Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Earning Points = Free Stuff!

I placed an order for around $200 worth of stuff on EdenFantasys yesterday, and paid exactly $0! I do this so often that I felt the need to get my UPS guy a Christmas present last year, the poor guy is at my house so much.

I thought I'd break down a few really easy ways to earn EdenPoints on the site, which add up really quickly to free stuff! You can also earn free/discounted items by blogging, through the review program, etc. but explaining every option would take forever, so I'm just sticking to points for this post!

The first thing you need to do is set up an account, so you can collect points. Just setting up the account earns you 50 points! One point = one cent, so 50 points = 50 cents!  (Don't worry, the math doesn't get any harder than this.)  Already off to a good start!

There are a TON of ways to earn points. Once you've registered, you can find a list of all of the different ways by clicking on "My Eden" on the top right corner of any page, then "Account Dashboard", and then finding "EdenPoints Program" over on the left column. That will take you to a list of all the different options, with info on how many points you get for each one, and how many times you can do them per day.  Here are a few of the easiest:

*Add an item to your wishlist = 5 points. You can do this 5 times a day. Your wish lists are private (unless you choose to set them as public), so you don't have to worry about anyone being able to snoop!

*Preform a search= 5 points. You can do this 5 times a day, too. You can search for products, reviews, search the forums, etc!  This is especially handy if you want to find all of the products by a certain company (Typing "Cake Beauty", for instance, will pull up all of their yummy-smelling bath and body stuff!) or if you want to find a certain type of product (Just typing in "bra" brings up 293 different bras!).

Just doing those two things (search and wishlist) each 5x a day totals 50 points per day!

Another really easy and fun way to earn points is posting on the forums! You can post up to 10 times per day, at 5 points per post. Topics range from the products you'll find on the site to relationships to suggestions for how to improve the site (I'm a big fan of the "EdenFantays should carry..." threads!) to your basic social threads discussing movies, books, and random life!  You can also earn points here for posting in polls and starting polls or discussions.

The last ways to earn points I'm going to cover are rating and commenting on reviews! When you've put a lot of time and effort into reviewing a product, it means a lot to get some feedback from the people that read it!  After reading any review on the site, you can rate it anywhere from "Not useful at all" to "Extremely Useful". This takes all of about 2 seconds, and gets you 2 points!  You can also leave comments on a review. I always try to mention something specific that I liked about their review or had questions about, since those are the type of comments I like to get, but anything you want to say works!  Comments get you 3 points and can be done 9 times per day. (You can technically do any of these things as many times per day as you want, but you'll only receive points for the number of times listed.)

Okay, I've thrown a LOT of info at you pretty quickly, so let's sum up! Say that each day, you do all of the things I just mentioned.  I'm going to break it down like this for super easy math:

*Add 5 items to wish list  *Search 5 times  *Reply to 5 discussion posts *Vote in 5 polls *Rate 5 reviews  *Comment on 5 reviews

Quite a few things, but really not a major time investment. (Plus, it's all fun!) Doing those things would total $1.05 per day! If you're willing to put in more time and effort, it's easy to earn several dollars in points per day, but I just wanted to offer some easy examples that take very little time to do. With hardly any effort, you could easily earn enough points to get $10 off your order in less than a week!

Dona plumping lip balm - Lip balm
5 days worth of doing the above list more than covers one of the awesome new Dona plumping lip balms! These smell awesome!

You can combine your points with whatever sales and promotions are going on, which makes it even better! And if you see something you want that isn't on sale, you can always enter my code (SP3) at checkout for 15% off!

If you are a frequent EdenFantasys shopper, I'm curious to hear which activities you do for points most often! If not, does the whole point thing sound easy or too complicated? I've done this stuff almost every day for over a year now, so I don't even think about it, but I'm curious how it sounds from an outside perspective!

I have to admit I'm pretty spoiled at this point.  When I add stuff to my Amazon wishlist now, or post on other discussion boards, I keep waiting for a little "Yay, you earned points!" box to pop up. Can you imagine how cool it would be if other sites had programs like this, too?

I will receive a gift card from EdenFantasys  for this post. (Told you I like free stuff!) All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Crystal Duncan said...

I'm commenting because I saw your link at the bottom with the Eden Fantasys. Are you an affiliate? I used to work for Passion Parties but I was thinking of having toy reviews as apart of my blog. I'm honestly still figuring out where I'm going with my blog. Any advice would be great. You can email me at contact@findingcrystal.com.