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MrsRachel2013

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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:25:11 PM

please help. im kinda confused on how the points win?
thanks!!
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MrsRachel2013
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 8:58:33 PM

How do I know if I won or not?!!? Please help and how do I get more tickets!?!?
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MrsRachel2013
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 1:47:15 PM

good morning all and thanks to all that helped!
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 4:13:25 PM

MrsRachel2013:

"So another Question is : If I have more tickets does that give me a better chance of winning that card?!?!? Just wondering! Hope 2 hear from some 1 soon.
Thanks!!!"

It's like any lottery; if you have one chance/one ticket, you have one chance in however many. If you have two tickets, you have two chances in however many; assuming other people aren't also increasing the number of tickets they would normally submit, you double your chances, or (said another way) reduce the odds against you by 50 percent.

That said, what you really want to do on this website, to earn points to enter the weekly drawing, isn't to post or respond to messages nearly as much as you want to post gas prices. Each message post will earn you 20 points per message post, for up to a maximum of five points-earning messages a day (everything after that is for the sake of responding or discussion), whereas you can earn 150 points per gas price posted, for up to five gas price posts a day (everything posted after that is to help your fellow Gas Buddy members be more knowledgeable shoppers).
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MrsRachel2013
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:00:14 PM

So another Question is : If I have more tickets does that give me a better chance of winning that card?!?!? Just wondering! Hope 2 hear from some 1 soon.
Thanks!!!
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MrsRachel2013
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:56:50 AM

It would be nice to win a 250 $ gas card too! :)
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MrsRachel2013
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:56:14 AM

thanks buckeye !! this is a cool website!!
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MrsRachel2013
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:55:08 AM

Thanks Gas Buddy!!! I am glad gas is going down ! ;)
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 9:16:25 PM

To follow-up Scrapheaps very good response, and to answer your questions in short:

"how does this website work??"

In the most basic form, the site works by Gas Buddy members accurately posting gas and/or diesel prices in the areas in which they drive, in order that their fellow members can be knowledgeable of local fuel prices, whether higher or lower than those they regularly pass, so that they can make better shopping decisions, without having to drive unnecessarily out of their way to compare prices. Seeing the prices posted by others may save you unnecessary driving, as well as time, as well as not using fuel to search prices.

"im kinda confused on how the points win?"

The points don't win. You accumulate points from posting gas prices, reading energy-related news articles, and taking part in various discussions and polls (as well as from referring new members), and you can exchange those points for "tickets" for a weekly gas card drawing. The current weekly prize is one $250 gas card" awarded to the one winning ticket.

"what are points for ?"

They for entering the weekly drawing, for ego (not said in a bad way), and as an indicator of how much you've participated as a Gas Buddy members. As more points can be obtained via posting gas prices, as a general rule the more points you have the more indicative it is of your price posting.

"how do u use them?"

Already answered above.

"what if u dont win?"

Nothing. It's the same as if you bought a Powerball or Megamillion lottery ticket and you don't win. You bought a chance (but only used your points to get the ticket, you didn't pay money for the ticket.)

The total number of points you earned remains visible for others to see (in your profile) however your current number of points is the total amount of points you've earned minus the points you used to "buy" Gas Buddy tickets (which "cost" 1,000 points per ticket).

Does this and Scrapheap's response answer your question?

If so, can the moderators close this topic?
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buckeyecountry
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:37:13 PM

You will enjoy the site better knowing that you are helping others by updating gas prices. Winning the $250 gas card is somewhat of a very very long shot. :-)
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MrsRachel2013
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:13:29 PM

thanks!!
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:45:42 PM

Click on the blue help tab, then click on the white How It Works tab. After reading that, click on the white FAQ tab and read that.
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MrsRachel2013
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:32:05 PM

im new to this website. can some 1 please help me. what are points for ? how do u use them? what if u dont win?
please some one help. thank you very much
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MrsRachel2013
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 7:28:30 PM

please help.
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