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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
    • #1
    • 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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    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 21st Apr 18, 9:57 AM
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    Robinette
    Hi Smeeth,
    Which codes are your prize lists for?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Andrea368
    The codes are at the top of each post: M687, M669 and M674.
    • r2015
    • By r2015 28th Apr 18, 10:08 AM
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    r2015
    I have 3 tyres, does the holiday in the canaries include flights or is it just the hotel?
    Heading towards 72 and getting even more forgetful and confused and tending to ramble even more.
    If you think I've asked this before I probably have.
    • darren72
    • By darren72 28th Apr 18, 10:39 AM
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    darren72
    I have 3 tyres, does the holiday in the canaries include flights or is it just the hotel?
    Originally posted by r2015
    It is just for the accommodation - You need to arrange your own flights.
    • Bootycaller
    • By Bootycaller 10th May 18, 4:45 PM
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    Bootycaller
    M690b
    Do any of you guys have the list?
    Got 3 shirts
    And 2 apples.
    • Bootycaller
    • By Bootycaller 10th May 18, 4:46 PM
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    Bootycaller
    Ha
    List for M690B.
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 10th May 18, 5:00 PM
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    Robinette
    List for M690B.
    Originally posted by Bootycaller
    You can use the postal route to request the list and a claim code, which only costs you a couple of envelopes and second class stamps.

    Having said that, I am STILL waiting for eight lists that I requested on 12 March!!
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 16th May 18, 10:45 AM
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    Robinette
    M684A prize list
    3 matching symbols

    Helicopter, pineapple or dog = 1m cash
    Pepper = 100,000 cash
    Horse = Audi Q3
    Fan = 15,000 cash
    Fish = steam train trip with lunch
    Glass = Five-star Cuba holiday
    Crown = 5,000 cash
    Anchor = 3,000 cash
    Ice cream, elephant or bell = natural aquamarine bracelet

    2 matching symbols

    Cherry = 25,000 cash
    Balloons = 10,000 cash
    Holly = iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
    Tyre = 1,000 cash
    Cake = River Rhine cruise
    Suitcase = 500 cash
    Mushroom = 75 Love2Shop voucher
    Shoe = 100 cash
    Dragon, tomato or leaf = Virgin Experience comedy night
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 16th May 18, 10:59 AM
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    Robinette
    M684C prize list
    3 matching symbols

    Helicopter, pineapple or dog = 1m cash
    Pepper = 100,000 cash
    Horse = Audi Q3
    Fan = 15,000 cash
    Fish = steam train trip with lunch
    Glass = Five-star Cuba holiday
    Crown = 5,000 cash
    Anchor = 3,000 cash
    Ice cream, elephant or bell = natural aquamarine bracelet

    2 matching symbols

    Cherry = 25,000 cash
    Balloons = 10,000 cash
    Holly = iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
    Tyre = 1,000 cash
    Cake = River Rhine cruise
    Suitcase = 500 cash
    Mushroom = 75 Love2Shop voucher
    Shoe = 100 cash
    Dragon, tomato or leaf = Virgin Experience comedy night
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 16th May 18, 11:05 AM
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    Robinette
    M685 prize list
    3 matching symbols

    Kangaroo, car or jester's hat = 1m cash
    Motorbike = New York break
    Aeroplane = 100,000 cash
    Cowboy hat = Peugeot Autocruise motor home
    Cup of tea = Odeon cinema annual pass
    Pyramids = 1,000 cash
    Triangle = 100 cash
    Racehorse, onion or lion = Week in Spain

    2 matching symbols

    Rabbit= 30,000 cash
    Star = Royal Caribbean cruise
    Top hat = 5,000 cash
    Book = 250 M&S gift card
    Feet = 2,000 cash
    Lizard = JVC 40" TV
    Kettle = 750 cash
    Strawberry, bat or hot dog = Italian Collection watch
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 16th May 18, 11:35 AM
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    Robinette
    M686 prize list
    3 matching symbols

    Banana, shooting star or Bassett hound = 1m cash
    Eye = 100,000 cash
    Lemon = Holiday in the Maldives for two
    Skittle = 30,000 cash
    Boat = DKNY fragrance for him or her
    Falcon = Dining experience at Caf! Rouge
    Rose = 5,000 cash
    Aubergine, basketball or crab = Consultation, cut and finish at a Hair Group salon

    2 matching symbols

    Pear = 20,000 cash
    Orange = Paris or Rome break
    House = Fitbit Flex wristwatch
    Heart = 2,000 cash
    Clock = Amazon Echo Dot
    Bull = 250 cash
    Champagne = 150 M&S gift card
    Shark, butterfly or singer = Silver and aquamarine gemstone earrings
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 16th May 18, 11:53 AM
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    Robinette
    M688 prize list
    3 matching symbols

    Swiss roll, pyramids or cowboy hat = 1m 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 = 2,500 Supermarket Spending Spree
    Car = 1,000 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

    Cherry = 20,000 cash
    Ice cream = Autocruise Motorhome
    Pear = 5,200 miles of taxi rides
    Crab = luxury leather massage chair
    Palm tree = Samsung 55" Smart TV
    Boat = 250 M&S gift card
    Strawberry = 100 cash
    Burger = 50 cash
    Carrot = Russell Hobbs coffee maker
    Shell = 25 cash
    Aubergine, falcon or kite = 15 cash
    Sweet, kangaroo or melon = Silveri watch
    • Robinette
    • By Robinette 16th May 18, 11:55 AM
    • 185 Posts
    • 172 Thanks
    Robinette
    M689 prize list
    3 matching symbols

    Swiss roll, pyramids or cowboy hat = 1m 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 = 2,500 Supermarket Spending Spree
    Car = 1,000 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

    Cherry = 20,000 cash
    Ice cream = Autocruise Motorhome
    Pear = 5,200 miles of taxi rides
    Crab = luxury leather massage chair
    Palm tree = Samsung 55" Smart TV
    Boat = 250 M&S gift card
    Strawberry = 100 cash
    Burger = 50 cash
    Carrot = Russell Hobbs coffee maker
    Shell = 25 cash
    Aubergine, falcon or kite = 15 cash
    Sweet, kangaroo or melon = Silveri watch
    • Sad Panda
    • By Sad Panda 22nd May 18, 8:32 PM
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    Sad Panda
    Do any of you guys have the list?
    Got 3 shirts
    And 2 apples.
    Originally posted by Bootycaller
    I got 3 shirts and 2 bulls, so I can confirm that 3 shirts isn't a million quid
    • tgroom57
    • By tgroom57 15th Jun 18, 10:11 AM
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    tgroom57
    A quick reminder that some of these draws close at the end of June 2018. If you are sitting on a claim number now is the time to get it in.

    It's a bit chancy to send for the claim number (BY POST) this late, but still worth a pop if it's for a good prize. I received a watch this morning, and am waiting to claim the leather wallet - both destined as Christmas gifts.

    Watch from Purely Creative gamecard by Tricia Groom, on Flickr
    Save
    Last edited by tgroom57; 15-06-2018 at 10:58 AM.

    • Sad Panda
    • By Sad Panda 15th Jul 18, 9:22 PM
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    Sad Panda
    List for M690B.
    Originally posted by Bootycaller
    Did you apply for it? I've got that card.
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