Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Collecting Points

I hate collecting points.

Back in the day, if you wanted to win something, you peeled it off or you looked under the cap. NOT ANYMORE. Now you get stupid points.

This all started with Air Miles and Kool-Aid. Then everyone else started drinking the kool-aid and got on board. Now its everywhere. Everyone has their own stupid points.

My point is this. When there are too many points being forced on you, it makes it pointless.

Really, you people think I'm going to log in to my coke club, kool-aid-club, pepsi-club, safeway club air miles club club metro club sandwich websites on the internet?

Let me give you people a few pointers.

1) If you want people to look under the cap, you should have instant win things. If you want to give points for when people lose, fine. But if its just points, then don't bother advertising it because nobody gives a $#!%

2) If I collect your points for 10 years and I can redeem them for one tootsie roll, I will PROBABLY BURN DOWN YOUR COMPANY BUILDING WITH YOU INSIDE IT. Because you consider my time worthless, I will consider the rest of your life the same.

3) If you have an online game to win more points, and the game is rigged so that I lose my points, you won't get any more money from me.

4) Even if your points are free (92 City FM I'm lookin' at you) Not everything has to be tied into the freakin points system. I'd enter that pizza contest, but I'm saving my points for when a meteorite lands and turns all dead rock stars into zombies. I have no time to be wasting them on free pizza. Especially when I can get a cheap pizza elsewhere.

And don't get me started on using Facebook or Twitter to enter contests. We need to bring back the death penalty for people in board rooms who think that's a good idea. There will be a
day of reckoning for you. You will bathe in the blood of all of your followers and your skin will melt and you will suffer in writhing agony for eternity.

In conclusion, points suck. Point of fact.

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