I was reading in the Forum Level 2 this morning that the terms changed on Amex Gift Cards. We have a rule where we don’t talk about what goes on there, kinda like fight club, but I see no upside in holding back this news, other than if I were malicious and wanted people to be burned.
The terms changed to state that denoms of $200 are the maximum for cashback at TopCashBack. I’m pretty sure that many of you who buy these cards may have missed that, and placed an order like clockwork this morning. If you did, and you bought the $2000 cards you will be ineligible for cashback. What to do?
Option 1 Cancel the order
It seems that you need to wait for them to arrive in order to cancel:
— Robert Dwyer (@RobertDwyer) August 20, 2015
Option 2 Eat the loss, liquidate, move on.
It sounds daft to some no doubt, but if I had screwed up like this I wouldn’t cancel, I’d move on full speed ahead. I’ve never cancelled, but you can imagine a hoard of people will do this fretting over a few bucks. This might increase refund times, and overload the dept, maybe even have them lose your application to cancel. I’d let those guys wait in line while I moved to the next thing.
Do you really want to be waiting on multiples of $2000 to be returned to your card, in order to be refunded multiples of less than $10? You know what I think about $10…