Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 2013 Winsters!

Happy 2013 Winsters!

Although I'm a true believer in selective bad luck taboos (I never walk under ladders or open umbrellas in the house), my mother always told me that the number thirteen was lucky for me because she was born on the thirteenth. And without her, I wouldn't exist. So, whether it's true or not, I've always felt a little luckier in row thirteen airplane seats or on the thirteenth floor. And, to be honest I've won my share of roulette in Vegas betting on that number.

So 2013 feels like it'll be my year. And if the end of last year was any indication, I'm sure that's true. All of us at Winster are really touched by the camaraderie that exists on the site and we feel lucky to have become a part of it last year. If Winster has proven anything, it's that people can find friendship and commonality through the simplest things, like sharing a gift or playing for the same goal. Kind of makes you put your faith back in humanity :)

Have a wonderful New Years Day and I'll see you in the games!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Miracles

From the desk of Winnie

Happy Holidays Winsters!
I'm feeling the holiday spirit! I had a real life "Pay it Forward" moment today at the post office. Long line, as you can imagine, people with giant boxes attempting to get them out in time for Christmas. Me with my Christmas cards, waiting for the "special" stamps. All of us crowded into a small space, cranky and annoyed that there are only two workers helping everyone.

As I had my turn, someone came back in to tell the PO worker that they needed a stamp and she must have forgotten. I had a ton of extras so I just gave him one of mine. And then this cool thing I was standing on the side putting on my stamps, the next lady did the same thing, and another, and a handful of people walked out without having to stand in line. And they all thanked me for my Christmas spirit. It was kind of amazing.

And so, in the spirit of giving (and, to be fair, the spirit of good business) Winster is giving away a couple of adorable gifts for you to share with your friends. And some fun hats to celebrate the season in. Look for them now in the gift shop.

We're also putting the finishing touches on a couple of Holiday Happy Hours happening this Friday 12/21 and Saturday 12/22 from 10-11am PST (1:00-2:00 EST) and again from 3-4pm (6:00-7:00 EST). And, as an added bonus, two more Happy Hours at the same times listed on January 1st and 2nd! Take a break from the New Years Day "When Harry Met Sally" marathon and pull up a chair!

Lastly, we get a lot of feedback about prizes and whether it's worth having a membership based on the prizes we have. I can only say that we're working hard to add the ones you've asked for and mostly it's a matter of give and take until our prize partners are satisfied with the way they are portrayed on Winster. But hang in there, we're in the home stretch.

Have the Happiest of Holidays and an awesome New Year!