Here's another update on my $500 gift card challenge.
Since May 24th, I've been waiting...and waiting.....and waiting for my Platinum offers to approve (to read my 1st update, click here). I was starting to get pretty discouraged! Carrie over at MoneySavingMethods.com said generally, the offers approve in 10 day cycles, so by the 11th day, the offers that are going to be approved should have been approved. Well, yesterday was the 11th day, and nothing else approved. 2 of the offers that had not yet approved were ones I had to cancel early, and I wondered if that affected the status. So I surfed through some of the other offers to see if I could do a couple more, but none of them looked appealing and all of them required mailing something back after the trial period (and I would have had to pay for the initial shipping & handling). Whatever is sent back should be sent with delivery confirmation (thus needing to be sent priority mail), and since the postal rates went up again recently, I decided to wait a few more days, lest I spend extra money that I didn't need to spend.
I woke up this morning, checked my status, and all 4 of my outstanding offers approved!! Woo-hoo!
I printed out the necessary forms and mailed them off this morning. So far, I have spent $58.60. I will have to mail one other thing back, and possibly more if I didn't read the fine print correctly. Now, I wait and see how long it takes to get the gift card :)