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Feb 11, 2015
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We got 2 parcels in the mail yesterday from Valvoline. A T-shirt and a $15 Subway gift card.

We're still waiting on lunch box x2 and a bobblehead. Should start coming in soon if you haven't received yours already.
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stinastr wrote:
Aug 26th, 2017 3:48 pm
We got 2 parcels in the mail yesterday from Valvoline. A T-shirt and a $15 Subway gift card.

We're still waiting on lunch box x2 and a bobblehead. Should start coming in soon if you haven't received yours already.
We got our subway $15 GC x 2-waiting for the lunch box
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Jan 30, 2016
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I have a few pins for the dempsterquiz.ca contest. I don't think it's been posted, unless I've hidden it because I'm not qualified to enter. Because I'm not qualified, I'd like to give these pins to one of you. The contest appears to be open in BC, AB, SK, MB, ON. Send me a PM with your very best corny joke and they're yours ;)

EDIT: you guys did not disappoint! Loved the jokes. Pins are now spoken for.

@BK2006 - it won't let me send you a PM - says you've disabled it.
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Mar 7, 2009
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This morning as I was going through my daily contest entries, I got fed up with all the contests whose rules said "once per day" but their entry forms refused to accept my entry. I normally do my contests entries in the morning, but yesterday was not able to do them until evening. So once again, this morning, a bunch of contests kept telling me I entered already and to come back tomorrow. Even the Babybel contest whose rules specifically state a day is 12:00 am to 11:59 pm EST!

That really irks me. I decided to e-mail each contest sponsor this morning as I came across them. I nicely pointed out their rules say once per day and that their contest form must not be working correctly as even though I entered last night, today is a brand new day. Would they please fix their form. I ended up e-mailing almost a dozen sponsors!

We shall see what happens!

(Win a trip to Italy - Filippo Berio Olive Oil - wrote back that it's once per 24 hours, regardless that their own rules say once per day)
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Kesali wrote:
Aug 28th, 2017 8:20 am
This morning as I was going through my daily contest entries, I got fed up with all the contests whose rules said "once per day" but their entry forms refused to accept my entry. I normally do my contests entries in the morning, but yesterday was not able to do them until evening. So once again, this morning, a bunch of contests kept telling me I entered already and to come back tomorrow. Even the Babybel contest whose rules specifically state a day is 12:00 am to 11:59 pm EST!

That really irks me. I decided to e-mail each contest sponsor this morning as I came across them. I nicely pointed out their rules say once per day and that their contest form must not be working correctly as even though I entered last night, today is a brand new day. Would they please fix their form. I ended up e-mailing almost a dozen sponsors!



We shall see what happens!
I hope they respond. I totally agree with you. There are so many like that. Really frustrates me when the contest is an instant win one and they make you wait an exact 24 hours before you can enter again. The point of an instant win to try and guess when the winning time is but if they limit when you can enter then it's totally pointless. Please post the responses you get and who the contest sponsor is or what contest it is.
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pickmepickme wrote:
Aug 18th, 2017 12:11 pm
My Echo Dot just arrived (by Canada Post) and it is much smaller than I had imagined (only the size of a hockey puck!). I hope that others receive their prizes soon too.
Was away for a while so didn't post, but everyone I know got there Eh or Nay prizes via mail or Amazon GC's via email.
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Kesali wrote:
Aug 28th, 2017 8:20 am
This morning as I was going through my daily contest entries, I got fed up with all the contests whose rules said "once per day" but their entry forms refused to accept my entry. I normally do my contests entries in the morning, but yesterday was not able to do them until evening. So once again, this morning, a bunch of contests kept telling me I entered already and to come back tomorrow. Even the Babybel contest whose rules specifically state a day is 12:00 am to 11:59 pm EST!

That really irks me. I decided to e-mail each contest sponsor this morning as I came across them. I nicely pointed out their rules say once per day and that their contest form must not be working correctly as even though I entered last night, today is a brand new day. Would they please fix their form. I ended up e-mailing almost a dozen sponsors!

We shall see what happens!

(Win a trip to Italy - Filippo Berio Olive Oil - wrote back that it's once per 24 hours, regardless that their own rules say once per day)
Have you contacted Mondelez on their contest? : http://www.catchsomejoy.ca/ same thing!
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Has anyone else been shortchanged on their Western Union PIN codes? For two Mondays in a row, I've only received one PIN for my Saturday and Sunday requests, even though I sent a separate request on each day.
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Anything ever come of that family that was mass entering contests out of Quebec? That's pretty much what stopped me from continuing to enter them :-/
2013 - 7 Wins - $6850 - Trip to NC/Drove NASCAR
2014 - 4 Wins - $525
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pickmepickme wrote:
Aug 28th, 2017 12:46 pm
Has anyone else been shortchanged on their Western Union PIN codes? For two Mondays in a row, I've only received one PIN for my Saturday and Sunday requests, even though I sent a separate request on each day.
I have received all requested codes.

I have found sometimes weekend codes are bunched together in the same email, although I think that is mostly a gmail function.
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pickmepickme wrote:
Aug 28th, 2017 12:46 pm
Has anyone else been shortchanged on their Western Union PIN codes? For two Mondays in a row, I've only received one PIN for my Saturday and Sunday requests, even though I sent a separate request on each day.
The PIN codes are not as unique as you'd think. Basically any 5 character code is a potential PIN.
I was requesting PIN codes for the longest time, but then realized I could just generate a new PIN by slightly adjusting one that I already received.

Take a PIN that you already received and change the last letter/number to any other letter/number and it will also be a legitimate PIN and be accepted.
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Compgod wrote:
Aug 28th, 2017 2:09 pm
Anything ever come of that family that was mass entering contests out of Quebec? That's pretty much what stopped me from continuing to enter them :-/
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