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Squid Card or SQard
Don't leave the coral without it!
I'm not sure where to start on this, but one day I got the idea to make a membership card when I was writing on Squidoo. I'll chalk it up to Steve Thompson who made the Squidville etc type lenses for inspiring me! I will also include a giant Thank you for helping me with images for this page.
This lens may make its rounds to some of you (as I wanted to make it a collabrative effort) if you think of a story (or just part of one, to start or anything else that would fit within the topic then please suggest it and your ideas or request me to send the lens to you (& you just send it back to me)
The card I thought is a great Idea for posting in lensographies or even just the about me section where one cannot see all the badges. The card summarized your awards & accomplishments, as well as clubs.
Sqard Sample front
- Identification in Squidville & squidnations
- Work 'punch' card
- Sqredit card
- customer rewards program card
- have someone use their QR code reader app to scan & check out your pages Blogs etc.
The commercials say it can be used for EVERYDAY life, work, shopping, play and so much more! SO let's go test it out!
I went to work and slipped it into the machine to clock in, to show I arrived. Some of my co-workers (Squal & Quell) wanted to go for lunch together next door to the Sqidbucks. I treated with my SQard, we ordered 3 grande drinks, and a a couple of Sqodiva death by chocolates they had in the case (& no I was not sharing a slice! If it's Sqodiva i do not share. you'd be lucky if you get away with all your tentacles!) With the break being over we went back & signed into work for the rest of our alotted time.
After work Squal, Quell and myself went to Sqish a local all natural body products shop. Used my Sqard to get my preferred customer card points & discount and out we went. Then we went to pick-up our Squid of Squeal movie tickets with the card= I got a Discount, plus points, a free medium popcorn & drink. On to the New art gallery and museum to kill time before the Movie. There's an exhibit on The Norse Vikings and That lost Egyptian city that no longer is. They were able to pull out some of those huge statues and such. ::Shows the card at the door::,turns out I only have to pay a donation (instead of per head), plus a coupon for a free gift from the gift shop (this card is AWESOME). So with the same card paid a donation for one of us. After an hour of looking around, it was 30 minutes before showtime. So we walk back over to the movie theater, to find decent seats and just talked until the previews started. During the movie an actual usher came down (you certainly don't see those anymore) and brought a refresher to my drink!
After the movie which was good, we all went to the Corals & King Fish (Barnes & Nobles) book store which the book that comes with the card said you get 25% off of the books, and that would also be on top of anything on sale. So being as I didn't read Sqocolate War in school as I was supposed to but seemed like a cool book to read when it wasn't being forced on you I Got that, also the last 4 books I needed for the Black Squid Brotherhood series, were all already on sale for 25% off, So I got 50% off of my order plus I was given a gift card of $25, and one of their totebags (of my Choice) free! Which one would I want Grey Box tote as well as a free journal of my choice.
So let's see... I've used it as a work ID, Credit card, Preferred Customer Rewards card, membership card.... What else is there.
We'll have to go to a sporting event & try it as the ticket, library card, oh yeah even though I don't.. driver's license, Emergency/Medical card.. but we'll just go to the doctor to see what goes on with that & ask about emergencies as the Card benefits book does not mention everything! I know I get at least 1 free consultation for a specialist, a private room (no additional charge) if I have to stay over in a hospital, and much cheaper medication if I have to pay antyhing at all. Need a chance to use it as my business card! Hopefully someone will recognize me and ask for a card! Free Surfing lessons at any beach, 1 free party pie from Squizza Pizzaria.
Any tickets I get while driving go onto the card, medical records etc to make everything easier, sports, movie etc tickets, go directly on the card until I pick up the printed version (if I want one). One more thing I need to test this out, is a concert... it gives backstage access for you and at least 1 guest (if you are not on the list, but if you are 3 friends may accompany you)
Where would I want to go when vacation comes? Not sure if I want to go through a travel agency or book it all myself. I guess I'll have to call up & find out & inquire about what the benefits for the card are. I would like to try England, Poland,Russia, Norway,Sweden, & Iceland, Australia, Ireland & Scotland, Maybe Hawaii it may be part of the U.S. but I can't help but see it as another country.
(see end for my completed card, though I do need to make it slower)
Sqard Benefits book - @ Work
Rewards at every turn
Work Your sign in 'Punch' card
-helps build up some extra time for breaks or even vacation days
- use as a business card, if someone asks for one, just have them scan the QR Box code with their smart phone.
-lunch card at participating businesses in your work area
- vending machine on commute or at work.. get one free drink and snack a day
-Commute discounts on Train, bus even tolls & gas
Squid store - Level one Novelties
Maybe one day Squidoo can have a small online store that sells keychains & little things like that to offer and you can get a discount or a freebie if you have one of these! (I hope that might happen .. mmm I will have to ask Steve if he could make me something like for the page.
Have to start getting people to send in word we want a keychain or some little swag (maybe items for $1-$5 or a 'swag' bag with stickets, Bumpersticker, keychain, bookmark, & button for $5-10 ?!
It would be nice to buy a shirt (esp in something other than the white or Blue I've seen. I don't mind the blue I just can't wear white) they can be a different design from what ever they send for contests, & whatever levels get a shirt etc. (Heck if you get it for being a certain level Giant squid it should have the number & type (50 =Monster Squid)
Maybe instead of just having the award badges on our profile they can have stickers or 'girl/boy scout type partches we can get (or are automatically sent) when achieve it & can put it on our shirt or some form of cloth item. (Tote bag, shirt, hat, any other ideas?)
15% off discount
Free drink of choice on birthday
Squish Body products
-25% off discount
-free item with first use and on birthday
At The mall
- $5 discount off each ticket
- Rewards points
-1st use fre Medium Drink and soda
- Free drink & Popcorn refills (on Small or medium for popcorn)
- Surprise when you come in the week of your Birthday
- Only Donation payment (no per head admission)
- gift on first use
Corals & King fish (book store)
-25% off discount even on sale items
- $25 gift card
- Tote bag of choice
- 1 free book (up to $50) for birthday
Concerts & Sporting events
-$25-$50 off of ticket price
- team or band swag bag (special gift set of 5-10 items)
-special print collector tickets
(instead of those boring ticketmaster ones, They're like season tickets from a sports team)
-discount for consesssions
-wait staff brings food & drink
- team dressing room tour by player(s) of choice (call on game day for requests)
or Backstage access for you + 1 friend if not on the list. If on the list then You + 2 friends.
-violations are sent direct to card
-get points for good driving
-you can use the points you've received from purchases etc to pay tickets
- Ticket discounts
1 Free admission ticket
1/2 off discount ticket or season pass!
& get $25 off season pass for next year
- VIP automatic front of line access for rides
-25 free game play tickets
-Free shows or half price discount
-free gift from giftshop (each visit)
-25% off admission fee
-free keepsake at Sand Shop
-15% off of consessions
-Free surf lesson (hour or day)
-Special Passport/Id with all your travel information & numbers needed
Travel Agency -
-25% off discount at all travel agencies
-Special Travel packages for Sqard holders only.
-Sqard members' only Check & carry-on bag
-express check-in to Hotels & Airport
-FREE in flight food & drink etc
-40% fare discount or pay regular coach cost & get 1st class
-TRIPLE flier miles
-No stop for customs*
(*only if upon Sqard processing you were interviewed & received a background check. Be sure to carry your confirmation number for this)
Squid Lips 1 free drink & 1 Free Dessert of your choice. 25% discount on rest of bill
disclaimer Squid Lips is a REAL restaurant with locations in Sebastian & Melbourne Florida. I thought the name was cute & funny and thought it was PERFECT to note here Squid Lips Grill I saw the logo on a cousins shirt and asked what it was. She said he was a really good reaturant so next tiem you're there give it a try & NO there is no there is no official deal with the real Squid lIps if you show your SQuard. (I WISH!)
Hotels & Pizza
-FREE shuttle to hotel (just tip driver)
-Hotels 1 free night every visit even if its just one night.
-35% Discount on room
-Free room service (just tip Housekeeping)
1 free party pie on birthday
-$1 off regular slices, $2 off specialty slices
-$5 off any size pies
-post your card to your lenses to tell people about yourself
-Includes Medical history (for emergency in case you are not able to speak)
-Free specialist consultation (1 a year)
-1/2 price office visits
- no pay prescriptions
-Emergency Room PRIORITY (no matter how minor)
You are booked & taken care of by One Doctor who takes care of everything to get you home if you are an outpatient (stiches, break, etc minor injuries.)
You should be out in no more than an hour, if this is the deal.
-Private Room no additional charge
Squard is accepted in the following countries so far. However more may be added or removed without notification, call 1-888-555-Sqard to get in touch with a fellow squid for more information.
France, United States, Slovenia, Canada, Mexico, Namibia, England, Germany China, Norway, India, Italy, Morocco, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Spain, Demark, Egypt,Zimbabwe, Maldives, Japan, Cuba, Africa, Philippines, New Zealand, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Saudi arabia, Jamaca, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore, Poland,Israel, Romania, Hungary,Fiji, Greece, Cambodia, indonesia, Portugal,
Are you a flying Squid?
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No, it's .... FLYING SQUID
Many tales of flying squid have been
reported over the years but this
behaviour was only confirmed last
year. Turns out they don't just fly -
they fly through the air faster than
Usain Bolt can run! They launch
themselves into the air using a high
powered jet of water and can cover
upwards of 30m using this method
Flying Squid Stats
Leaping Squids a Flying
Sqard use - Apply Now! No Interest charge ever!
Please fill out this form for your Squid Card and I will get it back to you asap
---Copy & Paste form into a message----& Contact Me.----
SquidName (screen name)__________________________________________
Year signed Up_______ (to squidoo)
Total # lenses you had (when Squidoo notified us it would become calimari)
City state/prov. country based in _____________________________
A 13 digit number you would like (as membership number)_________________________________
Niche (up to 3) ________________________________
your specialty brand of lens as in you write mostly Movie reviews, Product reviews, Celebrity bios, writing or reading reviews etc.)
(squid) Clubs you are signed up for (up to 4) __________________________________
Were you a Giant squid? YES or NO
If Yes what level : ___25___50____100___250___500 (____1000 ?)
Were you a squid angel (when they retired the program?) Yes or NO
Number of Awards to date____
Last tally of Purple Stars (when Squidoo closed )
Last tally of LOTD (lens of the day)
How many lenses have received this honor?
your squid card will be available (in hopefully no more than a week)