• Report: #194095
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  • Submitted: Wed, May 31, 2006
  • Updated: Tue, September 05, 2006

  • Reported By:HOUSTON Texas
303 Bryant St 3rd Flr Mountain View, California U.S.A.

YOURGIFTCARDS.com - YFDIRECT.COM - NETBLUE.COM Ripoff dishonest internet marketing will not respond to emails will not answer phone calls will not deliver free-gift as promised Mountain View California

*Consumer Comment: Just be patient.

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AS others have reported , yourgiftcards.com ( aka, yfdirect.com, netblue.com , AnyFreeGift.com , EveryFreeGift.com ,MarketSurveyGroup.com .... etc ) is an internet ripoff and should be avoided by all consumers.

A) your email in-box will now be overwhelmed with SPAM.
B) They do not respond to emails,
C) They do not answer their customer service phone calls ( 801-316-0555 ) ( adds to your phone bill & frustration )
D) Consumer must EXACTLY FOLLOW there PROCEDURES to the letter.
E) If you do eventually get your FREE gift card, expect to wait at least 10-14 weeks or more. ( keep emailing, calling, pestering them to speed up process )

I normally don't get "caught" by these marketing tactics, but I was in a "frisky" mood last week. Because of www.yourgiftcards.com offer of FREE $50 Red Lobster gift card and their ad partner's CITICARD additional $50 offer, I decided to take a chance.

I do not expect to get anything from yourgiftcards.com, but I wanted to post a TOLL-FREE phone number ( 866-383-3733 ) for others to use to save on their phone cost. That number did get answered in about 15 minutes ( on their nickel ).

The lady was nice, and set-up my account password on phone (I never received original confirmation email from them ... or treated as SPAM?) .

After logging into yourgiftcards.com, my offer is shown as PENDING. Nice lady says their AD partner has 45+ days to confirm to them, at which point, my offer will be "APPROVED" .

Consumer must repeatedly check this status until "APPROVED", THEN click on "APPROVED" to create a "certificate" to be mailed to yourgiftcards.com ; gift card to be set out in 6-8 weeks after that ....

Is this worth the hassle ... probably not to most.

p.s. Funny thing is, the corporate parent ( netblue.com ) has a "Satisfactory" rating with the Better Business Bureau.

J m

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#1 Consumer Comment

Just be patient.

AUTHOR: Robin - (U.S.A.)

This is a promotion that actually does what they say. I signed up for Nexflix on 06/04/2006, waited for my certificate to be generated, printed it out and just received a $50 Visa card today (9/6/06).

So start to finish--about 3 months. But I was going to sign up for Netflix anyhow, so it was totally worth it. I'm kind of curious to know if you got your card by now.
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