During the wildly successful 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway, I earned a $10 credit to the Online Topps Store. I earned this credit for unlocking 7 or 8 codes and digging up "rings." I earned this credit in March...of 2012.
For the past YEAR, I have been trying to obtain my $10 credit redemption code. I was originally told it would take 6 to 8 weeks to process the codes. Uh, ok, seems a bit long to email a code, but alright.
6 to 8 MONTHS later, I ended up in a customer service war with Topps because I still hadn't received my $10 credit. This merry-go-round with "Vincent" went on for several more months, and somehow ended up heading down the road of an alternate redemption card, even though I hadn't won a redemption card. Ugh.
Then, finally, earlier this week, the ice pack began to melt. I received an email that my code would be sent out this week. WHAT IS THIS YOU SAY?
Wow, I was flabbergasted. Down right Gobsmacked. Could it be? Would I finally prevail in my year long war with Topps?
Turns out, I did win. I received the code this morning. Sweet, sweet victory! I ran with my $10 credit coupon directly to the Topps Store where I found about four item less than $10, with the most interesting being a 2012 Topps Archive Jumbo Pack for $5.29. That's a bit rich, but heck, it's free!
Then I went to the checkout page, where Topps swiftly kicked me in the nuts, pushed me over and stole my victory from my clenched, writhing fists.
$12.99 shipping for a PACK OF BASEBALL CARDS?!?!? Screw you, Nu-Topps.