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It's almost time to vote...

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The relentless media coverage of the upcoming Federal election has speculated on numerous scenarios for rigging votes.

This got me thinking about the many competitions springing up these days that are awarding prizes on the basis of the winner receiving the most votes... Read It's almost time to vote...
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What prize would you LEAST like to win?

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Last month I posed the question "What prize would you like most to win?" There were lots of responses and, as you may have guessed, cash, cars, holidays and giftcards were high on the wish list of most members.

A couple of things got me thinking this month about those not so sought after prizes...

Read What prize would you LEAST like to win?
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Can Anyone Enter Mothers Day Comps?

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We're sure you have noticed the proliferation of Mothers Day comps in the last week or two...well the question I ask is 'What exactly is a Mothers Day comp and can anyone enter?' Read Can Anyone Enter Mothers Day Comps?
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A Winner's Story!

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I thought I'd expand on an email we received yesterday from Deb Stanley, winner of our previous iPad competition. It goes to the heart of what winner's feel when they finally pick up a prize ........


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Why The Big Secret?

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Why are websites (including competitions sites) so secretive about who's behind them? A couple of things have prompted me to write this blog .... Firstly, around 4 years ago we featured in our first Today Tonight story. One of the large forum sites Read Why The Big Secret?
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Prize, or just a Discount?

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The first ever competition I ever put together was for Cougar Bourbon, way back in 1991. Competitions in the liquor industry (and later in my days in Coke) required lots and lots of tiny little prizes as 'fillers', especially when the competition was run at a major venue, or promotion. Read Prize, or just a Discount?
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Info-Harvesters, how to avoid them!

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In the past few months we have seen the arrival of some new sites, and like anything that affects our industry, we keep a close eye on whats happening with them. Its unfortunate that by their very nature, competitions do bring out the odd scam merchants, and the methods are getting much more clever. We welcome any new competitor into our space, but equally need to make sure that our members are informed all the way. Read Info-Harvesters, how to avoid them!
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Over Ultimate, Fantastic, Great, Amazing + More

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Last month was the tipping point, when a competition was listed as an 'Ultimate Mother's Day Prize'. How ultimate? The value was around $140, which isn't really ultimate anything. So, I started taking a look over our base of competitions and noticed 10 that all used the word 'ultimate'.
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Prize Choices - Are They Really Necessary?

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In the past couple of months, I've done close to 10 radio interviews alone on the subject of competitions. Usually the questions follow a fairly obvious pattern - tips for winning, what to look out for etc. Every now and then I get asked the latest trends in competitions .........

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Christmas Competitions - Flat or not?

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Every year I wait for the Christmas slowdown, which will normally continue into the middle of January. It's often thought that Christmas would be a huge time for competitions, with all of the mad shopping behaviour. But, it's usually the opposite, with online and offline sellers relying on other types of promotions to get people through the door. Read Christmas Competitions - Flat or not?
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