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    • poro
    • By poro 10th Feb 18, 12:01 PM
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    poro
    Dry spell? No wins roll call!
    • #1
    • 10th Feb 18, 12:01 PM
    Dry spell? No wins roll call! 10th Feb 18 at 12:01 PM
    Sometimes I get completely deflated about the fact I enter so many competitions every day and haven't won for months, especially when you can peek at the threads on here and people seem to win all the time!

    SO I thought I'd do a "roll call" to remind myself and also just make everyone else feel better that we aren't the ONLY ones not winning?! ...if that makes sense...
    I hope you have a happy day full of kindness
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    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 10th Feb 18, 12:48 PM
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    Blueyez
    • #2
    • 10th Feb 18, 12:48 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 12:48 PM
    ME! I had One win at the end of December and that was the first (and last since October) Nothing since.
    • Hopefulwaft
    • By Hopefulwaft 10th Feb 18, 12:57 PM
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    Hopefulwaft
    • #3
    • 10th Feb 18, 12:57 PM
    • #3
    • 10th Feb 18, 12:57 PM
    Just had my first win for 18 months so hang in there.
    2016: Joseph Cheaney Shoes; Rival Sons album
    2017: ......
    • booklover500
    • By booklover500 10th Feb 18, 12:59 PM
    • 480 Posts
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    booklover500
    • #4
    • 10th Feb 18, 12:59 PM
    • #4
    • 10th Feb 18, 12:59 PM
    Just had my first, very small win, in 3 months - before that I was winning once a month so I don't know what's gone wrong!
    • jellyfishy
    • By jellyfishy 10th Feb 18, 4:38 PM
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    jellyfishy
    • #5
    • 10th Feb 18, 4:38 PM
    • #5
    • 10th Feb 18, 4:38 PM
    Same here! Since September I have won one thing, a pizza...
    • Zanzib
    • By Zanzib 10th Feb 18, 9:09 PM
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    Zanzib
    • #6
    • 10th Feb 18, 9:09 PM
    • #6
    • 10th Feb 18, 9:09 PM
    Had a six month gap with no wins last year, then small wins November/December.

    Long no win spells seem to be becoming the norm for me at least, so stay positive.

    Edited to add: have had a mags daily win notification- a book, small but appreciated.
    Last edited by Zanzib; 15-02-2018 at 4:49 PM.
    • butterfly2001
    • By butterfly2001 11th Feb 18, 8:00 AM
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    butterfly2001
    • #7
    • 11th Feb 18, 8:00 AM
    • #7
    • 11th Feb 18, 8:00 AM
    dry spell here too
    A big thank you to all those who post on the forum and make it a worthwhile place!!!

    • hamsterfan1
    • By hamsterfan1 11th Feb 18, 8:08 AM
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    hamsterfan1
    • #8
    • 11th Feb 18, 8:08 AM
    • #8
    • 11th Feb 18, 8:08 AM
    me too my last win was a sample size toothpaste
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 11th Feb 18, 11:22 AM
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    mjm3346
    • #9
    • 11th Feb 18, 11:22 AM
    • #9
    • 11th Feb 18, 11:22 AM
    Nothing this week
    Internet goodness £23995
    • Rahven
    • By Rahven 11th Feb 18, 3:09 PM
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    Rahven
    Nothing in 2018, yet
    Gamer and saver
    • I-Owe-You
    • By I-Owe-You 11th Feb 18, 5:38 PM
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    I-Owe-You
    Nothing here either, I (perhaps sadly!) have kept a spreadsheet of my wins over the years and theres an obvious decline on the amount of wins year on year.

    I think I will officially retire my decade-long comping hat when the inevitable time comes when Martin mentions our comping hobby on his super popular TV show!
    • ohhellosailor
    • By ohhellosailor 11th Feb 18, 6:36 PM
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    ohhellosailor
    Nadda.

    Yet I can't help but plan the cruise/holiday/spa/hotel trip I've just entered
    SSDGM!

    House deposit: £5,250/£20,000 (my half)
    • Glamourpuss23
    • By Glamourpuss23 15th Feb 18, 2:44 PM
    • 334 Posts
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    Glamourpuss23
    I didn't win anything for 2 years then won a £200 voucher last November. But haven't won anything since. I enter thousands. When I first started comping I was winning regularly but now the hobby is too popular.
    • emmaandbunni
    • By emmaandbunni 15th Feb 18, 4:03 PM
    • 118 Posts
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    emmaandbunni
    I had been winning a few a month but last win mid December, nothing this year yet. not doing anything different
    • missprice
    • By missprice 15th Feb 18, 5:02 PM
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    missprice
    I have won precisely 1 competition in about 17 months.
    Having said that I am finding fewer to bother entering. with the seeming rise of ig and YouTube competitions, and fewer item i would like to win, it's probably my own fault.
    I may skip to more postal routes, see if that helps any.
    63 mortgage payments to go.

    Zero wins 2016 !!!128549;
    • vickiiglitter
    • By vickiiglitter 15th Feb 18, 8:34 PM
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    vickiiglitter
    I just joined here, but I did start comping before Christmas just gone so probably around 3 months now. I've had 1 win which was a £100 sainsburys gift voucher on facebook. How many competitions do you guys enter a day can I ask?
    • badamsgirl
    • By badamsgirl 16th Feb 18, 10:04 AM
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    badamsgirl
    Other than a couple of small wins in december ( a calendar and a coupon for a chicken snack) i've not had a proper win since February 2017!

    i had a few nice wins in 2016, but hopefully that doesn't mean i've run out of comping luck!
    Good luck to everyone comping in 2018



    February wins:
    • sarah250387
    • By sarah250387 17th Feb 18, 8:13 PM
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    sarah250387
    I started at the end of December and haven't had a win yet but I shall carry on entering anyway! I'm sure 1 day I will win something!
    Started comping in January and i'm already more than a little addicted! still waiting for that first win!
    • tallandlong
    • By tallandlong 18th Feb 18, 8:19 AM
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    tallandlong
    join the club!!!!

    a few small wins in November but that's about it for the past 6 months
    • Enigmatic Me
    • By Enigmatic Me 18th Feb 18, 8:47 AM
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    Enigmatic Me
    I have been comping since 2004 and keep a spreadsheet of all my wins. The last four or so years, wins have been steadily declining. In fact last year was the worst ever with only 4 wins albeit one was a trip to NYC which I won last May. Since May nothing at all, nothing in all the advents and nothing this year. I used to win many prizes and have won some fabulous high value prizes too over the years.

    I am doing nothing different and I know winning is all down to luck. It is just so disappointing that today it really is so very hard to win a prize.
    The best things in life are free.....
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