Billy+ wrote: ↑
13 Oct 2021
joeyluck wrote: ↑
13 Oct 2021
This is why I was suggesting the expiration be based on last activity like Google Play and others.
IMO they should combine expiration dates and base the expiration on last activity or increase the rewards from 5%. That's a hard mountain to climb.
I still say (like many other) that given how much you need to spend and the minimal amount of products available that no time limits should be placed on the rewards.
If someone wants to collect rewards for 5 years without spending them it really shouldn't be that much of an issue for RS especially given how much real money has to be spent in order to make use of them. But hey I've never purchased anything for the rewards. And remember it costs nothing to replicate software
I'd be curious to know how many users would fall outside the 1 year of inactivity and how many of those care about reward points. You would literally need to make one purchase a year and then your expiration date for all of your points would be renewed, expiring a year from that date, unless of course you make another purchase and it would renew again.
All of the apps and programs I use that have this type of approach, that I still care to use, I've never lost my points. And that's the point. People asked for no expiration dates, and then RS reinforced the expiration dates with their fix. I think they are sticking with points expiring. I have a feeling that if we are to get them to sway towards a compromise, my suggestion might stand a better chance?
Aside from a compromise on expiration, I think the only other solution is increasing the percentage of rewards earned per purchase. If they increase it to say 10%, that would mean users could earn more in a year (and be more motivated to spend more). The 10% could maybe also fix the bug the of the $9 purchases equating to 0 points. I say "maybe" because it would still be 0.9 points and they would have to round up still, but I guess there is some other similar, smaller rounding going on? Just not rounding great enough to make 0.45=1 point. It would also make easier math for everyone!
Whatever you spend in dollars, you would move the decimal point once to the left and that would be your points.