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It seemed like we needed a thread just to talk about all the questions, hints, gotchas, and so forth that will inevitably arise with the nationwide rollout of "The Card".

Post 'em here! Big Grin

I'll kick it off. It looks like the "Earn 10 points for every $1 spent" from the test market has been left out of the nationwide program ??

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Quote from cfomahm View Post :
I believe a workaround for not wanting to use your real number or take a chance on a made up number actually belonging to someone else would be to use a business phone number. My place of employment has one incoming number that customers call, but a lot of actual lines with phone numbers that in no way will be connected to any other actual person. I plan to use the landline number in our stockroom for hubby's phone number since I already tied our landline number up with my card.. What do you all think of that plan? Am I missing something? (Other than having to remember it that is. laugh out loud I will take a Print Screen of his online signup so I can go back and check it if I forget.)
Works for me, I use the fax machine number at work. Wink
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Quote from CountryFan View Post :
Between 9/16 and 9/30 you don't have to use the card for sales prices, do for points to be earned, but starting 9/30 you HAVE to have to card for sale prices according to the Managers I have talked to.
Thanks. I thought 9/16 was date for sale prices. Owe you another rep!
Quote from ashgur View Post :
I would just call that number and see if someone answers? This way you can verify and have peace of mind.
True. Thanx
Quote from MsGal View Post :
I signed up online using my cell number. I already had a wags account so they already have all of my personal info.

I already juggle 3 CVS cards and 3 RA cards; I don't think I can manage more than one wags card until I see how all of this is going to play out.

GAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Head Bang
Thanx! Wonder if they can get any info from the cell number?
Quote from cfomahm View Post :
I believe a workaround for not wanting to use your real number or take a chance on a made up number actually belonging to someone else would be to use a business phone number. My place of employment has one incoming number that customers call, but a lot of actual lines with phone numbers that in no way will be connected to any other actual person. I plan to use the landline number in our stockroom for hubby's phone number since I already tied our landline number up with my card.. What do you all think of that plan? Am I missing something? (Other than having to remember it that is. laugh out loud I will take a Print Screen of his online signup so I can go back and check it if I forget.)
Thanx! I have done this before, good idea.

I think I'll use my 'additional line' number. Dk if they can pull anything from that...
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WTF? I clicked link to sign up for card, and up comes screen saying I have account with them. (I didn't remember that I had). Gives my user name and password (dots).

So. I try to sign up for 'new account' and if I only give a TN and zip code, it wants name, email adr, date of birth, etc. Wont go thru unless I give rest of info.

How did you all sign up with just a tele number and zip code??????????

And to add that if I try to get into site by 'signing in', it says my password or username is invalid. ugh.

eta #2...You need to use your email adr as username. If signed up for Wags before July 2010, then you need to change user name to email adr.

I just wanna give a phone number and thats it!??!
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They created a different account for me every time I checked out with my phone number. Now I have three accounts, and every time I use my phone number it opens another account so I can't access earned points. I called the 877 support number and they combined all three accounts, (Each with rewards points) but combined them into an account with ZERO points, then hung up on me. Lost 10,000 points after sitting on hold for 35 minutes frirst time and now 47 minutes (still no answer) this time.

EPIC FAIL.
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Quote from VirkViggler View Post :
They created a different account for me every time I checked out with my phone number. Now I have three accounts, and every time I use my phone number it opens another account so I can't access earned points. I called the 877 support number and they combined all three accounts, (Each with rewards points) but combined them into an account with ZERO points, then hung up on me. Lost 10,000 points after sitting on hold for 35 minutes frirst time and now 47 minutes (still no answer) this time.

EPIC FAIL.
What a huge hassle. Did you register your phone number online? I'm wondering if pre-registration online might prevent this from happening.
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In order to redeem 40,000 pts for $50. You're totally would have to be $50 to be able to use 40,000 pts?? Is this correct? I've never been able to get to $50 OOP..geez.
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Quote from VirkViggler View Post :
They created a different account for me every time I checked out with my phone number. Now I have three accounts, and every time I use my phone number it opens another account so I can't access earned points. I called the 877 support number and they combined all three accounts, (Each with rewards points) but combined them into an account with ZERO points, then hung up on me. Lost 10,000 points after sitting on hold for 35 minutes frirst time and now 47 minutes (still no answer) this time.

EPIC FAIL.
Why didn't they ggive you a card the first time you used your phone number? Wouldn't it track by card number then, and perhaps not opened another account each time?

I still cant register online, as it keeps showing my previous info. Wonder if I try in Google Chrome Incognito if that would help because it wouldn't match me up/remember me from sign in from years ago?
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Quote from marciadel View Post :
Why didn't they ggive you a card the first time you used your phone number? Wouldn't it track by card number then, and perhaps not opened another account each time?

I still cant register online, as it keeps showing my previous info. Wonder if I try in Google Chrome Incognito if that would help because it wouldn't match me up/remember me from sign in from years ago?
when I signed up they asked if I wanted the card as it wasn't needed as I could give the telephone number.Confused Glad I opted to take a card.
I just tried to link my AARP card to the Balance card but it gives me a message that it didn't work, but in the address bar it shows Your AAPR (sic) Information has been saved.
Signed back in and went to profile and it took it there.
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I wouldn't expect the cashiers to have a "house card" to scan, since there's too much profit to be made for non-card scanning transactions.
I work at WAG... I can confirm there is no house cards allowed. We are barred from scanning our own and if we continually scan a card throughout a day we'll get flagged and management will be notified.

No Card = No Sale prices starts Sept. 30th
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Quote from marciadel View Post :
Thanks. I thought 9/16 was date for sale prices. Owe you another rep!

True. Thanx

Thanx! Wonder if they can get any info from the cell number?

Thanx! I have done this before, good idea.

I think I'll use my 'additional line' number. Dk if they can pull anything from that...
You also need to enter your zip code when redeeming points!!! This will help to not allow others to use
your points.
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Quote from knitten2000 View Post :
Wow. I signed up online several days ago when I first saw it. Glad you said something because I need to pick up a prescription today. What number do you use? I don't have a card yet.
For pre-regisered users, you enter the phone number used on the online registration, they scan a new card at the register and both are connected.
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#72
A few interesting statements in the "term and conditions" brochure:

1) "Once Points are redeemed, Points cannot be credited back to a member's account. When returning items paid with Redemption Dollars, the Redemption Dollars will be refunded to the Member in the form of Store Credit."

2) Points will not be earned in a transaction where Redemption Dollars or Store Credit is used."

Two questions: Will "Stored Credit" be issued in the form of a gift card (like CVS does)? If so, will points not be earned if a gift card is used for payment?
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Quote from kelly943 View Post :
In order to redeem 40,000 pts for $50. You're totally would have to be $50 to be able to use 40,000 pts?? Is this correct? I've never been able to get to $50 OOP..geez.
I plan to buy a bunch of stuff that's giving RR"s so i can turn araound and spend the RR's on things that earn points.
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Quote from gofer View Post :
A few interesting statements in the "term and conditions" brochure:

1) "Once Points are redeemed, Points cannot be credited back to a member's account. When returning items paid with Redemption Dollars, the Redemption Dollars will be refunded to the Member in the form of Store Credit."

2) Points will not be earned in a transaction where Redemption Dollars or Store Credit is used."

Two questions: Will "Stored Credit" be issued in the form of a gift card (like CVS does)? If so, will points not be earned if a gift card is used for payment?

I used my gift card and received points. Don't know about the first part though because not sure of the difference between a W card and a Walgreens gift card.
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Quote from alcangelus View Post :
I used my gift card and received points. Don't know about the first part though because not sure of the difference between a W card and a Walgreens gift card.
A Walgreen's Gift Card is like any other store Gift Card. You 'buy' it. You put whatever amount of money you want on it and use it like a debit card.

A W card is like a CVS 'Money Card'. They give it to you with the appropriate amount of $$ on it when, for instance, you do a return and its not paid with cash. (I guess if you pay with credit card, they credit back to your card) I don't know any more details. Maybe when you don't have a receipt, one is issued. Perhaps someone else can add more info.
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