Saturday, August 01, 2009

Scour Announces Changes

Scour is growing and as a result they are upgrading their rewards system to include ALL countries and increase payouts. Rather than the monthly prize draw of $1000 they will now be having a daily prize draw of $25. You will earn one entry for every search, vote and comment you make while using Scour. You will also earn 25% of your referrals points. So for every 4 searches a referral does you earn 1 extra entry.

So what does this mean for the current points you've earned? Here is what the scour blog had to say about it.

Earn money with Scour!

As a thank you for all your past participation, during our transition to the new $25 daily Cash Giveaway we are offering the following BONUS:

As of September 1, 2009 all point accumulations will stop and Scour users will be awarded with extra daily search entries for the month of September 2009:

Users with:
1 - 1,500 points will receive 25 daily search entries for 30 days
1,501 - 3,000 points will receive 50 daily search entries for 30 days
3,001 - 4,500 points will receive 75 daily search entries for 30 days
4,501 – 6,000 points will receive 100 daily search entries for 30 days
6,001 - 7,500 points will receive 125 daily search entries for 30 days
7,500 + points will receive 150 daily search entries for 30 days
Note: The daily entry cap for the day is still 350.

August 31, 2009 will be the last day to redeem your points at the minimum 6,500 cashout level. As of September 1, 2009 the current point system will stop and you will have a chance at winning $25 every day, simply by searching, voting and commenting.

Bottom line. I don't like the new system. I was much happier earning points towards a Visa gift Card. Not hoping that I would be lucky enough to "win" $25. The other problem I have with this is if you are "growing" why are you seemingly limiting the rewards you offer?