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  • Chance

    I saw this on Twitter:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cg2EgcOW0AAoXpf.jpg

    Does anyone know if this offer is valid for all DK users who exceed these thresholds?

  • TinkyTyler

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    I’ve seen at least a few different versions of this email today from different people. Almost feels like they’re testing out missions specifically targeted at VIPs.

  • mjordantmac

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    @TinkyTyler said...

    I’ve seen at least a few different versions of this email today from different people. Almost feels like they’re testing out missions specifically targeted at VIPs.

    Which one did you get?

  • ButBongoFiesta

    All I know is that I got 2 free entries into tomorrow’s $150 entry, $500K gtd which I wasn’t planning on playing. I’ll take it.

  • TinkyTyler

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    Same as OP. I’ve heard of a few people getting a $50+ H2H or 3-man specific requirement, or a $300+ buy in requirement.

  • Majorrock

    Over the next 2 weeks starting on Tuesday, April 26th and culminating on Friday, May 6th we will be running some of our biggest MLB and PGA contests of the season beginning with the $150 buy-in $500k Grand Slam Special on Tuesday, a $1 million guaranteed $300 buy-in Home Run on May 3rd, and much more including are largest 3-max contests ever! To help you take full advantage of all the action in store on the #1 DFS site to play Fantasy Baseball and Golf, we have a special offer for you below.

    You currently have a $500 bonus on your account that will clear into your account at $1 per 40 FPP you earn in contests and there is no deposit necessary to use this bonus. You only have 1 week to clear that bonus. If you do clear the entire $500 bonus you will receive a 2nd bonus for $1,000 credited to your account on Monday May 2nd that you will have 30 days to clear.

  • TinkyTyler

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    @Majorrock said...

    Over the next 2 weeks starting on Tuesday, April 26th and culminating on Friday, May 6th we will be running some of our biggest MLB and PGA contests of the season beginning with the $150 buy-in $500k Grand Slam Special on Tuesday, a $1 million guaranteed $300 buy-in Home Run on May 3rd, and much more including are largest 3-max contests ever! To help you take full advantage of all the action in store on the #1 DFS site to play Fantasy Baseball and Golf, we have a special offer for you below.

    You currently have a $500 bonus on your account that will clear into your account at $1 per 40 FPP you earn in contests and there is no deposit necessary to use this bonus. You only have 1 week to clear that bonus. If you do clear the entire $500 bonus you will receive a 2nd bonus for $1,000 credited to your account on Monday May 2nd that you will have 30 days to clear.

    Yeah, there seem to be a bunch of different versions at this point… IMO they have to just be testing to see what kind of incentives actually change our playing patters. You know, for “science”!

  • Majorrock

    @Majorrock said...

    You currently have a $500 bonus on your account that will clear into your account at $1 per 40 FPP you earn in contests and there is no deposit necessary to use this bonus. You only have 1 week to clear that bonus. If you do clear the entire $500 bonus you will receive a 2nd bonus for $1,000 credited to your account on Monday May 2nd that you will have 30 days to clear.

    so….spend $20,000 this week and get $500 free

  • mjordantmac

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    I read the email and it didn’t really entice me to play any more than I do now lmao

  • ckamins87

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    @sethayates said...

    They aren’t really giving “free entries” they are giving high-volume guys some of their rake back.

    Here is a screenshot one volume player posted. Yes, that is $146K in entries in one day. If you assume 10% rake (most contests are closer to 15%) then said player paid $14K in rake. That was in one day. The most they can get back from this offer is 10 tickets worth $300 each and that’s if they play $75,000 in entries ($7500 in rake).

    i remember that assani post. For the record, you referenced the entry fees for FD. This was a DK email, and his entry fees for that site were 197k. Combined $343,963 in entry fees that day. Nuts

  • Mphst18

    Interesting choice of the word “unique” does that mean if someone else enters the same lineup it doesn’t count as one of your 15 or if their motive is to get you to enter 15 or more lineups why do they care if they are unique or all the same unless testing to see interest in high entry fee low entries per person to slow down permutation players.

  • TPSC

    Mine:

    “Over the next 2 weeks starting on Tuesday, April 26th and culminating on Friday, May 6th we will be running some of our biggest MLB and PGA contests of the season beginning with the $150 buy-in $500k Grand Slam Special on Tuesday, a $1 million guaranteed $300 buy-in Home Run on May 3rd, and much more including our largest 3-max contests ever! To help you take full advantage of all the action in store on the #1 DFS site to play Fantasy Baseball and Golf, we have a special offer for you below.
    You have received 2 free $150 tickets to the Grand Slam Special on Tuesday (those tickets will only be redeemable for that contest, so make sure you use them tomorrow!) as well as a $1,000 bonus on your account, with no deposit necessary, that will clear at $1 per 40 FPP earned. That bonus will expire in 30 days.”

  • mccoolio

    @sethayates said...

    They aren’t really giving “free entries” they are giving high-volume guys some of their rake back.

    Here is a screenshot one volume player posted. Yes, that is $146K in entries in one day. If you assume 10% rake (most contests are closer to 15%) then said player paid $14K in rake. That was in one day. The most they can get back from this offer is 10 tickets worth $300 each and that’s if they play $75,000 in entries ($7500 in rake).

    Exactly.

    Also, it’s not even that great of an offer for some folks…I appreciate the thought but I won’t be getting anywhere close to a free ticket back. My offer was to enter something like $5K in head-to-heads over two weeks to get one free $300 entry for each $5k spent. I do $5K in entries in a month on average. And, I don’t even play head-to-heads. I’m strictly a GPP player (>99%).

  • MrFantasy

    Yeah it seems to me that these offers are trying to get players to boost their volume in other game variations/formats or different sports.

  • AssaniFisher

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    @czaz said...

    1. totally different than a casino offering players money. When casinos give players slot or match play, they are using it against the house, not other players who are using their own money.
    2. This is nothing like FD top off.

    In my opinion, this is not something that should be happening, and is another example of the true 1% club that the industry caters to

    I don’t think this is a “1% club” type of thing. I’ve gotten no email whatsoever, while many of my friends who barely play have.

    Imo its silly that you think this is hurting you….people who get a free entry into a contest are much more likely to not give 100% effort than people who paid their own money to get in. Plus they are much more likely to forget to draft their team and give you free overlay in your tournament.

    I really wish the RG community wouldn’t be so quick to jump to these “its so unfair!!!” responses(there were multiple in this thread, I only quoted this one). I would argue that this type of attitude is a direct hinderance to your own development as a DFS player….its just wasted energy that could be spent on getting better. Most of the “1% club” got into DFS as small-stakes players like everyone else.

  • teamcdot

    @AssaniFisher said...

    I don’t think this is a “1% club” type of thing. I’ve gotten no email whatsoever, while many of my friends who barely play have.

    Imo its silly that you think this is hurting you….people who get a free entry into a contest are much more likely to not give 100% effort than people who paid their own money to get in. Plus they are much more likely to forget to draft their team and give you free overlay in your tournament.

    I really wish the RG community wouldn’t be so quick to jump to these “its so unfair!!!” responses(there were multiple in this thread, I only quoted this one). I would argue that this type of attitude is a direct hinderance to your own development as a DFS player….its just wasted energy that could be spent on getting better. Most of the “1% club” got into DFS as small-stakes players like everyone else.

    LOL!

  • RikkiDee

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    Gotta love people who immediately look for flaws from free money

  • Mphst18

    @AssaniFisher said...

    I don’t think this is a “1% club” type of thing. I’ve gotten no email whatsoever, while many of my friends who barely play have.

    Imo its silly that you think this is hurting you….people who get a free entry into a contest are much more likely to not give 100% effort than people who paid their own money to get in. Plus they are much more likely to forget to draft their team and give you free overlay in your tournament.

    I really wish the RG community wouldn’t be so quick to jump to these “its so unfair!!!” responses(there were multiple in this thread, I only quoted this one). I would argue that this type of attitude is a direct hinderance to your own development as a DFS player….its just wasted energy that could be spent on getting better. Most of the “1% club” got into DFS as small-stakes players like everyone else.

    I would disagree with your statement that this type of attitude is a hinderence but rather a justified opinion to what one or many individuals deem to be a questionable practice.

    It is not as unjust as to when they send offers to their top players to join a gpp (that has overlay and whose run rate projects won’t fill) at a discounted price to what others have already paid to enter the same gpp in order to sacrifice their margins for a loss on the gpp. However it is a persons right and choice to voice their thoughts without you demeaning them on this or any issue.

    I would think for someone who blogs and tweets his opions frequently you wouldn’t be so quick to try to silence someone opinion or question a players development because they may have a different view then someone who has directly benefited from many perks and whose viewpoint has bias written all over it.”

  • sethayates

    @Mphst18 said...

    I would disagree with your statement that this type of attitude is a hinderence but rather a justified opinion to what one or many individuals deem to be a questionable practice.

    It is not as unjust as to when they send offers to their top players to join a gpp (that has overlay and whose run rate projects won’t fill) at a discounted price to what others have already paid to enter the same gpp in order to sacrifice their margins for a loss on the gpp. However it is a persons right and choice to voice their thoughts without you demeaning them on this or any issue.

    I would think for someone who blogs and tweets his opions frequently you wouldn’t be so quick to try to silence someone opinion or question a players development because they may have a different view then someone who has directly benefited from many perks and whose viewpoint has bias written all over it.”

    You and others in this thread are an inspiration. I’ve realized that I’m not paying the same prices as others for items I buy every day. From now on, I’m going to be speaking with the manager everywhere I go to inquire why I’m not getting the same pricing and perks as their best customers.

    I already tried it out this morning. A friend told me that certain fleet services will purchase all their gasoline from the same company in order to get $0.05-$0.10 off per gallon. I stopped at my local Speedway gas station this morning and let them know I’m expecting to pay the same price that the fleets do.

    Next month I’m going on a vacation. I just learned that some Business Travelers get upgraded to first class when space is unsold. I called Delta and let them know I’m expecting an upgrade to first class. It doesn’t matter that I only fly once every few years. I deserve the same offers that the guy who flys weekly gets. Delta said they’d get back to me about the upgrade.

    I also plan to call DirecTV later today. I saw a commercial where they are giving away NFL Sunday ticket to new customers. If they are giving it away for free to new people then I expect to never pay for it again. After all, it isn’t fair to give something away to people if others are paying for it.

  • srolleDFS

    @sethayates said...

    They aren’t really giving “free entries” they are giving high-volume guys some of their rake back.

    Here is a screenshot one volume player posted. Yes, that is $146K in entries in one day. If you assume 10% rake (most contests are closer to 15%) then said player paid $14K in rake. That was in one day. The most they can get back from this offer is 10 tickets worth $300 each and that’s if they play $75,000 in entries ($7500 in rake).

    also, lower volume players are already getting rakeback in the form of bonus drip. this drip is 30-40% “rakeback” depending on the contest rake, right?

    high volume players aren’t on a bonus drip, so this promotion is 4% rakeback (300/7500), which is exactly equivalent to the bonus drip that low volume players are already getting. right?

    that all being said. wtf?. i have received no such offer, and i am playing more than $7500/night most nights. maybe it is bc i play more baseball than anything else and this offer is going to people they want to convert to baseball?

    i appreciate the people posting the offers. I agree that no one is entitled to a promotion, and i dont think anything fundamentally unfair is going on. but now i know what to ask for, and if you feel like you should get a better offer, than you should ask for one. it rarely hurts.

  • Mphst18

    @sethayates said...

    You and others in this thread are an inspiration. I’ve realized that I’m not paying the same prices as others for items I buy every day. From now on, I’m going to be speaking with the manager everywhere I go to inquire why I’m not getting the same pricing and perks as their best customers.

    I already tried it out this morning. A friend told me that certain fleet services will purchase all their gasoline from the same company in order to get $0.05-$0.10 off per gallon. I stopped at my local Speedway gas station this morning and let them know I’m expecting to pay the same price that the fleets do.

    Next month I’m going on a vacation. I just learned that some Business Travelers get upgraded to first class when space is unsold. I called Delta and let them know I’m expecting an upgrade to first class. It doesn’t matter that I only fly once every few year, I deserve the same offers that the guy who flys weekly gets. Delta said they’d get back to me about the upgrade.

    you truly are an inspiration to me since your logic and acceptance would mean that a serial killer should get years off thier sentence as opposed to someone who just murders one person since hey they do it in a larger volume and are better customers to the judicial system and jails.

    Also on your frivolous gas and airline example while they pay less they are not also having the opportunity to win money from the regular lower volume customer or from the other higher volume customers at a lower risk point while taking away the opportunity to win or play against less from the regular or other high volume customer.

    But hey just find examples that fit your argument so you can keep pulling the wool over your eyes.

  • kings26

    @Mphst18 said...

    you truly are an inspiration to me since your logic and acceptance would mean that a serial killer should get years off thier sentence as opposed to someone who just murders one person since hey they do it in a larger volume and are better customers to the judicial system and jails.

    Also on your frivolous gas and airline example while they pay less they are not also having the opportunity to win money from the regular lower volume customer or from the other higher volume customers while taking away the opportunity to win or play against less from the regular or other high volume customer at a lower risk point.

    But hey just find examples that fit your argument so you can keep pulling the wool over your eyes.

    I don’t post very often but you encouraged me too. All your posts on this site are you complaining about something. Life isn’t fair. That being said I have no problems with this incentive for the high volume players. All companies always do things for their best costumes, it’s a basic business practice. Be a glass half full kinda guy not a glass half empty. Stop trying to constantly find things to complain about.

  • sethayates

    @Mphst18 said...

    you truly are an inspiration to me since your logic and acceptance would mean that a serial killer should get years off thier sentence as opposed to someone who just murders one person since hey they do it in a larger volume and are better customers to the judicial system and jails.

    Also on your frivolous gas and airline example while they pay less they are not also having the opportunity to win money from the regular lower volume customer or from the other higher volume customers while taking away the opportunity to win or play against less from the regular or other high volume customer at a lower risk point.

    But hey just find examples that fit your argument so you can keep pulling the wool over your eyes.

    1. The prison example doesn’t really work here. We do have for-profit prisons but the customer is the taxpayer.

    2. The gas/airline examples do fit. I’ll try this a different way though.

    My dad owns a construction company. I worked there growing up. We mostly hung vinyl siding. Most of our customers were General Contractors. They would call us with the address of the job and what color siding they wanted. We would get the materials delivered, complete the job, and send a bill.

    We were purchasing close to $100K per month in vinyl siding. At the time, a “square” of siding was selling for about $55. We were paying $45. We also paid less for the accessories too (such as trim and corners). On an average size job (around 30 squares) we would save anywhere from $500-$700. That was a competitive advantage. That’s what you can do when you are a big customer. Companies will reduce their margin a bit in order to obtain repeat business that they can count on.

    We also did the same with our customers. If you were a general contractor who sent us 5-10 jobs every year you paid a better rate than someone who was remodeling their house (a one time only job). It doesn’t matter whether the little guy thinks it is fair or not. It’s basic capitalism. DraftKings is a business, they are free to price their products however they want. That includes offering volume discounts and perks to loyal customers.

    Being a low-volume customer in any industry doesn’t give you the right to complain about the pricing/perks others receive. That just isn’t how it works.

  • TinkyTyler

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    @srolleDFS said...

    also, lower volume players are already getting rakeback in the form of bonus drip. this drip is 30-40% “rakeback” depending on the contest rake, right?

    high volume players aren’t on a bonus drip, so this promotion is 4% rakeback (300/7500), which is exactly equivalent to the bonus drip that low volume players are already getting. right?

    that all being said. wtf?. i have received no such offer, and i am playing more than $7500/night most nights. maybe it is bc i play more baseball than anything else and this offer is going to people they want to convert to baseball?

    i appreciate the people posting the offers. I agree that no one is entitled to a promotion, and i dont think anything fundamentally unfair is going on. but now i know what to ask for, and if you feel like you should get a better offer, than you should ask for one. it rarely hurts.

    FWIW, my hoops volume dwarfs my baseball volume, so I think your assumption is reasonable

  • Shipmymoney

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    @Mphst18 said...

    you truly are an inspiration to me since your logic and acceptance would mean that a serial killer should get years off thier sentence as opposed to someone who just murders one person since hey they do it in a larger volume and are better customers to the judicial system and jails.

    Your logic is lacking logic

  • AssaniFisher

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    @Mphst18 said...

    I would disagree with your statement that this type of attitude is a hinderence but rather a justified opinion to what one or many individuals deem to be a questionable practice.

    It is not as unjust as to when they send offers to their top players to join a gpp (that has overlay and whose run rate projects won’t fill) at a discounted price to what others have already paid to enter the same gpp in order to sacrifice their margins for a loss on the gpp. However it is a persons right and choice to voice their thoughts without you demeaning them on this or any issue.

    I would think for someone who blogs and tweets his opions frequently you wouldn’t be so quick to try to silence someone opinion or question a players development because they may have a different view then someone who has directly benefited from many perks and whose viewpoint has bias written all over it.”

    I do not think something being justified and something being a hinderance to your development as a DFS player are mutually exclusive.

    I started playing DFS in September 2014. From that time until March 2015 I was a relatively small stakes player(I made less than $6000 total from DFS, and I was in debt to a few friends). From March 2015-August 2015 I built my bankroll and turned into a high stakes player. Then in September 2015 I started blogging and tweeting my opinions frequently. I did things in this order for two reasons:

    -As you mentioned, bias is a huge issue here. If I were to have given my opinions back in 2014 then I would have only had the perspective of a low stakes player, and my opinions would surely have been biased. Only once I experienced things from both the high stakes player perspective and the low stakes player perspective was I able to give a more unbiased opinion.

    -I desperately wanted to become a high stakes player, so I spent an absurd amount of my day focused on improving at DFS. I simply didn’t have the time to learn about and give my opinion on various issues in the DFS community.

    “it is a persons right and choice to voice their thoughts without you demeaning them on this or any issue.”

    What aspects of my post do you feel were demeaning? Imo one of my biggest strengths as a poker/DFS player is my mental approach to the game. When I read many posts on RG I see people taking a vastly different approach than I did- I see some posters who are clearly spending multiple hours arguing the “low stakes players’ side” of various issues, yet they have very few posts discussing ways to improve their DFS skills. My post was meant to give them advice(based upon the approach I had success with), not to demean them in any way.

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