PayPal has instituted new restrictions on its $15 off $30 rebate introduced two weeks ago. At first we thought the offer, $5 less than the rebate offered last winter, meant PayPal hated spring. We were wrong. PayPal hates you.
The old terms and conditions read:
Registration. You must first register for this offer on http://paypal.promotionexpert.com/gr…nup/index.html using your PayPal account’s primary email address.
The revised, restricted terms and conditions now read:
Registration. You must first register for this offer on http://paypal.promotionexpert.com/greatshopping/signup/index.html using your PayPal account’s primary email address. You are only eligible for this offer if you receive this offer in an email sent to you directly from PayPal.
Don’t take our word for it. We have pictures, inside.
Google’s wonderful sleaze-prevention spiders snapped the following snapshot of PayPal’s rebate page:
How nice, a spring rebate. Uh-oh, where did the rebate go?
We are very interested to know why PayPal changed the rebate terms. If you were able to redeem the rebate before the change, or if you received an invitation email, let us know in the comments. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER
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