Following is a PM from bantler(New Buddy).......................
Sorry, I'm not able to post a reply in the forum yet until my account is approved, so I had to message you directly. I think there may be a bit of confusion about what bantler.com is. The site is an aggregation tool that brings together deals from sites like Woot, Steep and Cheap, REI Outlet, and Amazon Goldbox. If you look closely you'll notice that there is only one Google Ad on the page...the rest is the actually "deal stream" coming from those sites. Bantler.com is used by a few thousand people daily who want to keep up on deals like these...that being so, we have no intention of using the email we receive for anything but sending the buttons...in fact, if can find the source posting for where we first "told the world" about the button promotion, you'll see we directly said we would not use the emails address for anything but sending out the buttons...unfortunately that message wasn't copied across when the promotion was posted in this forum. I've included an excerpt of it below.
"I created bantler.com this last week. It's essentially a Woot/Steep and Cheap/deal of the day aggregator and tracker. I tried to make it easy use, so you don't have to create an account or anything like that to save your settings...just filter out what you don't want to see and it'll remember.
But to get to the point...I've created a set of 1 inch buttons for the site, and they're free for the taking to whoever wants them. I'll even pay for the postage.
I've only ordered a limited amount initially so try and pick just one of the colors you want. Either email your address/color pick to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or if you're not so concerned about privacy, post your address here. I won't use the addresses for anything but mailing out the buttons.
The order was put in today and turn around should be about ten days, so I will mail them out to you all as soon as they are delivered here.
Also, if you've got any feedback/requests/criticisms on the site, let me know. RSS feed and fun stuff like that should be coming soon."