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    • Comping King
    • By Comping King 7th Sep 18, 10:12 AM
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    OK, Star, Express......
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    • 7th Sep 18, 10:12 AM
    OK, Star, Express...... 7th Sep 18 at 10:12 AM
    Anyone else think these are the most annoying sites to enter competitions on.

    They take ages to load, laggy and have captcha.........

    ARGH
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    • Makeandsave
    • By Makeandsave 7th Sep 18, 10:21 AM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 10:21 AM
    They load fine for me in firefox, i have won twice with them.
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    • Surfermom
    • By Surfermom 7th Sep 18, 12:04 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 12:04 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 12:04 PM
    I don't like them either, the captchas take ages and I've never won on them

    Maybe one day
    • Angiejf
    • By Angiejf 7th Sep 18, 12:17 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 12:17 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 12:17 PM
    Also for me, the forms to enter my details are not always there, pot luck, I have never won on them.
    • grannybiker
    • By grannybiker 7th Sep 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 12:37 PM
    Never won, but am guessing the number of entries is huge.
    In chrome my details are there and the page loads quicker. IE is hopeless.
    Captchas are horrendous at the moment. I'd given up trying in IE and C&Ped forms into chrome. Even that's playing up now.
    Road signs, crosswalks and traffic lights are almost impossible.
    Last night I even had my IP address temporarily suspended as their systems picked up I as having too many attempts so thought I was a cyber attack!
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    • deb2112
    • By deb2112 7th Sep 18, 2:19 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 2:19 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 2:19 PM
    The page always seems to jump or scroll unevenly, so it seems like it has finished loading, I scroll to where you enter your details and I'm just about to input them when the whole page "jumps" back to near the top and freezes. So I have to wait until it has unfrozen and then scroll in fits and starts down to the comp entry again.
    • Comping King
    • By Comping King 7th Sep 18, 2:47 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 2:47 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 2:47 PM
    The page always seems to jump or scroll unevenly, so it seems like it has finished loading, I scroll to where you enter your details and I'm just about to input them when the whole page "jumps" back to near the top and freezes. So I have to wait until it has unfrozen and then scroll in fits and starts down to the comp entry again.
    Originally posted by deb2112
    Spot on...you click in what you think is First Name but before you know you have been taken to pictures of Simon Cowells new baby!
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 7th Sep 18, 5:17 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 5:17 PM
    See if this helps;

    When the form appears and you see the words 'enter now' right click on those two words and open in a new tab. On the new tab, you should just have the entry form.

    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 7th Sep 18, 5:28 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 5:28 PM
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    • 7th Sep 18, 5:28 PM
    I don't have any problems with these sites at all, I don't even remember getting captchas on them. The only site I can think of where the captchas annoy me are the weekly radio "Win 2000" type ones.
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    • Yvette394
    • By Yvette394 15th Sep 18, 10:07 AM
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    I won an iPhone 6 nearly 3 years ago but there seems to be less competitions with them now ☹️
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    • Painkiller
    • By Painkiller 15th Sep 18, 10:45 AM
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    The Daily Star & Express forms have completely stopped loading for me - happens in FF, Chrome, IE, Edge, Opera & Comodo Ice Dragon whether I'm ad-blocking or not, incognito or not, accepting cookies or not. Ok, New & Star forms load fine.


    Edit: Neither Tor browser nor a VPN worked but installing Basilisk Browser (the perpetual beta of the Pale Moon browser) allowed me to access the entry forms on the sites that I couldn't access with other browsers.


    Info of Basilisk Browser here

    The Pale Moon Browser is also bringing up the entry forms on my PC that other browsers wouldn't.
    Last edited by Painkiller; 15-09-2018 at 11:12 AM.
    • Midnighter
    • By Midnighter 15th Sep 18, 10:45 AM
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    too right. I used to have no bother with them, but for the last few months I haven't been getting an entry form on any of them!
    '...luck came to those who left a space for it.' Terry Pratchett
    • booklover500
    • By booklover500 19th Sep 18, 10:00 AM
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    The page always seems to jump or scroll unevenly, so it seems like it has finished loading, I scroll to where you enter your details and I'm just about to input them when the whole page "jumps" back to near the top and freezes. So I have to wait until it has unfrozen and then scroll in fits and starts down to the comp entry again.
    Originally posted by deb2112

    I get that all the time - it's infuriating. Then you get the ads that cover the data boxes that can be accidentally clicked on.

    I've never won on them - is there just one prize for each across all the sites?
    • Enigmatic Me
    • By Enigmatic Me 9th Oct 18, 1:32 PM
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    I wonder if they are stopping these comps. Many of the ones posted which I bookmarked I have found are all "sorry this promotion is no longer available". No new ones have been posted for a while now as well.

    I have just tried one I had bookmarked for the Daily Express which is supposed to end on 31st October which is no longer available and there is no longer even a win tab on their page.
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    • thingamaBob
    • By thingamaBob 9th Oct 18, 2:27 PM
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    I wonder if they are stopping these comps. Many of the ones posted which I bookmarked I have found are all "sorry this promotion is no longer available". No new ones have been posted for a while now as well.

    I have just tried one I had bookmarked for the Daily Express which is supposed to end on 31st October which is no longer available and there is no longer even a win tab on their page.
    Originally posted by Enigmatic Me
    This one, https://www.express.co.uk/sponsoredfeatures/life-style/competitions/1006751/Win-1000-to-spend-on-your-next-holiday, was showing as no longer available but seems to be open now. This has end date of 31/10.
    Posted HERE

    The Home Cinema Projector one which ends 15/10 also seems to be still available.

    There's a "comps" tab on their Home page and the page that takes you to has a "win" tab.
    Last edited by thingamaBob; 09-10-2018 at 2:36 PM.
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    • Enigmatic Me
    • By Enigmatic Me 9th Oct 18, 2:56 PM
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    This one, https://www.express.co.uk/sponsoredfeatures/life-style/competitions/1006751/Win-1000-to-spend-on-your-next-holiday, was showing as no longer available but seems to be open now. This has end date of 31/10.
    Posted HERE

    The Home Cinema Projector one which ends 15/10 also seems to be still available.

    There's a "comps" tab on their Home page and the page that takes you to has a "win" tab.
    Originally posted by thingamaBob

    Thanks well how really weird. The comp was showing at lunch time as no longer available. I have just followed your link now on my work laptop which is on same broadband as I work from home, and the comp is there. Plus, so is the win tab which was not there at lunch time.


    On my personal laptop I can only enter these incognito as that is the only way I can get the captchas to work.


    This is weird though how for some people these comps are showing as no longer available but for others they are able to enter.
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