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2018 Free Crap Thread
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:08:59 pm »
Been nothing until today.  And today's pretty slim.

Coke's running a deal where you take 5 pictures of their logo on 5 different coke products and you get a $5 giftcard.  This one's kind of a pain in the ass, and Target only lets you combine 4 gift cards per purchase. 

But I got a free copy of Batman Arkham VR coming my way....

 :cheers:

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 05:47:51 pm »
Dope. Finally paying off to work at a gas station.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 01:09:11 am »
Nice!  Thanks for the heads up man.... I'll work on that tomorrow.  I've still got $10 in target cards from the last promotion and I've been too cheap to spend them on anything....I'll get a few more and get it in the price range for a freebee. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 11:44:33 am »
Just in case your moral compass is cracked....

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 02:28:41 pm »
That certainly makes things quicker than fiddling around with cans.  Thanks man.  In an effort to help further I've put them all in a rar.  For you digital comic book nuts, rename the extension to cbr and now the codes will be scrollable in a book which helps with scanning.  (If two images are in the same shot the scanner gets confused.)

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 02:53:40 pm »
Apparently they locked out new accounts from getting this.  Oh well, that game was probably headed to the shoebox unwrapped anyway.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 03:41:56 pm »
Well judging by the last event compared to this one, I think new accounts have to be a month old to be eligible.  Most of my accounts on the last target run were locked out, but this time they aren't.  So tonight I might make a few more accounts in preparation for the next event.  I honestly thought Christmas was the last hurrah for gift card rewards so I stopped working on it. 

With what I had done from last time I snagged 40 bucks.  I think I can get Mario+Rabbids for that. 

Pro tip.... if you want to make some email accounts without having to go through convoluted verification processes check out mail.com  I'm going to make enough accounts to at least get me up to $100.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 04:11:03 pm »
Yesterday they had to be 1 second old to be eligible.   ;D


Also - you can submit 12 cap codes for a free magazine subscription code.  That code can be redeemed for a $5 check from the magazine company.  Apparently I have 3 concurrent subscriptions to Vanity Fair now.  Oops.

EDIT - nevermind, the cash link isn't working.  Still not a bad deal for some magazines, though.
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 02:41:58 pm »
Their selection isn't great though... no gaming magazines... the only thing I would be interested in would be popular science or mechanics and honestly my interest in those magazines waned as I got older.  I'm wondering if shutterfly would print manuals or flyer art.... that might be cool to have a book of your favorite artwork. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 04:06:43 pm »
Eh, for free, if you thumb through an article every 2-3 issues then who cares?  I donate the rest to hospitals.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 03:03:15 pm »
This showed up before Batman VR.  C'mon, Coke.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2018, 03:07:08 pm »
Those any better than Tide pods?
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 04:38:13 pm »
They don't taste nearly as good and I only went blind for 30 minutes as opposed to an hour for the tide.  2 out of 5, would not buy again. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 11:14:38 am »
And here's another one for the shoebox....

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 02:16:25 pm »
From what I hear that one should take you all of an hour or two, so you might as well play it. 

I'm getting the RE Revelations collection on the switch and maybe a shirt with my cards.  Thanks again for the heads up.  What nobody thought the tide pod thing was funny?  Tough room. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2018, 03:17:37 pm »
Its rate I get any freebies but I got one the other day!



Proving invaluable atm with the damn cold weather we got!

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2018, 08:35:22 pm »
From what I hear that one should take you all of an hour or two, so you might as well play it. 

Man, you werenít kidding.  55 minutes.   :dizzy: 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2018, 08:54:09 pm »
What nobody thought the tide pod thing was funny?  Tough room.

There's no rep buttons around here...
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2018, 09:16:59 pm »
From what I hear that one should take you all of an hour or two, so you might as well play it. 

Man, you werenít kidding.  55 minutes.   :dizzy:

Yup, and *THIS* is why I say VR isn't going to last.  They've gotta get some games on these headsets that aren't glorified tech demos or slap-dashed conversions of existing games.  I've been hopeful that something will come out to change my mind...bridge crew almost did it for me, but they went with the Kelvin universe and I don't really want to feel like I'm inside an ipod commercial. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2018, 10:13:59 pm »
Iíve been enjoying the hell out of Driveclub VR.  Statik has also been quite fun.

 :dunno

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2018, 02:44:28 pm »
Yup, and *THIS* is why I say VR isn't going to last.  They've gotta get some games on these headsets that aren't glorified tech demos or slap-dashed conversions of existing games.  I've been hopeful that something will come out to change my mind...bridge crew almost did it for me, but they went with the Kelvin universe and I don't really want to feel like I'm inside an ipod commercial. 
A good friend is playing SubNautica and he is considering buying a VR set just because the game is so cool he wants to experience the VR version of it, and it was built to play in VR as well as without.  When games start driving the hardware instead of the other way around, it's a good sign the platform is getting rooted down.

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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2018, 03:36:34 pm »
Yup there are plenty of good VR games out now.

Sure there is alot of shite to but thats no different to when gaming was in its infancy before Nintendo stamped down on it.

Next gen I think will be much more down to business.

At the moment I think they are still seeing what does and does not work etc.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2018, 10:38:21 pm »
Ugh.... so these target gift cards are becoming a pain in the butt.....  You can only use 4 gift cards at a time on target.com  I contacted support and they can't combine them... it can only be done in-store and then it varies from store to store.  So yeah, I've got to go to my local Target store, which is in a weird place, and purchase a gift card with the other gift cards, then go home and order what I wanted from target.com.  I would split the order in two, but target is one of those crazy retailers that charge a flat 6 dollar shipping fee unless you spend $35 or more. 

I'm just mentioning it for future cheapskates.... if there is an offer and you have the option, do NOT do target gift cards unless they are a sizeable domination.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2018, 10:40:21 pm »
Target only lets you combine 4 gift cards per purchase. 


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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2018, 10:52:31 pm »
Yes?  And what's your point?  You didn't mention that you can't combine the gift cards into a larger one, which most sites will let you do, or have an online account with all the gift cards as a running credit, which, again, most sites will let you do.  Hey if rolling your eyes at me makes you feel better knock yourself out though. 

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2018, 04:33:23 pm »
Courtesy of Coca Cola and their Christmas Amazon gift cards that finally arrived...

Old and busted, note that the middle burner is rusted off at the end, the cross bar burner has completely broken in two:



New hotness:



Beauty of a $100 Weber estate sale purchase is you can basically replace everything.

Did mess up when I chiseled off the old retaining washers.  Should have pried them up just enough to slide the old burners out, put the new ones in, and hammer them flat again.  But, hey, it was easily fixed with a quick trip to Harbor Freight and doubling up 2 e-clips.  And I only busted one drill bit trying to get the old bolts out!

Now my grill isnít a flame thrower setting brisket on fire.

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 03:58:48 pm »
Coke doing another $5 Target gift card.  Log into their rewards and put in a cap code for, "UNLOCK A SURPRISE WITH
AN ICE-COLD COKE."  The surprise is a $5 card.

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« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2018, 09:03:22 pm »
I'll give it another shot thanks.  Even though the online help for Target told me to go to a store and they could combine gift cards for me, my local target couldn't figure out how to do it. 

I ended up getting this Atari Art Book:

Art of Atari Poster Collection

And the Resident Evil Revelations collection, for the Switch.... these are games I never got around to back in the day. 

40 bucks in gift cards + an extra $15 due to shipping charges and the $20 limit.  Still not terrible. 

Our Target is a virtual ghost town due to it's location, so I think I'll start banking these for game discounts. 
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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2018, 09:28:11 pm »
Probably gonna snag a handheld Oregon Trail with my next batch of cards....


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« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2018, 09:35:53 pm »
Those are pretty cool aren't they.  I saw a review... the dude complains that it's a pain in the butt to do the hunting sections, but as I remember it, that's kind of how it was on the computers back in the day..... having eight separate keys for each direction. 

It might be worth it to print out a true Apple II/Mac Classic shell for one of those. 

Btw... the contest doesn't seem to care if the accounts are new for this one, so now would be the time to open a bunch of accounts via mail.com addresses.  I think I'll go ahead an do 20, so when they do the $5 gift cards that's enough to get $100.   Not so useful for target, but it'd be great for amazon cards.... that's enough for an everdrive and some change.  ;)

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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2018, 10:29:42 pm »
Lol, donít tempt me, man.  I got a gallon bag of caps today.   :lol

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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2018, 03:04:27 pm »
Hmm, did I do something wrong?  The contest already hit 20,000 entries last night.  I have the $1 "share a coke" coupons, but no surprise that I can see. 

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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2018, 03:06:08 pm »
Well, if you haven't received them, you're probably about to be indicted for fraud.



Nah - nobody has them yet.  We'll see.



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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2018, 09:35:41 am »
If you've got a QuickTrip or a Speedway in your area, I've got a free 20oz soda code.  PM your cell number and the name of whichever store is local and I'll punch it into the website.  Neither are in Houston.


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Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2018, 01:11:01 pm »
You know, I hadn't been to shareacoke.com in quite a while and I didn't realize that they now sell non-crap coke memorabilia.  Might be worth a look. 


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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2018, 01:15:51 am »
Target gift cards are in.... Now I've got to find something to buy at Target. 

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« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2018, 10:15:08 am »
Well, free shipping on Oregon Trail is gone, so that would knock it to about $15 out of pocket for an online order.  Pass.

I could pick up Street Fighter 69 on PS4 for free.  My shoeboxes of sealed games are already full, though.

Anyway, I was able to add $35 to the Target giftcard balance.

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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2018, 10:24:05 am »
Get more shoe boxes... :dunno
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2018, 10:45:14 am »
Beef jerky looking tempting, too.   :lol

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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2018, 01:02:15 pm »
I'm having a hard time as well.  That 20 dollar limit and $5.99 shipping fee really kills it for a lot of impulse buys.  The breath of the wild amiibo are still available in my area, but while the tank amiibo is bad-ass, I don't feel that the Link amiibo is representative of the character so I think that's a pass.  I guess I could spend it on something practical (as if). 

So my poster book came in and it was well worth the shipping-inflated price.  I think it's a down-play to call them posters as they are printed on a heavy, semi-gloss cardstock.  The artwork is from early Atari cart labels and thus it is gorgeous.  If only the games looked as good.  ;)   The only thing that might be considered a negative is that  it really isn't 40 ready to frame posters, but as I feared 20 ready to frame double-sided posters.  Fortunately they have done a pretty good job of marrying the crap art with the good stuff, so most of the time you'll have something cool and colorful like centipede on one side and one of those dull-washed out labels like baseball on the other.  So yeah, if you want to display all 40 you'll need to buy two copies... so keep that in mind.  Myself I'm out of wall space, so they stay in the book for now, but once I make room I think I'll go nuts and try to display all 20. 

Btw, anyone gotten those $1 shareacoke.com coupons working?  I tried to apply them to an order but nothing happened. 

  
 

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