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February 26, 2008

Send an SMS on Roadies Contest, Get Giftmate Voucher Free

Here’s another way to get yourself a Giftmate Voucher for free. This time it is from MTV Roadies contest. Just send an SMS “ROADIES” and the “Roadie Name” to 56882 and you will be getting a free Giftmate voucher.

Roadies a reality show on MTV has come up with a contest where you need to predict who is the next person going to get voted out in the next coming episode. You need to send an SMS with the term “ROADIES” and the name of the Roadie who is going to be voted out and send that to the premium short code 56882.


Regardless of whether your voted roadie gets eliminated or not you will be getting a free Giftmate Voucher delivered to your mobile phone which you can later use to buy any products across the 3000 online shopping portals across India. The amount in which you receive the Giftmate gift voucher is not mentioned anywhere at all but heard that the gift voucher is for Rs. 200.

For the format on how to vote and other details can be got from the MTV Site.

The SMS should be sent between Saturday 9 p.m. to next Saturday 7 p.m., the time in which the episode starts. One advice I would give is that if you don’t watch the Roadies in MTV, try to look at their website given below to look for who have already been eliminated and avoid sending that name to prevent from being not getting the free gift voucher.

The Giftmate that you receive through this offer is valid for 7 days only.

I tried to send an SMS to them but received an error message back, tried twice within a span of 8 hours but still got the same error message not sure why.

Dear subscriber, service is temporarily not available due to technical up gradation. Inconvenience is regretted. Service will be available shortly

No idea what happened, whether they had overwhelming response to it and hence stopped the offer or not, not sure. I would like if someone here had tried from today and be able to send the SMS successfully or not, kindly mention it here in the comments, so that others will know whether the issue is permanent or has been rectified or only for a specified mobile provider, etc. Each SMS costs you Rs. 3 and hence don't try to send repeat SMS to this number if you get the same error message, you might even end up spending more on the SMS than the actual value of the voucher. Play it safe here.

All the other terms and conditions apply for this offer too, i.e., you cannot transfer this gift voucher to anyone else, it cannot be exchanged for cash, and only one voucher will be sent per mobile number.

You can read the terms and conditions of this offer and more details about this contest here, here, and here.

This offer was suggested to me by both Shripad Joshi and Hirak Dipta Sarma.

If you wish to receive more such offers daily delivered in your email, you can actually subscribe to this blog via email or through a blog reader.

59 comments:

Manish said...

i messaged on 26.02.08 in the morning
reply : u hv predicted vote out of anmol.watch out............

is this sucessful delivery
am i eligible for recd gift voucher?

Shiva said...

Manish, yes it means you have successfully delivered the msg. You should be receiving your gift voucher soon.

Anonymous said...

I had received gift mate voucher by filling up the paymete survey somewhere 2-3 months back....can I avail this offer

Shiva said...

Yes, you can avail this offer even if you have already availed it before, I guess!! As such terms were not at all mentioned anywhere in both mtv and giftmate site.

varun said...

@Shiva,

Shiva I heard of this offer in the Ads and also saw it on the website as u mentioned.

I had sent 3 sms with different Roadies name and got successful messages returned back that you have predicted vote out of Roadie Sonel.

But its more than 11 days now and no voucher as yet. U sure na that's its applicable for existing users like us also?

Shiva said...

Varun,
You shouldn't have sent three sms's to vote from the same mobile, as it was not allowed, you should have waited with only one vote.

I guess it is applicable for existing users too, as they have not specified anything like that, but not sure as its them ultimately who decide it, not us.

varun said...

Oh is that so? I was temped to send sms and get multiple vouchers.

Never mind, wud give it a shot again.

Shiva, Can I send the sms again today?wud that count...wht u suggest?

Shiva said...

Varun,
I would suggest you to not vote again, as it might make the issue worse. Try waiting till this week and if the offer is still there next week, vote then, but only once till u get the confirmation that you have voted out someone!

I sent sms twice because i had gotten some error message after sending it.

This time, only luck could get you a giftmate voucher, if they did not consider your other votes! I hope this helps you. Best of luck!

varun said...

@ Shiva and all,

I have just received the gift voucher and its of 200 bucks and valid for 7 days. Hurrayyyy

Shiva, is it mentioned anywhere that we can vote only once, i mean send sms, only once per cell?

Can i vote now for this week?Suggest plz

Anonymous said...

i have sms the roadies and got a voucher
but the problem is i have forgotten my pin
Can any one help me out

varun said...

@Shiva

Giftmate has really played its game. I tried activating the voucher I gt thru sms and this is wht message I got:

"Sorry! You have already received a voucher. Pls log on to www.giftmate.co.in to top up ur account."

The above implies that existing numbers can't get vouchers :( and this is what I found on their site also :

Terms:

*Existing GiftMate users are not eligible for 7-day trial vouchers.
*Every customer is eligible for only 1 free GiftMate voucher (of any value) from each specific promotion.

Shiva, any advice now?

Shiva said...

@varun, i am really sure that only one voucher will be sent, even next week if you send an sms. Here's what i got for your from their terms

"Each Customer (unique mobile number) will be eligible for only one GiftMate voucher during the promotion period irrespective of the number of smses sent"

Can you also tell me where you got the terms regarding "Existing GiftMate users are not eligible for 7-day trial vouchers." as i could not find it at roadies terms and conditions.

@anonymous, just mail the giftmate customer support to resend your pin with your mobile number at contact@paymate.co.in they might help you.

varun said...

@anonymous,

Can you tell me where did u get the voucher from MTV. I got it as sms in my cell and it had to be activated at their site. Did u do that? Was ur cell number not already registered??

@Shiva,when i tried to activate the voucher, then I got the error I mentioned and below it was mentioned the terms :(

Shripad said...

I am an existing giftmate voucher I used 5 cell phones to sms the roadies contest and got Rs.200 on all of them when you activate the voucher just be sure to use a different e-mail address than the one which you had used then you will not get the error message while activating the voucher. If you dont remember which e-mail you had used earlier then just check-out your profile in the giftmate account. You can also avail for a Rs.50 giftmate voucher from zapak so in total it becomes Rs.250 giftmate voucher. Although its mentioned on zapak that the voucher can be redeemed on zapak only it can be redeemed elsewhere too. Good luck!

varun said...

@Shripad,

Thanks for the help man. I would try that out.Can you tell me how to get gift voucher of rs 50 from Zapak??

varun said...

@all

Yeah Shripad was rite and i cud get my voucher activated now.

Thanks, Just someone tell me how to get voucher now from Zapak.

Thanks

Shiva said...

@Shripad, thank you for such an elaborate clarification the doubts, it seems you have really become an expert in giftmate.

@Varun, wait for my next post regarding how to get giftmate from zapak, tomorrow! If you really want it urgently, just mail me i will send the link!

varun said...

@Shiva,

Thanks Shiva for the kind support.I don't have ur email id, if you cud feel comfortable u can send me the link at varunkathuria01@gmail.com(preferred) or else I wud wait fr ur post tomorrow.

Anyways, wud be fine with me

ashish said...

hi ppl i got giftmate voucher of rs200 today.they took 5 days to do tht,so after sending msg u all keep pateince after all dont loose hope is the moral of the story :)
n 1 more thing to share with u ppl tht if u r using ur voucher on future bazzar keep 1 thing in mind tht each time u buy u do it frm a new account to get 2 free watches everytime. bcoz if u r buying from same account only u will get only 2 watches only.

Sharad said...

Hey is it fine if I send sms today. Can anyone send me the message that needs to be send and to which number. Since I dont know any roadies member name

Anonymous said...

Do you know how long will the zapak giftmate offer last. I dont see any date on their site.

varun said...

@anonymous,

The Zapak giftmate voucher is valid only fr 24 hours

Shripad said...

I think you are not eligible for the offer on futurebazaar with the giftmate vouchers that you get for free as they have mentioned that this offer cannot be clubbed with any other offer so I think you have to buy a giftmate voucher in order to get the watches. Anyways you can try it out or just gather all the money in indiaplaza gift vouchers and buy something else of greater value.

Shripad said...

The roadies Vikrant, Ankita, Vibhor, Varun have already been voted out so make sure you sms some other names.

Anonymous said...

@varun

I know the validity is for 1 days, but I am asking how long will the offer last.

varun said...

@anonymous,

Just to give u a brief idea, this is promotional offer by Zapak.com for making people play at their website.

They have started earning cah tournament where u need points to play. Points have to be purchased by paying money.1 rupee=10 points.

So Infact for starters they are gifting 50 Rs=500 points so that people play on their site.

To know more, I guess Shiva would be sending across the mail tomorrow regarding this. I myself is not so much clear on this.

Shiva said...

@anonymous, zapak offer has been there for quite a while and i hope it will be there for even more time, since it is just voucher which can only be used at Zapak.

Mohit said...

kitne din baad milta hai voucher ???

Shiva said...

@mohit Probably within a week or less and that's what they have mentioned.

deepak said...

i tried to get 50rs giftmate coupon wid a different id but it says i am not eligible:(

deepu said...

i got a 200 rs coupon from tat mtv contest but i am not able to register it. already my account is activated then i dono how to activate it again?

deepu said...

assume i get 250 giftmate coupon wen i purchase via sirindia site then hw will i use it???As i am not able to activate this mtv offer 250 voucher then tat will also go waste....:(

Anonymous said...

I got 4 MTV Roadies Rs 200 vouchers from the total 5 numbers I tried. Don't know why I didn't get from the 5th number.

Uday said...

Here is the page where you need to get to in case you want to activate your voucher:

http://www.giftmate.co.in/giftmatec2c/GiftMateReferral/ActivateRadio.aspx

Unfortunately this page isn't linked from anywhere on the giftmate.co.in website. Had to google for it.

Anonymous said...

SMS lines are aworking fine. Just sent an SMS and received the response.

varun said...

@deepu

Activate ur gift voucher from MTV using the different email id from the one u registered originally

@Uday

To activate giftmate voucher at the bottom of the giftmate site, u have the link already

Anonymous said...

i got reply back : Watch roadies on saturday *************. somethin like dat.

Not U have predicted vode out of player name.

still i m eligible ?

deepu said...

i think this offer is operator specific. here in chennai i tried a lot fetchin this offer from aircel mob number but always got error sms whereas wid vodafone and airtel spot reply.... so those in TN dont try wid aircel and waste ur money as i wasted 24rs:(

Anonymous said...

Hello,


When I m trying to activate it says to me that it is invalid id? What is the cause of it. I have received 6 digit Voucher id. Has every one able to activate there voucher

Jeev said...

Hi,

I am also having the same problem. I can't register the voucher even with a different ID. It says "Invalid Voucher". WTF? I have received the 6 digit voucher number just today

Varun said...

Same with me...I recieved the 6 digit voucher IDs yesterday evening on both my numbers..but when i go to activate them it says invalid voucher!! I've never registered with giftmate yet..and whatever mail id i give i get the same response!

Shiva said...

For all those who got invalid voucher or other issues using giftmate, you better contact the customer service of Giftmate at contact@paymate.co.in with your detailed issue, so that they can help you out.

varun said...

@all

Hi,I have sent 3 sms for each episode for past 3 weeks but have got the voucher only once. Has this happened with anyone else?

@Shiva
Guide me dear when should I normally send a sms?

Shiva said...

@Varun, Only one gift voucher will be sent regardless of how many times you participate in the contest. You cannot send any more sms, don't waste your sms charges, you will not get anymore giftmate vouchers as you have already got one.

varun said...

@Shiva

Thanks for the advice man. This is really too bad. It seems will have to use other cell numbers.:-(

Tarun said...

Even I am facing "Invalid Voucher" issue. If anybody able to get a solution for this and how much time giftmate people take to solve it?

Anonymous said...

hi frnds in how many days we get the voucher after doing sms

Anish Bhandarkar said...

hey
i voted out ashu 2 days ago
i got a reply comfirming my vote
but no voucher yet :(

during the ind-pak cri tests, the vouchers arrived on the same day of voting !!

Anonymous said...

This is sweet. I redeemed 4 such vouchers from 4 phones. All the stuff I shopped for got delivered pretty swiftly. =)

Anonymous said...

Heyyy
i just sent ROADIES...dint get any confirmation...
shall i send agn with a roadie name

Shiva said...

I would suggest to not try again, as it should have been got in one try itself, else u will not get it again at all.

Anonymous said...

can u tell me is the roadies contest still running.......

Anonymous said...

i received a rs 200 gift voucher from
roadies. i activated my giftmate voucher and everything went smooth.
but........
whenever i try to buy any product from say rediff.com or so, on paymate
transaction window, it says transaction pending...awaiting user update.but the SMS for buying doesn't come at that time.it comes after an hour or so, and by that time transaction gets killed due to time out. what to do??? plz help

Anonymous said...

Yesterday at 4:30 am, i shopped at indiatimes shopping for Rs. 130 via giftmate account...

Everything went fine and paymate website appeared that payment was successful and it was about to redirect to merchants website(i.e. indiatimes shopping)...
and all of a sudden an error message appeared on indiatimes stating....

"JSP Processing Error HTTP Error Code: 404
Error Message:JSPG0036E: Failed to find resource /paymate/paymateresponse.jsp,http:/203.199.76.72/iPaymentGateway/paymate/paymateresponse.jsp"

Now my account has been debited from giftmate and the status on indiatimes shopping appears that "OUP Waiting For Gateway Response"....

I even have the transaction ID as proof....

Can anyone plz help me out and suggest me on what step should i take next...

Shiva said...

You should contact the customer service of indiatimes shopping and explain your situation in a detailed mail with the transaction id and proof that you receivd.

varun said...

@anonymous

Don't worry dude. I have faced the same issue last time around. I contacted customer care of Indiatimes and they asked me to wait fr 24 hours and after that u wud get the status. If your money has been debited, then it would surely reflect on ur order status.

If by chance it doesn't you can always contact giftmate and provide all the details. Ur whole money wud be credited back to you within 5 working days. I am lucky that I have had fullsupport from Giftmate in such issues in past. All the best

Anonymous said...

@shiva & varun....

thanks for ur help guys...

my problem is solved now.... as shiva tols me to contact indiatimes i did so and they solved my problem within 3-5 hours....

@shiva :
ur blog really rocks.. why dont u make a website out of this blog on sites like 977mb.com.. i heard they provide u with a free domain + hosting...

Anonymous said...

i messaged on 06/05/2008 in the morning.
reply = u hv predicted vote out of simran.watch......


is this successful delivery.
am i eligible for received gift voucher?

Anonymous said...

Yup, You will get your voucher till 17th of may