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jamiesam Mon 14-Mar-05 22:41:05

Try entering! I did and have won two this year already . So won't be entering any more for a while. Now the fields open, just do it .

Would be interested to know how many people normally enter, Champs. Was I just unreasonably lucky, or short odds?

SenoraPostrophe Mon 14-Mar-05 22:55:14

you are just unreasonably lucky, jamiesam.

nutcracker Mon 14-Mar-05 22:56:00

I can never think of anything for the comps though, wether it be a review or a tip, my mind just goes blank.

SenoraPostrophe Mon 14-Mar-05 22:56:54

mind you, I only enter when the comp is something that I can use (eg. not a London musical) and when I have something I can review. So I only enter about 40%

More expat-friendly prizes please champs!

jamiesam Mon 14-Mar-05 22:59:28

Thanks Senora

Nutcracker. I did a ludicrous recipe to win the Chef on Board comp. Now want to see the '10 min' recipes so I can try and think of something decent to add.

sparklymieow Mon 14-Mar-05 23:00:07

Misdee has won twice too. She was so chuffed when I phoned her and told her this morning (coz she has been offline for a few days) and was going "realllllly!!!!!" lol

jamiesam Mon 14-Mar-05 23:00:51

I don't enter every comp. though - had about a 40% hit rate I think!

HUNKERMUNKER Mon 14-Mar-05 23:04:50

I always forget to enter them - there should be a link to them from Talk! ( if there already is...!)

alibubbles Tue 15-Mar-05 07:27:31

I've been on Mumsnet for 4 years and haven't won anything!

Perhaps they should pick the winners from paid up subcribers only!

misdee Tue 15-Mar-05 07:30:16

i have entered something between 6-10 comps on here, and won twice. i dont always enter as i cant always do the reviews they want, or have no tips to offer.

roisin Tue 15-Mar-05 07:39:59

I've won three competitions, over the last couple of years or so. I enter about 30% of the competitions on here, maybe less. I don't have babies or toddlers so many prizes are inappropriate, and we're fairly geographically remote, so lots of prizes are not suitable for us.

So I reckon I've got a pretty good strike rate too

I haven't won one for ages though - nearly a year I reckon - so I think it's my turn again now!

tigermoth Tue 15-Mar-05 07:43:10

good luck roisin - this week's comp sounds a promising one for you.

champs Wed 16-Mar-05 01:07:13

jamiesam -- I dont choose winners and i so dont know how many people enter, I will ask MNHQ to have a lok at this thread.

SenoraPostrophe -- what types of comps would be enterable for you? would the ones that are for products as opposed to days out be ones that you could enter?

Hunkermunker -- (hi!!) I do post comps details on talk every week, how about if I bump midweek? and also do a last day reminder? would that help?

HUNKERMUNKER Fri 18-Mar-05 23:41:18

Champs, yes! That would be fab

roisin Sat 19-Mar-05 09:18:05

Congratulations Tigermoth! This looks great - hope you enjoy it.

Twiglett Sat 19-Mar-05 09:36:36

they wouldn't be allowed to pick the winners from 'paid-up subscribers' only allibubbles - that would be illegal as it would make it a lottery and it would come under the 'lotteries and gaming act' and they'd have to offer a plain paper route to make it a hybrid and bypass the regulations

there you go, another little piece of useless information for you

Hulababy Sat 19-Mar-05 09:39:10

Also, don't forget that Mumsnet is not just about the Talk forum. There will be some members who use the other parts of the site instead - the reviews, the articles, etc. They have to have the same opportunities as the Talk members.

emmatmg Sat 19-Mar-05 11:24:25

I've given up entering coz I've sent in so many reviews etc that I've got nothing left to enter with.

and i'm fed up with seeing nicknames who have never posted anything on here win.

<ducking for cover now>

champs Sat 19-Mar-05 13:28:56

emmatmg -- dont be put off, some people may change their nicknames for competitions, or they may have changed their name for a particular thread and forgot to change back when they entered the comp. this has happened quite a few times.


SoftFroggie Sat 11-Jun-05 16:58:51

Do I just send in a reivew / recipe or whatever, and then get automatically entered? Or do I need to fill in a competition entry form?

Is it then luck who wins, or do MNHQ pick the best review / recipe or whatever?

michellemcmanus Sat 11-Jun-05 17:08:22

I hardle y ever enter
t he time I did win ( have twon twice) i enetered laods of times

WY98765432120121118 Sat 11-Jun-05 17:13:35

Hi Michelle! your career ain't going too well is it?

michellemcmanus Sat 11-Jun-05 19:02:48

zebraZ Sat 11-Jun-05 19:04:25

I have tried to send reviews but something goes wrong, forget what, couldn't figure it out.

giraffeski Sat 11-Jun-05 19:28:42

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