10 tips to win more prizes on Facebook

22 Responses

  1. Karen Mcilwee says:

    How about when it asks you to tag friends? How can I do this without spamming my friends?

  2. Marie Evans says:

    I know we are supposed to make you your timeline not like you are a constant comper,But, i never know what to add to mine.I dont think pple are bothered about what i eat or if the sun is shining here. I hate taking my own photo in case it puts promoters off.

    • What do you have on your profile page Marie? Do you have any favourite photos of yourself when you were younger – sometimes people like to use old family photos! Posting on Facebook regularly isn’t as essential as on Twitter – on Twitter you need to send out those random non-comping tweets to ensure your account doesn’t get banned or flagged up as spam! I don’t post much on my own Facebook page, I must admit!

  3. Mark Johnstone says:

    lol SuperLuck. Yeh down under the participants will check if you commented and shared etc. I see the comments in the winners forums regularly. Nice tip about sharing it to public afterwards thou you might have issues if the promoter is using automate software to check for public share etc.

    The only issue I find if you comment and having comping contacts they notice my post. Occasional I’d put that comp in my do later at the last minute. Almost funny when you see contacts entering after the expiration time. Not something I do regularly just had an issue with one contact which regretted adding this has now come to it’s natural conclusion. (Removed from the Xmas card list). Gee lot of points I already do. I suspect your connected directly or indirectly to large comping groups. lmao.

    If so handy hint check the likes on the giveaway post for “mutual” friends. If there is none then probably be more cautious if sharing the post.

    I tend to focus more on the international gleam referral competitions. Thou sharing can still be an issue if it’s a more obscure giveaways and is poached and aggressively shared about. Sometimes it’s best to sit on it as late as possible or not share at all.

  4. williamgould says:

    I’ve been comping for over 40 years Mark, so I do know what I’m doing! And I wasn’t inferring that not sharing is cheating – I was saying that if the comp asks you to share publically, and you share privately, but then go and change that share to public AFTER you’ve been picked as a winner as stated in point 5 above, than that IS cheating, or at least misleading the promoter!

    • Mark Johnstone says:

      Sorry I misunderstand what you meant by sharing. I’ve recently had some issues with a couple individuals regarding sharing the more obsure sourced competitions. Some compers are just vacuum cleaners and don’t appreciate the effort to track them down. Sharing giveaways I find bit of give and take. You know when the best they throw back at you is a pair of glittering thongs with 100 winners you start to worry. lol

      Well I’m umpire cricket, IT background and have a very good contact which investigates any comping issue i.e. cheats or badly run giveaways if that helps. I make it a habit of checking the T&C’s. 🙂

      I’m fairly sure (99.9%) if a Facebook giveaway requests mandatory sharing or tagging of friends for entry requirements, it goes against their current policy for promotions and contests. (They rather promoters pay them to advertise) This doesn’t stop promoters from doing them at their own risk with Facebook taking various forms of action.

      It’s pretty widespread you will see a lot asking to share and maybe ask to tag friends. I have seen a couple of giveaways this year have their giveaway post and all shares from participants removed. One classic example was TweakTown. I happened to be checking their comments at the time when it all unfurled around May. They were scrambling around asking participants for clues what happened.
      You will notice that they carefully word their giveaways now. A lot of savvy promoters have done the same. It may only take one person to report it or enough activity might alarm Facebook for action to be taken.

      So is it cheating? Facebook policy and the various government regulations override any conflicting conditions, if there were complaints about the winner announced. However I wouldn’t recommend not sharing etc if they request sharing as a lot use various sites which automatically check their “criteria” for a “valid” entry.

    • Mark Johnstone says:

      Regarding sharing giveaways. I’ve recently created a group for international giveaways around helping each other with referral based competitions. I was disappointed with various groups dominated by a few determined/greedy individuals after observing their actions, I’m restricting my generous service. 🙂 They are mainly IT and men’s fashion giveaways. Looking for a compers that have a least some mutual respect if that exists.

      A FB search you will spot my shared international referral giveaways fairly easily. There’re not your average shares. 🙂 I find by providing a bit of extra information more likely to get a few extra referrals. Additional I’ve made things enticing to encourage referrals thou it also attracts some that are total against my best interest to share.

      If a seasoned comper probably know some of the sources I would use. Thou I occasional do random searches etc. Thou takes time checking the T&C’s etc. At the moment a bit manual the next step down the track to automatically trawl for giveaways.

  5. Mark Johnstone says:

    Great articles 🙂

  6. Stevie says:

    Do you not think that entering on facebook annoys your friends? By the way I agree with sharing. If comping makes you selfish then it’s not for you.

  7. williamgould says:

    Point 5 – The whole point of comping is SHARING WITH OTHER COMPERS!!!!! What you are suggesting in your post is not far off cheating!!!!

    • Sorry William, I thought the whole point of comping was to win prizes! You might notice this post is tips to help YOU win more prizes, not how to help your friends win more prizes (although I could easily write that post too!). The fact is, sharing is helpful for your (comping) friends and helpful for the company but it does reduce your chance of winning significantly, which is why I’ve pointed it out in this list.

      • williamgould says:

        If you don’t share with others, they won’t share with you and you have less comps to enter!!!!! The whole point is to share so promoters get more entries and provide more competitions as a result!!!! I am really shocked that you take the stand you have done!!! You seem to have missed why they put the comp on in the first place!!!
        Also, your point 1 says follow the rules, and your point 5 is how to get around the rules!!!

        • Mark Johnstone says:

          Depends how insular your comping contacts are. If close group and only each other are contacts not much of an issue and have different tastes.

    • Mark Johnstone says:

      It depends who’s on your “friends” list some may not be in your best interest to share everything with. I.e. the ones connected to large groups of people you don’t know.

  8. Thanks for the tips Di I’ve never though about sharing to only me, I wish they wouldn’t ask you to share at all it’s so redundant nowadays for reach anyway. I don’t seem to have a ticker yet I will keep my eye out for one.

    • Mark Johnstone says:

      It’s also against Facebook competition and promotitions for sharing to be a mandatory criteria for entry. It does stop a lot trying thou.

  9. sharon mead says:

    Thanks Di, now using the ticker 🙂 #alwayslearning

  10. rosierowe says:

    I dislike Facebook comps these days, but having read your post, I may do some now and then!! Thanks Di!

  11. cara b81 says:

    Thank for these, I’d never heard of the ticker!

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