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    • mansey
    • By mansey 14th Nov 18, 7:04 PM
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    Compers Challenge 2019
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    • 14th Nov 18, 7:04 PM
    Compers Challenge 2019 14th Nov 18 at 7:04 PM
    Happy New Year

    Wishing you all LOTS of luck for this years Compers Challenge

    I am trying to get this thread up and running before the Advents madness starts

    If you would like to join our Compers Challenge next year please copy and paste the following post into your name.

    The next Compers Challenge will begin on 1st January 2019
    Last edited by mansey; 01-01-2019 at 1:42 PM.
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

    C2W........107/1000......Email.......10/1000......FB...........248/1000
    Gleam......17/1000......IG...........329/1000......MD..........392/1000
    RC...........21/1000......TW..........931/1000......Web.........263/1000
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    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 12th Jan 19, 9:59 AM
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    ok glad to clear that up.....i was doing that anyway, just making sure everyone else is!!! i like to ask the questions other are thinking about! lol (you know someone is sitting there now thinking .... "ha ha ha i got an extra 15 facebook and twitter entries")
    Mar wins: sink trap 50 home bargains voucher
    completed: FB/TW/WEB/CTW/MD IN:420/1000; Email: 206/1000; Gleam: 215/1000; Raff: 133/1000;
    • 2013yearofthehouse
    • By 2013yearofthehouse 12th Jan 19, 12:48 PM
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    I’m counting Gleam/RC just as themselves. I haven’t been counting extra daily entries on them though. I don’t do daily tweets/comments etc. but I do do the extra free entry ones where you just select the option......I haven’t been counting those, because if I did I’d be on about 300+ by now and would probably complete the challenge by February, whereas I’d rather try and spread it out a bit and make the challenge last longer. Kind of wish I’d done the same with the mag dailies, instead of counting daily entries as now I’ve already finished the 1000. I might go back and just count new mag dailies instead, so that it keeps the challenge going a lot longer. I’m still entering daily on top of that though.

    What are you all doing when you get to 1000? Stopping counting (but still entering)? (Or stop entering as well, for some you don’t do regularly like the c2w?) Or continuing to count all year regardless?
    Last edited by 2013yearofthehouse; 12-01-2019 at 12:52 PM.
    • Ms Dee
    • By Ms Dee 12th Jan 19, 1:03 PM
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    Ms Dee
    What are you all doing when you get to 1000? Stopping counting (but still entering)? (Or stop entering as well, for some you dont do regularly like the c2w?) Or continuing to count all year regardless?
    Originally posted by 2013yearofthehouse
    I'm just going to stop counting but continue entering. Although I will stop entering Click to wins as I don't usually enter them.
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.

    Challenges 2019 - 11/55
    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 12th Jan 19, 1:10 PM
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    What are you all doing when you get to 1000? Stopping counting (but still entering)? (Or stop entering as well, for some you dont do regularly like the c2w?) Or continuing to count all year regardless?
    Originally posted by 2013yearofthehouse
    i will probably just stop counting but carry on entering, only because it takes extra effort and time to count them

    i also dont do the extra entries each day on raffle/gleams so i only count them once
    Mar wins: sink trap 50 home bargains voucher
    completed: FB/TW/WEB/CTW/MD IN:420/1000; Email: 206/1000; Gleam: 215/1000; Raff: 133/1000;
    • 2013yearofthehouse
    • By 2013yearofthehouse 12th Jan 19, 1:21 PM
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    2013yearofthehouse
    I'm just going to stop counting but continue entering. Although I will stop entering Click to wins as I don't usually enter them.
    Originally posted by Ms Dee
    i will probably just stop counting but carry on entering, only because it takes extra effort and time to count them

    i also dont do the extra entries each day on raffle/gleams so i only count them once
    Originally posted by lucinad
    Great, thats what I was thinking Will stop counting, but continuing entering at usual rate (with the exception of the c2w which I will stop entering at 1000).

    Just for my own interest......To give me something to count for longer on the mag dailies Ive changed to counting comps instead of entries, but will still be entering daily
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 12th Jan 19, 1:30 PM
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    I'm still entering, but stopping counting. I don't usually count how many competitions I enter and find it a chore.

    • mansey
    • By mansey 12th Jan 19, 1:52 PM
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    I will stop counting once I hit 1000 on any of the different types of comps.

    Folks were shocked at 9 x 1000 comps, now you are whinging they are too easy and you've got them done already

    Some of them will last months (probably never be completed) for me

    So 9 x 10,000 next year folks?
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

    C2W........107/1000......Email.......10/1000......FB...........248/1000
    Gleam......17/1000......IG...........329/1000......MD..........392/1000
    RC...........21/1000......TW..........931/1000......Web.........263/1000
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 12th Jan 19, 2:01 PM
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    So 9 x 10,000 next year folks?
    Originally posted by mansey
    If you don't want me to join next year's challenge, just let me know - you don't have to design challenges just to alienate me

    • mansey
    • By mansey 12th Jan 19, 2:03 PM
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    If you don't want me to join next year's challenge, just let me know - you don't have to design challenges just to alienate me
    Originally posted by Marg2k8
    I reckon the nutters would still join (They would miss the craic)
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

    C2W........107/1000......Email.......10/1000......FB...........248/1000
    Gleam......17/1000......IG...........329/1000......MD..........392/1000
    RC...........21/1000......TW..........931/1000......Web.........263/1000
    • Moneybot
    • By Moneybot 12th Jan 19, 2:53 PM
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    ok glad to clear that up.....i was doing that anyway, just making sure everyone else is!!! i like to ask the questions other are thinking about! lol (you know someone is sitting there now thinking .... "ha ha ha i got an extra 15 facebook and twitter entries")
    Originally posted by lucinad
    Hang on Lucinda making sure she is doing it properly and not cheating?

    Ok who are you and what have you done with the real Lucinda?
    Rational judgement, now, at this very moment.

    Virtuous action, now, at this very moment.
    (Wisdom, Courage, Self-control, Justice)

    Willing acceptance - now, at this very moment - of what you cant change
    • aspella
    • By aspella 12th Jan 19, 2:54 PM
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    Out of curiousity, have you ever won from simply media?
    Originally posted by Marg2k8
    I've won twice from Simply Media but I didn't win anything from them last year.

    Did anybody who did loads of the c2w win much last year?
    Originally posted by Moneybot
    No. I won 9 times from the C2W last year but apart from one they were all worth less than 10. In the past I've had at least one decent prize per year i.e. TV, vouchers. They have become too popular with the techies as far as I'm concerned who are able to do 1000s of entries in minutes and thus its not a level playing field and I can't compete fairly unless the prize is only on a handful of sites so thus not worth the effort.

    I’m counting Gleam/RC just as themselves. I haven’t been counting extra daily entries on them though. What are you all doing when you get to 1000?
    Originally posted by 2013yearofthehouse
    Magazine, gleam and RC I've split into two categories daily and once. The way things are going the daily will be done in months but the once will take the whole year. Once I've reached a 1000 if I've not had a win then I'll stop entering the GL/RC on a daily basis because like the C2Ws I feel I'm at a disadvantage when it comes to GL/RC as I don't do social media so I usually only have 1 or 2 entry methods out of a possible 10. I just keep telling myself it only takes one entry to win. Its hard to keep entering using a certain method when you don't win.

    The way things are going so far it looks like its going to be a repeat of last year - a load of DVDs and wins from the MD and email.
    Last edited by aspella; 12-01-2019 at 2:59 PM.
    • Marg2k8
    • By Marg2k8 12th Jan 19, 5:06 PM
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    Pity there is not a challenge to click on 1000 pages of Topcashback looking for the damned hummingbird. I would have smashed that one this week.

    • mansey
    • By mansey 12th Jan 19, 5:12 PM
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    Pity there is not a challenge to click on 1000 pages of Topcashback looking for the damned hummingbird. I would have smashed that one this week.
    Originally posted by Marg2k8
    Now there's an idea
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

    C2W........107/1000......Email.......10/1000......FB...........248/1000
    Gleam......17/1000......IG...........329/1000......MD..........392/1000
    RC...........21/1000......TW..........931/1000......Web.........263/1000
    • 2013yearofthehouse
    • By 2013yearofthehouse 12th Jan 19, 6:10 PM
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    At the moment most of my comp numbers are larger than they will be for an average month later in the year, because I spent the first few days of January doing a huge catch up entering all the comps that had started in December (or even some near the end of November) that I hadn’t entered yet as I’d been busy with the advents.


    After I posted earlier, I added the following to my original challenge post:

    Daily magazine entries 1000+ (1000 completed 11th Jan but still continuing to do them)
    Daily magazine competitions 97/1000

    RC entries (entries unlimited but counting limit 1 per day per comp) 83/1000
    RC competitions 28/1000

    Gleam entries (entries unlimited but counting limit 1 per day per comp) 296/1000
    Gleam competitions 76/1000


    I will stop counting once I hit 1000 on any of the different types of comps.

    Folks were shocked at 9 x 1000 comps, now you are whinging they are too easy and you've got them done already

    Some of them will last months (probably never be completed) for me

    So 9 x 10,000 next year folks?
    Originally posted by mansey


    I’ll not sure I’ll even reach 1000 on some doing it this way, but at least it might spur me on to do a few more than usual!



    Magazine, gleam and RC I've split into two categories daily and once. The way things are going the daily will be done in months but the once will take the whole year. Once I've reached a 1000 if I've not had a win then I'll stop entering the GL/RC on a daily basis because like the C2Ws I feel I'm at a disadvantage when it comes to GL/RC as I don't do social media so I usually only have 1 or 2 entry methods out of a possible 10. I just keep telling myself it only takes one entry to win. Its hard to keep entering using a certain method when you don't win.
    Originally posted by aspella
    Just took a quick peak at your challenge list and looks like we’re doing something similar to each other
    Last edited by 2013yearofthehouse; 12-01-2019 at 6:14 PM.
    • GPark
    • By GPark 12th Jan 19, 8:55 PM
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    GPark

    What are you all doing when you get to 1000? Stopping counting (but still entering)? (Or stop entering as well, for some you dont do regularly like the c2w?) Or continuing to count all year regardless?
    Originally posted by 2013yearofthehouse
    I'm going to carry on counting, but only because I spent so long setting up my spreadsheet and I'm actually curious how many of each I can manage to enter.

    However, I'm focusing on one at a time atm, so I've been doing Mag Dailies as priority, then GL/RC/TW etc with any remaining time each day, so I'll be prioritising different entry methods as I achieve the 1,000 entries if that makes sense?
    C2W........1002/1000......Email.......197/1000......FB...........54/1000
    Gleam......57/1000......IG...........0/1000......MD..........1642/1000
    RC...........32/1000......TW..........143/1000......Web.........1108/1000
    • GPark
    • By GPark 12th Jan 19, 9:01 PM
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    GPark
    I reckon the nutters would still join (They would miss the craic)
    Originally posted by mansey
    Its certainly making comping a bit more entertaining this year

    Had a bit of a disappointing week this week - discovered a WEM in my junk folder from December, for a tablet from MakeUseof, tried emailing them just in case but unfortunately they had already picked another winner

    Had my first win of 2019 with 20p from the humming birds, so that my prize under 1 ticked off at least

    Just hope I manage another win in January for my January win - if I don't are we allowed to switch challenges?
    C2W........1002/1000......Email.......197/1000......FB...........54/1000
    Gleam......57/1000......IG...........0/1000......MD..........1642/1000
    RC...........32/1000......TW..........143/1000......Web.........1108/1000
    • mansey
    • By mansey 12th Jan 19, 9:45 PM
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    I have won 2 cash amounts this evening

    18.30 from Buzz Bingo
    (I have never paid any money into this site)
    I am going to count this one as my January win

    25 from a Raffle page I do, but I paid 2 for 4 numbers @50p each
    (not sure of the MSE spend limit these days, but I can only claim 1 win per day anyway)

    Well pleased
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

    C2W........107/1000......Email.......10/1000......FB...........248/1000
    Gleam......17/1000......IG...........329/1000......MD..........392/1000
    RC...........21/1000......TW..........931/1000......Web.........263/1000
    • mansey
    • By mansey 12th Jan 19, 9:51 PM
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    Its certainly making comping a bit more entertaining this year

    Had a bit of a disappointing week this week - discovered a WEM in my junk folder from December, for a tablet from MakeUseof, tried emailing them just in case but unfortunately they had already picked another winner

    Had my first win of 2019 with 20p from the humming birds, so that my prize under 1 ticked off at least

    Just hope I manage another win in January for my January win - if I don't are we allowed to switch challenges?
    Originally posted by GPark
    The hope for this years challenge was to get folks to do comps they wouldn't normally do

    Tis awful to find a win you have missed
    It wasn't meant to be, bigger and better things will be waiting for you

    Grrr that Bird

    NO!!! Cheeky bugga you can't change challenges once you have filled it in (we are far from cheating yet )
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

    C2W........107/1000......Email.......10/1000......FB...........248/1000
    Gleam......17/1000......IG...........329/1000......MD..........392/1000
    RC...........21/1000......TW..........931/1000......Web.........263/1000
    • GPark
    • By GPark 13th Jan 19, 4:50 PM
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    The hope for this years challenge was to get folks to do comps they wouldn't normally do

    Tis awful to find a win you have missed
    It wasn't meant to be, bigger and better things will be waiting for you
    Originally posted by mansey
    I hope so! I was a bit gutted - I only found out about it because I joined Competition Database thinking it would be good for the 1,000 comps, and I searched for my name on the winners list.

    It came up with my first name and first letter of my surname, so I went looking for emails in case it was me - you know my first name is a distinctive spelling so hoped it would be - and found the email But it was from 3rd December so I was too late

    Never mind, I"m hoping that your right and a bigger and better win is coming I'm entering loads of different types this year for the challenge, so maybe I'll get lucky


    NO!!! Cheeky bugga you can't change challenges once you have filled it in (we are far from cheating yet )
    Originally posted by mansey
    Aww! You're mean

    Fine! I shall go off in a strop and enter loads of random comps ending soon in the hope of a January win, if I win some really obscure prize I'm blaming you
    C2W........1002/1000......Email.......197/1000......FB...........54/1000
    Gleam......57/1000......IG...........0/1000......MD..........1642/1000
    RC...........32/1000......TW..........143/1000......Web.........1108/1000
    • mansey
    • By mansey 13th Jan 19, 7:06 PM
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    Just to let folks know, several of us have a group chat on FB.
    If anyone would like to join us just PM me with your FB name and I will add you

    We accept anyone and everyone even lucinad
    I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. - Billy Joel

    C2W........107/1000......Email.......10/1000......FB...........248/1000
    Gleam......17/1000......IG...........329/1000......MD..........392/1000
    RC...........21/1000......TW..........931/1000......Web.........263/1000
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