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pizzaman

23 Mar 7:00 PM

General Chatter

I've been getting these phone calls asking me if I've been in a car accident consistently.
He rang me up and said I have reports you've been rear ended. And I said no your mum's been rear ended.

Try2win

23 Mar 10:33 PM

I tell them I must have got concussion, cause I can't remember, lol

Lemond

23 Mar 11:35 PM

Reminds me regarding a qld insurance company for their bumper stickers :)

Mamma

21 Mar 9:18 PM

General Chatter

http://referral.pureprofile.com/MDc0NDE4NjM04

get paid for answering quick surveys,
get paid in hoyts voucher or into $$$$ into your account

fourleaf

20 Mar 11:13 AM

General Chatter

Serendipitous win
A couple of weeks ago I won a $50 Coles card and as I do, put the money I saved on groceries towards something else. In this case a secondhand portable airconditioner I saw for sale for my son's room. We get some stinking hot days. Unfortunately it sounded like a freight train and to my suprise was on recall when I searched for the user manual online. I now sit in my living room looking at a brand new 2017 (2016?) replacement model worth well over $900. I just keep staring at it lol! Not bad for $50 and Dimplex couldn't have been better about it. Anyone else save their winnings for something else or save some of the value sometimes, or is it just me? I have a slush fund.
Not really a win but some good luck. (And if you have an old air conditioner about 6 -7yrs old lying around......... :)

bj74

20 Mar 6:50 PM

How awesome is that

toxicgherkin

21 Mar 7:50 AM

Nice turn of events there. Cool!

fourleaf

21 Mar 11:57 AM

:)

toxicgherkin

20 Mar 8:34 AM

I've Won | JB Hi-Fi - Win 1 of 2 amazing 'Grain Master' Rice Cookers!

Nice win here, thanks to JB Hi-Fi. ;)

Try2win

20 Mar 4:35 PM

Congratulations

bj74

20 Mar 6:50 PM

Congratulations

toxicgherkin

21 Mar 7:48 AM

Cheers!

Try2win

18 Mar 3:06 PM

Leaderboard

Admin. How come the 25 Birthday points have not been allocated??

toxicgherkin

19 Mar 7:33 PM

@Try2win, cheers. I'm not sure how often @admin @Zedmin view the Forum though I do know that if you '@' it, there's more often than not, a response forthcoming! @admin @Zedmin, on that score, a little more interaction with the Forum would be appreciated. What of the changes we suggested at the start of last year? What did you make of all that feedback? Your absence here is sorely noted by more than one...

Try2win

19 Mar 9:11 PM

Thanks @Admin for the reply and info, appreciate it.

Much appreciation @toxicgherkin, I am thankful for all your help. On the '@', written note to one self, ta. I should get onto the forum much more often, honestly. Though I have been a member for sometime, life is a bit less hectic now so have only started to get here more of late, still a lot of learning by the looks of it. I am not sure of the rest, so I best do some reading!

toxicgherkin

21 Mar 9:27 PM

@admin @Zedmin please update the published rules on the Leaderboard page so this will be consistent with your recent change, announced here.

Smalot11

18 Mar 12:37 PM

I've Won

I won a $200 Eftpos card on a Facebook comp. Very nice.

fourleaf

20 Mar 10:36 AM

Handy win, congratulations :)

Delighted

20 Mar 1:57 PM

Congrats!

Smalot11

21 Mar 8:22 AM

Thank you all

jennye

18 Mar 8:06 AM

I've Won

I'm finally back into action! A $20 dymocks voucher (not much I know, but surely a sign of things to come) and a Zombie Science Kit (for my grandson).

Trevsta

19 Mar 8:42 PM

Happy Dayz Jen:)

fourleaf

20 Mar 10:34 AM

Just warming up! Congratulations :)

Delighted

20 Mar 1:57 PM

well done :)

bj74

17 Mar 6:09 PM

I've Won

$100 eftpos card, the Eftpos comp has started again.

Lemond

19 Mar 12:14 AM

Congrats. Yeh I know it's BACK!!!!

fourleaf

20 Mar 10:43 AM

Congrats! :)

Delighted

20 Mar 1:58 PM

Congrats!

LuckyNicky

14 Mar 1:55 PM

General Chatter

Hello Compers!

Is it march already? My friend just became a comper and here's what she wanted to know...

http://blog.competitions.com.au/competition-crackpot/my-friend-just-became-a-comper/

See you soon...

Nicole

pizzaman

14 Mar 11:59 PM

Tell your friend pizzaman says welcome to the comping world

spyglass

12 Mar 10:38 AM

General Chatter

Guessing game - @Delighted Charlotte L - a winner 3 times in the last 13 weeks!!! How do you do it????

Trevsta

13 Mar 4:32 PM

Welcome to The Triple Crown Club!!

shtooff

14 Mar 8:33 AM

I'm still holding out hope that ONE DAY I will win the guessing game! I've had the right number twice, but another member beat me to it both times! *fingers crossed*

Congrats @Delighted

Delighted

15 Mar 12:02 AM

@Trevsta Thank you :) @shtooff thank you and good luck :)

Mamma

11 Mar 11:30 PM

General Chatter

help with the grocerries
fill out some survey
get paid in vouchers

doesnt take long to get a $20 voucher

http://surveychoice.com.au/refer-a-friend/71df8aVFAwOjI3ODcwNDE/

JoLee

13 Mar 3:12 PM

I'm hearing you, for sure, I am on my way now too :)

Mamma

17 Mar 3:50 PM

@JoLee good to hear. easy for really not much effort

Mamma

21 Mar 9:16 PM

@JoLee here another which is great to earn money with not much effort

http://referral.pureprofile.com/MDc0NDE4NjM04

rangers123

11 Mar 1:12 PM

General Chatter

I have just spent 1 1/2 hours trying with NO JOY to enter the Adele contest, not happy

Comp_chick

11 Mar 5:22 PM

What's no joy?

kaybee72

11 Mar 9:01 AM

I've Won

So I won a prize in the MadMex Deadly competition from last year in the second chance prize draw but I am not sure if it is even worth claiming. The prize is a $200 Flight Centre Cruise Travel voucher only valid for redemption towards a 7 day cruise that must be taken before the 7/12/17. I have no intention (or funds) of taking a cruise in the the next 9 mths. Seems like a bit of a non prize really. It is a pity it wasn't just a general Flight Centre voucher. It says on the multiple conditions that it is non-transferrable but if anyone wants to put their hand up I can claim it and pass it on. I am grateful for the win but disappointed it wasn't for something I could have used.

kaybee72

12 Mar 9:58 AM

@Comp_chick I suppose it doesn't hurt to ask. I will give it a try.

kaybee72

12 Mar 10:01 AM

@fourleaf That would have been disappointing. Life is good. I have been too busy to do much comping lately but trying to get back into it. :)

Lemond

16 Mar 3:30 PM

Most travel giveaways are pretty sly and more of a "discount" if that. If your lucky you might find someone sympathetic to the wriggle around T&C's. Generally travel giveaways are a con, aimed not at those who can't afford travelling and baiting those who can. (Unless they are also throwing in substantial cash to cover any expenses)

I wouldn't be surprised if the travel "giveaways" actually costs them a cent. They may be getting commissions from airlines and/or resorts you organize the voucher with.

shtooff

08 Mar 11:00 AM

General Chatter

Anyone having trouble with this one?

https://www.redenergy.com.au/grandprix

Mamma

10 Mar 3:07 PM

no i entered

SunnyLife

11 Mar 8:43 AM

No, but I didn't enter as I don't want to be bombarded with phone calls from them wanting me to change electricity/gas providers.

Di_D

07 Mar 10:26 PM

Marketplace

Pleased to announce one of my stories has been included in a new publication: Twisted Tax Tales
I do not get anything from the proceeds of sale BUT money from each sale goes toward the Tassie Devil Appeal so please consider buying a copy.

http://www.vividpublishing.com.au/twistedtaxtales/

https://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Tax-Tales-Bizarre-Stories/dp/1925590224

Lemond

09 Mar 12:41 AM

Congrats :)

Di_D

09 Mar 7:38 AM

Thank you!

Delighted

12 Mar 6:28 PM

Congrats :)

Patloveswinning

06 Mar 3:15 AM

General Chatter

Sorry, not sure if this is the right place to ask this question.
I sometimes enter competitions that have a box showing several ways to enter (like in the image I have attached) but even after I like them on Facebook, subscribe to newsletters or YouTube channels etc, most of the them show no indication of my entry in the box marked "Your Entries". Even if I refresh the page or return to it later. Does this mean that my entries are not actually registering for some reason.

Patloveswinning

09 Mar 12:44 AM

Thanks for your help everyone. I'll try some of these methods and see what happens.

Patloveswinning

12 Mar 12:16 AM

Thanks for all your help guys. I contacted Gleam directly and they were a bit bewildered by it themselves, but were very helpful. It seems to be a glitch with Firefox. I disable my plugins but still no luck, so I just installed Chrome and it seems to work fine using another browser.

Lemond

12 Mar 2:02 PM

@Patloveswinning :) Yeh first thing I would tried switch browsers and/or devices. Did you try reinstall Firefox?

I'm not sure regarding Firefox if it has compatibility modes like MS Explorer. Webpages have instructions which browsers and versions are compatible for best viewing a webpage properly.

I don't use firefox with the Gleam comps. I usually use Chrome one major reason that's where I've got all the passwords saved for the social media accounts. I have about 6 different internet browsers installed and usually switch between Chrome and MS Internet Explorer 11/Edge. It can be handy in a crunch to just switch browsers. Come across some stubborn entry forms where submit buttons wouldn't display etc. It's a lot easier to just switch browsers and try again, then to work out the issue. Could be anything from incompatible browsers to a plug-in causing issues.

I did encounter a similar problem last week with not being able to display a Gleam giveaway properly. I wouldn't show past the top half of the entry form. This occurred when I was using a webcontrol I've embedded in a form using MS Access for the database managing my comps . That issue occurred when I attempted to force the webcontrol to use the MS Edge browser engine via registry settings. Gleam comps displayed fine in a external MS Edge browser. It could of been I've used the incorrect registry setting to force it to use the MS edge browser engine. I reverted to using Internet Explorer 11. Slight pain as opening another browser consumes my valuable 2 GB of PC memory.

Anyone attempting to use webcontrols within an application you will need to know how to change the default MS setting of using the Internet Explorer 7 engine. God like that's compatible with most sites theses days. Not!

(See registry settings)
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/patricka/2015/01/12/controlling-webbrowser-control-compatibility/

Note: With the webcontrol that's provided with MS Access and other MS software development environments, it only allows you to use Edge/Internet Explorer engines.
So I've had to add social media accounts and various website like this one into the password lists for Internet Explorer. Grr had to reset my password. Who can ever remember them all for the zillion different sites.

Anyone curious may notice some applications installed with their own registry settings in those locations to force which MS browser engine to use by default. Must be set correctly to use what version of Internet Explorer you have installed to work!

***Warning don't go playing around changing registry settings unless know exactly what you're doing. :) ****

Anyone that prefers using say MS Excel to manage their competitions might find a webcontrol handy. The reason I embedded one on a form in MS Access was to save on flicking between it and a webpage when selecting daily bonus entries. I.e. I've set up click on a competitions description and display the webpage. I've also provided the option to display in external webpage for some giveaways which have videos to watch. :)

ArtVandalay

05 Mar 6:09 PM

Marketplace

Price : $15
New and unworn TShirt
Purchased new at Daytona Bike Week in Florida.
Size M
Front and rear logos as per pics
Email me for more images.

moreofachance

07 Mar 2:24 PM

Spam Pizza there u go for an idea lol

ArtVandalay

05 Mar 6:06 PM

Marketplace

Selling. Oasis DVD. $25
DVD commemorating the 10th anniversary of the release of Oasis' debut album.
Features : entire original album audio + track only available on vinyl
One hour doco
All the Oasis videos for the original album
Live videos for all tracks Read less

toxicgherkin

01 Mar 8:02 PM

I've Won | Unleashed IT Australia - Win 1 of 3 prizes - $50 only 1 visa card - $20 iTunes Card - $20 Google Play Store Card

Another winner, winner chicken dinner on its way, it seems. Thanks to Unleashed I.T. Australia!

surferboy83

03 Mar 6:44 AM

On a roll! Congrats

Trevsta

03 Mar 10:48 AM

Another one for the "Trophy Room"

fourleaf

03 Mar 1:55 PM

Congratulations!

admin

28 Feb 11:31 AM

General Chatter

Any compers in Brisbane keen to go on Channel 9 to share their success stories? Please contact us contact@competitions.com.au

toxicgherkin

01 Mar 7:55 PM

@Lemond, post that on Airtasker, and I'll consider a reply... my offer includes Airtasker fee, naturally! ;)

pizzaman

02 Mar 4:09 PM

Is pizza included?
Or lobster?

toxicgherkin

02 Mar 5:49 PM

@Lemond I work for peanuts!

shaper

24 Feb 11:02 AM

General Chatter

I have now passed the correct amount of Combucks but do not have or wish for a paypal account, due to the fact that I had one at one time but got my visa account hacked so closed it and do not want another. However, I sent the Competitions.com.au an email asking if it was possible if I could get my reward some other way, I got a reply back asking me which comp? I replied and that was about 4 or 5 days ago and still no reply? I am very very disappointed as I have been a member of this site for quite some time now and even won the guessing game twice (no problems then I got a cheque) As I am an aged pensioner this money would come in very handy. Any ideas folks?

Anna2077

01 Mar 2:59 PM

@shtooff don't win from either of those sites ... still waiting for a nice win... it's been months since my last movie tix win

gaseja

09 Mar 5:31 PM

@gemini69 Really? I love both of these sites. Just received a delivery from Beautyheaven today in fact. I've one twice with Mindfood in two years. I wouldn't give up. Stick with my favourite say "Pain & Persistence lessens Resistance".

SunnyLife

11 Mar 8:47 AM

@gaseja that's O.K, I'm not into pain, so I'll let you have that. I have so many beauty products that I have won over the years that I need to use them up before their expiry dates anyway.

pizzaman

21 Feb 8:50 PM

General Chatter

I just comped for 16 hours straight, had 3 meatlovers, 3 supremes and won a New Caledonia Cruise.

pizzaman

22 Feb 12:28 PM

@gemini69 Sorry I can't reveal the secret websites I use.
I been getting bullied and stalked by a lot of nasty ugly compers. It's been 3 years now and their lives involve stalking me and monitoring my activities daily. It's very sad.
I love going on holidays because I don't comp while on holidays and I don't have to think about those nasty compers.

SunnyLife

22 Feb 1:33 PM

@pizzaman I'm sorry to hear that. Good Luck to you on your wins and enjoy your holiday(s) :)

Lemond

23 Feb 12:21 AM

@pizzaman Unless it's on the dark or deep web it's not secret at best off the radar. :) Well done pack the sunscreen. :)

LuckyNicky

21 Feb 3:32 PM

General Chatter

Hello again Compers!

This month I've written about Second Chance Draws and what you need to know:
http://blog.competitions.com.au/tips/second-chance-draws-and-what-you-need-to-know/

Check it out!

gaseja

09 Mar 5:35 PM

I haven't won a 2nd Chance Draw but I did create one last year or maybe even a 3rd Chance Draw when Cosmo magazine rang me asking for a copy of my receipt for a purchase of a product. It was 3 months after the draw should have taken place. I had to admit I couldn't find it and they should contact someone else.

LuckyNicky

14 Mar 1:53 PM

Damn! Gotta keep those receipts!

pjfawkes

21 Feb 2:14 AM

Leaderboard

My birthday was back on the 7th and I haven't been given my birthday points. Anyone know how to contact the admin about this sort of thing other than using the 'contact us' form? I've tried that twice since then and haven't received any response. Thanks in advance.

admin

28 Feb 11:33 AM

Birthday points will be awarded tonight.. there have been issues during the month and we are looking to fix the problem for next month. Updates to come.

pjfawkes

28 Feb 6:00 PM

Thank you for getting back to me. I just really wasn't sure what was going on after I didn't hear back, especially as we got so close to the end of the month. I appreciate you looking into it.

Lemond

01 Mar 11:02 AM

@pjfawkes Congrats. :)

bukfizz

20 Feb 7:00 AM

General Chatter

Did anyone happen to get the codeword from the living room Friday night

bj74

20 Feb 7:55 AM

Caravan

pizzaman

18 Feb 6:00 PM

General Chatter

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

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

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