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Champs96ws
02-19-2014, 06:54 PM
This will be a sticky for future reference.

Bench Bucks is a rewards program for doing various things on the site. The following list breaks down the current rewards.
This list can change or be modified at any time.

Birthday +100
Referral +20
Create Thread +2
Friend +1
Post +1
Poll +1
Vote +1
Tag +1
Reputation +1
Upload a pic to album +1
Daily activity - log in and post every 24 hours = +1

Infraction -50

Just about everything gives members a positive rewards balance. Get an infraction of any kind and you will lose points.
There will also be special circumstance where rewards will be handed out by the MOD team. If they feel someone has made deserves a little recognition for something they posted or did on the site, it will be at their discretion.

Rewards can also be earned by joining one of our Site Sponsored contests or fantasy leagues.


With all the rewards accumulating what can I use them for? That's is where the Bench Bucks Store (http://www.thebenchtrading.com/vbshop.php) comes into play. The store will be stocked with items that can be "purchased" using the rewards points.

cdahlk2001
02-19-2014, 09:30 PM
Thanks again!

just-for-cards
02-19-2014, 10:37 PM
Pretty cool.
I need to work on my activity which has slowed a lot lately. I still do show up a couple times daily. Post office prices have just put me in a rebellious mood toward supporting them, even if a trade could help me.

David K.
02-20-2014, 11:57 PM
Pretty cool.
I need to work on my activity which has slowed a lot lately. I still do show up a couple times daily. Post office prices have just put me in a rebellious mood toward supporting them, even if a trade could help me.
I felt the same way.....but now by using pwe on the smaller trades...I can at least feel a little better about trading! Best regards, David

RHauch
02-21-2014, 12:12 AM
I felt the same way.....but now by using pwe on the smaller trades...I can at least feel a little better about trading! Best regards, David

I agree as well. I us a PWE and make them non-machineable and it usually only costs $.70. The $2.32 for a padded envelope is just CRAZY!!!!! Four trade that way comes to almost $10.00.

Ron

scc76
02-22-2014, 10:54 AM
Thanks for doing that.

Stanley

yosoysoy
02-25-2014, 10:10 PM
Yeah, this looks really cool. Thanks for executing a great idea to shake things up.

JGerutfan9
02-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Nice idea Pete. Can we donate to the store?

mm1sub
03-04-2014, 09:19 PM
Hey Peter , I know this is probably a stupid question but I will ask it anyway. Are we able to trade our Bench Bucks?

tim815
03-04-2014, 09:25 PM
Yeah, cool idea. I'd been away for awhile. Comps are the rage everywhere. Nice to see them here.

David K.
03-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Hey Peter , I know this is probably a stupid question but I will ask it anyway. Are we able to trade our Bench Bucks? Already asked by me in a different thread and the answer was no. Best regards, David

mm1sub
03-05-2014, 06:42 AM
Already asked by me in a different thread and the answer was no. Best regards, David

OK. Thanks Peter.

vman1111
03-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Awesome promotion, thanks!!!!

David K.
03-08-2014, 08:59 PM
Hi Peter! I have two gu cards of LeBron James which I can donate to the Bench store. Let me know.Best regards, David

tradem
03-09-2014, 12:44 PM
thanks very cool idea !! Charles

Applegate
03-09-2014, 02:29 PM
I clicked on the transaction tab in the header and noticed that I have spent several Bench Bucks.
Not that I am complaining or anything. It's just that I am curious as to what those charges are.
I didn't see anything anywhere that would explain this.

Thanks,
Gary

Champs96ws
03-09-2014, 02:42 PM
When you edit a thread/post it gives you credits so to counter that it also charges you to NULL the edit.

Applegate
03-09-2014, 02:56 PM
When you edit a thread/post it gives you credits so to counter that it also charges you to NULL the edit.

Ok, thanks.

Gary

David K.
03-09-2014, 06:35 PM
Hi Peter! Can you confirm the free cards for the Bench store that I posted under your id on the trade manager. Best regards, David

Champs96ws
03-09-2014, 06:43 PM
Thank you for the donation David.

CARDMAN2011
03-15-2014, 12:00 PM
I just noticed they were there and had to come and see what they were all about , AWESOME Idea.

Richard

scottzoe
03-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Interesting Idea, thanks,
Scott

anglinomics
03-22-2014, 03:25 PM
What do you get if you purchase a gift card?

David K.
03-22-2014, 06:34 PM
What do you get if you purchase a gift card?

Just purchased one a few days ago for COMC. Best regards, David PS I'm thinking its a $10.00 gift card.

jeffery328311
03-24-2014, 02:34 PM
awesome idea!!

David K.
03-25-2014, 10:14 PM
Got email from Peter for gift certificate from comc for $10.00.....Will be shopping in a few days! Best regards, David

sgbt4
03-27-2014, 07:33 AM
Great ideaa. Thanks!

Scott

VintageHeros
04-08-2014, 08:02 PM
When you edit a thread/post it gives you credits so to counter that it also charges you to NULL the edit.

This is good info....perhaps it should be added to the original post. Thanks! Rob

TJCloutier
04-28-2014, 10:51 PM
Champs what are your thoughts of perhaps giving away Bench Points for prizes in this coming years Benchies? I think it'd be a nice treat and may produce more interest.

Scobes
05-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Hi -

I put in for the Craig Anderson GU card using my Bench Bucks, but I havent heard anything back. It took the Bench Bucks from my account. Is there anything else I have to do? Thanks!!

Scobes

movel23
07-27-2014, 03:21 PM
This is a great idea, there are some very nice cards in the bench bucks store too. Thanks

Butch
08-16-2014, 09:58 PM
Here is a question. Are we able to sell cards to other members for these Bench Bucks? Maybe it was answered and I just missed it

mm1sub
08-17-2014, 10:37 AM
Here is a question. Are we able to sell cards to other members for these Bench Bucks? Maybe it was answered and I just missed it

The answer would be no. These cannot be transferred in any way. I asked the question also a while back.

t.rooster
08-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Can anyone explain the gift card option for ebay or comc? How does that work and how do the benchpoints transfer to dollar value on the gift cards? Thanks, Rooster.

Tennelson55
08-18-2014, 01:43 PM
not that it matters, but someone else posted the issue of editing your post and losing 2 bench points.
i have partaken in a few contests in which you must edit your post to pick your team. is it possible to not get points subtracted for that?
it just seems a hindrance for people who are participating in a contest.

just-for-cards
08-18-2014, 05:30 PM
not that it matters, but someone else posted the issue of editing your post and losing 2 bench points.
i have partaken in a few contests in which you must edit your post to pick your team. is it possible to not get points subtracted for that?
it just seems a hindrance for people who are participating in a contest.

I wondered that myself, Many people do not update their trade list in their thread. Very annoying to figure out where they are.

Tennelson55
08-19-2014, 11:19 AM
I wondered that myself, Many people do not update their trade list in their thread. Very annoying to figure out where they are.

bump for an answer

Meliah
08-20-2014, 12:22 AM
Initially there was a snag where you got two points for a post edit, not something which you would normally get any points for. Well, one member figured that out and racked up a lot of points in one evening with that edit loophole. So the -2 points you are seeing is just making you break even for the edit, you'll notice you're not losing any Bench Bucks overall.

Tennelson55
08-20-2014, 06:20 AM
Initially there was a snag where you got two points for a post edit, not something which you would normally get any points for. Well, one member figured that out and racked up a lot of points in one evening with that edit loophole. So the -2 points you are seeing is just making you break even for the edit, you'll notice you're not losing any Bench Bucks overall.

Thanks for the clear up.
What happens when editing multiple times?
I'm pretty sure every time you edit it's -1

anglinomics
08-20-2014, 06:39 AM
When you click on the edit button, it subtracts 1 point. But when you save that edit a point is added back. This happens every time a post is edited. For deletions, if a post gets deleted one point will be subtracted. If a thread gets deleted 2 points are subtracted.

just-for-cards
08-20-2014, 09:18 AM
Thanks, now I just need to be more active here.

STLSHOEMAN
08-26-2014, 10:05 AM
Has anyone seen or heard from Champs96 (Peter)? I want to know how I can get my COMC gift card. Anyone? LMK, Aaron

t.rooster
08-27-2014, 01:22 AM
Me too.....

QP1149ERS
08-29-2014, 11:32 PM
This is very Cool!!!!

Camsue
09-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Ty for this post

STLSHOEMAN
09-12-2014, 01:12 PM
I still cannot get a response from Peter. I would like my COMC gift card. Help anyone. Aaron

Camsue
09-13-2014, 03:41 PM
Thanks

STLSHOEMAN
09-14-2014, 08:03 PM
I finally heard from Peter. The gift card will be a coupon code. He just has to find time to process the orders. Aaron

pmanningsfan73
09-14-2014, 09:42 PM
I finally heard from Peter. The gift card will be a coupon code. He just has to find time to process the orders. Aaron

That is great news! Just wonder how long it takes to process the order now? I want to get mine but will wait & see the time frame.

Loyalty32
09-15-2014, 05:11 PM
I'm glad to hear that you talked to Pete. I was really starting to wonder if he was alright. I've sent a couple PM's his way with no response. I'm still waiting on an eBay Gift Card from early April.

Thanks
Craig

STLSHOEMAN
09-25-2014, 02:56 PM
I don't want to be pain in the butt, however there are several of us waiting for our COMC and Ebay gift cards. I finally heard from Champs96ws( Peter) a couple of weeks ago. He said the cards would be in the form of a coupon code. I understand that he's busy but if he can't find the time, he should not have started the Bench Bucks program. I love this site and I am not looking to cause any trouble. I'm just having a bad day and needed to vent. Aaron

Loyalty32
10-24-2014, 09:13 AM
I just used my Bench Bucks for another eBay Gift Card. Although, I'm still waiting on the one that I "bought" back in April as well. Any word on these?

Thanks
Craig

STLSHOEMAN
10-24-2014, 09:45 AM
Notta.

Scobes
10-24-2014, 07:26 PM
I redeemed my points for some GU cards a while back and nothing. Oh well...

Scobes

t.rooster
10-24-2014, 09:01 PM
keep your fingers crossed....

berkey33
11-25-2014, 05:17 AM
Was wondering what the heck bench bucks were, lol. Thanks for the sticky : )

Camsue
11-25-2014, 09:48 AM
Was wondering what the heck bench bucks were, lol. Thanks for the sticky : )

Berkey here is the definition of the bench bucks

Bench Bucks is a rewards program for your activity on the site. Various daily activity on the site earns you credits called Bench Bucks that are good towards items in the Bench Bucks Store. Activities that earn Bench Bucks: Birthday +100 Referral +20 Create Thread +2 Friend +1 Post +1 Poll +1 Vote +1 Tag +1 Reputation +1 Upload a pic to album +1 Daily activity - log in and post every 24 hours +1 Infraction -50 These categories and credit amounts can change at any time without notice. If a member if found to be manipulating the system to unfairly gain credits a permanent ban from the site could result. * Bench Bucks hold no monetary value *

CARDMAN2011
11-26-2014, 01:33 PM
I bought a card with my Bench Bucks over a month ago, never got it though .

Champs96ws
11-26-2014, 02:33 PM
Sorry been very busy and just have not had time to log onto the site.

I'm filling requests as we speak. Anyone who purchased a GC, I pm'd you to verify your email address. The GC will come via email with a redemption code.

Cardman - I never received a pm from the system alerting me of the sale, but I just went in and saw you purchased the Hisanori Takahashi...i'll get it out asap.

CARDMAN2011
11-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Not a big deal , I understand getting busy Brother (and system failure) , thanks for the response and your time.


Richard

brj38464
11-26-2014, 02:55 PM
I also bought a racing game used of jeff burton i think. Not received it yet. Thanks Billy

bluewatertrader
11-26-2014, 03:02 PM
xx

jackson0114
11-26-2014, 09:55 PM
I agree as well. I us a PWE and make them non-machineable and it usually only costs $.70. The $2.32 for a padded envelope is just CRAZY!!!!! Four trade that way comes to almost $10.00.

Ron

I hear you there...I throw "non machinable" on the bottom of a pwe, with the card surrounded by bubble wrap and cardboard, and it cost me 0.80...But I throw it in a bubble mailer and it costs 3 bucks...The pwe looks like a pillow, but still cost 0.80....I dont get it...Beatin the system, one trade at a time!

pmanningsfan73
11-26-2014, 10:35 PM
I agree as well. I us a PWE and make them non-machineable and it usually only costs $.70. The $2.32 for a padded envelope is just CRAZY!!!!! Four trade that way comes to almost $10.00.

Ron




I hear you there...I throw "non machinable" on the bottom of a pwe, with the card surrounded by bubble wrap and cardboard, and it cost me 0.80...But I throw it in a bubble mailer and it costs 3 bucks...The pwe looks like a pillow, but still cost 0.80....I dont get it...Beatin the system, one trade at a time!

I hear ya both but I almost use bubble mailers with Delivery Confirmation all the time & it only costs me $1.93 up to 3 ounces through paypal shipping. I guess I would rather pay an extra .80 cents for that piece of mind & never have to replace a lost or damaged card.

mm1sub
11-27-2014, 09:21 AM
I hear ya both but I almost use bubble mailers with Delivery Confirmation all the time & it only costs me $1.93 up to 3 ounces through paypal shipping. I guess I would rather pay an extra .80 cents for that piece of mind of never have to replace a lost or damgaed card.

I received some Upper Deck base cards that were shipped in a bubble mailer and all of them were creased right down the middle. I looked like someone had bent the bubble mailer right in half. The bubble mailer does not always work.

CARDMAN2011
11-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Cardman - I never received a pm from the system alerting me of the sale, but I just went in and saw you purchased the Hisanori Takahashi...i'll get it out asap.[/QUOTE]

Got the Card Yesterday , Thank you .

Chavezforprez
12-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Great rewards program. Can we donate cards to the cause?

Billy

Chavezforprez
12-14-2014, 08:24 AM
bump for answer.

Meliah
12-14-2014, 04:59 PM
Great rewards program. Can we donate cards to the cause?

Billy

Until we get the bugs worked out of the system we're holding off on donations, though we do very much appreciate the offer:)

Rabs
12-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Where are the eBay/COMC gift cards? I'm not seeing any in the Bench bucks shop.

Meliah
12-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Where are the eBay/COMC gift cards? I'm not seeing any in the Bench bucks shop.

Only cards are being offered for the time being.

Chavezforprez
12-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Okay, I'll keep an eye out for a note asking for donations.

Rabs
12-14-2014, 08:40 PM
Only cards are being offered for the time being.
Gotcha, with the lowest price being 450 Bench bucks it looks like.

Meliah
12-14-2014, 09:40 PM
Gotcha, with the lowest price being 450 Bench bucks it looks like.

There are three vintage cards at 400 Bench Bucks.

Rabs
12-15-2014, 09:08 AM
There are three vintage cards at 400 Bench Bucks.

I don't collect vintage so that's why I missed that part. :)

558561
12-31-2014, 12:03 PM
I got the Josh Tomlin Auto is there any way I can get it in hand?

pac_rat_76
01-02-2015, 11:40 PM
I'm probably way behind on this... but you guys seriously deduct a Bench Buck when you edit a post??? That makes no sense to me. So every time I update a FT or needs thread because of incoming trades or sales I am penalized?

Rabs
01-02-2015, 11:53 PM
I'm probably way behind on this... but you guys seriously deduct a Bench Buck when you edit a post??? That makes no sense to me. So every time I update a FT or needs thread because of incoming trades or sales I am penalized?

I believe they answered this earlier in the thread. They do deduct but they also add for a new post each time you edit, so it cancels each other out. So you really don't lose any Bench Bucks in the process.

pac_rat_76
01-02-2015, 11:58 PM
I believe they answered this earlier in the thread. They do deduct but they also add for a new post each time you edit, so it cancels each other out. So you really don't lose any Bench Bucks in the process.

Yep. I see that now. It took it for awhile then it came back. :)

brj38464
01-03-2015, 12:26 PM
I am still waiting on the jeff burton game used i bought. Do i need to do anything else to get it? It has been a while. Thanks Billy

CanadianCards
07-13-2016, 09:51 AM
200 for birthdays sound fair.

jereed00
10-08-2016, 03:54 PM
I purchased the Sherron Collins auto a few days ago! What do I do to get the card in hand? Does it just automatically get mailed to me? Thanks!
John

jereed00
10-10-2016, 11:10 AM
Can anyone help?

stephj24
10-10-2016, 02:09 PM
I purchased the Sherron Collins auto a few days ago! What do I do to get the card in hand? Does it just automatically get mailed to me? Thanks!
John

Send a private message to Champs96WS (Peter). He runs the Bench Bucks store.

Steph

jereed00
10-10-2016, 06:59 PM
I have sent three PM, but have not received a reply. The bench bucks were deducted but that was it.

stephj24
10-11-2016, 01:30 PM
I have sent three PM, but have not received a reply. The bench bucks were deducted but that was it.

Pete has the cards at his physical address so unfortunately none of the other mods can help you with this. I did send Pete a message via Facebook about this for you on your behalf.

Steph

jereed00
10-13-2016, 01:45 PM
Thank you for your help!

jereed00
11-15-2016, 08:09 PM
I have sent numerous PM's to Pete but no answer. Going to give up on that!

steve1972
12-15-2016, 11:02 PM
where is the store that I can shop in?? 2000+points I would like to get something but store on the tool bar is always out of stock.

pac_rat_76
12-28-2016, 11:32 AM
I will have to assume our Bench Bucks are meaningless @ this point?

pac_rat_76
12-28-2016, 11:33 AM
where is the store that I can shop in?? 2000+points I would like to get something but store on the tool bar is always out of stock.

It's under the Bench Tools drop down menu @ top of the screen. I was in there today and from what I can tell there is only one card available.

stephj24
12-30-2016, 10:39 PM
I will have to assume our Bench Bucks are meaningless @ this point?

The Bench Bucks program was created and implemented by the site owner. Since he is not active around here very much it would be safe to assume the program is obsolete until further notice.