The other day I covered an amazing deal on Spafinder gift cards from Amazon. At the time, Amazon was selling a $100 Spafinder gift card plus a $20 Amazon gift card for $50. The deal didn’t last long, but many of you were able to order.
Now, it seems that Amazon isn’t quite honoring the deal for some people. I had one order go through and ship while another order received the following email:
We’re contacting you about order #. We recently discovered an error that caused the following item(s) to be displayed at an incorrect price:
Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Card $100
In this case, we’re unable to offer this item for the incorrectly posted price. Therefore, we’ve cancelled your order for this item, and you haven’t been charged.
At any given time, despite our best efforts, a small number of the millions of items on our site may be mispriced. We’re very sorry for any disappointment this may cause.
To help make up for the inconvenience, we’ve added a $5 promotional certificate to your account. This amount will automatically apply the next time you buy an eligible item shipped and sold by Amazon.com.
We value your business and hope to see you again soon.
Others received a similar email including Greg the Frequent Miler. In my case, they actually shipped out the $20 Amazon gift card and charged me $20 for it. That doesn’t quite seem right, but I’m not sure it will be worth the effort to pursue, especially considering the $5 credit.
If you haven’t looked, perhaps check your email to see if they sent you a similar message and check your credit card to see how you were billed.