entire life.

I'll admit I'm primarily to blame for turning the discussion in a more argumentative direction...but let's get back on topic and make some money!

wiebelhaus03

19-01-2009 20:21:05

[quotef0398c9f21="bruman"][quotef0398c9f21="oleus"]just curious - when was the last time someone on this forum received an october 07 card of any sort?[/quotef0398c9f21]

A week or two ago a lot of people got their Best Buy and Sears[/quotef0398c9f21]

i believe that was november but not completely sure

massman

19-01-2009 23:00:02

[quote25ff341845="wiebelhaus03"][quote25ff341845="bruman"][quote25ff341845="oleus"]just curious - when was the last time someone on this forum received an october 07 card of any sort?[/quote25ff341845]

A week or two ago a lot of people got their Best Buy and Sears[/quote25ff341845]

i believe that was november but not completely sure[/quote25ff341845]

a handful got cards last week ish of December iirc

Daggoth

20-01-2009 22:02:56

When Freepay was taking forever to ship gifts, egyptianriun(?) compiled a list of users with date of CTS, first letter of last name on the account, and current status for each individual site. Granted it was only one or two sites, would that be possible now?

RolltheStampede

21-01-2009 08:18:14

we have tried that but there is no real logic to the way they are shipping gifts.

manOFice

21-01-2009 10:07:47

yeah I think their shipping by site currently ... i'm still waiting on a Oct 500 amex but mean while people from nov and a few from dec are receiving stuff from other sites

RolltheStampede

21-01-2009 11:48:45

ANyone recieve anything from the main site, brandarama.com lately. Im waiting on a december gift.

and friends are still waiting on november visas

livingloud28

21-01-2009 12:28:01

Absolutly nothing Grrrr !

viperklt21

21-01-2009 12:47:38

Well as I mentioned before... I think the problem with our amexs is that they started replacing the visa's with amexs.

ashilef

21-01-2009 15:24:42

[quote3838d039ce="manOFice"]yeah I think their shipping by site currently ... i'm still waiting on a Oct 500 amex but mean while people from nov and a few from dec are receiving stuff from other sites[/quote3838d039ce]

That's what I was trying to explain to some people here, but they didn't get it. I also think they ship by site/domain. Me personally I'm waiting on gifts from YTB and Brandarama, and I haven't heard of anybody receiving gifts from the "main" site in a long time.

oleus

21-01-2009 16:23:28

[quoteed02f19097="ashilef"][quoteed02f19097="manOFice"]yeah I think their shipping by site currently ... i'm still waiting on a Oct 500 amex but mean while people from nov and a few from dec are receiving stuff from other sites[/quoteed02f19097]

That's what I was trying to explain to some people here, but they didn't get it. I also think they ship by site/domain. Me personally I'm waiting on gifts from YTB and Brandarama, and I haven't heard of anybody receiving gifts from the "main" site in a long time.[/quoteed02f19097]

Those two main sites are the ones I'm waiting for as well.

dougp70

22-01-2009 07:43:43

Got this response yesterday

Thank you for contacting us.

I apologize, but we are not currently substituting or expediting and gifts at this time. We are currently experiencing huge delays in shipping, due to high demand of certain gifts and the website growing rapidly. We are exhausting our best efforts to get caught up again. We are currently on the August 2007 mailing list for the visa gift cards and the October/November 2007 mailing list for all other gifts

We do not know the status of your gift. It will ship once your confirmed to be ship date and name are reached on our shipping list. Sorry for the delays and thank you for your continued patience.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Holly
USASurveyGroup Member Support

RolltheStampede

22-01-2009 08:38:39

S.S.D.D

ashilef

22-01-2009 10:20:45

[quote2d41013011="dougp70"]Got this response yesterday

Thank you for contacting us.

I apologize, but we are not currently substituting or expediting and gifts at this time. We are currently experiencing huge delays in shipping, due to high demand of certain gifts and the website growing rapidly. We are exhausting our best efforts to get caught up again. We are currently on the August 2007 mailing list for the visa gift cards and the October/November 2007 mailing list for all other gifts

We do not know the status of your gift. It will ship once your confirmed to be ship date and name are reached on our shipping list. Sorry for the delays and thank you for your continued patience.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Holly
USASurveyGroup Member Support[/quote2d41013011]

There is nothing new in this email...

soccerbud

22-01-2009 14:29:17

did anyone receive letters from a company called Mpell on behalf of brandarama? Basically, the letter asked me to purchase anything up to the value of my gift from Brandarama ($1000 visa gift card).

I can then submit my receipt (for whatever I purchased) to Mopell, and they will reimbursed me within 8-10 weeks.

I have 30 days from 1/26/2009 to make the purchase.

lovergirl24

22-01-2009 14:47:47

[quotebc709b7930="soccerbud"]did anyone receive letters from a company called Mpell on behalf of brandarama? Basically, the letter asked me to purchase anything up to the value of my gift from Brandarama ($1000 visa gift card).

I can then submit my receipt (for whatever I purchased) to Mopell, and they will reimbursed me within 8-10 weeks.

I have 30 days from 1/26/2009 to make the purchase.[/quotebc709b7930]

Yes, I received a letter in the mail today for the $500 Best Buy Card & Weber Grill.

manOFice

22-01-2009 14:50:16

[quoteb188cef74c="soccerbud"]did anyone receive letters from a company called Mpell on behalf of brandarama? Basically, the letter asked me to purchase anything up to the value of my gift from Brandarama ($1000 visa gift card).

I can then submit my receipt (for whatever I purchased) to Mopell, and they will reimbursed me within 8-10 weeks.

I have 30 days from 1/26/2009 to make the purchase.[/quoteb188cef74c]

wholey shit... If I receive something like that I will flip .. .seriously.url==http://=http:///url

soccerbud

22-01-2009 14:52:37

[quote14160de526="manOFice"][quote14160de526="soccerbud"]did anyone receive letters from a company called Mpell on behalf of brandarama? Basically, the letter asked me to purchase anything up to the value of my gift from Brandarama ($1000 visa gift card).

I can then submit my receipt (for whatever I purchased) to Mopell, and they will reimbursed me within 8-10 weeks.

I have 30 days from 1/26/2009 to make the purchase.[/quote14160de526]

wholey shit... If I receive something like that I will flip .. .seriously.url==http://=http:///url[/quote14160de526]

Will flip in a good way or a bad way? p

manOFice

22-01-2009 14:53:35

[quotefc4ccef5d5="soccerbud"][quotefc4ccef5d5="manOFice"][quotefc4ccef5d5="soccerbud"]did anyone receive letters from a company called Mpell on behalf of brandarama? Basically, the letter asked me to purchase anything up to the value of my gift from Brandarama ($1000 visa gift card).

I can then submit my receipt (for whatever I purchased) to Mopell, and they will reimbursed me within 8-10 weeks.

I have 30 days from 1/26/2009 to make the purchase.[/quotefc4ccef5d5]

wholey shit... If I receive something like that I will flip .. .seriously.url==http://=http:///url[/quotefc4ccef5d5]

Will flip in a good way or a bad way? p[/quotefc4ccef5d5]

BAD

soccerbud

22-01-2009 14:59:16

[quotea86eea1ec4="manOFice"][quotea86eea1ec4="soccerbud"][quotea86eea1ec4="manOFice"][quotea86eea1ec4="soccerbud"]did anyone receive letters from a company called Mpell on behalf of brandarama? Basically, the letter asked me to purchase anything up to the value of my gift from Brandarama ($1000 visa gift card).

I can then submit my receipt (for whatever I purchased) to Mopell, and they will reimbursed me within 8-10 weeks.

I have 30 days from 1/26/2009 to make the purchase.[/quotea86eea1ec4]

wholey shit... If I receive something like that I will flip .. .seriously.url==http://=http:///url[/quotea86eea1ec4]

Will flip in a good way or a bad way? p[/quotea86eea1ec4]

BAD[/quotea86eea1ec4]

rofl

I feel both good and bad about the situation.

1) I feel good b'c I don't have to wait another N months to receive my stuff from brandarama

2) I feel bad b'c I don't want to shell out my own money and have to wait 8-10 weeks for reimbursement. Also, there is the possibility that Mpell will screw me over.

what to do ...

mariners1999

22-01-2009 15:18:35

I wonder if this has to do with the "merger" buyout that they
went through last month.......... hummmmmmmmmmm.........

I don't know if I would take them up on the offer until I emailed
Kim or someone at Brandarama to ask what is going on. Will be
interesting to see if that throws Kim for a loop.

M

oleus

22-01-2009 15:27:09

[quotee34cef39df="lovergirl24"][quotee34cef39df="soccerbud"]did anyone receive letters from a company called Mpell on behalf of brandarama? Basically, the letter asked me to purchase anything up to the value of my gift from Brandarama ($1000 visa gift card).

I can then submit my receipt (for whatever I purchased) to Mopell, and they will reimbursed me within 8-10 weeks.

I have 30 days from 1/26/2009 to make the purchase.[/quotee34cef39df]

Yes, I received a letter in the mail today for the $500 Best Buy Card & Weber Grill.[/quotee34cef39df]

Sounds super fishy to me. Spend the money and then wait for the refund?

soccerbud

22-01-2009 15:31:23

Just called Mpell solutions to clear some things up.

They will only redeem 1 item per gift certificate.
So if your gift certificate is good for $1000, Mpell will only reimbursed 1 purchased item for up to $1000.

For example, if you buy 4 nintendo wiis at $250 a piece, you will receive reimbursement for only $250. And you have 30 days from 1.26.2009 to make your purchase (for me at least).

This is not good for those that received multiple gift receipts b'c it means that you will have to spend a lot of $$$ out of your own pocket.

soccerbud

22-01-2009 15:32:46

just emailed kim and we will hear the official word from brandarama

soccerbud

22-01-2009 15:33:11

[quoteeb7a8e787e="oleus"][quoteeb7a8e787e="lovergirl24"][quoteeb7a8e787e="soccerbud"]did anyone receive letters from a company called Mpell on behalf of brandarama? Basically, the letter asked me to purchase anything up to the value of my gift from Brandarama ($1000 visa gift card).

I can then submit my receipt (for whatever I purchased) to Mopell, and they will reimbursed me within 8-10 weeks.

I have 30 days from 1/26/2009 to make the purchase.[/quoteeb7a8e787e]

Yes, I received a letter in the mail today for the $500 Best Buy Card & Weber Grill.[/quoteeb7a8e787e]

Sounds super fishy to me. Spend the money and then wait for the refund?[/quoteeb7a8e787e]

yup, basically

oleus

22-01-2009 15:40:04

I'm sorry guys but this seems like terrible news for those of us waiting on cards - why would they send us cards with this new offer dangling over the cards that haven't shipped??????

mariners1999

22-01-2009 15:50:25

[quoted90345ef5b="oleus"]I'm sorry guys but this seems like terrible news for those of us waiting on cards - why would they send us cards with this new offer dangling over the cards that haven't shipped??????[/quoted90345ef5b]

I am not so sure this is a "bad" thing...... There are a ton of people that have written off the idea of even getting anything from brandarama. Would be a GREAT deal for people if they are going to catch everyone up and send these offers to EVERYONE that is CTS from now until Dec 2008..... I am sure I could find a few items to buy for 500 a piece or 1000 each.... If I don't need them I can resell them on Ebay for almost full price.

M

soccerbud

22-01-2009 15:54:20

[quote5d77e215a1="mariners1999"][quote5d77e215a1="oleus"]I'm sorry guys but this seems like terrible news for those of us waiting on cards - why would they send us cards with this new offer dangling over the cards that haven't shipped??????[/quote5d77e215a1]

I am not so sure this is a "bad" thing...... There are a ton of people that have written off the idea of even getting anything from brandarama. Would be a GREAT deal for people if they are going to catch everyone up and send these offers to EVERYONE that is CTS from now until Dec 2008..... I am sure I could find a few items to buy for 500 a piece or 1000 each.... If I don't need them I can resell them on Ebay for almost full price.

M[/quote5d77e215a1]

This is good news in the sense that people are going to finally receive what they signed up for. However, there is the issue with Mpell Solutions. No one knows its reputation and how stringent it is regarding redemptioning your gift certificate.

They could be like Ideal and be really stringent about every minute details or be like brandarama and fairly easy going

hum1m9e8r8b

22-01-2009 16:01:11

Well Mpell Solutions is BBB accredited, so that's a plus. Were those of you who received these letters CTS November?

soccerbud

22-01-2009 16:12:27

[quotee1393a9457="hum1m9e8r8b"]Well Mpell Solutions is BBB accredited, so that's a plus. Were those of you who received these letters CTS November?[/quotee1393a9457] I received letters from all the sites that i am CTS even the Mac Mini that i did earlier this spring/summer.

manOFice

22-01-2009 16:15:30

Sorry but I don't have 1000's of dollars to front this company so if I get this letter its going in the trash and ill be contacting brandarama

tiffrnwhitney

22-01-2009 16:25:11

I wonder if they are banking on people not having the money to front the gifts and than not cashing in for a reimbursement. Hmmmm, just doesn't sound right. They should just mail a check in the first place to us.

soccerbud

22-01-2009 16:53:30

the gentleman with over 60k in gifts with brandarama might be in trouble if fronting up money for these gift certificates is the only option.

wiebelhaus03

22-01-2009 16:55:33

[quote54735eb0e6="soccerbud"]the gentleman with over 60k in gifts with brandarama might be in trouble if fronting up money for these gift certificates is the only option.[/quote54735eb0e6]

hahaha the only upside to this

Zags1199

22-01-2009 16:58:30

Yeah, there's no way I'm accepting this if they send me a letter.

sexualintellectual

22-01-2009 17:06:52

Can't we just buy our own prepaid cards/checks and send them the receipts? At least I won't have $4k worth of junk and be stuck with the bill if for some reason they don't follow through. Also, the letter doesn't say anything about 8-10 weeks being a "target date" does it? It really irks me that Brandarama still claims this in their FAQs...

soccerbud

22-01-2009 17:17:14

[quoteea41cb8ba8="sexualintellectual"]Can't we just buy our own prepaid cards/checks and send them the receipts? At least I won't have $4k worth of junk and be stuck with the bill if for some reason they don't follow through. Also, the letter doesn't say anything about 8-10 weeks being a "target date" does it? It really irks me that Brandarama still claims this in their FAQs...[/quoteea41cb8ba8] that could be an option. However, it may draw a redflag from Mpell when all your receipts show purchases for prepaid cards.

Once again, it all depends on how stringent/anal Mpell is.
I emailed Kim about Mpell and hopefully she will reply soon.

oleus

22-01-2009 17:28:18

[quotef6c260f151="tiffrnwhitney"]I wonder if they are banking on people not having the money to front the gifts and than not cashing in for a reimbursement. Hmmmm, just doesn't sound right. They should just mail a check in the first place to us.[/quotef6c260f151]


i think this post nailed it EXACTLY. this is why i am convinced this is BAD news for a lot of us waiting on cards who don't want to take part in this new offer.

plus, how to do we know we'd get reimbursed in 8-10 weeks? these brandarama cards were supposed to be mailed in "4-6 weeks" LOL.

wiebelhaus03

22-01-2009 17:36:26

[quote62ea9c705e="oleus"]plus, how to do we know we'd get reimbursed in 8-10 weeks? these brandarama cards were supposed to be mailed in "4-6 weeks" LOL.[/quote62ea9c705e]

VERY good point.....

zr2152

22-01-2009 17:48:07

This is bs. My girlfriend is waiting on her 1K card and a couple 250 ones. I feel bad cause this is her first freebie experience.

She definitely does not have the money to front. Also, how come some people received gifts recently and others received a letter?


FISHY.

mariners1999

22-01-2009 17:48:26

[quote3ad923751c="wiebelhaus03"][quote3ad923751c="oleus"]plus, how to do we know we'd get reimbursed in 8-10 weeks? these brandarama cards were supposed to be mailed in "4-6 weeks" LOL.[/quote3ad923751c]


VERY good point.....[/quote3ad923751c]

I guess I was just excited that maybe they decided to "outsource" the fulfillment of the gifts to this new company. I have 2 gift cards that are CTS in March 2008 so I figured I would not get those for 12 months..... This (if it proves to be correct) would be a good use of my tax return. Buy the items from Lowes and Sears I was going to buy anyway and get the money in a few months rather than a few years or never.... I try to be optimistic about developments like this....

guess we will see........ ?

zr2152

22-01-2009 17:49:52

http//www.mpellinc.com/how.html

That is fucked up.

oleus

22-01-2009 18:23:18

[quote0eae023e34="zr2152"]http//www.mpellinc.com/how.html

That is fucked up.[/quote0eae023e34]

that's some of the funniest/sad looking photoshopping i've ever seen. doesn't give me much faith in MPELL.

look at how they put the cards over that really washed up picture of the lady to make it look like she's holding them, but you can't even see her fingers!

no thanks to this offer. Brandarama/YTB, you'd better still send us cards because this is BS!!!!

oleus

oleus

22-01-2009 18:24:25

[quote667caf739f="zr2152"]This is bs. My girlfriend is waiting on her 1K card and a couple 250 ones. I feel bad cause this is her first freebie experience.

She definitely does not have the money to front. Also, how come some people received gifts recently and others received a letter?


FISHY.[/quote667caf739f]

i hope that the people who ridiculed those of us who were doubting whether we would ever get our cards might have a change of heart now.

soccerbud

22-01-2009 18:54:26

,,,

zr2152

22-01-2009 19:01:55

We should all just chill and wait till we hear back from Brandarama.

orangejuice

22-01-2009 19:02:55

this may be a scam, really weird. what a joke..

beerman

22-01-2009 19:04:10

Here is an idea, why not buy a $1000 item, copy the receipt and send it in, then return the item, you get a $1000 check then.......I much rather do this than try to sell a mac mini I don't even need...just an idea....

soccerbud

22-01-2009 19:06:16

[quotef39ab8b85f="beerman"]Here is an idea, why not buy a $1000 item, copy the receipt and send it in, then return the item, you get a $1000 check then.......I much rather do this than try to sell a mac mini I don't even need...just an idea....[/quotef39ab8b85f]

rofl

have to becareful about what you buy though, some stores charges re-stocking fees.

beerman

22-01-2009 19:07:05

[quote8be1bd3a6c="soccerbud"][quote8be1bd3a6c="beerman"]Here is an idea, why not buy a $1000 item, copy the receipt and send it in, then return the item, you get a $1000 check then.......I much rather do this than try to sell a mac mini I don't even need...just an idea....[/quote8be1bd3a6c]

rofl

have to becareful about what you buy though, some stores charges re-stocking fees.[/quote8be1bd3a6c]

walmart will take anything back ) buy a laptop there and return it unopened....

soccerbud

22-01-2009 19:09:06

[quote7968ae857f="beerman"][quote7968ae857f="soccerbud"][quote7968ae857f="beerman"]Here is an idea, why not buy a $1000 item, copy the receipt and send it in, then return the item, you get a $1000 check then.......I much rather do this than try to sell a mac mini I don't even need...just an idea....[/quote7968ae857f]

rofl

have to becareful about what you buy though, some stores charges re-stocking fees.[/quote7968ae857f]

walmart will take anything back ) buy a laptop there and return it unopened....[/quote7968ae857f]

Shopping at Walmart makes me all depressed for some reason.
The staff (especially the return/exchange department) is so unhelpful as well

dktsung1

22-01-2009 20:23:25

D

They required to send in ID with Your receipt.
and IT"S A PAIN

bruman

22-01-2009 20:49:27

If they know which gifts you have CTS than they must be connected with ARG in some way (how else would they have gotten that information).

Furthermore, how are they going to do this for checks? I mean I have the $2,500 check pending.

We need to get an official response from Brandarama. Those who've received the letters so far, contact them about it and see what they say. Could be their way of trying to catch up with the shipping times (which, judging by the wait times, I would not doubt that they would do).

Also if it is only one item you can reimburse that is kinda bullshit. What about my $500 Ticketmaster pending? Am I supposed to find a concert that costs $500? And my $250 ExxonMobil GC pending? How's that going to work? Lotsa unanswered questions.

Zags1199

22-01-2009 20:57:16

On the certificate you send in, it says they have the right to substitute for equal or greater value. This is equal or lesser value...

bruman

22-01-2009 21:03:00

[quotec16699ae0d="Zags1199"]On the certificate you send in, it says they have the right to substitute for equal or greater value. This is equal or lesser value...[/quotec16699ae0d]

Good point.. anyone have a screenshot of that?

slambam

22-01-2009 21:20:20

Hmm, very interesting. I just bought baseball season tickets for $5500, I wonder if I receipt for this would work. That would be fine for me, as long as that works.... I think my gifts total $3,000, so if they want to send me a $3,000 check for the receipt for those tickets, I'd be happy.

bruman

22-01-2009 21:52:22

I did some google searching on mpell and came across this site
http//www.coolcertificates.com/index.asp?

if this is what we're getting looks like Brandarama is trying to save some money.. the website talks all about it. Says they offer Gift Cards to virtually every major retailer. But it also says with giftcards all you have to do is mail in the form, don't have to buy anything in advance. shrug

Guess we'll get some news on this tomorrow.

soccerbud

22-01-2009 21:58:56

[quote9990598df1="bruman"]If they know which gifts you have CTS than they must be connected with ARG in some way (how else would they have gotten that information).

Furthermore, how are they going to do this for checks? I mean I have the $2,500 check pending.

We need to get an official response from Brandarama. Those who've received the letters so far, contact them about it and see what they say. Could be their way of trying to catch up with the shipping times (which, judging by the wait times, I would not doubt that they would do).

Also if it is only one item you can reimburse that is kinda bullshit. What about my $500 Ticketmaster pending? Am I supposed to find a concert that costs $500? And my $250 ExxonMobil GC pending? How's that going to work? Lotsa unanswered questions.[/quote9990598df1]

the letter i received said you can purchase anything up to the amount of your gift, not necessarily just the gift you signed up for. For example, for the $500 ticketmaster gift, you can purchase anything up to $500 and send Mpell your receipt. They will then reimburse you within 8-10 weeks.

soccerbud

22-01-2009 22:04:27

[quote46a2f1edfb="slambam"]Hmm, very interesting. I just bought baseball season tickets for $5500, I wonder if I receipt for this would work. That would be fine for me, as long as that works.... I think my gifts total $3,000, so if they want to send me a $3,000 check for the receipt for those tickets, I'd be happy.[/quote46a2f1edfb]

Talked to Mpell, and they said will only reimburse 1 gift certificate per highest valued item per receipt. Pretty confusing huh?

So if you have say, a $1000 visa gift certificate and a $2500 education certificate, you can only use your baseball tickets receipt towards the reimbursement of either the $1000 or the $2500 gift certificate, not both.

Also, if your baseball tickets receipts shows multiple items purchased. Mpell will only acknolwedge the highest priced item. For example, if you purchased one $1000 ticket, one $500 ticket, and one $250 ticket, Mpell will only take the $1000 ticket into account for reimbursement and disregard the other two items purchased.

dktsung1

22-01-2009 22:06:36

hi

all, in regard of the letter, did it say required any receipt or can you
post a copy of the letter?

thanks very much

steveyankee

22-01-2009 22:08:34

[quote420ae89353="bruman"]I did some google searching on mpell and came across this site
http//www.coolcertificates.com/index.asp?

if this is what we're getting looks like Brandarama is trying to save some money.. the website talks all about it. Says they offer Gift Cards to virtually every major retailer. But it also says with giftcards all you have to do is mail in the form, don't have to buy anything in advance. shrug

Guess we'll get some news on this tomorrow.[/quote420ae89353]

please don't tell me they only give us gift cards to this site lol

that site is crazy, check out their products

Customer's Choice 5.1 DVD Player, or 2MP Digital Camera



a 2mp camera!!!!!!

soccerbud

22-01-2009 22:13:15

here's what my letter said.

pg1
[quotee17d5e9391]
Dear Mr. X

Thank you for participating in TrustedRewards promotion for a $500 American Express Gift Card. You have successfully met the eligibility and prize requirements.

TrustedRewards takes great pride in listening to our customers and we have now developed an ever easier way for you to get your $500 American Express Gift Card through our new cash back certificated program.

Enclosed please find your certificate good for $500 cash back when you purchase a $500 American Express Gift Card within 30 days of the Date Issued field on the enclosed certificate.

All you have to do is 1)visit a local retailer or favorite online store and purchase a $500 American Express Gift Card, 2) fill out and follow the instructions on the enclosed certificate, and 3) receive a check in your mailbox for the value of the your purchase up to $500. Only one receipt can be submitted and only the highest value purchase will be reimbursed, up to the value of your prize. (Please see all terms and conditions on certificate).

Don't want a $500 American Express Gift Card Anymore? No problem! Our new program gives you the ability to substitute any prize you like up to the value of your prize certificate. This gives you the freedom of choise by no longer limiting you to the prize that you signed up for. What could be easier? Purchase what you want and we simply send you the cash back. It's that simple!

Questions Please contact our customer support at our fulfillment center, Mpell Solutions at XXX-XXX-XXXX from 900am to 500pm pacific time or at email==a@b.coma@b.com=a@b.coma@b.com/email at anytime. Your gift certificate code is xxxxxxxxxxx.

Thank you!

TrustedRewards Customer Care Team.

[/quotee17d5e9391]

soccerbud

22-01-2009 22:20:16

pg 2

[quote4076f5a9d3]
Your Gift Certificate for Cash-back up to $500 on your qualifying purchases. Your certificate number is xxxxxxxxxxxx

How to use this certificate
1) Provide your U.S. shipping address below
2) Enclose a copy of the purchase receipt for the purchase of a $500 American Express Gift Card that was made within 30 days from the Date Issued printed on this certificate
3)Sign this certificate (required). By signing you are agreeing to receive additional offers by email and/or US mail.
4) Enclose a copy of a valid ID
5) Mail this original certificate to x address
6) You will receive a Cash-back check for the value of your purchase upto $500 within 8-10 weeks from the day we receive your certificate

Terms and conditions of offer
This original certificate, a copy of your prize purchase receipt for up to $500 and a copy of valid picture ID must be sent to Mpell, postmarked within 30 days following the date printed in the Date Issued field on this certificate to receive a Cash-back check for your purchase. Only one receipt can be submitted and only the highest value purchase will be reimbursed, up to the value of your prize. Failure to comply voids this offer without further notice.

A U.S. address is required for delivery. By participating in this promotion, recipient releases and hols harmless Mpell and its affiliates from any liability. This offer is void under he following conditions Where prohibited, taxes, or restricted by law; if the original certificate and requested documentation are not received by the specified date; if the promotion is misrepresented or abused by the Sponsor. Only one of the Mpell certificate is valid per prize, per person, or household. Make copies of the mailed documentation for your records. Mpell is not responsible for and will not honor damaged, late, lost, in complete, or illegible mail or postage due requests. [/quote4076f5a9d3]

livingloud28

22-01-2009 22:24:52

Ok heck no I do not have $1350 to shell out for my Sports Authority Gift Card !

tp24

22-01-2009 22:25:41

What's the gift certificate code for?

soccerbud

22-01-2009 22:28:56

[quote998d28f785="tp24"]What's the gift certificate code for?[/quote998d28f785]
to distinguish your gift certificate from other peoples? dunno

steveyankee

22-01-2009 22:31:27

Bah, well time will tell what's going on.

If I do get these letters, I am not going to do it.

bruman

22-01-2009 22:33:52

So according to that letter you can buy gift cards (doesn't have to be an actual item) and get reimbursed for that.

Also, in the envelope did you recieve multiple letters for each of the gifts that you were CTS on? Or did you receive a letter for each individual gift? Were ALL the gifts that you were CTS on included or did they exclude some?

Also, did the status on your gift change at all?

hum1m9e8r8b

22-01-2009 22:39:49

I would honestly prefer this over a $500 Best Buy and $500 Marriot gift card that I am pending on. Worst case scenario is I buy 2 $500 Visa cards, send in receipts and don't get anything from mpell and I use the visa cards just like I would my checkbook. Don't have to deal with ebay gift card selling or selling an item I purchase with a gift card. I get the full $500 of my gift.
I can definitely understand complaints from those who don't have the money to front these costs though.

orangejuice

22-01-2009 22:51:04

I have a $25k credit limit with a 0 balance, i could use it thats not a problem, but how do you know they are going to send the shit..

bruman

22-01-2009 22:57:34

I was googling them a little bit.. couldn't find much.. only negative I could really find was this thread

http//my350z.com/forum/the-lounge-off-topic/375510-mpell-solutions-is-a-joke.html

and that Compass Bank apparently paired up with them in the past
http//www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/718762

http//sandiego.bbb.org/WWWRoot/Report.aspx?site=26&bbb=1186&firm=29009108
Is there BBB page. 10 Complaints, 10 Resolved. 35 Employees. And they apparently have phone support as well. I think they're legit, but I still understand the concern.. having to front that much money to get your gift doesn't seem fair.. I still want to hear official word from Brandarama Customer Support.

soccerbud

22-01-2009 23:08:09

[quote3641ca134d="bruman"]So according to that letter you can buy gift cards (doesn't have to be an actual item) and get reimbursed for that.

Also, in the envelope did you recieve multiple letters for each of the gifts that you were CTS on? Or did you receive a letter for each individual gift? Were ALL the gifts that you were CTS on included or did they exclude some?

Also, did the status on your gift change at all?[/quote3641ca134d]

1 letter for each gift that I am CTS'ed for
and the status on my gifts have not changed from CTS.

Swat1

22-01-2009 23:52:43

this is fucking retarded. i have a nordstroms 850 confirmed.. i have to go buy 850 dollars worth of stuff from nordstroms and HOPE they give me my money back? wow fuck you BR

oleus

22-01-2009 23:53:30

[quote2d9a21a271="soccerbud"][quote2d9a21a271="bruman"]So according to that letter you can buy gift cards (doesn't have to be an actual item) and get reimbursed for that.

Also, in the envelope did you recieve multiple letters for each of the gifts that you were CTS on? Or did you receive a letter for each individual gift? Were ALL the gifts that you were CTS on included or did they exclude some?

Also, did the status on your gift change at all?[/quote2d9a21a271]

1 letter for each gift that I am CTS'ed for
and the status on my gifts have not changed from CTS.[/quote2d9a21a271]

which is why this is fishy.


i can't believe anybody thinks this is ok! the giftcards are dead now, trust me. no way this would be happening otherwise.

DRay9911

23-01-2009 02:05:17

you just know she's flipping us the bird behind those gift cards.

i guess i'll have to check my mail for a couple of letters.

-dan



[quote86643ee263="oleus"][quote86643ee263="zr2152"]http//www.mpellinc.com/how.html

That is fucked up.[/quote86643ee263]

that's some of the funniest/sad looking photoshopping i've ever seen. doesn't give me much faith in MPELL.

look at how they put the cards over that really washed up picture of the lady to make it look like she's holding them, but you can't even see her fingers!

no thanks to this offer. Brandarama/YTB, you'd better still send us cards because this is BS!!!!

oleus[/quote86643ee263]

dubbin87

23-01-2009 02:17:37

my question is this, I get a letter saying I have to buy 1,000 item, what if I send in a recipt for a 1,300 item?

soccerbud

23-01-2009 02:39:15

[quote7a8e0ec5e0="dubbin87"]my question is this, I get a letter saying I have to buy 1,000 item, what if I send in a recipt for a 1,300 item?[/quote7a8e0ec5e0]


according to the CS that I talked to, they will reimburse you up to the max value of the gift ($1000 in your case).

dubbin87

23-01-2009 04:06:08

[quotefbd242b058="soccerbud"][quotefbd242b058="dubbin87"]my question is this, I get a letter saying I have to buy 1,000 item, what if I send in a recipt for a 1,300 item?[/quotefbd242b058]


according to the CS that I talked to, they will reimburse you up to the max value of the gift ($1000 in your case).[/quotefbd242b058]

If that's the case, I think I can deal with that. As long as I can send in a copy of the reciept.

livingloud28

23-01-2009 04:38:18

Has anyone called Brandarma about this ?

DRay9911

23-01-2009 06:09:41

if you have received a letter, can you post your CTS date?

i'm trying to see if they are going by date or if everyone is receiving a letter at the same time.

i am waiting on two things [CTS 03/08 & 09/08] for a total of $1600 and haven't received anything yet.

i guess i'd be fine with paying $1600 now and getting reimbursed at the end of march/beginning of april compared to getting one gift card in may and the other in january of 2010.

-dan

manOFice

23-01-2009 06:33:26

I don't care how much people have on their credit cards or if others can afford to shell out even 500 bucks but I sure as hell can't with all my bills so these vouchers aren't going to work for me...

RolltheStampede

23-01-2009 06:39:16

SO just last week people get check and now this week people get letters for vouchers to possibly come in a few weeks?

livingloud28

23-01-2009 07:32:18

I donot know whats going on . Grr !

ghounds07

23-01-2009 07:58:17

yeah this is retarded...the only upside is that instead of a $500 AMEX and $500 Sears I can just get 2 $500 Visas but still I don't have the cash to front $1k in a 30 day timespan, I'm a college student BR, so fuck you.

I mean if this is the only way to get anything though I could probably borrow a grand from my parents or something, but what the heck, obviously BR has to shell out checks for these vouchers anyway so why not just pay us...

desertwilite

23-01-2009 08:01:05

You have to wonder if they use the receipts illegally or what else would they need them for?

dubbin87

23-01-2009 08:15:34

yeah I'll agree fronting the money now in hopes of getting it back in 8-10 weeks sucks donkey nuts..... Kinda hope they are only doing this for a few select sites/gifts,people...etc...

mariners1999

23-01-2009 09:56:46

[quote04e45abcb6="hum1m9e8r8b"]I would honestly prefer this over a $500 Best Buy and $500 Marriot gift card that I am pending on. Worst case scenario is I buy 2 $500 Visa cards, send in receipts and don't get anything from mpell and I use the visa cards just like I would my checkbook. Don't have to deal with ebay gift card selling or selling an item I purchase with a gift card. I get the full $500 of my gift.
I can definitely understand complaints from those who don't have the money to front these costs though.[/quote04e45abcb6]


I agree with you hum1m........... If this is offered to me I will jump all over it. I will buy an 825 visa card and just use it to pay my bills over the next month. It will cost me like 3.95 or so to buy one of those visa gift cards and I will get a check in say 30 days. -) Makes me happy that I don't have to spend the 825 at nordstrom or sell on ebay for 100-200 off!!!! If this works out it sounds GREAT! So I am not out any money really I will just pay the bills using the visa that I bought instead of my debit card which I normally use.

M

RolltheStampede

23-01-2009 09:59:57

Buying the girt card wuld be out of the scope of the Terms and Conditions. It is a FREE XXX with the completion of sponser offers.
THe FREE as they define it is no longer FREE.

oleus

23-01-2009 10:02:49

Why is anyone so sure they'll get reimbursed in a timely manner?

desertwilite

23-01-2009 10:08:13

[quotea64e1cadc4="oleus"]Why is anyone so sure they'll get reimbursed in a timely manner?[/quotea64e1cadc4]

I don't know but I hope someone becomes the guinea pig and tells us all about it!!

dubbin87

23-01-2009 10:08:20

[quote1ffdba621b="oleus"]Why is anyone so sure they'll get reimbursed in a timely manner?[/quote1ffdba621b]

Becasue this is FIPG and people like to jump to conclusions around here.

bruman

23-01-2009 10:09:32

I think they will reimburse in the stated time frame. This company is separate from ARG so their delays aren't in any way connected.

You could also give MPell Solutions a call and ask them 800.450.1575

But yeah I'm also not sure if I like this. Hopefully someone will report back with what Brandarama CS has to say about it.

imapepper

23-01-2009 10:13:38

yeah they'll send you your money in 8 - 10 weeks....then it will be 6 months and then 12 and then....well you see what im saying. Before you know it they will be so backed up and trying to catch up that they are still on August / October submissions, Kim will be employed by this new company to respond to all the customer complaints.

bruman

23-01-2009 10:21:48

[quotebc012e11db="imapepper"]yeah they'll send you your money in 8 - 10 weeks....then it will be 6 months and then 12 and then....well you see what im saying. Before you know it they will be so backed up and trying to catch up that they are still on August / October submissions, Kim will be employed by this new company to respond to all the customer complaints.[/quotebc012e11db]

Like I said this company and ARG are two SEPARATE companies. Just because one is experiencing delays doesn't mean the other one does.
And the reason I'm thinking this is the way it's going to be for all of us is because the certificates they are sending out (separate envelope for each gift), cost them money (they are essentially buying the gift cards in form of these certificates for a discount). If everyone receives one than they are, in their minds, caught up shipping wise and everything else is in the hands of this other company - mpell solutions.

That's what seems to be going on in my mind. I could be wrong, in fact, I hope I am. I think I'm gonna shut up now until we receive an official response or some other new details.

debo012004

23-01-2009 10:25:01

If they send me a letter for my 250 dollar visa I will try it out.

oleus

23-01-2009 10:32:27

[quoteee201283ff="bruman"][quoteee201283ff="imapepper"]yeah they'll send you your money in 8 - 10 weeks....then it will be 6 months and then 12 and then....well you see what im saying. Before you know it they will be so backed up and trying to catch up that they are still on August / October submissions, Kim will be employed by this new company to respond to all the customer complaints.[/quoteee201283ff]

Like I said this company and ARG are two SEPARATE companies. Just because one is experiencing delays doesn't mean the other one does.
And the reason I'm thinking this is the way it's going to be for all of us is because the certificates they are sending out (separate envelope for each gift), cost them money (they are essentially buying the gift cards in form of these certificates for a discount). If everyone receives one than they are, in their minds, caught up shipping wise and everything else is in the hands of this other company - mpell solutions.

That's what seems to be going on in my mind. I could be wrong, in fact, I hope I am. I think I'm gonna shut up now until we receive an official response or some other new details.[/quoteee201283ff]

i haven't received a letter to read the fine print, but once you receive one of these letters is there a way to opt out and still wait for the original giftcard?

and even though they are separate companies, that in no way guarantees that they will ship in a timely manner. whole thing still seems very fishy to me and their website looks mighty low-rent.

cronerd

23-01-2009 10:39:27

THE PROBLEM IS WHEN WILL THEY EVER SEND YOU THE FRIGGIN REIMBURSEMENT!!! it took them a year to send you A PAPER whos saying they'll send you anything at all, class action lawsuit anyone??

mariners1999

23-01-2009 10:56:28

[quotebbc4da8b23="cronerd"]THE PROBLEM IS WHEN WILL THEY EVER SEND YOU THE FRIGGIN REIMBURSEMENT!!! it took them a year to send you A PAPER whos saying they'll send you anything at all, class action lawsuit anyone??[/quotebbc4da8b23]

GREAT IDEA!!! roll

I have waited 14 months for my Nordstrom card what is another 3-4 years?????? I am still waiting for cash for the "diamond" class action and for my cash on the "airborne" class action and those were for companies that have tons of cash to pay out....

Everyone needs to relax..... Lets see what brandarama has to say??? I am surprised that no one has called and have only sent emails.....

M

hum1m9e8r8b

23-01-2009 11:01:31

Mpell solutions seems to be a legit company to me, especially since they are bbb accredited. Are you'll concerned that when you send in your receipt that brandarama will not pay mpell the $x in order for you to get the reimbursement? I don't think brandarama would go to the trouble of starting this and then dick around with a legit company like mpell. It's one thing when br gives users like us the run-around, but its another to do it to a bonified company.

wiebelhaus03

23-01-2009 11:17:35

to anyone who has already received the letter and read the fine print Can we just use it to buy money orders and send them the receipt for that?

soccerbud

23-01-2009 11:44:00

Kim just replied, and she basically just copied and pasted the first page of my letter

[quoted546f9298c]

Dear
Thank you for contacting us.
We are trying to make it easier and faster for you to receive your prize through our new Cash Back Program. You can choose the actual gift or a substitute gift of similar value.
It is your choice!
We are aware that you have waited a longtime for your gift and therefore we have devised a new program to expedite your gift fulfillment along with giving you the upper hand
of choosing exactly what you would like.
If you have any questions or problems regarding this new pgram please feel free to contact Mpell Solutions
Toll free 1-800-450-1575
email= email=support@mpellsolutions.comsupport@mpellsolutions.com email=support@mpellsolutions.comsupport@mpellsolutions.com/email

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
Sincerely,
Kim
YourTopBrands Member Support
[/quoted546f9298c]

soccerbud

23-01-2009 11:45:30

[quotecd4cc85ef8="wiebelhaus03"]to anyone who has already received the letter and read the fine print Can we just use it to buy money orders and send them the receipt for that?[/quotecd4cc85ef8]
the letter doesn't specify any exclusions, so that might be fine.
But you might want to ask Mpell solutions directly to get an definitive answer.

bruman

23-01-2009 11:45:54

Looks like this is real folks...

steveyankee

23-01-2009 11:47:05

[quotecdf003c89b="soccerbud"]Kim just replied, and she basically just copied and pasted the first page of my letter

[quotecdf003c89b]

Dear
Thank you for contacting us.
We are trying to make it easier and faster for you to receive your prize through our new Cash Back Program. You can choose the actual gift or a substitute gift of similar value.
It is your choice!
We are aware that you have waited a longtime for your gift and therefore we have devised a new program to expedite your gift fulfillment along with giving you the upper hand
of choosing exactly what you would like.
If you have any questions or problems regarding this new pgram please feel free to contact Mpell Solutions
Toll free 1-800-450-1575
email= email=support@mpellsolutions.comsupport@mpellsolutions.com email=support@mpellsolutions.comsupport@mpellsolutions.com/email

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
Sincerely,
Kim
YourTopBrands Member Support
[/quotecdf003c89b][/quotecdf003c89b]

wow, thats horrible

dubbin87

23-01-2009 11:51:35

[quotee12ae11026="soccerbud"][quotee12ae11026="wiebelhaus03"]to anyone who has already received the letter and read the fine print Can we just use it to buy money orders and send them the receipt for that?[/quotee12ae11026]
the letter doesn't specify any exclusions, so that might be fine.
But you might want to ask Mpell solutions directly to get an definitive answer.[/quotee12ae11026]

man there is quite a few questions I'd like to ask them, just guess i'll have to wait to see if I get one of these letters. ?

Crys2101

23-01-2009 11:51:43

This is crazy. Why would anyone trust them to send out a check in 6-8 weeks? So will our GCs be on hold for another 30 days before they begin to process them again making the wait even longer? Is there anyway to opt-out of this offer?

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 12:09:51

It's for real, I just spoke to a lady on the phone at Brandarama, probably Kim, lol.

I was under the impression it was an email they sent out to everyone, but it was an actual letter in the mail. She said all gifts from OCT 07 to DEC 08 qualify for this "deal"....if it's even really a deal. Oh well, I figure I'll use my Visa for something and just get it all back. Not too bad..

manOFice

23-01-2009 12:12:10

I'll just keep waiting for my gifts I don't mind waiting... I'm not gonna do this voucher crap though

DRay9911

23-01-2009 12:16:57

people need to chill out with the 'what if it's a scam' posts.

there are a lot of these 3rd party redemption companies out there. companies like brandarama pay them a discount to handle the processing of the checks/giftcards/prizes.

my health insurance provider at work was offering $75 gift cards for people who completed an online health questionnaire and that was processed through a 3rd company (not the health care company). the time from taking the questionnaire to getting the card in the mail was less than a week.

one other example i just thought of was last year when i signed up for a checking account at compass account for a $50 best buy card. that was also processed through a 3rd party.

-dan

michae229

23-01-2009 12:17:34

what is the stuff we can get if we choose?

"honestly id rather take the deal sports authority has crap on their site anyways"

dubbin87

23-01-2009 12:19:31

[quote70ad63a8d7="manOFice"]I'll just keep waiting for my gifts I don't mind waiting... I'm not gonna do this voucher crap though[/quote70ad63a8d7]

Does it look like that's a option? Seems to me this is a take it or leave it deal. ? Unless I'm reading it wrong.

soccerbud

23-01-2009 12:21:28

[quote5011ca5f13="michae229"]what is the stuff we can get if we choose?[/quote5011ca5f13]
basically, you buy whatever you want.
And Mpell solutions will reimburse you up to the max value of your gift in 8-10 weeks.

soccerbud

23-01-2009 12:22:39

[quoted8aa4505d7="soccerbud"][quoted8aa4505d7="michae229"]what is the stuff we can get if we choose?[/quoted8aa4505d7]
basically, you buy whatever you want.
And Mpell solutions will reimburse you up to the max value of your gift in 8-10 weeks.[/quoted8aa4505d7]

but if you are waiting on 60k in gifts like the other gentleman, you might be in trouble.

manOFice

23-01-2009 12:24:32

[quote63b8c88ad6="soccerbud"][quote63b8c88ad6="soccerbud"][quote63b8c88ad6="michae229"]what is the stuff we can get if we choose?[/quote63b8c88ad6]
basically, you buy whatever you want.
And Mpell solutions will reimburse you up to the max value of your gift in 8-10 weeks.[/quote63b8c88ad6]

but if you are waiting on 60k in gifts like the other gentleman, you might be in trouble.[/quote63b8c88ad6]

How the hell can they expect users who have even 2k in gifts to just front that amount of cash? All you guys and gals have that amount of money to front?

michae229

23-01-2009 12:24:53

[quotefd60f76862="soccerbud"][quotefd60f76862="soccerbud"][quotefd60f76862="michae229"]what is the stuff we can get if we choose?[/quotefd60f76862]
basically, you buy whatever you want.
And Mpell solutions will reimburse you up to the max value of your gift in 8-10 weeks.[/quotefd60f76862]

but if you are waiting on 60k in gifts like the other gentleman, you might be in trouble.[/quotefd60f76862]

why is everyone trippin then just buy your gift card for the amount?

manOFice

23-01-2009 12:25:44

[quote6ab372f4e8="michae229"][quote6ab372f4e8="soccerbud"][quote6ab372f4e8="soccerbud"][quote6ab372f4e8="michae229"]what is the stuff we can get if we choose?[/quote6ab372f4e8]
basically, you buy whatever you want.
And Mpell solutions will reimburse you up to the max value of your gift in 8-10 weeks.[/quote6ab372f4e8]

but if you are waiting on 60k in gifts like the other gentleman, you might be in trouble.[/quote6ab372f4e8]

why is everyone trippin then just buy your gift card for the amount?[/quote6ab372f4e8]

I be trippin because I don't have an extra grand laying around to buy a giftcard with...

michae229

23-01-2009 12:27:41

[quote1fef6570c9="manOFice"][quote1fef6570c9="michae229"][quote1fef6570c9="soccerbud"][quote1fef6570c9="soccerbud"][quote1fef6570c9="michae229"]what is the stuff we can get if we choose?[/quote1fef6570c9]
basically, you buy whatever you want.
And Mpell solutions will reimburse you up to the max value of your gift in 8-10 weeks.[/quote1fef6570c9]

but if you are waiting on 60k in gifts like the other gentleman, you might be in trouble.[/quote1fef6570c9]

why is everyone trippin then just buy your gift card for the amount?[/quote1fef6570c9]

I be trippin because I don't have an extra grand laying around to buy a giftcard with...[/quote1fef6570c9]

aight man shoot lol

soccerbud

23-01-2009 12:27:42

[quote4cc0dcc890="michae229"][quote4cc0dcc890="soccerbud"][quote4cc0dcc890="soccerbud"][quote4cc0dcc890="michae229"]what is the stuff we can get if we choose?[/quote4cc0dcc890]
basically, you buy whatever you want.
And Mpell solutions will reimburse you up to the max value of your gift in 8-10 weeks.[/quote4cc0dcc890]

but if you are waiting on 60k in gifts like the other gentleman, you might be in trouble.[/quote4cc0dcc890]

why is everyone trippin then just buy your gift card for the amount?[/quote4cc0dcc890]
The main problem is that the reimbursement will arrive 8-10 weeks after you buy your gift cards.

Most people don't have the luxury to front a few grand for 8-10 weeks.

dubbin87

23-01-2009 12:28:30

Bruman made a post on FYB, it looks like MPELL/BR is banking on people not being able to come up with the money in time before thier certificates can expire....

manOFice

23-01-2009 12:28:50

[quote8a882f16ab="soccerbud"][quote8a882f16ab="michae229"][quote8a882f16ab="soccerbud"][quote8a882f16ab="soccerbud"][quote8a882f16ab="michae229"]what is the stuff we can get if we choose?[/quote8a882f16ab]
basically, you buy whatever you want.
And Mpell solutions will reimburse you up to the max value of your gift in 8-10 weeks.[/quote8a882f16ab]

but if you are waiting on 60k in gifts like the other gentleman, you might be in trouble.[/quote8a882f16ab]

why is everyone trippin then just buy your gift card for the amount?[/quote8a882f16ab]
The main problem is that the reimbursement will arrive 8-10 weeks after you buy your gift cards.

Most people don't have the luxury to front a few grand for 8-10 weeks.[/quote8a882f16ab]

exactly

michae229

23-01-2009 12:29:58

[quote0ccfec790e="soccerbud"][quote0ccfec790e="michae229"][quote0ccfec790e="soccerbud"][quote0ccfec790e="soccerbud"][quote0ccfec790e="michae229"]what is the stuff we can get if we choose?[/quote0ccfec790e]
basically, you buy whatever you want.
And Mpell solutions will reimburse you up to the max value of your gift in 8-10 weeks.[/quote0ccfec790e]

but if you are waiting on 60k in gifts like the other gentleman, you might be in trouble.[/quote0ccfec790e]

why is everyone trippin then just buy your gift card for the amount?[/quote0ccfec790e]
The main problem is that the reimbursement will arrive 8-10 weeks after you buy your gift cards.

Most people don't have the luxury to front a few grand for 8-10 weeks.[/quote0ccfec790e]

ok i see your point kinda fucked up they are asking people to do this when the economy is like this. can anyone please direct me to the site?


also this is freepay and the 360 fiasco all over again isn't it just we have to pay.

DRay9911

23-01-2009 12:36:21

exactly

they already have the money from brandrama, they make money on each person who doesn't send in their certificate.

it's just like people who do referral sites. the referral site (freepay, trainn, etc) makes money on those accounts that [a] don't finish the requirements or don't redeem their account once they do.

-dan



[quote0611839618="dubbin87"]Bruman made a post on FYB, it looks like MPELL/BR is banking on people not being able to come up with the money in time before thier certificates can expire....[/quote0611839618]

MattMcQ

23-01-2009 12:40:43

just talked to my wife and she said I didn't get any letter from them today. Has anyone else not gotten their letter yet? I have 4 gifts from 12/07 to 6/08 that total 2,325 in GCs + whatever they value the grill at.

bruman

23-01-2009 12:41:00

[quote4ceb9e4861="manOFice"]I'll just keep waiting for my gifts I don't mind waiting... I'm not gonna do this voucher crap though[/quote4ceb9e4861]

You should e-mail or call them and see if that is an option

manOFice

23-01-2009 12:43:34

[quotedef44b6164="bruman"][quotedef44b6164="manOFice"]I'll just keep waiting for my gifts I don't mind waiting... I'm not gonna do this voucher crap though[/quotedef44b6164]

You should e-mail or call them and see if that is an option[/quotedef44b6164]

Yeah I sent a nice email saying I can't front the money and I'll keep waiting

I'm only waiting on 3 gifts

One CTS in OCT 2007 and two in june 2008


Edit I got a response back, everyone will be getting these letters and brandarama just pawns you off to mpell now, it's not their problem anymore... just great... and to top it off you have to front the money within 30 days of receiving your letter, what a cheap and easy way out for brandarama

bruman

23-01-2009 12:51:28

[quote6face6c087="wiebelhaus03"]to anyone who has already received the letter and read the fine print Can we just use it to buy money orders and send them the receipt for that?[/quote6face6c087]

I sent MPell an e-mail and they said

"A money order is not a qualified purchase."

(

dubbin87

23-01-2009 12:53:20

[quote825dd2cdce="bruman"][quote825dd2cdce="wiebelhaus03"]to anyone who has already received the letter and read the fine print Can we just use it to buy money orders and send them the receipt for that?[/quote825dd2cdce]

I sent MPell an e-mail and they said

"A money order is not a qualified purchase."

([/quote825dd2cdce]

That's what scares me, I don't want to go out and spend money only to find out that it does not qualify to thier terms.

soccerbud

23-01-2009 12:53:40

[quoted69ac5dcb8="MattMcQ"]just talked to my wife and she said I didn't get any letter from them today. Has anyone else not gotten their letter yet? I have 4 gifts from 12/07 to 6/08 that total 2,325 in GCs + whatever they value the grill at.[/quoted69ac5dcb8]the webber grill? I received a letter that said the value is $700.

RyanG

23-01-2009 12:53:55

Only one of the Mpell certificate is valid per prize, per person, or household.

MattMcQ

23-01-2009 12:55:29

[quote123a9a57f0="soccerbud"][quote123a9a57f0="MattMcQ"]just talked to my wife and she said I didn't get any letter from them today. Has anyone else not gotten their letter yet? I have 4 gifts from 12/07 to 6/08 that total 2,325 in GCs + whatever they value the grill at.[/quote123a9a57f0]the webber grill? I received a letter that said the value is $700.[/quote123a9a57f0]

thanks! I wasn't sure since you can't find that model anywhere anymore

soccerbud

23-01-2009 12:58:19

[quote08fbd2c25c="RyanG"]Only one of the Mpell certificate is valid per prize, per person, or household.[/quote08fbd2c25c]I talked to them about that specific line within the terms and conditions. And they said its fine if a person needs to redeem multiple gift certificates.

manOFice

23-01-2009 12:59:23

And what happens when the millions of dollars mpell now owes goes pony up?

soccerbud

23-01-2009 13:00:12

[quote4c3ce9fd5c="manOFice"]And what happens when the millions of dollars mpell now owes goes pony up?[/quote4c3ce9fd5c]
we are all screwed then

figgarro

23-01-2009 13:05:36

I wonder if you can buy a visa atm card from this site and send in your copy of the invoice.

http//www.giftcards.com/product/Visa_Green_ATM_gift_cards

So you can get this card and then just w/d the cash back out, minus some fees of course.

dubbin87

23-01-2009 13:07:19

[quotee52b5e26b3="soccerbud"][quotee52b5e26b3="manOFice"]And what happens when the millions of dollars mpell now owes goes pony up?[/quotee52b5e26b3]
we are all screwed then[/quotee52b5e26b3]

repeat of 2008.....

RyanG

23-01-2009 13:12:49

[quoteb955b2026c="soccerbud"][quoteb955b2026c="RyanG"]Only one of the Mpell certificate is valid per prize, per person, or household.[/quoteb955b2026c]I talked to them about that specific line within the terms and conditions. And they said its fine if a person needs to redeem multiple gift certificates.[/quoteb955b2026c]

thanks for the clarification

mariners1999

23-01-2009 13:15:07

[quotee4a819e3ff="figgarro"]I wonder if you can buy a visa atm card from this site and send in your copy of the invoice.

http//www.giftcards.com/product/Visa_Green_ATM_gift_cards

So you can get this card and then just w/d the cash back out, minus some fees of course.[/quotee4a819e3ff]

Anyone know???? This is what I was thinking I would do and use it to pay bills........ If they don't let you do money orders I bet visa/amex cards are off limits too. ?

Crys2101

23-01-2009 13:18:52

My letter says I could purchase a $1000 Visa Gift. Those are ok, but this freaking sucks.

steveyankee

23-01-2009 13:19:53

So wait, what's the problem with buying an expensive item with your credit card then returning it? Just make a copy of the receipt before you return it.

mariners1999

23-01-2009 13:20:58

[quote501ecbc2db="steveyankee"]So wait, what's the problem with buying an expensive item with your credit card then returning it? Just make a copy of the receipt before you return it.[/quote501ecbc2db]

Another good question.... Gotta send in a "copy" of the receipt or the origional receipt?

oleus

23-01-2009 13:21:57

No letters for me yet and I'm waiting for 5 giftcards in that timeframe.

steveyankee

23-01-2009 13:22:05

[quoteee91b921e1="mariners1999"][quoteee91b921e1="steveyankee"]So wait, what's the problem with buying an expensive item with your credit card then returning it? Just make a copy of the receipt before you return it.[/quoteee91b921e1]

Another good question.... Gotta send in a "copy" of the receipt or the origional receipt?[/quoteee91b921e1]

I think the first page of the letter says you only need to send a copy of the receipt in.

Crys2101

23-01-2009 13:22:09

Why should anyone have to jump through another hoop to receive a gift we should have gotten a year ago? This isn't what we signed up for.

bradjohnson08

23-01-2009 13:25:09

I'm not too mad about this as long as I get the reimbursement quicker than the gifts I would have got anyway.... the best part of it to me is how karma just slapped that dude in the face if he really had anywhere near 60k in gifts that he claimed wink

manOFice

23-01-2009 13:28:27

[quotecf18024395="bradjohnson08"]I'm not too mad about this as long as I get the reimbursement quicker than the gifts I would have got anyway.... the best part of it to me is how karma just slapped that dude in the face if he really had anywhere near 60k in gifts that he claimed wink[/quotecf18024395]

I guess a small issue is no one has time to wait around and see if they will pull through which I think they will for awhile but people who have received their letters already, clock is ticking........

steveyankee

23-01-2009 13:37:27

Yup. I haven't got a letter either yet, so time will tell.

MattMcQ

23-01-2009 13:38:39

has anyone called the mpell # to ask what items are eligible for us to purchase? There must be some requirement if they won't allow a money order.

zr2152

23-01-2009 13:42:34

Everyone needs to go fill out BBB complaints now. Although I am not a huge advocate of doing so, this is wayyyy fucked up and out of hand.

The more people to complain the better.

DRay9911

23-01-2009 13:42:58

that isn't going to happen.

-dan



[quote608b397472="manOFice"]And what happens when the millions of dollars mpell now owes goes pony up?[/quote608b397472]

Zags1199

23-01-2009 13:43:12

I e-mailed them, and they said I would be receiving a letter. So I can only assume that everyone will.

ZR - Brandarama ignores BBB complaints.

dubbin87

23-01-2009 13:45:06

[quote6a35a5c983="MattMcQ"]has anyone called the mpell # to ask what items are eligible for us to purchase? There must be some requirement if they won't allow a money order.[/quote6a35a5c983]

I shot off a email, waitng to hear back.

ploppsdman

23-01-2009 13:45:08

If I get a letter (CTS Jan 2008), I'm going with the purchase an item (something for $500+) on my credit card, make a copy of the receipt, and returning it. That way, Im out nothing ..... that's the only 0 risk solution I can think of. There's no restocking fee at Walmart, the letter pasted here says it only needs to be a copy of a receipt .... seems like the way to go. No need to "front" any money at all.

cronerd

23-01-2009 13:45:20

THE SHIT HAS HIT THE FAN!! EVERYONE IS GETTING ONE
Thank you for contacting us.

I am sorry, but the letters were mailed out on the 21st.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Kim
YourTopBrands Member Support AHHHH!!!

doylnea

23-01-2009 13:45:43

I don't know anything about Mpell Solutions, but this sounds very similar to rebate redemption.

Kingston or Crucial don't actually pay your rebates directly, they hire a third party vendor (TPV) who fulfills all the rebates. The TPV gets a check/wire transfer at the beginning of the promotion and then fulfills gifts based on the check. In most cases, the TPV profits on the difference between what they have to fulfill, and what the company offering the rebate pays. In all cases, it's less costly for the TPV than the money that they're paid at the beginning of the promotion because of "breakage." "Breakage" occurs when people don't follow the directions to the letter; example not including the UPC, not postmarking the letter in time, etc.

So long as you follow the rules stipulated in the letter, I believe you'll all receive your checks from Mpell. As far as not having the cash, you have a couple of options, imo.

1) Get a 0% credit card, and float all the charges, paying the minimum amount until you receive the check, and then pay off the balance.
2) Make the purchases on your credit card, and consider the interest charges a cost of getting out of this situation with Brandarama.

ploppsdman

23-01-2009 13:49:28

As long as they pay out and it's OK to buy/return any item to use for a receipt, I say this is fantastic news. We all get checks.

ghounds07

23-01-2009 13:49:35

Well this sucks...guess I have to tell my friend he has to go out and buy a $1,000 Visa gift card which he won't be able to do so maybe his parents will front him the money too...

They'll probably be wondering why he needs to front it and then he can tell them this f'd up story...and his parents are a lawyer and a judge so I wonder what they will think of it all haha

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 13:50:23

hahaha great idea

I'm gonna go buy a 52" LCD for like 2500 then return it and send the receipt copy to get my reimbursement.

not bad

oleus

23-01-2009 13:53:55

i'd almost rather have circuit city card at this point LOL

i really don't like the idea of fronting the money on these. wayyyy too much risk of this company not paying out at some point.

JANGALANG32

23-01-2009 13:54:25

damn, this is getting interesting...for the people that can front the money this seems to be a good thing for everyone else this seems like a bad thing. i wonder what happens if you say no to their letter? i personally will take this certificate way of doing things. i have about 5,000$ worth of gifts/gift cards and if i can get that paid to me in the next 8-10 weeks ill take it.

i dont have any gifts in that time frame so i dont know whats going to happen

bruman

23-01-2009 13:56:38

I wouldn't be talking in a public forum about how you're going to "trick" the system (buy something and then return it). If caught that would essentially void the purchase (ie make the purchase not qualified) and could cause a backlash.

I think I'm just going to do what doylnea suggested and make the purchases with a credit card and then pay it back once the check is received.

manOFice

23-01-2009 13:58:10

[quote9d5547439c="bruman"]I wouldn't be talking in a public forum about how you're going to "trick" the system (buy something and then return it). If caught that would essentially void the purchase (ie make the purchase not qualified) and could cause a backlash.

I think I'm just going to do what doylnea suggested and make the purchases with a credit card and then pay it back once the check is received.[/quote9d5547439c]

I wish a had a CC with a CL high enough to equal the gifts they own me. ?

steveyankee

23-01-2009 14:06:26

[quote3193300286="bruman"]I wouldn't be talking in a public forum about how you're going to "trick" the system (buy something and then return it). If caught that would essentially void the purchase (ie make the purchase not qualified) and could cause a backlash.

I think I'm just going to do what doylnea suggested and make the purchases with a credit card and then pay it back once the check is received.[/quote3193300286]


Why start this debate?

You saw the two pages of the letter. It says a copy of the receipt must be sent. Who cares what people do with their original receipt and the purchased item. If they want to return it, they have the right.

This company isn't going to call and see if you still have the item and make you take a picture of the item with today's newspaper to prove it.

The term fraud/tricking/taking advantage of the system gets thrown around alot here it seems.

Zags1199

23-01-2009 14:08:00

I'm glad I have the money to front for this.

Here's a description of the program directed at the companies http//www.mpellsolutions.com/certificates.html

Yeah, I'm definitely not motivated to receive gift cards to various stores.

JANGALANG32

23-01-2009 14:08:40

this might make me sign up for more brandarama gifts! this might get them caught up very quickly and then that might get them to stay caught up. i still have a lot of good offers parked

sexualintellectual

23-01-2009 14:10:42

Just a word of caution if doylnea is correct (and I assume he is based on the evidence) then the burden of proof is on us if they try to impose "breakage" illegitimately. By that I mean you can do everything correct and they can deny your rebate anyway unless you can prove what you did. This happens all the time with rebates (just do a search for Sandisk rebates to see how unscrupulous a TPV can be)...

Just a reminder to everyone that if this is how it's going to go down, be cautious. I know I'm going to scan everything and use delivery/signature confirmation. We've all been waiting so long there's no way in hell we should give them any excuse to deny us now.

livingloud28

23-01-2009 14:11:13

Is there any way to get our gifts with out going through this nonsense . I donot have a credit card nor do I want one and my items are valued at over $3000 .

dubbin87

23-01-2009 14:13:09

[quotea805ac592b="sexualintellectual"]Just a word of caution if doylnea is correct (and I assume he is based on the evidence) then the burden of proof is on us if they try to impose "breakage" illegitimately. By that I mean you can do everything correct and they can deny your rebate anyway unless you can prove what you did. This happens all the time with rebates (just do a search for Sandisk rebates to see how unscrupulous a TPV can be)...

Just a reminder to everyone that if this is how it's going to go down, be cautious. I know I'm going to scan everything and use delivery/signature confirmation. We've all been waiting so long there's no way in hell we should give them any excuse to deny us now.[/quotea805ac592b]

Yeap, cross your T's and dot your I's. I have a feeling they'll try and "DQ" you for any little slipup.

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 14:15:31

Where do you guys that received your letters already live?

I'm in CT, and they're coming from NY....I figured I would have mine by now

and Brandarama says call in 30 days if you don't receive your letter...lol, but you only get 30 days to respond from what I'm reading

doylnea

23-01-2009 14:15:40

[quote808a788825="Zags1199"]I'm glad I have the money to front for this.

Here's a description of the program directed at the companies http//www.mpellsolutions.com/certificates.html

Yeah, I'm definitely not motivated to receive gift cards to various stores.[/quote808a788825]

hah, I didn't even see that; makes me feel more prescient now.

sweeedfish

23-01-2009 14:19:04

Are the letters coming from NY? I thought someone said they were coming from CA.

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 14:21:42

Kim told me they're coming from NY...?

Crys2101

23-01-2009 14:21:51

My letter came from CA.

steveyankee

23-01-2009 14:21:58

They are from CA, if I recall.

The guy is thinking since BR is from NY, so is this company.

kalinkster

23-01-2009 14:22:32

I was CTS on 12/26/2007 for $500 Best Buy Gift Card- no letter from Brandarama yet..

zr2152

23-01-2009 14:33:45

Maybe people who are cts in 07 are not getting a letter?

DRay9911

23-01-2009 14:34:04

when you click "products" from that link, it redirects to the coolcertificates.com site (where you can see the discounted amounts mpell is paying)

[quoteb6f75a4860]Cool certificates allow you to offer great incentives to your customers at a savings of 50-80% off of the actual cost of the gift. Giving a gift is a proven way to trigger a customer to take an action such as visiting a store, making a purchase, or making a larger purchase.

[bb6f75a4860]Certificates for products cost less than the actual product because many customers fail to redeem their certificate. This allows you to either spend less or offer a much higher value gift. [/bb6f75a4860]Our experience shows us that those who redeem certificates value the promotion the most. This means that your promotion dollars self target to the right customers

All you need to do is present the offer to your customers through direct mail or email, online or offline advertising, or in-store displays, purchase the certificates and give them to your customers when they make a purchase. We do everything else certificate validation, product fulfillment, and customer service.[/quoteb6f75a4860]

-dan



[quoteb6f75a4860="doylnea"][quoteb6f75a4860="Zags1199"]I'm glad I have the money to front for this.

Here's a description of the program directed at the companies http//www.mpellsolutions.com/certificates.html

Yeah, I'm definitely not motivated to receive gift cards to various stores.[/quoteb6f75a4860]

hah, I didn't even see that; makes me feel more prescient now.[/quoteb6f75a4860]

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 14:36:23

[quote6798c5c10a="zr2152"]Maybe people who are cts in 07 are not getting a letter?[/quote6798c5c10a]

The lady at BR said Oct07-Dec08 CTS will receive this letter

Good to know it's coming from CA though, since I'm on the other side of the country..lol

mistertomlinson

23-01-2009 14:37:17

Brandarama owes me $5,000 and I don't even have a credit card with that high a limit. Besides, I can't help but think, maybe I distribute that amount among the multiple cards I do have... I don't give two shits who this company is, whether or not they are BB accredited... why the fuck should I trust they'll reimburse me in a timely manner if at all. Consider, there are likely 4,155,237,001 people waiting on gift cards and checks for a combined total of $245,773,297,4345,855,234... give or take and I for one don't think this company is just gonna accept these silly ass certificates with a smile and start writing checks.

... and I'm surprised no one has mentioned 17 years ago, when I signed up and completed the requirements for these sites, the terms and conditions mentioned nothing of this. I signed up, having read the terms and conditions and understood exactly how everything was going to work and that's the way it should work. I don't think what they've done here would hold up in court. There ARE a lot of people who have absolutely NO WAY to purchase their gifts up front, nor should they have to. The terms and conditions never reflected such a detail. So, they couldn't possibly get away with not paying these people. They've completed the requirements as agreed to when registering and are entitled to their gift... no questions asked.

I don't know... if I knew without a doubt that they would indeed reimburse me within the time period specified, I'm sure I could find a way to pay for $5,000 worth of goods, but it really bothers me that this was never outlined in the terms and conditions when I registered for any of these sites. I was just supposed to complete the requirements and wait for my prize... now I'm jumping through hoops.

RolltheStampede

23-01-2009 14:37:29

its only been a few days since going out wait till a few days

tp24

23-01-2009 14:39:54

[quotec4918383fb="steveyankee"][quotec4918383fb="bruman"]I wouldn't be talking in a public forum about how you're going to "trick" the system (buy something and then return it). If caught that would essentially void the purchase (ie make the purchase not qualified) and could cause a backlash.

I think I'm just going to do what doylnea suggested and make the purchases with a credit card and then pay it back once the check is received.[/quotec4918383fb]


Why start this debate?

You saw the two pages of the letter. It says a copy of the receipt must be sent. Who cares what people do with their original receipt and the purchased item. If they want to return it, they have the right.

This company isn't going to call and see if you still have the item and make you take a picture of the item with today's newspaper to prove it.

The term fraud/tricking/taking advantage of the system gets thrown around alot here it seems.[/quotec4918383fb]

Plus, they're the ones who bent the rules in the first place. And it's not like we'll end up getting any more than what we signed up for. In fact, most will end up with less as I imagine the rebate for the product purchased will not be equal to the original gift card.

cronerd

23-01-2009 14:43:41

went out on the 21st

dubbin87

23-01-2009 14:44:48

[quote0aa6d66cc8="tp24"][quote0aa6d66cc8="steveyankee"][quote0aa6d66cc8="bruman"]I wouldn't be talking in a public forum about how you're going to "trick" the system (buy something and then return it). If caught that would essentially void the purchase (ie make the purchase not qualified) and could cause a backlash.

I think I'm just going to do what doylnea suggested and make the purchases with a credit card and then pay it back once the check is received.[/quote0aa6d66cc8]


Why start this debate?

You saw the two pages of the letter. It says a copy of the receipt must be sent. Who cares what people do with their original receipt and the purchased item. If they want to return it, they have the right.

This company isn't going to call and see if you still have the item and make you take a picture of the item with today's newspaper to prove it.

The term fraud/tricking/taking advantage of the system gets thrown around alot here it seems.[/quote0aa6d66cc8]

Plus, they're the ones who bent the rules in the first place. And it's not like we'll end up getting any more than what we signed up for. In fact, most will end up with less as I imagine the rebate for the product purchased will not be equal to the original gift card.[/quote0aa6d66cc8]

I don't know about you but if they say they are going to give me a $500 credit you bet your ass I'll find something worth $501.

oleus

23-01-2009 14:51:52

wait a sec- we have to go through the offer verification process as a part of this?

Zags1199

23-01-2009 14:53:29

So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?

steveyankee

23-01-2009 14:54:00

[quote4b8f056887="MamaToldMeDIY"][quote4b8f056887="zr2152"]Maybe people who are cts in 07 are not getting a letter?[/quote4b8f056887]

The lady at BR said Oct07-Dec08 CTS will receive this letter

Good to know it's coming from CA though, since I'm on the other side of the country..lol[/quote4b8f056887]

Wait, Oct 2007 - December 2008? or Dec 2007?

steveyankee

23-01-2009 14:54:52

[quote3b71214c91="Zags1199"]So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?[/quote3b71214c91]

Good question. I have never had to send a w9 to BR though, so it won't affect me.

dubbin87

23-01-2009 14:55:09

[quoted939dc6e12="Zags1199"]So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?[/quoted939dc6e12]

good question... shock

sexualintellectual

23-01-2009 14:58:43

[quote2841ffca4b="oleus"]wait a sec- we have to go through the offer verification process as a part of this?[/quote2841ffca4b]

I should sincerely hope not... who's to say all of those offer companies still have records of our enrollment if we cancelled so many months ago, or that they are all still in business?

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 14:58:47

[quoteb69860c2cb="steveyankee"]

Wait, Oct 2007 - December 2008? or Dec 2007?[/quoteb69860c2cb]

The lady I spoke to said OCT07-DEC08

steveyankee

23-01-2009 15:01:59

[quote2235d74118="MamaToldMeDIY"][quote2235d74118="steveyankee"]

Wait, Oct 2007 - December 2008? or Dec 2007?[/quote2235d74118]

The lady I spoke to said OCT07-DEC08[/quote2235d74118]

Oh ok, thanks!!!!!

dubbin87

23-01-2009 15:05:45

[quote19a4010a37="MamaToldMeDIY"][quote19a4010a37="steveyankee"]

Wait, Oct 2007 - December 2008? or Dec 2007?[/quote19a4010a37]

The lady I spoke to said OCT07-DEC08[/quote19a4010a37]

and she also said letters were being snet from NY..... ?

desertwilite

23-01-2009 15:06:42

[quotea48c1ca8e6="sexualintellectual"][quotea48c1ca8e6="oleus"]wait a sec- we have to go through the offer verification process as a part of this?[/quotea48c1ca8e6]

I should sincerely hope not... who's to say all of those offer companies still have records of our enrollment if we cancelled so many months ago, or that they are all still in business?[/quotea48c1ca8e6]

The second sentence of the letter says "you have successfully met the eligibility and prize requirements" so I would hope that's enough.
( I just got 13 letters) roll

bruman

23-01-2009 15:07:11

Anyone know if, for those who have multiple gifts CTS, you can include multiple certificates/receipts in one envelope? Or is it just one letter = one certificate?

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 15:07:28

lol...maybe it was my mistake by asking where are you at, and she said NY

it's my fault most likely, I was rather vague with my question.

dubbin87

23-01-2009 15:07:53

[quote0267dcf64f="desertwilite"][quote0267dcf64f="sexualintellectual"][quote0267dcf64f="oleus"]wait a sec- we have to go through the offer verification process as a part of this?[/quote0267dcf64f]

I should sincerely hope not... who's to say all of those offer companies still have records of our enrollment if we cancelled so many months ago, or that they are all still in business?[/quote0267dcf64f]

The second sentence of the letter says "you have successfully met the eligibility and prize requirements" so I would hope that's enough.
( I just got 13 letters) roll[/quote0267dcf64f]

13? hahahhahahha

what's the date ranges on them? maybe that will shed some light on the range of dates they are doing.

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 15:08:53

[quote5bb53085a8="desertwilite"][quote5bb53085a8="sexualintellectual"][quote5bb53085a8="oleus"]wait a sec- we have to go through the offer verification process as a part of this?[/quote5bb53085a8]

I should sincerely hope not... who's to say all of those offer companies still have records of our enrollment if we cancelled so many months ago, or that they are all still in business?[/quote5bb53085a8]

The second sentence of the letter says "you have successfully met the eligibility and prize requirements" so I would hope that's enough.
( I just got 13 letters) roll[/quote5bb53085a8]

wow, 13...really?

that means I should be getting 3 soon.

1 letter per each gift we're waiting for, that's insane. Your mailbox must've been full today, lol

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 15:11:02

So, if I have a receipt for my down payment on my new car from 2 weeks ago for 3000$, that should be sufficient to meet the requirements for all 3 of my gifts I'm waiting for, totaling 2000$, correct?

mistertomlinson

23-01-2009 15:16:41

[quote02f6537ef8="MamaToldMeDIY"]So, if I have a receipt for my down payment on my new car from 2 weeks ago for 3000$, that should be sufficient to meet the requirements for all 3 of my gifts I'm waiting for, totaling 2000$, correct?[/quote02f6537ef8]

Oh yeah, that's another thing... I was originally gonna throw that $2,500 (scholarship site check) in my savings account to go towards a car. Thanks a lot Brandarama!

DRay9911

23-01-2009 15:20:28

just pulled two envelopes out of my mailbox.

they are coming from encinitas, ca

the amounts are correct
1) $1,000 amex [cts 09/08]
2) $600 amex [cts 03/08]

and i call BS on the guy who received 13 letters until i see a picture.

-dan

Zags1199

23-01-2009 15:23:12

[quoted0a472e2be="Zags1199"]So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?[/quoted0a472e2be]

If anyone knows the answer to this, that'd be great.

Also, for those of us who did the Toshiba computer for four offers, what is the cash value of that?

I'm expecting 7 letters, I believe.

baris1

23-01-2009 15:23:45

[quote6c46f173ea="dubbin87"][quote6c46f173ea="MamaToldMeDIY"][quote6c46f173ea="steveyankee"]

Wait, Oct 2007 - December 2008? or Dec 2007?[/quote6c46f173ea]

The lady I spoke to said OCT07-DEC08[/quote6c46f173ea]

and she also said letters were being snet from NY..... ?[/quote6c46f173ea]

Maybe they have more than one location. The letter I got today is postmarked from here in CA - Encinitas. This is really starting to worry me.

Crys2101

23-01-2009 15:24:31

[quote0ad33a5e15="MamaToldMeDIY"]So, if I have a receipt for my down payment on my new car from 2 weeks ago for 3000$, that should be sufficient to meet the requirements for all 3 of my gifts I'm waiting for, totaling 2000$, correct?[/quote0ad33a5e15]

I don't think so. The item has to be purchased within 30 days of the certificate being issued. My certificate says it was issued on Jan 26th. I imagine yours would be the same. We're being screwed.

soccerbud

23-01-2009 15:28:32

[quote2eb0830d24="steveyankee"][quote2eb0830d24="bruman"]I wouldn't be talking in a public forum about how you're going to "trick" the system (buy something and then return it). If caught that would essentially void the purchase (ie make the purchase not qualified) and could cause a backlash.

I think I'm just going to do what doylnea suggested and make the purchases with a credit card and then pay it back once the check is received.[/quote2eb0830d24]


Why start this debate?

You saw the two pages of the letter. It says a copy of the receipt must be sent. Who cares what people do with their original receipt and the purchased item. If they want to return it, they have the right.

This company isn't going to call and see if you still have the item and make you take a picture of the item with today's newspaper to prove it.

The term fraud/tricking/taking advantage of the system gets thrown around alot here it seems.[/quote2eb0830d24]

I would still refrain from talking about ways to "get around" the system. If too many people are "gaming" the system, the next thing you know, they will ask for a copy of your bank statement, a notarized form, and a government issued ID.

bruman

23-01-2009 15:28:33

[quotea40adc0039="Crys2101"][quotea40adc0039="MamaToldMeDIY"]So, if I have a receipt for my down payment on my new car from 2 weeks ago for 3000$, that should be sufficient to meet the requirements for all 3 of my gifts I'm waiting for, totaling 2000$, correct?[/quotea40adc0039]

I don't think so. The item has to be purchased within 30 days of the certificate being issued. My certificate says it was issued on Jan 26th. I imagine yours would be the same. We're being screwed.[/quotea40adc0039]

Jan 26th? 3 days from today?

steveyankee

23-01-2009 15:31:02

[quoteeea7af78ad="bruman"][quoteeea7af78ad="Crys2101"][quoteeea7af78ad="MamaToldMeDIY"]So, if I have a receipt for my down payment on my new car from 2 weeks ago for 3000$, that should be sufficient to meet the requirements for all 3 of my gifts I'm waiting for, totaling 2000$, correct?[/quoteeea7af78ad]

I don't think so. The item has to be purchased within 30 days of the certificate being issued. My certificate says it was issued on Jan 26th. I imagine yours would be the same. We're being screwed.[/quoteeea7af78ad]

Jan 26th? 3 days from today?[/quoteeea7af78ad]

Maybe that's when they think everyone should of had their certificate by, so it kind of makes sense?

dubbin87

23-01-2009 15:32:02

[quote5bd13a0faa="bruman"][quote5bd13a0faa="Crys2101"][quote5bd13a0faa="MamaToldMeDIY"]So, if I have a receipt for my down payment on my new car from 2 weeks ago for 3000$, that should be sufficient to meet the requirements for all 3 of my gifts I'm waiting for, totaling 2000$, correct?[/quote5bd13a0faa]

I don't think so. The item has to be purchased within 30 days of the certificate being issued. My certificate says it was issued on Jan 26th. I imagine yours would be the same. We're being screwed.[/quote5bd13a0faa]

Jan 26th? 3 days from today?[/quote5bd13a0faa]

my guess is to give everyone a equal shot. so they can close the case in one keystroke come 30 days from then.

steveyankee

23-01-2009 15:32:22

[quote7943f6b205="soccerbud"][quote7943f6b205="steveyankee"][quote7943f6b205="bruman"]I wouldn't be talking in a public forum about how you're going to "trick" the system (buy something and then return it). If caught that would essentially void the purchase (ie make the purchase not qualified) and could cause a backlash.

I think I'm just going to do what doylnea suggested and make the purchases with a credit card and then pay it back once the check is received.[/quote7943f6b205]


Why start this debate?

You saw the two pages of the letter. It says a copy of the receipt must be sent. Who cares what people do with their original receipt and the purchased item. If they want to return it, they have the right.

This company isn't going to call and see if you still have the item and make you take a picture of the item with today's newspaper to prove it.

The term fraud/tricking/taking advantage of the system gets thrown around alot here it seems.[/quote7943f6b205]

I would still refrain from talking about ways to "get around" the system. If too many people are "gaming" the system, the next thing you know, they will ask for a copy of your bank statement, a notarized form, and a government issued ID.[/quote7943f6b205]

fazel doesnt approve of this post

desertwilite

23-01-2009 15:33:26

[quote368230b0cb="desertwilite"][quote368230b0cb="sexualintellectual"]
The second sentence of the letter says "you have successfully met the eligibility and prize requirements" so I would hope that's enough.
( I just got 13 letters) roll[/quote368230b0cb]

13? hahahhahahha

what's the date ranges on them? maybe that will shed some light on the range of dates they are doing.[/quote368230b0cb]

That covers from Dec 07 through Oct. 08 (and actually these were just my husbands)

massman

23-01-2009 15:33:47

damnit, i'm gonna be spending close to a grand tomorrow on sox tickets, would have been sweet if I could have used it then.



random question i logged into my account and it still says CTS, not shipped or anything like that....that's the case with ya'll as well, right?

steveyankee

23-01-2009 15:34:37

yes massman, now go back to OT

dubbin87

23-01-2009 15:34:51

[quote53341fcd28="dubbin87"][quote53341fcd28="desertwilite"][quote53341fcd28="sexualintellectual"]
The second sentence of the letter says "you have successfully met the eligibility and prize requirements" so I would hope that's enough.
( I just got 13 letters) roll[/quote53341fcd28]

13? hahahhahahha

what's the date ranges on them? maybe that will shed some light on the range of dates they are doing.[/quote53341fcd28]

That covers from Dec 07 through Oct. 08 (and actually these were just my husbands)[/quote53341fcd28]

damm, that kinda makes me happy and sad at the same time.... ?

soccerbud

23-01-2009 15:35:00

[quote9e30ddfe80="steveyankee"][quote9e30ddfe80="soccerbud"][quote9e30ddfe80="steveyankee"][quote9e30ddfe80="bruman"]I wouldn't be talking in a public forum about how you're going to "trick" the system (buy something and then return it). If caught that would essentially void the purchase (ie make the purchase not qualified) and could cause a backlash.

I think I'm just going to do what doylnea suggested and make the purchases with a credit card and then pay it back once the check is received.[/quote9e30ddfe80]


Why start this debate?

You saw the two pages of the letter. It says a copy of the receipt must be sent. Who cares what people do with their original receipt and the purchased item. If they want to return it, they have the right.

This company isn't going to call and see if you still have the item and make you take a picture of the item with today's newspaper to prove it.

The term fraud/tricking/taking advantage of the system gets thrown around alot here it seems.[/quote9e30ddfe80]

I would still refrain from talking about ways to "get around" the system. If too many people are "gaming" the system, the next thing you know, they will ask for a copy of your bank statement, a notarized form, and a government issued ID.[/quote9e30ddfe80]

fazel doesnt approve of this post[/quote9e30ddfe80]
keep the illegal stuff to the other forum bited

Zags1199

23-01-2009 15:35:26

Yeah, no accounts have been marked shipped.

dubbin87

23-01-2009 15:35:29

[quote713fec2186="steveyankee"]yes massman, now go back to putting band-aids on boo boo's[/quote713fec2186]

fixed...

steveyankee

23-01-2009 15:36:09

aw lawdy fazel is gonna go after us all now -\

beerman

23-01-2009 15:37:42

So can you buy one gift to cover all the certificates? Or do I have to buy 1 $500 item, $1000 item, and so on?

soccerbud

23-01-2009 15:38:10

[quote9f1ceebc98="steveyankee"]aw lawdy fazel is gonna go after us all now -\[/quote9f1ceebc98]

isn't "07" waiting for like 20k worth of stuff from branadarama?

soccerbud

23-01-2009 15:38:30

[quote916284cf2f="beerman"]So can you buy one gift to cover all the certificates? Or do I have to buy 1 $500 item, $1000 item, and so on?[/quote916284cf2f]

the latter option.
1 item per gift certificate

beerman

23-01-2009 15:40:25

wow, I'm going on a shopping spree next weekend, and a returning spree the following.....so I wonder if we will have to pay taxes on this money? I don't pay taxes on rebate checks, its kinda like a rebate check......

steveyankee

23-01-2009 15:41:09

[quoteebbfb42c73="soccerbud"][quoteebbfb42c73="steveyankee"]aw lawdy fazel is gonna go after us all now -\[/quoteebbfb42c73]

isn't "07" waiting for like 20k worth of stuff from branadarama?[/quoteebbfb42c73]

yeah, hes screwed hs

steveyankee

23-01-2009 15:41:37

[quote60abb2468c="beerman"]wow, I'm going on a shopping spree next weekend, and a returning spree the following.....so I wonder if we will have to pay taxes on this money? I don't pay taxes on rebate checks, its kinda like a rebate check......[/quote60abb2468c]

exactly what I'm doing

and no one knows yet to the later question

desertwilite

23-01-2009 15:42:49

I really wish they would have stretched it out as far as the 30 day thing. I mean having to buy everything at the same time is way not cool. These were all dated as "date issued 1/26/09"

beerman

23-01-2009 15:43:42

now if I can just find somewhere that will give me cash back when I return something.... then I can keep all the credit card rewards too )

dubbin87

23-01-2009 15:44:36

[quote5a1af5d993="desertwilite"]I really wish they would have stretched it out as far as the 30 day thing. I mean having to buy everything at the same time is way not cool. These were all dated as "date issued 1/26/09"[/quote5a1af5d993]

yeah it sucks, although good planning for them. people are broke, might be losing jobs, tax time.....etc...they are going to make a killing off of people not redeeming these things.

soccerbud

23-01-2009 15:44:45

[quotef294c44bd4="steveyankee"][quotef294c44bd4="soccerbud"][quotef294c44bd4="steveyankee"]aw lawdy fazel is gonna go after us all now -\[/quotef294c44bd4]

isn't "07" waiting for like 20k worth of stuff from branadarama?[/quotef294c44bd4]

yeah, hes screwed hs[/quotef294c44bd4]

does anyone of you have an AE account that I can use to check out the conga forum? PM me? o

DRay9911

23-01-2009 15:48:44

i would not risk it.

i'd make separate purchases so you have separate receipts
and send them in separate envelopes.

i'm going to have to buy 3 amex gift or visa cards (one 1k, one 500 and one 100).

i will probably put together 2 separate envelopes but send them in one UPS mailer.

-dan



[quoted85f419f4e="bruman"]Anyone know if, for those who have multiple gifts CTS, you can include multiple certificates/receipts in one envelope? Or is it just one letter = one certificate?[/quoted85f419f4e]

desertwilite

23-01-2009 15:50:18

[quotee40390e0f5="beerman"]now if I can just find somewhere that will give me cash back when I return something.... then I can keep all the credit card rewards too )[/quotee40390e0f5]

that's a good idea-----Walmart gave my son cash when he returned my xmas gift that was a cc purchase. But that was my cc not his, so I don't know.

Daggoth

23-01-2009 15:51:08

So do we have to do this, or can we just wait it out?

orangejuice

23-01-2009 15:51:35

Dray, what does the envelope look like? Is there a logo of Mpell on the top left or anything? Or does it say anything at all?

soccerbud

23-01-2009 15:53:49

[quote304ad488ca="orangejuice"]Dray, what does the envelope look like? Is there a logo of Mpell on the top left or anything? Or does it say anything at all?[/quote304ad488ca]regular white envelope with Mpell Solutions labeled on top left hand corner.

livingloud28

23-01-2009 15:55:48

I emailed them telling them I hate the option so they should be getting back to me.

steveyankee

23-01-2009 16:04:26

[quote948b163e5e="livingloud28"]I emailed them telling them I hate the option so they should be getting back to me.[/quote948b163e5e]

last thing I want to do is make enemies lol

dubbin87

23-01-2009 16:07:01

[quote5a091e5a24="steveyankee"][quote5a091e5a24="livingloud28"]I emailed them telling them I hate the option so they should be getting back to me.[/quote5a091e5a24]

last thing I want to do is make enemies lol[/quote5a091e5a24]

what a load that is.... bsflag












playful

swtldy316

23-01-2009 16:08:33

I called mpell to ask a few questions. I asked about sending more than 1 certificate in one envelope and they said that that was fine. They said that they don't want the original receipt, just a copy. They also told me that your purchase has to be made from 1/26-2/26 so previous purchases won't work.

MattMcQ

23-01-2009 16:13:12

i also just called and asked what would happen if I couldn't afford to make a purchase in the timeframe. They said I would lose out on the offer. They really pushed the fact that if my gift was for $500 that I would be able to purchase something for any amount upto 500 and they would send me the purchase price instead of $500 (better than nothing she said).

Also I found interesting, she told me they are going by the terms that Brandarama set (buy first then get your money). Said they didn't set the terms. If we had issues with the buy 1st rules we should contact Brandarama

mistertomlinson

23-01-2009 16:18:32

[quoted1bbd56e08="dubbin87"][quoted1bbd56e08="desertwilite"]I really wish they would have stretched it out as far as the 30 day thing. I mean having to buy everything at the same time is way not cool. These were all dated as "date issued 1/26/09"[/quoted1bbd56e08]

yeah it sucks, although good planning for them. people are broke, might be losing jobs, tax time.....etc...they are going to make a killing off of people not redeeming these things.[/quoted1bbd56e08]

But that's the thing... those people agreed to terms and conditions that had no mention of this. They shouldn't have to redeem these cheesy ass certificates! Brandarama couldn't possibly get away with this.

oleus

23-01-2009 16:19:45

are they requiring proof on previously confirmed offers?

steveyankee

23-01-2009 16:22:50

[quote7696d7a0b3="MattMcQ"]i also just called and asked what would happen if I couldn't afford to make a purchase in the timeframe. They said I would lose out on the offer. They really pushed the fact that if my gift was for $500 that I would be able to purchase something for any amount upto 500 and they would send me the purchase price instead of $500 (better than nothing she said).

Also I found interesting, she told me they are going by the terms that Brandarama set (buy first then get your money). Said they didn't set the terms. If we had issues with the buy 1st rules we should contact Brandarama[/quote7696d7a0b3]

so we can buy a $500 item and with tax the receipt will show like $516, and that will be fine right?

tiffrnwhitney

23-01-2009 16:24:39

Ok, this is a stupid question If I have a certificate for $1000 and I go to buy a VERY nice handbag for lets say $940, will I get refunded for the tax that I get charged too? Or should the handbag be for $1000 and then I have to pay the tax? Does that make any sense? Thanks!

steveyankee

23-01-2009 16:25:08

Thats what Im curious about too

orangejuice

23-01-2009 16:25:25

I would suggest signing up for credit cards here, even if you dont get approved for the 0% for 12 months, if you have to carry a small balance (< 1500 ) for a couple months, shouldnt be more than 20 bucks in interest which isnt much.

The bad thing is i have 13k in gifts confirmed, and I have to shell out almost 12 grand here for income taxes in a couple weeks. lol. I guess I'll be using my credit card then pay it off the next month or whatever.

tp24

23-01-2009 16:30:44

Why would it be illegal to return the item? Basically, what you're saying is, they sent you(or supposedly will send you) the money and fulfilled their obligations, now you have to spend it on something and keep it, within 30 days, even if you have no use for the item.

livingloud28

23-01-2009 16:31:46

SO I am officaily out of a gift not unless I spent money any suggestions what to do !

SkatingCrippled

23-01-2009 16:36:12

[quote2c760c2d6e="livingloud28"]SO I am officaily out of a gift not unless I spent money any suggestions what to do ![/quote2c760c2d6e]

What?

SkatingCrippled

23-01-2009 16:36:23

[quote09f9660e46="Zags1199"][quote09f9660e46="Zags1199"]So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?[/quote09f9660e46]

If anyone knows the answer to this, that'd be great.

Also, for those of us who did the Toshiba computer for four offers, what is the cash value of that?

I'm expecting 7 letters, I believe.[/quote09f9660e46]

$549

livingloud28

23-01-2009 16:38:17

I said I will not be getting a gift from brandarama not unless I pay for it upfront !

dubbin87

23-01-2009 16:44:20

[quote7a9e459ad1="livingloud28"]I said I will not be getting a gift from brandarama not unless I pay for it upfront ![/quote7a9e459ad1]

uhhmmmm that's what the past 5 pages have been about dude. you're not alone....

you can either sit and cry about it or buck up figure out how you are going to claim your gifts.

fanofpurple

23-01-2009 16:45:21

That sucks - if that is the value of the Toshiba - I had to send in a W9 for that - which I should only have to send in for gifts over $600.

Zags1199

23-01-2009 16:49:24

[quote29d45f8232="fanofpurple"]That sucks - if that is the value of the Toshiba - I had to send in a W9 for that - which I should only have to send in for gifts over $600.[/quote29d45f8232]

Well yeah, if you're worried about privacy. If you're worried about taxes, there shouldn't be any since Brandarama never really sent it.

ploppsdman

23-01-2009 16:56:34

Anyone in Illinois get theirs today?

debo012004

23-01-2009 17:05:12

[quote82aa8cd3cb="ploppsdman"]Anyone in Illinois get theirs today?[/quote82aa8cd3cb]
nope

swtldy316

23-01-2009 17:12:42

[quote1d2968874d="SkatingCrippled"][quote1d2968874d="Zags1199"][quote1d2968874d="Zags1199"]So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?[/quote1d2968874d]

If anyone knows the answer to this, that'd be great.

Also, for those of us who did the Toshiba computer for four offers, what is the cash value of that?

I'm expecting 7 letters, I believe.[/quote1d2968874d]

$549[/quote1d2968874d]

I got a letter from them about the Toshiba and it stated $1000

Zags1199

23-01-2009 17:22:42

Wow. Nice.

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 17:36:21

anyone in the north east receive their's today?

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 17:38:28

lol someone on A4F just said they received a response that BR is on the November shipping lists today.....

hahaha

the plot thickens?

ghounds07

23-01-2009 17:48:23

the plot is too thick already (

I'll call up my friend tomorrow and have him ask his parents and see what they think about this, I mean this could have a chance in court, but don't know if it would be beneficial/if we would get all of our money + more that way..

MattMcQ

23-01-2009 17:56:40

ohio and no letters yet

Zags1199

23-01-2009 18:08:39

No letters in WA. Probably on Monday.

bruman

23-01-2009 18:14:10

Does the receipt have to be in your name or can it be in a relatives name?

tp24

23-01-2009 18:25:38

[quotedcbedda621="bruman"]Does the receipt have to be in your name or can it be in a relatives name?[/quotedcbedda621]

I'm wondering about this myself. If it's a yes, it'll open up some more options, for me at least.

michae229

23-01-2009 18:27:29

so i can buy anything I want and send them receipt right?

for example i go to best buy and splurge and send them the receipt and expect a check?

tp24

23-01-2009 18:32:05

No, I think they'll only reimburse you for one item on the receipt(or is it one receipt?)

oleus

23-01-2009 18:35:35

i guess i'm glad i'm in the market for a laptop.

assuming i get a letter and choose to do this (still skeptical) - i can go buy a nice laptop and if it's over $1000 (for my 1K CC card i'm waiting on) they will reimburse me the $1000 right?

what if i were to buy a laptop for $750? am i just out of luck in regards to the other $250?

Swat1

23-01-2009 18:36:21

fuck...so its 1 item that they are reimbursing you for? i thought it was the whole receipt...fucking bullshit.


my friend in LA got his letter.

Im too lazy to go get my mail...

MamaToldMeDIY

23-01-2009 18:51:03

I'm gonna go the 1k Amex route, and just use the Amex for day to day living until it runs out

now what to do for my other 2 $500 gift cards..lol I guess Amex as well

desertwilite

23-01-2009 18:58:06

[quote1bf8a1f3f3="Swat1"]fuck...so its 1 item that they are reimbursing you for? i thought it was the whole receipt...fucking bullshit.


my friend in LA got his letter.

Im too lazy to go get my mail...[/quote1bf8a1f3f3]

Gee I can't wait to figure out what to buy for my $2500 scholarship thing!!!

mjforever

23-01-2009 19:01:45

How can we assure that they will reimburse us?

Gosh! Why just can't they send us a check??

fanofpurple

23-01-2009 19:03:24

[quote73a626e5b7="swtldy316"][quote73a626e5b7="SkatingCrippled"][quote73a626e5b7="Zags1199"][quote73a626e5b7="Zags1199"]So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?[/quote73a626e5b7]

If anyone knows the answer to this, that'd be great.

Also, for those of us who did the Toshiba computer for four offers, what is the cash value of that?

I'm expecting 7 letters, I believe.[/quote73a626e5b7]

$549[/quote73a626e5b7]

I got a letter from them about the Toshiba and it stated $1000[/quote73a626e5b7]



One of these letters from Mpell? I am waiting on about 7 or 8 of these letters.

Eeyore

23-01-2009 19:08:33

[quotecfe221f2a7="swtldy316"]I got a letter from them about the Toshiba and it stated $1000[/quotecfe221f2a7]
That would be absolutely fantastic. I've that and another 4 offer site of theirs CTS and almost bought a new laptop last week. Glad I decided to wait. Too bad I already bought one for my wife. Damn my timing...

So now that they've dumped all the dead wood Brandarama will be shipping in 6 to 8 weeks from now on, right? roll It's almost worth it to complete a site today and see what happens.

I've got the resources to hack through this and get what I'm owed but it really sucks that they're gaming us.

No letters here in the Chicago suburbs today yet.

ploppsdman

23-01-2009 19:40:48

How can you even THINK about doing any of their sites? Maybe in April, if this actually is legitimate, and we get our gifts I might do ONE or two at most, but now? No damn way.

This thread is about to become the largest threads on this site, ever.

fanofpurple

23-01-2009 19:45:33

Which makes me think that Mpell doesn't know what they've gotten themselves into with this. When we all start claiming our thousands of dollars - will they have enough to pay us off?

desertwilite

23-01-2009 19:50:59

[quotec0b3a72630="fanofpurple"]Which makes me think that Mpell doesn't know what they've gotten themselves into with this. When we all start claiming our thousands of dollars - will they have enough to pay us off?[/quotec0b3a72630]

My feelings too. I want to jump on it before they get into debt, but at the same time I'm afraid to in case it all falls apart somehow.

steveyankee

23-01-2009 20:37:23

[quote4b5cd28905="fanofpurple"]Which makes me think that Mpell doesn't know what they've gotten themselves into with this. When we all start claiming our thousands of dollars - will they have enough to pay us off?[/quote4b5cd28905]

I really don't think they do.

FreeOffersNow

23-01-2009 21:07:09

[quote9445fca710="steveyankee"][quote9445fca710="Zags1199"]So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?[/quote9445fca710]

Good question. I have never had to send a w9 to BR though, so it won't affect me.[/quote9445fca710]

Just because you don't submit a W9...doesn't mean the income isn't taxable. shame on you

LucaBella

23-01-2009 21:19:20

Do we know for sure that it's the Mpell rebate plan or nothing?

Or are we all assuming? I got 3 letters today.... and there are more coming to other places... this is so not cute.

zr2152

23-01-2009 22:04:50

[quote4df602c9e1]Dear
Thank you for contacting us.
We are trying to make it easier and faster for you to receive your prize through our new Cash Back Program. You can choose the actual gift or a substitute gift of similar value.
It is your choice!
We are aware that you have waited a longtime for your gift and therefore we have devised a new program to expedite your gift fulfillment along with giving you the upper hand
of choosing exactly what you would like.
If you have any questions or problems regarding this new pgram please feel free to contact Mpell Solutions
Toll free 1-800-450-1575
email= email=support@mpellsolutions.comsupport@mpellsolutions.com email=support@mpellsolutions.comsupport@mpellsolutions.com/email

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
Sincerely,
Kim
YourTopBrands Member Support [/quote4df602c9e1]

Wait...is this thing optional?

dktsung1

23-01-2009 22:05:19

Hi


Active respond is gambling that we are not claiming our gift because
ecommy is bad and that what they are doing to save money. should go to
new york attoney general office of consumer affair file a complain.

hehe

zr2152

23-01-2009 22:06:24

[quote7b853398b6="dktsung1"]Hi


Active respond is gambling that we are not claiming our gift because
ecommy is bad and that what they are doing to save money. should go to
new york attoney general office of consumer affair file a complain.

hehe[/quote7b853398b6]


dude...speak English

swtldy316

23-01-2009 22:24:24

[quote131e5c98ae="fanofpurple"][quote131e5c98ae="swtldy316"][quote131e5c98ae="SkatingCrippled"][quote131e5c98ae="Zags1199"][quote131e5c98ae="Zags1199"]So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?[/quote131e5c98ae]

If anyone knows the answer to this, that'd be great.

Also, for those of us who did the Toshiba computer for four offers, what is the cash value of that?

I'm expecting 7 letters, I believe.[/quote131e5c98ae]

$549[/quote131e5c98ae]

I got a letter from them about the Toshiba and it stated $1000[/quote131e5c98ae]



One of these letters from Mpell? I am waiting on about 7 or 8 of these letters.[/quote131e5c98ae]

Yes,the letter was from Mpell.

Cromwell44

23-01-2009 23:11:42

Haven't received any letters from them yet, but I assume I will soon... this sucks..

orangejuice

23-01-2009 23:14:12

Thats cool that Kim responded with a real response this time. im anxious to see what happens, im ready to max out my card

bennyboy5768

23-01-2009 23:15:10

I got several letters today as well. If they think I'm gonna front $5400 they're high. Another thing I noticed was that over the past year or two of doing BR sites I used the names Ben and Benjamin and all 5 letters I received where addressed to Attn Ben. Where is the Attn Benjamin? Something sounds fishy about that like they're just pooling names and addresses into a large database or something. Im gonna call BR on Monday and get to the bottom of this and if they give me the run-around I'm gonna hit up this Mpell place and see what's up. I am so frickin pissed about this shit they keep doing to us.

orangejuice

23-01-2009 23:27:44

you dont have to front anything really, if you go to Best Buy and buy shit, whenever you return things they give you the old receipt back! it doesnt say return on it. Just send that one in. and go to like 3 different best buys

Eeyore

23-01-2009 23:44:22

[quote94d20e6726="dktsung1"]Hi


Active respond is gambling that we are not claiming our gift because
ecommy is bad and that what they are doing to save money. should go to
new york attoney general office of consumer affair file a complain.

hehe[/quote94d20e6726]

That's cute, because if you're really 17 they can DQ you on the spot for lying about your age.

ploppsdman

24-01-2009 01:26:37

Doesn't Best Buy charge 10% restocking fee? I'm fairly certain they do. I would speak with a CS rep from any place you plan on returning something; also, a nice voice recorder for a record of what they say is a good idea. Im contacting this mpell place, if I get letters, and asking is buying a tv valid ... is buying a 1k visa gift card valid. I want to eliminate as many reasons as possible for them disqualifying. If someone calls before me, ask if they are covering the total purchase price, ie also taxes, up to the gift card amount we qualified for, or just the item price.

Someone should start a locked FAQ thread for this crap, so we all have the same information in one convenient spot.

DRay9911

24-01-2009 03:54:43

[quotecb7d11b95e="michae229"]so i can buy anything I want and send them receipt right?

for example i go to best buy and splurge and send them the receipt and expect a check?[/quotecb7d11b95e]

if you have the money, you should consider buying a gift card for the amount you are eligible to be reimbursed for and use the gift card.


[quotecb7d11b95e="orangejuice"]I would suggest signing up for credit cards here, even if you dont get approved for the 0% for 12 months, if you have to carry a small balance (< 1500 ) for a couple months, shouldnt be more than 20 bucks in interest which isnt much.[/quotecb7d11b95e]

i was thinking about this last night, we've already spent $X on the offers, and then some of us spent $X to send the original certificates to brandarama. most of those costs were so long ago, we don't even worry about it.

now we have to spend $X in gift card fees and shipping on those gift cards and some of us will spend $X sending the new certificates to mpell. on top of that - for those of you who use a credit card to purchase something to be reimbursed on will probably get hit with $X in interest on your billing cycle. that's a lot of extra $X.

[quotecb7d11b95e="steveyankee"][quotecb7d11b95e="fanofpurple"]Which makes me think that Mpell doesn't know what they've gotten themselves into with this. When we all start claiming our thousands of dollars - will they have enough to pay us off?[/quotecb7d11b95e]

I really don't think they do.[/quotecb7d11b95e]

they did the math. if they didn't think it was going to be profitable for them, they never would have hooked up with brandarama in the first place.

[quotecb7d11b95e="bennyboy5768"]I got several letters today as well. If they think I'm gonna front $5400 they're high. Another thing I noticed was that over the past year or two of doing BR sites I used the names Ben and Benjamin and all 5 letters I received where addressed to Attn Ben. Where is the Attn Benjamin? Something sounds fishy about that like they're just pooling names and addresses into a large database or something. Im gonna call BR on Monday and get to the bottom of this and if they give me the run-around I'm gonna hit up this Mpell place and see what's up. I am so frickin pissed about this shit they keep doing to us.[/quotecb7d11b95e]

mpell has your name, address and the amount you are eligible for, they have ALL our names, addresses and amounts we are eligible for. do you think mpell hacked into brandarama and stole our info AND then infiltrated brandarama customer service and answered all e-mails citing the arrangement with mpell? maybe mpell is working out of the same studio lot they filmed the moon landing on.

if you go hit up that mpell place, be sure to take a video camera because i'd like to see how that goes.

[quotecb7d11b95e="dktsung1"]Hi

Active respond is gambling that we are not claiming our gift because
ecommy is bad and that what they are doing to save money. should go to
new york attoney general office of consumer affair file a complain.

hehe[/quotecb7d11b95e]

did english molest you as a kid?

-dan

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 05:36:18

Can you buy giftcards with giftcards?

For example, Buy a 1k Amex.
Send in the receipt.
Buy another 1k Amex with the original 1k Amex.
Send in the receipt.

Rinse and Repeat.

Do you think that would fly?
Can someone ask? I don't even have my letters yet.

I'm really worried because I should be receiving about 15k in gifts since Dec 07 up to last week (legitimately thank you very much)

I only have about like 10k to my name.

tiffrnwhitney

24-01-2009 06:01:42

That's what I am thinking about the gift cards. I don't see why it wouldn't work. Hmmm, still thinking about how to work this out. I have alot of gifts that I will need to take care of too.

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 06:53:39

Or, better yet... which brand of giftcard was the one you can cashout at an ATM? Was that Visa?

If that's the case, couldn't we just do that over and over with the $500 and less and then only have to worry about the $500+'s?

I could handle that.

Right now I'm about $5,000 short on money to pay for all my gifts up front.

PS600REVX

24-01-2009 06:57:13

[quoted354674d49="desertwilite"][quoted354674d49="fanofpurple"]Which makes me think that Mpell doesn't know what they've gotten themselves into with this. When we all start claiming our thousands of dollars - will they have enough to pay us off?[/quoted354674d49]

My feelings too. I want to jump on it before they get into debt, but at the same time I'm afraid to in case it all falls apart somehow.[/quoted354674d49]


Really? Come on now. That is the last thing you should worry about. BR sold this entire program to MPELL and you better believe they know exactly what the amount BR owes is!

MamaToldMeDIY

24-01-2009 07:04:08

Good idea, buy a 500$ Visa for each 500$ gift you are expecting and cash it out at an ATM after you send the copy of your receipt.

You'll only lose whatever the CASH OUT CARD fee is, I think it's a couple dollars.

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 07:13:29

[quoteade1ab4d64="MamaToldMeDIY"]Good idea, buy a 500$ Visa for each 500$ gift you are expecting and cash it out at an ATM after you send the copy of your receipt.

You'll only lose whatever the CASH OUT CARD fee is, I think it's a couple dollars.[/quoteade1ab4d64]

Yeah that would work perfectly for me.
Visa is the only one that does that right?

Anyone see any reason why this wouldn't work?
Can we buy $500 VISAs in stores?
If we have to buy them online a good thing to ask MPell would be to make sure that our invoice or whatever we get with the mailed giftcard constitutes as a receipt.

We gotta make sure we do everything right here.

By the way. I didn't get mine yet but just as a reminder... I believe people were saying the first day to START purchasing is 1/26. So don't go do this yet!

mistertomlinson

24-01-2009 07:24:22

Just got my 4 certs for $5,000 total.

WTF?!

"All you have to do is 1) visit a local retailer or favorite online store and purchase a $1,000 Gift Check to spend at Orbitz.com" Where the fuck do you buy an Orbitz.com gift check?!

Here's another "Visit a local retailer or favorite online store and purchase a $2,500 for your child's education."

I'm gonna email them and say, I'm sorry, but upon my arrival at Food Lion in Lynchburg, VA, I found that they did not sell "$2,500 for my child's education." I tried Best Buy, Target and several stores at the mall to no avail. Could you just send me a check. Thank you.

SkatingCrippled

24-01-2009 07:36:52

[quote5ab5b15a14="swtldy316"][quote5ab5b15a14="fanofpurple"][quote5ab5b15a14="swtldy316"][quote5ab5b15a14="SkatingCrippled"][quote5ab5b15a14="Zags1199"][quote5ab5b15a14="Zags1199"]So since this is a cashback program, does this mean we won't have to pay taxes on these gifts since technically we're spending our own money first?[/quote5ab5b15a14]

If anyone knows the answer to this, that'd be great.

Also, for those of us who did the Toshiba computer for four offers, what is the cash value of that?

I'm expecting 7 letters, I believe.[/quote5ab5b15a14]

$549[/quote5ab5b15a14]

I got a letter from them about the Toshiba and it stated $1000[/quote5ab5b15a14]



One of these letters from Mpell? I am waiting on about 7 or 8 of these letters.[/quote5ab5b15a14]

Yes,the letter was from Mpell.[/quote5ab5b15a14]

That would be absolutely delicious. When I asked Brandarama the value of the laptop, they said that it was worth $549. I'd poop a golden nugget if I got a certificate for $1,000.

btw, this was for the 4 offer Toshiba Tecra laptop right?

desertwilite

24-01-2009 07:41:50

I did ask brandarama "if we don't have the money to proceed with the new claim system, can we opt out and just wait for the gift as usual"
Here is the response "Thank you for contacting us.

I'm sorry, but you are not able to wait the normal way to get your gift. This is how they are now processing the gift fulfillments. Sorry for the confusion."

tiffrnwhitney

24-01-2009 07:42:10

mistertom, I am cracking up at the Food Lion thing. I am wondering about the $2500 too. My mother-in-law is freaking out. Trying to figure out the plan for the $2500. I told her I can't figure it out for her that I have my own drama, j/k lol Guess something will get figured out. Wonder how many returns one person can do before it will throw a red flad at Walmart?

slambam

24-01-2009 07:46:29

Yea this is BS. I'm in Iowa, probably get the letter today or Monday. I'm going to try fighting Brandarama as much as I can on this one. There is no mention of this is the Terms we signd up for, and we did not agree to this type of a solution. If it was offered it would be 1 thing, but we weren't even giving an option. This is terrible. Especially the way the promotion is run. If you buy 1 huge $5,000 item, that only counts towards 1 of the letters? Gimme a break. So let me make sure I have this right...

1. We receive a letter for each gift we're CTS.
2. We must purchase a different thing for each letter.
3. We can mail the receipts together, but there must be a seperate receipt for each letter, and only 1 item will be accepted per receipt.
4. They'll reimburse us within 8-10 weeks.

If you only have 1 gift CTS, it's pretty easy, but if you have multiple, this is f'n BS.

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 08:09:43

What do you mean by "You must purchase a different thing for each letter."

There's a few different meanings that could have.

fanofpurple

24-01-2009 08:12:30

If I understand it correctly, if you have a $500 gift card coming - you will want to purchase ONE item for as close to $500 as possible. It cannot be a receipt total of $500 - but ONE item per receipt that is as close to $500.

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 08:13:13

What do you mean by "You must purchase a different thing for each letter."

There's a few different meanings that could have.

dubbin87

24-01-2009 08:13:34

[quotec6a57f008b="mistertomlinson"]Just got my 4 certs for $5,000 total.

WTF?!

"All you have to do is 1) visit a local retailer or favorite online store and purchase a $1,000 Gift Check to spend at Orbitz.com" Where the fuck do you buy an Orbitz.com gift check?!

Here's another "Visit a local retailer or favorite online store and purchase a $2,500 for your child's education."

I'm gonna email them and say, I'm sorry, but upon my arrival at Food Lion in Lynchburg, VA, I found that they did not sell "$2,500 for my child's education." I tried Best Buy, Target and several stores at the mall to no avail. Could you just send me a check. Thank you.[/quotec6a57f008b]

I wonder what they are going to do about the tangible gifts people are waiting for? The 37" plasma hasn't been made/sold in 1.5 years, I did one for a laptop that is the same.... Wish my mailman would hurry up and get here.

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 08:15:35

Sorry for the double post. I'm on my blackberry and when I hit refresh it posted again rather than just refreshing the page.

Okay, I was just making sure that he didn't mean that if we buuy a $500 visa with one cert that we couldn't buy a $500 visa with another cert.

PS600REVX

24-01-2009 09:06:33

[quote3833bf0c67="kwoodyk34k"]Sorry for the double post. I'm on my blackberry and when I hit refresh it posted again rather than just refreshing the page.

Okay, I was just making sure that he didn't mean that if we buuy a $500 visa with one cert that we couldn't buy a $500 visa with another cert.[/quote3833bf0c67]

No, it just means if you send in a receipt totaling $500 for 3 items you will only get reimbursed for 1 of the items on that receipt. So if you are sending that receipt in for the $500 gift card, you would be screwing yourself.

wes

24-01-2009 09:08:44

Has anyone received one of these letters for a gift that's CTS from OCT 07 or NOV 07? I know somebody a few pages back got one for a gift they were CTS for in DEC 07 and I know Kim said the range of dates would be from OCT 07 - DEC 08, I'm just checking.

paulyhasit

24-01-2009 09:19:50

This has turned out crazy guys. You only have 30 days and they have really screwed everyone. I myself do not have all the funds to spend out for the gifts. I am not going to max my credit card and than be screwed into credit card debt. Be very careful the terms are worded so they can screw you I wouldn't be surprised if they try to pull something funny. And I have received several for Oct 07 Nov 07 to April 2008.

paulyhasit

steveyankee

24-01-2009 09:31:21

Yeah, I bet they try to find any reason to DQ.

My brother just came over, and I told him about his two gifts and this whole situation. Since he isn't up to date on this stuff, I'll do it for him.

I saw his drivers license has his old address on it, and he doesn't have anything with his current address.

I just have a feeling this company will find this as a way to DQ him out of $1,000.

PS600REVX

24-01-2009 09:50:25

[quote9b15003375="steveyankee"]Yeah, I bet they try to find any reason to DQ.

My brother just came over, and I told him about his two gifts and this whole situation. Since he isn't up to date on this stuff, I'll do it for him.

I saw his drivers license has his old address on it, and he doesn't have anything with his current address.

I just have a feeling this company will find this as a way to DQ him out of $1,000.[/quote9b15003375]

The only way to really get screwed is if they d'q you and you don't get a gift you didn't have anyhow. If you buy a prepaid visa where you can either use it an ATM or get it converted to a check for a small fee (i have found a few where the rate is $15 to convert to a check) you can only get screwed so much because you can use the money you get back from the prepaid Visa to pay off the cc you used to buy it minus a few fees. I personally love this new system if it turns out they pay. I'll get my $$ within 3 months as opposed to 200000 years.

Sstaceyrae21

24-01-2009 10:03:06

Does anyone know for sure that a gift card is an eligable purchase. If they said no to a money order I would think that a giftcard would be in the same category. And I think that most stores now a days give you a store credit for a return. Can anyone verify which store will give cash back for a cash purchase?

cronerd

24-01-2009 10:06:28

Thank you for contacting us.

Under the gift rules it clearly states

YourTopBrands reserves the right to substitute a gift of equal or greater value. YourTopBrands reserves the right to cancel any offer at any time for any reason, with or without notice.

This is a gift substitute.

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 10:07:32

Why are a lot of people still panicking about "fronting" the money?

Why not just do the Visa option? Do you not trust it? Or are the ones worried about fronting the money the ones with gifts over $500?

Just to be sure, Visa doesn't have any cards over $500, correct? Just Amex? Or should I be looking somewhere else that has higher value Visas?

VanDerSaarus

24-01-2009 10:07:47

It seems like a lot of people are hung up on the bit about buying an item close to the value of the prize. Here's what I'm doing

(1) Buying my Nordstrom gift card for $825. Got receipt A.
(2) Immediately using that gift card to buy a $850-900 watch. Got receipt B. Using my credit card for the remainder of the balance.
(3) Sending a copy of receipt A to Mpell.
(4) Either I'm returning the watch to Nordstrom and getting the full amount paid for the watch put back on my card... or I'm keeping a pimp ass watch I effectively paid less than $100 for (it took a little money to get through those offers).

If I do return the watch, I'm already back to where I was before I got the letter. Better off in fact, because now I have someone telling me I'm getting mine in 8-10 weeks rather than "we're currently working on the Nov 2007 list".

dubbin87

24-01-2009 10:08:31

[quote2c34b353f5="Sstaceyrae21"]Does anyone know for sure that a gift card is an eligable purchase. If they said no to a money order I would think that a giftcard would be in the same category. And I think that most stores now a days give you a store credit for a return. Can anyone verify which store will give cash back for a cash purchase?[/quote2c34b353f5]
Do people not read what has been posted 10 times already?

neverendingmoolah

24-01-2009 10:13:37

[quoteb52061183b="wes"]Has anyone received one of these letters for a gift that's CTS from OCT 07 or NOV 07? I know somebody a few pages back got one for a gift they were CTS for in DEC 07 and I know Kim said the range of dates would be from OCT 07 - DEC 08, I'm just checking.[/quoteb52061183b]

I have received several letters dated January 21, 2009, that fall within the date range for $1,000 CTS 10/07, $250 CTS 11/07, $500 CTS 1/08 and $200 CTS 2/08. But the issue date does read 1/26. I guess from now on they will use this redemption process and in order to be eligible we must submit more documentation. SUCKS!!

One thing I notice is that Mpell Solutions LLC is located in Encinitas, CA. which may help Brandarama get off the hook. NY has some very strict consumer fraud laws, and its attorney general has no qualms about going after companies with unethical business practices. This is the same attorney general who busted the student loan scandal a few years back. Brandarama is smart to sell their debts to Mpell because this may get them off the hook. This is a very common practice, and unless the agreement they have with the advertiser or publisher says non-transferrable it is perfectly legitimate for them to do so. A lot of companies sell debts. Credit collectors buy debts all the time and that is why they aggressively pursue the debtor they way they do.

It might not be a bad idea to contact the attorney general anyway to protect all future prospects. Good Luck everyone!!

cronerd

24-01-2009 10:32:22

[b8d3b29ce36]Honest Talk with Kim

MeKim let me ask you an honest question, this has nothing to do with the outcome of how this will all turn out, how would you feel if you were put into my situation and waited patiently for over a year and get a letter saying you had to spend $3000 in a month to get the reward I deserve, and put yourself in my shoes, a college student who has no way of spending $3000 in a year let alone a month, how would you feel in all honestly.

Kim In all honesty, I would feel the same way you do. Probably more so. I am sorry.

at least shes being honest
[/b8d3b29ce36]

dubbin87

24-01-2009 10:40:30

[quote3658bb61a2="cronerd"][b3658bb61a2]Honest Talk with Kim

MeKim let me ask you an honest question, this has nothing to do with the outcome of how this will all turn out, how would you feel if you were put into my situation and waited patiently for over a year and get a letter saying you had to spend $3000 in a month to get the reward I deserve, and put yourself in my shoes, a college student who has no way of spending $3000 in a year let alone a month, how would you feel in all honestly.

Kim In all honesty, I would feel the same way you do. Probably more so. I am sorry.

at least shes being honest
[/b3658bb61a2][/quote3658bb61a2]

In a way I do feel bad for her, i bet she's getting a shitstorm of angry emails from people every 5 min.

Swat1

24-01-2009 10:46:11

[quote15dde03a17="neverendingmoolah"][quote15dde03a17="wes"]Has anyone received one of these letters for a gift that's CTS from OCT 07 or NOV 07? I know somebody a few pages back got one for a gift they were CTS for in DEC 07 and I know Kim said the range of dates would be from OCT 07 - DEC 08, I'm just checking.[/quote15dde03a17]

I have received several letters dated January 21, 2009, that fall within the date range for $1,000 CTS 10/07, $250 CTS 11/07, $500 CTS 1/08 and $200 CTS 2/08. But the issue date does read 1/26. I guess from now on they will use this redemption process and in order to be eligible we must submit more documentation. SUCKS!!

One thing I notice is that Mpell Solutions LLC is located in Encinitas, CA. which may help Brandarama get off the hook. NY has some very strict consumer fraud laws, and its attorney general has no qualms about going after companies with unethical business practices. This is the same attorney general who busted the student loan scandal a few years back. Brandarama is smart to sell their debts to Mpell because this may get them off the hook. This is a very common practice, and unless the agreement they have with the advertiser or publisher says non-transferrable it is perfectly legitimate for them to do so. A lot of companies sell debts. Credit collectors buy debts all the time and that is why they aggressively pursue the debtor they way they do.

It might not be a bad idea to contact the attorney general anyway to protect all future prospects. Good Luck everyone!![/quote15dde03a17]

california has strong consumer protection laws...

PS600REVX

24-01-2009 10:47:28

[quote666ee87ce3="kwoodyk34k"]Why are a lot of people still panicking about "fronting" the money?

Why not just do the Visa option? Do you not trust it? Or are the ones worried about fronting the money the ones with gifts over $500?

Just to be sure, Visa doesn't have any cards over $500, correct? Just Amex? Or should I be looking somewhere else that has higher value Visas?[/quote666ee87ce3]

Google "$1000 Visa Gift Card", there are some out there and one I found you can convert to a check after purchase for a $15 fee.

Swat1

24-01-2009 10:49:44

I just got my mail...wtf. i was expecting 2 letters...not three..hmm what gift did i forget? lol

oh...a lowes 500.

Swat1

24-01-2009 10:51:56

where do we buy 500 dollar visas?

the markets here only sell 100 dollar ones.

JANGALANG32

24-01-2009 10:58:12

we owe it to ourselfs to see this through and make sure someone pays for what is owed...i know i am going to buy as many gift cards as needed so i get paid in full what is owed to me. i need to buy at least $8,000 worth.

we should make a list of what all the gifts are worth. i would love to know what a mac mini is worth and a psp and some other gifts. i want my letters to hurry up and come to me so i can start attacking this quickly.

do we have 30 days to get them the recipts or just to buy something within 30 days?

Cromwell44

24-01-2009 11:02:04

[quote919300f49d="Swat1"]where do we buy 500 dollar visas?

the markets here only sell 100 dollar ones.[/quote919300f49d]

Check your local banks, I know most around here sell Visa Gift cards, I think they only go up to $500 though.

Swat1

24-01-2009 11:06:48

the certificate is gay as fuck bc it says...Signature is required, but if you sign, you agree to receive additional offers by email or US mail.



basically BR sold us out again.

desertwilite

24-01-2009 11:07:47

[quote47a16af8d0="JANGALANG32"]

do we have 30 days to get them the recipts or just to buy something within 30 days?[/quote47a16af8d0]

Needs to be postmarked with in 30 days.

tml09

24-01-2009 11:44:06

This is such bullshit. Not all of us can afford to fork out this amount of money and wait 2 and a half months to be reimbursed for it.

kingsmoit

24-01-2009 11:46:40

I've read through all this, but maybe I missed it - if you have a $500 voucher, and buy a $550 toolchest or something at lowes, does that not qualify because it's over $500 - or do they send you the $500 ?

I'll call monday, but this seems the most confusing part to me (although the guy who said buy the gc first, then the item is onto the right idea)

Zags1199

24-01-2009 11:48:01

Does anyone know what to do if the address on our ID is different from the address Mpell has?

ashilef

24-01-2009 11:49:59

[quote7b0eb7575f="tml09"]This is such bullshit. Not all of us can afford to fork out this amount of money and wait 2 and a half months to be reimbursed for it.[/quote7b0eb7575f]

This is pretty much the end of the line for people who can't afford to do this. We did our end of the bargain, and will see nothing in return. I'm sure all this is perfectly legal in some way. I'm so angry! But what's the point, I'm feeling helpless right now. To those who have the money good luck and enjoy your gifts.

paulyhasit

24-01-2009 11:54:08

I am not sure this is all legal. we filled out the forms and we expected are gifts now they changed it. They have to of broken some laws some where.

-paulyhasit

tp24

24-01-2009 11:54:56

[quotefe0663b6df="Zags1199"]Does anyone know what to do if the address on our ID is different from the address Mpell has?[/quotefe0663b6df]

They allow you to give the certificate to anyone at any address to redeem it(although you might want to call to make sure.)

tml09

24-01-2009 11:56:30

[quote87d3f3b7fa="ashilef"][quote87d3f3b7fa="tml09"]This is such bullshit. Not all of us can afford to fork out this amount of money and wait 2 and a half months to be reimbursed for it.[/quote87d3f3b7fa]

This is pretty much the end of the line for people who can't afford to do this. We did our end of the bargain, and will see nothing in return. I'm sure all this is perfectly legal in some way. I'm so angry! But what's the point, I'm feeling helpless right now. To those who have the money good luck and enjoy your gifts.[/quote87d3f3b7fa]

"YourTopBrands reserves the right to substitute a gift of equal or greater value. YourTopBrands reserves the right to cancel any offer at any time for any reason, with or without notice. "

This is what their terms say. This is no gift they are offering us. Its not even a proper substitute. My certificate says that it will pay [b87d3f3b7fa]up to[/b87d3f3b7fa] $1000, which is not "equal or greater" than the value of my gift, it is "equal or less than". Lastly, if they do in fact say no, then why are they enforcing this vaguely worded part of their policy when they cannot enforce the "6-8 week" waiting period for gifts.

I am not going to fork out money I don't have to be reimbursed later. We have all been waiting for more than a year and they expect us to pay from our own pocket and wait another two months to get paid. This was, quite simply Do some offers, get approved, and wait 6-8 weeks to be sent the gift (or a proper subistitue). Now, it's Wait more than 12 months after being approved to be sent a sorry excuse and way out for Brandarama.

What a joke.

dubbin87

24-01-2009 12:00:40

[quote91b85ebe30="tml09"][quote91b85ebe30="ashilef"][quote91b85ebe30="tml09"]This is such bullshit. Not all of us can afford to fork out this amount of money and wait 2 and a half months to be reimbursed for it.[/quote91b85ebe30]

This is pretty much the end of the line for people who can't afford to do this. We did our end of the bargain, and will see nothing in return. I'm sure all this is perfectly legal in some way. I'm so angry! But what's the point, I'm feeling helpless right now. To those who have the money good luck and enjoy your gifts.[/quote91b85ebe30]

"YourTopBrands reserves the right to substitute a gift of equal or greater value. YourTopBrands reserves the right to cancel any offer at any time for any reason, with or without notice. "

This is what their terms say. This is no gift they are offering us. Its not even a proper substitute. My certificate says that it will pay up to $1000, which is not "equal or greater" than the value of my gift, it is "equal or less than". Lastly, if they do in fact say no, then why are they enforcing vaguely worded part of their policy when they cannot enforce the "6-8 week" waiting period for gifts.

I am not going to fork out money I don't have to be reimbursed later. What a joke.[/quote91b85ebe30]
How is what they are offering not equal? You signed up to get $1000 card or what ever, you are given the chance to get your $1000. How is that not equal? Thier terms don't say equal and greater it's equal [b91b85ebe30]or[/b91b85ebe30] greater.

steveyankee

24-01-2009 12:02:45

So, are you guys going to make a copy of your ID in color or B&W lol. I just made a copy of my passport in B&W and it's not the best quality.


Sure you can read it, but after waiting over a year, I don't want to get screwed over because it's not in color lol.

steveyankee

24-01-2009 12:04:13

[quote1d3f0b0b0b="tp24"][quote1d3f0b0b0b="Zags1199"]Does anyone know what to do if the address on our ID is different from the address Mpell has?[/quote1d3f0b0b0b]

They allow you to give the certificate to anyone at any address to redeem it(although you might want to call to make sure.)[/quote1d3f0b0b0b]

Really? That'd be awesome. Where did you read this?

tp24

24-01-2009 12:05:43

I called them

JANGALANG32

24-01-2009 12:06:47

i would be perfectly ok with this if there wasnt the 30 day limit on it. thats the scam in all this! it should be no time limit so people can do this when they can afford to.

i just wonder if this is how brandarama is going to operate from here on out because im thinking of signing up for more stuff now.

paulyhasit

24-01-2009 12:09:25

[quote6012fbd10e="JANGALANG32"]i would be perfectly ok with this if there wasnt the 30 day limit on it. thats the scam in all this! it should be no time limit so people can do this when they can afford to.

i just wonder if this is how brandarama is going to operate from here on out because im thinking of signing up for more stuff now.[/quote6012fbd10e]

They will continue to operate like this so they can rip more people off. This is just a new business model to screw over people.
-paulyhasit

JANGALANG32

24-01-2009 12:18:05

someone needs to investigate this...this is easily a million dollar scam going on. im going to do my best to get what is owed to me but it looks like a lot is going to go unclaimed. i remember when i was in college and had no money for anything if i was in college i would be counting my losses.

this could be a tax write off if you dont get the gift. not sure but it should go as a uncollectable debt

ghounds07

24-01-2009 12:34:00

So basically the only people effected financially with this are those who have gifts that are over $500.

I have (2) $500 gifts and don't have $1,000 to spend on the gifts, but with the Visa ATM way I will only be losing like $10, so not that bad.

debo012004

24-01-2009 12:35:10

just got my letters in Illinois

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cronerd

24-01-2009 12:35:55

[quote7d60668284="debo012004"]just got my letters in Illinois

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hahaha DUDE how many gifts did u complete!!?

dubbin87

24-01-2009 12:36:36

[quote8dcdf5893b="debo012004"]just got my letters in Illinois

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lol lol shock

cronerd

24-01-2009 12:36:53

so can I buy a $3000 tv and show them that receipt?

debo012004

24-01-2009 12:38:48

[quote42cd8fa2ec="cronerd"][quote42cd8fa2ec="debo012004"]just got my letters in Illinois

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hahaha DUDE how many gifts did u complete!!?[/quote42cd8fa2ec]
I have 20 gifts CTS but my total is about 9k I had mostly 500 and 250 dollar gift cards.

desertwilite

24-01-2009 12:48:09

Got the rest of mine today---that would be 30 letters between my husband and myself

cronerd

24-01-2009 12:54:28

[quote738a58a5de="desertwilite"]Got the rest of mine today---that would be 30 letters between my husband and myself[/quote738a58a5de]
^ stun

manOFice

24-01-2009 12:54:48

[quote4803a1f154="cronerd"]so can I buy a $3000 tv and show them that receipt?[/quote4803a1f154]

Yeah


And I didn't receive any letters today i'm in NC

cronerd

24-01-2009 12:55:35

like my mom always says "if its too good to be true, it is" most of us jumped on those 3 offer/$500 gifts but in the back of our heads knew sumthing had to give, and it just did

MamaToldMeDIY

24-01-2009 12:57:21

I don't think you can manofice

holy shit @ all those letters

you of all people better hope this goes through..lol

and no wonder BR has been backed up! lolllllllllll

ashilef

24-01-2009 13:00:23

For those who really can't front the extra money right now, do you guys think a rent or mortgage receipt would work??

ILoveToys

24-01-2009 13:01:25

Got my 6 letter today...I'm going the AMEX or VISA route. I've got the money to front. Actually I see this as a good thing for me, as I'm just transferring cash into gift cards and in 10 weeks I'll have a check to deposit.

tiffrnwhitney

24-01-2009 13:05:09

My hubby said that he got 11 letters in the mail today. LOL Man, oh man, this is gonna be interesting. Okay, Manofice, I am in Charlotte and got mine.

livingloud28

24-01-2009 13:10:19

Ok new idea you know of these shop at home channels if I would buy something that costs $500 and make payments in installments will that count as a purchase ?

manOFice

24-01-2009 13:14:43

[quotebbea8b7d08="tiffrnwhitney"]My hubby said that he got 11 letters in the mail today. LOL Man, oh man, this is gonna be interesting. Okay, Manofice, I am in Charlotte and got mine.[/quotebbea8b7d08]

thats odd then...

ploppsdman

24-01-2009 13:19:28

Nothing in the mail from them today for me ...

RyanG

24-01-2009 13:21:59

didn't get mine, in MI here

bruman

24-01-2009 13:26:48

I got mine in Michigan

desertwilite

24-01-2009 13:26:57

Here's a run down of what they are offering for gift items

Kodak easyshare v570 = $340.
Mac mini1.5 = $600
Weber Platinum Grill = $700.
Toshiba Tecra = $1000
Canon SD550 = $350

dubbin87

24-01-2009 13:35:53

[quote3382e3e2fb="desertwilite"]Here's a run down of what they are offering for gift items

Kodak easyshare v570 = $340.
Mac mini1.5 = $600
Weber Platinum Grill = $700.
Toshiba Tecra = $1000
Canon SD550 = $350[/quote3382e3e2fb]
I'm guessing these are your certs? I assume they are saying you can either go buy one of the items or buy something of equal value?

desertwilite

24-01-2009 13:37:56

[quote1fc0abd965="dubbin87"][quote1fc0abd965="desertwilite"]Here's a run down of what they are offering for gift items

Kodak easyshare v570 = $340.
Mac mini1.5 = $600
Weber Platinum Grill = $700.
Toshiba Tecra = $1000
Canon SD550 = $350[/quote1fc0abd965]
I'm guessing these are your certs? I assume they are saying you can either go buy one of the items or buy something of equal value?[/quote1fc0abd965]

Correct-this is what is stated on my certs and the amount I "should" be able to receive after I send a receipt

SkatingCrippled

24-01-2009 13:44:40

I can honestly say that I don't feel a bit sorry for most of the people who have over 5 letters and can't front the money. These are the people who, for the main part, killed Brandarama. They're the reason why there was a 13+ month wait for gifts, and most likely the reason why Brandarama is going this route with the offer redemption.

You cannot HONESTLY say that you did not scam/fraud Brandarama if you've gotten half a dozen letters or more. There is absolutely no way that you did not complete offers more than once, or just sign up for the intent of canceling every trial.

I do however, feel bad for the people who did one or two sites LEGITIMATELY and are having trouble with this new term.

It just angers me when I see people post things like, "Yeah, my mom, dad, friend, and grandma all got like 5 letters--how am I, I mean they, going to front the money for $3,000+ each!?" or "My god, I got 30 letters; Brandarama is trying to fraud us with this new term; there's no way that I can pay upfront for this!"

I'm glad that Brandarama initiated this new term; people like me, who played by the rules, will get their long-awaited money in 8-10 weeks instead of another 7-20 months.

Anyways, on a completely different note, I'm thrilled to hear that the Toshiba Tecra laptop is valued at $1,000. When I inquired on the value a few months ago, Brandarama told me $549.

orangejuice

24-01-2009 13:46:09

NJ here, didnt receive anything. what happens if we dont receive them should we just call the company and make sure they have us on record?

zr2152

24-01-2009 13:47:17

So gift card are legitimate. Correct?

I do not see how they can't be if some of the gifts are actual cards.

maverik

24-01-2009 13:49:39

lol, This is HILARIOUS!!! I can't help but laugh at this entire situation. This has to be the skeeviest scam move of all D.I.Y. time (atleast imo). I just got my stack of letters 2day &.... FUCK! Let's just say this should be interesting.

desertwilite

24-01-2009 14:00:29

[quote64ddcc9904="orangejuice"]NJ here, didnt receive anything. what happens if we dont receive them should we just call the company and make sure they have us on record?[/quote64ddcc9904]

Just to let you know, the letters are post marked 1/21 and some are 1/22. They may have been mailing for 3 days or so, so I think by Monday everyone should expect theirs. (Since they all seem to have the 1/26 issue date) Just tryin to be helpful

ashilef

24-01-2009 14:05:22

[quote6799c1f898="SkatingCrippled"]I can honestly say that I don't feel a bit sorry for most of the people who have over 5 letters and can't front the money. These are the people who, for the main part, killed Brandarama. They're the reason why there was a 13+ month wait for gifts, and most likely the reason why Brandarama is going this route with the offer redemption.

You cannot HONESTLY say that you did not scam/fraud Brandarama if you've gotten half a dozen letters or more. There is absolutely no way that you did not complete offers more than once, or just sign up for the intent of canceling every trial.

I do however, feel bad for the people who did one or two sites LEGITIMATELY and are having trouble with this new term.

It just angers me when I see people post things like, "Yeah, my mom, dad, friend, and grandma all got like 5 letters--how am I, I mean they, going to front the money for $3,000+ each!?" or "My god, I got 30 letters; Brandarama is trying to fraud us with this new term; there's no way that I can pay upfront for this!"

I'm glad that Brandarama initiated this new term; people like me, who played by the rules, will get their long-awaited money in 8-10 weeks instead of another 7-20 months.

Anyways, on a completely different note, I'm thrilled to hear that the Toshiba Tecra laptop is valued at $1,000. When I inquired on the value a few months ago, Brandarama told me $549.[/quote6799c1f898]

Yea you kinda have a point. In a way it's like they are "punishing" those who did more than like 5 sites in a short time span. But people like me who didn't do a bunch of sites who really don't have an extra thousand lying around get screwed. I guess I could just buy [i6799c1f898]something[/i6799c1f898] and just hope I get it back, even if it is something measly like 50 or 100 dollars. cry

dubbin87

24-01-2009 14:11:52

[quotea9679a3eeb="desertwilite"]

Just to let you know, the letters are post marked 1/21 and some are 1/22. [/quotea9679a3eeb]

That makes me feel a bit better, was about ready to strangle my postman when nothing showed up today. lol

ohboyitsryan

24-01-2009 14:18:03

[quote182dc3f61f="ashilef"][quote182dc3f61f="SkatingCrippled"]I can honestly say that I don't feel a bit sorry for most of the people who have over 5 letters and can't front the money. These are the people who, for the main part, killed Brandarama. They're the reason why there was a 13+ month wait for gifts, and most likely the reason why Brandarama is going this route with the offer redemption.

You cannot HONESTLY say that you did not scam/fraud Brandarama if you've gotten half a dozen letters or more. There is absolutely no way that you did not complete offers more than once, or just sign up for the intent of canceling every trial.

I do however, feel bad for the people who did one or two sites LEGITIMATELY and are having trouble with this new term.

It just angers me when I see people post things like, "Yeah, my mom, dad, friend, and grandma all got like 5 letters--how am I, I mean they, going to front the money for $3,000+ each!?" or "My god, I got 30 letters; Brandarama is trying to fraud us with this new term; there's no way that I can pay upfront for this!"

I'm glad that Brandarama initiated this new term; people like me, who played by the rules, will get their long-awaited money in 8-10 weeks instead of another 7-20 months.

Anyways, on a completely different note, I'm thrilled to hear that the Toshiba Tecra laptop is valued at $1,000. When I inquired on the value a few months ago, Brandarama told me $549.[/quote182dc3f61f]

Yea you kinda have a point. In a way it's like they are "punishing" those who did more than like 5 sites in a short time span. But people like me who didn't do a bunch of sites who really don't have an extra thousand lying around get screwed. I guess I could just buy [i182dc3f61f]something[/i182dc3f61f] and just hope I get it back, even if it is something measly like 50 or 100 dollars. cry[/quote182dc3f61f]

ashlief makes a good point. i would suggest everyone just send SOMETHING in to get a little cash back even if its less than your certificate is worth...i know this is a shady thing to do on brandarama's part, but what other recourse do we have? buy your significant other/kids something nice and valuable, score some points with them, and get the cash refunded. win/win. gonna be a bit harder for those who have amassed a bunch of letters, though. dunno what you guys can do...

skinnyhoops

24-01-2009 14:18:39

If my gift value is $1000 and I goto BEST BUY to purchase $1000 in gift cards....BEST BUY will give me (2) $500 gift cards since the max value is $500 on each card.

So my question is, will they reimburse me for the (2) $500 gift cards since my reward value is $1000? Or will they play games and just reimburse me for one $500 purchase. Remember that sentence in the letter "[b1c4f9f0ebc]Only one receipt can be submitted and only the highest value purchase will be reimbursed, up to the value of your prize.[/b1c4f9f0ebc]"

I emailed Mpell Solutions to clearify this question...and I will post their reply when I hear from them on Monday.

Zags1199

24-01-2009 14:24:40

In that situation, skinnyhoops, they would only reimburse you for $500, since they only reimburse you for the highest priced item on the receipt.

ashilef

24-01-2009 14:30:19

[quote7429dc7fad="ohboyitsryan"][quote7429dc7fad="ashilef"][quote7429dc7fad="SkatingCrippled"]I can honestly say that I don't feel a bit sorry for most of the people who have over 5 letters and can't front the money. These are the people who, for the main part, killed Brandarama. They're the reason why there was a 13+ month wait for gifts, and most likely the reason why Brandarama is going this route with the offer redemption.

You cannot HONESTLY say that you did not scam/fraud Brandarama if you've gotten half a dozen letters or more. There is absolutely no way that you did not complete offers more than once, or just sign up for the intent of canceling every trial.

I do however, feel bad for the people who did one or two sites LEGITIMATELY and are having trouble with this new term.

It just angers me when I see people post things like, "Yeah, my mom, dad, friend, and grandma all got like 5 letters--how am I, I mean they, going to front the money for $3,000+ each!?" or "My god, I got 30 letters; Brandarama is trying to fraud us with this new term; there's no way that I can pay upfront for this!"

I'm glad that Brandarama initiated this new term; people like me, who played by the rules, will get their long-awaited money in 8-10 weeks instead of another 7-20 months.

Anyways, on a completely different note, I'm thrilled to hear that the Toshiba Tecra laptop is valued at $1,000. When I inquired on the value a few months ago, Brandarama told me $549.[/quote7429dc7fad]

Yea you kinda have a point. In a way it's like they are "punishing" those who did more than like 5 sites in a short time span. But people like me who didn't do a bunch of sites who really don't have an extra thousand lying around get screwed. I guess I could just buy [i7429dc7fad]something[/i7429dc7fad] and just hope I get it back, even if it is something measly like 50 or 100 dollars. cry[/quote7429dc7fad]

ashlief makes a good point. i would suggest everyone just send SOMETHING in to get a little cash back even if its less than your certificate is worth...i know this is a shady thing to do on brandarama's part, but what other recourse do we have? buy your significant other/kids something nice and valuable, score some points with them, and get the cash refunded. win/win. gonna be a bit harder for those who have amassed a bunch of letters, though. dunno what you guys can do...[/quote7429dc7fad]

Also technically you aren't losing anything if you just buy something, copy the receipt and just take it right back. I guess it's just a matter of knowing for sure if THESE (Mpell) people keep up their end of the bargain.

skinnyhoops

24-01-2009 14:31:50

Your probably right, Zags1199.

I better be safe and just go with the $1000 VISA or Amex.

I found the link to Amex, they offer personal gift cards up to $3000 to be purchased online. This may help those who have received several letters from Mpell.

https//www232.americanexpress.com/BOLWeb/bolfeOrder.do?request_type=orderProduct&promotion=ACP&program=ACPWEB&selleracctnbr=6430098999I&cc=US&producttypecd=B1

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 14:32:48

Just got my 23 letters.
I'm waiting til the 27th to blow $14,000 on gift cards.
Should be fine as long as the ATM VISA trick works.

So how are you all sending them in?

I'm going out and buying a scanner to make copies of every single cert and receipt. Then sending them all in at once via USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate envelope early enough so that I can contact them to confirm that they got them. If not, send them again. If so, hell, I'll send them anyway.

Maybe even send them a third time, lol.

Zags1199

24-01-2009 14:34:12

What's the ATM Visa trick?

zr2152

24-01-2009 14:41:33

buy a visa that lets you take the cash out with a pin. I think that it is like a $2 service fee.

That is definitely the route to go.

steveyankee

24-01-2009 14:46:54

Anyone know what store sells prepaid visas that can be taken out of an ATM?

Also, don't you have to pay with cash for all prepaid cards?

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 14:51:02

[quote1f0482287e="steveyankee"]Anyone know what store sells prepaid visas that can be taken out of an ATM?

Also, don't you have to pay with cash for all prepaid cards?[/quote1f0482287e]

You mean all VISAs can't be taken out of an ATM?
I didn't know that.

As for the cash thing, beats me.
You can buy them online though so I don't think so.

steveyankee

24-01-2009 14:53:25

[quote4727c3150f="kwoodyk34k"][quote4727c3150f="steveyankee"]Anyone know what store sells prepaid visas that can be taken out of an ATM?

Also, don't you have to pay with cash for all prepaid cards?[/quote4727c3150f]

You mean all VISAs can't be taken out of an ATM?
I didn't know that.

As for the cash thing, beats me.
You can buy them online though so I don't think so.[/quote4727c3150f]

Nope, at least years ago. Some prepaid won't let you access an ATM with it.

And during that time, I went to a CVS where they said I can only pay with cash, for safety reasons (people doing chargebacks, and having money on the visa prepaid or something)


Can we buy it online? I don't want them to only accept in-store printed out receipts and not an online receipt, which anyone could easily photoshop.

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 14:57:36

[quote3ce6964db0="steveyankee"][quote3ce6964db0="kwoodyk34k"][quote3ce6964db0="steveyankee"]Anyone know what store sells prepaid visas that can be taken out of an ATM?

Also, don't you have to pay with cash for all prepaid cards?[/quote3ce6964db0]

You mean all VISAs can't be taken out of an ATM?
I didn't know that.

As for the cash thing, beats me.
You can buy them online though so I don't think so.[/quote3ce6964db0]

Nope, at least years ago. Some prepaid won't let you access an ATM with it.

And during that time, I went to a CVS where they said I can only pay with cash, for safety reasons (people doing chargebacks, and having money on the visa prepaid or something)


Can we buy it online? I don't want them to only accept in-store printed out receipts and not an online receipt, which anyone could easily photoshop.[/quote3ce6964db0]

Well online would be pretty much our only chance with the $501+

No one asked who got them earlier asked if online purchases count?
Come on first wave, you guys are slacking!
Lol, I'll try calling tomorrow.
The hours say 9-5PST but doesn't list any days so they should be open.
(I opened my letters 10 mins too late to call)

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 14:58:14

lithat got the.

Zags1199

24-01-2009 14:59:15

Yeah, I did a lot of research last night, and only certain cards let you use your Visa GC at an ATM. These cards are few and far between. For most of them, you already have to be a member of some obscure bank to get one.

If you buy gift cards in store, you usually have to pay with cash or debit to prevent any fraud problems. If you buy them online, you can use a credit card or debit.

Steve - the letter says you can buy it from your "favorite online store."

And kwoody, they are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., PT.

orangejuice

24-01-2009 15:01:52

Wait a sec guys, before we go jump on the gift card thing here, we can also buy a big ass TV or something and just mail in the receipt for that right?? Just to make sure since we are all caught up in the gift cards.

skinnyhoops

24-01-2009 15:02:24

The letter says you can visit a local retailer or favorite online store. You just need a legitimate receipt.

I'm probably going to order a $1000 Amex on Monday. I'd do it now but my letter is dated 1/26/09

desertwilite

24-01-2009 15:05:53

[quote81a28ab851="orangejuice"]Wait a sec guys, before we go jump on the gift card thing here, we can also buy a big ass TV or something and just mail in the receipt for that right?? Just to make sure since we are all caught up in the gift cards.[/quote81a28ab851]

I think so. But would they look down upon me for buying a TV instead of a scholarship for my child?? LOL

orangejuice

24-01-2009 15:07:18

What if you buy a $3000 Amex Gift Card for that? I have that pending too. would they just send you a check for $2500 then ?

skinnyhoops

24-01-2009 15:07:45

[quote7b0cabefbd="orangejuice"]Wait a sec guys, before we go jump on the gift card thing here, we can also buy a big ass TV or something and just mail in the receipt for that right?? Just to make sure since we are all caught up in the gift cards.[/quote7b0cabefbd]

I'd call Mpell on Monday to make sure. It sounds like you have the freedom to purchase anything.

I tried calling Mpell today but they are only open regular business hours Monday - Friday.

ILoveToys

24-01-2009 15:10:36

What if we don't use the max value possible? Will we be 1099ed for the entire thing or just some of it?

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 15:13:34

[quoteed2794ac33="Zags1199"]Yeah, I did a lot of research last night, and only certain cards let you use your Visa GC at an ATM. These cards are few and far between. For most of them, you already have to be a member of some obscure bank to get one.

If you buy gift cards in store, you usually have to pay with cash or debit to prevent any fraud problems. If you buy them online, you can use a credit card or debit.

Steve - the letter says you can buy it from your "favorite online store."

And kwoody, they are open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., PT.[/quoteed2794ac33]

But what if they find out that it isn't my favorite one?

Lol, jk.

Thanks for doing the research.
What would you suggest to do?
So there is absolutely no way you know of for the average Joe to get a Visa that you can use at an ATM?

Normally, what are the expiration dates on these bad boys?
If you buy online, you can buy gift cards with gift cards, correct?

slambam

24-01-2009 15:31:54

So lets say I have $3000 worth of stuff CTS that I got letters for. Can I purchase 1 thing for $3000 and use that for all the gifts I'm CTS for? There is nothing in the letter saying anything against it....

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 15:33:24

[quotebd4509f6c4="slambam"]So lets say I have $3000 worth of stuff CTS that I got letters for. Can I purchase 1 thing for $3000 and use that for all the gifts I'm CTS for? There is nothing in the letter saying anything against it....[/quotebd4509f6c4]

I would doubt it.
But call and ask Monday.

Zags1199

24-01-2009 15:52:50

No, you can only redeem one receipt per certificate. You have to break it down by the amounts on the gift certificates they send you.

There are cards you can use at the ATM, but generally, they can only have a maximum of $250-$500, which leaves people with amounts more than that in the dark.

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 15:56:34

[quote3f9c3a0ff5="Zags1199"]No, you can only redeem one receipt per certificate. You have to break it down by the amounts on the gift certificates they send you.

There are cards you can use at the ATM, but generally, they can only have a maximum of $250-$500, which leaves people with amounts more than that in the dark.[/quote3f9c3a0ff5]

Where can you get those ones?
I'll be fine if I can get my hands on them, lol.

The bigger gifts I can just buy AMEX and wait til I need that money.

mistertomlinson

24-01-2009 16:17:42

This was asked already a couple pages back but no one answered and I can't recall if it has been addressed in the last 40 pages of this thread... can I buy an item for just over what they owe me? Say they owe me $2,500 (which they do) for one gift and I spend a total of $2,514, will I be reimbursed the entire $2,500? I could see them pulling some shady shit and telling me, "Sorry, your purchase exceeded what we owe you. We cannot reimburse for anything more than what is owed."

livingloud28

24-01-2009 16:17:54

So it looks like everyone has the money to front . I want to hear from those who do not have the money like me . I mean will I still get my gifts ?

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 16:22:56

Ah... is this what you're looking at?

http//www.giftcards.com/help/FAQ.html#a102

"6. Can I use the GiftCards.com™ Visa® Gift Card at an ATM to withdraw money?
You can only withdrawal cash if you purchased our GiftCards.com™ Visa® ATM gift card that bears the Cirrus or Interlink logo on the back of the gift card. Our Standard GiftCards.com™ Visa® gift cards can only be used to make purchases. GiftCards.com™ will deduct a $3.25 service charge for each ATM withdrawal. Please note the institution that owns the terminal (or the network) may also assess a fee (surcharge) at the time of your transaction, including balance inquiries. Your withdrawal limit is $150 per day and cannot exceed the value of the gift card. "


K, so which ones are ATM Gift Cards?

Someone help me look.

mwt123

24-01-2009 16:23:11

how about the fees included on the giftcards.. do they count it as exceeding the stated amount?

tp24

24-01-2009 16:24:51

[quote2e6a55b184="mistertomlinson"]This was asked already a couple pages back but no one answered and I can't recall if it has been addressed in the last 40 pages of this thread... can I buy an item for just over what they owe me? Say they owe me $2,500 (which they do) for one gift and I spend a total of $2,514, will I be reimbursed the entire $2,500? I could see them pulling some shady shit and telling me, "Sorry, your purchase exceeded what we owe you. We cannot reimburse for anything more than what is owed."[/quote2e6a55b184]

I would call, or better yet, e-mail them(so that you have proof that you were told so and so by this representative) and confirm all of these questions myself.

ashilef

24-01-2009 16:24:54

[quote7f82f83eba="livingloud28"]So it looks like everyone has the money to front . I want to hear from those who do not have the money like me . I mean will I still get my gifts ?[/quote7f82f83eba]

I don't have the money to front for the highest value owed to me. I think this certificate thing is our only option. I disscussed it with my husband and just decided that we'll just buy the most expensive thing we can and then just return it. You basically just need a copy of the receipt. I'm still mad, but it's better than nothing.

MamaToldMeDIY

24-01-2009 16:25:45

I'm in CT, so don't feel bad you didn't get your's in Jerz

they're coming...I bet the rest of us get our's tomorrow

someone really needs to compile a Wiki-type post for all this

like

-Only 1 item will be reimbursed per cert, if there's several items on a receipt only the highest will be reimbursed.

etc

soccerbud

24-01-2009 16:26:48

[quoteb2416fc09d="ashilef"][quoteb2416fc09d="livingloud28"]So it looks like everyone has the money to front . I want to hear from those who do not have the money like me . I mean will I still get my gifts ?[/quoteb2416fc09d]

I don't have the money to front for the highest value owed to me. I think this certificate thing is our only option. I disscussed it with my husband and just decided that we'll just buy the most expensive thing we can and then just return it. You basically just need a copy of the receipt. I'm still mad, but it's better than nothing.[/quoteb2416fc09d]that's probably your best option

try walmart, best buy or traget
but don't forget to ask about restocking fee

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 16:31:18

I found this,

http//www.giftcards.com/consumer/atm.html

which is supposedly supposed to be a Visa ATM Gift Card from GiftCards.com but when I click "Buy Now!" it takes me to the homepage...

Anyone else get that?

ashilef

24-01-2009 16:43:10

[quotefcc6d3093b="soccerbud"][quotefcc6d3093b="ashilef"][quotefcc6d3093b="livingloud28"]So it looks like everyone has the money to front . I want to hear from those who do not have the money like me . I mean will I still get my gifts ?[/quotefcc6d3093b]

I don't have the money to front for the highest value owed to me. I think this certificate thing is our only option. I disscussed it with my husband and just decided that we'll just buy the most expensive thing we can and then just return it. You basically just need a copy of the receipt. I'm still mad, but it's better than nothing.[/quotefcc6d3093b]that's probably your best option

try walmart, best buy or traget
but don't forget to ask about restocking fee[/quotefcc6d3093b]

I don't think Walmart or Target charges a restocking fee, but I'll find out.

terryishere

24-01-2009 16:45:16

jeeze louise!!!

ashilef

24-01-2009 16:47:59

So has everybody pretty much come to terms with this and is actually excited about the prospect of receiving some sort of payment?

ghounds07

24-01-2009 16:49:44

[quote4212ab5d4f="cronerd"]like my mom always says "if its too good to be true, it is" most of us jumped on those 3 offer/$500 gifts but in the back of our heads knew sumthing had to give, and it just did[/quote4212ab5d4f]

If all you had were gifts $500 and under how would this just give? You lose like $10 per $500 gift, and potentially get them sooner than you would have with BR's shipping schedule..

ploppsdman

24-01-2009 16:53:21

Until this actually works out, Im still irritated. When the money is in my bank account, and subsequently spent 3 days later, then I'll be happy about this. But Im still assuming this is bogus and will go south.

Brian1973

24-01-2009 16:55:07

Ah... is this what you're looking at?

http//www.giftcards.com/help/FAQ.html#a102

<i> "6. Can I use the GiftCards.com™ Visa® Gift Card at an ATM to withdraw money?
You can only withdrawal cash if you purchased our GiftCards.com™ Visa® ATM gift card that bears the Cirrus or Interlink logo on the back of the gift card. Our Standard GiftCards.com™ Visa® gift cards can only be used to make purchases. GiftCards.com™ will deduct a $3.25 service charge for each ATM withdrawal. Please note the institution that owns the terminal (or the network) may also assess a fee (surcharge) at the time of your transaction, including balance inquiries. Your withdrawal limit is $150 per day and cannot exceed the value of the gift card. "</i>

K, so which ones are ATM Gift Cards?

Someone help me look.



Type "Visa ATM Giftcard" in the search box on the Giftcards.com site and it will bring up a bunch of them. They say "ATM" in the card name.

ashilef

24-01-2009 16:55:53

[quote3b0353fb4d="ploppsdman"]Until this actually works out, Im still irritated. When the money is in my bank account, and [b3b0353fb4d]subsequently spent 3 days later[/b3b0353fb4d], then I'll be happy about this. But Im still assuming this is bogus and will go south.[/quote3b0353fb4d]

lol, why so fast?

ILoveToys

24-01-2009 16:57:53

Is there anywhere you can buy a $1000 ATM card?

mistertomlinson

24-01-2009 17:03:11

[quote8e70f3efe3="tp24"][quote8e70f3efe3="mistertomlinson"]This was asked already a couple pages back but no one answered and I can't recall if it has been addressed in the last 40 pages of this thread... can I buy an item for just over what they owe me? Say they owe me $2,500 (which they do) for one gift and I spend a total of $2,514, will I be reimbursed the entire $2,500? I could see them pulling some shady shit and telling me, "Sorry, your purchase exceeded what we owe you. We cannot reimburse for anything more than what is owed."[/quote8e70f3efe3]

I would call, or better yet, e-mail them(so that you have proof that you were told so and so by this representative) and confirm all of these questions myself.[/quote8e70f3efe3]

Done.

Does anybody know how long it takes them to respond? I wanna order my things first thing Monday morning, print the invoices and get the ball rolling and am hoping I don't have to wait too long for their response.

skinnyhoops

24-01-2009 17:04:56

If anyone has certificates valued OVER $500...I recommend just buying an Amex Gift Card. You can order them online and pay with your credit card.

My certificate was for the $1000 Circuit City Gift Card, but i'll be getting a $1000 Amex Gift Card next week and sending in my receipt.

Amex Gift Card website
https//www232.americanexpress.com/BOLWeb/bolfeOrder.do?request_type=orderProduct&promotion=ACP&program=ACPWEB&selleracctnbr=6430098999I&cc=US&producttypecd=B1

tp24

24-01-2009 17:12:15

[quote6d081dc0e6="ashilef"]So has everybody pretty much come to terms with this and is actually excited about the prospect of receiving some sort of payment?[/quote6d081dc0e6]

Well, this company is registered with the BBB, so I don't think they'll try to screw us over. Plus, there are more options than initially thought.

Zags1199

24-01-2009 17:40:11

[quote9082921a02="mistertomlinson"]This was asked already a couple pages back but no one answered and I can't recall if it has been addressed in the last 40 pages of this thread... can I buy an item for just over what they owe me? Say they owe me $2,500 (which they do) for one gift and I spend a total of $2,514, will I be reimbursed the entire $2,500? I could see them pulling some shady shit and telling me, "Sorry, your purchase exceeded what we owe you. We cannot reimburse for anything more than what is owed."[/quote9082921a02]

Yes, they'll send you $2500. This has already been talked about earlier, but I really don't blame you for not sorting through this mess.

swbball28

24-01-2009 17:43:38

anyone know where I can buy a Mastercard, Visa, or Amex that I can set the amount on it, since I did the $825 Nordstrom site, I cant find a site that will let me buy $825 or $850. The Amex site goes from $700 to $1000. Thanks

Cromwell44

24-01-2009 17:50:22

[quoteb63ba2409e="swbball28"]anyone know where I can buy a Mastercard, Visa, or Amex that I can set the amount on it, since I did the $825 Nordstrom site, I cant find a site that will let me buy $825 or $850. The Amex site goes from $700 to $1000. Thanks[/quoteb63ba2409e]

I bank with Wells Fargo, and I was reading through their site, and it says you can buy any whole dollar amount up to $500. Check with your bank.

https//www.wellsfargo.com/giftcard/faq/purchasing

zr2152

24-01-2009 18:02:31

[quote3da9070020="swbball28"]anyone know where I can buy a Mastercard, Visa, or Amex that I can set the amount on it, since I did the $825 Nordstrom site, I cant find a site that will let me buy $825 or $850. The Amex site goes from $700 to $1000. Thanks[/quote3da9070020]

Buy a 900 one or 1000 one. They will send u a check for 825 still and you can use the extra hundred or so.

mistertomlinson

24-01-2009 18:11:33

[quote7099fb1ec1="Zags1199"][quote7099fb1ec1="mistertomlinson"]This was asked already a couple pages back but no one answered and I can't recall if it has been addressed in the last 40 pages of this thread... can I buy an item for just over what they owe me? Say they owe me $2,500 (which they do) for one gift and I spend a total of $2,514, will I be reimbursed the entire $2,500? I could see them pulling some shady shit and telling me, "Sorry, your purchase exceeded what we owe you. We cannot reimburse for anything more than what is owed."[/quote7099fb1ec1]

Yes, they'll send you $2500. This has already been talked about earlier, but I really don't blame you for not sorting through this mess.[/quote7099fb1ec1]

Frankly, I HAVE read through EVERY post pertaining to this matter since this went down and I do vaguely recall it being mentioned but couldn't remember exactly what was said and there was NO WAY I can bare reading through that many posts to track it down, so I figured I'd ask.

MamaToldMeDIY

24-01-2009 18:14:46

lol@ this complaint about Mpell on a 350z forum

http//my350z.com/forum/the-lounge-off-topic/375510-mpell-solutions-is-a-joke.html

lunchclerk

24-01-2009 18:32:28

[quote7651887280="Cromwell44"][quote7651887280="swbball28"]anyone know where I can buy a Mastercard, Visa, or Amex that I can set the amount on it, since I did the $825 Nordstrom site, I cant find a site that will let me buy $825 or $850. The Amex site goes from $700 to $1000. Thanks[/quote7651887280]

I bank with Wells Fargo, and I was reading through their site, and it says you can buy any whole dollar amount up to $500. Check with your bank.

https//www.wellsfargo.com/giftcard/faq/purchasing[/quote7651887280]

What kind of receipt will you get from Wells Fargo?

gochise

24-01-2009 18:42:46

Well, guess i'll have to checkout Costco and do that buy-return thing!

MamaToldMeDIY

24-01-2009 18:47:36

wow, just found out my Navy Federal Credit Union does up to 1k Visa gift cards, so I guess I'll do 2x 500 Visas for my other 2 gifts and 1x 1k Visa for my 1k Visa prize

Hope this works out

PS if anyone wants to send me $1000, I will send them a Visa gift card within 8-10 months.........................hahahah

Zags1199

24-01-2009 18:48:09

[quotef51abd749d="mistertomlinson"][quotef51abd749d="Zags1199"][quotef51abd749d="mistertomlinson"]This was asked already a couple pages back but no one answered and I can't recall if it has been addressed in the last 40 pages of this thread... can I buy an item for just over what they owe me? Say they owe me $2,500 (which they do) for one gift and I spend a total of $2,514, will I be reimbursed the entire $2,500? I could see them pulling some shady shit and telling me, "Sorry, your purchase exceeded what we owe you. We cannot reimburse for anything more than what is owed."[/quotef51abd749d]

Yes, they'll send you $2500. This has already been talked about earlier, but I really don't blame you for not sorting through this mess.[/quotef51abd749d]

Frankly, I HAVE read through EVERY post pertaining to this matter since this went down and I do vaguely recall it being mentioned but couldn't remember exactly what was said and there was NO WAY I can bare reading through that many posts to track it down, so I figured I'd ask.[/quotef51abd749d]

Completely understandable, dude. This thread has become chaos.

Cromwell44

24-01-2009 18:52:53

[quote93a12f4cde="lunchclerk"][quote93a12f4cde="Cromwell44"][quote93a12f4cde="swbball28"]anyone know where I can buy a Mastercard, Visa, or Amex that I can set the amount on it, since I did the $825 Nordstrom site, I cant find a site that will let me buy $825 or $850. The Amex site goes from $700 to $1000. Thanks[/quote93a12f4cde]

I bank with Wells Fargo, and I was reading through their site, and it says you can buy any whole dollar amount up to $500. Check with your bank.

https//www.wellsfargo.com/giftcard/faq/purchasing[/quote93a12f4cde]

What kind of receipt will you get from Wells Fargo?[/quote93a12f4cde]

I am not sure, I think I will head over to my local branch monday and check it out.

skinnyhoops

24-01-2009 19:46:44

quick ty to everyone that posted today

if i didn't have access to this forum and i got this letter anyway, I probably would've threw it out LOL

well it's nice being informed and part of a "support group" kinda thing

many thanks

cronerd

24-01-2009 19:55:37

yea a support group, "so how long has your addiction to brandarama lasted, and when was the last time you logged in...." lol

viperklt21

24-01-2009 20:00:31

Has anyone got a letter for the $500 amex or the $1350 sports authority? I haven't received letter for those yet. Just seeing if any of you got them yet.

Zags1199

24-01-2009 20:00:31

[quoteebf3bd99c9="MamaToldMeDIY"]wow, just found out my Navy Federal Credit Union does up to 1k Visa gift cards, so I guess I'll do 2x 500 Visas for my other 2 gifts and 1x 1k Visa for my 1k Visa prize

Hope this works out

PS if anyone wants to send me $1000, I will send them a Visa gift card within 8-10 months.........................hahahah[/quoteebf3bd99c9]

You have a Navy Federal Credit Union Visa or Navy Federal Credit Union Mastercard?

ashilef

24-01-2009 20:04:40

[quotef32b19bf93="cronerd"]yea a support group, "so how long has your addiction to brandarama lasted, and when was the last time you logged in...." lol[/quotef32b19bf93]

It's funny, if these Mpell people do come through and pay us out...what would we have left to talk about?

Oh and I hope no one would be silly enough to deal with brandarama again after this...

skinnyhoops

24-01-2009 20:24:50

I've only done two gifts with Brandarama sites in Nov and Dec 2007. I'm kinda relieved now ...it's almost over. I was waiting on a $1000 Circuit City gift card and then they went out of business. Very mixed feelings about this until I received the letter. Now i just have to get my gift card and go SHOPPING NEXT WEEK!

zr2152

24-01-2009 20:35:44

[quote9db18ce60c="ashilef"][quote9db18ce60c="cronerd"]yea a support group, "so how long has your addiction to brandarama lasted, and when was the last time you logged in...." lol[/quote9db18ce60c]

It's funny, if these Mpell people do come through and pay us out...what would we have left to talk about?

Oh and I hope no one would be silly enough to deal with brandarama again after this...[/quote9db18ce60c]

Since I'm assuming that this is how they are doing business from now on I'll be all over their sites.


Why wouldn't you be? I don't mind shelling out a $500 Visa gift card receipt for a $500 check from Mpell. It's silly if you DON'T do their sites again.

RyanG

24-01-2009 20:58:55

[quotee8e6ebba78="skinnyhoops"]I've only done two gifts with Brandarama sites in Nov and Dec 2007. I'm kinda relieved now ...it's almost over. I was waiting on a $1000 Circuit City gift card and then they went out of business. Very mixed feelings about this until I received the letter. Now i just have to get my gift card and go SHOPPING NEXT WEEK![/quotee8e6ebba78]

its almost over? i'd like to say its just begun.

zr2152

24-01-2009 21:03:36

I really don't understand why all of you are doubting this. This is the best solution to them catching up on EVERYTHING.

Powerbook

24-01-2009 21:14:36

Um I don't have fucking $1000 to spend. This is bullshit. If everyone pulled together here a lawsuit would not be out of question. How can all of you just trust this and spend money in the hope of getting money back? This is really making me angry. I have waited 13 months, and now I get this shit? Now, I do not get my gift just because I do not have $1000 to spend? I am so damn angry. God damn it. I kept all the damn offers I signed up for too.

LucaBella

24-01-2009 21:29:34

[quotea2329cf705="ashilef"][quotea2329cf705="livingloud28"]So it looks like everyone has the money to front . I want to hear from those who do not have the money like me . I mean will I still get my gifts ?[/quotea2329cf705]

I don't have the money to front for the highest value owed to me. I think this certificate thing is our only option. I disscussed it with my husband and just decided that we'll just buy the most expensive thing we can and then just return it. You basically just need a copy of the receipt. I'm still mad, but it's better than nothing.[/quotea2329cf705]

I just don't understand why you all keep announcing how you're planning to scam you way through this.. just do it and STFU about how you did it!

Save yourself.

steveyankee

24-01-2009 21:34:43

[quote9ccb450357="LucaBella"][quote9ccb450357="ashilef"][quote9ccb450357="livingloud28"]So it looks like everyone has the money to front . I want to hear from those who do not have the money like me . I mean will I still get my gifts ?[/quote9ccb450357]

I don't have the money to front for the highest value owed to me. I think this certificate thing is our only option. I disscussed it with my husband and just decided that we'll just buy the most expensive thing we can and then just return it. You basically just need a copy of the receipt. I'm still mad, but it's better than nothing.[/quote9ccb450357]

I just don't understand why you all keep announcing how you're planning to scam you way through this.. just do it and STFU about how you did it!

Save yourself.[/quote9ccb450357]

Here

scam (skām) Pronunciation Key
n. A fraudulent business scheme; a swindle.


How is returning a product a scam. get your hippy stuff out of here. by that definition, BR are the only scammers around here

MamaToldMeDIY

24-01-2009 21:39:49

[quote914ec03998="Zags1199"][quote914ec03998="MamaToldMeDIY"]wow, just found out my Navy Federal Credit Union does up to 1k Visa gift cards, so I guess I'll do 2x 500 Visas for my other 2 gifts and 1x 1k Visa for my 1k Visa prize

Hope this works out

PS if anyone wants to send me $1000, I will send them a Visa gift card within 8-10 months.........................hahahah[/quote914ec03998]

You have a Navy Federal Credit Union Visa or Navy Federal Credit Union Mastercard?[/quote914ec03998]

yep, I have the Visa

why, do you?

Zags1199

24-01-2009 22:02:12

No, I was just making sure you knew that's all they accepted.

bennyboy5768

24-01-2009 22:06:33

I guess its good I have a World Mastercard (google it) so I can buy $5000 in giftcards and pay the balance with the funds from the giftcards after I get them out of an ATM or something. On the other hand, I'd be in for a lawsuit...

MamaToldMeDIY

24-01-2009 22:09:50

I'm gonna be racking up some reward points for my Visa with this too

I just cashed in some points for a $75 Visa, now I'll be able to get another one soon after doing this hoopla.

kwoodyk34k

24-01-2009 23:00:07

The only things I'm still worried about is,

"LOL WE NEVER GOT UR 14K in certs!!!111"

or

"LOL THOSE GIFT CARDS BOUGHT ONLINE DON'T HAVE LEGIT RECEIPTS!!!11"

orangejuice

24-01-2009 23:14:52

i could front some money here, if you dont mind giving me 35% commission + the rest back when you get the check

RyanG

24-01-2009 23:27:02

[quote0d29180cb2="zr2152"]I really don't understand why all of you are doubting this. This is the best solution to them catching up on EVERYTHING.[/quote0d29180cb2]

who said I was doubting? it's not over until the check clears my bank account hence why I said it's not OVER.

Cromwell44

24-01-2009 23:40:55

[quoteeec0fd95e0="zr2152"][quoteeec0fd95e0="ashilef"][quoteeec0fd95e0="cronerd"]yea a support group, "so how long has your addiction to brandarama lasted, and when was the last time you logged in...." lol[/quoteeec0fd95e0]

It's funny, if these Mpell people do come through and pay us out...what would we have left to talk about?

Oh and I hope no one would be silly enough to deal with brandarama again after this...[/quoteeec0fd95e0]

Since I'm assuming that this is how they are doing business from now on I'll be all over their sites.


Why wouldn't you be? I don't mind shelling out a $500 Visa gift card receipt for a $500 check from Mpell. It's silly if you DON'T do their sites again.[/quoteeec0fd95e0]

I have been debating this all day... at first, I was pissed like everyone else when I saw this solution... but now I am thinking, all those other brandarama sites I havr parked, might be doable now if the payout is going to be this fast... I would still rather have them just send me a gift card, but this could work good in the long run.

bruman

24-01-2009 23:55:43

I think I'm going to see how well MPell handles our cash redemptions before I hop on any other site. I asked CS and they said all future gifts will be going through the MPell certificates as well.

cronerd

25-01-2009 00:10:26

[quoteeaf974765a="bruman"]I think I'm going to see how well MPell handles our cash redemptions before I hop on any other site. I asked CS and they said all future gifts will be going through the MPell certificates as well.[/quoteeaf974765a]
can you believe this guy, he wants to do MORE brandarma sites rofl (if I understood you correctly)

cronerd

25-01-2009 00:12:10

[quotea92b7db786="orangejuice"]i could front some money here, if you dont mind giving me 35% commission + the rest back when you get the check[/quotea92b7db786]
take my arm and my leg while your at it too

soccerbud

25-01-2009 00:12:54

[quote426a612266="bruman"]I think I'm going to see how well MPell handles our cash redemptions before I hop on any other site. I asked CS and they said all future gifts will be going through the MPell certificates as well.[/quote426a612266]

I am pretty sure that the first batches will go along fairly smoothly.
However, when Mpell realized that they are not going to meet their profit margin b'c they are being outsmarted, they are going to be more stringent and anal about the process.

Much like how most DIY sites turns out. Easy to deal with at first and more difficult as time goes along.

bruman

25-01-2009 00:20:09

[quoteef991de976="cronerd"][quoteef991de976="bruman"]I think I'm going to see how well MPell handles our cash redemptions before I hop on any other site. I asked CS and they said all future gifts will be going through the MPell certificates as well.[/quoteef991de976]
can you believe this guy, he wants to do MORE brandarma sites rofl (if I understood you correctly)[/quoteef991de976]

If this goes smoothly I'm sure I won't be the only one. Especially since they are caught up through Dec. 08. I know I'm at least going to complete one more.. been waiting on manual credit for my last offer on the Toshiba Tecra site for a couple months now.

ashilef

25-01-2009 00:20:39

[quote9f84dbc539="LucaBella"][quote9f84dbc539="ashilef"][quote9f84dbc539="livingloud28"]So it looks like everyone has the money to front . I want to hear from those who do not have the money like me . I mean will I still get my gifts ?[/quote9f84dbc539]

I don't have the money to front for the highest value owed to me. I think this certificate thing is our only option. I disscussed it with my husband and just decided that we'll just buy the most expensive thing we can and then just return it. You basically just need a copy of the receipt. I'm still mad, but it's better than nothing.[/quote9f84dbc539]

I just don't understand why you all keep announcing how you're planning to scam you way through this.. just do it and STFU about how you did it!

Save yourself.[/quote9f84dbc539]

I have an idea, why don't YOU save yourself the hassle of worrying about what I'm doing and go back to what ever hole you crawled out of um k? Kthanksbai!

stagefrog2

25-01-2009 02:30:15

[quote2b8a6c6079="steveyankee"]Yeah, I bet they try to find any reason to DQ.

My brother just came over, and I told him about his two gifts and this whole situation. Since he isn't up to date on this stuff, I'll do it for him.

I saw his drivers license has his old address on it, and he doesn't have anything with his current address.

I just have a feeling this company will find this as a way to DQ him out of $1,000.[/quote2b8a6c6079]

Use a passport. No address.

stagefrog2

25-01-2009 02:33:22

[quoteac95a7244a="Zags1199"]Does anyone know what to do if the address on our ID is different from the address Mpell has?[/quoteac95a7244a]
If you have a passport, use that. No address on a passport.

stagefrog2

25-01-2009 03:07:10

I've been looking around and it seems like myreadycard.com looks good for those awkward amounts (like $1350...I can't afford to get a $2000 Amex). Online bill pay ($2.50 per paper check), online statements, looks like any amount to $2500, can take out money at an ATM. Just make sure to get a PERSONALIZED ReadyCard for those features.

It does have a monthly fee of $4.95, but you can cash out immediately (well, $500 per day @$1.95 withdrawal fee).
https//www.myreadycard.com/aboutcard.aspx?node=fees

fanofpurple

25-01-2009 05:24:02

[quote8bb5636197="bruman"]I think I'm going to see how well MPell handles our cash redemptions before I hop on any other site. I asked CS and they said all future gifts will be going through the MPell certificates as well.[/quote8bb5636197]

That is my concern with this. Hopefully if we all get the receipts into them in this first batch, we'll be paid, but I am not 100% sure they will reimburse us at all.

MamaToldMeDIY

25-01-2009 06:43:13

I've never heard of MyreadyCARD, is it a credible source for Visas?

[quoted6b3eb3771="bruman"]I am pretty sure that the first batches will go along fairly smoothly.
However, when Mpell realized that they are not going to meet their profit margin b'c they are being outsmarted, they are going to be more stringent and anal about the process.

Much like how most DIY sites turns out. Easy to deal with at first and more difficult as time goes along.[/quoted6b3eb3771]

You hit the nail on the head my friend, once Mpell realizes the majority of people that BR deals with are us forum-goers, and we know exactly what to do to get what we want, they will definitely start screening the stuff like assholes.

livingloud28

25-01-2009 06:56:19

http//www.mpellsolutions.com/faq.html#qa5

RolltheStampede

25-01-2009 07:06:28

[quote59cb99b019="steveyankee"][quote59cb99b019="tp24"][quote59cb99b019="Zags1199"]Does anyone know what to do if the address on our ID is different from the address Mpell has?[/quote59cb99b019]

They allow you to give the certificate to anyone at any address to redeem it(although you might want to call to make sure.)[/quote59cb99b019]

Really? That'd be awesome. Where did you read this?[/quote59cb99b019]

qouting you to tag in the sea of posts

RolltheStampede

25-01-2009 07:08:20

[quoteaffcd300b1="debo012004"]just got my letters in Illinois

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tp24

25-01-2009 07:09:04

[quote5c9027e22d="MamaToldMeDIY"]I've never heard of MyreadyCARD, is it a credible source for Visas?

[quote5c9027e22d="bruman"]I am pretty sure that the first batches will go along fairly smoothly.
However, when Mpell realized that they are not going to meet their profit margin b'c they are being outsmarted, they are going to be more stringent and anal about the process.

Much like how most DIY sites turns out. Easy to deal with at first and more difficult as time goes along.[/quote5c9027e22d]

You hit the nail on the head my friend, once Mpell realizes the majority of people that BR deals with are us forum-goers, and we know exactly what to do to get what we want, they will definitely start screening the stuff like assholes.[/quote5c9027e22d]

I would also check with Mpell whether the Personalized cards(the ones where you have to make a deposit, as opposed to the Instantready card where you don't have to make a deposit, but the limit is lower and you cannot use it from an ATM) count.

RolltheStampede

25-01-2009 07:19:55

In todays news retailers saw a swell in consumer spending that hasnt been seen since Black Friday.

steveyankee

25-01-2009 07:21:28

Also, does anyone know if it has to be a government ID? What about a college ID?

MamaToldMeDIY

25-01-2009 07:35:35

[quoteaaf821215e="RolltheStampede"]In todays news retailers saw a swell in consumer spending that hasnt been seen since Black Friday.[/quoteaaf821215e]

lol

we should all buy some stock in AMEX/Visa before we purchase all these gift cards...hahah

dubbin87

25-01-2009 09:02:02

[quotee75e6b541a="livingloud28"]http//www.mpellsolutions.com/faq.html#qa5[/quotee75e6b541a]

Reading over this it only covers part of the way our gifts are being processed.

JANGALANG32

25-01-2009 09:14:01

Q What is an acceptable Proof of Purchase?
A We will accept virtually any receipt/invoice or order confirmation, which you received from the company that offered you your free product. The receipt or order confirmation should have something on it that identifies your order, like an order number. back to top


Q I don’t have any Proof of Purchase, what do I do?
A You must contact the company you received the redemption certificate from and request a Proof of Purchase. back to top

Q It is past the date listed on the certificate that I had to send it in by, can I still send in the redemption?
A Yes, if you pay the appropriate late fee in addition to fulfilling all other instructions listed on the certificate. Please contact customer support for the late fee applicable to your redemption. back to top


what does all this stuff mean? we need something from brandarama besides what we already have in the letter?

steveyankee

25-01-2009 09:15:52

Don't read that FAQ. Most of it doesn't relate to what we're doing.


That will just cause more confusion. Just follow the steps in the letter.

MamaToldMeDIY

25-01-2009 09:16:58

ya, that other stuff is if Brandarama ORIGINALLY sent us to Mpell vice keeping us on hold for 2 years...lol

imapepper

25-01-2009 10:06:20

I dont think they are sending me any redemption forms for the 37" Plasma here is a reponse I got today actually to my mail to them yesterday on when this item will ship

Dear Gina,

Thank you for contacting us.

I apologize, but we are not currently substituting or expediting and gifts at this time. We are currently experiencing huge delays in shipping, due to high demand of certain gifts and the website growing rapidly. We are exhausting our best efforts to get caught up again. We are currently on the August 2007 mailing list for the visa gift cards and the October/November 2007 mailing list for all other gifts

We do not know the status of your gift. It will ship once your confirmed to be ship date and name are reached on our shipping list. Sorry for the delays and thank you for your continued patience.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Holly
Brandarama Member Support

slambam

25-01-2009 10:12:22

I dont know, there support seems clueless unless you ask them about the forms...

skinnyhoops

25-01-2009 10:23:05

imapepper, that email reply you received is from Holly, who may not know about the new Mpell program yet. Reason I say that is because the other person, Kim, said she found out about it all yesterday.

You may want to try emailing them again and this time asking for Kim. Kim is very good and knows about the Mpell program.

kwoodyk34k

25-01-2009 10:36:52

Someone should ask about what they have on their site about only paying a fee for sending certs in late.

That would help everyone out if its true.

Ill call tomorrow after I get outta school if I check this forum and no one has asked by then )

lunchclerk

25-01-2009 11:14:36

If you are planning on going the gift card route, make your money work for you. Example Buy visas and then use them to buy grocery store gift cards. If you want to go a step further, then use the grocery store gift cards to buy visas. If will take alittle planning, but use your money over and over. You don't have to have it all up front.

I am going to buy a couple Walmart cards and then use them at Sam's for a tv my husband wants. This should cover 3 of my letters. (I haven't received my 20 letters yet. I live in Utah.)

Eeyore

25-01-2009 11:15:50

[quote9d50db4833="kwoodyk34k"]Someone should ask about what they have on their site about only paying a fee for sending certs in late.[/quote9d50db4833]
Mpell's usual business is fulfillment of things like $50 gift cards as a reward for retail purchase, etc. This Brandarama thing is rather unique and the information on their site doesn't really apply. Follow the terms on the certificate, as stated above. There is no incentive to them to accept these high payout certificates late unless the late fee is substantial, and even then I doubt they'd do it.

viperklt21

25-01-2009 11:19:27

[quoted965954a39="viperklt21"]Has anyone got a letter for the $500 amex or the $1350 sports authority? I haven't received letter for those yet. Just seeing if any of you got them yet.[/quoted965954a39]


Since no one answered me I will take that as a no. Maybe those gifts are going to be redeemed the old way.

desertwilite

25-01-2009 11:28:22

[quoteb91b667454="viperklt21"][quoteb91b667454="viperklt21"]Has anyone got a letter for the $500 amex or the $1350 sports authority? I haven't received letter for those yet. Just seeing if any of you got them yet.[/quoteb91b667454]


Since no one answered me I will take that as a no. Maybe those gifts are going to be redeemed the old way.[/quoteb91b667454]

I got both yesterday.

skinnyhoops

25-01-2009 11:36:42

I've been researching those prepaid $1000 VISA's u can purchase online and some places like Commerce will require you to use a Commerce credit card to purchase them online. It's in the FAQ.

Looks like Amex is the way to go

bruman

25-01-2009 11:38:51

Anyone find a good Visa Gift Card that has ATM capabilities? All the ones I'm finding don't have ATM.

slambam

25-01-2009 11:59:44

I googled mpell solutions, i like how this kid works there and job description says "arrive and get paid". this next week might be a tad different for him....

http//www.myspace.com/mj44bb0405

DRay9911

25-01-2009 12:12:58

christopher "why the hell do i have 153 friend requests and e-mails asking me about brandarama???"

-dan


[quote0321e6340b="slambam"]I googled mpell solutions, i like how this kid works there and job description says "arrive and get paid". this next week might be a tad different for him....

http//www.myspace.com/mj44bb0405[/quote0321e6340b]

nic3456

25-01-2009 12:22:21

So what are everyone's thought on if this new process makes the income tax free? If it comes in the the form of a rebate is it no longer taxable?

For example, if I buy a PC from Dell and they have $100 rebate I don't have to pay taxes on that. So would this be the same?

desertwilite

25-01-2009 12:41:49

[quote6afc61ead4="nic3456"]So what are everyone's thought on if this new process makes the income tax free? If it comes in the the form of a rebate is it no longer taxable?

For example, if I buy a PC from Dell and they have $100 rebate I don't have to pay taxes on that. So would this be the same?[/quote6afc61ead4]

Does anyone remember Cyberrebate? You paid for stuff and then they would rebate your money back to you. Never had to sign a w9 for them if I remember correctly.

Eeyore

25-01-2009 12:57:21

[quote36c438080c="nic3456"]So what are everyone's thought on if this new process makes the income tax free? If it comes in the the form of a rebate is it no longer taxable?

For example, if I buy a PC from Dell and they have $100 rebate I don't have to pay taxes on that. So would this be the same?[/quote36c438080c]

It pretty much depends on what ARG does with those W9's we sent in. If they go in the shredder and not to the IRS then yeah, it's like a rebate. If they go to the IRS then you'll be taxed twice...once when you earn the upfront money and again via the W9.

However, in some cases rebates [b36c438080c]are[/b36c438080c] taxable so consult a reliable tax advisor and not an Internet message board.

hum1m9e8r8b

25-01-2009 13:06:40

[quote44afac85de="bruman"]Anyone find a good Visa Gift Card that has ATM capabilities? All the ones I'm finding don't have ATM.[/quote44afac85de]
You can buy them at walmart.
$8.94 setup fee
$4.94 monthly fee
$1.94 per atm transaction + $x atm owner fee

steveyankee

25-01-2009 13:08:11

[quotee6c2cb423e="hum1m9e8r8b"][quotee6c2cb423e="bruman"]Anyone find a good Visa Gift Card that has ATM capabilities? All the ones I'm finding don't have ATM.[/quotee6c2cb423e]
You can buy them at walmart.
$8.94 setup fee
$4.94 monthly fee
$1.94 per atm transaction + $x atm owner fee[/quotee6c2cb423e]

screw that

tylerc

25-01-2009 13:11:40

You're going to lose less than $20 overall, out of $500. To me that $20 is better than waiting another year for our gifts.

steveyankee

25-01-2009 13:16:48

[quote0dc1975a79="tylerc"]You're going to lose less than $20 overall, out of $500. To me that $20 is better than waiting another year for our gifts.[/quote0dc1975a79]



Oh please, dont try to act like spending $20 per letter is a good thing.

Swat1

25-01-2009 13:45:50

[quotee1b493165f="steveyankee"][quotee1b493165f="tylerc"]You're going to lose less than $20 overall, out of $500. To me that $20 is better than waiting another year for our gifts.[/quotee1b493165f]



Oh please, dont try to act like spending $20 per letter is a good thing.[/quotee1b493165f]

lol, you're either broke as hell or cheap as hell. where do you live? detroit, or flint?

MamaToldMeDIY

25-01-2009 13:49:14

He's probably one of the ones that received 30 letters in the mail yesterday...lol

30x20=600

ouch

steveyankee

25-01-2009 14:06:53

[quote25aff38ac0="Swat1"][quote25aff38ac0="steveyankee"][quote25aff38ac0="tylerc"]You're going to lose less than $20 overall, out of $500. To me that $20 is better than waiting another year for our gifts.[/quote25aff38ac0]



Oh please, dont try to act like spending $20 per letter is a good thing.[/quote25aff38ac0]

lol, you're either broke as hell or cheap as hell. where do you live? detroit, or flint?[/quote25aff38ac0]


broke as hell?

im upfronting the cost for all 8 gifts with my debit card

and where did you get the idea I live in Michigan?

tylerc

25-01-2009 14:15:11

[quotea0757aa088="steveyankee"][quotea0757aa088="Swat1"][quotea0757aa088="steveyankee"][quotea0757aa088="tylerc"]You're going to lose less than $20 overall, out of $500. To me that $20 is better than waiting another year for our gifts.[/quotea0757aa088]



Oh please, dont try to act like spending $20 per letter is a good thing.[/quotea0757aa088]

lol, you're either broke as hell or cheap as hell. where do you live? detroit, or flint?[/quotea0757aa088]


broke as hell?

im upfronting the cost for all 8 gifts with my debit card

and where did you get the idea I live in Michigan?[/quotea0757aa088]

Well, unlike you most likely did, I didn't fraud Brandarama and I can afford to spend $20/letter.

steveyankee

25-01-2009 14:17:18

[quote505613c944="tylerc"][quote505613c944="steveyankee"][quote505613c944="Swat1"][quote505613c944="steveyankee"][quote505613c944="tylerc"]You're going to lose less than $20 overall, out of $500. To me that $20 is better than waiting another year for our gifts.[/quote505613c944]



Oh please, dont try to act like spending $20 per letter is a good thing.[/quote505613c944]

lol, you're either broke as hell or cheap as hell. where do you live? detroit, or flint?[/quote505613c944]


broke as hell?

im upfronting the cost for all 8 gifts with my debit card

and where did you get the idea I live in Michigan?[/quote505613c944]

Well, unlike you most likely did, I didn't fraud Brandarama and I can afford to spend $20/letter.[/quote505613c944]



Ok you do that, I'll laugh when this isn't even legit and you wasted $20 per letter lol lol lol

bruman

25-01-2009 14:27:01

For anyone buying multiple Gift Cards for multiple CTS Gifts -- what are you going to do?

For example if you're buying 5 Gift Cards, you would need them to all be separate orders/on separate receipts. Could I just tell the cashier (or bank in my case since I'm pretty sure I'm buying them at a bank), to make them all separate orders?

heather77

25-01-2009 14:28:02

I never repeat an offer, but I'm expecting 9 letters. That's about 36 offers total, but with how many offers go in and out of Brandarama, that's only a fraction of unique offers on all of their sites in the course of a year... So just because you did a ton of offers, that doesn't mean you're frauding the company.
Anyhoo, did everyone get their letters already or what? I live in CA, but I didn't get anything yet....

Eeyore

25-01-2009 14:29:13

[quote95640852c9="steveyankee"]Ok you do that, I'll laugh when this isn't even legit and you wasted $20 per letter lol lol lol[/quote95640852c9]Fair enough. As long as I can laugh at you while spending my "free" $1800 while you get nothing.

dubbin87

25-01-2009 14:33:37

Oh look a pissing match broke out, so who figured out that they had the biggest E-penis?

MamaToldMeDIY

25-01-2009 14:39:41

I'm hung like a baby

prizejunkie

25-01-2009 14:55:14

can you use a paypal invoice?

mistertomlinson

25-01-2009 14:58:47

[quotee2778fb536="MamaToldMeDIY"]I'm hung like a baby[/quotee2778fb536]

I've always liked saying, "I'm hung like a newborn." Has a better ring to it.

Anywho, I have a really bad feeling about this, but first thing in the morning, I'll be ordering $5,000 worth of elevtronics from Amazon.com. ( I'm guessing I'll have to wait for the packages to arrive before I can send in my certificates. I had considered printing off my invoices just as soon as I place my order and sending them those, but I'm afraid they'll take any excuse to DQ me...

fanofpurple

25-01-2009 15:11:01

[quote999fce2a61="mistertomlinson"][quote999fce2a61="MamaToldMeDIY"]I'm hung like a baby[/quote999fce2a61]

I've always liked saying, "I'm hung like a newborn." Has a better ring to it.

Anywho, I have a really bad feeling about this, but first thing in the morning, I'll be ordering $5,000 worth of elevtronics from Amazon.com. ( I'm guessing I'll have to wait for the packages to arrive before I can send in my certificates. I had considered printing off my invoices just as soon as I place my order and sending them those, but I'm afraid they'll take any excuse to DQ me...[/quote999fce2a61]

I know what you mean. Just make sure you have separate receipts for your certificates. I didn't get any letters yet - I am assuming they will arrive tomorrow - but will wait to shop until they come.

ploppsdman

25-01-2009 15:11:54

I am cautioning everyone to assume mpell will screw us in the same way Brandarama has .... if you have no money like me, assume that and act accordingly .... having 500 tied up in a bunch of visa gift cards would screw me if I weren't reimbursed.

For the record, I will buy something and sell it so there's no reason for them to disqualify me.

Swat1

25-01-2009 16:42:40

i have a receipt for a blackberry bold from last week for like 400+...do you think that will work or does it have to be from now until later.


also, do they reimburse tax and other fees?

ashilef

25-01-2009 17:12:52

[quote6c22ad05ed="heather77"]I never repeat an offer, but I'm expecting 9 letters. That's about 36 offers total, but with how many offers go in and out of Brandarama, that's only a fraction of unique offers on all of their sites in the course of a year... So just because you did a ton of offers, that doesn't mean you're frauding the company.
Anyhoo, did everyone get their letters already or what? I live in CA, but I didn't get anything yet....[/quote6c22ad05ed]

I haven't received mine yet, and I live in the pacific northwest.

poser

25-01-2009 17:20:51

[quoteb3815009d2="bennyboy5768"]I guess its good I have a World Mastercard (google it) so I can buy $5000 in giftcards and pay the balance with the giftcards. On the other hand, I'd be in for a lawsuit...[/quoteb3815009d2]

I have the same card, how do you do this?

Eeyore

25-01-2009 17:47:58

[quotea5926d8cad="Swat1"]i have a receipt for a blackberry bold from last week for like 400+...do you think that will work or does it have to be from now until later.


also, do they reimburse tax and other fees?[/quotea5926d8cad]

Purchases have to be made on or after January 26. The reimbursement is for the single item amount. I doubt they will be including sales tax or shipping charges in that.

bennyboy5768

25-01-2009 17:51:19

What about buying things from Macys for those who need several thousand dollars spent. Get a Waterford vase of take a look at the sterling silver flatware. Maybe a coach purse for your mom/girlfriend. I had no idea this stuff was at Macys.

bennyboy5768

25-01-2009 17:53:17

[quote404983a0a2="poser"][quote404983a0a2="bennyboy5768"]I guess its good I have a World Mastercard (google it) so I can buy $5000 in giftcards and pay the balance with the giftcards. On the other hand, I'd be in for a lawsuit...[/quote404983a0a2]

I have the same card, how do you do this?[/quote404983a0a2]

Then you should know that you have a revolving credit limit and anything purchased over your limit can be approved depending on your previous purchases. Call your CC company and ask for specific details.

poser

25-01-2009 18:02:01

[quote381845a27a="bennyboy5768"][quote381845a27a="poser"][quote381845a27a="bennyboy5768"]I guess its good I have a World Mastercard (google it) so I can buy $5000 in giftcards and pay the balance with the giftcards. On the other hand, I'd be in for a lawsuit...[/quote381845a27a]

I have the same card, how do you do this?[/quote381845a27a]

Then you should know that you have a revolving credit limit and anything purchased over your limit can be approved depending on your previous purchases. Call your CC company and ask for specific details.[/quote381845a27a]

My limit is high enough to cover my costs, I was wondering how you can pay the balance with the gift cards.

bennyboy5768

25-01-2009 18:12:21

[quote5d3770b5d5="poser"][quote5d3770b5d5="bennyboy5768"][quote5d3770b5d5="poser"][quote5d3770b5d5="bennyboy5768"]I guess its good I have a World Mastercard (google it) so I can buy $5000 in giftcards and pay the balance with the giftcards. On the other hand, I'd be in for a lawsuit...[/quote5d3770b5d5]

I have the same card, how do you do this?[/quote5d3770b5d5]

Then you should know that you have a revolving credit limit and anything purchased over your limit can be approved depending on your previous purchases. Call your CC company and ask for specific details.[/quote5d3770b5d5]

My limit is high enough to cover my costs, I was wondering how you can pay the balance with the gift cards.[/quote5d3770b5d5]

Sorry, I misunderstood you. By paying your balance with a giftcard you need to withdraw the money on the giftcard from an ATM/ect and deposit the funds into your checking account and pay. Unfortunately we still haven't found a good ATM giftcard yet.

tylerc

25-01-2009 18:19:49

http//www.giftcards.com/product/Visa_Green_ATM_gift_cards

??

bruman

25-01-2009 18:37:30

[quotee2912b0eeb="tylerc"]http//www.giftcards.com/product/Visa_Green_ATM_gift_cards

??[/quotee2912b0eeb]

Looks alright. You can only withdraw $150 per day though, so kind of sucks for $500 Cards (would have to pay ATM fees 4 times).

ILoveToys

25-01-2009 19:00:49

I remember when I did get the $1000 visa from brandarama ages ago, I was able to take 990 out of the ATM in one shot with that. It'd have let me do the $1000 if it wasn't for the fees and the $10 increments.

Just wish I knew where they go their cards back then....

tiffrnwhitney

25-01-2009 19:04:24

I thought the name of the cards were iCards. Yea that was sweet being about to go to the ATM and cash out.

tylerc

25-01-2009 19:10:31

http//www.icardgiftcard.com/index.cfm?action=bulk

Looks like to buy anything over $250 in a card you have to buy from their corporate orders (up to $5,000). Not sure what it takes to get a "corporate account" or whatever they require to order a gift card.

soccerbud

25-01-2009 19:10:34

[quote5f859764a4="tiffrnwhitney"]I thought the name of the cards were iCards. Yea that was sweet being about to go to the ATM and cash out.[/quote5f859764a4]

here it is

http//www.icardgiftcard.com/

however, individuals can purchase gift cards up to $250 max.
Corporates can purchase gift carts up to $2500 max.

Dunno how one can qualify as a corporation though.

tylerc

25-01-2009 19:14:04

Wow, we had pretty much the same post at the exact same time. High five!

EDIT

nevermind

dmorris68

25-01-2009 19:15:58

[quote6fddace327="ploppsdman"]having 500 tied up in a bunch of visa gift cards would screw me if I weren't reimbursed.[/quote6fddace327]
Huh? The whole point of buying gift cards would be so you don't have all your money tied up. You can spend your gift cards like cash immediately, it's not like you have to hold on to them and wait for the rebate.

Worst case, if they screw you, you're only out any fees associated with buying the gift cards, not the whole $500.

wiebelhaus03

25-01-2009 19:45:31

anybody else get an undelivered email= when trying to contact email=support@mpellinc.comsupport@mpellinc.com when trying to contact email=support@mpellinc.comsupport@mpellinc.com/email ?

ghounds07

25-01-2009 19:52:06

I was going to hop on this Visa train, but now I've decided that I'll just go and buy something for over $500 and then return it the next day, why aren't more people doing this? No fees involved at all (unlike the ATM way)...

Zags1199

25-01-2009 19:57:43

It's email==support@mpellsolutions.comsupport@mpellsolutions.com=support@mpellsolutions.comsupport@mpellsolutions.com/email.

bruman

25-01-2009 20:03:49

Maybe someone should ask them if it's ok to return your item after you've gotten a receipt for it. I would assume it would be against their policy as they are offering cash-"back" and returning it to after you've gotten the receipt kind of defeats the purpose. And if enough people do this and MPell catches on I could see them implementing stricter policies to prevent that.

favored

25-01-2009 20:05:57

[quote416d5a0ac9="bruman"]Maybe someone should ask them if it's ok to return your item after you've gotten a receipt for it. I would assume it would be against their policy as they are offering cash-"back" and returning it to after you've gotten the receipt kind of defeats the purpose. And if enough people do this and MPell catches on I could see them implementing stricter policies to prevent that.[/quote416d5a0ac9]

That is the last question anyone should ask them. It's your item - sell it on ebay, give it away, whatever. What business is it of theirs.

ghounds07

25-01-2009 20:08:33

There is no way for them to tell whether or not you returned the item or not.

hum1m9e8r8b

25-01-2009 20:09:32

[quote793681dbef="Eeyore"][quote793681dbef="Swat1"]i have a receipt for a blackberry bold from last week for like 400+...do you think that will work or does it have to be from now until later.


also, do they reimburse tax and other fees?[/quote793681dbef]

Purchases have to be made on or after January 26. The reimbursement is for the single item amount. I doubt they will be including sales tax or shipping charges in that.[/quote793681dbef]
That's incorrect, at least in my 2 instances. You have a 30 day period from whatever date that is printed in your letter.

Also, I purchased 2 Simon giftcards at my local simon mall. $2 registration fee per card. The max load amount is $500 per card. No other fees until about 14 months or so.
edit you also can't make 2 giftcard purchases at simon on the same debit/credit card. So in my case I used a credit card and a debit card.

steveyankee

25-01-2009 20:12:14

So I over looked a letter, and one was for the H2 Hummer Rental for a Day site.

They valued it at $500 for anyone else who did that gift.

bruman

25-01-2009 20:16:28

[quote32ed448dcb="favored"][quote32ed448dcb="bruman"]Maybe someone should ask them if it's ok to return your item after you've gotten a receipt for it. I would assume it would be against their policy as they are offering cash-"back" and returning it to after you've gotten the receipt kind of defeats the purpose. And if enough people do this and MPell catches on I could see them implementing stricter policies to prevent that.[/quote32ed448dcb]

That is the last question anyone should ask them. It's your item - sell it on ebay, give it away, whatever. What business is it of theirs.[/quote32ed448dcb]

Their entire business model is surrounded by this. How do they make money?... People can't front the money and thus do not redeem the certificate. That's how they make money. If they see people trying to sneak through the system by purchasing something and returning it, from a business-profit perspective, they very well might do something about it (such as requiring scanned credit card receipts or whatever like YF Direct requires).

bruman

25-01-2009 20:19:40

[quotedb1bcec515="hum1m9e8r8b"][quotedb1bcec515="Eeyore"][quotedb1bcec515="Swat1"]i have a receipt for a blackberry bold from last week for like 400+...do you think that will work or does it have to be from now until later.


also, do they reimburse tax and other fees?[/quotedb1bcec515]

Purchases have to be made on or after January 26. The reimbursement is for the single item amount. I doubt they will be including sales tax or shipping charges in that.[/quotedb1bcec515]
That's incorrect, at least in my 2 instances. You have a 30 day period from whatever date that is printed in your letter.

Also, I purchased 2 Simon giftcards at my local simon mall. $2 registration fee per card. The max load amount is $500 per card. No other fees until about 14 months or so.
edit you also can't make 2 giftcard purchases at simon on the same debit/credit card. So in my case I used a credit card and a debit card.[/quotedb1bcec515]

Are you sure? The general consensus is that it's only valid for purchases made 1/26-2/26. Check your certificate again at the very bottom, next to your signature. Mine all say "Date Issues 1/26/09".

edgespeeder04

25-01-2009 20:36:39

now i haven't received a form yet but I am curious as to how they benefit from this?


and why they can't just continue what they were doing?

bruman

25-01-2009 20:44:54

Brandarama saved 50-80% of the sum total of what they originally owed all of us by going through MPell. MPell is able to offer this discount because a lot of people don't redeem their certificates. The general assumption (because this is how MPell has done business in the past) is that Brandarama has already paid MPell off (whatever the originally owed to us, minus 50-80%) for all of these gifts and that fulfillment is now entirely in the hands of MPell.

ploppsdman

25-01-2009 20:44:57

having 500 tied up in a bunch of visa gift cards would screw me if I weren't reimbursed.
Huh? The whole point of buying gift cards would be so you don't have all your money tied up. You can spend your gift cards like cash immediately, it's not like you have to hold on to them and wait for the rebate.

Worst case, if they screw you, you're only out any fees associated with buying the gift cards, not the whole $500.


Most of my bills are paid through my checking account and to undo that would be a huge pain, and in some cases, impossible. Student loans, for example. If I had all this money tied up in visa gift cards, I'd be screwed. If you've got a lot of money, this isn't a problem. If you don't, it is. And that's the point.

ashilef

25-01-2009 20:50:01

[quoteb3dca97999="ghounds07"]I was going to hop on this Visa train, but now I've decided that I'll just go and buy something for over $500 and then return it the next day, why aren't more people doing this? No fees involved at all (unlike the ATM way)...[/quoteb3dca97999]

Because for some reason people seem to think that it's scamming the company if we do that. I honestly don't see how, when there is no stipulation on what you do once you buy your own gift.

bruman

25-01-2009 20:55:57

Go ahead and send them an e-mail then, get it settled. Just be like if I buy something, decide I don't want it and return it, is that going to be a problem? Unless you're afraid of what they'll say.

ashilef

25-01-2009 21:01:43

[quote6d2dbc9e4a="bruman"]Go ahead and send them an e-mail then, get it settled. Just be like if I buy something, decide I don't want it and return it, is that going to be a problem? Unless you're afraid of what they'll say.[/quote6d2dbc9e4a]

Even if someone were to send them an email asking that question and for whatever the reason they say no, do you think that will stop anyone from doing what they want to do? It all comes down to how would they know whether or not the item was returned.

HYPE.

25-01-2009 21:04:30

Ok guys, I looked through pages 35-45 or so and I just can't read any more. I was CTS October 18th for a $500 AMEX and I expected it soon. I haven't gotten a letter yet. Since I'm confirmed for an AMEX card, could I just go buy a $500 AMEX card and send that receipt in? Then I'll get a $500 check? If I was confirmed for an actual gift, could I buy a GC, or would I need to buy that specific gift itself?

If they actually ship fast I'd definitely do a few more of these before they go out, the potential losses are so small but you can make a boatload of cash off of this real quick.

ashilef

25-01-2009 21:05:58

[quote238a48c3e2="HYPE."]Ok guys, I looked through pages 35-45 or so and I just can't read any more. I was CTS October 18th for a $500 AMEX and I expected it soon. I haven't gotten a letter yet. Since I'm confirmed for an AMEX card, could I just go buy a $500 AMEX card and send that receipt in? Then I'll get a $500 check? If I was confirmed for an actual gift, could I buy a GC, or would I need to buy that specific gift itself?

If they actually ship fast I'd definitely do a few more of these before they go out, the potential losses are so small but you can make a boatload of cash off of this real quick.[/quote238a48c3e2]

My understanding is that you can pretty much buy whatever you want for the amount owed to you. Just send them the receipt and they will pay you back.

Powerbook

25-01-2009 21:18:30

Well, they may come up with a system thanks to all of you discussing how to get by it. ( lol I wouldn't be surprised if they won't be reading some of these boards.

ashilef

25-01-2009 21:33:18

[quotef68a88f616="Powerbook"]Well, they may come up with a system thanks to all of you discussing how to get by it. ( lol I wouldn't be surprised if they won't be reading some of these boards.[/quotef68a88f616]

You are right they might be reading...so from now on nobody should talk about how they will go about getting their gifts and just do it.

bruman

25-01-2009 21:35:41

[quoteee1456a012="ashilef"][quoteee1456a012="Powerbook"]Well, they may come up with a system thanks to all of you discussing how to get by it. ( lol I wouldn't be surprised if they won't be reading some of these boards.[/quoteee1456a012]

You are right they might be reading...so from now on nobody should talk about how they will go about getting their gifts and just do it.[/quoteee1456a012]

They are probably going to read you saying that.

tylerc

25-01-2009 21:46:54

Especially now that you quoted him.

Swat1

25-01-2009 22:05:51

[quote32b65b58be="bruman"]Brandarama saved 50-80% of the sum total of what they originally owed all of us by going through MPell. MPell is able to offer this discount because a lot of people don't redeem their certificates. The general assumption (because this is how MPell has done business in the past) is that Brandarama has already paid MPell off (whatever the originally owed to us, minus 50-80%) for all of these gifts and that fulfillment is now entirely in the hands of MPell.[/quote32b65b58be]

....and if you look at the cert. it says if you sign it, you agree to get more spam and junk mail.

wiebelhaus03

25-01-2009 22:22:14

so are we dealing with mpellsolutions or mpellinc because they are not the same company....

hum1m9e8r8b

25-01-2009 22:26:34

[quote3a410a6ae1="bruman"][quote3a410a6ae1="hum1m9e8r8b"][quote3a410a6ae1="Eeyore"][quote3a410a6ae1="Swat1"]i have a receipt for a blackberry bold from last week for like 400+...do you think that will work or does it have to be from now until later.


also, do they reimburse tax and other fees?[/quote3a410a6ae1]

Purchases have to be made on or after January 26. The reimbursement is for the single item amount. I doubt they will be including sales tax or shipping charges in that.[/quote3a410a6ae1]
That's incorrect, at least in my 2 instances. You have a 30 day period from whatever date that is printed in your letter.

Also, I purchased 2 Simon giftcards at my local simon mall. $2 registration fee per card. The max load amount is $500 per card. No other fees until about 14 months or so.
edit you also can't make 2 giftcard purchases at simon on the same debit/credit card. So in my case I used a credit card and a debit card.[/quote3a410a6ae1]

Are you sure? The general consensus is that it's only valid for purchases made 1/26-2/26. Check your certificate again at the very bottom, next to your signature. Mine all say "Date Issues 1/26/09".[/quote3a410a6ae1]
You're absolutely right. So does that exclude a purchase of 2 visa cards that I made yesterday, 1/25?

mistertomlinson

25-01-2009 22:28:19

First off, the whole reason this is bogus Say I owe Bob Shitass $50... I go to my friend Kent Asstomouth and pay him $25 to take care of this candyass and tell ol' Bob he's shit outta luck, do you really think that'll float?! Heeeeeell no! I STILL owe Mr. Shitass his money... No question!

Secondly, if I decide to return my gift, so be it. If Brandarama had originally given me what was owed to me, I'm entitled to do whatever I want with it... And Brandarama wouldn't be concerned. We're all jumping through hoops in the first place. They want us to buy something and give them a copy of the receipts... Done. Thanks for the gift. Now there's no way in hell they can tell us what to do with out gifts. Not that I'm saying I'll be returning anything, I just think we're putting up with enough here to worry about every little detail that could cause conflict. We'll do as the letter says and expect what was already owed to us.

orangejuice

25-01-2009 22:29:39

they are the same company, look its the exact same wording.

The one thing that bothers me is this..

Q What is an acceptable Proof of Purchase?
A We will accept virtually any receipt/invoice or order confirmation, which you received from the company that offered you your free product. The receipt or order confirmation should have something on it that identifies your order, like an order number


they make the wording confusing. The way it looks to me is that they want a receipt from the company that offered you the free gift? what the hell does that mean?

wiebelhaus03

25-01-2009 22:42:05

they are not the same company/site, i was just talking to the owner of mpellinc (phillip adler) through email, and he said

"we are mpellinc.com

we sold mpellsolutions.com years ago and are not affiliated"

I then asked if affiliated at all with brandarama/Active Response Group fulfillment, and he said they were not affiliated at all.

So what i'm wondering is if all this information is correct because i bet a few people called the wrong mpell company....

bennyboy5768

25-01-2009 22:57:35

Corporate accounts on icardgiftcard.com

[ieebb97b922]What are the differences between and “Individual” and a “Corporate” order? “Individual” orders must be personalized and may only be sent to the cardholder’s billing address. “Individual” orders are paid for with a credit card when checking out online. “Corporate” orders may be personalized or non-personalized. Cards may be sent in bulk and to 3rd party addresses. “Corporate” customers are emailed an invoice and have the option to pay by credit card (up to $5,000), check, ACH or wire transfer.


How do I qualify to place “Corporate” orders? To qualify for “Corporate Orders”, you must be a duly organized company in “Good Standing” in one of the 50 states with a valid Federal Tax ID Number. You may also qualify to place corporate orders as a “dba” sole proprietor having a SSN or EIN. Additionally, you must fully complete our online account set up and receive approval from iCARD. [/ieebb97b922]

madmanx33

26-01-2009 01:59:04

Anyone know where I can purchase a $1000 visa gift card?

MamaToldMeDIY

26-01-2009 03:13:11

The letter says date issued 1/26/09, but it also says "a purchase within 30 days from the issue date"


it doesn't say before or after.

fanofpurple

26-01-2009 04:35:45

I think their vague wording is a bunch of BS. I plan to call them today and ask a few questions - we'll see what they have to say. I don't think it is necessary(or wise) to ask about returning the items we buy. It is none of their business what I do with my gift. I can give it away, sell it, throw it out for all they care. I think the less it is discussed here, the better.

cdabelle2

26-01-2009 04:59:08

Walmart offers a greendot Visa card for a few bucks. It is reloadable by purchasing greendot money packs that you can purchase in amounts up to $1100. These cards do have pin numbers. I don't know if you can use the first card that you purchase at ATM's but you can get cash back at checkout with no fee. Would purchasing one of these reload packs work?

tp24

26-01-2009 06:06:48

[quoteab457146f7="ILoveToys"]I remember when I did get the $1000 visa from brandarama ages ago, I was able to take 990 out of the ATM in one shot with that. It'd have let me do the $1000 if it wasn't for the fees and the $10 increments.

Just wish I knew where they go their cards back then....[/quoteab457146f7]

I still have one of those cards, they're from prepaidcardholder.com

kwoodyk34k

26-01-2009 06:08:31

I'm not good at timezones. Is it 2 hours til the lines open?

tiffrnwhitney

26-01-2009 06:18:22

Yea, don't send emails asking them about returns. Just let it be! Do what you want or need to do with the products you buy. It is not any of their business as to what you do with the products you buy.

fanofpurple

26-01-2009 06:26:19

[quote2d1d3c94dc="kwoodyk34k"]I'm not good at timezones. Is it 2 hours til the lines open?[/quote2d1d3c94dc]

Right now it is almost 630PST - I think they open at 8am PST. So 1 1/2 hours.

livingloud28

26-01-2009 06:41:27

They open on eastern time they are open now just there lines are busy !

kwoodyk34k

26-01-2009 06:42:20

[quotef048d71a08="fanofpurple"][quotef048d71a08="kwoodyk34k"]I'm not good at timezones. Is it 2 hours til the lines open?[/quotef048d71a08]

Right now it is almost 630PST - I think they open at 8am PST. So 1 1/2 hours.[/quotef048d71a08]

The letter says 9am PST.
So 2.5 hours.

Well... I'll be in classes from 7-1 PST

I'll hop back on here then and see what you all found out ]

Good luck! Lookin' forward to it! lol.

livingloud28

26-01-2009 06:45:26

I thought you was talking about Brandarama my bad. D

orangejuice

26-01-2009 07:07:05

you have class at 7am? i dont wake up until about 1pm some days

steveyankee

26-01-2009 07:16:33

Won't there be two transactions if you buy a gift card at a store such as wal mart tho? Like on the receipt, will it have the gift card amount transaction and the activation fee transaction?

They will probably pay the lowest transaction on the receipt.

Schwowsers

26-01-2009 07:32:49

[quoteecc2da2465="steveyankee"]Won't there be two transactions if you buy a gift card at a store such as wal mart tho? Like on the receipt, will it have the gift card amount transaction and the activation fee transaction?

They will probably pay the lowest transaction on the receipt.[/quoteecc2da2465]

The letter states that "only the highest value purchase will be reimbursed, up to the value of your prize," so that shouldn't be an issue.

dougp70

26-01-2009 07:33:57

Has anyone received a letter for something that was CTS around 11/08? Just curious, because this is my first time and I am expecting a XBOX 360 Elite. Will they be doing the Mpell thing with items other than giftcards?

Eeyore

26-01-2009 07:38:07

[quoteb8ccb16acb="bruman"]Maybe someone should ask them if it's ok to return your item after you've gotten a receipt for it. I would assume it would be against their policy as they are offering cash-"back" and returning it to after you've gotten the receipt kind of defeats the purpose. And if enough people do this and MPell catches on I could see them implementing stricter policies to prevent that.[/quoteb8ccb16acb]

Requiring the recipient to spend an equivalent amount of money to receive their "gift" kind of defeats the purpose of giving it, too, so I'm not too worried about what happens after I spend the dough and get the receipt. Especially since it would be impossible to document proof of possession for a set period of time and I could easily take a picture of the item and use that as documentation anyway.

However, those who submit receipts dated before today are probably in for a world of hurt. The certificates were not valid until the 26th.

desertwilite

26-01-2009 07:38:15

[quote23e30336e9="dougp70"]Has anyone received a letter for something that was CTS around 11/08? Just curious, because this is my first time and I am expecting a XBOX 360 Elite. Will they be doing the Mpell thing with items other than giftcards?[/quote23e30336e9]

Yes and yes. All gifts are being handled the Mpell way

livingloud28

26-01-2009 07:42:03

Have you spoken with a rep at brandarama to confirm this ?

desertwilite

26-01-2009 07:43:43

[quote5944bda05c="livingloud28"]Have you spoken with a rep at brandarama to confirm this ?[/quote5944bda05c]
Yes, an email confirmed that. I entered that here somewhere but it's buried!

livingloud28

26-01-2009 07:54:33

Well I have no money and I am not getting 13 gifts so I am not sure what to do my credit stinks cause past college loans so I have no credit cards . Arrgh !

manOFice

26-01-2009 07:55:37

[quote523bf5a854="livingloud28"]Well I have no money and I am not getting 13 gifts so I am not sure what to do my credit stinks cause past college loans so I have no credit cards . Arrgh ![/quote523bf5a854]

Yep, I don't have the money either.

DRay9911

26-01-2009 07:57:43

someone who has a handful of tangible items posted the amounts that were on the certificates.

if anyone is expecting something from brandarama should be receiving a letter from mpell. if the don't receive the letter by the end of the week, you should give MPELL (not brandarama) a call.

their number is somewhere in the last 10 or so pages of this thread

[quote2b39e594a0="tp24"][quote2b39e594a0="ILoveToys"]I remember when I did get the $1000 visa from brandarama ages ago, I was able to take 990 out of the ATM in one shot with that. It'd have let me do the $1000 if it wasn't for the fees and the $10 increments.

Just wish I knew where they go their cards back then....[/quote2b39e594a0]

I still have one of those cards, they're from prepaidcardholder.com[/quote2b39e594a0]

i thought about going that route on saturday. i went through my old posts because i received a $1k card and posted in the brag bag. if you go to prepaidcardholder.com, it says "prepaid solutions USA" at the very top of the screen. if you go to prepaidsolutions.com, it only looks like they sell the cards in quanities (not individual cards).

i already figured out what i'm going to do

1) $1,000 amex card
2) $600 wallimart card

i can use the amex card to make my daily purchases wherever amex is accepted, and i go to wallimart every week or two. i'll have the certificates in the mail before the end of the week.

i really suggest buying a visa (amex) card or giftcard to wherever you shop the most. it's will be much easier in the long run than all the crazy crap some of you are coming up with in your heads.

-dan

Zags1199

26-01-2009 08:03:11

If someone calls before I get a chance, can you please ask if it's ok that the address on your ID is different than your current mailing address? Thank you.

imapepper

26-01-2009 08:09:04

anyone receive a letter for the 37" Plasma? Just curious of the amount they are quoting.

Thx

Daggoth

26-01-2009 08:11:21

I just email'd Brandarama and they said [b3d50bdc1b9]the only way to receive your gift is by using this program.[/b3d50bdc1b9]

For those without money, you can either use a credit card to buy and return an item, find someone who has made a big purchase recently, or, if you are willing to take the risk, use a copy of a receipt of another person using the program.

livingloud28

26-01-2009 08:20:58

This really stinks I hope I can get my $1350 sports authority and other gifts are they doing this only for confirmed to ship items or everything including things that I have not sent the paper work off for ?

bruman

26-01-2009 08:22:55

I e-mailed them and they said all future gifts will be handled by mpell as well.

klangy

26-01-2009 08:25:25

I have not yet received my letters. I am going to mpellsolutions.com for listing of gifts they offer. There is a limit on gift cards they offer. Am I looking at the wrong site? Don't know how you would order a $500.00 or $1000.00 card?

manOFice

26-01-2009 08:35:07

[quotec5b267dd7c="klangy"]I have not yet received my letters. I am going to mpellsolutions.com for listing of gifts they offer. There is a limit on gift cards they offer. Am I looking at the wrong site? Don't know how you would order a $500.00 or $1000.00 card?[/quotec5b267dd7c]

You have to buy it yourself from a 3rd party vendor and then send in your receipt to get reimbursed

klangy

26-01-2009 08:39:58

[quote361107c1f8="manOFice"][quote361107c1f8="klangy"]I have not yet received my letters. I am going to mpellsolutions.com for listing of gifts they offer. There is a limit on gift cards they offer. Am I looking at the wrong site? Don't know how you would order a $500.00 or $1000.00 card?[/quote361107c1f8]

You have to buy it yourself from a 3rd party vendor and then send in your receipt to get reimbursed[/quote361107c1f8]

I have been reading through the threads and thought I read you could buy $1000.00 American Express through them? So they offer nothing through them?

poser

26-01-2009 08:40:32

[quote24eeb234ae="imapepper"]anyone receive a letter for the 37" Plasma? Just curious of the amount they are quoting.

Thx[/quote24eeb234ae]

$1500

RolltheStampede

26-01-2009 09:14:17

[quotee6a027a41e="DRay9911"]someone who has a handful of tangible items posted the amounts that were on the certificates.

if anyone is expecting something from brandarama should be receiving a letter from mpell. if the don't receive the letter by the end of the week, you should give MPELL (not brandarama) a call.

their number is somewhere in the last 10 or so pages of this thread

[quotee6a027a41e="tp24"][quotee6a027a41e="ILoveToys"]I remember when I did get the $1000 visa from brandarama ages ago, I was able to take 990 out of the ATM in one shot with that. It'd have let me do the $1000 if it wasn't for the fees and the $10 increments.

Just wish I knew where they go their cards back then....[/quotee6a027a41e]

I still have one of those cards, they're from prepaidcardholder.com[/quotee6a027a41e]

i thought about going that route on saturday. i went through my old posts because i received a $1k card and posted in the brag bag. if you go to prepaidcardholder.com, it says "prepaid solutions USA" at the very top of the screen. if you go to prepaidsolutions.com, it only looks like they sell the cards in quanities (not individual cards).

i already figured out what i'm going to do

1) $1,000 amex card
2) $600 wallimart card

i can use the amex card to make my daily purchases wherever amex is accepted, and i go to wallimart every week or two. i'll have the certificates in the mail before the end of the week.

i really suggest buying a visa (amex) card or giftcard to wherever you shop the most. it's will be much easier in the long run than all the crazy crap some of you are coming up with in your heads.

-dan[/quotee6a027a41e]

desert posted some a few pages back.

orangejuice

26-01-2009 09:18:04

i just got 17 letters today. going out over the next 3 days and spending 10,000 bucks on stuff at best buy

dubbin87

26-01-2009 09:22:48

[quote4ce04cb250="orangejuice"]i just got 17 letters today. going out over the next 3 days and spending 10,000 bucks on stuff at best buy[/quote4ce04cb250]

Have fun, I just got back from there picking up a new 32" LCD.. D

Eeyore

26-01-2009 09:25:29

[quote9fb9f9dd59="orangejuice"]i just got 17 letters today. going out over the next 3 days and spending 10,000 bucks on stuff at best buy[/quote9fb9f9dd59]
Just make sure it's 17 separate transactions on 17 different receipts... 8)

manOFice

26-01-2009 09:26:12

If these work just like mail in rebates work, one tiny tiny miss print on anything and you're sol

janarae

26-01-2009 09:26:41

[quote9c6a6f59e1="dougp70"]Has anyone received a letter for something that was CTS around 11/08? Just curious, because this is my first time and I am expecting a XBOX 360 Elite. Will they be doing the Mpell thing with items other than giftcards?[/quote9c6a6f59e1]

I was confirmed in late Oct 08 for $300 Visa so I imagine you will get a letter. I got all of mine today. I believe they were to be sent for gifts through Dec 08.

bruman

26-01-2009 09:29:36

So are you sending your certs out today dubbin?
I have 13 letters, so I'll probably send em all throughout probably 3 batches over the course of the next couple weeks.

terryishere

26-01-2009 09:30:46

recieved mpell letter today//live in virginia

bruman

26-01-2009 09:32:21

[quotee8400a4b0a="Eeyore"][quotee8400a4b0a="orangejuice"]i just got 17 letters today. going out over the next 3 days and spending 10,000 bucks on stuff at best buy[/quotee8400a4b0a]
Just make sure it's 17 separate transactions on 17 different receipts... 8)[/quotee8400a4b0a]

Some people are probably going to screw that up. If you're buying more than one item for this thing you [ue8400a4b0a]HAVE[/ue8400a4b0a] to tell the cashier you want them all on separate receipts.

manOFice

26-01-2009 09:33:39

[q