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Any social media savvy folks out there? I've been entering the Oreo Dunk Contest daily, but I went all out on my last video on Instagram. Weirdly, though, it doesn't appear when I search for the #OreoDunkContest hashtag (even though I definitely used it, and spelled it correctly, in my post). Any idea why it wouldn't show up?
Wishing everyone a lucky 2017!
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sherlockmandango wrote:
May 1st, 2017 8:57 am
Any social media savvy folks out there? I've been entering the Oreo Dunk Contest daily, but I went all out on my last video on Instagram. Weirdly, though, it doesn't appear when I search for the #OreoDunkContest hashtag (even though I definitely used it, and spelled it correctly, in my post). Any idea why it wouldn't show up?
Is your profile private? What's your IG name? I could try looking for it to see if it's just something funny on your end.
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sherlockmandango wrote:
May 1st, 2017 8:57 am
Any social media savvy folks out there? I've been entering the Oreo Dunk Contest daily, but I went all out on my last video on Instagram. Weirdly, though, it doesn't appear when I search for the #OreoDunkContest hashtag (even though I definitely used it, and spelled it correctly, in my post). Any idea why it wouldn't show up?
Instagram might have shadowbanned you. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-see-if-you ... 1794547574
2017 8 wins/$9,088 2016 - 16 win/$8,960 2015 - 20 wins/$6,333 2014 - 19 wins/$1,187 2013 - 22 wins/$1,664, 2012 - 21 wins/$10,259, 2011 - 1 win/$5,000 The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything. ~Mia Hamm
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I thought by now we'd have heard of some winners from the AIR MILES - All Aboard Cruise Giveaway
2017-04-06-air-miles-all-aboard-cruise- ... r-2088076/

1.300 prizes and ended early April. :(
2017 8 wins/$9,088 2016 - 16 win/$8,960 2015 - 20 wins/$6,333 2014 - 19 wins/$1,187 2013 - 22 wins/$1,664, 2012 - 21 wins/$10,259, 2011 - 1 win/$5,000 The person that said winning isn't everything, never won anything. ~Mia Hamm
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ActonSue wrote:
May 1st, 2017 8:21 pm
I thought by now we'd have heard of some winners from the AIR MILES - All Aboard Cruise Giveaway
2017-04-06-air-miles-all-aboard-cruise- ... r-2088076/

1.300 prizes and ended early April. :(
Don't worry. Winners aren't being picked until July. Section 7: Winner Selection.

I'm still hunting down some outstanding entries.
Wishing everyone a lucky 2017!
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sherlockmandango wrote:
May 1st, 2017 9:05 pm
Hmmm. The little tool on that site says I'm OK. Not sure what's going on...
What's your IG user name? I can check if I see it.
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Hi! New to this forum, so hoping this is ok to post. I searched and didn't find the topic. I won tickets to an Advance Screening of Guardians of the Galaxy 2! Super excited, but also our first time doing an advance screening. I know tickets are oversold so hoping for some advice from people who go to these-how early should my husband and I go? Once you are in the theatre are you allowed back out before the movie to get concessions?

How bad are the lineups? I don't want to go 1.5 hours early to end up getting turned away or the worst seats in the house.

Any help appreciated! Thanks!!
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ClarksMomma wrote:
May 2nd, 2017 12:57 pm
Hi! New to this forum, so hoping this is ok to post. I searched and didn't find the topic. I won tickets to an Advance Screening of Guardians of the Galaxy 2! Super excited, but also our first time doing an advance screening. I know tickets are oversold so hoping for some advice from people who go to these-how early should my husband and I go? Once you are in the theatre are you allowed back out before the movie to get concessions?

How bad are the lineups? I don't want to go 1.5 hours early to end up getting turned away or the worst seats in the house.

Any help appreciated! Thanks!!
If you don't mind sitting near front row or go solo you can arrive 15 mins before the film starts without problems for most screenings although Guardians I imagine being super popular. If you want good seats and are with someone else I try to go about an hour before and haven't had any problems. As for lines it depends on the popularity of the film. I remember going to see Kingsman: The Secret Service and the line up was huuuuge. Other's there has barely been a line. Also yes you can go get concessions after you get your seat so that part wont be a problem as long as you have someone / something to save your seat. So if you go 1.5 hours early you should be good.
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ClarksMomma wrote:
May 2nd, 2017 12:57 pm
Hi! New to this forum, so hoping this is ok to post. I searched and didn't find the topic. I won tickets to an Advance Screening of Guardians of the Galaxy 2! Super excited, but also our first time doing an advance screening. I know tickets are oversold so hoping for some advice from people who go to these-how early should my husband and I go? Once you are in the theatre are you allowed back out before the movie to get concessions?

How bad are the lineups? I don't want to go 1.5 hours early to end up getting turned away or the worst seats in the house.

Any help appreciated! Thanks!!
It's prob depending on where? Here in Halifax, we usually go 30-45 minutes before for advance screenings and never have a problem. Not everyone shows up, that's why they oversell. But if you're in a bigger city, you might want to give longer, especially for a popular movie like this one. For a free movie, you kind of have to just take the seat you get, unless you want to go hours before and be first in line.

Yes, you can go back out and get snacks after you're in.

Enjoy!
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New to RFD. I review Video Games as a hobby and was fortunate enough to receive a code from a Publisher/Developer to give away. Glancing through the rules I wasn't sure of where to post so...can I post a Twitter contest on RFD, and if so, where should it go? Thanks!
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AdamRoffel wrote:
May 2nd, 2017 3:06 pm
New to RFD. I review Video Games as a hobby and was fortunate enough to receive a code from a Publisher/Developer to give away. Glancing through the rules I wasn't sure of where to post so...can I post a Twitter contest on RFD, and if so, where should it go? Thanks!
That's really nice of you!

When I have codes to give away, I usually just post it here and say first one to PM me gets it.
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Thanks for reply Tracy. I would normally if I was just clearing out codes that I had extra, but this one was specifically given for a Facebook or Twitter contest. I need to provide the Publisher proof of the 'contest.' If I had just purchased a code to give away, yah your way works. But this is a tad different! Any advice? Does posting a RT + Follow contest considered self promotion (which I believe is against the rules)!
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AdamRoffel wrote:
May 2nd, 2017 3:31 pm
Thanks for reply Tracy. I would normally if I was just clearing out codes that I had extra, but this one was specifically given for a Facebook or Twitter contest. I need to provide the Publisher proof of the 'contest.' If I had just purchased a code to give away, yah your way works. But this is a tad different! Any advice? Does posting a RT + Follow contest considered self promotion (which I believe is against the rules)!
Oh, so you want to post a contest for the code? Sorry, I didn't get it. You're not allowed to ask for votes, but I don't see why you couldn't post a contest in the regular forum, as long as it's actually a real contest link.
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Thanks Tracy! So in the general contest forum page I could post a thread about it?

It would be as simple as "Thanks to __________ and __________ we have a Digital copy of ____________ to give away for Xbox One! Follow the link below to Twitter, RT and Follow the Tweet to be entered! Contest closes 05/08!

Thoughts? I know how crazy people get when you break the rules. I'm not a rule breaker ;)

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