But it could also increase the amount of VMP members because of this perk, so mediocre really has nothing to lose. I infrequently use my VMP membership because usually the good deals are gone, and the fun of randomly getting free meh branded gifts hasn't happened in a while.
@verydark if there were more VMP members because of this perk then they would all have the heads up and it wouldn’t really help much at that point. Plus once the email went out everyone would just talk about it on the forums and all the non-VMP members would know too.
@actionjbone That’s more diabolical than mediocre. Mediocre alerts should all be real, but only be useful about half the time. The other half: they would be real, but not get to users until after midnight Eastern.