So last month, I entered a contest on Gamespot, like many others I was not too optimistic on the outcome. I will say that lately it seems that I have been having a bit of luck with contests and giveaways on social media and the like. I won a Highlander mug, which came with a surprise gift of The Highander: The Raven DVD series and a cool Highlander pin times two; yup got two mugs, two DVD sets and two pins, awesome. Then I won the Gotham City Sirens book from a giveaway on FB from the Free Comic Book Day page that I follow.
Imagine how excited I was when I got an email from one of the Community Managers of Gamespot that I was 'tenatively' chosen, pending my submission of a copy of my ID and address. I quickly supplied requested info, although warily (can't be too careful these days) and received a response that the prizes would be shipped once all winners had responded.
So I waited, I mean who doesn't want a free game and a pair of sweet headphones....for FREE!!!!!!. I work offshore and go out for a month at a time, when I received the email that I had won it was right before I was to get back on shore, enough time for all the winners to respond and to get my prize...or so I thought. I waited...I was other wise distracted by other things; life, visiting family and trying to get my truck fixed. Time comes for me to head back out again, I realize that I have not received my prize yet and decide to email the CM that had contacted me and express my gratitude..........and nonchalantly state that I had not gotten said prize. It had been a month since I responded and should have been ample time to send them out.
A couple of days ago I sent an email stating, in a non threating way, that I was more than dissapointed with how the contest was handled. I got a response pretty quickly from the same CM and was apologized to, it seems that there was a mistake made. They asked if they were correct in understanding that I had not recieved the prize. I responded that "No" I had not and I was offshore so I would have no way of checking my mail or knowing if I had received any packages for the duration I was out here.
Needless to say they apologized and said that they would get with the person incharge of sending out the prizes and if I had not heard anything by Monday, that they would send me out another one.
Hey guys, i'm home recovering from a quad heart bypass and bored out of my mind. I'd love to find some people here to play with online. Hit me up if you need your own personal "LEROY JENKINS" to make your skills look badass the scare the Pope into a robe change...