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Now You Can Earn More Points and Trophies on SparkPeople!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011



Sometimes, even if the scale isn't moving, it can still be motivating to earn SparkPoints and reach new levels of rewarding yourself. That's why we are delighted to announce some new features related to SparkPoints and SparkTrophies that just launched today!

A Chance to Spin the SparkPoints Wheel TWICE—Every Single Day!
Need more reason to perform all those healthful SparkPoints tasks? Starting today, when you accumulate 25 SparkPoints in a single day, you will earn a bonus spin on the SparkPoints wheel! When you reach 25 Points, an alert (more on that below) will pop up prompting you to make a bonus spin! In case you miss that alert, you can also find a link to your bonus spin on your Start page (directly above the SparkPoints wheel) and at the top of your SparkPoints page. Now you have even more incentive to earn points by tracking your food, commenting on member blogs, reading articles, and more!

New Trophies
Because every milestone is worth celebrating, we've added more new SparkTrophies to reward you for your efforts. You can now earn a trophy for:

  • Firsts: Tracking your first food and exercise; writing your first blog post; making your first message board post; making your first SparkRecipe. (If you've already done these things, then you now have a trophy for it!)
  • Every 250 and 500 fitness minutes you track within a month. And you'll earn these trophies at the moment you reach these milestones, rather than at the end of each month.
  • Completing each stage of the SparkDiet. Remember that four-step plan? This is a great way to encourage you to really work toward those goals and action steps. You'll earn your Trophy when you change stages on the site.
  • Your 7-, 14-, and 21-day SparkVersaries. This is a self-reported trophy that you can find on your Trophy management page (To get there, go to your SparkPage. Click the awards tab. Scroll down and click the "View All Trophies" link at the bottom. Here you'll see all Trophies you've earned, plus a link to "Manage your Trophies.")


You'll also see a newly redesigned Trophy page located on your SparkPage where all of your Trophies are displayed. In addition, the moment you earn a trophy, you'll see a one-time pop-up that tells you about your award.

Bonus Spin and Trophy Popups
If you earn a bonus spin or a Trophy, you'll get a one-time pop-up telling you so. You can click the link that says "never show this popup again" if you prefer to turn them off forever, or edit your popup preferences anytime here.

We hope you enjoy these new virtual rewards as you work toward reaching your healthy goals with SparkPeople!
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MAGICHEIDE 8/31/2013 2:06AM

    I dislike this. I finally got to a 100 pound weight loss and can no longer add a self-reported trophy??? That sucks! I have search bar searched, looked on my trophy page and manage trophy page and cannot figure out how to add one now. emoticon

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BABYBRITE 5/17/2012 1:35PM

    So cool! We should get one bonus spin for either streaks or for exercising daily. =) emoticon

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OFFGRIDGIRL 3/17/2012 1:09PM

    I AM motivated by fun things like points and trophies, but I'm not being awarded my trophies for fitness. I've been through all the related explanations and solutions to no avail.

Please help! I want to wallow in the glory of it all!

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QUERIDAANA 12/14/2011 11:15AM

    The trophies and especially the spark points are very motivating. Thanks for this feature.

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AGREENSLADE79 11/23/2011 1:48PM

    That is cool


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RHAMI_J 11/1/2011 9:39AM

    How do you get the trophy for making your first spark recipe? I obviously did something wrong....*smiles*

Now for the ones I have to work a bit harder for!!!

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PRETTYBYSUMMER 8/23/2011 12:22AM

    How fun! emoticon

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SUGARPIE54 8/8/2011 8:58AM

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TISH0125 8/2/2011 4:58PM

  I LUV SP! Truly a motivating and easy enough tool and 'friend' to keep me going. Thanks for all that you do!

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MIMULUSBUG 7/21/2011 1:19PM

    cool :-)

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LUCYCT001 7/18/2011 7:38AM

    Thanks for this!

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LISAMARIEMARY 7/11/2011 2:41PM

    Totally awesome!!! emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 7/11/2011 11:54AM

    How fun!!

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MPICKHINKE 7/11/2011 9:23AM

    I am a prettynew member of Sparks Pages but I am looking forward to earning more trophies. I enjoy all the things Sparks offers.

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DEEEBEE 7/10/2011 11:08PM

    Thanks for making Spark even more fun! You guys are great!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 7/10/2011 8:05PM

    SP just keeps getting better. Thanks.

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GINA180847 7/9/2011 10:30PM

    I sure love the bonus spin and value all the encouragement given to a plump old lady like me. Thank you!!!

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MIAJOEB 7/9/2011 12:41PM

    Thank you so much for the trophies and other things that got me excited about this website. I needed it early on. But I only have a limited time to spend on the computer
each day and I have a team of fellow members who keep in contact and play and encourage. So you did your job well and these new things will get more people to try out your ideas. so keep up the good work I never would have lost the weight I have if you had not had this site.
My hubby has been sick and eating and exercise has been put on the back burner.
Just getting the house clean is an ordeal.
But I wanted to let you know I would rather get only one spark trophy for exercising per month. Just my opinion.
LOVE this site an am on almost every day.
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SUNSHINE_GAL 7/9/2011 12:01PM

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All these new additions have been poping up on my page and it really helps keep me motivated when I haven't lost any weight. It's like a little message "Don't give up!" Thank you!

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REEVESBOB 7/9/2011 4:41AM

    Excellent!

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AMPM0613 7/8/2011 8:30PM

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TRINIGAL22 7/8/2011 10:58AM

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TONISTRELEC 7/8/2011 8:50AM

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AMJSATURN 7/7/2011 11:05PM

    I love this new feature .

Thanks

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LWHITE15 7/7/2011 10:08PM

    Funny thing, this reward thing! I crave it, so thanks so much for making it easier to earn more spins!

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ROWEENA 7/7/2011 4:40PM

    Yippie IO Kiyae!!!!

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SABANA5 7/7/2011 11:51AM

    cool!

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MAREANNIE 7/7/2011 12:36AM

    Thanks for the info and Bonus Spin!! emoticon

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GIVEUP30 7/7/2011 12:22AM

    yes like the new spin wheel for making 25 points

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MRSZ930 7/6/2011 9:03PM

    I like the bonus spin also!

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GRAMMAP1 7/6/2011 9:02PM

    As I have commented to new members, this site has so many resources and helps. We had rest time when we lived in Africa because it was so hot, and I read a lot. But I don't know when I have read so many articles as now. I often re read because of my age related deficiency. lol emoticon emoticon

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YPADRON 7/6/2011 7:15PM

    I love the bonus spin!

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ANYVAR54 7/6/2011 4:31PM

    I like all of the points and awards and being able to send goodies to other people that I meet. It also encourages me when I see that people are watching what I am doing and send me notes on my daily feed page. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 7/6/2011 11:41AM

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BJENKINS1014 7/6/2011 10:14AM

    Love the Bonus Wheel. Would love to see polls reset. I am sometimes surprised at my opinions a year or more ago.

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NEENSTER1 7/6/2011 10:01AM

    emoticon emoticon stuff!!!

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ALLYSONRW 7/6/2011 9:41AM

    The new awards especially the bonus spin are great!

I must agree though there needs to be a Goal Weight trophy and maybe a friendfeed announcement. I LOVE all of the kudos SP gives during weight loss but there's very little once you reach goal and maintenance.

Thanks for all you do and your ongoing improvements to the website!

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ROSIE777 7/6/2011 9:15AM

    AWESOME! ! !

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ELAINESHAFF 7/6/2011 8:40AM

    I must agree with being able to reset the polls. I am having a hard time finding polls that I have not had participated in. Thanks

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DJSHIP46 7/6/2011 8:37AM

    I'm enjoying the added features... Thanks:)

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SNOWYOWL56 7/6/2011 8:25AM

    It's kind of weird how much I like accumulating spark points but I've learned a lot and it really helps me towards my fitness goals.

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SALTYCHOCOLATE 7/6/2011 8:22AM

    Been enjoying these extras a lot. Woo hoo Spark People!

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JESPAH 7/6/2011 8:12AM

    Might I suggest some serious maintenance trophies? Some of us had our 7-day Spark anniversary over 3 years ago.

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SPARTANJAI 7/6/2011 6:59AM

    Loving the bonus wheel already!

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HEATLW 7/6/2011 4:16AM

    How about adding an option to rest the polls you have taken. I am sure after being on Spark consistantly for 3 years that my opinions on some things have changed. (or not)

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GOATGIRLJM 7/6/2011 3:21AM

    Awsom! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/30/2011 3:23PM

    The bonus wheel has been a big asset.

Is there a trophy when you reach your goal weight? I didn't see one.

Kay

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FREES1 6/30/2011 3:19PM

    How about an 18 month trophy?

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MARKKI 6/30/2011 5:59AM

    Great! I am thinking that it would be cool if we have some more incentives like this. I know that I need them! Thanks I really needed some extra incentives.

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MSAZLADY82 6/29/2011 6:53PM

    What another incredible way for people to feel great about what they're doing. When you really want to be motivated, things like this feel like such a push! Whoohoo!

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