Monday, November 15, 2010

Million Card Givaway Bust

Well back earlier in the year around March or so when the 2010 Topps Baseball cards were selling hot and everyone was busting open plastic and foil trying for those precious Million Card Giveaway Code Cards. I went nuts like everyone else and when I pulled a Code Card went to the Topps Giveaway site and entered my code to see what cards I won. I have an earlier entry or two on that. I pulled a total of 7 code cards and unlocked seven cards. An earlier post of mine mentions the cards I unlocked (from 1962, 1967, 1968, 1973(2), 1975(2)). Well to my disappointment when I went to try to claim them for delivery and pay the postage I couldn't figure out how to do it without using a damn credit card. Turns out YOU CAN'T you MUST HAVE A CREDIT CARD TO PAY FOR THE POSTAGE of your cards. This was not made clear anywhere I could find.

I tried a few times to contact Topps about my problem but the link to contact them never seemed to work so I ended up emailing their support email. On 30 October, 2010 I decided to try contacting them again this time via the support email.

My message said:
"A few months back I unlocked some baseball cards in your Million Card Giveaway. Several times I have tried to request to have my cards delivered, but I have a very BIG PROBLEM. It seems the only way to pay for the shipping costs is BY CREDIT CARD. I do not have any credit cards due to being in a credit repair/debt elimination program.

Is there another form of payment I can send? Like via Paypal or by personal check or Money Order through the mail?
Please let me know how to solve this pro-Credit Card problem."

Two days later their reply:

"unfortunately since this is an online promotion the only way you can pay is by credit card online. we apologize for the inconvenience.

topps cs team"

That really sucks. OK I can understand the age restriction of 18 or older that they have to do business yadda yadda, but I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem of not having a damn credit card available to use for $6.00 bucks postage.

So there you have it I am screwed on that score and will not be receiving my unlocked cards, they will waste away in their vault, or a few years from now pulled for some other giveaway or something. Thanks for nothing TOPPS.

Good thing I never attempted to do anything about the Football Giveaway or get any 2010 Football cards this year yet.

Earlier Topps Million Card Giveaway posts:
Topps 2010 Million Card Giveaway Code Cards
2010 Topps Baseball Million Card Givaway


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  2. Hey Captain Kirk....I'm play at the plate that Adam is referring you too. Shoot me an email and I may be able to help you out.

  3. yeah, that sucked all the fun out of a lot of things before I got my first CC. and I still wish I had not opened that Pandora's Box!!