As discussed, these invite codes can now be converted into LiveJournal credit; the exchange codes for credit page will do the business. You can use the free credit coupon you generate for paid time, for extra icon time or for rename tokens. (Nifty, ne? You can't use the credit towards clothing, though.) You can use the coupon yourself, but you don't have to do so; all coupons are transferable, so if you have a permanent account and don't need to spend money on LiveJournal any further, you can do with the coupon as you will. Christmas comes early for someone with an early present of LiveJournal credit, perhaps.
The rate you'll get is $½ of credit for each of your first ten codes and $¼ of credit for each of your next eighty.
- 4 codes = $2 of credit = two free months of extra icons;
- 10 codes = $5 of credit = two free months of paid time;
- 14 codes = $6 of credit = six free months of extra icons;
- 30 codes = $10 of credit = one free year of extra icons;
- 50 codes = $15 of credit = six free months of paid time = rename token;
- 90 codes = $25 of credit = one free year of paid time.
STOP WHOA HALT DESIST CEASEI have $25 in my PayPal account which I intend to use to buy a paid account for a year. However, I would rather use this $25 to go to the American Cancer Society Holiday Campaign instead. If the world e-mails me (
(Deadline: Christmas Day; if I raise less than $25 then I will return all the coupons unused; if I raise more than $25 then I will use $25 of coupons as exactly as possible and return the rest of the coupons unused; if I use the coupons and fail to donate the aforementioned $25 to charity then you are free to spit and stamp upon me before trashing my reputation as a foul-hearted blackguard; all donations will be anonymous, but feel free to claim having made a donation in a comment. Void if LiveJournal voids it or if it otherwise all goes pear-shaped.)
Why the American Cancer Society? Well, largely because I know they take PayPal. :-) (PayPal highlighted four charities and I picked the ACS from the four by whim.) If you'd rather some other charity got the benefit instead, feel free to go ahead and repeat this scheme yourself. If I raise $50 instead of $25, I'm not going to buy two years of paid time in one go and donate $50 instead, though. :-)
It's an experiment. Let's see what happens, if anything.
Current total: $25¼ - BINGO!Thanks to your fantastic generosity, we managed to reach the $25 goal (actually, the way it's turned out, an odd number of codes means that we're giving it 101%) in about six hours or so. This is wonderful and far better than I was anticipating. Please do not send me any more coupons; I shall return any further coupons unsent. If someone else wishes to start a similar coupons-to-charity scheme to benefit some charity, I would be absolutely thrilled to promote it here instead.
Many thanks to LiveJournal for giving out the free coupons, but even more thanks to you all for having the kindness not to use the free coupons for yourselves and funding the donation. I'm just the intermediary here; you're the ones being generous.