Thanks for the LUV!

In case you missed the announcement, Luvocracy was acquired by @WalmartLabs. We talked then about how we would be winding down the site, and today we’re giving you the skinny on how that works.

First, let us say it’s been a blast and it’s because of you. We’re super excited about bringing what we’ve learned to Walmart.com and can’t wait for you to see some of the things coming to that site.

Now on to some details about the Luvocracy site:

  • If you’re a member of our rewards program who has earned more than $1 in rewards from sales, not to fear, Walmart will send you a gift card to shop at Walmart and Walmart.com. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see all the things now available on the site. We’ll be reaching out to you shortly with the details.
  • We are also canceling all pending orders and are no longer processing any new orders. If you had an order, you should have already received an email from us, but please let us know if you have additional questions.

We know how much time you put into adding your product recommendations.  If you’d like to export your Luvs, click here for instructions.

Thank you again for being part of Luvocracy and please keep an eye on Walmart. Feel free to reach out with any questions.

Much LUV,
The Luvocracy Team

Update to address some frequently asked questions, as we will very shortly be winding down Luvocracy.

  • We stopped accepting new customers, and ended our shopping and reward programs at the time of the acquisition.
  • We are no longer updating our apps or offering them for download, and will shortly discontinue all services.
  • Account Deactivations.  All member accounts will be deactivated very soon with the conclusion of the wind-down, so we are not processing them individually.  We know how much time you put into your Luvs so we encourage you to export them here.
  • Promotional credit on Luvocracy is not redeemable as both the shopping service and reward programs ended at the time of the acquisition, and these credits were only redeemable with the Luvocracy shopping program.
  • Walmart sent gift cards to people who earned more than $1 in rewards from sales of their recommendations.
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We’ve Been Acquired! Hello @WalmartLabs

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We launched Luvocracy over 2 years ago with the belief that the shopping experience can be enhanced by connecting people to a world of unique and exciting products, and the individuals behind these recommendations. Fostering these connections has helped many of you to make great purchases based off of others’ tastes, expertise, and sensibilities. As we’ve watched this process unfold, we’ve observed time and time again that people and their recommendations can provide a hugely satisfying and rewarding buying experience. It’s been a very gratifying journey for all of us.

We’re thrilled to announce that Luvocracy has been purchased by @WalmartLabs. We’re incredibly eager to take our learnings and discovery-based shopping experience to an audience of over 140 million weekly shoppers online and in-stores at Walmart. Under the @Walmart Labs banner – Walmart’s innovation hub in Silicon Valley – we’re excited to help Walmart shoppers make better and more inspired shopping decisions — potentially a whole new way to shop and experience Walmart.com.

We appreciate the time you spent sharing your favorite product finds and curating them into creative collections on Luvocracy.com. We’re still working out the details, but in the coming days, we’ll be communicating next steps for Luvocracy. Stay tuned!

 

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Tastemaker Exclusive: Earn Higher Rewards from Featured Brands

Earn Higher RewardsIt’s that time of year. Your audience is looking for great grad gifts and they want to see what you recommend!

Create a grad gift guide collection now with #GradGifts in the name, share with your audience and earn higher rewards from these featured brands for a limited time! Promotion ends Friday, May 9, 2014.

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*This is a Tastemaker Exclusive Promotion. Promotion ends Friday, May 9, 2014. Increased rewards will not be immediately reflected in rewards dashboard. May take up to 30 days to update in the dashboard.

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New Feature! | Multiple Images

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At Luvocracy, we’re dedicated to helping you discover great products. And now it’s even easier to see which ones catch your eye with multiple images! You can now add a Luv and include the front, back, or side view, or a special detail, or different color options!

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Use our Browser Button to add a Luv, and select multiple images (you can even set your favorite as the default).

Don’t have the Browser Button yet? Install it with one step now!

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Select multiple images, with your fave as the Default.

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Add or edit the details, and include a quote about why you Luv it.

This cool feature is currently available for desktop only. Stay tuned, multiple images for mobile is coming soon!

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Tastemaker Exclusive: Show Luv For Mom and Win!

Mother's Day Contest for Luvocracy Tastemakers

Mother's Day Contest Inspiration

We’re kicking off a contest for Mother’s Day, and the most creative collections will win exciting gift certificates for Marida Jewelry!

Mother's Day Contest How To Enter

Create a themed Mother’s Day collection (gifts for an eco-chic mom, by a mom for a mom, gifts for a business-minded mom, etc). Include 10 or more items, and at least one item from Marida Jewlelry, in your collection. And be sure to include #MothersDay in your collection title.

Share your collection on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest with #MothersDay and @luvocracy, and you’re automatically entered to win. Share as often as you like with your audiences (remember, the more views, the more potential sales). And, feel free to create more than one collection!

Mother's Day Contest Prizes

The contest ends April 25, 2014, so be sure to create your collections now!

And a BIG THANKS to Marida Jewelry for sponsoring our #MothersDay contest!

*Contest ends Friday, April 25, 2014. Winners will be chosen by Luvocracy’s Editorial Staff and announced Friday, May 2, 2014. You must be a member of Luvocracy’s Tastemaker program to qualify for the contest.

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New Android Feature | Collections On-The-Go!

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Our #1 feature request for Android is finally here–collections! With our latest update, you can view your own collections, and browse the collections your trusted friends have put together.

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You can also add and organize your Luvs and edit your collection details. Created a collection and dying to share it? Now you can with one easy step.

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Collections on-the-go is a major step in our effort to create a seamless Luvocracy experience from desktop to mobile. We’re excited to finally bring the joy of building collections on your desktop to your Android device!

Be sure to update your app today! Haven’t downloaded the app yet? Click here.

Let us know if you have any questions or if there are improvements you’d like to see! Reach out to feedback@luvocracy.com.

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Win Free Shipping For A Year | Invite Your Friends!

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Feel free to share your Luvocracy page across your social channels. If anyone signs up through your link, it will count as an accepted invite and bring you that much closer to a year’s worth of free shipping!

*Contest ends Sunday, March 9th, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Any invites accepted past this time will not count towards your total. The top 100 members who get the most new members to join Luvocracy will win free shipping for an entire year. Free shipping cannot be applied to large items and furniture, perishables, any items that require white-glove delivery, and items shipped internationally. Promotion is only available to members located in the contiguous United States. The lucky winners will be notified on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014.

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