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Now You Can Earn More Points and Trophies on SparkPeople!
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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