Saving Pennies Is Hard Work

Perknose

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Hard work! Hard work, I say, hard! In fact, I'm getting hard just thinking about it. :p

Extreme Ferengi shopping has to be treated as a hobby or a game, otherwise it's just a fool's errand. The time you spend, if you total it up, is usually rewarded at minimum wage levels. But if you treat it as a hobby or a game, "winning" is fun and oddly satisfying.

And . . . Charlie Sheen and I are all about WINNING! Just the details differ. He gets hookers and blow, I get $10 cash back.

So . . . I just bought a semi-crap Class 4, 8GB micro sdxhc card for $9.99 with a $10 mail-in rebate. It's enormous capacity is only offset by it's slow transfer speeds! Why did I buy it? Because rebate!

I justified this purchase by telling myself I have several non-tech friends with crap phones who could actually put this card to use. I'm old, with old friends. Pity me.

So far, so good (enough.) BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

A pop-up licked its lips provocatively and winked at me. I was putty in its hands. My mother always told me not to hang out with shady pop-up offers, but, Mom, I have needs . . . dirty little ferengi needs.

I took the bait. What transpired is captured in the notes I took below:

S/W Janice Perez in South Florida office for 30 minutes starting @ 7:28am on 5/14/14 @ phone number 1-877-816-2205 -- http://my.jetscreenshot.com/22668/20140514-bate-162kb.jpg -- after buying $10 item from Tiger Direct https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/145fa7c4e5c1fbc0

Terms: Gave them $1 on BOA Visa for 30 day free trial. Will receive welcome e-mail within 24 hours with all details written.

Then, within 5 business day I will receive e-mail with membership # and LINK to TWO (up to) $20 cash back certificates. Cash back comes in form of check after buying @ Tiger Direct (and other places?) when send by snail mail receipt plus plus to them. Will receive this link within 24 hours after received e-mail after 5 business days.

Will be billed $16.99 on CC after 30 days from start of service, WHICH SAID WILL NOT START UNTIL I RECEIVE E-MAIL THAT COMES 5 BUSINESS DAYS AFTER SIGNING UP (5/14/14).

Billed $16.99 TWICE, once on

Great Fun: 1-877-488-9480
Shopper’s Advantage: 1-800-526-4848

MUST CALL AND CANCEL BOTH WITHIN 30 DAYS- PRESUMABLY, AS TOLD, 30 DAYS AFTER RECEIVE 5 BUSINESS DAY LATER E-MAIL AND MEMBERSHIP FORMALLY BEGINGS

With second, “stealth” sign up to Shopper’s Advantage, (not mentioned until end of 30 minute phone call) will receive 4 $5 cash back certs for gas. If use in NJ, must be by CC. Can use but one only every 3 months, BUT can use ALL even after I cancel my membership. Same deal, send in by snail mail with receipt.

As you can see, I stuck it in but triple wrapped for my own protection.

And, as you also can see, I NEED this money back because I'm saving up to buy myself a life. :biggrin:

But before you chortle and guffaw at me in loud and lordly derision, remember, gentle poster, YOU are currently posting on ATOT, and so, are in no position to judge how I waste my precious and finite time upon this earth. :colbert:

No cash back for you! Suck it, losers. ;)
 

slayer202

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Is your email really @paypal.com? I didn't know that was possible? I don't want to send money into a black hole...
 

dank69

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I think slayer is just coming on to me. It'll cost more than $10 for me to surrender the holy temple of my body to him, though . . . $15 at a minimum! :awe:

Good job, nibble at that soft underbelly.
 

highland145

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I think slayer is just coming on to me. It'll cost more than $10 for me to surrender the holy temple of my body to him, though . . . $15 at a minimum! :awe:
Since when are you top shelf around here? That's Allisolm's place.

:p
 

slayer202

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perk.jpg
 

Perknose

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Sucker took the bait! You know, slayer, a real man would have sent me $50. :p :biggrin:
 

SP33Demon

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WTF is this thread. This is how it feels when I'm in a foreign country and don't speak the language.

Perk, I demand that you post something useful about the Phillies or Eagles that we can all understand.
 

highland145

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WTF is this thread. This is how it feels when I'm in a foreign country and don't speak the language.

Perk, I demand that you post something useful about the Phillies or Eagles that we can all understand.
Perk's running out of ass pennies. Slayer just made a $10 deposit but I think the tables may have been turned on him because he's now going by Shirley.
 

monkeydelmagico

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Sucker took the bait! You know, slayer, a real man would have sent me $50. :p :biggrin:

In the spirit of give a man a fish/teach a man to fish I humbly proffer the following priceless advice: great fun and shoppers advantage will whack your cc repeatedly. Crowdfund your next experiment in freebie leveraging cause nobody's gonna pull a slayer again.

There's a limit to how hard you can squeeze Abe before he begs for Booth's bullet
 

MongGrel

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Can't TD myself down here, they in the state and tax hammer comes down though have in a pinch.