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    • DavidHolland3103
    • By DavidHolland3103 28th Sep 16, 6:28 PM
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    Comping on holiday
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    • 28th Sep 16, 6:28 PM
    Comping on holiday 28th Sep 16 at 6:28 PM
    So about a month ago I won a trip to Curacao Pride and I am here now.

    I bought my laptop in case anything went wrong at work (I'm a computer programmer and odds are something will break whilst I away!)

    I have found myself comping and just wondered if this was normal, or whether you all take a break (no pun intended ) whilst you are away?

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    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 28th Sep 16, 6:35 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 6:35 PM
    Totally normal, I do the same. But remember ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY!
    March Wins: Soup & Mug, JVC lt-40c750 smart 40 led tv. DVD hell or high water. £20 amazon voucher.
    • DavidHolland3103
    • By DavidHolland3103 28th Sep 16, 6:37 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 6:37 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 6:37 PM
    Oh don't worry completely enjoying it!

    Got 2 kids with us, so have to take a siesta in the middle of the day to keep them out of the sun!

    Glad to know its not just me though!
    • janE1956
    • By janE1956 28th Sep 16, 6:41 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 6:41 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 6:41 PM
    sounds perfectly normal, especialy if you want to keep up on this site!
    • brownhandbag
    • By brownhandbag 28th Sep 16, 7:15 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 7:15 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 7:15 PM
    totally normal I was in a watch shop in NY and saw a comp advertised.... just had to ask if it was open worldwide (it wasn't)
    total wins 2013 £5500 2014 £7500 2015 £23,900 2016 £10,650 2017 £1633.06
    ITV Winners Club Member #131
    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 28th Sep 16, 8:21 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 8:21 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 8:21 PM
    I went to a lodge in Snowdonia to a wifi not spot for a week, had to volunteer to do all the shopping for the group so I could use the free wifi in Tesco! My secret vice
    • jamielmdjs
    • By jamielmdjs 28th Sep 16, 8:41 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 8:41 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 8:41 PM
    It's hard to switch off the addiction and accept the fear of missing out. But don't go too hard and forget you are on holiday to relax from the stresses of back home.

    Some words of warning:

    Some apps will know your location and not let you enter (some gleams).

    Some sites will track your ip and location and auto-disqualify you for not being in the uk (hard to know though so you could be wasting a lot of your time).
    • elsien
    • By elsien 28th Sep 16, 8:45 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 8:45 PM
    I must be the odd one out - when I'm on holiday my technology stays at home. Definitely no MSE, no comping, no social media, no surfing the net.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • BlueBella
    • By BlueBella 28th Sep 16, 8:52 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 8:52 PM
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    • 28th Sep 16, 8:52 PM
    Enjoy yourself for a week and clock off from comping! Everyone needs a break now and again! If you cannot switch off then you are obssessed and that is worrying.....a real disorder! ! Switch off and enjoy your break and spend time with your family!
    A big thanks to all who post and sprinkling lucky dust to all who enter

    Don't judge my path if you haven't walked my journey...
    • EnglishWelshie
    • By EnglishWelshie 28th Sep 16, 10:55 PM
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    I only enter if i spot anything good on my facebook or in an email when away on holiday but don't get much popping up as i normally start to unsubscribe to emails before i go away to make it easier to check them if needed.
    • DavidHolland3103
    • By DavidHolland3103 29th Sep 16, 11:01 AM
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    jamielmdjs

    I have a proxy that I connect through so it looks like I'm in the UK
    • tinker15
    • By tinker15 7th Oct 16, 9:04 AM
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    How do you get the proxy please. I am also one that still likes to keep up to date whilst on holiday. Just waiting for the last minute competition to come up for a trip to Las Vegas
    Comping from May 2012

    Thank you to all that post & contribute, I think you are wonderful, I could not achieve without your help
    • Mighty Moroccan
    • By Mighty Moroccan 7th Oct 16, 9:34 PM
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    I do when my partner is taking a nap lol. I actually won some good stuff when away too so glad I did!
    • jamielmdjs
    • By jamielmdjs 18th Oct 16, 7:16 PM
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    Usually do (if the mrs wants to spend a day by the pool, i'd be bored sunbathing so why not have a tablet with me and do some!)

    Never bothered setting up a proxy but it's a good idea if you want to ensure you aren't wasting your time (and to watch tv etc).

    Just been to vegas for 9 days - first holiday since i started comping that i didn't do any on. Too much time enjoying vegas to bother. The comping break was good i have to say, even if wins have been drying up.
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