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KaDubb wrote:
Aug 5th, 2018 11:51 am
Unlimited Entry Contests - I'm curious to find out how many people enter unlimited entry contests. They seem so bizarre, and I don't really understand them. I recently entered one because I really wanted the prize, but wow - it took a LOT of time. I didn't win either :(

Just curious what other people think of them, and if they enter. And how many times do you enter? Hundreds? Thousands? Tens of thousands?
I enter them as if they are daily.
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valeriey wrote:
Aug 5th, 2018 1:03 pm
I enter them as if they are daily.
Smart! I'll implement that. Thanks.
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Jan 28, 2018
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Anyone else enter the insurance bureau flood trivia contest daily from start to finish and not even win the $10 gift card?
:facepalm:
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MrManager wrote:
Aug 6th, 2018 8:47 am
Anyone else enter the insurance bureau flood trivia contest daily from start to finish and not even win the $10 gift card?
:facepalm:
That would be me!
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ImagineCH wrote:
Aug 4th, 2018 5:54 am
I just checked my spreadsheets from the last two years when I started, and I’ve entered about 150 less contests this year. Is it just me? Have I slowed down or have the contests?
I don't have exact contest #'s - but I keep track of my hours. It takes me less than 30 minutes a day to stay on top of new contests/dailys. It use to take 45-minutes to an hour.
2018 2 wins/$7,100 2017 8 wins/$9,088 2016 - 16 win/$8,960 2015 - 20 wins/$6,333 2014 - 19 wins/$1,187 2013 - 22 wins/$1,664, 2012 - 21 wins/$10,259, 2011 - 1 win/$5,000
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MrManager wrote:
Aug 6th, 2018 8:47 am
Anyone else enter the insurance bureau flood trivia contest daily from start to finish and not even win the $10 gift card?
:facepalm:
Same here.
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KaDubb wrote:
Aug 5th, 2018 11:51 am
Unlimited Entry Contests - I'm curious to find out how many people enter unlimited entry contests. They seem so bizarre, and I don't really understand them. I recently entered one because I really wanted the prize, but wow - it took a LOT of time. I didn't win either :(

Just curious what other people think of them, and if they enter. And how many times do you enter? Hundreds? Thousands? Tens of thousands?
I usually don't bother with them anymore and have never won a thing from one of them. That also goes for the worldwide contests. I've never won a major prize from a US based contest either after 45 years of trying.
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Mar 31, 2013
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Is anyone else out there fed up with the captchas now? I went for probably years with rarely ever having to enter one, now I have to enter every one..........and those damn street sign ones are driving me crazy! The squares almost always align with the edge of a sign, is it in or out? I often have to try 5-7 times, and I swear I have gone as many as 15 - 20 times before getting it to go through......And, forget about using the spoken clues, it is blurted out so fast I can't make out what is said......
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phantomfj wrote:
Aug 8th, 2018 6:53 pm
Is anyone else out there fed up with the captchas now? I went for probably years with rarely ever having to enter one, now I have to enter every one..........and those damn street sign ones are driving me crazy! The squares almost always align with the edge of a sign, is it in or out? I often have to try 5-7 times, and I swear I have gone as many as 15 - 20 times before getting it to go through......And, forget about using the spoken clues, it is blurted out so fast I can't make out what is said......
Some nights I get them, some nights they are non existent. I usually only have to do them once or twice. I use the skip button until I find one that is easy to do. Sure saves time...
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DougO wrote:
Aug 8th, 2018 11:16 pm
Some nights I get them, some nights they are non existent. I usually only have to do them once or twice. I use the skip button until I find one that is easy to do. Sure saves time...
I wish I could use the skip button, all I keep getting are those damn street sign ones.......... last time I tried to skip until they stopped(they never did), then the captcha locked me out because it thought I was a bot!
I suppose it could be because I use a VPN, but I used one for well over a year before this garbage started.......
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Jan 28, 2018
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phantomfj wrote:
Aug 8th, 2018 6:53 pm
Is anyone else out there fed up with the captchas now? I went for probably years with rarely ever having to enter one, now I have to enter every one..........and those damn street sign ones are driving me crazy! The squares almost always align with the edge of a sign, is it in or out? I often have to try 5-7 times, and I swear I have gone as many as 15 - 20 times before getting it to go through......And, forget about using the spoken clues, it is blurted out so fast I can't make out what is said......
Yes.. captchas are the worst. Some days I never get them and other days I get them every time. Bring back non-vague numbers/letters please!
Sometimes I get ones that are "select all cars" where it's a zoomed in busy 4 lane highway where I have to select every square or "select all roads" where it's a zoomed in road. So ridiculous.
:facepalm:
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MrManager wrote:
Aug 9th, 2018 6:16 am
Yes.. captchas are the worst. Some days I never get them and other days I get them every time. Bring back non-vague numbers/letters please!
Sometimes I get ones that are "select all cars" where it's a zoomed in busy 4 lane highway where I have to select every square or "select all roads" where it's a zoomed in road. So ridiculous.
:facepalm:
Given my inability to recognize street signs, cars, roads etc I really should not be legal to drive.
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Aug 6, 2018
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Almost every contest asks me to solve the captcha. It either disappears everytime I click on the correct image or it locks me out saying my computer or network may be sending automated queries. I can't even enter contests anymore if they have a captcha. It automatically locks me out. I'm using Chrome, but i've tried explorer,etc with same results. I'm getting a tech guy to look at my computer tomorrow because this has been a problem for months and somethings gotta be wrong.

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