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August 7, 2002 · 27 comments

Program Closed Nov 2003

Date Launched: 1999
Reward Per Dollar Spent: Varies
Minimum to Redeem: 20,000 pts
Prizes Offered: Amazon GCs, cash (thru MoneyZap), Webcerts
Full Prize List: http://www.blink.com/Dispatch?page=BlinkRewards&args=2&arg0=show&arg1=redeem
Earn Points For: Shopping, signups, website visits, referrals
Participating Merchants List: http://www.blink.com/go?page=BRCategory&category=3

Limit One Account Per: Individual 13 years or older. Note: Fast Clicks are limited to one per day per computer.

Dollar Value of a Point: $0.000125 for Amazon GC, $0.000114 for MoneyZap (cash), or $0.000111 for WCs
Daily “Free” Points: Around 260 (varies)
Value of those Free Points: About 3 cents per day

Common Rewards for Shopping and their % Equivalents: 75 Points Per Dollar = about 0.83%
100 Points Per Dollar = about 1.11%
150 Points Per Dollar = about 1.67%
200 Points Per Dollar = about 2.22%

Notes: See above regarding Fast Clicks limitations.

Related Articles: Blink Closes, Blink’s Site Visit Redemption Gone

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mark September 29, 2002 at 5:44 pm

very nice site. i have earned a few rewards from them.

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Lou November 22, 2002 at 4:38 pm

Its very slow going on Blink, but you do get the reward!. The biggest click is for 120 points and the rest is only 5 each except when the 20′s are up and I rarely get in on those before they are gone. When I first started it was much easier to earn points, but if I keep clicking eventually I earn enough to earn a GC. I have spent very little money on Blink to get points , but when I do they always credit the points soon afterward.

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lori December 21, 2002 at 12:54 am

i quit. they owed me 85,000 points since 11 of 2001. 15,000 fro fingerhut and 80,000 for buying the 911 pin. e-mail after email,they said they’d email me when they posted the points. well 13 months later———-

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Chris Ebert December 24, 2002 at 10:52 am

i don’t know about them…i don’t trust them very much anymore, they have owed me 3 dollars to my moneyzap account, and that has been for over 6 months now. they never respond to my emails. i willl stick with them a bit longer, but i am very dissapointed!

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Mari January 1, 2003 at 6:50 am

I cashed in with them on June 6 2002 for $20.00 into my pay pal account. I have emailed them at least 8 times about it and have yet to hear anything back from them. I am afraid to quit for fear that I will never get the money but at this point it does not seem like I am going to get it anyway.

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Alissa January 1, 2003 at 9:22 am

I earned $5 with blink and it took me 6 months to get it and I emailed them atleast 30 times with no answer.I had finally given up then one day out of the blue the $5 showed up in my paypal account.They never did answer my emails.I quit them and I think everyone else should too.

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Elisa January 7, 2003 at 12:06 am

I think they are awesome I orsered web certificates and they said to allow up to 90 days and I got the webcertificates in less than 30. Thay are also great about crediting points soon after a purchase is made. I give Blink a 10 out of 10!!!

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Linda January 20, 2003 at 7:22 am

I redeemed my points in April 2002,for a GC. I have not recieved it yet.

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David January 20, 2003 at 7:40 pm

In May 2002 I redeemed for a $5 Amazon gc. That was when many people, including myself, were having major trouble even accessing the site. I got my gift certificate only after reporting Blink to the BetterBusinessBureau. I have not earned enough points to cash out again for anything worthwhile yet

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Whitney January 20, 2003 at 7:44 pm

Redeemed 200,000 points for an amazon.com web certificate, which was posted to my e-address within 30 days.
My only complaint is the lack of 25+point sites to visit.
whitney

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blink hater January 22, 2003 at 10:01 pm

blink is starting to get worse and worse!
ANYONE who logged in and out even if it were just for an extra 20 points is now going to face being kicked off the site!
today when i logged in before i started to earn my fast clicks points i went to account history the points from the login weren’t there!
last night they did a “down for upgrade” and i think they found out NURMOUS members have been logging in and out for extra points!
BLINK CHEATS IT’S OWN MEMBERS JUST SO THE REWARD CAN TAKE LONGER!
THAN WHEN THE MEMBER CHEATS TO GET BACK AT BLINK!
BLINK DOESN’T LIKE IT!
IF BLINK DOESN’T LIKE IT THEY SHOULD GIVE US MEMBERS MORE POINTS INSTEAD OF KICKING US OFF FOR DOING NOTHING!
BLINK CHEATS IT’S MEMBERS I REMEBER WHEN IT WAS 1500 POINTS A DAY(14 CENTS) NOW IT’S BEEN LIKE 300 POINTS A DAY(5 CENTS)AND IF YOUR LUCKY YOU GET THE PINK 100000 NUMBERS ON THE SLOT MEACHINE!
I KNOW FOR A FACT THERE AREN’T TOO MANY “honest” members on blink left cause they all left the program the moment they took out the 60′s and replaced them with 5s!
blink is a hypocritcal reward program!
they tell us we can’t cheat them!
BUT THEY CHEAT US!
90 DAYS FOR A REWARD IS OUTRAGOUS!
I CAN GET THE SAME REWARD AT CREATION REWARDS IN A WEEK AND PRIMAREWARDS IN A DAY!

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elizabeth January 24, 2003 at 4:25 pm

I have never received an award from this site. Very frustrating.

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steve reilly100 March 4, 2003 at 1:01 pm

Blink is getting so bad I dont want to log on..I have not received my prize in 8 monthes. I’ve getting no reply from them

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demerry March 10, 2003 at 8:47 am

At first they were really good about rewards now, nada. I have gotten my first couple of rewards but I have been waiting for three months for my $2 through MoneyZap now. I did read it will possibly take that long but I can’t believe it. And to think he is getting credit for the signups through MoneyZap too!

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Sally March 15, 2003 at 10:43 am

I’ve been owed a $50 for over 6 months. The 435,000 points vanished and the email link to MoneyZAP returned a 404 error. Blink has never responded to an email. Nasty.

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Liz March 23, 2003 at 7:38 pm

I joined Blink and I already have 1,250 pts and it’s still growing. From what I’m reading of the comments it seems that getting certificates is better than getting cash

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Carol April 2, 2003 at 1:02 am

I redeemed 173,000 points on Dec. 13, 2002, for $20 in McDonald’s gift certificates. I haven’t got them yet, even after 3 email, and the threat to contact their sponsors and them them know that we are not getting our end of the deal.

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Connie April 8, 2003 at 1:38 pm

I redeemed for a $5 webcertificate on Jan 1, 2003 and I got it today, April 8, 2003. I wasn’t expecting it to come at all, but it did. I don’t recommend this program due to the time and work you have to put into it (to get a $5 reward!)

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Reilly100 April 15, 2003 at 5:18 pm

F A L S E A D V E R T I S I N G
I wanted a $10 gc from Target and cash in in September. After several letters back and forth between me and something call Webcertificate.com (I had to come back here to find out what Webcertificate was) for 8 monthes EIGHT MONTHES!
I finally use the $10 Wc only to find that Target doesn’t have a $10 gc online only a $25 one with a 5.95 shipping & handling charge.
what a waste..of time.

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Anonymous May 8, 2003 at 9:19 pm

It took 93 days to get a $20 PayPal credit for 200,000 redemption–but I did get it!

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L.B. May 16, 2003 at 9:26 pm

Blink sucks. The points have gone way down, not mention they added several new
clicks that stated you could earn more joints by visiting again and again, instead of
once daily. When I visited again and for the purpose of redemption, Blink
terminated my account saying I had violated the terms and conditions of its
agreement. To me the link didn’t specify that I was limited to one visit per day.
Obviously the agreement they were referring to is a unilateral agreement and the
company decides to make up its owns rules as its goes along. If one earns too many
points in too short a period, Blink will terminate the account. If the link was intend
for only visit per day, it should have been set up that way by Blink, when the link
was originally posted on its web web site and it was not. . As it was I wasted hours
of my time only to lose my points which I had been accumulating for almost two
years.

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EJH July 9, 2003 at 2:05 pm

In this time of corporate greed, malevolence, dishonesty and thievery, Blink ranks right up there. I have been a loyal customer of Blink for quite a while now. In February I applied for and received two credit cards through the Blink program which was to award me 190,000 points total. After several e-mail to Blink, i still have not received the points. It is obvious that Blink does not practice honest and ethical business practices.

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Cindy August 7, 2003 at 5:06 pm

Blink has completely eliminated daily visit sites that were only 5 points each and that even sucked. As of today, I terminated my account. Blink is a waste of time. Everybody that hates Blink should close their accounts so they eventually close down. They are as bad as primarewards.

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Knaiad September 19, 2003 at 3:05 pm

Yes, the new Blink is even worse than the old one; the point-earning opportunities are much worse and still no one responds to your e-mail.
But if you’re still hanging in there, hoping against hope, and want to get some action, don’t waste your time writing to support@blink.com: Send your e-mail and your gripes to Mark Ponce, who works for Blink’s parent company, the Vendare Group.
I e-mailed Mark today about 11,250 points that had been owed me since June 30. Within three minutes, he wrote back, saying the points had been posted. I logged in to Blink, and there they were.
He is also very helpful about getting you the rewards you deserve. It was only through his efforts that I was able to get my $100 cash reward, after months of sending e-mail to “Customer Support” at Blink and getting zero response.
He’s given me permission to post his e-mail address and phone number, by the way.
mark@vendaregroup.com
(818)817-2172
The guy is a breath of fresh air. Good luck!

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Vivian January 14, 2004 at 1:22 pm

Has anyone heard from blink since the closing and stuff? I’d like to know. Thanks.
VivYip

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Liz January 15, 2004 at 11:52 am

I haven’t gotten my $10 check I cashed out before they closed :(

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Carol January 30, 2004 at 9:48 am

I cashed out in November. I received an e-mail in December stating my redemtion was accepted and should be received in 6 weeks – I expect it in another week.

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