New ad: $250 starbucks giftcard?

anubis

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I swear I just saw an ad on the forums for a $250 starbucks giftcard (one of those freeipod.com promotions/scams). Jesus, how much starbucks could a guy possibly consume?

Oh wait, that'll be enough to buy you what, 10 coffees from starbucks. My bad
 

killuminati

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Dec 6, 2004
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So basically, in Vancouver that would provide one person with a days worth of coffee :p
 
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Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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killuminati said:
So basically, in Vancouver that would provide one person with a days worth of coffee :p
If that's true, then at least they are using that stuff for it's best use -- cleaning the south end of their body. ;)

However, adzoox is at least spouting off in the right direction on these ads...
jackwhispers.blogspot.com

If you haven't noticed ... the right hand side bar has started to fill with ads. One of the decisions I have made with this site is to only promote things I believe in, even if it doesn't mean any money. Many Mac websites promote Google ADsense ads that link to very questionable sites, like free iPod scam sites and email harvesting sites that promise $300 for taking an Apple survey.

Some of the sites that are linked in Google ads contain popup and viral/spyware/adware content. It's an easy quick way to make money for a site, but I have taken the high road. I hope you appreciate that.
If somebody else comes up with ads that don't contain a bunch of this crap, people may run away from Google ADsense.

Edit: Unless you have a better idea on how to cover the revenue from Google ads... but it's still a lot less ads than some of the sites that have went insane with ads like MacOSRumors.
 
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rtdgoldfish

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You could always buy some of the other stuff Starbucks sells. They have some really cool looking coffee pots and expresso machines. Or maybe a ton of mugs and thermoses (no clue what the plural of thermos is...anyone??)
 
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Brian0523

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Apr 4, 2005
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This is B.S.

Yeah I clicked on that ad, and it's not a scam, but it's nearly impossible to collect on the $200 Starbucks card. First they make you sign up for 4 subscriptions to things like credit card offers, and then you have email this offer to 5 friends, and they must complete the 4 subscriptions before you can get your $200 Starbucks card.

Thanks but no thanks....It's BS if you ask me.
 
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StarbucksSam

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Nov 21, 2004
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rtdgoldfish said:
You could always buy some of the other stuff Starbucks sells. They have some really cool looking coffee pots and expresso machines. Or maybe a ton of mugs and thermoses (no clue what the plural of thermos is...anyone??)
Thermosae. Just kidding. I'm like 96.9% sure it's thermoses.
 
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Nermal

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Apple's spellchecker accepts thermoses, and doesn't accept thermosae. Shouldn't it be thermosæ anyway? :p
 
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