Mac Guild Membership

Mac Guild Membership

TIERS - POINTS - PAYMENTS - BENEFITS - POP ACCOUNT




The Macintosh Guild is open to anyone in the US who is interested in the Macintosh platform.

Membership in the Guild is tiered into four levels:
  • Platinum (Elite members)
  • Gold (Highly active members)
  • Silver (Participating members)
  • Lurkers (Curious members)

The primary goal of our membership drive is to get people to participate! If you participate, you can achieve any level without ever paying a dime. For those who find a lot of benefit from the Guild, but don't have time to participate, you can buy your points as well.

To become a participating member, all that is required is for you to fill out one poll, and perform one review a year (either of a piece of software, hardware, or even a book). Pretty simple, right? Yes!

Go Gold or Platinum by participating further, and earn greater benefits, such as a free email account, early access to review software, and appreciation gifts.

As mentioned, you can also purchase your points, and you can combine participation points with purchased points.

Mac Guild Membership Tiers:

MEMBERSHIP LEVEL

REQUIRED POINTS

Platinum

36

Gold

24

Silver

12

Lurker

2



Click here for details on membership benefits.

 
Different ways to earn points through participation:
ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED
Book review 10 points
Commercial software review (and some Shareware titles) 10 points
Freeware software review (and some Shareware titles) 10 points
Mac-related article contributions 10 points
Item donations Varies
Poll responses (one response counted per poll) 2 points
$$$ (fastest way to earn membership) 1 point per $1
Active Mac Guild position 12 points
Technical contributions 1 to 10 points
Contest participation Varies
Carryover points from prior year 6 to 18 points
NOTE: Membership can be revoked for various violations of mailing list policies, or a violation of a review agreement.

CONTRIBUTIONS
The point system is intended to encourage participation in Mac Guild activities, but we understand that not everyone has the time or desire to participate. You can earn your points by purchasing them with contributions to the Mac Guild. All contributions are greatly appreciated, and go a long ways to keep the Mac Guild alive.

You can purchase points online using PayPal balance transfers and electronic checks, or PayPal credit card payment (if you pay by credit card, you need to add $1 to each $12 payment to account for credit card fees).

The donate buttons below default to a quantity of one, meaning one membership tier (which is $12). To reach Silver membership is one tier ($12), Gold is two tiers ($24), and Platinum is three tiers ($36). If you would like to purchase an odd number of points, do not use the buttons below; instead, log into your PayPal account and send the exact dollar amount manually. For credit card payments, send to eorders AT excaliburworld.com, and for eChecks or balance transfers, send to macguild AT excaliburworld.com.

You can also send a check, money order or item donations to the address
listed below.

PayPal eCheck or Balance Transfer

NOTE: If you use the above button for credit card payment, the payment will be canceled.


(CREDIT CARD FEES ARE $1 PER $10 DONATION, SO TO GET 10 POINTS, PAY $11)

Credit Card Payment


Send checks to:

Bill Catambay
2900 Salem Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051