Anyone else see this announcement over at dustgame.com?:
"[T]oday we introduce a new and exciting feature for the Dust community: Dust Elite. This club gives access to our most special items and is at the same time a fidelity reward program. As you know now, we at Dust Studio always try to do our best to satisfy our customers. Thanks to your support, your fidelity and your commitment we can offer some of the best products in this industry. We are here for a long time and we hope that you will stay with us the whole way. Since you have given us so much, it is time for us to give back: the Dust Elite club and fidelity program is our way of thanking you.
To become a part of this very exclusive club, you have to register on our website under the “Dust Elite” entry. The registration fee is 50 US$ for one year. Here are the advantages of joining the Elite:
all orders are free shipping over 150 US$, instead of 250 US$
you can order all items on our website that are still in the “Pre-Order” section. These are available to you first and will be delivered to you before all other customers.
you have access to a special section of the website where we offer very special items for members of the Dust Elite club only. Only you will be able to order these items. This line will grow over time.
and of course you'll get welcome gifts! A special t-shirt of the Dust Elite club, personalized with your name or nickname (your choice). As well as an exclusive coffee mug, also personalized.
When you enter the Dust Elite club, you will also automatically join our fidelity reward program. This program is based on how much you spend with us over the course of one year, starting with your subscription to Dust Elite. The subscription date will become your Dust Anniversary, which will be also the time to receive a special gift from us!
There are three stages to this program, based on how much you spend: Silver, Gold and Platinum.
If you spend more than 1.000 US$ during the year of your subscription, you will automatically join Dust Elite Silver status: you won't have to pay the registration fee of 50 US$ for the next year, but most of all you'll get a 10% discount on all purchase until your first Anniversary. You'll then start the next year already in Silver status (and again without registration) and retain the discount during that time.
If you spend more than 1.500 US$ over the course of the year of your subscription, you will automatically be on Dust Elite Gold status: again you won't have to pay the registration fee of 50 US$ for the next year and you will then get a 15% discount on all purchase until your Anniversary.
And if you spend more than 2.000 US$ over the course of the year of your subscription, you will automatically join Dust Elite Platinum status: again you won't have to pay the registration fee of 50 US$ for the next year and the discount will be bumped to 20%.
If during the year after your first Anniversary you should spend less than 1.000 US$, you'll loose all special benefits. Note also that the benefits for each other status (Gold and Platinum) can be lost if you don't meet the requirements noted above: you'll then be downgraded to the former status (Silver if you were Gold and Gold if you were Platinum).
Joining Dust Elite is a great opportunity to have access to all of our products before anyone else and at a great price. To become a member of the Dust family is simple: just click the button below and register on the Dust Elite page. See you there soon!"