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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 10th Apr 18, 6:56 PM
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    What are the odds for winning TV comps?
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    • 10th Apr 18, 6:56 PM
    What are the odds for winning TV comps? 10th Apr 18 at 6:56 PM
    Does anyone know?

    I sometimes have a text entry to Dickinson's Real Deal competitions as it must be far better odds than 2 on the Lotto. But really I've got no idea what the true odds are .
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 10th Apr 18, 7:55 PM
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    The lotto is a bad choice to compare with as that is about the worst return/odds you will find.

    From another thread

    they (itv) have well over 1,000,000 entries a week so the odds are very slim and other "bets" can offer a better chance for just the value of a stamp - the 49's for instance where the chances of winning the top prize is better than 318,000 to 1 returns 75,000 for 50p.
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5814410
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    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 11th Apr 18, 11:05 AM
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    I guess it depends on the TV show.

    This Morning / Britains Got Talent / X Factor etc will have a lot more entries than a Dickinsons Real Deal.

    With these "Pay" competitions I reckon you're better off just sticking the 2 or whatever in a piggy bank and then at the end of the year you've "won" 100 or something and go out for a nice dinner or night out or something like that
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 12th Apr 18, 4:43 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 4:43 PM
    Thanks for your replies, folks.

    Good to hear about the 49's -- that is decent value.

    I guess it depends on the TV show.

    This Morning / Britains Got Talent / X Factor etc will have a lot more entries than a Dickinsons Real Deal.
    Originally posted by sleepyjones
    I was thinking the same. Just looked up some viewing figures for early February and in fact:

    Lorraine - 0.85 million
    This Morning - 0.91 million
    Dickinson's Real Deal - 1.5 million

    So that's a surprise. mjm3346's quoted figure of 1,000,000 is right on the money. Think I'll have a few rows on 49s instead from now on!
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    • By mjm3346 12th Apr 18, 5:12 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 5:12 PM

    So that's a surprise. mjm3346's quoted figure of 1,000,000 is right on the money. Think I'll have a few rows on 49s instead from now on!
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    On their previous accounts ITV had over 40,000,000 paid competition entries per year, they do not give a number on their most recent accounts but say it is an area that has performed well.


    On top of the paid entries nearly all the competitions offer 3 for the price of 2 followed by buy 1 get 1 free so someone paying for say 8 entries (well withing the maximum allowed) will get 7 free ones on top and there are all the postal ones as well. (Total including free entries could easily be 70,000,000 or more a year)
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    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 12th Apr 18, 5:28 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 5:28 PM
    Surprised by those viewing figures ... but I guess the dole-ites (legitimate don't want to work people) don't get out of bed until around lunchtime
    Last edited by sleepyjones; 12-04-2018 at 5:32 PM.
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