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

posted 5-5-2012 @ 01:48 AM www


Between us Maccinote & I bought a dozen lots of Lucky Dog food , had it boxed ready to go to the local animal shelter when I got a WPC for $1,000 :):) then I only bought 2 boxes of Omo just to enter because we have more than a years supply statched already, got a WEM for the Camping Package which turned up yesterday.

The coke comp last year where Maccinote scored the $10,000, we had the back room & linen press full of coke.Was also the Solo comp at the same time & we each won twice from that. All was sold to neighbours & at the garage sale before the big move to QLD.

We love the tuna & noodle comps, the 2 go together for a great snack when busy comping & both did well with noodle comps the past few months though nothing from the tuna.

The Glad sandwich bags are terrific for keeping receipts in & can be marked with month & store.

We now have a little store where we sell at half price items that the family can't use, neighbours & friends ask what we have before doing normal shopping.

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posted 9-5-2012 @ 06:51 PM www


The only thing I bought was a bottle of transmission fluid for a comp for a car.
The bottle is still sitting in the garage.
posted 2-3-2013 @ 07:11 AM www


If you don't have friends who want the spare stuff you have bought why not give it to charity they are making food parcels all the time and also the RSPCA are always needing pet food- our IGA has a box where they collect. Charities put laundry powder, nappies and baby food in their grocery parcels.
posted 2-3-2013 @ 07:25 AM www


I'll be buying Pepsi Max (when it's on special) and unfortunately having to contribute it to the oceans because you have to open the top to get the code and Pepsi Max is vile to drink (containing aspartame as well).
posted 2-3-2013 @ 07:35 AM www


Funny when you look back to the beginning of this thread 10 years ago and realise some things never change!



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posted 2-3-2013 @ 07:49 AM www


God, am I the only one ????

I have never, nor will ever buy something I dont need for a comp. I am a greenie tho', that abhors waste !

And as a vego, I will never enter a meat product company comp....

(Im not perfect tho', I do have some faults ) :no:
posted 2-3-2013 @ 08:12 AM www


I'm only buying the Pepsi Max because the prizes are so great and I will probably only buy one or two bottles - just to be able to at least have a chance or two of winning.
posted 2-3-2013 @ 09:40 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by sweetqueen
God, am I the only one ????

I have never, nor will ever buy something I dont need for a comp. I am a greenie tho', that abhors waste !

And as a vego, I will never enter a meat product company comp....

(Im not perfect tho', I do have some faults ) :no:
No, youre not the only one! I don't buy anything that I wouldn't use myself or perhaps give away as gifts. I absolutely hate waste so could never pour something down the sink or throw it away for no reason!
posted 18-12-2013 @ 10:33 AM www


I very rarely enter "Purchase Req" comps, but I finally have!

The Banjos Bakehouse in Geelong is running a comp to win a Christmas hamper if you buy six fruit tarts. I hate fruit tarts so I thought I wouldnt get to enter, but the other day I bought six and gave them out to the buskers nearby so I could enter! I am hoping the act of good karma might bring me some luck too.
posted 24-11-2014 @ 10:28 PM www


I used to buy lots of products for the barcodes to send off for competitions, but now you only have to keep your receipt to prove you've actually bought the product, and yes I buy LOTS of stuff just for the competition entry. Must say, though that we usually do get through most of it or palm a lot off to family members. I bought 47 jars of Blue Dragon stir-fry sauce to try to win a trip to China, and did actually win LOTS of pairs of chopsticks, and a chopping board, for which I have to prove that I had really bought all 47 jars by sending copies of all the receipts!!! By the way, I'd not previously heard of Blue Dragon and had trouble finding their sauces (top shelf at Woolies), but now they are a firm family favourite.:)
posted 10-12-2014 @ 10:21 AM www


All the time :)
posted 15-12-2014 @ 10:47 AM www


This is really interesting to read! I am currently creating an app where you scan product barcodes that are running purchase competitions and it takes you straight to the entry page, you can then fill out the competition page with 1 tap of a button.

I didn't relise the power that these types of competitions - if people are buying products they don't even need it wonder if those brands would see that as a positive thing? A sale is a sale right? But then I doubt you would be a returning customer.

Has anyone ever bought a product that they didn't want / need in order to enter a competition and then ended up purchasing that product after the competition has ended? I would be really interested in hearing any stories like that.

This is my first post - thanks guys!
posted 15-12-2014 @ 11:02 AM www


About 17 years ago when I just started back at comping I bought an Ambi Pur product which cost about $10. I looked at the comp for a few weeks before deciding to buy it as there were 2 prizes, a cruise and I think about $500.00. I eventually decided to buy it as I had 2 chances. Well, I won the cruise! This got me back into serious comping and I continued to buy Ambi Pur.

Now I rarely buy anything I don't use, except that I did buy some dog food for the chance to win a motor vehicle. I gave the dog food to my son as he has a dog. Around Christmas time I'll buy soft drink as I think visitors may drink it. It's getting harder to palm off food now as my children have all left home and my grandson who used to stay with us on weekends used to eat my comping junk food. :P:P:P:P
posted 15-12-2014 @ 11:03 AM www


Quote:
Originally posted by 1millionaire

Has anyone ever bought a product that they didn't want / need in order to enter a competition and then ended up purchasing that product after the competition has ended? I would be really interested in hearing any stories like that.

This is my first post - thanks guys!


Definitely, I always buy Lurpak now and Jamie Oliver pasta sauce. :)
posted 15-12-2014 @ 05:45 PM www


Quote:
Originally posted by 1millionaire
This is really interesting to read! I am currently creating an app where you scan product barcodes that are running purchase competitions and it takes you straight to the entry page, you can then fill out the competition page with 1 tap of a button.

I didn't relise the power that these types of competitions - if people are buying products they don't even need it wonder if those brands would see that as a positive thing? A sale is a sale right? But then I doubt you would be a returning customer.

Has anyone ever bought a product that they didn't want / need in order to enter a competition and then ended up purchasing that product after the competition has ended? I would be really interested in hearing any stories like that.

This is my first post - thanks guys!



Definately!! Lurpak lover here too ;)
Also even though I may not need or use the product I contributed a lot to my work and school Xmas hampers, so they didn't go to waste :thumbup:




2010 wins $8722
2011 wins $9982
2012 wins $13794
2013 wins $20007
2014 wins $14976
2015 wins $6232
2016 wins $3457
2017 wins $4309
2018 wins $5825
2019 wins $6767
2020 wins $5655
posted 15-12-2014 @ 06:35 PM www


Blue Dragon, I'd never heard of it and had to search Woolies to find it, but now I buy it all the time, I'm really liking OMO after the recent comps, just as well I have enough for at least two years !!!!!!
posted 16-12-2014 @ 11:50 AM www


Erm... Do bears?

:lol:
posted 23-6-2015 @ 03:49 PM www


Earlier this year I bought a Husqvarna leaf blower (at a cost of $280) just to enter their comp for a trip to the Chelsea flower show in London. Well I went in to this particular store aiming to get a Husqvarna mower, knowing that my son needed one, but they were out of stock, so I bought the cheapest Husqvarna product they had - the leaf blower. Weeks later son tells me he already has one of those, so checking again that the store now had mowers in stock I took it in to exchange and pay the EXTRA $300 to get the Husqvarna mower.
It had been sitting in my spare room all that time - untouched, unused and exactly as they had sold it to me. They refused to do it. The arrogant young sod at the counter virtually sniffed at me, saying "We're not in the business of selling second-hand stock".:dork:
So now I have a $280 brand new Husqvarna leaf blower just sitting there taking up room.:grind:
posted 6-10-2016 @ 03:27 PM www


Cat food, dog food, maternity pads, nursing pads, Tabasco sauce, stones green ginger wine.
posted 19-10-2016 @ 11:45 AM www


Condoms to win a trip to Japan :lol:
posted 19-10-2016 @ 11:52 AM www


Is the Pope Catholic????:o
posted 19-10-2016 @ 02:58 PM www


Loacker Biscuits. I am now addicted, and didn't know they existed before the comp.
posted 19-10-2016 @ 03:01 PM www


The better question now would be is there anyone who hasn't?



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

The harder you work the luckier you get
posted 19-10-2016 @ 03:04 PM www


WE might all be ready for this app! IS it a goer?



Quote:
Originally posted by santa21
Quote:
Originally posted by 1millionaire
This is really interesting to read! I am currently creating an app where you scan product barcodes that are running purchase competitions and it takes you straight to the entry page, you can then fill out the competition page with 1 tap of a button.

I didn't relise the power that these types of competitions - if people are buying products they don't even need it wonder if those brands would see that as a positive thing? A sale is a sale right? But then I doubt you would be a returning customer.

Has anyone ever bought a product that they didn't want / need in order to enter a competition and then ended up purchasing that product after the competition has ended? I would be really interested in hearing any stories like that.

This is my first post - thanks guys!



Definately!! Lurpak lover here too ;)
Also even though I may not need or use the product I contributed a lot to my work and school Xmas hampers, so they didn't go to waste :thumbup:




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

The harder you work the luckier you get
posted 19-10-2016 @ 03:40 PM www


Only today I donated a big bag of non perishable food items to a worthy cause. It felt nearly as good as winning a prize. All products were bought for comps so happy to give back.
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