Joe's Summer Escape LIVE SALE Aug 4th - Official Thread!

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Ready for a break? Need a vacation from the heat? Maybe it's time to take off... But before you do that, join us for our "Summer Escape Live Sale"

BE HERE at 4pm EDT on Saturday August 4th!


Want to win a $200 gift card for use DURING the sale? It's pretty easy. Follow the steps below and you will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card that can be used DURING (or after) the sale.

1 - "LIKE" our Facebook page:

2 - "SHARE" our Facebook post about the sale:

3 - Sign-Up for our newsletter (you must confirm your subscription to be entered)

4 - Make a post in THIS thread

5 - When completed with the steps above, send an email to [email protected] with your name so that we can verify your entry and I will send a confirmation reply.

The winner will be drawn and listed in this thread on Friday August 3rd at 10pm EDT

A few teasers!!!










Rod Buehler of Rod's Food has GRACIOUSLY donated a 6 month supply of his fine foods to the GRAND PRIZE winner. Please read the details at the end of this thread for more information on HOW TO WIN!

I am happy to announce Mark from ME Coral has donated a ton of product for various giveaways. A "one-shot" of ME Coral Dip and/or Super Food will be in EVERY ORDER. A perfect amount for one dipping session and/or feeding of your new corals. We also have several other products such as amino acids, coral food, KH and CA additives and more. Be sure to check them out at





Todd from Todd's PODS has graciously donated 3 sets of tisbe sp. copepods (2 bottles in each set) to our live sale customers. These will be given out randomly throughout the sale. If you are ever in need of pods for a fuge, restocking or new tank, Todd is the guy. Checkout their Facebook page here:

Joe Knows Reefs Live Sale Rules:

    • WYSIWYG corals will be posted in this thread beginning at 4pm (EDT) on Saturday August 4th.
    • Each post will contain a picture of the coral, price and a link to our website to purchase the coral.
    • The first person to successfully "checkout" with the coral will "win" the coral. Just because the coral is in your shopping cart does NOT mean it is yours...the "checkout" process must be completed.
    • We will accept both PayPal and Credit Cards during the sale. Our website is encrypted with a dedicated SSL Certificate for security measures.
    • You MUST create an account to purchase any of the corals in this sale. This helps us AND you - to ensure your corals wind up at the proper destination etc.
    • Corals will be posted at random during the sale. Typically within every 15 minute window a post of 8-14 corals will be made. Those posts could occur at 12:02 or 12:14...or we may even make a post at 12:14 & 12:16 to spice things up...
    • Private messages WILL NOT be answered during the sale.
    • Rarely, due to technical glitches, two customers may end up purchasing the same coral. This has only happened a handful of times in the past. If this occurs, the first transaction to post will win the coral. The second customer will either have the option for a replacement or full refund.
    • All orders are final - no exchanges, add-ons, or refunds - no exceptions. However our "Alive-Arrival" guarantee WILL apply. In the event that a coral arrives DOA the customer MUST provide a clear photo of the DOA coral within 2 hours. After approval, the customer will be provided with a full credit towards a future purchase.

Shipping Info

    • Shipping will be a flat $40 for this sale.
    • We will provide only 2 options for shipping dates for this sale; either Monday 8/6 or Tuesday 8/7. On Sunday 8/5 we will create 2 new threads for shipping - you will need to post in the specific thread for your desired shipping day.
    • LOCAL PICKUP: Will not be available until Wednesday 8/8 or any day thereafter.
    • Shipping will be provided by FedEx Priority Overnight service with delivery by 10:30am in most areas.
    • There will be NO FREE SHIPPING on this sale - we will already be selling items at a lower rate than normal AND we also incur the cost of shipping containers and ice packs.
    • We will not combine shipping with other customers. If you and your friend want to split your corals, you must do so under one account. Combining orders on a sale this large makes things very complicated on our end.

    • SHIPPING MODULE PRIZE - Purchase your shipping module BEFORE the sale and be entered to win a $50 Gift Card for use DURING the sale. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE SHIPPING MODULE NOW Shipping module must be purchased before 8pm (EST) on Friday August 3rd. Drawing will be at 10pm EDT that day.

    • $1 & $3 CORALS - We will post at least one $1 & $3 coral per hour, some hours will contain more. Maximum purchase per customer is two and a regular sale purchase is required.

    • VARIOUS PRIZES - We will offer other various prizes DURING the sale. For example when things slow down, we may offer a $50 gift card to the first person to successfully answer a saltwater trivia question etc.

    • GRAND PRIZE - $200 LIVESTOCK GIFT CARD, FRAG PACK + 6 MONTH SUPPLY OF ROD's FROZEN FOOD! For everyone that stays with us for the ENTIRE 8 hours, you will be entered into the drawing for the grand prize. YOU MUST make a post EVERY HOUR during the 8 hour sale. When the sale is over you must send a PM with the list of your post numbers (upper right corner of your post) for each post. Winner will be posted in this thread Sunday August 8th at 8pm EDT.
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Starting to get a few teasers trickling in! Should shape up to be a great sale.

Don't forget our shipping module prize. It's always an easy way to win $50!!!







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