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jennye

11 May 1:38 PM

I've Won

A book through Money Magazine - Blueprint to Wealth - an omen perhaps?

Smalot11

12 May 10:45 AM

Congrats :)

Trevsta

12 May 5:23 PM

Nice Jen :)

fourleaf

12 May 7:50 PM

Very positive, congratulations :)

In_it_to_win

11 May 1:16 AM

General Chatter

I'm annoyed at a certain person who for nearly every competition they enter they write my son had leukaemia and past away.
No disrespect to her. But I hate to use that to win a competition.
My grandmother past away and I had Uni exams during that week. I could have been exempt but I don't think my grandmother would be proud if I did that.

Mandi_22

18 May 10:48 AM

I agree with you with this. Amount of times I enter a Facebook competition and see all these sob stories annoys me too. I understand it's a tough time for them but at the same time we all experience different types of grief from losing a love one, losing a job, given bad news etc but we don't use that to win a prize through sympathy. Unfortunately bad times are part of life...

spyglass

21 May 1:55 PM

I don't enter those sorts of competitions but it would be interesting to see if the same person has won something with the same story on more than one occasion (and also how long ago the unfortunate event would have occurred - assuming they are being truthful as well)

Jrob71

22 May 8:52 PM

My husband had cancer and I've only once used it as a comp answer. It was a story of my struggle with cleaning the bathroom on account of his hair falling out EVERYWHERE. I didn't win.

toxicgherkin

10 May 10:09 PM

General Chatter

Conversations feature now active on the website, I see. Check out the new icon! Another communication means with our admin. Yay. Like private messenging, akin to Facebook Messenger. Timely, and very welcomed. Thank you, @admin and @zedmin.

Trevsta

11 May 12:03 PM

Yeh, good call!!

huzaima

10 May 4:11 PM

I've Won | Android Authority - Win a Samsung Galaxy S8!

i hoe i win

JoLee

11 May 7:27 PM

Congratulations

Smalot11

06 May 10:16 AM

General Chatter

For anyone entering the Deniliquin trip posted today flight are ex Brisbane, just in case you miss it in the T&C's. Hope you have a lucky weekend :)

Lemond

04 May 6:34 PM

General Chatter

Any interested in the family Fued competition

toxicgherkin

04 May 9:37 PM

May, the Fourth, be with you, don't you mean, pizzaman? ;)

bj74

12 May 10:12 AM

Anyone seen a winner for this competition

admin

04 May 1:23 AM

Leaderboard

Hi there was a glitch with the servers yesterday, they had to be restarted and the time didn't update correctly..
Seems only a handful were affected.

Please post below so we can investigate and rectify.

Lemond

18 May 2:15 PM

@admin hmm looks like time stamps are back to UTC i.e. 10 hours behind. So... place bets another morning of missed guessing game points anyone logging guesses before 10am. Probably also when the random daily points will be available for May 19th.

Try2win

20 May 11:17 PM

Mmm, same here, missed more guessing game bonus points, so short 2 lots of guessing game bonus points now :-(

Clint78

21 May 6:16 AM

Same for me too I have missed 2 lots of guessing game bonus points

toxicgherkin

03 May 11:00 PM

Leaderboard

@admin @Zedmin, I didn't receive random daily points and guessing game points for this morning. Please remedy all affected members' accounts, from when the issue arose - yesterday - and continuing this morning at least. Thank you.

toxicgherkin

06 May 10:46 AM

Still no points reconciliation.... :(

Lemond

06 May 7:24 PM

@toxicgherkin Patience. If they're rectifying the guessing game issue similar to previous months, it appears they will obtain a list of members affected and get around to adding a patch to guessing game bonus. Hopefully it's done ASAP and enough time before the end of the month so if anyone gets overlooked and ask for more.

Lemond

06 May 7:28 PM

@toxicgherkin Overall they need a way to avoid this inconsistency between guesses registered and it's bonus points. "Hints" that using a calculated field which makes checking and reconstructing the bonus points difficult.

Lemond

03 May 10:27 PM

General Chatter

@admin
In case members aren't aware it doesn't appear the random daily points are being generated and added to the total for today. Placing bets it should be ok after 10:00 am i.e. midnight UTC. Try visiting the home page after 10:00 am to obtain the random daily points. X fingers.

The guessing game seems to be fine for today.

@Adim ps I didn't get yesterdays bonus points for completing the guessing game

Lemond

03 May 10:38 PM

@wolverine See the previous post/replies. I've made it perfectly clear there are there are many members effected. Other members could do a quick post in the reply to help @admin identify those concerned. :)

Alittlebitoffun

03 May 10:14 AM

I've Won | Fashion Journal - Win 1 of 3 pairs of Dr. Martens Original 1461 shoes!

Haven't posted in a while, but have had a pretty great week. Sunday I won a new GHD hair straightener and today I won a new pair of $250 Doc Martin shoes and a $1000 red balloon voucher. Feeling pretty happy right now.
Hope you all are getting some luck come your way

Smalot11

03 May 4:47 PM

Congrats, hope the wins keep rolling in :)

bj74

03 May 7:39 PM

Congratulations

fourleaf

04 May 4:38 AM

Congratulations!

jennye

02 May 10:35 PM

I've Won

My daughter won a hair and makeup makeover for me for Mothers Day. Does that count? Of course it does, she is learning!

fourleaf

03 May 12:12 AM

Sure does, sounds wonderful! Congratulations!

Smalot11

03 May 2:58 AM

Congrats and enjoy :)

toxicgherkin

03 May 6:00 AM

Wonderful news, jennye. Congratulations!

Di_D

02 May 9:05 PM

Feedback / Suggestions

Logged in today and it says no new competitions and that I have already guessed today!
Looks like today hasn't been reset?
Anyone else with the same problem?

bj74

03 May 2:16 AM

Still waiting for my guessing game points @admin

wolverine

03 May 3:50 AM

me too!!

Lemond

03 May 9:56 AM

@admin Hope aware you're going to busy patching up a whole heap of member's bonus scores for today's guessing game.

Lemond

02 May 2:10 PM

General Chatter

@admin Is there a bit of lag when midnight occurs now? Waiting on the guessing game and also looks like the daily points aren't generating and/or adding to the total. 12:20am.

I'm guessing not the only one as the leader board hasn't changed for the midnight crew :)

fourleaf

02 May 10:08 PM

@Lemond, yes a problem

Lemond

03 May 7:49 AM

@fourleaf Roger. We copy you're venting.

Along with a few other members!

Lemond

03 May 3:05 PM

@Admin The current state is guessing game and bonus for it working at midnight.

The daily random points generation and addition to total however isn't been performed.

May 4th 1am AEST

Trevsta

01 May 4:00 AM

General Chatter

@Lemond Congratulations mate, you finally cracked it!! Now the guessing game eludes you!! Good Luck Alwayz!!

Smalot11

01 May 8:58 PM

Congrats :)

Lemond

02 May 11:02 AM

Thanks everyone. Good luck to the May birthdays. May there be not too many of them . :)

Brookemaree93

04 May 9:09 PM

Thankyou@Lemond

gpbristow

30 Apr 5:36 PM

Feedback / Suggestions

Really disappointed. I bought 3 bottles of prosecco and was pleased to read the tag on the bottle advising of a chance to win a gourmet trip. Not so pleased to find I needed to keep my receipt to enable me to enter (I don not think I even received it. As well, I also see I need the last 5 digits of the barcode.

You do not see the terms and conditions until after you open the tag - who keeps this type of information let alone the bottle for the barcode - you drink the prosecco and the bottle goes in the bin.

fourleaf

01 May 11:06 AM

@gpbristow, I get a little sad on missing out on a good comp too!. it's pretty standard on purchase comps to keep receipts, barcode/ whole product especially with the big ones and keep the receipt for three months after in case of a second chance draw. For me, rule 'numero uno' is always to read the t&cs first to find out what they want you to keep. Sometimes entry needs a photo upload of the receipt but if you are lucky enough to win the major prize generally they will want the original as well because of the value of the prize. It all helps making sure it's a genuine entry and keeps cheats at bay. At the end of last year three major companies required winners to mail in ALL receipts entered in their comp. Some wanted original barcodes as well! A couple of years ago, I even had to get a signed statement from a JP for a second prize. Agree with @Lemond and @bj74, I've never had to mail them in but I've never won a major, major holiday yet either! Why take the risk, I'd hate to miss out because I didn't keep the original receipt as per the t&cs. Here's hoping for everyone lol! :) There's a couple of articles on entering purchase comps in the blog from memory. Enjoy and good luck with comping :)

bj74

01 May 11:12 AM

Lol, I keep mine for 2 years @gaseja

Lemond

01 May 7:38 PM

@fourleaf Wise words to file away the physical receipts. I still think at least a photo of the receipt should be enough proof of purchase. If mailing them in they could get lost or damaged. At worse a photo acts as a backup.

For bar codes I kept a big bin of empty dairy milk bottles for their competition for ages. Was to lazy to take the bar codes off.

shuching

28 Apr 11:49 PM

General Chatter

Hi : I have problems to find a Le Louvre competition form. Any suggestions? Thank you. Have lovely weekend .

Smalot11

29 Apr 7:48 AM

http://lp.megaphonemarketing.com.au/lelouvrecomp?kid=F35RV Here's the referral link I got when I entered :) good luck

gaseja

01 May 10:37 AM

I would only enter this one if I lived in Victoria. I see you need to collect the prize within 3 months.

Smalot11

28 Apr 3:29 PM

I've Won | Jack London - Win a 'Jack London' wardrobe, valued at over $1,400!

I had a phone call yesterday with the good news. I get a leather jacket, black jeans, men's suit and doc martens shoes. So happy and greatful for this amazing prize. Thank you Jack London.

surferboy83

30 Apr 8:46 PM

Great win! Well done

Trevsta

01 May 4:02 AM

Nice win Smalot11

Smalot11

01 May 9:01 PM

Cheers all :)

Lemond

28 Apr 12:06 AM

General Chatter

@admin Is something up with the guessing game this "morning". 12:11 am and not allowing me to enter my daily guesses.
Appears I can't register my daily guess and as a result not getting the 50 bonus points.

Smalot11

28 Apr 3:30 PM

Good to hear it's all working :)

Lemond

28 Apr 7:03 PM

@Smalot11 Argh had me worried for a while. I seemed to have "slight" delay before could register today's guessing game. Thought might of been caused by refreshing the browser around right on midnight to do the guessing game.

I have noticed one issue in previous months when doing the guessing game on the first of the month and missing the double guess. I seemed to get caught just after they cleared the previous month scores before working out if I had double guesses or not. Then was fine for the rest of the month.

Lesson is not don't try doing the guessing game on the first of the month for least a few minutes after midnight AEDT. If showing incorrect number of guesses come back a few minutes later and refresh. i.e. assuming you know if ended up 4-50th previous month and got double guesses.

Probably what should be done is disable the guessing game while any maintenance is being conducted. Bonus if they added a message stating down for maintenance would also be nice. :)

Smalot11

29 Apr 7:38 AM

I'm playing the guessing game mid morning now since day light saving is finished and I have to wait to midnight instead of 11pm in Qld. :)

canvaschamp

27 Apr 3:32 PM

General Chatter

Mother's Day Photo Contest

In celebration of Mother�s Day Canvas Champ brought for you an amazing Mother's Day Photo Contest! You are requested to submit your favorite photo of �Selfie with Mom �and get a chance to win $1000 awesome Canvas Champ Prizes. Tell your friends and family to vote your photo. Best Luck!

Enter Now at https://www.canvaschamp.com.au/blog/mothers-day-photo-contest?

toxicgherkin

28 Apr 10:27 AM

@admin @Zedmin are you permitting advertising in this format here, in the Forum? I'd like to know whether members report this as spam, or not, or whether the competition should be promoted via the requisite channel. Please advise.

bukfizz

21 Apr 9:42 PM

General Chatter

Did anyone happen to get the codeword from the living room tonight

iliketowinthings

22 Apr 8:37 PM

Was there another one for tonight too?

bukfizz

23 Apr 4:26 PM

Thanks

bj74

28 Apr 8:27 PM

28/4/17 Holiday

Winner1

19 Apr 2:32 PM

General Chatter

How many 1 points can you get in a week? I've now had 6 over the last 7 days!!!

Winner1

19 Apr 6:20 PM

@Lemond only 2 days of 10 I think and no exaggeration.
Not my birthday month unfortunately

SunnyLife

25 Apr 10:41 AM

@Winner1 I don't think the points system is working properly either.

Lemond

25 Apr 6:10 PM

@SunnyLife Any hints why you say that?

@Winner1 A better question is what would be the odds for a similar scenario?
You can use combination probability have fun. I'm preoccupied :)

Eg Assuming 100 active members what be the odds within a year for a similar scenario occurring. i.e. For any given number occurring 6 times within 7 days. End up with 90 possible combinations out of a total (10^7).

For a year hmm 358 seven day periods and 100 members
35800*70= 2506000

2506000/10000000 = 0.25 i.e. 25% chance occurring in a year or on average once in approximately every 4 years

Be a rough starting point would need to check if used the correct methodology.

Taking one members run of numbers for a week may hint at an issue it's stretching it. You need to look a larger sample of random scores. I wouldn't expect your scenario to reoccur for a while. It's not impossible.

Eg
The odds of two consecutive days being the same number 10/100 , 3 days 10/1000 etc. So good chances at least one member out of 100 may get repeating numbers for the next 3 days.

It's not to say there may be an issue, by just using a sample of a couple of members scores over one week doesn't demonstrate much apart from that combination is a possibility. One out of a possible 10 million combinations for each member in a week.

Di_D

19 Apr 7:35 AM

I've Won

Sort of ... Outback Spirit allocated my nominated community group, 1st Myrtleford Scout Group, a pack of BBQ sauce for our next Bunnings BBQ.
This time we'll be raising funds to help more kids get the chance to go to Cuboree.

Smalot11

19 Apr 2:28 PM

Congrats :) Outback spirit are very generous. All the best for the bunnings BBQ

Anna2077

19 Apr 2:43 PM

Congrats

Di_D

20 Apr 7:28 AM

It is an ongoing weekly thing so if you have a group doing a BBQ just find the current post on Facebook and nominate them

LuckyNicky

18 Apr 12:02 PM

Tips & Tricks

Hi Everyone!

Here's 4 REASONS YOU'RE NOT WINNING AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT from the latest from Competitions.com.au :
http://blog.competitions.com.au/tips/4-reasons-youre-not-winning-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Happy Winning!

Nicole
http://facebook.com/nicolecappelleri

SunnyLife

19 Apr 9:05 AM

5. More and more people are entering comps. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Plus with being advertised on media and Facebook, so much less of a chance. Everyone's in on the game.

bj74

19 Apr 4:46 PM

I'd like tips on 25 wol comps please

SunnyLife

20 Apr 8:50 AM

@pizzaman yep people play the poor woe me answer to get sympathy. Does that really win the hearts of the judges? I think they'd think the same as you @pizzaman.

niz

17 Apr 9:50 AM

General Chatter

Has anyone been able to find the hidden "Swoosh" symbol for this competition in the required digital magazine?

http://www.competitions.com.au/win-a-5000-adventure-prize/29758/
http://magazine.outeredgemag.com.au/win-a-5000-valued-adventure-pack/

I downloaded the magazine with the app (it is free), had a look through but wasn't able to find it. I only have a small phone screen though so it was difficult and I still didn't find it. If you do please share, thank you very much.

bj74

17 Apr 11:13 AM

Did a quick google search for you, pages 25 and 52

niz

16 Apr 2:44 PM

General Chatter

Do any of you use alternative e-mail,twitter,instagram etc accounts to enter competitions on or do you just use your main ones?

Just curious, thank you.

Try2win

19 Apr 8:08 AM

I set up an email address, Twitter and Instagram mainly for competitions. A different email address allows the filtering of emails as a result of entering comps to remain separate from main emails. When a friend is starting to enter comps and they ask my advice, the first thing I tell them is, setup an email address and use that for comps.

ArtVandalay

24 Apr 6:52 PM

I use 2nd Twitter and a 2nd FB account for my 'sharing' entries (so I dont annoy friends and family). And yes I have multiple email addresses but i still play by the rules and enter once per day.

rosetyler

05 May 7:48 PM

separate. honestly I have only started back entering comps for about a month. and again only enter big prizes travel etc I don't enter anything I wouldn't really like to win anymore and my comp email is packed full of emails now. although I guess if you have a lot of free time it doesn't matter.

toxicgherkin

15 Apr 8:36 AM

I've Won

APIA Good TImes Tour tickets. Yay!

fourleaf

16 Apr 5:29 PM

Fantastic congratulations! :)

Try2win

19 Apr 8:10 AM

Well done, have a great time

ArtVandalay

24 Apr 6:50 PM

go u!!! well done indeed

Patloveswinning

14 Apr 12:36 AM

General Chatter

O.K. guys, forgive me for my ignorance, as I'm quite new at this comping thing, but; Is it just me or do some of the questions asked in 25 words or less comps not make any sense? I have seen a few that seem rather obscure, like the current one from Sharp, where you can win a microwave/convection oven and the question is "In 25 words or less (tell us) your 'original' convection recipe and why?"...huh? Why what? Are they asking me why do I want to cook food?... Why do I want to eat food? Maybe I'm just slow but I don't get it.
I bet some of you other compers out there have seen some pretty weird ones. What are some of the strangest 25WOL questions you've seen?
P.S. One of their other questions was "Do you own a Sharp product?" and I must admit, I was tempted to say "Yes I have several knives, some scissors, a circular saw..."

Anna2077

15 Apr 8:45 PM

@fourleaf didn't look at the comp.. gave a general answer :-)

Patloveswinning

15 Apr 11:29 PM

Thanks for the clarification @fourleaf.

Jrob71

24 Apr 8:19 PM

And your answer to the Sharp product question is great. You want to stand out from the crowd.

Try2win

12 Apr 1:17 PM

I've Won

I won a XXXX Gold Camping Pack, consists of a tent, 2 sleeping bags and 2 camp chairs, arrived yesterday, just in time for Easter holidays.

Try2win

13 Apr 10:41 PM

Thanks all, should come in pretty handy for trips away

Trevsta

18 Apr 10:40 AM

Congratulations!!

Try2win

20 Apr 11:15 PM

Thanks @Trevsta

Smalot11

12 Apr 8:19 AM

I've Won

I've boarded the EFTPOS train with an email yesterday for a $100 EFTPOS card and also yesterday I won a Garvin Vivo Smart HR compliments of Weet-Bix

Hope you all have a lucky day and I know something amazing will happen for you all today. :) Good luck all

Smalot11

12 Apr 9:29 PM

Thanks all :)

Trevsta

18 Apr 10:41 AM

Congratulations!!!!!

Try2win

19 Apr 8:11 AM

Well done, that train left without me again!

toxicgherkin

11 Apr 10:22 PM

I've Won

Unclaimed draw winner - received unexpectedly - as I missed viewing the sent email (um....) - and signed for today one $100 Caltex StarMart card. Yay! Cadbury's 'Obey Your Mouth' promotion.

Try2win

12 Apr 1:09 PM

Well done

Anna2077

12 Apr 5:18 PM

well done!! Send some luck this way LOL .. 3.5 months won zilch

toxicgherkin

12 Apr 6:50 PM

Thanks, everyone. Yes, very fortunate, and extremely thankful. Cheers.

niz

11 Apr 1:34 PM

General Chatter

Has anyone been able to find an egg to click on the site for this competition?

http://www.deluxeproducts.com.au/easter-2017

If so could you tell me where, thank you very much. I did look but couldn't find any on their website...

Smalot11

13 Apr 9:09 AM

You're welcome and I know something wonderful will happen this Easter @Mamma

Mamma

14 Apr 8:46 PM

@Smalot11 sending you positive vibes to receive something great. Never give up, There is always something great out there for you. It happen to me , got used for a job was employed for a part time position but only was dumped as soon as the girl come back from holidays . Now im close to home 4 mins away pt time place, manager loves me the pay is better, and things are looking great. Havent won a big prize in years , but you just keep on going. Happy Easter and good luck

Smalot11

16 Apr 2:49 PM

@Mamma Good for you :) happy easter and good luck too

rosetyler

09 Apr 10:22 PM

Tips & Tricks

hello

I haven't done comps for a while. my question is are the brand leader ones etc worth entering. (the ones I mean are where they get you to fill out heaps of extra questions rather than just contact info)
I know in the past they generate soo many spam phone calls/emails even if you click no to all the questions.
also if you don't answer all the questions do you still get in the draw?

Thanks

Smalot11

10 Apr 9:01 PM

Hopefully missed calls saying you have won 7 prizes @rosetyler

rosetyler

10 Apr 10:25 PM

i wish :-)

gaseja

13 Apr 5:21 PM

I steer clear of them plus Cohort. You are right @rosetyler all you seem to do is go onto a mailing list.

shtooff

09 Apr 5:09 PM

I've Won

I won... well, my hubby won... an in season family pass to see Boss Baby!

Won it off LifeFM. It would have been me who won, but I won something else off them a month or so ago so it was too soon for me. Hubby didn't even know what he was doing. He was driving, I heard the cue to call and phoned in and as it was ringing, told him he had to answer! Ha!

So it really was me who won! Actually quite excited to see this one! :)

Smalot11

09 Apr 8:39 PM

Congrats. My Kids can't wait to see that movie. Have a great time!!

toxicgherkin

10 Apr 10:01 AM

@shtooff Nicely played

Trevsta

11 Apr 9:19 AM

Happy Dayz!!

jennye

09 Apr 9:24 AM

Tips & Tricks

Just a heads-up. IGA supermarkets are giving away 8 cars in the next 8 weeks. Have to spend $30 and keep receipt to upload on their website. Cash prizes as well. Worth a try, just check out their website. I'm having a go....

toxicgherkin

09 Apr 12:56 PM

Eligible NSW & ACT residents. Bugger!

jennye

09 Apr 1:58 PM

@toxicgherkin sorry about that

toxicgherkin

10 Apr 9:58 AM

@jennye hehe...I'll cope ;)

Smalot11

08 Apr 2:48 PM

I've Won

This week I won a Belkin recharge kit and a $20 Good Guys voucher. Can't wait to see what I win next week.
Hope you all had some lucky wins this week too!

Trevsta

09 Apr 10:54 AM

Congratulations :)

Anna2077

09 Apr 1:35 PM

Congrats!

Smalot11

09 Apr 8:48 PM

Thanks all!!

toxicgherkin

07 Apr 7:56 PM

I've Won

Yellow Tail promo from a few months ago - winner in the 2nd chance draw - Bose speaker $199. Just have to submit my receipt and ID now. Very thankful.

toxicgherkin

08 Apr 6:12 PM

Thank you all. @Smalot11, I'd hardly say king of the comps...not my aim. lol... I'm thankful for each and every win...and pass more than a few along to give back where I can...It's a great sense of community here. Cheers.

Anna2077

09 Apr 1:37 PM

Awesome Win! Congrats!! Forgone the comp as didn't feel like buying wine hehe .. Easter week would have been handy

Smalot11

09 Apr 8:46 PM

Indeed a great sense of community on here and, very happy to be a part of it and have the bonus of a few wins along the way too @toxicgherkin

AustralianMum

07 Apr 10:58 AM

Feedback / Suggestions

Hi,
Has anyone got an idea of why a competition submission would not be approved? Never used to have an issue. But the last two which I have submitted have not been approved. I can't think of what the problem could be? They are both legit and pretty standard giveaways.

shtooff

07 Apr 2:03 PM

have they already been listed?

Lemond

07 Apr 2:10 PM

Is there a competition submission feature now in action? What did they do regarding compbux for that etc?

I recall they mentioned something about competition submissions a couple of months ago thought nothing had come of it. Still the usually 10 competitions listed per day so assuming not much has changed.

AustralianMum

07 Apr 5:44 PM

Its only for people who run comps at the moment, so you have to register with your ABN etc.

They have not been listed before, one is a brand new giveaway started 2 days ago.

Just curious as to what the problem is with them. I've submitted a few in the past with no problem.