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    • thetoothfairy
    • By thetoothfairy 20th Mar 17, 10:29 PM
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    Has anyone won a twitter competition without...
    • #1
    • 20th Mar 17, 10:29 PM
    Has anyone won a twitter competition without... 20th Mar 17 at 10:29 PM
    Writing a message about why you're so deserving of winning?! Is it enough simply to like and retweet?
    2017: BFG blueray; designer lampshade set; theatre tickets x 2 lots: a holiday to Yorkshire; record player; Beatrix Potter gift set; family tickets to Leeds Castle
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 20th Mar 17, 10:34 PM
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    If it needs a follow and retweet that's what I do, if it wants more than that I probably don't bother to enter, I have won a few times doing this.
    • skintpaul
    • By skintpaul 20th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
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    • #3
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
    I have never done a 'begging' entry, on TW! Just follow / like / RT as required..
    breathe in, breathe out- You're alive! Everything else is a bonus, right? RIGHT??
    • thetoothfairy
    • By thetoothfairy 20th Mar 17, 10:41 PM
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    • #4
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:41 PM
    Very good to hear.
    2017: BFG blueray; designer lampshade set; theatre tickets x 2 lots: a holiday to Yorkshire; record player; Beatrix Potter gift set; family tickets to Leeds Castle
    • Runnerduck
    • By Runnerduck 20th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
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    • #5
    • 20th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
    i have won a lot ever, i just follow and rt, and may tag a friend if i think she would like to enter, but never any begging or grovelling!
    best win yet - 10 night holiday to Australia
    • thetoothfairy
    • By thetoothfairy 20th Mar 17, 11:04 PM
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    • #6
    • 20th Mar 17, 11:04 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 11:04 PM
    i have won a lot ever, i just follow and rt, and may tag a friend if i think she would like to enter, but never any begging or grovelling!
    Originally posted by Runnerduck

    Pleased to hear it - I'm still grateful to you for winning a netbook from robinsons all those years ago!
    2017: BFG blueray; designer lampshade set; theatre tickets x 2 lots: a holiday to Yorkshire; record player; Beatrix Potter gift set; family tickets to Leeds Castle
    • drinkupretty
    • By drinkupretty 20th Mar 17, 11:18 PM
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    • #7
    • 20th Mar 17, 11:18 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 11:18 PM
    yep, won tickets to a convention by follow and rt
    "I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes"
    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 21st Mar 17, 1:05 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 1:05 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 1:05 AM
    Just follow, RT and if it asks answer the question (usually it's something like " Is the name of our new product A) B) or C)?) or asks me to link to the product I would like to win. I don't tag because I don't have friends who are on Twitter. Not enough characters for a sob story on twitter!
    2017 wins: Thomas Sabo diary:GF goodies: Umbrella: Caran d'Ache pens:Xmen merch:sunny D socks: Staedtler pencils: Years worth SunnyD: Zaini hat: DespicableMe bundle:PNY bundle: PilotPen & book: personalised Yull shoes:Colouring book:PostIt pack:cashmere jumper
    • Ms Dee
    • By Ms Dee 21st Mar 17, 3:28 AM
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    • #9
    • 21st Mar 17, 3:28 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 3:28 AM
    I usually do what is asked - Follow, Retweet, Like and answer the question if there is one.

    I know some people do not like to give prizes to competition accounts, unfortunately that is what most of my Twitter is, not all of it, but mostly competitions. So if I am selected they may redraw another winner, without me knowing.
    So many people enter Twitter competitions as they are simple to enter, so the chances are fairly low. I've won 2 Twitter competitions out of around 5000 competitions, but I can't complain.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.

    50 Challenges 2017 - 44/50
    • bubblebobble23
    • By bubblebobble23 21st Mar 17, 8:43 AM
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    Does anyone ever win because of those endless copy and paste manual retweets?
    • happysaz133
    • By happysaz133 21st Mar 17, 10:48 AM
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    I've never done a sob story on twitter, I just follow and RT. Won a few times on Twitter but not frequently.
    I just enter and forget...hoping to win something!
    • andrew71
    • By andrew71 21st Mar 17, 12:22 PM
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    Does anyone ever win because of those endless copy and paste manual retweets?
    Originally posted by bubblebobble23
    Copying and pasting a tweet doesn't count as a Retweet. I presume that is what you mean?

    • andrew71
    • By andrew71 21st Mar 17, 12:30 PM
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    I sometimes post random non competition tweets eg about football or what is happening in the world. That way my Twitter feed isn't full of retweets of competitions

    • EmskiFink
    • By EmskiFink 21st Mar 17, 1:21 PM
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    Ive won once and just Follow and RT
    2013 Win £50 Amazon voucher 2016 Wins Massive Attack tickets/Pukka Herbs Turmeric gift set/One night stay for two at the Grove of Narberth with gourmet dinner/La Redoute jumper = £950 2017 Wins - The Secret Life of Pets DVD and pet blanket / £100 spa voucher/ Cosmetics bundle/ £2 Quidco win/ HRH PROG festival pass / Hamilton paint brush
    • sammi86
    • By sammi86 21st Mar 17, 9:05 PM
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    Copying and pasting a tweet doesn't count as a Retweet. I presume that is what you mean?
    Originally posted by andrew71

    That was the old way of retweeting before the retweet button was invented (Twitter dinosaur here). I still do the old way too!
    • serenity2012
    • By serenity2012 28th Mar 17, 4:31 PM
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    Unlike Facebook I've rarely seen begging replies on twitter. There are a lot of replies but they're usually things like great prize, thanks for the comp etc. I rarely win on fb or twitter and might give those up soon anyway but the couple of times i did I just liked and retweeted.
    August-September 2017: Lots of stuff
    • JennyWren29
    • By JennyWren29 28th Mar 17, 4:45 PM
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    Over 6000 thousand tweets and I haven't won ONE competition on Twitter I keep trying to though because it's so easy and quick! No sob stories for me either. They make me cringe tbh.
    2016: Luxury Chalet Holiday in France for 10 people (worth £30.000)
    2017: Just for Tummies Live Bacteria supplements (year's supply)
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 28th Mar 17, 4:47 PM
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    I'm not sure anyone would actually admit to it on here, even if they had used one
    • dawnylou
    • By dawnylou 2nd Apr 17, 5:29 AM
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    I just do what the tweet asks of me, but occasionally I'll also throw in a reply....Like today I entered one for a sports bra and commented that i could do with a new one after a major wardrobe malfunction doing burpees...Not because i think it might give me more chance of winning, but because it's true. Also i think it helps them to see my account is 'human' and not someone using some sort of bot.
    Or if the prize is something i really badly want i might ask for more info (in case i make a purchase later)
    I've been comping for years on Twitter though and only won twice and they were a long time ago now.
    Last edited by dawnylou; 02-04-2017 at 5:39 AM.
    Dream of being mortgage free....
    APR 2007 - £109,825 FEB 2012 - £98,664.53


    • Abominus
    • By Abominus 2nd Apr 17, 11:44 AM
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    Had 3 wins on Twitter last month, i usually just retweet unless instructed otherwise, and that's it. Sometimes i throw in a reply, no sob stories though. Does it help? no idea. Don't think it hurts to add a human touch though, feels a bit robotic just hitting retweet.
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