Week In Review: 8/17/15 - 8/23/15
Welcome to our Week In Review here at Createyou86. Our solution to weekly journaling.
1.)This week i finally received my New York Yankees hand painted Chuck Taylors from an Etsy seller via the New York Yankees Rewards App.
I am not affiliated with Louder Rewards in any way, and i have to say that for the amount of work that you have to do to win a prize (I am working on a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card) it really is not worth the effort. You would be better off entering a giveaway than using this app. I had the app for only three days before winning these shoes. The aftermath is why i will keep working towards my Amazon gift card, but would not recommend this app to anyone. In order to receive this reward i was contacted by one of the apps representatives. You are required to fill out a form with all kinds of personal information. If addition to that you need to personally sign the paper. You cannot use a script font you have to physically sign the release for the prize which i did via my phones editing app. I sent this back to the representative, and i was told that the shoes were hand painted by a seller on Etsy, and that they would contact the seller by the end of the week, and that the shoes would go out to me the following week. This was on Tuesday June 30, 2015. I had what i feel were way too many set backs "from the vendor", and the representative would take at some points weeks between updating me with information. At one point the vendor sent out the shoes, and sent them to a completely different address all the way across the country when i only live a few hours from where the vendor sends from. This made me disappointed most of all because i was required to do all of the additional work of making sure the paper with my address was hand signed. I finally received the shoes which at the most should have taken a week maybe two on Wednesday August 19, 2015. The only compensation that i received for the almost 2 month comedy of errors is that the representative offered to add 5,000 points to my rewards account (i still have no way of knowing if this was actually done). In the end this really isn't compensation because those are the least amount of points that you can get per day, and when you need 500,000 points to get your gift card 5,000 points is insignificant.
The only plus is that they do giveaways every ten hours or so, and you can enter every day. There are all kinds of rewards from purses, to clothing, to shoes, to bedding. I would not recommend the app to anyone, but i am too far invested to getting my reward to just delete the app. However, once i get it i will be deleting it!
2.) On a lighter note Our August Blog Series Secrets of the Organized Planner & Blogger has been posted, and this coming week is the last week. We will have a new series for September so stay tuned for more information about that. If you are new to this series you can check out the first post here.
3.) On a personal note Createyou86 is very excited to announce that we are MOVING!!! On November 1, 2015 we will be making the cross country trek to Pennsylvania. There will be plenty of posts about our trip.
Did you accomplish everything that you planned this week? Let us know in the comments below!
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