The Secret Karma Challenge -$500 Prize

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The Secret Karma Challenge -$500 Prize

Post by Centrico » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:59 pm

Ok before you get bored reading my sappy setup let me just say:

ONE LUCKY LUXER WILL WIN A $500 PRIZE BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

While that is by no means a large sum of money it is likely enough to entice a few of you to read on and see if this EASY, FUN, EXCITING, and REWARDING :smt049 , contest is worth your participation.

The Inspiration

So I was in line to get a sweet tea from Starbucks (oh no, snobby Starbucks haters are ganna stone me), minding my own business when the girl in front of me smiled as she left. When I went to pay the Barista at the drive thru she informed me that it had already been paid for...

Without getting into the details of what my day was like to make such a small gesture mean so much, let me just say it really made my day. So since then its one of my favorite hobbies to pay for peoples food, drive through, dine in, whatever, I like the 'unknown' reactions, because once you are gone, you never know what they do. Not to mention it puts a smile on the server's face too.

I once was buying a late lunch when I noticed the girl in the car behind me was sobbing... Did a loved one pass away? Her prick boyfriend break her heart? Her favorite nail salon close down!?! Who knows, the possibilities are endless!

So I asked the drive-thru cashier to allow me to cover her tab and to pass on a message when she did, to tell her:

"She has the kind of smile that can brighten someone's day"

Stealthily I snuck out of the parking lot, grrrr, I got stopped at a light while I was trying to make a u-turn, in the meantime she caught up to me, parked next to me at the light, gave me a big smile, and we parted ways, both somehow changed...

Sappy? I know right! :wink:

So now I am going to PAY you guys to give it a shot. You may not get cool stories, but THE MYSTERIES, THE UNKNOWN REACTIONS make it all worthwhile!

Ok already so how do you play? How do you win?... The money that is, not the mere satisfaction of knowing you did something nice for your fellow rat-race cursed man/woman ;)

It's simple. The next time you are at a drive thru, diner, etc.:

Step 1: Pay for your order (get a receipt)
Step 2: Pay for the car behind you (person next to you) "GET A SECOND RECEIPT"
Step 3: Reply to this thread with photos of the two receipts (mark out any private info of course, receipts must be posted within 3 days of purchase date, no saving them for the end of the contest, i'm not trying to do this all at once :smt018 )
Step 4: Make sure the date and time stamps are visible on the receipt (should be close together)

That's it!

I will track this thread, I will use a randomizer application to determine the winner sometime around December 15th to ensure you have time to use your $500.00 for gifts and such

Any questions, comments, Kharma stories let me know.

And can someone cheat? Sure, but hey, that's not my problem... I'll let Karma sort them out, I hear she can be quite the....BEOTCH!
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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by The Silken Knot » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:35 pm

∞ TSK blinks back the tears ∞

I'm such a sucker for sappy stories. And, apparently, zombies.
It might be too much though... what if zman gets inspired to do something selfless?
My whole universe would go *poof*!

:smt054

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by n00less cluebie » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:40 pm

*goes out to score some weed for SmotPoker*

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by RogueMonk » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:52 pm

The Silken Knot wrote:what if zman gets inspired to do something selfless?
Or shopi! :panic:

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by RogueMonk » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:37 pm

Hmmm.....not much competition here yet.

Selfish bastards! :D

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by Centrico » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:48 pm

RogueMonk wrote:Hmmm.....not much competition here yet.

Selfish bastards! :D
Haha, if no one wins I am going to pick a restaurant and go crazy, so you chumps better not pass this up. As is, should be some pretty incredible odds.

Closes December 15th.

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by The Silken Knot » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:25 pm

Jeez. I hope you're not behind me in line...

:smt077

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by n00less cluebie » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:07 am

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Inspired to cover the lunch buffet of the guy behind me....

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by Centrico » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:35 pm

n00less cluebie wrote:
Inspired to cover the lunch buffet of the guy behind me....
Haha WOOT!

Made my day, happy holidays mate!

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by Centrico » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:47 am

Well...

The Secret Kharma contest is officially coming to an end. I will not be accepting any more entries after tomorrow.

As it stands the winner is pretty obvious.

N00less, your odds of winning this are much better than your odds of winning Mafia. :smt077

The rest of you... Happy holidays, I am officially closing this out tomorrow at 5pm PST and will announce the winner and give prize options of:

$500 Amazon Gift card delivered for anonymous use via email.

Or

$500 Visa Gift Card delivered by some postal service.

Good luck?

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by sasquatch » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:51 pm

We can't let "Mr. Funny Shoes" win this without some competition. I am going to make an effort... plus it will spread a little random love!

:D

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by Centrico » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:53 pm

Ha, ok game on...

I will put a 3rd party in charge of the randomizer...

Either TSK or Fips

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by hoodie » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:46 pm

enough of this one player stuff, lets get a fh going for once.

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by Centrico » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:07 pm

Whats this?

Only 7 hours left and we finally have some competition!

In the Spirit of Christmas... I am going to spice it up a bit...
If all players agree prior to the dice roll, they can decide instead of being a GRINCH to make it a SPLIT!


In other words if we end up with two players and both VOTE SPLIT

Then instead of rolling the dice each will get $250.00 (VISA or Amazon.com card)

But if one votes split and the other votes ALL (or abstains) then we roll the dice and winner TAKES ALL $500 :smt077

Now lets see if there are any more takers.

:smt049 Happy Holidays :smt049

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by hoodie » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:11 pm

I'm a sharer... lets split. I'm planning to pass this along to someone who seems like they need it, in the spirit of the whole darn game. The more joy that goes around, the better. :)

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by hoodie » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:14 pm

And if we get 3, maybe do a 200/150/150
And 4, I'd vote for a 200/100/100/100
and 5, maybe spread 100's out

Its all in positivity, maybe we can get a little burst of activity the next few hours.

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Post by n00less cluebie » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:51 pm

I'm happy to split

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by Centrico » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:10 pm

The Secret Kharma Contest of 2016 Winners

DRUM ROLL....

And the winners are (since both participants agreed to split/share the prize):

--n00less cluebie ($250.00)
--hoodie ($250.00)

Let me know if you want an Amazon.com gift code (email delivery) or a VISA Gift Card (physical delivery). You can provide your details via PM.


Thanks for playing this year... For those of you that didn't play and want to be considered for next year, assuming I do it again :smt077

Feel free to post your own from this day forward. Who knows, maybe all your efforts will inspire me to carry this same contest over to 2017 as well :wink:

I reserve the right to change the date, or to discontinue this contest at any time... But that doesn't mean someone else can't carry it on in the future. :mrgreen:

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by Centrico » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:48 pm

n00less... Your AMAZON GIFT CARD has been: SENT
hoodie... <still waiting for details>

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by Big Will E Style » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:22 am

Pretty cool thing to do, Centrico.

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Post by sasquatch » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:53 am

:smt051 Congratulations, Winners! :smt051

Great result and very thoughtful of Centrico to introduce this idea and to award the very generous prizes. After completing the challenge, I dropped in yesterday to post my results and saw that Hoodie had also entered and proposed a new agreement. This soul brother has two little kids and is one stand-up giant of a human! And let's not forget that n00less has that crazy shoe budget to cover every year! So I chose to double down on kharma and put a little more trust/faith back out into the universe instead... will report back if that decision works out. Thanks for the great idea and the unexpected lessons I have learned during the process :D

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Post by n00less cluebie » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:25 pm

Go team n00die!

(Remember those days when you had more posts than me? Nope? Neither do I :lol:

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Post by Centrico » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:56 pm

sasquatch wrote::smt051 Congratulations, Winners! :smt051

Great result and very thoughtful of Centrico to introduce this idea and to award the very generous prizes. After completing the challenge, I dropped in yesterday to post my results and saw that Hoodie had also entered and proposed a new agreement. This soul brother has two little kids and is one stand-up giant of a human! And let's not forget that n00less has that crazy shoe budget to cover every year! So I chose to double down on kharma and put a little more trust/faith back out into the universe instead... will report back if that decision works out. Thanks for the great idea and the unexpected lessons I have learned during the process :D
Well submit your entry now and start off what might be next years Challenge ;)

In the meantime good luck with your decisions!

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Re: The Secret Kharma Contest -$500 Prize

Post by hoodie » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:39 pm

Awesome, go team n00die!

Thank you Centrico! I'll send you details but I think I'll go for the visa card (I'm temporarily not using Amazon to nudge them on a particular topic).

I'll update later, but I'm planning to use these to augment what I pass out to the homeless during the really cold winter that is hitting us. I don't like handing out money to panhandlers, but I've been carrying hand warmers to pass out. I'm going to expand that into little kits with fresh socks, a couple of nutrigrain bars (easy to eat if someone has bad teeth) along with the hand warmers. If they're not ridiculously expensive in bulk, I'll work in some toothbrushes and toothpaste.

And Sas, the baby might be cute enough to be two people, but only one little babyface so far. Unless my cats count as a half baby each. (They'd like to).

Anyways, good karma begets more good karma. You've got a good little chain reaction going, Centrico. :lincoln:

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Post by Centrico » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:12 pm

hoodie wrote:Awesome, go team n00die!

Thank you Centrico! I'll send you details but I think I'll go for the visa card (I'm temporarily not using Amazon to nudge them on a particular topic)....

Anyways, good karma begets more good karma. You've got a good little chain reaction going, Centrico. :lincoln:
Hey hoodie, did you get my PM?

Do you have paypal, I am having trouble finding a source to get a $250.00 VISA card, the best I can find is multiple smaller denominations. I can do paypal if you use it.

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Post by Dangerous Beans » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:37 am

Merry X-Mas guys n gals!!!

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Post by Centrico » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:34 pm

Ok Hoodie...

Your prize money has been sent via PayPal.

Thanks for participating and...

Happy Holidays!

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Re: The Secret Karma Challenge -$500 Prize

Post by hoodie » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:10 pm

w00t w00t!
I'm going out of town for a little bit but I'll update you guys around mid-January to let you in on the care package progress.

Thanks Centrico!

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