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JerksCard

Scarsdale, NY

#3 Dec 24, 2008
Wow - Adam Fool, Looks like you worked there too. I got alot of money from unsuspecting business owners with "pipe dreams" that PerksCard would help. I mastered the sale, you probably remember me. I feel really bad that business owners that paid to be the "Exclusive (fill in the business type here)for(fill in # of employees here)of(fill in employee group here)to go to to buy (fill in products & services here)" THEY NEVER SEEN 1 NEW CUSTOMER! Shut up the salespeople quick - just ask if there is a guarantee that the employees will actually receive these "Perkscard" by their employer, and if they register, will they be required to give personal information. If you are an empoyee that gets a card, register it with a "Spam Catcher Email", just to see how your personal information would have been used.

“Dating Coach Women After 40 50”

Since: Apr 08

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#4 Dec 29, 2008
intern 7 wrote:
PerksCard is a huge scam! They train their people to manipulate business owners for money right over the phone. Mosty of the employees are brainwashed to think these sales tactics are ethical. If you are a business owner, read the fine print on the agreement that is faxed to you! PerksCard stays in business by finding all of the legal loopholes. The end result that they promise, employees using their custom PerksCard, rarely if ever happens. Sales people: apply someplace else, with a strong legitimate track record!!!!!
Definitely! look for a good track record as an ethical business, talk with other sales people in the field, who is good to work for, who is in your network, and who is bad to work for. Do your due diligence and then get out and interview well. When you get an interview, which is a lot harder to get these days with all the phone screening going on versus wanting to meet face-to-face, you'll want to be your best with your sales interviewing skills:
http://www.kevinhogan.com/body-language-inter...

Good luck in 2009!
Happy with Perks

New York, NY

#5 Jan 28, 2009
PERKS CARD delivers on what they promise.
they market you toward their Target Client, and put your information on their discount page.
of course this is like any advertising it is up to the customers to decide where they want to go. And the employees to use their cards.
i have seen my share of business from PerksCard.
Binky

Norwalk, CT

#6 Jan 28, 2009
I once interned as a towel and bucket boy in a Mexican brothel. I learned a lot.
Got sucked into perkscard

Phoenixville, PA

#7 Mar 19, 2009
Perkscard was very willing and helpful while they were trying to get us to sign up. However, once they processed our credit card (within the next 24 hours of our signing the contract), the customer service went downhill. We have tried to contact them several times and couldn't get a hold of anyone or have anyone call us back. The sales rep who was ever so accessible, even at 6 at night, before they landed the sale, was no longer as accessible after they got our money.
We signed up for different features such as a logo and printable coupon and did not receive what we were promised. We are now trying to get this straightened out with them.
We will definitely be filing complaints with consumer affairs. We feel very much taken advantage of as a merchant with our experience with this company so far.
Without a card/account (which means paying for the $995 base fee to become a merchant), there is no way to see anything on the perkscard website, not even anything about the company. www.perkscard.com
We felt that it was a gamble before with signing up as a merchant with perkscard, but went ahead with it anyway as a small business that is just starting out. I wish we would have known what we were getting ourselves into.
The way the company treats their paying merchants is just awful. We feel very taken advantage of.
Jeff

Granite Springs, NY

#8 Apr 4, 2009
I worked for Perks Card. It is a total scam. They tell the people over the telephone that the employees want a particular category(DJ,Restaurant etc). The employees don't want it. Most of the companies that do pay for it for a year do not renew because they are not getting any business.

DO NOT USE PERKS CARDS!!!!

If you have any other questions please feel free to ask away.
psyclepump

Downingtown, PA

#9 Jun 11, 2009
Happy with Perks wrote:
PERKS CARD delivers on what they promise.
they market you toward their Target Client, and put your information on their discount page.
of course this is like any advertising it is up to the customers to decide where they want to go. And the employees to use their cards.
i have seen my share of business from PerksCard.
OK. What business are you in and how did you track the business you received from PerksCard? After you signed up, did your exclusive status remain, or did they violate that part of the contract? Did you sign up for the base rate of 1000, or did you go all in for an ad on the card itself? Of the total #employees that were referred to you, what was the number that actually called or visited your website? Of those, what was your conversion ratio? Do you feel that it was a valuable enough medium to continue for a second year? Did you change the discount in the folowing year? Were the people that you got as customers the best of the group, or more like people looking for a discount?

The reason I ask is that I am considering this seriously, and I know that a thoughtful approach to this form of advertising might pay off, if done right. Please share your experiences.

PerksCard is definitely trying to sell ad space, and use some typical high pressure and questionable sales techniques. I see through that. But the result is what is important: does it work?

Please also email me at psyclepump@gmail.com

Thanks
Bill

Wantagh, NY

#10 Oct 8, 2009
I worked there as well. It is a total scam. Businesses quit after 1 year if they buy into it.
perks card works

United States

#11 Oct 8, 2009
Youre kidding right? Ive been on perks card for three years and i can tell you it is legit! although there is no garauntee but there is none with ANY advertising. why should there be? I spent $1500 to be on the program and have seen way more than i expected! i would watch what you say about any business as being a scam. its considered slander these days. i understand it didnt work for you but it has for me and for the refrences i was given. thanks perks card!
Jeff Setelius

Central Islip, NY

#12 Oct 11, 2009
THIS PERSON WORKS THERE. I USED TO WORK THERE AND I WATCHED THEM TYPE GOOD COMMENTS THROUGHOUT THIS INTERNET TO COVER THEIR ASSES> ITS A SCAM ITS A SCAM! SIGN THAT CONTRACT AND ITS OVER!
perks card works wrote:
Youre kidding right? Ive been on perks card for three years and i can tell you it is legit! although there is no garauntee but there is none with ANY advertising. why should there be? I spent $1500 to be on the program and have seen way more than i expected! i would watch what you say about any business as being a scam. its considered slander these days. i understand it didnt work for you but it has for me and for the refrences i was given. thanks perks card!
Bob Dow

West Islip, NY

#13 Oct 17, 2009
This does not work. The businesses do not see a lot of the customers it was promised.

I suggest you spend your money on something more affordable and something that can generate business for you.
SJT

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Oct 29, 2009
Jeff wrote:
I worked for Perks Card. It is a total scam. They tell the people over the telephone that the employees want a particular category(DJ,Restaurant etc). The employees don't want it. Most of the companies that do pay for it for a year do not renew because they are not getting any business.
DO NOT USE PERKS CARDS!!!!
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask away.
Hey Jeff! Whats up buddy? Miss you man! That place wasnt the same after you left. I wasnt there much longer myself. I heard PerksCard when to shit and that they were bought out by a larger company who then fired everyone one by one. Just dessert I guess.
spagirlsvp

Davenport, IA

#15 Feb 4, 2010
I have been participating with perks for two years now and I have seen alot of customers from the hospital we are working with. I offer a great discount and great service. I am on the hospitals webpage and I take advantage of the newsletters. My clients seem to really appreciate saving money on their spa services and they come back time and time again. They also bring friends! I am happy with my relationship with perks and I truly think it was a great investment!
IGotScammed

Somerville, MA

#16 Mar 10, 2010
spagirlsvp wrote:
I have been participating with perks for two years now and I have seen alot of customers from the hospital we are working with. I offer a great discount and great service. I am on the hospitals webpage and I take advantage of the newsletters. My clients seem to really appreciate saving money on their spa services and they come back time and time again. They also bring friends! I am happy with my relationship with perks and I truly think it was a great investment!
You sound like you work for them. I signed up for PerksCard this past year and they are clearly frauds.(and, truth is, I suspect that you are too). The thing is, it embarrasses the heck out of me that I let it happen. I have faith that they will be get caught one of these days SOON!

PerksCard is a very slimy operation; they provide a minimal product but clearly engage in a concerted misrepresentation and, if someone ever did take them to court, they would lose and be forced to pay major damages to, I'm guessing, thousands of customers.
sacammed

Stafford Springs, CT

#17 Apr 1, 2010
We have not had one call since signing up we checked with other companies and they have not had a call, the business they used to promote the program thru has not had good fallow thru from perks this has been a expensive learning mistake we should know beter.
same here

Bronx, NY

#18 May 26, 2010
its a scam... ive worked there...
Perks Scam - got us

Coatesville, PA

#19 Jun 15, 2010
sacammed wrote:
We have not had one call since signing up we checked with other companies and they have not had a call, the business they used to promote the program thru has not had good fallow thru from perks this has been a expensive learning mistake we should know beter.
We received zero business and the sales tactic was shady. We filed our complaint with the NY Better Business Bur and you should do the same if you feel their marketing tactics were misleading. They responded with some bogus contract statement saying their contract states that results are not guaranteed regardless of what is said. Why the need for that if you are selling the product without deception. They may have you sign a contract, but I don't know any court that holds up a contract that is created based on misrepresentation or a misleading party. I'm thinking of taking it as far as a class action. There seem to be many pissed off business owners that have been scammed. Click below and file your complaint. Don't let other business get scammed. Also make sure you respond to the remediators comments until you get a refund otherwise it will close the case automatically.

https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/GetStarted....
PEETY

Riverside, NJ

#21 Dec 3, 2010
Jeff Setelius wrote:
THIS PERSON WORKS THERE. I USED TO WORK THERE AND I WATCHED THEM TYPE GOOD COMMENTS THROUGHOUT THIS INTERNET TO COVER THEIR ASSES> ITS A SCAM ITS A SCAM! SIGN THAT CONTRACT AND ITS OVER!
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i LOVE HOW THIS GUY jEFF JUST KEEPS CHANGING HIS LOCATION BUT KEEPS WRITING THE SAME STUFF. MAYBE YOU DID WORK THERE GUY...MAYBE YOU WERE ONE OF THESE PEOPLE THAT NEGELCTED THE BUSINESS OWNERS ON HERE AND THATS WHY YOUR NOT THERE NO MORE. WE HAVE BEEN WITH pERKScARD GOING ON 3 YEARS AND HAVE DONE VERY WELL. aDVERTISING IS ALWAYS A CHANCE BUT IF YOU OFFER THE RIGHT DISCOUNT AND FOLLOW IT UP WITH GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE YOU WIL ALWAYS DO WELL. I'M SORRY TO SAY BUT MY COMPTITORS ARE ARE CHEATS AND LIARS THEMSELVES. THEY MARK UP PRICES AND SCAM ANYWAY THEY CAN. NOW THEY WANT TO CRY WOLF. THANKS TO THESE GUYS AND PERKSCARD I AM DOING BETTER THAN EVER!
Try me

Dover Plains, NY

#22 Apr 1, 2011
SJT wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Jeff! Whats up buddy? Miss you man! That place wasnt the same after you left. I wasnt there much longer myself. I heard PerksCard when to shit and that they were bought out by a larger company who then fired everyone one by one. Just dessert I guess.
>>>LOLOLOLOLOL...HAHA HAH... Hey SJT you moron!! You didn't leave the company because they were bought out by a larger company..you were fired because you sucked BALLS at your job. What's the matter..can't follow a guideline, have a stuttering problem, shity work ethic, banged in sick too many times, couldn't handle a sales job, maybe you just suck at life. You obviously wouldn't have been fired if you were successful at what you did. But you were, because you are a pure failure, a waste of life. You don't know a Jeff. There is no Jeff. You made it up cuz you have no personal life, can't get laid, and are a fu#*ing loser. What are you doing for work now SJT, pushing shopping carts at Stop N' Shop...lol...LOSER..Get a life bro..stop blaming others for your own failure. Listen everyone,this person is most likely a male in his mid to late 20's, has some sort of physical feature that he is embarassed by, definitely single, enjoys degrading others to make himself feel important, can't hold a steady job, has a problem when he is not the center of attention so will do anything to be in the spotlight, and most of all is in desperate need of some serious help. I understand SJT, it's OK to say that you suck at life, you know it, just admit it and move on. How does that sound, is that about right? Stop trying to ruin other peoples lives because yours is in shambles. I study people like you, I know who you are, what you are, it's my job. So why don't you respond and tell the truth. I am right on the money with you. I have you pegged. Just move on. P.S. are you done with that shopping cart???? LOLOLOLOL...Try me!!!
Steven

Bohemia, NY

#25 Nov 3, 2011
Wow, seems like somebody is bitter they didn't get the job.

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