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    • stevenJcarroll
    • By stevenJcarroll 4th Aug 16, 8:46 PM
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    stevenJcarroll
    Selling your soul to the devil
    • #1
    • 4th Aug 16, 8:46 PM
    Selling your soul to the devil 4th Aug 16 at 8:46 PM
    I've noticed over the last few months that comments on Facebook competitions seems to be getting quite intense. What I mean is the sob stories. e.g. Comment to win a toilet roll, I have only got six months to live and I've never won anything, thanks this awesome prize so generous of you and good luck everybody. Let's not forget the photos and the emojis.

    On a serious note does any of these comments make a difference in whether you win or not???
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    • dontone
    • By dontone 4th Jul 18, 6:58 PM
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    dontone
    Following on from the nasty comments earlier in the thread.
    Some rather interesting comments on FB regarding our birdy friend from Topcashback.
    Seems like sour grapes to me. I won nowt from that stupid bird btw (as usual).
    It's going to get to a point where some companies are going to stop doing them.
    Be Lucky
    BEST EVER WINS WON IN ORDER (so far) = Sony Camcorder, 32" lcd telly, micro ipod hifi, Ipod Nano, Playstation 3, Andrex Jackpup, Holiday to USA, nintendo wii, Liverpool vs Everton tickets, £250 Reward Your thirst, £500 Pepsi, p&o rotterdam trip, perfume hamper, Dr Who stamp set, steam cleaner.

    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • strawberri_shortcake
    • By strawberri_shortcake 6th Jul 18, 3:00 PM
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    strawberri_shortcake
    All you have to do is like and share.

    For some jam.

    I'm just a football widow,
    3 matches a day fills me with dread,
    My fella keeps on ignoring me,
    So I'll enter this competition instead.
    This prize is better than football,
    And better than a big, heavy, shiny cup,
    If I was to win this competition, I would be completely made up
    Why do mice have such small balls?
    Because so few of them can dance.

    • hdh74
    • By hdh74 6th Jul 18, 3:58 PM
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    hdh74
    All you have to do is like and share.

    For some jam.

    I'm just a football widow,
    3 matches a day fills me with dread,
    My fella keeps on ignoring me,
    So I'll enter this competition instead.
    This prize is better than football,
    And better than a big, heavy, shiny cup,
    If I was to win this competition, I would be completely made up
    Originally posted by strawberri_shortcake
    I bet that poem is all over the place lol
    • Daphne01
    • By Daphne01 16th Jul 18, 12:30 PM
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    Daphne01
    You're supposed to enter by commenting with 3 emojis, any comments on your post invalidates your entry

    (Some of them are just taking the p but some still post sob stories)

    https://www.facebook.com/therange/photos/a.10150095608056386.274433.141550836385/10155324617431386/?type=3
    A strong man stands up for himself, a stronger man stands up for others.





    • Naiwarren
    • By Naiwarren 16th Jul 18, 2:32 PM
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    Naiwarren
    That is so funny, they really are just going crazy with it on that one. I thought some of them were joking and then I realised that they weren't. I can clearly see my entry as it is just the emojis requested!
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 16th Jul 18, 9:35 PM
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    Jenna Appleseed
    No sob stories but idiots on a post plugging an in store freebie:

    "It might not be coming home this weekend but 23 football heroes will be and we're welcoming them home by giving away Pride the Lion's in store on Saturday, while stocks last."

    replies (after people pointing out footballs aren't heroes, esp compared to the cave rescuers, and the toys are unwanted stock leftover from the olympics) - "Would love to win this. So proud of the boys"
    "I love one to hug the toy despite England lost please"
    "Love to have your bear lovely prize to win I like and shared"

    "I would love to win this for my granddaughter, she'd love it.xx"

    plus variations on I'd love one yes please,

    A day after the offer ended - "I would love one but I haven't heard any think back to get one"
    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
    Telling me about the sea..."
    • Gigervamp
    • By Gigervamp 17th Jul 18, 12:21 AM
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    Gigervamp
    It's amazing, and quite depressing how many thick people are out there.
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 17th Jul 18, 8:24 PM
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    Jenna Appleseed
    Spotted on Kelloggs Love island comp - to enter you have to post a selfie with the promo pack

    "It would be lovely to win a fridge magnet thank you Kelloggs. I have been eating Kelloggs all my life I am nearly 70 they are to me the best breakfast ever thank you. kelloggs x"
    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
    Telling me about the sea..."
    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 18th Jul 18, 7:18 PM
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    Blueyez
    There is another The Range competition!
    2018 wins-Sweet hamper:Gift Bundle:Stabilo stationery: Derwent pencils&pens: Prewett's biscuit bundle: face lotion: Dress: Bath bundle: Bloom&Wild flowers: Interflora flowers
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 26th Jul 18, 12:15 PM
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    Jenna Appleseed
    Arrrgh - even SuperDeluxeEdition's niche music comps aren't immune.

    Comp is a sign up/visit their sites via gleam random picked thing for a set of signed stuff & orchestral versions/& re- recordings by Flock Of Seagulls. Doesn't even ask you to comment on the blog to enter.


    "Well, I bought a lottery ticket today for a half-billion jackpot, naturally the odds of winning are roughly one in half a billion so of course that didn’t work out. I assume my odds of winning this are therefore vastly more likely (unless SDE gets half a billion entries… )"

    "Oh my gosh I love this band and still have I RAN in my top 20 of all time would be amazing to win"
    -
    "i hope i win this time

    i never won anything in my life

    so i don`t know how it feels"

    -
    "Ooh, this is one I’d love to have! I never win anything though!"

    "hello! let me win this competition)"

    "Please let me win. I’d be ever so happy :-)"

    "I would like to hear these if I win! Well, maybe not acapella versions. That just seems odd to me."

    Off topic but funny cos it's true - "I see Mike Score has roughly signed the area of his head where the ‘classic’ hairstyle used to be!"
    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
    Telling me about the sea..."
    • Skilos
    • By Skilos 26th Jul 18, 4:44 PM
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    Skilos
    Comp is a sign up/visit their sites via gleam random picked thing for a set of signed stuff & orchestral versions/& re- recordings by Flock Of Seagulls. Doesn't even ask you to comment on the blog to enter.

    "Oh my gosh I love this band and still have I RAN in my top 20 of all time would be amazing to win"
    Originally posted by Jenna Appleseed
    That one's alright if we imagine it's not anything to do with their entry, just a general comment on the prize.
    Last edited by Skilos; 26-07-2018 at 4:46 PM.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 3rd Aug 18, 12:47 PM
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    dontone
    Fat Face & EMP are running FB comps.

    Everything from long hair, to various illnesses.

    I'll let you read them in your own time........

    Be Lucky
    BEST EVER WINS WON IN ORDER (so far) = Sony Camcorder, 32" lcd telly, micro ipod hifi, Ipod Nano, Playstation 3, Andrex Jackpup, Holiday to USA, nintendo wii, Liverpool vs Everton tickets, £250 Reward Your thirst, £500 Pepsi, p&o rotterdam trip, perfume hamper, Dr Who stamp set, steam cleaner.

    comping = nowt more thrillin' than winnin'
    • strawberri_shortcake
    • By strawberri_shortcake 4th Aug 18, 1:24 PM
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    strawberri_shortcake
    Another "all you need to do is 'like' this post"...

    You know what's coming!

    https://www.facebook.com/warrenjamesjewellers/photos/a.345461518860699.80021.255439484529570/2118759698197530/?type=3&theater
    Why do mice have such small balls?
    Because so few of them can dance.

    • hdh74
    • By hdh74 4th Aug 18, 1:48 PM
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    hdh74
    Sometimes I really itch to post a snarky comment on some of them. Not nice I know but I find them sooooo irritating.
    • wonderwallet
    • By wonderwallet 9th Aug 18, 11:33 AM
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    wonderwallet
    Just can't believe this - prize is £25 from Quidco - ask what's the best thing you've ever spent cashback on (winner selected at random)

    " I have 2 brain diseases which arnt curable so the best thing I spent my cashback on was taking my husband away for the weekend and havin “us” time"

    "Paracetamol. Someone who suffers from chronic headaches my last cashbook was used on pain meds."

    "I did have enough to buy a memorial for my nephews grave. He passed away in December aged 14 following a road accident"

    The last one was complete with photo of grave and a crying emoji !!!

    • mummy2threeboys
    • By mummy2threeboys 11th Aug 18, 8:29 AM
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    mummy2threeboys
    Todays ending Very and littlewoods comp..Nice prize "Tell us why you deserve to win"
    Compers challenge 13/70
    £285/2018
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