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CAG Ads and Giveaways - The CheapyD Method

Posted by CheapyD, 11 May 2010 · 760 views

As I mentioned in my brief CAG 7 year anniversary post, I do consider myself very lucky. Not only do I have an awesome job owning and running Cheap Ass Gamer, but I've been even luckier that I've been able to have to make a great living doing something that is almost always fun and enjoyable. And when things are going well, being your own boss provides a level of freedom and satisfaction that can't be matched.

Those of you who are paying attention (and not running ad blocking software) may have noticed a lot of GameStop ads running recently. If you've REALLY been paying attention, you've noticed that these ad campaigns are almost always accompanied by a giveaway. For example, last month CAG gave away 10 x $200 gift cards to coincide with GameStop's Game Days campaign.

At its core, CAG is a community website and it's no secret that the community is providing almost all of the content here. That is part of the reason why, when I am able to land an advertising deal, I try to return some of the haul back to the community in the form of contests and giveaways. The other reason I do this is that I think the concept appeals to potential advertisers and may entice them to accept my proposals. After all, I organize and run the contests and pay the prizes out of my own pocket. What's not to like?

Why am I telling you all this? I struck a deal with GameStop and there will be GameStop ads running exclusively in CAG's top ad slots over the next several months. They will be of the same, non-intrusive variety that have always appeared here. No new ad slots are being created nor is anything happening that should be cause for complaint. If you've been here for any length of time, you know I'm very careful about this stuff.

I just wanted to give you the heads up as you are likely to notice the ads and might wonder what is going on. Another minor heads up; we are giving away over $10,000 in GameStop gift cards.




As I mentioned in my brief CAG 7 year anniversary post, I do consider myself very lucky. Not only do I have an awesome job owning and running Cheap Ass Gamer, but I've been even luckier that I've been able to have to make a great living doing something that is almost always fun and enjoyable. And when things are going well, being your own boss provides a level of freedom and satisfaction that can't be matched.

Those of you who are paying attention (and not running ad blocking software) may have noticed a lot of GameStop ads running recently. If you've REALLY been paying attention, you've noticed that these ad campaigns are almost always accompanied by a giveaway. For example, last month CAG gave away 10 x $200 gift cards to coincide with GameStop's Game Days campaign.

At its core, CAG is a community website and it's no secret that the community is providing almost all of the content here. That is part of the reason why, when I am able to land an advertising deal, I try to return some of the haul back to the community in the form of contests and giveaways. The other reason I do this is that I think the concept appeals to potential advertisers and may entice them to accept my proposals. After all, I organize and run the contests and pay the prizes out of my own pocket. What's not to like?

Why am I telling you all this? I struck a deal with GameStop and there will be GameStop ads running exclusively in CAG's top ad slots over the next several months. They will be of the same, non-intrusive variety that have always appeared here. No new ad slots are being created nor is anything happening that should be cause for complaint. If you've been here for any length of time, you know I'm very careful about this stuff.

I just wanted to give you the heads up as you are likely to notice the ads and might wonder what is going on. Another minor heads up; we are giving away over $10,000 in GameStop gift cards.
Sweet. We can still take advantage of them though, right? :D It's the CAG code of honor!
Thanks Cheapy. I disable adblock on this site to help support. Gamestop has been running some decent new merchandise deals lately anyway.
Show me teh monies!!!

Thanks, Cheapy, for being so transparent and always looking out for your community's best interests.
thanx for the contest. congrats on the 7 years!!!
Awesome! :)
Thanks for another contest.
Thanks Cheapy for cutting us in on the deal. ;)
What a deal indeed.

I might actually have a shot with this one ;-)
Yes thank you for the contest it is a really cool one to say the least.
great contest. Thats alot of gift cards hope i get picked
Thanks cheapy. I have CAG whitelisted by adblock plus because I love this website so much.
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Thanks a ton, Cheapy! We really appreciate you being willing to give away so many gift cards.
nice!

honestly the ads do help sometimes if they are relevant since I don't always check the deals thread and don't know what's going down at GS or GS.com all the time.
CheapyD, you really are a very generous person. So thank you very much for the opportunity to be part of such a great community and to potentially take a little bit of spending cash home at the same time.

Keep up the great work.
Awesome. Thanks Cheapy! :)
You da man. Mucho thankso senor Cheapy!
great job pimping yourself cheapy! hehe...
"we are giving away over $10,000 in GameStop gift cards"

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