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Old 02-21-2019, 01:58 AM
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Has anyone won a prize on Amazon?


I donít mean those spam ďYou won a $10,000 Amazon gift cardĒ popovers. I mean the daily give always on the Amazon site. I diligently click the prize box whenever I see it even if itís for something I will never need. Never won.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:43 AM
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Never won. I want to though. I check every time I go on.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:12 AM
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Huh, I've had Amazon Prime for years, place a few orders each week, but have no idea what y'all are talking about.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:15 AM
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Huh, I've had Amazon Prime for years, place a few orders each week, but have no idea what y'all are talking about.
Uh huh. This is news to me.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:28 AM
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I've seen those prize boxes during black friday but I only click on the ones I wnt and have never won anything. I didn't know they did it the rest of the year though.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:13 AM
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Add me to the Prime customer who's never heard of it list.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:07 AM
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Another long time Prime member who never heard of this. Any chance of a link or further explanation?
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:09 AM
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And another one!
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:19 AM
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Another Prime member that's never heard of it. I do remember the "Deal of the Day" icon that sat at the top of the page and looked like a treasure chest. But it was never a prize, just an item (usually a DVD?) that was on sale.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:23 AM
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I also only saw this during the holiday season. Sometimes you had to view a video ad in order to be entered for a chance to win something. I think it usually told you immediately if you won or not. Consolation prize was usually a discount on whatever the item was. Definitely seemed to be mixed in with the deal of the day, lightning deal type stuff.


ETA: Here's an article about it. Oh yeah, maybe it was only in the app...

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/lif...iveaways-2018/

Another ETA:

Oh yeah! There was one in the app. A 'giveaway' button with a chance to win a projector. (didn't win)

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Old 02-21-2019, 10:28 AM
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I work there and I never heard of it either. Which probably makes the odds better for the folks who have?
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:35 AM
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I found it on the regular site too. Just search for 'giveaway'
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:38 AM
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Huh, I've had Amazon Prime for years, place a few orders each week, but have no idea what y'all are talking about.
I've had Prime since it started, make the majority of my non-grocery purchases there and also have no idea what they're talking about.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:26 AM
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I found it on the regular site too. Just search for 'giveaway'
I did this and found the give away page and thus far I have not won any of the 12 things I've tried (including the projector).
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:54 AM
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Iím reasonably sure Iím not hallucinating.

Just now I failed to win a goose down comforter. For those who have not seen it, itís also a sales pitch. Once you are told you didnít win you have the opportunity to buy it at a reduced price.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:57 AM
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I've been getting the giveaways emails for many months now, clicked on probably hundreds of chances to win, and won nothing. I'm guessing there are just so many people on Amazon now that the odds of winning anything are low.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:34 PM
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Not me. I wouldn't be surprised if my daughter-in-law has, though. She is relentless on deals and all manner of internet things, and uses some methods that I suspect are illegal to get them.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:45 PM
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When I go into Amazon it pops right up. Sometimes you have to watch a short video to get a chance to enter. A lot of times there's a discount associated with the entry. It doesn't really matter I never win anything. Alas.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:10 PM
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Yes. I won a small blue tooth speaker last March. Keep at it. Sometimes dreams do come true.
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:19 PM
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Giveaways. Not prizes. Yes, they are there, and no, I gave up trying after months of daily clicking.

Google "amazon giveaways".
https://juliesfreebies.com/amazon-gi...box-giveaways/

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If you read the fine print on each giveaway, it will show you the odds for winning. It will say something like “every 2500th eligible entry will win”. Ive seen it as high as 12000th, the lowest I’ve seen is 1200. So you’ve gotta do a lot of clicking to win. Some days if I’m bored I go to the giveaway page and click until I can stand seeing “Ann, you didn’t win” anymore. I’ve never won anything.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:55 PM
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I just tried for some nice headphones, but I didn't win. I never win these sort of things.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:01 PM
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I won a kindle book once.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:53 PM
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Actually, a few minutes after my earlier post, i went to the last page of giveaways, randomly clicked something that didnít require watching a video or following an author, and I won a Kindle book. One that wouldíve cost .99 to buy.

Looking at the fine print, most of the Kindle giveaways have better odds than the other product giveaways, usually 1 in a 100. And I was thinking that I might have better luck in an older giveaway because -if Iím understanding the way it works- you have to be the 1501st or 8001st person to enter in order to win. I donít know if I proved anything though - except that I know how to kill time when Iím sick yet restless.
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I was running on fumes yesterday so just to waste time I was clicking around on freebie sites and wound up on the Amazon giveaways page. So I dinked around a bit yesterday afternoon.

Then again during lunch today. Jackpot! Er, sort of. Won an Apple audio cable thing and a "gold" necklace. Around $18 list price but probably not even worth $3 in reality.

The odds listed for these were in the 1-600 to 900 range. A lot of stuff I looked at was usually 1200 and up. Some were in the multi 10k range.

Saw weird stuff. Driveway gate openers. These are expensive so the odds are particularly steep. How long does this stay up until someone wins one?

Lot of posture braces for some reason. Bluetooth-anything is common, esp. ear buds. Several security cams and hidden cams. Hamster hammocks. So your hamster can goof off in style.

I do all sorts of things with electronic projects so anything, for example, solar powered or with a rechargeable battery pack would be good for parts.

I don't think I thought about these giveaways since this thread.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:09 AM
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I continued to try these, winning stuff here and there. A few really cool things. (Right now I have two prizes on their way. One of them "cool" by my standards.)

I figured out better how things worked, etc. (For example: taking several days "off" seems to help.)

But, this isn't what the post is about.

They are now displaying a notice that these giveaways are ending in a few days: Oct. 17th.

Oh, well.
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I continued to try these, winning stuff here and there. A few really cool things. (Right now I have two prizes on their way. One of them "cool" by my standards.)

I figured out better how things worked, etc. (For example: taking several days "off" seems to help.)

But, this isn't what the post is about.

They are now displaying a notice that these giveaways are ending in a few days: Oct. 17th.

Oh, well.
All part of gearing up for Peak I would guess; "we" cleared the decks we wanted cleared and we're ready for your onslaught of Holiday shopping. My guess is that they may return in January or so but possibly in a different location/link.
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