Has First $500 Winner!

February 15, 2007 · 0 comments

I know I post a lot about and their Smack Deal of the Day, but it’s so addictive, I find I plan my day around being at my computer at noon central time so I don’t miss a minute of it!
A fairly recent addition to the fun is the Smack Wheel, where the member who comes closest to guessing the best cashback percentage (without going over — “Price is Right rules”), gets to spin a Wheel of Fortune-esque wheel for a chance at prizes that include a rubber chicken, $5 cash back, a Jellyfish t-shirt or hat, a gift from the day’s wheel sponsor (which has only been Remington so far — that winner gets a nice electric razor), a Wii or PS3, or Smack Daddy’s Choice (the auction administrator gets to pick, and he factors in whether you’ve made a purchase before, as well as how much you grovel, hehe).
Yesterday, a member won $500 on the SmackWheel, the largest value prize ever awarded.
Note: You do NOT have to buy anything to have a chance to spin the SmackWheel for a prize — you just have to sign up as a Jellyfish member and be the best guesser as to what the ending cashback percentage will be. Guesses are accepted only during the first few minutes of an auction, and in the event of a tie, the person who submitted their guess earliest, wins.
If you do decide to purchase something during the Jellyfish Smack, you can get some great deals, like a Garmin Forerunner 201 GPS for $64 ($125 retail price), a Microsoft Zune 30GB for $153 ($235 retail price), an Xbox 360 Core System for $193 ($337 retail), and the Apple MacBook Pro Notebook for $1512 ($1994 retail).
They auction off items other than electronics, too — Dyson vacuums have sold for 44% off, Patagonia men’s jackets for 67% off, and the One Javapod coffeepot sold for 65% off.
Members get to vote on what the first auction of the day will be — today it looks like a runaway victory for a Sony home theater system.
Anyway, it’s fun if you’re buying, and it’s fun if you’re just watching and hoping to get a spin on the SmackWheel. Remember to tune in at noon central time and if you see me in chat, be sure to say hi!

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