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I haven't been on the site in a while and haven't needed to make any purchases. Today I went to order a new bottle of my favorite lube and planned to use a gift card that I redeemed from my points back in April 2013. I still had $45 on the
I haven't been on the site in a while and haven't needed to make any purchases. Today I went to order a new bottle of my favorite lube and planned to use a gift card that I redeemed from my points back in April 2013. I still had $45 on the card. As I'm checking out, I see that points can only be used on 15% of an order! I realize that this is old news for most people, but really? The ability to use points to offset costs was the reason I joined EF in the first place. With points only accounting for 15% of orders now, I feel like I'll never end up using my gift cards. Totally disappointed. I might as well just use Amazon.
I understand your disappointment, but yeah, that's how it is now. Fortunately, we can still use the 15% and of course, the best deal is to use the 30% buyout option. That way you get 30% off the order, as long as you write reviews on the items. And you can still take 15% off that order in points. now that
is a deal, especially for items that normally can't be discounted like that, such as Fun Factory.
What happened was that too may people scammed the system and there was not enough oversight to curb the abuse. Unfortunately, all the people who did nothing wrong got caught up in the aftermath and lost out on a great system. Everyone wishes they made the redemption of the points for more than 15%, but it is
better than nothing.
Another thing you may not know is that the return policy has changed as well. You can only return defective or damaged items and you only have 30 days now to do it. The actions that gain you points have also changed, but you probably already noticed that.