Holiday Party Rules & Information!

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Scott Greczkowski

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Once again this Holiday Season is upon us! And once again my wife and I are throwing another special SatelliteGuys Holiday Party! This party is to say THANK YOU to all our members for our success over the year!

This year instead of giving electronics items as we have done in the past, this year we are giving away something that more people need this holiday season…. MONEY. The prizes for this year’s SatelliteGuys Holiday party will be in the form of American Express, Visa & Discover Card gift cards!

The annual SatelliteGuys Holiday Party will be held on Monday Night December 8th at 9PM ET in our Chat Room. But this year in addition to being able to win in our chat room we will also have giveaways for all members including those who can’t make it in to our chat room on December 8th!

Now it should be noted that this year the majority of prizes will be given to our supporters (aka Pub Members) who have made this site possible, but with that said a number of prizes will be made available to all members no matter if they have been a supporter or not. It should also be noted that the reason for doing this is just to say THANK YOU to our supporters for helping us keep the lights on in 2008. We are NOT doing this as a fund raiser for the site and we only ask that you become a supporting pub member if you want to help support the site, not because you want to try increasing your odds at winning a prize in our holiday party.

All gift card prizes are being donated directly by Scott & Eva Greczkowski and it should be noted that the cost of these items is not coming from the SatelliteGuys support fund. Again this is a thank you from us to our members for a great 2008!

Now onto the Prizes!

PUB MEMBERS / SUPPORTERS ONLY PRIZES

Grand Prize - $250 Gift Card
Second Prize - $100 Gift Card
Third Prize - $50 Gift Card

As a bonus five $20 Gift Cards will be given away to Pub Members in chat through the night!


All Members In Chat Prizes (You do not need to be a supporter to win these!)

Grand Prize - $100 Gift Card
Second Prize - $20 Gift Card

Second Chance Drawings (This is for not only people in the chat, but for folks who are unable to join us in the chat as well! – Details on entering this drawing will be posted below!)

Grand Prize - $100 Gift Card
Second Prize - $20 Gift Card

In addition we plan on having some additional unadvertised prizes available as well some of them donated by our Gold Sponsors!

Again the majority of the fun and giveaways will happen in the SatelliteGuys Chat Room on Monday Night December, 8th starting at 9PM Eastern Time!

The Rules:

First of all, we only do this to thank you our members for the success of SatelliteGuys. We don’t have to do this but we do enjoy giving back to our members to say thanks. While our “Rules” for these giveaways might not be written in legalese please understand that we have the best intentions in mind and will run a fair contest for everyone involved.

The chat room will open December 8th at 8:30PM ET and prize giveaways will begin on or around 9:01 PM ET. For all giveaways except the “second chance” drawings the member must be in the chat room to win. Winners will be selected at random by the Prize Goddess and will be announced in the chat room. The winner has 20 seconds to respond that they are with us after that time we will draw a new winner for that prize, so please pay attention to the chat room so you don’t miss out!

THE SATELLITEGUYS CHAT ROOM WILL BE OPEN FOR TESTING 24/7 STARTING ON WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3RD. Please test and make sure your computer can get into our chat server beforehand. We cannot be held responsible if for some reason you cannot get in the chat. SO AGAIN PLEASE TEST THINGS BEFORE THE CHAT STARTS!

In the unlikely event that the chat server crashes we will post an announcement to the SatelliteGuys homepage that the chat server is down. If the server does not come back online by 9:45PM ET We will then take the list of people who were in the chat before it crashed and will randomly select names and award prizes. Winners will then be announced on our homepage.

There will 3 ranges of giveaways during the night, “Everyone eligible”, “Pub Members Eligible” & “Second Chance”
“Everyone Eligible” giveaways are open to everyone (except Scott & Eva Greczkowski) in the SatelliteGuys chat room at the time the prize is due to be given away. You must be in the chat room to win; when a winner is randomly selected you have 20 seconds to respond that you are with us, if you don’t reply in that time frame we will draw another winner.

“Pub Members Eligible” giveaways are open to all current SatelliteGuys supporters (as designated by “Pub Member” or “Supporting Founder” designation in their user profile) In addition since all SatelliteGuys staff is volunteers they are also eligible since they donate their time to help run the site. To be eligible to win you must be in the chat room at the time of the drawings, if selected you must reply within 20 seconds that you are with us, if you don’t reply in that time frame we will draw another winner.

AGAIN I WANT TO STATE THAT WE ARE NOT DOING THIS TO GAIN NEW SUPPORTERS! WE ARE ONLY DOING THIS AS WE WANT TO GIVE BACK TO OUR MEMBERS WHO HAVE MADE SATELLITEGUYS POSSIBLE OVER THE PAST YEAR! IF YOU WANT TO BECOME A PUB MEMBER ONLY DO SO AS YOU WANT TO HELP SUPPORT THE SITE, NOT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO TRY TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE! WE THANK ALL PUB MEMBERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT!

The “Second Chance” giveaways are for all SatelliteGuys members including those who are not able to join us in our Holiday Party Chat. To enter the second chance drawing just post a SatelliteGuys Holiday Greeting of your choice to our special SatelliteGuys Holiday Greeting Thread that can be found by clicking here. If you do not post to this special thread with a holiday greeting then you will not be entered to win in the “Second Chance” drawings. The deadline for entries for the second chance drawings will be Monday December 8th at 12 NOON Eastern Time. Limit one entry per member or staff member. Drawings for the second chance drawings will be done in the Holiday Party Chat and the Winners will be announced in the chat however for these “second chance” drawings the members do NOT need to be in the chat room at the time to win.

REMEMBER THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS FINAL.

All prizes will be shipped via USPS to the address you provide us. We are unable to ship prizes outside the United States. For prizes of $100 or above your prize will be shipped to you via registered mail with return receipt requested to make sure you received your prize. However with that said we cannot accept responsibility for any prizes lost in the mail.

Thank you for everything, you guys are the reason why we are America’s Most Trusted, Respected and Visited Satellite discussion forum!

Happy Holidays from us to you!
 
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mike1973

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Can't wait. Thanks to Scott and PG for the generous gifts!!!! I have a strange feeling we'll beat last years numbers for people in the chat. Anyone remember how many people we had last year?
 

lakebum431

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Thanks! The holiday party is just one more thing that makes this place my home on the internet. Thanks Mr. and Mrs. G. You guys really are 1 in a million.
 

HDRoberts

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Thank you Scott and Eva! As this is my first year with the site, this was a pleasant surprise. Hopefully I can make it home in time!
 

iceturkee

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any chance you could lengthen the time to respond if you win? 20 seconds seems too short, especially if there is a lot of traffic on the website. i suggest a minute. any thoughts?
 

Neutron

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Thank you both Scott and Eva for all that you both do for Satelliteguys and our members. You both are class acts. :)
 

SatinKzo

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You guys always have one of the best "give backs" to the members and supporters. Really glad to be a part of this site.
 

hendrix04

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It is great that you do things like this for your site scott... Keep up the good work.
 

Scott Greczkowski

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While the rules are for 20 seconds we always allow around 30 seconds because of net lag. But 30 seconds sometimes feels like forever. :)
 

Scott Greczkowski

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Just bumping this up so everyone can see it, so that they will hopefully join us on Monday Night. :)

In addition at 7:30PM ET we will be doing a live "Scottie Chat" call in show where you can call in to this special live internet radio show and talk with me and Goaliebob on the air! The theme of this show is what do you want to see from the Satellite Television companies in 2009?

Think of a good answer to that question then call us Monday Night Toll Free (Number will be posted Monday Night) :)

We look forward to talking with you on Monday Night! :D
 

HDRoberts

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In addition at 7:30PM ET we will be doing a live "Scottie Chat" call in show where you can call in to this special live internet radio show and talk with me and Goaliebob on the air! The theme of this show is what do you want to see from the Satellite Television companies in 2009?

Think of a good answer to that question then call us Monday Night Toll Free (Number will be posted Monday Night) :)

We look forward to talking with you on Monday Night! :D
Damn, I won't be able to make that live. Will you post an archive of it?
 
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