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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Bonanza!

Dear SmartBidders,

We are running the biggest promotion ever in SmartBid's history tomorrow to celebrate Black Friday SmartBid style! Get All Bids Back for a select few auctions on the season's hottest products like iPad, MacBook Air, 3D HDTVs and more! This sounds crazy, but that's our promise - at SmartBid, you will score the biggest deal on the hottest products through this Black Friday weekend at the comfort of your home!

Here's a rundown of how everything will work during our Black Friday weekend auctions:

  1. The Black Friday special auctions will be kicked off at 12.01 AM EST on Friday November 26th. They will be clearly demarcated with a black border and a SALE icon on top left corner and will be shown at the top of the home page.

  2. All your bids will be returned if you don't win in our Black Friday special auctions - they will be returned as FREE bids back to your account as soon as the auctions close and you are free to use them in our regular auction right away.

  3. Only paid bids are eligible for bidding in our Black Friday special auctions. You will be clearly shown the break up between your free bids (bids collected through coupons, rewards and other promotions) and paid bids in "My Bids Breakdown" panel.

  4. And last but not the least, these auctions don't fall under win limit and will not be counted towards to the weekly win limit.
There you've it - With the whole weekend of hottest products sale and completely risk free bidding, who wants to go stand in line in the stores! Wish you best of luck and if you haven't participated in your facebook free iPad giveaway yet, now is the time to join and share some holiday cheer!

Happy Thanksgiving!
SmartBid Team

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Free iPad Giveaway

Dear SmartBidders,

The holiday season is here and thanksgiving holidays are only few days away! In the spirit of festive season, we are announcing our first thanksgiving bonanza, SmartBid We love our members free iPad giveaway!

Check out our facebook page( for 3 easy steps to enter the giveaway. For our already existing facebook fans and members, to be part of this giveaway please click through the final step (step 3) with your SmartBid registered email and username and once you are redirected to SmartBid registration page - just log in to enter in the giveaway. Invite all your friends 'cos if your friend becomes the lucky winner, you will get FREE $100 bid pack on our behalf.

Rules: You must be a valid SmartBid account holder in order to qualify to win this giveaway. Hence, all our Terms & Conditions apply to take part in this giveaway. Please also note, this is a NO PURCHASE NECESSARY giveaway.

For EXTRA Entries!

  1. For one extra entry: Post this link on Digg/Reddit/StumbleUpon for an extra entry! Please comment in our facebook page with a link.

  2. For 2 extra entries: Follow us on Twitter & tweet about this giveaway with a link back to our facebook page. Please comment in our facebook page with a link to your tweet.

  3. For 5 extra entries: Blog about this giveaway with a link back to our facebook page. Come back and leave a comment with a link to your blog in our facebook page.

  4. For 50 extra entries: Make a video on YouTube telling the world about SmartBid, talking about why you like to bid here and what makes SmartBid special. Please be sure to put a link to in the description. Then please share a link to your video in our facebook page.
Good luck to everyone - Let the sharing begin!

SmartBid Team

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Buy It Now Update

Hi SmartBidders,

We have received a lot of feedback about our timed auctions and we wanted to make a quick update which we are sure you would appreciate.

From now on, winners will get all their bids back for the timed auctions. We wanted to gurantee the biggest possible deal (We stand by our promise of Amazon price) to our members and we hope this will make sure you get the biggest possible discount on our bid pack combos. And even if you lose, you can buy the deal for a discount equal to your used bids. So go play risk free and load up on bids on our power hour specials.

Happy Bidding!
SmartBid Team