Drive for Five (Million)

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  1. canucklehead
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    DRIVE FOR 5 (Million Dollars)
    Hey Milepointers:

    First off, big round of applause for this awesome team! While we are barely two years old, this team continues to astound by blazing a microfinance lending trail!

    We are closing in on $5 million dollars in loans at a record setting pace! Only the third (and much smaller) Kiva team to do so! Currently less than $154K (as of 3/31 9:30a.m. EST).

    To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Milepoint team will be having several contests and giveaways in the month of April:

    1) Milepoint Drive for Five Weekly draws

    [weekly draw during April: week one]

    April 1 - April 7
    Team members making a loan during this week are eligible to win one of two free tickets to one of these sold-out events (your choice):
    • Frequent Traveler University | #FTUDC (Apr 26-28 in Washington DC) or
    • Frequent Traveler University | #FTUTPA (Sept 27-29 in Tampa FL) or
    • The Freddie Awards 2013 (Apr 25 in Washington DC) or
    • Milepoint Premium Membership 2013 (when available)

    Other Weekly Draws will be made for prizes rewarding your loans for weeks of April 14, 21, 28. Upcoming prizes include more of the same great prizes on a weekly basis.

    Keep loaning each week during the month of April for more chances to win, including this exclusive bonus draw on Apr 30 for members making a loan on either April 29 or April 30th: A GRAND PRIZE of an exclusive guaranteed early booking for the upcoming Star Alliance MegaDO 5 or EuroDO!

    Enter the draw here

    2) Guess the Day We hit the Milepoint Drive for Five Million dollars
    Post your guesses here and the closest one will win a Kiva card worth $25!

    3) The Kiva Captains and Crew Match is back by popular demand! (Thanks to the MP KLT Captains, TheMilesProfessor and an anonymous teammate). We will match loans (up to $40000) made by the team over the course of April!

    Watch the Clock tick down to $5M on Milepoint.com as the team hits $5M in loans!

    and don't forget the 5Million dollar pledge currently standing at $7850!

    Thanks and lets make this Drive for Five / Month of Microfinance a celebration to remember!
     
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    Well done Canucklehead. :cool:
     
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    Thanks milchap, but I am just a small part and it is a joint effort of the Captains and a few members who have generously added to the challenge -- wait till you see the prizes being offered by Randy and Milepoint! :D
     
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    The best prize is still that more than 99.5% of my loans are paying me back and that people's lives are being helped in meaningful ways. Every thing else is gravy.
     
  5. milchap
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    IPad !
     
  6. iolaire
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    Let me say this I think all the Captains will be recusing themselves from the prize drawing number picking so that we also have an opportunity to win!

    Thus don't be surprised if I as for some volunteers to use random.org to pick a few numbers at various times throughout the month.
     
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    are so last quarter...
     
  8. milchap
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    as in passé ?
     
  9. iolaire
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    For April, but I'm sure that we will get a chance at another iPad sometime soon.
     
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    Someone call my name? Randy "iPad" Petersen. To date MilePoint has given away more than 60 of these items in just over two years. Historically it seems there will be other chances!
     
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    This will be a very exciting month, indeed!

    Has anyone backtested the random.org algorithm?Just asking... :)
     
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    (update converted image to a LINK!)
     
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    Anyone know how I can sign up for a KIva loan, I need an iPad. :D
     
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    you can sign up at Kiva and use a referral. Here is mine - http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/WHYu

    the prizes for this month are free passes to FTU, Freddies, Premium Memberships and a grand prize draw for early booking to the upcoming SMD5 or EuroDo
     
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    Just a heads-up. The thank you page link at the online form redirected me to last summer's promotion after I submitted.

    Sorry. Wordy.

    Good promotion and I hope it brings in new active team members.
     
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    Fixed...
     
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    countdown on MP home page shows as zero for me?
     
  19. iolaire
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    Do you have JavaScript turned on? Try clearing your browser cache. What browser? (the countdown is a Milepoint thing set up by Randy)
     
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    Travelsavant, Concerto, snap and 7 others like this.
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    Just participated with a loan for this week. I'm on a transatlantic cruise with limited or no internet access Apr 14-29, so hopefully will participate 3 or 4x. Good luck to everybody! Hope we'll make the 5M!!!
     
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    It is zeroes in all the browsers I have.

    Maybe it is because we are in the future here?
     
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    Another fun and exciting promo. I love making loans through Kiva and I love it that Milepoint keeps reminding me to do it! Prizes are just icing on the cake.
     
  25. miles and smiles
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    Less than 100K to go!
    milepoint

    1,668 members have lent $4,901,475 in 89,076 loans
     

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