Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Well, it was down to the wire, but this morning I logged on to LexisNexis and received the last points I needed to put me into the ranks of the LexisNexis Ultimate Reward Elite Members. Whoo-hoo! Today was the last day to accrue points for the semester, and I needed 5 little points, so the 10 daily research points were more than enough.

Of course, I should have hit this mark yesterday, but last Friday the Rewards system had a glitch and I didn't get my 10 points. Given that I only had one day of leeway on the days remaining, you can be sure I fired off a desperate e-mail to the people behind the scenes of this program. They assured me that the points would show up, but that sometimes it can take a few days. Bullshit. The daily research points appear instantly or they don't show up at all.

So what does all this mean? I have now earned Elite status for next semester (it would have applied to the remainder of the current semester, but this semester's program ends today for LexisNexis), and during that time I'll get extra opportunities for additional points and prizes. Hopefully this will mean that I'll be able to earn the 2000 points needed during next semester to maintain the status for the following semester, etc. Then I get to cash in the points for cool stuff. I'll also have extra chances to accrue sweepstakes entries for the big drawing at the end of next academic year. This year the winner had his choice of a 2005 Lexus IS 300 sports coupe, 3 years of law school tuition (up to $50,000), or two million Ultimate Rewards points. He took the tuition. That's what I would do, too. Smart choice, dude.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 10:04 AM