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Posted By Tony on March 5th, 2010

Hey guys, I’ve introduced Swagbucks to you guys in the past and here I am again, giving you an update on Swagbucks. Swagbucks just had its 3-year anniversary and with it came a load of updates. Swagbucks continues to provide a search function for its user, but you also get PAID for searching. As you [...]

 

Archive for November, 2009

Is Lockerz a Scam? Part 7

Posted By Tony on November 23rd, 2009

Lockerz Invite

Lockerz just announced another restock today. But this time it is for Z-List members only. So if you’ve already invited 10+ friends to Lockerz, be sure to jump on this opportunity. They have also introduced a new way of guaranteeing that you receive something by paying 2-3 times more points to reserve an item. For more information on this new feature feel free to read the full post below:

Hey Z-Listers,

This is it! We’re having the redemption for Z-Listers only at Lockerz.com. To accommodate our global audience in different time zones around the world, we are going to have two prize waves.  Our first wave begins on Monday, November 23 at 7PM EST and we’ll do our second wave on Tuesday, November 24 at 12:00PM EST.

Here’s what you need to know before you go to PTZ Place for your redemption:

  • Open only to Z-list members who have earned their status according to Lockerz official terms and conditions.
  • To allow as many members as possible to redeem, members are only allowed one (1) item 50 PTZ or over per calendar day.  If you violate this rule, your order will be canceled and your account will be subject to cancellation.  You may redeem multiple prizes 49 PTZ or under.
  • We are restocking MANY of the prizes posted on October 15, and on these prizes, we have NOT raised the PTZ levels!  However, we have also added some new prizes and assigned PTZ levels more in line with our future PTZ values in 2010.
  • Absolutely no exchanges, no returns, no cancellations and no PTZ refunds on any and all redeemed prizes. Please select very carefully.
  • All shipping is still free.  Please allow 3 weeks from time of your redemption to the time you receive your prize.
  • Every package sent internationally will be labeled as a “gift.”  This should eliminate or significantly reduce any import duty or tax in the vast majority of countries.  However, Lockerz cannot be responsible for paying any further fees or tariffs imposed by a recipient’s local government.
  • Use of any bots, cheats or fraud will result in immediate order AND membership cancellation.  However, your internet browser’s autofill IS allowed.
  • Before you redeem, make sure your address is correct in your settings as well as in your shipping confirmation page so we can get the order to you as quickly as possible.
  • Last but NOT least, based on LAB and Z-list member input, we’re testing a new part of our redemption process that allows you to reserve and guarantee a prize if the one you want is out of stock for a higher amount of PTZ.  This is not meant to replace our existing system of lower PTZ values but to add another option for those members who have larger balances and would like to ensure their prizes each redemption.  To take advantage of this new program please go to the “Lockerz Experiences” section.  Here’s how it will work:
  • Prizes priced at 0-250 PTZ can be guarantee reserved for 1,500 PTZ
  • Prizes priced at 251-500 PTZ can be guarantee reserved for 2,000 PTZ
  • Prizes priced at 501 – 750 PTZ can be guarantee reserved for 2,500 PTZ
  • Prizes priced at 751 – 1000 PTZ can be guarantee reserved for 3,500 PTZ
  • Prizes priced at 1000+ PTZ can be guarantee reserved for 4,500 PTZ

These items will all be shipped within six to eight weeks of your guaranteed redemption.

Congratulations on being a Z-Lister, good luck and as always, we want your feedback!

The Lockerz Crew

Best of luck to you all, and hopefully you’ll all be able to get something you want during this 2-step restock.

On a side note, I finally received my Z-List T-shirt in the mail last week, so I can’t really complain.

Thanks a bunch for reading and if you like what you’re reading, please subscribe to my blog!

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Cyber Cash Cows dot Com Monthly Roundup (September and October 2009)

Posted By Tony on November 18th, 2009

It’s been a while since I’ve had any active posts here. I’ve been way over my head in schoolwork that I even somehow managed to miss my September Roundup, so here’s a consolidated version for the months of September and October. For those of you that haven’t been with us since August, here are the stats from back then:

August Statistics

  • Alexa Ranking: 885,460
  • RSS Subscribers: 22
  • Visitors: 2,103
  • Average Visitors Per Day: 71
  • Page Views: 4,149
  • Average Page Views Per Day: 138
  • Google PageRank: 0

And I have data for both September and October, so I’ll just average the two of them and treat them as a “single” month. But if you want the raw stats for the time period just multiple the relevant parameters by two.

September and October Statistics

  • Alexa Ranking: 512,959
  • RSS Subscribers: 30
  • Visitors: 8,323
  • Average Visitors Per Day: 277
  • Page Views: 13,758
  • Average Page Views Per Day: 458
  • Google PageRank: 2

Analysis

Woot!!!! Not only did I finally manage to get some pagerank, but the jump from 0 – 2 is tremendous. And this is with very little moderation/time commitment on my part due to my classwork, so I can only hope to grow even greater in the future as I devote more time into this endeavor. My alexa ranking has also been steadily growing, and my viewership has nearly doubled! The only aspect that I’m somewhat disappointed about is the number of RSS subscribers that I have gained in the two month period. Now, I know that subscribers are the backbone of any successful blog, and as such is one of the hardest elements to push, but an increase of 8 subscribers in two months time is somewhat disheartening. I shall have to focus more in this area as time goes on.

Thanks a bunch for reading and if you like what you’re reading, please subscribe to my blog!