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Sunday, 19 November 2006

Anyone want $5?

I redeemed some of my MyPoints points for a $10 Webcertificates.com "giftcard" - they've emailed me the ID code and once its activated it will work like a debit card for making $10 worth of online purchases...

Only problem is that the webcertificates.com website only allows US residents to activate their giftcards (the server checks the IP address being used to connect to their activation page, and I can't get round this, even using an anonymous proxy server). So, I can send the $10 gift card details to anyone in the US who'd like to activate and use it, if you'll deposit half the value ($5) into my Paypal account (once you've got your $10 benefit).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

for someone with net wealth of around $1 million isn't this a bit cheap...??

nice blog though.

enoughwealth@yahoo.com said...

Yes it's a bit silly - I normally wouldn't fuss TOO much about getting the $5, but I accumulated the points for the $10 gift card by doing around 2,700 silly MyPoints email clickthrus over the past year - which probably wasted about 3.5 hours of my time all up, so I'd like to get something out of all that wasted effort ;(

Then again, five dollars is five dollars. I carefully avoid paying a few dollars in bank fees or CC interest, so throwing away $5 goes against the grain...

ps. The PC term for us tight-wads is "frugal", not cheap ;)