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    • toniq
    • By toniq 4th Sep 12, 5:59 PM
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    Try the staples comp, everyone wins!

    • Purple_Skull
    • By Purple_Skull 4th Sep 12, 6:04 PM
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    • #3
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    • 4th Sep 12, 6:04 PM
    I came to say what toniq said. Find some comps with a big number of winners and try those. Lots of my wins are from comps where 100-1000 people win. Also things on Facebook like the Cadburys, Curiously Cinnamon and Lindt giveaways are a good bet if you check often enough to catch them.

    Keep trying and good luck

    May you all have lots of luck, Emma xx
    • Madrabbitgirl
    • By Madrabbitgirl 4th Sep 12, 6:07 PM
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    How long have you been comping for? It can take a few weeks or longer before any wins come through. Also what sort of comps are you going for? If you are only going for the big prizes there will be less chance of a win. I try to enter a variety of different comp. Also the number of comps you are entering can make a big difference. Although mostly it is just down to luck I'm afraid! Some people enter hundreds a day with no wins and other people enter the odd comp here and there and seem to get good wins!
    I got a few nice prizes last month, not really big wins but I was happy with them. Nothing so far this month but it is only the beginning! It can make you feel a bit miserable if you are entering loads without a win. If you aren't enjoying it then maybe it's not the hobby for you but if you have only just started maybe give it a bit longer before you give up! Once you get a couple of wins it's quite addictive!
    January 2016: Seed Pantry Grow Pod
    • independance
    • By independance 4th Sep 12, 6:15 PM
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    Don't give up your time will come. Nobody wins all the time, most have a dry spell. Sending lucky dust your way. Also
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 4th Sep 12, 6:21 PM
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    hiya, as madrabbitgirl & independance say,
    you've got to give it time & must keep trying
    sending lots of good luck wishes for you x
    ''Be happy for this moment.
    This moment is your life''
    Omar Khayyam.

    • sofaloafz
    • By sofaloafz 4th Sep 12, 6:57 PM
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    Take a look at my sig - not all of my wins are in there (all the biggies are)! I started at the end of May
    Back to comping after a 3-year hiatus
    • Elledee
    • By Elledee 4th Sep 12, 7:13 PM
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    • #8
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    It can take months for a prize to come through. I enter about 50-100 per day and I've not won anything for weeks! I have just found that entering competitions is a way for me to chill out & unwind at night & anything that comes through the letter box is a bonus. Dont stress & you'll win something eventually.
    Nov - organix hamper & £50 tesco voucher
    Jan - Boon Baby bath frog & bath toys
    Feb - 2 cinema tickets
    March - 2 cinema tickets/3 packs of baby porridge/Coors t-shirt
    April - nothing!
    May - 2 tickets to home show
    • Pechow
    • By Pechow 4th Sep 12, 9:41 PM
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    It's been over a year since I started and nothing. Your luck can't be as bad as mine Do the FB and Twitter comps if you don't already, a lot of people find they're luckier with those, lower odds and all.
    • neverlikedpeas
    • By neverlikedpeas 4th Sep 12, 10:41 PM
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    It's just down to luck.I enter around 500 a week and didn't win anything in August, not a bar of chocolate or a CD.I got really lucky in May and won my summer holiday.Perhaps that was the only biggie i ever win, who knows what's round the corner.If you keep at it I don't think anyone could enter 500 a week and not win anything for months and months...unless your name is Pechow
    • ThunderCat
    • By ThunderCat 4th Sep 12, 10:42 PM
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    Stay positive. Take a mini break from comping if needs be. Been two years since I won a 'big' prize. But I know that an ITV win is just around the corner.
    2018 wins: Hong Kong holiday
  • Barnabysue
    One thing's for sure, you stand even less chance of winning if you stop entering. Have a break if it's getting to you, then come back refreshed and have another go.
    Luck is believing you’re lucky – Tennessee Williams

    May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night – Anonymous

    • daviduk1976
    • By daviduk1976 4th Sep 12, 11:03 PM
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    I started late july......your time will come
    TOTAL 2013 £3100
    TOTAL 2014 £1250

    TOTAL 2015: £500 winning:2 tkts to theatre, Cap1 Footie, weeks holiday in lakes.
    • faulky01
    • By faulky01 4th Sep 12, 11:22 PM
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    I've been comping for 3 years and I've had a few good wins but lots of quiet points inbetween. Since 2011 onwards I have to say that the number of people doing comps has increased dramatically and the odds of winning have sadly lowered but as they say "you have to be in it to win it" - good luck all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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