Friday, February 06, 2009

Battle of the blogs/awards, mpell, new I-Deal links and more!

The annual A4F awards are over!

First off, We ALL do a superb job around here! Everyone deserves acknowledgment. Even if you contribute in a small way you're still pitching in, and with each individual it helps build a better forum. I am amazed at the growth of A4F with the enhancements and new features and helpfulness. The staff should be applauded! It takes energy eliminating scammers, answering inquiries, guiding members, and all else. Conducting awards takes energy and effort as well... Nominated for two years in a row! In 2007 I was up for User of the Year, this year for Best Blog. It was funny though. Orion informed me of last year's nomination to which I replied, "Nominated? For what?!" I told him he scared me because I thought I was nominated for something bad, lol. I did not feel worthy of a nomination, but was overjoyed. I expected users like gditeam to be up there. He posted often, and enriched A4F with his wealth of knowledge. Unfortunately, only a select few make that list. Rocks made it this year! I was glad. Currently, I haven't been as active on A4F, so I was behind on posts... Contests are competitive, I know, but I miss how it was without friction and disparaging remarks. *shrug*

Things can change drastically in the course of a year. In whatever you do it's important to be yourself. People are canvases of painted cultures, religions, dialects, opinions, personalities, you name it. We aren't alike and that causes a collision of interests. It's a beautiful thing really. It comes as no surprise that we clash. I dislike the actions of certain users, however, I don't hold grudges nor do I hate anyone. Watch this. :shifty: *hugs schizerbone!* See what just happened? It's easy to do! Let's not be grizzly bears and skip past this. We are above that! A lot of it is just for show, but I can tell others do not see it that way. Perhaps with the conclusion of the awards A4F won't be so heated, lol. As of now, no more negativity... Moving forward.

I would like to thank everyone that voted for me!! Without my audience this blog would NOT have won! It's proven. Most of the votes are from my readers. I've rose to eminence as a blogger... Feels weird saying that, lol. It's true though!! My plan was to close this blog unless I wrote more past the summer, however, I began updating it every month, which led to a weekly/monthly basis. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would garner this much attention. Like I said, I have never been the blogging kind, this is a first. Thanks sooooooo much everybody!! Congratulations to all other winners!! You guys deserve it, too. And Schiz, it was frightening up against you (lol), but you gave me a run for my money! I love a good competition. Thanks for keeping it interesting... For the nominees, congrats on being chosen! Out of all the users you were picked. Holding the User of the Month title last year was satisfying enough. I still have the banner saved, haha. Here's to many more great years on A4F! To 2009! *makes a toast* ^^

*hot new networks*

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Let's chat about mpell for a second. People have received checks for gifts early! But for Oct 07. It's comforting that checks are being sent. I'm calling tomorrow to check my status. I copied and printed for hours! haha. I had 8 gifts though. What are you guys doing with your mpell checks? Splurging on a Valentine's Day present? Buying a fancy car? Okay, most of you aren't getting that, but it's nice to pretend! I plan on buying a new laptop, then leaving the rest in my bank for bills or whatever. After this I don't know if I will do Brandarama. To interest me the payout ratio would be behemoth. I wish musthavefreegifts was promising again so we'd have more DIY choices. Acquisis is good if you can handle the wait, but you can only do them once.

An odd occurrence with my Acquisis account. I signed up and completed the offers October 3, but they replied with this:

"Dear me,

Our records show that you signed up for the offer on 12/3/08, so you have until 4/3/08 to complete the program requirements.


Customer Support

From: me []
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 11:48 PM
Subject: Account extension...


Although my offer is being worked on, I am approaching my deadline. I started the site October 3, 2008, now it's February 3, 2009. Could I be given several weeks to allow my uncredited offer approval and my forms to be processed?



That's impossible..... I began Acquisis early October! I am not crazy, lol. I wonder if they did this purposely to slow down my progress? Hmmm, I never objected because I need more time. Makes me wonder though. Has anything of this nature happened to anyone recently?

I-Deal has a Valentine's Day link, and there are a few others. Enjoy!

*links 'n such*


[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 The Home Depot or Lowe's gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 Kmart gc

[url=""][/url] 6 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 JcPenney gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 QVC gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 Kohl's gc

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 JcPenney gc

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 pizza gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 Kohl's gc

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 supermarket gc

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 The Home Depot gc

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 Chuck E. Cheese gc

[url=""][/url] - 10 offers, 1 ref/$1000.00 gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 Visa

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$100.00 Dollar General or Doller Tree gc. Really bad deal, but I'm posting it here anyway for my reference, lol.

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - 8 offers, no refs/$500.00 gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - $8 offers, no refs/$500.00 The Home Depot gc


[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, 1 ref/$500 supermarket gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 The Shopping Channel gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, 1 ref/Visa or gc of your choice


[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 2 refs/$500.00 Argos gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, 1 ref/$250.00 gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 Homebase

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, 1 ref/$250.00 Debenham's gc

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 1 ref/$150.00 gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 1 ref - gas gc

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 1 ref/$250.00 Ocado gc

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 1 ref/$250.00 John Lewis gc


[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, no refs/$500.00 gas gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, no refs/$500.00 JB Hi-Fi gc

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 Mitre gc

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 1 refs/$500.00 David Jones gc

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 Country Road gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, no refs - $500.00 gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, no refs/$500.00 Kmart gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, no refs/$500.00 Myer gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, no refs/$500.00 Supre gc

[url=""][/url] - 6 offers, no refs/$500.00 gc of your choice

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, 1 ref/$500.00 Domayne gc


[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, no ref/$100.00 Quiznos gc

[url=""][/url] - 3 offers, no ref/$100.00 IHOP gc

[url=""][/url] - 4 offers, no refs/$100.00 Maggie Moo's gc

The Brandarama knock-off company has gotten ridiculous.

Check this one link out:

I saw this already... Nicely done, but you can tell they're starving for attention. THREE different activities are going on at once, lol... I gotta leave the page. :wacko:

Other sites to stay away from:






I may catch heat over this, and heaven help me if I do, lmao. Spread the Valentine's cheer!!

Expect more links over the weekend! I'm cutting this short for now, but promise to update this entry. Thanks again to everyone that voted, and for continuing to read this jumble of text! Let's hope 2009 is half as good as 2008...

I'm over and out...


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