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  • toniq
    toniq Posts: 29,340 Forumite
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    Just realised I was already in the do not post guide....................
    #JusticeForGrenfell
  • fire**fly
    fire**fly Posts: 147,858 Forumite
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    edited 19 March 2017 at 1:37PM
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    hi VG, we now have 4 BG's on comps board & have had for a few weeks now,
    Board Guides : 4
    Glad, Misslayed, I Love comps, sarah1972

    (pm also sent you).


















    please be a responsible pet owner & spay/neuter your pets, too many strays & not enough homes for them sadly. k2u58ioz4c8e.png




  • VelvetGlove
    VelvetGlove Posts: 12,008 Forumite
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    Helloooooo!

    Board Guide has been updated today with the new BGs :) (Thanks for the pm fire**fly x)

    (Belated congrats to them :D )
    Sad because you don't know what to do? :sad: Comping question? Take a look in the Comping Guide to find out :smiley:
  • cornishpasty1
    cornishpasty1 Posts: 27,908 Forumite
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    Posting Comps

    11 Are there any sites, from experience, which are likely to generate lots of spam?
    There are a few which have come to our collective attention as sites that, when used for comps, seem to generate lots of unwanted postal, email & phone call attention. These are listed below for your information, however, please do remember this is the collective opinion of other MSE Compers & does not necessarily reflect upon the sites themselves.

    2minutedraw
    4FreeUK
    ABCWins
    ActiveYou
    BonAccordLife (spam calls, info here)
    Bouncing-Babies
    Cashillion
    Catalink
    Clash Club
    Clash media
    Club La Costa
    Consumer Lifestyles
    Consumer Opinions
    Craftomatic Beds (Comps appear to be just a way to get a salesman into your home, especially if vulnerable/alone)
    Emailinform
    eGENTIC (see Planet49 below)
    EZ Prize Giveaway
    Fair Exchange
    FindAPrize (questions raised if prizes awarded, slight spam, non existant company address? Info here & here)
    Foresters (pestered with calls and even salesmen turning up. See here and here for more info)
    Freeb.ie
    GetMeATicket
    GetYourBillsPaid
    GreatUKsurveys
    Guide2Win
    HelloMagazine (offers.hellomagazine.com - comps on this URL have caused spam to some compers, be aware!)
    InstantPrizeDraw
    Just-Rewards
    Lingscars
    MyConsumer
    MyFamilyUK
    MyOffers
    NoizeMakesEnemies (Care - your profile with name, address, phone number & email appear to be on show with no way to make it private!)
    Nuts (comps.nuts.co.uk - comps on this URL run by data collecting co. Data Media & Research Ltd.)
    OffersClick
    OfferX
    Opinioniser
    Optical Express (have pestered with calls, more info here and here - scroll to posts 12 Nov'12 onwards)
    Optimax
    PenicuUK.com (linked to Weatherseal below)
    PickUpThe Prizes
    Planet49 (please read here, here, here & here for more info, aka: eGENTIC )
    PlayAndWin (beware emails received, see this thread for info)
    Plum Offers
    PostcodeLottery (see here, here, here & here - don't confuse with FreePostcodeLottery who are fine)
    Premier Christian Radio (postal junk mail even when you opt out)
    Prize4U
    Prizes.UK
    PrizePunch
    PrizeStore
    RewardsToday
    Sandersons Blinds (various comp sites but prize is for blinds from this company, Thomas Sanderson - pestered very badly, read here for more info)
    ShopBe
    Simple2Win
    SoapBoxSurvey
    SoFreebies
    Space Kitchens (see thread here)
    SupremeOGlaze (linked to Weatherseal below)TheStarPrize
    Swooosh
    Tickbox
    Topfox
    Toyhound
    UKDailyDeals
    UkPrize
    UK-PrizeDraw
    Vaniki
    VoiceInACrowd
    Vouch4me
    WatchMyWallet
    Weatherseal
    Weather Wherever
    Whats On TV (now 'powered by Instant Win 4 Now')
    Willowbrook (chairs) (pestered with phone calls quite badly on some comps - see here and also here)
    Win 4 Now
    Win24
    YouLoveFreebies
    Zenith Windows (linked to Weatherseal above)
    Ziinga (beware emails received, see this thread for info)


    Do you think help-link should be put on the list (from comments by hididdlediddle in post 4)?

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5627609
    #StaySafe
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year
  • One-Eye
    One-Eye Posts: 66,678 Forumite
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    Do you think help-link should be put on the list (from comments by hididdlediddle in post 4)?

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5627609

    I don't think they should be put on the list. If you enter their comp and remove the tick from the "more info" box they do not spam you. The person who was spammed asked for a boiler quotation - it was not because of entering their comp.
  • missprice
    missprice Posts: 3,735 Forumite
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    Do you think help-link should be put on the list (from comments by hididdlediddle in post 4)?

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5627609
    One-Eye wrote: »
    I don't think they should be put on the list. If you enter their comp and remove the tick from the "more info" box they do not spam you. The person who was spammed asked for a boiler quotation - it was not because of entering their comp.

    Can't find full list, is help-link on it? If. Not I will post this months. Many thanks and if someone posts a link to the list i will save it so I don't have to ask again :rotfl:
    63 mortgage payments to go.

    Zero wins 2016 😥
  • One-Eye
    One-Eye Posts: 66,678 Forumite
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    missprice wrote: »
    Can't find full list, is help-link on it? If. Not I will post this months. Many thanks and if someone posts a link to the list i will save it so I don't have to ask again :rotfl:

    help-link has not been added.

    Quickest way to the list is to scroll up slightly from http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=12238015#post12238015
  • fire**fly
    fire**fly Posts: 147,858 Forumite
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    edited 15 June 2017 at 12:34AM
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    hi VG, please could you add
    http://tastetheseasons.co.uk/
    to the
    please DO NOT post competitions at the request of the owner.
    pm sent you.

    site owner
    Find all posts by tastetheseasons
    note that our competitions are for readers of Taste the Seasons only.
    Entries submitted via competition websites and forums
    will NOT be accepted.

    message also sent to BG Misslayed, for information
    & forum team.




    please be a responsible pet owner & spay/neuter your pets, too many strays & not enough homes for them sadly. k2u58ioz4c8e.png




  • VelvetGlove
    VelvetGlove Posts: 12,008 Forumite
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    Received a pm to add a site to the: 4 Do any sites not want their comps/answers posted?

    • TasteTheSeasons.co.uk - Don't post comps

    Thanks to fire**fly for letting me know :)




    To find this part of the Guide and the 'spam list', in the first post of the thread you can roll down to the section 'Posting Comps' and click on that heading. Automatically it will jump down the thread to there and can scroll down to 4 which is the 'don't post comps/answers' and 11 which is our spam list.
    Sad because you don't know what to do? :sad: Comping question? Take a look in the Comping Guide to find out :smiley:
  • VelvetGlove
    VelvetGlove Posts: 12,008 Forumite
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    Hi All,

    Just had an email from Photobucket to say they want $399.99 a year to reinstate 3rd party hosting (what I use to display the images in the Guide).

    I'll be looking for another solution this weekend - as Photobucket isn't a possibility if they want to charge! I'll get it sorted as soon as I can but if anyone has somewhere they use for stuff like this please let me know :)
    Sad because you don't know what to do? :sad: Comping question? Take a look in the Comping Guide to find out :smiley:
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