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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Giveaway notes and rules (updated)


  1. Contests run every day at random times of the day.
  2. Whenever a giveaway is occurring, it will be read "giveaway active" or some similar note in the message-of-the-day below the main banner (the same line that currently reads "The TF2 Spreadsheet...").
  3. Each day starts at 12:00 AM and ends at 11:59 PM that night. Days go by US Eastern Standard Time, see clock on right side of page for local time here.
  4. There are 2 types of giveaways: 
    • Winning # email: this means to email us and that whatever that # email in our inbox in order wins.  For example: if "emailer #10" is the request, then if your email happens to be the 10th in order during that round you win.
    • Puzzle or scavenger hunt. In this case simply follow the directions posted.
  5. Winner will be notified via email and can collect the item/key anytime we are both on Steam. Your steam name will be published after each contest is won in a blog post.
    • All emails equal to and before the winning # or #'s will get a reply with their #.  For example, if the winner is #6, and your email is #5 we will tell you your number even though you didn't win.  However if you were #7 we would not notify you.
  6. You can win more than once (this rule subject to change at any time if we detect cheating), however not on the same day.
  7. Only email us when the MOTD says "giveaway active" or message announcing that a contest is running.   When there is no giveaway occuring do not email us randomly trying to win.  Once by mistake we will overlook it.  More than once and you will be blocked from then on and unable to contact us or win anything in the future.
    • MOTD = Message of the Day.  Always has "Sheet last updated...."
  8. When a giveaway is active, 
    • do not send more than one email.  We check and anyone sending multiple emails is disqualified.
    • do not send an email without your steam name/id.  No steam name/id = you will not win.
  9. Our email address will be posted each time a giveaway is active via a link but in case your browser doesn't allow you to send us emails that way, the email address is tf2spreadsheet at gmail dot com.
(updated 1/18/13)

52 comments:

  1. Can I just ask why the tour of duty ticket is worth 1 key? Isn't that overpricing it? Same goes for the squad surplus voucher?

    Thanks

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    1. Well you're right but are in the middle of updating the sheet.

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    2. I was thinking they should be about 7 scrap. Key = 2.5 ref = £2/200p
      2.5 ref = 23 scrap
      23 / 200 = 0.115
      ticket = 60p
      60 x 0.115 = 6.9 scrap
      Probably completely wrong but thats how I see it should be.

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    3. That would technically be right at mann-co prices. But current market of trading value is far less on both counts. Keys there are a surplus supply and a steady demand, so there's people dumping many after selling/unboxing an unusual, those just change hands and drop the value of them with people scraping profit. Keys go for about 1.40$ while refined keep about the same proportion value less in the 0.40-0.45 range. At those prices the market starts to make less sense but you can buy from the forums that cheap fairly steadily. This would mean dollar per metal, tickets would be just about 2 refined, and keys about 3 refined. But this isn't the case because there's far more keys on market than there are tickets at the moment, few people are spending the money to buy the tickets for trading, they're being used rapidly as well, so not only is the price unstable, but it's got low supply and high demand. They'll be inflated for a while still. I've been purchasing a lot at a more fair 2ref price, which scales well with the key prices. Though if we take the rate at which keys are priced at user-levels then tickets should be 1.6ref range

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    4. Why did the Strange Part: Full moon kills drop in price? I checked ealier and i saw it was 1.5 Keys and now its only 1. Wouldn't it increase in price since the full moon is coming up soon?

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    5. We have witnessed trades for around 1 key. Also, it is readily available for 1 key from sellers. Price is what people pay.

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    6. if thats the case WHY make the diamond BK weps so cheap..... they are really hard to get so they shouldnt be cheap

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  2. This is sort of off topic, but i just wanted to point out that I think there's a mistake on the sheet. it says "pyro-wep" then has "Gold Botkiller Mini-gun"
    The heavy-wep has the mingun as well, so they weren't swapped. Anyway, thanks for being an awesome admin, just wanted to help out.

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    1. Also you don't seem to have the vintage flare gun on the sheet

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  3. Hello! I would like to ask some questions:1. What is MOTD and where i can see it? 2.How can i see when is MOTD or key giveaway active? 3.what email should i email to when the time is right? Please reply.

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  4. I was wondering if you could be able to hold the key/ticket giveaways on different times of the day as well? Because we have a 12 hours difference so when the key giveaways are starting at your noon, its my midnight. Not too easy to send emails :P

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  5. The winter noisemaker should be listed as a misc action item, right?

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    1. Ok, that sounds legit. Fixed in the next update.

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  6. Hi just want to ask, what should I put in my subject or email? Just my steam id and blank subject?

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    1. This doesn't matter. You can write "giveaway" or something related.

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  7. Now that the giveaway is daily, does the message for "key giveaway active" still show in the motd? I have yet to see it whenever I check in. And if it doesn't show, then does that mean emails for the giveaway are welcome at any point from the start of a new day (midnight EST until the winners are announced)?

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    1. It still shows up like it always did.

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    2. Thanks. I don't have much time to regularly check, so I won't be winning any keys. :(

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  8. when do you post the puzzles and stuff to win keys?

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  9. Why is a gen. lone star worth a key and a non gen. worth a key to 1.5?

    Genuine
    Sniper
    Lone Star 1 key +/- 1 - 1.5 keys Awesomenauts promo

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  10. Quick question, is there a button on the website to directly send a email instead of just sending on google?

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    1. The link is a generic email link, so your browser most likely has gmail selected as the default email program. Look in your browser settings to change this, or just type the email address in your program of choice.

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  11. Whats the email address to send to?

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  12. Do we include a link to our steam profile when we send our e-mail? Because I think it once said "remember to include a link to your steam" or something like it.

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  13. hey how come unusual items aren't on here?

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  14. Hi, so does this mean the Key giveaways start at 12:00 am, and end at 11:59 PM that night?
    Or do the key giveaways happen any time?
    Try to get back to me, thanks.

    -SaintNewts' #1 Biggest Fan

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    1. the key give away starts at any given time during that time frame and ends at 12:00 am and i jsut realized i entered one right at 12:05 -_-

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    2. it would also be very helpful if you put the price of dirty hats and stuff like that available somewhere because i have a tuff time finding those and with all these scammers going around i cant trust ppl -_-

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    3. We have some dirty prices, and all will be coming with our upgrade. Stay tuned!

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  15. Why is the strange flamethrower so cheap? I mean you waste 1 key to get it from a crate so it should be worth 1 key plus the chance of getting it isn't 100% so it should be worth 1 key and 2 rec. Please answer

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    1. This is just what they sell for. The market price is at equilibrium - enough s. flamethrowers are out there to satisfy the demand. Otherwise it would be higher. It's as simple as that.

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  16. Um, hello. I would like to ask, it says that if you win you can claim your prize whenever we're both on Steam. May I just ask how that works?

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    1. If you won Josh then I would have added you by the link you originally sent in your email. Then when we are both online we would trade. If that's you, then just message me since I would have already added you.

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  17. Do people check in on this website literally every second? It feels like the moment a giveaway happens it's over.
    Or is there some secret alert system that I don't know about?

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    1. We get a lot of traffic, so at any one moment there are many people watching. Keep checking back and you'll get your chance.

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    1. The one that reads "The Genuine Original..." is the MOTD. It says this up above in the blog post too!

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  19. Hey, if a certain day has 2 giveaways can I enter both? Just checking so i don't get disqualified :P

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    1. You can. If you win, you have to wait until the next day.

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  20. hmm i like the Giveaway thingie.
    thanks Spreedsheet i cant whitout you!!! :))

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  21. ah, please forgive my ignorant comment on the main post. My bad, i did not properly read.

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  22. Hello, I Still cant find the MOTD, I saw the comment I cant find it

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  23. I was wondering, how would I be able to donate a strange?
    Would I have to add the admin/owner to donate?

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    1. Send an email to the address with a short note and your steam I'd. We can set it up.

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