How to get Spoiled!


Tips on Being Our Most Spoiled Member!

After being a member of SpoiledOnline.com for a day or two a few of you have sent us feedback saying, “why haven’t I been spoiled yet? ” Well, this isn’t Spoiled brat or Spoil Me Now.

Spoiled Online is a place where you can express gratitude, love and affection towards each other and even spoil yourself.  It can be used in many ways such as spoiling a co-worker that went the extra mile for you at work or a waitress that went above and beyond his or her duty to make sure you were pleased. This may leave you wanting to do something special in return for this individual.  You can fulfill this urge even if this person isn’t a member of Spoiled Online yet.  All you need is their email address or a cell phone number in order to spoil him or her.  You can also just tell them to sign up and create a wishlist.

Ok enough about giving.  You want to know how to become our most spoiled member, right?  Well, here are a few tips but for the record “Giving is Receiving ”.

1)  Be nice and be patient.  This will go a long way.

2)  Fill out your bio, upload a profile picture and make sure this photo shows you in the best light, (Don’t kill the advisor).  Feel free to add more photos in your gallery of yourself & of quotes you love.

3)  Create your ultimate wish list but give your friends’ and family lots of options. Ferraris look great on your wish list and you’re allowed to dream but get real…

4)  You must invite your friends and family or else how would they know you’re WAITING to be spoiled online? Duh lol

5)  Under the friends tab, you can email your    wishes to friends and family a week before special events such as birthdays, Holidays, baby shower, etc.

6)  SPOIL SOMEONE! Yes, you may need to give a little to receive.  Sorry, I don’t make the rules of life buddy.

7)  Share your wishes on sites like FB, Twitter, Google + and etc so friends and family can see what floats your boat.

8)  If you’re feeling brave create a video on Youtube about the gifts you’d love to be  spoiled with, you never know we may feature you on our Youtube channel.

9)  We love spoiling our members, it’s up to you to figure out why…

10)  Last but not least stop reading this blog and GET TO WORK!

Good luck and remember number 1).  Be nice and be patient!

Secret Gifting


On Spoiled Online users can send gifts to other members without having to know their address or contact information. We safely store member’s information in our secure database, allowing you to leave the contact and shipping up to us. All you have to do is select the recipient and the gift!

Members of Spoiled Online can rest assured their address and other personal information is kept 100% private at all times. Whether you are the giver or the recipient, your information will not be revealed.

The protection of your personal information is important to us and we implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your data.

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The Gift Of Giving


Giving

 

I recently read a great article on gift giving and learned a lot of interesting new information on the subject. The article, titled “A Gift That Gives Right Back? The Giving Itself” discusses various studies and facts supporting the idea that gift giving benefits the giver just as much, if not more, than the recipient because it gives us pleasure to know that we have made someone else feel good.

It makes perfect sense when you think about it. I mean, we all know how good it feels to spoil a loved one with a thoughtful gift. It’s one of the ways that we express our feelings towards them and let them know that we are thinking of them.  As the article’s author, Tara Parker-Pope states, “Gift giving is often the most obvious way a partner can show interest (or) strengthen a bond.”

Ellen J. Langer, a Harvard psychology professor, says, “Giving to others reinforces our feelings for them and makes us feel effective and caring.”

This is further supported by evidence showing that giving a gift to even a pet, who is unable to give a gift back, also makes the giver feel good.

A study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University concluded that pet owners enjoyed giving to their pets because they knew it would make the animals feel happy and cared for. Tracy Ryan, an associate professor of advertising research at the university, said of the study, “It shows that a lot of the pleasure is in the giving, knowing you’ve taken care of someone.”

In the article Parker-Pope also talks about gift giving throughout history: “For thousands of years, some native cultures have engaged in the potlatch, a complex ceremony that celebrates extreme giving. Often the status of a given family in a clan or village was dictated not by who had the most possessions, but instead by who gave away the most. The more lavish and bankrupting the potlatch, the more prestige gained by the host family.”

She also notes that throughout the ages men considered to be generous have been found to be reproductively successful and popular with women, while generous women were excellent supporters of their families.

But the thing I found most interesting was the discussion of gift giving during the holidays. As Parker-Pope points out, it’s no secret that many people find the holidays to be too commercialized. For this reason some people choose to eliminate gift giving from their celebrations. Others decide not to participate in the exchange of gifts simply to save money.

A more reasonable solution is to simply reduce spending, limiting it to a budgeted amount. By opting out of exchanging gifts altogether, people deprive themselves and their loved ones, preventing them from experiencing the joy of giving.

According to the article, “Psychologists say that banning the gift exchange with loved ones is not the best solution. People who refuse to accept or exchange gifts during the holidays, these experts say, may be missing out on an important connection with family and friends.”

And that, says Dr. Langer, “doesn’t do a service to the relationship. If I don’t let you give me a gift, then I’m not encouraging you to think about me and think about things I like. I am preventing you from experiencing the joy of engaging in all those activities. You do people a disservice by not giving them the gift of giving.”

What’s “My Spoiled Status”?


On SpoiledOnline.com some of you may have noticed “My Spoiled Status” on your profile (on the right side).  To clear any mystery here’s a run down of this exciting feature. “My Spoiled Status” gives you 2 readings. The first is based on the number of times you’ve been spoiled, and the second shows the number of times you’ve spoiled others. Basically, as you receive and or give gifts your respective status will increase as you reach the different Spoiled levels. This can serve as a good benchmark to keep track of your generosity. Now I know some of you maybe hitting the panic button thinking you don’t want others to see your Spoiled activities, but have no fear there’s also an option to keep your “Spoiled Status” private by selecting “Make Private” in the “Profile Update & Setting” tab from your “Home” page. Check out the Spoiled Status levels below and the numbers necessary to achieve each level. Get Spoiled and Be Spoiled today and watch your Spoiled Status soar!

My Spoiled Status

“I’ve Been Spoiled” 

0  Unspoiled

1 to 25  Spoiled

25 to 50  Spoiled Rotten

50 to 100  Mega Spoiled

100 to 150  Silver Spoon Spoiled

150 and up  Royally Spoiled

 

“I’ve Spoiled”

0  Spoiler in Training

1 to 25   Giving

25 to 50  Generous

50 to 100  Big Spender

100 to 150  Superstar Spoiler

*The above numbers in each level depicts the number of times one has to give or receive gifts in order for the status to change.

How to Spoil?


So you have someone special that you’d like to spoil, but you’re not sure exactly how to go about it. Well it’s your lucky day! There are three ways to spoil someone on Spoiled Online: from their wish list, from the Spoiled Store or from any site on the web.  Sign into your account at http://www.spoiledonline.com

Spoiling from a Wish list:

  1. Go to the profile of the user you wish to spoil and click “Spoil Me” Located under their profile picture.
  2. This page will give you four options to spoil the user, please select one. 
  3. Now click on the gift you’d like to spoil him or her with and click “Add to Bag.”
  4. Completing the checkout process to successfully spoil him or her.

Spoiling from the Spoiled Store:

  1. Click the “Spoil Me” button under the user’s photo.
  2. Select “The Spoiled Store” option.
  3. Select the gift you’d like to give and click “Add to Bag.”
  4. You can either complete the checkout now or select the “Continue Shopping” option to add more gifts.

Spoiling from Anywhere on the Web:

  1. Click the “Spoil Me” button under the user’s photo.
  2. Select “Any Store Online.”
  3. In the “Add Product Link” box copy and paste the hyperlink/url of the specific item you want, then click “go.”
  4. Complete the info in the pop up window then click “next.”
  5. You can now complete your order in “Checkout” or you can choose to “Continue Shopping.”

Purchasing an item from a loved one’s wishlist takes the guesswork out of spoiling them. Choosing a gift from the Spoiled Store or from another web site allows you to be creative and show them just how well you know them. But no matter which method you choose, their face is sure to light up when they receive their gift, and you are sure to love the warm feeling you get when you spoil someone.

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Get the “Spoil Me” bookmarker!


The Spoiled Store is filled with a multitude of great gifts, ranging from spa accessories and wine to perfume and electronics.  But if you want to add something to your wishlist that isn’t in the store, Adding products from other sites to your wish list is quick and easy with the Spoiled Bookmark toolbar feature.

Follow these steps to add the “Spoil Me” button to your toolbar:

  1. Go to SpoiledOnline.com/wishlist
  2. Make sure the Bookmarks toolbar is visible in your browser.
  3. Drag the “Spoil Me” button onto your Bookmarks toolbar.

Now you are able to browse the web and fill your wish list with items from any website on the internet! Easy as can be! Here’s how it’s done.

When you find an item online that you would like to add:

  1. Click the “Spoil Me” icon on your Bookmarks toolbar.
  2. Fill in the price, size, and color in the pop up window as desired. You can even change the product pic.
  3. Click “Add to Wishlist.”

Yes, it’s that simple! The item is now on your Spoiled Online wish list. Complete your wish list, share it with your family and friends, and start getting spoiled!

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Spoiled Celebs


What am I supposed to get him/her if they have everything? This may be a quagmire we encounter in our search of the right gift for someone. Funny enough it makes you wonder, what do people who really do have everything receive as presents? Being rich and famous, one is able to purchase more or less anything their heart desires. Therefore, how do you spoil someone who’s already spoiled? Celebrities love the limelight, and the lure of extravagance rarely eludes them, whether they are giving or receiving gifts.

When you think of a spoiled celebrity, Paris Hilton’s name always rings a bell. She’s never shy of the spotlight, and recently the socialite received Lexus LFA sports car for her 30th birthday. Clearly, the fact that Paris has a pink Bentley didn’t faze her boyfriend, Cy Waits, from spoiling her with the Lexus super car, valued at $375,000. Also, as if the price tag wasn’t extravagant enough, there will only be 500 of these cars made, thus adding to prestige. Making both Paris and her car a rare breed, which suits her.

Now most of us will surely settle for a Bentley or Lexus on our thirtieth maybe even our eightieth birthday, but that’s cause most of us are not the number one teen heart throb in the world. Enter Justin Bieber. After Bieber passed his driving test, hip-hop mogul P Diddy gave him a white Lamborghini valued at approximately $240,000. But why stop there? We all need choices in life right? So Usher decided to give Mr. Bieber a brand new Range Rover upon turning 16 years old. I doubt Justin could see over the steering wheel. I surely won’t mind having my celebrity friends spoil me, once I get some.

When talking about big spenders, we are talking about generous givers. And when one speaks of generosity, there is one name, or even a letter rather that has become synonymous with it, ‘O’. The Queen of Talk Show, Ms. Oprah Winfrey is infamous for her extreme gift giving. There’re few that can compare to the ability of Oprah to embody the word spoil. She has been known to spoil her entire live studio audience with gifts ranging from cars to trips to Australia. Just to give you an idea of Oprah’s spoiling prowess, the cars given out to her audience of about 276 people were part of a $7.7 million dollar promotion. Her fans are not the only beneficiaries of her generosity though, after all she gave her entire staff (over 100 employees) a Mediterranean 10 day luxury cruise tickets; accumulating to a price tag of $750,000. She definitely has a way with improving worker loyalty. I hope my boss takes notes…

Consequently, the rich and famous always try to stay ahead of the curve and the latest trends to ensure their high status. They spoil each other and their fans extravagantly almost like a display of superiority over their peers. It’s all about good competition and trying to be recognized for their opulence. Living spoiled and living to spoil is the way I see it. Why not, don’t we all want a piece of that pie?

Spoiling The World Online!

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