Fed up

any body else just had enough with the advents, I do not do IG so they have been not very good this year. and at my age I am not starting on IG bad enough with Twitter and Facebook
I do it just for fun and whatever I win is a bonus

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  • bluesooz
    bluesooz Posts: 7,198
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    majority of advents this year do seem to be via Instagram, with most of them being small prizes. - and it does seem to take the fun out of advents.  Presumably if you're not doing the instagarm ones there is the benefit advents are not taking as much time (silver linings and all that)!  Have you won any this year?

     I've managed 5 small wins this year so far - 4 from instagram and 1 from facebook - so, for me it has been worth having the instagram account. (one win was £100 with the others less than £20 each - so not a huge return, but I'm still grateful for them)
  • JamboDP
    JamboDP Posts: 41,209
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    edited 21 December 2022 at 12:19PM
    bluesooz said:
    majority of advents this year do seem to be via Instagram, with most of them being small prizes. - and it does seem to take the fun out of advents.  Presumably if you're not doing the instagarm ones there is the benefit advents are not taking as much time (silver linings and all that)!  Have you won any this year?

     I've managed 5 small wins this year so far - 4 from instagram and 1 from facebook - so, for me it has been worth having the instagram account. (one win was £100 with the others less than £20 each - so not a huge return, but I'm still grateful for them)
    I have won a very nice oodie from Heart Bingo on day 2 on Facebook and that is it apart from Swarofski prize of wining the chance to buy something. well done to you
    I have gone through todays entries in less then half an hour.
    I do it just for fun and whatever I win is a bonus
  • Ms_Dee
    Ms_Dee Posts: 7,844
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    I had 91 on my list to enter.
    5 exclusively on Gleam/KingSumo
    1 exclusively on an App
    Only around 16 were on social media (none were exclusive to Instagram only)

    I managed to get some small prizes from M&S Sparks app, Local FB page, PetPlan and Family Tickets.

    I like having a competition entering session on my laptop vs a phone, but instagram doesn't allow you to share to your stories via a computer, it has to be done on their app and a lot of companies want you to do it as part of a task. Also most Instagram competitions allow you to tag loads of friends. I do have people to tag, but it seems like a lot of effort, when that could be used entering other competitions elsewhere once.

    I've managed to enter most daily this year though, as I'm currently down with Covid (been over a week now, thought I was getting better went downhill massively today.) So the nights I can sleep, I enter, as I'm not able to do anything physical right now.

    Hopefully some wins will come through for people after Christmas, as some aren't selecting winners until then.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
  • sammi86
    sammi86 Posts: 532
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    The heyday of advents are over i think. its mainly low value items for alot of effort in some cases. I refuse to do IG as i dont want to spend my life tagging others.


    Started with around 76 on my bookmarks to enter which is wayyy less than previous years and now i have 40 left (im a bit of a prize snob so even then i only enter a handful each day)
  • annat
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    Hi
    I can feel your pain on the advents, got overwhelmed as I was working up to the 23rd and lost out on loads of entries. I have not one even a single thing in two months so really fed up. My saving grace was I have been really ill with a flu bug so am only just back on. Hope everyone has more luck than me at the mo
  • Makeandsave
    Makeandsave Posts: 3,789
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    Sorry your feeling fed up :( its hard work every year doing the advents and more and more people are doing them, Not only that but cheats with 2/3/4 accounts. Most of the comps i enter have been on Instagram i have been so lucky not to get a ban and won 2 nice things on there this year. I wish companies used website forms for the advents.
    Jan Wins: .
  • 1trainer1
    1trainer1 Posts: 1,010
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    Advents this year we're a big no no from me, I haven't won a doddle, I know a few may not have announced winners so not fully over but it's disappointing as normally always win something 
    Blessed on 18th February 2014 at 0814 with little Sarah xxx
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