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Nov 16, 2006
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cassandrasch wrote:
May 29th, 2018 12:04 pm
Hello, Is anyone familiar with Fair Share Marketing or know which contest(s) they may be affiliated with? I just had a missed call, however no voicemail was left.
Since you're in Ontario, it could have been a survey about the upcoming election?
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Dec 26, 2010
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MrManager wrote:
May 29th, 2018 12:26 pm
How long did it take people to win their first contest?
Looks like my real-life luck (or lack of) with never winning anything is carrying over to here.
I've been diligently entering as much as I can since December and nothing yet. I can't even manage to win the Bud cooler or $10 amazon GC that everyone else is getting.
Keep trying on the Bud as it is on for 30 days.
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Oct 27, 2009
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MrManager wrote:
May 29th, 2018 12:26 pm
How long did it take people to win their first contest?
Looks like my real-life luck (or lack of) with never winning anything is carrying over to here.
I've been diligently entering as much as I can since December and nothing yet. I can't even manage to win the Bud cooler or $10 amazon GC that everyone else is getting.
First contest? Cannot say. Still keep thinking about the time I won a snow shovel from the Canada Post contest about 6 or 7 years ago. Got shovel in February and by the following winter, the shovel broke. Did manage to win a $50 Sears gift card in one of Xmas online games-that was most welcome (online shopping-yes!). And in January 2017, won a $50 e-gift card from another online entity. But aside from Monopoly food prizes at McDonald's, I have yet to really win anything substantial (like a paid expenses trip, $1000 or more, computer or laptop, K-pop concert tickets).
I suggest you continue to enter online contests and keep alert to in-store contest ballots around holidays-never know when a gift basket or prize pack is coming with your name on it!
Seeking shopping sprees or a pot of gold.
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Dec 26, 2010
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"How long did it take people to win their first contest?"

2 weeks from entering my first contest at age 16. That would put the date sometime in 1972. It was a hand held calculator. I still have it...
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DougO wrote:
May 30th, 2018 11:32 pm
"How long did it take people to win their first contest?"

2 weeks from entering my first contest at age 16. That would put the date sometime in 1972. It was a hand held calculator. I still have it...
It wasn't from Radio Shack, was it? I won tickets to see Elvis in Buffalo (or maybe Niagara Falls, NY), and there were a lot of smaller prizes in that contest too, lol.
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Mar 7, 2009
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Bowmanville
MrManager wrote:
May 29th, 2018 12:26 pm
How long did it take people to win their first contest?
The first time I entered an online contest was early 2012. It was a one-time entry and I won $3,000. I had trouble believing I really won until they came to give me a cheque and take a photo. That was the beginning of my entering contests.
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Jun 5, 2007
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MrManager wrote:
May 29th, 2018 12:26 pm
How long did it take people to win their first contest?
Looks like my real-life luck (or lack of) with never winning anything is carrying over to here.
I've been diligently entering as much as I can since December and nothing yet. I can't even manage to win the Bud cooler or $10 amazon GC that everyone else is getting.
Stick with it man. I entered contests for close to two years and only won a few small things. I mostly entered contests that were worth my time and avoided contests that required a daily entry for a small prize. Eventually, I broke through and ended up winning about $30,000. I felt the same way as you did, unlucky, and it was a real grind too. But eventually the wins will come.

Good luck!
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Jun 6, 2012
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Saskatchewan
MrManager wrote:
May 29th, 2018 12:26 pm
How long did it take people to win their first contest?
Looks like my real-life luck (or lack of) with never winning anything is carrying over to here.
I've been diligently entering as much as I can since December and nothing yet. I can't even manage to win the Bud cooler or $10 amazon GC that everyone else is getting.
I think it was about a year and a half before I won something I was excited about. Probably took about 5 or 6 months to win my first prize which I think was a $10 gift card.

Contesting is a rollercoaster (as someone else said). But stick with it. Eventually something great should come your way. (I hope!)
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Mar 7, 2009
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Bowmanville
Those who won and received the Budweiser/Ruffles cooler - > what company did it arrive via?

My friend down the street had a "Missed delivery" notice stuck on her door from Canpar. But it had someone else's name on it that she doesn't recognize as a neighbour.

When I walked home, I also discovered a "missed delivery" notice from Canpar on my door, addressed to someone I never heard of either.

We both phoned Canpar, who seemed surprised to discover these people did not live at these addresses. Canpar insisted there's nothing being held/delivered in my name or to my address otherwise.

So strange.
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Jan 24, 2016
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Creignish
Kesali wrote:
Jun 7th, 2018 2:05 pm
Those who won and received the Budweiser/Ruffles cooler - > what company did it arrive via?

My friend down the street had a "Missed delivery" notice stuck on her door from Canpar. But it had someone else's name on it that she doesn't recognize as a neighbour.

When I walked home, I also discovered a "missed delivery" notice from Canpar on my door, addressed to someone I never heard of either.

We both phoned Canpar, who seemed surprised to discover these people did not live at these addresses. Canpar insisted there's nothing being held/delivered in my name or to my address otherwise.

So strange.
I saw someone posted UPS.
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Jan 17, 2009
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For those that have received the vintage cooler from budweiser/ruffles contest, did it come via CanPar?

CanPar came to the door today with a package. The address was correct but the name was completely wrong (someone named Anna) so I didn't sign for it.
The box looked like the size of the cooler (going off of @DougO picture), so I assume that's what it was.
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May 6, 2009
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@BobSagget Yes it was Canpar that delivered my cooler
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BobSagget wrote:
Jun 7th, 2018 3:02 pm
For those that have received the vintage cooler from budweiser/ruffles contest, did it come via CanPar?

CanPar came to the door today with a package. The address was correct but the name was completely wrong (someone named Anna) so I didn't sign for it.
The box looked like the size of the cooler (going off of @DougO picture), so I assume that's what it was.
I just came home to find a delivery notice from CanPar on my door too. Different nameon the slip too (not mine) . And I have to drive a distance to pick up.
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harryone wrote:
Jun 7th, 2018 4:04 pm
I just came home to find a delivery notice from CanPar on my door too. Different nameon the slip too (not mine) . And I have to drive a distance to pick up.
Hmm and another person in the contest win forum posted the same as well. Correct address wrong name. Looks like the company made a big mistake while printing the shipping labels!
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Jan 24, 2014
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No issues here - Canpar left a delivery notice, which had my info on it and I went to Winks right beside our place to pick it up. Double checked the box and info is correct there as well!
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