Lucky Last LEG FIVE: STARTS MONDAY 31st - fun games and prizes

28 March 2008

So this is your last chance to get those tally's up and take a shot at the 'Best Bargain Race' crowning glory

Leg 4 was a doddle compared to what we have in store for Leg 5

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104 comments

  • nod
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="5"]And here we are... finally we arrive at Leg 5 ... the last challenge in our Best Bargain Race[/SIZE] [SIZE="4"]Leg 4 turned out to be a bit of a doddle really so we figure we need to make the top three contenders work for their placing this week... There will be enough points up for grabs to allow quite a few of the current contenders to get a placing.. so don't be discouraged. And of course there are the prizes to pick up along the way :)[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="4"] So what are we up to this week..... We are heading to the bottom of the sea and back FuLL DETAILS TO BE POSTED IN THE NEXT HOUR http://www.cbstour.com/pic/Life_Under_Andaman_Sea.jpg[/SIZE][/FONT]
  • admin EDITOR
    do we get snorkels and googles :)
  • nod
    well we are getting to that :D
  • nod
    [SIZE=4]All details for Leg 5 are now up ]here Please post any questions below This leg is of course open to ALL Buckscoopers... you do not need to have been in the last 4 legs to play and of course ALL Buckscoopers can join in the three nightly challenges that will have both cash rewards and points up for grabs [/SIZE]
  • Keeys
    so our daily deals have to be posted by what time? Bugger it doesn't start till after I leave on Monday :( Wonder if hubby will let me log in to pop up a couple of deals if I do my best to be quick hehe
  • admin EDITOR
    anytime before 12.00 am keeys.
  • nlafanclub
    admin;43564
    anytime before 12.00 am keeys.
    Is that midnight or noon, admin? :confused:
  • lilpretzel
    Midnight. But really it's 12am - 11.59pm :)
  • nlafanclub
    lilpretzel;43634
    Midnight. But really it's 12am - 11.59pm :)
    Thank you Ms lilpretzel :flowers:
  • golfwidow
    Golfy has "Eye of the Tiger' on trying to get revved up for the big leg 5 :cool: BRING IT ON!
  • admin EDITOR
    Do we get a video of you running up a large set of stairs while pumping the air golfy ?
  • craftykiwi
    Any idea what time the nightly challenges are on? Don't have access to a computer after 9pm for some of this week but would still love to take part.
  • golfwidow
    admin;43708
    Do we get a video of you running up a large set of stairs while pumping the air golfy ?
    LOL. I'll leave that one for those with a good imaginations ;) :D
  • golfwidow
    Just checking something... Are BUMPS pictures etc counted as comments? Does it HAVE to be related to the deal it is posted in? Only comments in HOT DEALS? What about posts in these sorts of threads? Carrying on a sort of conversation in threads? What if you make two comments in same thread but different days? Thanks :)
  • nod
    1. Bumps will only be counted if they are constructive ie bumping a code cos it still works and you have found a bargain 2. Absolutely yes!!!!!!!!!! No exceptions 3. Comments can be in any part of the forum but please once again dont just post for the hell of it 4. Yes but once again they need to be constructive 5. No - if you are just waffling to get the posts in 6. Fine The comp is to find and crown (or give a special Buckscoop award to) the three top bargain hunters. The comments in this Leg are designed to see if you can use the forum, to get the max out of your posts and others, and help each other out expanding on deals etc... The ruling on the comments is subjective but fair :) It fits in with the deal posting. We ask that deals posted are ones that you actually feel are good value and would seriously consider buying yourself. That is what the site is all about. It does not help anyone if we all posted random stuff just cos we wanted to win a prize. Not much of a community spirit then :D
  • Gallifrey
    we post our deals or comments before midnight, do we have to put our links into (Leg 5 links: Please post ALL links to deals and comments in here) before midnight too, or can they go in just after midnight please?
  • Wally
    At the risk of being a pedant and a spoilsport (but the cheaters have already seen to that) ;) How closely is the condition that the submitted Deals 'deals must be available to ALL Buckscoop members' to be observed? Just I have noticed that certain offers are not available online and the stores are not in all States .. and some are only open to certain categories of people?
  • Gallifrey
    mmmmmmmmm interesting Wally, that could wipe out a LOT of our deals!
  • craftykiwi
    Yes Gallifrey nearly all our deals!! If Wally was here in a previous leg that was only "internet deals" it was super hard to find things to qualify especially if others had already got to them first.
  • Gallifrey
    just asking again: we post our deals or comments before midnight, do we have to put our links into (Leg 5 links: Please post ALL links to deals and comments in here) before midnight too, or can they go in just after midnight please?
  • Keeys
    the comments thing is to hard I have no idea what I should and shouldn't include cause I just say whatever comes to mind when posting then when it comes to the comp I think that little comment surely can't count, or the fact I posted 10 times in one thread surely you can't count each of those posts .....is all to much for my little brain :( :(
  • admin EDITOR
    we just want to make you lot blabber lots
  • Keeys
    never a problem there I didn't think ;)
  • Gallifrey
    is a deal counted that isnt X is having a sale, but X has free shipping please??
  • lilpretzel
    I'm sure that's acceptable as you must make a purchase to obtain free shipping. But I'm always wrong lately :whistling:
  • geo78
    i have a question too: can we enter the deals that exceed the maximum of 3 per day as comments?
  • nlafanclub
    I also have a question: Can somebody else please find deals & post them under my name, as I have just been too tired & under the weather myself these past few weeks to get as involved as I'd like.....? Anyone...? :neutral: No...? :( :cry: [LEFT]:p[/LEFT]
  • admin EDITOR
    :D - you make me chuckle. Geo - nod will be along to answer your question sometime soon I suspect.
  • nod
    geo78;44966
    i have a question too: can we enter the deals that exceed the maximum of 3 per day as comments?
    No sorry :)
  • nod
    nlafanclub;45084
    I also have a question: Can somebody else please find deals & post them under my name, as I have just been too tired & under the weather myself these past few weeks to get as involved as I'd like.....? Anyone...? :neutral: No...? :cry: [LEFT]:p[/LEFT]
    How rude that no one offered to help you out. I would but hey... I can't enter anyway :D
  • nod
    Gallifrey;44578
    just asking again: we post our deals or comments before midnight, do we have to put our links into (Leg 5 links: Please post ALL links to deals and comments in here) before midnight too, or can they go in just after midnight please?
    The links need to be posted the day the comments/deals are made as stated in the rules. Gets too messy otherwise :)
  • nod
    Yes to the free shipping deal :) And we want you to blabber but think about what you blabber about :) Well is some threads... deals mostly
  • geo78
    i noticed that some members included those deals as comments.... anyway, could you please remind members to stop posting useless comments for the competition? sorry, but some deals and some useful comments are getting lost in the diversity of such comments...if a lot of comments are not useful, a member won't read the whole list of comments and miss the useful ones. and the average buckscoopers cannot take advantage of some useful advice...
    nod;45142
    No sorry :)
  • nod
    Last challenge in Leg 5 :) And as promised this one is something lovely and trivial ..And the as always this challenge is open to ALL Buckscoopers. We can only have one winner this time. The prize is a $10 voucher and 10m in the race You have 48 hours.. (well a little more) to find a picture of a famous picture or painting... and take this, the Buckscoop logo http://www.buckscoop.com.au/images/buckscoop_logo.gif and incorporate the logo into the piccie Easy.. and yes the judges will be me, the donkey, Lilpretzel and Brad... and yes this is very subjective :)
  • nod
    Couple of notes... you can just use the ice cream cone ... you need to post your piccie in here :)
  • nod
    oops and the piccies must be posted by midnight Monday 7th - WST :) The winner will be announced on Tuesday along with the overall winners :)
  • Keeys
    omg I'm a computer dunce and have no idea how to do that goodluck to everyone else :)
  • craftykiwi
    Can we submit more than one picture?
  • craftykiwi
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2081/2388838068_80801b13a3.jpg After posing for this long that's just what I needed! And with all the Hot Deals on Buckscoop I might be able to finally find a new dress after all these years.
  • lilpretzel
    [SIZE=6][FONT=Trebuchet MS] Here's mine! :whistling: p.s. [SIZE=5]no stealing[SIZE=6]! [/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=6]:cool:[/SIZE][SIZE=6][/SIZE] http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5395/lilpretzellogorn1.jpg
  • lilpretzel
    To help you along, transparent images. http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3272/buckscoopconecompcs9.gif http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4482/buckscooplogotranslk8.gif
  • lilpretzel
    crafty you have plenty of time to submit your entry so no need to rush. ;)
  • craftykiwi
    Have already done it, but just wanted to check if more than one is allowed.
  • nod
    craftykiwi;45183
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2081/2388838068_80801b13a3.jpg After posing for this long that's just what I needed! And with all the Hot Deals on Buckscoop I might be able to finally find a new dress after all these years.
    And there goes the Mona Lisa's perfection :D
  • nod
    Thanks for the extra images Lilpretzel :D
  • craftykiwi
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2388576597_263ecac7b7.jpg
  • photographyisart
    heres my entry :) Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2388597267_83a2cfd7ca.jpg
  • nlafanclub
    That's funny - I was literally just wondering how I could use "Starry Night" & couldn't come up with anything. Good show, photographyisart! :)
  • lilpretzel
    Great work crafty & photo very clever. :)
  • ScarletRubies
    Damn! CK, you "stole" my Munch!!! Ah well... here's my appetizers: http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/ScarletRubies/munch-1.gif http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/ScarletRubies/rodin.gif http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/ScarletRubies/van-gogh.jpg http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/ScarletRubies/pro-hart.gif Piece de resistance on Monday...
  • nod
    why scream when you can have ice cream :D You have been quiet Ruby? You been on holiday?
  • nod
    craftykiwi;45290
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2388576597_263ecac7b7.jpg
    :w00t: .... I think that needs to be our new motto :twisted: ... well our first motto :D
  • nod
    photographyisart;45291
    heres my entry :) Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2388597267_83a2cfd7ca.jpg
    Brilliant Photo :)
  • Keeys
    I have NO idea how you do any of this anyone care to try to teach me?
  • craftykiwi
    ScarletRubies;45365
    Damn! CK, you "stole" my Munch!!! Ah well... here's my appetizers: Piece de resistance on Monday...
    Rodin's Thinker was my first choice but wasn't sure it qualified as a picture or painting (since it's really a sculpture) so looked for an alternative and the 'Scream' just 'screamed' out at me (after the obvious Mona Lisa).
  • craftykiwi
    Keeys;45385
    I have NO idea how you do any of this anyone care to try to teach me?
    Could take a while Keeys - need specific programs and then there's a long list of step-by-step instructions.
  • golfwidow
    Keeys;45385
    I have NO idea how you do any of this anyone care to try to teach me?
    Keys you can just cut and paste in Paint which is a basic program on computers. Thats how i have done mine... And on that note i can't chose which one to enter! I am guessing just one per person? :whistling:
  • craftykiwi
    I asked Nod and they said we can submit more than one, but just have to nominate the one we want to enter in the challenge before 4pm Monday.
  • golfwidow
    Ok then. Ill just stick them in and decide tomorrow. Thanks crafty :)
  • golfwidow
    http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/carleyjt/Funnyfaces6001.jpg At Buckscoop you always scoop the pool.
  • golfwidow
    http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/carleyjt/american.jpg Even simple living folk use Buckscoop
  • geo78
    http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd222/geo78_photos/last-supper-in-cols.jpg The Da Vinci code has been finally broken: Jesus had The Holy Grail at the Last Supper. The picture above shows it without any doubt...
  • craftykiwi
    Very clever both golf and geo. Another hard one for the judges to pick! Had looked at using American Gothic too geo - so many ideas rolling around in my brain - but great comment on your part.
  • geo78
    thanks, i was looking into using the Mona Lisa portrait, but you were first...:)
  • craftykiwi
    Figured there is a bit of a limit on the number of famous paintings - well at least ones that the majority of us have heard of, so we probably all tend to choose the same ones.
  • geo78
    one question for nod please: when the contest was announced, you said wehave to post the pic by Monday midnight. however, now i hear we have until Monday 4pm...could you please let me know the rela deadline?
  • craftykiwi
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2066/2391391504_1e579249fc.jpg If I'd only been a Buckscoop member I could have afforded a real pearl earring and not just borrowed one for this picture.
  • craftykiwi
    Another picture:- http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2006/2391391384_58d78e685a.jpg If Buckscoop had been around in my day I wouldn't have needed to rob a bank!
  • craftykiwi
    Hope there's no copyright issues with these pictures.
  • photographyisart
    its amazing how creative people can be when given a challenge :D
  • nlafanclub
    golfwidow;45432
    http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/carleyjt/american.jpg Even simple living folk use Buckscoop
    I'm just waiting for Frankenfurter to jump out from behind them offering us a satanic mechanic :D
  • craftykiwi
    I'm with you on that one nlafanclub. Every time I see this picture now all I can think of is Rocky Horror.
  • lisss
    OK a question - do the 3 deals per day have to have been posted on that day? Cheers
  • Keeys
    well your all very clever and I'm impressed....goodluck to the mods picking a winner though :o
  • lisss
    nod;45145
    The links need to be posted the day the comments/deals are made as stated in the rules. Gets too messy otherwise :)
    Oh OK my question has been answered!! Thanx
  • geo78
    http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd222/geo78_photos/handstouching.jpg And then God said to Man: "Take this gift from Me, nourish it like your own child and share it with your own kind..."
  • craftykiwi
    Was trying to find a line for that pic too. But mine wasn't so eloquent.
  • craftykiwi
    golfwidow;45428
    Keys you can just cut and paste in Paint which is a basic program on computers. Thats how i have done mine... And on that note i can't chose which one to enter! I am guessing just one per person? :whistling:
    My first attempt didn't work but didn't think of that - so much easier than the convoluted way I was shown by computer & tech-minded person.
  • Gallifrey
    [CENTER]http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn270/george-glass/BUCKY.jpg[/CENTER] [SIZE="4"][CENTER]Buckscoop, the Mother of existence![/CENTER][/SIZE]
  • nlafanclub
    [CENTER]http://aycu09.webshots.com/image/50768/2005940209821127266_fs.jpg[/CENTER] [CENTER](insert french accent) [FONT=Garamond][SIZE=4]It is a sign! We must cross zee alps, for waiting zere is my greatest ever triumph... Bucksoop Rewards!!! Vive Le Buckscoop!!! (pardon moi, my mobile is ringing. 'ello? Josephine? ... ...no, not tonight... I 'ave ze 'eadache!!!)[/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
  • nlafanclub
    geo78;45574
    http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd222/geo78_photos/handstouching.jpg And then God said to Man: "Take this gift from Me, nourish it like your own child and share it with your own kind..."
    I just found a picture of the artist - Michelangelo, I think he's called.... .... http://aycu02.webshots.com/image/50201/2004470074404199967_fs.jpg :p
  • nlafanclub
    OK - This is my actual & official entry: [CENTER]http://aycu23.webshots.com/image/49222/2000476067014771498_fs.jpg [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4]One Buckscoop and I'm outta here![/SIZE][/FONT] [/CENTER]
  • craftykiwi
    [CENTER](insert french accent) [FONT=Garamond][SIZE=4]It is a sign! We must cross zee alps, for waiting zere is my greatest ever triumph... Bucksoop Rewards!!! Vive Le Buckscoop!!! (pardon moi, my mobile is ringing. 'ello? Josephine? ... ...no, not tonight... I 'ave ze 'eadache!!!)[/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER][/QUOTE] Fantastic idea nlafanclub. Would have chosen this ones as my entry if I was you. So clever.
  • craftykiwi
    Since we have to nominate one before this afternoon and not sure where I'll be I'll do it now. Hard choice with such stiff competition but think I'll choose my "Scream" entry.
    nod;45371
    why scream when you can have ice cream :D
    "With so many great deals on Buckscoop it all gets a bit much some times!!" (Hence the scream.)
  • nod
    geo78;45433
    http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd222/geo78_photos/last-supper-in-cols.jpg The Da Vinci code has been finally broken: Jesus had The Holy Grail at the Last Supper. The picture above shows it without any doubt...
    I think this is hilarious :D
  • nod
    nlafanclub;45683
    [CENTER]http://aycu09.webshots.com/image/50768/2005940209821127266_fs.jpg[/CENTER] [CENTER](insert french accent) [FONT=Garamond][SIZE=4]It is a sign! We must cross zee alps, for waiting zere is my greatest ever triumph... Bucksoop Rewards!!! Vive Le Buckscoop!!! (pardon moi, my mobile is ringing. 'ello? Josephine? ... ...no, not tonight... I 'ave ze 'eadache!!!)[/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
    But so is this one :D ... and it is not even in the race :D
  • nod
    Down to the last day to post for Leg 5 ... gate closes midnight tonight :)
  • geo78
    after a lot of thinking, i decided to nominate this picture for the competition. p.s. the word Man is used in here to mean the human race...
    geo78;45574
    http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd222/geo78_photos/handstouching.jpg And then God said to Man: "Take this gift from Me, nourish it like your own child and share it with your own kind..."
  • Wally
    http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm123/Wallypicturez/luxinleantimes.gif . BuckScoop - How to get those luxuries within the budget of lean times!!
  • Keeys
    too funny Wally :)
  • golfwidow
    golfwidow;45431
    http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/carleyjt/Funnyfaces6001.jpg At Buckscoop you always scoop the pool.
    I choose this one as my final choice. Wally's was too funny to consider my other choice :D
  • nod
    :D Love it Wally.... very clever :D
  • nlafanclub
    craftykiwi;45688
    [CENTER](insert french accent) [FONT=Garamond][SIZE=4]It is a sign! We must cross zee alps, for waiting zere is my greatest ever triumph... Bucksoop Rewards!!! Vive Le Buckscoop!!! (pardon moi, my mobile is ringing. 'ello? Josephine? ... ...no, not tonight... I 'ave ze 'eadache!!!)[/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
    Fantastic idea nlafanclub. Would have chosen this ones as my entry if I was you. So clever.[/QUOTE] Thanks crafty! I thought it was a bit too over the top which is why I went with the other one, but you're probably right! Oh, well :rolleyes:
  • nlafanclub
    nod;45709
    But so is this one :D ... and it is not even in the race :D
    I'm an idiot! I'm an idiot! (do we have a smiley banging it's head against a wall anywhere :p ) My only excuse is, it was around 1am here when I decided so I can't be held accountable for my stupidity! :cool:
  • nlafanclub
    Wally;45828
    http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm123/Wallypicturez/luxinleantimes.gif . BuckScoop - How to get those luxuries within the budget of lean times!!
    LMAO :D - that is FANTASTIC Wally!!!. Love it! :D
  • ScarletRubies
    nod;45173
    Last challenge in Leg 5 :) You have 48 hours.. (well a little more) to find a picture of a famous picture or painting... and take this, the Buckscoop logo and incorporate the logo into the piccie.
    Hokey-dokey.... here's one of the world's most famous photographs/pictures... what a dude. Given that the rules of the comp don't necessitate me coming up with a tag line, I'm not going to put words into Albie's mouth - just an ice cream cone!!! [CENTER]http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r35/ScarletRubies/BuckScoop/AEbs.jpg[/CENTER]
  • geo78
    is the competition over @ midnight WA or midnight AEST as it was posted in the rules? i meant Leg 5, not only the picture posting part...
  • nod
    well I guess we should end it all together .. and being a generous person I will end the Leg Five at midnight WST - which gives you all another 2 1/2 hours :) [SIZE=5]The winners of Leg 5 and the Best Bargain Race will be announced 930pm Tuesday 8th EST[/SIZE]
  • Wally
    http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm123/Wallypicturez/buckscoophawks1.jpg . Buckscoop - The haunt of Bargainhounds 24/7 Edit: My final submission will be the previous one maybe with the tag - Buckscoop - where it is possible not to be mean when the times are lean! Love the other entries - the Poker Dogs and lil Angel are my favs :D
  • Keeys
    nod;45989
    well I guess we should end it all together .. and being a generous person I will end the Leg Five at midnight WST - which gives you all another 2 1/2 hours :)
    OMG your joking .......... sigh off I go was about to head to bed lol
  • craftykiwi
    Couldn't last the distance so you all had quite a few hours more than me. Seems there was quite a lot of last minute deal posting to add comments to.
  • Keeys
    I ended up going to bed after being pi$$ed off. Amazing what some people will do to win. Anyway......on to a new day. I know I'll still be here posting away unlike some ;) :)
  • craftykiwi
    Was still looking out for deals up the road doing the shopping a few moments ago but nice to know the rush is off now and can do it at our leisure instead of trying to meet a deadline.
  • admin EDITOR
    There's some very very witty entries here. Its nice when you get into having fun.

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