I am not reporting a Rip Off just yet, however, I am going to document my experience with this offer so it can benefit others. Being that SO MANY customers have had problems with this company, I thought this "experience log" would be useful. In the end, however, we'll see if this was indeed a rip off (in my case)...I intend to keep y'all updated as to my progress.
Last night, clicked on a banner to recieve a free 40 GB iPod. The banner was hosted on a somewhat credible website (my local Science Museum - OMSI - in Portland Oregon) so I figured I would give it a shot.
I completed the surveys and enrolled in all kinds of offers etc, thinking THIS was what I needed to fulfill my agreement...but to my regret, wasn't. But what the hay!...I'll just have to filter my spam box and screen some calls for a while (UGG!!!) So I finally get to the THREE STEPS where you must enroll in 2 offers from each step/page...
What I found annoying was the lack of options...and not only that, but some were duplicated on other pages/steps. So in all, I invest about $130: I bought my mom some flowers from 1800Flowers.com, enrolled in some credit cards, ordered a health suppliment, ordered a libido enhancer (tho, don't need it) and enrolled in BMG (14 CD's for the price of one).
Right after I finished, I expected to be able to sign in to some web page and see my current status. I found the sign in page, but when trying to sign in, I got the "user not found" message. So naturally, the pessimist I am, I get pissed off and send them a hate email from their Contact Us form asking "What up?!!" - oops. Not 3 minutes after my email, I go online and try again. This time, I was able to sign in! (?!!)
I am somewhat relieved to see a nicely formatted status screen, and BMG has already updated my status as complete! (wow!).
Well, this is about where I am now (8 hours from completing the survey). Not to mention, I have already recieved 3 phone calls from telemarketers, and about 14 spams in my email box.
I'll keep ya posted.