In April of 2010 I announced a program called Friends of the Blog. With the costs of maintaining this blog on the rise, Friends of the Blog allowed readers to support the site while receiving tangible benefits. The program worked out very well and for that reason I renewed it for 2011 and again for 2012. And that leads me to announce Friends of the Blog 3.
This year builds on what I’ve done in the past two years which means that the benefits from the program will be given to Friends over the next 6 months or so. They will include books, music and gift certificates along with a couple of exclusive draws and giveaways. Some people remarked last year that they weren’t sure when the benefits were available to them, so I’ll seek to send out email reminders throughout the year to make sure you all get full value for your money.
So here is some of what Friends of the Blog will receive:
- A $15 gift certificate for Westminster Books
- A $15 gift certificate for The Good Book Company
- A $15 gift certificate for ChristianAudio
- Discount and free shipping codes for CBD (Christian Book Distributors)
- A couple of free books and/or ebooks
- Free music
- A free video teaching series from R.C. Sproul
- Deals, specials, coupons, etc
- Other things to be announced over the course of the year
I think you’ll see right away that there is a lot of value there—$150 at least and probably much more than that. And we’re just getting started. This is a year-long effort and I hope to add some more things over the course of the year. When you sign up, you get everything there plus whatever else comes in over the year. And all the while, you’ll be supporting the costs associated with hosting, maintaining and overseeing the site. If you sign up (or renew) in the next month, you could also win one of two Kindles.
The cost remains the same as the last two years–just $39.
If you joined Friends of the Blog in the past year, your account should be automatically renewed on the anniversary of the date you signed up. And if you didn’t join last year, well, why don’t you consider it this year? It will prove well worth it, I’m sure.
You can get all the details at Friends of the Blog. Check it out and join the club!