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Author Topic: Free Dropbox Lifetime Account Lottery - Ends Oct. 13th  (Read 3759 times)
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« on: October 06, 2011, 11:56:30 AM »

Warning: This is probably a special url: http://appsumo.com/~6tho (I receive mine through a subjot so just in case, I didn't post that link.)

As usual, Dropbox seems to be ahead in their innovative social sharing schemes. The idea here I think is that if you use the special url and a friend of yours signs up for the lottery, you increase your odds by that friend adding another entry to your own entry. Kind of like how the free gb sharing works in the actual app but this time as a lottery towards a totally free 50gb account. (Not sure how reliable the forever is but it did say forever)
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 12:49:39 PM »

That's pretty smart! I entered...

So click MY special promo code~! smiley (I think they missed telling you that.)

http://appsumo.com/~o0lo



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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2011, 01:13:18 PM »

That's pretty smart! I entered...

So click MY special promo code~! smiley (I think they missed telling you that.)

http://appsumo.com/~o0lo
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2011, 05:27:26 PM »

Are they really that desperate for people these days??

*Shrug*

Okay, I'll bite: http://appsumo.com/~RAEo

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 12:42:09 AM »

Weird. Re-logging in with my e-mail seems to have changed the special url.

P.S. Thanks for the guys who helped gave me 5 additional entries.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 01:36:21 AM »

Thank you, Paul. You now have one more entry :-)

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Adding the same email address more times, will just give a total of still one entry, but new links are provided each time. Makes me wonder how this is working.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2011, 02:21:50 AM »

Here is mine:

http://appsumo.com/~_VRo Edit: you might want to think twice, at least read the rest of this thread.

Will be clicking all of yours now embarassed.

Edit: Oh, it only counts if you sign up, sorry.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 02:43:30 AM »

Here is mine:

http://appsumo.com/~_VRo

Will be clicking all of yours now embarassed.

Edit: Oh, it only counts if you sign up, sorry.

I suppose it's time to use one of those unused domains and make a million email addresses. smiley tongue
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 10:15:36 AM »

I can't help but wonder a bit about that contest either, the first thing that caught my attention was the "Dropbox Inc. is not affiliate with the contest." in the smallprint at the bottom. How can they offer a lifetime license with no help from DropBox?

Also, if you click the contest rules link, it says "Prize includes: Dropbox premium 1 year membership. Winners will receive a payment to upgrade their own Dropbox account." Are they planning to keep on sending you $100 a year? Will they do that even if you unsubscribe from their daily newsletter?

That's right, a daily newsletter, and if you press the unsubscribe button at the bottom of it, it takes you to a page trying to get you to change your mind, that reads among other things: "Unsubscribing will void all entries into the Dropbox Pro For Life giveaway."

Some more discussion about the fishyness on DropBox forums: http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=45528
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 10:49:39 AM »

Hmm... thanks for this. Didn't realize it had little to do with Dropbox. This is something I normally expect from them.

AppSumo does offer some fishy deals but often on the pay side of things. (More quality as in you get what you pay for content rather than any outright scam to my experience.)

I've registered to their newsletter before and they don't seem to be a heavy spammer.

I can't really piece together a possible reason for the entire contest if this is the case.
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 12:05:34 PM »

I am sorry if that came across the wrong way, it is quite possible they have the best of intentions, there were just some things about the whole contest that I did not notice at first, that seem odd to me. So I wanted to pass on the information, since I did post an entry link here aswell embarassed.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 11:37:36 PM »

Oh no. I'm the one that should be apologizing.

I was just adding to the info that you gave.
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2011, 09:49:08 PM »

Just pasting this here because this time it's the same contest but for Evernote. Weird.

http://appsumo.com/~sFux
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 01:38:25 PM »

Any idea who (if anybody?) won the Dropbox?

http://appsumo.com/~LFoz
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2011, 01:25:24 AM »

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For a winners list (available after 11/01/2011), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by 11/01/2011 to: AppSumo Evernote Premium Sweepstakes Winner, AppSumo, Inc. 710 Brazos Street Omni Hotel Austin, TX 78705.

Basically, if you didn't send them a stamped envelope before they drew the winners, no one will ever know undecided
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