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When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

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Re: Competitions

Post by medic143 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:40 am

barraseaclaid wrote:thanks eric just won my first comp due to the suggestions you made about enter early enter often...I won a hostel world gold membership so no hostel booking fees for me on my trip...did find out later though that these same gold memberships are available at http://www.hostelworld.com/gold for free....ah well its a start...
Every journey begins with a single step ........

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Re: Competitions

Post by wildfowler » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:31 pm

Finally entered the Garmin competition! :mrgreen:
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Re: Competitions

Post by TheBigAndyT » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:00 pm

where did the codes go on the fitness footwear website? i've just found my third uk one. turned out to be more tricky than i thought but the codes don't seem to there though
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Re: Competitions

Post by TheBigAndyT » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:28 pm

hmmm this is one tricky contest. they are on a video on the amazon site link in the online retailors section
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Re: Competitions

Post by johnrm » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:43 pm

Step_7 wrote:Right, finding the code took 3 clicks from the competition home page....

Click on "Participating Stores" at the top of the page
Click on "Fitness Footwear" second one down in the "Online Stores" list
Click on any Merrell shoe listing and the code is below the shoe info.....

Do I get FTF....... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Competitions

Post by TheBigAndyT » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:40 pm

I couldnt see those codes on there, although they were there last week
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Re: Competitions

Post by johnrm » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:25 pm

Typical.
I had a code a few weeks ago, which from memory was the same across all the images on the site.
I'm guessing once you have 'The code', you will probably be good. Someone may have it here.

...latest...
Online video with the code in it...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Oregon-4 ... 986&sr=1-1

The code I saw was G2V1JLVD (in case it disappears again!)

Someone in marketing is awake... :roll:

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Re: Competitions

Post by johnrm » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:32 pm

Is that not a bit silly?
That they should restrict the caches on this competition to England if the prize is a holiday in England?
Surely they would do a lot more to promote tourism by making it a global competition like the Oregon 550T one last year with a top prize of a trip to Canada?

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Re: Competitions

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:15 pm

just won my first thing too :D - only tickets to the Helix to Mary Chapin Carpenter - but I'm thrilled because I never won anything before :D
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Re: Competitions

Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:28 pm

Blue Jay wrote:just won my first thing too :D - only tickets to the Helix to Mary Chapin Carpenter - but I'm thrilled because I never won anything before :D
=D> =D> =D> Yay! That's great news. Congratulations! enjoy the gig =D> =D> =D>

A win is a win, there's no ONLY about it. Here's to more to come!
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Re: Competitions

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:47 pm

thanks Denise - you going to C&C?
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Re: Competitions

Post by medic143 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:40 pm

Blue Jay wrote:just won my first thing too :D - only tickets to the Helix to Mary Chapin Carpenter - but I'm thrilled because I never won anything before :D
Think Freakycat was trying to win tickets to that too. I'm sure she won't begrude you the win :P =D> =D>

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Re: Competitions

Post by Blue Jay » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:01 pm

medic143 wrote:
Blue Jay wrote:just won my first thing too :D - only tickets to the Helix to Mary Chapin Carpenter - but I'm thrilled because I never won anything before :D
Think Freakycat was trying to win tickets to that too. I'm sure she won't begrude you the win :P =D> =D>
thanks :D
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Post by medic143 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:58 pm

http://www.allforanimals.ie

Please note the competition component we have inserted on each page where everyone gets a chance to vote for their favourite month/dog and is in with a chance to win a laptop!

Extract from an email from my sister who is involved with dog rescue.

Usual 10% referal fee applies to anyone winning this. :D

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Re: Competitions

Post by wildfowler » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:36 pm

Not really a competition as such but it does give you the chance of free tickets!

http://www.sroaudiences.com/

I applied first thing this morning for tickets to see Rhod Gilbert record his new show "Ask Rhod Gilbert" in Belfast next month.

Didn't think I'd hear anything back tho given the short notice! :roll:

But this afternoon I received an email giving me 4 tickets to see the show recorded live on the 1st of November! :mrgreen:
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Re: Laptop

Post by dino » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:56 pm

medic143 wrote:Usual 10% referal fee applies to anyone winning this. :D
If I win then you're more than welcome to 10% of the storage space :wink:
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Re: Competitions

Post by Blue Jay » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:02 pm

If people are interested in free tickets - The Panel is regularly recorded in the theatre where I work. Tickets are also free and can be applied for from Happy Events - It's usually better than what is broadcast efore al the editing ;) I'll get the email & post it next week.
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Re: Competitions

Post by Blue Jay » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:07 pm

Found it - info@happyevents.ie - enjoy :D
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Re: Competitions

Post by medic143 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:20 am

http://www.lucozadeadventures.com/

Buy a bottle of lucozade, get the code and try and win an iphone. Work Colleague of Freakycat's sister has already won one (a couple of weeks after buying one #-o )

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Re: Competitions

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:41 am

Blue Jay wrote:Found it - info@happyevents.ie - enjoy :D
Obviously I was drugs it's : "info@happyendings.ie"
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