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I have just starting comping and using MSE competitions board.

But.... some competitions are just blatant excuses to make £4.50 a go. Only put in the terms and conditions in tiny writing. They are not competitions at all. Who would do such a thing? It's dishonest.

I couldn't tell you the exact threads because I have entered too many. They are usually the ones to win a voucher for a supermarket and involve MintedMobi.com. and Myoffers

Why do they need your mobile number? I don't want to give it incase they take £4.50 off me several times.

Can the moderator of MSE ban the people who post competitions like this please?
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  • liliaslilias Forumite
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    If you are only using MSE then you shouldn't be seeing comps from My Offers and such sites as they are on the spam list.

    This is from the Comping Guide


    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 that this is only the collective opinion of other MSE Compers & does not necessarily reflect upon the sites themselves.

    2minutedraw
    4FreeUK
    ABCWins
    ActiveYou
    Bouncing-Babies
    Cashillion (Lead Generation, Data Aquisition, Email Marketing company)
    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
    EZ Prize Giveaway
    Fair Exchange
    FindAPrize (questions raised if prizes awarded, slight spam, non existant company address, dodgy? Info here & here)
    Foresters (have pestered with phone calls quite badly and even salesmen turning up on the doorstep. 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 down to post on 12 Nov'12 onwards)
    Optimax (phone calls, letters & emails!)
    PenicuUK.com (linked to Weatherseal below)
    PickUpThe Prizes
    Planet49 (please read here, here, here & here for more information)
    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 (lots of postal junk mail even when you opt out of future contact)
    Prize4U
    Prizes.UK
    PrizePunch
    PrizeStore
    RewardsToday
    Sandersons Blinds (various comp sites but the prize is for blinds from this company, Thomas Sanderson - pestered very badly, please 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
    VoiceInACrowd
    Vouch4me
    WatchMyWallet
    Weatherseal
    Weather Wherever
    Whats On TV (now 'powered by Instant Win 4 Now')
    Willowbrook (chairs) (have pestered with phone calls quite badly on some comps - see here and also here)
    Win 4 Now
    Win24
    Zenith Windows (linked to Weatherseal above)
    Ziinga (beware emails received, see this thread for info)
  • edited 30 October 2014 at 6:40PM
    fire**flyfire**fly Forumite
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    edited 30 October 2014 at 6:40PM
    hi, there are no 'moderators' on here :)
    we have BG's .. Board Guides ie:
    Board Guides : 2
    Dalkirst, Glad

    & they are not responsible for any comps posted,
    the Board Guides on MSE description is here,
    Board Guide Role Description



    AFAIK My Offers comps aren't posted on here either as they are on our Spam listing in the compers guide here..

    Comping Guide - Getting Started & Other FAQs

    also see lilias
    post above this one as it lists the sites you may be best to avoid.
    please be a responsible pet owner & spay/neuter your pets, too many strays & not enough homes for them sadly. k2u58ioz4c8e.png




  • edited 31 October 2014 at 2:10AM
    weeowensweeowens Forumite
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    edited 31 October 2014 at 2:10AM
    Towser wrote: »
    I have just starting comping and using MSE competitions board.

    But.... some competitions are just blatant excuses to make £4.50 a go. Only put in the terms and conditions in tiny writing. They are not competitions at all. Who would do such a thing? It's dishonest.

    I couldn't tell you the exact threads because I have entered too many. They are usually the ones to win a voucher for a supermarket and involve MintedMobi.com. and Myoffers

    Why do they need your mobile number? I don't want to give it incase they take £4.50 off me several times.

    Can the moderator of MSE ban the people who post competitions like this please?
    Hi,I have searched the board & cannot find any thread relating to MintedMobi.com.Re MyOffers there are a few comps that have been posted but all have had notes added re the spam element.
    Are you just comping via MSE or are you using other sites?
    MyOffers comps include:

    £2000 Sainsbury gift card - BBC GOOD FOOD

    E: 30/06 win bmw z4 roadster

    Win £2000 to spend at ASDA

    E: 31/05 Win a year's supply of Pampers

    E: 31/05 Win a Weber Baby Q Gas BBQ

    E: 31/05 Win £250 worth of Lottery Tickets

    A reply from Glad re MyOffers is here.
  • MoneybotMoneybot Forumite
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    Bother I was hoping it was old spam or not to spam thread back. Now I feel silly for dressing up...
    Rational judgement, now, at this very moment.

    Virtuous action, now, at this very moment.
    (Wisdom, Courage, Self-control, Justice)

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  • fire**flyfire**fly Forumite
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    Towser wrote: »
    I have just starting comping and using MSE competitions board.

    But.... some competitions are just blatant excuses to make £4.50 a go. Only put in the terms and conditions in tiny writing. They are not competitions at all. Who would do such a thing? It's dishonest.

    I couldn't tell you the exact threads because I have entered too many. They are usually the ones to win a voucher for a supermarket and involve MintedMobi.com. and Myoffers

    Why do they need your mobile number? I don't want to give it incase they take £4.50 off me several times.

    Can the moderator of MSE ban the people who post competitions like this please?

    hi, rereading through your post was just wondering if you
    have read through the comping guide regarding spam comps & giving out your phone number,

    there's lots of useful info & tips that would help..:)

    Comping Guide - Getting Started & Other FAQs
    please be a responsible pet owner & spay/neuter your pets, too many strays & not enough homes for them sadly. k2u58ioz4c8e.png




  • mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    A competition listed on here is usually fine (if in doubt don't enter until the post has been up a while to give people a chance to spot if it is a dodgy one).

    Sometimes a listed comp is OK but there maybe other 3rd party competitions listed on the same site as the competition that would not normally be posted on here -

    For example (but other sites do it as well) this ITV page has their competition towards the bottom of the page which is fine but the 18 above it are from a number of sites on the possible spam list including myoffers, getmeaticket, ukprize, swooosh, catalink etc

    http://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/competitions?oid=1297&type=campaign&origin_type=show&origin_oid=GMB_Lorr
  • JessicAhhJessicAhh Forumite
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    I was just wondering - stupid question maybe - if you enter the magazine daily comps? Some of those have a page of 'offers' that you need to say 'no' to in order to avoid spam. Some of these relate to a mobile phone competition company (think it has a pic of Tom Daley?), with a tick box for these mobile comps that cost money - make sure you're definitely saying you don't want to sign up by ticking the 'not interested' box, rather than the answer to the question.
  • I don't know why that Sparkle site isn't on the list to me it screams dodgy.
  • weeowensweeowens Forumite
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    gholmes724 wrote: »
    I don't know why that Sparkle site isn't on the list to me it screams dodgy.
    Hi,you can just pm the keeper of the list, VelvetGlove ,& ask for it to be added to the list.
  • fire**flyfire**fly Forumite
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    gholmes724 wrote: »
    I don't know why that Sparkle site isn't on the list to me it screams dodgy.

    hi, if you think a site should be added to the listing in the
    compers guide it would be very helpful if you pm'd velvetglove..

    Find all posts by VelvetGlove
    as they always ask on the thread for peeps if they think anything should be amended/added etc for them to pm her
    ie:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=60294439&postcount=434

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




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