|Posted by Mezveranac on March 19, 2012 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Well, I can’t say that I wasn’t a bit excited when one of the drawings I had entered sent me this consolation prize:
You won a $500 Wal-mart Visa!!
All I had to do was: join Netflix, Book of the Month Club, Dr. Seuss’s Library, and BOCM2, as well as take four trial offers: Hydroxytone, Beauty3, and a pair of teeth whitening products.
That day I was out just under $40 bucks. If I failed to cancel all those memberships and auto-shipments, I would be out about $320 every month. Honestly, I thought it was still a pretty good deal. I would cancel the trials the day the samples came in. I didn't like Netflix but I would keep the Book clubs.
So I followed the steps to register my “successful program completion”. And I decided to read the Terms and Conditions. Remembering some of the others I had encountered....
Well, this SCAM requires you to spend 100 dollars on a single receipt and mail it in with all the pertinent information for your claim. Bear in mind that any amount of at least 100 dollars is a qualifying receipt but one for 300 doesn’t mean it qualifies as three receipts. It only counts as one. Each of these qualifying receipts takes 4 to 6 weeks to process and yields a “Voucher” mailed back for $10 to be placed on the Visa Card of the winner (sounds like a 10% rebate at this point). It costs 34 cents for the stamp and $3 to load money onto the Visa meaning you gain 6.66 dollars…. Until you consider that the card has a monthly fee too. Oh, and the rules recommend sending the receipts in via certified mail so that you have a record of when they are received etc. because the site is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. This adds another $2.35 to every receipt to get your voucher. We are down to $4.31 profit for spending $100+! Now let’s not bring in the gas money for the trips to the store and the post office because we are going there anyway right?
It is my personal opinion that this should be prosecutable for at the very least false advertising!
You haven't won anything!
|Posted by Mezveranac on February 19, 2012 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|