I have a question for you all, but first “let’s poke a bear with a stick” and see how worked up I can get everyone today! What am I talking about? Just this:
One of the biggest complaints against us, bloggers that is, is that we “kill deals” by telling them to the masses. We get an e-mail or tips from readers or see the deal crop up some place like Mile Point or Flyer Talk and then tell readers to go do it fast. Then the yelling begins that this deal would have gone on for YEARS had we not put it on the web (OK I exaggerate just a little bit, but make my point)!
My stand, as you all know, is if you want a deal to stay “secret” you had better not tell me or hope I find out about it as I will blog about it if you, the reader, can repeat or do it. I have stated that I think we should not only get the deal out there, but try to get them out EVEN faster. To use technology to spread the word so fast that we can all jump on what ever “deal” is out there before it goes away (as it always does at some point BTW).
To that end, I have an idea about doing just that. The idea is to text your phone as soon as a deal comes out so you know it is live and to go check out the blog ASAP! Take a look at this:
This software just accesses my phone to send out the texts. I would add another cell phone to my plan and then get the software for a few month test license. It would cost me no more than $25/month the way I see it (less if we like it and keep it long term).
So I want to know, at no charge, if you would be interested in signing up to get a text message from Delta Points when just such an event happens (please DO NOT start sending me your phone number YET ). It would NOT be every day text, or maybe even each week, and some times it may not even be every month (my guess would be around 1-3x a month). I would use the “text alert” ONLY for deals like the Hong Kong deal, an awesome mileage run opportunity or a chance to get a great deal on points. You could naturally unsubscribe anytime you want as well.
So there you are. This is not a done deal and I have not done anything yet. This is just an idea and I want some feedback. Do you like the idea? Please let me know what you think and keep it civil. – René
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