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Nothing But Hiking - Referral Contest

Shawn Gossman

Chief Forum Ranger
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Chief Forum Ranger
Forum Ranger
Dec 31, 2020
Howdy folks,

As an attempt to help get more activity on this community, I'm launching a referral contest.

Start Date: August 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM CST
End Date: September 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST

Contest Rules and Information:
  1. You must provide a working email address to get prizes (e-Gift cards). No physical gift card will be sent. Email address will only be used to contact the winner and send the gift card to them.
  2. You must live in a country where you can get the e-gift card with no additional requirements of obtaining it.
  3. You must be at least 18 years of age or older to enter this contest.
  4. You must refer legit people who want to join and discuss hiking topics. Paid users, spam, double accounts and etc. will automatically disqualify you and could result in getting banned.
  5. Do not spam in order to try to get new referrals.
  6. Referral members may enter the contest once they join as well.
  7. Referrals made before and after the official start/end dates above will not count.
  8. If the referral doesn't do the referral contest procedure, the referral will not count.
  9. All members and staff may participate in this contest. I am hosting it therefore I will not participate!
  10. Members may only win ONE prize bracket.
How this contest works:
  1. Refer a new member to join this forum. They must register their account.
  2. Have the referred member reply to THIS POST saying that YOU (your user name) referred them here. This is a required step for this to count.
  3. At the end date, the three members with the most referrals will win the prizes.
  1. FIRST PLACE: $50.00 e-Gift Card to REI.com
  2. SECOND PLACE: $25.00 e-Gift Card to REI.com
  3. THIRD PLACE: $10.00 e-Gift Card to REI.com
(NOTE: REI.com is NOT affiliated with this contest!)

*** Winners will be contacted by Private Message and Email as well as announced on this forum. e-Gift card codes will be sent to winners by email. Physical gift cards are not an option. ***

Ideas on how to find new members to refer?
  • First and foremost, DO NOT SPAM. DO NOT BUY MEMBERS. DO NOT CREATE FAKE ACCOUNTS. Cheating will result in disqualification and a ban.
  • Social media friends, groups, pages, etc. as long as it isn't spammed.
  • Friends and family that are into hiking and the outdoors.
Good luck and remember, the purpose of this contest is to get more people to join and make the forum better. If this contest goes well, we can do more in the future!