What's the deal with Magic Beans?

It’s cooler than a loyalty program. It’s a kindness program.

Because KINDNESS makes everyone’s world more magical.

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I had been wanting to implement a loyalty program for years but never found a model that felt right. The basic structure is always “points for spend”. While there is nothing wrong with that, it’s also somewhat “limited”. I mean, there are eleventy million ways you can support a small business, and it just feels odd to reward/thank people for just one of those ways.

Creating World's Is What We Do Best!

I recently spent a huge amount of time re-building the Fairy Gardening Australia website. Central to the rebuild was improving the user experience for our customers and community members. I had the opportunity to think about what makes our members amazing and build a platform that embraced it. You can read more about the building process here

The new Fairy Gardening Australia website is a sort of “magical garden” itself. The adventure begins the moment you step through the little door. Your dashboard is your home – a place from which you access all the cool in-built features (such as the learning centre, shop, account, galleries, etc.) and the Community Tidings page is like the “town centre”. It’s a place to catch up with friends, hear about their adventures, admire their work and showcase your own. 

It’s a world in itself and in my world I value kindness above anything else. It’s pretty simple: when you give love, you get love.

Kindness really is its own reward, but I felt that it could be more, and the Magic Beans program was born!

Get Rewarded For Kindness

The new Fairy Gardening Australia website has been programmed to recognise acts of kindness and reward them. It’s really easy and you can give it a go straight away! On your dashboard, you will find a “values” bubble. Clicking on it will open a list of recognised kind actions and the rewards received. Over time, this list will be adjusted to include additional features as they are made available. Here are some examples:

Send a Compliment

Every community member has a button built in to their profile that allows you to send them a compliment. Simply visit their profile, click the button and select the type of compliment you wish to send them. You can optionally add a personal message. You may wish to compliment for uploading a photo that inspired you, thank them for brightening your day or even welcome them to our community!

Earn 5❧

Publish a Gallery Photo

Your dashboard has a built in gallery builder and photo uploader. Share your fairy garden progress photos and tell us your story! Remember, we’re all here because we LOVE fairy gardening, so your photo is guaranteed to inspire and delight.

Earn 10❧

Important things to know:

  • Kindness is FREE. You don’t need to spend money to be rewarded.
  • The values list DOES contain negative values. If you write a kind comment and then delete it, the rewards that you earned will disappear along with it. There are also limitations to the number of actions that will be rewarded within a given timeframe. These are safeguards to ensure that the system works as intended.
  • Fairy Gardening Australia is a business, owned and operated by ME (Hey, I’m Kim, nice to meet you!), not a faceless enterprize. Your kindness makes other members feel good, it makes ME feel good, and it supports the work I do which, in turn, supports my family. 
  • This system is experimental. I havent found a precedent so I have no idea if it is viable. However, I think it is worth a shot! I might have to amend the system over time. If you find a way to make it better, I am eager to hear from you!
  • Magic Beans are exclusively available to our community members. Excludes trade account holders and guests of the Fairy Gardening Australia website. Magic Beans cannot be earned on purchases placed via our retail partners.

Earn Magic Beans, Exchange Them For Gift Vouchers

You can keep track of your Magic Beans via your dashboard. Your balance can be viewed at Dash – HOME and a log of your Magic Beans activity can be found here. A notification will appear on your screen in real time as you earn Magic Beans. In addition, your dashboard has a built in Bean Exchange

At the Bean Exchange, you can trade your Magic Beans back to me for a gift voucher. Super easy, REAL rewards! Your gift voucher can be used in-store and online to reduce the cost of your Fairy Gardening Australia purchases. YES – in my world, being kind can get you cool stuff and it’s an awesome thing to know the pieces in your own garden were earned by being NICE!

So, go forth, sprinkle your kindness all over the joint and grow your bean balance today!

Log in to your account to get started. 

New to Fairy Gardening Australia? Tip toe through the fairy door at the bottom of your page to become a member

P.S. If you had a pre-existing user account that was migrated to our new membership system, check your balance! I have popped 50❧ in there for you. You’re welcome!

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We love to see your photos and hear your stories. On this page, you can

  • Learn how to upload photos to our fairy garden community gallery
  • Read our Minimum Requirements
  • Read our Image Use policy
  • Read our Best Practice guidelines
  • Get tips to improve your fairy garden photo quality
  1. Select “View & Upload To Gallery” from the main menu
  2. Click “Create A Gallery”
  3. Select upload type (Photo or Video)
  4. Use the “Title” field to name your fairy garden
  5. Use the description field to tell us about your garden
  6. Select the appropriate category
  7. Click the “Create” button
  8. Select a file from your computer (or drag and drop)
  9. Ignore the “Add a link” field
  10. Congratulations! You have created your gallery.

Photo submissions must be HD quality (min. 1080p). Smart phone images are ok.

Photo’s need to be clear and MUST feature your fairy garden. We are unable to accept blurred/low quality images and they will be removed.

You must be logged in to your account to upload, edit or delete images. Your first name will be used to credit you as the author where Fairy Gardening Australia uses your image outside the gallery, examples include inclusion in our national newsletter or sharing to our social platforms.

Use the title field to name your garden. Use the description field to tell us about your garden. Why, when, what, how – your story is important to us!

Images with added text, borders or image layers (e.g. emoji’s) will not be accepted and will be removed. Please add comments, quotes etc. in the provided fields only. Subtle filters are acceptable. Read more about this in the photography tips tab. 

Gallery image submissions will be displayed in the public community photo gallery hosted by Fairy Gardening Australia. By submitting your image, you are authorizing Fairy Gardening Australia to use your fairy garden photo on our website, newsletter and social media platforms. Where possible, credit is given to the image author. 

Fairy Gardening Australia will NEVER provide your images to third parties without your express permission, however, once your image is published, we are unable to control image lifting and sharing. Further, we accept no responsibility for images appearing on unauthorized third party websites and platforms.

Fairy Gardening Australia reviews all submissions to the gallery. Images that do not meet the minimum image requirements will be removed. Upon submission, our system automatically generates a watermark on images which will appear in the top left corner. The purpose of the watermark is to identify the original source of upload.

From time to time, we receieve image requests from media outlets (TV, newspaper, magazine, blogs) to accompany our editorial contributions. If we feel that your photo would be suitable for a project or campaign, we will contact you and request written permission to use your image. This is entirely optional.

Your photo will appear in our gallery for an undetermined period of time. We may remove your image without notice or our system may auto remove your image if our gallery is reaching the maximum limit to free up space for new submissions. Once it is removed, it will be stored in our database for a period not exceeding 7 years.

You may remove your image at any time. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Our team will not provide an explanation and no correspondence will be entered into where a decision is made to reject or remove an image submission. Reasons may include but are not limited to submissions that are inappropriate, poor quality, off topic or any other reason that may make a photo unsuitable for addition to the gallery. 

We require you to have gained permission from all individuals included in your image prior to submission. (Guardian permission for persons under 18 years old). We assume that you have those permissions at the time of upload. If your personal image appears in our gallery and you did not provide authorization, please contact us immediately. Additionally, please ensure the fairy garden appearing in your image is actually yours. Image theft is the leading cause of bad juju.

We optimise space in our gallery and a maximum 20MB restriction applies to each member account. If you are close to exceeding your limit, please contact us. We will transfer your image to an archive gallery. 

We love to see the beautiful smiles of our fairy gardeners! However, if you do not want your/your childrens photo to appear within our gallery or our associated social platforms, please do not upload them here. Once images are published, we have no control over image lifting and sharing. Please refer to our Image Use Policy.

A field is provided for you to write a short narrative which will accompany your image. The content will appear in the lightbox which opens when the gallery image is clicked. Please do not include personal or contact details in this field. The contents of this field should be limited to HOW, WHEN, WHAT, WHY. Members of this website can comment on your photo. Please check back regularly and respond to comments. 

Social share icons appear in the lightbox of your image. We encourage you to use these links to share your images with friends and family across your platforms.

By keeping the tips , requirements and policy in mind, you are assisting us to maintain high quality content in our gallery. (Thanks in advance!)

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Landscape orientation tends to showcase gardens more favourably. We will accept portrait orientated images, however thumbnail images that appear via widgets across our website may incorrectly display your image.

Your fairy garden (or favourite part of it) should be centred in the image.

Best angle: We recommend you try 2 angles – level and 45° to find which works best for your garden.

Upload photos that feature your entire garden or your just your favourite part. Adjust your distance from the subject to find the best view. It is always better to move than to zoom.

If surrounding items do not add to the aesthetic of your garden, remove them or try adjusting your angle. Alternatively, crop them from the image prior to upload.

Refrain from adding borders, emoji’s, image and text layers or collages. They distract the eye of the viewer and do not enhance your image. You are welcome to use a filter to enhance tone or clarity, but it is best to keep this minimal. Image colour quality can be effected by a number of factors and a colour enhancement filter can correct this. Fairy Gardening Australia will not adjust, add filters to or crop gallery images. We will automatically apply a watermark to the top left corner of your image for the purpose listed in our Image Use Policy.

 

Magic Bean Exchange

Convert your Magic Beans to vouchers here

Exchange 200 ❧ for $10 voucher

You must be logged in to exchange Magic Beans.
  • You MUST have a minimum balance of 200❧ in your account to use the Magic Bean Exchange
  • Voucher is valid for 1 year from the date of issue
  • Copy the generated code and paste into code box upon checkout. Your code has also been emailed to you and is recorded in your Magic Bean Purse Log which can be accessed through your member dashboard
  • Voucher is single use and redeemable on orders where cart total is over $50.00
  • Multiple vouchers are not accepted on a single order
  • Full Terms & Conditions can be found here

DO NOT REFRESH THIS PAGE. Doing so may void your voucher. Please close box and use navigation menus.

Magic Bean Values 2019

  • You must be logged into you member account for Magic Beans to apply
  • Magic Beans must be exchanged for vouchers to generate valid discount codes for store purchases. The Magic Bean Exchange can be accessed via your member dashboard
  • Administration reserves the right to update values at any time. Bonus Bean offers may be offered from time to time. These will be announced via our newsletter, social media and via our community platform.

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Publish a Story

20❧

1 / week

Publish a Tutorial

20❧

1 / week

Member Registration

50❧

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Birthday

100❧

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Update Profile Avatar

10❧

1 / month

Send Invitation

2❧

2 / day

Sent Invitation Accepted

8❧

Unlimited

Send Virtual Gift to a Member

5❧

2 / week

Community Comment

1❧

5 / day

Publish Gallery Photo 

10❧

3 / month

Publish Gallery Video 

12❧

1 / month

Favourite Photo/Post

1❧

5 / week

Remove Comment

-1❧

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Un-publish Gallery Photo

-10❧

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Un-publish Gallery Video

-12❧

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Un-favourite Photo/Post

-1❧

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SPAM Comment

-100❧

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-ALL❧

Membership de-activation will remove all Magic Beans from your account. Members must apply for de-activation by contacting administration.

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