Recap of Saturday’s Annual Chat

November 8, 2008 · 0 comments

If you weren’t able to attend last Saturday night’s annual Chat Bash for and‘s site “birthdays,” you missed one heckuva good time!

Craig Cassata of (aff), one of our first guests to arrive, gave out a total of $200 in Amazon gift certificates to three lucky chatters! All they had to do to win was be the first person with the correct response to one of the following questions: How many MrRebates merchants are currently offering increased cashback for the holidays? (228) How many Dell Home coupons are currently in MrRebates’ coupon section? (37) And what’s the grand prize is in the MrRebates 2008 Christmas Promotion starting on Black Friday? ($10,000) As always, MrRebates — the guy and the site — never fails to impress! Big thanks to Craig of for coming by to chat with us!

Renee and Amanda of (aff) were also on-hand to answer some questions about their new rewards program (which launched last week) and to present some great prizes. Homeclickin gave out over $50 worth of prizes to chatters who correctly answered several questions about their program or who made a post in their message forum. Homeclickin is run by some nice folks — thanks go out to Amanda and Renee for coming to chat and best of luck with your program!

Nicki of also came to chat with us and gave out some nice prizes, including a $50 GC of the winner’s choice and swag goody bags to all chatters. She fielded some questions about the program and asked a few herself, including the chatters’ opinions of a rewards program running its own forum (response was mixed). I’m still light-years away from recommending Memolink again but I do see that they have at least one employee who is really working hard to reach out to people and try to restore confidence in the program. Thanks for coming to chat with us, Nicki!

Dmitry of may have been the last to arrive, but he was also the last to leave. He discussed a new feature of the site (the buddy system, available by request) and some plans for the future including improvements to the survey section, and he took requests for additional merchants and redemptions to be added to the site. He also donated several $5 credits as prizes. It’s always a pleasure, Dmitry!

My friend and “Partner in Crime” Ginger of AdLibCorner and her most recent venture,, helped keep the conversation lively and gave out several very nice prizes including a webcam! And I gave out a couple of gift cards and magazine subscriptions (still working on getting those out to the winners — I haven’t forgotten y’all, sorry!).

It was a fun and informative chat with friends new and old, including around 100 attendees over the course of the chatters over the course of the evening. Once again, thanks to all who stopped in, and I hope you’ll join us again on Black Friday Night for a shorter (prize-free) chat about your BF experiences online and off. Brag about your best deals! Whine about the jerk who stole your parking space! More info on Black Friday Chat including the room link and password as we get closer to the date. You may want to subscribe to my twice-monthly newsletter (send an email to me here with “Subscribe” in the subject line) as I’ll be sending out a reminder with all the details in advance. Hope to see you then!

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