|$10 coupon for your friends!
||[Dec. 16th, 2009|02:59 pm]
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
2009-12-17 07:07 am (UTC)
part of my recent post
The previous years saw a promotion called "Give More". You gave a year of paid LJ service, plus the extra icon pack, for the price of a year of paid LJ service. It could be given to basically anybody, even users who were already paid up. I had been waiting for them to start it so I could Give More to a few people this year.
Instead, they are giving me coupons that only a very small portion of my flist can even use. And what's worse, it's "YOU should spend money on LJ!" instead of "*I* am spending money on YOU on LJ!"
The whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I hope they realize their mistake and bring back Give More before the end of the holiday season.
2009-12-17 08:40 am (UTC)
Re: part of my recent post
Well, to be fair, as far as I know nothing stops you from buying and sending $15 gift certificates along with the coupons. But it's rather counter intuitive and takes work on the receiving end to put all together, while Give More was a convenient and straightforward package, and it only works if the users are free users instead of paid users.