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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Veteran Author New York

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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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Biggie7711
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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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uah
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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
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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
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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
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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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sharkfin831
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Message Posted: May 8, 2014 12:44:12 AM

Yes, Scoutmaster, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: May 7, 2014 7:03:36 AM

Bunch of Presbyterians in here!

Change the light bulb???? My father put that light bulb in! I'm not changing it.
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gasboots
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Message Posted: May 7, 2014 12:48:27 AM

sharkfin is right. What we expect to see on the right side are advertisements which most of us simply ignore.
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sharkfin831
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Message Posted: May 7, 2014 12:29:24 AM

Prayers or not they have been on the left since ever since I joined 10 years ago (three months before you) and likely before. The point is they were moved to the right side. Agreed that is not so far, but our eyes were trained 365 x 10 times to the location the left. I was not the only one asking about it. What was the need for the move anyway? Most web sites that change their address show a redirection page when taking you to the new location. Let this be a lesson for management to announce when there is a change and not expect the message to be delivered by atmospheric osmosis.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 1:58:16 PM

sharkfin831:

"Our prayers have been answered. The news articles are back in the original preferred location."

Surely you can't be that serious about the news articles moving, are you? Your "prayers" have been answered?

That said, I'm not so sure about the "original preferred location". If they had been on the right for the past three months, no one would be saying anything about it why it should be moved to the left side.
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sharkfin831
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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 1:08:48 AM

Our prayers have been answered. The news articles are back in the original preferred location.
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sharkfin831
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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 2:03:11 AM

OK, Mr. Jeans, I believe in talking and communicating directly instead of hiding it somewhere on a poorly organized site while everyone is asking here where people are asking. This not the first time I have seen this method of backwards communication here on this site:


May 01, 2014 The News Articles have moved
We have made a change to the layout of the site and have moved the Blog and News section of the website to the right side of the page.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 7:01:01 PM

Ready Eddie??? Did you even read the post before you??? Or any of the many threads??
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Ready Eddie
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 1:14:34 AM

Anyone knows what is happening with the articles to read and comment on for points. They have not been there for a few days now and I have asked but not received an answer on the subject. Was this segment dropped or is there some technical issue. Please advise, Ready Eddie
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 11:32:13 PM

Did you guys even read the thread you posted in?? Seriously folks!
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The news is showing up. It was moved. The post before tpguess and citycouponer indicated as such:

Guys - look around and read-- See the "WHAT'S NEW" and the ton of threads on this topic (you can find many of them locked by GBO - with a LINK to their explanation of the move).

Also check the sticky for NEWSVILLE (Yeah, I know - it doesn't show an updated date for last post.

Go to the page where you usually find the news. Now look to the left side of your screen (I believe if you see ads, it will be between ad 1 and ad 2. If you don't find it, check your "other right" ;-)
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CityCouponer
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 11:01:17 PM

The news articles aren't showing up!
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tpguess
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 7:40:06 PM

Where did the news articles go that we got points for reading?
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 5:49:51 PM

Guys - look around and read-- See the "WHAT'S NEW" and the ton of threads on this topic (you can find many of them locked by GBO - with a LINK to their explanation of the move).

Also check the sticky for NEWSVILLE (Yeah, I know - it doesn't show an updated date for last post.

Go to the page where you usually find the news. Now look to the left side of your screen (I believe if you see ads, it will be between ad 1 and ad 2. If you don't find it, check your "other right" ;-)
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NMRawker
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 11:29:51 AM

I also sent in a question regarding what happened to the news articles, three days now, no response. Sad.
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sharkfin831
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 1:26:42 AM

Besides reading the tea leaves and looking into the crystal ball, all we can do is read between the lines: for instance clicking on a message and then moving to the next one registers as "reading". So, despite the silence, that may be the reason. If it were responding to a news article, that would provide a better track record for points. But all the same, all my buddies are not tight-lipped. If you are tight-lipped, you are not my buddy.
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