Freeride Not Paying All HotJobs Points

November 12, 2004 · 0 comments

This morning someone posted on a forum that they’d emailed Freeride inquiring why so many of their points were pending, and this is the response Freeride sent:
“Thank you for your e-mail. Upon reviewing your account, I see that many of your tokens are from our HotJobs promotion. The HotJobs link promotion was a limited time offer, subject to change without notice. HotJobs decided that they wanted to tone down the promotion, and, as much as we wanted to keep it up, we were forced to drop it down to its current reward limit. This means that some or many of your tokens are no longer valid and may be pending indefinitely. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
I’ve been hearing rumors for weeks that Freeride has been violating their affiliate agreement in offering so many points for HotJobs. Maybe there’s something to the rumors. If HotJobs just wanted to “tone down” the promotion, why wouldn’t they pay for the points earned up to that point? The only explanation is that they didn’t approve them.
If (and that’s a big *IF* — I don’t know this to be a fact) Freeride was breaking the rules, it says something about their integrity.
As a general rule, it’s not a good idea to focus all your efforts on any one rewards program — we know from experience that they come and go — but I urge you to use special caution to not put all your eggs in Freeride’s basket.

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