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Amazon: send a $50 gift card by text, receive $10 promo credit YMMV


#1 happydogs   Razor barrel. CAGiversary!   533 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

happydogs

Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:46 AM

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https://www.amazon.c...ode=10143352011

 

From Amazon: buy a $50 gift card and send it to a recipient by text, receive a $10 promo credit for yourself.

 

YMMV is this is stated to be a targeted deal, meaning not everyone will be eligible for it.  I didn't receive an e-mail for it; i just happened to be shopping on Amazon and noticed the header at the top of the page.  If you're eligible, you should be able to see the same header at the top of the page (or at least the gift card page).

 

I've already gone ahead and ordered the gift card (texted it to myself of course LOL), so i'll verify when i receive the promo credit.  Fine print said you should receive your promo credit within three days.  Deal ends 10/17.  Good luck.



#2 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11868 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:08 AM

I'm never eligible for these deals. 



#3 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   4146 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

FlyingMonkey9

Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:08 AM

Wow I'm actually eligible for this, thanks op!

#4 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   13180 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:59 AM

Thanks OP.  I'm not eligible for this offer but I am eligible for the "Reload $100 on your account, get $10 bonus offer" that is currently going on.



#5 .Beowulf  

Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:24 AM

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer.

 

and the 100% lose streak continues for me



#6 LonelyBacteria  

LonelyBacteria

Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:43 PM

"Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer."

 

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#7 Larry Davis   It's All Smooth Sailing From Here On Out CAGiversary!   2848 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Larry Davis

Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

An amazon promo I'm eligible for? It's like a unicorn!



#8 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1259 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:52 PM

"Thank you for your interest in Amazon Gift Cards. Unfortunately, this offer has ended"

#9 ErgoProxy   "Basking in your hatred... Feels quite nice." CAGiversary!   124 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago  

ErgoProxy

Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:17 PM

It seems these offers only get once per account. Could be wrong, but I never get these anymore after using it once a lonnnnng time ago. Maybe its time for a new account. Its not like we get benefits or points for buying lots on one account.



#10 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1292 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:06 PM

Has anyone been able to get the $10 credit to apply to anything? I used the $50 to buy some things I needed around the house but the extra $10 did not apply. I've tried testing it on some other stuff and it never applies to anything.



#11 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   4146 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

FlyingMonkey9

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:12 PM

Has anyone been able to get the $10 credit to apply to anything? I used the $50 to buy some things I needed around the house but the extra $10 did not apply. I've tried testing it on some other stuff and it never applies to anything.


Same never got promo credit, reached out via chat and they applied automatically

#12 TooPoor   ∀ Game, ∃ Buy Price CAGiversary!   11549 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:56 PM

It seems these offers only get once per account. Could be wrong, but I never get these anymore after using it once a lonnnnng time ago. Maybe its time for a new account. Its not like we get benefits or points for buying lots on one account.


Actually you do, just not explicit. It does come into effect when you do returns or other out of policy requests.

#13 damonoxide   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   54 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

damonoxide

Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:30 PM

Actually you do, just not explicit. It does come into effect when you do returns or other out of policy requests.


Yeah, I've had the same account for ten years now and I've never abused discounts or returns or anything and the few times I have had an issue with an order, they've always been good to me. And I have spent an obscene amount of money haha. I'm afraid to use another account at this point.

#14 Kirin Lemon   世界を革命する者 CAGiversary!   5131 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Kirin Lemon

Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:13 AM

Same never got promo credit, reached out via chat and they applied automatically

I just had to do this, myself.  I first used live chat, and spoke with an extraordinarily unhelpful rep who insisted that only people who received emails were eligible, to which I copy-pasted the exact terms shown on the page after clicking the banner about notification being issued by email *or* Amazon.com.  They continued to insist that it was only via email notification, and when I requested to speak to somebody else, since this person seemingly didn't understand what I was trying to explain to them, they told me "My supervisor would just tell you the same thing."  Awful.  Wrote a scathing review of that interaction.

 

I then reached out by phone, and was informed that I *was* eligible and that, from her end, it looked like the promo credit was applied to my account on Thursday when I purchased the card.  It still wasn't showing up on my checkout page, however, so she removed the credit and just threw a $10 balance onto my gift card instead.  Whatever works, I suppose.  But yeesh, that was way more hassle than I was expecting.



#15 astr0boy   Keeper of the Light CAGiversary!   272 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

Clicked on the link provided. Found out I was eligible. 

 

Didnt even know about it until this thread. Thanks OP



#16 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1292 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:22 PM

I was surprised to be eligible too, but I can't help but think that I--and some of the people above--weren't supposed to be since we didn't actually receive the credit until we followed up with CS.



#17 happydogs   Razor barrel. CAGiversary!   533 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

happydogs

Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:45 AM

Had a bit of a hassle when it came to redeeming my promo, credit, too.  I did receive the confirmation e-mail that the promotional credit had been applied to my account, though it wouldn't show up at checkout.  I tried to resolve via e-mail, and the response i got was basically "everything is working as planned, go ahead and make your purchase."  So i did, was (naturally) charged full price, and went into chat to resolve.  We fooled around for awhile, simulating other purchases to see if the promo credit would apply(it never did), and the representative ultimately just took $10 off of the price of the item i'd ordered.

 

So, yeah, maybe more work than i'd expected it to be, but hey, i ultimately got the last season of Metalocalypse for $4.  On a side note, i wonder if anyone got this promo to work without any issues?