WTSO.com SUMMER 'CHEAPSKATE MARATHON' Details
- When: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014; all day beginning at 6AM 'til 11:59PM ET
- Every offer will be priced from $7.99 to $18.99 in our normal format (one item at a time)
- A new offer will be posted every 15 minutes (or sooner if the item sells out)
- Ground shipping is FREE on an order of four or more bottles (must be the same wine - we cannot 'mix and match')
- All orders will ship from our warehouse by August 4, 2014 (except for individual requests to 'ship wine on a future date' which can be done while checking out)
- All orders MUST be placed online - no phone orders will be accepted
- There will be NO EMAIL, FACEBOOK, or MOBILE DEVICE NOTIFICATONS for any specific item during the event.
- Twitter has the ability of notification for each new item and you do not need a Twitter Account in order to see the feed. You can always see the current deal on WTSO.com or through our WTSO Apple or Android app.
Why no Emails or Mobile Device Notifications?: On Marathon days we will not send out email or mobile device notifications for every new wine. Allow us to clarify why we only post the updates on Twitter during the event. We want all our Members to get notifications in the most convenient manner, and we don't want you to miss a thing! However, it is impractical for technical reasons to send notifications for wines that will only be available for a few minutes. Specifically, it takes so much time to send an email/mobile notification to our large member base that by the time you would receive the notification that item would already be gone. Plus sending over 100 emails in a single day to that many people would look suspicious and probably get our email filtered as junk. Neither of those is a good outcome! Plus who wants 100 WTSO emails in their inbox in one day? Or 100 notifications on their phone or tablet? Sorry, we know that not everyone has a Twitter account, but it is the fastest method of notification. Please know that the website or our WTSO mobile app is always the best way to see what deal is currently live!
How to follow the offers: Twitter is the best publishing medium for this kind of event. You do not need a Twitter account to follow us. You can simply load our Twitter page in your browser and it will refresh with each new item. You can see our Twitter page here: https://twitter.com/WTSO (again, there is no need to have a Twitter account).
Twitter SMS: If you have a Twitter account you can follow us and/or use a Twitter app to get notifications. Twitter also provides SMS notifications, which you can activate by texting "follow wtso" to phone number 40404. Note that this is a service provided by Twitter and your cellular service provider (standard text messaging rates apply), and WTSO has no responsibility or control over delivery. You can stop the service by replying "STOP" to one of the messages. Find us on Twitter at twitter.com/WTSO.
Smartphone Apps: We have smartphone apps for iPhone and for Android platforms. Both Apps normally notify you of new items each time they are offered, however we do not send theses "push" notifications to smart devices during our Marathon events because they may not arrive within the 15-minute window for each offering. Again, the best way to view the current deal is to visit WTSO.com.
Facebook: We will post updates, answer questions, run giveaways and contests, and have some fun during the event on Facebook. However, we will not post every wine during Marathons to our Facebook page (it just isn't being a good Facebook neighbor to do so). So please join us on our Facebook page for insights, hints, and fun!