Searching for an Exchange using a Balloon just got a whole lot less complicated.
Since we introduced the program of Balloon exchanges, we have been receiving messages from members asking for a better way to not only earn a Balloon but also find a place to use them. As the program has grown, we have observed how Balloons were used but also how members searched for them. That is why we are pleased to announce the launch of the search filter specifically for Balloon Exchanges.
Before you begin your search, click over to your Dashboard and look at the “HomeExchange Balloons” box that is at the top of the screen. On the right-hand side, you’ll see a graphic that shows you how many Balloons you currently have available to use and also how many you have redeemed.
On the left, you’ll notice a little toggle button has been added. This is where you can switch your settings between wanting to Earn a Balloon or Spend a Balloon. Simply flip the switch and your home will be tagged to show up in the respective search results. As your preference changes, come back here to click the adjust your settings.
Once you have your preference set, it is time to search. Type in a location you’d like to visit. Perhaps you’re looking for a place to spend the end of year holidays, or you might be on the hunt for a weekend away. Whatever your destination, type it in the Search box in the Navigation bar at the top of your screen and search.
Once the results come up, you scroll down and select “More Filters.” This will open up a whole collection of other search parameters you can use to refine your results. In the second row of filters, you will see that on the right-hand side there is now a box that says “Balloon Exchange.” By using this filter, you can switch between seeing “Members looking for a Balloon” and “Members looking to spend a Balloon.” Make your selection to automatically update your search results. Remember to click “Save Search” to easily reference updated results matching your search criteria in the future.
We hope this update makes finding your next Balloon Exchange a much easier process, but we’d love your feedback as well. Feel free to reach out 24/7 to our Happiness Support Team or comment below. We look forward to hearing from you!