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    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 28th Sep 17, 5:49 PM
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    does anyone know why is it that i sometimes get a congratulations you have entered page but other times it goes to the ending soon page, and therefore not entered me?
    Originally posted by iwannabeonthebeach
    No, I don't, but I sometimes get the same thing.

    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 2nd Oct 17, 7:41 AM
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    Win Christmas now live again.

    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 2nd Oct 17, 1:13 PM
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    New simply media click to win now added.

    https://piratefm.iwn.io

    Thanks to the kind MSE'r who sent me a PM.

    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 2nd Oct 17, 8:43 PM
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    The Simply Media C2W competitions have introduced a Lucky 7 Prize Draw. Enter 7 competitions on the site and you'll earn 1 star. You can only collect 1 star per day. Once you've earned 7 stars you get 1 entry into the Lucky 7's Prize Draw. Prize is a £100 Argos Voucher. Closing date 19th Dec 2017.
    Originally posted by aspella
    I have seen the following on the iwon-iwon site here

    "Luck 7’s Update
    Hi everyone. The good news is we found the gremlin in the stars system and have fixed it. The bad news - we had to reset the stars to start from the 1st October, which means all stars earned from the 27th to the 30th September no longer count. We’ve extended the competition till the end of December to compensate, so you’ll still have plenty of time to collect stars and win!

    Look out this Wednesday for our weekly Golden Star giveaway where we’ll be giving away loads of free stars to some of our lucky members.

    Thanks, The iWon Team"

    • eng1991
    • By eng1991 5th Oct 17, 3:46 PM
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    So do we just enter our email address for these and thats it?
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 5th Oct 17, 5:57 PM
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    So do we just enter our email address for these and thats it?
    Originally posted by eng1991

    For the first ones which are all Bauer Media enter your email address for each competition you want to enter on each site you want to enter on and do this everyday you want - all the entries from each site the competition is running on are pooled for the prize (or prizes) on offer.

    You have to register for the Simply Media sites but the same as above applies for the prize/prizes.
    Last edited by mjm3346; 05-10-2017 at 11:00 PM. Reason: spelling
    • eng1991
    • By eng1991 6th Oct 17, 12:26 PM
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    Thank you for the reply. So do I have to click on each one every day? Basically I'm asking how do I find the new ones that I haven't done before.
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 6th Oct 17, 1:31 PM
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    Thank you for the reply. So do I have to click on each one every day? Basically I'm asking how do I find the new ones that I haven't done before.
    Originally posted by eng1991
    You can enter as many or as few as you like every day. The sites will only allow you to enter each competition once per day per site, so you could potentially have thousands of entries for each prize. Personally, I only enter a handful each day, as you could spend literally hours and hours if you tried to enter them all every day.

    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 31st Oct 17, 6:13 PM
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    There is a post on the Simple Media FB site in response to a question about winner announcements that implies you will not get notified if you are a winner but have to log onto the site to check.


    ....this week will see the notification of the actual winner moving to your 'my account' page on the site. This means you'll get a 'new winner announced' email from us and you'll then go and log in to check to see if it's you by looking on your 'my account' page
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 7th Nov 17, 1:39 PM
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    There is now an announcement on the simply media websites.

    https://iwon.iwn.io/page/winner-annoucement-change

    "We've changed the way we tell you you've won!
    We used to email you if you'd won a prize, and then list the winner's name on the winners list. Sometimes emails got lost though, which is no fun, so starting from today we'll notify winners via their 'My Account' page.

    We'll send an email to all our users (who opted in the receive emails from us) every time there is a new winner announced and then everyone can go and check their My Account page to see if they've won. If there is a notification that you've won on your My Account page (don't worry, it'll be obvious), you'll click on the 'claim button' and we'll then send you your prize. Nice and simple!

    As with all our prizes, if you don't claim your prize within the claim time frame (usually 21 days unless stated), then your winning notification will disappear from your account and we'll choose another winner who will then be notified through their My Account page.

    We'll continue to list all the winners on the winners list, so you can always check there if you're unsure.

    Hope you enjoy the new and improved way of letting you know you're a winner!
    The iWon Team"

    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 7th Nov 17, 11:47 PM
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    There is now an announcement on the simply media websites.
    Originally posted by Marg2k8
    Seen that on the FB page for the FPL version (before I left the group), just seems like an attempt to bump up traffic to the sites to me - there is no reason an e-mail saying check your account would be more likely to get through than a simple one saying you have won - the click to wins seem to manage just fine notifying a considerably larger number of winners all directly.
    Last edited by mjm3346; 07-11-2017 at 11:51 PM.
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 8th Nov 17, 1:44 PM
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    Seen that on the FB page for the FPL version (before I left the group), just seems like an attempt to bump up traffic to the sites to me - there is no reason an e-mail saying check your account would be more likely to get through than a simple one saying you have won - the click to wins seem to manage just fine notifying a considerably larger number of winners all directly.
    Originally posted by mjm3346
    You are probably right. They have to fund the prizes somehow, so the more hits the sites get, the better for raising revenue.

    It seems now there is also a daily prize. Details for today here;

    https://iwon.iwn.io/all/amazon-081117

    "To co-incide with the launch of our new winner notification tool (you now find out if you're a winner by looking in your My Account page), we're giving away a £10 Amazon voucher every day for the next 7 days. You only have until midnight tonight to enter this prize draw, and the winner will be notified in their My Account page tomorrow!

    - prize must be claimed within 24 hours otherwise a new winner will be selected"
    Last edited by Marg2k8; 08-11-2017 at 1:47 PM.

    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 8th Nov 17, 2:27 PM
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    You are probably right. They have to fund the prizes somehow, so the more hits the sites get, the better for raising revenue.
    Originally posted by Marg2k8
    That's true but they already encourage people to enter for prizes they may not want so they can enter the "Lucky 7" competition and it's simply dishonest to excuse not notifying winners directly because some e-mails might not get through, if that was their true concern there is nothing to stop them sending proper winning notifications and making the information available within a winners account as well.
    Last edited by mjm3346; 08-11-2017 at 6:29 PM. Reason: spelling
  • Simply Media
    Hi all, we are the Simply Media Team and thought we would say hi so that you can direct any questions to us and we will do our best to answer them for you.

    As you are aware we have made a change to our winner notification process. The reason for the change was based on factors including emails not getting through to winners and mis-spelt email addresses on registration. We felt that notifications in 'My Account' ensures that everybody has the opportunity to see if they've won and crucially we do email winners if they haven't claimed their prize within 7 days or sooner if relevant.

    We understand our email notifications to go and check your account is just as likely to get through as the winner notification email we previously used but we wanted to ensure those who's email is an issue (junk folders, mis-spelt emails etc) had the opportunity to claim their prize.
    Verified Company
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 9th Nov 17, 10:44 PM
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    and mis-spelt email addresses on registration.
    Originally posted by Simply Media
    How could they be a winner? Without the correct e-mail address they will not have received an activation e-mail, so with an inactive account how were they able to enter never mind win a competition?


    Setting that bit of fun aside for now, if someone enters on say six sites and they are chosen as a winner (assuming they have the same details for all the sites) will the winning notification appear in their account on all the sites or just one of them?



    EDIT

    We understand our email notifications to go and check your account is just as likely to get through as the winner notification email we previously used but we wanted to ensure those who's email is an issue (junk folders, mis-spelt emails etc) had the opportunity to claim their prize.

    Just given this a bit more thought whether the e-mail is a "you have won" or a "check your account" type if the reason for it is to give the winner a chance to claim just send whichever type of e-mail it is to the winner, there is no point in sending them out to people who have not won, also sending out one email instead of say 10,000 makes it much less likely the e-mail would be picked out as spam/junk/newsletter etc.
    Last edited by mjm3346; 09-11-2017 at 11:20 PM.
    • Sabari
    • By Sabari 11th Nov 17, 2:36 AM
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    Yessss
    I did it i think yaaaaaa
  • Simply Media
    Hi mjm3346

    We've given away almost 300 prizes in the past year, but in about 10% of cases, we've had issues contacting the winner, with feedback such as “it went into my spam folder” and “I saw your email and thought it wasn’t genuine” - in most cases, we had to resort to using our personal email addresses to get the message through.

    You are correct to point out the mis-spelt emails are now not an issue due to the need to verify your account, but they have played a part previously, which is why we mentioned it. Sorry for the confusion.

    The change we've made to put the notification into a users account ensures everyone gets a chance to see if they’ve won, with the notification staying in their account for the full claim period, or until they claim (meaning you don’t have to come every day to check). We also, on standard claim periods of 21 days, email the winner after 7 and 14 days if they haven’t yet claimed their prize, and then again twice in the final week of their claim period, so ultimately, you don’t have to visit the site to get a winners notification. For shorter claim periods, we'll still email the winner as part of the claim process (once they've had a chance to claim via the site).

    As for the extra visits having users check their account generates, this helps us make about £10 extra a day in total, which given the site is free for you to use and enter (as it’s entirely funded by advertising), helps us buy more prizes. I would hope most people would be ok with this, because the more prizes we can buy, the more chances they have to win. We don’t sell your data/details, so you’ll never be spammed by companies as a result of entering our competitions.

    We hope this helps explain things better and you can appreciate the genuine reasons behind the change. We have more updates coming (new games, more chances to win etc) which will include a notification on the My Account link on the home page that will make it clear you've won something and need to click into the My Account page to claim your prize.

    The iWon Team
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 11th Nov 17, 11:52 AM
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    So to clarify, there is no reason to send winner notifications to anybody other than the winner except to bump up traffic to the site which increases revenue and in part at least enables more and bigger prizes to be offered (which is fine and other sites do it).

    Going back to the other point, will the notification appear in one or all of the accounts someone has?

    if someone enters on say six sites and they are chosen as a winner (assuming they have the same details for all the sites) will the winning notification appear in their account on all the sites or just one of them?
    Last edited by mjm3346; 11-11-2017 at 11:56 AM.
  • Simply Media
    Hi, all accounts are independent of each other. If they were linked, you would only be able to enter the comps once per day across all the sites, rather than once per day per site. The means that the winning notification is linked to the site where the entry was made and will only appear on that site.
    Verified Company
    I am a verified representative of Simply Media. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the Verified Companies List. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE.
    • allisoca
    • By allisoca 11th Nov 17, 1:31 PM
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    Probably a stupid question but where is "my Account" . Just checked on "Bella". and can't see it anywhere

    Any help is appreciated
    £1093 of £2014

    £2494 in 2013 !!!yay!!
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