I would probably add a programming problem in every newsletter, and the first 10 people who solve it would get, like, 5 cycles.
Though I know this will never happen, because:
1. It would be such an easy way for the rich (in cycles) to get richer and the poor to get poorer.
2. Repl.it probably will not be that willing to give out cycles just like that.
Still, it would be an interesting idea to have competitive programming puzzles in the newsletter.
Also, I would remove the part of the newsletter that says that the results of the competition have been delayed. (Even though that has nothing to do with the newsletter.)