April 6, 2010

UPDATE: My Frustrating Experience With The 1000000 Card Giveaway

UPDATE: Thankfully, I'm not the only person out there that had a problem with this. It turns out there is a way to have things return to normal. Since I've paid for the cards I can't go back and see exactly how to do it. There is apparently a cancel button on the page requesting payment information that will stop the request and return the cards to the "My Collection" area. Thanks to SpastikMooss and Ryan from Trader Crack's for the information.

I thought I would give everyone a heads up if you are considering having your Topps Million Card Giveaway cards sent to you. I thought I would check out that option over the weekend and clicked on the option "Request Card Delivery" under on the My Account page. I cannot stress this enough, do NOT click on that unless you are serious about getting your cards sent to you. Once you choose the cards in your collection that you want shipped they are moved to a shopping cart and won't appear in the "My Collection" tab any longer. They are sort of in this state of limbo waiting for you to pay for them. [My seven cards cost $6.10 for me to ship them.]

It took me a couple days to figure that out. E-mails to Topps haven't been returned yet and for those few days I was regretting trading away my used code cards.

After paying for the cards, I was given a message that says "shipping usually takes 9-12 business days" so who knows if that is processing time or if I should expect them in about two and a half weeks? I'll give a full report when I receive the cards and all I can say is that a white envelope had better not be involved!

4 comments:

SpastikMooss said...

This happened to me too, but THEY AREN'T IN LIMBO! You can put them back in your online collection!

You have to cancel your request on the payment screen (where it asks for your billing info and address). Then the cards go right back into your collection lickety split. I actually kind of like the limbo feature, and any cards I plan on keeping I put in my request delivery "folder" (if you will), so that I won't trade them by mistake.

So you can change your mind. But I had to e-mail them a zillion times to figure it out too!

Ryan Cracknell said...

I had he same problem but resolved it after I simply hit cancel at some point in the checkout process. That missing 1965 card caused me some undo stress.

night owl said...

You won't get a PWE. The cards come in a padded mailer. However, the cards are somewhat loose inside (enclosed in penny sleeve, top loader, but opening not sealed, cards inside folded order form).

The Wax Wombat said...

Yeah, they are in a padded envelope. Just pray they don't arrive as mine did.