10,000 BUCKSCOOPERS .. 10,000 grams of Jelly Beans ... WINNERS posted NOW :-)

4 February 2009

We finally made it! 10,000 Australians can now proudly call themselves a 'Buckscooper'

Watch this space for the details of our 10,000 grams of Jelly Beans give away

See details below in comments

TOPICS:   Shopping

98 comments

  • melissanj
    oooooooooooooooh yum....im watching!!....how long do i have to watch for? im getting sleepy:whistling:
  • queenshrew
    Yummmm! :D
  • nod
    Details of the comp will go live tomorrow morning 9am EDST We have bingo to play tonight! :w00t: [SIZE="5"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]We have 4 Buckscoop tote bags filled to the brim with 2.5kg of Jelly Beans each to give away http://buckscooper.googlepages.com/bag.JPG The winners will be the lucky 4 members that can come up with the most creative way for us to rope in the next 10,000 Buckscoopers :p Post your suggestions here in this thread The competition will close 8pm EDST Thursday 12th February with the winners announced Friday the 13th Feb 2009. Hints: piccies and poetry win you extra points and anything that makes us last You are allowed to enter the competition 2 times only but can only win one lot of Jelly beans [/FONT][/SIZE]
  • fairybelle
    WooHoo....
  • ndro777
    I love jelly beans....
  • kazyazy
    yummmy !!!!!
  • lisss
    WOW I love jellybeans :) Will keep my eyes pealed!
  • craftykiwi
    Wow! How exciting!! Just voted on this though and it dropped down a peg or two in temp. Not sure why - very strange. Is it too hot and can't get hotter?
  • eggles
    imagine the sugar rush :D
  • melissanj
    awww i just noticed the time :( .....i guess my waist will be thankful
  • nod
    The comp will run for a few days Meiissanj so have no fear :D ..... or be very veyr afraid :D
  • nod
    Now I could have made this a bit more complicated but my brain would just not allow it :D So here is goes ... [SIZE="5"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]We have 4 Buckscoop tote bags filled to the brim with 2.5kg of Jelly Beans each to give away http://buckscooper.googlepages.com/bag.JPG The winners will be the lucky 4 members that can come up with the most creative way for us to rope in the next 10,000 Buckscoopers :p Post your suggestions here in this thread The competition will close 8pm EDST Thursday 12th February with the winners announced Friday the 13th Feb 2009. Hints: piccies and poetry win you extra points and anything that makes us laugh You are allowed to enter the competition 2 times only but can only win one lot of Jelly beans [/FONT][/SIZE]
  • golfwidow
    Nod is that last meant to say laugh? :)
    and anything that makes us last
  • kazyazy
    Thats alot of jelly beans http://apps.rockyou.com/images/facebook/apps/superwall/2008_10_15_calories.jpg Thats a hard one to answer....hmmm maybe no....ummmm maybe post buckscoop as a deal on ozbargain :o :o
  • ozpete
    Ideas for extra members 1. Simple and most effective. All buckscoopers who take advantage of a bargain are required to introduce one new member 2. Politically correct - Give away 950 jelly beans to each new member, with a further 950 for each new member that gives an old member as a reference plus 950 to the old member and so on. All payments to be made when BS has the funds. All that aside the real suggestion is- Why not give a reward to the top 10 BScoopers who introduce new members. A membership drive reward program. As Jellybeans (although personally I prefer jelly babies or bullets) are a proven incentive then this should be a sure fire way to get more members. I might be creative and get some graphics to show this, which I'll add later
  • kazyazy
    Why not give a reward to the top 10 BScoopers who introduce new members. A membership drive reward program. As Jellybeans (although personally I prefer jelly babies or bullets) are a proven incentive then this should be a sure fire way to get more members.
    Thats a good idea ozpete
  • nod
    golfwidow;80117
    Nod is that last meant to say laugh? :)
    hehehehehehehehe .... ummm... yes it was :o
  • nod
    ozpete;80123
    Why not give a reward to the top 10 BScoopers who introduce new members. A membership drive reward program. As Jellybeans (although personally I prefer jelly babies or bullets) are a proven incentive then this should be a sure fire way to get more members.
    :D a jelly bean a member?? :D
  • bluntman
    Two words: Today tonight
  • kjr13f
    http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii83/kjr13f/Buckscoop.jpg
  • baycie
    To get more members i believe, You have to offer them something, you see? A voucher, credit or things for free, That's how lots of websites get me!
  • lilpretzel
    Very clever ideas so far! :)
  • femme17
    look like you are going to win this kjr13f :w00t:
  • melissanj
    great entries so far :D :D
  • kjr13f
    who knows.... but i do like jelly beans mmmmm even the black ones!!!:p
  • craftykiwi
    Way to go kjr134!! Great idea. Good luck and welcome - you look like you're in with a really good chance so glad you like jelly beans.
  • kazyazy
    Love it kjr13f :D
  • nod
    kjr13f;80148
    who knows.... but i do like jelly beans mmmmm even the black ones!!!:p
    Great idea for an unusual billboard :D Well we do announce the winners on Friday the 13th :D Not sure I could track down 2.5kg of black jelly beans though :twisted:
  • admin EDITOR
    kjr13f;80134
    http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii83/kjr13f/Buckscoop.jpg
    ahhhhhhhhhhhh - I'll promise to bail anyone who does this out of jail - stunning idea. :)
  • nod
    or hospital if that is needed :D
  • connan
    Submit an article to, advertise on, or become a sponsor of Simple Savings or Cheapskates! http://www.simplesavings.com.au/ http://www.cheapskates.com.au/ They both publish a newsletter and have an online database designed to show you how to save money on groceries, gifts, cleaning, holidays, cars and phone bills. They have large membership bases, both free and paid, and a good partnership with either will help both BuckScoop and a partner website increase their memberships and revenue. Nicholas
  • connan
    http://connan.org/red_bean.jpghttp://connan.org/green_bean.jpghttp://connan.org/blue_bean.jpg Send a small bag of colourful promotional Jelly Beans (stamped with the BuckScoop logo) to each BuckScoop member with a request that they share them with family and friends to help promote BuckScoop!
  • admin EDITOR
    :D - do you want a job stamping the buckscoop logo on each one connan?
  • connan
    .....if it is a "one-for-one" deal..... .....one for me .....one with a BuckScoop logo .....then, YES!! (But I want the orange ones!)
  • lisss
    http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/48cb97209c.jpg [FONT="Century Gothic"] [SIZE="4"]Buckscoop's greatest asset is its members... so put them to use! We love the idea of Buckscoop - cashbacks, a forum full of the best deals, friendly members, lots of competitions and a fun community atmosphere. "If it's not worth talking about, it's not worth doing." Members will be happy to publicise Buckscoop if encouraged... you could run a competition for the best promotion activity, and members may be encouraged to: * Post about Buckscoop on forums * Write website reviews on Buckscoop online, in newspapers and magazines * Petition Today Tonight or A Current Affair to do a segment on "savvy consumers", featuring Buckscoop * Streak at a major sporting event carrying a Buckscoop sign (Of course, for legal reasons, Buckscoop would never endorse such behaviour.) * Post about Buckscoop on blogs or personal websites * ETC ETC Most importantly, the purpose of the promo should be to explain the way Buckscoop works and it's benefits. It's really a WIN-WIN situation for everyone who joins - you don't need to pay, you don't get spam -- just extra $$ in your pocket. I believe that if more people knew about Buckscoop, more would join (and prepare for the multiplier effect!). "Create something cool, and people will distribute your brand for you. And content will become the new forum for advertising. Users will tell you if you’re doing it right." – Sanaz Ahari, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft [/FONT][/SIZE]
  • lisss
    And my 2nd entry speaks for itself :) If only I had a program like Photoshop which would allow me to diagonally shift parts of the image... but you get the idea! http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/f864437d1e.jpg NB: Be sure to use very very very strong, bullet proof glass, as those jellybeans are very tempting!!! :D
  • Wally
    "Create something cool, and people will distribute your brand for you. And content will become the new forum for advertising. Users will tell you if you’re doing it right." – Sanaz Ahari, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft
    Ha Ha .. Microsoft who uses it's early paying adopters as beta testers, buys up companies with good ideas and otherwise swipes ideas from Apple - just makes me chuckle
  • McMutt
    Hi guys, long time no see.... Well i thought this would be a perfect time to come back and say hello. I have been setting up my SEO forum SEO stands for search engine optimization, Which means we help webmaster learn ways of getting more visits, higher ranks in search engines ETC Well do you really want to know how to get a load of people to Buckscoop? i could have this place flood with say around 40-50l people in a few days.....Well here are a few tips some will cost a bit of cash $$$ 1. Get forum members to donate (only if you don't have any cash) a few $$ so you can advertise. 2. buy a bunch of adwords account you can get ones loaded with $55 USD for around $7-$10 USD depending on how many you are willing to buy. 3. Advertise on other websites, i bought an ad for 3 weeks for $5 and what did i get? 458,928 views and 80,000 clicks in 3 weeks yup thats bout it. 4. Hire some Indian data entry dudes, i was paying $0.50 an hour for directory submission, blog posts, old digg articles that had a high PR 5. This is gonna cost you a load buy a door way page generator and install it Yes i do have about 3 different types of door way page generators. Thats about the basics, if you want more info PM me i am will to help.
  • admin EDITOR
    lisss;80320
    And my 2nd entry speaks for itself :) If only I had a program like Photoshop which would allow me to diagonally shift parts of the image... but you get the idea! ]http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/f864437d1e.jpg NB: Be sure to use very very very strong, bullet proof glass, as those jellybeans are very tempting!!! :D
    :D - chuckling away. Ummmmm lisss...... thats going to last about .... oooooh ...... ahhhhhh ..... 0.5 of a second, unless its a bus stop on the edge of Lake Eyre.
  • simonefranssen
    MY SUGGESTIONS ARE: 1. Word of mouth http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo286/simonefranssen/IMG_4587.jpg 2. Start them young http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo286/simonefranssen/IMG_3796.jpg 3. Use some gentle re enforcement http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo286/simonefranssen/IMG_4045.jpg 4. Share the rewards evenly http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo286/simonefranssen/IMG_3442.jpg
  • craftykiwi
    connan;80286
    http://connan.org/red_bean.jpghttp://connan.org/green_bean.jpghttp://connan.org/blue_bean.jpg Send a small bag of colourful promotional Jelly Beans (stamped with the BuckScoop logo) to each BuckScoop member with a request that they share them with family and friends to help promote BuckScoop!
    Great idea connan. I'll help you sort them!! :D
  • craftykiwi
    simonefranssen;80356
    MY SUGGESTIONS ARE: 1. Word of mouth http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo286/simonefranssen/IMG_4587.jpg 2. Start them young http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo286/simonefranssen/IMG_3796.jpg 3. Use some gentle re enforcement http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo286/simonefranssen/IMG_4045.jpg 4. Share the rewards evenly http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo286/simonefranssen/IMG_3442.jpg
    Welcome simonefranssen. What a great start to Buckscoop. Love your theme and very clever idea. Nod and admin you're going to have a hard job ahead of you trying to pick the winners. Still early days and some really great ideas from our newer members.
  • simonefranssen
    Thank you! I love my theme too as they are my baby twins. So with or without winning this contest, I feel like a winner anyway :D
  • lilpretzel
    Gee this is going to be sooooooooo hard to decide :D http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/welcome-1.gif [SIZE=4] To Buckscoop Simon [/SIZE] I hope you enjoy your stay & grab a bargain or 2!
  • jackyblue
    "bail us out of jail" - hey hang on - whatabout covering the cost of the plane ... or were you talking about the slightly more criminal effort of graffitiing our most famous landmark. Will consider that one donkey ... what size of bail do you reckon we're talking about here ???
  • nod
    jackyblue;80371
    "bail us out of jail" - hey hang on - whatabout covering the cost of the plane ... or were you talking about the slightly more criminal effort of graffitiing our most famous landmark. Will consider that one donkey ... what size of bail do you reckon we're talking about here ???
    rather large :whistling: Welcome to Buckscoop Simone :flowers: I love number4 .... someone has certainly been taking more than their fare share
  • nod
    lisss;80316
    http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/48cb97209c.jpg "If it's not worth talking about, it's not worth doing."
    So true so true
    Members will be happy to publicise Buckscoop if encouraged... you could run a competition for the best promotion activity, and members may be encouraged to: * Streak at a major sporting event carrying a Buckscoop sign (Of course, for legal reasons, Buckscoop would never endorse such behaviour.)
    Volunteeers??? Lisss ... as it was your suggestion :p
  • lilpretzel
    And what a better time to have the Remo Free T-Shirt Offer :p ]http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/Buckscoop/ILoveBS.jpg
  • simonefranssen
    Haha, thanks! Believe me, when they were born they were only 500gr apart, and now 3kg. He is eating me poor, no wonder I have to hang around here on Buckscoop!
  • nod
    OMG !!!! 3kg difference ! :D how old are the little ones? .... looks like he is knows how to throw his weight around already too when you see pic number 3 hehehehehehehe
  • simonefranssen
    They are only 5 months and he weighs 9 kilo's! $) Believe me, that photo is misleading. I took advantage of the situation for this contest but usually she is the big boss. She rules the house. I really enjoy all the kids/maternity deals on here. What a great find this website.
  • nod
    Glad you like the place :) We do have a lot of kids/maternity stuff - it is the really important place to save I think as kitting out kids is so expensive. Maybe we should start a kiddies swap meet too?? 5 months and 9kg!!!!!! OMG Must be hard trying to get the two of them out and about
  • simonefranssen
    Sounds great! If I can help in any way setting it up let me know. It is not easy taking them out but wouldn't miss them for the world. And they make cute photo's :P It only took me two days to make the photo's for this contest. So easy with two!
  • adeltjie
    [SIZE="3"] [CENTER][FONT="Century Gothic"]Come and see, A lot is free, Join the fun, In making a another 10 000 jelly beans run. Buckscoopers is our name, And it is always a loving game. Make new friends, And save a few scents. You won’t regret, This is the best deal yet. Don’t take to long, Before the deal is gone. Click on the link. And see how happy your eyes blink. [url]www.buckscoop.com.au[/url] See you again, My backscooper friend. [/FONT] [/CENTER][/SIZE]
  • admin EDITOR
    simonefranssen i'd be laughing my butt off if you had them clothed in Buckscoop junky branded outfits complete with eeee notebook pc's
  • admin EDITOR
    jackyblue;80371
    "bail us out of jail" - hey hang on - whatabout covering the cost of the plane ... or were you talking about the slightly more criminal effort of graffitiing our most famous landmark. Will consider that one donkey ... what size of bail do you reckon we're talking about here ???
    Lehman brothers size most likely.
  • admin EDITOR
    chuckling away that it takes 10kg of jelly beans to shake a lot of lurkers out of the tree. Nice to see new people popping up.
  • kjr13f
    yes this lurker is exposed, cant resist the sweets!!! I actually check the site every weekeday but not the threads I take advantage of alot of the deals posted here and freebies available, its great!! thanks to everyone who posts them! Awsome Ideas so far everyone, I think from memory I first heard about buckscoop from one of the current affairs programs, that worked for me!!:)
  • golfwidow
    Wow! What a lot of fantastic ideas! Most people know how I think we should promote Buckscoop. With superhero Buckscoop undies of course :D And so the newbies know how far some members will go, here is the evidence again! http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/carleyjt/IMG_4943.jpg
  • craftykiwi
    kjr13f;80443
    Awsome Ideas so far everyone, I think from memory I first heard about buckscoop from one of the current affairs programs, that worked for me!!:)
    Lisss looks like that idea of yours then (current affair program) has already been done then!! Would have loved to have seen that - must have missed it!
  • lilpretzel
    I'm positive Buckscoop has never been on a Current Affair program but I could be wrong ;)
  • admin EDITOR
    golfwidow;80462
    Wow! What a lot of fantastic ideas! Most people know how I think we should promote Buckscoop. With superhero Buckscoop undies of course :D And so the newbies know how far some members will go, here is the evidence again! http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/carleyjt/IMG_4943.jpg
    :D:D still makes me laugh .....
  • nod
    lilpretzel;80488
    I'm positive Buckscoop has never been on a Current Affair program but I could be wrong ;)
    Not to my knowledge either :p ....
  • nod
    adeltjie;80430
    [SIZE="3"] [CENTER][FONT="Century Gothic"]Come and see, A lot is free, Join the fun, In making a another 10 000 jelly beans run. Buckscoopers is our name, And it is always a loving game. Make new friends, And save a few scents. You won’t regret, This is the best deal yet. Don’t take to long, Before the deal is gone. Click on the link. And see how happy your eyes blink. [url]www.buckscoop.com.au[/url] See you again, My backscooper friend. [/FONT] [/CENTER][/SIZE]
    Welcome to Buckscoop adeltjie :flowers: Awesome entry - thanks I love the backscooper at the end :D .... or is that a typo I have an idea ... like red nose day we have a Buckscoop Super Hero Day ..... yep you guessed it peoples .... logo'd jocks on the outside :D
  • mouldgirl
    nod;80523
    I have an idea ... like red nose day we have a [B]Buckscoop Super Hero Day ..... yep you guessed it peoples .... logo'd jocks on the outside :D
    Will bucky provide the jocks?
  • lisss
    nod;80388
    So true so true Volunteeers??? Lisss ... as it was your suggestion :p
    LOL I love competitions, I'd enter :D
  • nod
    Soooooo is it the [SIZE="4"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"] Buckscoop Streakers Comp[/FONT][/SIZE] or the [SIZE="4"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"] Buckscoop Super Hero's comp[/FONT][/SIZE] we should plan??? :whistling: :twisted: :w00t:
  • lisss
    lilpretzel;80488
    I'm positive Buckscoop has never been on a Current Affair program but I could be wrong ;)
    I agree that it hasn't... another forum I was a member of was on one such show and had HUNDREDS of thousands of NEW members as a result - you'd have to prepare the server for a huge onslaught....
  • queenshrew
    All such great suggestions!!! I love them all :D Great idea about a current affair..! I can see how that would bring lots of traffic...! And such great photoshop work and creative work done by our many talented members hehe and Welcome to all the new posters :D Hope to see you guys around more :) I love the baby photos! Sooo cute! xox
  • kjr13f
    I must be wrong then, racking my brain :eek: wonder how i become hooked??
  • winniblu
    well I think if we went to the uni orientation days armed with a laptop and wireless internet and s old the students a funnyface icepole for 10c and got them to sign up there and then we would be able to get quite a few people.....students love free stuff
  • admin EDITOR
    winniblu;80686
    well I think if we went to the uni orientation days armed with a laptop and wireless internet and s old the students a funnyface icepole for 10c and got them to sign up there and then we would be able to get quite a few people.....students love free stuff
    :) You do that winniblu and I'll personally buy you 20kg of jellybeans .....
  • kjr13f
    Maybe a bit more practical than my grafitti on the Opera House: How about creating a page in facebook that we can become a fan of and then we can send an invitation to all our facebook friends Or I can we could just create a Group on facebook, - Buckscoop need 10,000 new members etc....
  • fairybelle
    kjr13f;80698
    Maybe a bit more practical than my grafitti on the Opera House: How about creating a page in facebook that we can become a fan of and then we can send an invitation to all our facebook friends Or I can we could just create a Group on facebook, - Buckscoop need 10,000 new members etc....
    we do have a facebook page already....apparently....
  • kjr13f
    thanks for that, I must be searching in the wrong spot:o
  • golfwidow
    kjr13f;80704
    thanks for that, I must be searching in the wrong spot:o
    It seems to be selctive kjr13f. Some members it will let join others it wont. Here is the link: ]Facebook page Hopefully it will have a JOIN GROUP link on top right hand side for you :)
  • fairybelle
    golfwidow;80705
    It seems to be selctive kjr13f. Some members it will let join others it wont. Here is the link: ]Facebook page Hopefully it will have a JOIN GROUP link on top right hand side for you :)
    Hehe Like me ... it doesnt like me at all
  • lilpretzel
    Make sure you set your network to Australia, if you still have problems please let us know. :)
  • nod
    Yeah .. to join the Bucky Facebook group you need to have selected network Australia... wont let you join other wise :D
  • nod
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="5"]Comp now closed .... judges will deliberate and the winners will be announced tomorrow :w00t: [/SIZE][/FONT]
  • connan
    ..... and the winners are ?
  • admin EDITOR
    Its still technically 'tomorrow' for somewhere between 5 and 7 hours connan :)
  • nod
    I was still waiting on a few votes from the mods but looks like they will miss out :D Winner announce in 20 mins :)
  • nod
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="6"] And the winners are ..... http://beckyandthebeanstock.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/jellybeans4.jpg In no particular order: Lisss Simonefranssen kjrl3f and Winniblu with a special consolation prize to Connan Can all the winners please ]PM ME with the address you want us to send your Jelly Beans to :p Congrats to all ... may you not eat them all at once :w00t: [/SIZE][/FONT]
  • kazyazy
    Congrats Lisss, Simonefranssen, kjrl3f, Winniblu and Connan :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
  • admin EDITOR
    sugar rush here we come......
  • simonefranssen
    ohhh... I will be sick I know it but I can't wait :D Running after the twins will make me burn it all off... I hope... in time
  • golfwidow
    CONGRATS PEOPLES :) Some very unique idea's that's for certain
  • kjr13f
    woot woot!!!! yummmooo thanks bucksc:w00t: :w00t: p!!!!
  • queenshrew
    Yummy! Congrats to the winners :)
  • lilpretzel
    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/Buckscoop/b0b6864a.gif [FONT=Palatino Linotype][SIZE=4] Now don't forget to share[/SIZE][/FONT] :D
  • craftykiwi
    Congratulations and well done to our four winners. Enjoy your prize.
  • nod
    Winniblue .... where are you??? :D Just a reminder that you need to Pm me your details so that I can get the sugar rush sorted :) and sent out to you
  • winniblu
    I am back now :D sorry I had a daughter in hospital......she is ok now and will be even better when they arrive....YUMMO!
  • nod
    :D Excellent - the beans will be whipped into shape and on their way tomorrow I hope :)
  • winniblu
    THANKS SO MUCH!! Found it on my doorstep this morning!! YUMMO! oh and I love the bag :D
  • simonefranssen
    Yum... Hmmm... Enjoying a jellybean breakfast :D Thanks heaps and thanks to the postie for changing his mind and behaving this time.
  • connan
    Jelly Beans and bag arrived in the post today. Thanks! .....so, what is BuckScoop going to do to increase it's membership?

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