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Gas_Buddy

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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 2:56:20 PM

I'd like to congratulate two of the most recent Gas Card winners.

First, congratulations to billynderek, a New York Gas Buddy member who won the May 9 drawing on the day he/she joined Gas Buddy, and has 1,000 points.

Second, congratulations to djmeuleman, a Boston Gas Buddy member who won the May 3 drawing on the day he/she joined Gas buddy, and has 1,200 points.

May 2014 is looking to be an interesting and exciting month for new members, whose contributions are appreciated by their fellow New York and Boston members, helping them be more knowledge shoppers at the gas pumps.
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 4:47:56 AM

April 18, 2015
Madalynnleigh
Total Points:3,700
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Home Site: ToledoGasPrices.com
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NICE NEWCOMER WINNER !!!!!!!!
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 5:56:13 PM

At least GasBuddy got rid of the one free ticket that you could get every day just by going into "Points & Prizes > Win Prices" and clicking.
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 4:09:00 AM

April 17, 2015
blrodz
Total Points:90,050
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Home Site: OhioGasPrices.com
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Congrats blrodz
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 6:13:56 AM

April 16, 2015
3danemom
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 5:19:18 PM


April 15, 2015
RVA1062
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 5:18:56 PM


April 14, 2015
Gabilondo
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 1:57:58 PM

C'Mon Guys. Greet the WINNERS and not the WHINNERS !!!!!!!
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 7:16:10 AM

April 13, 2015
mojo803
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Home Site: ColumbiaGasPrices.com
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 2:34:11 PM

They're ALL so frikken BZ rackinn up points they forgot to salute the WINNERS here !!!
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 7:16:03 AM

Great show !!!

April 12, 2015
DriveStarkNaked
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A "Senior" Member won it yesterday !!! Congrats DSN
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 11:15:24 AM

Another LUCKY Rookie !!!

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April 11, 2015
Robinkay35
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Home Site: LexingtonGasPrices.com

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Congrats Robinkay35, one hundred dollars richer yesterday ~~~~~
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 8:26:42 PM

Up until the latest flood of points making opportunities, a new member could buy 3 tickets for the drawing on day 1 - but a regular member could only buy one on any given day. That gives a nice little advantage in the random drawing (and I do believe it is random).

So I guess if you look at it that way, it *is* skewed toward a new member because of the joining bonus and tell-a-friend points. Add to that the very real possibility that long-term members are less likely to participate in the drawing, and the possibility that a lot of members are joining, you end up with results like GB has.
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bklynse
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 7:35:59 PM

Byte_Doctor: How so?

[Edited by: bklynse at 4/9/2015 7:36:22 PM EST]
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 5:31:52 PM

No. It's all about statistics.
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bklynse
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 4:34:43 PM

I'm still getting the impression that winning the $100 gas prize is skewed to newbies...

Does anyone else also see this?
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 3:27:35 AM

Gas Buddy the starter of this thread has gone away from the subject at hand, apparently the Challenges have him scratching his head for answers to The April Madness in GBland.
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 3:35:50 PM

Folks, let's NOT forget those NEW lucky winners...

A couple more 21,000+ (Practically NEW in lieu of all the daily xtra points of late)
winners..

Congrats New Arrivals !!!
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2015 3:07:03 PM

5,200 points and a winner.

~rozweis~

April Fools Day Winner !! The Luck of the Rookie

Congrats !!!



[Edited by: Bad_Petroleum at 4/2/2015 3:08:25 PM EST]
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 8:57:17 AM

In NY they call it "The Luck of the Irish".
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 8:10:49 AM

I don't think they are fake, but I also don't exclude the possibility of a bug.

The only explanation I can think for the most recent one is he joined in August of last year and got his "1000" for joining, never used the site, and finally downloaded the app and was served up a notice about getting tickets for his 1000 points and entered and had the lucky ticket (some of the red car winners have stated they were not dumping points but only bought 1 ticket).

And, he is not into the games, and maybe not even into the APP after downloading, or at least only looks at it for "finding" and not "reporting" prices. Possibly he D/L for a trip to FL for spring break and will never post a price.
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 2:21:05 AM


These kinds of "winners" like TMSkyWolf and the frequency they pop up only demonstrate that many of these daily give-aways are fake. I do wonder who's making these scams.


[Edited by: PDQBlues at 3/25/2015 2:22:08 AM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 11:38:43 PM

And congratulations to TMSkyWolf for wasting no time in claiming BP gas cards as his prize. While TMSkyWolf still has the 1,000 points he had at the time of winning the gas cards, I'm sure he's planning how to best take part in Gas Buddy activities to earn even more points and more chances to enter the drawing.
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GB500TT
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 3:57:01 PM

Perhaps TMSkyWolf discovered the smartphone app, set it up on his/her phone, and totally ignored the watch this for 200 points button when using that lonely 1000 original points to win here. A poignant tragedy perhaps in the making, as they might have used 1000 video points to win tomorrow and really rile up the PC-only/veteran users here.

Congrats anyway TMSkyWolf, perhaps you'll be a video-only-points winner soon.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 3:36:20 PM

Luck fella that TMSkyWolf.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 12:52:08 PM

Thanks to TxJeans for noting the latest "new member winner". While not a new member in the sense of having just joined Gas Buddy, TMSkyWolf joined Gas Buddy seven months ago, and received 1,000 points for joining, apparently got distracted, and on March 23 remembered that he/she had 1,000 points that could be used to enter the daily gas card drawing, found the old password used when joining Gas Buddy, and used the 1,000 points to "buy" one ticket for the daily drawing. And......simply out of the blue......was lucky enough to win the daily gas card.

I'm sure that many of you, like me, look forward to even more Gas Buddy participation from TMSkyWolf than there's been over the first seven months of membership.
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GB500TT
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 12:27:59 PM

Another Magical Win : TMSkyWolf
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:11:12 AM

Guys:

Too many Chiefs in HERE, too few indians. When I posted :"That's the way the cookie crumbles" it was not out of context, I was just replying to the poster asking why
>newcomers seem to win a lot<

Too many people here getting their feathers ruffled with no REASON !!!

Greetings.

I congratulated largobob in another thread !!!

[Edited by: Bad_Petroleum at 3/24/2015 9:12:24 AM EST]
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largobob
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 8:44:38 AM

Much thanks Gas Buddy!
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 7:10:29 AM

Congrats to: TMSkyWolf - while not a new member, TMSkyWolf is apparently new to entering the contest since he only and 1,000 points total, this would have been his first and only entry thus far.

Total Points:1,000
Overall Rank: 0

Member Profile
Home Site: Illinois
Joined: Aug 23, 2014
Total Points: 1,000
GasBuddy Age: 212 Days
Title: Rookie Author
Overall Rank: 0
Forum Posts: 0

Joined 212 days ago earning 1,000 points for joining. Having no other point earning since joining TMSkyWolf just happened to log in yesterday and spend his 1,000 points and won. Can't beat that type of luck!

Congrats TMSkyWolf!




[Edited by: TxJeans at 3/24/2015 7:14:07 AM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 7:16:20 PM

As I said, "For a change of pace..."
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LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 6:51:17 PM

G_B - The topic is "Congratulations to recent *new member* Gas Card winners".

As you pointed out, largobob is an 11 year Gas Buddy member.

Please - keep it on topic.

:-) :-) :-)
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Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 6:03:42 PM

The chinese proverb:

"the way the cookie crumbles"
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Foolingurself
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 5:59:58 PM

How is it that new members seem to win a lot?
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2015 3:43:42 PM

For a change of pace, congratulations to Tampa Gas Buddy member largobob, an 11 year Gas Buddy member, who won the gas card drawing on March 20.

largobob has an overall points rank of 173, with, as of now, 4,195,810 total points.

Congratulations to someone that's contributed significantly in, helping his fellow Gas Buddy members be more knowledgeable shoppers.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 12:59:13 PM

There is something to be said for being insightful and constructively critical as opposed to offering negativity and ridicule.

Congratulations are in order for the last 6 gas card winners who haven't really been here long enough to do either!

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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 11:46:33 AM

Ridiculed? I don't know about ' ridiculed ', but at times I've been critical in my discussion comments over the years, trying to be insightful and constructive in my criticism, and I've won the drawing once.

Now, stop with trolling talk, kettles......that's being discussed in other threads. We're talking about, as RichWLIN'S kindly returned to, gas card prize winners.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 9:31:54 AM

Always a hint of skepticism of drawings in general, but the only question I have about this particular one is whether or not anyone who has ever ridiculed the GasBuddy organization has won the gas cards?
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 8:38:25 AM

True, there can be only one king of the trolls.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 7:25:43 AM

"Pot. Kettle. Black."

I was editing as you posted Byte_Doctor. Thanks for describing BP.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 7:23:54 AM

"Looks like BP has found another topic to troll in. "
Pot. Kettle. Black.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2015 7:20:01 AM

Looks like BP stopped inciting in the Penn State topic and move over here~

[Edited by: scoutmaster at 3/18/2015 7:24:34 AM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 3:24:30 PM

No, I'm not. I'm simply a long time member that though it worthwhile to "recognize" those members who "lucked out" and won the daily gas card drawing the first day of membership or very early on in their membership, as well as those with a "maximum length of membership and a minimum number of points" during that period.

Boring? Probably.
Useless? Probably.
But there are a number of people that think it worth reading and contributing to.

The March 15 post was well within the unstated acceptance, but bickering isn't . Some decorum is expected...Not much, but some. In my opinion.

[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 3/17/2015 3:25:12 PM EST]
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 3:13:56 PM

My last remark and I am gone from this boring, useless thread..Gas_Buddy, are you part of their Payroll ???

C Ya .
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 3:10:38 PM

Folks, as the originator of this thread, can we pull back from the bickering, the "Santa Claus" and "babies from Paris" remarks?

Couch your comments...subtlety and tongue in cheek have been common themes of this discussion, and should continue to be the common themes.

Gas_Buddy
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 3:07:43 PM

Byte_Doctor, and the babies NO LONGER come from Paris either !!!!! As FIXED as the Miss Universe Pageant !!!!

[Edited by: Bad_Petroleum at 3/17/2015 3:08:22 PM EST]
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 3:02:05 PM

Upon what do you base that sarcastic assertion, GB500TT?
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GB500TT
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 2:59:49 PM

"It's a random draw."

And Santa ate those cookies you left out last year.
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 9:00:55 AM

I think what is most upsetting to everyone is the complete lack of website participation after these new members win. How many have won with a total of just 100 points or the new 1000 points? They win with just the points for joining.
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johnsell
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 4:45:39 PM

After sending the query I posted earlier to the GB moderator I got the following reply today:

Thanks for the e-mail.

Winners are computer generated. Each ticket has an equal chance of being selected. Some win after 10 years of trying. Some win on the their first entry. It's a random draw.

Good luck in the draw and good luck in your search for low-priced fuel.

Regards,

CC
GasBuddy.com
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 5:05:40 PM

bahawah !!!!!!!

This is the Joke of the Year !!!!!!
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 2:28:25 PM

To the credit of the latest daily gas card drawing winner, who joined Gas Buddy yesterday, and won the gas card drawing yesterday (and ended the day with 3,000 points), that member now has 4,000 points, though the additional 1,000 points could have been earned by posting fuel prices..........or by watching videos. To the credit of the newest gas card drawing winner, that person is at least taking part in the doing something after winning.

What I find interesting is that the member won late Saturday night, has already been notified of winning, has already acknowledged being chosen and identified the gas card of choice, and that the chosen gas card has already been entered on the Recent Winners page for that member. That's fast, especially considering that it's a weekend.

[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 3/15/2015 2:31:26 PM EST]
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