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doctor_dr2

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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 4:55:08 PM

I received an email about receiving 5,000 gas buddy points for completing a survey. But all the links, and the SENT FROM email address was @gasbuddyemail.com.

Anyone else see something like this?
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rando991
All-Star Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 8:21:23 AM

I did actually get the points, but it took several weeks after I did the survey.
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 10:42:59 PM

"Got my points according to a later E-mail..."

I've never gotten the survey, either in e-mail in-box or in the Spam folder.
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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 9:18:08 PM

Got my points according to a later E-mail, but didn't take the time to "balance my checkbook" to see if it actually happened.
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R209
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 12:46:13 AM

Received the survey e-mail...filled it out...received 5,000 points about a week later.
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jmtvt
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 6:03:31 AM

I received that message and filled out the survey just fine.
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 12:01:58 PM

If participation is important, there should be a much better notification system to the members. Just sending out unannounced emails is a bad way to go about it.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 11:35:17 AM

I guess we are gonna have a bunch of topics about this.
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doctor_dr2
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 11:01:14 AM

It would be for them to use an email address that seems less like spam.
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 8:50:24 PM

What is the GasBuddy improvment you are suggesting doctor dr2?
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 6:00:03 PM

This question has already come up twice in the Talk Back To Us discussion category, and has been answered.

But to answer your question (not sure what the suggestion, but to answer your question), yes, other people have seen something like you saw.

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