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Have you ever bought anything you don't need just for the competition??

posted 7-2-2010 @ 04:23 PM www

Yes!!!! Guess what? My family have gone off LCM's. "PLEASE don't buy any more Mum! what they are saying. :P
posted 7-2-2010 @ 04:26 PM www

ditto to the LCMS even the cat is so of them apparently:o
posted 7-2-2010 @ 05:01 PM www

I have only been comping for a couple of months but my family love it - they have been scoring all the products I buy but don't use.
My parents have dogs.
My sister has a cat and young kids
My brother eats whatever I give him.
My toiletries supply cupboard is overflowing with toilet paper, tampons, shower gel and deodorant. I'll get through them.....eventualllllllllllllllllllllly.

It is a good opportunity to try products that I wouldn't normally use - I suppose that is the intention of the company running the comp.
posted 7-2-2010 @ 05:36 PM www

my cats are enjoying the greenseas tuna at the moment ... I cant stand the stuff:D
posted 7-2-2010 @ 05:59 PM www

A dummy..:o Although I have been know to spit it occasionally.
Can't remember the comp ,was a few years ago.

posted 7-2-2010 @ 09:32 PM www

must have a lot of ****holes in my family- thought I had enough Sorbent toilet paper to last to the end of the year- but am running low already- so off to Woolies in the morning!
When I open my freezer door all I see is pink!- there must be at least 20 loaves in there! :P:P:P - I know that will last for a while- only use two pieces a day for miss 10's school lunches!
have more marinade in my pantry than I have used in the last 25 years! so will add marinade to the "bucket list"! :P:P:P:P
with several Cussons comps running at once- I will never ever need to buy hand or body wash again!
posted 7-2-2010 @ 09:35 PM www

I can honestly say never have. Don't have money to throw around I'm afraid. Been tempted though.. ;) Maybe that's why I don't win anything much. You have to have money to make money as the old saying goes.. :D
posted 7-2-2010 @ 09:48 PM www

just last week

green tea

and I bought the wrong brand
posted 7-2-2010 @ 10:41 PM www

Let's just say that the Giving Tree this Christmas outside
K-Mart was full of Disney DVDs thanks to Competitions. Win Win situation really.

Mine and Hubbys family love the kickbacks as do my three adult Kids. My Son-in-Laws are always smelling their best thanks to the Lynx Competitions.

Grandkids love all the yummy competitions (LCMs, M&Ms, biscuits, softdrinks - the list is endless).

Let's just say everyone is on my case about what Competitions (food, beverage, alcohol etc etc) is coming up.

I have them pretty well trained as well. They buy Competition stuff, hand over their receipts and barcodes quick as a flash. Works both ways.

I also have the best stocked cupboards you could imagine. It actually saves me money in the long run.

Supermarkets could shut down for a month and we'd still be going strong in my house.

Only complaint from family is Mum won't buy stuff if there is no competition for it.

M&Ms on Toast for tea anyone!!! LOL
posted 8-2-2010 @ 06:04 AM www

I bought green tea too Kaspa, gave it away. But I did recently get a call to say I had won a DSi so it was worth it:D
posted 21-3-2010 @ 10:27 PM www

Loved Gypsy's post here:

[bought] 3 Finsh Rinse Aid , no dishwasher
Lots of Weight Watchers stuff , I weigh 45 Kg at the best of times
I pack of Beneful Dog Food no dog , will go in the bin for the local Animal Refuge
Several packs of each Splenda Hermistas and don't use sugar at all OOh & several types of sugars , coffee -non drinker , at least I have it for visitors . Batteries galore , But I do wait till they are on special & normally limit it to 1 or 2 entries .


I bought SOLO recently just to enter the comp and then poured it down the drain. I hate soda pop!

But resisted buying the iced coffee Icebreak just to enter the comp because I didn't think the prize of a tv was worth it i.e. monetary value of prize is too low to justify me buying a product I won't use.

For me to buy a product I don't even use it would have to be a very large prize - as a general rule I absolutely will not buy a product I don't use just to enter a comp when I know the prospects of winning are remote.
posted 21-3-2010 @ 10:59 PM www

I laughed when I read catrin and frizzy63's comments above ... I've been using my Glad Zip-up bags to store my
M & Ms!!! Too many of both so I've had to hide them at the back of cupboards. Just hope it's worth it in the long run.
posted 21-3-2010 @ 11:07 PM www

Many years ago (in the "Good Old Days" when you had to actually SEND off the wrappers) I bought dozens and dozens of Mars bars. I don't eat them ... so gave them away to neighbours, etc. ... minus, of course, the wrappers.

What did I win? Hundreds and hundreds MORE Mars bars. I was sending them in with my husband to work and giving more away to my neighbours. In the end, everyone was so sick of the sight of them that they almost begged me not to give them any more!

It was many years before I could face another Mars bar I can tell you!
posted 20-5-2010 @ 12:10 AM www

I am constantly buying things I dont need, but my local charity loves me. If its something my family or friends dont need, then I give it away. I rock up to them in my 4WD truck, open the lid and just give them bags and bags of food, soap, anything and everything. They now know who I am, and at first, thought I was from a business, donating goods..
hahha... It feels good...
posted 20-5-2010 @ 09:12 AM www

For me the question really should be "Have you ever bought anything you don't need just for a comp AND THEN FORGOTTEN TO ENTER???"

The Jodi Picoult book is still sitting on my desk...

\\\"The Hand that Gives.......Gathers\\\"

\\\"A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.\\\"
Charles M. Schwab
posted 31-5-2010 @ 10:57 PM www

I said l'd never buy a product l don't need just for a comp, but have to admit that l have...twice! Screws for wood (we have a steel frame) and Schmacko's (we don't have dog)...Guess l can class myself as a fully fledged comper now! :D:D:D
posted 11-6-2010 @ 01:15 PM www

Originally posted by 3littlepigs
For me the question really should be "Have you ever bought anything you don't need just for a comp AND THEN FORGOTTEN TO ENTER???"

The Jodi Picoult book is still sitting on my desk...

Got 2 entries for the Gaterade comp on the floor beside me & 4 bottles of Diet Coke , noticed yesterday both have closed .Did get 2 in for Gaterade & 1 for Diet Coke , will eventually be used .
Have 3 lots of Schmackos but know the local Animal Shelter will take them .

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posted 9-8-2010 @ 09:35 PM www

I thought I was the only one - I love this thread!!!! - just bought some Maggi products, (which i know are just going to be sitting in my comping pantry til year 3000...

# moving all the nivea to the side (never won - always get sucked into "INSTANT WIN")
# campbells soup (ugg boots comp..summer coming up so should be perfect)...
# Greenseas tuna...(probably could have bought the small island, with all the tins - win a tropical island experience..ahhahaa
# Pepsi max...(probably boosted the share price by 25%)
posted 12-8-2010 @ 10:31 AM www

I try to keep in budget and only buy what I need but I can't help it sometimes, i'm hooked!!! A good comp is hard to pass up!! I have bought bundles of tea for comps and we drink coffee, but good for visitors.
posted 10-9-2010 @ 05:08 PM www

i have bought 4 magazines this weeks to enter the read it and win it comp!! the only mag i read is that life
posted 11-9-2010 @ 12:02 PM www

You's all about advertising, but I do limit purchases with sms entry comps... too costly
posted 11-9-2010 @ 05:13 PM www

For sure! I've got sensitive skin and I bought some Nivea cleansing wipes. They made my skin break out and even my daughter ended up with dry skin. Now, I have to find something around the house to try and use them on. Maybe the dogs bed? But I don't think I can be that cruel to him.
posted 21-1-2011 @ 07:22 PM www

Worst one for me was heaps of Weetbix boxes, then find out I have a wheat allergy :sniffle:
posted 6-6-2011 @ 08:18 PM www

just messed up with the Ingham comp. - said how I love a beef casserole made in a slow cooker - to win same -

I think Ingham is chicken!:crazy:
posted 20-2-2012 @ 12:34 PM www

Incontinence pads:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::

Hope I never have to use them. (Might use them for polishing)
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