Prizetastic Sharing That Winning Feeling!! Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:47:43 +0000 en Australian Competitions - Win an Iphone 3GS 16GB Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:47:43 +0000 admin We’ve just been alerted to a great competition over at Lovebuddy. If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on an awesome new Iphone and you’re on the look out for love, then this competition is for you!

Entry is simple, just head over to lovebuddy and sign up. Here are the specifics for entry:

Every member who has completed their profile and uploaded a photograph will go in the draw to win the Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB Black handset.

The competition will run until 31 January 2010, and the winner will be announced on the Love Buddy homepage ( on 2 February 2010.

IE8 - Ten Grand is Buried Here Clue 4 Mon, 22 Jun 2009 06:02:29 +0000 admin The latest clue for the Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 grand treasure hunt is…………………….

“a predatory fish being earnest”.

A Shark, pirahna?

Ernest Hemmingway?

Earnest = serious, severe, sedate?

Find the other clues:

Clue 1

Clue 2

Clue 3

Microsoft 10 Grand Treasure Hunt - Solve clue 3 Sun, 21 Jun 2009 01:00:59 +0000 admin So, Microsoft IE8 Treasure hunt tells us:

“You are now watching 370211931299″

Yep, that’s Clue number 4 in the Microsoft 10 Grand Treasure Hunt.

Take a look at IE8 Clue number 1 and IE8 Clue Number 2

Microsoft IE8 Ten Grand Treasure Hunt - Clue 2 Sat, 20 Jun 2009 05:50:01 +0000 admin “FbWiFnRg”

Yep, that’s it, the second clue to lead you towards $10000 for the Microsoft $10,000 treasure hunt for 10

Ten Grand is Buried Here - Solve the Clues

Ten Grand is Buried Here - Solve the Clues

grand is buried here!

Well, the only thing that really stands out to me are the letters in lower case which would read “bing” that just happens to be microsoft’s new search engine… hmm now to think about the other letters

Clue 1 - 3000 Upside Down - Microsoft IE8 Competition Fri, 19 Jun 2009 23:07:35 +0000 admin News of the Microsoft treasure hunt competition is spreading fast. Starting today we will be posting each of the Ten Grand is Buried here clues, as they are posted online and try to offer some discussion as to what the answer might be….

Lets Get Started

Ten Grand is Buried Here - Microsoft Clue 1

The first clue is “3000 Upside Down

Ideas: It could be a postcode - Melbourne?

If you turn 3000 upside down it still reads as 3000, I’m not really good at these trivia style things, so nothing more yet….

Any other ideas on what it may be? Post them here and let’s get hunting.

About the Microsoft 10 Grand Treasure Hunt

Microsoft 10 Grand is Buried Here - Australian Competition Fri, 19 Jun 2009 14:34:39 +0000 admin To celebrate the lauch of IE8, Microsoft Australia have launched the Ten Grand is Buried Here Competition.

Ok folks so this is a big competition, If you like the thought of winning $10000 (and who would’t) then this competition sounds like it could be LOTS of fun.

This competition is an online treasure hunt.

You will need to locate Microsoft IE8 10 Grand Competition Clues, those clues will ultimately lead to a hidden webpage that can only be seen by users viewing via IE8. The first person to solve the clues and find the webpage will win the $10,000

So here’s how to get started:

  1. 1. Download IE8
  2. 2. Follow tengrand_IE8 on twitter or check back here regularly, we’ll be updating clues as they arrive.
  3. 3. Solve the clues and find the webpage first to win the money!!!

We’ll be starting an entire post series to update when each clue arrives so if you’re not on twitter, check back here!

Discuss the Answer to the Microsoft IE8 Competition Clue 1 here

Worldwide BLOG Competition - Murray Newlands Fri, 19 Jun 2009 04:36:15 +0000 admin The Summer 2009 Blog Competition! will be hosting a Summer 2009 Blog Competition!

Starts: June 1st 2009

Closes:July 10th 2009

This competition is open to any blogger

Enter as many blogs as you like.

Categories for Entry include blogs in the following categories:

1. Best overall
2. Mommy Blogger
3. Company Blog
4. Green Blogger
5. Social Media Blogger
6. Marketing Blogger
7. Fashion/ Beauty Blogger
8. Review Blogger
9.  Under 21 blog
10. General Blogger

Head on over to to enter now!

How to Store Proof of Purchase Receipts for Competitions and Sweepstakes. Tue, 02 Jun 2009 02:31:09 +0000 admin So you’ve jumped through all the hoops and qualified for entry to the latest competition or sweepstake you’re trying to enter. But what next? You have purchased the product, brought home the receipt and entered the draw. Now, you tuck the receipt away safely……

Amazingly that winning call comes through months later and you go to grab the receipt…………


Nope, it’s not a joke. Many receipt printers are printed using heat sensitive paper. The huge downfall of this for compers and sweepers is that sometimes, by the time the draw takes place, your proof of purchase has been destroyed!!!

So how do you prevent this from happening?

Well, there are plenty of ideas for receipt storage, and I’ll do another post on that later, but the best recommendation I have is to either scan or photocopy every receipt in case you need it later.

If you are photocopying and printing them straight out, then store them safely with the original. If you are scanning them  onto the computer, be sure to organise some sort of file system on your computer that allows you to track your receipts via date, store or preferably both of these options.

There is of course the issue that some competitions and sweepstakes request to see the original receipt, but if this is the case, although there is a slight chance you would still lose your prize, being able to send them a photocopy and a substantially faded original should see you in a good position to be validated as a prize winner.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email them through via our contact page :)

Coles Giant Gift Card Giveaway Winner - Hear the Winning Call! Fri, 29 May 2009 02:14:52 +0000 admin received contact via a PR team for Coles to let me know that the first $100,000 has been announced for there Giant Gift Card Giveaway promotion. I’ve been MEANING to enter this one, a I shop at coles ALL the time, but wouldn’t you know that I have absolutely NO idea where my flybuys card is!!!!

If you’d like to hear what it sounds like when someone wins $100000 you can listen to the podcast of the call here…. Personally I think I would have just fainted!!!

If you head on over to the Coles Website, you’ll find all the details you need to enter. It’s really easy though, you simply have to be a flybuys member, register your interest, do your shopping at coles and remember your flybuys card so you can be credited for eligible entries….. There’s still a huge amount of money to be given away, this is really an amazing competition.

Here’s a link to the audio podcast of the first winner:

Good Luck, it would be amazing to have a Prizetastic winner!!!

Increase your chances of winning by block entering. Sat, 16 May 2009 12:05:21 +0000 admin Hi Prizetastic,

I’ve heard that entering competitions in blocks, for example sms’s can help guarantee a win. Do you think this sort of thing works?

Thanks for your help,

Sam P

Hi Sam,

Everyone wants a way to increase their chances of winning competitions. While there are many theories on how to increase the chance of winning competitions, most are just that, theories. It’s almost impossible to guarantee that any theory actually works, and so it’s important that while you take hints and tips into consideration when entering competitions, that you always remember, there’s no guarantee of winning and the more you enter the more chance you have!

Block entering is one of the urban myths of entering competitions. While the theory does deserve some merit, in reality there’s little to support the claims it increases your chances.

Block entering is simply entering a competition via electronic means multiple times in order to increase your chances of winning if that given time is the allocated draw time. For example: If you are entering a competition via sms you decide to enter 20 consecutive sms entries at 11am. OR you decide to enter consecutively between 11:00am and 11:15am. The theory is that if the draw takes place within this time (or other times you may also block enter in) you will hold the winning timeslot.

Now while there does seem to be some logic in this theory, of course there is one very obvious flaw. If the times you choose to enter in are not the winning timeslot, then in fact you are have no better chance of winning than anyone else.

So just like most other ways of increasing your chances to win competitions, it would appear that there is little real merit in this method, at least for drawn competitions, instant wins however this can be an absolutely different case and I’ll cover that in another post.

Until next time,

GOOD LUCK and Happy winning.