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Filled out a survey for a local mall and it asked about gender which is now being asked as - Gender you identify with

Guess they have to be shown to be PC nowadays.
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BK2006 wrote:
May 5th, 2017 11:27 am
Filled out a survey for a local mall and it asked about gender which is now being asked as - Gender you identify with

Guess they have to be shown to be PC nowadays.
Or maybe the person running the contest is transgender. Or someone else who works there. Or someone they know and love. There is no harm in sensitivity, only in insensitivity.
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spamgirl wrote:
May 5th, 2017 11:47 am
Or maybe the person running the contest is transgender. Or someone else who works there. Or someone they know and love. There is no harm in sensitivity, only in insensitivity.
Sorry if my post offended you, that was not my intention.

I was not being insensitive just stating some observations from my experience.
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There appears to be a lot of Purchase PIN contests right, my list seems long.
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Oct 13, 2015
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I'm so overwhelmed with amount of emails I find myself getting! Most days it's between 350-500 (that not including my junk mail) What volume do other contesters find themselves receiving?
I have a combined personal/contest email (which has been a mistake) so maybe 20% of my emails are recipe/decorating newsletters, but the rest of them all lead back to a contest I entered at some point Disappointed Face I'm finding a lot more contests are requiring newsletter sign ups to enter. I also feel like my email might of gotten sold along the way..... I'm often reluctant to unsubscribe cause I can't be sure the email can't be traced back to something I entered and will get disqualified from if I unsubscribe.

I've had some ideas of starting a spreadsheet to track what I've signed up, when the contest ends and when I can unsubscribe, but I'm not sure if I'm overcomplicating it.

Then at work there's all the emails there! I'm starting to feel like my life is revolving too much around email lol

Does/has anyone felt the same way? Any email management tips?
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Feb 22, 2012
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Personally, I never bother to unsubscribe from newsletters. It all ends up up in the spam folder, which I look at quickly before deleting to make sure I don't miss anything important. I get about 60 spam e-mails a day, which I can get rid of quickly.
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My volume is low, but I unsubscribe from almost everything, or don't tick the "newsletter" option unless it's mandatory. In my experience, very few require you to stay signed up if you read the rules. It's usually noted as optional. For those few mandatory ones that make me crazy with tons of emails, I unsubscribe as soon as contest is drawn.

If you're unsure, you can look up the sponsor and past contests to see if they're over or if it's mandatory, before you unsubscribe.

I also highly recommend setting up a contests only email, so it doesn't drive you crazy. ;)
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Dec 19, 2010
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Spend a few days hitting unsubscribe. I do this every few months. I only keep the ones i know are subscription dependant and there is a contest end date in the near future.
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I seem to get a lot of author related email...which I did not sign up for.
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My all time favourites are the unsubscribe buttons that don't work Angry Face
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ishfish wrote:
May 7th, 2017 8:09 pm
I seem to get a lot of author related email...which I did not sign up for.
I recently foolishly entered an author related contest. I should have known better. Been unsubscribing the last two weeks! So many author emails Angry Face Never again!!!
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Maggie22 wrote:
May 7th, 2017 9:06 pm
I recently foolishly entered an author related contest. I should have known better. Been unsubscribing the last two weeks! So many author emails Angry Face Never again!!!
I entered one about a year ago (or more) it seems they recently decided to punish me for it.
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Maggie22 wrote:
May 7th, 2017 9:06 pm
I recently foolishly entered an author related contest. I should have known better. Been unsubscribing the last two weeks! So many author emails Angry Face Never again!!!
LOL. Me too.
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Anyone here remember a Facebook contest last month where the page gave away a bunch of travel mugs and Tim Hortons gift cards? I can't seem to remember which page it was but do remember it was a Canada 150 promo. I was a winner but haven't heard anything since then and have forgotten which page it was.

It was from Pitch-In Canada and I got the mug and gift card in the mail today.
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bug wrote:
May 8th, 2017 5:12 pm
Anyone here remember a Facebook contest last month where the page gave away a bunch of travel mugs and Tim Hortons gift cards? I can't seem to remember which page it was but do remember it was a Canada 150 promo. I was a winner but haven't heard anything since then and have forgotten which page it was.

It was from Pitch-In Canada and I got the mug and gift card in the mail today.
I was just coming here to post. I got the same thing in the mail today. I had totally forgotten about it too.

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