BetaChat 2020 Holiday Newsletter

Pet Pics Contest

We decided to have another pet pics contest this year! This one lasting one week, 3 winners were selected by the community via voting to win $50,000 BCP each. Everyone's submissions were absolutely adorable, and the channel will remain on the server for archive. Check out all the entries in #pet-pics-contest-2020.

Pet Pics Contest – 1st Place (@matt's pet Theo, 19 votes)
Pet Pics Contest – 2nd Place (@Command.Prompt's pet Kain, 17 votes)
Pet Pics Contest – 3rd Place (@ratdotexe's pet Toby, 14 votes)

Scavenger Hunt

This year we had a scavenger hunt, where we hid random codes all over BetaChat - including the Discord server, website, and other cleverly hidden places – that could be redeemed for some extra BCP! Some more challenging ones included QR codes with underlying puzzles and clues. Of 18 scavenger hunt promo codes, all but 2 were found and redeemed for a total of $64,079.38 BCP between community members!

Gift Exchange & Mystery Gift Boxes

Another gift exchange was set up this year, where over $900 worth of gifts were exchanged! An idea was brought up by members of the community to exchange secret gift boxes instead of gift cards this time around, where the recipient of the box would have no idea what is inside until they open it. We're looking forward to seeing what everyone gets!

AJ's Mystery Gift Box was won by MJ
Annie's Mystery Gift Box was won by Cory
Ben's Amazon Prime (One Year Membership) was won by AJ
Christian's 20 Gift Card was won by Spencer
Connor's $25 Gift Card was won by Annie
Cory's Mystery Gift Box was won by Ben
Fleet surprised everyone at the end of the countdown that he was giving away a Nintendo Switch, Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones, Oculus Rift S VR Headset, or Synology DS220+ NAS to one lucky person! Nick won the long full-board game of bingo and chose the Nintendo Switch! 🎉
John's Mystery Gift Box was won by Annie
Jotac's Mystery Gift Box was won by Harleigh
Krissy's Mystery Gift Box was won by Spencer
MJ's $20 Amazon Gift Card was won by Spencer
Matt's $20 Amazon Gift Card was won by Christian
Mike's Mystery Gift Box was won by Matt
Nathan's Mystery Gift Box was won by Taylor, and his $25 USD Amazon Gift Card was won by AJ
RJ's Mystery Gift Box was won by Krissy, and his $20 Amazon Gift Card was won by Sydney
Spencer's Mystery Gift Box was won by Zach, and his $20 Amazon Gift Card was won by Ben
Taylor's Mystery Gift Box was won by Noah

Movies

This year we watched several movies together, including Home Alone, A Christmas Story, Home Alone 2, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. A total of ten more promo codes for BCP were given out to those participating!

Live Bingo

We had a lot of big prizes this year up for grabs, so we split them up into 7 different bingo games. Games continued until nearly 3AM - we'll have to start much earlier next year if this amount of generocity continues!

  • 1st game – Zach and Cory both won traditional bingo, and Cory was selected at random for Annie's gift box
  • 2nd game – AJ won bracket bingo for Ben's 1-year Amazon Prime subscription
  • 3rd game – Annie won traditional bingo for John's gift box
  • 4th game – Matt won traditional bingo for Mike's gift box
  • 5th game – Nick won full-board bingo for Fleet's big prize, and chose the Nintendo Switch!
  • 6th game – MJ broke a record and won traditional bingo in just 8 calls for AJ's gift box
  • 7th game – Noah won traditional bingo for Taylor's gift box
All dressed up!
The "Studio" this year!