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Gift cards sell out too fast 馃敟#58

J

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?

a year 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.

a year 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.

a year ago
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J

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

a year 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?

a year 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!

a year ago
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a year 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.

5 months ago
S

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!

5 months ago
T

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

5 months ago
M

18 months since my last sucessful gift card reward, unfortunately it seems gener8 has become the very thing they orignally set out to beat.. the greedy ad companies

4 months ago
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N

When i started using gener8 i was quite sucessful in getting gift cards, however after a couple of months its since become virtually impossible to get them. I think since the start of the year i try every week and have only been sucessful a xouple of times. Given Amazon and other companies wouldnt limit the number of gift cards they sell, why dont they buy more. It really is pointless when you see 10 available in 6days.
The whole point was that rhis site would give back some of the earnings to users. Well that simply doesnt happen. Most of the offers are simply available as introductory offers elsewhere anyway, and for things that arent wanted anyway.
Its become pointless even trying

3 months ago
R

They may need to monitor failures on gift card tries for each account.Maybe multiple failures should prompt automatic access to mystery box or something similar. At the moment it is becoming pointless for many. Shame because in principle Gener8 is a good idea.

3 months ago
R

I agree with almost all comments on this issue. I鈥檝e had literally one gift card and I鈥檝e been using this for around 2 years always have enough points but can鈥檛 spend them. I truly believe this has become another cash grab with no consumer care should鈥檝e just sold out when he could have lol

3 months ago
C

Can I PLEASE suggest to Gener8 to run the gift cards in another way鈥 Why is it 鈥榝irst come first serve鈥 when it鈥檚 actually quite easy for people to snipe using scripts to get them first?

I think a better way would be for users to choose which gift cards they want once, and run a lottery each time. If someone wins a certain gift card, their points are deducted and they have a 1 week cool down so they can鈥檛 win that gift card again for a week. That gives everyone a MUCH higher chance of actually being able to use their points and it鈥檚 also much more fair.

Can Gener8 really look at the analytics and truthfully say that gift cards are being claimed fairly?

2 months ago
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