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In September there was a very limited time deal where you could earn 150 MyPoints per dollar spent on OpenSky purchases. This was a too good to pass up deal that kinda seemed too good to be true. However, it was true and I jumped in and spent the maximum $500 on overpriced fancy goods that I had been wanting, but would probably never have pulled the trigger on. I got some nice knives, a fancy scale, and a Le Creuset pan that will get some good use for Thanksgiving this week. The amount I spent will almost entirely be covered by redeeming the points for Hyatt gift cards that I will use to pay for hotel stays I would have to make anyway.
The points were supposed to post with 30 days, but 30 days came and went with no points. On the MyPoints Facebook page they started saying there were problems with getting the points posted due to some tracking errors. Then Hurricane Sandy came and further delayed the process due to OpenSky being located in that part of the country. I contacted MyPoitns via Twitter, email, and Facebook multiple times and was repeatedly told to provide my order info and that they were “working on it”.
Yesterday I posted again on their Facebook page (hurray for social media!) and they told me to again submit my details via private message on Facebook. I did so and within a few hours they put all 75,000 points in my account. It took almost a month longer than it should have, but the points are all there safe and sound. I now just need to redeem them for the gift cards of my choice and then enjoy my virtually free goodies!
This was a truly amazing promo and I am glad I took a leap of faith and participated. These deals often move quickly and leaps of faith are sometimes required. I should have recruited my parents, my in-laws, and everyone else I know to also participate! It took a bit more follow-up than I prefer, but that is sometimes par for the course.
Did you get in on this promo? Have all of your points posted? How do you plan to use your points? If they haven’t yet posted to your MyPoints account, I recommend contacting MyPoints via their Facebook page.