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demon1102 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2017 2:23 pm
Are Canadian contests getting fewer? :rolleyes:
Seem to be cycling out of certain kinds of prizes (i.e. vacation credit or travel gift cards in relation to Canada's 150th birthday). Keep looking for back to school contests-Bed Bath & Beyond has the makeover contest.
I have not seen any Cdn contest giving away DVD copies of The Ghost in the Shell live action movie. At least two women's magazines in the US are giving away DVDs with iPad minis-US only.

Cash prize contests are rare. It was gold to notice that the Stoneleigh Wines' prize of trip for two to New Zealand could be exchanged for $10K in cash. My kind of contest...
Surfing 2017.😎 Summer contest slump.
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natalka wrote:
Jul 12th, 2017 9:36 pm
erika, I thought the same as you - but there was a big contest for it that ended in April, a Campbell's soup one - there were tons of cash prizes, gift packs, and a guest appearance on the show.
Speaking of Campbell's-I never saw a winners' list of winning soups from the 2015 Movember contest to make and name your soup entries. Who won the big bucks $25000? and the glory of seeing their soup in the store after the final competition? I won't be entering those soup contests again (lots of time to come up with a soup).
Surfing 2017.😎 Summer contest slump.
Jr. Member
Jan 30, 2016
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Halifax, NS
This is only my second year contesting. Last year was awesome and exciting and it kept me going. This year I've only won two small prizes. How do you keep going, staying motivated, during a slump?
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ImagineCH wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2017 4:53 pm
This is only my second year contesting. Last year was awesome and exciting and it kept me going. This year I've only won two small prizes. How do you keep going, staying motivated, during a slump?
It helps to read of members winning something in the contests. Also if members are noticing a trend in weekly or daily winners seeming favouring a region or province or experiencing technical difficulties with online entry methods. Each one of us has our personal lists of contests worth entering (winners posted, social media updated regularly, decent range of prizes) and contests to second-guess (winners are not posted, same kind of prizes or contests over and over under different names, etc.) spending time entering.

Right now, I like to be a $1000/wk Cash for Life winner but my three tickets have only resulted in a $4 win. No big cash prize win nor gift card win (especially. if it's a Visa, MC, or favoured store card) has materialized in 2017 and I'm not happy.
Surfing 2017.😎 Summer contest slump.
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Jan 7, 2016
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ImagineCH wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2017 4:53 pm
This is only my second year contesting. Last year was awesome and exciting and it kept me going. This year I've only won two small prizes. How do you keep going, staying motivated, during a slump?
I've been taking a bit of a break from contesting. Limit how much time you spend on contests. I find that helps me.
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Nov 1, 2013
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Kitchener
ImagineCH wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2017 4:53 pm
This is only my second year contesting. Last year was awesome and exciting and it kept me going. This year I've only won two small prizes. How do you keep going, staying motivated, during a slump?
I have been contesting for about 12 years and last year was my lowest. This year is even worse...but I keep going because I have won a few big prizes over the years when the odds were astronomical. I just keep going because I know it will happen again. I don't enter for many of the small prizes anymore, so this is one reason my wins are way down...how many t-shirts, etc, do I really need...lol
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Mar 7, 2009
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ImagineCH wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2017 4:53 pm
This is only my second year contesting. Last year was awesome and exciting and it kept me going. This year I've only won two small prizes. How do you keep going, staying motivated, during a slump?
I stay motivated by remembering past prizes won. To keep going I set a routine early on. For me, it's easiest entering contests in the morning. I'm awake and at my computer by 6 AM. I spend the first hour entering all my daily contests with a cup of tea beside me. The kids are asleep and the house is quiet! Then I check out new contests. So I spend up to 1 1/2 hours in the morning before anyone else is awake.

Also, like someone else mentioned, I don't enter *every* contest. I enter a lot but only those prizes I would really love to win. Trips are at the top of my list. Cash, RV/trailers, cars, boats, bikes, hot tub, backyard make-over, furniture.
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Is there any reason you can think that we do not win big prizes this year? do you think the contests are compromised, aka, entrants are manipulating the entry forms like our Quebecois friends a while ago? I really do not understand otherwise
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Jul 9, 2013
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Right now I am #4 behind what I believe to be a cheater or 2 in the Pizza Pizza Raise a Slice final votes, and #1 might be some sort of contest/scheme based on the comments on their photo. Anyone seen anything like that? Just wondering what the heck is happening that people are having to post "8098 Dublin" and stuff like that under the picture.

Sort by "Total Votes" to see the top entries

http://wyng.com/FacebookCampaignOnWebpa ... 087&rest=1
2015 wins: 89 wins / $29,632 - 2016 wins: 79 wins / $59,590 - 2017 wins to date : 36 wins / $30,283
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KellyH905 wrote:
Jul 24th, 2017 10:17 am
Right now I am #4 behind what I believe to be a cheater or 2 in the Pizza Pizza Raise a Slice final votes, and #1 might be some sort of contest/scheme based on the comments on their photo. Anyone seen anything like that? Just wondering what the heck is happening that people are having to post "8098 Dublin" and stuff like that under the picture.

Sort by "Total Votes" to see the top entries

http://wyng.com/FacebookCampaignOnWebpa ... 087&rest=1
Vote contests are often fraught with fraudulent participation, to the point that I'm disappointed that sponsors continue to use them.
Wishing everyone a lucky 2017!
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KellyH905 wrote:
Jul 24th, 2017 10:17 am
Right now I am #4 behind what I believe to be a cheater or 2 in the Pizza Pizza Raise a Slice final votes, and #1 might be some sort of contest/scheme based on the comments on their photo. Anyone seen anything like that? Just wondering what the heck is happening that people are having to post "8098 Dublin" and stuff like that under the picture.

Sort by "Total Votes" to see the top entries

http://wyng.com/FacebookCampaignOnWebpa ... 087&rest=1
I was curious so I looked. I believe the numbers people are posting is the vote # she's at when they voted for her. Right now she has 9721 votes. So the next person might comment saying 9722.

Also I googled her link for her PP voting page (at the top of her photo) and a whole slew of websites come up where she's asked people to vote daily for her at that link. For some reason some people are commenting where they live. I guess to let her know what city her vote comes from.

I just voted for you! Good luck!
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Thanks AGAIN to all the great people who share contests on these boards!

If you happen to win a contest, be sure to let us know. I'm sure the person who shared the contest would appreciate being thanked!

If you happen to find a cool contest and it isn't on here yet, consider sharing it with us and maybe you'll be thanked next!
Wishing everyone a lucky 2017!
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Jan 30, 2016
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Halifax, NS
That's it.... I'm doing it... WILLOW.

I hope my late arrival to the contesting scene doesn't mean I can't take advantage of a little good luck.
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ImagineCH wrote:
Jul 27th, 2017 5:08 pm
That's it.... I'm doing it... WILLOW.

I hope my late arrival to the contesting scene doesn't mean I can't take advantage of a little good luck.
LOL. Good luck.

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