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post #1 of 89
Thread Starter 
I didn't see one, so figured I may as well start one, and I have a question right off the bat:

Although I'm positive I never signed up for it, I just now got some BMG membership stuff including a CD in the mail! I'm sure it was here that I read of this happening to someone else....how was it resolved?

There's no number in any of the membership info, and since I never signed up in the first place, I don't have any other info. I guess I could send it all back, but it's not fair to have to pay postage to return something I never ordered! : Is this ringing a bell for anyone? Heeelp.
post #2 of 89
Thread Starter 
Problem resolved....for anyone who runs across this, I found some numbers by Google:

BMG MUSIC 317-692-9200 or 317-542-6067

They said I'm now cancelled (they still claimed that I signed up for this via their website and for sure I did not) so just beware!
post #3 of 89
Well I made $77 my first month, doing freebies (I started halfway into the month too...). I'm so glad I found the threads here, or I never would have learned about this stuff.

Do most of you use several sites or just a couple? I have done a few offers at other sites but it seems like a lot to keep track of. Perhaps once I have been at it longer it will be easier to jump around...

Does anyone know of a site that lists offers & tells you how reliable they are? (As far as crediting, not overcharging, customer service, etc...) I've tried googling but perhaps I'm not wording it right.
post #4 of 89
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Originally Posted by MissLotus View Post
I didn't see one, so figured I may as well start one, and I have a question right off the bat:

Although I'm positive I never signed up for it, I just now got some BMG membership stuff including a CD in the mail! I'm sure it was here that I read of this happening to someone else....how was it resolved?

There's no number in any of the membership info, and since I never signed up in the first place, I don't have any other info. I guess I could send it all back, but it's not fair to have to pay postage to return something I never ordered! : Is this ringing a bell for anyone? Heeelp.
Same thing happened to me a few months ago. Keep diligent records since it looks like they like to bill you later even though they say you are cancelled. I have not had any problems since I cancelled, but I am keeping EVERYTHING they send me!

ETA: Mine was the DVD one, but I think they are all the same company....
post #5 of 89
I took last month off but I desperatly need to make $650 this month and i only have $50 on a simon card. Its going to be near impossible but you know those times when something can go wrong everything goes wrong? well its a costly going wrong week here and i am about to cry b/c i feel very beat up. anyone want to share what trials they did last month? i really feed off the energy!
post #6 of 89
I had the SAME problem, but with Columbia House DVD club - I asked them what email I had supposedly signed up under and she listed off one of the emails I use for freebies - so it's obvious that they are selling our information. UGH


I am about to open up a credit card with CitiBank I think! I really want to jump in to the trials now that I've been doing freebies for a few weeks!



I would love to hear about the good trials as well!
post #7 of 89
Happy June, everyone!

I made almost $250 last month, and that with a non-functioning paypal debit card (more on that later), so I'm rarin' to go this month. GPT is my "summer job" this year . It means DS and I get to have at least some lazy days during his summer break.

Amanda, I started with just one site (CD), in April. I only did a little in April, hit it hard at CD last month to get the over-$200 bonus, and now feel confident to dance between a couple of sites, shopping for the best returns. Part of it is that I've kind of played out CD for now, and am waiting for new offers to show up there.

For those of you using paypal debit, a word of caution. I was less than diligent, and some unanticipated, but legitimate, charges were attempted on my paypal debit. There were not enough funds to cover the charges (thankfully), but it caused paypal to suspend my card. It was my only source of $ for trials, and there were extenuating circumstances (I had withdrawn and deposited money) that made me think it was just a problem with the available balance. Once that money cleared, and I was still having trouble, I called paypal and got to the bottom of things. I wound up doing dozens of freebies just to have something coming in. I also learned to pay more attention to the GPT calendar I have in Outlook !

I have since given up on the paypal debit. I've applied for a Citi card and broke down and bought a Visa gift card for the short term.

dhinderliter, DS actually took a nap today so I got some good triallin' done. Did Video Professor (big payout!), psychiconeonone, a credit reporting service, Grant Mentor, and At Home Rewards. I also "bought" a referral on CD who has has been active! Yay!
post #8 of 89
Is having a visa gift card a 'bad' thing? Just cause it cost a bit or something else? I'm just starting off with this stuff,only freebies currently, but so want to get started doing trials.

About 40% of my offers are not being credited. At wild4cash I saw a note about firewall and spyware programs causing trouble. On my computer I can see I have these programs, on active status, but I don't know where to turn them off. Anyone knows? And anyone knows whether this is true ? I also have a pop-up blocker icon that each time I enter a new page, gets turned on. Will I be fine with turning it off every time I enter a new page, or will I need to somehow disable the auto mode?

Thanks.
post #9 of 89
Does anyone use RockHardCash? I finished all the freebies that I could about 3 weeks ago and I keep checking but there are no new offers. Anyone know how often new offers get posted there?
post #10 of 89
Do any of you do the loan applications? It seems they have decent payout, but I am very nervous about all of my personal information going out to a company I've never heard of before.

I made just over $20 last month trying GPT out. Once I actually get paid and feel confident that the money I supposedly earn is the money I do earn, I'll be going more at it in earnest. I only used one source and want to "use it up" before atempting others. I am just not organized enough to keep things straight doing multiple sites in addition to running my own business! LOL.

Providing things go smoothly with getting paid, I'd like to try to go for a few hundred this month to help with the publication costs of releasing a new book of mine!
post #11 of 89
btw, I signed up for a few trials and wanted to say it helped greatly to have my calendar on my cell phone programed to ring starting at about 9am until I dismissed the alarm on the days I needed to cancel a trial.

Big problem if the phone gets lost (I also wrote the dates down).... But very easy to be reminded through the day. It'll ring about every 15/30 minutes if I don't dismiss the alarm, reminding me and making me so sick of the alarm that I get things canceled early in the day. LOL.
post #12 of 89
Thread Starter 
If anything asks for my social security number, like loan applications, I don't do it. I just don't think it's worth the couple of bucks.
post #13 of 89
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Originally Posted by MissLotus View Post
If anything asks for my social security number, like loan applications, I don't do it. I just don't think it's worth the couple of bucks.
I totally agree!
post #14 of 89
Okay, I'm back doing these this month! I did really well for a while, earned a decent amount of money and a laptop, and then got burnt out. Now we've hit a bad patch financially and I'm trying to help out.

My question...I bought a My Simon card yesterday, and it still hasn't shown up! I'm anxious...how much longer? I am not ever using my real card again, I had one heck of a time with one company overcharging me and ended up having to work with Discover to dispute and block the payments.

I agree with the pp's...I don't give out my SS #. There is also a diet pill that requires you to use a check...I'm not giving out my bank acct info. no way.
post #15 of 89
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Originally Posted by rebeccalizzie View Post
There is also a diet pill that requires you to use a check...I'm not giving out my bank acct info. no way.
I think there is a set of offers run by Momentum Direct that all require you pay by check. You get all your information entered and then find out you have no CC option. I just quit at that point. I argree with rebeccalizzie, I'm not giving out my bank account info. It just seems shady to have to do that. With all the CC processing available today, why do the need to only accept checks....which you can't very well dispute if they take more than they said they would. Too risky!
post #16 of 89
I came across several of those ~check only~ offers yesterday, and quickly clicked away from them. Something shady about that.
post #17 of 89
Yup, shady is definitely the vibe I got.

Anyone do any trials more than once? I shouldn't have canceled Cosmetique...I love my makeup. I was thinking if they allowed another free trial, I'd do that again and then stick with it?
post #18 of 89
Just a friendly reminder that returns/cancellations are not to be discussed per the Forum Guidelines for GPT
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Do not discuss returns, how quickly to cancel memberships to avoid being charged, etc... THESE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED in order to maintain the integrity of Mothering and our community.
post #19 of 89
I have a question. Are email and zip submits just that? I mean, do they *usually* credit after you enter only your email or zip code?
post #20 of 89
What's a MySimon card?

I just started doing the GPT sites a week or so ago and have already made about $40 combined from 2 sites (Deal Barbie Pays and Treasure Trooper). I used to attempt to do Instant Profits last year, but I wasn't doing it right and didn't realize it until this month Hopefully I'll have better luck this time around with these 2 sites since I figured out how to not use a Proxy.
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