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Accounts getting flagged for using too many gift cards?

I read about this somewhere on BT and it slightly concerns me. I just cashed out my reward points for 4 X $100 Sephora gift cards ($400 total). Hope that's not considered excessive! Smiley Happy

 

BTW, use a credit union. It pays off!

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I heard that some people were buying discounted gift cards off eBay or something similar? Not sure, but it sounded like the gift cads might not have been acquired honestly.

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Yes, buying in store credit (white) gift cards off ebay is asking for trouble. There are other gc sites where you can buy regular sephora gift cards, usually at 5 or 6% off face value, these are sold by sephora as bulk purchases at a discount, therefore legit.

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I dunno if this is true or not. My Boyfriend has probably bought me $1,000 in Sephora gift cards this year and I have for sure used them up. And everytime I call I am so paranoid I ask if I'm flagged for anything and so far I've been told my account is golden.

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That's great to hear!

 

The major downside of BT is that I have become very paranoid about flagging--something that I did not even knew existed. I think I'll just try shopping happily (and often!) until something happens.

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lol, I think it's cuz we are on here all the time in BT. One rumor gets turned into gossip and gets blown up and suddenly ppl think it's true. I think it started with a post where one BTer say she heard it from a Sephora employee (we all know how reliable that is....) and dozens of ppl immediately jumped on it complaining and everyone started to assume it's actually happening. If someone's *did* get flagged, I would very much like to know. Otherwise it shouldn't matter. Even if it's discounted giftcard, *somebody* paid for it legally, and a giftcard is suppose to exchange hand so I don't see why whomever have the giftcard can't use it regardless of amount or number.

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^exactly what Beauty Tester said. 

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hahaha, it's like playing Telephone on BT, lol, except there's no time/participant limit and usually no one to correct it at end of the line.

 

And now I also have Rumor Has It by Adele stuck in my head, not a bad song to be stuck with......

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I just wish Sephora would give permission for a mod to post to clear up the rumors.  I know they can't comment on an individual account, but they COULD say 'the following items are the types of things that get accounts flagged: X, Y, Z.  The following things will not get an account flagged: A, B, C.'  It would clear up a lot of confusion.

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I get free gift cards from Swagbucks & Shopkick all the time.. smaller increments ($10 & $25 usually) but kind of often, nonetheless.. hope this isn't true either.

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