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JT

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 12:29:13 PM

Starting on Monday, April 7th, each of the first 5 prices reported per day will be worth 200 points!

This will help ensure that members will be able to earn enough points to enter the daily prize draw EVERY DAY, just by reporting prices!

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WR-INC
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 4:13:32 AM

Points look to be back to normal again.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2014 4:17:47 PM

Yes, and I noticed we are getting double points again. Thanks Gas Buddy.
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 7:00:07 AM

Daruma, what method are you using to enter prices? Computer? App? Which OS and version. Tell us what you are doing as your post is not clear.
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Daruma
Rookie Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 6:22:13 PM

I keep trying to update gas prices and keep getting something about a valid number between 2 & 3 and I'm trying to update exactly what's on the pump. So I couldn't earn any points updating prices if I wanted to at home or traveling.
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 12:35:55 PM

Hey JT! Please consider this suggestion...
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shrub_light
Rookie Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 8:47:43 AM

Yep got bonus points as well. Cool.
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DaveRTX
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 8:27:36 AM

I got bonus points this morning. Thanks!
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ColoradoPapa
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 8:02:15 AM

Thanks, gasbuddy.
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badguzzler
Champion Author Tacoma

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 6:41:26 AM

Looks like they are back for Nov?
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WR-INC
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 5:11:40 AM

Got them again this morning.
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mfeldstein
Champion Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 1:42:57 AM

So when is it coming back?
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101roadrunner
Rookie Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 9:29:18 PM

First I been to this site been gas buddy for over 2 year's and this is nice, Thanks
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:53:01 PM

TomB - the more points worked - you get 200 instead of 150 for your first 5 prices each day.

The 'Bonus' points were offered for short term, with the latest being for the month of September. Today, alas is October 1.
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WR-INC
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 6:20:20 AM

They said that it was just for September.
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TomB
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 2:12:29 AM

It appears the 'more points' feature did not work today
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GreenSunnyDay
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2014 8:56:52 PM

I've been gone from GB for almost 2 years due to an illness. What a nice surprise to come back to! Thanks GB!!
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freerefund
Veteran Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Sep 7, 2014 7:24:41 AM

This is the only change I have seen work.
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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 11:43:15 AM

<<,do you know why this would happen?>>

Maybe because this site has become a patchwork of code and add in the APs and then they don't beta test and there are "anomalies" that they are still sorting out -- working on the points and contests and bonus awards and ap awards rather than improving the actual functional part of the site?

I believe the new owners OPIS is more interested in click revenue than accuracy these days.
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brownielover
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 9:37:18 AM

I know they have increased the price posting to 200 points with a total of 1000 per day but some days they give bonus points , possibly an extra 1000 depending on how many prices you post , my question is why do some members get more bonus points than others , for example today there were some members in my area that got 2000 points because of bonus points and I only got 1400 , I posted aprox 50 prices today , do you know why this would happen
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StarkForums
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 7:41:08 PM

If September is double points months GasBuddy owes me 800 more points.
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msienkiewicz
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:57:52 PM

edit- never mind - wrong topic. Saw the answer on another thread

[Edited by: msienkiewicz at 9/2/2014 6:59:47 PM EST]
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StarkForums
Champion Author Akron

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 6:23:03 PM

I had been getting 1,000 bonus points for the past week. Now today I got 200 bonus points. Whats going on?
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mke60
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 2:19:05 PM

This morning when I posted prices, I got 200 bonus points per station. I can back on the site later today and noticed that now I only got 200 points TOTAL. My daily total points has been reduced by 800. What's up?
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TINYe
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 10:34:58 AM

So it looks like today points are back to 200 per station update???
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Einstein47
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 12:12:52 AM

This was in my email "Double points are only available for reporting gas prices only either at GasBuddy.com or through the GasBuddy mobile app." Tell me. Is there some other way to report prices? Why mention "only"?

Just curious.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 10:20:16 AM

Of course they also didn't use the tools available such as "What's New" or PMs, and apparently the "special" points promo was full of bugs. Some didn't get emails, some got emails on 13th and told to watch for one on 15th....AND some got lot (I mean LOTS) of extra points.

They supposedly have "reverted the extra points" and fixed the entries to the contest, but I don't have faith in their ability to totally and properly unwind this latest mis-step.

I wish they would spend more time telling us what they have done, fixing what didn't work and more "PRE" testing of changes --- Oh, and answer the many threads about the MAPS....
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GoGoGoodyear
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 1:39:19 AM

Seems that not every member was notified by email (or otherwise) about this double points promotion, based on responses here.

I have not received any notice, and I checked the spam folder just in case. Found out about it when I posted price updates.
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30mpg80
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 12:42:52 AM

There is a bug in the system, as a few buddies are getting 10,000 to 100,000 to 200,000 points extra!
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fishfinder
Champion Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 12:27:13 AM

Received this in an email from Gasbuddies...

Limited time offer beginning Friday August 15, 2014 12:00am ET and concluding on August 17, 2014 11:59pm ET. Double points are only available for reporting gas prices only either at GasBuddy.com or through the GasBuddy mobile app. Points will be applied to the points balance for use in the daily draw, and will be included with the overall points totals for rankings. Daily allotted earnings for reporting gas prices will also be doubled and capped at 2,000 points per day.

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navy1954
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 4:59:39 PM

3 prices and 1200 points!
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dickc49
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 10:01:58 AM

Yup, after posting my prices I was told I had 2,000 points!
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 9:05:23 AM

I suspect a glitch. Or possibly a Son-of-a-glitch.
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dbgindy
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 5:10:50 AM

Yep looks like gas postings are double points for some reason.
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sticker_shock
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 3:05:52 AM

It's not just you. My today's points don't match with points earned for the day.

Message Posts 20 8/15/2014 2:01:17 AM
Message Posts 20 8/15/2014 2:00:51 AM
Message Posts 20 8/15/2014 2:00:20 AM
Message Posts 20 8/15/2014 1:57:04 AM
Message Posts 20 8/15/2014 1:55:52 AM
Price Entry 200 8/15/2014 1:53:37 AM
Price Entry 200 8/15/2014 1:53:37 AM
Price Entry 200 8/15/2014 1:53:19 AM
Price Entry 200 8/15/2014 1:53:19 AM
Price Entry 200 8/15/2014 1:53:19 AM
Read a News Item 25 8/15/2014 1:52:41 AM
Read a News Item 25 8/15/2014 1:52:40 AM
Read a News Item 25 8/15/2014 1:52:40 AM
Read a News Item 25 8/15/2014 1:52:40 AM
Read a News Item 25 8/15/2014 1:52:34 AM

I should have 1225 points, yet this is what's on the header:

Today's Points: 2,225 Consecutive Days: 3,035
Total Points: 3,028,950 Overall Rank: 1,178
Prize Entries: 0 30 Day Rank: 372


[Edited by: sticker_shock at 8/15/2014 3:06:29 AM EST]
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jcs72
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 1:54:01 AM

Is it me, or are price posts worth 400 points now?
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Nursielee
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:07:23 PM

Woohoo!
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patio12
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 1:24:33 AM

This is good to know BUT mathematically speaking does not improve your chances of winning so long as everyone else is also earning the same number of points per gas price.
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Karensg1
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 4:59:09 PM

Thanks for the info...so helpful to know that there is another way to build up points.
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2014 6:38:51 PM

Love it use this ap daily!!
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timewalker
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2014 5:17:31 PM

Good to have more points
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:30:51 AM

This is a great app
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busdrivered5
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 8:24:23 PM

I have been kind of storing up my points so that I would not see the impact when I used points to enter the weekly drawings. Now it is no longer necessary to do that
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bennytom
Rookie Author Idaho

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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 5:44:57 PM

like the new deal. in conjunction with the newer gas reward every day
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Challenger2014
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2014 7:30:54 AM

Safeway sucks.
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elcid1300
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Message Posted: May 30, 2014 9:45:20 PM

Not sure you got the below:

Hello Ryan,

Thank you for your response. I appreciate how busy you fellows are.

I understand very well that April 7th was the START date for 200 points. However ON THAT DATE (April 7th) I was awarded only 150 points per post. Please see my history. It goes like this:

Price Entry 150 4/7/2014 12:58:55 AM
Price Entry 150 4/7/2014 12:58:55 AM
Price Entry 150 4/7/2014 12:58:38 AM
Price Entry 150 4/7/2014 12:58:38 AM
Price Entry 150 4/7/2014 12:58:38 AM

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE DATE AND TIME, ONLY 150 POINTS WERE AWARDED TO ME ON APRIL 7TH.

Your "What's New" section says:

"April 04, 2014 GasBuddy is happy to announce: MORE POINTS!
Starting on Monday, April 7th, each of the first 5 prices reported per day will be worth 200 points!"

So again, starting on April 7th, I was only awarded 150 points. Perhaps it was a computer glitch or something. But don't you agree I should have been awarded 200 points on April 7th?

Why won't I get the increase for April 7th?

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,

El Cid
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 11:37:55 AM

On the right I see white space. On the left I see white space. It looks nice.
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sharkfin831
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 4:43:42 PM

On the right of this page at this moment I see an ad for Hyundi and Pottery Barn; on the home page for my area there is an ad for Pleasanton Mercedes-Benz.

No one was complaining about the move but about the lack of communication about it to lead us in the right direction to look away from where we were used to looking.

If that had been the case, there would be no need for this discussion.
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 7:40:45 AM

What ads? Jeesh! Ya move something and people have a hissy fit! Did ya moan about the "Post a Reply" move? Did ya even notice?

The key to change... is to let go of fear.
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gasboots
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 12:14:35 PM

Look on the right side, and what have you always expected to see there? Ads, just Ads we all ignore. So, that is why everyone was complaining. You expect no one to look in a place they have been accustomed to ignore, now, do you?
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 9:27:36 AM

Well, sharkfin831, changing something doesn't mean it's broken.
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