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Reward Yourself & Others with SparkGoodies!

Use SparkPoints to Buy Virtual Gifts

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You can use the SparkPoints you earn on the site to buy virtual “goodies” for yourself and other SparkPeople members. Use them to reward yourself for working hard to achieve your healthy goals (with a vacation, a new wardrobe, or haircut), to thank other members for their advice and support (with greeting cards, balloons, and flower bouquets), or to decorate your own SparkPage with more of your own interests (a guitar, hybrid car, or knitting needles).

Why Buy SparkGoodies?
SparkPoints are one of our most popular motivational tools, as they reward you for every positive action you take to reach your goals, from reading an article to logging your food intake. Earning SparkPoints is a simple way to measure your progress and feel accomplished, even when the scale doesn’t move.

SparkGoodies take these Points to the next level! You can spend the Points you earn on virtual gifts, allowing you to reward yourself and others for a job well done.

How it Works
Giving, receiving and managing your SparkGoodies is simple! Just follow these steps:
  1. Earn SparkPoints by completing tasks on the site. The more SparkPoints you accumulate, the more you’ll have to spend on Goodies!
  2. Buy SparkGoodies for yourself or another member.
  3. When you purchase SparkGoodies, your total SparkPoints earned will remain unchanged, meaning that you will keep your current trophy and your place on the SparkPoints leaderboards. As an example, if you’ve earned 5,000 SparkPoints to date and you buy a Goodie worth 500 points, your SparkPoints total will remain 5,000 and only your purchasing power will change (5,000 – 500 = 4,500 points to spend). You can learn more about your SparkGoodies purchasing power on your SparkGoodies Details page.
To Give a SparkGoodie to Another Member:
  • Log in and go to the member’s SparkPage
  • Scroll down until you see the “My SparkGoodies” heading (on the left side of the SparkPage).
  • Click the link that says “Give MEMBER a SparkGoodie”
  • The next screen will show you how many SparkPoints you have to spend, along with the choices of Goodies and their respective prices. Click on the Goodie you want to give to this member.
  • On the next page, you can attach a message with this Goodie (optional). Please note that the message you send with a Goodie is private—only the person who receives the SparkGoodie will be able to read it.
  • Confirm that you want to buy it by clicking “Send Goodie” at the bottom of the page.
  • This SparkGoodie will now appear on this member’s SparkPage under the “My SparkGoodies” heading, and the member may also receive an email letting them know that they’ve received a Goodie (if their email preferences allow).
To Buy a SparkGoodie for Yourself:
  • Log in and go to your SparkPage.
  • Scroll down until you see the “My SparkGoodies” heading (on the left side of your SparkPage, below your photos).
  • Click the link that says “Give Myself a SparkGoodie”
  • The next screen will show you how many SparkPoints you have to spend, along with the choices of Goodies and their respective prices. Click on the Goodie you want to purchase.
  • On the next page, you can attach a message with this Goodie (optional), and confirm that you want to buy it by clicking “Send Goodie” at the bottom of the page.
  • This SparkGoodie will now appear on your SparkPage under the “My SparkGoodies” heading.
We hope that you enjoy giving and receiving SparkGoodies! If you have questions, please post them in the Site/Technical Help forum.
Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints
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  • I really agree with most people here. The Sparkpoints could be used to earn small gifts--maybe just ones that can be used to get items for health. Coupons to health/sports stores, gift cards, pedometers or like SUKI103 said, points can turn to money to donate to charities. - 7/1/2015 7:05:00 AM
  • DHOGEBOOM1
    There is nothing "goodie" about this. I want to accumulate points from spinning the wheel and I don't even get those. I am an adult, not a child getting sticker on my paper for doing good work or making an effort. I never bothered to waste my time with "virtual rewards" Make the spark goodies have a tangible value. It is stupid and I feel cheated. - 6/2/2015 8:57:36 AM
  • KELLEYSACRES
    I agree, if you could use points to reduce costs on some of the awesome products offered on the site to assist you in your weight loss journey they would be much more valued by us all..... - 5/12/2015 12:23:27 PM
  • SUBICK
    These SparkGoodies are really not an incentive to me. If they had real value for real things I'd be far more interested. - 4/2/2015 12:14:29 PM
  • CMMYERS
    Love the site though. It has improved greatly (I used it many years ago) and the food tracker is way, way better. So thank you for your hard work! - 3/2/2015 4:31:53 PM
  • CMMYERS
    So let me get this straight. I barely have enough time to exercise and make meals and such but I am suppose to waste time picking out fake gear to wear? Sorry but that is stupid. - 3/2/2015 4:29:37 PM
  • SOUTHPAW47
    Real Spark Points that have a real tangible value would be an incentive. Virtual points are not an incentive for me. - 3/2/2015 1:48:26 PM
  • Oops. Forgot I already wrote that! (blush) - 12/22/2014 9:44:54 PM
  • I like Spark Goodies. They're fun. I'd also like to know if there's a way to send a goodie to all my friends at the same time as if they're your own personal team as a previous commenter wrote. - 12/22/2014 9:43:58 PM
  • SUKI103
    these "goodies" are no use at all. I see no use for them, no incentive to keep on the straight & narrow, nada. The p oints are far better, and the trophies give a great feeling.

    I have so many unused points........ it would be nice if I could ask SparkPeople to donate something to charity in exchange. That would be encouraging and give me an incentive to get more. - 12/19/2014 8:00:26 AM
  • Is there any way to send a spark goodie to all of your friends at once as if they're your own personal team? That would be nice for holiday wishes. I like to give and receive the goodies. It's fun and a way to encourage people. Thank you. - 11/23/2014 6:32:14 PM
  • Perhaps some of your advertisers could submit Coupons, discounts and give aways with Goodie points. Of course then they wouldn't be just virtual As we look over what we could buy/get with the goodie points the advertiser would get extra exposure.
    - 10/19/2014 7:52:29 PM
  • Thanks SP for the Wonderful little Spark Goodies, I love them, as well as all my friends on Sp when they receive them. - 6/23/2014 10:09:03 AM
  • Does anyone know if there is a way of giving your spark goddie points to another member? A team of mine was giving sparkgoddies for losing % of weight, this is very motivating to some. For me the goodies do nothing so I thought I would give my points so the team can continue the challenge. Any suggestions? - 5/15/2014 11:24:32 AM
  • The only benefit I would appreciate about SparkGoodies is if you were allowed to use your accumulated points against the cost of cookbooks, spark-coach membership or spark tracker product costs. Please! - 5/6/2014 9:44:58 AM

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