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Beware of the Demons for they do Lurk
Member Name: PureDark
Advantages: Great Fun Website with Easy Unlimited Earning
Disadvantages: Prize Demons make it impossible to redeem those hard earned PTZ!
Lockerz is an interesting freebies site that sets itself apart from any other freebies site out there. It intends to become the number one social networking site exceeding even facebook, but they're a long way off from there. This is because Lockerz is very much in it's early stages and ironically offers no social networking capabilities besides being able to invite friends to the site.
What they do offer is the chance to earn 'Pointz' and redeem those PTZ for prizes. I'm writing this review as a recently joined member because judging from some of the other reviews, Lockerz has changed a little bit since they were written.
If you want to join Lockerz you'll need to be invited by a friend who already has an account. Due to them being in their early stages they have not opened registration up to the general public as of yet. They do encourage you to invite new members though because once you've invited 20 people who actually join, you get 'Z-List' status meaning you earn double the PTZ of non Z-List members.
Upon logging in to Lockerz you'll be presented with the 'My Locker' screen which is still in development and merely offers the daily updates and latest site news. You get 2 PTZ each day for logging in and then 2 more for answering the daily question which you'll also find on this screen. Recently they've also been offering bonus questions along with the daily question each worth 2 PTZ each. I understand there used to be a game at your first ever login to help you earn some PTZ but this doesn't seem to be the case anymore (at least I didn't get to play).
So since the aim is to earn some PTZ how else can you do it? Besides logging in and answering the daily question oh and inviting friends, the main way to do it is through 'Play'. You'll find in its own tab at the top of the screen in the navigation bar. Play is basically a youtube style section of Lockerz where watching videos earns you PTZ. No matter the duration of the video you will always get 2 PTZ per video. This being said you may think that you'll want to just go for the short ones which can be as short as 25 seconds but Lockerz does actually offer some cool videos and you're very likely to find something you enjoy. For me they offer a headbangers ball style video ;)
Lockerz target audience is however the younger crowd so not everyone will find things they like on Play. The daily videos for example are headed by the goofy American pair 'Dave and Anthony' whom I don't find funny and couldn't understand how anyone ever could but each to their own. The dailies are the shortest videos and the easiest way to redeem PTZ so you'll just have to cope!
Eventually 'Shop' will open up to the rest of the world but at the moment it's just for American users. Shop is Lockerz own online shop (you'd never have guessed) but with a twist. You earn PTZ depending on the product you buy and can also reduce the price by using the PTZ slider which they are oh so proud of. You just slide the slider along and it takes PTZ away from you and a percentage off the product. From what I can see, the prices are highly uncompetitive and the PTZ reward isn't enough to warrant a purchase. Most users are there for free stuff are they not?
Finally onto the good stuff ... the prizes!!
PTZ can be redeemed in 'PTZ Place' which offers some fantastic products such as the whole Apple Catalogue (well pretty much), Games Consoles, Designer Clothes etc etc needless to say the prizes are very desirable and in comes a problem. PTZ place isn't constantly stocked and you have to wait a good while for a restock. When a restock does happen you still won't get your prizes as Lockerz is inhabited by evil prize demons. Said demons spend their lives on Lockerz in constant wait for a restock and when it happens they POUNCE! They use roboform and other form filling utilities to quickly fill in the redemption form before you've even chosen your prize and then ... it's all gone and you're left with the option of buying a Lockerz themed desktop background for 15 PTZ. Sad times indeed.
I will also note that PTZ values have decreased since the golden days which I wasn't there for. It used to be around 2000 PTZ for a tasty macbook but it's a lot more than that now and it's only going to increase as the site gets more users and closer to launch. I'd advise you join now and just hope you get lucky and beat the prize demons to it!
In conclusion I'd say that Lockerz is an excellent idea and earning PTZ is a snap especially when they do triple PTZ weekends like they did recently. This is all well and good but if you can't even redeem those PTZ then why bother?! I will update this review when I actually redeem and have received a product and share some tips if I have any!
And of course if you'd like an invite to Lockerz then feel free to PM me as I'd love to be on that prestigious Z-List!
Summary: Give it a Go but be Fast!