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10 Mypoints for free each month???

Old Jan 29, 02, 11:14 am
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10 Mypoints for free each month???

Well I found what appears to be a loophole in the mypoints system.

My bday is at the end of the year.

So I got my normal bday email from mypoints in Dec. of 2001 and got 10 points (Thanks!).

Well then I decided to try something, and switched my bday to Jan of this year 2002. I got another 10 points with a message saying that this can only be done once every 365 days.

Well I tried it again 2 days later, and got another message saying it could only be done every 30 days.

Well now I am going to try it on Feb. 1 and see if it is every 30 days that I can get 10 points, or is it really every month.

Since Feb. 1 is a new month, maybe it will give me another 10.

Have fun.
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Old Jan 29, 02, 11:52 am
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always pays to be dishonest, espically if it ruins it for thousands of others.
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Old Jan 29, 02, 1:16 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by wormwood:
always pays to be dishonest, espically if it ruins it for thousands of others.</font>
No, wormwood, you are wrong. There is nothing dishonest about this little manipualtion.... He's playing by the rules that MyPoints wrote.... If MyPoints didn't want people to do this they would correct their program.... It's a freebie, get it while you can.

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Old Jan 29, 02, 1:50 pm
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so mypoints assumes everyone will lie about their birthdate twelve times a year in order to get points? You're saying they PLAN on people lying at every opportunity. You're saying any lie is acceptable if it's taken by someone else. Once again, the moral standard takes my breath away. Stealing is not right even if you can get away with it. Lying to get points, which clearly have value to the person collecting them, is dishonest. It is stealing. It does NOT matter whether there is a loophole allowing it or not. In addition, it causes companies to reconsider giving such 'freebies' at all. This hurts everyone.

Nope, don't buy it. It ain't right just becuase you can. It should be patently clear that it is dishonest and cannot in any way shape or form be turned into honest just because it's in the quest for points.

Stealing,

plain

and

simple

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Old Jan 29, 02, 1:58 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by wormwood:
so mypoints assumes everyone will lie about their birthdate twelve times a year in order to get points? You're saying they PLAN on people lying at every opportunity. You're saying any lie is acceptable if it's taken by someone else. Once again, the moral standard takes my breath away. Stealing is not right even if you can get away with it. Lying to get points, which clearly have value to the person collecting them, is dishonest. It is stealing. It does NOT matter whether there is a loophole allowing it or not. In addition, it causes companies to reconsider giving such 'freebies' at all. This hurts everyone.

Nope, don't buy it. It ain't right just becuase you can. It should be patently clear that it is dishonest and cannot in any way shape or form be turned into honest just because it's in the quest for points.

Stealing,

plain

and

simple

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Whoa, there! My comments were meant to be tongue-in-cheek (sorry that I didn't make it more obvious ). I am with you 100%, wormwood.
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Old Jan 29, 02, 2:09 pm
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Ditto cactuspete and wormwood! Let's not abuse a good thing! I'll gladly accept my free ten points once yearly.
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Old Jan 29, 02, 2:15 pm
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I won't do it. It's clearly wrong. Here's a test....

Would you be proud to tell your mother (or father or close uncle or aunt) about this? I mean really proud.

Another test: Would you be proud to have your name associated with this on the front page of the NY Times (next to an Enron story)?

Don't get me wrong. You may. I wouldn't.
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Old Jan 29, 02, 2:19 pm
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O.K. Wormwood, I think you are right - but don't make another "Nuernberg Trial" (=your hometown?!).
MyPoints can be happy that this guy found a loophole and published it. They can now close this loophole.
I actually was amused about the findings. If and when somebody thinks it's unethical to use this trick, he/she should not use it! BTW, I didn't.
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Old Jan 29, 02, 2:55 pm
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Cactuspete,

A classic case of ready, fire, aim

I missed the wink while loading!

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Old Jan 29, 02, 7:26 pm
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I'll sit out on this one.
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Old Jan 31, 02, 12:43 am
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Darn, if only they let you fill out the exact time of our birth and then made the award an hourly one, we could make 10 cents an hour every hour until, well, until we had no more birthdays... Man, I would be all over that. Just think. Wow. And those clueless people over at mypoints surely would have no way of checking how many birthdays we have had in the past year and comparing that number with the number of 10 point birthday gifts we had claimed.

Gives a whole new prospective use for lying about one's age. I like that...

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Old Feb 1, 02, 9:34 am
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gee... keep up that scam for a few years and you might be able to afford those BurgerKing gift certs...
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Old Feb 1, 02, 8:39 pm
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If MyPoints stays in form they'll be disabling the accounts of all those participating any day now--all for the sake of 10 points a day--I don't think it's worth it. If you're going to be dishonest at least make it worth your while because there are always consequences.
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Old Feb 6, 02, 6:27 am
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I received the 10 MyPoints for my birthday yesterday I thought it was funny that the award notice stated that the award can only be used once every 365 days, I don't want birthdays coming any sooner than that -- whether on paper or in real life!!

Anyway, it was a nice touch to receive those points...
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Old Feb 6, 02, 6:35 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by highgamma:
Would you be proud to tell your mother...
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Maybe if your mother was Leona Helmsley...
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