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Today I entered a competition for a garden shed that is slightly larger than the small yard out the back of my rented house.

What's the most ridiculous prize you've gone for?

smooogy
29 days ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis29 days ago

Well I actually don't enter comps if I or a loved one have no use for it. Someone else is deprived of the chance and might really need it.

I find that prizes of £10 or thereabouts are hardly worth the trouble.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9028 days ago

I have just received an email informing me that I have won a runners up prize with Sloane & Sons (benches). I won a measly £10 to spend on their benches, when all of their benches cost over £250.

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Lynibis
Lynibis28 days ago

Omg RegularComper90 so have I about 10 minutes ago! Obviously a ploy to drum up trade. I would love one of their benches but £250 is a lot and £10 doesn't make much of a dent in that.

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smooogy
smooogy
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28 days ago

RegularComper90 Ha - just checked my email and me too.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig29 days ago

I only enter comps that either me, my friends or family will use. If it is something I don't need then I don't see the point in entering a comp as if I were to win then I have taken the price away from someone who genuinely needs it.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees29 days ago

Why bother entering if you don't need it?

I don't do competitions, but used to jump on any free or mispriced item. Now I'm more able to resist if I don't need it (or can't gift/sell easily).

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ukheather
ukheather29 days ago

Haven’t and wouldn’t if I didn’t need it. Someone else might

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lilyflower
lilyflower29 days ago

smooogy Why enter a comp for something that won't even fit in the yard?

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JoTarpley
JoTarpley29 days ago

😱 What is the point of entering to win a prize that you have absolutely no use for and have no interest in?? No offence, but, this is the most stupid question I've decided to comment on in the 'Chat' section since I joined 🙄 x

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smooogy
smooogy
Original Poster
28 days ago

Yes, it was a stupid light hearted question. That was the point. Be happy people 😀

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador28 days ago

Not quiet the same thing, but a couple of years ago I entered a competition to win an iPad.

Time moved on, and I was excited to receive an email telling me I had won!................... one of the ten runner up prizes of a years supply of veet hair removal mousse 😶

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lilyflower
lilyflower28 days ago

cool and smooth 🙂

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador28 days ago

lilyflower I gave it away 😀

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smooogy
smooogy
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28 days ago

Ha, well I'm sure your friend was grateful for the gift (although I guess giving someone a job lot of hair removal cream has to be done tactfully). I sometimes find I'd prefer to win the runner up prize of vouchers or food or whatever (like maybe garden centre vouchers😉).

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tumblespots
tumblespots28 days ago

I can't believe that you entered for an item that wouldn't fit your property...

I once entered for a merchandise pack to promote a film - all that arrived was a moustache shaped ice cube tray along with a talking key ring?! God only knows what happened to the key ring?🐞

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smooogy
smooogy
Original Poster
28 days ago

Well, in truth I have parents and and a brother with nice big gardens. It's funny to hear what you can actually get in these "merchandise packs". You should start another thread: "What's the most rubbish/disappointing prize you've ever won"

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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28 days ago

smooogy If the prize has a good value, you can always give it as a gift, resell it, etc.

Two years ago I won £1,500 in rent clothes at Moss Bross. My boss would be getting married in 2 months, so I gave it to him as a gift, and dressed all the groomsmen at the party hahaha I also used it to rent my clothes, and there were still £600 left.

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smooogy
smooogy
Original Poster
28 days ago

kikogpe Brilliant, I agree totally. I get at least as much pleasure imagining who I might gift a prize to as I do dreaming of winning myself.

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