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posted 16-10-2009 @ 07:47 PM www
Postage Paid Envelopes

Hi there,

I am a newbie comp enterer, and I was just wondering what the policy was on entering magazine comps (Such as Take 5, thats life etc) with a postage paid stamp with company logo on it?

Mind you, I do work for a large company, and envelopes are never at a shortage.

I generally put "competition entry only", and still put the sender details on the back, but I have used that 2 weeks in a row because let's face it...we don't have to pay for stamps.

So you think these entries would still be considered, or voided because I didn't use an actual stamp???
posted 16-10-2009 @ 08:09 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by doomy1
Hi there,

I am a newbie comp enterer, and I was just wondering what the policy was on entering magazine comps (Such as Take 5, thats life etc) with a postage paid stamp with company logo on it?

Mind you, I do work for a large company, and envelopes are never at a shortage.

I generally put "competition entry only", and still put the sender details on the back, but I have used that 2 weeks in a row because let's face it...we don't have to pay for stamps.

So you think these entries would still be considered, or voided because I didn't use an actual stamp???


Welcome doomy1:)

I am not sure that your entry would be alright doomy1.

I am sure other members may be able to confirm this either way:)

But don't you think you are perhaps abusing your employer by using their postage to enter a comp?:cool:

I would certainly never use my place of employment to enter comps or use their stationery or postage!

But thats just me and I think good karma comes to those who enter within the spirit of comping at their own cost not their place of employment.

Best wishes with your entries!
posted 21-10-2009 @ 11:53 PM www


Thank you for all tips . It's very helpful for me as i just new here and realy know nothing.:P:P
posted 5-11-2009 @ 04:37 PM www
Thanks

I read most of your tips thank you for all the research you have done to give us Newbies these great tips on what to do and what not to do.
posted 9-11-2009 @ 04:17 PM www
Thanks!

Thanks for all the wonderful tips - they really help us newbies. PolarBird is awesome - what a depth of knowledge to share. Pretty sure she is a chick though (with Bird in the name and a new baby last year) so don't know why people are referring to her as a "he". Although I could be wrong - lol!;)
posted 10-11-2009 @ 11:19 PM www


Thankyou for all the tips...they have definitely shed some light on things for me...I have only just joined 2nite and Im still a little overwhelmed. Im sure Ill have a thousand questions still, but judging from some of the posts I have read, there are many many people with loads of experience out there who I know will be able to help me. Im just a little unsure about the whole 'posting your wins' things or the winners circle and where to go etc. I definitely do not want to do the wrong thing. Thankyou so much again, and wishing you all the very very best of luck :)
posted 19-11-2009 @ 05:51 PM www


http://www.bigpond.com/specials/how_to_win/index.asp?cid=ZBP_SPE_howtowin_eDM_v82_191109[/url]



2006 wins $13660
2007 wins $240
2008 wins $1512
2009 wins $3669
2010 wins $726
2011 wins pathetic
2012 wins even worse!
2013 wins $671
2014 wins $114
2015 wins $347
2016 wins $450
2017 wins $290
2018 wins $90
2019 wins $195
2021 wins $3400
2022 wins $1000
2023 wins $15,990
2024 wins $250
posted 21-11-2009 @ 04:00 PM www
Newbie

Thanks everyone for the tips for new compers. My daughter got me involved in this but I'm a bit slower at all this computer stuff. It helps having others give us some great ideas.
Thanks heaps to all from mary78
posted 6-3-2010 @ 08:14 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by johnh2000
Polarbirds idea on unfranked stamps that have been missed by the machine is a good idea, but just be careful as it IS fraud and if u get caught it can cost you hundreds more than you saved.
I know this because I have done it once before and was sternly warned by the lady at the post office.


wow that's interesting to know, hadn't thought of it as fraud. I have saved a few stamps in the past and used them....and then I feel guilty and think will karma get me and I won't win because I haven't actually paid for the stamp.




posted 6-3-2010 @ 09:31 AM www


Thanks for all the tips - so much appreciated. You all are a wonderful group.
posted 11-3-2010 @ 10:53 PM www


There's no hard and fast rule.

I have recently come back to OZ after living in the UK for a year. In the UK they are obsessed with comps and have the most incredible prizes.

So I first started comping in the UK [I didn't comp in Australia]. At first after arriving in the UK I comped casually entering 1 a week which is VERY casual by lottos.com.au standards. Within a month I'd won tickets worth $1000 to a sold out Arsenal soccer match. Even more amazing the match was on my birthday! It was an online newspaper comp in the UK Guardian newspaper. Great birthday present!!

About 6 months into my time in the UK I got into SERIOUS comping i.e. over 4 hours a week. 4 weeks after going serious I won a $10,000 luxury safari to Africa - it was a web comp for the UK Evening Standard newspaper. They notified me by email which is unusual - you would expect to be called for that level of prize? Well I couldn't believe it when I saw it in my inbox - the heading was "Safari winner".

The safari was the best time I have ever had in my life. That's one of the beauties of comp prizes - you can win a trip to a place that you maybe wouldn't spend your OWN money going. After that I came back downunder and have had only 2 minor wins one of which was a $1,200 Blackberry. Note that I never enter small comps - minimum thing I would enter would be a Plasma TV comp or win $1000 cash. There is only so much time you can spend comping and I prefer to spend it trying for the big prizes.

When I was in the UK I used to use a UK equivalent of this site to find all the comps. I wanted to post my comping experience to show that you can win BIG early on in your comping "career" and then go through a really dry patch.

When I was looking at the thread entitled "Post your 10 biggest wins" I nearly fell off my chair when I read about all of Fisy66's prizes. S/he can certainly teach me a thing or two. I've posted them below. fisy66 is an inspiration for all of us:

fisy66

Here are a smattering of my bigger wins!!

1. $40,000 Home Improvement trip to USA and cash ($20,000)

2. $30,000 Trip to Vienna...business class...staying at the Sacher.

3. $24,000 Trip to Moscow....business class.....luxury all the way with a private guide.

4. $17,898 Trip to Scotland (This year)

5. $16,580 Tour through Mexico with spending money.

6. $13990 Barina car

7. $12,200 Paris and staying at the King George V (this year)

8. $12,000 Trip to Switzerland (Lindt .....yummy!)

9. $11,447 Sony Bravia 52'' TV and sound system.

10. $10,200 Vanatu Swish Family Holiday

and I have mention the wonderful trip to New York (Life on Mars) that has turned into a family Disneyland/New York trip-$7,700........(this year)
posted 27-8-2010 @ 07:57 PM www
Unlimited entry comps

Hi, as a newbie I'm not sure if the 'unlimited entry' comps mean that I can enter the same WOL over and over or if I should change my entry. What do you think experienced compers??
posted 15-10-2010 @ 10:20 AM www


Hi, I wondered if anyone can tell me how I report to this site when i have won something. recently I won a tv from the kraft comp and $1000 from the greens cake mix one. Only small compared to some people's wins, but really huge for me!
I clicked that I had won, in the actual forum page about them, but I wondered how to get on that list that appears on the home page.
Not important I know, but winning even smaller things is such a thrill and so new to me I'd just like to have seen my wins up there lol!
posted 15-10-2010 @ 11:32 AM www


I just read Doomy1's post at the top of this page.
An interesting thing I learnt when doing a CODE OF CONDUCT COURSE as a manager in a government department of health is that if you win something in work time or using work email address etc you have to declare it to the Director of the Agency and it is up to his or her discretion as to whether you can keep the prize or not!!!
If you do not declare the win ande get caught it is a breach of the State Service Code of Conduct!!
Remember this if you are the lucky millionth shopper while out buying morning tea in work time for a work function and they want to put your photo in the paper !!:thumbup::thumbup:
posted 15-10-2010 @ 11:40 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by starseeker
Hi, I wondered if anyone can tell me how I report to this site when i have won something. recently I won a tv from the kraft comp and $1000 from the greens cake mix one. Only small compared to some people's wins, but really huge for me!
I clicked that I had won, in the actual forum page about them, but I wondered how to get on that list that appears on the home page.
Not important I know, but winning even smaller things is such a thrill and so new to me I'd just like to have seen my wins up there lol!


Have U2U'd starseeker.




posted 15-10-2010 @ 11:46 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by doomy1
Hi there,

I am a newbie comp enterer, and I was just wondering what the policy was on entering magazine comps (Such as Take 5, thats life etc) with a postage paid stamp with company logo on it?

Mind you, I do work for a large company, and envelopes are never at a shortage.

I generally put "competition entry only", and still put the sender details on the back, but I have used that 2 weeks in a row because let's face it...we don't have to pay for stamps.

So you think these entries would still be considered, or voided because I didn't use an actual stamp???


This was the one and only time this member posted or was indeed on this site...so do companies etc "fish" to see whether we give ethical answers on here or not???? :o:o:o Odd thing to ask.

I also find it interesting when people come on lottos and ask questions and never answer or say thanks either. I remember one of our dear members writing a great 25WOL answer for some-one in Singapore and she never even thanked her.
:no::no::o:o
Maybe she didn't win!!! :lol::lol::no::no:




posted 15-10-2010 @ 12:15 PM www


Wow Globalchick I'm impressed

I only joined a few months ago ,won about $8000 worth so far .

I think the easiest to win are the comp that are harder to enter

I only won so far (exept for movie tickets) comps where you have to buy things.

And if you have to write a 25wol you have more chances because people just don't bother.I won the comp from BigW this way you had to buy $20 worth of baby products ,write a 25Wol and win $50.It wasn't much but I would spend the money anyway on these maybe later
posted 18-12-2010 @ 10:17 AM www
Tips

:spin: Thank you for the Tips. I hope I can follow them.
posted 18-12-2010 @ 08:11 PM www


Hi just joined the site, so far so good! My question is, when you fill out the competition form on the websites do you tick all the boxes such as 'would you like to receive emails from....?' Are you more likely to win if you tick all the boxes as I have left them blank.
posted 24-12-2010 @ 01:58 PM www
Newbie

Hi Everyone
I am new to Lottos website, I am hoping to win more prizes, prior to joining I had won a $100 Yakka voucher, movie passes and a cupcake cookbook worth $25, all these involved little time and effort, I won using the local paper, sms and on-line.
I work full-time so am curious to know how much time I should spend each week on this site to increase my chances.
All the best everyone and may we all win !
Thanks
posted 24-12-2010 @ 04:01 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by tweetheart
Hi Everyone
I am new to Lottos website, I am hoping to win more prizes, prior to joining I had won a $100 Yakka voucher, movie passes and a cupcake cookbook worth $25, all these involved little time and effort, I won using the local paper, sms and on-line.
I work full-time so am curious to know how much time I should spend each week on this site to increase my chances.
All the best everyone and may we all win !
Thanks


Hi tweetheart, i find it easier if possible, i select all web comps less entered not interested no purchase required from the side menu, spend a good few hours entering all of them, mark daily comps with the yellow symbol, return later, then i spend about 30 mins a day entering new comps and daily comps......thats all ok till i get behind and then have a few hours catching up

phew....:lol:hope that made sense might have to read it a few times!!!

Happy comping!! :yes::yes::yes:
posted 24-4-2011 @ 01:59 AM www
Thanks for spending time to read mine,( and others ) advice . I'm only winning little things at present ! PB

posted 24-4-2011 @ 08:24 AM www


Hi all. I'm in my first few months as a lottos ember and would like to say thanks for all the advice and ideas others post. My family has entered things very randomly over the years but we have a good tally of prizes, over time. (Well over 20g)
One thing I do find discouraging and disappointing is the dishonestly of some people who suggest hints such as using the same receipt more times than allowed, using your employer to pay for your entries, lying etc. But generally I find this site very supportive of each other and I wish you all very good luck.




Prize wins 2014: $37680
Prize wins 2011: $13000
previous years about $25000

The harder you work the luckier you get
posted 5-5-2011 @ 11:13 PM www


Im just new to comping, do you get advised by email or inbox message if you win something or do you have to look on the winners circle for your name ????;):)
posted 5-5-2011 @ 11:16 PM www


Hi texas 83

There are several ways you can be notified or find that your a winner

Email
Phone
Sms
Newspapers
Websites




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