September 2011 – Hot Fun Stuffs

September 30, 2011 HotFunStuffs 62 Comments

I have never been fascinated by bracelets until I have seen the products from Charm Factory! They are perfect for me and for my fashionable daughter! Lol!

They are all beautifully designed. Made of .925 sterling silver which is the highest quality silver with lobster clasp that is incredibly strong.

Charm Factory bracelets are not just ordinary because their professional jewelers hand make each and every themed bracelet. You know what? They could customized a bracelet theme for you which expresses your personality!

And oh, by the way, they are now ON SALE!!! Take this opportunity to buy this early your perfect gifts on Christmas!

Visit them on Facebook or like Charm Factory on Twitter. You could also watch their creations on Youtube!

As for me, I have this lovely and European style Love and Believe bracelet! It’s made of silver plated brass, LEAD FREE pewter which are made in the USA! And because I am so happy with my new bracelet, I will be giving away a Charm Factory bracelet sponsored by them!

UPDATE: Since this site has been down for two days due to server transfer, I am extending the giveaway up to October 15, 2011 EST. Also, I am adding more ways to get more entries!! Goodluck to all!

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Charm Factory September 23, 2011 HotFunStuffs 4 Comments

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This is one unfortunate event in the online industry. A network has to forcibly close its operations due to diminishing advertisers and sharp decline of site activities.

It’s true, CMF is closing SOON. Ben quoted saying…

For several months we have noticed a sharp decline in activity across the site. Many of our advertisers have simply stopped coming back.

We have had several attempts to bring the site back to life, such as Atomic Ads, but these have hardly been used. We have also noticed a big decrease in the amount of payments coming into the site. General site usage is also down.

There are always reasons for activity to decline, such as people going on holiday, having time off work or school, going back to work or school, going outside during the summer, and so on. However, there’s only so long you can come up with excuses. It’s reached the point where we can’t ignore it any longer.

Here are the timeline of what will happen or what is happening now with CMF:

September 16th: Add Funds option disabled. Add Blog option disabled.

September 18th: We will disable the ability to place new ads on this date. This will affect Campaigns, Network Ads, Fireworks, Atomic Ads and Spikes. Any running ads will have time to complete before the cut-off dates listed below.

September 25th: The current cash-out screen will be disabled. (We will provide a new way to cash out so we can do the last cash-outs in one big payment. More on this soon.)

October 23rd: Cut-off date for cash-out requests. Any funds that have not been cashed out at this stage will be lost.

October 23rd: Widgets and ads disabled.

Before October 30th: Final cash-out requests will be processed.

October 30th: Site closure.

* If you have outstanding balance with CMF, either spend it or cash out (cash-out limit is $5). Cash out requests for the current process will be honored until September 25, 2011 because they will be introducing new system for potentially large number of payment prior to the closure of the site. By then, all requests will be accepted until October 23, 2011.

Ben’s closing remarks:

We understand that this will come as a disappointment to many of you, particularly if you’ve supported us since the early days. We really appreciate your support and would not have lasted this long if it had not been for you. CMF Ads is closing because we feel it has reached the end of its life, and we don’t want to drag it out any further.