YouNeverLose.com is a gift card site with a fun twist. When you purchase gift cards through YouNeverLose.com, you receive an equivalent number of reward points in addition to your gift card. These reward points are then used to bid on penny auctions for other gift cards. If you win an auction, then you get the opportunity to buy the gift card at the winning auction price. The winning auction prices are often significantly lower than the gift card’s face value, so you end up getting a very nice bargain. For example, a $50 Whole Foods gift card recently sold for only $0.01!
I’m a fan of YouNeverLose.com because I enjoy getting rewards for money that I already planned to spend. For example, my plan for the upcoming summer movie season is to pay for all of my movie tickets by using AMC Theatres gift cards purchased through YouNeverLose.com. The shipping is free, so I don’t have to pay anything above the face value of the card, plus I get reward points and the chance to win more gift cards. Even if I don’t win, I’ll have lost nothing by trying. All in all, it’s a good, risk-free strategy to get more bang for my buck.
How to Win Auctions at YouNeverLose.com
I should warn readers that the auction system at YouNeverLose.com is a bit different from what you may be used to at eBay. The most notable difference is that the auction time increases by 20 seconds each time a bid is made. The result is that bidding can get extremely competitive as the auction winds down. You’ll often see one or more users place their bids in the last ten seconds of the auction. When I first tried my hand at the auctions, the bidding went on for over 20 minutes before there was finally a winner.
Indeed, the “place a bid and ignore it” strategy that occasionally works on eBay isn’t going to work here. You’ll need keep a watchful eye on the auctions you’re interested in, and develop fast reflexes for hitting that Play to Win button. YouNeverLose.com has a few tips for beginners that I recommend you read before bidding away your points. Thankfully, most of the auctions are timed to end during the US’s afternoon and primetime hours, so don’t need to camp out at the computer until 5 AM hoping to win that one auction; a wise decision on YouNeverLose.com’s part.
YouNeverLose.com Free Coupon Code
Want some free YouNeverLose.com points? You can receive 5 bonus reward points each month by opting into their weekly survey. This option is available when you first register.
YouNeverLose.com has also generously provided a free coupon code for 10 bonus reward points when you register and purchase your first gift card. The coupon code is LAUNCH10. You can apply it to your account by going to “My Account” on the menu bar, and then clicking “Coupons” in the sidebar.
Giveaway: 25 YouNeverLose.com Reward Points + $25 AMC Theatres Gift Card
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Disclosure: I received 25 YouNeverLose.com reward points, plus a $25 AMC Theatres gift card for this review and giveaway. The words and opinions expressed in this review are my own.