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    • ButtonF1Fan
    • By ButtonF1Fan 5th Feb 10, 11:05 AM
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    "Purely Creative" magazine scratch card. How to claim
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    • 5th Feb 10, 11:05 AM
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    "Purely Creative" magazine scratch card. How to claim 5th Feb 10 at 11:05 AM
    UPDATE, I didnt realise this thread was still running. As before I advise caution and NEVER EVER phoning the phone numbers or texting. Email seems best option (if its a hotmail type account rather than your main account).

    when this thread was started these cards were still winable, by doing what i advised below. My advice now is don't touch with a bargepole!!!

    If the 10 is no longer a prize i wouldnt bother, but i havent personally seen a card in about a year now. Sorry guys.

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    My sister regularly claims 10 (8 to 9 if you consider the postage costs)per card that falls out of the mags. She sent me a letter explaining how to claim, and I'm going to write what she wrote to me. Never ever phone the expensive phone/text claim numbers agian.

    I hope someone finds this helpful. There is another post about these cards, but its mostly about comparing who found what symbols rather than cheap claiming. http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=234517

    Anyway, here we go....
    REMEMBER the most important thing is to read each cards small print, front and back twice just so you know what they want, the dept numbers and addresses


    Newspaper scratch cards - top tips
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    1. Whats my prize?
    So you've got 3 matching sybols (of course!), it says you might have won a million, a hundred thousand, twenty thousand... blah blah blah! Look at the small print, usually on the front. It will say quantities, only 1 or 2 big prizes, at the end of the list of prizes it will say "10 x 5000+" that means most people win a tenner, assume thats all you've got.

    2. I've won a holiday!! Wow!
    don't bother. When it says "holiday in Switzerland 5000+" it probably means that the holiday is a coach trip, starting in switzerland, pay to get there yourself. Upgrades available, most likely for whacking fees. Also on the small print on the back states 75 per person deposit. Be careful. If you win a holiday or non cash prize above the minimum prize, its real.

    3. Get a claim number.
    Most of these cards are printed by purely creative ltd, they must, by law, have an address to write to for a claim number. It will be similar to "Dept PCN 54XXX". That number relates to the card design, as they do several cards. Write the following letters... (post 2)

    4. Stop the junk mail.
    Also always write to thier anti-junk deparment, also in the small print on the back. (See the letters My sister uses and copy them, they work for her) Otherwise you will get several tonnes of spam. (her words)

    5. And this cost me?
    2 sheets of paper (or 1 if printing carefully)
    3 envolopes,
    3 stamps.
    I'd say about 1.50

    6. Pitfalls and avoiding 'em
    *Get thier name and "Dept" number EXACT. Do not be tempted to write deparement, its dept etc.
    *Always cross reference the claim to the no junk letter, as in her examples.
    *If you do more than one type of card (you can only claim each type of card once!) write on the back of the sae the dept number you sent it to. This is so You know what card this relates to by the time it finally turns up. They get people that way
    *your claim number will take years to arrives, as will the prize cheque.
    *stick a post it note to your card to make it easy when the sae comes back. Write its dept number clearly on it, and keep all your cards in the same place whilst waiting for your claims

    7. I got my claim number! yay
    Ace. Never add your email addy or phone number to the claim form, You might not have one afterall Purelly always want a loose stamp, don't forget this. Thier claims address might have changed, check you write it exactly as you are told by them, don't get it wrong

    8. was it worf it??
    You have used in total
    2 sheets of paper
    4 envolopes
    3 second class stamps
    1 first class stamp
    and a post it note.
    Lets say 2.00 max.... so thats 8.00 profit against 30 mins actual effort, but a long wait


    It might seem complex, but whehn you get into the habit its so easy its untrue. Its only complicated becoz you are closing down the spam mail options, but its worth it

    PS, if you are really anti junk, write a no junk letter again and bung it in with your claim.
    Last edited by ButtonF1Fan; 04-02-2013 at 7:52 PM.
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    • Pritesh2
    • By Pritesh2 6th Feb 18, 1:13 PM
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    M684, M685, M686 or M687
    Does anyone have a 3 symbols and 2 symbols prize list for scratchcards with the codes starting with M684, M685, M686 or M687 ? Also anyone like to share the 2 symbols prize list for M679?

    Thanks in advance
    • jaks111
    • By jaks111 10th Feb 18, 6:37 PM
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    Hi I have picked up today's paper ticket shows
    3 alarm clocks
    2 melons
    Does anyone know what they are worth please,...
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 11th Feb 18, 8:40 AM
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    Robinette
    Which promotion is this for? You will find a code beginning with M and followed by three numbers below the symbols.

    You can find out what you have won by sending an SAE to the address on the packet the card came in rather than going the expensive telephone route.

    Would it be a good idea for people to post which prize lists they have requested? There is no point multiple people requesting the same list; equally, people will miss out if they are hoping that someone else has requested the one(s) they need. If we all requested one list, we could potentially help a lot of us to win something.
    • jaks111
    • By jaks111 11th Feb 18, 7:46 PM
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    Which promotion is this for? You will find a code beginning with M and followed by three numbers below the symbols.

    You can find out what you have won by sending an SAE to the address on the packet the card came in rather than going the expensive telephone route.

    Would it be a good idea for people to post which prize lists they have requested? There is no point multiple people requesting the same list; equally, people will miss out if they are hoping that someone else has requested the one(s) they need. If we all requested one list, we could potentially help a lot of us to win something.
    Originally posted by Robinette
    This is new to me it says.
    The 1million cash ticket.
    M689 thank you....
    • jaks111
    • By jaks111 11th Feb 18, 8:12 PM
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    This is new to me it says.
    The 1million cash ticket.
    M689 thank you....
    Originally posted by jaks111
    Just re read it how do I claim as it says any claim submitted without a claim number will be void ?
    Thank you..
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 12th Feb 18, 8:17 AM
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    Send an SAE to Dept PCN (promotion code), WG, LBP, LA1 3SU to see what you have won.
    • jaks111
    • By jaks111 14th Feb 18, 2:57 PM
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    Send an SAE to Dept PCN (promotion code), WG, LBP, LA1 3SU to see what you have won.
    Originally posted by Robinette
    Thank you
    I have requested M689
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 14th Feb 18, 3:07 PM
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    Robinette
    Excellent.

    Has anybody else requested any other prize lists?
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 8th Mar 18, 5:57 PM
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    Robinette
    I have requested M674, 684A, 684C 685, 686, 687 and 688. Doubt very much that they will send them all (if any!), but worth a try!
    • CoCo91
    • By CoCo91 14th Mar 18, 3:47 PM
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    Any idea what the "Designer fragance" would be? I have got one for M680 (thanks to snowdrop11 for posting, I never got a response from them) and would like to know whether it would be worth the hassle.
    • darren72
    • By darren72 14th Mar 18, 3:47 PM
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    Any idea what the "Designer fragance" would be? I have got one for M680 (thanks to snowdrop11 for posting, I never got a response from them) and would like to know whether it would be worth the hassle.
    Originally posted by CoCo91
    The men's one I received was Bench.
    • Cathcoo
    • By Cathcoo 14th Mar 18, 7:30 PM
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    I've thrown away the 'ticket' after reading your post, it looks so much hassle. But I've kept the offer of a free graze box that fell out of the same magazine. That does look yummy and I know I'll get something back.
    • jaks111
    • By jaks111 14th Mar 18, 11:01 PM
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    It has been 1 month and I have heard nothing
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 17th Mar 18, 10:10 AM
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    Robinette
    I received a prize claim number this morning, but none of the prize lists I requested. Not sure how I am supposed to claim if I don't know what I am claiming!
    • dvandenburg
    • By dvandenburg 14th Apr 18, 12:46 PM
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    I've apparently won a holiday in canaries

    don't know whether to claim or not due to advice in OP

    any thoughts?
    • frosty12345
    • By frosty12345 14th Apr 18, 10:26 PM
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    Hi. Does anyone have the prize lists for M684A & M690A? Thanks
    • smeeth
    • By smeeth 20th Apr 18, 10:53 AM
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    smeeth
    M687 Prize List
    3 matching symbols
    • Melon, Anchor or Shell = 1million cash
    • Shirt = 100,000 cash
    • Sweet = 4000 cash
    • Sunglasses = 75 cash
    • Bike = 500 M&S gift card
    • Crown = Apple iPhone 7
    • Helicopter = 1000 cash
    • Tomato, Glass or Tyre = Week in Tenerife for 2

    2 matching symbols
    • Leaf = 5000 cash
    • Apple = Sony Bravia 49" TV
    • Bell = 2000 cash
    • Cake = 500 cash
    • Burger = 100 Amazon Gift Card
    • Holly = His or Her Armani watch
    • Ice Cream = 50 cash
    • Dice, Mushroom or Storm = Designer Fragrance
    Anchor yourself to the foundations of everything you love.

    Thank you to all those who post competitions!
    • smeeth
    • By smeeth 20th Apr 18, 10:57 AM
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    smeeth
    M669 Prize List
    3 matching symbols
    • Top hat = 15,000 cash
    • Anchor = Luxury holiday in Cape Verde for 2
    • Lion = 150 cash
    • Pencil = 8000 cash
    • Star = Beats headphone
    • Heart = Samsung Smart 32" LED TV
    • Parasol = Two large personalised canvas prints
    • Hammer = 2000 cash
    • Feet = Canal barge weekend for 4
    • Aeroplane = 400 gift card for Tesco or Sainsburys
    • Book, Eye or Carrot = Freshwater Pearl Bracelet


    2 matching symbols
    • kangaroo = 6000 cash
    • Bull = Family break at Disneyland Paris
    • Fan = 80 cash
    • Telephone = HP Stream Laptop
    • Rabbit = Energy bill paid for a year
    • Surfer = Casio Wave Captor radio controlled watch
    • Car = Smeg fridge or 1000 cash
    • Bat = 250 Amazon gift card
    • Cherry, Pepper or Triangle = Venetti cufflinks
    Anchor yourself to the foundations of everything you love.

    Thank you to all those who post competitions!
    • smeeth
    • By smeeth 20th Apr 18, 11:02 AM
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    smeeth
    M674 Prize List
    3 matching symbols
    • Swiss roll, Pyraminds or Cowboy Hat = 1million cash
    • Shooting star = 100,000 cash
    • Footballer = 16 week Cunard World Cruise for 2 or 30,000 cash
    • Lion = 15,000 to spend at Currys or PC World
    • Racehorse = 10,000 cash
    • Jet Airliner = 5,000 to spend at IKEA
    • Singer = 2500 Supermarket Spending Spree
    • Car = 1000 cash
    • Superman = 500 Amazon gift card
    • Champagne = Apple iPad Air 2
    • House = A Tiger Moth Dambuster Flight or a Champagne Dinner for 2
    • Alarm clock, hands or elephant = a week at an exclusive Canary Island Sun resort


    2 matching symbols
    • Stilettos = 20,000 cash
    • Tomato = 12,000 cash
    • London Bridge = 4,000 cash
    • Jester's Hat = 1500 cash
    • Lollipop = 750 cash
    • Falcon = 250 cash
    • Brocolli = 100 cash
    • Colosseum = 50 cash
    • Cake = 25 cash
    • Shark, motorbike or bassett hound = 15 cash
    Anchor yourself to the foundations of everything you love.

    Thank you to all those who post competitions!
    • Andrea368
    • By Andrea368 20th Apr 18, 10:20 PM
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    Hi Smeeth,
    Which codes are your prize lists for?

    Thanks
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