To find things on the Internet, everybody uses a search engine. The difference with Blingo is that sometimes doing a search will also give you a little surprise. In the past 24 hours alone, we've given away 55 of those surprises, and 17 of them were Visa Gift Cards worth $100 each. Thanks for using Blingo!
Here's what our home page looked like during today's gift card Frenzy:
Most of our winners were just people looking for something on the Internet. They entered a search, took a brief detour to tell us where to send the prize, then went right back to their search results. The other winners were people who invited their friends to use Blingo. How's that work?
The whole thing is easy as pie. You don't need to sign in to use Blingo. Just search. Just get your results. Just go about your business. And sometimes ... just win a prize.
Happy Mother's Day, Blingo Moms! At about 1:50 this afternoon, Pacific Time, we gave away a Frenzy of $200 Visa Gift Cards to people who were searching on Blingo. We hope at least some of the 15 prizes went to moms, and maybe the other winners should treat mom to a fancy dinner.
What's a Blingo Frenzy? It's when Blingo stops giving away prizes in a calm, cool manner and instead goes nuts giving away a bunch of prizes all at once. The best reason to make Blingo your regular search engine is that one day it could happen to you.
Here's what our winner list looked like during the Frenzy:
If you'd like to make Blingo your regular search engine, just take a look at this page for simple instructions. Blingo is free, easy, useful, fun, and occasionally frenzerrific.
Windows users who are trying Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7 beta will be glad to know that you can now add Blingo to the search box at the top of every window. And you don't need to install any toolbars, either, thanks to a nice new search feature in IE7.
To add Blingo to your search box, just visit our Toolbars & Plugins page. There you'll find three simple steps, and in about 60 seconds tops, you'll have Blingo at your fingertips.
If you want to add "Step 4: do a little jig" we will understand completely.
Wow, and we thought the last Frenzy was crazy. Tonight at about 8:40pm Pacific Time, Blingo suddenly started giving away Visa Gift Cards worth $200, $100, and $25 ... even a few iPod Nanos. And the Frenzy didn't stop until 19 big prizes had been given away in the course of 20 minutes. That's almost one every minute!
Here's the screenshot:
Congratulations to our winners from California, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, Arkansas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
You never know when Blingo will suddenly spit out a chunk of prizes. Use Blingo as your regular search engine for your best chance to win. And if you want some more winning tips, take a look at our suggestions.
Whoa, we haven't mentioned a Blingo Frenzy here in the Buzz pages lately, but we had to tell you about the one we had this afternoon (or evening, for our East Coast Blingo-ers). Today we gave away 57 prizes in a very fast 20 minutes. That's about one prize every 20 seconds! The winners were flying by pretty fast but we managed to get this screen shot:
Each winner chose either a Blingo Movie Ticket or an iTunes Gift Certificate. You can read more about those prizes here. Cool, huh? This is our way of thanking people for using Blingo to search the Internet. We also like to thank people for inviting their friends to use Blingo. Each of those "friends" shown in the winner list got the same prize, just because they invited someone who won.
Crazier frenzies are coming soon. What will we give away next time? $50 gift cards? iPods? Get ready for the next one by inviting your friends now. Click here to find out how.