I don't participate anymore because even I won $5,000 a week for life, I'd figure it was a phishing scam and refuse to deal with them.
Have these idiots even thought about their business model in the last ten years?
I entered and now get 10 e-mails a day from them.
Considering that magazines are failing left and right, I cannot imagine how they could even afford lifetime payments.
They can't R2. Their payouts are designed to be low probability events and they take out insurance so the insurance company has to pay out if lightning does strike.
It takes a while to figure out how to get around the rigged search engine when you play the sweepstakes online but it is so much fun to outwit them and get the entry for the day. I can't imagine anybody wins by sending in the entry by snail mail. Too easy to discard the envelope if you don't order.
In college, a friend won a quick $100 from them by filling it out and returning it quickly. We went out to eat
I see they have now lowered that amount to 50, but I've never won it. Damn mail comes at 3 pm and you have to be 1 of the 1st 50 to reply or something like that.
I keep trying, but I never order anything.
I did win a quick $50 from the Darden restaurant receipt survey(Red Lobster, bitches). I told them that their drink prices were too high and bitched that they didn't have happy hour.
It was a check made out to me for $50. I was so excited I knocked on my neighbor's door to show it off.
If I had won the grand prize of 1,000, I would have done back flips in the street.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
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