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Thanks, since I missed this originally and my Free 1yr account was about to end in 9 days. Got another year for free.

Looked over my history and I've only used this account for Newegg and Dominos, guess I have to see if they offer anything else.

didn't read thru the other posts but went to http://www.shoprunner.com/members/ShopCentral.php to add Gmail account to get 90 extra days...

azs1 said:   hawaiian2002 said:   You guys are forgetting the fact that this promotion is meant for new members only. I have used Shoprunner many times at Newegg, Sports Authority, PETsMART, etc. I like the service and I am on my second year now - free one year and paid $79 for the second. It is a great service and well worth the $79 IMHO. Seems that this thread is all about how to "cheat" Shoprunner into giving people an additional year of service for free. The more people "cheat" them, the less likely they will be around for much longer.

What they want much more than non-renewals (which is what the great majority of people here would be because they don't get sufficient value out of the membership to pay $79 for it) is being able to direct users to their partners. What their partners want is for Shoprunner to direct more customers to their stores. I did use it several times this year, and also patronized some stores I wouldn't otherwise have (so, I provided value to them); just not enough to justify paying $79, so I did not plan to renew my subscription.

If this were truly for new customers only (and, there was no indication in the OP that this is the case), they would have programmed their system to prevent current customers from signing up again ("We're sorry, but our records show that you have had a Shoprunner membership within the past 12 months. You are not eligible for this free offer."). However, they did not do that (I also got an offer a few months ago for a free Shoprunner membership from a credit card company, with no suggestion that it is for new members only, so I see this as another effort to both get new members and keep current members).

After another free round, I may decide that it's worth paying for. Who knows. I've had several free trials of Amazon Prime over the years, but did not convert into a paying customer until this year. Shoprunner may offer another free year, or they may not. Who knows. But, their chances of converting me to a paying customer are much greater if I can extend my trial period another year, and that's actually a win for both of us (and, for their partners).


"On your honor" is the way they say. In my case I used the service exactly once (for Domino's) but I most likely would not use it if (a) I didn't already have a membership and (b) if it's not integrated into the checkout process of whatever site is partnered. It seems like keeping track of all the discounts when making a purchase is a task of its own and probably ripe for a solution (like, isn't the whole point convenience?)...

PS: If they would prefer that customers like me not keep a membership I would be happy to drop mine... but at present my only motivation for paying for a membership in the future (like 'azs1') would be an opportunity to use it (which only seems more likely with a trial); if that makes me subject to allegations of "cheating" then perhaps it's not worth it (though Shoprunner should be the one making that determination).

thanks op. this was the easiest deal ever! cancelled my 1 mth trial, used the same gmail id and got 1 yr free. no cc used. how nice!

Thanks. In for 1

thanks

terrific thanks op

got my 15 free months!

Thanks OP its worked for me as well.

I may have spoke too soon. I got an email tonight that said my membership will be exporting on.12/31/12 and I'm eligible for a $29 extension promo price.

thanks OP!

lemonhead said:   I may have spoke too soon. I got an email tonight that said my membership will be exporting on.12/31/12 and I'm eligible for a $29 extension promo price.

I made a purchase from a participating store and after it shipped, received an email saying, "You made a $50 purchase and qualify to renew for $29. Your current membership expires 12/31/2013." However, when I log-in, it tells me 03/19/2014 is the expiration date (12 months + 3 months for doing the Shoprunner Central thing and then cancelling it). I have a PDF printout of the 2014 expiration date and will try getting them to honor it should my account mysteriously close on 01/01/2013.

Only time will tell, I suppose.

Under my acct, it says "Your membership will automatically renew on 12/31/2012."
Still don't have my cc info on file. Is it even worth the trouble to cancel and renew?

Thanks! Didn't know about Shoprunner

Works.. thanks for posting..

Yes..its takes 2 mins to cancel and register..

Akiva1080 said:   Under my acct, it says "Your membership will automatically renew on 12/31/2012."
Still don't have my cc info on file. Is it even worth the trouble to cancel and renew?

thanks op.

Thanks a lot.Another free year..My auto renewal happen to be due this month.I usually am very careful. I don't know how I missed it..

Thanks OP! Just canceled, resigned up with the same info and now have 15 months. (Associated my gmail account too for the extra 3 months)

Wow, it's so easy! Thanks OP! Got another 15 months free.

Thanks, but it seems they don't have an expiration on my acct and I'm fearful cancelling and renewing will reduce it to 15 mths. Did others show an expiration prior? Or did it say "automatic renewal" like mine?
ionxchanger said:   Yes..its takes 2 mins to cancel and register..

Akiva1080 said:   Under my acct, it says "Your membership will automatically renew on 12/31/2012."
Still don't have my cc info on file. Is it even worth the trouble to cancel and renew?

Thanks OP!

Thanks OP!

Thanks OP!!!

I just did it, but my previous expiration was 2/27/13 now it is 12/27/13 and can add 90 more days by giving them access to email account.
Having an alternative sr for the next year the main advantage for this was in keeping the order history.

Akiva1080 said:   Thanks, but it seems they don't have an expiration on my acct and I'm fearful cancelling and renewing will reduce it to 15 mths. Did others show an expiration prior? Or did it say "automatic renewal" like mine?

Open a new account under another email address, then. If your credit card is attached to your current account, though, you really should change the account from "automatically renew" unless you are sure that you want to pay for your next year of the service. Just because your renewal date doesn't seem to be showing doesn't necessarily mean that you don't have one.

Great deal, my first free year was up about 2 months ago. Canceled and hope something like this would come up again.

Thanks, canceled and renewed! Doing the ShopRunnerCentral thing with my Yahoo account for the bonus 3 months. I've had this account since like 1996, so it may take FOREVER while it searches my order history, for stores that no longer exist!

Thank You. Shoprunner had extended my membership until the end of the year, and I was going to let it expire. I've just cancelled and re-signed up with my history intact.

honkinggoose said:   Thank You. Shoprunner had extended my membership until the end of the year, and I was going to let it expire. I've just cancelled and re-signed up with my history intact.
Lol. My original 1-yr free trial was set to end on Jan 11, 2013. Kept getting scary emails from them asking for a credit card. I just canceled my membership and re-signed up for another year under the same email. I'm sure Shoprunn3r is sad and N3wegg happy. Nice!

I guess Shoprunner is really trying hard to hold on to people. I was waiting to re-sign up for this offer until 12/31 to maximize the benefits. Without ever doing anything, I just got an email from them with a subject, Your Membership Has Been Extended!‏ They have extended my membership for another year for free anyway. I had my account set up for no auto-renewal, no CC on file. GO figure.

Yep...got the extension also (until 2015). I'm more concerned about them still being around...before any worries about renewing

yoregano said:   I guess Shoprunner is really trying hard to hold on to people. I was waiting to re-sign up for this offer until 12/31 to maximize the benefits. Without ever doing anything, I just got an email from them with a subject, Your Membership Has Been Extended!‏ They have extended my membership for another year for free anyway. I had my account set up for no auto-renewal, no CC on file. GO figure.Same for me! Nice surprise, even though I had signed up for one of the earlier free deals on a different email address. Shoprunner is nice, but not worth $79.

respdoc said:   Yep...got the extension also (until 2015). I'm more concerned about them still being around...before any worries about renewing 2015?

billrubin said:   respdoc said:   Yep...got the extension also (until 2015). I'm more concerned about them still being around...before any worries about renewing 2015?

Your Shoprunner membership is set to 'do not renew' and will expire on 3/19/2015

Mine will be expired tomorrow 12/31 but today they notify me that they just added another 12 months into my account.
I logged in and noticed the expiration has been updated to 12/31/2013.
I did not have to do anything. My account was not set to renew automatically and it does not have CC info.

respdoc said:   billrubin said:   respdoc said:   Yep...got the extension also (until 2015). I'm more concerned about them still being around...before any worries about renewing 2015?

Your Shoprunner membership is set to 'do not renew' and will expire on 3/19/2015


Seems they have added 1 year to memberships (link) including those that already cancelled/renewed using this promo code deal.

Mine also now says expires 03/19/2015 (was originally 03/19/2014 after I did the one-year renewal + 3 month deal in this thread).

This was timely. I was waiting 'til today to do the re-sign-up; Shoprunner saved me the trouble

Good until 1/11/14. Lol.

They must not have a grasp on how to convert free subs into paying ones. Here's an idea: make it $19/year. I know, it's still money, but charging the same as Prime with only one of the benefits (shipping only) isn't a great value proposition. I'm no CEO, but lowering the price would get me to pay...but not at the current price. I just don't use it as much as Prime. Not even close.

I also cancelled an re-registered the same email id with Shop Runner using the code RUNNER, I got free membership till 12/20/2013. With Shoprunner auto upgrade to current members I got one more year which extended my membership till 12/20/2014. Added my email id to Shoprunner centeral which extended the membership for another 30 days.
totally now I have free Shoprunner membership till 3/20/15.

Thanks fatwallet and the members.



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