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themovieguru 08-26-04 04:20 PM

I won my first DVD contest!
 
I opened the mail box today and had a package from DVDfanatic.com so I opened it and inside was a letter and the Simpson season 4 boxset. The letter read congartulations you won. Funny thing is I don't remeber entering the contest for the Simpsons, but hey first time I ever one any type of contest. Anyone elese ever win something from them?

tonyc3742 08-26-04 04:25 PM

Congratulations! That's always a pleasant surprise : )

I haven't won anything from them, but I recently won Dead Like Me S1 from another site.

I've probably won 8 or 10 dvd's from various sites; the bad thing is, the only one I really 'wanted' was Dead Like Me. I've enjoyed the others to various extents, but they weren't things I was going to buy anyway [I guess that might be the point of some giveaways, to get product into the hands of people who might not buy it anyway, so maybe they'll buy stuff in the future.]

ChrisHicks 08-26-04 04:49 PM

I have never won anything from any online contest since I started doing them over 4yrs. ago. :(

congrats on your win since it shows that people can actually win them. :)

DVDFreaker 08-26-04 04:56 PM

Congrats man! Enjoy the DVD! I have never entered a contest to win free DVDs, I would do that but I don't really see any contests on the internet to win free DVDs. If there is any, I would enter.

purplechoe 08-26-04 05:07 PM

I won twice here at dvdtalk. The first time I won 8 Mile and a few months ago Spy Kids 3D. SK 3D was a total surprise because I never received any e-mail notification about winning like I did when I won 8 Mile. For a minute there I was trying to figure out if I actually bought it because it just showed up in a box with no mention of me winning any contast, just a dvd.

OldBoy 08-26-04 05:39 PM

I once won a $75 gift certificate for sneakers!
"That was the best day"

devynal 08-26-04 06:00 PM

Congrats! Great box set. :)

TomOpus 08-26-04 06:05 PM

I'm waiting to receive Gigli and Glitter in the mail with a "Congratulations" note for a contest I never entered :D

MEJHarrison 08-26-04 06:16 PM

I've never won anything. But I don't enter a ton. If I don't want something, then I won't try to win it for free. If I really want something, I'm usually planning to buy it long before the contest is over anyway, so I don't enter. It's just the inbetween stuff that I go for.

And in the past several months, I've even slowed down on that.

taronga 08-26-04 06:49 PM

I came in 3rd place in a box office predictions competition last year. First and second place's DVD packs were pretty good. Naturally, I was stuck with a bunch of independent and foreign films I'd never heard of and a Roger Corman box set. At least they should be worth some $$ if I ever get around to eBaying them.

otmetrud 08-26-04 07:14 PM

I won Sopranos S4 from DVD Town last fall. I enter those contests only occasionally on a few sites, and only for things I want. I never received an e-mail notification or anything, it was waiting on my doorstep when I came home from work one night. It took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on until I found a note tucked inside the mailer box. Only time I've ever won any kind of a contest like that.

Shap 08-26-04 09:04 PM

I won tickets to an In Flames concert many years ago from an online radio station. The thing is, I entered a <i>different</i> contest. In fact, there wasn't even a contest for In Flames. Still, it was great because I love them. :)

gutwrencher 08-26-04 09:10 PM

congrats!

Michael Corvin 08-26-04 10:28 PM


Originally posted by DVDFreaker
I would do that but I don't really see any contests on the internet to win free DVDs. If there is any, I would enter.
DVDTalk usually does some, but you have to hit the actual home page to see them, if you bookmark to the forums that might be why. Also check thedigitalbits.com, they seem to give away a few discs/sets a month it seems like.

I've been entering them since around 98 and have won squat. I am very unlucky.

conscience 08-26-04 10:32 PM

wow! the only thing I have one is second or third place on that contest that That 70's Show was having.

You had to get the days/weeks word and enter it online.

Got 2 gift cards worth a total of $150 for Champs Sports. Bought two pair of shoes and a hat!

Yah! for me.

NO DVD wins though.

eau 08-27-04 12:48 AM


Originally posted by TomOpus
I'm waiting to receive Gigli and Glitter in the mail with a "Congratulations" note for a contest I never entered :D
Yeah. You can have them all :)

Venom 08-27-04 01:46 AM

mr. bean collection digitalbits?
legend of hell house dvdtown
blue velvet dvdtown
donnie darko dvdtown
posion ivy bigpicture
toxic avenger 4 dvdtalk!!!

but nothing recently :(

abintra 08-27-04 02:31 AM

Does DVDTown call to verify the winner? My reason for asking is because they ask for a phone number and I once got an odd message on my answering machine like they thought it was a person and when they realized it was a machine stopped and hung up. I never received anything and was always curious if what they do is call the winner and if they don't get an answer right away they move on to someone else.

Mike Lowrey 08-27-04 11:49 AM

I think the only contest I've entered is one for all 9 seasons of the X-Files on TVShowsOnDVD. Didn't win, needless to say.

bdots48 08-27-04 12:08 PM

I won a nice Panasonic dvd player from the late lamented 800.com but I can't remember ever winning a dvd on line. I've won a few through local newspapers or other promotions.

fnordboy 08-27-04 01:28 PM

Not really DVD related completely, but I use to enter the IFC contests fairly often. Never won any of the DVDs but I did win a jacket from them. That was cool since I don't remember entering any contest where that was an option of a prize.

dick_grayson 08-27-04 01:33 PM


Originally posted by ChrisHicks
I have never won anything from any online contest since I started doing them over 4yrs. ago. :(

congrats on your win since it shows that people can actually win them. :)

shouldn't that tell you something about online contests? I'm sure sure if any of them are legit....

punkmonkey 08-27-04 01:43 PM


Originally posted by dick_grayson
shouldn't that tell you something about online contests? I'm sure sure if any of them are legit....
SFsite.com's are, at least. I won a Xena DVD set from them last month. (Didn't want it, so I sold it on ebay and bought the Batman Animated set.)

dick_grayson 08-27-04 01:45 PM

All I ever win is spam!

punkmonkey 08-27-04 01:49 PM


Originally posted by dick_grayson
All I ever win is spam!
I use email aliases to enter things like this, so that if I ever start getting spam it's easy to disable the alias.


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