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DWROBERGE Posts: 361,942
10/7/11 9:25 P


MI-ELLKAYBEE SparkPoints: (228,267)
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10/5/11 5:42 P

I like the bonus wheel - today, finally, I got 50 goodie points. Goodie points are so rarely even on my wheel - so obviously, I can hardly ever get them. The sign in wheel also has low points most days, once in a while there is a chance for a good spin. But, this isn't money, folks - it's points. Love what it is - and love Spark People for what it can do for you and what it can help you do for yourself. For me, the point isn't points - it's POUNDS. Pounds gone! emoticon

MITCHDY SparkPoints: (0)
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10/5/11 5:24 P

I got 20 points today on the bonus wheel!! My first time to get that much.

LISAGOULDIE SparkPoints: (19,277)
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10/5/11 2:48 P

I think it is very fun! The only time I was not happy? The $1,000.00 Walmart gift card it said I won. Then it was just a marketing game & I received nothing but junk in my email.

SMOKY_TEA Posts: 13,420
10/5/11 12:06 P

I LOVE the bonus wheel and I don't know why precisely but I make sure that I get the points to spin it. Even if I only get two bonus points, I feel as if I'm getting something for nothing, as if my efforts are being acknowledged in some way.

HEALTHY14REAL Posts: 2,549
10/4/11 3:56 P

I try to make sure I get a bonus spin every day. I would love to "spin a prize". I have gotten goodie points which were fun to spin but have never seen a prize.

LOISIA SparkPoints: (0)
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10/4/11 9:06 A

I always forget about it, so when it pops up, I'm always suprised. Yes low numbers are disappointing, but when you hit big, it more than makes up for it.

SLOCUMML SparkPoints: (6)
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10/2/11 2:38 P

I work hard almost every day to make enough points to reach 25!

MITCHDY SparkPoints: (0)
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10/1/11 8:40 P

yeah, me too... usually 3-5... but it's stlll exciting haha.

FITKAT62 Posts: 7,959
10/1/11 2:27 P

I usually only get 3 points, if I happen to get 5 points it's a good day, LOL.

ATHENA1966 Posts: 3,976
10/1/11 9:35 A

I love the bonus wheel! Its a gamble, thats what makes it fun.

9/29/11 4:53 A

at least you get another chance to get a high spin:)

9/27/11 4:57 P

I hurry to get my 25 points every day.
Just a little game with me.

MITCHDY SparkPoints: (0)
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9/25/11 6:07 P

Not only do I like the bonus wheel, I like the motivation I have to GET the bonus wheel. I usually don't get more than 7 points, but i have seen others get the top amount so I know it's possible.

FREECAL1 Posts: 8,595
9/25/11 5:28 P

I, myself, like the bonus wheel. If you don't like it don't spin.

KASSIANDORA SparkPoints: (40,996)
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9/25/11 8:40 A

Can't wait to spin the bonus wheel today!

UPBEAT551 SparkPoints: (28,516)
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9/25/11 2:29 A

geting any amount of points makes my day
Just don't spin the wheel if you don't like it
It's the luck of the draw

9/23/11 8:18 P

The bonus wheel is great- when I get a high number it totally makes my day.

THUNDERNREIGN SparkPoints: (0)
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9/22/11 3:22 P

I like the bonus wheel as I got 20 bonus points =)

9/22/11 10:14 A

I like the bonus wheel.

LINEY223 Posts: 487
9/22/11 4:08 A

I thinkthe idea of lower points on the wheel is another way to ensure consistency and logging in frequently - its a bit like starting a spark for eg 8 cups of water per day or logging your food /exercise.

If you got eg 25 points per log in you could whizz up through the point levels really quickly which might make people only log in now and again.

It is optional though. If it bugs you don't bother spinning it. I like it though.

CHEGIRL SparkPoints: (5,626)
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9/22/11 12:33 A

I love the bonus wheel! If you start the points at 25, then you should certainly raise the number of points before you can spin it!

TODDERICKV Posts: 11,893
9/22/11 12:09 A

I like it!

KASSIANDORA SparkPoints: (40,996)
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9/21/11 8:14 A

Sometimes I get slightly disappointed that I only did a 3 point spin, but I feel that is part of the game. Never have I felt entitled to get more points because it's a bonus spin.

MITCHDY SparkPoints: (0)
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9/20/11 11:46 P

I like bonus points too. Although it would be GREAT to at least get 25, I am excited about it all.

GLORYGIRL6 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/20/11 7:21 A

I'm in agreement. Some day you get a lot of points and some days it stay the same. I like points and I also like SparkPeople.

KOALA_BEAR SparkPoints: (18,475)
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9/20/11 12:29 A

The whole idea is, it's a bonus not a given. Just like the log in points. Some days you get a lot and other times you don't. The whole Spark People site is cool especially for free. I have gotten so much out of this the points don't matter but I do like seeing them add up. So what if you don't get a real prize. The trophies are cool and I'm doing this for myself anyway.

TIMOTHYNOHE Posts: 4,317
9/19/11 9:59 P

I will take what bonus points I can get, but I am all about more points.

How's this for an idea? The minimum points on the bonus wheel should be more than the points I got on the sign-in wheel.

DCBEAVER Posts: 66
9/18/11 6:48 P

Um, I totally like it. I think it is a motivational tool and it DOES make you come to the site which inevitably gives me more motivation to try to be healthy each day. If you don't like it, don't use it. But I think it is a wonderful idea of Spark to do something that keeps people coming back to this site daily because being here keeps me doing the right things!! emoticon

CTUPTON SparkPoints: (187,945)
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9/18/11 5:50 P

I am looking at total sparkpoints of all sparkers. The number is enormous already. I think there is no reason for these numbers and our individual numbers to make huge leaps. Once in awhile our bonus points are 50 or 100 goodie points. Fine! I am perfectly happy getting any number of bonus points. You don't need to make more and more trophies because people have huge point totals. Thanks for even thinking of the bonus system. I hope it encourages people to push themselves and post often. What I like to see is people posting often, not how many points they have. If you already post often, you have discovered the power of this community. Bonus points can attract those who need an incentive to show up.
emoticon Hopefully. Chris

MCLAFLIN SparkPoints: (28,216)
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9/18/11 4:33 P

I agree, if you don't like the wheel, don't spin! My friends and I update our status with our low spins, and joke about our luck. I think it is fine the way it is. Kind of like money: print more and it is worth less!

Thank you to Spark Guy for making this site so wonderful, and SO FREE!

DIANE7786 Posts: 4,991
9/18/11 2:34 P

For me the bonus wheel is a few extra points. A few extra points a day adds up over time. It's a motivational tool. Those who it frustrates don't have to use it.

MOEMOORE SparkPoints: (34,357)
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9/18/11 8:36 A

I too enjoy the Bonus Wheel. For me, it forces me to log in and do various things every day, so that I qualify for the bonus spin. That certainly doesn't stop me from doing even more - its just another motivational tool. I usually try to "qualify" for the bonus wheel by doing trivia, blogging, reading email, polls, etc. Then I do my food and my exercise. Then when I realize how many points I've gotten so far that day, I keep going if I have time.

DENVERSUZ Posts: 290
9/15/11 3:26 A

I agree with most of the comments here in that I just think it's a lot of fun and whatever points I get from it I'm happy. :)

2BFREE2LIVE SparkPoints: (432,547)
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9/15/11 2:01 A

I think the bonus wheel has been an excellent way for those who would not other wise track their food or read articles. It makes you work for the extra points. I enjoy spinning the wheel no matter what the bonus points. Thank you Sparkpeople for a wonderful site where we can learn and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

KDESCHENE SparkPoints: (0)
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9/14/11 10:34 P

I LOVE the bonus wheel!!!!! It's my favorite part of each morning. I think it's a great idea and I'm glad it's there.

HHB4181 SparkPoints: (83,738)
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9/14/11 4:35 P

I think of it as what it is; a bonus or an extra - since we didn't have it before. All we have to do is 'spin,' nothing else.

NSTARSMITH Posts: 3,650
9/14/11 12:36 P

I figure the Bonus Wheel is a GAMBLE, not a sure thing, and I don't need high points. It's simply FUN, like all the little motivators on SP. Not all of us need higher points to have a little bit of FUN. I'd say take it all lightly! Then the big number spins feel special. Keep the Wheel as it is.

DEELIN5 Posts: 740
9/14/11 12:21 P

LOL, that complaint just strikes me as funny. Spinning that wheel everyday is funny too, but I do it.

I guess its how you look at things. emoticon

DEB2013 Posts: 128
9/14/11 11:54 A

I'm still fairly new, so I like it.

DWROBERGE Posts: 361,942
9/14/11 11:29 A

New challenges for daily totals to average over 130/day is an option to consider a challenge. I have 146,380 total.

K__IERRA123 Posts: 1,398
9/13/11 5:55 P

I love the bonus wheel! Although I would love to spin one of the prizes! I work hard to make sure I get my bonus spin!

I wish there were more levels! I am dreading getting 100,000 and not getting new trophies.

CONNIER64 Posts: 703
9/13/11 1:57 P

I log in just to spin the wheel and it does not matter how many points I get,I love it emoticon emoticon

DWROBERGE Posts: 361,942
9/11/11 10:38 P

points are points as I strive to do at least 120 daily.

DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
9/10/11 10:27 P

I guess I think of getting enough points to achieve the bonus wheel as a useful marker to tell me when I've done a reasonable amount of Sparkpeople for the day. I log on, spin first, do my thing for 15-20 points, spin again, I'm usually done.

It doesn't bother me that sometimes the points on the bonus wheel are low. It's like a carnival prize - sometimes they're awesome, sometimes they aren't, but the point (for me) is playing the game.

Edited by: DROPCONE at: 9/10/2011 (22:27)
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,423
9/10/11 8:33 P

If the bonus wheel frustrates you that much, you COULD just not spin it.

23KAIYA Posts: 4,935
9/10/11 7:04 P

I love the bonus wheel! If I get 3 points, 25 points or 50-100 goodie points, it makes my day.

MARTHA503 SparkPoints: (19,670)
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9/10/11 12:02 P

a 25pt bonus would make me jump for joy. Anything else is just bleh.

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 42,369
9/10/11 9:39 A

Thanks for the feedback, I'll pass it along!

Coach Denise

HOSTESS3 Posts: 160
9/10/11 8:58 A

While the idea is good...spinning the "Bonus Wheel" and only getting 5 points is a joke. For a real bonus, the minimum number of points should make a real difference -- instead of giving a few points that any of us could get by "making a recipe" or "posting on a board".
Get those points started at 25 or cancel the "bonus wheel".

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