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David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
02 Jul 2008 22:41

Get 5% off a DS Lite (and anything else) on Amazon

Update 1: Yesterday's experiment didn't go as well as I'd planned. It's possible that Amazon has recently refined their system to not add higher dollar items to Quick Picks to thwart just this type of deal. I'm not giving up yet though, it could just be a timing thing. I'm going to see if it come up tomorrow and I'll let you know.
Do you want to get a DS a little cheaper (not much point in trying with the always out of stock Wii)? WiiHD can help you knock off 5%. It's not much, but it's enough to buy a travel charger or some other knick-knack. It's also enough to feed WiiHD's indentured hamsters power WiiHD's headquarters for a week. Method adapted and localized for DS from LockerGnome's general guide on the topic.

Okay the basic point of this exercise is to get Amazon to recommend a DS Lite to you, and then to make that DS the only thing in your recommendations list. Once we do that, when Amazon makes a custom Quick Picks deals list for you the next day, they'll grab something from those recommendations, and if the DS is the only thing there, you'll get a guaranteed 5% off.

The catch to the Lockergnome system above is that it didn't work just so when WiiHD tested it out with the DS (check after the break to see why). So here's our tweaked Just for the DS system:

  1. Go to improve your recommendations at (Found under "Your Account")
  2. If there are any items listed there, check the "Do Not Use for Recommendations" box next to each and every item. If you love Amazon as much as we do, this could take a while.
  3. Now go to this embarrassing item, A Nintendo DS Lite Travel Kit Pink, and scroll down to just before the user reviews. There's a check box there that reads "I own it".
  4. Try to forget your serious gamer reputation, and click that check box. If you have a leather belt, placing it between your teeth prior to clicking may help prevent accidentally biting off your tongue as you do the deed. This generates the recommendations that you need.
  5. Now click on "We have recommendations for you" at the top of the page.
  6. There will be several items including a DS Lite (probably the Cobalt/Black version). Select "Not Interested" under every item EXCEPT the DS. Refresh your results to make sure the DS Lite is the only item listed.
  7. Wake up the next day, click on Today's Deals, and scroll down to "Quick Picks". Add the DS to your cart, and make sure you complete your order within 60 minutes of putting it in your cart, and you just saved a whopping $6.50.

5% isn't worth it for just any old item, but it is tempting at around the $50 mark if you are a poor student. So for instructions to use this on Wii games (an everything else), as well as to find out why Lockergnome's original guide didn't work so well for the DS, hit the break.
With help from LockerGnome | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
28 Jun 2008 04:05

Bill Day Giveaway


One of the richest men in the world, and the most influential in Personal Computing is retiring today. To celebrate, Endgadget is giving away an 80gb Zune, a Toshiba Gigabeat T400, a full copy of Office Ultimate 2007 and a fully copy of Vista Ultimate. A little anticlimatic, but free stuff is free stuff. And free stuff is what the Contest SuperSite is all about.

Just a comment in each thread gets you entered to win.

Via Contest SuperSite | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
26 Jun 2008 20:03

Amazon Gold Box Deals Friday

Tomorrow, Amazon's Gold Box will feature 9 Nintendo-related deals. One starts after the stroke of midnight and lasts all day, the others start every 2 hours for 2 hours starting at 6am.

* At 12:01 AM PST the first deal will be the Gold Box Deal of the Day. Its special discounted price will be available all day only on Friday, June 27 (or until we run out.)
* Starting at 6:00 AM PST, the second deal will be featured as a Lightning Deal. This special price will be available for the following two hours.
* Each of the seven remaining deals will also be Lightning Deals. Starting every two hours that follow at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 6:00 PM PST, and 8:00 PM each deal will be available for two hours after it begins.

WiiHD is hoping for Super Dodge Ball Brawlers (DS), the preorder for Civ Rev (DS), SimCity Creator (preorder Wii) and Blast Works or Okami. What's on your Wish List?
Via Kotaku | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
25 Jun 2008 19:29

Contest SuperSite Update

We've been slaving away tirelessly on the Contest SuperSite, so you can win free consoles, games and other gaming related gear. We've added new sources, refined the old ones, and launched a mini-blog to help you keep track of it all. Now's the time to head over there, but don't worry if it stalls a little. There's so many contests packed onto a single page that it takes time to load.

In the past week, we've seen around 4 Nintendo DS systems given away along with some games, a half a dozen 200-50$ AMEX gift cards, iPod nanoes, iPod touches, 2 signed copies of MGS4, Wii Points, Wii Fit, a wireless Nunchuck, Death Jr (Wii), a Conduit t-shirt, CnC3 swag, free WiiWare, and much, much more.

This week there are several Wiis and DSs being given away, 2 360 elites being given away, a PS3, virtual console games, thousands of Wii Points, retail games, and much much more. You can find all this with the tools we've put in place on our Contest SuperSite, so go visit it now. It's worth the loading time.
Via Contest SuperSite | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
25 Jun 2008 19:26

More Contests

We've got more contests for you this week, and several consoles are being given away.

GamesRadar and Honda are giving away a New Nintendo Wii, 50,000 Wii Points and a Burton Board. The Key to Summer Fun (Canada Only) is giving away Wiis, DSs, games, and a Fortwo coup (the Wii Mobile you've seen on TV. Nintendo Wii Fanboy is giving away 2 free Virtual Console games. The HD Room is giving away Top Spin 3 (your choice of platforms, Wii, 360, PS3).

PS3 Fanboy is giving away Enemy Territory Quake Wars. The Mid-East based tbreak forums are giving away a brand new PS3 and Gran Turismo 5. (PS3 games are not region protected for HD gaming, but if you want to play in analog or watch BD, you have to have the right region).

The Vista Forums are giving away a brand new 360 elite. Destructoid is giving away limited edition Dragon Ball Z Burst 360 Elite console.

That's a lot free stuff people. Keep coming back to the Contests SuperSite for more. Use the "Best Selections" and "Good Selections" tabs to find more contests no your own, because we can't cover them all at the mini blog. Remember to read contest rules and use good sense when giving out personal information. WiiHD just tells you there are contests, we can't promise they are all legit.
Via Contest SuperSite | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
19 Jun 2008 23:36

Free DS From Mommy Mandy

Is it embarrassing entering a contest at a place called "Mommy Mandy"? Oh yeah. It can't be more embarrassing than blogging it. Plus I had to go through Mommies United to get there. =o

Fortunately, my desire to bring you chances to win free stuff is greater, so hop in and leave a comment telling her why you want to win. It's that easy. And it's that hard.
Via Mommies United | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
19 Jun 2008 01:36

Market Leverage Contest Bonanza

Market Leverage is sponsoring, in conjunction with a number of their affiliates and others, a series of contests. There are iPods (including a few iPod Touches that are an emerging gaming platform), gift cards, usb drives, and other goodies as well. Each contest has different rules so follow instructions carefully. Hit the break to see them all.
Via and the Contest SuperSite (Beta) | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
18 Jun 2008 22:01

Win Another DS (and a game)

Musings of a Housewife is giving away a DS and Crosswords DS to go along with it. It doesn't get any easier to enter, just punch in a comment with a valid email address, and you're entered. US residents only.

Via Domestic Spaz and the Contest SuperSite | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
18 Jun 2008 02:19

Featured Contests


With our Contest SuperSite (Beta) up and running (mostly) smoothly, we thought we'd mention a few goodies it has uncovered. Both PS3 Fanboy and their overlords at Joystiq are running contests for copies of MGS4 signed by Hideo Kojima and Yumi Kikuchi.

XBox Solution is running a contest for Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath (360), Kane Shirt, GDI mug, GDI Shirt.

Video Game Memories is giving away 2000 Wii Points. Dramatic Prairie Dog is giving away a copy of Wii Fit. Affiliate Confession is giving away a DS and two games (plus some other stuff). Today is your last chance to enter Gamerz Reviewz contest to win a Wii, PS3, or 360. Nintendo Wii Fanboy is giving away a wireless nunchuck and Death Jr. And don't forget about the Conduit T-Shirt contest.

Check that out, then hit the Contest SuperSite (Beta) to find more video game contests. We've also set up a mini Contests Blog on the SuperSite to help feature some contests, like these.

Contest SuperSite (Beta) | Permalink

David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
18 Jun 2008 00:58

Win a DS (and other stuff)

This contest comes to you courtesy of Market Leverage, and Affiliate Confession.

The prizes are a Nintendo DS with two games (Cartoon Network Racing and How The Grinch Stole Christmas), a Flip Mino Camera, a USB Rocket Launcher, and a Banana Bunker. All that for a combined total of $350 worth of stuff. Not the greatest games with that DS, but if you don't have one, this is a great way to get one before Civ Rev hits.

Hit Affiliate Confession, follow the instructions carefully, and you'll be entered to win. Also hit the break to see some footage of that USB Rocket Launcher in action.
Via Affiliate Confession | Permalink

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