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35 Comments

  1. Bethany

    I have been playing this app almost daily since April, 2017. I recently acquired enough tokens for a $50 gift card. However, they will not redeem it. In the instant rewards section it promises that all it takes to redeem the gift cards is tokens. Yet, after numerous non-answer type responses from customer service, they now state that one must download partner apps in a tiered fashion based on the value amount of gift card you want to redeem. The exact tiers or numbers of partner apps you must download is not explained, and this is contrary to everything posted in the app or online. I have gained them thousands of dollars through the fact that there are 2 ads minimum per card and rampant app crashes – as in: you watch a 30 second commercial, then the app crashes so you have to watch it again before you get the card. This happens several times per session and I have wrestled with this for over a year because I need this Amazon card. I feel very cheated and scammed and wish to warn others of my experience. I have screenshots and e-mails to verify everything I am saying. Needless to say I have never won anything. There’s always names of people who have allegedly redeemed the same card I want new and updated every day. I believe all these names and other winner names may be invented. Don’t waste your time with this lying, scamming waste of time. It pads someone’s pockets, but not mine.

    • Deacon

      I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t had good luck with this app. Thanks for your opinion and response.

  2. Nancy hagedorn

    I got a notification that I won the monopoly of $100,000 and a $5,000 Amazon card, but they want me to pay $298 to get my winnings.

    • Deacon

      That sounds like a scam to me. I hope you didn’t fall for it.

  3. sandra leonard

    I tried to use my tokens for a Walmart card. It said they’re out, check back tomorrow. That was 2 weeks ago. I get the same message every day. I tried my CVS card and get the same message. It’s the same way with Petco. So, I would say its a scam if you can’t redeem your tokens.

    • Deacon

      Possibly. Did you try contacting them about it? That might be another way to find out whether they are just having a system problem or really can’t get your card for you.

  4. CHRISTOPHER A JUSTICE

    They told me I won a grand prize but want me to pay $299.99 for some document – 1% or some amount…I highly doubt this is legit from Lucktastic on Instagram.

    • Deacon

      My guess is that you are right. It could be a scammer trying to pose as Lucktastic. It’s good that you were wary and did not fall for it.

  5. Pat S.

    I have been playing for 2 hours a day on the average for 3 months now, as I broke my ankle. I have a total of $1.25 ($1 and .25, both in the first week) and 63,500 coins. Now I see that all I can redeem it for is a magazine subscription or a $10 restaurant.com gift card, neither of which I can use!

    • Deacon

      That is frustrating! I’m sorry you are not having good luck with them. We did indicate that it isn’t always the best use of time considering how long it takes to win. You probably won’t get rich doing it.

  6. Deb

    Maybe it is time for you to reevaluate this app. They have changed their rules several times, almost tripling the amount of tokens needed to get a $100 gift card from the number required for the $50 gift card. I had been trying to get the $50 gift card. On October 1st, I got a $5 gift card and have been trying for another one since then. Today I actually qualified for the $5 gift card again with 4 times the amount of tokens but I never got the code I needed in a text to my phone. They are scamming people. I am sure they are getting money from the advertisers but not disseminating it as promised to us.

    • Deacon

      Have you contacted them about it? I would, if you haven’t already. If you state your case clearly and calmly, as you did in your comments, you might get their help to fix the problem. I wish you luck!

  7. Robbie Ewert

    I’ve been playing for a while. They want you to down load a bunch of apps. That, I do not like. They only give you $.25 in money and it takes forever to build up tokens. Now I’ve got to download another just to get a gift card.

    • Deacon

      You sound frustrated. I am sorry for that. We did mention in the post that it can take a long time to build up tokens and that for some people it may feel like a waste of time. It’s totally up to you whether to continue or find another way to better use your time. Either way, good luck!

  8. Casey

    So this is actually a scam app that uses a rolling numerical algorithm. In the pictures, some of the people are actually the same people dressed differently. Your first day you will win between $.25-$3, and then the cash prizes will cease. You can save up points but they will always be “Out of stock”. Based on the article, I assume the editor is working for them. Along with nine other people, I have assembled our findings on this app.

    • Deacon

      I’m sorry to hear that you are no longer getting cash prizes. I hope you have contacted them.

      • Casey Wander

        I did, actually. They just said that it’s a scratch off and no prizes are promised. However, after comparing notes with nine other people, this seems to be a trend.

        • Deacon

          I’m glad you contacted them, but sorry you are having a negative experience. We did mention that it takes a long time to earn prizes and some people might feel it’s a waste of time. Thanks for your comments and response.

  9. Rama V.

    I was not able to redeem my tokens for a gift card for the last 15 days. It always comes up with a message “out of stock”. The customer support answer to this is:
    1. Install more partner apps to be put in a priority queue
    2. Join the VIP program.
    This app is nothing but a scam. Do not waste your time on this.

  10. Pat Edds

    I have been playing Lucktastic for a while and I finally got enough tokens to get what I wanted – the 50 dollar Walmart gift card. It was out, so I tried several other cards, and they were out too. This has been going on for a while. To me, it looks like they dangle bait in front of you, but never have the product people want.

    • Deacon

      I’m sorry you are having bad luck. Did you contact them about this?

  11. Tracy Jones

    Bethany, I have the same problem. I have earned 199,999 tokens and planned on getting an Applebee’s gift card so I can take my partner out for dinner for Valentine’s day. It told me, “out of stock”, so I downloaded partner apps, but I still can’t get the card. I feel cheated too. I just want my gift card!

    • Deacon

      If you haven’t already done so, I would contact them about it.

  12. Pvlv

    It seems like ‘Deacon’ is also a scammer. Every response to the comments shows ‘No Help’. Deacon probably gets paid top dollar to write all of these. I wouldn’t trust Deacon.

    • Deacon

      I’m sorry you feel that way. Unfortunately, I can’t magically solve the issues anyone has with Lucktastic. People having problems can contact Lucktastic to try to resolve the issues. They also have the option to report them to the BBB, or Better Business Bureau if they feel it is warranted. Another idea is to simply try a different app or spend their time doing something else, like using one of our other posts to start a side hustle to make money. Thanks for your opinion and comments.

  13. Travis

    I got a message from Lucktastic saying I have won first prize of 1 million dollars, a chef and an extra $10K, but after asking several times if I need to pay any money, and them saying no, they turn around and say I need to pay $799.99 for shipping. Scam much?

    • Deacon

      I believe you are correct and this is a scam. It sounds like someone was impersonating Lucktastic and you made a good call on your part!

  14. Mark

    I have been playing now for three months. At first, the small change would come in and slowly get you to $3 and change and then stop. But, I did win two $5 Amazon cards almost back to back after a month of play and they did work. Accumulating tokens is a wasted endeavor as it takes way too much time to get what you need for a measly $5 gift card. I don’t think I will make it to the minimal amount to cash in the money as it never gives anymore after $3.75.

  15. Nicole

    I’ve been playing every day and trying every day to redeem my tokens for several different gift cards. They are always out of stock! I tried contacting Lucktastic and the emails were just returned to me… It’s a scam for sure!

    • Deacon

      I’m sorry you are not having good luck with Lucktastic. Thanks for your comments.

  16. Fancy

    I started playing at the end of 2016 and when I got enough points to get a gift card in 2018 there didn’t seem to be any gift cards. I checked everyday and still today there were no gift cards. I have written them several times and I never get a response back. Plus, they shut down their FB pages. You can’t leave a comment on anything. The app is a big scam.

  17. Mike

    This game isn’t worth the time. It’s a fake. I have been playing for months and the most I have ever won was 50 cents.

  18. star gordon

    I have been playing this for 2 years now. I wanted to cash is my tokens, which are up to 300,000 now (and only $1.10 in cash, LOL). But, when I try to cash in my tokens, it always tells me either I can’t unless I download 24 partner apps (or the big ones) or, “Sorry, this gift card is really popular right now. Check back.” I have now tried to get everything form crappy Burger King to a restaurant.com card and still I get the same thing. I have contacted them 3 times now in 3 weeks with no answer back. So, how is this not a scam?

    • Deacon

      I am sorry you are having trouble with them. You can always report them to the Better Business Bureau. I don’t know if that will make a difference or not, but it’s an option. Also, you could just drop them and use a different game app.

  19. Louisa Olivas

    So I have gotten many messages and emails claiming I have won 150,000 and a 5,000 grocery Amazon card. This was October 28,2019. I have been emailing and texting and have snapshots of everything. They say I need to pay 162.00 up front for taxes 2% now and 4 % later. I just can’t figure out why I would have to pay anything if I won it instantly.

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