Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 2013 Winsters!

Happy 2013 Winsters!

Although I'm a true believer in selective bad luck taboos (I never walk under ladders or open umbrellas in the house), my mother always told me that the number thirteen was lucky for me because she was born on the thirteenth. And without her, I wouldn't exist. So, whether it's true or not, I've always felt a little luckier in row thirteen airplane seats or on the thirteenth floor. And, to be honest I've won my share of roulette in Vegas betting on that number.

So 2013 feels like it'll be my year. And if the end of last year was any indication, I'm sure that's true. All of us at Winster are really touched by the camaraderie that exists on the site and we feel lucky to have become a part of it last year. If Winster has proven anything, it's that people can find friendship and commonality through the simplest things, like sharing a gift or playing for the same goal. Kind of makes you put your faith back in humanity :)

Have a wonderful New Years Day and I'll see you in the games!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Miracles

From the desk of Winnie

Happy Holidays Winsters!
I'm feeling the holiday spirit! I had a real life "Pay it Forward" moment today at the post office. Long line, as you can imagine, people with giant boxes attempting to get them out in time for Christmas. Me with my Christmas cards, waiting for the "special" stamps. All of us crowded into a small space, cranky and annoyed that there are only two workers helping everyone.

As I had my turn, someone came back in to tell the PO worker that they needed a stamp and she must have forgotten. I had a ton of extras so I just gave him one of mine. And then this cool thing I was standing on the side putting on my stamps, the next lady did the same thing, and another, and a handful of people walked out without having to stand in line. And they all thanked me for my Christmas spirit. It was kind of amazing.

And so, in the spirit of giving (and, to be fair, the spirit of good business) Winster is giving away a couple of adorable gifts for you to share with your friends. And some fun hats to celebrate the season in. Look for them now in the gift shop.

We're also putting the finishing touches on a couple of Holiday Happy Hours happening this Friday 12/21 and Saturday 12/22 from 10-11am PST (1:00-2:00 EST) and again from 3-4pm (6:00-7:00 EST). And, as an added bonus, two more Happy Hours at the same times listed on January 1st and 2nd! Take a break from the New Years Day "When Harry Met Sally" marathon and pull up a chair!

Lastly, we get a lot of feedback about prizes and whether it's worth having a membership based on the prizes we have. I can only say that we're working hard to add the ones you've asked for and mostly it's a matter of give and take until our prize partners are satisfied with the way they are portrayed on Winster. But hang in there, we're in the home stretch.

Have the Happiest of Holidays and an awesome New Year!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Cyber Monday Winsters!
I got sucked in by a "Door Buster" deal this morning that was sent to me in my e-mail. The perfect boots I've been looking for, marked down from $150.00 to $24.00. Sold out of course, in all sizes and colors. Which left me to browse the not-so-cheap boots and, well, you can guess the rest of the story...

I hope you all had a long and restful weekend. Here at Winster, we attempted to play Happy Hour Slots between bites of stuffing, but as many of you know, our servers got a little overloaded on a couple of the events. Although our tech people worked furiously to reset them, customers games were frozen, stuffing got cold, nobody was happy.

Rest assured, heads rolled this morning (not really, you go with the flow when you work in technology) and we are adding servers and planning a make up happy hour for this week. We hope you'll join us for our official "do-over".

OK, now click til you drop?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I'm Thankful for a Five Day Weekend

Thanksgiving weekend is almost upon us Winsters! I hope you're out snapping up the last pre-made pie crust in the store. Or if you're like me, you have every intention of doing that later...or maybe tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, put down that spatula and get ready for another 3 days of Happy Hour play! Starting Wednesday 11/21 through Friday 1-/23 from 10-11am and again from 4-5pm PDT, get free spins, no ads and play for our great new prize, Walmart gift cards!

Here at Winster, we're all playing alongside you this week and weekend and will be available to answer any questions or fix any issues that may come up. 

Have a great holiday and I'll see you in the games!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hold On To Your Hats!

Good Morning Winsters!
It's a cold day here in the west, it's a good thing I've got some warm hats in my Winster closet! And if you log in to your Winster closet, you may notice that all of your old hats are back too! That's right, we combed through the data and were able to give them back. I can't wait to see what you'll be wearing. 

Last night while we were sleeping, someone in our office added Readers Digest subscriptions back to the prize list. I don't know about you, but I am a magazine junkie. I love the holidays for one reason...catalogs! Now we can all win some real reading and not have to peruse our Toys R Us Big Books again :) Yay Readers Digest and welcome aboard!

Things are moving here at Winster, I hope you can feel our excitement as we get to know you and interact with you. We're having a blast, hope you are too!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

Hello Winsters!
It seems like only yesterday that I held an election party with a choice of Obama nachos or McCain spinach dip. I can't remember which was eaten first, only that I painstakingly glued their faces to chopsticks and that the election was called before the party even started.
I'm secretly hoping for a late night of nail-biting tonight :)

We're finally getting into a groove here at Winster. We marvel every day at the great systems that the old team built. They made it easy for us to look into player issues and solve problems as they come up. Of course there are still some bugs (it is technology after all) but we think for the most part, things are running smoothly. 

We've added back in three new prizes that should all be live by tonight. Papa Johns Pizza, and See's Candy. Somebody here must have been hungry when prioritizing prizes. We've got a ton of other deals in the works and will roll them out as we can.

Keep playing and keep in touch with us. We love to hear from you!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Haunted Happy Hour!

From the desk of Witchy Winster

It's Halloween Winsters!

Get ready for some treats this week as we hold our first campaign to celebrate the relaunch of We're starting with three days of Happy Hour promotions beginning today from 10am-11am PDT and again from 3pm-4pm PDT. Every player will get a free Halloween hat, free spins and play with no ads. 

Rack up as many points as you can because prizes are back! You may have noticed we added Sees Candy back in to the prize mix. We will follow up this week with more exciting prizes such as Papa Johns Pizza and gift cards. Keep playing because we're adding more each week.

We're getting close to a final answer as to whether we can return players hats. Bear with us as we comb through the files and know we're listening to you!

See you at Happy Hour!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Happy Player is an Uninterrupted Player

Hello Again Winsters!
The response to the launch has been great and now we're putting our heads down and getting to work.

Joey and our customer service team have been responding to hundreds of tickets in the past few days regarding issues with the site. We have solved many of the major problems and are now getting into specific help requests from people who may need individual attention. Rest assured, we're here to help so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have problems or just want to say hello. 

And now for the news you've all been waiting for, prizes! We are in the process of looking at past deals with some of your favorite prize providers such as My Points, Papa Johns and Omaha Steaks. We're also looking at some great new options. I know this can't come soon enough for most of you but please know that after fixing bugs and getting things working, prizes are our next priority. 

Lastly, we are back up on Facebook. Please "like" our page at


Friday, October 19, 2012

Opening Day

From the desk of Winnie
Hello again Winster Players,

Wow, what a day for us! has been live for less than 24 hours and have already had hundreds of return players and received some great feedback. We're really overwhelmed with the sense of community that Winster inspires and want to make sure we keep you all in the loop as we go forward.

We've gotten some emails regarding technical issues that have carried over from the previous site. Many of you have mentioned continuous spinning and being timed out of rooms. We are addressing these bugs as I write, so rest assured, we have great people on it and will fix it ASAP.

Also, of course there are a lot of questions about prizes. To say we're evaluating them is a bit of an understatement. We have some smart people doing a lot of boring number crunching to figure out a sustainable model for prizes that will keep everyone happy. That said, we plan to have them and make them one of the centerpieces of the site. More on that very soon, I promise.

As I mentioned in my last post, we're going to kick off a fun Halloween promotion next week so watch your mailboxes and the site for some tricks and treats! And more corny jokes :)


Thursday, October 18, 2012

The New Is Live!

Hello Again Winsters!
I hope you've been resting and making the most of your time off from Winster because it's time to play again!

As you may (or may not) know, is no longer operated by Winster Inc.. Click here for details. The new owner, Reloaded Games, Inc. is an established game company that is passionate about social and collaborative gaming. The acquisition of was a no brainer for us.

The great news is that we were able to launch with most of the former games and features intact. Although we weren't able to keep all of the former user data, players will be able to use the names and passwords they originally created as well as their accumulated spins. We're also offering a one time 700,000 point bonus to get you started again. We also plan to add a lot of the same great prizes plus many new ones, updated game interfaces and features. And me, the "new Winnie".

We plan to make this site a fun and evolving destination. We want to chat with you, play with you and celebrate with you. We're starting with a fun Halloween promotion so watch your inboxes. Be sure to visit the site now to sign back up. We think you'll be happy you did!
Can't wait to meet and play with each one of you!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

About The Purchase of

Greetings and welcome to the newly-relaunched, which is now owned by Reloaded Games, Inc. (“RGI”).  RGI purchased certain assets from the assignee (“Assignee”) of Winster, Inc. (“Prior Owner”), including, through a transaction called an assignment for the benefit of creditors on August 13, 2012.  As a result of that transaction, RGI did not assume any obligations relating to unredeemed certificates issued by or through the Prior Owner.

If you have questions or concerns about your unredeemed certificates, then please visit and then contact the Assignee.  The Assignee of the Prior Owner is Winster (assignment for the benefit of creditors), LLC, with the following contact information:

Winster (assignment for the benefit of creditors), LLC

P.O. Box 391600

Mountain View, California 94039-1600

+1 650 412-2521 Facsimile


We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we look forward to having you rejoin us at!