Tips for Advent Competitions

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  1. Nikki Hayes says:

    You are totally right about the bookmarks – this is how I comp year round. I have folders for daytime entry, midnight entry (helps to split the advent entries up a bit but not all comps can be entered at this time), weekly entry, monthly entry, blog comps and specific day of the week comps. I browse through all the available advent lists and add the comps I want to enter to the appropriate bookmarks folder. It means a lot of work on the first 2-3 days of December but it makes it much easier after that. The Prizefinder website appears to be having some problems this year – site is either not loading or loading really slowly…

    • Di says:

      I noticed that the Prizefinder was playing up the other day – and I don’t think AdventCompetitions.co.uk is free this year. I’m just looking out for the ones I fancy on social media, and bookmarking the ones with the best prizes!

  2. Lynda North says:

    Thank you so much for the Shortcuts info for my iPad. I’ve been filling in my n&A manually for years But now I’ve set a few letters for my email addy, and part of my address which should make entering Advent comps much faster! I’ve just tried them and they work. I will be setting a few more no doubt. What a fantastic tip. Thank you again xx. PS. Just realised I should set one for my name too!

  3. Mark Johnstone says:

    Thanks for the amazing and resourceful blogs. I definitely will be reading them more closely.

    A nice comping contact pointed me to these blogs. For the advent giveaways this was my first year doing them. God I wish I was prepared for the tsunami of giveaways. Always next year. I’ll be prepared!
    My advice be prepared for them or run.. run as far as you can.

    A lot of the advice I already did out of necessity eg the copy and pasting of comments and checking my feed for competitions. As I’m indirectly connect to large groups of compers I got a a mountain of Facebook comps that way. What I didn’t utilize enough was checking the winning forums to pick up Advent giveaways I might of overlooked. I picked up good win from entering a giveaway by checking a winners forums.

    The easiest way I found for entering the daily Advent ones quickly was to create a private facebook summary page for them instead of going back to competition sites or bookmarks. That way I could quickly do at least 50 regular ones each day. Yeh I know there was a lot I didn’t get around to as I wasn’t prepared for the onslaught. I’ve archived my list of promoters for next year. 🙂

    I usually extensively use bookmarks to keep things organised by adding a date ending to the start so I can sort them. Helps for checking back etc. For the Christmas onslaught I didn’t bother for the advent ones just used my list.

    Another bit of advice junk mail/subscriptions can be a great source of giveaways. All the promoters that you build up over they year tend to run Advent or giveaways in the lead up to Christmas around the start of December. Before I deleted the email I first checked out their Facebook page for giveaways. Most times the promotions where not mentioned in the email. I picked up quite a few that way. 🙂

    The major problem I noticed among compers was the overwhelming Facebook notifications during this period, which made it near impossible to get things done during the day. Advice send them all to email and turn them off as they are distracting. For me they slowed down my PC to unusable at times. It was a lot easier to search my inbox folder for Facebook notifications which are separated automatically into a folder. Note however some cases of winning notifications might not be picked up. Eg when the promoter posts a image with winners names. That’s were having nice contacts helps to private message you or winning forums to tag you. The case when comping contacts doing the same competitions may help verses reducing your odds when the comping “gangs” get whiff of a comp.

    Damn shh I hope the aussie compers don’t notice some of those UK sites. I use them a bit for international competitions they overlook. I don’t think most of them think outside of the box from what’s shared about down under. 🙂

    Thanks for all the blogs SuperLucky

  4. Guy Nash says:

    Thanks used your ‘cheeky’ tip of using the Blippar Maccie D’s picture to win a £10 Amazon voucher.

  5. rebecca beesley says:

    LOVED the video! just caught up with it now. You were brilliant.

  6. Chris says:

    Thanks for the live feed Di. It was great. Please do another one sometime. I have re-played it as there were so many good tips. You gave some very sensible advice – do not go overboard with the advents – it will only tire you out.

    • Thanks Chris – I’m glad it was useful! As for the Advents – oh boy, I didn’t even get my ‘essentials’ done yesterday I have so much work on, ha ha!

  7. Laura Barratt says:

    Won 3 advents all today which makes up for the last 3 years when all I have won is a jumper! Question why is FB unliking all the companies I am liking over night every night? It is frustrating as it looks like I am not doing what the company is asking me to do. Hope you and Ry are winning lots too!

    • No idea about the unliking lately! Although I’d like to think it’s the pages of companies who are asking you to Like them just to enter a competition… which of course is against Facebook rules! I don’t bother liking pages unless I’m interested in them. Well done on your wins!

    • Mark Johnstone says:

      Yeh I noticed that a few times as well thought it was as I was using my ipad instead of the pc and had overlooked liking the promoter or it didn’t register for some reason.

  8. Lorraine Bryan says:

    Thanks Di, some great tips and links. Much appreciated x

  1. 14/11/2017

    […] A big thank you to Di Coke at SuperLucky blog (the Queen of Comping Organisation) for all her advice – it has really streamlined and focussed my comping. Check out her tips on getting organised for festive comping here. […]

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