Six Common Mistakes People Make When Entering a Competition

Posted on: 6th May 2013

Competition MistakesAre you wondering why you aren’t taking home more prizes from competitions? If you’re experiencing a dry spell, or have never actually won a prize, you probably think you’re unlucky. The truth is, luck has nothing to do with it: you might simply be doing things by accident which are reducing your chances of winning.

Here are the most common mistakes people make when they enter competitions. Stop making these mistakes to improve your chances of winning.

Not Reading the Rules

It cannot be stressed enough: if you want to win, stick to the rules. If you skim over them you’re just wasting your time: put one foot wrong, and you could end up disqualified. Going through the fine print of a competition can be uber boring, but it pays off in the end when you win the competition.

Not giving the correct contact information

When you provide contact details, double check to make sure there are no typos in your street address, email address, name or telephone number as it could prevent the competition sponsors from contacting you if you do win. If you have trouble entering details all the time, use automatic form fillers. These will enter your correct details with the click of a button, giving you more time to do important stuff.

Not taking every available chance

Some competitions let you submit more than one entry, giving you more chances of winning. Some even allow you to enter more than once daily. Or check the terms and conditions: sometimes you can get extra entries by referring friends and family.

Not entering a competition often

Entering competitions on a regular basis is the best way to increase your chances of a win. When you enter several competition every day, then your chances of winning is increased. As they say, you gotta be in it to win it.

Entering the wrong competitions

When someone enters a competition, the main objective is to win a prize. When you enter sweepstakes regularly try to increase your odds of winning and keep your motivation levels high. It’s a good idea to enter a mix of daily competitions, instant win competitions, one time sweepstakes and big prize draws so that you don’t get bored.

Not having enough patience

This is probably the most difficult advice, however there are times when you won’t win because you haven’t been patient enough to wait for your turn. Some people have all the luck and win after the first week of entering, but for most people it takes more time. Every competition entrant will go through a dry spell: the important thing is not to give up.

Stick to your strategy and keep on entering, and eventually you will have success.

Have you been making any of these mistakes?

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