36 cent coin money
Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.

An Absurd Anniversary Promotion From RebatesMe August 2022

My 50 cents worth, anyway...

In celebration of nine years in business, RebatesMe — which is an Internet web site that offers rebates and cash back through deals, discounts, and services in a partnership with greater than 4,500 stores worldwide — is offering its members an exclusive chance to win cash through Wednesday, August 17, 2022 by “spinning” its anniversary wheel…

An Absurd Anniversary Promotion From RebatesMe August 2022

Click on the image for an enlarged version. Source: RebatesMe.

…but one thing which is already wrong with this promotion is that it started on Friday August 12, 2022 — but I did not receive the e-mail message alerting me of this promotion until earlier this morning, Monday, August 15, 2022.

Strike one, as the umpires say in baseball.

Second, the most that one can win from a “spin” of the anniversary wheel is…

…get this…

…fifty cents.

Strike two…

…so I decided to give the wheel a “spin”. Various prizes spun around the wheel — from nothing to ten cents to 25 cents to that vaunted top prize of 50 cents…

…and when the wheel stopped “spinning”, I indeed won 50 cents!

Click on the image for an enlarged version. Source: RebatesMe.

However, I can only get that 50 cents — which is called a “purchase bonus” — if I spend a minimum of $20.00 on a qualifying purchase.

Strike three.

Final Boarding Call

Ironically — despite this promotion — I will likely be purchasing something through RebatesMe anyway; so I will actually earn that 50 cents…

…but a promotion is supposed to entice people to a product or service. Approximately two month ago, RebatesMe had a similar promotion in which “spinning” a wheel for five consecutive days earned bonus cash on each day with no purchase required. I scored a total of five dollars for a total of only a few minutes of my time over those five days. That was a nice promotion which I did not expect.

This promotion is a dud in terms of attracting new business — especially with the requirement of a purchase — for a maximum total of 50 cents, in my opinion.

I suppose this is the part of the article where I tell you that if you sign up for an account with RebatesMe through this link, both you and I will earn ten bonus dollars when you earn a minimum of $10.00 in cash back from RebatesMe within 365 days of signing up for an account…

…but even though RebatesMe is a viable way to earn cash back on purchases, I do not exactly expect you to rush into signing up for an account through me so that you can earn a whopping bonus of 50 cents — unless you ascribe to the dictum that 50 cents is better than nothing at all…

Photograph ©2022 by Brian Cohen.


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