Snapfish Baits But Don’t Rise To It! COUPON FRAUD!

They Change The Order, Uninstall the code that you originally install, then try to tell you that the code had already been used, and can only be used one time. This is el Toro ca-ca! No one should be allowed to get away with stuff of this nature, it is called bad business! Period! Are you kidding me? This is like a store taking your wallet when handing out a free sample. It is so incredibly short sighted. They train their chat people to disconnect people like me from their useless chat line. They don’t allow you enough time to say much of anything, then cut you off…I gave the last one all the information needed, and she deliberately misspelled my name….calling me Thomas Ourr. That was a clever responsibility avoidance mechanism. Actually, not clever, very stupid and senseless. Why not honour the coupon? That would be too much like right!

This is a total breach of law, ethics, good business practise, and there MUST be laws somehow, somewhere that govern Internet practises. After working for hours & hours & hours to ‘get it right,” positioning the photographs that I wanted, putting in the text that I wished to use, they disconnect the whole thing, trying (1) to sell me a book size larger than the one that I ordered, then (2) to tell me that the code had already been used.

Who used my unique code??? Did Santa Clause take a Float Day and drive down here to use my code? This is a lie, a bare-assed lie, and this company has no business being allowed on the Internet!

Now, they are asking for a 16 digit code and the code issued @ Safeway only has 12 digits! This is illegal!

Redeem a gift certificate
Please enter your 16-digit code exactly as it appears on your gift certificate, then click add to account.

Please enter a valid gift certificate code.

redemption code
cancel add to account
Please enter your 16-digit code exactly as it appears on your gift certificate, then click add to account.
It only has 12 digits! Unreal!

This is a bunch of nonsense--Shame on Haagen-Daz, Safeway, and MOST ESPECIALLY, Snapfish!  Shame on you!

This is a bunch of nonsense–Shame on Haagen-Daz, Safeway, and MOST ESPECIALLY, Snapfish! Shame on you!

Are We Willing To Pay The Price When Only The Rich Can Pay College Tuition?

RUNNER RUNNER, on the surface, is a film dealing with a person who uses online gambling as a method to pay for his college tuition. As things ramp up & Costa Rican based ponzi schemes quickly take over & it becomes a survival thriller of a person who gets caught up in computer fraud on an international level–a well acted cyber crime thriller that kept my attention throughout.

After some reflection, (and this may be unintended by the directors & script writers) it seems this film has something deeper to say about American culture. One: The price we are all paying (and the irony is not lost on my head that I am POTP on this issue “real time” as I write these comments) a huge price for the convenience of all things Internet. Two: Who can afford to attend an institution of higher education these days?

The American educational system is such that all kinds of opportunities open up for “Ivy League” graduates, and the rest are lucky to find a job doing the fries at a fast food place. Diplomas from many public high schools are nothing more than attendance certificates. Many recipients exit secondary school with no skills & cannot complete the application process to attend college & are not equipped with enough or appropriate education to do the basic course work required for a degree programme.

Another issue not directly articulated is the concept of being locked in to a situation of indentured servitude. As such, the character portrayed by Justin Timberlake (Richie Furst) is cornered, in part by his own fear, into a master-slave relationship with a totally corrupt master. The concept of mentoring or sponsorship has been trashed in the theme of this film & seems to be less & less how things are being done. I suspect that there is an iceberg waiting to be struck, as part of the unwritten & untold story behind the story going on here in our back yard. Jobs/employment rule, and freedom of choice to do things ethically, are becoming lost, as “Metrics” take over at the expense of one’s moral & spiritual core.

Curious, and maybe part of a Master Plan, that Justin Timberlake, has been well cast in a second film dealing with what goes one behind-the-keystrokes of Internet programming & the fundamental compromises that cost emotionally in terms of friendships lost & the emptiness of trust betrayed.


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