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#1 goodoldgus

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

I was curious if anyone has ever won an online contest?  It doesn't necessarily have to be golf related.  I was wondering how you were contacted about winning and receiving your prize?

The reason I ask, is that I think I placed 4th in Golf Week's "Bracket Challenge" for last week's match play tournament.  On a whim, I joined the GolfWRX group and ended up placing 1st in the GolfWRX group (Bragging rights!) and 4th in the overall standings.  I triple checked the results because I never win things like this.  Everything that I can see on the contest website is that I really did place 4th overall!

According to the "prize list" the 4th place finisher wins a SeeMore putter and a year subscription to Golf Week.  As of today, however, I haven't received any communication from Golf Week about placing 4th or asking about contact information etc.

Do you think I should wait a few more days before I investigate further?  I don't want to sound greedy, but if I did indeed place 4th overall.....it would be pretty sweet if I actually got the prize :)

Any thoughts or past experiences with this sort of thing?!?

Thanks!


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#2 jaskanski

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

Yes. It turns out I won the Nigerian lottery even though I can't remember entering it. All I had to do was send off my bank details and they will transfer the money for a minimal fee. Lucky for me, this guys cousin will bring the money over himself if I send another cheque. Talk about being a stroke of luck. Well, at least I stood more chance of winning this than ever getting anything from GolfWrx. Best of all, I'm not on their mailing list either.

Edited by jaskanski, 27 February 2013 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

I'd just shoot them an email.

But yea, I've won a few small things over the years. T-Shirts , key chains, that kinda thing.

I think I always "got" contacted , email or PM for shipping details.

Edited by RRFireblade, 27 February 2013 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Nope. Though I was a finalist for the "look and play like a pro" contest golfwrx held a few weeks ago. Obviously didn't win though and it seems a bit strange that the thread for the contest just up and disappeared.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

View Postprorobo, on 27 February 2013 - 02:52 PM, said:

Nope. Though I was a finalist for the "look and play like a pro" contest golfwrx held a few weeks ago. Obviously didn't win though and it seems a bit strange that the thread for the contest just up and disappeared.

I think because it went to a third round and people were starting to talk about things not to be discussed yet.



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

Thought this kind of stuff was awarded at the end of the fantasy season. Hence the 4th overall not 4th for one week. Maybe I misunderstood but thats just me.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

Never.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:07 PM

View Postjaskanski, on 27 February 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

Yes. It turns out I won the Nigerian lottery even though I can't remember entering it. All I had to do was send off my bank details and they will transfer the money for a minimal fee. Lucky for me, this guys cousin will bring the money over himself if I send another cheque. Talk about being a stroke of luck. Well, at least I stood more chance of winning this than ever getting anything from GolfWrx. Best of all, I'm not on their mailing list either.


Haha

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:13 AM

I won a wedge from Tour Edge! Gave it to a friend.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:21 AM

I have won a few pizzas from Papa Johns, a set of irons and a driver cover on GolfWRX, a month long membership to Cannongate golf (Bentwater Golf Course), and if you count beta testing games, I have beta tested about 8 of those.

Just stick with it, eventually you will win something.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:09 AM

I won a TaylorMade staff golf bag from Golf Opinions board years ago as the Masters picks winner.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:08 PM

Yesterday morning I was contacted by a rep from Golf Week about receiving my "prize".  All they said is that I "won more than a subscription", however their website shows SeeMore putters for 1st-4th place.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

i won allen iverson the answer t-shirts from reebok back in the late 90s.  my mom used them as pj's.
i was chosen to receive and review some $400 in-ear monitors (fancy term for earphones).  they were awesome, i used them for a few months and sold on ebay. lol
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

I won an iPod through Paypal and an iTunes gift card. Nothing golf related yet
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:56 AM

I have won signed tiger woods pga tour 13 game, xbox 360, signed autographed pin flags, free golf tournament tickets, ipods, blurays, t-shirts, jordans shoes, gift cards, free rounds of golf. I enter a lot of contests for fun and a lot of stuff I win is from twitter. I play the social media game while i am at work.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

I won the papa johns pick the coin toss Super Bowl contest.  Though it was a fifty fifty chance and they picked heads for me.  

Also won the prototype TPHD shaft from WRX.  So you can win these contests.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:47 PM

On Golfwrx I have won the following...
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:02 PM

I was the grand prize winner of the taylormade ultimate Rocketbladez experience.

I won a set of kbs tour shafts with color options on here


And let's be honest I'm a winner at life in general. :)
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

I haven't won squat!!!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

Nothing that wasn't trivia related


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

I was lucky enough to win a Harrison Shotmaker from GolfWRX. I recieved an email shortly after the drawing.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:54 PM

View Postdeck, on 02 March 2013 - 09:02 PM, said:

I was the grand prize winner of the taylormade ultimate Rocketbladez experience.

I won a set of kbs tour shafts with color options on here


And let's be honest I'm a winner at life in general. :)

Wow, what a deck. ;)

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:11 PM

To paraphrase Early Cuyler - "I ain't never won jack squattery from the state lottery".

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

Just got back from the Wrx-ier sweepstakes.  Previously if I didn't have bad luck then I would have no luck at all.  I was always skeptical before but definately not anymore.





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