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Old 05-19-05, 12:29 PM
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$100 credit by signing up for Sony card

Free DVD AND $100 credit by signing up for the Sony card.

Somewhat of a stretch but a free DVD none the less.

http://www.sonycard.sony.com/mothersday/

With your first purchase you get a $100 credit.

When you get your card in the mail it says you get free 2500 Sony rewards points with activation.

Go here for the DVD catalog. DVDs start at 1000 points. Some combo packs are 2500 points

https://www.sonycard.sony.com/redeem...ut.aspx?CAT=06

***New Info updated 6/1/05****

Wow, i thought this thread died.

Sorry for the confusion for misreading the rewards thing.

The $100 credit will be available 8-12 weeks after your first purchase.

The MySony Catalog rewards points are separate points given for clickon on links or newletters. Similar to mypoints. Purchases made on MySony Rewards using your Sony card will net you 8 points per dollar appliable to your Sony Rewards Card catalog.

MySony Catalog Reward points expire after six months. Sony Reward card points expire after five years.

I guess if no free DVD this thread can be moved to Hot Deals.

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Old 05-19-05, 01:28 PM
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I already have one...darnit
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Old 05-19-05, 02:27 PM
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Wow, what a great offer....It sucks that I already have 2 credit cards (I am 19) and a 3rd one will not look good on my credit...or will it??? help!
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it depends on your current credit. if you have a low utilization rate (under 25%) and have now had any inquiries in 6 months, you won't take big hit. with with more credit your score would increase overtime.
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Shit... already have one.
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D'oh! I have one too.
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Old 05-19-05, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by paulringodaman
Wow, what a great offer....It sucks that I already have 2 credit cards (I am 19) and a 3rd one will not look good on my credit...or will it??? help!
Why do you care? Are you going to buy a house or a car soon? If not, your credit rating won't have much of an impact on your life one way or another. If or when it does come time to get a big loan, you can always cancel a few cards.
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Originally Posted by paulringodaman
Wow, what a great offer....It sucks that I already have 2 credit cards (I am 19) and a 3rd one will not look good on my credit...or will it??? help!

the more credit cards on your file, the better your credit will be....as long as you don't max out the cards....basically, they look at this ratio:

(amount of credit dept) / (total credit available)

the lower this ratio, the better your fico score will be....as you can see if the amount of credit debt stays the same, but you get a new credit card, the total credit available will increase and thus lower the overall ratio, which will increase your fico score....now 100% will look bad...so don't max out all your cc and you should be good....
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This card also has 0% APR for the first year on both purchases and balance transfers (but still a transfer fee).
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sweet - thanks for this!!
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Old 05-20-05, 03:34 AM
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I have to say it's very, very tempting...
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Agreed. Very tempting. Thanks for the heads up on this!
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Old 05-28-05, 08:35 PM
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I just got mine but there's no mention of the $100; is that definite?
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I don't see any mention of a free DVD, or are you implying you get free DVD's by using you're $100 credit? (probably what I'd do anyways...)
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But I have heard that if you have credit cards that you do not use very often, that can indeed hurt your credit score. Any truth to this?
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Originally Posted by Artman
I don't see any mention of a free DVD, or are you implying you get free DVD's by using you're $100 credit? (probably what I'd do anyways...)
If what grapejuice says is correct, you would get 2500 reward points when you activate the card. You can use those points for dvds.
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I see zero info on 2500 reward points when you get the card. Can anyone clear this up?
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Old 05-30-05, 07:49 PM
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I just got the card and registered it online.

I got the 2500 reward points....but I have no idea how you use the points to get the free DVD and what not.

When I look at the different products to choose from, it says that it takes like $18.00 and 500 points to order this product.

How do I order something with only points?
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Old 05-30-05, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by U6C84
I just got the card and registered it online.

I got the 2500 reward points....but I have no idea how you use the points to get the free DVD and what not.

When I look at the different products to choose from, it says that it takes like $18.00 and 500 points to order this product.

How do I order something with only points?
I have this card and you can redeem your points on any Sony product from almost any retailer.

Say you bought a Sony CD Player at Best Buy. There's a redemption form online that'll give you instructions on a place to mail the stuff (UPC #, copy of UPC, etc.) and you'll be able to get 3 times the points instead of 1 and you can also apply the points towards your purchase.

Now, I feel like I got screwed. I signed up for this from some guy who set up some table when I was in college and he gave me some stupid daytime planner that I never used. I remember that I actually had to sign up for 2 cards and all I got was that planner. I cancelled that other one one pretty quickly but I still use the Sony Card. It's how I built my credit and probably have spent around 50 - 75K on it in the 6 or so years that I've had it.
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Thanks for the info. dabaomb, but does that work for sony dvd's too?



Also, on the 2nd link in the OP's post, it shows a catalog with things that only cost points but when I checked out the FAQ's it says that you can't get any products with just points. So I'm wondering what the point of that website is for if you aren't able to order any of those products with just those points anyways.

Finally, it seems like even with the points the DVD's are basically the same price or more compared to b&m's, or are there actually good deals because all I look at are the dvd's and cd's.
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Originally Posted by U6C84
Thanks for the info. dabaomb, but does that work for sony dvd's too?



Also, on the 2nd link in the OP's post, it shows a catalog with things that only cost points but when I checked out the FAQ's it says that you can't get any products with just points. So I'm wondering what the point of that website is for if you aren't able to order any of those products with just those points anyways.

Finally, it seems like even with the points the DVD's are basically the same price or more compared to b&m's, or are there actually good deals because all I look at are the dvd's and cd's.
I've never tried it on a DVD since it wasn't worth it to me to try to get credit for a $15 DVD but I'm assuming that it would work.
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Old 05-31-05, 05:20 PM
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So how do we get the 2500 pts? I'm still lost.
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Old 05-31-05, 07:15 PM
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I got 2500 points.....and I emailed the Customer Service department about things and this was their response.

Thank you for contacting My Sony Online Support.

We apologize for the confusion. You are actually a member of two
separate Sony programs: My Sony and Sony Card. My Sony and Sony Card
are two separate programs with completely independent reward point
?currencies?. There are benefits to being a member of both programs.

The My Sony program gives you insider access to the world of Sony
movies, music, games, electronics and more. By interacting with the My
Sony weekly e-newsletters and web site, you can earn My Sony points
that
are redeemable toward SAVINGS on Sony products in My Sony Rewards
Central. My Sony points are required, in combination with cash, to
redeem for My Sony rewards. My Sony membership is free. Your current
My Sony point balance is 2500.

For more information or to join the My Sony program, please visit
www.my.sony.com.

The Sony Card is a credit card from Bank One that combines a generous
rewards program with no annual fee and full Visaź platinum benefits.
Sony Card Reward Points are earned whenever you make a purchase using
your Sony Card. Sony Card Reward Points can be redeemed for
electronics,
CDs, DVDs and movie tickets and more. Sony Card Reward Points and My
Sony points are separate and NOT interchangeable. Your current Sony
Card point balance is 0.

For more information or to APPLY for the Sony Card from Bank One,
please
visit www.sony.com/sonycard or call 1-877-267-8853.

By being a member of both the My Sony and Sony Card programs, you enjoy
additional, special benefits:

· 1,000 My Sony points just for registering for the My Sony program
· 200 My Sony points added to your My Sony account each month that
you are an active Sony Card member
· Automatically earning 8 Sony Card Reward Points per $1 spent
(equivalent of 8%) on all My Sony program redemptions when you use your
Sony Card for the cash portion.

My Sony... Making Entertainment More Rewarding!

The My Sony Support and Services Group
www.sony.com/sonycard doesn't even work, so I have no idea how I'm suppose to enroll to get my free points for that.....
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Old 05-31-05, 08:42 PM
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Remember it will take a while for the $100 credit.

* Offer subject to credit approval. Credit will be applied to your Sony Card account 8-12 weeks after your first purchase. offer valid through August 31, 2005, first purchase must be made by November 30, 2005.
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Old 05-31-05, 10:57 PM
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So...we're getting 2500 Sony Card points or 2500 My Sony points?
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