Boomertowne

@Thoroughrob (11748)
United States
September 21, 2008 4:42pm CST
I see that the site is officially done. I guess alot of people lost out on their giftcards. They did not even have the respect to let everyone know. That is sad. Did you lose your gift cards? I did not have any yet.
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I had (3) $50.00 cards which were supposed to be coming to me and (1) $75.00 and (3) $50.00 cards which were supposed to be coming to my husband, so we are out quite a bit.. I did get one $50.00 and one $75.00 card one time only, but the rest is gone.. They didn't have the courtesy to even answer an email.. The never let anyone know what was going on at all.. We were ignored and I am sure that quite a few people did keep on working on BT, but they didn't receive anything for it.. I think that it is a shame that they were so cowardly as to do this to everyone of BT's members..
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
22 Sep 08
It is a shame, they could have at least explained themselves to people.
@GardenGerty (115956)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Boomertowne just did not grab my imagination the way other sites do, so I lost some points, but not any giftcards. I think I would like to get some of the recipes that I tried and liked off, but that is about all.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Wow, that's a suprise! I haven't been there for weeks but had some points racked up. I wasn't even close to a gift card, which I guess is good. Not nice to just close up shop without a thank you to all the people that were trying to help them be successful.
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
22 Sep 08
It didn't, as GardenGerty said "grab" me either. I had some points but not enough to get upset about losing. In fact I didn't realize the site wasn't there any more until you mentioned it here. Thanks. I'm wondering if PL will go south before long too...
• United States
22 Sep 08
what is pl? another site like boomertowne?
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
22 Sep 08
What is PL? I have never heard of it before?
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@drannhh (15235)
• United States
22 Sep 08
This is going to annoy some people as many talk rather secretively about the site called Platinum Lounge because they want to get referrals here and are afraid that if people know the name they will just go and sign up and not use the person's referral link and then the person will not get credit. So they speak of it glowingly without giving the name and then ask people to PM them for their link. It is in fact similar to BT in many ways except that the niche is geared more to the MySpace crowd instead of to boomers, and instead of crediting points that accumulate toward an alleged payout, they accumulate toward payout just for a certain percentage of the most active members. But unfortunately, most of the people who are promoting the site here on myLot do not tell people that, instead saying that you will get payout every week and bonuses if you are active. I'm not dissing PL, it is interesting enough, but one wonders how it has managed to remain so much behind the scenes. One thing I really like about PL is you can delete responses that people give you that you do not like. On the other hand it is a little too Rah, Rah for my taste.
@wagster41 (210)
• United States
22 Sep 08
yes, the site is down and I am out 500$. I lovd that site and really wanted to stay an active member. what crooks. I am still looking for info to see about a class action lawsuit. anyone find anything out let me know.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
22 Sep 08
There was something in the TOS that said that the could not be held liable for not getting gift cards. It said something to the effect that they were not obligated to send them. I hope you get what they are owed. I did go to chat and they said that somewhere in the closing that gift cards would be sent in order. I think it is sad, and would not hold my breath.
@pam210 (345)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I really haven't been going on the site since July when I realized that they had slowed down sending out their giftcards. I did receive 3 $75 best buy cards and they owed me 1 $50 visa card and 4 $25 best buy cards. I'm not going to get upset because I have learned with these sites that anything that sounds to good to be true or you earn points very easily usually won't last. I enjoy coming here and reading and posting discussions. The amount of money I earn won't really help me any so I just take it as a bonus and have fun on the site.
@babykeka80 (2089)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I am extremely disappointed in this site. I really enjoyed boomertowne. I come home and try to sign on and nothing. I knew that their rates were too high to last. I just requested payout for (2) $25 target giftcards. Guess I can't get my hopes up there. It is disappointing because I was saving giftcards from my sites to go Christmas shopping. I am sad and mad at the same time. GRRR.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 Sep 08
never was in this one but I have been in many that just disapear with no warning!