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$10 coupon for your friends! [Dec. 16th, 2009|02:59 pm]
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If you have a Paid or Permanent account, you can now send 10 of your non-Paid friends a $10 coupon. Your friend will be able to purchase a Paid Account for $9.95 (instead of $19.95) for one year by enrolling in our automatic payment plan or make a manual payment of $15 (instead of $25).

  • All Paid and Permanent accounts can send out the coupons by clicking here (it's also under Friends -> Holiday promotion in the site header)
  • You can also send to people not on your Friends list by manually entering the username in the field provided
  • If your friend declines the invitation, it will be returned to your available invitation pool and you'll be able to send to someone else
  • You can send the invitations until January 15th
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[User Picture]From: issabellablue
2009-12-16 11:01 pm (UTC)
first!
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From: triedthistwice
2009-12-17 12:37 pm (UTC)
Are you 11 years old? No one cares.
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[User Picture]From: 3bird
2009-12-16 11:01 pm (UTC)
"You has not allowed to send invites"
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[User Picture]From: gwinna
2009-12-16 11:27 pm (UTC)
Ditto.

And honestly, I think the lolcats talk is a little too passe to start incorporating it into official live journal announcements.

;)
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[User Picture]From: sp23
2009-12-16 11:03 pm (UTC)
I love promotions where the person who has been paying all along gets squat.
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[User Picture]From: chrysa
2009-12-16 11:04 pm (UTC)
mte
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[User Picture]From: eidna
2009-12-16 11:03 pm (UTC)
Tried sending one, doesn't seem to be working?
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[User Picture]From: fearlessness
2009-12-17 12:27 am (UTC)
Didn't work for me either!
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[User Picture]From: archangelet
2009-12-16 11:03 pm (UTC)
This had seriously better not be the so-called "holiday promotion".

If it is, then, DAMN, you guys need to get a better marketing department. And better brains.

Or, y'know, brains at ALL.

Edited at 2009-12-16 11:04 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kiaharii
2009-12-16 11:04 pm (UTC)
A++
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[User Picture]From: chrysa
2009-12-16 11:04 pm (UTC)
it'd be easier if you filtered out everyone who already had a paid account.
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[User Picture]From: intrepia
2009-12-17 03:47 pm (UTC)
At least when I look at my list, it seems like they do.
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[User Picture]From: jennifer0246
2009-12-16 11:05 pm (UTC)
why can we only use this for personal journals and not for communities?
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[User Picture]From: marta
2009-12-16 11:06 pm (UTC)
Since you can't log in as a community, the community wouldn't be able to redeem the invitation.
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[User Picture]From: kyuusei
2009-12-16 11:07 pm (UTC)
While I do have friends with basic accounts (obviously), it'd be nice if I could also send the coupons to friends with paid accounts and they can use it for extra userpics or something.

(Edited to fix really shitty wording. =P)

Edited at 2009-12-16 11:08 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mneiai
2009-12-17 01:01 am (UTC)
Srsly. Or for renewal or something.

Total gyp.
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[User Picture]From: maleficently
2009-12-16 11:07 pm (UTC)
... What the hell is this?


Current balance

You've sent 6 holiday coupons.
You have 4 coupons left to send.


Considering this has been up, what, all of ten minutes, how did I mysteriously send 6 coupons I don't remember sending?
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[User Picture]From: marta
2009-12-16 11:11 pm (UTC)
I'm checking on this - can you please refresh the page and see if it corrects?
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[User Picture]From: rhetoricians
2009-12-16 11:08 pm (UTC)
Realizing that I have a permanent account, so me using $10 for myself is nigh useless unless I put it toward a t-shirt or something ... I'm a college student, damn it, and t-shirts are important to me. :( Where's the bonus for those of us who have already shelled out over $100 to this site?
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[User Picture]From: eidna
2009-12-16 11:10 pm (UTC)
The bonus is when you're getting all the perks years down the line without paying any more :P
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[User Picture]From: chrysa
2009-12-16 11:09 pm (UTC)
Are these still going to be available to us if our paid account expires before we send them all?
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[User Picture]From: marta
2009-12-16 11:19 pm (UTC)
Only Paid users can use that URL, so I don't believe so.
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[User Picture]From: onionpeeler
2009-12-16 11:10 pm (UTC)
The term "non-Paid friends" is kind of hilarious, out of context.
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[User Picture]From: byfaith
2009-12-17 12:15 am (UTC)
=)
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[User Picture]From: eofs
2009-12-16 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was counting on that one too, I use it every year. It's actually a useful reward to me, as a paid user, rather than one of these. If my friends wanted paid accounts, they would have them.

I sincerely hope they're just a bit late implementing it this year.
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[User Picture]From: elentiriel
2009-12-16 11:11 pm (UTC)
Um. Why does it say that I've sent out 10 of these invites when I just checked that page for the first time in my life?
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[User Picture]From: elentiriel
2009-12-16 11:13 pm (UTC)
nevermind. it seems to get the proper balance if i refresh the page
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[User Picture]From: alexia_drake
2009-12-16 11:13 pm (UTC)
Mmm, on mine it's written:

You've sent 10 holiday coupons.
You have 0 coupons left to send.


But I didn't send any, it's the first time that I go see that page...

Edited at 2009-12-16 11:13 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: maleficently
2009-12-16 11:21 pm (UTC)
Evidently a couple refreshs will sort things out? See above.
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[User Picture]From: danceinacircle
2009-12-16 11:32 pm (UTC)
From what I've seen, it doesn't look like it.
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[User Picture]From: foxfirefey
2009-12-16 11:15 pm (UTC)
Hrm, the previous promotions were centered towards giving gifts to others. This one doesn't work so well for that, since it's hard to give somebody a gift that they have to spend money on to use.
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[User Picture]From: washironfucketc
2009-12-16 11:17 pm (UTC)
Oh nice holiday promotion. Looks like my husband and I won't be renewing this year like we have the past two.
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[User Picture]From: eidna
2009-12-16 11:20 pm (UTC)
I'm sure your $50 will be sorely missed.
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[User Picture]From: tyffi
2009-12-16 11:19 pm (UTC)
Can I get the money and buy my friends something they could use?

Seriously, though: what happened to the "Pay for a year and get extra userpics for free" stuff. That was way more fun - at least, that way my "friends" didn't have to pay for the "gift".
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[User Picture]From: lady_angelina
2009-12-16 11:22 pm (UTC)
This. I would imagine that were I to give these as a "gift" to my friends, they wouldn't consider me their friend anymore. =P Yes, they can decline, etc., but the saying "It's the thought that counts" holds true.
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[User Picture]From: elfy
2009-12-16 11:19 pm (UTC)
what happens if a person with a basic account recieves two invitations?
what happens if someone with a basic account takes the invitation, but cancels the automatic payment plan 'in time' before it goes into the second year?
does it work for journals from any country?
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[User Picture]From: varymydays
2009-12-16 11:40 pm (UTC)
My friend recently got two coupons, and they could not use more than one to help pay for a paid account with extra userpics and since they don't have money and would only want it for the extra userpics, they couldn't purchase an account at all.
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[User Picture]From: beren_writes
2009-12-16 11:20 pm (UTC)
Does this only apply to non-Paid users? Or can I send it to someone who has a paid account so they can top up their account?
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[User Picture]From: foxfirefey
2009-12-16 11:23 pm (UTC)
"Please note that these coupons are not transferable and cannot be used to renew existing paid accounts."
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[User Picture]From: chrysa
2009-12-16 11:26 pm (UTC)
You can only send invitations up to the 15th, but is there a time limit on when they can be redeemed? Like, for example, I have a friend who wants to switch to a journal but she's still on paid time on her current account so she's waiting for it to expire - if I send that journal an invite, will it still be redeemable in February/March when she wants to switch to using the new account?
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[User Picture]From: kyrielle
2009-12-17 01:22 am (UTC)
If not, she'd still come out ahead paying $10-$15 instead of $20-25 and losing a couple months of it. Still, I hope it is, as that would be even better.
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[User Picture]From: spin
2009-12-16 11:27 pm (UTC)
...I like the idea
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[User Picture]From: totheleft
2009-12-17 03:13 am (UTC)
Yep. I know some of my LJ friends will be thrilled about it. Thanks, LJ.
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[User Picture]From: nickygabriel
2009-12-16 11:27 pm (UTC)
I don't think that my friends would appreciate gifts for which they will have to pay.
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[User Picture]From: pointedview
2009-12-17 12:21 am (UTC)
Totally agreed.
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[User Picture]From: foxfirefey
2009-12-16 11:33 pm (UTC)
They don't get a year for free; with the coupon, they can pay $9.95 if they sign up for auto payment (which, yes, could be canceled), or they can pay $15 if not signing up through auto payments. The coupon takes $10 off the price, it doesn't make it free.
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