Posted byon May 11, 2012
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12/12/2012 Update: All of the gift cards have been redeemed at this time. We are evaluating the results of the program and will consider re-opening it in the future. Thank you to all those who participated!
I’m really excited to roll out our new My Dollar Plan rewards program! Rewarding our most loyal fans and readers is our way of saying thank you for all you do!
Earning points is easy and we set it up so that you’ll earn points for the things you already do as a reader. And we threw in some extra things too for those of you who are ambitious and strive to overachieve. You can look for the red ribbon next to point earning opportunities throughout the site. Here’s how to earn points:
Once you earn points you can redeem them for Amazon gift cards.
Gift Cards Available. There are limited quantities of gift cards available. To start out, we’re offering 25 $5 gift cards, 5 $25 gift cards, and 1 $100 gift card. I know reader love Amazon gift cards, which is why I decided to give away all of those instead of different gift cards.
Length of Program. We’re planning to run the rewards program for all of 2012 to make sure readers get a chance to earn the Amazon gift cards. If it’s successful we’ll consider extending it and adding more gift cards. If you have requests for other gift cards, just let me know! I figure the most overambitious readers should be able to hit the first point level before Memorial Day!
Redemption Levels. I don’t have to tell you that it’ll be in your best interest to save up points to redeem for the bigger gift cards. It’s always fun to have a goal to maximize your earning power… hence the better reward values at the top! Once you sign up, you’ll be able to see a leaderboard to see how you stack up against other readers.