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    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 25th Jun 17, 11:49 AM
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    ONE tip for Newbies from Old Hands
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    • 25th Jun 17, 11:49 AM
    ONE tip for Newbies from Old Hands 25th Jun 17 at 11:49 AM
    I know this has been done a thousand times before, but there are new people joining all the time, looking for advice, so let's just give the benefit of our experience and pass on the ONE tip you think might help.

    Mine is - think about wether you want to give out your real dob to random strangers. I always use my 'comping dob', which is one month and one year different from my real dob. I'm taking a chance, as technically I could be eliminated for not giving it, but I'd always plead 'fat fingers' if required, I just think I'd rather preserve my personal details for data protection.
    Hi. Martin has asked me to tell you I'm a (novice) Board Guide on the Competitions, Site Feedback and Campaigns boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with abuse). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.
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    • euronorris
    • By euronorris 27th Sep 17, 10:19 AM
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    euronorris
    Enter local competitions. Generally speaking, there are far fewer entrants, so your chances are better. Also, it tends to be for local events, theatres etc, so a win can mean a cheap/free day/evening out!


    ie, local newspaper competitions.
    • little owl
    • By little owl 28th Sep 17, 1:41 PM
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    little owl
    Before you enter any comp ask yourself, What are my chances of winning this?. If there are 5k entrants - expect the worst. If there is at least one hoop to jump through (and believe me this narrows it down considerably) then you will be in with a chance.
    • emmaandbunni
    • By emmaandbunni 28th Sep 17, 4:00 PM
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    my tip would be only enter when it's fun, comping is meant to be a hobby it is taking part that is fun, chatting with other compers and the occasional win.
    • Defoe
    • By Defoe 28th Sep 17, 4:09 PM
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    Defoe
    Or if your children are grown up, get engagement pictures!
    Originally posted by Blueyez
    Or better still win a Superhero costume for your dog
    Still cracking on....

    Wins in 2018: 14 prizes realised value 950
    Wins in 2017: 53 prizes realised value 2,556
    Wins in 2016: 51 prizes realised value 790
    Wins in 2015: 81 prizes realised value 2,065
    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 11th Feb 18, 4:27 PM
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    Valentine's Day, Mothers' Day and Easter coming up, take photos of any special culinary creations and store for future use.
    Hi. Martin has asked me to tell you I'm a (novice) Board Guide on the Competitions, Site Feedback and Campaigns boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with abuse). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.
    • toniq
    • By toniq 11th Feb 18, 5:27 PM
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    toniq
    Always thank the company for the prize received, if by email or social media I always thank the company as it's good manners.


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