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    • weeowens
    • By weeowens 5th Nov 14, 1:26 PM
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    Surely everyone is winning big like this lady?
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:26 PM
    Surely everyone is winning big like this lady? 5th Nov 14 at 1:26 PM
    www.dailymail.co.uk
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    • gentleorange
    • By gentleorange 5th Nov 14, 1:30 PM
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    • #2
    • 5th Nov 14, 1:30 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:30 PM
    Is that two featured in one week? The DM seems to be really into comping at the moment...
    • sax11
    • By sax11 5th Nov 14, 1:47 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:47 PM
    dire reporting - for a start don't feel so sorry for her about her 'unable to work' illness, it's 4% of the world NOT only 4 people

    plus i'm sure in the 4hrs she spends trawling her poor child around supermarkets would be spent a bit more productivly & bring in a better reward financially
    • sax11
    • By sax11 5th Nov 14, 1:48 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:48 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:48 PM
    and now wait for all the new people jumping on the 'i can win my lifestyle' bandwagon and then whinging a week later with 'how do i win i've been comping an hour and won nothing' comments
    • mansey
    • By mansey 5th Nov 14, 1:56 PM
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    • #5
    • 5th Nov 14, 1:56 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:56 PM
    I won a pen today, I wonder if it will change my life style
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

    C2W........107/1000......Email.......10/1000......FB...........248/1000
    Gleam......17/1000......IG...........329/1000......MD..........392/1000
    RC...........21/1000......TW..........931/1000......Web.........263/1000
    • carol money saving newbie
    • By carol money saving newbie 5th Nov 14, 1:57 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:57 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:57 PM
    I dont come on here as often as I used to as it seems there is always someone who has read things like that and they can't understand why they are not wiinning after a week or so.
    It took 6 months before I won and then another 5 for the next win ad I considered this as lucky.
    Its a shame that there are so many trying to 'get rich quick'.
    • sax11
    • By sax11 5th Nov 14, 1:58 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:58 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 1:58 PM
    I won a pen today, I wonder if it will change my life style
    Originally posted by mansey
    well you can now enter the postals when you have to put your name on a postcard
    • cagsd
    • By cagsd 5th Nov 14, 2:45 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 2:45 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 2:45 PM
    Every one of these articles that I've read (and there have been a few lately!) mentions that the person in question spends hours a day "trawling" the internet for competitions.
    Surely any comper worth their salt doesn't need to trawl as they would use a comping portal such as MSE, Hot UK Deals or some other such site?? Why on earth would you waste effort looking for comps yourself and probably missing out?!
    I think they just say that to make it sound more like hard work!

    • weeowens
    • By weeowens 5th Nov 14, 3:08 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 3:08 PM
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    • 5th Nov 14, 3:08 PM
    Every one of these articles that I've read (and there have been a few lately!) mentions that the person in question spends hours a day "trawling" the internet for competitions.
    Surely any comper worth their salt doesn't need to trawl as they would use a comping portal such as MSE, Hot UK Deals or some other such site?? Why on earth would you waste effort looking for comps yourself and probably missing out?!
    I think they just say that to make it sound more like hard work!
    Originally posted by cagsd
    To enter the amount that she is surely it must be MSE,rather than the others mentioned.
    No other site has that amount of comps posted.
    • mansey
    • By mansey 5th Nov 14, 3:17 PM
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    It looks to me as if she is couponing more than comping.

    I did laugh at the 1000s of prizes she had won as she was sitting among a pile of pizzas.

    Did you notice her daughters age changed at least twice?

    The Daily Fail at it's best
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

    C2W........107/1000......Email.......10/1000......FB...........248/1000
    Gleam......17/1000......IG...........329/1000......MD..........392/1000
    RC...........21/1000......TW..........931/1000......Web.........263/1000
    • gholmes724
    • By gholmes724 5th Nov 14, 3:32 PM
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    Never talk to News UK.
    • nanto3girls
    • By nanto3girls 5th Nov 14, 4:10 PM
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    According to her Facebook page, the story is untrue.


    https://www.facebook.com/couponmumuk?fref=ts
    • JessicAhh
    • By JessicAhh 5th Nov 14, 4:13 PM
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    Whilst she has my sympathies, for a press agency to have spoken to the DM, she must have spoken to the press agency?! No smoke without fire...
    RIP, 5.40am, 28 June 2014
    • sax11
    • By sax11 5th Nov 14, 4:29 PM
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    seems she's now going to take legal action

    yay - more pizzas and vimto for her
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 5th Nov 14, 4:30 PM
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    If your on the dole / Job seekers / disability or something like that ... if someone writes a newpaper article about you and quote you as saying you're winning 10k a year in competitions, would this count as an income and maybe disqualify from you from receiving such benefits?

    I don't necessarily mean in this case, I mean just generally.
    • gholmes724
    • By gholmes724 5th Nov 14, 4:36 PM
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    Prizes are not classed as taxable income - daily hate readers are never aware of this.
    • JessicAhh
    • By JessicAhh 5th Nov 14, 5:05 PM
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    Maybe she needs to win a session with a career coach?!
    RIP, 5.40am, 28 June 2014
    • gholmes724
    • By gholmes724 5th Nov 14, 5:12 PM
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    I can't help thinking she will have signed something with the press agency allowing for this. These companies must get a lot of belated remorse for ever speaking to them, they will have this covered.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 5th Nov 14, 5:20 PM
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    If your on the dole / Job seekers / disability or something like that ... if someone writes a newpaper article about you and quote you as saying you're winning 10k a year in competitions, would this count as an income and maybe disqualify from you from receiving such benefits?

    I don't necessarily mean in this case, I mean just generally.
    Originally posted by sleepyjones
    If you win cash it should be taken into account for any means tested benefit where capital is considered but generally there is no tax to pay just for receiving the prize.
    (main exception is where a prize is paid over several years like some of the lotto scratchcards, the first years payment is tax free after that it is taxable income).
    • gentleorange
    • By gentleorange 5th Nov 14, 7:10 PM
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    According to her Facebook page, the story is untrue.


    https://www.facebook.com/couponmumuk?fref=ts
    Originally posted by nanto3girls
    Oh, I thought she looked familiar! I like her FB page, it's very informative. I feel sorry for her, I would hate to be featured on that trash rag without my permission.
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