Published on July 10th, 2017 | by Chuck18
Drop Adds Terms to Exclude Manufactured Spending (Gift Cards, Repeat Transactions, and Business Spend)
Drop has added language in the terms to exclude points from being earned on, “certain manufactured spending including, but not limited to, repeat purchases, high-value purchases, purchases of gift cards, and purchases made for business or corporate purposes.”
6. Qualifying Transactions
Drop always maintains the right to determine if certain transactions qualify for Drop Offers (“Qualifying Transactions”). Certain manufactured spending including, but not limited to, repeat purchases, high-value purchases, purchases of gift cards, and purchases made for business or corporate purposes, may not, at our sole discretion, be considered Qualifying Transactions and may be ineligible for Drop points.
If your account is terminated or disabled for any reason including but not limited to multiple attempts at non-Qualifying Transactions, then your existing Drop points will be forfeited and any further transactions which might otherwise earn you Drop points will not be deemed to be applicable.
Drop reserves the right to reclaim or make balance adjustments to your Drop points where it has been established that any Drop points have been earned or applied in error. This includes but is not limited to transactions that Drop deems to be non-Qualifying Transactions or Drop points awarded for Qualifying Transactions that not been received from a merchant or its agencies. This can include transactions in which Drop points were previously rewarded. Drop reserves the right to apply fraudulent prevention measures as it sees fit.
For the avoidance of doubt and notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms of Service, all payouts of Drop points have always been and remain at our sole discretion and we may refuse to issue Drop points to you for any reason whatsoever.
You can view the old terms on Way Back, but basically this entire paragraph was added into the new terms. All else is the same.
When the Drop app launched in the USA with bonuses like 2% on Amazon, 1% at Walmart and Walgreen’s, and 1-2% at the grocery, it was too good to be true. Now, we’ll have to see if the app gets better for normal transactions going forward or if they’ll be busy a whole day trying to figure out which transactions they want to pay out on and won’t ever get the app working normally.
What bothers me the most about the new terms is that they’ll apparently ban someone for doing business purchases, repeat purchases or gift card purchases. That makes no sense. Sure, they don’t have to pay out for gift card or repeat purchases, but why is the person banned for linking a account which happens to have what they call “manufactured spend” transactions on it? It’s not like the user ever submitted that purchase for points – they simply charged their regular credit card for a business expense or a gift card purchase or whatnot. Essentially, Drop is saying you’ll have to think twice about which card to register or not to register which seems a bit crazy.
It seems Drop is under the impression that people are making certain purchases specifically to ‘game’ Drop. In truth, that’s probably only a small amount of purchases, most are just purchases people would be making regardless for their own reasons.
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