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scottmccarrick

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:29:04 AM

who won the gas card 2 weeks ago? also who won yesterday?
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GarRafFra
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 3:38:24 PM

OK, but what is the minimum # of points you can earn before qualifying for actually winning something?

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kwzh
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:33:53 PM

Note that this is also covered in FAQ #30. (The original question, I mean; not bytebug's fantasy.)
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bytebug
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:06:24 PM

>> It's only a matter of a short time until we see yet another topic on this same issue.

There is no need to lock topics or effect any changes to the site. The current remedy – removing from eligibility any member who questions or complains about the award process – is sufficient in my mind.

[Edited by: bytebug at 1/22/2013 3:06:57 PM EST]
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Don
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:17:08 AM

Winners cannot be announced until they've replied to us after being notified of their winning the contest. It can often take a few weeks. We will normally allow them 3 notifications before having to choose a backup winner. In which case, the back up winner must be notified as well. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause (this is why it's a good idea to keep your account info up to date!)

We strive to post contest winners within 30 days of contest closing date

Thanks for your patience.

-Don
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 6:35:28 AM

The Terms and conditions of the drawing are easily found if one takes the time to look. The problem is no one takes the time to look! People want to be spoon fed!
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:08:18 AM

"Rather than lock this topic, I suggest removing the topic and moving Scrapheap's suggestion further up the Gas Buddy programmers' "to-do list". "

I'll second that.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:51:49 PM

Include me in supporting the Scrapheap suggested idea (in the link below), though 'm sure members will still start topics asking why the moderators haven't gotten a response from the "winner".

It's only a matter of a short time until we see yet another topic on this same issue.

Rather than lock this topic, I suggest removing the topic and moving Scrapheap's suggestion further up the Gas Buddy programmers' "to-do list".
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 10:02:12 AM

Now that this has been asked and answered, it's time to close this topic.

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 1/21/2013 10:02:35 AM EST]
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:42:52 AM

This thread reminds me of this idea.

Simple as that suggestion is, it will probably never be implemented because it affects the web site, not the apps, and it doesn't increase ad revenue.

[Edited by: Scrapheap at 1/21/2013 9:45:21 AM EST]
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 9:04:01 AM

Slacking? Not hardly. And who won yesterday??? The drawing isn't held until after Sunday after midnight. Give the guys a chance to draw, notify the winner and have the winner respond.
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scottmccarrick
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:35:41 AM

sorry i did not know that. i thought someone was slacking
my bad
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:33:42 AM

Yawn....

They do not get posted until they have been able to contact the winner and confirm. Be patient.

http://www.tampagasprices.com/contest_rules.aspx?cntry=USA5. Prize Draw: A random drawing will be conducted on a date within 2 weeks of Contest Close Date by GasBuddy Organization Inc., whose decisions are final. Each entrant selected as a winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these rules and regulations, and winning is dependent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Winners will be notified by email within ten (10) days of the drawing. GasBuddy Organization Inc. is not responsible for notifications that are misdirected or not received because of email addresses or mailing addresses that are not correct. If a winner cannot be contacted within fourteen (14) days after the first attempt to contact such winner, an alternate entrant will be selected at random from all entries received. If the prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, the winner will be disqualified and another winner selected in the original winner's place. Winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility within fourteen (14) days of the first notification attempt. Winners who are located in Canada will be required to answer a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question, without assistance, to be awarded the prize. 6. Winners List: GasBuddy Organization Inc will attempt to post contest winners to the web site within thirty (30) days of contest closing date.

[Edited by: TxJeans at 1/21/2013 7:35:27 AM EST]
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