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Leg One of the 'Best Bargain Race: Climb Mount Buckscoop' -WINNERS LISTED

Posted By: nod, posted 2008/03/03 10:03
Just a teaser here really .... in the next few minutes all shall be revealed below
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  • nod2008/03/03 10:16:44
    http://www.historicvancouver.com/photos/Originals/mountain.jpg

    [COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"][B][SIZE="6"][FONT="Arial Black"]Today we stand at the Base of Mount Buckscoop. Your challenge, if you wish to accept it, is to attempt to reach the top.
    To reach the top you need to accumulate 125 points.

    Here are the basics:[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE="5"]The first leg of the 'Buckscoop Best Bargain Race', 'Climb Mount Buckscoop' will run from 10am EDST today, Monday 3rd March, to midnight EDST Friday 7th March.
    Your job is to accummulate as many points as you can during that time to try to reach the top of the peak.
    [/SIZE]
    [/B][/COLOR]

    [COLOR="Blue"][SIZE="4"]Here is how you accumulate points:
    Each member is able to post a maximum of 4 deals a day. Each deal posted adds 5 points to that members tally.
    But a quick sum will tell you that 4 x 5 x 5 = 100 points ..... a few points short??[/SIZE]
    [/COLOR]

    [FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="4"][B]Here are a few other ways that you can grab yourself extra points:
    1. Every deal you post that reaches over 100 degrees will win you an extra 5 points
    2. Every deal that uses some sort of stacking discount eg cashback and a discount code will win that member an extra 5 points
    3. During the week, we will set mini challenges. The winner of the challenge will bag themselves an extra 5 or 10 points depending on the difficulty
    on the challenge.

    Nice and simple.

    Here are a few rules that will help us all along:
    1. 'X' is having a sale is not a post that will be included in the Race tally
    2. Freebie posts will only count for 2.5 points
    3. Comp posts are not included
    4. All dupe posts will be removed and will not go towards your tally.
    5. Each deal that you chose to post for the race must include the tag '[I][B][B][B]Mount Buckscoop
    [/B][/B]'
    6. All members that take part in the race MUST NOT cold vote another members deal unless they provide a valid commentary.
    Any member found cold voting without giving a reason will lose 25 points from their tally.
    7. Buckscoop Admin word is final
    8. The winner is the member that reaches the highest level on the mountain first (ie reaches the top first or has the highest
    point tally)[/I][/B][/B][/SIZE][/FONT]

    [COLOR="RoyalBlue"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="6"][B][B]And to the very very important part.. the prizes for this leg:
    1. The winner of 'Leg one of the Best Bargain Race: Climb Mount Buckscoop' will receive a $30 voucher. A 2nd and 3rd place prize
    of a $25 and a $20 voucher will also be awarded
    2. If the leading member actually reaches the top they will receive a $10 bonus and 10 bonus points towards your total 'Best
    Race' tally
    3. Each member that reaches Buckscoop basecamp (25 points) will receive a $5 voucher
    [/B][/B][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]


    [FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Navy"][B]Well that is it. If anyone has any questions please pose them here[/B][/COLOR]
    [/SIZE][/FONT]



    [COLOR="Blue"][B][B][SIZE="6"]Good Luck everyone[/SIZE][/B][/B][/COLOR]
  • nod2008/03/03 10:28:07
    This thread contains information for Leg One of the 'Best Bargain Race' only

    To read about the big picture comp, extra information can be found here
  • ScarletRubies2008/03/03 10:59:56
    woo-hoo! Putting on my thermal underwear now...
  • lisss2008/03/03 11:25:00
    This sounds like so much fun :D :D :D
  • nod2008/03/03 12:55:38
    [B][SIZE=4] REMINDER OF THE RULES:
    1. 'X' is having a sale is not a post that will be included in the Race tally
    2. Freebie posts will only count for 2.5 points
    3. Comp posts are not included
    4. All dupe posts will be removed and will not go towards your tally.
    5. Each deal that you chose to post for the race must include the tag 'Mount Buckscoop'
    6. All members that take part in the race MUST NOT cold vote another members deal unless they provide a valid commentary.
    Any member found cold voting without giving a reason will lose 25 points from their tally.
    7. Buckscoop Admin word is final

    And please remember: [COLOR="Red"][B][B]Each member is able to post a maximum of 4 deals a day
    [/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/B]
  • nod2008/03/03 13:11:12
    [B]Only 4 a day people[/B]

    All those members that post over 4 deals a day for their tally will be asked to chose the 4 they wish to submit - please only post 4 deals a day for the comp :)
  • lilpretzel2008/03/03 13:40:15
    For members who aren't sure on how to add the tag [B][SIZE=4]'Mount Buckscoop'

    [/SIZE]
    [/B] To add tags to a deal as you are creating it, enter the terms (as identified above) in the field indicated by the arrow.

    ( Thanks to ScarletRubies for the images ) more info here - http://www.buckscoop.com.au/forums/showthread.php?t=1751

    http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2118/bstagxm9.jpg



    http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/9520/bstag2cf1.jpg
  • nod2008/03/03 14:32:55
    [COLOR="RoyalBlue"][B]Please do not change your tags unless asked to do so by a moderator or myself :)
    I will be keeping a daily tally of the deals submitted
    [/B][/COLOR]
  • ScarletRubies2008/03/03 15:32:46
    Ruby-the-hasty is off to sort out her deals... Too much thinking about long johns and not enough reading the rules!!!

    Hey, Nod, is the temperature a daily thing (or the first day the deal is posted) or 100 degrees at the end of the week? (Is that in Celsius or Fahrenheit?)
  • nod2008/03/03 16:09:09
    Ruby all the bonus points with regards to deals temps will be calculated at the end of the week :)
  • nod2008/03/03 16:12:42
    [B]Here is the official Mount Buckscoop :)[/B]

    http://buckscooper.googlepages.com/Bsmount.jpg


    Every member will have a little skier that has a different colour. I will provide a key so everyone knows who they are and Mount Buckscoop will be updated every Evening.

    You can see the results here
  • admin2008/03/03 18:49:37
    Classic - good comp.

    Ruby - something to remember - deals stop accumulating temperature when they expire. So stuff from catch of the day for example will only have at most 24 hours to get hot and they're all pretty generic things they sell over there - so 100 off one of them would be unlikely.

    mount buckscoop huh - laughing my butt off.
  • nod2008/03/03 22:10:33
    Well otherwise known as Mount Everest but I am sure it does not mind being renamed for such an important occasion :D
  • Gallifrey2008/03/04 00:43:44
    I cant seem to find where to register for this one, I followed the link and end up going in a circle!!

    Where oh where is it please, pretty please? :-)
  • ScarletRubies2008/03/04 09:31:45
    I didn't think you needed to, Gal. Just add "Mount Buckscoop" to a maximum of 4 deals a day, stacking vouchers, freebies and cashback where you can (cos that gets more points). You get extra points on boiling deals (over 100C!), so better if they are widgets everyone wants.

    We had that mini-hunt comp too, which scored extra (I think they are added at the end though).
  • admin2008/03/04 10:14:24
    you have to climb the mountain first gallifrey :)
  • nod2008/03/04 10:36:27
    ScarletRubies
    I didn't think you needed to, Gal. Just add "Mount Buckscoop" to a maximum of 4 deals a day, stacking vouchers, freebies and cashback where you can (cos that gets more points). You get extra points on boiling deals (over 100C!), so better if they are widgets everyone wants.

    We had that mini-hunt comp too, which scored extra (I think they are added at the end though).




    Exactly right Ruby :)

    All you need to do Gallifrey is start deal posting. Max of 4 a day.
    I have added the points that you guys picked up from the mini-promo but not all the bonus points - will keep it exciting :D
  • Keeys2008/03/04 23:11:34
    I was wondering because I'm stupid lol can someone tell me how I look up to see how many mount buckscoop posts I've had in a day? I don't want to overpost and waste what may or may now be a good post ;)

    I should count them but 4 is so far to count upto ;) :p
  • Gallifrey2008/03/04 23:16:24
    thanks, got it now!

    I am too slow to find deals etc to post, dont know where to find new ones, previously been too busy catching up with all the deal posts here to find new ones!!

    I dont even know where to look to find any ;) :(
  • Keeys2008/03/04 23:24:08
    google or go through the sites on here to see if you can find any good deals. I sometimes go through and see who we regularly get deals through and chekc them ;)

    GOODLUCK :)
  • nod2008/03/04 23:44:16
    Keeys
    I was wondering because I'm stupid lol can someone tell me how I look up to see how many mount buckscoop posts I've had in a day? I don't want to overpost and waste what may or may now be a good post ;)

    I should count them but 4 is so far to count upto ;) :p


    The easiest way to do it Keeys is go to the front page. Click on one of the 'mount buckscoop' tags and then find one of your deals. If you then click on your username all of your deals will be listed on the fp but only those that have the tag

    Make sense?
    :D
  • Keeys2008/03/05 00:30:37
    k thanks I thought I'd lost count today and I had posted 5 by mistake :(

    Oh well hope the Brumby one helps someone :) :)
  • nod2008/03/07 01:52:04
    And I have just completed the updated tally for today :)

    Only one day remaining :)
  • Keeys2008/03/07 09:20:02
    Because I was out all day yesterday I didn't get 4 posted :( :( What a pain cause I was doing all right points wise till then....ok off to find a MEGA deal today to make up for it ;)
  • nod2008/03/07 09:55:05
    [B][B][COLOR="Blue"][SIZE=6]Leg One of the 'Buckscoop Best Bargain Race' Closes TODAY MIDNIGHT EDST[/COLOR][/B][/B][/SIZE]

    http://away.com/images/outside/200602/bodywork.jpg
  • nod2008/03/07 16:02:45
    http://bestsmileys.com/flaming/8.gif[B][COLOR="DarkOrange"][SIZE=6]HOURS TO GO!!!!!![/SIZE]

    [SIZE=4] THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED 10AM EDST TOMORROW MORNING :w00t:[/SIZE][/COLOR]
    [/B]
  • nlafanclub2008/03/07 22:20:30
    Trust me to go and get busier right when I needed to be finding deals!!! Oh well, maybe over the weekend.

    Still - Good work everyone! :D
  • nod2008/03/07 22:35:35
    Good work everyone!


    I agree. The board has been super busy this week so thanks to all joining in the fun :)
    Oh and it all starts again.. well sort of .... I have a few tricks up my sleeve...Monday with Leg two :w00t:
  • Keeys2008/03/07 22:42:29
    oh I'm soooooooooooooooooooo busy next week :( :( Hope its time flexable ??

    Goodluck everyone when the bonus's are anounced in the morning :) :)
  • ScarletRubies2008/03/07 22:42:31
    OK, so the first three get chunky vouchers ($30, $25 and $20 wasn't it?), and anyone who made base camp gets a $5?

    And the next leg starting on Monday is still climbing the mountain?

    Better keep my thermals on!
  • nod2008/03/07 22:49:25
    Nope no mountain... you might need mossie spray and some tevas :D
  • ScarletRubies2008/03/08 00:35:11
    oh, I think I shaved my legs this month.... no way am I going to be hairy enough for Tevas by Monday! ;)
  • nod2008/03/08 00:50:40
    :D
    fake hair?
  • nod2008/03/08 01:09:28
    [COLOR="Red"][B]Leg one has now officially closed :)

    I am off to count up ;)
    [/B][/COLOR]
  • nod2008/03/08 01:47:44
    [B][COLOR="Red"][SIZE=6]AND THE WINNER IS.... OOOPS... THE WINNERS ARE......
    [COLOR="Blue"]PHOTORAPHYISART AND GEO78 :D
    3RD PRIZE GOES TO CRAFTYKIWI [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR]

    So here is the rundown of the tally Oddly Geo78 and Photo had a very close battle to both end up with the same tally. 3rd and 4th were also very close.

    And the members that all picked up a $5 voucher:
    Chrisg
    Yovi
    Sab988
    MamaK
    Keeys
    And Scarletrubies :)
    [/B].

    [B][B][SIZE=6]Preliminary details for Leg Two of the 'Best Bargain Race' will be posted tomorrow ;)[/SIZE][/B][/B]
  • admin2008/03/08 02:07:57
    Congratulations to those who won. Rest up - eat pasta, drink fluids, abstain and remember to limber up for the mozzie croc fest to come....
  • ScarletRubies2008/03/08 09:29:07
    Cool!

    Well, I'd like to thank my trainer, and also my dear mentor and inspiration, Edmund Hillary (RIP). I am just thrilled to have made it as far as I did, and I guess I shouldn't have wasted so much time making snow angels!

    :D
  • Keeys2008/03/08 09:53:40
    The snow angels are great but I'd love to know who found joy in making the snow yellow??

    Great comp well done to the winners :) :) I was slack one day and paid the price, fell behind in this comp but most of all NO COMPUTER from COTD lol
  • craftykiwi2008/03/08 10:17:41
    Thanks for my prize and congratulations to the 2 first place winners.
    Had to try hard for this leg 'cos with the holidays coming up may not be around for some of the last 2 legs, which means Keeys you can easily make up ground from now on.
  • nod2008/03/08 10:22:52
    [B][COLOR="Purple"][SIZE=5]Reminder that the points from each leg will accumulate :) Leading us to the 3 ultimate Buckscoop Bargain Hunters :D[/SIZE][/COLOR][/B]
  • Keeys2008/03/08 10:40:10
    craftykiwi
    Thanks for my prize and congratulations to the 2 first place winners.
    Had to try hard for this leg 'cos with the holidays coming up may not be around for some of the last 2 legs, which means Keeys you can easily make up ground from now on.


    I will be out all day 4 days this week :(

    Do you think people would mind if I'm late to appointments if I explain why?? :whistling:
  • craftykiwi2008/03/08 11:20:28
    Bit addictive, isn't it?
  • Keeys2008/03/08 11:44:21
    just the way nod likes it ;)

    Keeps us keen :)
  • yovi2008/03/08 13:10:32
    thanks for the $5 gift...:)

    i have a small question: for freebies there are 2.5 points per post or 5 points?
  • lilpretzel2008/03/08 19:59:40
    [FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=4][B] 2. Freebie posts will only count for 2.5 points[/B][/SIZE][/FONT]


    Details in 1st post.

    :)
  • admin2008/03/08 21:58:32
    Keeys;40889
    I will be out all day 4 days this week :(

    Do you think people would mind if I'm late to appointments if I explain why?? :whistling:


    :D - laughing my butt off

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