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OzBargain Competition - Send in Your Happy Birthday Greetings & Win Gift Card Prizes!

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Dates

Closing Date 01/12/2013

Prizes

Description gift card prizes
No. of Prizes 1
Total Prize Pool $1,500.00

Entry Requirements

Open To Australia-wide
Entry Limit
Entry Methods n/a
Prerequisites n/a

The competition has closed and here are the winners:

Winner ($500 gift voucher)

  • thydzik — great effort and we all agree that putting an actual Happy Birthday sign on Kwinana Freeway can't be beaten.

Runner Ups ($300 gift voucher)

  • someguy102 — one screenshot capturing the spirit of the community
  • 2big4u — a day in the life of OzBagainer in animated stick figure

Honourable Mentions ($100 gift voucher)

  • Giggidy — 7 years of OzBargain
  • Tyrx — OzBargain tree & memorable users
  • mdsh — a poem for a true OzBargainer
  • antzz — Hitler as Broden

OzBargain is turning SEVEN on 27 November this year! The very website that everyone loves (but hated by their wallets) was launched on 27 November 2006 when I was sick of people kept on sending me bargains to be featured on my blog. Time flies, and 7 years later it has grown into a vibrant community visited by over one million Australians each month. It wouldn't be possible without all the brilliant price-error-spotting, loophole-finding, bargain-brodening "professionals" here. Thank you very much!

Birthday Cake

I know all of you can't wait to type in "Happy Birthday" in the comment form below. However being the 7th birthday, we would like to see a bit more than that! Share with us a proper birthday greeting, and WIN gift card prizes! For example,

  • A poem
  • A photo / graphics art work
  • An animated GIF, or
  • A video!

We are also upping the prizes this time. There will be 7 winners totalling $1,500 in prize.

  • 1x 1st Prize $500 in gift card
  • 2x 2nd Prize $300 each in gift card
  • 4x 3rd Prize $100 each in gift card

Make sure you put in all your submissions before 11:59PM Sunday 1 December 2013, and we (the moderators) will pick the winners, make announcement and send out the prizes the week after. Here are some of the rules:

  • 1 prize per person but multiple submission is allowed.
  • Content need to be publicly viewable (on Youtube, Vimeo, Imgur, etc)

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closed Comments

  • +1 vote

    Can I say Happy Birthday now anyway? :)

    Happy Birthday OzBargain. :) Am proud to be associated with you! :)

  • +35 votes

    When looking for new sales,
    OzBargain is a must,
    It's the only way I can prevent,
    prevent my account from going bust.

    No matter what I want,
    There's never a shortage of deals,
    Latest tech, travel holidays,
    New cars, heck, even Lite and Easy meals!

    Deliveries coming in daily,
    Sometimes feeling snowed in,
    But I thank my lucky stars,
    I'm not a postie delivering to Broden.

    A great community spirit,
    Where hilarious comments you can see,
    Unless of course you run into,
    that bargain humbug; JV

    So Happy 7th Birthday OzBargain,
    Hope you have lots of fun,
    If it was ever allowed,
    You'd deserve more than a 'plus one'

    • +2 votes

      nice one buddy.

      Is it meant to be lucky stars instead of starts? or was starts what you meant

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        Def stars but couldn't edit it in time

        • I've edited that for you

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          Thanks Moocher :)

  • +1 vote

    Wow! I'll wish you an early Happy birthday OzBargain!

    This is also all OzBargainers' birthday as you give all of us a new life to save :)

  • +13 votes

    (H)ip hip hooray,
    (A)nother year gone by,
    (P)lenty of bargains posted
    (P)lenty of dollars maximised
    (Y)ou would surely be surprised,
    (B)y the time I spend here,
    (I)n the bargains, or forums
    (R)isk of overpaying, I fear.
    (T)o thank you, I've written this,
    (D)on't ever go away,
    (A)nd to finish this off, I'd like to wish…
    (Y)ou guys the most wonderful birthday.

    Happy Birthday for the 27th!

    • +5 votes

      (H)ow did you leave out the H :)

      • +2 votes

        Haha, woops. Thought it was lucky that it fit into 12 lines. The thought is still there. XD

      • +3 votes

        I would like to add this to my entry as a response to my silly spelling error. :P

        (O)h how silly of me to forget the H,
        (O)nly can blame my sleepy state,
        (P)lease forgive me, it's my mistake.
        (S)till hope you'll accept my entry in its original state.

  • +52 votes

    Happy birthday Ozbargain, here's something I put together.

    http://i.imgur.com/dblvp9r.png

    • +3 votes

      Nice one, was a good read!

    • +3 votes

      Where's jv when we need him :)

      • +2 votes

        He's probably preparing for his live AMA ;)

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      You need to bold more of the keywords, otherwise we won't be able to figure out what is going on.

  • +3 votes

    Happy Birthday to our one true OzBargain
    We're watching new bargains on the horizon
    I just wish I learnt how to spin a rhyme
    Sorry but I just never did have the time
    Happy 7 years to us all OzBargainers
    Eagerly awaiting our next parcel deliverers

    :o)
    (I totally suck at poetry … + if you agree!)

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    Happy Birthday!

  • +4 votes

    Happy 10th ( less 30% Ozbargain discount ) anniversary to you. The more bargains, the more month at the end of my money, there is.

    • +1 vote

      brb while i neg everyone else

  • +1 vote

    Happy Birthday to you
    You great big Baboon
    Ozbargainer's are tightwad's
    Happy Birthday to you!

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    Can I send you a physical birthday card?

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      sure…. oh you meant Ozbargain not us? lol

    • +3 votes

      Only if hallmark have a free card offer. Otherwise it wouldn't feel right.

  • +1 vote

    Happy Birthday Ozbargain. Many more years to come as you would have to play a significant role in the future in helping fellow Australians to save more money.

  • +1 vote

    I just wanted to say Happy birthday, and thanks for helping me "save" money :P

  • +1 vote

    Not going to type a lot because of the cost of the upload data. H BDAY

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    My cap is reached and evey kb counts. Happy B day.

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    Happy Lucky 7th!

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    Happy 7th Birthday!

  • +2 votes

    You know your addicted when Ozbargain is your homepage on all the devices! Happy Birthday to the best bargain website EVER!

  • +5 votes

    Hey OzB, got little something for your holiday. Some free stuff you can enjoy on your birthday. Here is the list

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/list_of_birthday_deals

    Now you can drink free chattime, got your self a little cruise and eat free dinner at lowenbrau and get fat.

    Ps. Feel sorry for scotty who need to cary those servers around all day

    Happy Birthday

    • +5 votes

      Here is for you OzBargain — Happy Birthday from Dar Fuhrer

      Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Oz Bargain
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFmvxnVjXBE

      (hope you guys enjoy it as much as i do)

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        Was almost crying at the Lenovo part haha. Good work.

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          Thanks. I am crying at my lenovo deal…

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          There there. If you win the comp, maybe it'll be tears of joy!

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      Poor Adelaide, lucky I'm a Melburnian :)

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    Happy 7th birthday OZBARGAIN!!!.(on 27th)

  • +1 vote

    I am the product of Ozbargain:
    Those shoes? 50% off.
    The wallet? Used a rep code.
    The watch? Got in before it was 'Brodened'.
    And finally the jeans - price error.

    Happy b'day Ozbargain, and here's to another 7 years of bargain hunting!

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    I am shy but I am not afraid, especially when it comes to the OzBargain Site!!
    You brought joy to my life and lift the hefty price.
    You are there when I need you and there is not a time you have failed me.
    You are my eyes and ears to unknown.
    You are my guidance to the world.
    You are truly my one and only and I am so proud to know you.

    !!!~Happy Birthday OzBargain~!!!

  • +2 votes

    Discount poetry - going cheap.

  • +1 vote

    I'm a little cheapskate
    Short and stout
    peeweekathi is my handle
    Here is my spout
    When I get all stingey
    I just shout
    Got to OzBargain first, check it out

    I'm a very special cheapskate
    It's true
    Here's an example of what I can do
    I can turn dollars into FREE
    Thanks, and Happy Birthday, to Oz B!

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    Happy Birthday OzBargain just hang out for a deal.

  • +1 vote
  • +1 vote

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    OzBargain turns seven
    Happy Birthday to you!

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    Just another poem here
    Cos like everyone else I wanted to say
    A big Happy Birthday to you
    For your wonderful day
    I hope the birthday is a fantastic one
    And filled with lots of bargains for everyone
    So wish me well on my quest
    To have the best entry for the competition
    I hope my entry doesnt suck
    So please wish me luck

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    Marilyn Monroe sings Happy Birthday to the president of Ozbargain :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH3oOVKt0WI

    PS. Am not very good at video editing but if anyone is Ozbargain recorded over the top of Mr President would be heaps funny :)

  • +5 votes

    'Twas the night before payday, when all through the net
    OzBargainers were stirring all ready to vet
    The bargains that get posted daily with care
    In hopes that a good deal soon would be there

    The products were stockpiled deep in the warehouses
    Ready for people to shout OMG 75 percent off, oh wowsers!
    Out come the debit cards, especially ING Direct
    So people can save even more? Why, you bet!

    When out on the server there arose such a clatter
    Scotty sprang from his bed to see what was the matter
    Away to the computer room he flew like a flash
    Opened the browser and threw up the cache

    The moon shown down on the OzBargain grass
    Gave light to the specter of a sockpuppeting bash
    When, what to Scotty's amazed eyes should appear
    But hardcore OzBargainers driving them away with jeers

    We want real bargains, not your pile of poo
    So please bugger off, your fake good deals too
    The people settled back in to their OzBargain trawl
    Looking for deals over which they could brawl
    Diligently they looked and delighted they cried
    "90 percent off, buy one get one free, and free shipping, oh my!
    I've saved so much money I'm so happy I could cry!
    Oh, no what has happened, I can't get through
    Darn it, this deal has been OzBargained too!"

    More and more the search for bargains is addicting
    Til it gets so bad, the bank account needs restricting!
    You make yourself promise "Only things that I need"
    But before you know it, you've gone on a spree

    But hark! Something odd is on the front page
    That is no deal, put it in the forums you rage
    Frantically, you push the button to vote,
    If it's not a deal, that's a negative, you goat!

    Then in a twinkling you spy the holy grail,
    It's that item you need on a helluva sale
    Better still with the stock there's no limit,
    "I'll buy two or three or four in a minute!"

    With glee in your heart, you hammer the server
    You know you look crazy to the casual observer
    But no matter the screen is showing you confirmation
    You've been successful, they're on the way to your location

    Scotty sits back with a twinkle in his eye
    Knowing his subjects have gone forth to buy
    He reads the new posts about items so cheap
    That they won't last long as OzBargainers go forth to reap

    Bargains that make them feel so jolly and merry
    They might even be festive and break out the sherry!
    And as he went back to the quiet behind the scenes
    He left it up to his loyal bargain hunters to scheme
    How do we find deals that are bigger and better?
    Let's hunt through the net and be real go getters!

    Delighted they cry out and send up a cheer
    "Happy birthday to OzBargain, and to all a cheap year!"

  • +2 votes

    The blog was driving him potty
    It became more than a hobby
    He had an idea
    A great panacea
    OzBargains now seven gratz Scotty

    • +2 votes

      NOT ENOUGH NANTUCKET

  • +3 votes

    Now I haven't been a member long but I have been a long time browser. Now I'm not usually the type to enter any contest like this, but I my appreciation for this site has compelled me.

    Now Hopefully my crude paint skills aren't too bad :P

    The Image is really large so i will just link to it:

    http://oi40.tinypic.com/5numas.jpg

    All self drawn with my own picture, except for the blockbuster image which I surfed the web for the right one (all block busters near me have closed down.

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      What a potato of an entry.

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    Ummmmmm..

    No, I've got nothing.
    Happy birthday!

  • -2 votes

    Dear Mods,
    I know you probably dislike me because I give you grief from time to time in the various rants I go on, the number of times I have been reported as a HN rep, and the number of reports I make on other people… but I just want to say thank you for running the site that you do. You have probably done more for better prices for consumers in Australia than anybody/any group I can think of.
    Keep up the good work, and thanks for everything.

    edit: no poem so here goes.

    Roses are red,
    violets are blue,
    EB games price match,
    Officeworks too.

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    I'd just like to say this website sucks. Hey up yours Ozbargain. One two three four…..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6C7QgSUW7g

    Go to hell Ozbargain, you old bastard.

    By Gerry Harvey, Ruslan Kogan, The Romanos and Macgyver.

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    Happy birthday to my homepage

  • +5 votes

    Here is for you OzBargain — Happy Birthday from Dar Fuhrer

    Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Oz Bargain
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFmvxnVjXBE

    (hope you guys enjoy it as much as i do)

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      That was funny, man that guys one unhappy dude

  • +2 votes

    It all started with freebies but as the addiction evolved,
    I started buying things I did not even want,
    From 5th placed ribbons to multi-million dollar investment,
    And to go with that collection the new Nissan Coup in the basement

    That moment when someone posts a deal,
    And a little boy inside you shouts out ‘this can’t be real,
    But as the likes tick by and Broaden wakes up,
    That Joy vanishes when deal breaksup.

    Although it brings me joy when a bargain is brought to light,
    There’s only one thing I hate about this site,
    The minute I jump in, JV and Broaden have already brought ten.
    And tears start building when I see the word OZBARGAINED!

    Every day’s a bargain when you’ve got Ozbargain
    You’ve taught me valuable lessons in life,
    Free subway’s, dominoes and hungry jacks
    I miss the times when no dollar was spent on lunch,

    I’m sorry kids
    I’ve given you enough
    Ozbargain can have my money
    If you don’t like it, well tough

    So much to write,
    Yet no time to waste,
    Don’t want to miss out on a bargain,
    Happy Birthday Ozbargain!

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      hahah…that's really good!

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    Happy Birthday OzBargain!

  • +1 vote

    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    You smell like a bargain,
    And I've gone bankrupt thanks to you!

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    A QUICK ONE:
    http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/7306828/Untitled

    Also..these are the words you've used for the deals you've most liked this year.
    http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/7306862/Untitled

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    happy birthday! it's truly a beautiful website for consumer if we use it wisely

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    Happy BIrthday…

  • +5 votes

    Happy Birthday Ozbargain. To celebrate, here are 3 of my favourite memories…

    1. Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 20th of November), I received 2x red Australia Post slips in the mail. I was really excited, as I haven’t played a decent video game in a long time and had shouted myself ‘Metro: Last light’ from ozgameshop.com. I knew they delivered to Australia in 4-12 working days and my order was dispatched on the 12th of November. I wasn't expecting any other mail (that I could think of) so I reasoned that surely one of the two packages had to have been the game. My car broke down a couple of weeks ago, and I’m waiting for one to be sent up from the Gold Coast to Cairns on the Sunlander train. In the meantime, I have to walk or catch the bus. The post office is about 20 minutes walk each way, but I was excited for the game, so I made the trek. I arrived at the Post Office hot and sweaty from the Cairns afternoon sun, happily handed over the two slips, received both the packages, walked outside and opened them up. In one package was a free Dolmio Stir-in pasta sauce and in the other, a free silk shaver that I ordered for my girlfriend. Awesome.

    2. I was misled by an online shop representative into buying 2000 European Microsoft points. The salesperson assured me that the points definitely worked on Australian gamertags. It was a great price, and I wanted to play The Walking Dead. Tried to redeem the code and of course, it didn't’t work. I tried to sell them on eBay, but they took down my listing for attempting to sell a digital product (oops). Someone then offered to buy them from me cheaply on Whirlpool, but never went through with the sale. After five months, I gave up on the points. Then, one day, Nickwpearce uploaded an ‘Xbox Live Ultimate Sale (Hungarian Marketplace)’ bargain, which had insane prices, but you had to have European Microsoft Points… Never thought I’d live to see the day a Hungarian bargain would bring such joy.

    3. I tried out Threadless for the first time after someone had posted a thread. The order arrived a couple of weeks later, but with an extra t-shirt. It was Osama Bin Laden dressed up as Where’s Wally. It was still a sensitive issue and it didn't fit quite right, so I donated it to Lifeline. Hopefully someone in need isn't being heckled right now.

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    Happy birthday!
    Thanks to all, from day one, all mods, members and founders.

  • +4 votes

    I don't expect to win anything, but here's my contribution

    When Gerry Harvey starts hissing
    And Myer customer service is missing.
    When Westfield starts to have a "sale".
    And bogans flock despite rain or hail.
    I turn my laptop on and have no chagrin.
    Cause my favourite site is filled with bargains.

    Despite an aborted pinball meet.
    I still consider you my awesome peeps.
    On this site I save a fortune.
    Perhaps even become savvy like Broden.
    OB- this is definitely not a 7 year itch.
    You've certainly made retail your B…..

    Happy 7th Years!!!

  • +1 vote

    No poems cos I suck at it.
    So just a plain "Happy Birthday mate"!

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    Here comes my greeting to you OzBargain :)
    http://i.imgur.com/DTi0Xk3.jpg

  • +1 vote
  • +1 vote
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    A Birthday card that is sure to bring back some nostalgia!

    http://i.imgur.com/IQRWi0r.jpg?1?4603

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    By seven usually you unleash your training wheels,

    And head out into the wide world,

    But OzBargain has a wealth of freebies,

    I am shocked to hear that you’re not turning 70!

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    It has been 7 years already?? Well don't you look as sexy as the first time I saw you.

    Edit: as in 7 internet website age, not people age.

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    Happy birthday! Bought 3. Thanks OP!

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    Happy Birthday and thankyou for saving me hundreds of dollars over the years.

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    Here is my gift to you - a compilation of birthday haiku.

    Oh, Happy Birthday
    greatest of bargain hunters,
    saving all our dough.

    our bank accounts breathe
    great sighs of relief, we've spared
    what little we can.

    so great Oz Bargain,
    you deserve a special day,
    hip hip (hip) hooray!

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    You have to really be something special! Today, 3,276,821 people have birthday, but I was only thinking of you! Happy Birthday OzBargain!

    Want to wish you a heroic birthday
    In the most noble way
    Your day will be decked with gold
    Mirth and felicity would not leave you cold

    Your progress will never be slow
    Your feat will be that of a great show
    We are going to spread the news around
    And let the ecstasy abound

    Never will you be the tail
    Never will you fail
    From this day forth
    You will become more than a worth

    We desire for you a great wonder
    That will make you to ponder
    You gave us happiness as you could
    Therefore, we give ours, as we should

    To you, success will belong
    Wherever you go, prosperity will follow along
    Blessings from your heavenly Father
    Will propel you farther

    Nothing will make you sad
    Firmly, you shall stand
    Moreover, we wish a rapid increase to your bank
    And it shall never go blank

    You shall find gladness in your dreams
    They will come as streams
    You will not lose your wills
    Finally, you will be as old as the hills

    Want to wish you a heroic birthday
    In the most noble way

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  • +6 votes

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN OZBARGAINER

    Here is a video i made about my experience with ozbargain…hope u like it ;)

    http://goanimate.com/videos/0hG9RuQ9-lB4

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      lol……love it, SO TRUE! A+

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      Thats an amazing video, dont know how you did it but love it :)

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    Happy Birthday Ozbargain!!!

  • +1 vote
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    Happy Day! Everyday is happy birthday to me in Ozbargain, full of surprises, happiness (in some comments), learning from others' experiences. :)

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    Happy Birthday, my "Sweetheart" <3 <3 <3 !

  • +4 votes

    http://i.imgur.com/7IZVBrE.jpg

    My submission isn't quite finished yet as I'm still looking for more memorable ozbargain users to add to the tree, but I thought I'd post it regardless. Anyone have any suggestions as to who I should add? I'm stumped and there's still lots more space left on the tree.

    • +1 vote

      Finished the final version! Feel free to lobotomize me if you're name isn't on it. I only had so much space once I had finished bribing recognizing that the contributions the site moderators have made to OzBargain.

      http://i.imgur.com/zEFk636.jpg

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    Happy birthday! May we have many more thrifty years to come!

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    greeting!!! oh ya

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    Happy birthday! OzBargain!D:

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    You've killed birthdays for me as I now get free stuff all year, so no chance you're getting a happy birthday from me.