I placed this post in the Cricut subforum, but wanted to let people know what was going on in the main forum as well.
Have you noticed, the Cricuts Rewards page is not easy to find anymore?
I wasn't interested in any of the items that were listed at less than 3000 points. I had accumulated over 2800 points and the only item I wanted was the Chalkboard Fonts cartridge, which is listed for 3000 points (along with Circle membership). A few days ago, I purchased 2 new carts on ebay, which brought my points up to 3000.
Tonight, I eagerly entered my new rewards points and proceeded to place an order for that cart, which also includes a Circle membership (which I have no use for). I was surprised when there was no shipping charge added on. Then, before the final checkout, I saw that the item was to be downloaded!!!
WHAT!!! I saved up my points so that I could get a physical box with a cartridge and book that I could hold in my hand! I want to be able to link the cart to my Gypsy, and also use it directly in my cricut if I so desire.
I aborted the checkout procedure and sent an email complaint to Provocraft, telling them I want a physical product, not a download. I will try calling them on Monday and see what they have to say. I don't use the Craft Room (no place to put a computer and my cricut next to each other, or even in the same room) and have no plans to buy any more carts.