Have You Heard About Smile Saturday? We need your help!

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  1. mommypoints

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    In case you somehow missed the news that is rocking the nation, the world, and even the universe, today is officially Smile Saturday.

    Frequent Miler, Deals We Like, Wandering Aramean, Gary Leff, myself, and many others are "all in" to try and make Smile Saturday a huge success. However, we can't do it without your help. If you want to smile today, or if you want to help put a smile on the face of others (including our dear friend Randy Peterson), then please join in. It won't cost you a thing, but you get a money back guarantee if you don't smile. ;)

    Still not sure what Smile Saturday is? Let me give you some hints. The MilePoint Kiva Team has 920 members. That is 80 away from a big number. Randy loves Kiva. Kiva helps people. There was a very bad storm that did real damage to Randy's home this week. Randy needs smiles. Kiva gives smiles. 1,000 is happy number.

    You can read more about this smiley movement
    Here: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/frequentmiler/2012/06/09/help-randy-by-helping-the-world/
    Here: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/dealswelike/2012/06/09/join-kiva-and-put-a-smile-on-many-faces/
    Here: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/viewfromthewing/2012/06/09/bits-n-pieces-for-june-9-2012/
    and here: http://boardingarea.com/blogs/mommypoints/2012/06/09/i-need-your-help/

    Thanks, and smile on!
     
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  2. mommypoints

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    We are now at 950 members. 50 more seems totally doable!
     
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  3. miles and smiles
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    We're at 968, so we should reach 1000 today.
    Definitely the biggest day for new members in the team's history. :)
    Since I can't join again, I made a loan to celebrate the day and to send a smile for Randy
     
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  4. mommypoints

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    Now we are at 977! Need 23 more folks! Recruit your friends, your neighbors, your enemies, etc!
     
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    16 more - I'm turning in for the night, but can't wait to see when we hit 1,000! Yay everybody who helped spread the word about #SmileSaturday. Keep it up!
     
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    991 !!!!

    9 left!
     
  7. canucklehead
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    994 members!

    We need 6 to make it to 1000!

    Show Randy your support and join the Milepoint Kiva Lending team on #SmileSaturday!
     
  8. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Well, I clicked the "Join" button when the number of members was 999. Not sure if I ended up being #1000, but whatever... time to explore the website.
     
  9. misman
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    The team just hit 1001 members
     
  10. canucklehead
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    Amazing!!! Thanks to our great bloggers, all those who joined and to our leader, Randy Peterson - may #SmileSaturday lift your spirits!
     
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    Randy, I only just found out about the terrible news and sorry that I did not see this earlier. Anything we can do to bring some joy to your life during this disaster is certainly very welcome by me. You do so much good for so many, sorry this had to happen to such an awesome guy.

    But I think many of us have seen that you're pretty good at picking things up and getting back on track again. So, we're smilin' for ya. :):cool:

    Oh, and AWESOME WORK TEAM :D
     
  12. rwoman
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    I would be happy to help, but I cannot link through one of the boarding area sites...the internet filters here tell me that "blogs are dangerous" and, a such, they've blocked the site. Can someone send me a direct link? :)
     
  13. canucklehead
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    here is the first link to join Kiva

    and to join the Milepoint team, --> Community (middle tab at the top of the page), look on the right side and click on Milepoint (we are at the top of the leaderboard! :D ) --> click on orange tab that says "Join Team"

    you should get a free trial loan (the anonymous donor allows new users to try out Kiva but the loan the new user selects will be repaid back to Kiva/donor). Also, when making your first loan, you may wish to opt out of the Donation, which is set at 15% (3.75). Most of us prefer to make one lump sum once a year to keep track of it.

    thanks for joining!
     
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  14. rwoman
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    Thanks - I've signed up and joined the community, but see nothing about a free trial...
     
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  15. canucklehead
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    I will have to check why the free trial loan did not show up, but if you can go to "My Portfolio" (last option at top of screen), it will show you what you have in available credit. If it is $25 you are good to loan! If not, I will check with Kiva for you.
     
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    It's $0.00 - thanks for helping! :)
     
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    We are happy you've joined. Your voice will be a valuable addition to our ranting and raving! With a little luck Ho will find your free trial. Anyway, happy lending!
     
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    I'm all for a good cause! :D
     
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    It's zero for me, too. I didn't go through anyone's referral link, is that perhaps the reason? Or maybe I need to verify my email address first? (saw something in my account settings, but haven't received a request to verify it).
     
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    Yes, you had to go through the referral link to get the $25 "free" loan.
     
  21. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Ah, well, too late.

    When I go to the page to add credit, I see

    "Deposits are optional. You do not need to first deposit funds to loan to an entrepreneur."

    How/why can I loan money that I haven't deposited yet?
     
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    I just wanted to say thanks to all the bloggers who put this on and to all who took the leap and joined Kiva. I hope it gave Randy something to smile about. :)
     
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    You'll just fund it directly via PayPal and your credit card. You can actually deposit funds into a Kiva account so it is readily available for lending; I fund as I lend (unless using repayments.)
     
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    Ah, okay, thanks. I figure if I deposit a chunk of money, I am more likely to actually spend the time looking around for loans.
     
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    Sorry for the delay in responding. Did you use a referral link?

    I found out from Kiva that the general link for Kiva sign ups (kiva.org) would not provide a free trial loan, but if you used http://www.kiva.org/free or a member referral, it should have shown up. Please let me know if its the latter. At this point, they are not sure if they can recover the data to offer the trial, especially, if a loan has already been made.
     

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