An email arrived from Plink dated 09/11/2014 and came through at 7:51 PM. The body of the message read this:
To Our Loyal Plink Members,
With much sadness and heavy hearts, we are sorry to tell you that Plink is closing its doors. As of today, the Plink site will be shut down and the program will cease to function.
As a start-up, we are reliant on continued funding and over the last year we have been unable to secure any additional funding. Unfortunately, without that funding, Plink can no longer continue to operate. As a team, we did everything we could to keep Plink alive, but we have now run out of time and options.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our loyal members who have supported us for the last three years. As a team, we want to thank all of our members, for their loyalty and continuing to stick with us to the end. We couldn’t have made it this far without such an amazing loyal, committed group of members.
We also want to thank all of our advertisers and partners who supported us over the last three years. It was their belief in us and willingness to support a small start-up that allowed Plink to grow. We are proud to have partnered with some of the largest restaurant and retail brands in the United States.
Moving forward, all Plink accounts will be closed. No further points can be redeemed. Thanks to all from the Plink Team.
Any further questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so upset they did this. Just like Super Points they pulled the rug out from many users. They took our money and ran.
Considering this is the second online company to do this in the past year – with having basically the same way of ‘giving’ for users – we have lost all trust in companies like this. They’ve up and just shutdown – no warning – no nothing until they’ve made it so you cannot access your account. Very disconcerting!
Were you a Plink user? Were you majorly affected by the shutting of their site? Have you lost trust in sites like Plink and Super Points?