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    • katster
    • By katster 25th Jul 10, 7:16 AM
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    Twitter Competitions
    • #1
    • 25th Jul 10, 7:16 AM
    Twitter Competitions 25th Jul 10 at 7:16 AM
    Good Morning everyone,

    I did seach but coudn't find one, I wanted to start a post about Twitter Competitions- as with the post about facebook and having an account for just comping. Well I have a twitter acc solely for comping, but mostly the people I follow or following me are the competition sites. So just wandered if anyone wanted to follow me and I will follow you back.

    Last edited by katster; 25-07-2010 at 7:18 AM.
    07=76.98 08=757.60 09=465 10=983.92 '11=105.50 2012= 2229
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    • katiekittykat
    • By katiekittykat 4th Aug 10, 7:22 PM
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    Hey i am

    Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • jellie75
    • By jellie75 4th Aug 10, 7:29 PM
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    I have been on Twitter for a while but don't understand it in the slightest! Anyway I have added some of you on this list will add more when I have time! I'm hope thats right!
  • Gemsie
    Me too please....
  • BearsBlueGirl
    OK, I have just signed up to Twitter (thanks for your PM star*light*star*bright* ) but now don't know what to do next!

    Do I have to "follow" people to enter comps or...??? And how do I add peeps?

    Please help this very confused Blue

    My twitter name is if that helps??

    Oh and what is a retweet??

    I was sent a link to twitter help but the only bit I understood was how to sign up!!

    Its my age y'know

    Blue xx
    Last edited by BearsBlueGirl; 04-08-2010 at 11:25 PM.
    And I won't sit down and I won't shut up
    And most of all I will not grow up!
    Frank Turner/Photosynthesis

  • BearsBlueGirl
    OK....hope I've done this right

    I am now following 30+ of you !! I searched thru old twitter comps and think I have entered them ok. I sorta understand what to do when they say "tweet this message" but still dont know what retweeting is???

    Oh, and if anyone wants to follow me ...please do....and if I screw up...tell me

    Blue xx
    And I won't sit down and I won't shut up
    And most of all I will not grow up!
    Frank Turner/Photosynthesis

  • steggerwoof
    Ok I have a question

    If someone I follow has tweeted a competition and I simply 'retweet' is that an entry for me or the person I'm following?

    October wins:
    Step-up 3D soundtrack
    Infidel on DVD signed by David Baddeil
    iPhone 3GS
    • dawnylou
    • By dawnylou 5th Aug 10, 7:40 AM
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    I have Twitter, but don't really understand it??! lol Added a couple of you, but got to dash to work now x
    Dream of being mortgage free....
    APR 2007 - 109,825 FEB 2012 - 98,664.53

    • lilmissdebauched
    • By lilmissdebauched 5th Aug 10, 8:09 AM
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    Hi everyone, just to let you know that the lovely compers grapevine site has a twitter guide for new tweeters, I read it when I 1st started and it's very helpful and explains most of the problems you're all having here so here is the link...

    you can add me on twitter I am @missmamo
    just remember if you do enter a ReTweeting comp that you need to ReTweet the original tweet from the company/user running the comp and do not retweet other compers messages as they could be disqualified (some comps only let you tweet a message once for enrty)

    Hope you all have a lucky day! x
    • jojogirly
    • By jojogirly 5th Aug 10, 10:04 AM
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    This is me
    Total 2019: 3972 - Best win this year 3000
    2018 total 4062/2017 total 2260/ 2016 total 2025/ 2015 total 3809.

    • katiekittykat
    • By katiekittykat 5th Aug 10, 11:07 AM
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    Ok going ok but still getting used to it! xxxx
    Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • mysticwen
    • By mysticwen 5th Aug 10, 4:18 PM
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    twitter newbie
    i think i have managed to follow you

    hope this is ok

    many thanks
    • roar349
    • By roar349 5th Aug 10, 7:39 PM
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    Just adding myself to the mix...

    • KJaybaby
    • By KJaybaby 6th Aug 10, 11:11 AM
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    Hi - please can I join and people follow me too......

    Not very good on twitter and managed to start following those with the links but for those without links can someone explain how I find them and then follow (I can search and find them but it doesn't allow me to follow.......)

    My link is

    Thanks for a fab thread and although I haven;t won from twitter I'm loving the comps xx
    2013 - Best year ever with wins over 8,500

    Top 5 Wishlist Prizes - Family holiday, BAFTA goody bag, Boys Lego, Food hamper, KitchenAid mixer

    2016 Wins To Date - Books, Skincare, White Stuff Make-Up Bag

    Bonkers about Comping...... Thanks all posters
    • katiekittykat
    • By katiekittykat 6th Aug 10, 11:36 AM
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    Had this DM - am assuming its a fake:

    Hi, Katie hamilton.

    You have a new direct message:
    TonitaFarmer: Congratulations! on becoming one of our daily winners to test and keep a Apple Ipad proceed below.

    Reply on the web at
    Send me a direct message from your phone: D TONITAFARMER

    Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
    • Ali1802
    • By Ali1802 6th Aug 10, 7:58 PM
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    Hi all I really dont understand twitter but I have an account which is @AliS1802 I have clicked to follow a few of you
    Started comping again Sept 2013
    Best wins: Currys wishlist, 3 Laptop's, a PS4 and an Espresso machine fridge freezer 100 M&S vouchers
    46 wins totalling approx 3000 since September 2013
    .* Thank you to everyone that posts competitions*.
    • little dumplings
    • By little dumplings 6th Aug 10, 9:03 PM
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    little dumplings
    No idea about twitter...but will have a bash anyway and add you guys....

    Tweet me

    Karen x
    Back on it!
    • dubs31
    • By dubs31 7th Aug 10, 8:50 AM
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    im new to MSE and twitter but im now following u all so feel free to follow me aswell
    • eleanor73
    • By eleanor73 7th Aug 10, 10:38 AM
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    You may be able to answer one question I have - I've noticed that most competition winners are asked to DM the organiser with their details - what if you don't see this request? Surely you don't need to go to every organisers page to see if you've won (either that or stay on twitter 24hrs a day!?) Sorry if I'm being dumb!!
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 7th Aug 10, 7:05 PM
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    I will try and answer some of the questions, but please have a look at the link to the Compergrapevine guide to Twitter above, or this post by Kisto:-

    Firstly, in order to retweet a competition, you need to go to the Twitter page of the company or person running the comp and then click on Retweet from there, don't just click on retweet on the page of the person that you are looking at, who has just entered themselves.

    Secondly, if you win, the company that is telling you that you have won will send a message that includes your Twitter name and the @ symbol. Therefore for example, if dubs31 had won a prize, the company that organised the comp would send a tweet saying something like "Congratulations @dubs31, you have won the prize." dubs31 would need to check on Twitter from time to time for any messages that included "@dubs31". The way that dubs31 would do this is to log on to Twitter and then on the right hand side of the Twitter page, click on the hyperlink that says "@dubs31". This would show any tweets that included "@dubs31".

    Lastly, someone asked if you needed to "follow" someone to enter a competition. It will say on Twitter if you have to do this, but usually, the answer is yes, you need to follow and retweet.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by Marg2k8; 07-08-2010 at 7:09 PM.
    • nanto3girls
    • By nanto3girls 7th Aug 10, 7:27 PM
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    Following most of you,still a few left to follow. Please feel free to follow me.
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