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Gift cards sell out too fast 馃敟#58

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I have attempted to buy several gift cards exactly on the minute they are released. I have timed each attempt and the cards are always sold out in under a second. This means that the majority of members are giving their data to you for absolutely nothing in return. There has to be a point when we ask you, what do we get out of this? Where is our end of the bargain?

9 months ago
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J

To add to Jack鈥檚 post - clearly there are some clever people scripting this to add and checkout in under a second. Please add a CAPCHA to the checkout to stop this.

9 months ago
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J

James is spot on. I was hesitant to say there might be some kind of bot or script involved, but it sounds very likely. An extra layer of security is desperately needed.

9 months ago
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J

Actually its quite an easy thing to automate as well which is why you desparately need the CAPCHA.

9 months ago
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B

I agree please add this. It鈥檚 basically impossible to get the gift cards. The whole point is earning from our data, so why is there only a limited number of people who can earn?

8 months ago
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S

I have come on here for exactly the same reason! Getting hold of gift cards is impossible they need a better system ! Im surprised more people havent complained. I hardly use the browser anymore when it became apparent that you dont get rewarded its just unredeemable points you 鈥榚arn鈥!

8 months ago
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7 months ago
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@Will is there any update on this thread? I鈥檝e amassed 700+ points while having previously managed to redeem. Furthermore, I鈥檓 pretty sure since Gener8 has launched that gift cards have actually gotten smaller in value, not larger. 拢5 cards are now at 拢3 and we鈥檙e still limited to 1 a week.

6 months ago
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The very first gift card I tried for I got. Since then nothing and I鈥檝e tried a lot. All a bit crap. At least Google don鈥檛 claim to 鈥榬eward鈥 me for my data.

5 months ago
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J

鈥淲e pay you for your data鈥 鈥. Is it too good to be true? With Gener8 this certainly appears to be!! I have a very healthy balance of points because it is IMPOSSIBLE to redeem them for anything worthwhile. The gift cards are like gold dust. I鈥檝e won the lottery more times than successfully claiming a gift card. All the other rewards are pay for a discount of an item I never even wanted and I still have to spend my own money too! It鈥檚 absolutely pointless. Great dragons den pitch but you鈥檝e sold a scam. At least with Google you just know they sell your data and don鈥檛 promise you any rewards for it that you can鈥檛 access anyway!!

4 months ago
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R

3800 points. Not sure what I am getting from it now. Ten failures in a row on gift cards. System seems to be setup to favour those with fast reactions ie the young.

3 months ago
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M

I came on to check I wasnt the only one, I sat and watched the timer count down & clicked straight away to buy to be told they were all gone? I thought this was genuine but now think im gifting my data to Gener8 and getting nothing in return? Has any one had any reply yet?

16 days ago
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The reply Margaret has been: to devalue points, to provide higher value cards for many more points than it would at 1p to 1 point and also: to tell us eventually this will change, but for now to eat it

Naturally, I鈥檝e uninstalled Gener8 and am in the process of using up my remaining points on Uber gift cards.

16 days ago
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Their response has also been to transfer any questions around it into this thread so less people will see that they value our data by giving us points but don鈥檛 value us by giving us an opportunity to redeem them.

I鈥檝e been using Microsoft Edge instead as you can at least redeem those points!

16 days ago
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When it came to buying time, I wasn鈥檛 even able to view the gift card I was hoping to get! Amazon had completely disappeared from the list鈥 I looked on 15mins prior and it was gone 馃拋馃徏鈥嶁檧锔

6 days ago