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RAFFLE CLOSED!!!

 

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LIMITED TIME PROMOTION!!!  YOU COULD POSSIBLY WIN A NEW HTC A9 or NEXUS 5X (32GB model) IF YOU DONATE TO SUPPORT S4GRU

 

The Goal
 
The goal is to have some fun and possibly raise some money to support S4GRU.  We have been asked repeatedly to do a raffle for the Nexus 5X, and now that the HTC A9 is hitting the streets, it seems good to give the winner a choice.  If we can raise enough money to cover the device by 8 PM Eastern Time on Friday, November 27th, then we will schedule the raffle.  The contest winner can select the colors.

 

This device is not limited to only Sprint.  It comes fully unlocked, so the winner can use this device on most networks in the U.S. and many outside the U.S. too.  If the HTC A9 is chosen, the winner will have to choose between the AT&T/T-Mobile version (that later will also work on Verizon) or the Sprint model.

 

The Plan

 

If we are able to raise at least as much as the device costs us, we will add any additional proceeds to the S4GRU general fund.  If we can't raise enough, we may cancel the project and offer to refund everyone their money.

 
The Raffle
 
Each donation to the BLACK FRIDAY PROMO will receive a range of numbers, equating to one number for every dollar you donate.  The minimum donation to the cause is $10.  If you donate $10, you get a range of 10 numbers.  If you donate $100, you get a range of 100 numbers.  The more you donate, the greater your chances of winning.  There is no limit to the amount you can donate...in amount or frequency.  But it needs to be at least $10 per donation to the BLACK FRIDAY PROMO.
 
You will receive a Private Message from S4GRU giving you your numbers after your donation.  Most likely within 8-12 hours, but could take a day or two.
 
We will stop accepting donations at 10PM Mountain on Friday, November 27th (Midnight Eastern Time).  Any donations received after that time will not be counted toward this promotion.  I will announce when we will hold the drawing...we will do it in a live chat setting.  Date and time to be announced.  We will select a number at random using my random number generator app in my OnePlus 2.  You do not need to be present in the live chat to win.

 

All money donated to the raffle will be credited to your S4GRU accumulation total and will count toward future upgrades.  If you are not currently a S4GRU Sponsor, you will be given Sponsor status for six months with the minimum $10 raffle donation.

 

To Enter
 
Go to the S4GRU PayPal Donation section by clicking on this hyperlink or by going to the S4GRU Main Forums Page and clicking the donate button in the upper right hand corner.  Enter an amount you want to donate for this promotion, minimum $10.  In the notes section, tell us your screen name and type BLACK FRIDAY PROMO.  If you forget to do that in the PayPal donation, then send me a Message.  You will get a message response giving you your raffle numbers by 10 PM Mountain on 10/27/2015.  If you don't get them, message me.
 
Rules
 
S4GRU Membership is not required to enter.  S4GRU Staff Members and their families are ineligible to win.  Contest Winner will be given option to select colors, from what is available from manufacturer at time of order.  S4GRU cannot guarantee availability of certain colors at time of order, and some colors and/or provider selections may have longer delivery times than others.  Dollars spent on the promotion will count toward future upgrades.  There is no cash value of the prize.  S4GRU will pay the shipping costs to the winner.  Winner chooses between a 32GB Google Nexus 5X or 32GB HTC A9.  Only one device will be ordered for the winner.  The device is unlocked and Google says the Nexus 5X is compatible with AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile.  It likely can be used on many more.  The HTC A9 comes in two variants that the winner can choose from.  One designed specifically for Sprint, and one designed for all other networks.  Verizon will not offer support for the HTC A9 until a software update is issued in 2016.  S4GRU cannot guarantee operability on any network.  A SIM card purchase for the winner's preferred network may be required and is not paid by S4GRU.  The Nexus 5X and HTC A9 do not support AT&T's newest LTE bands starting deployment now (B30).  Other manufacturer limitations may occur.  No insurance or device protection plan to be provided.  Pre-scheduled automatic recurring payments to S4GRU during the contest period will not be eligible for entry in the contest.  This contest is void where prohibited.  The contest may be subject to amendment or cancellation as necessary.

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Uptake on this raffle is starting out really slow. But it's payday in half the country, so hopefully it will pick up today. When the raffle is small, the odds are better. But we need to at least be able to fund it. Join the Black Friday Raffle today!

 

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Will you be posting such as "we are $xx away from goal"....or just say "we have reached our goal, fully funded"...? Just curious for us who may donate again...

 

At increments, I will.  I will likely give the first update over the weekend.  Up take so far has been pretty light.  Thank you for those who have joined so far!

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At increments, I will.  I will likely give the first update over the weekend.  Up take so far has been pretty light.  Thank you for those who have joined so far!

I'm sorry, I wish I could. Things have been tough for me recently and I've had to spend a lot of money these past few months.

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I'm sorry, I wish I could. Things have been tough for me recently and I've had to spend a lot of money these past few months.

No problem. I get it. You and me both. It's been a tough year for unplanned finances in our household too.

 

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I wish I could do more... Last week, my sister calls me from 350 miles away in Mississippi and tells me she needs to get out quick and wants to move back to our house...with her 5 year old and 8 month old. So I had to scrape and rent a uhaul, then go to meridian to be picked up so I could drive the uhaul back here.

I wish the younger generation would not get into having kids with a daddy who does drugs, and threatens to kidnap his infant and run...

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I wish I could do more... Last week, my sister calls me from 350 miles away in Mississippi and tells me she needs to get out quick and wants to move back to our house...with her 5 year old and 8 month old. So I had to scrape and rent a uhaul, then go to meridian to be picked up so I could drive the uhaul back here.

I wish the younger generation would not get into having kids with a daddy who does drugs, and threatens to kidnap his infant and run...

 

No problem.  Thanks for your support.  And best of luck with your sister and her family.

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We have raised just over $200.  We are not even half funded, yet.  So, what are you waiting for?  Join the raffle today!  Remember, you can join the raffle multiple times!!!  Increase your chances of winning.  

 

Speaking of chances, since the uptake on this promotion is lighter than past promotions, odds are much better.  So, buy a lot!

 

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We are now halfway funded on the raffle.  Only one week left.  If you were planning to join, do so today.  And help us push this over the minimum required.  Thank you to those of you who have joined!  Good luck!

 

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Best odds ever in a S4GRU Raffle.  Be sure to enter.  We have taken in approximately $300.  We need to get over $500 just to cover the raffle.  And we would like to make a few bucks off the effort too for the site.

 

Please join the raffle.  Great odds at winning, plus it helps S4GRU!  You already entered?  Enter again!  I don't want to cancel and refund, I want to give a device away!  Please consider a donation for the Black Friday Promo today!  :)

 

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We are down to the last few hours of this raffle.  We are still not fully funded.  But thanks to one generous member who just bought $100 in numbers, we are a lot closer.  Let's close this up and fund it.  Since it will likely just be funded, the odds are incredibly good for you to win.  Help support S4GRU and donate $10 or more this afternoon or evening.

 

Share some of your savings from your Black Friday purchases and donate to S4GRU.  And you could possibly even win a new smartphone!  And support the best wireless discussion on the internet.  No, not that other site...S4GRU.  You know you like us!

 

Please help us close this raffle in the black.  It will help us to decide whether we will be able to do these again in the future.  We really need your help to get this one across the finish line.  Show you S4GRU support, get your donation counted towards your upgrades and get a good chance to win a Nexus 5X or HTC A9.  Please donate now!

 

If you have already entered, enter again.  Increase your chance of winning!

 

Robert

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