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Online giveaway rifles

#1 Post by noddaz » Mon May 28, 2018 1:40 pm

Does anyone know anyone or has anyone themselves won any of the firearms given away in the numerous on-line drawings? (whew.. Does that even make sense?) Just wondering...

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#2 Post by ffuries » Mon May 28, 2018 10:56 pm

I haven't won one, and don't know anyone that has. Oh and yes what you said makes perfect sense. I always wonder if the "Giveaways" are real or just a marketing ploy to generate business. But I keep entering them regardless, just in case the stars line up and I get lucky.

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#3 Post by nobiz » Tue May 29, 2018 1:25 pm

I've never won any on-line ones or the NRA mail in ones

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#4 Post by OldGrouchyGuy » Tue May 29, 2018 1:36 pm

I stopped entering all those contests (NRA one too). I have enough stuff to waste time on without wasting it on the "Publishers Clearing House Contest of Guns"
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#5 Post by lloydiam » Tue May 29, 2018 1:56 pm

Nope, don't sign up for em either, & don't know anyone who has won one !............

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#6 Post by Tommy Atkins » Wed May 30, 2018 10:50 am

I usually buy a couple of chances for things like the VFW, or DAV raffles at gun shows.
Never ever won diddly, but its for a good cause so I don't mind.

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#7 Post by Roy mcleod » Wed May 30, 2018 5:09 pm

I, do not know anybody, who has won any thing, with these giveaways!!
I, simply, WILL not enter any contest inc the (NRA)
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#8 Post by Ozzman » Thu May 31, 2018 5:32 pm

Yep. I too have thought the same.

Let's hear it for Dave in Iowa... This guy always seems to win them.
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#9 Post by bobvz » Thu May 31, 2018 7:06 pm

We've got a local guy who wins at least 3-5 guns a year at NRA and other drawings. He confided his strategy is to buy at least $200 worth of tickets and he bends each one before placing in the box so it won't lay flat against another.

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#10 Post by rob » Thu May 31, 2018 10:53 pm

I have not won any mail ins but over the years I have won 3 firearms at our gun club

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#11 Post by jardows » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:40 pm

I entered one that was sponsored by one of the auction sites. Started getting all sorts of spam from various "gun" lists that I never (intentionally at least) signed up for. Not doing it again. Oh, and I didn't win anything either.

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#12 Post by Aladinbama » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:50 pm

I've heard of and seen pictures of winners, but I have never personally met or heard of anyone who has met one!
Raffles are a completely different story!

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#13 Post by steamer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:52 pm

Never won anything, but still enter some of the contests. Those "new style" contests with all of the social media crap I tend to avoid.

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