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Hi. I don't notice much feedback from competitions. How many people actually enter them? What sort of prizes do you look for? Would you rather enter something with a big company giving away a big prize or a draw for a smaller prize from a competition not as many people will enter?

It's just interesting to know before I get into the habit of spending hours posting competitions here, lol. :-D
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#1
I enter quite a lot of competitions. I tend to avoid ones that require registering for sites/newsletters, 'cos I dont want the spam in my inbox, and they take more time. lots of quick competitions are my favorite.

If I don't give feedback on every post you make, its because i think its a bit of a waste of time saying "thanks" in every post, but I will happilly do this if you like, because I do appreciate all your work (even if I am yet to win a competition yet)
#2
I always enter comps, takes a minute using autofill and you never know I might win something again one day, not counting the paypal comp
#3
don't enter comps
#4
Lewiep, there's no need to thank me in every thread, I'm just trying to see what the actual interest is. There are a lot so I don't expect any thanks for them, it's just good to know that you aren't completely wasting your time posting them. ;)
#5
My major worry is spam & junk. Not all companies follow / enforce Data Protection Act seriously. Just 1 company is enough to create a life-long headache for me.

But freebies, I dont bother. The details they hold is rubbish. :-D
#6
I go through phases of a month of entering all the competitios I find and then a few months of not bothering when I don't win anything.
I haven't entered any for a while now so maybe another batch of entries is on its way?
#7
I usually only enter the ones from big well-known companies. This is probably silly though, as my chances of winning would be lower than entering ones from small companies with less entrants. I just feel that the big companies would be more trustworthy with your personal details - I'm not sure how true that is, but that is my opinion at the minute!
#8
I go through phases of a month of entering all the competitios I find and then a few months of not bothering when I don't win anything.
I haven't entered any for a while now so maybe another batch of entries is on its way?


Pretty much same for me
#9
I enter the competitions that interest me.
#10
over the last year I have won an xbox 360, a nw-hd1 20gb mp3 player, various concert tickets (anastacia, lemonheads, david gray), a night of free carling at a prodigy concert, a vip ticket for the golden joystick awards at park lane hilton hotel, some books, a few cds. i think that's it. haven't won anything for a few months though because I stopped entering competitions for a while due to exams. haven't properly started entering them again yet though. i generally enter competitions with a smallish prize, but big enough to interest me. i.e. i dont bother entering ones where you win trips to new york etc.
#11
I only just recently started entering comps on here, but i wont enter any of they require me to register. So far no luck though.
#12
Enter quite a few tbh..
#13
markwills
over the last year I have won an xbox 360, a nw-hd1 20gb mp3 player, various concert tickets (anastacia, lemonheads, david gray), a night of free carling at a prodigy concert, a vip ticket for the golden joystick awards at park lane hilton hotel, some books, a few cds. i think that's it. haven't won anything for a few months though because I stopped entering competitions for a while due to exams. haven't properly started entering them again yet though. i generally enter competitions with a smallish prize, but big enough to interest me. i.e. i dont bother entering ones where you win trips to new york etc.


Wow! You're either very lucky, or spend a lot of time on competitions!?

CJ
#14
A bit of both I think. I entered a lot of competitions on obscure pages of websites where I thought that very few people would find them (e.g. having to go through 4-5 links to find them), and I won about 1/3 of those. That said, I don't even remember entering the competition to win the mp3 player!
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[SIZE=2]I just thought I'd post a list of what I've won so that you guys don't give up on the comps![/SIZE]
#15
I enter 'em all - if you're not in and all that :D

I have my own domains so I use the name of the [email protected] every time so I can see when the weasels sell my email address and block it if needs be.

We should get a thread going for peeps to post if they win something.
#16
There is one somewhere in this forum.
#17
I enter most things, usually only if it's a company I have bought from (so they have my details already) or competitions that give you the option to not recieve updates from them on the page where i enter my details.

Most recent thing I won was a Tony Hawks Skateboard from Game.co.uk. They asked me to email them back to confirm my address within 28 days which I did, infact I did a couple of times. Months went past and I heard nothing, contacted them and they rekon they never recieved those emails and awarded the prize to someone else. So I don't buy/enter competitions with them anymore.
#18
I go through a phase every month or two of entering about 10 in one spurt. Haven't won a comp in years though :(

I do appreciate all the threads and stuff though ducky! :-)
#19
I always enter the competitions on here and try to contribute a few myself (although I havent been on here for a while).
I am yet to win anything yet though!

I just set up a new email address with walla.com for registering for newsletters etc and just use it purely for that.

Has anyone actually won anything in any of these competitions before??
#20
I enter a few now and then, just the ones that interest me. Never won out YET.
#21
I enter comps from time to time. Have won a couple (literally) of things on free draws.

In terms of avoiding spam, the best technique I have found is using my Wanadoo address (or orange as they are now). They allow you to have unlimited email addresses in the format ...

[email protected]">[email protected]

By replacing the "AnythingYouWantHere" with the name of the website/company you can easlily tell if they pass on your info (as InternetCamerasDirect did with mine :x) and it also allows you to easily filter them out.

Or you can register your own domain name and do the same thing.

Apologies if that's common knowledge & practice, but it was a revelation when someone suggested it to me several years ago 8)
#22
I have only recently joined this site and have already entered quite a few of the comps posted. Have been quite lucky in the past so fingers crossed for these new ones :)

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