Competition Focus For Aussies

October 13, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Competition Talk

Reader's Digest - Sweepstakes Competition Ok, so I know that most people wouldn’t dare enter a reader’s digest competition.

Now, that all stands to good reason too, Reader’s Digest may be annoying to some, while they are loved by others, so let me talk a little about the way Reader’s digest competitions work, and what you can do to make competitions like this work for you!

The GOOD thing about these competitions:

- They are governed by law. Somebody HAS to win the prizes that they have on offer. So yes, somebody does win these prizes, it’s a serious offence to falsify an Australia Competition or Prize Draw, so rest assured that with a company as large as Reader’s Digest, it would be noticed if they weren’t sticking to the law.

- You DON’T have to buy anything. Although they offer the option to buy subscriptions at a reduced rate with all their competitions, the truth is with a large majority of them, you don’t have to buy anything in order to enter. Sure, there’s often a requirement to purchase something to enter for the TOP scale of prizes, but for the general draw, mostly not.

(Truthfully, this can be an advantage because many people steer clear when they think a purchase is required)

By all means if you are looking for a discounted Readers Digest subscription, then it’s best to buy at a time like this with a huge giveaway happening, but if not then you can still be a winner.

Now, of course, like with entering ANY company’s competition there can be some drawbacks.

- Junk Mail. Well, there are a couple of things you can do to get around this. First of all, set up a dedicated “comping” email. This is an email address you will use only to enter competitions. That way, any competition related spam will all go to that email address and not your main one.

As for mail at home, you won’t be able to stop them sending their junk mail to start with, although a few “return to senders” can do the trick most of the time.

So, there you go. It always pays to read the competition terms and conditions, and it always pays to analyse what are the risks and benefits of entering any competition. The current Reader’s Digest competition has some amazing prizes, just keep the above in mind and the decision is yours :)

Reader's Digest - Sweepstakes Competition

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