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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: erynn999
2009-12-16 11:14 pm (UTC)
Can somebody send multiple coupons to the same account?
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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: erynn999
2009-12-16 11:40 pm (UTC)
Precisely. Hardly seems generous.
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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: oncelikeshari
2009-12-16 11:28 pm (UTC)
Can they enrol for the payment programme, get the year for free and then cancel the auto payment thing?

It's kinda stingy to gift my friends something and then see they have to give you their bank details for you to help yourselves to next year.
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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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