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RETIRED: The *Official* Giveaway Thread *Keep Off-Topic Chatter to Minimum*

kel_be 3,764 September 29, 2007 at 04:51 PM
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June 24, 2008, 3:10 am: System Notice: This thread content has been automatically archived from another thread which reached post limit, and will be preserved for reference and archival purposes. The discussion should continue in the original thread

If you require some information from the old thread, it is available for future reference, right here.

Please keep the side talk to a minimum.

This was originally a thread clothos1964 started to give away some free stuff that could be PM'd or mailed in a SASE, like codes or GC's or movie tickets or free product coupons.

There are now rules for the thread that are usually posted below. These rules are SD rules, as well as specific mod rules that may be updated or changed by them at any time and with additional rules added as they see fit, either posted here or in a regular post to the thread. These rules will be enforced by a mod if so desired, so please abide by them to keep the thread running smoothly with minimal trouble or arguments. Any complaints, suggestions, or questions about the thread should be addressed to a mod and not to me, as I merely started the thread but have no control over it's rules nor it's allowed content. Try to be generous, respectful, polite..... and have fun.


* All SD Rules apply to this thread
* Do not offer Referrals/Payment for items.
* Do not send/request money for shipping costs. This includes PayPal to cover "shipping" costs.
* Do not publicly discriminate against other members. If you wish to screen, please do it via PM.
* Please use the PM system for all giveaways. Don't clutter the boards with replies.
* Do not use reputation points as part of a trade/payment. That's not what the system is here for.
* Anyone found using a duplicate account in order to trade offers & boost post counts will be banned!
* Please keep the off topic chit chat to a minimum
* If any problems arise, use the Mod Alert function to bring it to our attention

This is for giving away free stuff that could be private messaged or mailed in a SASE (codes, GC's, movie tickets, free product coupons, etc). DO NOT request codes, coupons, etc.

10/14/07 -
I have to ask you all, do not send money to people because of trades. I know that some people may not be able to cover shipping costs, but this is for everyone's safety.

There have been some really deceptive people on SD in the past. They have voiced a sad situation in their lives, and the good natured people of SD have tried to help them. This included sending money. With much investigation, a lot of these people's stories turned out to be fake. They took advantage of the nice people here.

I do not wish that to happen in this thread. So do not send any money to people. I don't see anything wrong with SASE, but no cash, paypal, etc.

added: this is a friendly request from the mods and some of the users in this thread. please keep the 'bumpings' of your contest to a minimum. some are super long and then with the new names added throughout the day, it can double its size of the post making it a 'scrolling-chore', so to speak. the regulars in this thread check it all the time so it's not that they will be missing anything if you forego a 'contest bump'.

or here's another suggestion....just hyperlink back to the original post describing the contest. no need to quote/reply the actual post.

this is just a request to be courteous to other users who are on dial-up or have a slower connection.

Thank you!

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Community Wiki

Since the issue trying to cover shipping costs for larger items without sending money came up again (and probably will again and again laugh out loud) I'm reposting the following info in the wiki.. This way, it may be of more help nod

Quote from cnct_agl View Post :
Here's one more postage idea for you (and any other generous people caught in this dilemma).... This uses USPS priority mail BTW..

* First, weigh the final box.. (you can weigh it at the post office without actually mailing it).. you might consider putting the weight right on your "offer" or "contest" post, so that entrants can estimate the postage cost before deciding to enter..

* Then, go to USPS.com and use the weight, your zip code, and the winner's zip code to see if is cheaper to use a priority flat rate box or just send it priority (sometimes the flat-rate box actually costs more than to use a regular priority box and regular priority mail)..

* Then, email the "winner" with the weight, your mailing/sending address, the zip code of the post office that you will be mailing it from, and whether you or not you are using a flat-rate box..

* The winner can go to USPS.com, click on "print a shipping label" and use the information that you provided to purchase a prepaid priority mailing label (with credit card)...

* BTW: when you buy the label online, delivery confirmation is FREE woot

* The winner can then print and send you the prepaid label Smilie
** The label can only be used to mail an item to and from the address that the winner specifies.. (i.e. It cannot be redeemed for cash by you), and the label can be cancelled for a refund by the winner if there is a problem later on..

** It can only be used once (the USPS system knows if it has been used yet)..

** there are no extra fees to buy the label online (in fact, you save a little, since the del. conf. is free)

** and the winner can print the label to pdf, and email the label to you. You can print it on regular paper, and tape it to the box.. (can I hear a "muahaha" people ? )
***The winner does have to pick a sending date that is within 3 days, BUT, I have never had a problem mailing it a couple days after that date.. I tell the post office cashier, they make a note in their system, and add $0 postage sticker with the mailing date to my package. They have to do that because of the 3 day priority mail guarantee
Ta-Da - problem solved *cnct_agl takes a bow*
Quote from Aeris :
PayPal shipping is usually available when you sell something on Ebay, but I found the link on Slickdeals where you can just go to this address and print the labels without having to sell anything on Ebay. This way I can save time and money to go to post office and mail all my packages from home. Smilie

Here's the address: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin...=_ship-now
I hope you don't mind me posting this Aeris!

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1st post!!!
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wait... this is the new thread right????
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Help Is On The Way :)
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Yep Smilie
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Happybday itgrowsind!!
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Bump Bump Bump Bump - For the Sunday Crowd!


Entries so far:
1. steelj
2. HookedUpStang
3. crazeypoet
4. kdka421
5. susancheatwood
6. lolamichele
7. Glitzyglam
8. awshucks
9. Empress4
10. nothing2seehere
11. earninn
12. Tidus_the_Almig
13. Hap
14. Saraanny
15. girlnamedlisa
16. medgirl2001
17. ladyluck26
18. Isis
19. JennJenn
20. Angellique
21. RoboMatt
22. FreebieChica
23. gemstonesv
24. Kaylee3173
25. goosiepiano
26. lo0zerishness
27. MissOink
28. czarina24

And just to let you know, so far, for everyone that has let me know their "favorite" type of sample or item, I think I can surprise the winner with one of their items!
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Quote from steelj View Post :
fyi al of the gum from the contest i had came back here todayEEK! so its going to be awile since they want me to pat 1.77 for each pack of 25 cents gum! i dont have 50 bucks for thislaugh out loud shake head so its gonna have to wait. i may be able to send a few each week but thats each so sorry about this to everyone i hope you arent upsethug please understand i didnt think it was going to be like 50 bucks to send these out. right now i cant spend that much for this. but i will try to send a few out every weekSmilie hug
I don't know that anybody is going to mind. Thank you for your generosity. If I had won I wouldn't want you to spend that kind of money a a pack of gum. Thanks for your generosity. Don't sweat it and have a great day today. hug
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Quote from hope48 View Post :
I put the names in a bowl and had my son pick a name. The Pepsi code goes to MMSherrill! Smilie

Thank you so much everyone! Have a great evening! woot
Woo Hoo, I finally won something. Thank you for the code.
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Quote from Princess Crunch View Post :
First Person to PM me right now gets a Pepsi Code. Will update when gone. HURRY & GL!

GONE to itgrowsind
Thanks I had replied a few minutes after you posted this I wasnt sure if I had won thanks Its my birthday today!! heart hug heart
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I hope everyone has a good day today!!
thanks carazypoet and kpark895
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Quote from kpark895 View Post :
It's Mystery Box Time Again!

I've collected a lot of stuff lately, so it's time for another Mystery Box Giveaway! As usual, I'm not telling, but I will give you some hints as to what's included:

The right stuff
Tall, dark and handsome
Stick with me
You're a pain in the ....
Chew on that
Going nuts!
Smooth as a baby's bottom
Ouch! That hurts!

Now for the rules:
1. One polite PM per person, entitled "Mystery Box". If you want, in your PM let me know what sample or kinds of samples you wish you had, and I might be able to find it in my collection here!
2. 48 continental US states only - sorry, no Alaska or Hawaii.
3. Please do not sell or trade what you receive, if you win. You MAY give something away if you can't use it.
4. If you win, you must let me know when you receive your package. If not, you will be ineligible for any future giveaways I might have.
5. Giveaway will end Saturday, May 24th, around Noon EST. Winner will be chosen by random.org.
Awesome giveaway!
A BIG Thank You to everyone who does giveaways, you're the ones that ensure this thread keeps on keepin on! Cowboy
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Quote from itgrowsind View Post :
Thanks I had replied a few minutes after you posted this I wasnt sure if I had won thanks Its my birthday today!! heart hug heart
Congrats itgrowsind!! And happy birthday as well hug I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
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Bumping this one up. Only 17 entries so far. Ends tonight.

Envie Full O' Stuff Giveaway

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Thanks to those who have giveaways, and congrats to those who win the giveaways! Smilie Have a great Sunday ya'll!
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