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Anyone else a bit disappointed with the Advents?

cagsdcagsd Forumite
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Just that, really.... So SO many of the Advents are now on Instagram, of which 95% seem to require tagging, something I hate doing. So out of the pages and pages of Advents, I'm probably entering maybe 20 a day? It's really disappointing as I used to love doing them, would always do at least 100 to 150 every day and won some great prizes in the past. I suppose it's the way comping is going in general now.... I don't mind social media comps per se at all, just hate the requirements to "tag your bestie" (ugh). 

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  • eyeballpauleyeballpaul Forumite
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    cagsd said:
    Just that, really.... So SO many of the Advents are now on Instagram, of which 95% seem to require tagging, something I hate doing. So out of the pages and pages of Advents, I'm probably entering maybe 20 a day? It's really disappointing as I used to love doing them, would always do at least 100 to 150 every day and won some great prizes in the past. I suppose it's the way comping is going in general now.... I don't mind social media comps per se at all, just hate the requirements to "tag your bestie" (ugh). 

    agree          
    thanks to all posters

    I've changed my facebook username to NOBODY so when I enter FB comps I press the "Like" button it will say NOBODY likes this
  • Ms_DeeMs_Dee Forumite
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    I've missed the hummingbird all year @Moneybot 😔 
    I thought Quidco may have brought their squids into their comps again too.

    I've got about 55 I like to check and enter, with only one or two being social media ones.
    It does seem like most competitions are going over to Instagram, I'm dreading the day it all goes to TikTok though 😬 
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
  • ally86ally86 Forumite
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    I ended up setting up an insta just for comping after last years advents felt sparse on the web based front.  I tag people I either met on here or on insta who also comp, so that I don’t spam people who aren’t open to comping. 

    I also dread the tiktok transition, I’m sure it’s inevitable but I am getting too old and grumpy for all this social media! 🤣
  • AC55AC55 Forumite
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    I guess it's all about what method will get that company the most engagement, which is social media these days. I agree, it's quite faffy with the tagging etc HOWEVER I've not been disappointed with the prizes on offer. Considering the cost of living crisis and other aspects affecting businesses, I do feel like they're being quite generous with prizes that are on offer. 

    Also with social media, it is slightly easier to judge odds of a competition as you're able to kind of see how many people are entering and deduce your realistic chances of winning. 
  • Fletch123Fletch123 Forumite
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    Totally agree very disappointed this year 
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    f300f300 Forumite
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    edited 5 December 2022 at 12:15AM
    Completely agree, I much preferred web comps. I hate all the tagging especially on Instagram, and share to your story which you can only do in the app. The prizes still seem quite good though.
    Don't forget there's usually a new batch of comps starting on the 12th, hopefully some more web ones then.
  • tea25tea25 Forumite
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    Yep! Avoiding all the ig ones


  • bishopsgirlbishopsgirl Forumite
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    tea25 said:
    Yep! Avoiding all the ig ones


    Me too.

    Very disappointed. Not many really good prizes either.
    Be Lucky Everyone
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