GottaDeal.com 2011 Holiday Giveaway!
POST DEALS & WIN GREAT PRIZES!
Introducing our very popular annual GottaDeal.com Holiday Giveaway! We're giving away thousands of dollars in prizes and all you have to do to be eligible to win is to post deals here on the forum - it's that easy!
Over the next few months, we are going to award giveaway entries to forum members who post qualifying deals in the Online Hot Deals forum. You can earn a maximum of 10 entries per day - one for each qualifying deal you post. See below for details about what makes a deal a "qualifying" deal.
At the end of the contest period, we will be giving away the following prizes. All prizes will be awarded either as a gift card to the retailer of your choice or as a PayPal payment - you may choose which you'd prefer.
*NEW* This year, in addition to our usual random prize drawing among all deal posters, we're also going to reward the members who post the most deals as well as those who post the deals that consistently get the most views.
First, the five (5) forum members with the most qualifying deals (max of 10 per day) posted during the contest will automatically win $200 each
Next, the three (3) forum members with the highest average number of thread views for their qualifying deals posted during the contest (minimum 50 total deals) will automatically win the following prizes:
Highest average # of views: $300
2nd highest average # of views: $250
3rd highest average # of views: $200
Note that it is possible for a member to win a prize from each of the previous 2 categories (most deals & highest average views).
We will then randomly choose 10 members from the remaining contest entries. Those members will each receive a $100 prize. Members who already won one of the prizes for most deals or highest average views are not eligible for this drawing.
With this new prize structure, we could have up to 18 total winners and each member has the opportunity to win up to $500.
- Promotion period begins on September 25, 2011 at 10:00pm ET and ends on December 15, 2011 at 10:00pm ET.
- All registered GottaDeal.com forum members are eligible to participate in this promotion, including moderators.
- Members found to have created multiple forum accounts to accumulate additional entries will be disqualified.
- You will receive one entry for each qualifying deal posted in the Online Hot Deals forum during the contest.
- List of partner stores may change during contest. Deals will count if the store is on the list when the deal is posted.
- Only your first 10 qualifying deal threads will earn you entries each day, although we appreciate extra deals.
- Each daily period starts at 12:00am and ends at 11:59pm ET, so time when you post your deals accordingly.
- When calculating average views for a member's deals, "master" threads like the Amazon Toy thread will not count.
- Winners will be contacted via private message to claim their prize. Be sure to check your PMs after the contest ends.
- If a prize is not claimed within 30 days, it will be forfeited and used as a prize in a future site contest.
In order for a deal thread to qualify for an entry for this promotion, it must satisfy ALL of the following criteria:
1. The thread's title must include the name of the retailer the deal is for and price of item if applicable.
2. The post must contain a link, even if it's just a link to the retailer's home page. This is very important.
3. The deal must be from one of our partner retailers (see the current complete list here).
4. The deal must must be unique and can not be a repost of a recently posted deal on the forum.
We reserve the right to disqualify any deal for any reason. Besides these mandatory criteria, we also ask that you be as descriptive as possible in your thread title. Where possible, include an image in your post. If there is a specific method to get the deal, provide step-by-step instructions. If a coupon code is needed, be sure to include the code in your post. Please do not directly copy and paste deals from other sites - you may "borrow" the deal, but type the title and post in your own words. Directly copied posts may be disqualified.
MORE HELPFUL HINTS
- Please search before posting a deal. Re-posted deals will be deleted.
- Make sure your deal is a legit deal and not just "filler" to earn an entry.
- Check the list of partner retailers - some major stores are not yet eligible.
- Combine deals if possible. Similar deals from same store may be merged.
- Please take the time to read this entire post - it will save you time.