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Fish-addict 06-11-2008 11:38 PM

Free fish tank?
 
I noticed an advertisement on the home page of this site that led me to this
http://www.helpful-homesite.com/rd_p...%20fish%20tank
I don't think I have room for it in my house, and I don't know if the company is actually giving it away for free. I am mainly just posting this thread in case someone is interested by this offer.

Meatpuppet 06-12-2008 12:40 AM

seems too good to be true
there's always a string attached they probly want your e-adress to send u a bunch of junk. if not I want it.

iamntbatman 06-12-2008 02:57 AM

Heh, I actually looked into that. My girlfriend is actually into a lot of those silly promotional things. For example, she collects the Coke codes from the caps. She managed to get everyone she knows to save up their codes and donate them to her, and eventually she got a $150 gift certificate to Adidas.

She said that actually, the aquarium deal is legitimate. She's done promotions with that company before. I looked into doing it myself, but in the end it's too much work to be worthwhile. You have to sign up for a lot of stuff, like free trials of products and whatnot. A lot of them will auto-enroll you in subscription plans and things of that nature, so you really have to stay on top of it to make sure you never actually get billed for anything. Not to mention, they require you to sign up for several different things at different "levels." The highest level (platinum, I believe) usually has you doing things like signing up for credit cards. The vast majority of platinum level things (like the credit cards) are absolutely terrible ideas and it takes a long time to wade through the platinum offers in order to find ones that are easy/safe to do.

So, in the end, you *can* actually get a free 40g aquarium out of that deal, it just requires a lot of work and patience on your part before you'll ever get your hands on it. My girlfriend got a nice coffee maker for free through one of those deals, but she had a lot of wading around on the internet to do and it took a long time to get the coffee maker, but it was actually free.

herefishy 06-12-2008 03:53 AM

Looks like spam and a chance for those companies to load up you mailbox with ridiculous amount of spam. SPAM! SPAM! SPAM! SPAM!

Fish-addict 06-12-2008 10:25 AM

I agree with herefishy about the spam.
I think there is no way to just punch in your email address and get that fish tank, as it just doesn't work that way. It does look so tempting because the tank is an acrylic 40g (usually very pricey) and not just a 10g tank with all the trimmings like with so many other ads.

Tyyrlym 06-18-2008 07:38 AM

It's legit, it's just going to be a horrible pain in the rear. Deals like that are why throw away e-mail addresses are so nice. Let the address I'll never use again take the spam.

Ironically right now I'd rather win a 10 gallon with all trimmings.


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