Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I'm Quiting Luuux
You may or may not know this but for the past couple years, I've been a pretty active member of Luuux, a blogging network site, which offers incentives for people who like to blog and connect with others. The incentives are pretty simple...you blog, you comment, you interact with others, and you earn points while you're doing all that. Points you can save and redeem for some nice prizes. It was a great incentive because it was engaging and interacting, which is one of the great thing I enjoyed about it other than redeeming my points for prizes.
The first and only prize I cashed in was my Canon Rebel T3i, and it took me 2 1/2 years of blogging labor in order to make it happen. I was very close to reaching my goal within the first 18 months of joining but they suddenly increased the point value by almost double. I was only a couple thousand points away from getting it and I nearly died when that happened.
I finally earned enough points to redeem for the T3i a year later and I was very lucky that I had received it right before the Luuux shop went down. It was down for over six months and nobody had a clue what was going on until this morning.
This morning, we got an email from Luuux letting us know that the shop is back in business and that they will gladly send us a free brush set or give us 9120 points for the inconvenience of the shop being down for so long. Soon enough, we all discovered that a lot of the items that were on our wishlist were no longer there and the ones that stayed tripled in price. I nearly had a stroke when I saw the new pricing. Ain't no freaking way, I'm going to ever earn enough point to get anything that I actually want from the shop. It will literally take me 5+ years. Who knows by then they probably will do another price increase. Geez!! This is the second one already and that's the last straw for me.
With that being said, I'll still continue blogging here as usual but if you joined Luuux through my links or were referred there through my posts, I would say don't even waste your time there anymore. There's a lot of commotion and disappointment with this new change. All of us who have been there for a while are very upset and feel cheated that they would put in place such a ridiculous price inflation. On top of that, as if that wasn't bad enough already, we would be required to pay with a credit card or Paypal for shipping and handling, which before we could actually use our luuux points to cover that. Not anymore.
So that's my rant for the day. If you read through my ordeal. Thank you, I appreciate.