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    • andrew71
    • By andrew71 16th Jun 17, 9:08 AM
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    Does it matter how you place your details (post entries)
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:08 AM
    Does it matter how you place your details (post entries) 16th Jun 17 at 9:08 AM
    Ok so I've started to enter competitions via post (mainly ITV's). Over time we've always been told she. Entering competitions via post to either place the address where the postcard/SAE is going to on the right side and your details on the left. Or their address on one side (stamp side) and your own details on flip side.

    So with most post competitions now scanning post does it make a difference how and where my details are? Could I place my details upside down or going sideways?

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    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 16th Jun 17, 9:22 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:22 AM
    Over time we've always been told she. Entering competitions via post to either place the address where the postcard/SAE is going to on the right side and your details on the left. Or their address on one side (stamp side) and your own details on flip side.
    Originally posted by andrew71
    Yeah - that's normal for postcards...
    Could I place my details upside down or going sideways?
    Some compers suggest putting your details sideways or at an angle to avoid the Royal Mail machinery sorting it based on your postcode and delivering the card back to you - which has happened to me a few times. But as the ITV comps usually only want Name and Phone # that's not an issue. So I'd say make it as clear as possible to avoid the possibility of your card either being misread or discarded as unreadable. Pre-printing sticky labels may help if you are planning to enter a lot.
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    • chocoholic123
    • By chocoholic123 16th Jun 17, 11:05 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:05 AM
    I always write To: and From: over the different addresses too.

    • custardy
    • By custardy 16th Jun 17, 11:14 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:14 AM
    From experience. Easiest way to distinguish to/from is 2 diagonal lines through the 'from' address.
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