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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sonlight Coupons, Affiliates and Rewards

If you've been around Sonlight for a while, you probably recognized these offers as standard Core benefits.

But we internet shoppers are a savvy bunch. If there's a deal to be had, we'd like to know about it. So we google "Sonlight coupons" and discover... "About 162,000 results" in less than a quarter of a second.

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Sonlight Coupon Search Results

Wow! I didn't know we had any homeschool coupons to begin with--aside from a few personal coupons we hand out at conventions and such. We have our 10% Core discount... but that's not a coupon. You don't need a coupon to get these amazing benefits from Sonlight. You automatically get them when you purchase a Core or Newcomer program.

One of the things we've been working on this week is adjusting our Affiliate program to better reflect our goals. Far too many people have been searching the web for Sonlight coupons, finding these "homeschool deal" sites, clicking through and discovering that they weren't getting any kind of special deal. ...at least, not a special deal that they wouldn't have received anyway.

So... coupons sites are out. We'd rather you get the straight deal straight from us and not pay commissions to people who aren't adding any value to your Sonlight experience.


Speaking of adding value and rewards for talking about Sonlight: I heard a rumor that a blogging friend of mine recently cashed in $300 worth of Sonlight® Rewards Points. If that's even partially true, that's super cool!

It sounds like the Sonlight Rewards Program can be a very nice addition to the discounts you already receive when you buy one of Sonlight's homeschool packages.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

4 comments:

Robin E. said...

$300 worth of Sonlight Rewards? Yeah, I can believe it. I've gotten about $60 myself, and that is just 2 people using my Rewards number. Sonlight is incredibly generous to their customer's already, what with the 10% discount and free shipping for life for Heirloom Club members (which I very much enjoy being). The Rewards program for doing something I have already been doing anyway, sharing about Sonlight, is amazing. Amazing, and much appreciated. Thank you Sonlight.

Luke said...

<smile> That's fantastic, Robin! Thanks for sharing the love <smile>.

~Luke

Joan said...

I have to say, though, that Sonlight's check-out procedure prompts the very search you are decrying! Immediately after accepting my shopping cart, the system led me to a screen that prompted me to enter any Special Offer, Coupon Code, or Gift Certificate I might have. And indeed, there were four separate fields for coupon codes, in ADDITION to gift certificate fields. I was tempted to run a search on coupons, myself. You know us homeschoolers - always seeking to save more pennies where we can! LOL

Luke said...

Hmm... good point, Joan <laughing>. I'll keep that in mind as we look toward future updates. We do want people to use the coupons we give them...

~Luke


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