Update: it is December and new members are no longer being accepted.
Five years ago we started a club for those who are able to post in a thread once per month all year long. The 2018 club winners received t-shirts. The 2019 club winners received tote bags. For 2020 we gave away sparkly GD enamel pins. For 2021 we gave away super-bright LED flashlights and 2022 members received a pair of zippered storage pouches.
For 2023 the prize will once again be a mystery until they are shipped out, but with it being GottaDEAL's 20th year, the prize will definitely have our special "20 years" logo on it.
All you have to do to win is post in this thread at least once per month from now (November 2022) through October 2023. 12 months, 12 posts.
You can post as much or as little as you’d like. You could just post “I’m here” or give a 3,000 word monthly update on your life. It doesn’t matter. You can post more than once per month - feel free to reply to others or just be chatty in here. This is what happened the last few years and it was great to see everyone posting all year long. Note that empty posts or quote-replies with no actual reply included won’t count.
Anyone successfully doing this will get a prize next year. No random drawing, no luck needed. But if you miss a month, you’re out. Hopefully you stick around a little longer than the 6 seconds it takes to post each month, but that’s up to you.
For the purposes of this contest, each month starts on the 1st at midnight Central time. Also, posts in this thread will not count towards any other Black Friday forum posting contests in 2022 or 2023.