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A Competition Moan (From a Different Member This Time)

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Sometimes when I am entering a competition and about to share it on here, I obviously look for a mention of when the comp ends. However, for some reason some sites don't always mention any end date whatsoever, even in the terms and conditions. This is a little annoying because it means I have to make up an end date when posting it on here.

RegularComper90
19 days ago
What do you think of this?
tumblespots
tumblespots19 days ago

This is true, not all sites put an end date and I often don't post comps without a 'correct date' just because there is no way I can get it right - unless they are regularly posting and you can guess accurately. Definitely a valid moan.

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SandyRhodes
SandyRhodes18 days ago

It bugs me that you get competition emails with the subject line saying CONGRATULATIONS! Then you open it and it's congratulations to someone else!! I fell for it a couple of times and had a few seconds of excitement before realising 😂

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RegularComper90
RegularComper90
Original Poster
18 days ago

I have had that loads of times, and I wish I had a pound for every time that happened to me. I also get emails with the subject line saying CONGRATULATIONS! and when I open that email up and it turns out that it is only congratulating me on entering a comp, not winning one.

Also, why do we need to actually be informed that someone else won?

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Marlena
Marlena17 days ago

I also know that feeling 😂 I am about a 1 year in entering competitions but won only one children book so I was super exited when I saw that "congratulations email"!

Such a shame it wasn't congratulating me 😂

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Tasha042
Tasha04217 days ago

Yes I hate this! Or you get "Congratulations! For entering our competition we're giving you 10% off!!!" 🤣

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ACR
ACR18 days ago

This is a problem. Depending on the competition and the website I usually give it 1-3 weeks and mention it in the description box. Although, this issue is even worse with voucher codes.

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lynnibis
lynnibis17 days ago

I don't know why anyone needs to be congratulated for entering a comp. As if you have done something wonderful or it's a cause for celebration. Yep, I wanna win a holiday, now congratulate me for trying🐒

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Marlena
Marlena17 days ago

I totally agree! Sometimes the competition it's worth posting due to the great prizes but ending date it's impossible to find 😕 I usually estimate in that case but I always mention that I was unsure of it and I can understand that this could be very annoying if you trying to enter but they no longer available 🙈

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