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pizzaman

18 Feb 6:00 PM

General Chatter

A competition for my fellow pepperoni's
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQmXDgcA4R3/?taken-by=preshafruit

sightseeingpass

17 Feb 6:56 PM

Voting Requests

Sightseeing Pass Australia has more than 40 years of experience in the hospitality, travel and tourism industry that offers best discount passes for day tours around Western Australia.
http://sightseeingpassaustralia.com

toxicgherkin

17 Feb 10:30 PM

SPAM @admin @zedmin

Lemond

16 Feb 7:48 AM

General Chatter

I've finally got around to designing a database to help manage comping instead of using a bookmarking system which has it limitations. Apart from my bookmarks are an organised chaos after a year of comping. It's an ambitious project slowly working on aiming to help automate managing giveaways to enter and check back on when drawn.

What challenges does everyone have with managing their comping and what methods/tools/sites do you use to help manage them?

The biggest challenges I find apart from my slow PC grrr are the following:
-Facebook giveaways for checking back when it's drawn
-Daily bonus for all those numerous time zones.
-Remembering to do creative competitions which I normally file away as bookmarks to the to do later list/forget.
-Checking emails for winning notifications among the tsunami of daily emails.

For Facebook giveaways I send notifications to email folder to search via common filters eg win/congrat etc. Keeping up with notifications can be a challenge. Thou it's not foolproof if they decided to post the winning notification using a pic etc. God I wish they would tag winners or at least post a comment in the original giveaway post.

Daily bonuses I use bookmarks for each month split into time zones. This works fairly well as can switch between devices. The issue comes for new months remembering to transfer still running giveaways to the new month.

I'm aiming to just paste in the giveaway link and exact automatically from the site the important details such as end date etc. Then do various forms/reports for items such as ending soon, daily entries to do etc etc.

So far storing the basic details of end date, giveaway link, prize details and classifications of giveaway type eg random, creative, prize categories eg technology and added a notes section and what site type it's hosted on eg Facebook, Instagram etc. Also entered, completed and drawn checks.

The first step I've just completed is handling the major issue of time conversion.
As I do numerous international giveaways it gets confusing converting mentally ending date/time especially when Daylight Saving in various regions occurs. It becomes an issue for those daily bonuses.

To solve this I've automatically converted end dates to a common timezone Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) allowing for Daylight Saving for the timezone of the giveaway. This will help with sorting/filtering by ending date/time.

Also done a form for displaying giveaways in order of expiration.

From there want to do:
-Daily entry report grouped according to the major time zones for those daily bonuses EG Australasia, Europe, USA. That way can stagger during the day those daily bonuses.
-Check back report for social media sites for draws.
-Reminders for giveaways to complete/enter eg creative comps.
-List of giveaways sites for new comps
-Reminders for reoccurring giveaways

-Extract giveaway info from the webpage.
- Gleam run comps will be the first be looking at.

Future ideas a giveaway crawler
-From emails, promoters etc.
-Automatically import details from bookmarks

Integrate web browser and database.

pizzaman

18 Feb 6:01 PM

I got a headache reading this

Lemond

18 Feb 8:05 PM

@pizzaman Glad you read it all. :) Any suggestions?

pizzaman

19 Feb 10:32 PM

@Lemond no

donfowles

15 Feb 4:40 PM

Introductions / Social Meetups

Hi, I am Don Fowles from Melbourne nice to see your website community I am the owner of the Mpressive Label Creations Pty Ltd based in Melbourne specializing in Labels makers and printing services in Australia.
http://www.mpressivelabels.com/sticker-printing

toxicgherkin

17 Feb 10:30 PM

SPAM @admin @zedmin

Lemond

18 Feb 2:15 AM

@toxicgherkin They at least could be creative on a comping forum and attempt to disguise it as a giveaway like the spam emails. :(

gaseja

14 Feb 12:01 PM

Feedback / Suggestions

SCAM ALERT - I received an SMS last night allegedly from Woolworths saying I had won a $500 Woolworths Gift Voucher.
Underneath was the following: http://bit.ly/Woolworths-Giftcards
I did not open it as I am suspicious about it but I tried to open it on my computer because I have Norton Security. It came up with a STOP do not open.
Has anyone else received one of these yet?

Lemond

16 Feb 6:29 AM

@gemini69 Like Comp_chick mentioned if it's a scam unsubscribing can be act like confirmation of your email. Why keeping track of competitions entered either mentally or various methods can help. If you don't recognize the promoter advice to bin it. Thou I have received emails for legit wins that confused me as they didn't match the giveaway and didn't explain exactly what it was for etc. In that case you can generally tell when it's a mass scam/spam emails as usually have that generic feel about them.

Lemond

16 Feb 6:33 AM

Regarding what ends up in the junk folder, argh it's not consistent I've got a tug of war between what things I'd like to keep and what goes to the junk. It's more likely wins go to the Junk folder and spam ends up in the inbox.
I'm wishing I kept list of who exactly I've subscribed to etc . I should add that to the database functionality I'm developing for comping.

gaseja

17 Feb 9:47 AM

UPDATE: I have discovered it you type in the bit.ly address and then add x+ to it, it shows you the fully URL. It turns out this one is from SweepOn. Go glad I didn't press on it. @Comp_chick Yes I agree it does make it worse, that is why I have set up Rules in my email so that these go straight to my Junk box.

jennye

14 Feb 8:17 AM

I've Won

I'm back after a long break with my first win for a while...a bouquet of roses for Valentines Day. Lovely...

bj74

14 Feb 11:59 AM

Welcome back , it has been a long time

Smalot11

14 Feb 5:59 PM

Congrats!!

MayMay7

17 Feb 9:09 PM

Congratulations ! That's a lovely prize :)

toxicgherkin

13 Feb 7:02 PM

I've Won | NOW FINANCE - Win $500 cash!

Yippee. Announced today. Winner. Winner...(can now afford that) Chicken Dinner!

Smalot11

14 Feb 5:59 PM

That's a nice win. Congrats

surferboy83

14 Feb 10:48 PM

Nice win mate!

MayMay7

17 Feb 9:11 PM

I remember reading your answer and I thought it was great. Congratulations !

pizzaman

09 Feb 4:27 PM

General Chatter

Just sharing a comp with my fellow pepperoni's

Win one of two bottles of champagne
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQRa6FIAJPi/?taken-by=liquorbarons

toxicgherkin

09 Feb 8:35 PM

..lol

pizzaman

09 Feb 9:20 PM

Pizz off

toxicgherkin

10 Feb 8:56 AM

@pizzaman

Smalot11

08 Feb 7:40 PM

General Chatter

Hey all. Just wondering where everyone is from. I'm on the Sunshine Coast in QLD. Wishing you all good luck this month 🍀🍀🍀😀😀😀 rowan

Npas

10 Feb 10:18 AM

@Smalot11 maybe its my turn to win the leaderboard this month with the birthday points lol I live in Holland Park!

Mandi_22

11 Feb 12:49 AM

@Smalot11 I live in Regents Park :)

jennye

14 Feb 8:19 AM

Sydney here...

shtooff

08 Feb 8:16 AM

General Chatter

DAMNIT! It's birthday month and I've already forgotten to log in several times this months!

I suppose that's what you get for being bedridden for 4 days straight! :( :( :(

shtooff

08 Feb 9:42 AM

thanks @toxicgherkin
it's back to work today though, so no more rest for me :(

Smalot11

08 Feb 7:38 PM

Get well soon

shtooff

08 Feb 10:42 PM

thanks @Smalot11

pizzaman

07 Feb 3:24 AM

General Chatter

Everyone enter this competition
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQCtj3clV5Y/?taken-by=thesweetbynaturekitchen

toxicgherkin

07 Feb 9:19 PM

Have you experienced a problem with this promotion, @pizzaman?

pizzaman

08 Feb 8:00 PM

No I just want to share the love and competitions with my fellow peperoni's

gaseja

06 Feb 6:07 PM

General Chatter

Has anyone won twice from the same Company?
Just wondering if it worth entering again if you've already won something.

bj74

07 Feb 12:36 PM

Yip pretty sure that's a new term in the t & c's now with the channel 10 competitions which is good

wolverine

07 Feb 1:57 PM

Some competitions state one win for a certain period, ie one win in a 12 month period (for example)

Jrob71

09 Feb 8:20 PM

I'm not sure I could remember everyone I've won a competition from. It's not unusual for me to win a competition I can't remember entering.

purplesp8y

06 Feb 8:23 AM

Leaderboard

Sorry for the whinge, but fair dinkum how are these "random" daily points done, 6 days in and I have 15 points in total. Made up from 3 x1, 1 x2, 1x3, 1x7. Last month was the same and I was always at least 30 points behind the leaders.

toxicgherkin

06 Feb 1:29 PM

@purplesp8y, I've certainly experienced that along the way, especially so last month, after my NYE birthday points got me over the line for the December competition. Come 1st January, and points were meagre, from that point on, generally. Somehow I still managed to list amongst the Top 20 by month's end, so there's hope! I'm hopeful it's just the random allocation of points, and you seem to be having a bad run. I'd hate to think it was anything other than that, though I have noticed (in the past) newcomers tend to score 'well' on the daily points tally....CHAOS reigns...? ;)

Mandi_22

06 Feb 8:41 PM

I have been getting real low daily random points too so far. Hope it changes soon :)

purplesp8y

07 Feb 7:25 AM

Surprise surprise 1 point today taking me to 16 for 7 days, I'm at least 34 daily points behind some of the leaders

lmaryb

05 Feb 9:59 PM

General Chatter

Hi guys,

I've been a member of competitions au for years now and have won my fair share of competitions, now its my time to give back. I've launched my own kids accessories brand and am running a competition on Facebook. If you could all support me and share the competition within your circle as well as enter it yourself I would be very grateful. The brand is itty bitty accessories. The link can be found on this website but just incase I have posted the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/ittybittyaccessories

Goodluck guys!

Mamma

05 Feb 4:58 PM

General Chatter

where is INWITHACHANCE ???

miss hearing about all your wins

Comp_chick

06 Feb 1:30 AM

I don't

Goldmember

06 Feb 11:22 PM

He's off winning, good luck to him!

surferboy83

04 Feb 8:52 AM

General Chatter

Hey guys January seems to be a slow start to the comping year for most. Here is to a solid year of comping!! After 20 months of been away im back here in Australia for good!

Look forward to reading about all your amazing wins!

Have a good one!

Bryn.

surferboy83

05 Feb 6:42 AM

Happy days for sure mate @ Trevsta!

fourleaf

05 Feb 4:20 PM

Time flies, welcome back! and here's to lots of wins :)

Comp_chick

06 Feb 1:30 AM

I already won three holidays

IWANTTOWINBIG

01 Feb 1:48 PM

Leaderboard

Hello everyone,
I came second on the leaderboard, what's happens regarding prize money, do the contact me, how do I receive the prize money??

IWANTTOWINBIG

04 Feb 12:05 PM

Thanks :) yes email was in my junk folder.

IWANTTOWINBIG

04 Feb 12:06 PM

How do I turn my pic around the right way ??

Lemond

09 Feb 12:00 AM

@IWANTTOWINBIG Just import your pic into a program like paint. It has options to rotate your pictures 180 degrees. Then save to a new file and upload. Or just right click and save your pic I posted the right way up.

That's a lot better angle :)

racahill

01 Feb 11:14 AM

General Chatter

I'm wondering if anyone has heard anything about the 7tennis comp (7 trips to Hawaii)? T &C's said the winners would be chosen and notified on 30/1.

racahill

01 Feb 6:03 PM

I've got my fingers crossed that they're being slow...... ;)

bj74

02 Feb 11:06 AM

I did see on another comping page that someone's relative won one of the trips

racahill

02 Feb 11:49 AM

Thanks bj74 :)

shtooff

01 Feb 9:50 AM

General Chatter

Anyone ever won a Sweepon prize?

Mamma

01 Feb 4:19 PM

@shtooff i won a bluray dvd player, this was ages ago when i did win a few years ago now, and won $100 cheque

shtooff

02 Feb 1:10 PM

@Mamma... I wouldn't mind a $100 cheque.
Was it email notification?

Mamma

04 Feb 9:18 AM

@shtooff yes it was via email. good luck.

shtooff

01 Feb 9:38 AM

General Chatter

@toxicgherkin

I emailed Olga today as I received Season 1 instead of Season 2, also. She gave me the email address for the contact at Hidden Characters.

Apparently Olga has had quite a few responses from this competitions winners.

Did you also send an email to follow up with Hidden Characters?

Comp_chick

01 Feb 7:53 PM

What's Olga
I think I missed this comp

toxicgherkin

01 Feb 10:42 PM

@shtooff, I received Season 2 yesterday, without corresponding to supplier or promoter (Nerdalicious). Double win! Yay. Couch reserved for some viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

shtooff

02 Feb 1:09 PM

@toxicgherkin I'm very excited to have both seasons... looking forward to spending the next week on the couch... oh wait... that's right... kids...

... i think it will take me a good year or so to be able to watch it all! lol

@Comp_chick
Olga is the contact person from a Nerdalicious comp we both won but didn't get the prize for and then got the wrong prize. Now we have both prizes :)

Comp_chick

31 Jan 4:59 PM

General Chatter

They see me comping
They hate it
They try to catch me comping dirty
Try to catch me comping dirty
Try to catch me comping dirty

Trevsta

31 Jan 9:37 PM

Love it :)

IWANTTOWINBIG

31 Jan 9:55 PM

It's the final chase, good luck

Comp_chick

01 Feb 3:20 PM

It's a shout out to all my psychos who been harassing me for more than 2 years now.

Donald4564

29 Jan 2:20 PM

General Chatter

Does anyone with a rural address ever win anything? I don't know for sure, but it seems to me that capital city addresses seem to find the most favour? Be interesting to know.

fourleaf

29 Jan 4:17 PM

@Donald4564, yes I've seen many people in rural areas win especially in national and state comps. From what I've seen small businesses, local businesses and shopping centres tend to give prizes away locally unless they're trying to market an online ordering business in some way. There are exceptions though which is why I like to apply the "80/20" rule to anything to do with comping.... Lol :)

gemini69

30 Jan 9:09 AM

Yes rural residents do win. It probably seems like capital cities win most times, and they probably do as that's where the highest population of people reside.

bukfizz

29 Jan 12:45 PM

General Chatter

If the closing date say EDT do they mean australian time as normally its says AEDT

fourleaf

29 Jan 4:07 PM

@bukfizz, I imagine it would be Sydney time (Eastern Daylight time) remembering that Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory don't use daylight saving (they use Eastern standard time).
http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/facts-and-figures/time-zones-and-daylight-saving. Hope this helps......

shtooff

29 Jan 9:57 PM

google current AEDT and it will tell you the difference between it and your time :)

LuckyNicky

27 Jan 4:09 PM

General Chatter

Hi Compers!

YOU KNOW YOUR ADDICTED TO COMPETITIONS WHEN....HERE ARE SOME FUNNY ANSWERS:

http://blog.competitions.com.au/competition-crackpot/you-know-youre-addicted-to-competitions-when/

Hope you enjoy and add to the post!

Nicole

fourleaf

28 Jan 4:55 PM

The checkout operator stares at you a little strangely when you say you want separate receipts for 15 packets of gummy bears.....
Your handbag is full of paper, mountains of it, new and old receipts and half written 25wol answers that came to you while waiting in the queue (see above)

Lemond

29 Jan 12:37 AM

@fourleaf Nah my favorite checkout operators all know too well :)

Comp_chick

29 Jan 9:20 PM

When you become a psycho and make up shit about other people

shtooff

27 Jan 2:01 PM

General Chatter

I'm getting really sick of the postie/courier throwing small parcels at my door because they're too lazy to walk to my door. Anyone else ever complain about this and if you did, did you actually get anywhere?

shtooff

28 Jan 5:52 PM

Yeh, I have a great courier driver, and the postie is generally good, but the aus post parcel delivery guy sucks!

Andieharrie

07 Feb 8:10 PM

my postie comes to my door on his motorbike and we have a secret hidey place or if its a big parcel he leaves it with my neighbor he's awesome

shtooff

08 Feb 8:15 AM

I used to have an awesome postie :(

shtooff

26 Jan 11:50 PM

General Chatter

Has anyone ever won from Lifestyle.com.au?

Do you need to go back and check on their website for winners or do they email you?

shtooff

27 Jan 1:59 PM

i have no idea. I would say that they wouldn't give you a choice to enter if you had to be...

Comp_chick

27 Jan 5:15 PM

i won a holiday from them

gaseja

28 Jan 4:42 PM

@newbie_1 Are you a Foxtel subscriber?

toxicgherkin

24 Jan 9:21 AM

General Chatter

Happy (belated) birthday, Mr Trevsta! Woot. Woot!

JulieD

05 Feb 9:37 AM

Happy Belated Birthday @trevsta. Glad you are all well. Good luck

Trevsta

06 Feb 5:07 PM

Thank you@JulieD , every year is a bonus and for me nowadays every day is a bonus, good luck :)

toxicgherkin

06 Feb 10:38 PM

@Trevsta, we all have your back. We may be separated by distance, and by certain familiarity but you're one of ours', and I, for one, wouldn't have it any other way. Love you, mate. Here for you. Now, get a move on, and WIN! :)

admin

23 Jan 2:55 PM

Feedback / Suggestions

Hi All, We are considering opening up "add a competition" to our members with the opportunity to earn CompBux for approved competitions. Would there be any volunteers who would like to be the first testers?

hexrex

28 Jan 7:24 AM

Yes please, I would be interested

Lemond

28 Jan 2:54 PM

@wolverine lol. Compliments. I wouldn't worry too much. I'll find a few giveaways to keep you happy with some "toys".

It takes way too much time to "flood" giveaways for anyone person to do it. It's not all as easy as it sounds, if searching around for more offbeat giveaways, checking the T&C's and then post. Unless you just want members to cherry pick and regurgitate whats already commonly circulating around.

There's on easy solution to alleviate your issue, i.e. post up a few unique giveaways. :)

@toxicgherkin
More importantly, I sure members would love know the T&C's for posting approved giveaways to evaluate whether the effort is worth it.

It only works well when got a mixture of members, contributing with different interests and from a variety of sources. I'd image there would be some guidelines to ensure variety and integrity of postings to reduce any anticipated issues.

Lemond

28 Jan 2:57 PM

@wolverine If you look back I a bit through the forum I occasional used to post up a few. Reminds me @Goldmember Happy Birthday for last week sorry didn't get around to a gold themed batch of giveaways. :)

Trying

20 Jan 8:17 AM

General Chatter

I retired a couple of months ago and comping was one of the things on my list to try now that I have spare time. This site is great but I do get a bit frustrated when I go to a 'free to enter' competitions only to find the link doesn't seem to work or I fill in all the details only to find that if you're a winner they will only contact you by phone - I only use my home line and am often away - or you have to be on Facebook (I tried that for 8 days last year then closed my account). But I suppose I'll learn the inns and outs. Can't wait for the influx of 'you're a winner' emails!!!

SMary92

25 Jan 12:16 AM

Wishing you the best of luck with your comps. It's exciting winning :)

gaseja

25 Jan 5:49 PM

@fourleaf I like the idea of a prepaid mobile for competitions. @Trying you can always divert your home phone to your mobile by pressing #21 then your mobile number then * (and #21# to undivert) that way you won't miss a call and it will allow you to see incoming phone numbers. This was handy for me 12mth ago when The Good Guys rang me. I googled searched the number to confirm it really was them. Good luck!

Trying

26 Jan 10:14 AM

Thanks for the feedback - sounds like I need to invest in a prepaid mobile.

wolverine

18 Jan 8:55 AM

General Chatter

I certainly hope this site does not go the way of competitionsguide.com.au
Members now have to pay to use the "premium" version of the site. You can still access the site for free, but it is extremely limited with virtually no access. It seems you cant even use the "contact us" area to complain about it.
This kind of defeats the purpose, having to pay a membership fee just to enter competitions. Most people I am sure, are like me and enter these competitions to try to get something for nothing (or perhaps the price of a product)
I hope that word of mouth on here (and many many other sites/social media I visit) puts the message out there.
Just letting you guys know, that what this forum is about is it not. To let "our" community know what's going on out there in the world of competition entering.

gemini69

19 Jan 10:30 AM

This is the only site I use. (I'm staying loyal) I've tried competitionsguide.com.au before. I've never won anything on that site. Best outlay of website and I've won numerous of comps on here too. I'm happy to stay put. :)

Lemond

19 Jan 11:41 AM

@gemini69 Put it this way my list of international giveaways would rival most sites. Well I know where to find the aussie ones :)

Thou really you need to source from at least a few locations to get a good variety or giveaways that may specifically interest you.

I'm loyal to the site. Love the forum and hanging out for the guessing game or leader board one year. lmao

gemini69

19 Jan 3:38 PM

@Lemond not really into international comps. They send me to many spam and scam e-mails. Plus the whole wide world enters, so not much chance at winning. Each to their own. Maybe I'm just an Aussie through and through. LOL

Lemond

16 Jan 11:23 PM

General Chatter

@Admin Weird the latest giveaway posted doesn't want to register and not in the activity log. The good news it hasn't set to viewed. Thou tried numerous times. Someone pass the sledgehammer please.

When you click the enter button it normally takes you to the promoters page getting the link below. When click on the image get "This site can't be reached
http://0.0.112.218/ is unreachable."

Dinner Cruise Sydney
http://www.competitions.com.au/exit//28890/

Lemond

20 Jan 11:29 PM

@admin Thanks @IWANTTOWINBIG it was taken a day or two ago. Argh forgot was that option to report it. :)
I get the feeling the top of the leader board must be getting close.

Good luck @IWANTTOWINBIG and @bbjsr

IWANTTOWINBIG

23 Jan 12:36 AM

Thanks :) good luck. Arghh doesn't help me to only get one point for today.

Lemond

23 Jan 11:49 PM

@IWANTTOWINBIG lol. Yeh it's an uphill battle to get into the top 3 without a birthday. Odds are fairly slim with a more birthdays this month. I could dig up the spreadsheet of statistics I did last year when they altered the system. You're going to need roughly 195 daily points give or take a few to make it. 60 points from a maximum of 80 I think we're both pushing the odds. :(

bops18

16 Jan 8:39 PM

Feedback / Suggestions

I am thankful for all the comps Admin adds but wish they'd take the extra couple of seconds to actually read the comps they post so that they don't say "all states" when it has to be picked up in Perth etc, just like cheesecake shop comp. When short on time I actually quickly look at the bottom of each comp post to see which states can enter and just automatically enter thinking the info is correct where often it isn't. Please Admin could you only say "all states" when it really is all states. Thank you :)

Lemond

16 Jan 11:20 PM

:) One of the reason I check and label any giveaways posted. Save a world pain for the numerous others.

tomsjohn

16 Jan 7:47 PM

General Chatter

I recently visited a marvellous Dinner Cruise in Sydney Harbour which also had a Cabaret show which told a lovely story through. It was a never before experience for me. Love to share the details to you all. Visit - https://www.sydneyshowboats.com.au/sydney-harbour-cruises/dinner-cruise-sydney
for experiencing a wonderful night under the Sydney harbour sky.

The most popular dinner cruise on Sydney harbour since 1987 - Sydney Showboat offers a 3-course restaurant-style dinner & live show comparable to dining at any quality restaurant in Sydney.
A live fusion of theatre style show, music, luxury dinner, incredible inclusions & breath taking views of Sydney iconic landmarks under the night sky, if this is what you are looking for, Sydney Showboat dinner cruise is the answer.

Comp_chick

17 Jan 12:36 AM

I didn't like it - it was too crowded.
Don't book magistic or captain cook cruises.

Lemond

14 Jan 8:13 AM

I've Won

This is the jacket I won from The Epicentre for an international competition. An Arc'teryx Men's Cerium LT Hoody with price tag of ek 299 pounds/$500 AUD. Might come in handy today it's a bit fresh this morning.

@Mamma :)

fourleaf

14 Jan 8:14 PM

Great jacket, congratulations!

Trevsta

16 Jan 1:20 PM

Snazzy mate Congratulations!

Lemond

16 Jan 2:36 PM

Thanks all :) Will come in handy for winter or sooner.
Now just need something to wear with it :)

Anna2077

13 Jan 6:48 PM

General Chatter

Received an email.

'hi thank you for entering our comp.. You didn't win but please find he discount voucher inclosed to shop at any of our stores on online'...

Would have been a good first win for the year ...

gemini69

14 Jan 8:31 AM

I wonder if anyone wins at all in these comps and wonder if they are just promotional advertising to send out discount vouchers to entice people to shop on their on line store. I get them all the time.

Anna2077

14 Jan 12:48 PM

@gemini69 was thinking same today. They only gave me 3 days to shop.

Now to get linen that the voucher was for, I would have had to add $150, plus would need a quilt cover and thats $250.

Gave it a miss

wolverine

13 Jan 11:32 AM

General Chatter

New to Instagram competitions, how do "tag 3 mates" I don't as yet have anyone to do this, even if I knew how. Please help!!

gemini69

13 Jan 1:10 PM

Just use the @ sign, followed by their insta name, just like Facebook.

bj74

14 Jan 10:02 AM

Hi, you can tag me if you want @fivesmurfs

Comp_chick

15 Jan 10:11 PM

Tag @hooneybooney

Andieharrie

12 Jan 7:40 PM

General Chatter

so I'm not sure if I'm annoyed or flattered. I entered a FB comp and thankfully was a winner of a oneof 25 double movie passes (so yeah that makes me happy) , But i noticed that someone else used my exact entry (cut and pasted) right below me just 2 hour after i wrote my 25 words or less answer....sadly they won too. Seriously can't they think of their own answer

toxicgherkin

13 Jan 10:02 AM

@Andieharrie...so true ;)

Mamma

13 Jan 10:40 AM

lol, thats just stupid. tell the company doing fb comp, they copied your answer, thats not fair

Comp_chick

14 Jan 2:09 AM

their account looks so weird - but sometimes better not to complain - i've seen so many companies that get sick of people complaining about the competition their running and then they decide to not do any. Check out how many christmas comps there were this year compared to last year.
So many companies didn't do 12 days of giveaways this year when they did last year.

Comp_chick

11 Jan 10:12 PM

General Chatter

I keep getting emails saying congrats you won
500 from coles or
free spins no pokies

I click unsubscribe but they keep bugging me.
The problem is my phone gets a notification whenever one of these emails come in and as its get in the primary section of outlook

gemini69

13 Jan 7:58 AM

No, is there a way you can deselect the notifications so you don't receive the notifications on your phone?

gaseja

15 Jan 4:26 PM

If I get those I don't press UNSUBSCRIBE as this can make it worse.
You can either or both, Report it as SPAM through your ISP or set up a Rule in your Email, so when these come in they go straight to your JUNK email box.
Every few weeks, I just press DELETE JUNK BOX.

gemini69

16 Jan 8:20 AM

They go to my junk e-mail to and I have been unsubscribing and its been getting less and less. So sick of getting rubbish e-mails even in my junk box.

Travlmad

11 Jan 2:10 PM

I've Won | Glad Australia - Win 1 of 10 $50 VISA gift cards!

A small win thanks to Glad, and a facebook one which I usually never enter, still comes in handy and grateful for the first win of the year.! Took my 4 day Ayres Rock prize in December and it was fantastic, we had complimentary champers on both flights- thanks QANTAS and the accommodation at Voyages the resort and two included tours were wonderful. An incredible prize!

Travlmad

12 Jan 6:35 PM

Thank you!

Trevsta

13 Jan 6:52 AM

Congratulations

Travlmad

13 Jan 8:38 PM

Always nice to know that Somebody actually wins these things (and that is what my friends tell me). Also the 25 WOL also keeps the old brain ticking over for a unique/quirky/winning answer, and the odd win keeps me keen. Volumes of junk mail is a problem though, really do need to set up a separate account- one day!

Lemond

11 Jan 9:49 AM

General Chatter

Was someone asking here how long to expect the Eftpos win to arrive? Finally got one today in the mail still expecting another which won a couple of days after that one.

The postie and courier were busy this morning. :) 299 pounds jacket from the UK arrived, won exactly a week ago, wines from qld won just before Christmas, and Eftposwin won a month ago. Amazing the bigger the parcel and further away the quicker it arrives.

Mamma

12 Jan 10:22 AM

awesome post a pic of jacket.

Trevsta

13 Jan 6:51 AM

Well Done my friend!

Di_D

09 Jan 9:50 AM

General Chatter

Geez ... the UK marketing guy is stupid enough to post himself using his mobile phone whilst driving ... illegal there as it is here I think

fourleaf

09 Jan 12:51 PM

Lol, Have to say I don't think 'marketing in your car' is a safe option for yourself or others while your driving either!

LuckyNicky

08 Jan 9:33 PM

General Chatter

Hello Compers!

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO WIN IN 2017? Click the link below and share in the comments on Competitions.com Blog:

http://blog.competitions.com.au/tips/what-do-you-want-to-win-2017/

Hope you have a lucky 2017!

Nicole

Di_D

09 Jan 9:57 AM

Anything that can be used to furnish or fit out our new home

... pretty please
... pretty please with sugar on top

um ... hang on ...

... pretty please with totally organic fruit and something high in antioxidants on top

Nass

11 Jan 3:28 PM

random cool things

bbjsr

12 Jan 5:44 PM

Agree with @Lemond regarding "Anything practically can use or urgently require"!

For me, my wish list 'top 5' would be:
1. Cash or gift cards for essentials (Coles, Woolworths, Target etc)
2. A year's worth of bills paid (E.g., Power, rent, petrol, groceries)
3. Car
4. Washing machine
5. PC/laptop

On a terrible losing streak for a while, so hoping for a better year in 2017! Best of luck!