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posted 19-8-2013 @ 09:37 PM www
confused newbie

I have been a member for a month or two and I haven't won anything as yet, is there something im doing wrong? How do we know if we won? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thankyou
posted 19-8-2013 @ 09:41 PM www


They'll tell you when you win except for the occasional FB comp.
Some of us go weeks and weeks and weeks without winning, some comps you entered wont even have finished yet and you MIGHT win occasionally, you might win often and you may NEVER win.

So you keep going if you wish, but there's no guarantees.

There's nothing you're doing wrong...it's just called comping, it doesn't deliver a regular "pay check"! So basically you have to enjoy the ride.

Cheers
:thumbup:




posted 19-8-2013 @ 10:03 PM www


That's coz all the prizes are at my house :no:



posted 19-8-2013 @ 10:04 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by mcwinner
That's coz all the prizes are at my house :no:



:lol::lol::lol:
posted 19-8-2013 @ 10:06 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by mcwinner
That's coz all the prizes are at my house :no:


LOL:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: What's your secret mcwinner??
posted 19-8-2013 @ 10:08 PM www


Well I ..........um.......:lol::lol:



posted 19-8-2013 @ 10:12 PM www


spit it out, mcwinner:lol::lol::lol::lol:
posted 19-8-2013 @ 10:18 PM www


enter,forget,enter,forget,enter,forget, prize arrives, woo hoo, enter, forget,enter,forget,enter,forget, prize arrives, woo hoo,



posted 19-8-2013 @ 10:21 PM www


listen to whitepointer. It's a hobby. enter and then forget. When you win, be happy. Some of us are so good at forgetting that when a prize arrives we do not even remember the comp! It's a numbers game. Enter more. More chances.



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

The harder you work the luckier you get
posted 19-8-2013 @ 10:27 PM www


Really, you just enter and forget.
If it is not enjoyable, and you are constantly questioning your efforts, and lack of wins, maybe it is not for you.
Comping is like the lottery, you win sometimes, and othertimes not, guess the ones that have been on here long time, just love this site, and entering comps, and are happy to "go with the flow" and continue, until a good win comes along.
posted 19-8-2013 @ 10:36 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by WhitePointer
enter,forget,enter,forget,enter,forget, prize arrives, woo hoo, enter, forget,enter,forget,enter,forget, prize arrives, woo hoo,


Love it Whitepointer! Based on your formula I must be due for a woo hoo any time now :lol:
posted 20-8-2013 @ 01:21 AM www


I have a secret formula, that get me a WPC, WEM, I take the delivery man and postie out for lunch once a week because they deliver me so much, but then I wake up :D:D:D:lol::lol::lol:
posted 20-8-2013 @ 05:27 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by 59
I have been a member for a month or two and I haven't won anything as yet, is there something im doing wrong? How do we know if we won? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thankyou


I don't think you are doing anything wrong. :) You just have to hang in there and keep entering competitions. I completely agree with WhitePointer. Such a good description of what happens with comping :lol:. The best thing to do is 'enter and forget', go 'woo hoo' when a prize arrives and then enter and forget again.

I've seen a number of other people post exactly the same message as you :) so you aren't alone in feeling that way, however like others have said, if you have only been a member for a month or two, it may be that some of the comps you entered have not been judged or drawn yet. You never know what is around the corner. I truly believe that comping requires persistence and perseverance. Just enter, enter and enter again.

Here is something that you may like to do to see if you have won something..... I often google my name and then the word 'winner' or 'competition' to see if anything pops up in google search results. I choose 'Pages from Australia' and usually limit the time frame to a month or two so it refines the search a bit. Only this week I was able to see I had won a prize, even though I hadn't been called about it yet. Someone on lottos gave me this hint a while back.

EDIT: REFER TO THIS THREAD FOR MORE INFO ABOUT GOOGLING YOUR NAME AND HOW YOUR NAME MIGHT APPEAR ON THE GOOGLE SEARCH, BUT NOT IN THE MOST RECENT WINNERS LIST (THIS CAN HAPPEN IF YOU'VE PREVIOUSLY WON A PRIZE FROM THE SAME COMPANY. JUST MAKE SURE YOU OPEN EACH GOOGLE SEARCH ITEM THAT IS RELEVANT TO YOU TO MAKE SURE IT IS A CURRENT COMP WIN.
http://www.lottos.com.au/competitions/viewthread.php?tid=339...


Be aware that some months can be very lean when it comes to competition wins, but you need to just keep entering and forgetting and entering again. July was particularly lean for me, yet this month is looking better. Still no major wins, but I am extremely happy with what I've won.

If you like, while you are waiting to win a prize, have a look at the freebie section on lottos. Sometimes promoters offer 'spot' giveaways such as movie tickets, lollies or other things, so keep an eye out and get in quick when you see these posts pop up. It might mean that you can have a free night out at the movies or some other goodies. Last week I was able to go to a movie preview screening for free due to something I found and posted on lottos. There are also more long term promotional giveaways that appear in the 'freebie' section. It can feel nice to receive some freebies in the post.

Good luck with it all and have fun on lottos.
posted 20-8-2013 @ 02:24 PM www


Further to your question 'how do we know if we won?'........

If you enter facebook 'like and share' competitions, you may need to check back on the page because sometimes they don't contact you directly. This is where the google search I mentioned in my last post might come in handy. Also make sure that you check your 'other' message folder. I recall that other lottos folk have found comp 'congratulations' messages in there.

There are a number of other ways that you might find out that you've won.

You might receive an email, a text message on your mobile phone, a telephone call, a letter, or else you might just receive a prize unexpectedly in the letterbox. A courier / aust post driver might turn up unexpectedly at your front door with a prize. If it's an online instant win prize, you usually see a message on your computer screen. If this happens, I usually take a 'screen grab' of the congratulations message so I can follow it up if necessary.
posted 20-8-2013 @ 02:41 PM www


I see comping as fun and a hobby and if I win, it's bonus. Enter, enter, enter then forget.
sometimes prizes just turn up in the mail or with the parcel man, and this is the first you know you have won.
As onecanonlyhope said, try for some freebies- I recently had jelly beans arrive in the mail, and have had shampoo, bamboo pillow protector, and lots of little bits and pieces.
posted 20-8-2013 @ 04:46 PM www


I have been comping off and on for around 4 years and when I come back it usually takes about 4 weeks for the prizes to start rolling in again. The more you enter the more prizes you will win. I think I worked out I win about 1-2 prizes per 50 competitions I enter. Good luck!
posted 20-8-2013 @ 06:59 PM www


For me, a bit of fun....
More days of not winning, to winning, but that's okay.....
Dont take it too seriously....
For me, when I hit 100 entries, a few small-med prizes roll in....
Waiting on a BIG one, probably tomorrow.....:P
posted 20-8-2013 @ 07:31 PM www


I'm sitting in a room in Tasmania because I entered a competition, we're having an unbelievable holiday that wouldn't have happened if I'd given up ... does it really matter how many competitions we enter, after all other people do crosswords and suduko every day expecting nothing back for the time they spend...but we can all dream and if lucks on our side sometimes they come true !
posted 20-8-2013 @ 07:51 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by blossom52
I'm sitting in a room in Tasmania because I entered a competition, we're having an unbelievable holiday that wouldn't have happened if I'd given up ... does it really matter how many competitions we enter, after all other people do crosswords and suduko every day expecting nothing back for the time they spend...but we can all dream and if lucks on our side sometimes they come true !


That's such a nice way of thinking about it :)

By the way, great to hear that you are having fun on your holiday
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