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Erewards will not let me redeem for emiles again this year

Erewards will not let me redeem for emiles again this year

Old Jun 20, 08, 5:11 am
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Erewards will not let me redeem for emiles again this year

Has anyone tried to redeem a second time for emiles from the erewards program. The emiles reward clearly states every 90 days, So since 90 days has passed, i tried to redeem for another emiles reward. When I get to the last step, it will not let me proceed and states only one per calendar year. I sent an email to erewards two days ago but I still haven't heard anything.
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Old Jun 20, 08, 5:26 am
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Originally Posted by Carolellen607 View Post
Has anyone tried to redeem a second time for emiles from the erewards program. The emiles reward clearly states every 90 days, So since 90 days has passed, i tried to redeem for another emiles reward. When I get to the last step, it will not let me proceed and states only one per calendar year. I sent an email to erewards two days ago but I still haven't heard anything.
emiles and erewards are two completely different programs. emiles every 500 miles accrued, i think, you can redeem. erewards is once per calendar year.
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Old Jun 20, 08, 2:38 pm
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I think you misunderstood my post. I know that erewards and emiles are two different programs but on my erewards, I can redeem for emiles supposedly every 90 days. (not all ereward programs have the same rewards; depends on whom you signed up through). However, when I tried to redeem for emiles again after 90 days, I got a message that I had already redeemed this calendar year. I just got an email from erewards and they are looking into this glitch.
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Old Jun 22, 08, 10:29 am
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confusion with 'e'

i think the confusion is the OP is using 'emiles' when she means 'miles' from erewards. I am having a similar problem. The T&C state the limit on frequency of redemption for each airline. My previous redemption for that airline falls outside the limit. yet, when I go to redeem it tells me I have had a redemption within the limiting period and am therefore ineligble! I haven't bothered to follow up because I have enough various airlines that I can use the miles on as to make it a minor annoyance... still it would be interesting to know if others have encountered this and if there is a workaround or if they contacted CS and got a fix.

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Old Jun 23, 08, 1:00 am
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Originally Posted by Carolellen607 View Post
... I can redeem for emiles supposedly every 90 days..
They're not "e"miles you're redeeming - they're just miles. The misunderstanding here is that there is a totally seperate (yet not unrelated) mileage redemption program called emiles.com
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Old Jun 23, 08, 6:11 am
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It's correct that e-Miles and e-Rewards are two different programs.

Having said that, the last two posters didn't understand OP's inquiry and failed to address OP's question. There are indeed folks enrolled in e-Rewards via e-Miles invites hence restricted to e-Miles redemption in their e-Rewards accounts. I don't do e-Miles so I have no idea about their current redemption terms (quarterly or yearly) via e-Rewards.

For those who are still confused about e-Miles redemptions via e-Rewards, please acquaint yourselves with the following existing discussion thread (dig up more threads if you like. I know for sure there are more than one thread in SPAM on this topic already):

e-Rewards e-miles redemptions are now in stock

OP's taking the right move and email e-Rewards CSR. Not until OP hears from e-Rewards, I don't think we'll know if it's a system glitch or what. Or OP can jump in the above referenced thread. Folks in that thread should have a better idea on the most current terms and can share their recent redemption experiences.
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Old Jun 23, 08, 7:26 am
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Originally Posted by lin821 View Post
It's correct that e-Miles and e-Rewards are two different programs.

Having said that, the last two posters didn't understand OP's inquiry and failed to address OP's question. There are indeed folks enrolled in e-Rewards via e-Miles invites hence restricted to e-Miles redemption in their e-Rewards accounts. I don't do e-Miles so I have no idea about their current redemption terms (quarterly or yearly) via e-Rewards.

For those who are still confused about e-Miles redemptions via e-Rewards, please acquaint yourselves with the following existing discussion thread (dig up more threads if you like. I know for sure there are more than one thread in SPAM on this topic already):

e-Rewards e-miles redemptions are now in stock

OP's taking the right move and email e-Rewards CSR. Not until OP hears from e-Rewards, I don't think we'll know if it's a system glitch or what. Or OP can jump in the above referenced thread. Folks in that thread should have a better idea on the most current terms and can share their recent redemption experiences.
Thanks lin821.
erewards CSR has told me that they are looking into this. I'll post when I hear back.
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Old Jun 24, 08, 12:13 am
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i just ran into the exact same situation the OP reports, will be interested to hear the results.
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Old Jun 25, 08, 4:22 am
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E-miles is not one of the redemption options listed for me in my e-rewards accounts. I guess it will only affect me if the double credit I'm supposed to get for evey $25 actually kicks in (which at the moment ....). tls
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Old Jun 25, 08, 5:51 am
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E-rewards to e-miles redemption problem

The OP is NOT confusing e-miles and FF miles.

IIRC, for those of us who have e-rewards accounts, and who joined via an invitation from e-miles, redeeming for e-miles became the only way for us to redeem for FF miles. We have to redeem e-rewards for e-miles, and then make an e-miles redemption for FF miles.

I too just tried to redeem $25 in e-rewards currency for 500 e-miles (after waiting 90 days from my last redemption of e-rewards currency for e-miles.) I also received the message that I can only redeem once per calendar year from the same sponsor.

The rules for the e-miles reward only state a restriction of one redemption per ninety days. I can find nothing in the member agreement that stipulates one redemption per sponsor per calendar year.

I have sent an email to member services, and will post results.

Update:
First response from e-rewards
Thank you for contacting e-Rewards. We are currently looking into this issue and will contact you as soon as we hear further. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

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Old Jun 26, 08, 4:44 am
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Just got my second response from erewards on this issue, after I requested an update on the problem:

"Thank you for contacting e-Rewards. Our Technology Department is
currently in the process of resolving this. We will contact you as soon
as we hear further. Your patience is greatly appreciated."

Wow, how long should it take to correct this?
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Old Jun 26, 08, 9:55 am
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I tend to wait longer than most people I think. I find that the "wheels of justice" regarding point investigations grind slowly, and by waiting longer than I feel I should have to, I save myself time/aggravation. I'd probably wait 3-4 weeks from the 2nd email. tls
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Old Jun 28, 08, 7:22 am
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One per year warning gone, but still can't redeem

Still waiting on a definitive answer from e-rewards customer service, but I decided to try the redemption again just to see if anything had changed. Interestingly, the warning about one redemption per year has disappeared. Now when I try to redeem I get the following message:

Sorry, but you've already redeemed for a Reward from this partner during this redemption period. Please review the terms & conditions for this Reward.
Which now means the denial is totally without merit, as my last redemption was more than 90 days ago, and that's the only time limit in the T&C. Unless of course they are about to add a one-per-year limit to the terms...
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Old Jun 28, 08, 8:33 am
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I have a feeling that they are limiting it to one every quarter (maybe that is what they mean by 90 day period). If that is true we should be able to redeem on July 1st.
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Old Jun 29, 08, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Carolellen607 View Post
I have a feeling that they are limiting it to one every quarter (maybe that is what they mean by 90 day period). If that is true we should be able to redeem on July 1st.
No, that's not my experience. My first redemption was in 1st Q, and I tried again in the 2nd Q, more than 90 days after the first redemption. No luck--I also got the "we're looking into the situation" response.
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