Helpful Tips for Winning Competitions Online

Posted on: 24th April 2013

Online CompetitionsYou can find competitions all over the place on the internet. For example, on Facebook. We Aussies spend an average of 18 hours a day on Facebook catching up with friends, but did you know that our favourite social network also offers many competitions? Next time you hop on to update your status, have a look. You can win loads of free items: what's not to 'like'?

Top companies use competitions as a way to promote their products and services, by giving them away for free. You just have to look for and enter these competitions to be in with a chance of winning thousands of dollars worth of prizes and surprises.

Here are a few helpful tips: follow these and you'll be winning competitions online in no time.

  • Enter many competitions as possible, especially those with prizes you find appealing. Don't waste time entering contests you're not interested in: for example the chance to win a meat hamper if you're a strict veggie.
  • Double check your contact details on the entry form. You don't want to find win a prize but then find out you put the wrong postcode and address. How gutting would that be?
  • Read the rules, regulations and fine print before entering. I know it's boring, but it's essential if you don't want to be disqualified; or if you don't want to end up with a nasty surprise instead of a nice one!
  • If you find some online competitions that ask for your bank account details, back away. Even if the competition is being run by your bank, and you're entering from their own secure website, you should still be cautious. Also pay extra attention to competitions that require an entry fee. Some prestigious arts competitions do ask for a small admin fee, but it's best to do your research first to make sure that you're not being scammed.
  • Look at the odds of winning.  Skill based competitions, such as photography contests, have better odds compared to chance based competitions like lottos. The difference is you have to put more effort into entering the skill based competition.
  • Remember that even if a competition is free, there might be one or two strings attached. Most companies who launch competitions do it as a data collection exercise. They see you as a potential customer as you've expressed interest in their product, and once the contest is ended they'll use your details for marketing. That's why a lot of competition enthusiasts use secondary email accounts and mobile phone numbers.
  • Know how the winners will be picked. Competitions that will be drawn are chance based and competitions that will be judged are based upon skill.

Good luck, and remember to keep checking Tomorro for all the latest and greatest competitions, prize draws, and giveaways in Australia.

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