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IMO if someone wins a competition they shouldn't be able to enter again for a set period of time.

(23 Posts)
wannaBe Fri 10-Oct-08 13:09:03

It seems to be a lot of the same people who win.

I rarely enter so this is not about me.

I just think it would make it a bit more fair and give everyone more of a chance of winning if the same people weren't able to win all the time.

VinegARGHHHTits Fri 10-Oct-08 13:13:51

So if you win a toaster one week you cant enter the comp for a holiday the next week? imo you should be able to enter for as many comps as you want

MamaG Fri 10-Oct-08 13:14:37

I disagree. Its just the luck of the draw

RubyRioja Fri 10-Oct-08 13:15:27

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MascaraOHara Fri 10-Oct-08 13:16:25

luck of the draw.

but while we are moaning thalking. I dont' like the new 'one child family' section.. I have an only child but what's the point? I even heard someone suggesting a topic for SOHMs.. if that appears I will quietly leave lol

MamaG Fri 10-Oct-08 13:24:23

I was hmm about the one child family section too. What difference does it make how many kids you have? CAn understand the Large families as having 5+ kids must put different demands on a parent, but going from 1-2 didn't make a differnt Mum with different needs/things to discuss.

VinegARGHHHTits Fri 10-Oct-08 13:27:08

A lot of folk were hmm about it here

MascaraOHara Fri 10-Oct-08 13:45:00

sorry didn't mean to hijack.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 10-Oct-08 14:04:29

wannaBe, I can assure you that our highly technical system for picking names is designed to give everyone who enters a fair and equal chance of winning. <hides large lucky-dip hat>

And we really weren't aware that the same people were winning.

Just to be extra sure everything is properly fair and above board, the lovely Alexia (who spends hours on the phone snaffling us lovely prizes each week) is now going to monitor things closely with a big stick and a brand new spreadsheet.

You do realise that we can never let you win now, though - or everyone will think we were favouring you wink

bluesky Fri 10-Oct-08 15:15:51

random is random, some people are luckier than others ....

callmeovercautious Fri 10-Oct-08 15:20:17

Ohh... VVVQ is one of them shock

She has won a fancy pair of PJs AND a Dyson in about 5 years - very bad girl wink

Seriously though - I hope it is random (or maybe I have hit a lucky streak with the Dyson and will win everything from now on?).

MascaraOHara Fri 10-Oct-08 15:23:43

Where are these competitions anyway?

SatanicGore Fri 10-Oct-08 15:28:23

Radio stations often adopt this policy, you are barred from anywhere between 1 and 3 months. They tell you when they take your details and then send a polite reminder with your prize.

I know 'cos DH is a dab hand at winning stuff on the radio.

Dioriffic Fri 10-Oct-08 15:42:30

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LilRedWG Fri 10-Oct-08 15:43:17

Luck of the drawer - stop being a misery.

GentleGarotter Fri 10-Oct-08 15:43:49

Well I hope Tech won his smacked bottom.

Dioriffic Fri 10-Oct-08 15:43:56

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ledodgy Fri 10-Oct-08 15:44:32

I once won a Darcy Bussell Pilates DVD on here but have never actually watched it. blush

LilRedWG Fri 10-Oct-08 15:44:52

blush Me too Dior!

Bleedodgy Fri 10-Oct-08 15:51:08

I have only won 3 things in 32 years.

1. A pack of crayons from the Womens Own Seekers club my mum joined me up in.
2. A Jar of sweets in a guess the amount of sweets comp in my school fair.
3. Darcey Bussel DVD

TheBlonde Fri 10-Oct-08 15:55:45

I disagree, it's the luck of the draw

zippitippitoes Fri 10-Oct-08 15:57:07

lol it's only the luck of the draw if it is set up to be random completely

so it does depend how its done to some extent

nappyaddict Fri 10-Oct-08 16:05:19

i never win anything!

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