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    Scratch & Win FAQ

    As there are lots of threads about this I thought it would be useful to do a FAQ........

    In next post ...........

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    Original Poster

    Scatch and win - what is it?
    Its a competition where you can win some Zavvi vouchers
    juliet_bravo;6335286

    Time to reward those of you who have helped make our site what it is, so … Time to reward those of you who have helped make our site what it is, so who's ready to test their luck and play the Hotukdeals Scratchcard?Take a look to the top right of the homepage and click through to your daily scratchcard.Match three symbols and you win a prize. It's as simple as that.. You could win one of hundreds of £2.50 / £5 / £10 / £25 vouchers.. or you might be lucky enough to scoop one of the £100 vouchers.There's £20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs...... all you have to do is play the game!A new scratchcard will appear daily for 14 days and winning cards will be entirely random.Pleeeeeeeeease don't try and cheat! You'll only spoil it for everyone else!!!!Have fun spending your winning and thanks for making our site so great.



    How long does the comp last?
    It runs for 14 days so it should end around the 3rd Oct........

    What are the chances of winning? If not enough members are winning will the settings be changed?
    Admin;6336002

    In regards to the chances of winning - we'll play with the probability as … In regards to the chances of winning - we'll play with the probability as we get more of a grasp of how many members are playing. I think right now it's set pretty high so we can make it better chances if we see not enough people are winning each day. You do have 14 days to get a win though...



    How often can I enter?
    You get one chancer per day and it re-sets at Midnight
    juliet_bravo;6336582

    It's a daily refresh btw guys, i.e. new card should drop at midnight for … It's a daily refresh btw guys, i.e. new card should drop at midnight for the next day




    I've tried several days and still not won anything....
    juliet_bravo;6336710

    There have been quite a few winners picking up vouchers so far aswell! So … There have been quite a few winners picking up vouchers so far aswell! So keep trying and good luck, any vouchers which don't get claimed today will rollover to tomorrow etc. Winners ratio will be adjusted accordingly depending on how many players we get!



    How many posts do new members need to enter?
    Only 5 BUT mods haven't indicated they will change this setting if lots of people create multiple accounts

    Can't I just create some additional accounts so I can enter more than once?
    You could but if caught you will be suspended until the end of the competition and the mods are keeping an eye out for multis
    juliet_bravo;6337075

    Just wanted to reiterate ( as we're seeing a few naughty multis! )




    I can't "scratch" any of the symbols?
    Mods advice to try a different browser or clear your cache and
    juliet_bravo;6338230

    Anyone struggling to scratch the scratchcard, please make sure you have … Anyone struggling to scratch the scratchcard, please make sure you have javascript enabled




    Why is it lots of members with low post counts are winning?
    Admin;6357143

    The rules of chance say that if the majority of members have a low post … The rules of chance say that if the majority of members have a low post count (which they do), and if prizes are evenly chanced between all members, that more low post count members than high post count members will end up with a prize.




    Shouldn't the competition be more biased towards long term members who have made more of a contribution to the site?
    Admin;6357344

    I think there's arguments to be made for quality over quantity too. Other … I think there's arguments to be made for quality over quantity too. Other than determining if someone is a real member I'd hate to discriminate based on number of times someone has posted rather than amount they've contributed (which is much harder to determine).



    How long are the vouchers valid for? and is there a minimum spend ?
    juliet_bravo;6365740

    No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2010



    If I win and don't want my code can I re-sell it or give it away?

    Admin;6337066

    Maybe we should start a thread where members can give their codes away? I … Maybe we should start a thread where members can give their codes away? I don't think reselling is in the spirit of things.



    Can vouchers be stacked, or multiples added to an account?
    imafish2002;6391906

    To answer my own question, no you cant!

    If only we had stickies. Good effort Gari.

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6361798

    If only we had stickies. Good effort Gari.



    Ta - if anyone wants any additional questions adding edit the first post and I'll add it to post 2 later :thumbsup:

    Repped

    You have already played today, please come back and try again tomorrow!

    I have not played today, any ideas?

    Cleared history, cookies etc, used different browsers

    Admin

    strike;6364760

    You have already played today, please come back and try again tomorrow!I … You have already played today, please come back and try again tomorrow!I have not played today, any ideas?Cleared history, cookies etc, used different browsers



    Anyone experiencing this issue, it's now been fixed


    Thanks for doing this btw Gari189, nice effort

    Any Minimum spend on these vouchers?

    juliet_bravo;6369699

    No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6369721

    Any Minimum spend on these vouchers?


    Updated - Thanks Adam :thumbsup:

    Banned

    How long are the vouchers valid for? and is there a minimum spend ?

    juliet_bravo:
    No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009
    :?







    repped for the post

    Banned

    FAQ

    Why haven't I won yet

    why are a majority of the winners some more than once low post count members?

    :lol:

    No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009

    Is that supposed to be 2010??

    Original Poster

    ilovepink;6375249

    why are a majority of the winners some more than once low post count … why are a majority of the winners some more than once low post count members?:lol:


    Why is it lots of members with low post counts are winning?
    Admin;6357143

    The rules of chance say that if the majority of members have a low post … The rules of chance say that if the majority of members have a low post count (which they do), and if prizes are evenly chanced between all members, that more low post count members than high post count members will end up with a prize.



    :thumbsup:

    Rhianne;6375268

    No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009Is that supposed to … No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009Is that supposed to be 2010??



    nope:thumbsup:

    juliet_bravo: No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009



    lol thats good they've run out before they have been won :?

    gari189;6375271

    Why is it lots of members with low post counts are winning? :thumbsup:



    but i dont think its fair, can i forward my complaint about the fairness of the competition to some higher force?



























    joke btw

    Original Poster

    Rhianne;6375268

    No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009Is that supposed to … No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009Is that supposed to be 2010??


    It'd be funny if it was 2009

    But you're right - I'm sure its meant to be 2010.............

    ilovepink;6375249

    why are a majority of the winners some more than once low post count … why are a majority of the winners some more than once low post count members?:lol:



    i think that on average there will be more members with under 1k post then over, so it gives people the perception that "newbs" are winning and not the "older members" . Just because they don't participate in the chat threads, doesn't mean there not deserving members.


    ^this is not aimed @ you, but to everyone in general

    gari189;6375295

    It'd be funny if it was 2009 :pBut you're right - I'm sure its meant to … It'd be funny if it was 2009 :pBut you're right - I'm sure its meant to be 2010.............



    There'd be uproar!! :-D

    Banned

    Rhianne;6375268

    No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009Is that supposed to … No minimum spend, vouchers valid until 15th March 2009Is that supposed to be 2010??



    Unless there is a DeLorean deal that we all missed?

    Banned

    black gerbil1;6375355

    i think that on average there will be more members with under 1k post … i think that on average there will be more members with under 1k post then over, so it gives people the perception that "newbs" are winning and not the "older members" . Just because they don't participate in the chat threads, doesn't mean there not deserving members.^this is not aimed @ you, but to everyone in general



    I've won 4 times so far, so can confirm high class members do win.:thumbsup:

    guv;6379637

    I've won 4 times so far, so can confirm high class members do … I've won 4 times so far, so can confirm high class members do win.:thumbsup:



    4 times in this competition?

    Stop hogging all the luck!!! :-D

    excellent, just realised why i cant play.

    Can vouchers be stacked, or multiples added to an account? Not saying im going to have the opportunity to do it but just wondered!

    To answer my own question, no you cant!

    juliet_bravo;6365740

    Anyone experiencing this issue, it's now been fixedThanks for doing this … Anyone experiencing this issue, it's now been fixedThanks for doing this btw Gari189, nice effort



    I don't think so it's done it again for me today.

    I've been a lurker for the past year. My post count isn't high enough despite being a legitimate member rather than a cloned account. Oh well.

    Original Poster

    zerolight;6392118

    I've been a lurker for the past year. My post count isn't high enough … I've been a lurker for the past year. My post count isn't high enough despite being a legitimate member rather than a cloned account. Oh well.


    Now that you have 5 posts you are eligible...........

    Imafish - I've updated the FAQ with your question :thumbsup:
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