I think I had this idea last year, but I wanted to mention it again... Some of the biggest complaints I always hear about RSD: -long lines, slow moving lines, lots of waiting -high prices (some argue they're purposely high to discourage flippers) -local / loyal customers being unable to get the items they seek I wonder if some of those concerns could be mitigated if RSD and the participating stores started some type of loyalty / rewards program, where for every dollar spent, you get a point, and X amount of points gets you incentives on RSD. The new "year" would start the day after the last RSD, and you'd have a full 365 days to earn points for the next year. Hell, even your current purchases could count to your next year's points. This could be implemented on a per-store basis (loyalty to only that particular store), or on a widespread basis where you could earn and redeem at any participating store in the country. I could see pros and cons with both approaches. Per-store encourages loyalty to your local shop and helps keep it in business so you have somewhere to go, but a global program encourages supporting all stores (for example if I want to visit a store in a different city I travel to, I can still get points and feel good about supporting another store) Anyone who isn't a flipper likely spends a decent amount of time and money throughout the rest of the year at shops to make this fair and feasible, and hopefully give them advantage over the flippers who only come out once a year. For those who say there isn't a store close to them and they have to shop online or drive hours to their closest shop, I'm sure there could be a way to gain points through online purchases as well, through some of the larger retailers. Some ideas that I could see being good rewards: -early store entry to RSD (1 or 2 hours earlier than the general public) -ability to reserve a certain number of items -discount pricing compared to the regular retail price (10%-20% off?) -super-exclusive items available only to program members -entry into drawings for special prizes Obviously, the rewards should be tiered so the highest earners reap the biggest benefits, but the lower earners still get included and get recognized for their buck as well. I haven't thought this all out, so I'm sure there are plenty of flaws in this logic, but I'd like to hear your thoughts, if you think this is a good idea and if you'd participate in something like this.