What are YOUR comping Morals?

May 12, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Ask Prizetastic

Ask anyone who enters competitions regularly, anyone who is part of a competitions forum, or anyone who’s ever scanned the “winners list” in the hope of seeing their name….. Many of them will tell you that there are plenty of people out there who have few, if any “Comping Morals”.

So what are Comping Morals? Well, they are similar to the morals and values you hold in every other part of your life. They greatly reflect who you are as a person and how you treat other people. Comping Morals guide the length you will go to, the risks you will take, and the levels you will stoop to in order to win a prize.

Isn’t a prize a prize you might ask? Well of course it is. But should EVERYONE enter every competition just because there is a prize to be had? Well, I for one can’t bring myself to do it but there are many others who will and do…. I’ll explain myself with this example.

Say you see a wedding competition. That competition is giving away a prize that would allow a bride and groom to ease the financial pressure of their wedding, or allow them a little extra luxury. In this case, bridesmaids gowns, clearly it would be an amazing prize for a bride to be. Now, personally I stay away from such competitions. I am happily married, and while I could sell the dresses or perhaps find a friend or someone who could use them, to me, the prize should go to someone who would really appreciate it.

Others however don’t see things this way. Happily married or not, they feel it’s their right to enter the competition. Who cares if they need the prize or not. A prize is a prize and like I said, bridesmaid dresses can be sold!!! To me, this signifies low comping morals, or morals of any kind.

When kindness and decency are pushed aside in order to try and take a prize that would be better served and enjoyed by a bride to be I just can’t agree!!!

Let me know what you think. Do you think situations such as this are moral or immoral? It just angers me so much that i can only hope Karma plays a part if they do win!!!

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One Response to “What are YOUR comping Morals?”

  1. Saz on May 13th, 2009 2:59 am

    I agree!! I saw a comp the other day to win tickets to see Fall Out Boy…. while I may enjoy their music, (I don’t really know what songs they have by name, but I will have heard them on the radio sometime, and enjoyed them), so I felt that someone who is a fan and who would appreciate the prize should win, so I didn’t enter….

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