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    • Marcc
    • By Marcc 18th Nov 17, 10:53 AM
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    Advents Idea
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    • 18th Nov 17, 10:53 AM
    Advents Idea 18th Nov 17 at 10:53 AM
    Just a suggestion regarding the advent competitions - is it possible to keep them just in the advents section and not in the main competitions section. Reason being that if, like me, you are too busy to enter all advents every day you can still enter the normal competitions without spending extra time sorting through pages and pages of advent competitions. It really makes it very difficult for people who don't enter them and time consuming. If then I have some extra time I can go to the advents and enter them. I hope this makes sense. What does everyone think?
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    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 1st Dec 17, 1:54 PM
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    Sore fingers & I keep sneezing everywhere-Nearly on my second tub of tissues.
    Originally posted by Blueyez
    You need to win some tissues hope you feel better soon

    I did all my computer updates yesterday, Firefox and roboform and it seems to be running much quicker then before.
    DEC Wins: 25 Cash Winneroo, 50 voucher for Rockfish restaurant, The goldbergs season 3+4 DVD, Trio of Dove Gift Set. The Doctors: The William Hartnell Years DVD, R4 Integrated Music System, 4 Glass Tumblers, Snow Globe, The Rules of Magic book, Bottle of wine, tech sticker sheet. soup spoons viners, Super Wings - World Airport Playset.
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 1st Dec 17, 2:04 PM
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    You kinda do need to be at it full time in December

    I did say in the Advents post about a month ago to try and get all of the December competitions ticked off before the advents start

    If you don't want to see the advents, try this :
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=72&pp=20&sort=title&order=desc& daysprune=-1#topofpage

    and use the pages to get to whatever date you want, the advents will all be at the end.
    Last edited by sleepyjones; 01-12-2017 at 5:03 PM.
    • lgardner
    • By lgardner 1st Dec 17, 2:05 PM
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    im currently up to date, but give me 2 hours and i will be 15 pages behind again, my fingers are killing
    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 1st Dec 17, 2:18 PM
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    Blueyez
    You need to win some tissues hope you feel better soon

    I did all my computer updates yesterday, Firefox and roboform and it seems to be running much quicker then before.
    Originally posted by Makeandsave


    That would be useful! And thank you.
    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 boo&pencils&:PostIt pack:cashmere jumper:Scarf
    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 1st Dec 17, 2:22 PM
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    im currently up to date, but give me 2 hours and i will be 15 pages behind again, my fingers are killing
    Originally posted by lgardner


    Sad thing is, I've tackled IG, WT & FB since 10:30 this morning...and I still haven't been into my bookmarked advents & competition time.... The last quiet week or so of hardly any comps has lolled me into a false sense of security! anyway, Once more unto the breach, dear friends!
    • Dormouse1940
    • By Dormouse1940 1st Dec 17, 2:35 PM
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    This is madness.

    Utter madness.

    I've been comping for a couple of years now, but always been working full time during advent season so it's only just hit me now....
    Living thriftily most of the time
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 1st Dec 17, 2:35 PM
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    I booked today as holiday from work. I thought I was organised last night with bookmarks etc. This morning, my laptop tried to update and has been frozen all day. I am typing this on an old PC, which doesn't have my bookmarks, nor Lastpass and is reaaallly slow.


    All I have managed to do is a few twitter competitions (no more than a few for fear of being shadowbanned). I went out shopping to get away from comping and having come back, my laptop is still trying to update.


    To top it all, I have an ear infection and had to go to the doctors.


    I think I will just have to write today off, except perhaps a few advents in the over 100 thread


    Good luck everyone

    • BlueBella
    • By BlueBella 1st Dec 17, 3:04 PM
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    I hold my pee thinking 'I'll just enter this one then go....' but 10 comps later I'm still muttering the same thing to myself until I start to dribble eek! So off I go to pee...only to come back and find another 50 comps have been posted Doh! So Tena lady big pants are on order, as well as a pizza delivery for tea!
    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...
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 1st Dec 17, 3:24 PM
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    Slowing down a wee bit now, thanks god!

    I think I've managed to enter about 5 so far
    • mansey
    • By mansey 1st Dec 17, 3:45 PM
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    I hold my pee thinking 'I'll just enter this one then go....' but 10 comps later I'm still muttering the same thing to myself until I start to dribble eek! So off I go to pee...only to come back and find another 50 comps have been posted Doh! So Tena lady big pants are on order, as well as a pizza delivery for tea!
    Originally posted by BlueBella

    Ewwww TMI Bella
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.
    ― Billy Joel
    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 1st Dec 17, 5:37 PM
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    Fell asleep woke up to 6 pages and normal comps Slowing down a bit now tomorrow will be better now i have sorted the ones i want to do and dump
    DEC Wins: 25 Cash Winneroo, 50 voucher for Rockfish restaurant, The goldbergs season 3+4 DVD, Trio of Dove Gift Set. The Doctors: The William Hartnell Years DVD, R4 Integrated Music System, 4 Glass Tumblers, Snow Globe, The Rules of Magic book, Bottle of wine, tech sticker sheet. soup spoons viners, Super Wings - World Airport Playset.
    • Moneybot
    • By Moneybot 1st Dec 17, 5:44 PM
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    I hold my pee thinking 'I'll just enter this one then go....' but 10 comps later I'm still muttering the same thing to myself until I start to dribble eek! So off I go to pee...only to come back and find another 50 comps have been posted Doh! So Tena lady big pants are on order, as well as a pizza delivery for tea!
    Originally posted by BlueBella
    I think this is what one calls "too much information"

    What you need to do is stop drinking....
    "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
    Marcus Aurelius
    • barbedwire71
    • By barbedwire71 1st Dec 17, 5:50 PM
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    advents!!!
    does anybody manage to d all the advents every day. I have been plugging away all day and im seriously knackered,theres just so many!!!
    • toniq
    • By toniq 1st Dec 17, 5:55 PM
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    done diddly done, now to chill with a couple of hours of ctws...........
    HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!! HAPPY HAPPY JOY! HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!! HAPPY HAPPY JOY!

    • Ms Dee
    • By Ms Dee 1st Dec 17, 5:56 PM
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    I doubt I will be able to, but at least going through them once, I can narrow it down to the ones I am likely to want to enter or have reason to. I can cancel out certain prizes, sites I'm not currently registered with and those that have entry ways that I would rather not do, like sharing Facebook posts.
    The tick and cross system comes in very useful for advents.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.

    50 Challenges 2017 - 46/50
    • mummy2threeboys
    • By mummy2threeboys 1st Dec 17, 6:01 PM
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    I have done the normal end of day throughout the month (a bit every day) and I still have loads of advents..slow internet connection today grrr

    I do have a question..are all the advents in the advent list also on the page where I see the dailys..So i could tick them off when I have done them, then untick then I have done them all it makes it easier for me to track , good luck all
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    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 1st Dec 17, 6:03 PM
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    one of my fingers has swelled up got rid of the ones I don't want, so the next few days should be easier.
    • mansey
    • By mansey 1st Dec 17, 6:05 PM
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    Well my fruitful day consisted of red crossing 90% of the FB Advents.............

    And even that was a struggle with two Border Collies sitting on me

    Roll on midnight till 4am when I can comp
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.
    ― Billy Joel
    • Abominus
    • By Abominus 1st Dec 17, 6:06 PM
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    Good lord, you guys weren't kidding about the Advents! So... many ... competitions. I'll end up with a repetitive strain injury if i keep going at this rate.

    Just won a Christmas tree beer advent calendar, think i'll probably need it after a week of this.
    • Zanzib
    • By Zanzib 1st Dec 17, 6:09 PM
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    The ones I'm interested in I have the newsletters for, and have subscribed to the thread on here. There's a few others I might enter occasionally, but it makes it busy.

    I've found it best to split the day up into three; enter the ones that are early, then lunchtime- early afternoon the late morning ones, and mop up any other early evening.
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