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JKazakus

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 1:05:45 PM

I am wondering what the procedure is if I win. Will they contact me by email? Will they send me gas cards in the mail? How long does it take to get them? I don't have a phone and only check in here about twice a week. I thought I'd ask in this category where it says to ask questions and maybe someone will know.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:11:49 PM

Also, they seem to often have 0 consecutive days...and worse, remain at 0-1 consecutive days. Many never even increase their points after winning.
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buckeyecountry
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:30:55 PM

I blew a ton one time with obvious result :-(
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JKazakus
Veteran Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:57:13 AM

I don't even bother entering even though I'm new. Guess I'll wait until I can buy 1000 tickets at a time.
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hotrod1120
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:33:24 AM

Apparently nowdays you need to be NEW to Gas Buddy to win. Look at the recent winner's point totals (1000, 4000, 6000, 9000) all within the past 2 weeks. I would guess something is a little fishy will the drawing. What are the odds of that happening so many times in such a short time frame? Create a new user ID, login, report 1 day's worth of prices (1000) points and win gas money. Maybe I'll try that process every day.
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:34:39 PM

Nope
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steffy628
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:34:14 AM

Not I, said the cat.
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TomB
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:04:41 AM

I've been around a long time and have never won.
It seems it is rare for anyone from my area to win.
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donnanow
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 7:07:27 AM

no, I've never won....:(
Do you think chances are better to enter once everyday or do multiple entries every so often?
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 7:08:58 AM

CelticHeart, since it had been around from the time I joined I just figured it had been there all along.
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Jayburt
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 8:01:35 PM

NO! and I really could use to right now as I need gas..and am low on money,lol
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:51:18 PM

"...I forgot that it had to be signed for. I was luckily home when mine came."

Yes; in my case, because I'm traveling, fortunately someone happened to be around when the FedEx delivery vehicle came by.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:28:01 PM

Gas_Buddy, I forgot that it had to be signed for. I was luckily home when mine came.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:38:13 PM

Having also been a recent gas card winner, the process (and it's explained in several other threads by both blupupher and me) for me was the drawing was the held approximately midnight (Eastern time), Tuesday September 22, and approximately noon the following day (Wednesday, September 23) I received an e-mail from Gas Buddy informing me that I had been selected as a winner, and I was asked to confirm my home address (my address of record is a Post Office Box, which I've been using for years), and requesting that I send Gas Buddy a photo of me with the gas cards.

In my case, when I logged on to Gas Buddy's website, I noticed I had a large number of notifications including from several members that take part in these discussions, informing me I had won. I received their notifications before the e-mail was received but it seems the e-mail is sent (more or less) early in the morning after the drawing.

In my case, because I'm travelling, I informed Gas Buddy that I would send a photo after I returned from my travels. And, because the notification e-mail didn't ask what gas cards I preferred, I told Gas Buddy which cards I preferred.

I was told yesterday (the first day after the weekend) that FedEx had just delivered the gas cards (the package with the gas cards must be signed for).

Does that answer your questions?

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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:29:18 PM

Byte, yes, but the free ticket wasn't around for that many years.
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Byte_Doctor
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 1:25:27 PM

"mwhals, I was taking it literally as "every day." Sorry."

Until they removed it, there actually was a way to get a ticket every day, in addition to the tickets you could get by redeeming points. I never took advantage of it, but I know there were those that did (and got upset when it was removed). That was around the time they upped the points awarded for each price to 200, so mwhals could have been entering literally every day for the 8+ years of membership, had he been taking advantage of that quirk.

[Edited by: Byte_Doctor at 9/30/2014 1:25:58 PM EST]
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rando991
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:42:28 AM

I've never won and I've entered daily for a while, then saved up and nuked it with like 50 entries several times and still never won.
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:48:12 AM

mwhals, I was taking it literally as "every day." Sorry.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:35:51 AM

"I think you missed my point of not winning while entering as many times as possible over several years."

It's like the lottery. There are more losers than winners.
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mwhals
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 8:33:44 AM

CelticHeart,

975*7 + 100 (Sunday vote) = 6925

That is enough to enter six days a week for three weeks and seven days a week for the fourth week. When looking at almost 3000 consecutive days of posting, that is pretty close to every day for several years as it is 25 out of 28 days each four weeks.

I think you missed my point of not winning while entering as many times as possible over several years.
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2014 7:47:48 PM

mwhals, how could you enter daily for years?
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:33:21 PM

Tx, nope, was never asked what card I wanted. Just got 4 $25 Exxon cards via Fed Ex 2 days after I won. No idea how they pick what card you get. I post equally between Shell, Exxon and Valero.
Not going to complain either way. I would have picked Chevron if I had a choice (the Chevron closest to me is about $0.07/gallon cheaper than the Exxon by me) but free gas is free gas.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 1:44:18 PM

Did you have to respond to them or did they just send the cards.

I hope they don't send based on the station you post to most frequently, as that would be non-competitive for me...but I won't worry about that since I won't likely ever win.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:44:53 AM

I just won recently. You will get an e-mail from gasbuddy.com saying your a winner and as said below you will have a green banner pop up saying your a winner (both on the web page and on the phone app).
My name was posted before I even new I won, and I did not get to choose a brand for my gas card, they just sent me Exxon/Mobil, which luckily is a station near me with competitive prices.
I won on 9/16 and had my cards on 9/18.

[Edited by: blupupher at 9/28/2014 11:45:39 AM EST]
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lechonsita93
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 1:36:29 PM

same here, never won.
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retiredssgt
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 6:58:33 AM

I have never won a prize.
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JKazakus
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 7:20:22 PM

Thanks to all who answered.
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mwhals
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:08:08 AM

I have never won and I have entered every single day for years.
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chocolateflash
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 9:03:08 PM

Don't worry about it. You'll probably never need to as you, more than likely, will never win. Worry about other really important stuff: The price of tea in China. Who is going to eat a piece of chocolate today or what color is your underwear, did you play golf, shovel, snow, want to feed an autistic child for free--things that really matter.
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 11:39:16 AM

No
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:43:00 PM

What line? I don't have a red, green or other line across the top except the blue menu bar.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:03:25 PM

That Red line across the top of the screen when gas prices go up, turns green & tells you, you won. The site will contact you and ask you to pick what station you want the gas cards from. I think I had a choice of five of them in my area. It probably took 3 to 4 weeks from the day I was notified I won to get them in the mail.

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 8/25/2014 9:04:54 PM EST]
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 8:48:50 PM

I won it several months ago.
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azcarnut
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 1:26:37 AM

Nope. But then it been awhile since I been on.
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ziyulu
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 8:01:20 PM

I have never won and don't plan on winning either.
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JKazakus
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:51:04 AM

I'm back today and have read the contest rules. Thanks, it answers part of my questions. I guess I was hoping to hear from someone who won and there aren't any here to answer.

I didn't think what campkohler said was anything but his sense of humor. He seems like a jolly sort so I will make him a beneficiary.

I haven't bought any chances yet either, but I am curious as to the procedure for notifying and paying off winners. They have my email, but I never get any from anyone.

Good day and thanks again.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 6:30:04 PM

Actually, unless they updated it in the last week or so, it probably won't answer all the questions.

I have been asking for some time now with no response from the PTB...
It used to take them sometimes weeks to post the weekly winner, yet they post the daily almost instantaneously, so something has changed in the process. Also, our neighbors to the north are supposedly required to take a "skills" test for such contests, so I don't know how 1) they can post the winner so fast now where they couldn't before, or how they decide which card to give to the winner....

That said, winning is sort of like playing the lottery...the odds are against you...

[Edited by: TxJeans at 8/18/2014 6:30:44 PM EST]
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 3:32:10 PM


JKazakus:

Simply open the link that GoGoGoodyear provided below. The link should be self-explanatory. If, after reading the information, you still have questions, please feel free to ask your questions in this thread.

In any case, it would be appreciated if you let us know if the information provided by GoGoGoodyear was helpful or useful.

As or the below post by CampKohler, simply take his post as being humorous and don't try to read anything into the real meaning other than humor.

[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 8/18/2014 3:32:40 PM EST]
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 2:08:39 PM

Yeah, someone wins every day.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 1:51:41 PM

Well ya gotta play to win and I don't play.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 1:42:40 PM

Click Edit Member Info at the bottom of the page and make sure your info is complete so you can get your prize. Then click My Last Will & Testament and make sure all prizes go to me should you meet an unfortunate accident, and don't forget to check the My Estate Will Pay All Taxes box. That's all there is to it.
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GoGoGoodyear
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 1:25:11 PM

I believe you will find the answers to most of your questions in the Contest Rules and Regulations.

As to "anyone here ever won" if "here" means the few regulars on this forum I think the answer is No, but I'm not certain.
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