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07 Mar 10 1:15 pm
Marco -- I have usually seen them only from Oct-Dec and they are sponsored by the merchant, the affiliate management company and/or the portal (CJ, shareasale, etc.). If you are signed up for a particular merchant you'll usually find out about it. But I haven't been promoting consumer goods for awhile so haven't been in the loop.
Troy -- good point about it has to be something you would want to promote anyway. Whether its a prize or not, a new motorbike would be a good motivator to reach your goals. The last "prize" I offered myself was a new laptop. Reached the goal, now will be buying it soon!