My Exciting Day: New Office Depot, 20,000 Point Plink Winner?, and Amazon Gift Cards in Stock
I’m sure your day was just as exciting as mine, but here is how it went…
There is a new Office Depot store that just opened near me so I went to check it out…
And I see the gift card rack, all full of gift cards. Those $200 Visa gift cards are hard to find at the other Office Depot stores in town. I looked at both sides of the gift card rack and didn’t see any special wording about using cash for certain gift cards. So I take a OneVanilla gift card to the check out counter and try to load $500 to it. Unfortunately the register is not working properly, saying “Card Declined” – after just scanning the barcode on the back of the gift card. Manager comes over and tries, but no luck. I go back to the gift card rack and try to buy a $200 fixed value gift card, but the same error message shows up. Ughh, it must be the system. I will try back again later this week, but I’m sure they will have blocked the $500 cards from being purchased with a credit card by then.
Anyways, as I was driving home, I got an email from Plink saying that I had won something from their recent raffle. I log in and check the list of winners and see that my name is on the 6th Prize list, with 20,000 Plink Points available. I couldn’t believe my luck.
However, after I got home, I checked again and my winners were majorly cut down to 200 Plink Points. Poor me :(
But on the bright side, I was able to redeem my 200 Plink Points toward a $10 Amazon gift card.
P.S. Plink has just restocked their virtual store so you can log in and redeem for Amazon and Walmart gift cards.
In other news, the SPG iPhone app has an update that says you can now make SPG Starpoints and Cash+Points reservations from within the app. I was just thinking about this feature this afternoon. Good work SPG – you mind readers!
Also, for those of you that go to the Elephant Bar Restaurant, they have a new iPhone (maybe Android too) app where you get a free appetizer for creating an account. Saved me $5 off my calamari tonight.
Lastly, if you haven’t already, please read Frequent Miler’s post today titled Frequent Miler’s leaked campaign strategy (link) – it is awesome, and don’t forget to vote for him for having the best blog (sorry TBB).
Have a great night everyone!