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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wendy's Goes Live with 99 Cent Bid for Value Auction

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Fast food value menus have become increasingly popular during these tough economic times, including Wendy's menu, which is the focal point  of their new promotion, the 99 Cent Bid for value.  The promo, at 99centbidforvalue.com, is a live auction with an unconventional format- You bid "down" an item from its original price, until it reaches $0.99 cents.
When an auction is goes live, you must correctly answer a trivia question to submit a bid. Trivia questions are quick and simple, and you can answer as many as you need before getting one correct.
Each time a contestant submits a bid, the value of the prize will go down by a predetermined increment of $0.99 or less. Increments may change from auction to auction, but will never change mid-auction, so it’s always a fair for every bidder. The average retail value will decrease until it reaches $0.99. The entrant whose Bid causes the Ticker to reach $0.99 will win the slated prize.
To generate a fan following, Wendy's created pages on social networks. Currently, the Bid for Value Auction has 104 followers on Twitter,a Facebook group with 337 members, and a Myspace group with 158 members. . Prizes range from hall of fame basketball autographs to Sumo wrestling suits and Skydiving lessons. Remember, you have to register  before you can submit a bid.

Here is the auction schedule:
March 25, 2009

  • 11:00 AM EST - 11:29 AM EST - Harvard Double Shot ($100)
  • 11:30 AM EST - 11:59 AM EST - Paul Pierce autographed basketball ($300)
  • 12:00 PM EST - 12:29 PM EST - Hank Aaron autographed baseball ($350)
  • 12:30 PM EST - 12:59 PM EST - Inflatable Boxing Arena ($2500)

March 26, 2009

  • 11:00 AM EST - 11:29 AM EST - Local skydiving lessons and jump ($300) - travel not included
  • 11:30 AM EST - 11:59 AM EST - Local hang gliding lessons ($500) - travel not included
  • 12:00 PM EST - 12:29 PM EST - Walker, Texas Ranger: Walker's Jacket ($800)
  • 12:30 PM EST - 12:59 PM EST - Kawasaki KLX140 off-road motorcycle ($3,000)

March 27, 2009

  • 11:00 AM EST - 11:29 AM EST - 1.3 Megapixel Spy Camera Sunglasses ($100)
  • 11:30 AM EST - 11:59 AM EST - MySky Star Tracker ($200)
  • 12:00 PM EST - 12:29 PM EST - Meade ETX-90PE Telescope ($650)
  • 12:30 PM EST - 12:59 PM EST - Two tickets to Space Camp, Summer 2009 (Huntsville, AL) ($1,000) - travel not included


March 31, 2009

  • 11:00 AM EST - 11:29 AM EST - Singing Machine iSM-370 Karaoke System ($120)
  • 11:30 AM EST - 11:59 AM EST - Custom tattoo up to $500 - travel not included
  • 12:00 PM EST - 12:29 PM EST - Custom leather pants up to $750 - travel not included
  • 12:30 PM EST - 12:59 PM EST - Fender® - American Standard Stratocaster® ($1,600)

April 1, 2009

  • 11:00 AM EST - 11:29 AM EST - Stiga Insta Play Ping Pong Table & 4 Player Access Kit ($350)
  • 11:30 AM EST - 11:59 AM EST - Harvard 7' Air Hockey Table ($350)
  • 12:00 PM EST - 12:29 PM EST - Crosley CR12-2 iJuke Deluxe ($1,500)
  • 12:30 PM EST - 12:59 PM EST - Genesis 4-6 Person Hot Tub ($2,000)

April 2, 2009

  • 11:00 AM EST - 11:29 AM EST - Atomic AS1 Soccer Table ($500)
  • 11:30 AM EST - 11:59 AM EST - Minnesota Fats 8' Pool Table ($800)
  • 12:00 PM EST - 12:29 PM EST - Deluxe Outdoor Inflatable Movie Screen, 12' Widescreen with Toshiba TDP-XP1U DLP Mobile Projector ($800)
  • 12:30 PM EST - 12:59 PM EST - Sumo Suits ($2,500)
     

April 3, 2009

  • 11:00 AM EST - 11:29 AM EST - Microsoft - Xbox 360 Elite Console ($430)
  • 11:30 AM EST - 11:59 AM EST - Ultimate Game Chair - Ultimate Game Chair V3 ($500)
  • 12:00 PM EST - 12:29 PM EST - Panasonic - 50" 720p Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV ($1,650)
  • 12:30 PM EST - 12:59 PM EST - Ultimate Game Room - Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console, Ultimate Game Chair V3, Panasonic - 50" 720p Flat-Panel Plasma HDTV ($2,600)

By Matt O'Hern at 11:12 AM | Comments (3)

(3) Thoughts on Wendy's Goes Live with 99 Cent Bid for Value Auction

if i win can i get cash back instead of prizes

Comments by simon : Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 02:22 PM

Nice plasma HDTV in this type of range. I really impress i am fan of Plasma HDTV. It's a new type of technology and features are also good we can increase our fun on this type of plasma. I am also fan of Westinghouse TX-42F430S.

Comments by Screen - HDTV : Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 06:03 AM

i have no comment

Comments by dennis baker : Friday, April 03, 2009 at 11:38 AM

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