Membership Rewards Program v2

by Bryan Glynn, April 6, 2013

I said I would be tweaking it and my #1 goal is to keep it fair and fun for everyone – otherwise there’s no point! The Top 10 List is gone, this was not supposed to be a race or competition. I’m NOT blaming anyone, it’s my fault for underestimating human nature to be competitive. So now you just have your own points and you own reward levels, no one else to worry about! I’m still going to be pulling in other aspects of the site to earn (and maybe spend) points too! Anyway, the Rewards page is updated with a new video and guidelines. I think this will fix the problems, I just want people to have fun and grow the site! Thanks Guys…

  • BBEJ4321

    I think this is a good idea. Good call buddy

  • david121

    I think that removing the list is a good move Bryan. Keep all the good stuff comin!

  • Walshy

    Bryan I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with Ver 2. It doesn’t need to be a competition. I’ll be honest with you, with ver1 i pretty much came to the realization that I wasn’t going to win anything because I wasn’t going to put up pointless posts. So thank you for the revision. I look forward to the NEW CigarObsession.

  • vscarpine

    Having the list removed is probably for the best. That way it doesnt feel like a race or competition and we can still get free stuff when we reach 1000 and 5000 points!!

  • JJO

    To all of you who have been viewing and commenting, especially the newbies here:

    Having been a constant (almost nagging) presence here for the past 2+ years – and even winning a few things in that span – I can assure you that the free stuff is the least of what you will get out of this site. If everyone will be a good citizen and not treat this as a weasel den, this site will grow into what it was always destined to be – a top-notch place to learn, interact, and enjoy one of the great pleasures in life. Well, actually it already is, but it’s up to all of us to keep it that way.

    My thanks to Bryan for his hard work, integrity, and friendship.

    • samgiroux42

      Very true…yet hopefully someday I will win something too. :)

  • Kace

    Wow, I feel like a complete dope! I would like to apologize to everyone here because I was one of those guys that felt like I had to be at the top of the list. I appreciate all the information that CO provides and the info that its members provide through posting.

  • rynie27

    Love the original idea once again Bryan. Though I haven’t been registered the whole time I have continued to turn to your site for the last 2 years before I buy sticks. I have have really appreciated the no b.s reviews. Keep staying original, that’s why your site is so good.

  • mrl4889

    Can’t complain about the top ten list being gone, although I’m sure the prospect of a 1 in 10 chance to win a sampler each week was motivation enough for random postings. Participation does seem higher on the site though, which was ultimately the point of tbr rewards program. The prospect of spending points is awesome as well. Be it cigars, accessories or cigar “swag” I love the idea. Great job as always Bryan!

  • samgiroux42

    Hey. Where did the Top Ten List go? I was going to spend all afternoon posting on every video from 2 years ago to get to the top. I sure wish Brian would tell us how to earn points, it is SO confusing. :) LOL.

  • sh40218

    I hope this works! I’d hate to see this site become something that it wasn’t intended to be.

    Keep up all the hard work BG! Love the videos.

  • rgmenke

    I come to the site to learn from the Jedi Master, Obi Glynn (these are not the cigars you are looking for), not the contests. However, thanks for the changes.

  • LunchBox87km

    Love the new tweaks especially since i read more than i post. Will there be any special deals or discounts like 15% off an order if we put a code or if we’re refered by cigar obsession?

    • MorganGeo

      I think he stated above there will be more to come. I’m looking forward to whats in store for this site in the future. It keeps getting better.

  • Lalla

    I love this idea. It will encourage me to visit more regularly and comment more often…(I already point my friends to you when they are looking for basic information or reliable reviews.)

  • dbfr181

    Good call on removing the top 10 list. ! Keep it simple

  • iseedro

    there goes my chance to be number one lol jk

  • gumby_130

    I already told all my forum friends about the site After I signed up, wish I would have waited.

  • Eddie

    thanks for the change, glad to see the “top ten” is gone, its true this isnt a competition.

  • puffrey

    Good change Bryan, I mus admit I was one of those culprits that was posting on older stuff. I actually got stressed because I hadnt gotten on here all weekend and was worried that I fell too far behind on points. Pretty sad that I got that wrapped up in the top 10 I know.

  • Goldo87

    either way its still a good program …. you get to socialize and theres an opportunity for free stuff ….. im in lol

    • derek_straus

      I agree, this is a great program that will help get more people involved in the site.

  • Chaz

    Sounds good. The leader board was making me feel inadequate and demoralized.

  • gumby_130

    You should give more points for visiting the site daily, let for replying.