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9 minutes ago, jbethel11 said:

Oh...I read somewhere on CC that someone got a daily promo code. Maybe I am wrong? 

 

I think you get 75 points for logging in every day. That's probably what luv2trvlnow was referring to above.

 

I used to get a couple codes a week, then they dropped to 1-2 a month. I was getting a couple paper newsletter in the mail every month, so I called to have them cancelled. The lady who did it cancelled the paper mailings, but she also unsubscribed me from all of the email newsletters. I went back in and subscribed again, but from that point on, the number of promo codes I got significantly dropped.

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29 minutes ago, jbethel11 said:

Oh...I read somewhere on CC that someone got a daily promo code. Maybe I am wrong? 

Yes, you're mistaken.  The promo codes come to me maybe once a week or so.  I got the official email about an hour ago and searched CC to find this thread.  I have about 55,000 points that will  probably be worthless unless I find something to burn them on.  Already have enough cards purchased to pay off our Mardi Gras cruise including grats and Cheers.

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2 hours ago, Organized Chaos said:

 

You get a promo code every day? I'm lucky to get one or two a month. I sorted through 6-8 of their emails earlier, all of them dated yesterday and today, and not a single one had a promo code.

 

2 hours ago, jbethel11 said:

Oh...I read somewhere on CC that someone got a daily promo code. Maybe I am wrong? 

 

I don't get a daily AARP e-mail with embedded reward code, but I do get several each and every week (without exception) and occasionally two within the same day.  Since there is a limitation on how many points can be utilized daily toward Sweepstakes entries, I'm certain to lose/forfeit the majority of my current rewards points. (It is what it is . . . Take 1)

 

I spoke this week with a corporate alliance peep at AARP about the new/replacement program, and it is definitely going to disappoint some here. (It is what it is . . . Take 2)

 

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1 minute ago, DGP1111 said:

I don't get a daily AARP e-mail with embedded reward code, but I do get several each and every week (without exception) and occasionally two within the same day.  Since there is a limitation on how many points can be utilized daily toward Sweepstakes entries, I'm certain to lose/forfeit the majority of my current rewards points. (It is what it is . . . Take 1)

Lucky

 

1 minute ago, DGP1111 said:

I spoke this week with a corporate alliance peep at AARP about the new/replacement program, and it is definitely going to disappoint some here. (It is what it is . . . Take 2)

I take that as a "No Carnival Gift Cards".

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I need some advice. I'm going to get a total of $800 in gift cards.

 

Since I can't be certain anyone will be home to sign for UPS, should I buy $400 at a time?

 

Thanks!

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3 minutes ago, Susan in Maine said:

I need some advice. I'm going to get a total of $800 in gift cards.

 

Since I can't be certain anyone will be home to sign for UPS, should I buy $400 at a time?

 

Thanks!

This might be best for you as you have to sign for the $500 gift cards.

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2 minutes ago, PrincessPatti said:

This might be best for you as you have to sign for the $500 gift cards.

 

That's what I was thinking. Thanks!

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12 minutes ago, Susan in Maine said:

I need some advice. I'm going to get a total of $800 in gift cards.

 

Since I can't be certain anyone will be home to sign for UPS, should I buy $400 at a time?

 

Thanks!

As others have mentioned earlier, you can always sign up for the free UPS service which allows you to change your delivery address to the local UPS Store. 

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3 hours ago, DGP1111 said:

I spoke this week with a corporate alliance peep at AARP about the new/replacement program, and it is definitely going to disappoint some here. (It is what it is . . . Take 2)

 

It says they'll still have the quizzes. And the rewards catalog items will be similar to what they offer now, plus more. I know, "similar" doesn't mean the same, but I think they'll still have Carnival cards. And if not, I've got Allstate as a backup.

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2 hours ago, Susan in Maine said:

I need some advice. I'm going to get a total of $800 in gift cards.

 

Since I can't be certain anyone will be home to sign for UPS, should I buy $400 at a time?

 

Thanks!

 

I second jbethel's suggestion. Have them routed to a UPS Store near you and you can pick them up (and sign) there. We don't have an actual UPS Store around here, but we do have a small shipping store (I forget the name) that is a certified UPS location.

 

Some people have been having problems with shipping & delivery through USPS (orders under $500). A few instances of people on here waiting weeks with no cards in sight. One person waited a month and I think they gave up and cancelled the order. Some of them calling AARP multiple times and getting clueless customer service reps. Being told to wait another 5 days, and after that time passes, told to wait some more. This isn't happening to everyone, but something's going on. On the other hand, people who get their cards delivered via UPS haven't seemed to have any problems.

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2 minutes ago, Organized Chaos said:

 

I second jbethel's suggestion. Have them routed to a UPS Store near you and you can pick them up (and sign) there. We don't have an actual UPS Store around here, but we do have a small shipping store (I forget the name) that is a certified UPS location.

 

Some people have been having problems with shipping & delivery through USPS (orders under $500). A few instances of people on here waiting weeks with no cards in sight. One person waited a month and I think they gave up and cancelled the order. Some of them calling AARP multiple times and getting clueless customer service reps. Being told to wait another 5 days, and after that time passes, told to wait some more. This isn't happening to everyone, but something's going on. On the other hand, people who get their cards delivered via UPS haven't seemed to have any problems.

Yes. What's paradoxical and quite ironic was one time, I saw a FedEx truck at a UPS store. It turns out FedEx and UPS do some cooperating...

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8 minutes ago, jbethel11 said:

Yes. What's paradoxical and quite ironic was one time, I saw a FedEx truck at a UPS store. It turns out FedEx and UPS do some cooperating...

 

Mess around like that and they're liable to disrupt the space time continuum.

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I hadn't planned on buying any cards for a while since I just had to replace my suddenly-dead laptop.  But I just bought 3 $100 cards.  We don't have the greatest USPS delivery where I live but, so far, all my cards have arrived fairly promptly in the past.

 

But I still have 10,000+ points that I'll probably end up losing.  Oh well.  At least I can get GCs from my AMEX card.  Just redeemed 25,000 points for a $250 card for free.  Beats 10% off!

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They said they’ll add “hundreds” of new items to the rewards catalog to make sure people have a lot to choose from before the current program ends. So for those who have a lot of points, but don’t necessarily need Carnival cards right now, maybe you can find something else to use them on.

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5 minutes ago, Organized Chaos said:

They said they’ll add “hundreds” of new items to the rewards catalog to make sure people have a lot to choose from before the current program ends. So for those who have a lot of points, but don’t necessarily need Carnival cards right now, maybe you can find something else to use them on.

But typically when stores "add" items, they always end up "taking" items too. However, I am confident that there will be some light at the end of this dark transitory tunnel.

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Do the gift cards have expiration date?   My next Carnival cruise is in 2021. Not sure if I want to buy pay $900 now to get $100. 

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4 minutes ago, molole said:

Do the gift cards have expiration date?   My next Carnival cruise is in 2021. Not sure if I want to buy pay $900 now to get $100. 

The gift cards themselves don't have an expiration date, however there is no guarantee that AARP will continue vending the gift cards. It is better to buy them now, and save them for whenever you want to redeem them.

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12 hours ago, Organized Chaos said:

 

I second jbethel's suggestion. Have them routed to a UPS Store near you and you can pick them up (and sign) there. We don't have an actual UPS Store around here, but we do have a small shipping store (I forget the name) that is a certified UPS location.

 

Some people have been having problems with shipping & delivery through USPS (orders under $500). A few instances of people on here waiting weeks with no cards in sight. One person waited a month and I think they gave up and cancelled the order. Some of them calling AARP multiple times and getting clueless customer service reps. Being told to wait another 5 days, and after that time passes, told to wait some more. This isn't happening to everyone, but something's going on. On the other hand, people who get their cards delivered via UPS haven't seemed to have any problems.

 

Thanks for everyone's advice.

I run a convenience store and it's really hard for me to get out during normal business hours. However, UPS stops here regularaly and we are a 24 hour store, so I think I'll just have them sent to the store. (We're a tiny store - my employees won't be able to steal them!)

 

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Since they made the official announcement, has anyone been able to buy a Carnival gift card?  I can't get the site to work with various browsers and computers.  I want to use my points up since they won't carry over. 
From the email I received:
Points won't carry over to AARP Rewards, and any unused Rewards for Good points will be lost. 

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8 minutes ago, ugagal07 said:

Since they made the official announcement, has anyone been able to buy a Carnival gift card?  I can't get the site to work with various browsers and computers.  I want to use my points up since they won't carry over. 
From the email I received:
Points won't carry over to AARP Rewards, and any unused Rewards for Good points will be lost. 

I know someone who cant get it to work and calling was no help.

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