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ishfish wrote:
Nov 19th, 2013 9:11 pm
Fixed.
Adding something to the list that's equivalent to attending a twitter party is the opposite of fixed.
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jamesfitzgibbon wrote:
Nov 20th, 2013 10:42 am
ugh - like those where you can get 1,500 entries by following everyone under the sun - forget it!
alpen wrote:
Nov 20th, 2013 1:59 pm
I also have a beef with contests that ask you like and follow 20 blogs' FB, TW and pinterest, etc. It's getting ridiculous which why I pass on the extra entries for businesses I've never heard of and probably why I've never won one.

That's my thought of the day. Now I can go back to not thinking.
I agree - I don't participate in that many of them just because you have to follow, like, share, and tweet for a prize that in many cases (granted there are some exceptions) isn't even that big, so why go through all that trouble? Also, even though I primarily use social networking accounts for contesting, I really don't like spamming them with shares, tweets, etc. The other thing that discourages me when I see these contests (typically administered by Rafflecopter) is that the number of entries displays at the top, so seeing 100,000+ entries for a very small prize just doesn't cut it IMO in terms of potential reward for time/effort spent.

Now here's another one 2013-12-14-dioguardi-cold-cash-christmas-no-qc-1406506/. The first step to entering is to rate them on a lawyers rating page. I have no idea if they are even monitoring the ratings page to link them to the contest entries, but personally, I refuse to participate because I think it's highly unethical, especially considering it's a law firm that is doing it. I get that there is a disclaimer at the bottom of the ratings page stating there is no way to know if the people rating are actual clients, but still, you're basically just giving them a fake review. Of course, this hobby is give and take, and we are all doing something similar when we 'like' a page, BUT in that case, you don't typically look up a company, see they have 'x' many 'likes', and therefore conclude that the product/service/establishment must be good - it is just an indication of how many are following. I refuse to potentially mislead others with online reviews about goods/services I have not purchased/used for the sake of a contest. I'm just thinking to myself, are these guys are so hard up for business that they have to stoop so low? :facepalm:
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Question regarding the Club Metro contests...

"The Contest is open to all legal residents of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and London..."

Do you think living in the suburbs of Toronto - (Mississauga or Markham) count as Toronto since they are part of the GTA or will you be disqualified if you're selected and then give them your home address?
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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ActonSue wrote:
Nov 20th, 2013 8:23 pm
Question regarding the Club Metro contests...

"The Contest is open to all legal residents of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and London..."

Do you think living in the suburbs of Toronto - (Mississauga or Markham) count as Toronto since they are part of the GTA or will you be disqualified if you're selected and then give them your home address?
I guess that explains why I haven't won from them, lol. I'm thinking that they may make the distinction since some of them do actually say GTA in the rules (like this one for example).
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Has anyone noticed any contents in which the announcement is done only either within Twitter or Facebook?

I monitor neither of those things. Just email and phone.
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ActonSue wrote:
Nov 20th, 2013 8:23 pm
Question regarding the Club Metro contests...

"The Contest is open to all legal residents of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and London..."

Do you think living in the suburbs of Toronto - (Mississauga or Markham) count as Toronto since they are part of the GTA or will you be disqualified if you're selected and then give them your home address?
I wonder about that as many of the people in Toronto who read Metro, don't live in Toronto but commute in from around the GTA... I find it odd that it is geared just towards Toronto...
:) Good Luck and Happy Contesting.
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I won DC shoes from West 49 in August. I asked them what happened with my winning, they said it has been shipped. But it has been more than 2 weeks. I don't believe any carrier would take more than 2 weeks. Now I am starting to think they might have just scammed people. What do you guys think? Anyone experienced something like this? Thanks.
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massakk wrote:
Nov 21st, 2013 1:01 am
I won DC shoes from West 49 in August. I asked them what happened with my winning, they said it has been shipped. But it has been more than 2 weeks. I don't believe any carrier would take more than 2 weeks. Now I am starting to think they might have just scammed people. What do you guys think? Anyone experienced something like this? Thanks.
I order DC shoes and they take a while due to sitting at customs.... :)
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Ive won from west 49 a few times and always received my prizes, so wouldnt say they are scamming people.
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Entered the Celine Dion contest and got this confirmation email:

"Congratulations Douglas!!

You have successfully entered Celine Dion."

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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vilmark wrote:
Nov 21st, 2013 8:51 am
Ive won from west 49 a few times and always received my prizes, so wouldnt say they are scamming people.
Same here. I've always gotten my prizes (coat, giftcards) for west 49. Be patient. Some prizes are quick....some take months.
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jamesfitzgibbon wrote:
Nov 20th, 2013 10:42 am
ugh - like those where you can get 1,500 entries by following everyone under the sun - forget it!
I did them for quite awhile, no wins at all. not even a $5 gift card. stopped doing that
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DougO wrote:
Nov 21st, 2013 9:42 am
Entered the Celine Dion contest and got this confirmation email:

"Congratulations Douglas!!

You have successfully entered Celine Dion."


:lol: :lol: :lol:
One time, daily or unlimited ?
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ActonSue wrote:
Nov 20th, 2013 8:23 pm
Question regarding the Club Metro contests...

"The Contest is open to all legal residents of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and London..."

Do you think living in the suburbs of Toronto - (Mississauga or Markham) count as Toronto since they are part of the GTA or will you be disqualified if you're selected and then give them your home address?
I sent an email to Club Metro asking the same question and they replied that I could still enter. Now if I wanted to be picky, I could reply and ask if I would still be eligible to win! lol :) :)
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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