Budget Savers / Unable to use service that was paid for
I could actually see a value to purchasing this product www.budgetsaversonline.com. It is a $19.95 fee monthly (and like all the other folks commentingon this website...I don't know how they got my information or credit card number). But, if you purchase the full amount of gift cards allowed each month, it is a $25.00 savings, so a $5.05 savings after your monthly fee, plus the $40 rebate on gas (and I did get my first $10 rebate check back--you have to submit a request for the $10 quarterly, so it is not $40 all at once)--and you can save $60 more on gas (in $5 at a time rebates). There's some other things on the website--like $100 back on home repairs. So, if you really pay attention, make sure you use it monthly and send in for your rebates, you save a little $$. I also like purchasing my gift cards early in the month. Walmart is an option and we spend $150-$200 there a week, so I KNEW I would spend that money anyway. My husband is paid once a month and we struggle to budget...so buying gift cards ahead of time for products I have to buy anyway is convenient!
HOWEVER...the website is now not allowing me to purchasing any gift cards. And the toll free line they give for "any questions about your Budget Savers membership"...is [protected]. Every rep there claims to know nothing about the website, can't help me purchase my gift cards and doesn't know how I can get in touch with Budget Savers. They can cancel my membership, they tell me (this after debiting my account on 9/29...they didn't have any problem taking MY money).
I'm pissed...as you might expect. I just sent in for a $5 gas rebate...and a $10 rebate back on what I had spent at Walmart (that's another service they offer)...and of course, I have to still be a member for them to process the rebates. So, I really don't want to cancel...I want to USE this program. But, it certainly doesn't save me anything if I can't purchase the gift cards and save the $25 that covers my monthly fee + $5.05.
So, steer clear of these folks. And quiz the heck out of them if they call you!! How the heck are they getting our credit card info??
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