Editor in Chief
- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
Although Verizon unquestionably offers great service and a solid network, they aren't exactly known for their generosity to customers. Starting late yesterday they took a step toward changing that...
Big Red just kicked of their Smart Rewards program. The program was already available in a few states as a test, but now Verizon has deemed it worthy of a national launch.
Smart Rewards allows customers to earn points for simply handling your typical business with Verizon, like logging in to My Verizon, signing up for paperless billing, paying a bill online, etc. The program basically attempts to reward you with points for sticking with Verizon as a customer. These points can be later traded in for free stuff. Here's a quote with some of the rewards examples,
"...discounts and savings of up to 40 percent on brand-name merchandise from more than 200 well-known brands, offers on local shopping and dining redeemable directly from a customer’s wireless device, and travel including discounts at more than 26,000 hotels.”
Apparently, shipping on all merchandise you "earn" is free and includes a lowest-price guarantee. The program starts on July 24th for all post-paid subscribers and just signing up automatically grants you 10,000 points.
There is a catch though... (you knew there would be). It appears you will need to also sign up for Verizon Selects. This is part of Precision Market Insights from Verizon, which is a marketing company that shares your family's personal usage amongst other companies. When you sign up for that, you will also get 2,500 bonus points and 500 points per line each month.
We aren't sure if this is required but it appears so for now. Sound off in the thread if you can confirm or deny this detail, and of course let us know what you think of Verizon's new "rewards" program.