Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
# 1 "Free Zen"? Apparently not.
07-03-2012, 05:55 AM
In the vain hope that I would see some of this "free zen" so beautifully advertised like a piece of Ferengi art on every page in the forum, I took up several offers, and am now the proud participant in surveys regarding sock selection, the owner of a delighful herbal tea package, and will soon experience my first hull extension *guaranteed to leave you satisfied*.

Okay, that might not be "exactly" what I went for, but you get the point.

Unfortunately, despite having followed, and dutifully signed up my spam folder for another wave of emails (same email as the account is linked to, just to be clear), I have yet, several days later, to see a single zen point, free or otherwise.

I'm assuming this must be a problem with my account, but can others confirm that they have been able to benefit from this, or is it essentially, a PWE scam? I don't mind going through the hassle of clearing out my inbox, and remembering to unsubscribe from Lobe Lube deals, but only if I'm actually going to see those aforementioned "free" zen points.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,007
# 2
07-03-2012, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by orrinkaas View Post
I'm assuming this must be a problem with my account, but can others confirm that they have been able to benefit from this, or is it essentially, a PWE scam?
Don't need to. Search the forums for free zen and you can see discussion about this.

edit: Actually surprised you got along that far. Last I knew, they were still having issues with linking accounts. Many folks where getting a "You don;t have a level 10 character" error when they tried to do that stuff.

edit: Just realized that we can;t search for zen on the forums. Sorry about that. Some links though from a google search:

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=276501

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=276271

http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=277331

There's more if you follow that google search.
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Ensign
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
# 3
07-03-2012, 10:46 AM
Thanks for the links.

The issue I've had is a little different - though I grant my flippancy might not have helped with clarity. I kind of guessed that some of the survey ones would prove to be duff - and avoided them in favour of a couple of the deals (Netflix, and a couple of credit sites), but still didn't get any Zen, despite going through with everything.
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 399
# 4
07-03-2012, 11:29 AM
On the "Earn Zen" Page is a link to the support.
Use it and file reports there, you can attach a prove via images or mail, and see what happens then.

The sponsors are really bad at paying out ...
Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 236
# 5
07-03-2012, 11:36 AM
I have only occasionally had problems with zen, with some surveys not paying out and stuff, but usually they do pay out. I would have expected at least one of your surveys to pay out. Of course, different surveys have different pay out schedules. Did you check the line under the surveys that say "this offer pays in x-y [insert time frame here]"? Maybe that could explain why they haven't paid out yet.

Of course, due to their simplicity and quick pay out schedule, I usually stick to videos.
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,855
# 6
07-04-2012, 02:52 PM
Assuming this is the Peanut Labs ones...

Almost all of the "Earn ZEN through Offers" have been crap for me. NONE of the "sign up" offers have paid, including the ones that want you to sign onto a third party survey company - even though those companies themselves are fairly reputable, there's some critical flaw preventing it from registering as a success. Or it's a huge scam.

The only 2 Offers that cleared was installing a Facebook App for 50 Zen and watching a CM for 3 Zen. A few of my friends already had and used that Facebook App, so I figured it was ok. The CM was only 1:30 minutes selling Tetley water or something.

The "Earn ZEN through Surveys" have all worked for me, assuming I qualify for the survey. I've made over 300 Zen going through them when I'm bored.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 868
# 7
07-04-2012, 04:45 PM
I'm definitely of the 'don't be afraid to file a support ticket' category. Most pay out easy and quickly, others need prompting.

Here's the ones I've had success with (please not this is NOT an endorsement of any particular offer, product or survey - care should be taken on anything involving your details, and especially money)

http://i45.tinypic.com/2u8eck2.png
http://i47.tinypic.com/71h577.png
http://i48.tinypic.com/2q1hv5y.png
Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,855
# 8
07-05-2012, 12:00 PM
Whoa, you basically got $10 for signing up to get a free month with Netflix? That's a fairly solid and well known company there...

Shame I don't seem to have that offer on my list.
Starfleet Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,630
# 9
07-05-2012, 12:15 PM
Something to watch for with a lot of the surveys, most of them have a qualifying section to see if you're in the right demographic for the survey. I've found a few of those qualifying sections are pretty big - you can sink 5-10 minutes into one only to be spit back out with 0 point.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 868
# 10
07-05-2012, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by darkjeff View Post
Whoa, you basically got $10 for signing up to get a free month with Netflix? That's a fairly solid and well known company there...

Shame I don't seem to have that offer on my list.
It's a time gated event ;-) Seriously.
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