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Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back

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Curious_George2
Valued Contributor

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back


@Kforce wrote:

I see the employee that Ok'd that email's wording not having a good holiday season  Smiley LOL


Or... maybe they'll be laughing all the way because they approved it on their last day of doing a job they hated. 

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Kforce
Valued Contributor

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back


@Curious_George2 wrote:

@Kforce wrote:

I see the employee that Ok'd that email's wording not having a good holiday season  Smiley LOL


Or... maybe they'll be laughing all the way because they approved it on their last day of doing a job they hated. 


^^^ This might be what happened !

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TryItAgain
Regular Contributor

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back

I got it too, lets gooooo!  Either they missed adding word points, a decimal, or $.  Either way, this card only earnss cashback for me so I don't know how points would work.  Even if it's $10.00 cash though it's still 3.33% as long as spend not much over the minimum spend, I'll bite and try to hold them to it.

elan 1000 2022-11-11_17-05-23.jpg

 

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_ptatohed
Established Contributor

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back

The opposite sounds more realistic!  Spend $1,000, get $75.  Wow, crazy.  Please do keep us updated!  

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creditfan
Established Contributor

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back

Screenshot_2022-11-11_18-25-53.png

mine only shows $20 after $75 spending

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SouthJamaica
Mega Contributor

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back


@creditfan wrote:

Screenshot_2022-11-11_18-25-53.png

mine only shows $20 after $75 spending


Wow, that is quite a nice offer.


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longtimelurker
Epic Contributor

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back


@Curious_George2 wrote:

I love this time of year! Credit card companies compete with each other to grab shares of our holiday spend by dangling special offers. It's nice to get 10x points on gas from Chase, $10 back on $50 of retail spend from US Bank, and an extra 2% back on everything from BofA

 

But Elan outdid them all with this targeted offer I received today on my Max Cash Preferred card, via email:

 

Elan Offer 1000 for 75.JPG

I know what you're thinking: does that mean 1,000 points? I don't see how it can; the Max Cash Preferred doesn't earn points. It earns cash. I don't see any way to interpret it other than meaning $1,000 cash back.

 

I quickly executed four online transactions totaling more than $75. Now, I wait to see if they will honor the offer. Anyone want to make a prediction about that?


My prediction is that you certainly won't get $1000 back.   The offer implies that you will get 1,000 somethings, it's your interpretation to decide it must mean dollars.  Could be cents just as equally!  (And they could possibly say it's 1,000 points, each valued at 1c)

 

And I think any judge/jury would rule that the average reasonable person would not expect the offer to imply $1000 back.   But hey, I could be wrong.  If I am, just to let you know, the only reasonable interpretation of "Anyone want to make a prediction about that?" is "I will pay $100 for each prediction posted here".

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unsungivy
Established Contributor

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back

They absolutely meant 1,000 points, which equals $10 in their system.

 

The problem is they have a couple of card set up different ways... The Everday Rewards card is a Cashback card that awards points, for example. So if they reused some text between mailers, easy for them to get mixed up.

 

Also, please note that the Visa and MC MCPs do get different deals when they are generic Elan (I have one of each).

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NoMoreE46
Community Leader
Valued Contributor

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back

The 1,000 Cash back is not qualified with the important $ sign symbol in front of the "1,000." 

It is stupidly ambiguous.  

 

Sorry   

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yoda42
Established Member

Re: Elan offer: Spend $75 online, get 1,000 cash back

I recieved same offer..    so it is 3 transactions that total more than $75 right? Not $75 each? 

Would Amazon reloads work?  :-) 

 

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