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TomHarcourt
Old 04-09-2012, 5:55 PM
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Angry No win yet :(

I'm beginning to get really despondent and wondering whether is worth my time to keep going on.
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Old 04-09-2012, 5:59 PM
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Try the staples comp, everyone wins!

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...hlight=staples
What have I become My sweetest friend Everyone I know goes away In the end And you could have it all ,My empire of dirt ,I will let you down ,I will make you hurt .♫
April best win!
6000!!! Eek!!! xx Happy happy joy joy!!! xx
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Purple_Skull
Old 04-09-2012, 6:04 PM
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I came to say what toniq said. Find some comps with a big number of winners and try those. Lots of my wins are from comps where 100-1000 people win. Also things on Facebook like the Cadburys, Curiously Cinnamon and Lindt giveaways are a good bet if you check often enough to catch them.

Keep trying and good luck

May you all have lots of luck, Emma xx
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Madrabbitgirl
Old 04-09-2012, 6:07 PM
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How long have you been comping for? It can take a few weeks or longer before any wins come through. Also what sort of comps are you going for? If you are only going for the big prizes there will be less chance of a win. I try to enter a variety of different comp. Also the number of comps you are entering can make a big difference. Although mostly it is just down to luck I'm afraid! Some people enter hundreds a day with no wins and other people enter the odd comp here and there and seem to get good wins!
I got a few nice prizes last month, not really big wins but I was happy with them. Nothing so far this month but it is only the beginning! It can make you feel a bit miserable if you are entering loads without a win. If you aren't enjoying it then maybe it's not the hobby for you but if you have only just started maybe give it a bit longer before you give up! Once you get a couple of wins it's quite addictive!
AMAZING APRIL: Quif blast colour (& came with a tub of blue Candyfloss!) Bahlsen Pick Up biccies Malteaser bunny JellyBelly instant win All win's welcome! Win 2014 in 2014: 123.81 Wishlist wins:3/14 Birthday/xmas wins: 1 Sealed Pot Challenge #338
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Old 04-09-2012, 6:15 PM
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Don't give up your time will come. Nobody wins all the time, most have a dry spell. Sending lucky dust your way. Also
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Old 04-09-2012, 6:21 PM
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hiya, as madrabbitgirl & independance say,
you've got to give it time & must keep trying
sending lots of good luck wishes for you x
Smiling is contagious you catch it like the flu 。◕‿◕。
when someone smiled at me today i started smiling too, i passed around the corner & someone saw my grin & when he smiled i realized i'd passed it on to him, so, if you feel a smile begin don't leave it undetected, let's start an epidemic quick & get the world infected.
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Old 04-09-2012, 6:57 PM
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Take a look at my sig - not all of my wins are in there (all the biggies are)! I started at the end of May
2014 Alphabet Challenge
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Win 2014 in 2014: 75/2014
20 prizes valued 14+: 1/20
Best win in 2013: 1 week all-inclusive holiday to Barbados!
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Old 04-09-2012, 7:13 PM
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It can take months for a prize to come through. I enter about 50-100 per day and I've not won anything for weeks! I have just found that entering competitions is a way for me to chill out & unwind at night & anything that comes through the letter box is a bonus. Dont stress & you'll win something eventually.
September - choc gift set/ MAM dummy & baby bottle
Oct - baby bath book
Nov - organix hamper & 50 tesco voucher
Jan - Boon Baby bath frog & bath toys
Feb - 2 cinema tickets
March - 2 cinema tickets/3 packs of baby porridge/Coors t-shirt
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Old 04-09-2012, 9:41 PM
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It's been over a year since I started and nothing. Your luck can't be as bad as mine Do the FB and Twitter comps if you don't already, a lot of people find they're luckier with those, lower odds and all.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:41 PM
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It's just down to luck.I enter around 500 a week and didn't win anything in August, not a bar of chocolate or a CD.I got really lucky in May and won my summer holiday.Perhaps that was the only biggie i ever win, who knows what's round the corner.If you keep at it I don't think anyone could enter 500 a week and not win anything for months and months...unless your name is Pechow
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:42 PM
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Stay positive. Take a mini break from comping if needs be. Been two years since I won a 'big' prize. But I know that an ITV win is just around the corner.
You've got to be in it to win it!
500/2014 of prizes in 2014!
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:58 PM
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One thing's for sure, you stand even less chance of winning if you stop entering. Have a break if it's getting to you, then come back refreshed and have another go.
When I see an animal, I say 'Hello'
When I see a human I try to avoid eye contact and hope they go away.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:03 PM
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I started late july......your time will come
TOTAL 2013 3100
TOTAL 2014 100.00
40 vouchers, Hot flush Tickets, Pizza, kids book.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:22 PM
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I've been comping for 3 years and I've had a few good wins but lots of quiet points inbetween. Since 2011 onwards I have to say that the number of people doing comps has increased dramatically and the odds of winning have sadly lowered but as they say "you have to be in it to win it" - good luck all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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