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Complaint Review: stephanie fugate
stephanie fugate320 cherokee trail easley, South Carolina United States of America
stephanie fugate snorkel1959 i bought a $10 papa johns gc for $1 on saveology who called for right mailing address to send. then was offered 15 magazines for 4.95 one time chg & id get $100 dining $'s to get gc's to red lobster o easley, South Carolina
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we at saveology are running a special right now that is a great deal! u can cancel anytime within 10 days (he called the evening of 10/22/12 so i had until 10/31/12 to cancel the deal if i was not satisfied) so i had nothing to lose. ( in hindsight, i should have hung up after that )but i figured i would see what it was they were offering. they said for $4.95 i would get a $100 dining dollar gift that i could buy gc's to restaurants like red lobster and olive garden and red robin among many others. so i thought that that sounded like a pretty good deal. i asked if i had to pay any money at the restaurant or if it was only good at certain times or any other "catches" and he replied no - u can buy up to $100 worth of gc's for any eatery or store even (like walmart, target among others) so that if i would rather buy something else with the $100 i could! he told me that for instance i could get a $50 gc for red lobster and use it like cash even for the tip and tax and a $50 walmart card to buy whatever i wanted from there!! it sounded too good to be true but i did in fact get my papa john's $10 gc yesterday in the mail and called it and sure enough there was a $10 balance on it so hey, why not?
now that i have looked into this it is a total sham!! there r no restaurants or stores that i can purchase gc's to without having to pay money along with the gc!!! and no option for a store anywhere!! the best u can get is a red robin 2pk of $50 gc's but only $10 of the $100 dining dollars goes towards buying them! i had to pay $90 of my own money to get this deal!!! amazing! WOW!!
so i am attempting to cancel this as i also found out that i am being charged not only the $4.95 but am to receive a bunch of magazines i do not want!! and they only tell u in the small print that u will be charged a whopping $39.99 per month to get them!!! that was NEVER mentioned at all - no additional charges or anything and nothing about any magazines!!!
their phone # is disconnected now ( convenient huh?) so i will try and cancel thru email and will call saveology tomorrow to see if they can help but they are representing themselves (magazine co) as saveology so i am not holding out any hope of getting my $4.95 back!! but i am now replacing my credit card so they cant try and take out $39.99 next month!!! this is a real hassle to say the least!!!
i would appreciate any help you can give in regards to this and i am more than happy to talk to a lawyer or the state atty general if need be just to help others not get sucked into this. saveology has really ruined their good rep over this and i hope they get enough complaints about this that they will do something about it!!!
thanks and kindest regards!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/25/2012 06:54 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/stephanie-fugate/easley-South-Carolina-29640/stephanie-fugate-snorkel1959-i-bought-a-10-papa-johns-gc-for-1-on-saveology-who-called-f-960228. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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