I have just put the finishing touches on a bit of code that shows a visual representation of the gift certificates you have sent out and up to three degrees of separations of how they spread once redeemed. It's located in the Adagio Teas account page and I'd love to get any feedback you may have.
The problem isn't sending out the referrals but having people that you send them to place orders. Last year at Christmas I sent out a $5 gift certificate referral to everyone in my address book and nobody cashed theirs in yet
Hey ilya - that is really neat! Now I'll have to go to the guy that sent me a certificate to see an additional level of separation! It's good that you're only putting in the initial for the person's last name too, so that their privacy isn't compromised. Keep up the great work!
So far only one of my friends has used the certificate. It doesn't show on the map nor is the "conversion" indicated with my icon. Probably because I changed email addresses awhile back.
Matters not -- I still got 10 points credit and I'm happy about that!