It’s Time to Use Your Piggy Points!

2013-09-04 169

And time for these Piggy Points updates!

Credits: fruchtzwerg_hh

Still contemplating when to use those 10 Piggy Points Lord Percy sent you very recently? Those free piggies were definitely a treat!

It’s the best time to make the most out of those free piggies. After our latest piggy giveaway, we’re slightly adjusting our piggy points guidelines, and here they are:

  • Piggies cannot be used on orders subtotalling less than 24.99EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 5 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 25 – 49.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 10 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 50 – 74.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 20 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 75 – 99.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 30 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 100 – 149.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 45 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 150 – 199.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 60 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 200 – 299.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 90 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 300 – 399.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • A maximum of 120 piggies can be used on orders subtotalling 400 – 499.99 EUR/USD/GBP
  • For anything worth 500 EUR/USD/GBP or above, a maximum of 150 piggies may be used.

No worries though, the piggies you just received will remain untouched until the above-mentioned guidelines take effect come Tuesday, September 10. You still have about a week to use all of your accumulated Piggy Points according to the old rules. Head over to the Sales Section for the best deals ever. Don’t forget the shipping cut-off borders and save up on shipping cost.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit the Lomography Online Shop now and fill you cart with what your heart desires. Happy Shopping!

written by jillytanrad on 2013-09-04 #news #piggies #piggy-points #updates

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  1. daisymae
    daisymae ·

    So how many piggies can you use £25-50?!

  2. headlock
    headlock ·

    @daisymae: none

    So you can't use unlimited piggies on orders over €200,- anymore? Which was the case before the change

  3. marcel2cv
    marcel2cv ·

    Those are really bad, bad news. I won't be writing too many articles from now on, that's for sure...

  4. atria007
    atria007 ·

    ops!!!! XD

  5. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    A very bad news.

  6. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    slightly adjusting ??? This is an hard adjusting!

  7. zonderbar
    zonderbar ·

    @marcel2cv Marcel, pls check your mailbox

  8. mochilis
    mochilis ·

    Super bad news!

  9. littlekoala
    littlekoala ·

    yes, really bad news!!!

  10. wesco
    wesco ·

    This is sad for everyone who is writing articles frequently and for piggy winners....

  11. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    Bad piggy new rules, especially for regular contributors or for people who wrote articles

  12. brommi
    brommi ·

    WHERE IS THE DISLKE-BUTTON ?!?!?!?!?! -.- I can't express how much I dislike these new guidlines! Before this day it was fun to translate articles for you (not the short ones! even long interviews and so on) and I was collecting piggies for a lc-w which i wanted to buy for 150€ by using 200 piggies! I could cry!!! realllyyy!! :/ :{

  13. juliettete
    juliettete ·

    hate the new guidelines.. won't write or translate too many articles from now on, because I don't have that much money to spend :(

  14. rocafish
    rocafish ·

    Omg :(

  15. wesco
    wesco ·

    @daisymae @jillytanrad Good question as the 25 - 49.99 order subtotal bracket is not mentioned. Maybe 5 piggies or the first bracket with 0 piggies should extend till 49.99 ...

  16. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @wesco @jillytanrad @juliettete @daisymae Writing articles costs ... film and development... (at least 4 euros for film and 8 euros for develop and scan in Italy). Please consider this

  17. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @wesco Sorry, you're right. Just added it.

  18. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @juliettete @sirio174 @brommi The piggies given out per article will still stay the same as before, so nothing changed there.

  19. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @pan_dre Yes, but the % of piggies that you can use is very low. maybe will be better to reduce the piggies given (for example 3 for a not req post and 6 for a req post) allowing to spend at least 80% of them for an order above 200 euros

  20. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @pan:dre Why do not consult your regular and frequent contributors for a shared piggy rule?

  21. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @pan_dre @jillytanrad Why do not consult your regular and frequent contributors for a shared piggy rule?

  22. le_ors
    le_ors ·

    This makes no sense. No sense at all.

  23. elkilla
    elkilla ·

    This is not good

  24. juliettete
    juliettete ·

    @sirio174 completely agree with you ;)

  25. metobi
    metobi ·

    Great, I just began collecting piggies to finance a LC-A+... Now I may never be able to afford it.

  26. stardixa
    stardixa ·

    Very unhappy with these news...

  27. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @metobi You can still collect them and combine them with one of the LC-A special deals we have going on. You can still save alot combining piggies with discounts.

  28. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @pan_dre @metobi insufficient

  29. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    no sense for the people who regulary translated and make article for their country website and for the international website

  30. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @jasbees80 I agree. However, I'll continue to write and spread the lomolove, waiting for a new rule...

    @pan_dre Why do not delay the old rules until December and then study new rules with your contributors?

  31. imbaaa
    imbaaa ·

    mal ehrlich? die piggys sind doch das problem! die leute schreiben drölfmillion artikel die zum teil ultraschlecht sind und sparen sich so piggys zusammen um möglichst wenig/kaum geld auszugeben! ich mein verschenken kann lomography die sachen ja auch nicht! finde deshalb die neuen richtlinien gar nicht mal so schlecht. ist zwar ärgerlich für einige leute (auch für mich) aber dennoch ist es die rechtige entscheidung um lomography zu saven

    english version inc.

  32. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @imbaa Yes, it is a good idea to spread the Lomography way of life, but take care about cost of films and development.

  33. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    @sirio174, the same for me but I think they should recruit regular contributors who have the ability to have the old rules. Obviously, for the full community is uncool, but everyone does not write, and everyone does not translate ... for those who spend a lot of time it should be different

  34. jaybees80
    jaybees80 ·

    @imbaaa, it's right !

  35. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @jasbees80 Yes, this new rules don't take into account the contributors for the magazine. I hope in a new decision. Lomo ON!

  36. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    i think i won't compete a competition anymore if the prize is piggies. For me, there's no point to collect piggies anymore if i can't use all of my piggies ( to purchase free stuff ). it is too expensive for me. i am really disappointed. bye bye shop section.

  37. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    10 september perhaps will be my last purchase ever in lomography online shop.

  38. javihacefotos
    javihacefotos ·

    otro truñazo! juas! bye bye negocio.

  39. mart
    mart ·

    I am totally disappointed with this new rule. Definitely, Lomography doesn't care about its community at all. They give us one week notice before we can use our piggie points in the all way. Shame...

  40. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @jaybees80 @sirio174 Be sure that the local offices will work out something with everybody working together with them closely on translations and so on.

  41. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    now there's no need to write articles or even upload photos in lomography!

  42. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    now there's no need to write articles or even upload photos in lomography!

  43. mart
    mart ·

    Why isn't this article translated in all languages your community uses? Why don't you inform properly all your community or send this news by email as you do with other "great" news?

  44. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @pan_dre Meanwhile, 10 September is too close...

  45. dermanu
    dermanu ·

    To be honest, like 80% of the articles from community members are not worth it. Cam reviews are like "This is a camera and it has a shutter button". Grow up, people! I mean, the LC-A has been invented in former Soviet Union, but communism broke down 20 years ago.

  46. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @Mart It's being translated as we are talking. Should be online in all languages soon. Also we are spreading it on Fb, twitter and the Magazine Cover. We will also post moer reminder about this in the coming days so it doesn't go unnoticed and nobody misses out on the rule change.

  47. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @dermanu There is not only the LCA. Think, for example, to other film camera, new designed, as the Horizon or the Sprocket Rocket...

  48. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @walasiteodito Why? Do you upload the photos here just for the piggies? You still get your piggies for each article submitted, plus piggies from giveaways like this week,..

  49. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @dermanu And all these (from LCA to the Sprocket) are very creative cameras!

  50. fabyen
    fabyen ·

    it's getting worse and worse... I remember a time when there wasn't any conditions for piggies, which semmed just right...

  51. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    may be they will announce that 1 piggies = $5.

  52. dermanu
    dermanu ·

    @sirio174 I'm not concerned about simple cams, I'm concerned about simple not-worth-it articles.

  53. headlock
    headlock ·

    @dermanu: It is LSI that chooses to publish those articles, if they're rubbish they shouldn't be accepted.

    @brommi: I was doing the exact same thing! Saving up for an LC-W and as soon as I have 200 piggies I was going to order one! I am over halfway there, but guess that's all for nothing now

  54. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @fabyen I remember too, but back then only ways to get piggies were HOTD, POTD and Lomokini. There were magazine piggies, not nearly as many competitions and promotions. It was way harder to collect piggies in those days.

  55. dermanu
    dermanu ·

    @headlock Yeah, I always wonder why they accept such articles.

  56. dida
    dida ·

    i guess the number of articles will decrease a lot!!! and hope lsi consider another update :(

  57. cutebun
    cutebun ·

    No point to collect anymore. Lomography forces us to spend real money will slight piggy to compensate

  58. cutebun
    cutebun ·

    No point to collect anymore. Lomography forces us to spend real money will slight piggy to compensate

  59. javihacefotos
    javihacefotos ·

    Que vergüenza. Yo no sé si sois masocas o es que os da todo absolutamente igual. Vosotros solos os estáis cargando una pagina, un movimiento o una comunidad como vosotros lo llamáis. Cada día esto va a peor y en vez de mejorarlo o al menos intentarlo lo seguís hundiendo vosotros solos. Que triste. Y encima tan felices de avisar a la gente con 6 dias de antelación... Seguir así, que vais por el camino perfecto para cerrar el negocio. Mucha gente esta cansada ya de tantas cosas mal hechas, y lo sabéis. Y no hacéis nada ni tan siquiera para solucionarlo. Pues muy bien, ole! Espero que la gente no caiga en la trampa y no utilicen los piggies que tienen, quedaroslos vosotros. No os dais cuenta que es la gente la que os hace la web y cada dia la tratais peor. En fin....

  60. lomo-graf
    lomo-graf ·

    @ LG - ihr schießt euch ein kräftiges Eigentor mit dieser Maßnahme. Ihr erhöht damit zwar vielleicht euren Gewinn, aber am rückläufigen Umsatz werdet ihrs merken. Davon abgesehen - statt wahllos hunderte, völlig uninteressante, schlecht geschriebene Artikel mit Piggies zu belohnen, solltet ihr bei der Auswahl der veröffentlichten Artikel und Übersetzungen etwas kritischer sein. Dafür aber diese kreativen, fleißigen Member entsprechend entlohnen und nicht mit einem solchen System bestrafen. Sonst werdet ihr nämlich all die Beiträge und Übersetzungen zukünftig selber schreiben müssen, die jetzt noch eure HP füllen...
    Einen schönen Gruß von der Community von

  61. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @pan_dre and now even the 3rd party products such as Zenit Belairgon Lenses or Fuji Klasse are excluded... a "very hard" decision.

  62. headlock
    headlock ·

    Also, I have been waiting for 15 piggies for about 2 weeks now. I would very much like to have them before the 10th of september so I can at least spend my last piggies here.

  63. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    Considering I've just put forward a request to become a regular writer and be accepted, this has to be the worst possible news I could ever hear. I have always tried to be as active as possible and help when others ask me for tips about how I shot things, cameras used etc. Having piggies was a good incentive and a way to help me recuperate money spent on experiments for my articles (films and development cost money too guys). If you've read any of them you know how much effort I put into these things, so please @dermanu don't insult us with statements like that.

    I agree with @sirio174 you guys should consult your regular writers/contributors than just drop this bombshell on the community. Leaving us until the 10th to use our piggies is just not right.

    @headlock @brommi - I'm in the same boat with you guys, I am so close too and with my new tipsters I thought I'd actually be in reach of owning one, but now I'm just lost...

    @bebopbebop - "may be they will announce that 1 piggies = $5" - we can only wish bro :/

    Final line, please reconsider as I think you'll lose a lot of members and I genuinely love this community. Please don't tear it apart, I've made so many friends here.

  64. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @lostlittlekid You can still user your piggies after the 10th. You can still use them for pretty much every camera in the shop and get them significantly cheaper, especially when you combine them with a discount.

  65. dimitridasilva
    dimitridasilva ·

    Guys I know that administrators of the website can see our comments but I think it would more imprensive if all the people who are against that crappy news post an article on "Analogue Lifestyle" !
    Who are with me ?

  66. dermanu
    dermanu ·

    @lostlittlekid I didn't insult anyone. You have to decide for yourself, if you think your articles belong to my 80% or to my 20%. If you feel insulted, well ... Maybe the mistake was in the office of the Lomography editors anyway, keeping the threshold for published articles so low.

  67. aldaer
    aldaer ·

    that is depressing...I won't be buy much from the shop now

  68. hoseun
    hoseun ·


  69. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    i have been writing and trying to save up piggies so i can buy a LC-A , really shocked and disopionted at this news :'( also i have been owed 20 piggies for a month and have contacted ye about this . i really hope i at least get the piggies im owed before the 10. very unhappy and sad now

  70. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    i have been writing and trying to save up piggies so i can buy a LC-A , really shocked and disopionted at this news :'( also i have been owed 20 piggies for a month and have contacted ye about this . i really hope i at least get the piggies im owed before the 10. very unhappy and sad now

  71. dimitridasilva
    dimitridasilva ·

    Please Lomography tell me that's a LomoJoke...

  72. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    Nooooo! I have 186 Piggies saved for the next order, but now I have to pay a lot of money to use them? Can we still have a few days to use our piggies, before the change is done??
    This is so bad :( the others are right, writing articles makes no sense when you don't get payed for it... a discount is not the same as a full voucher!

  73. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    one week is not enough time , please give us more time , so we can we can recive piggies we are owed and come up with money to go with . please

  74. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @shoujoai Writing article has always a sense, to spread the lomolove, to share photos with friends. But the new rules restrict the amount of photos we can take and publish in our articles, because films and development have a cost!

  75. fabyen
    fabyen ·

    yeah you're right @pan_dre but I liked it better that time... (nostalgia...)

  76. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    You're right @sirio174, sometimes it's nice to spread the Lomolove - but sometimes I write a lot of articles to save for an order. And this is what makes no sense in future

  77. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    @pan_dre - As @shoujoai just said "writing articles makes no sense when you don't get payed for it... a discount is not the same as a full voucher!" We are so verbal because most of us were playing by the existing rules to suddenly have this sprung on us. 10th? That's less than a week?! Many people may not have the money within this week to buy from lomo or, by the sounds of things, still owed a lot piggies which lomo have not yet given. Has lomo taken this into consideration?

    Take a look at the responses above ^ Popular users, active users, competition winners, translators, people who regularly submit articles and upload their photos... they're here voicing their opinions because they're affected, more so hurt, by such a decision. I understand that lomography is a business and needs to make profit but this update has just slapped those of us, who have remained loyal to lomo for years, right in the face.

    @dermanu - You are entitled to your opinion but to base your comments on your own personal tastes then say "not-worth-it articles" on such a public forum? How is that not insulting? It is incredibly insulting, not only to me but anyone that has took the time to submit something. I personally hope I don't fall into any of your categories as I value my work first, not your judgement. If in future, I find myself needing any reassurance for my articles and such, I'll be sure to look elsewhere from the rest of the community.

  78. rocafish
    rocafish ·

    Es realmente malo todo esto,en Chile la aduana nos cobra muchisimo dinero por traer cosas compradas por lomo, y al final terminamos pagando mucho mas aun por alguna cámara. Me adhiero a los comentarios de aqui, comprar rollos, y revelar tambien cuesta, y es triste ahora que al comprar sobre 500 dolares, pueda usar solo 150 piggies, y aca en chile, me cobren casi 200 extra por aduana. Ojalá esto sea una broma, porque llevamos con mi novia todo el año ahorrando por una cámara que, normalmente, esta fuera de nuestro poder adquisitivo. Aparte la participacion de los usuarios (tanto en concursos como en articulos) se vera altamente disminuida!! He conocido mucha gente buena y amable por aqui, sería una pena que muchos se alejaran :^

  79. -alia-
    -alia- ·

    Strange things are happening around lomography for several months now. We all know that it's all about business here but this is definetly not a smart move.

  80. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    also what about competitons that people entered before this news and are waiting for waiting for the winners to be announced ? the prize these winners now thought they would win has changed in value .

  81. elenya-y
    elenya-y ·

    Mit einem lauten Knall is gerade mein Traum mir vor Weihnachten eine Horizon leisten zu können zerplatzt. Mit dieser Änderung kann ich zukünftig wohl nicht mehr direkt hier im Shop einkaufen und auch das Übersetzen und Schreiben von Artikeln verliert damit seinen Sinn. Und da ich damit augescheinlich nicht alleine bin, kann man nur hoffen, dass der Austausch mit anderen Lomograph*innen über diese Seite nicht in absehbarer Zeit völlig zum Erliegen gekommen sein wird.

  82. mart
    mart ·

    This is a real shame. I insist, why isn't this article translated into Spanish, French, Italian... Oh, I know, maybe, with this new policy, nobody from the community wants to translate articles in exchange for piggies any more... :-(

  83. segata
    segata ·

    As a Lomographer in the position of unemployment as are many young people like myself are now, this ruleing has pretty much made it now impossible to be able to enjoy a treat of lomography products once in a while, the piggy points made otherwise expensive things affordable to someone like me.

  84. segata
    segata ·

    @mart I would translate if I was proficent enough to do it but unfortunately I only know a few words of spanish, french and german.

  85. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    There is no longer any incentive to write, translate, participate in contests... if all we get in return is piggies wich you can only use if you spend a fortune in cash! You're better of waiting for one of the million discount codes to come along and you'll get a bigger discount just by sitting on your lazy #%$. I guess this means I'll be no longer giving any workshops... :-(

  86. rocafish
    rocafish ·

    A black day in lomography

  87. erinwoodgatesphotography
    erinwoodgatesphotography ·

    At least they gave us a week to use the ones we have currently but yeah, I can imagine that there will be a lot less articles written. I can see that they mustn't be making as much money as needed with stores closing etc.. Going to miss my free $200 orders thou.. They know that all us analogue addicts will still pay! lol.

  88. yokekei
    yokekei ·

    I am so sorry to say that Lomography you are disappointed your supporters, community and people who really love Lomography so much and they work out something for you. It is just like our works doesn't appreciated and we do not get what we worth to get.

    To be honest, I does not know what the "power" of piggies at the beginning. At the beginning, I can't find a reason why I have to share photos in Lomography instead of Flickr or blog.That time, I shared photos because of some competitions. Until the day I got my first HOTD and won come rumbles after that. I don't mind you say that I am sharing photos or wrote articles because of piggies. But, I have to admit that piggies is a magical motivation for me to share photos and write articles for Lomography and ONLY for Lomography.

    Why I wrote articles for Lomography and ONLY in Lomography? I can write in FB or personal blog with my mother language, Chinese which much easier for me. What for I work hard to extend my piggies? I believe some of the article contributors are same as me, English not in good or excellent level. But we try hard to write something. You never know how much effort they had put behind. Why I did research before submit an article? I studies other published articles to avoid repeating, I did research from many other websites, I planned the stories and try hard to make my articles useful or interesting to reader. I knew I might not an excellent writer but I did try my best and I do really work hard for it. Listen, the reason not only because of earning piggies, BUT because I do really love Lomography. I want to share something to newbie and other. This is one of my way to thank what Lomography had given to me.

  89. yokekei
    yokekei ·

    There is an article about "How to earn piggies". Ya, we follow and we earned. But now it seems like just a joke. We are earning "Discount" now.

    Lomography, don't forget about your community earn piggies through HOTD, POTD which is as a "reward", we earned piggies through rumbles as a "prize", we earned piggies by writing articles as a "reward". Piggies are "REWARD" and "PRIZE"! Piggies NOT DISCOUNT!! It is really funny if we pay for redeem a reward or we pay for a prize. Lomography, you are fooling us and you really break our heart.

    Yes, we love Lomography and wanted to try every cameras or films from Lomography. But, how many persons are affordable for every new try of Lomography products? Thus, we work hard to earn more piggies at least it does really helps us save a lot.

    On your business point of view, we are just like a gang of person that always redeem free products with piggies. But, we are Lomography FREE testers, we are Lomography FREE photographers, we are Lomography FREE reviewers. I knew that there is a T&C about Lomography has the right to use our uploaded photos/articles for any promotion or other purpose without notice. But, we does not calculate so much because we are willing to share because we love Lomography. But now, what we get?!

    I am so disappointed on this decision made by Lomography & without proper notice, somemore with such short period notice. I might not notice about this if my friend does not inform me. I believe many members who do really work hard to earn piggies do not notice about this as well.

    I am deeply demotivated by this news. Sorry!

  90. yokekei
    yokekei ·

    @atria007 @sirio174 @jaybees80 @bebopbebop @cutebun @headlock @shoujoai @lostlittlekid @sandravo I am just same as you all, DISLIKE this decision made by Lomography. We love Lomography but seems like our love does not appreciated. Sigh~

  91. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    @yokekei everything that you wrote is true. every bit of it.

  92. rocafish
    rocafish ·

    Also, they want us (pushing us) to spend our piggies, and the store its almost empty! I've waiting so long for the Slide 200, and Velvias and other films...and the store its only full of Sardinas! :(

  93. cryboy
    cryboy ·

    Never more articles by me. It will be impossible for me spend all that money to buy ob your shop. And now I have to spend all my piggies in one week but a lot of films are out of stock from months in your shop.I can't believe,I'm forced to buy...and for the last time here.Definitely Lomography brand it will be only for rich people.This is very sad.

  94. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @yokekei Yes, article costs materlal (film and development), time, study... Lomography don't take into account this. I wrote many series about italian town, art and culture, bicycle touring path.. but I spend money for film and processing, and many hours to select and crop images, to colect documents about location and history, etc. At least two hours of work to crop and upload images and write the article. With a minimum cost of 10 euro for a film (when developed at home) Dear Lomography, please take into account this.

    @cryboy I agree: after this decision your brand will be only for rich people... sad idea to change the piggy strategy.

  95. snoop
    snoop ·

    @Everyone: We have been giving out more and more piggies over the last years. We have been increasing the payout of piggies by a huge multitude. We want to continue this and also spread the piggies to even more people. To achieve this we have to adapt the rules. Plus we are giving out more discounts which we were also not doing in the past. We have to find a balance between piggies, discounts and special prices for people.
    We honor our community and will come up obviously with other ways to additionally thank you for your support. This will be spezial prices in competitions (remember all the trips we give out as prizes? we will of course keep these interesting competitions coming), special film and cameras for testing upfront, cameras for lomoamigos and a lot more.
    we know that you are our core and trust us this will be always kept in mind by us.

    we will continue to be this one community that constantly runs competitions where you can win great prizes, where you can actually get things like piggies at all and we will continue to try to keep you surprised with new products, new changes to the website and a lot more.

  96. snoop
    snoop ·

    and in the past you were exactly able to win 50 piggies for the home of the day and then some piggies for the picture of the day. that was it. and you only could be the home of the day once. So we do want to continue to offer fun ways to use the site and to be able to win piggies and most importantly we want this to be something that is accessible for everyone and not go back to a time, where basically 365 people per year could only get piggies (plus a few ones for special competitions and the picture of the day)

  97. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @snoop A bad balance, especially for writers, frequent and regular contributors. Maybe will be better to reduce the piggy amount (example: 3 for a not requested post and 6 for a requested) allowing to use at least 80% of them in an order above 200 euros. This might be a fair compensation for material and time spent. Please do not consider the competitions only.

  98. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @snoop and September 10 is too close!

  99. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    @snoop but ye are making piggys worthless , with the new rules ye have reduced their value to around 10-20 % off the the order value . just last week ye had 20% codes to use on all orders for the site , why earn or win piggies when u can just wait for the next discount ? and what about people owed piggies and who entered compitions before of these rule changes ?

  100. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    @snoop. So you are telling me I have to keep spend my saturday afternoons giving workshops for nothing more than a 20% discount in your shop? Why would I do that if I could just stay at home and use one of the many discount codes and probably score an even bigger discount, like 25 or 30%? Like I said, no more workshops!

  101. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    "We have been giving out more and more piggies over the last years. We have been increasing the payout of piggies by a huge multitude. We want to continue this and also spread the piggies to even more people. To achieve this we have to adapt the rules. Plus we are giving out more discounts which we were also not doing in the past." so you will be giving out piggies to people who earn and win them which are equal to a 10-20 % discount and are giving out more discounts , which are worth the same as the discount with the piggies. the news may have aswell said ye are getting rid of piggies completely :(

  102. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @snoop Take into account that many website hosting photography are hosting 95% of digital photos, who have a negligible cost respect to a film photography. This is different from flickr or other similare websites. Piggies and old rules helped us to cover or compensate PARTIALLY these costs. Now it is near impossible to upload at the same rate.

  103. shelleybelley
    shelleybelley ·

    Very sad news for a newbie like me.. :( :(

  104. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @aoifedwyer The value is around 30-20%. As you can combine piggies with the many discount codes that are around you will be able to push it to a 50% off most of the time still.

  105. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    @pan_dre Some items (example belairgon lens) are now out with piggies, and a 50% discount (max) for a regular and frequent contributor is too low. Do you know the cost of tilm and development? buying some cameras and film were only a PARTIAL compensation for the costs, and the old rules allow us to test new cameras or to buy new films, and share the lomolove everywhere. I'll continue to collaborate, but I'm waiting for a new well balanced proposal, maybe taking into account the opinions of yours best contributors. Lomo on!

    Meanwhile, please delay the date of Sept 10!

  106. headlock
    headlock ·

    And the person who wins the La Sardina competition, how can they ever spend 250 Piggies?

  107. yokekei
    yokekei ·

    I am agree with @sirio174 @sandravo This new rules make piggies meaningless for who are really put on effort to earn piggies. We are just like playing a role of "part time" / "freelance" writer or contributors. @snoop I am understand that you guys try to work out something to balance it but this seems like an unfair rules for us. As you can see, most of people comment here are active member or article contributors. Again, mostly we earn piggies from competition or articles. We might earn POTD or HOTD if we are lucky selected by Lomography. So, what is the meaning of we earn or we won something which we have to pay it actually? What is the meaning of prize? What is the meaning of earning/reward? And we can't spend piggies as previous which is purchase certain amount thus we can use all our piggies. @snoop Please imagine, let's say you work hard to submit travel articles for a travel agency and you are lucky draw winner and you won competition in their travel photography contest. You can get great prize with free air tickets, 5 stars hotel, meals included... but you can't redeem it unless you bring along your family members and you have to pay all the cost for your family members then only you can enjoy your "prize". Will you happy with it ???

  108. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    5 piggies off 25 = 20% discount
    5 piggies off 49.99= 10% discount

    10 piggies off 50 = 20% discount
    10 piggies off 74.99= 13.33% discount

    20 piggies off 75 = 26.66% discount
    20 piggies off 99.99= 20% discount

    30 piggies off 100 = 30% discount
    30 piggies off 149.99= 20% discount

    45 piggies off 150 = 30% discount
    45 piggies off 199.99= 22.5% discount

    60 piggies off 200 = 30% discount
    60 piggies off 199.99= 20% discount

    90 piggies off 300 = 30% discount
    90 piggies off 299.99= 22.5% discount

    120 piggies off 400 = 30% discount
    120 piggies off 449.99= 24% discount

    150 piggies off over 500 = 30 % and less

  109. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    5 piggies off 25 = 20% discount
    5 piggies off 49.99= 10% discount

    10 piggies off 50 = 20% discount
    10 piggies off 74.99= 13.33% discount

    20 piggies off 75 = 26.66% discount
    20 piggies off 99.99= 20% discount

    30 piggies off 100 = 30% discount
    30 piggies off 149.99= 20% discount

    45 piggies off 150 = 30% discount
    45 piggies off 199.99= 22.5% discount

    60 piggies off 200 = 30% discount
    60 piggies off 199.99= 20% discount

    90 piggies off 300 = 30% discount
    90 piggies off 299.99= 22.5% discount

    120 piggies off 400 = 30% discount
    120 piggies off 449.99= 24% discount

    150 piggies off over 500 = 30 % and less

  110. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    @pan_dr you cant combine piggies with discount codes !… .

  111. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    @pan_dre Most of your discounts still come in the form of a code... Which CANNOT be combined with piggies! So no 50% of. Any discount that may apply will lower the purchase value, hence int turn lower the number of piggies that can be used.

  112. yokekei
    yokekei ·

    @headlock I am totally agree with you. People work hard and drag ideas to take part in La Sardina dresses competition recently. The prize is attractive 250piggies. The winner going to tell people that I won La Sardina dresses competition, I got 250piggies as the great prize, but I have to pay about 500usd to "enjoy" my prize. Is this logic??? Is this prize???

  113. sandergroen
    sandergroen ·

    This means the end of my regular contributions, bye bye Lomography Magazine, best of luck.

  114. cryboy
    cryboy ·

    The piggies until now it were a way to pay the people that works for you Lomography.I work for you and you pay me with piggies, simple!.This was the sense of the piggies system.Now with the new rules the piggies are only simple discounts,no why I have to spend my time (sometimes 2 or 3 hours!!!) to have a discount that I can have without do nothing?!

  115. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Sorry to read this article ...
    115 comments ... 2 likes ... where is the "dislike" button .... :(((

  116. crevans27
    crevans27 ·

    Great way to annoy people! So much for valuing our time and effort hey. Won't be writing any articles from now on. And hardly any film to spend my remaining piggies on, but they will suddenly come back into stock a few weeks after our piggy deadline.

  117. virtualflyer
    virtualflyer ·

    Luckily I just got my Diana F+ Deluxe Kit, going to decrease or stop my translation work.

  118. ophelia
    ophelia ·

    I totally agree with @cryboy and @sirio174 writing articles for me was first of all a pleasure and then a kind of job. It was great to write something and be "paid with piggies" to buy what I want. Lomography this is a very very bad marketing operation: you will loose us as contributors. Is not only about our money, you are stoling our passion ad photographers and writers...I can write articles of course but I will not spend a single Euro in your shop. Thank you.

  119. rudemuinho
    rudemuinho ·

    from now on, no more articles written, never participate in competitions in which the prize is in piggies, sell on ebay they prizes in competitions

  120. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    @yokekei - I am in total agreement with you and I think you speak volumes in your post. I have so many articles ready to upload still and I was planning on writing more with my upcoming trip to Hong Kong (I was going to visit all the Lomo stores, camera stores and write about my time there, maybe even promote the community by organising meet ups), but like you I feel demotivated by this announcement.

    @rocafish - I'm not sure what it's like in the online shop where you are but the UK shop is always empty. I've been after a Oktomat for almost a year and they're still not in stock! Now I have to spend my piggies on things I already have or don't want?? What logic is this?

    @sandravo @aoifeodwyer - You guys hit the nail on the head. Codes we can't use, piggies we can't use... very weird marketing strategy altogether lomo

    Also what @headlock said is right. So the winner of the sardina dresses competition has to pay for the prizes they win?? How is that a "prize"? You work on a design, win, only to pay for a prize in the end. Why enter altogether?!

    Please consider what @sirio174 said. If you are still going ahead with this change, do delay the date!

  121. 4br0k3n3rr0r
    4br0k3n3rr0r ·

    It's so sad to read this. I haven't written so many articles, but giving me piggies really motivated me to write more tipsters. And to think about a new tipster. Now I've read this sad news I'm less motivated to write something new. I like to translate and to write and mostly I can't even spend my piggies because I can't even pay the developing (I can't use my piggies for that, you know). You've such a great team of volunteers that even has the time and enthusiasm to write for your magazine and now you're changing the piggy guidelines? Great marketing, very good job -__-

  122. virtualflyer
    virtualflyer ·

    I think you should reconsider this whole thing. This isn't going to help you.
    I've read dozens of comments here statin "No more articles", "No more contests", "No more translations" and so on, and I'm personally one of those (even though i'll stil contribute at least for some time.
    I'm not saying that when I got free 200$ stuff I made a big deal, but if I ask to my family or my friends, they won't say "You made a great deal without any doubt" because they've seen how much time I spent on those works, time that I could have spent in another way. I think that people who are contributing here with many articles will get a better deal by opening a blog so that they can at least get something from the ads or so. Now it's almost useless to contribute to this blog to get a 30% discount (you see you just gave a 20% discount code for free).
    I've always thought this was a great way for Lomography to promote itself, I adviced it myself to many people I know, now I don't think I'm gonna do this again.
    I think you are loosing almost all your actual contributors and I hope, for you, that you'll find a new series of contributors which won't know how it was and will be happy to get their 30% off.

    This of course isn't a nice move, it goes against all your contributors, Think twice

  123. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    i have been looking at the lomo online shop trying to figure out what to with my piggies and a lot of the iteams i would like to buy are out of stock . i am also going to have to spend 75 euro of money i had not planned to spend if i wish to use my piggies. this is a very bad time to spend piggies with such low stock and very little other offers. if i do decide to place an order and i know its not a order im going to be excited to recive , it will feel like something i have been forced into. i most definitly not going to be happly going to show my friends my new lomo products. if i do decide to order it will be my last order. i feel this is very unfair , the least ye could do is give us more time . i think its totaly fair to give more time. as its espically unfair on people who entered compitions and are waiting on piggies.

  124. lilithmoon
    lilithmoon ·

    Really, really, really baaaad news.... I totally agree with @yokekei, @lostlittlekid, @sirio174, @ophelia, @ all !

  125. jetnz81
    jetnz81 ·

    @yokekei @sirio174 @lostlittlekid @cutebun @cryboy @atria007
    Guys~ i'm same feeling with u guys~ really disappointed with this new rules >,<
    i just success claim my HOTD & POTD piggies since April and worth 120 piggies
    and now this new rules force me gotta spend it all before 10th Sept >,<

    Agree @yokekei mention about Lomography never notice us when they took our photo for their advertisement purpose~ i really DISLIKE this action, even 1piggies also never giving us when they using our photo~ HOW DARE YOU???

    Maybe i wont upload any album or join those contest with my BEST photo to earn the piggies coin any more~ im totally lost power to forward in this Community ~>,<~

    Hope Lomography Community will gain more stronger and Fun~ and i knew many film lover around the world through here~ DONT disappointed your supporter Lomography~ Lomo ROCK

  126. atria007
    atria007 ·

    @totally agree with @jetnz81 and @yokekei ...btw all things not work here..bah!!! prefer no comment..all people know what i think about lomo not its new ...just i like for the people...i did and do a great friends this is the most important the rest its secundary ...but no more article as @cryboy and i will no spend more piggies coz i dont have XD and money in their products..if i want spend 500 dollars or in euros i prefer do it in better cameras...just this!!! nice day!! <3

  127. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    @yokekei @headlock if you win the La Sardina dress competition, not only you have to purchase $500 to use the piggies, but also you can only use maximum 150 piggies!!

  128. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    Now we know why so many contests are still without winners... They will get there piggies when the new rules are in place!

  129. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @bebopbebop @yokekei @headlock We'll make sure that the La Sardina Dress winner will have no problem with the piggies. @sandravo There is no conspiracy to hold back piggies or other prizes.

  130. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    Okay here's something to think about Lomography. I buy lomo cameras, I spend money on lomo film, develop, scan and upload using my laptop and internet. This all costs money, my money. Lomography then uses my photos to promote their brand and cameras. They make profits. Real money. We as lomographers don't get paid or compensated for any of this. Images are just taken without our permission and to make things worse, we don't even get notified or credited in anyway. I've seen this countless times on Facebook, newsletters etc. and before you say anything, I have read the small print but a little manners wouldn't go amiss.

    ^ Check that out Lomography. It's a newsletter/advertisement that was messaged to me not so long ago by a friend. My pictures were featured prominently (pics beside the LC-A+ and Fuji Instax Mini 8) and yes it was disappointing not to be asked permission, but more so that I had to learn from a friend and not you guys. It felt kinda bad at first, then I found it laughable. I've always wanted an Instant back for my L-CA+ or the, then new, Instax Mini 8 but they were always out of stock. Then I find my photos promoting products that I don't even have(??) You could imagine my frustration and this was not an isolated incident.

    I'd like to think I made my peace with things like that and I think a lot of others did because we were rewarded/compensated with piggies elsewhere.

    Now imagine the entire community reading this announcement. Can you now begin to understand why this is disheartening to hear? You casually say that our piggies are still usable after the cut off date but what this means to most of us still with piggies left to spend is simply - "Your piggies aren't worthless, just worth, less".

    @pan_dre @snoop

  131. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    I most likely start my own blog now like @virtualflyer said. At least I'm in total control of all my works, hell, I might even get sponsors! Haha! I sense a big shift (back) to Flickr, Tumblr and such sites now.

    @atria007 - You're a great friend! If it all falls apart here, we'll always have Facebook! Haha!

    @pan_dre - " @sandravo There is no conspiracy to hold back piggies or other prizes" - Then why is it that I've emailed your staff countless times over the past few weeks and get no replies? I seriously doubt I'll get the piggies I'm owed before the 10th.

  132. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    We will have an update published for you soon!

  133. aoifeodwyer
  134. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    bravo @aoifeodwyer !

  135. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @aoifeodwer Thanks for lsiting them up. All the "Guilty Pleasure" rumbles have been already been dished out, for the rest they are in the works now and everybody will get them before the switch.

  136. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    We are taking all your feedback on this very seriously and we are delaying the switch until the end of this month. But more in the update..

  137. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    @pan-dre thank you , it really is good to know that ye are trying to be fair and getting the piggies to them in time :) (i did think some of them might be annouced and checked but couldnt find the post )

  138. lostlittlekid
    lostlittlekid ·

    Amazing @aoifeodwyer ! Great stuff and thanks for delaying the change to the end of the month at least. We look forward to your update.

  139. sandravo
  140. lostlittlekid
  141. wapclub
    wapclub ·

    R.I.P. Piggy

  142. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @sandravo @lostlittlekid I'm adding these to the list

  143. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    @pan_dre sorry just one more request , would it maybe possible to give us a update of if you are expecting to be getting in more stock of items currently showing up as being out of stock, and how soon it would be before these items are in stock ?

    @sandravo @lostlittlekid i only looked back as far as page 3 on the compitions page so i have definitly missed some compitions that are waiting for winner announcement . thanks for add to the list

  144. cutebun
    cutebun ·

    I'm sad la. My prize of La Sardina Virginia never came, no reply ever made by the Virginia team from last year. Now to know about this. FYI we cannot even use discount code with piggies like last time. =/… I NEVER GET REPLY. Why? I submitted my best photo =(

  145. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @catebun Contact me under I'll help you with the prize

  146. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @aoifeodwyer We will be getting more Diana & Diana Mini Clones soon. Some LC-A Sliver Lake, Fuji Instax Cameras and Fuji Films will be here hopefully in time as well

  147. aoifeodwyer
    aoifeodwyer ·

    @pan_dre thank you :)

  148. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    Follow this link fot the update -…

  149. staceybridie
    staceybridie ·

    I'm not enjoying 'Lomography' as much as I once did and I'm not enjoying how even more expensive it feels to be getting. I've deleted most if all of my photos as I still do not agree with the terms and conditions of uploading them.

  150. mont0417
    mont0417 ·

    I love lomography, I love the members here. Everyone is so willing to share and i learnt a lot from you guys. Special thanks to those contributors. I never write an article because It need times and efforts. The piggies ideas is very great to reward those contributors, but with the new rules everything gone. Very well decision making. I don't see myself to purchase any item from here anymore in future. good job lomography.

  151. jarodfwh
    jarodfwh ·

    i've once consider to be a regular contributor for article and photo in lomography (because of piggies) but was held back due to studies, but now hell i am glad i didnt do that as i can imagine this is the most devastating news to regular contributor. This is crazy. me as an outsider can only imagine how much work someone had to do to collect for hundreds of piggies and then was informed they had to pay more, that is definitely heartbroking.

  152. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    Wow sad Times. I will spend my 235 piggies tomorrow then :(

  153. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    Wow sad Times. I will spend my 235 piggies tomorrow then :(

  154. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    Wow sad Times. I will spend my 235 piggies tomorrow then :(

  155. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    Wow sad Times. I will spend my 235 piggies tomorrow then :(

  156. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    Wow sad Times. I will spend my 235 piggies tomorrow then :(

  157. djramsay
    djramsay ·

    Phone issues sorry

  158. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    I agree that this seems like a move into the wrong direction. There are great writers on this site who keep the community alive and make it worth visiting the magazine on a regular basis. They should be rewarded with something that is actually useful. Even with the the old system it was hard to save any money by spending piggies. Usually they were just enough to match the high prices on lomography with the prices you would get in independent shops.
    My propositions to make this move slightly less of a motivation killer:
    1) Extend piggie expiration time drastically to make it easier to collect piggies.
    2) Let us use piggies for the lomolab services to compensate for the high costs of film development.

    In my eyes Lomography should have two essential goals: To keep analogue photography alive by making it affordable and available to everyone and to keep the communitiy alive as it is the lomolove spreading heart of the company.

    Keeping Piggies worth collecting would be the right way to accomplish both.

  159. lulomo
    lulomo ·

    Quote @yokekei in every single word!
    This is the Lomography death!nobody will write a single article for a discount that Lomography gives us for no work!Very sad to hear this (and the update is fooling us!)
    It's even more da sad to read about this change in the magazine looking for an article to translate. Not even a word about this from Lomography Italia FB page!I feel betrayed!

  160. adash
    adash ·

    Considering how overpriced Lomography gear is, and considering the constant reduction in piggy allowances, also considering that piggies can not be applied for discounted goods, I really doubt that will increase sales. Or contributions. More likely Lomography will die out as a super-expensive elite niche hobby, and, sadly but true, analogue photography will slowly and securely die with it. Let us face it - eventually LSI isn't going to keep analogue alive, it is going to kill it.....

  161. adash
    adash ·

    By the way, I was going to write an article "capturing the spectacular sunrise on Lomochrome Purple", but now I really don't feel like I should. I should indeed spend all available piggies and stay away from the Magazine and Shop sections for a while. Or forever.

  162. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    Many years are passed by my first encounter with lomography, was still the XX siecle! a lot of things are happened here along these years, the launch of the new cameras! the great competitions that litterally brings some of us or our pictures around the world. I'll never forget the emotion to discover on Flickr that unknow people posed in front of some of my lomowalls exibited at Trafalguar Square in London (thanx to LSI)! or having hour pictures exibited at the Photokina or the great competition with Absolut! it was really like to be part of a Big Mission and a beautiful game. Along the years I bought several products for me and for a lot of people that aren't signed on the site! and to be Home of the Day or Photo of the Day was a great honour apart the good money received for that. And what about all the beautiful peolple from all over the world encountered on the site and also phisically!? Different times, a decent job that let me "throw away" occasionally some money for strange plastic cameras. But now everithings is changed, not only at but the whole world is changed, I can understand the new Piggies policy becouse is the same all over and Companies are not charitable organizations. I don't wanna be offensive but this situation remind me of the pusher tactics, the first doses are almost free untill you're addicted then you have paid in full. However, I'm still here, the fun to shot analogue is the same (for me), I cheased to partecipate to the competitions or to write anything, I'm not Rich, my current salary is around 200 € per month!! I'm plenty of cameras and films (eBay is always a good place where to make good bussines) I only can say THANX to whoever invented all this. Peace!

  163. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    "I have enough cameras and film" excuse me for all the errors, English is not my language.

  164. civcivli
    civcivli ·

    well, with this adjustment all the magic is gone. there is no reason to collect piggies anymore since i can spend all of them in order to buy products without paying any money. i don't think that i'll contribute with my translations or with my articles anymore.

  165. marlonmosh
    marlonmosh ·

    @mart and everyone else: it's not that lomography isn't caring about us, it's that we are not caring enough for them. we want more and we want it cheap, but lomography is a company - not made of pure love, but also of money. and you (and I) have to understand this point. it isn't good for me & my pocket, but i sure think it's good for lomography's economy and maybe it's something for staying alive.

  166. tere
    tere ·

    sooooooooooo baaaaaaaaaddddd

  167. kevinhodur
    kevinhodur ·

    A bit upsetting, especially as the link I clicked on when I got the initial announcement didn't seem to say this. Now I've missed by two days. Lovely.

  168. virtualflyer
    virtualflyer ·

    @kevinhodur it's not like that, you can use your piggies till 30th

  169. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    I've just found out this article and I feel so awful and used... "thank you lomography"

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