(UPDATE TO REWARDS SYSTEM, READ HERE: http://blog.scour.com/2009/09/01/scour-focuses-on-search-and-features/ )
Dear Scour Users,
Over the last year we have seen tremendous growth thanks to the feedback from the Scour community. As a result, we are excited to announce that we are upgrading our current point rewards system as of September 1, 2009, and instead we will be offering a daily cash giveaway of $25, 7 days a week! This new cash giveaway rewards program is available to users in ALL countries around the world.
The rules are very simple; you are given 1 daily giveaway entry for every search, vote and comment on Scour. Each point enters you into our $25 daily Cash Giveaway drawing. This means that if you have a total of 10 searches, Scour will award you with 10 entries to win $25 for that day. The more that you search and participate on Scour, the more entries you will receive with a daily max of 350 entries per day. At the end of the day, the daily $25 Scour Cash Giveaway will reset giving you another chance to win!
You will also be happy to know that there are no restrictions to how many times the same person can win per week or per month. This means that you can win daily if you are chosen as the winner.
The Scour referral system also also lets you take advantage of the giveaway. With the new rewards system in place, users will receive 1/4 (25%) of a give away entry for every search, vote and comment that their friends do. This means that for every 4 giveaway entries your “invited” friends generate, you will receive 1 additional daily Scour Giveaway entry.
Note: These fractions of an entry do not carry over to the next day.
What does this mean for the current points you earned?
As a thank you for all your past participation, during our transition to the new $25 daily Cash Giveaway we are offering the following BONUS:
As of September 1, 2009 all point accumulations will stop and Scour users will be awarded with extra daily search entries for the month of September 2009:
1 – 1,500 points will receive 25 daily search entries for 30 days
1,501 – 3,000 points will receive 50 daily search entries for 30 days
3,001 – 4,500 points will receive 75 daily search entries for 30 days
4,501 – 6,000 points will receive 100 daily search entries for 30 days
6,001 – 7,500 points will receive 125 daily search entries for 30 days
7,500 + points will receive 150 daily search entries for 30 days
Note: The daily entry cap for the day is still 350.
August 31, 2009 will be the last day to redeem your points at the minimum 6,500 cashout level. As of September 1, 2009 the current point system will stop and you will have a chance at winning $25 every day, simply by searching, voting and commenting.
Daily cash giveaway winners will be notified via a Scour Inbox message. In order to assure prompt payment, please check your Scour Inbox regularly or make Scour your homepage so that you don’t miss out on free cash. The Scour Inbox email will only ask you for a PayPal address and will not ask you banking or other personal information. These messages will only be sent through our Scour Account. Those who do not respond within 30 days will lose their claim for the $25. So keep an eye on your inbox.
Keeping track of Scour Entry Points
Scour users will continue to view the number of entries that they have through a daily “sweepstakes entry counter” on the results page which will tell them the number of daily entries they have.
We’re excited about continuing to provide our users with superior search results with a little extra on top.