New members confuse points as reward points offered by credit/debit cards companies.I have noticed that many new authors raise threads in the forum section asking about the points awarding and cash credits features of ISC because they confuse the point earning system of the ISC with the 'reward points' system offered by banks/merchant websites. They tend to presume that after the accumulation of points, the ISC redeems the same subsequently in the form of cash though no other merchant website encashes the accumulated reward points.
The credit/debit card companies offer reward points to prompt and encourage the customers to spend more and more. Many people shop merely for accumulating reward points only to redeem the same later.
What are your observations in this regard? Have you also noticed such trends?