Episode #094 – It Was A Massacre
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News – Story 1: Bowling Green Massacre, the alternative facts by Kellyanne Conway
News – Story 2: Super Bowl LI, the Patriots come from behind for the win in first ever overtime in Super Bowl history
News – Story 3: Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions get confirmed for Department of Education and Attorney General positions
– During the holidays, I shopped at Dick’s Sporting Goods and used coupons to get extra points; I earned a $10 reward that expires in 4 days (on Feb 18th); if I don’t use that, I lose it; I shopped at Office Depot and Office Max a lot during that same time and my $10 rewards certificate expired on Dec 31st; fortunately, I used it before it expired; my beef is that why should these rewards expire if you spent money to earn them? It’s like gift card that have balances that expire; it doesn’t make any sense; I get coupons or promos that expire, but these are rewards you spent money to earn; I know the exact reason why companies want them to expire because it’s free money to you if you use them and once expired, they don’t have to pay out for the rewards you earned; would be nice for them to actually let the reward be good forever; let the customer spend it when they are ready.
– I’ve been a Raiders fan since 1982 when they moved to Los Angeles; a friend of mine had season tickets and I went to a few games with him; I was elated that they won the 1984 Super Bowl (that would be the last time they won); over the years, it’s not been easy being a fan; there have been some good seasons, but since 2002, the team struggled a lot; then we have the 2016 season, where quarterback Derek Carr got injured during their win over the Colts in Week 16; the Raiders would end up losing their next 2 games and getting pushed out of the playoffs; but even still, they went 12-4 to have their best season in 14 years; I was very happy to be rooting proudly for my team; let’s hope Carr heals and they can make it further for the 2017-2018 season.
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Regarding your issue with rewards expiring, having them never expire introduces accounting issues as the outstanding amount must be carried as a debt. Even so, having them expire with such short timeframes, is quite annoying.