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Ugggh Rewards Program Fine Print!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by wbhokie, Jan 12, 2018.

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  1. wbhokie

    wbhokie Member

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    Well, call me an idiot I guess for not reading the fine print..

    I've been writing tesla rewards for several months now asking when I am going to get my redemption code for a radio flyer model S to send to my nephew (which I was trying to get in time for Christmas), and finally, after all of this time, Tesla rewards finally responds to my email l to say Virginia is not eligible to redeem rewards.

    On top of that, rewards are not transferable so I can't even give the referral credit it to someone else.

    Sorry to rant, it is just frustrating.

    "Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for awards. Awards are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. The customer is responsible for all taxes and local requirements and fees. Customers are responsible for their own travel and accommodations unless otherwise specified. Program and awards are conditional on and subject to local laws and regulations. Unfortunately, Ohio and Virginia residents are not eligible for awards."
     
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  3. wbhokie

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    Yes, that's what I said. Usually never read the fine print on things unless it is a loan, and feel like an idiot for not seeing that before.
     
  4. unbelievable

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    Did they say why? That seems so unfair.
     
  5. alloverx

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    recall legal reasons due to dealers complaining?
     
  6. HankLloydRight

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    Lookup "bird dogging" laws in OH and VA.
     
  7. Snowstorm

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    It is not Tesla’s fault. It is those states preventing Tesla from offering incentive for referrals because the dealers want to be the only ones who sell cars. Their logic is that if manufactures can sell cars or incentivize owners to sell, then the value of the dealerships would decrease. This is pure stupid of course and a futile attempt to keep dealerships around longer. I have never had a positive experience at any dealerships, incompetent, inefficient and dishonest are the three words I would describe most dealerships.
     
  8. wbhokie

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    Yeah, my state sucks! :)
     
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    Tell us about it. :D
     

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