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Tips for brand new members by Polarbird (and others)

posted 3-3-2004 @ 09:02 AM www
Tips for new compers #16

If a door to door salesman (which I was when a student) goes to enough doors, someone WILL buy the product. If a car thief (which I haven't been) checks enough doors, one will be OPEN, if an archer practices long enough, he/she WILL get a bullseye , if you drink and drive (which I haven't) , one day you will be caught, if you ask out a lot of girls to the senior prom (which I was too nervous to do at school) (and even if you are not 'Brad Pitt fit';) someone will say YES.
Point being ; keep rolling the entries in, and one HAS to stick .
posted 24-3-2004 @ 12:45 AM www
Tips for new compers #17

Don't under-estimate how much effort some determined compers put in. Some members of this forum put in 10 to 20 hours a week entering competitions. It is not just 'lucky' when THEY win; it is darned hard work finally paying off. Work at it , and you will be like them; ie 'in the winner's circle' .
posted 9-4-2004 @ 12:53 AM www
Tips for new compers #18

How do you know you have won ??

1. By email; so keep the inbox (esp. hotmail ones) unblocked !

2. By mail ; so when you move house make sure you redirect the mail

3. By SMS, so keep your mobile phone 'inbox' clear

4. By the web ; so check the web; Ie; check the lottos site; 'Winning URL's' in the 'Winner's Circle', and 'The Australian' pages in lottos, and also go looking put
"your name",winner and
"your name", winners (note 's's on end; they search up differently). in the google search engine ( ), and tick the 'Australia Only' button .
posted 6-6-2004 @ 11:12 AM www
Get in early

If you see comps with prizes for the first 1000 entries etc - jump on it, you'd be surprised how many people hoard entries until the last minute.

I won 5x$10 vouchers in the omo comp a couple of months ago.
posted 10-6-2004 @ 05:15 PM www

Originally posted by twinkle_twinkle
i know this may sound a bit silly, but for work i have to carry a handheld recorder around (a notebook woud be just as effective). I have started to use this to record any ideas that pop into my head ie for 25worders. I also have a notebook next to my bed to record any ideas or any "comp" related things i have to remember. lol was just a thought, you just never know when an idea is going to strike you, and if youre like me its usually at 2am or when driving.

I have called home and left a message to myself on the answering machine because something too good to loose just popped into my head while I was out and about, without a pen handy :)

Never believe you will remember it later without help, and always get your ideas noted as quickly as possible :D
posted 10-6-2004 @ 05:27 PM www
Tip # 19

Always feel free to ask questions of us oldies who have the experience in comping to help out...

We ALL had to learn somehow..and there is always a way to improve anyone's chances of winning...

have proven it time and time again!


Hope this helps!
posted 10-8-2004 @ 12:43 AM www
Tips for new compers #20

Don't be shy to let all your friends, and associates know about your comping hobby. You will be surprised. That quiet bloke or old granny just might be either a secret comping collegue, or they may be wanting to help collect barcodes, or entry forms for you. It is also a way for people to greet you each time they see you "Won anything lately?" A good icebreaker.
posted 27-8-2004 @ 03:03 PM www

Mmmm.... those are all great ideas. the fact that i never though of doing any of those things may explain why I have never won anything
posted 31-8-2004 @ 04:14 PM www

PolarBirds advice is spot on, especially tip 17, on 24/3/04, which mentions that some members put in 10 - 20 hours a week comping. I would estimate that I spend double that amount of time at least. So far I have won nothing worth mentioning but I intend to persist. I think that perseverance is definitely the key. Reading of others good fortune when you are struggling can be daunting. Members have mentioned that time and again. Simply put on the blinkers and be single minded, as much as time and circumstances allow. Remember, If you can perceive it and believe it, you can achieve it. ;);););)
posted 22-9-2004 @ 03:57 PM www
Tips for new compers #21

Size "C6" envelopes (115x162mm) take a standard 'competition entry form' perfectly.
posted 3-10-2004 @ 04:03 PM www

also remember when some comps finish they sometimes run it again for 2 3 months.but the supermarket has the old stock still on the shelves with old neck tag.but they run it the same vouchers are the same to win just a different major prize at the end of comp i stumbled on this by accident.when i sent a entry and won and thought i ring them and tell them there old stock was still on the shelf.
i have seen this before a comp starts in coles and we dont see the product about it until a month later.
ps also with 1900 comps dont just enter yourself enter everyone in the family.and sim cards dont throw them away top them up when you can afford to and enter comps for every one on different sim cards..i have seven mobile phones some i won some are old nokia 5110 i got for $20.its paid of for me having a few phones with all these sms instant win comps going.. :D:D:D
posted 3-10-2004 @ 04:15 PM www

Thanks bandit .. Not sure if it's just me but I'm a little confused on what you just said..
posted 7-10-2004 @ 11:59 AM www
Tips for brand new members by Polarbird (and others)

I tend not the throw out barcode+ receipt in case of 2nd chance draw/unclaimed prize draw.
posted 20-10-2004 @ 03:40 PM www

Thanks for all the great advice. This sure will put me on the right track:D
posted 15-12-2004 @ 08:31 AM www

wow, i would have never thought of some of those tips, thanks heaps!
posted 18-12-2004 @ 02:16 PM www
tips & tricks

Thanks heaps
I a few days ago.
and its getting easier each time
I log on.
these tips are certainly going to help
I would never have thought of most of them.
you have answered many of the qestions I have had in my head,
posted 16-1-2005 @ 05:56 AM www

Originally posted by PolarBird
Go to Candice's post (in this 'Tips' section) dated 13/10/03 ; she has put down dozens of regular internet sites that have comps. Go to each of these www sites , and register, (and look for all the comps that will be sent your way), or that you find when registering , PB

Where is this? have been looking and cannot find.

eDIT: Found it Here it is

posted 16-1-2005 @ 08:16 AM www

Thank you for being so kind to share all your wonderful comping tips. It makes the journey so much more fun! :)
posted 16-1-2005 @ 09:52 AM www
The Mickmeister has (hopefully) set a goal

to have a comping book published this year....

Tip #22

You are never too experienced or too inexperienced to learn something new EVERY day in comping
posted 3-5-2005 @ 06:39 AM www
Thanks for the thanks !

Comping is social, not 'just a greedy way to get things for free' as some people think. Sharing these ideas makes our community better. I also enjoy giving away heaps of my wins such as cinema tix.
posted 3-5-2005 @ 07:51 AM www

I'll put in my 2 cents worth.
I often like to post entries just before the closing date hopefully to get at the top of the pile. So I write the closing date on the envelope where you stick the stamp and store them in a box in date order.
With internet comps where you have to be a member I have an address book where I write the comp sites alphabetically and my password for each site I join. It makes it easier to find this when I forget.
posted 11-6-2005 @ 08:42 PM www

Some labels on plastic/glass jars/containers peel off easily if you carefully fill them with hot water and leave a couple of mins .... be careful not to wet the outside of the container. Often the sticky residue comes off too!! Sanitarium Peanut Butter is a good example ... good plastic storage container ... particularly for picnics ... if your family is not too large!!! Many a large picnic I've been to .... :)
posted 3-9-2005 @ 04:44 PM www

For those who like re-using envelopes & also return address labels have a look here:

They are a great organisation & have done a lot to help abused animals. A bit expensive for the envelope re-use stickers but goes to a good cause!

2005 total:$1,130-
2006 $5,500 app.
2007 $2,000 approx.
2008 $1200
2009 $930
2010 $4,200
2011 $1,473
2012 $675 :(
2013 $462 :(
2014 $2,150
2015 $120 :(
2016 $1150
2017 $210
2018 $210 at least I'm consistent!
2019 $115 still waiting for the big one!
2020 $550
2021 $3,000
All I want ... is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy! And 2024 is the year to do it!
posted 4-9-2005 @ 01:57 AM www

Thanks to everyone for their constantly amazes me how this forum is about wining competitions yet everyone is just so helpful. On behalf of the newbies........a huge thanks!
posted 8-9-2005 @ 11:27 PM www

Hi everyone, what a friendly, kind and helpful circle of friends you all are! Im really new to all this, and am hoping to have some beginners luck! Thanks to all for the wonderful tips, I do really believe what goes around comes around.May the best of luck be with everyone.:)
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