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I purchased two Track It Back stickers last year during the US Airways Grand Slam promotion. Each of these counted as a “hit” for me and the Mr. They are actually a decent concept where they are these little stickers/tags that you attach to your personal items (cell phone, luggage, wallet, etc.). Your personal information is hidden and if found, the person who reports the item receives some reward. Additionally, Track It Back handles the shipping and handling costs.
Well, I had yet to actually register these stickers with my personal information and apply them to anything I own. They’ve been sitting in my desk draw doing no good. Since I am pretty good at “misplacing” stuff, I figured it was time to put these bad boys to work. I went to the Track It Back website and found it is not working! The site is not down, it simply does not exist. I then called the phone number found on the stickers – out of order! I did a quick Google search and saw that since May of this year, others have reported the same issue. WTF!
These stupid little stickers were actually not too cheap at $20 a pop. While I got them for a points and miles purpose, I was hoping to get some value out of them as well. A note for those of you who actually have these stickers on your items, do not count on them anymore! This will no longer replace having your personal information on the item.
I am going to look into which credit card I used to make this purchase and see if there is any purchase protection. I am probably out of luck since this was about 8 months ago, however, if you’ve by chance purchased these now really stupid and useless stickers in the past 3 months, hopefully you have a card that includes purchase protection and you can get your money back.