Well, a bit over a week ago, I finally received credit for my fifth referral! I immediately submitted my application for approval.
Within the allotted timeframe, my referrals were approved, and I placed my order on the evening of September 6. I ordered the 20GB Color iPod, which includes a 2 inch color LCD screen, earbud headphones, AC adapter, and a USB 2.0 cable. Of course, it is podcast ready, can hold about 5,000 songs, and can last up to 15 hours for music playback or 5 hours of slideshows with music.
Once I placed my order, it currently went to a "Processing" status and will likely stay there for a couple weeks. Hey, for a free iPod, I'm willing to wait!
If you are interested in getting your free iPod, check out my article titled "Are Free iPods a Scam or Not?" Cheers!