Posted by William Charles on March 9, 2017
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Published on March 9th, 2017 | by William Charles

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Recap: eBay Concierge, Targeted Netspend 2k Limit & More

  • Hotel offers free upgrade to air passengers stuck in the middle seat by The Telegraph. “…battling for the armrests”, if you get the middle seat you get exclusive use of both armrests (unless it’s four across, in that case you have to share with the other person in the middle seat). Anybody that doesn’t follow that rule is dead to me. Cool idea and great way to generate some buzz.
  • Cool New TripIt Feature & 20% Discount for TripIt Pro by Running With Miles. Problem with TripIt is that Google has most of the same features and doesn’t charge anything. I swear I’ve gotten alerts from Google before letting me know I need to leave now to reach the airport on time.

 

  • According to reader Audrey F eBay now has something called eBay concierge. It’s available for their ‘top buyers’ (no idea how they determine this). Audrey reports the following:
    • all US-based attendants
    • No wait
    • Super helpful
    • Gave an extra coupon
  • If you still have a Netspend account, it might be worth logging in. Reader Heather O reports that they are now allowed a maximum balance of $2,000 (instead of $1,000) to earn 5% APY on. NOTE THIS IS A TARGETED OFFER, if it was for everybody I would have done a full post on this.

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Ajourneywelove

Great news about netspend! So if we had 5 accounts that’s $10k and if you got your partner involved that’s twice as much interest too

John Galt
John Galt

I logged into my NetSpend account, checked the ‘Savings Terms and Conditions’ and they still reference the $1,000 max for 5% APY. Also the public facing website, not logging in, does as well.

Bottom line: nothing I can find on the $2k.

Where did she see the screen capture above…?

Ian
Ian

Same, nothing for me.

tbradnc
tbradnc

Netspend is still showing $1000 cap in every instance I can find. Not sure where this info came from but you’ll note that your post also refers to “6%” and “5.87%” rates which NS has never offered.

AB
AB

And 5.87% cannot possibly yield a 5% APR. Fake story.

Bucktastik
Bucktastik

Sad!

Dan
Dan

Terrible!

Bucktastik
Bucktastik

These rates, these are going to be the best rates. We’ll call them “really good rates.”

Dan
Dan

hahaha, good one!

Steve
Steve

It says 6% APY in other places, so the 5.87% interest would make sense, and the places that say 5% APY would be typos.

But I also don’t see the new terms in my Netspend/Ace/Brinks accounts. I wonder if these terms were meant for a different co-branded card that Netspend runs (the terms don’t actually mention “Netspend”).

Matthew
Matthew

On Netspend site it’s showing 1,000 still

Ben
Ben

Where can I look in my Netspend account to check on the $2k language? Just searched the website (FAQ, my profile, Legal etc) and couldn’t find any mention of the exact terms at all.

Chris
Chris

Another datapoint – no offer of higher limit or higher interest on my netspend savings accounts either.

My guess is that person got that notice from netspend because their savings account was not fully funded. I’m not interested in testing my hypothesis by pulling money out of one of my netspend accounts though.

Heather O
Heather O

My account was almost fully funded. I usually leave about $13 less than max in there to make up for any interest that comes in so I don’t go over.

Kimillionaire
Kimillionaire

I’m still seeing $1k language on husband’s and my Netspend accounts.

John
John

I logged into my NetSpend account and could not find the new $2,000 balance for 5% interest information.

KP
KP

Still showing $1000 for new member (before login) or existing member (after login) for me.

Ken
Ken

same for me $1k

tbradnc
tbradnc

Filed under “made you look”

Gadget
Gadget

Checked two NetSpends, a Western Union, an AceElite, and a Brinks. Nada.

All mine say: “•If the Average Daily Balance is $1,000.00 or less, the interest rate paid on the entire balance will be 4.91% with an Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of 5.00%.”

Checked secure messages too.

The math for their supposed offer doesn’t make sense. B/S flag raised! April Fool’s comes early this year!

Eric
Eric

Heather O,

It appears you have wasted a lot of people’s time. Please advise how you came across this. Did do try to pull a fast one on us?

Like others I definitely noticed that the math made no sense which implied that it was fake. I logged into my account but wasn’t sure where to check for the current terms.

Heather O
Heather O

When I logged in to my account it popped up. It also showed up under the notification tab.

Eric
Eric

Sorry for my earlier comment. I wasn’t aware that it was a targeted offer at the time. Are you now earning 5% or 6%? It’s very odd and embarrassing that Netspend would make typos like that.

TYRONE
TYRONE

Don’t be such a whiner.

tbradnc
tbradnc

Yeah.. clickbait really. No due diligence at all.

Phill
Phill

Not sure how you can call that clickbait considering there is nothing to click…lol

Ann
Ann

That term refers to a headline that entices people to click on the article to read it. You’re already on the article page because you clicked on it.

tbradnc
tbradnc

If you get email updates for this blog you’d have gotten one with just the heading “Netspend $2k….blah blah”.

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