Scratch-off rewards cash is not what ...

Scratch-off rewards cash is not what it appears

There are 25 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 24, 2009, titled Scratch-off rewards cash is not what it appears. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The report: One of our terrific readers from Fogelsville , Robert, opened his mailbox recently to find a small yellow postcard with a scratch-off promotion.

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Payback

Pottsville, PA

#1 Jul 24, 2009
Go to their little sales pitch, bt make sure you didn't shower for a fay or two and eat a bunch of garlic, make them earn their money
Mike

Brodheadsville, PA

#2 Jul 24, 2009
The world is full of C students.
Bethlehem

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Jul 24, 2009
We got one of those from a car dealer in Nazareth a few years ago saying we won 1,000.00. The catch they gave you a catalog to pick items from. The other catch you had to pay shipping and handling and the stuff was all tolled worth about 10.00.
Have a nice day

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Jul 24, 2009
I don't understand why these type of things are a story every week. Are there really this many people confused about this type of "advertising?" My 7 year old can read and understand those postcards.
Al from Allentown

Allentown, PA

#5 Jul 24, 2009
The secret to getting out of a timeshare presentation quickly so you can get your free stuff in as little time as possible:

Research the place beforehand, and search for resales.

With timeshares, resales are ALWAYS much cheaper than buying directly from the resort. Also, any "bonuses" like points, timeshare membership programs, etc. are associated with the unit, not with the sale, so when you buy a resale you get everything that the resort would have sold you, just for a lot less.

So, go to the presentation with a printout, or even just written notes, about the cheapest resales of that particular resort timeshare. When they get to the point where they try to sell you the thing, just ask them if they can beat the prices you found. They won't and can't. If they try to pull crap about needing lawyers or agents, just say your <insert family member of choice here> is one and they'd do it for free.

They'll let you go. They'll know you aren't gullible and won't buy.

So far, it's worked every single time. They don't bother trying to show you cheaper stuff (e.g. every-other-years, half units, etc.), they just stop with the first pitch and give you your freebies.

Oh, and if you actually want to buy a timeshare, buy in a desirable location like Maui or Vegas, and only buy one with low maintenance fees.
Steve

Council Bluffs, IA

#6 Jul 24, 2009
If Robert in Fogelsville would have stayed on the line a little longer he would have gotten a website claim his $500 prize. Next time don't hang up.

Wait, is this the same Robert from Fogelsville that complains to the paper every week about something?
I sat through the trial

Pottsville, PA

#7 Jul 24, 2009
Steve wrote:
If Robert in Fogelsville would have stayed on the line a little longer he would have gotten a website claim his $500 prize. Next time don't hang up.
Wait, is this the same Robert from Fogelsville that complains to the paper every week about something?
It has to be, since TMC only has about a dozen subscribers, How many do you think would be named Robert?

Don't fly united

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I sat through the trial

Pottsville, PA

#8 Jul 24, 2009
Search on Utube for United breaks guitars
Just Wondering

Zionhill, PA

#9 Jul 25, 2009
The only thing today that is free is the "AIR" you inhale, and then if you inhale bad air it will cost you doctor
bills LOL
Pothead Bob

Pottsville, PA

#10 Jul 25, 2009
Just Wondering wrote:
The only thing today that is free is the "AIR" you inhale, and then if you inhale bad air it will cost you doctor
bills LOL
Actually the only thing free is second hand smoke, and if you go to the right places, it will be pot smoke and you'll get a free buzz
Joe

Girardville, PA

#11 Jul 30, 2009
I called the number and got my cash rewards card "just for calling." The card is for a website that guarantee's the lowest price all just about anything and everything you could ever buy at any store. On top of the lowest guaranteed price the site actually gives you an additional cash rewards discount which is quite substantial. The cash rewards discount comes off of your $500 cash rewards balance. I have already saved hundreds of dollars on items I would have bought at the store anyway. I found the article by Mr. darragh misleading and offensive. Does Mr. Darragh understand that he may be hurting another AMERICAN business in an economy that is already volatile. But then again he works for the media so he has probably already sold his soul to the devil and bought it back and resold it at least a hundred times. Mr. Darragh should actually properly research something before putting it in the newspaper, but I guess that would invovle an ounce of integrity which he obviously doesn't have.
You are wrong

Pottsville, PA

#12 Jul 30, 2009
Joe the local idiot wrote:
I called the number and got my cash rewards card "just for calling." The card is for a website that guarantee's the lowest price all just about anything and everything you could ever buy at any store. On top of the lowest guaranteed price the site actually gives you an additional cash rewards discount which is quite substantial. The cash rewards discount comes off of your $500 cash rewards balance. I have already saved hundreds of dollars on items I would have bought at the store anyway. I found the article by Mr. darragh misleading and offensive. Does Mr. Darragh understand that he may be hurting another AMERICAN business in an economy that is already volatile. But then again he works for the media so he has probably already sold his soul to the devil and bought it back and resold it at least a hundred times. Mr. Darragh should actually properly research something before putting it in the newspaper, but I guess that would invovle an ounce of integrity which he obviously doesn't have.
Another sucker falls for the old trap
THE CHILI DOG

United States

#13 Jul 31, 2009
I GOT THE SAME CARD, I WENT TO TAKE THE TOUR, IT WAS NICE, I GOT ALL OF MY REWARDS, I WAS TOLD ON THE PHONE. THE VACATION I ALREADY HAVE BOOKED, THE DINNER CARD WAS GREAT I ALREADY USED IT,THE SHOPPING SPREE I ALREADY USED & GOT MY STUFF FAST!!!!!!!! THE 500 CASH REWARDS SAVED ME A TON OF MONEY,THE SHIPPING ON THAT WAS FAST TO,I WOULD GO BACK TO SPLIT ROCK OVER OVER AGAIN,, THE 15$ THE GIVE FOR LUNCH THE PIZZA WAS AMAZING, IF YOU GET THIS CARD IN THE MAIL I WOULD CALL AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL IT HAS TO OFFER!!!!!!!!!!
You are so right NOT

Moosic, PA

#14 Jul 31, 2009
A loser from Lehighton wrote:
I GOT THE SAME CARD, I WENT TO TAKE THE TOUR, IT WAS NICE, I GOT ALL OF MY REWARDS, I WAS TOLD ON THE PHONE. THE VACATION I ALREADY HAVE BOOKED, THE DINNER CARD WAS GREAT I ALREADY USED IT,THE SHOPPING SPREE I ALREADY USED & GOT MY STUFF FAST!!!!!!!! THE 500 CASH REWARDS SAVED ME A TON OF MONEY,THE SHIPPING ON THAT WAS FAST TO,I WOULD GO BACK TO SPLIT ROCK OVER OVER AGAIN,, THE 15$ THE GIVE FOR LUNCH THE PIZZA WAS AMAZING, IF YOU GET THIS CARD IN THE MAIL I WOULD CALL AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL IT HAS TO OFFER!!!!!!!!!!
This coming from a total moron, who types in all caps. Doesn't leave much to credibilty
ex-rave chick

Girardville, PA

#15 Aug 1, 2009
I have personally toured Split Rock many times. Each and every one of those times I've received the items they promised. I've always had a good experience there. Honestly the food gift cards are always the best award, but i've never had a problem using any of the awards including the cash rewards. You may have to spend some money, but you save much more than you spend. It's ridiculous that people can be so petty about things like this. You get things JUST FOR YOUR TIME!!! What do you people not understand? And whoever "you are so right NOT" is, who the hell are you to comment on someone's credibilty? That statement alone takes away your credibilty.
Reality

Moosic, PA

#16 Aug 1, 2009
ex-rave chick wrote:
I have personally toured Split Rock many times. Each and every one of those times I've received the items they promised. I've always had a good experience there. Honestly the food gift cards are always the best award, but i've never had a problem using any of the awards including the cash rewards. You may have to spend some money, but you save much more than you spend. It's ridiculous that people can be so petty about things like this. You get things JUST FOR YOUR TIME!!! What do you people not understand? And whoever "you are so right NOT" is, who the hell are you to comment on someone's credibilty? That statement alone takes away your credibilty.
Anybody that has the time to waste to take one of these tours and is happy with the few trinkets they give you in return, must either be a welfare leach or some unemployed bum, that has all the time in the world to waste. So that person would have no credibility of their own, much less enough to tell somebody else, that they have none. What kind of make up do you use to cover up that big "L" in the middle of your forehead, or do you wear it proudly?
THE CHILI DOG

United States

#17 Aug 2, 2009
FIRST OF ALL YOU ARE JUST PISSED OFF BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T GET A CARD IN THE MAIL, OR CALLED ON THE PHONE TO GO AND TAKE A TOUR OF SPLIT ROCK, TO GET THE REWARDS THEY ARE GIVING AWAY. YOU CANT SAY YOU WOULD NOT GO, YOU KNOW YOU WOULD BE THE FIRST IN LINE EVERYBODY WANTS SOMETHING THING FOR NOTHING!!!!!!!!!
You are so right NOT

Mountain Top, PA

#18 Aug 2, 2009
A loser from lehighton wrote:
FIRST OF ALL YOU ARE JUST PISSED OFF BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T GET A CARD IN THE MAIL, OR CALLED ON THE PHONE TO GO AND TAKE A TOUR OF SPLIT ROCK, TO GET THE REWARDS THEY ARE GIVING AWAY. YOU CANT SAY YOU WOULD NOT GO, YOU KNOW YOU WOULD BE THE FIRST IN LINE EVERYBODY WANTS SOMETHING THING FOR NOTHING!!!!!!!!!
This coming from a total moron, who types in all caps. Doesn't leave much to credibilty
bree

Girardville, PA

#19 Aug 3, 2009
If Mr. Reality had a brain at all, he'd realize you have to make a certain income to even be qualified to do this. Also if you want to speak of someone else's credibility, you might want to check your own grammer first!
Reality

Mountain Top, PA

#20 Aug 3, 2009
bree wrote:
If Mr. Reality had a brain at all, he'd realize you have to make a certain income to even be qualified to do this. Also if you want to speak of someone else's credibility, you might want to check your own grammer first!
How much income is that? Since my father who has been dead for about 20 years still get the cards in the mail

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