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Jun 5, 2007
244 posts
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Ontario
Thank you for all your answers about the Canadian Tire product testing, they were very helpful and made me more excited! I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival, will post back about what I end up getting. :)
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Oct 27, 2009
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Hotdiggety wrote:
Mar 2nd, 2017 5:36 am
Contesting is definitely not what it used to be. This is the first time I've ever seen that there was no car giveaway at the Toronto Auto Show. Sponsors everywhere seem to be cutting back.
Wasn't there a Mazda being given away? Think that was the only car I knew about being an in-show ballot contest unless it is being run at all Cdn auto shows.
2019-roll out the gold carpet!
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Dec 25, 2014
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Strathmore, AB
BobSagget wrote:
Mar 7th, 2017 1:38 pm
In case you guys haven't seen it yet, RFD added a built in "hide thread" feature. Now you can hide threads you no longer want/need to see.
So this can be particularly useful in here to hide contests you've already entered and no longer need to see.

Enable it here:
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/ucp.php ... hidetopics

Then go back to the contest page. You will see the icon on the right side of the page to hide threads.
I am loving this feature. Thanks RFD for keeping my contesting life organized :)
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Apr 3, 2010
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Ciel wrote:
Mar 8th, 2017 1:21 pm
Wasn't there a Mazda being given away? Think that was the only car I knew about being an in-show ballot contest unless it is being run at all Cdn auto shows.
I think you may be thinking of this contest. The prize was not a car, though:

2017-04-23-2017-mazda-mx-5-rf-experienc ... w-2075977/

That's actually my point. In the past, Mazda did give away a car.
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Hotdiggety wrote:
Mar 8th, 2017 2:02 pm
I think you may be thinking of this contest. The prize was not a car, though:

2017-04-23-2017-mazda-mx-5-rf-experienc ... w-2075977/

That's actually my point. In the past, Mazda did give away a car.
OK, valid point. Thought a car was involved. I know what you mean about car giveaways-seemed that TADA used to give $40K towards a car purchase and one or more manufacturers also had cars for winning.
2019-roll out the gold carpet!
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Oct 26, 2012
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On top of less prizes, I think there are also a helluva lot more cheaters out there. Bots, programs, vote buying, people who enter themselves under 5 different names/emails, those who steal online pics/ideas/stories/recipes and pass off as their own, etc. The odds are lowered for honest contestors.
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lemmiwinks123 wrote:
Mar 9th, 2017 5:24 pm
I'm having trouble using my Visa Prepaid card this time. Amazon now says: "We're writing to let you know that we are having difficulty processing your payment for the above order.
To protect your security and privacy, your issuing bank cannot provide us with information regarding why your payment was declined. Since we cannot process payment at this stage, we have canceled the following gift card(s):" I tried using your method of using it on my cellphone bill but when I go to enter the credit card info it doesn't let me enter the expiration date which is 2030. It doesn't even go up that high and then gets declined. No idea how I'm going to use it now :(
I'm sure you did, but did you check the balance?

Also, for many prepaid cards now, if you want to shop online, you first have to go to the card website and enter your postal code to be connected to your card. Extra layer of security I guess.

I hope you can get it working!

Ps...I think I remember doing something online to activate the gap card...but I'm sorry, so long ago, I can't remember what it was....
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Jun 5, 2007
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Ontario
Manduh wrote:
Mar 8th, 2017 11:58 am
Thank you for all your answers about the Canadian Tire product testing, they were very helpful and made me more excited! I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival, will post back about what I end up getting. :)
My product arrived today, I got a Dyson V6 Slim Extra! Holy smokes! I'm actually excited to vacuum tomorrow ha!
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Nov 16, 2006
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Toronto
Has anyone who did a Canadian Tire test panel review ever been selected to do a second one?
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Aug 4, 2008
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pickmepickme wrote:
Mar 13th, 2017 11:34 am
Has anyone who did a Canadian Tire test panel review ever been selected to do a second one?
not for me yet
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Jan 30, 2016
272 posts
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Halifax, NS
pickmepickme wrote:
Mar 13th, 2017 11:34 am
Has anyone who did a Canadian Tire test panel review ever been selected to do a second one?
I may have missed the boat, but how do I sign up to do one?
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ImagineCH wrote:
Mar 13th, 2017 8:43 pm
I may have missed the boat, but how do I sign up to do one?
I don't remember how I signed up (too long ago), but when I log in to my account, this email is offered as a contact. Perhaps you can use it to ask? tested.by.canadians@cantire.com
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Oct 27, 2009
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Tracydeanne wrote:
Mar 9th, 2017 6:12 pm
I'm sure you did, but did you check the balance?

Also, for many prepaid cards now, if you want to shop online, you first have to go to the card website and enter your postal code to be connected to your card. Extra layer of security I guess.

I hope you can get it working!

Ps...I think I remember doing something online to activate the gap card...but I'm sorry, so long ago, I can't remember what it was....
Good to know if I do ever win a Visa gift card!

Tribute.ca has not posted winners from the Casio G-Shock watches draw (contest ended Feb.6). I've tweeted to them twice a week apart and give up. The winners list has not been updated to reflect the contest nor winners as yet-March 14. Will not enter their contests in the future.
2019-roll out the gold carpet!
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Jan 7, 2016
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Ciel wrote:
Mar 14th, 2017 9:02 pm
Good to know if I do ever win a Visa gift card!

Tribute.ca has not posted winners from the Casio G-Shock watches draw (contest ended Feb.6). I've tweeted to them twice a week apart and give up. The winners list has not been updated to reflect the contest nor winners as yet-March 14. Will not enter their contests in the future.
I've also noticed that they haven't posted winners for several contests. Especially for electronics, they were giving away phones around Christmas. My buddy and I have both won movie passes on tribute, I think they are legit.
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Oct 26, 2012
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Big Brother Canada starts tonight, haven't seen any contests yet though.

Update: I queried The Brick on twitter...they said they will have a BB contest soon!

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