G00SE Wins $500 CampSaver Gift Card! (Seriously)


Congratulations, G00SE, who just who won a $500 gift card, thanks to CampSaver.com!

Congratulations to community member and gear reviewer G00SE (aka Jeffery Gosnell), who was selected randomly as the winner of a $500 CampSaver E-Gift Card.

Jeffery's Vargo Ti-Arc Pack review was selected randomly from the 227 outdoor gear reviews submitted since May 1:

"The external frame pack is back! ... The design is innovative. The comfort is phenomenal. ... This is the pack I want with me on the trail."

If you're a regular visitor to Trailspace you likely know Jeffery, who is one of our volunteer moderators, top reviewers, and a member of our Review Corps. Oh yeah, he won another $500 gift card back in January 2013 (try not to hate him too much; he's a really nice guy).

Jeffery even tried to turn down this prize for fear of making Trailspace look bad. We didn't let him. We're pretty sure he—or his kids or friends, family, maybe some long-lost caving buddies—will help him find a way to spend that $500 on gear at CampSaver.com.

Rest assured, Jeffery's win was truly random. We were as (happily) surprised as anyone when his number came up.

For those interested in our methodology for selecting contest winners, we total the number of reviews from the contest period (in this case 227), use random.org to select a number through its "true randomness," then identify the corresponding review (first review on a contest's opening day is #1). If the selected review doesn't meet our rules we draw again. Jeffery's Vargo review was selected on the first draw.

To top it off, we're sending him a Trailspace Trail Runner Cap to wear on his outdoor adventures.

Thanks again to our friends at CampSaver for donating such a great prize to the Trailspace community.

If you didn't win this time, stay tuned for our next write-a-review gear giveaway starting tomorrow.

Don't worry, Jeffery won't be able to win that one too. He'll have to wait a year before he's eligible again.


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JimDoss
REVIEW CORPS
563 reviewer rep
286 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 2:04 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats!

Daniel Oates
TOP 10 REVIEWER
1,441 reviewer rep
87 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 2:23 p.m. (EDT)

That pack was probably the coolest review of the month, so....cheers, G00SE!

Danny Wang
REVIEW CORPS
450 reviewer rep
188 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 4:19 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats!  500 bucks!  Woohoo!  

FromSagetoSnow
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,344 reviewer rep
1,228 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 5:58 p.m. (EDT)

Lucky dog, enjoy!

G00SE
MODERATOR TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
5,626 reviewer rep
768 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. (EDT)

I am so grateful to TS for all they do.

That gratitude started with winning the contest in January 2013. To show my gratitude, I began posting reviews on just about everything I use.

Because of that, TS asked me to be a part of the Review Corps. To show my gratitude, I set a goal of averaging one quality review per week and to use my Facebook pages to promote TS.

Suddenly, I'm reviewer of the month. In gratitude for that I decided to start reading and positively commenting on others' reviews, especially new reviewers. My thought was positive feedback leads to more and better reviews. (I remember SagetoSnow/Jeff giving me a positive comment as an early reviewer, and it motivated me.)

So then they asked me to be a moderator because I'm so welcoming.


And now this prize!

MY POINT IS, I think Alicia, Dave, & Seth enjoy keeping me indebted to them. They are never going to let my gratitude catch up with their generosity.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

If this keeps up, Trailspace will be the official sponsor of my 2023 AT thru hike!

Ashleigh
MODERATOR TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
2,570 reviewer rep
337 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 7:46 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats, Goose! I figure you've reviewed just about everything you own, so now you can get more gear for more reviews!

KiwiKlimber
TOP 25 REVIEWER
732 reviewer rep
126 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 9:09 p.m. (EDT)

I look forward to reading the reviews of the products you purchase with the $500. 

Congrats!

Ben Rivers
TOP 25 REVIEWER
690 reviewer rep
19 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 10:13 p.m. (EDT)

YES! Congrats G00SE... Very deserving! 

Eric Labanauskas
BRAND REP TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
1,988 reviewer rep
470 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 10:57 p.m. (EDT)

Can't argue when good things happen to good people.

Due congrats, my friend!

jboothmtnbkr
TOP 25 REVIEWER
777 reviewer rep
14 forum posts
June 2, 2014 at 11:13 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats man!!  Spend it well.

Patman
REVIEW CORPS
770 reviewer rep
1,244 forum posts
June 3, 2014 at 1:07 p.m. (EDT)

Goose I don’t know if you are philosophically opposed to playing the lottery but ……………….

 

Alicia
TRAILSPACE STAFF
588 reviewer rep
3,015 forum posts
June 3, 2014 at 1:08 p.m. (EDT)

I had to smile when the winner turned out to be Goose, and for such a good review. I credit karma for his deserving win. 

Or maybe it really is part of a master plot to make him permanently indebted to Trailspace (just kidding).

Despite his gracious attempt to turn down the prize, I'm sure he'll soon find some way to use it.

Joseph Renow (jrenow)
TOP 10 REVIEWER
1,309 reviewer rep
361 forum posts
June 3, 2014 at 1:16 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats Goose!...well deserved!

Earth Pig
255 reviewer rep
44 forum posts
June 3, 2014 at 1:41 p.m. (EDT)

Very well deserved!  I'm a big fan of the G00SE reviews.

FromSagetoSnow
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
3,344 reviewer rep
1,228 forum posts
June 4, 2014 at 12:19 a.m. (EDT)

So Goose, if the TS staff ever needs a kidney...

G00SE
MODERATOR TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
5,626 reviewer rep
768 forum posts
June 4, 2014 at 7:34 a.m. (EDT)

FromSagetoSnow said:

So Goose, if the TS staff ever needs a kidney...

 LOL!!!!!!!!

Alicia
TRAILSPACE STAFF
588 reviewer rep
3,015 forum posts
June 4, 2014 at 7:38 a.m. (EDT)

FromSagetoSnow said:

So Goose, if the TS staff ever needs a kidney...

 Ha ha! Although now that I think of it...

herdingcats
TOP 10 REVIEWER
906 reviewer rep
66 forum posts
June 4, 2014 at 9:53 p.m. (EDT)

Right on man.  Very cool.

Bentbrook
TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
1,722 reviewer rep
32 forum posts
June 4, 2014 at 9:54 p.m. (EDT)

Well deserved, G00SE! Great review, great reviewer!

Gib
0 reviewer rep
4 forum posts
June 4, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. (EDT)

Conrgats Goose!

Keep your eye on the AT run.  I did mine in '78 - and all of the stuff I carried is obsolete now, except the Svea stove (nobody else on the trail had heard of one), and a Gortex coat (made by Synergy Works - "who were they?") with Velcro tabs (unproven technology in mountaineering back then).  By 2023 you will have a completely new set of hiking gear to select from, and 50 K reviews under your belt.  At least you won't have to ever carry an incandescent flashlight or a camera that uses film.

Gib

G00SE
MODERATOR TOP 10 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
5,626 reviewer rep
768 forum posts
June 6, 2014 at 7:27 a.m. (EDT)

Thank you all...I'll keep working on those 50k reviews!

bheiser1
REVIEW CORPS
1,245 reviewer rep
1,267 forum posts
June 7, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats Goose!

Lah
TOP 25 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
1,634 reviewer rep
35 forum posts
June 7, 2014 at 7:26 p.m. (EDT)

In such a numbers game, the strategy is simple. But the real point is, we all love your reviews because they're all great! I read every one now. Well deserved, plain and simple.

Jake W
TOP 25 REVIEWER REVIEW CORPS
1,145 reviewer rep
598 forum posts
June 7, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. (EDT)

Congrats man, well deserved!

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