We built We Op-Ed for our members and would like to offer you a chance to win some great prizes by your participation. From the enthusiasm we've seen on the site and your positive feedback, we're setting a lofty goal -- to get 1,000 new members by the end of July. We can only accomplish this goal with your help, and your efforts will not go unrewarded. Those of you (7 total winners) who bring in the most new members to the community will win Amazon Gift Cards, a year's subscription to a magazine of their choice, and will be featured on the front page. So, help us reach our goal by bringing in your friends and making We Op-Ed more fun for us all.
Here's How It Works
We've added a new question to your profiles. When a new member signs up for We Op-Ed, we will ask them who referred them to the site.
If a new member gives your name, you earn 1 point towards the prize.
If that new member should invite other people to the site, then you will earn 0.25 points for each new member that they should bring in. (Tip: the more enthusiastic your friends are about the site, the better your chances are of winning.)
After the first 300 new members sign up, we will crown our first 2 winners, then 2 more after 600, and 2 more winners after 900.
Once we've reached our goal, one Grand Prize Winner will be chosen for their cumulative efforts. So don't give up if you don't win the first batch of prizes, or even the second or third batch, you can still walk away with the Grand Prize.
Awards and Prizes
There will be 4 opportunities to win and all 7 winning members will be featured on our front page and will be subjected to an unending supply of gratitude from us.
First - after we reach 300 new members, the two members with the most points will win their choice of either a $50 Amazon Gift Card or a one-year subscription to their choice of magazine (see magazine options below).
Second - when we reach 600 new members, we will award another two members with the same choice of prizes, based upon the points they have earned since the first prizes were awarded.
Third - once we reach 900 new members, we will again award two members. Only one prize will be left.
The Grand Prize - when our final goal of 1,000 new members has been reached, we will crown one Grand Prize Winner based on your cumulative total points earned throughout the contest. You will receive both $100 Amazon Gift Card AND and year's subscription to the magazine of your choosing. Not too shabby considering you'll also have a community full of friends at the end of it.
Tips for Earning Points: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love We Op-Ed
Inviting Friends is Easy on We Op-Ed! Here are some options:
1. We Op-Ed Invite Page
Once you're signed in, click on the "Invite" tab on the main menu above (Important: the "Invite" tab will not appear on the menu unless you are signed in.). This is what you should see:
2. Add We Op-Ed Badges and Widgets to Your Website, Blog, or Sites Like Facebook
Choose from three types of We Op-Ed badges that you can put on your personal website. In addition, you can display our Contest Advertisement seen here. Simply click "Share" on the bottom of the Ad for options to add it to either your website or your profile pages on sites like MySpace and Facebook. As long as new members mention your site as a referral, you'll earn points when they sign up, and even more when they bring in their friends and readers!