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    • bubblebabeuk
    • By bubblebabeuk 6th Apr 18, 6:32 AM
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    What's your competition entry routine?
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    • 6th Apr 18, 6:32 AM
    What's your competition entry routine? 6th Apr 18 at 6:32 AM
    I am new to comping but already hopelessly addicted.
    I have won a few Facebook comps so far but nothing from anywhere else.

    I was just curious what everyone's competition entry routine is?

    I currently do mumsnet, pirate fm and iwon-iwon click to wins while having breakfast.

    Then I do any new ones on MSE including any daily magazine entries and postal entries.

    Sometimes I will do magazine click to wins after I have entered the main magazine competition.

    Then I typically spend any other free time doing Facebook competitions.

    What do you enter each day? Thanks for any replies xx
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    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 6th Apr 18, 11:32 AM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 11:32 AM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 11:32 AM
    I don't really have a "routine" ... Im generally "up to date" at the moment, so at some point in the morning (depends how much work I have on) I'll go through the newly added comps and periodically check for new ones throughout the day.

    At night time, when I'm chilling I'll enter some C2W's on my phone while watching TV or something.

    I generally avoid Gleam / Raffa / Magazine Dailies / Facebook / Mumsnet / Gransnet ... and I only enter for things I have a use for, so comping doesn't really take up too much of my time theses days (except for the Click to wins) but even then I'm not compulsive about it, I'll just do it if I can and for however long I can be bothered.
    *Good Luck * Be Lucky * Stay Lucky*
    • Ms Dee
    • By Ms Dee 6th Apr 18, 8:28 PM
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    • #3
    • 6th Apr 18, 8:28 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 8:28 PM
    My routine tends to vary.

    At the moment I tend to work my way down the board first and enter anything I see on Facebook as they appear too.
    Then I search for Gleams to enter.

    I very rarely, if ever enter click2wins.

    I'll do the mag dailies if I have done everything else or fancy a break from the board (but I have usually already entered them at least once as I enter when they appear on the board)

    I occasionally search Twitter for competitions but only ever won 2 of them, so don't spend too much time on it.

    I'll also hunt competitions down on Facebook, as quite a lot of my wins are from Facebook, where I have more luck.

    If there is something I really would like to win, I'll use the search function to find any competitions for the product.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.

    Challenges 2018 - 30/70
    • mansey
    • By mansey 6th Apr 18, 8:52 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 8:52 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 8:52 PM
    Routine!!
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.
    !!!8213; Billy Joel

    "You are awful - but I do like you! - Mandy
    • Alexipop123
    • By Alexipop123 6th Apr 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 9:23 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 9:23 PM
    I!!!8217;m pretty new to comping, but apart from a LK Bennet bag from Hello! Magazine, I!!!8217;ve won loads on twitter and Instagram. My routine tends to involve searching hashtags for competitions on IG and twitter, then I go through the MSE forum to see what!!!8217;s new and enter that and then if I have nothing else to do, I go through the mag dailies.
    This is going to sound stupid but what are click to wins and is there a forum for them?
    • xLuckyxAshxWinsx
    • By xLuckyxAshxWinsx 6th Apr 18, 9:52 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 9:52 PM
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    • 6th Apr 18, 9:52 PM
    Click 2 wins are comps which run on several sites at once usually with only 1 prize available (entries from ALL sites are pooled at the end and 1 winner picked) they can be entered once a day.

    They are not posted separately anywhere due the vast quantity of them, however this is currently up for discussion here - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5821326

    In the regular competition sub board there is a thread listing all the sites that run the click to wins - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5697243

    HTH

    Ash xxx
    • bubblebabeuk
    • By bubblebabeuk 9th Apr 18, 1:45 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 1:45 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 1:45 AM
    I think I'm wasting my time on click 2 wins and magazine dailys. Might stick to the online entries listed on here. I do all the it postal comps,because damn right I want to win 45k.

    It feels like I'm spending a huge amount of time and not seeing much by way of wins, I've only won on facebook so far!
    • bubblebabeuk
    • By bubblebabeuk 9th Apr 18, 1:47 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 1:47 AM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 1:47 AM
    I feel I am probably wasting time on click 2 wins and magazine dailies, it can take up a fair chunk of time with no results so far.

    I do alot of Facebook ones simply because I've only ever won via Facebook so far.

    Does anyone actually win those pick 3 numbers ones?
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 9th Apr 18, 1:18 PM
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    • #9
    • 9th Apr 18, 1:18 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 1:18 PM

    I do all the it postal comps,because damn right I want to win 45k.


    Does anyone actually win those pick 3 numbers ones?
    Originally posted by bubblebabeuk
    Thread with some ITV Postal comments

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5814410



    They appear to have changed the rules slightly on the number ones as previously if there was no winner by the closing date that was it the prize remained not won - now they seem to "run until won", are smaller prizes and the odds for the 6 I looked at were all the same at about 400,000 to 1.
    Internet goodness 25263
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 9th Apr 18, 1:25 PM
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    I feel I am probably wasting time on click 2 wins

    Does anyone actually win those pick 3 numbers ones?
    Originally posted by bubblebabeuk
    I wouldn't waste my time on the Pick 3 numbers ones.

    With the C2W's I think the thing is to not take them too seriously, just do them when you can be bothered ... don't physically set aside a time to do them. They're a bit brain numbing, but so easy to enter. Best strategy is do what you do during the day, but when your chilling out / sitting in the garden / watching TV / Having a bath you can enter them on your phone and not have to think too much about it. I just enter them at night on my phone while I'm watching TV or a movie or something.
    *Good Luck * Be Lucky * Stay Lucky*
    • Freelikeabird
    • By Freelikeabird 9th Apr 18, 1:56 PM
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    Didn't really realise I had a routine until I saw this thread! Here's mine:
    • Make a nice cup of tea to fuel my comping session, maybe even push the boat out and have a biscuit
    • Check my email for any wins/get rid of spam/open the daily reminders for things like FPL, Win a Dinner etc
    • Visit Competitions Time and go through all the unread pages reading the message titles and opening competitions that might interest me in new tabs until I have either reached the end of the unread entries or filled my browser with so many new tabs it's about to pop
    • Work my way through the tabs entering the comps or discarding if they are not actually things I am interested in or have very specific entry requirements/T&Cs (I don't usually enter things that ask for DOB for example)
    • Head over to Regular Competitions and check for new Puzzler/TAB, and enter as appropriate
    • Browse through some of the other forums
    • Relax
    The main ones I enter are email/web/Gleam and RC, with some Twitter comps (though not too many as I don't like spamming my feed with lots of RTs).
    • wayneos
    • By wayneos 9th Apr 18, 3:22 PM
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    I've just started again i used to enter alot back in the day but never won anything so i don't know if this is good advise! lol i generally just login go the the last page of MSE i have that haven't got either a tick or a cross and enter any that take my fancy!
    • MillyVanilli
    • By MillyVanilli 10th Apr 18, 1:55 PM
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    Head to the main board and do the end date ones for that day (or for the next two days if I know I'll be busy) that I've left - e.g Twitter, I try to leave til the last minute.

    Then I'll sort by newest thread and work on the new comps, with some Instagram bits in between - then do a bit of searching for social media comps I haven't seen yet/niche and local comps.
    • chloeadkins
    • By chloeadkins 5th Aug 18, 7:14 PM
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    Hey - I have a quick question about the iwon iwon comps, are you notified by email if you win anything, or do you have to keep checking the site each day?
    Love entering competitions
    Thanks to all that post.
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 5th Aug 18, 9:47 PM
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    Hey - I have a quick question about the iwon iwon comps, are you notified by email if you win anything, or do you have to keep checking the site each day?
    Originally posted by chloeadkins
    My understanding is you have to log in to the site and check your account page. However, except for the odd comp that there is only a one day window to claim, you don't need to do it every day. You can also look out for your name on the winners list pages (say every couple of weeks) if this is easier.

    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 5th Aug 18, 10:11 PM
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    My understanding is you have to log in to the site and check your account page. However, except for the odd comp that there is only a one day window to claim, you don't need to do it every day. You can also look out for your name on the winners list pages (say every couple of weeks) if this is easier.
    Originally posted by Marg2k8
    Do the winners lists have the names of potential winners before they make themselves an actual winner by claiming?
    Internet goodness 25263
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