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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
10/21/12 3:13 P

Think that out.

There is currently nearly 3 BILLION spark points earned by all members. You want them to suddenly offer 3 billion dollars worth of goods with no monetary return on them?

Even if your spark points earned you a single cent to spend, that's still giving away up to thirty million dollars worth of stuff absolutely free. From a site that doesn't charge a membership fee.

Maybe not all the sparkers would 'cash in' right away. If you earned 1,000 spark points a month, you could buy $10 worth of stuff from the store. That sounds like next to nothing, right? So it's so easy for them to offer that, right? Cos it's so low, right? With 12 million members that is $120,000,000 - one hundred and twenty MILLION dollars a month.

Now you see why spark doesn't let you 'buy' stuff with spark points. :)

Deb, in New Zealand
SHBEOK Posts: 6
10/20/12 11:16 P

I so agree with the other posters. I so appreciate a place that offers so much and it is "free." If I had to pay to come here so people could get actual "free"gifts, I wouldn't be able to take part at this time. It is not realistic for a "free" site to do that. This is a great "virtual" concept of earning the sparks points to spend them on "virtual" gifts. Its all in fun, doesn't need to be real products. emoticon

10/8/12 12:09 P

I think that Spark already offers us so much for free, i.e. A place to gather and speak with others that are on the same journey, fitness, nutrition, and wellness advice (articles), fitness videos, recipes, the food tracker and recipe calculator...

I think we're good here. emoticon I can buy my own stuff if I want it.


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MARINARALEMAN SparkPoints: (0)
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10/7/12 4:33 P

sometimes its too difficult to offer free things. especially when the sight is already free

ARUSHING2 SparkPoints: (26,830)
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10/6/12 12:29 P

. . . of course - absolutely! I prefer that way that it is, to the way it would have to be.

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 35,376
10/6/12 11:58 A

We have a very small staff with limited resources, and try to offer as much as we can to members at no-cost. It's not feasible for us to offer so many free gifts as well. Hope you understand!

Coach Denise

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,405
10/6/12 11:09 A

Probably because those things cost money, and this is a free site.

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DEB912 Posts: 59
10/5/12 6:19 P


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