MyPoints Announces Site Redesign

July 16, 2005 · 3 comments

Yesterday, MyPoints sent out an email saying that THEY are planning a site redesign. Expanded categories, expanded survey pages, earn more points for your dollars (uh oh…does that mean pay more points for your prizes?), more detailed account activity, redesigned pages including one-click transaction inquiries to Member Services.
I don’t want to sound like Henny Penny here, but more often than not “site design” = “more points for the same prize.” If you’re carrying a large point balance there, it might be a good idea to go ahead and cash out just in case…especially in light of this news item from late May.

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Scotty July 17, 2005 at 11:11 pm

I would tend to agree — “redesign” is usually NOT the good news. Especially when you do the math in this case: It now takes a month for points earned from purchases (in most cases) to be posted to your account, where they remain “pending and unavailable for spending” for at least another month. Then, when we finally can redeem, we praise these people for “fast” redemption when we receive the GC in a week or 10 days? It’s still 9 or 10 weeks, no matter how you slice it.

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Lori July 18, 2005 at 1:04 pm

I agree. It’s like ‘new and improved’ products are usually pretty much the same, just less in the bottle for the same price.

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reilly100 July 18, 2005 at 1:58 pm

t w o w o r d s to fear NEW & IMPROVED

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