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What am I doing wrong?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
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19721972 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
I have won some amazing prizes in in the last 12 years - including a holiday to Austtralia, a holiday to Florida, 2 iPads, concert tickets.


I haven't won a thing in 16 months though, but I see people winning so much all the time.


Am I doing something wrong?


Thank you evryone who posts the comps - I will keep trying!
2019 Prize Total - £0/0 Prizes 2018 Prize Total - £100/1 Prize 2017 Prize Total - £250/2 Prizes
2016 Prize Total - £650/3 Prizes 2015 Prize Total - £250/5 Prizes 2014 Prize Total - £625/10 Prizes
2013 Prize Total - £430/5 Prizes
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  • baconcobbaconcob Forumite
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    I think there are more people entering than there used to be.
  • Short-n-SweetShort-n-Sweet Forumite
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    Just wanted to say I have been comping for over 10 years now and this has been the absolute worst year for wins!
    Ask.. Believe.. Receive..

    Every Accomplishment Starts With The Decision To Try
  • LizB62LizB62 Forumite
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    As above - there are just far more people entering competitions so our chances to win are lower than ever.
    I've got back into comping in the last few months and haven't won a thing yet - very very different from a few years ago !
    Just back to comping after a few years off due to family commitments. Hoping for some good luck - ideally I'd like to win a skiing holiday (not asking for much ;) )
  • DefoeDefoe Forumite
    596 posts
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    Two lovely free holidays in 12 years is surely fantastic! There will be saturation point at which new compers quickly become discouraged and drop out - so stay with it. Not hard for me as I chase down "lost causes" all the time......
    Still cracking on....
    Wins in 2019: 28 prizes realised value £278:eek:
    Wins in 2018: 59 prizes realised value £1,818:coffee:
    Wins in 2017: 53 prizes realised value £2,556:j
    Wins in 2016: 51 prizes realised value £790
    Wins in 2015: 81 prizes realised value £2,065 :beer:
  • SurfermomSurfermom Forumite
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    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts I won, I won, I won!
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    I think we all get a lot less wins now than a few years ago.

    Besides more people entering I also think there are a lot less comps with good prizes. Many more for low value prizes these days.
  • chloeadkinschloeadkins Forumite
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    I won, I won, I won!
    I have won 82 prizes so far this year - so keep positive! I know it's really a game of luck. xxx
    11 wins in August 2019 :j Thanks everyone x

    Anorexia Fighter & Proud NHS Worker!:)
  • mclarkiemclarkie Forumite
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    I have gone six months without a win. I recently won a box of beer, that's it so far this year.
  • ZanzibZanzib Forumite
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    A lot of the same prizes are being offered across a number of sources too and often they're things I don't need or wouldn't want, so I'm not entering many at all now.
  • zuzuspetalszuzuspetals Forumite
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    Part of the Furniture I won, I won, I won!
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    I haven't won anything in almost two years, and before that it was about four years I think. I started comping about 12 years ago too, and it was great the first few years. People keep asking me why I don't enter competitions any more and I always tell them that I do, I just don't win anything!!
  • kfox92kfox92 Forumite
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    Seventh Anniversary 100 Posts I won, I won, I won!
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    I'm pretty sure Martin Lewis recently had a programme on TV about entering competitions to win more and as above I think more people are taking part. I haven't won anything for over a year but I did have a lovely win of £3000 January 2018. I'll keep going as others will drop out over time.

    Best Wins: £3000 Cheque, £100 Cheque, £50 Cheque, £100 Amazon Voucher, Amazon Dot, 2 Tickets WBA Vs Spurs, Emerald Birthstone Bracelet, Alex Monroe Scissor Necklace :)
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