Retraction: 1800Flowers 1 month free shipping trick might not work

Yesterday I published “30X Amtrak at 1800Flowers. Here’s why that’s a great deal…”  In that post I showed how to get a fantastic point rebate from 1800Flowers, with the caveat that you have get free shipping for the math to work.  And one of the suggestions I had for getting free shipping was to sign up for Celebrations Passport, then cancel within 30 days.  I originally wrote:

Celebrations Passport costs $29.99 per year, but if you cancel within a month, you’ll get your money back.  So, you can sign up as a free trial, but make sure to put a reminder on your calendar to cancel later.

Well, a reader pointed out that I was probably wrong about that.  Technically, the membership fee is refundable only if the benefits have not been used.  As a result, I added the following update to yesterday’s post:

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Cancelling may not work.  A reader has pointed out that even though the summary terms state “membership fee refundable within 30 days,” the full terms appear to state that the membership fee is refundable only if the benefits have not been used: “Your paid Membership fee is fully refundable during the first 30-days of your initial enrollment and during the first 30-days of any Membership renewal, if your Membership benefits have not been utilized during that period and you cancel your Membership during the first 30-day period.”

It’s certainly possible that 1800Flowers will refund the enrollment fee even if you used the service, but according to their terms, they do not have to.

Apologies to anyone who acted on the plan as originally published.  I realized that updating the original post wasn’t enough to let most readers know about this error.  Hopefully this published retraction will make its way to anyone who was thinking of following the original advice in yesterday’s post.  And for those stuck with paying for the service, hopefully you’ll get some value from your new Sports Illustrated subscription…

rr_partner_header_1800flowers.jpg 1800Flowers Celebrations Passport with Sports Illustrated

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Comments

  1. I signed up the other day and opened the app to look around. After this two orders were placed totaling 90 dollars each order. It was very hard to get this reversed

  2. No i kept 30 day trial and when i looked at items on app, it automatically ordered 2 orders that I did not order. I still have celebrations package but it was hard to get my money back for the orders that were placed.

  3. quick question

    united offering 30 miles/$ purchase from portal and RR55 can give u 30 miles/$ order on 800-flowers . Both of these stackable ? other words if I order a 50 $ item will I get 1500 points + 1500 points I.e total 3000 points ? Please advise

  4. I signed up for celebrations reward to get free shipping for valentines day. I just called customer service at 1-800-993-1192 and they canceled and gave me a full refund. No issues even though I used it on the initial order.

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