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Swag Points !!

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I wish Reaper would do something with the swag points. I was told that they used to be redeemable or something but I would love to see them be used again. Why arent they used anymore ??

 

Maybe use them for purchase discounts or something ?!?!

 

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Swag points have been discontinued for about 2 years now.

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That doesn't mean we can't harass Reaper about them from time to time. My drawerful DEMANDS IT!

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They were proof of purchase tabs on the back of the packages. You will still see them on old product but not the new ones. The program was discontinued for a variety of reasons, including a lack of satisfaction with the rewards from both the customers and the Reaper staff. There's a long thread on "swag points" somewhere on the forum that explains more.

 

There was talk of a new program, but honestly I don't think it's foremost in anyone's mind down at Reaper these days. They're just too busy running the business to mess with this kind of thing.

 

And if they did bring them back it's been repeatedly said that they'll never be used for store merchandise or discounts.

 

But then at various times I've also been told Reaper would never price a figure above $1, and that they'd never get into the sci-fi minis biz. :)

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I've thrown a great many out since the d/c, so I'd be sad if they did reinstate them.

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Sounds like something that could be a good program. Kind of like Mantic Games do with their Mantic points for buying their games. They have a few items that are point specific, being the only way you can obtain that figure or merchandise. I could see Reaper bringing this back with maybe a special Limited edition figure or two and lets say, T-shirts and hats or even novelty stuff like mugs and stickers for your vehicle. Kind of a win win in my opinion with all the free advertisement that would come from wearing or having the window decals.

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I believe that rewards redemption programs are better suited to new companies that have yet to establish themselves firmly in the market. Once those companies have been around for awhile and have an established loyalty base of customers, these type of programs are generally discontinued. GW and Reaper are two that come to mind. I'm expecting there'll be a point where Mantic puts an end to theirs as well.

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All I ever wanted was the paint rack.

 

I got my first Casket Works in 2004, in my very first Reaper order. Issue 16, with a very festive Santa Sophie driving her sleigh full of presents.

 

I'd ordered . . . I dunno, maybe 10 miniatures. This was just after I started back into the hobby, and Reaper was my second stop. My first was IWM, where I ordered old Ral Parthas. I got those, loose, crammed in a teeny tiny box. Two were miscasts, one was the wrong mini, and on top of that it was sent UPS so I wound up with an extra $25 charge over and above shipping plus retail - the infamous "brokerage fee". Plus it took nearly a month and a half to show up.

 

I was not impressed. Reaper, on the other hand, got my package out to me in the space between Christmas and New Year's - right in the middle of the biggest holiday week of the year . . . and I'd ordered it on Christmas Eve!

 

How? Clearly it was either magic, elves, the Santa Succubus, or all three working together.

 

This was amazing. Then I opened the box. All my minis were there, wrapped snugly in their own little blisters. All properly put out, too. No miscasts. No mix-ups.

 

Then I dug deeper, and I had a free bottle of paint!

 

:blink:

 

And then deeper, yet, a FREE CATALOG!

 

::o:

 

To fully express my shock here, it should be noted that in all my years previous the only time I ever got a mini catalog was when the store got the new one and I could take the ratty old previous year's copy - IF I was fast enough to be there before anybody else.

 

Best. Christmas. Ever. Even better than the time I won $6,000.

 

Oh wait . . . actually that might have been the same Christmas.

 

*counts on fingers*

 

It was!

 

Now . . . look at that. Does that tell you everything you need to know about Reaper's level of awesome or what? I won 6 grand the same time I order ten minis from Reaper - and I have to do math to remember the 6 grand, but the ten minis are etched in perfect clarity.

 

Anyway, I'm going somewhere with this. Be patient.

 

On page 78 of this Most Glorious Casketworks is the Swag. And for 90 points, I could get a paint rack. A whole paint rack! That I had no paint to put in this rack, save the one free bottle of "mystery brown" was irrelevant. With a paint rack that nice, I'd find a way to get the paint to fill it up with.

 

Only 90 swag points. 90 miniatures. I could do that. I could totally do that.

 

So I did. And then when I had my bandit's bag of clipped loot, I logged on - ready to turn them in for my paint rack!

 

And there were no more to be had. Discontinued.

 

*sniff*

 

But anyway, I did get 90-something Super Amazing Miniatures out of it - so I figure I still came out on top.

 

And that's the story of how three plucky chipmunks and their adoptive father figure made a hit record album. Or, no, wait - it's the story of how a gang of totally non-violent gremlins were massacred by a guy named Billy and his cute little rodent Gizmo.

 

No wait, it's . . . well, I forget. But the point is . . . well, I forget that too.

 

But anyways, stay in school.

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So wait, can you not trade in your swag points for reaperbucks at Reapercon anymore?

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This sux. Had a good deal of reapers still on blister i was keeping intact until I got around to them. What's next, ending ghost money?

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You know, for a moment there, I thought Buglips had a point. My faith in his randomness is restored. (And I can set the doomsday clock back a minute.)

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T-shirts and hats or even novelty stuff like mugs and stickers for your vehicle. Kind of a win win in my opinion with all the free advertisement that would come from wearing or having the window decals.

Part of the problem was that nobody wanted hats or stickers. And those of us who wanted shirts for some reason couldn't ever get them in the size we wanted.

 

And these days I don't think anyone believes Reaper needs MORE advertising.

 

 

So wait, can you not trade in your swag points for reaperbucks at Reapercon anymore?

 

No, the program has ended. Swag points are worth nothing.

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The program ended in January 2011. The last Reapercon auction you could use the SWAG points for was May of 2011. The 2012 Reapercon auction was SWAG point free. If you need to know more you can read this thread; http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/41693-proof-or-purchase-program-no-longer-available/page__p__586597__hl__+swag%20+points__fromsearch__1#entry586597

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You know, for a moment there, I thought Buglips had a point. My faith in his randomness is restored. (And I can set the doomsday clock back a minute.)

 

Yeah, well, when Sophie showed up to my door and introduced herself as a "servant of santa" my first thought was she might be dyslexic.

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