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Author Topic: January 2007 Discounts: FinePrint (35%) and Net Transport (30%)  (Read 4990 times)
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« on: January 08, 2007, 03:00:01 AM »

January Giveaway and Discounts (Deadline Jan 14th)
Supporting Members, you've only got until January 14th to enter this month's Free Shareware Giveaway (discounts run until January 31st)

You have to be donating (or honorary) members of the website to take advantage of these discounts (though you can donate any amount you want).
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007, 05:58:15 AM »

Just a reminder that January 14 is the last day to enter January's Giveaway drawing for these two excellent programs.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2007, 06:40:21 AM »

why would the deadline for a January drawing be before even the middle of the month? and not more towards the end? just curious.  cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2007, 09:19:24 AM »

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why would the deadline for a January drawing be before even the middle of the month? and not more towards the end? just curious. 

I *think* this has to do with when the discounts end. Making the contest end before the discounts do means that people running a trial and hoping to win the software are still able to purchase for a significant discount if they don't win.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2007, 03:17:37 PM »

Exactly.  It's really a compromise to give people both a chance to win, and also time to consider using the discount.

Realize that unlike some of these other websites which have popped up recently whose entire business model is designed around making affiliate fees from sales, etc., that the discounts and giveaways as never planned, it just sort of happened.

When we first started with the discounts and giveaways we had the giveaway end at the very end of the month, and then there would be like 24 hours between people finding out they didn't win until the end of the discount.  Seemed kind of crazy and unfair to the companies too.

So now the idea is that we end the giveaway in the middle of the month, and then peopl have the other half of the month to contemplate the discount.  It also matches up well now with our newsletters since the first newsletter we can remind people about the giveaway deadline, close enough to deadline that they actually remember, and in the second newsletter of the month we can do the same about the end of discount deadline.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2007, 03:24:10 PM »

Sounds like a good way to do it.  I can't come up with a better one.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2007, 10:18:27 PM »

Exactly.  It's really a compromise to give people both a chance to win, and also time to consider using the discount.

Realize that unlike some of these other websites which have popped up recently whose entire business model is designed around making affiliate fees from sales, etc., that the discounts and giveaways as never planned, it just sort of happened.

When we first started with the discounts and giveaways we had the giveaway end at the very end of the month, and then there would be like 24 hours between people finding out they didn't win until the end of the discount.  Seemed kind of crazy and unfair to the companies too.

So now the idea is that we end the giveaway in the middle of the month, and then peopl have the other half of the month to contemplate the discount.  It also matches up well now with our newsletters since the first newsletter we can remind people about the giveaway deadline, close enough to deadline that they actually remember, and in the second newsletter of the month we can do the same about the end of discount deadline.

Now I get it  Thmbsup  Thanks for the explanation.  Also to mention, the versions other sites give away aren't necessarily the current version, nor the full version, and don't necessarily include any future updates or even support - even some come with extended  time limitations, sheeesh.  I like the color of the grass here.  cheesy
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