I just received this email from Sage.
Looks like there’s a good old fashioned giveaway going on where resellers can win $100 by getting their customers to sign up for the Sage Community online discussion forums.
Instead of trying to win some silly contest for myself – I thought it would be a good idea to win and GIVE THE PRIZE AWAY
We’ve written about the Sage Community many times. It’s one of the greatest support resources that Sage offers and you should take advantage of it.
If you haven’t already created an account, head over there now (click this link) then come back and tell us what your community member name is in the form below. If we win the contest, we’ll give away the $100 BEST BUY GIFT CARD to one lucky registrant — BUT — you have to tell us who you are or we have no way to get back in touch with you.
Don’t think for a second that we’re going to send worthless emails asking you to purchase something or trying to upsell you to become our client, etc. While any of those would be great and wonderful – I can guarantee you that you’ll only hear from me if you win the contest.
Here’s what you need to do to enter:
1. Go to the Sage Community and register as a member (completely free) – here
2. Then come back and scroll down to the bottom of this page and give us your information so that we can submit you for the contest
Here’s the email form Sage – so you know I’m not blowing smoke…
The Sage MAS Online Community Contest—win $100 to Best Buy!
The Sage MAS Online Community launched at Summit 2008 and today has over 1,300 members! The site has had over 2 million page views in it’s short five-month life and over 15,000 searches! The site’s population consists mainly of partners, customers and prospects, and is intended to foster networking and problem solving among those most familiar with our products—you! Some hot topics in March have been SQL Server 2005 SP2 Hotfix Compatibility and AR Cash Receipts/Deposits w/ BOI. Remember, great customer service starts with understanding the customer, what better place to hear their voices than on the open community where opinions are encouraged and discussions flourish!
For the month of April we invite you to see how many of your customers you can get to register on the community! To participate, simply invite your Sage MAS customers to register on the community; collect each customer’s login name and company name on a spreadsheet; submit your customer list to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2009. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2009 and will receive $100 in Best Buy Gift Cards!
A few emails today, a hundred dollars next month; get inviting!
This contest is open to current active Sage MAS business partners who are registered users of the Sage MAS Product Community (http://community.sagemas.com/sagemas/) and are authorized to sell Sage MAS 90 and 200 or Sage MAS 500. The contest begins at 12:00am on March 31, 2009 and ends at 11:59pm on June 1, 2009. The business partner who refers the highest number of Sage MAS customers, who are on active and current maintenance plans, to register new accounts to use the Sage MAS Product Community will receive a $100 Best Buy® gift card. Eligible customer registrations need to be new to the community between March 31 to June 1, 2009—multiple contacts per customer are acceptable, provided they are by verifiable employees. To enter, the business partner must submit a list with the referred customer name and registered log-in name for the Product Community to email@example.com by 12:00am on June 2, 2009. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by which partner their customers have the most posts on the community. The winner will be announced on June 12, 2009.
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