The $100 Nobody Wants

October 27, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz
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Eight days ago I announced the Tyler’s Cash Giveaway Results in which 6 random winners were drawn from my Feedburner by E-mail and AWeber Newsletter lists.

5 of the 6 people contacted me back and I paid them promptly, but the last winner never replied. I sent him numerous reminder and follow-up e-mails but still haven’t heard back.

Since I had not heard back from him in over a week, I redrew a name from my AWeber list (since that was the category the non-responsive person had won from) and came up with a new winner:

astnusaresources

(I’ve left out the domain extension part of the e-mail addresses for spambot and privacy protection).

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I just e-mailed him 10-minutes ago to which he already replied:

"Hi Tyler,

Thank you very much…. This money will top up my saving for my coming babies that expected next year on JUNE…

Thank you very much…"

Ahhhh… Tyler Cruz: feeding hungry babies everywhere. Do you think it’d be too much to have him name his baby(ies) after me? And if it’s a girl? Hmm… maybe Tylerina?

What to learn form this:

Immediately after I announced the winners, a few people unsubscribed from my list. Obviously there were in it just for the money, and were not genuinely interested in my blog. It wasn’t too many people, just 4-5 out of the 250 who signed up for the contest.

For all we know, they could have won the $100 that I had to redraw for! It just goes to show that you should stay signed up as you never know what’ll happen.

In addition, you’re automatically eligible for any future RSS by E-mail/Newsletter contests I hold in the future.

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Posted: October 27th, 2008 under Blog Related  

21 Responses to “The $100 Nobody Wants”

  1. You should have donated to some charity trust.

  2. Tyler Cruz says:

    I had to give it all away on my blog.

    Plus, I’m a scrooge.

  3. Desk Coder says:

    I unsubscribed because why would I just want to see your last ten posts over again. I visit your blog fairly often and read all the posts anyway. Just a waste of email space for me.

  4. Adnan says:

    I unsubscribed because I’m already subscribed to your RSS feed and so being subscribed to your email feed as well is just pointless and clutters my inbox.

  5. shawal says:

    Hi Tyler,

    Its me the lucky re-drew blog contest winner of yours….

    I have receive an email from PayPal noticing me that @
    ________________________________________
    Merendi Networks Inc. just sent you money with PayPal.

    Merendi Networks Inc. is a Verified buyer.

    Payment Details
    Amount: $100.00 USD……
    Subject: TylerCruz.com Cash Giveaway Prize
    Note: Congratulations, here is the $100 you won in the TylerCruz.com Cash Giveaway Contest!
    _________________________________________

    Thank you so much Tyler….

    As my email yesterday, i will save this money for my coming baby next year…. But sorry Tyler, i can’t put your name as my baby names…. hihihihihi….

    I have it already on my mind…

    Thank….

  6. shawal says:

    By the way……

    Really love the pictures of your’s there……

  7. A loss of only 4-5 subscribers isn’t bad at all.

    • Andrei Buiu says:

      Yes, it’s not bad, if the people decide that they don’t like your content anymore. But in my opinion if you are running a contest and more than 50% sign up only for the contest and then they unsubscribe it’s not a very good deal.

  8. MLRebecca says:

    Well, I’m glad that Tyler and Tylerina have you to thank. Congratulations to the newest winner of the ML Cashinator cash!

  9. Mike Huang says:

    Lol, you should’ve seen the contests at bloggin-ads. I had like a total of 200-300 subscribers unsubsribe within a month after the contests were over. Those bas*rds!

    -Mike

  10. BusinessX says:

    Glad to see honesty alive in the blogosphere.

  11. Jay says:

    Too bad you don’t give your loyal subscribers a chance to win some of those prizes from your affiliate contest :P

    Jay

  12. Mike sucks says:

    @Mike,
    Are you really calling people with the term Bastards?
    You seem to give lot of respect to other blogger/people calling them as bastards.

    Can I ask you some thing

    Who the fuck are you to call other people as a bastard/bastards ?
    You do not have any right to say that, you cheated in the contest,
    You call other blogger/people who unsubscribed – as bastards, You are a big bastard, you fucker.

    Just shut you fucking mouth.

    You have no integrity, you have no courtesy towards others.
    You are just a selfish crap person who just comment/blog for money.

  13. Mike says:

    @Mike,
    Are you really calling people with the term B******s?
    You seem to give lot of respect to other blogger/people calling them as bastards.

    I bow my head to your ***ng respect.

    Can I ask you some thing

    Who the f**k are you to call other people as a b******/b******s ?
    You do not have any right to say that, you cheated in the contest, Just shut your mouth.
    You call other blogger/people who unsubscribed – as b******s,
    You are a big b*****d, you f*****r.

    Just shut you f*****g mouth.

    You have no integrity, you have no courtesy.
    You are just a selfish crap who just comment/blog for money.

  14. Navjot Singh says:

    Hey…I am still subscribed to your newsletter…why not me?? :(

  15. Running says:

    Perhaps your next contest prize could be to name your firstborn after the winner of the contest. :) Mike’s not allowed in the contest though……his language leaves a little to be desired.

  16. Ace says:

    good contest sometimes its hard to give away money.. lol

    // Ace
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  17. Hey…I am still subscribed to your newsletter…why not me??

PeerFly

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