Company: Elite Deal Club
Leadership: Lack thereof!
I am so glad you found my article because I have been hearing a lot about the Elite Deal Club recently and I want to put all of the speculation to rest.
I would like to start out by stating that I have no affiliation with this program so you don’t have to worry about another sales pitch. I look at each company in an objective manner so you see the good and the bad aspects.
This is important because you need to see the whole picture before making a decision that is right for you. My review will cover topics like how the program works and what products are available to you and what the EDC referral program is.
I will also take a look at the Better Business Bureau database to see what they have to say about EDC. It is a great site that can provide great intel that might be absent from any other review out there.
Regardless of what you find out, you will be able to answer the questions, “Is EDC a legit company or is it a scam?” Before we get started, I want to point something out that many people overlook and don’t feel that it is very important.
EDC promotes free or discounted Amazon merchandise.
I can come with a dozen reasons why I think this is important but they are all speculation.
At this point I would like to ask someone with EDC experience to answer a few questions so we can get to the bottom of it.
• Why doesn’t Amazon endorse EDC?
• Why have people been complaining about bad codes and poor customer service?
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What is EDC?
Apparently, EDC is an “exclusive” club that gives members the best deals on some of the best Amazon products.
Members are offered between 100-200 deals on a daily basis, which could save you a lot of money if they are items you need.
According to EDC’s website, the deals are so crazy that the discounts range from 50% off all the way to FREE.
What makes this program even crazier is that it is free to join.
Here is the deal, I’m not so sure you can label a program as exclusive and also promote that is a free program.
That doesn’t seem so exclusive to me. Later in the review I will point out some major issues with the program itself, including many complaints about the core functions.
I am not saying that EDC is not legit at this point so let’s move on to the next section.
How Does EDC Work?
Remember when I asked why Amazon doesn’t endorse EDC?
Well the reason for this is due to the fact that EDC deals with Amazon top sellers rather than Amazon directly.
This is why they can get such great deals.
Top sellers at Amazon only deal in mass purchases so they get amazing prices to begin with.
This means that most of the stuff you are getting a deal on is only a great deal on retail value.
I am willing to bet that some of the items are not discounted at all from the prices that top sellers are actually purchasing them at.
This program is starting to make a lot more sense as we conduct more research.
Remember, none of this sis illegal but it is toeing the line on Amazon policy infractions.
Either way, this is the reason Amazon will not endorse the company.
That and the fact that Amazon is one of the largest companies in the world, so why would they?
Ok, on to the next section.
Ways to Utilize EDC
DAILY EDC DEALS
You can check out what EDC is offering every morning by taking a look a look at the email they send you.
The email will list all of the new deals.
Each product only has a certain number of coupons to offer so if you are interested in a product, you should act quickly.
If you want to claim a coupon all you have to do is click on the item.
All you have to do after that is purchase the item after you click on it.
The coupon will discount the item upon purchase.
Seems pretty easy.
PURCHASE & USE A COUPON AFTER
You can quickly purchase an item that want and simply add it to your shopping cart as you normally would.
When you check out you will be asked to enter a code that you got from EDC.
If you are a prime member, you get to access 2-day shipping at no extra cost.
HONEST REVIEW FOR PRODUCTS
The system is quite simple really.
You will receive an item and you have to use it as it is intended.
Then you simply write an honest review of the item.
You really need to focus on being objective.
Think of it as a pros/cons list and give examples of each topic.
Also remember that you are going to get a massive discount on the item so the better the review the better the outcome.
It is really hard to pinpoint exactly what item you will be reviewing but you will most likely be getting some sort of electronic accessory or health and wellness product.
I am assuming it will most likely be something like a tablet case or something around the $20 mark.
The sky is the limit to be perfectly honest.
If you receive a health and wellness product, it will probably be some kind of weight loss concoction.
Either way, you will be able to put it to good use and review it based on actual experience.
Let’s take a look at what the BBB has to say about EDC.
The Better Business Bureau
First of all, I cannot say enough about the BBB database.
It is where I get a lot of the information I share with you.
The BBB is a place where customers can complain or post positive feedback about the company.
The grading system is also very beneficial because the BBB will tell you why it deserves its grade.
There are many reasons why EDC is labeled as NR.
In fact, BBB has the following statement on the matter.
“BBB has requested basic information from this company and has not received a response.”
This may not seem like a big deal but a company that is unwilling to share basic information with the public, is most likely hiding something.
I’m not saying that the EDC is holding on to Top Secret information.
I am simply saying that the company may not want everyone to know who the real leadership is.
Let’s see what the complaints are all about to see if we can get some clarification on the matter.
Wow, this customer is said, “this business doesn’t care.”
In order for a customer or member to say those words, it means that something is drastically wrong.
Also, emailing EDC and getting no response is similar to BBB requesting information and getting no response.
Seems like the company is shady and needs to have a serious overhaul.
I really hope more members of EDC come forward after reading this review to put some of this speculation to rest or at least confirm some of the issues I have brought to the forefront.
Let’s take a look at the final verdict.
The Final Verdict
I have pointed out a few of the problems I see with EDC.
On the other hand, no company is perfect so you have a tough decision ahead of you.
If the decision was up to me, I would have to walk away from this program because there are much better ways of getting discounts on products.
Since there is absolutely no way this could be a full time job or form of income, I cannot recommend it to anyone.
Not when there are so many better ways to make money online.
For example, you could just start your own online business.
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You could watch a free tutorial on YouTube or you could read this review if you are looking for a specific program.
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Even If I only help a few people, I feel like I have done my job because I care about people reaching their potential.
I hope this review helped you with your decision and your future success.
If you have any experience with the EDC, would like to ask a question or leave a comment, fill out the form below.
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38 thoughts on “Elite Deal Club Review – Legit or a Scam?”
I did enjoy getting the deals, along with free 2-day (sort of) shipping. I cannot get onto the site now and nothing I do seems to help. Zero customer service is a red flag, to say the least.
I really appreciated this review. Thank you for your professionalism.
This company is a joke. Extremely displeased person right here… I used my account appropriately a few years ago, then I moved had another baby and worked a very demanding job. That being said I recently tried to use my account again and none of the coupons would works. As mentioned by others upon emailing customer service I was told my account had been flagged for suspicious activity and I would not receive a reason why and my account would not be allowed usage again.
What kind of garbage response is this?
They are the ones with “suspicious activity.”
I have been a member of EDC for approximately two months. Well, today I started receiving the ‘CODE NOT FOUND’, which is essentially termination, as I understand it. I emailed them and asked about it. I was answered and told that my account had been ‘flagged for suspicious activity’. WTH?!? I asked for more information and have not received an answer and doubt I will. I’ve researched it and it sounds like this happens to a lot of people. It was entertaining while it lasted I guess. It was a little exciting. Yes, I might lead a boring life if that is the excitement of my day. 🙂 But it did it for me. I’m rather upset. But alas, all good things come to an end, I suppose. I’ve had the errors and the codes not work and the responses I always received were — we tested them the night before and they worked. And I was always made to feel it was my fault. I followed all of their instructions to the T and still it did not work. Maybe that’s why my account was flagged. Maybe because I was getting too much? Maybe because Amazon will only let you write five reviews per week? Not sure. And they won’t answer.
I’ve just had the same “suspicious activity” email and they won’t answer me even though I’ve asked wth I’m supposed to have done! I want to report them to something but it seems there isn’t anyone to report them too…guess I’ll just have to bad mouth them every chance I get then ?
well the same thing happened to me too.. “suspicious activity” . no email but they mentioned it when i sent email to customer care asking why i was not getting an error for code each time. and they even mentioned not to ask how they confirmed suspicious. well it was on it for almost 2 years and never wrote a single review, so i know its not that. (copied)…guess I’ll just have to bad mouth them every chance I get then ?
I to am having problems for the past 7 month So! I cannot log on and have emailed them numerous times! They keep saying the same thing and it doesn’t work! There are no phone numbers to contact anyone! Help!
I’ve had same problem, and now response to emails
This is a well written article. it gave me the info I needed. Thank you!!!
this company is a scam stay well away from them and tell your friends
How is it a scam? Every purchase I make gets to me via my Amazon Prime account. You can’t have multiple emails and use them to make multiple purchases. Only one account per household.
eventually you’ll get blacklisted however.
I keep getting messages saying “there is an issue getting your coupon” for weeks. I emailed EDC and they did not respond. Is there any way to get them to straighten out my account? I actually like the deals.
I have been having the same issue for about two weeks and I haven’t gotten any assistance from them, even though I wasted my time trying to trouble-shoot the issue myself. I came up with it is an issue with either my user profile or my account. This issue came up as they were “resolving a server issue”. I haven’t been able to get a code since. My last email was over a week ago, after I did what they asked me to do and the issue isn’t resolved. I will say when EDC works it is great! However, the customer service on a scale from 1 to 10 is hovering around a -10 for non-resolution or follow-up.
I began purchasing items through EDC about a month ago. I have received many useful items at a great price but I must say I’ve also purchased items that I really didn’t need simply because of the price. I have not given any reviews as I’ve just began using most of the items I’ve purchased. I have had a handful of codes that did not work. I’ve also emailed them several times with questions and have received a response to all but one. So far I’ve really had no issues. I never heard of EDC until my sister in law told me about them. I’m already an Amazon Prime member so all my products have shipped for free. At this time I’m happy with my purchases.
was a buying member of this site for several months…… now i am banned because of suspcicous activity….. only i cannot get a response as to what labeled me as suspicious…… checking their facebook page, it seems lots and lots and lots of us have been labeled suspicious
My account was flagged for suspicious activity. I’ve always used every coupon I’ve gotten (unless the code was invalid), so I know I haven’t done anything wrong.
I emailed them, and I did get a response. However, they refused to reinstate my account. When my husband logged onto his, he was flagged too, and he has never purchased anything! My grandma wanted in on a deal, so I signed her up, and from the moment she became a member, she was flagged! I just don’t get it.
Same here, whatever that means. I had been with them for a long time with no problems. Then one day out of nowhere i was flagged for suspicious activity. I asked what was the suspicious activity? They said the couldnt disclose that information to me. LOL… Thats funny because if i’m being blamed for something, dont i have the right to know what i’m being blamed for so that i may defend myself at least?
Well i did no such thing as what they flagged me for. I just laughed and thought to myself, “I can find alot of deals that are much better products than what they have on their site”. I’m not hurt about it. 🙂 Horrible customer service.
You don’t have to write a review of the products you buy. The company does not provide even mediocre customer service. I am sure they list items that they do not even have available because an instant after listing items they say they are all sold out. I have purchased some things that are truely good deals . But if something goes wrong with the process EDC does not care. Seems like they are a one or two person of it run out of a garage somewhere.
This is a reply I got from edc customer service after getting the cose not found for the longest time then logfing on today to find my account has been deactivated due to suspicious activity.
We really appreciate you giving Elite Deal Club a try and using our platform. Unfortunately, your account engaged in activities that flagged it for suspension and we are unable to share what activities would flag an account as suspicious.
To protect our active members and sellers alike, we are unable to reinstate your account.
Again, thank you for using Elite Deal Club. We hope you can continue to find good deals on other websites!
They just sent me the same exact response after I used the site for 2 days. It made me feel like the company doesn’t care about customer service at all or is hiding something.
So many people are getting blacklisted by EDC with the same “canned” response of Your account has been flagged due to suspicious activity. I believe that Elite Deal Club is the one acting suspicious. My account was flagged after 3 years of using EDC. And anyone who has used my wifi can no longer access coupons from EDC. That is crazy. I had complained about a few of the sellers offering discounts that were not factual. It was the same sellers every time and I pointed this out with screen shots to be thorough. I pointed out that it made EDC look bad if there were fraudulent price points advertised frequently. They blamed the seller for chabging the price, however kept the item advertised at that price point for a week . which i pointed out.. and voila I was flagged shortly (banned) thereafter. Something is rotten here,
Same…. Flagged account. Such bs
I used EDC for several months and although there were several times a coupon wouldn’t work, I always received a prompt reply when emailing them. Then, out of the blue I went to log in after not using it for a couple of days and it said my account had been closed due to spicious activity. Of course I did not know what they were referring to and I emailed them and have not heard back. After reading this I wonder…was it because I did not leave enough reviews? I have left some, but a lot of items I received I was using as Christmas gifts or they were supplements that I couldn’t leave an honest review on as I hadn’t had time to see the full effect. Do they just close accounts to make room for more people? This is so sad!
I only used the program for about 2 wks. Now when I log in I get the screen that says I’m not getting items for reviews where you click awesome or thank you, then it kicks me right back to the log in screen. I made another account with my alternate email and used it about 2 wks and the same thing has happened. I’ve emailed EDC and no replies.
I had been a customer for over a year. I was getting tons of stuff and really happy. Did my reviews till all of a sudden Amazon blocked me from writing them. Saying that I can’t review anything under 50 dollars. Okay? Then slowly I started getting less and less because it was either sold out for the day, or the coupon was bad, or “there was trouble accessing the voucher”. I have sent emails often and usually get the same response with no help. I was sent an email to do a review of their site and when I complained that I never get help with issues, it seems like now I can’t get one single item. So I guess I am basically blocked out. I even deleted my account and have tried to sigh up with a different email address. Still the same. I think they go by your Amazon account and know who you are so they lock you out that way.
I have to say, with at least the 100 or so products I got, they have all been less than 5dlrs. and really great products. No problem ever with their quality or delivery.
It’s to bad they are being so shady and difficult to work with now.
For months I LOVED shopping on here. Loved it. I have not found a site with better deals and I like the fast grabbing game.
Then there stopped being codes. They just stopped existing a month ago. The page loads all normal but every single item on the page says that there is an error.
When you contact them you get this pile of crap from them:
If when attempting to receive a coupon you are faced with “We are sorry for the trouble, but there was an issue getting a coupon.” it is because you are attempting to receive a coupon too early or a coupon code could not be found.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation!
i have been customer for more than 1 year
what i found is
they don’t want you to buy every day you can get a coupon every day but not using it all at once
amazon told me i can’t review a discounted product so i am active buyer which i buy a lot of products with it is original price along with those with coupons every 3 months i start to buy what i got coupon for and i really get flagged after every purchase ???
as amazon seller too i can assure you this is not only about reviewing as we all think it is also about the number or orders that made to put the product at the best one or popular and make good rate health for the seller account
the third hing is to activate the link of the product the more it is bought the more amazon algorithm put it for sale and get more purchase
finally i am banned banned my friends are too don’t know why but the have the quantity and selected behavior customers they want so they don’t need the rest (us)
Allow me to add my experience to the others here who have likewise enjoyed a great many deals through EDC until one day when I was unable to. Got the same canned response about attempting to redeem a coupon too early or one that could not be found. When I replied, saying that no matter what time or what coupon I was attempting to get, I received no further response. I’ve tried deleting and creating new accounts but something shady in the way this site operates will not let me back. I can’t imagine what EDC could be trying to hide, but it creeps me out.
They ban you for NO reason, they claim that it is to prevent bots and spam, etc, but that is a load of crap. When they ban you for no reason they flag you ISP address so that anyone who logs in with your wifi also gets flagged and banned. For whatever reason they apparently want NO customers.
I haven’t been banned ….yet, but I don’t receive all the coupons that they say they will be offering when they send me an email each morning. The only coupons I’m able to access is stuff like the knee braces, vitamins or cell phone cases. Could it be that they are charging a fee now? I came across this while browsing the site:
ADD PAYMENT INFORMATION
We charge a fee to gain access to grabbing a coupon for deals we perceive as highly desirable among our members, saving coupons for members who “really” want the product!
They have buggy algorithms flagging you inappropriately. I am tired of dealing with their customer service. It is not worth the effort. Their technology is way behind.
Also got banned after being a user for a year or more. They would not tell me why I was banned, only said my account showed suspicious activity. Very rude customer service.
Is there nowhere, not even some watchdog site that EDC can be reported to? Despite me getting the usual suspicious activity email and being banned from. Getting coupons, I’m still getting the daily emails and can log into my account. If they are saying I’ve engaged in something suspicious then surely this is implying I’m a fraudulent user (which I’m not) and I’m quite offended by that! I mean, it’s not quite slander but it’s still implying that’s I’ve done something I haven’t! In fact I’m pretty annoyed about it and will now gout of my way to bad mouth them at absolutely every opportunity!
EDC is a scam. They reel you in with these great deals but they are really just selling your information. I began to receive a lot of spam emails after signing up.
I just experienced that today. The coupons were not working and I contacted them and the response I got was the one many of you have mentioned above that my account was flagged due to suspicious activity. I asked them to please elaborate and have not received a response.
Yup! I got flagged for suspicious activity!! Stay at home mom and only bought 5 times in total….Reviewed like they wanted me too and all my products are still in my home. This is what I believe they do….They let a user buy 5-8 items and once they reach a certain quota of items they get discounted they are wiped from the Elite Club Program. They do this so amazon doesn’t Flag the unlawful reviews. It makes it look like “Legit” people are buying the item for the set price and not at a discount, if hundreds of the SAME people are getting 100’s of codes for items it would make the company look VERY suspicious and they might get booted….This is smart in a sick way….they claim they are not affiliated with Amazon Reviews but they actually ARE!!!
Only ONE ACCOUNT per household, they know if you make another account even with a seperate email address and Amazon prime account… If a deal is mailed to the same address for more than one account or even if it is seperate accounts and mailing address but two accounts log in to their server from the same IP address back to back. If you have selling apps or sites connected to the same email or Facebook and their algorithms detect a sale post of a promotional items, even though you cannot be “required” to leave a review because of Amazon’s updated policy… Let’s keep it real, that’s why you get the discounts or free items and if neglecting to review the products becomes an issue, they will drop you. Read the terms and conditions well. Understand this, any complaints that this company is a scam or has shitty customer relations and don’t care… Duh! YOU ARE NOT THEIR CUSTOMER, THEY OWE YOU NOTHING, YOU DONT PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP, YOU JUST GET DISCOUNT CODES ON A DATABASE FOR ALLEGEDLY NOTHING IN RETURN. What is there to complain about? Their customers whom they cater to are the merchants who enroll and pay for their products to have enough ratings to show up in a Amazon search. They are the consumer to EDC… not the people getting free shit lmao
I ordered something from them over a month ago and i still haven’t received it . very disappointed & will never order anything from them again.