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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 [...]

 

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Lockerz SPRING FLING Redemption!

Posted By Tony on April 4th, 2010

Once again Lockerz is presenting us with another unorthodox redemption opportunity. Opting to reward users for specific acts over the course of the month or in this case a 11 day period, Lockerz is once again giving us a special redemption. Here’s the gist:

Over the next ten days, all members who earn 200 PTZ on the site will be able to participate in a redemption. You can earn the 200 PTZ by watching videos, logging in, inviting friends, or answering the Dailies — all you have to do is earn a total of 200 PTZ between April 3 and April 13. Once you do, you’ll be able to take part in our Spring Fling redemption.

So that’s pretty simple right? You just have to earn 200 PTZ in the 11 day period and you’re good to go. But what does this actually break down to? Well there’s going to be two different cases. One if you are a Z-List member and one if you’re not.

For Z-Listers, assuming that you login everyday and answer the daily, you will earn 88 PTZ. Which leaves you 112 PTZ below the threshold. These can be a mix of videos views and Lockerz invites, but ultimately you will  need to watch/invite 28 times.

For regular members, assuming you login everyday and answer the daily, you will earn 44 PTZ. Which leaves you 156 PTZ below the threshold. These can be a mix of video views and Lockerz invites, but ultimately you will need to watch/invite 78 times.

So what does this mean, well obviously this is fairly simple for most Z-Listers as long as they still have ~30 videos that they haven’t watched. For regular members, it might be slightly trickier, since there are only ~ 130 videos on Lockerz at the moment, so if you’ve already watched a bit of them, then you might run out of videos to watch. But, nevertheless, Lockerz has promised to add additional videos to combat this problem.

Currently, Lockerz is in beta and access is invitation only.

To get an invite:

1)Please subscribe to my blog!

I only get a certain number of invites per day, and want to focus on rewarding my loyal readers.

2)Please contact me if you are interested in joining! Make sure to put “Lockerz Invite” in your title or something of that sort so I don’t miss your request. I’ll make sure to double check with my email subscription list to insure that you’ve subscribed to my blog.

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Lockerz March Madness!!

Posted By Tony on March 10th, 2010

Hey guys, Lockerz just released some new information on their March redemption. Instead of the traditional monthly redemption, Lockerz is introducing more of a competition for March. Without further to do, I’ll give you guys the details on March Madness–Lockerz Style!

Forget the World Cup. LOL at the X Games. It’s time for the greatest competition in the history of the universe: March Radness! An all-out, no holds barred contest where the prize is not some little gold medal — but rather the best honor of all: exclusive access to the March Redemption.

It’s between USA and international members to see who gets the most PTZ between March 8th and March 25th. These PTZ can come from most watched videos in PLAY, login PTZ, most accepted invites, and most answers to the Dailies. If US members beat out international members, they’ll have a private redemption. If members in the rest of the world score higher, the redemption is theirs AND we’ll choose the best time for our international members.

It’s going to be a fierce competition, with great players from around the world. Dave and Anthony will be here to give you updates on who’s pulling ahead and what’s new with the latest score. We’ll post the rules tomorrow. March Radness starts right now, so show your PTZ power and help your team to victory!

Be sure you have your country selected in your settings. Otherwise, all your PTZ won’t work to help your country win. Here are the rules:
1. Team US includes all members living in the 50 states. Members in all other countries, including Canada, are part of Team International.
2. March Radness takes place between March 8, 2010 at 6 PM Eastern and March 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM Eastern.
3. The winning team will have the most total PTZ, including PTZ for videos watched, PTZ for dailies, PTZ for logins, PTZ for accepted legitimate invites in the given time period. Zlisters still get double points for all activity.
4. The winning team — and only the winning team — will participate in March’s redemption.
5. This redemption will happen in only one wave.
6. Members are only allowed to redeem one (1) item.
7. There will be no exchanges, no returns, no cancellations and no PTZ refunds on redeemed prizes.
8. Use of any bots, cheats or fraud will result in immediate order and membership cancellation.

So it ends up being the US vs the rest of the world in a no holds ptz bash for redemption this month. Now, being from the US, hopefully my fellow Americans will rally together to take the win! :)

Currently, Lockerz is in beta and access is invitation only.

To get an invite:

1)Please subscribe to my blog!

I only get a certain number of invites per day, and want to focus on rewarding my loyal readers.

2)Please contact me if you are interested in joining! Make sure to put “Lockerz Invite” in your title or something of that sort so I don’t miss your request. I’ll make sure to double check with my email subscription list to insure that you’ve subscribed to my blog.

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

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Swagbucks 3.0 is HERE!

Posted By Tony on March 5th, 2010

Search & Win
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 search, you accumulate Swagbucks that can be redeemed for a variety of gifts. Personally, I am a fan of the $5 Amazon gift cards, since you can always count on Amazon to have whatever you’re looking for.

For those of you that already have Swagbucks accounts, Swagbucks recently multiplied all of their Swagbucks by a factor of 10. This means that everything in the store costs 10x what it used to, your account balance is worth 10x what it used to, and you earn 10x more Swagbucks. So how does this effect you? It doesn’t. This is purely a marketing scheme invoked by Swagbucks to make it seem like the end user is earning more bucks at a time.

Most importantly, Swagbucks announced that it will be introducing games that reward users bucks for playing. This is great news, as it gives us another method for earning points.

Are you interested in joining Swagbucks? If so click here and you’ll be on your way to the riches.

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

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Lockerz Play is Now LIVE!

Posted By Tony on February 21st, 2010

Lockerz Invite

Lockerz has finally released a new feature on their site–Play. Here’s a quick rundown on play, users get rewarded 2 – 4 points depending on whether or not you are a Z-List member when they finish watching a video and then enter a CAPTCHA phrase. You can do this once per video, and there isn’t a limit on how many you can do. So this is a great way of earning extra points for redemption!

The only downside of this new feature that I could of think of is that this could be a sign of an increase in prices at the PTZPlace. Why you ask? Well, by giving us an additional way of earning points, Lockerz is introducing more points into the population and this would be a perfect way for them to announce that prices will also be raised. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen, but I could totally see this happening in the near future.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in joining! Make sure to put “Lockerz Invite” in your title or something of that sort so I don’t miss your request.

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

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Lockerz February Redemption! A New Policy?

Posted By Tony on February 17th, 2010

Lockerz Invite

Woof! It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on here, but here I am! With the end of a grueling semester I’m back to updating you guys on the ins and outs of Lockerz. If you’ve missed out on the monthly redemptions so far, Lockerz is having another one for the month of February. This time, they’re having a four part redemption process. These redemptions are broken up into 3 “Member Appreciation Redemptions” and 1 “General Redemption”.

We’ll start out with the general redemption. This is what you guys are already used to. Another redemption at the end of the month that thousands of users worldwide will be vigilantly waiting to click their favorite items. This is nice, but if you’re like me, then you probably haven’t had the best luck in redeeming that item that you’ve always wanted.

This brings in Lockerz’s quick fix for the situation–Member Appreciation Redemptions. So how do these work? Well, in short, users are allowed to pay points in order to get a chance at redeeming during these 3 “special” redemptions. With one additional redemption costing 100 points, 2 250 points, and 3 350 points. WOAH!?!?!! Paying for additional redemptions?!!?! Is this ethical? I’ll let you marinate on that while I present you with the details first.

Where will the Member Appreciation Redemption take place?

PTZPlace.lockerz.com. Members can log in directly or through www.lockerz.com through PTZ Place.

What is a wave?

A wave is a set time period when prizes are restocked and available to redeem on Lockerz.com.

How many prizes can I redeem in the Member Appreciation Redemption?

You can redeem one prize in total, not one per wave. If you redeem a prize, you will be unable to redeem in any additional waves for February, including the general redemption, which we plan to have before the end of the month.

Do I have a better chance at redeeming in the Member Appreciation Redemption or in the general Redemption?

Your chances are much higher in the Member Appreciation Redemption as we anticipate significantly fewer members competing, and there will be three waves and chances vs. the one wave in the general redemption.

So if I use my PTZ in advance, I will definitely get my prize.

No, you are not guaranteed a prize. As in all previous redemptions, prizes are still subject to availability and the most popular items go quickly.

If I don’t get the prize I wanted in the three waves, can I get my PTZ refunded?

Sorry, no. While using your PTZ to gain access to this special Member Appreciation Redemption does significantly increase your chances, we cannot guarantee the prize you want will be available.

When and how can I participate in the Feb. 25th Member Appreciation Redemption?

You can sign up to participate on February 18th, between 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST for 24 hours. It will close on Feb 19 between 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST. If you want to participate in these special redemption waves, you must take advantage of this opportunity and buy chances on Feb. 18. We will not offer these chances at a later date.

What if I don’t participate in the Member Appreciation Redemption event?  Can I still participate in the general redemption?

Yes. The general redemption is for anyone who didn’t participate in the Member Appreciation Redemption, as well as everyone who participated in the Member Appreciation Redemption. but didn’t redeem a prize.

Will you announce the date/time in advance?

Yes. The date for the Member Appreciation Redemption will be on February 25th. Wave Times will be available to those members who sign up.

What if I only want to participate in one particular wave-for example, wave 2?

If you purchase 3 chances, you are eligible to participate in waves 1, 2 and 3, in addition to the general redemption, or until you redeem a prize.

If you purchase 2 chances, you are eligible to participate in waves 2 and 3, in addition to the general redemption, or until you redeem a prize.

If you purchase 1 chance, you are eligible to participate in wave 3, in addition to the general redemption, or until you redeem a prize.

What if I sign up for these extra chances and forget to login during the event?

You must login during wave to participate. Logging in during the waves is your responsibility.  We will not refund PTZ to people who forget to login during redemption waves.

Where will the redemption waves take place?

When the Member Appreciation Day waves begin, those who have reserved their access on the 18th will see PTZPlace.lockerz.com go LIVE, just as it has during the past two redemptions. They will be allowed to enter from this URL directly or through lockerz.com, while members who have not signed up, will not be able to login.

Will I receive a pass or receipt by email if I sign up for the Member Appreciation Redemption?

No. Your email address will be recorded and only those who are participating in the Member Appreciation Redemption will see the site go LIVE during the wave times.  Your email address and Lockerz combination is your pass.

May I purchase extra chances and give them to someone else?

No. Chances may only used by the member who purchased them.  You cannot “gift” them to someone else.

Can I sign up for more than one opportunity?

No, you can only choose one, so select carefully.

So who does this benefit? It gives those users that have accumulated a lot of points during the course of the year, but have yet to have the opportunity to use their points. Furthermore, it gives Lockerz an easy way to “flush” away bulk points from users. This ends up being a win-win situation for both parties, since users will be able to use their excess points to almost “guarantee” a prize, while Lockerz gets to clear points that would equate to something ranging from a video game to a Xbox.

What am I going to do? Well, I still have yet to redeem anything here, but have accumulated quite a bit of points so I’ll most likely be spending 100 or 250 points on the extra redemptions. What is your opinion on the matter?

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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.

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