12 Days of Christmas emails

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Pretty sure that nowhere in the registration process did it say you'd also be signing us up for emails. Seems like that should be an opt-in sort of thing.
     
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    I'm confused about thee purpose of the email. Clicking on either the email link today or the little red 12 Days of Christmas box in the center top of MP pages seems to lead to the same webpage with the dates in boxes. Today when I clicked on today's date, the 15th, the big popup box with details of today''s gift said at the bottom that I need to enter my email address for today''s draw, but there's no place to enter anything and no link there to click.

    So I'm very confused about what I need to do and I'm afraid that attempting to investigate/experiment will look like I'm attempting to enter more than once.
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure this whole "12 days" thing was put together in haste when the Premium Membership deal fell apart.

    I for one would have liked to be able to just sign in with my MP credentials, rather than using an unverified email address where I can put a typo... I guess someone goes in the backend and cross-checks the 12 Days registration email against the MP member database to find out who's the winner?

    Not to mention that if they can spam me with a reminder about the registration they should also be able to spam me with an email letting me know whether I won or not, rather than have me come back to check the thread... :)
     
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  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Except that I didn't use the email address of my MP account for the 12 days registration. Was that a requirement in some fine print somewhere?
     
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    There seems to be an email confirming registration, plus all the daily ones with the links.

    If you're not getting these, suspect a typo or some other problem.
     
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    Supposed to be in there. I will get someone to add some text.

    Responded in the other thread, but this seems to be a glitch for you. Let me know in the other one or send me a DM and will make sure you get entered.

    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/12-days-of-christmas.107874/#post-2506700 - "The winner will be notified by email and posted on Milepoint"

    Wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to spam you.

    No worries. We'll still notify you via email if you won and get it figured out.
     
  7. Mark
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    It's included on all but the current day. Should be included going forward.
     
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  8. Randy Petersen
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    You are correct, it does not say that and actually did not include such a thing on Saturday or Sundays draw. There was an error in loading files on MailChimp this morning and that was caught and corrected so you won't see it again except for the single snag.
     
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    Purpose of the email? We would have no idea which members are interested in each of the days gifts. Some might not be interested in specific items, others might be interested in many to most gifts. As with any browser and website, there are times when you need to refresh your browser since it may cache a specific page, etc. We had nearly 7,000 members enter yesterday for the days drawing so it does seem to have been working correct for them, hopefully the same for you. And no worries about entering more than once if you feel there was a browser error. We use MailChimp, one of the largest email management systems in the world to manage this and their system does detect and merge duplicate entries so the results we see are net. Good luck.
     
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    It all works just fine for me. Also really like being able to pick which items to enter for.
     
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    Uhhhhh. 1) Haste? Actually we've been running three additional Christmas calendars since Dec. 1 (other Christmas calendars run from Dec 1-Dec 24) so surely not any haste nor any last minute idea. Planning started well back in early November to acquire and put the gifts together for the four websites. 2) While we did think about signing in with MP credentials, we are aware that many members go through a constant changing of email addresses (airline frequent flyer programs also lament the same with their members) with a lot of changes from Yahoo and Hotmail to Gmail, etc. and thought we'd make it easier to use your current email address so it increases better deliverability of a winning notice. As for the typo, understand that, but it could also happen when registering to be a member of Milepoint to begin with as well. 3) Spam you? Actually you really never have to come back at all, we email the members who have won without the necessity of them having to check the thread. The first winner would tell you that he was contacted via email, so would the 10 winners from yesterday who actually haven't had their user names posted yet. As for spam, while we had a single snag this morning with a MailChimp file (noted above), no one was spammed either on Sat or Sun and likely not the rest of the 12 days. You can opt in to receive daily reminders and we're so pro-member, that in the daily reminder we actually include what the daily prize is rather than forcing you to come to the website to see. We thought we'd make it easy so that you never have to leave the comfort of your email tool to decide whether a trip to Milepoint was worth it or not for the daily gift.
     
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    The hoarder in me basically forces me to enter every day. (though I admit I did think twice about that luggage tag today)
     
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    Hopefully it turns some of those 7,000 into active members (again).
     
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    Thank you, that's the way it is supposed to work. By including the daily item in the email updates, you can decide if the gift works for you or not and if not, then you don't have to make a special visit to Milepoint. Friendly is friendly. Good luck.

    P.S. I'll even give you a sneak on tomorrow ... a sterling silver Starbucks card that you can use and collect.
     
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    Ha! Well I'm already EE with National and also already have that tag on my car key ring.
     
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    Funny thing about the luggage tag. It is the most identifiable item i use when seeing luggage come out of the conveyor belt and it is also one of the most asked about items when traveling ... "where did you get that"? From my perspective, it is one of the most utility items we have this year, though 100,000 hotel points is pretty rewarding.
     
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    I rarely check a bag (though this month I will have checked back cross the pond four times). I was more thinking that it would be for a carry-on bag.
     
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    Ok, yes, that makes sense; I wouldn't bother to enter for status that I already have (and reduce chances for others who could use it).
     
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    Missed Executive membership so was hoping Santa would be good to me today.
     
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    Btw, would love to see names of all winners listed even on days with 50 or more. Just for fun...
     
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    Well, at some point after midnight tonight I'll be clicking though Random.org seeking those 50 and will post once i have sent a 'winner' email to them. And yes, somewhere around 1:37 a.m. i will still consider it fun ... Future winners rejoice.
     
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    Not really. Member @Dave99 would like to gift you his Executive status membership—the joys of a friendly membership.
     
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    Missed the $500 Hyatt gift certificate so was hoping Santa would be good to me today.

    :D
     
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    Missed the $500 Hyatt gift certificate so hope Santa is kind to me tomorrow with the silver starbucks card .... :p
     

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