Posted on Mar 14, 2011
It’s that time of year, when guys named Kemba, Kawhi and Jimmer dominate our thoughts and dreams. When Blue Devils get into staring contests with Jayhawks. When we consider wearing face paint around the house…just because.
Yes, fellow Tanganites, the 2011 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets have been announced and it’s time for Tanga’s 2011 Tournament Challenge!
Who can pick the most winners? Whether you are into sports or not, participating is easy. Just go through and make your guesses of who will win and we will see how who is the best prognosticator of the bunch.
First prize: $75 Amazon Gift Card
Second prize: Hoosiers DVD
Third prize: A pair of totally tubular TUBE SOCKS!
How to Play
Sign up by creating an account here and following the instructions:
Be sure to have the brackets picked by Wednesday night as the first game is on Thursday morning.
After that, just follow along and we will see who does the best in our Tanga group!
Posted on Mar 8, 2011
Attention Sharks and Fish alike! Announcing the first ever Tanga Texas Hold ’em Freeroll Tournament!
Don’t worry, you can’t lose a dime! This one’s on Tanga.
The tournament will take place on Saturday, March 12, 5pm Pacific time.
There will be six players per table. All six players who make the final table will win Tanga Cash!
From first place down to sixth the prizes, in TangaCash, will be: $50, $25, $10, $5, $5, $5
Also, there will be a $5.00 Tanga Cash bounty on every Tanga employee who plays in the tournament. This means the player who knocks out Arnott, for example, will get $5.00 Tanga Cash even if she doesn’t come close to making the final table.
So many ways to win!
All you need is a free account at Pokerstars.net. If you already have an account at Pokerstars, you can use your existing account.
No need to deposit any money. Just download the free software and create an account.
For those of you creating a new Pokerstars account, please make your account name at Pokerstars the same as your Tanga user name. That will make it t easy for us to award the Tanga Cash to the 6 winners. If your Tanga username is not available as a Pokerstars user name, just add “tanga” to the end of it.
For those of you playing the tournament on an existing Pokerstars account, your Pokerstars user name will probably not be the same as your Tanga user name. If you make the final table, just tell us your tanga user name using the chat at the table. renfurdson will be watching (and most likely he will be the chip leader…)
Once you get the confirmation email, just go back to “Account” and Click “Validate Address” to type in the code they emailed.
Click on the Home Games tab in the Pokerstars lobby. Then click on “Join a Poker Club.”
You will be asked to enter a club ID number, an invitation code and your name.
The Tangapoker Club ID # is: 136199
The invitation code is: tangatanga
If you entered all the info incorrectly, this is what it will look like under the “Home Games” tab once you are done.
Then all you have to do is log in on Saturday, March 12th at 5pm Pacific time and take your seat!
Have Questions? Let us know below and we will make sure it is clear how to enter!
Have fun, good luck, and “May the odds be ever in your favor!”
Tanga has no association or affiliation with Pokerstars. This means we don’t make any money off any of you become Pokerstars customers now or anytime in the future… Bummer.
Posted on Mar 7, 2011
Sorry Charlie – You are just too funny!
So you have laughed your head off at the obscene and awesome things Charlie Sheen has said. Maybe you cried when you realized our funny-man from Two and a Half Men went off the deep end. Either way – I hope you voted for your favorite Charlie Sheen quotes to win yourself $20 in Tanga Cash!
Now to announce who won the random drawing and $20 in Tanga Cash:
And now to quote a very wise man: “WINNING!” -Mr. Charlie Sheen, 2011
Here are the voting trends for everyone’s favorite quote. This way you know where you stand on how funny you think Mr. Sheen is compared to everyone else:
Keep on the lookout for more great contests, giveaways, and fun ways to make an extra buck here on Tanga.com!
Posted on Mar 3, 2011
Hey, All, if you solved and voted in the Oscars Hypercross, we just posted the wrap-up today in the Discussion Forum:
And even if you didn’t, take a second and just check out the 19 different Movie Title Clues that 19 different Tanga Users made. It was pretty cool.
Posted on Mar 3, 2011
Charlie Sheen has made us laugh for years on his hit TV program “Two and a Half Men”. Now we will laugh at him for years for the CRAZY things he has said the last few weeks.
Click this link HERE to enter to vote for your favorite Charlie Sheen quote for your chance at winning $20 in Tanga Cash.* We will accept entries all the way up till March 7th at noon PST!
In honor of making sure everyone is getting in on this fun, we have a few Tanga Shirts up for sale tonight with a few of his new catch-phrases. ( If you can call the rantings of a lunatic a catch-phrase! )
You can grab the Tanga: “Bi-Winning” tees by clicking HERE
You can grab the Tanga: “Charlie Sheen Drugs” tees by clicking HERE
*Winners will be drawn at random from the pool of voters and will be contacted on Monday, March 7th.
Sorry Charlie – This contest is over! Better check the blog more often! Keep an eye out for the results!
Posted on Mar 3, 2011
A HUGE CONGRATS goes out to Tanga Users:
You will be receiving an email shortly from Fandango.com with your $50 gift certificate code inside!
They not only picked all six 100% correctly, they were also drawn from the pool of people that picked all six. They beat the odds not once, but TWICE! (Unless of course you think foresight and looking into the future as NOT beating the odds)
Well where did everyone that entered stack up? Check out below, it’s a handy little graph to show you!
Didn’t get a chance to read how these users won? Check out the original entry Blog post by clicking the banner below:
Have you seen our Lucky Charms Sweepstakes?? Winners receive an entire year supply of Lucky Charms and $100 worth of AZ Lottery Scratchers! Make sure you enter to win! Click here to see the blog post and to enter
Posted on Mar 2, 2011
February now is over, the rose petals are wilting, and our guilt is finally fading about the entire box of chocolates we ate a few weeks ago.
Tanga felt your Love and now it is time for us to give it back with the anouncement of our “Spread The Love” giveaway!
A BIG congratulations goes out to Susan K. from Waterloo, IL who is the GRAND PRIZE winner of the Amazon Kindle! When we emailed to congratulate her and asked her what she was planning to do with her new Kindle, she replied with the following:
I was totally surprised and excited!!!! I was jumping up and down woo hoo!! Really,really LOVE TANGA!!! I haven’t really thought about what I will use it for— I’m too excited!
We replied and told her to make sure and Google what a Kindle is so that by the time it arrives in the mail she will know what they are used for.
We also had two Facebook/Twitter winners as well! When we emailed the two ladies we sent them five questions so we can kind of get a feel for how excited they were.
Here are those questions:
1. How many times did you scream and jump up and down?
2. Is this the first thing you have won this year? (2011)
3. Describe to us your Happy Tanga Dance:
4. What is the first thing you are going to do with your new HD Flip Video Camera?
5. Describe in full, explicit detail, how much you just love Tanga.com
Odessa E. from Los Banos, CA, who is our winner of the Facebook referral and won the HD Flip Video Camera, replied with these answers below:
1. It was more like one big looooong scream! I jumped up and down long enough for my kids to go from thinking it was fun, to thinking I was nuts!
2. It is the first big thing I have won this year!!! Well, next to the couple bags of cough drops and the Amazon.com gift card for $1.29. Hard to beat the excitement of a $1.29 gift card, but you guys did it!!!!
3. Let me just assure you, be happy you are not here to witness my Tanga Happy Dance. I think it is best described as resembling someone with squirrels in their pants. But boy does it feel good!!!
4. First thing I am going to record is my Tanga Happy Dance!!!!!
5. I love Tanga.com more than I love Chocolate chip cookies, yellow cake with chocolate frosting, warm summer days, roller coasters, the beach, a warm fire and a good book on a cold day, Acetaminophen when I have a headache…..well, I REALLY love Tanga.com, you get the idea.
Tami A.from Harvey, ND who is our second winner of the Facebook referral and won the HD Flip Video Camera, replied with these answers below:
1. I don’t remember… I passed out lol
2. Do coupons count as a win? :)
3. Well I grew up in the Michael Jackson era so it includes the moonwalk with me wearing a white glove dusting the furniture and the kids highly embarrassed!
4. I will be recording my kids.. basically stalking them & I know they are going to love every minute… well for sure I will!!!
5. How much I love Tanga… let me count the deals I have gotten… from magazines, to t-shirts to electronics… I find Tanga highly addictive & can’t get enough!!!! The puzzles stump me & keep me coming back also as a added bonus!!! Thank you Tanga for saving me money & putting this huge smile on my face!!! :) You guys are the best!!
From our team her at Tanga.com – a one last big “Thanks for the Love!!” goes out to everyone who entered and especially to our three lucky ladies: Susan, Odessa, and Tami!
Make sure you enter for your chance to win an ENTIRE YEAR SUPPLY of Lucky Charms Cereal and $100 worth of AZ Lottery Scratchers!! Click Here To Enter!
Posted on Mar 1, 2011
The following is taken directly from the backside of an Arizona Lottery Scratcher (and no – it wasn’t a winner..)
-TO CLAIM PRIZES: All Arizona Lottery Retailers will redeem prizes up to $100 and may redeem prizes up to $599. Any prize can be claimed in person at the Phoenix or Tucson Lottery office or by mailing your signed ticket to:
Phoenix, AZ 85062-2913
A claim form must also be completed for tickets winning prizes of $600 or more. Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the announced end-of-game date.
-All tickets, transactions, and winners are subject to Lottery Rules and State Law. A ticket is void if it fails a Lottery validation test or rules requirement. Tampering with a Lottery ticket is a Class 3 felony punishable by law. Must be 21 or older to purchase or redeem tickets.
-For additional information, call (480) 921-4400 or (520) 628-5107 or visit our website at www.arizonalottery.com
Posted on Mar 1, 2011
Nineteen different Tangans each created a clue for an Oscar Best Picture Hypercross and you still have until 7pm Pacific tonight to check it out, try and solve it, and then (only if you want to) vote for your favorite clues:
Posted on Feb 28, 2011
So you think you are lucky? Let’s test your arrogance and luckiness with a new Lucky Liker Contest!
A few weeks ago we ran this same contest and we found some pretty lucky people that won some cool nerdy shirts. They loved it so much we decided to give all you other folks out there another shot so we are giving 5 free t-shirts away to 5 Lucky-Likers!
“What do I need to do to prove my luckiness to the world?” – You may ask? Just follow these simple steps:
1. Just click HERE*
2. Click the button
3. Open your window and tell the world how much you love Tanga.
We will be in touch with the 5 Lucky Liker winners!
*Please note that you MUST click the "Like: button on the shirt PRODUCT PAGE and not this blog post to enter. You can still click the “Like” on the post well if you feel so inclined!
Posted on Feb 25, 2011
We have our third and final winner of our Tanga T-Shirt Design Contest!
A HUGE congrats goes out to DIANAGT who is the final winner of the $100 Tanga Cash prize of our design contest. Their t-shirt is up for sale at this very moment and you can see it (and BUY it) right now at by clicking HERE
We want to thank everyone again for their entries. We had a great turn out. We actually had a little over 200+ entries so as you can imagine it was tough narrowing it down to only three winners. There are a lot of sarcastic Tanganites out there and I like to think that we had a little help in doing that!
If you missed seeing the first two winners, here is a special banner to show who won and what their winning t-shirt was.
Another big thanks goes out to everyone that entered! You guys rock!
Posted on Feb 25, 2011
Just a friendly reminder to all that this Sunday’s Hypercross, in addition to being a fun puzzle where all the
answers are BEST PICTURE WINNERS – is also a contest for the puzzlemakers involved.
And they’ll need your votes.
So come on by, solve the clues, and then pick your favorites.
Posted on Feb 24, 2011
We have our second winner and their shirt is for sale tonight!
We held a Tanga-Tee Design Contest that started on Tuesday the 15th and ended yesterday the 22nd.
We again waded through all of the entries and we found our winners. Tonight’s is a very simple, yet endearing winner and it is even more exciting that they are a newcomer to Tanga!
Congrats to Sherry76 for tonights shirt idea! Your shirt is for sale right now!
You can check out Sherry’s shirt by clicking HERE.
Come back tomorrow night when we announce our final winner of our t-shirt contest and our last winner of the $100 Tanga Cash prize!
Missed last night’s winner? You can click HERE to see the first winner of the contest!
Posted on Feb 23, 2011
We have a winner selected and believe it or not – their shirt is already up for sale… TONIGHT!!
We held a Tanga-Tee Design Contest that started on Tuesday the 15th and ended yesterday the 22nd.
We went through all of the entries [ there were 217 entries mind you! ] and we have our three grand prize winners!!
Our first winner’s shirt is up for sale TONIGHT and can be found by clicking HERE
A HUGE thank you and congrats goes out to SUGBOOG who was our first winner.
We look forward to announcing the next two winners tomorrow and Friday night!
Posted on Feb 22, 2011
What does the color green, a computer, a jar of olives, and your mother have in common? Nothing! But aren’t you excited for St. Patrick’s Day? We sure are!
To spread a little luck this year we want to offer our Tanganites a chance to grab 5 of our best St. Patties Shirts at a FANTASTIC discount. Just head on over to the Second Chance section of Tanga (or you just click here) and you will find what ye seek.
Only for the next 24 hours…or until we run out…whichever comes first!
Posted on Feb 22, 2011
Well we heard back from our winners and we wanted to announce them!
Even though they are all Packer’s Fans (or just knew that the Packers would do so well) – we have issued them the $50 in TC that was promised! You can click HERE to check out the original contest post.
Brian K. from Erie, PA
Jennifer I. from Collegeville, PA
Ron G. from Rochester, NY
Tammy B. from Nekoosa, WI
Thanks everyone for playing along! We had a LOT of people vote and that helps us know that you guys love our contests as much as you love our great deals.
Posted on Feb 21, 2011
Wow – 2010 was SUCH a great movie year! Now it is time to award the best of the best at this year’s Oscars!
Can you predict who will go home with the naked, golden man? We dare you to try in our “Tanga Oscar party Pick’em” contest!
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Click the banner or HERE to fill out the form.
Step 2: Pick your winners from all 6 categories.
Step 3: Enter with your email address.
Step 4: Share this contest with your friends.
Step 5: Watch the Oscars on February 27th, 2011 at 8pm to see how many correct answers you picked!
How do we select the winners?
Everyone that selects their winners will go into 6 groups. Those that select all 6/6 winners will be in one group, those that select 5/6 of the winners will be in another and so on. We will select THREE RANDOM winners from the HIGHEST group.*
If 600 people enter – and only 50 people picked 6/6 – we will only enter those 50 people that picked 6/6 into the drawing. If no one picks 6/6 then everyone that picked 5/6 will be entered.
We will select three winners from the top group to win a $50 Fandango.com gift card!
*Contest Ends February 27th and the winners will be notified Monday February 28th and will have 48 hours to claim their prize once notified.
This contest is now closed! Watch for the new blog post about the winners!!
Posted on Feb 19, 2011
We have heard your cries, Tanganites, so Tanga Joe and his band of wild programmers have worked 25 hour days to bring you the easiest, fastest, and prettiest checkout process in all the internets.
So what is new?
Can I get a drum roll please?
You can now place multiple items into a shopping cart and purchase ALL of your items at once! (and there was much rejoicing)
Of course there are a lot of updates that go along with this but I won’t spoil your fun, just yet. I’ll let you explore the new territory for yourself..
What we need from you:
If you could help us spot things that don’t work or are just a bit wacky – it would really help Tanga Joe be able to keep up on things and sleep better at night. Just make a comment below and we will make sure it gets quick attention.
We appreciate our customer’s help in making Tanga awesomer!
Posted on Feb 18, 2011
It’s Twitter Follow Friday! Help Tanga get to 4000 followers today!
Hello Tanganites, let’s have some fun on Twitter today.
The question is…Can we help Tanga get to 4000 followers today?
(Interesting trivia – how Follow Friday got started! – http://mashable.com/2009/03/06/twitter-followfriday/)
If you are new to Twitter, here’s how:
1) First, you should follow Tanga if you haven’t. Do that by going HERE and clicking the “Follow” button.
2) Post this tweet:
#FF @Tanga Great daily deals every day. BONUS – you’ll get exclusive deal just for following them today!
What does it mean?
1) By using the #FF, that means Follow Friday in Twitter speak.
2) By using @Tanga, that tells people Tanga’s Twitter handle.
3) What’s the deal? Every NEW follower get’s a screamin’ deal on one of our best selling products. (It’s a secret – follow us on Twitter to find out!)
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
We’ve had pickathons, puzzlethons, and Tangathons, now it’s time for our first ever Top Tee-athon! You’ve seen our awesome shirts come and go but for the next seven days we are resurrecting seven of our most popular and top selling tees to give everyone another chance to snag the best ones again.
Starting tonight, on the unofficial Boxing Day of Valentines Day, we will be highlighting each of our top selling tees in ascending order. Want to see tonight’s (the 15th) t-shirt coming in at #7?
Also – If you have an idea for what you think will be our next top selling t-shirt, then our Tanga-Tee Design Contest is for you! Just hop on over to the blog entry for more info by clicking HERE
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
We have sold shirts from “Meh” to “You Like This”, from our cute kitty shirt to our popular zombie shirts. We are now opening the communication because we want to hear YOUR great ideas for our future t-shirts.
We want to hear your crazy, nerdy, fun ideas and if we like it enough – we will pay you $100 bucks in Tanga Cash! and send you a free shirt YOU designed!
All you have to do to enter is click the banner and fill out the form. That’s it!! We will go through all of the entries after Feb. 22nd when the contest closes and we will post our favorites and the ones that we want to print will be contacted. You are more than welcome to submit as MANY ideas as you would like and I hope you win!
This contest is closed
The first winner is posted as of 7pm PST on 2/23 – check out this link to see who won!! CLICK HERE"
Posted on Feb 14, 2011
Love is in the air and here at Tanga we are breathing it in by the aerosol can-full. If you have not seen the posts from the last two nights here are the links to the first three $10 Tanga Cash winners and the the second three $10 Tanga Cash winners.
Now the GRAND prize winners, the three folks we deemed worthy of $100 prizes, are outlined below. If/when we write a “Tanga-lovin’-Tanga-Book” these three poems will be on page 1.
Chocolates in the gutter lie scattered.
Roses are strewn ’cross the street.
The love in my heart has been shattered.
Time for Tanga, to buy something neat.
Short and… not so sweet :) We really liked the idea of lamenting a lost love on Valentines Day. And while that could have been depressing, there was just something nicely poetic about this one.
Now that Tanga has won my heart,
not even the most ornate and scrumptious chocolate
or a most perfect rose
can bring back my love, now lost.
Tanga has just posted a most radiant and tempting deal:
a subscription to Cosmo, a cute kitty t-shirt
and a complete body massage kit
with loofa and all!
With gifts in hand, my love accepts my humble offerings
and now she too has now found room in her heart —
A similar theme, but this time Tanga saves the day. Pandering? Maybe :) But it’s still about the execution, and the prose here is nice.
Tanga deals expiring.
A facemask or a glove
Something for the one you love
Spinner ring is tempting
One could buy some chocolates
Attach a single rose
Wrap it up—compose
Some clever prose
Hmm. . .
How my heart is beating!
Wonder if she’ll
Buy me something?
One. . .
A really wonderful idea, well done. It rhymes a little (just enough), it flows nicely (you can totally “see” it), and it actually gets better upon re-reading (for us, anyway).
Thanks again to all of those that entered. It was really remarkable to visually SEE the amount of talent that our Tanganites have.
We will be in touch with the winners very shortly via Tanga Gram so keep an eye out so we can know what/where to send the prizes!
If our winners need a refresher on what they can pick from as their prizes – here is the list:
Posted on Feb 14, 2011
Wow! What a great turnout!
With a total of 2,978 solves and over 362 Tanganites participating we had a great turnout. Out of the 362 participants we had a total of 188 Love-Bombers complete all 12 puzzles! (For a complete list of everyone that solved the 12 puzzles you can click HERE)
As promised – the 188 finalists have been awarded their “Love-Bomber” badges! You can find this badge and all of your other badges that you have earned on your profile page. You can also see what the badge looks like at the right:
Wasn’t there more to this contest than just badges? ABSOLUTELY there was! Besides all of the love and mushyness there was also a drawing!
I entered all 188 finalists into a random number generator and it gave me the following: (the winners are listed under each prize they won)
So winners, please TG me so that I know which address to send your prizes to! Just let me know the shipping address and how much you love me and I’ll make sure your prizes are shipped out!
And finally – if you have not already done this – our puzzle mods Arnott and Renfurdson could us a little EXTRA lovin’ for creating all of the Love-Bomb Puzzles and for taking care of all of their fellow Tanganites! Thanks guys!
Posted on Feb 13, 2011
If you didn’t see YESTERDAY’S BLOG POST, our hearts are so filled with love that we added
six additional prizes to this contest: $10 in Tanga Cash.
We ♥’d three of you yesterday, and tonight, we’re crushin’ on the following users:
A Valentines Proverb:
-T-rue Love sings
-A-nthems in your SOUL but the
-N-aive Heart yearns for a
-G-arden of wilting roses
-A-nd a box of melty chocolates.
Fun idea, well executed. Style points for “melty.”
Dancing like a flower on a cool spring day
Smiles like a chocolate rose melting ever so slowly
in the warm sun
You make my heart flutter with excitement in anticipation
of your arrival
We will move together in our Tanga tango til midnight
that consumes every fiber of our being
“Tanga, Tanga” I cry, “where are you?” as I eagerly anticipate
our next encounter
We liked the love-letter romanciness of this (and yes, we know “romanciness” is not a real word). It made us feel, just for a moment, that we weren’t just a site for deals and puzzles. But that you loved us for our… selves.
My heart pounds and fingers quiver
As this Tanga gift, I to you deliver
For a lovers’ board game night
Brings me far more joy and delight
Than any rose or chocolate might
A two and then a three is just a lovely form. And that it’s about our board game roots touched our nostaglic hearts.
Come back tomorrow night and find out who wins the BIG prizes.
Posted on Feb 12, 2011
Some really great poems.
You didn’t just Romance the Tanga, you took the Tanga out on the town, introduced us to your friends, cooked us a delicious meal (who knew you were so talented?), and made us feel like the most special Tanga in the whole wide world.
You so rose to the occasion that, well… we fell for you. We fell hard. And so we just had to do something special. Which is why we decided to give out six extra prizes. They’re but small tokens of our affection – $10 in Tanga cash – but there were just too many wonderful poems to choose from. And hey, love is crazy that way.
Tonight we lavish our affection (and ten bucks Tanga) on the following three poets:
A rose of chocolate(s) …is the heart of love(duh)…Tanga very much!
Short and sweet. Big love for using the parentheticals. It actually makes sense. And what a finish.
Love is a tango, a dance
Between two bodies in harmony,
Legs twisting, arms tangling.
Love is a tangy, spicy, taste of life,
Sweet as chocolate, hot as coffee,
Delicious as a tangerine.
Love is tangible, real as a rose
To be grasped in your fingers,
So hold it tight.
Love is a tangent, unexpected
And worth pursuing.
Love is Tanga, a deal
To save you from heart-ache
And allow you to enjoy life.
It’s not just that this one managed to work in tango, tangling, tangy, tangerine, tangable, and tangent without feeling overly forced (we espeically like the tangent part), but it didn’t rely on that. The ideas here are nice, and elegantly expressed.
Upon my doorstep, a dozen roses,
an array of chocolates in five rows of three,
and a note that says, “I want you too too much”.
My heart skipped five beats and my Tanga mind could see…
What can we say? We’re a sucker for puzzles.
Come back tomorrow night, where more Tanga woo will be pitched to three more of you. And then on Monday night – Valentine’s Day – when we give away the BIG prizes.