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July 22nd, 2008, 09:10 AM #1
Received $5 bonus for -- nothing?
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
I just received this email:
> "A message from one of your merchants: (name) // Hi Mark, // I hope that you are doing well. I just wanted to send you a courtesy note informing you that we have issued a $5 bonus to your account as a sign of our appreciation for your loyalty. We also hope this acts as incentive for you to continue and increase your promotion of (name)." < (emphasis added)
And there it is, a $5 bonus from this merchant, posted to my SAS account.
To the best of my knowledge, I have never generated any sales for this particular merchant, nor promoted nor posted any links for this merchant. My SAS stats inform me that I have generated only 1 click (all-time total) to this merchant, which almost certainly represents my own "test click."
This is certainly a first, for me.
I must admit, this does generate some "warm fuzzy" feelings, and a positive attitude toward the merchant. It led me to check out the merchant's site for a minute, and consider posting links to the merchant. I assume that this was the goal. (I normally ignore "bonus offer" emails that promise a nominal bonus of $5 to $20 for posting a link or generating a first sale, but this unconditional gift got my attention.) Maybe it's a good idea!
Has anyone else ever received an unsolicited bonus like this?
July 22nd, 2008, 10:22 AM #2Originally Posted by markwelch
Originally Posted by markwelch
Geno Prussakov AM Navigator LLC Twitter.com/ePrussakov We Manage: These affiliate programs My Services: Affiliate program management, audit, consulting, speaking
July 22nd, 2008, 10:27 AM #3
"Money for nothing"? Is the affiliate program run by Mark Knopfler? [img]images/icons/icon12.gif[/img]Continued Success,
The secret of success is constancy of purpose ~ Disraeli
July 22nd, 2008, 10:58 AM #4Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.-Don't criticize anyone til you've walked a mile in their shoes. Then when you do criticize them, you'll be a mile away and have their shoes.
- Silence is golden. Duct Tape is silver.
July 22nd, 2008, 11:04 AM #5
That's pretty sound marketing. Did they elicit the thought that you now owe them? And they DID get you to look at maybe promoting them...
July 22nd, 2008, 11:47 AM #6
- Join Date
- May 31st, 2006
- Houston TX
July 22nd, 2008, 11:49 AM #7Originally Posted by meadowmufnEathan Mertz
Black Cat Mining - Gold Prospecting & Rockhounding Equipment
July 22nd, 2008, 03:20 PM #8Originally Posted by EathanGenerate more fake news.