Question / Discussion Has anyone actually won any of these phantom 'prize draws'?

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I swear some of these prize draws don't even exist. I've been mooching about online doing surveys etc. for over 5 years, in which time I've been entered into untold numbers of prize draws. Never won a thing!
 

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I swear some of these prize draws don't even exist. I've been mooching about online doing surveys etc. for over 5 years, in which time I've been entered into untold numbers of prize draws. Never won a thing!
It's a numbers game, the more you enter the more chance you have of winning. On average, a person wins 1 prize for around every 500 to 1000 entries. I enter around 200 a day and sometimes don't win anything for months, sometimes several prizes a week. The easier it is to enter, the higher the number of contestants - sometimes hundreds of thousands for a single prize. The harder it is to enter, the less people will bother. I do very well on skill comps - story/poem writing etc, because most people just won't bother. I do miss the days of slogan writing. I won some wonderful prizes from them back in the day. :)
 

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I swear some of these prize draws don't even exist. I've been mooching about online doing surveys etc. for over 5 years, in which time I've been entered into untold numbers of prize draws. Never won a thing!

Yeah. Especially the Top Cashback prize draw. Has anyone ever one anything from that???
 

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I remember on Populsive you used to be able to see the member list. One month they published the winner of a monthly prize draw and that winner was nowhere to be seen on the list of members. Very suspect.
 

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Yeah. Especially the Top Cashback prize draw. Has anyone ever one anything from that???
£1 is the most I've ever won from that draw! I don't know of anyone that's won more than £10 on that one, but it still hooks me in everytime it's on lol

The Quidco ones are addictive too. I won £50 on one of their cash prize games a few years back :)
 

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It's a numbers game, the more you enter the more chance you have of winning. On average, a person wins 1 prize for around every 500 to 1000 entries. I enter around 200 a day and sometimes don't win anything for months, sometimes several prizes a week. The easier it is to enter, the higher the number of contestants - sometimes hundreds of thousands for a single prize. The harder it is to enter, the less people will bother. I do very well on skill comps - story/poem writing etc, because most people just won't bother. I do miss the days of slogan writing. I won some wonderful prizes from them back in the day. :)

Wow, how do you manage this? Do you find generally that the effort to gain ratio makes it worthwhile?
 

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Wow, how do you manage this? Do you find generally that the effort to gain ratio makes it worthwhile?
I do it because its a hobby and I enjoy it. There is no way that I could win enough to make it profitable. I spend a couple of hours in the evening entering comps while watching TV. Anything that I win is a bonus.
I've won everything on my wish list over the years. The only things that I haven't won is a car or a house, because I don't enter for them. I've won prizes that I would never have been able to afford, like posh holidays, a champagne balloon flight, a week long Champneys break and large sums of cash and various other lovely stuff.
 
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I remember on Populsive you used to be able to see the member list. One month they published the winner of a monthly prize draw and that winner was nowhere to be seen on the list of members. Very suspect.
I think this happens a lot.
 

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