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Coinstar Ginormous Gas and Grocery Fillup Fast Sweepstakes

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Each week @Coinstar is giving away a year’s worth of gas and groceries, not to mention a stack of gift cards. It’s going to be GINORMOUS, so enter today.

Sept 30 Update: I contacted @Coinstarcares on Twitter back in August and they told me that it was going to now be a 3 x 5 card in an envelope with one entry per person per week. Now it seems they have taken it back and we are back to square one not knowing what the real entry rules are. You will have to decide for yourself how to enter.

The original rules:

Eligibility: US, 18+ as of August 22, 2011.

Entry Dates: begins on August 22, 2011 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. on October 2, 2011

How to Enter: two ways

At Coinstar Machines: upon converting at least $10 U.S. dollars in coins into a voucher (redeemable for cash, no-fee eCertificate, card or charity donation at any participating Coinstar Kiosk during the Promotion Period (a processing fee applies), you will receive a print out with a code that will allow you to enter the Sweepstakes online at www.coinstar.com/ginormous_fillup

Mail: enter by hand printing your full name, home address (no PO Boxes), telephone number and age as of August 22, 2011 on a 3-1/2″ x 5″ postcard and mailing the card to:

Coinstar’s Ginormous Gas & Grocery Fill Up
Dept. E
P.O. Box 5005
Clinton, IA 52736-5005

One entry per outer postmarked envelope. Mailed entries must be postmarked by October 3, 2011 and received by October 6, 2011. Entries must be handwritten.

You may enter as often as you wish, however limit one entry per outer postmarked envelope.

Yes, the rules are confusing. Do you send a postcard, which never goes into an envelope, or send a card in an envelope. You decide!

Entries will not rollover from one Weekly Entry Period Drawing into subsequent Weekly Entry Period Drawings.

Thirty (30) Prizes Per Week:

One Grand Prize: frees groceries for one year, awarded as $6,000 in gift cards to a major grocery retailer in winner’s area (to be determined by Sponsor)

One First Prize: free gas for a year awarded as $2,400 in gas gift cards to a national gas station (to be determined by Sponsor)

Four (4) $500 grocery gift cards

Four (4) $500 gas gift cards

Ten (10) $100 grocery gift cards

Ten (10) $100 gas gift cards.

Prize Limit: one prize per person or household for the entire Promotion Period.

Drawing: A random drawing will be conducted for each Weekly Entry Period on or about the Thursday following the end of each Weekly Entry Period, beginning or about Thursday, September 1, 2011 and ending on Thursday, October 6, 2011, from among all eligible entries received for the Weekly Entry Period.

Rules: https://sslprotected.com/coinstar/Ginormous_fillup

Sweeps Rating: Good

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Comments

  1. Sweetie,
    I have a question on this sweeps. Does the postcard need to be inside an envelope? I just watched your video on mail in sweeps on the secret site and with this one, I am a little confused. Thank you!

  2. Debby Miller says:

    Hi Wendy, some of the text has been cut off. I particularly would like to know what comes after the mail in text…name, address and telephone number…

    Thanks, Debby

  3. Jennifer Nick says:

    Hi! Just a note, the rules actually state to mail a 3 1/2 x 5 postcard (not 3/5). Thanks!

  4. Yikes! I mailed off a handful last week…I wonder if they will only count one?

  5. Glad I saw this before I started addressing my postcards. They should change their rules page they have fb linked to though..

  6. Judith Greenberg says:

    Note, I don’t see any update on the rules at their site. I’m not sure they have any idea about what they want on this one.

    • I’m guessing the person who runs their Twitter acct and the person who updates the website are two diff people and maybe companies (PR/marketing versus web designers) so maybe there is some delay in getting them updated. At least we got the low down on the correct rules 🙂

  7. Judith Greenberg says:

    Thanks, Wendy. It’s hard to tell what they will actually do since they’ve had these rules out there since before the promo even started. And people who have been entering based on the rules. All we can do is enter…one way or another…and hope to see some wins.

  8. A day or two after mentioning they would change the mail-in rules, they did update the rules online. I saw it myself. This was Aug 25th. However, I wanted to double-check something the other day so I pulled up the rules again and it looks like they have reverted back to the original rules. Don’t know if this is purposeful or if someone just copied the old rules file back to their server.

    I asked them (via contact form or twitter post, I can’t remember) a couple days ago whether they changed the rules again (allowing unlimited mail-in entries) or if it was a mistake. I have not heard from them.

    I also had sent in multiple entries (5) the first week of the contest. Hope those were accepted. But it’d be nice to know if they have opened up the contest to once again allow unlimited mail-in entries or if they still will just accept 1/week per person.

  9. I emailed Coinstar customer service Friday night and got a response very early Saturday morning. Seems that it’s a little ambiguous still. But it appears they have allow unlimited mail-in entries as their rules originally described. Now, just to figure out the 3-1/2″x5″ postcards in an envelope thing.

    Here is the response to my question and my original question:

    > Subject: RE: Customer Service
    > Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 00:17:05 -0700
    > From: Info@coinstar.com
    > To: g&(*&*(@.com
    >
    > Dear Valued Customer,
    >
    > Thank you for your email. I apologize for any confusion that you have
    > experienced with the rules for the Ginormous Gas & Grocery Fill Up
    > Sweepstakes promotion. Please be advised that changes in the rules may
    > have been a trial and have since reverted back to the original entry
    > rules. Please follow whatever information is most current on our
    > website.
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > We thank you in advance for your participation!
    >
    > Sincerely,
    >
    > Coinstar Customer Service
    >
    > T 800.928.CASH (2274) • info@coinstar.com”
    >
    > From: Coinstar [mailto:coinstar@emarketing.coinstar.com]
    > Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 11:12 PM
    > To: Coinstar Info
    > Subject: Customer Service
    >
    > Subject: Customer Service
    > Name: John Reese
    > Email: g^(*&)(@.com
    > Comment: To: Administrator: Promotion Fulfillment Center Re: Coinstar’s
    > Ginormous Gas & Grocery Fill Up sweeps Around Aug 25th the rules for
    > mail-in entries for the Ginormous sweeps changed from 3-1/2×5″ postcard
    > to 3×5″ card in envelope and at the same time it went from unlimited
    > mail-in entries to a limit of one(1) mail-in entry per person per week.
    > I saw the rules updated online last week. However, a few days ago I
    > wanted to clarify something and saw that the online rules for this
    > promotion seemed to have reverted back to the original rules. Was this
    > intentional? Are you now allowing unlimited mail-in entries? Will you
    > accept 3×5″ cards mail in envelopes? Or must it be 3-1/2″x5″ cards?
    > Thanks for your reply and clarification. Regards,

    • How annoying. They should stick to one set of rules. I wish companies would learn how to write rules. Maybe they need to contact me and I will write them for them 🙂 Thanks for letting us know what you found out.

  10. Just to clarify, the current rules are that we need to mail a 3.5×5 postcard and entries are unlimited. This is what is on the website as of today:

    2) enter by hand printing your full name, home address (no PO Boxes), telephone number and age as of August 22, 2011 on a 3½” x 5″ postcard and mailing the postcard to: Coinstar’s Ginormous Gas & Grocery Fill Up, Dept. E, P.O. Box 5005, Clinton, IA 52736-5005. You may enter as often as you wish, however limit one entry per outer postmarked envelope. Mailed entries must be postmarked by October 3, 2011 and received by October 6, 2011

    • yikes, I didn’t know this, now to get postcards I suppose. Sad I was wasting postage though, wonder if they will honor the 3*5 cards the rules stated for a day or 2?

  11. jessica marinaccio says:

    My husband received a call today from this one – stating he wss a second prize winner – not sure what he won yet

  12. I tweeted @coinstar, and they say there rules have NEVER changed. (huh?) but they have extended it until october 31st!

  13. the rules still say to send in (unlimited) postcards and nothing about putting them in envelopes..

    • There is a problem with their rules. They say send a postcard but they also say envelope. See here in the rules? enter by hand printing your full name, home address (no PO Boxes), telephone number and age as of August 22, 2011 on a 3½” x 5″ postcard and mailing the postcard to: Coinstar’s Ginormous Gas & Grocery Fill Up, Dept. E, P.O. Box 5005, Clinton, IA 52736-5005. You may enter as often as you wish, however limit one entry per outer postmarked envelope. A postcard doesn’t go in an envelope. When I talked to them back in August on Twitter they also told me it was one per week. These rules indicate it is unlimited. I asked them again yesterday and now they are ignoring me.

      • sara haaf says:

        On vista print there is an option to order envelopes with postcards, it says A2 sized envelopes? I am still confused. and I accidentally ordered a book about postcards instead of a book of postcards off of amazon. Apparently I didn’t have enough coffee that day.

  14. Can you even fit a post card inside an envelope? The girl on SSS who won said she sent a 3×5 card in an envelope? Should I just send out like 5/person/week and hope they all count? Coinstar said yup to me asking if it was unlimited postcard inside envelopes though..so confused

  15. robin alexander says:

    I signed up for my new winn dixie card on 10-4-11 and got this coinstar gas & grocerie for a year contest code to enter, however, it says sweepstakes runs from 8-22-11 through 10-30-11, how come this website says contest ends on 10-2-11 when i got my entry form on 10-4-11?

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