Points are Pointless?

Eliza Eliza
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.
Mar 23, 2:11 pm
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BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
I'll probably sound real kiss assy by saying this, but a 15% "coupon", which is basically what it amounts to is not a bad deal. Especially when it's on top of any other sales/promotions. Consider this... Pretend you walk in to your favorite retail store, grab exactly what you want, walk up to the cash register and the cashier says "Hey take 15% off for being a loyal customer." It doesn't happen.
I love having the option to reduce my order by 15%.
Mar 23, 8:06 pm
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Eliza
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 ... More
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.
Mar 23, 10:10 pm
PadoruLover PadoruLover
I actually didn't know about that. Thanks for the heads up.
Mar 23, 11:36 pm
Lvstoplay Lvstoplay
Quote:
Originally posted by Eliza
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 ... More
I know how you feel. I have about $50 available, but it's gonna take me forever to spend it. I just graduated from college and my husband is still in school, so our money is limited. I wish I could use my points for at least 50% of my purchase.
Mar 27, 3:31 pm
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I am torn on the subject. I totally understand why they had to do it, but it does suck, haha. Especially when what I want is out of my price range.

However, I'm just glad that they didn't take it away from us completely and I'm sure they are working behind the scenes on newer ways to keep us happy.
Mar 27, 6:52 pm
MyDolceVita MyDolceVita
I'm actually with you on this. I wasn't aware and redeemed all of my points (only $23 worth, but still..) and it only covered a few bucks of a purchase I was GOING to make but decided not to after I felt like I was screwed out of my points that I actually worked pretty hard to earn.. Speaking of points, do we even get those anymore?? Anything I've done on this site recently hasn't earned me any points. I tried reading up on the forums but still am not finding a real answer.

-- Except JUST now when I replied to this post.. What the heck?
Apr 4, 11:41 pm
dv8 dv8
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Originally posted by MyDolceVita
I'm actually with you on this. I wasn't aware and redeemed all of my points (only $23 worth, but still..) and it only covered a few bucks of a purchase I was GOING to make but decided not to after I felt like I was screwed out of my points ... More
Go to your dashboard to see which activities still earn points.
Apr 7, 2:29 am
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by MyDolceVita
I'm actually with you on this. I wasn't aware and redeemed all of my points (only $23 worth, but still..) and it only covered a few bucks of a purchase I was GOING to make but decided not to after I felt like I was screwed out of my points ... More
We do, yes. There is still a limit on what we can get on the forums. I think it's still 1 point for up to 10 replies a day, though.
Apr 7, 2:53 pm
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