bamaboy, here is what we know about how the certificates are awarded:
Luxury Link Community: Become a VIP Contributor and Enjoy Exclusive Benefits!
Luxury Link is offering incentives to Community contributors. Your opinions, reviews and insights are valuable to other travelers, and you will be rewarded for sharing and participating.
Each quarter, Luxury Link will select the top Community contributors and award them with "VIP Contributor" status. This elite group of users will enjoy the following benefits: $250 Gift CertificateEach quarter, VIP Members will receive a $250 gift certificate to be used towards Luxury Link travelMembers must maintain their VIP status to qualify each quarterInvitations to Luxury Link VIP EventsVIP community members will be invited to all Luxury Link sponsored events.
We welcome you to our Community and look forward to reading your posts.
Hi Christian - you'll see that several posters have a "VIP Contributor" designation under their names, which means that at some point over the last year (and in many cases, continuously since the program's inception) they were awarded the VIP designation.
There are a number of us (almost 20) who have received the VIP designation during the past year. Some of us have continued to achieve the VIP Certificates (which is a fixed dollar credit toward a future auction purchase) and some of us have failed to qualify for subsequent quarterly certificates (that would include someone like me). Even though you mayb not receive certificates each quarter, the site continues to allow you to use the designation.