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#31 elena_398  OFFLINE  

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Posted Feb 2, 2008 - 9:11 am

I mostly click that especially when the game is slow loading. I have won after clicking that before.


Good to know (Im also sorry as I realized I put this in the tips thread and not the question forum. Oops. ). I've never won skipping the game so I thought maybe I should be playing them. I feel better now skipping. lol

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Posted Feb 10, 2008 - 11:02 pm

I added a shot of where the display options are located to the original post.

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Posted Feb 24, 2008 - 7:39 am

Here is an article I found and thought I would share, I think its a couple years old.


http://www.prnewswir...03285725&EDATE=

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Posted Feb 24, 2008 - 3:34 pm

expect only half the things you win to ever show up


I don't agree with that one. Everything I ever won last year DID show up. Now, if you are talking about signing up for FREEBIES, then I would agree that half never come.
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Posted Feb 24, 2008 - 3:37 pm

Quick questions on the IWGs....

If you click skip game or click the link that says see if you are winner. Does that usually mean you won't win or should you always play the game it has? Does this make sense? Some of the games I just don' t want to play so I click Can't see game.. See if Im a winner

Do you think this makes a difference, or no?


I usually do not play the game. I won my camcorder from Hebrew International after skipping the game.
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Posted Feb 24, 2008 - 5:15 pm

I don't agree with that one. Everything I ever won last year DID show up. Now, if you are talking about signing up for FREEBIES, then I would agree that half never come.


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Posted Mar 19, 2008 - 2:25 pm

I'm a newb so forgive me if my questions & suggestions are old hat:rolleyes: but how about the winners of IWG's post the times that they played so we have an idea of when the "hot" times are. These sweeps are generally set with computer generated "times" are they not? Is that considered illegal?? to post the times I mean. I googled & read something about 5 mins to the hour being a popular IWG time slot but that hasn't worked for me yet. Anyway..if I win an IWG I will be sure to note down the time & post on here for you all to see.:) I've only been going at it since the beginning of the month but I still haven't won the cream cheese basket:mad:...:)

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Posted Mar 19, 2008 - 2:27 pm

expect only half the things you win to ever show up


:no: that is SOO depressing.

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Posted Mar 19, 2008 - 4:06 pm

I'm a newb so forgive me if my questions & suggestions are old hat:rolleyes: but how about the winners of IWG's post the times that they played so we have an idea of when the "hot" times are. These sweeps are generally set with computer generated "times" are they not? Is that considered illegal?? to post the times I mean.
I googled & read something about 5 mins to the hour being a popular IWG time slot but that hasn't worked for me yet.
Anyway..if I win an IWG I will be sure to note down the time & post on here for you all to see.:)

I've only been going at it since the beginning of the month but I still haven't won the cream cheese basket:mad:...:)


I play only during the evening and sometimes win, sometimes not. I know alot of the wins and great prizes are given out late at night.
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Posted Mar 19, 2008 - 4:22 pm

:no: that is SOO depressing.


maybe - but if you plan on half you are rarely disappointed and often pleasantly surprised.
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Posted May 17, 2008 - 8:18 pm

Ok I have a helpful tool that Happy gave me to try. Before using it I downloaded it and saved it to my desktop to Virus Scan it first. It came back no viruses, after I installed it & used it I ran SpyBot (a spyware detector) and it ran clean. So I confirm this tool as virus/scum free.

Anyway, its called Sweep! I downloaded it from here...http://www.wavget.com/sweep.html It can be a pain to set up at first but it almost works like Gotta deals site.

You create a new entry, Put in the URL of the sweep site or IWG etc...then the end date, how often your allowed to play (monthly, daily, hourly etc) and then you can even enter notes (I put in the possible prizes) Also you can name each sweeps whatever you want. Then you click done. This will track how many entries you have in the sweepstakes, IWG and when your last play was. When you reopen this tool the next day it will alert you with the games you need to play/haven't played for the day. You just click the "goto" button and it opens the site to the sweeps that you entered! Once you hit Done it checkmarks it as played and updates your last play info. Its a fun tool but as I said can be a pain to set up! :) Try it out if you want and let me know your take on it.

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Posted Jun 27, 2008 - 10:56 am

I have a question-Are those of you who are winning using mutiple email addresses? I don't have the time/energy to open more than one account, but I never win and am thinking there's gotta be more that people are doing to be so lucky.


not for the same contest,because in case you win twice,you would have to reveal you were "multiplying",unless you used someone else's address.

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Posted Jun 27, 2008 - 11:24 am

not for the same contest,because in case you win twice,you would have to reveal you were "multiplying",unless you used someone else's address.


I must have missed the original question that you answered to, I cant find it. But I have read it over and over and I hope I am wrong but it seems to be implying if your winning your cheating. The way I look at it is if you cant win using one account why would you win using two, it is all about luck. The only advise I have is if you arent winning anything and you are doing it at the same time everyday, find a different time slot to do it, winning times are hard to come by, last year it seemed I had a time I could atleast win one a day (well not really that often but close) that time of day became unfruitful for me so I have been searching for another time, it is hit and miss. Plus it seems alot more people are doing sweeps now so winning isnt as easy as it was. It may seem there are some people who win alot more than others that doest mean they are entering multiple times it means they are having a stream of good luck or they have more time to enter more sweeps, there are many reasons why people win there are many reason why people dont win, but all in all it is purely luck.

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Posted Jul 28, 2008 - 10:21 pm

Ok I have a helpful tool that Happy gave me to try. Before using it I downloaded it and saved it to my desktop to Virus Scan it first. It came back no viruses, after I installed it & used it I ran SpyBot (a spyware detector) and it ran clean. So I confirm this tool as virus/scum free.

Anyway, its called Sweep! I downloaded it from here...http://www.wavget.com/sweep.html It can be a pain to set up at first but it almost works like Gotta deals site.

You create a new entry, Put in the URL of the sweep site or IWG etc...then the end date, how often your allowed to play (monthly, daily, hourly etc) and then you can even enter notes (I put in the possible prizes) Also you can name each sweeps whatever you want. Then you click done. This will track how many entries you have in the sweepstakes, IWG and when your last play was. When you reopen this tool the next day it will alert you with the games you need to play/haven't played for the day. You just click the "goto" button and it opens the site to the sweeps that you entered! Once you hit Done it checkmarks it as played and updates your last play info. Its a fun tool but as I said can be a pain to set up! :) Try it out if you want and let me know your take on it.


Do you feel like since you have been using that you have been winning more often?

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Posted Aug 28, 2008 - 4:05 am

Giving everyone a heads up

PCH Warns Consumers of Bogus ‘Oprah’ Mailings
Publishers Clearing House alerted consumers last week about fraudulent sweepstakes mailings that claim to be from PCH, Oprah Winfrey and O Magazine.

The mailings include what appears to be a real check, but the check is bogus and consumers are asked to wire money back to a false address.

Some consumers have been told that the check is an advance on a sweepstakes they have won and that once they wire some money and cash the check they can expect their millions to arrive in the mail.

Suspicious of the mailing, the daughter of one woman who received the mailing set up a separate checking account and deposited the check to see if it was in fact legitimate. It was not, she said.

"We are angry about the reports of scam artists using our good name and reputation along with that of O Magazine and Oprah Winfrey in an attempt to deceive consumers" Chris Irving, the assistant vice president for legal and consumer affairs at Publishers Clearing House, said in a statement.

Consumers who received the mailings were encouraged to contact law enforcement or consumer protection offices.



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Posted Sep 1, 2008 - 12:53 am

I always enter IWG at like 2/5 AM after work... Havent been the luckiest.. I win more often during day hours.

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Posted Sep 23, 2008 - 5:14 pm

I almost always click "can't see game" or "click here to skip game" and yes, I still win that way. It is much quicker! The game is pre-programmed to have a winner at a set time, regardless of whether you actually play. I only play the ones I enjoy or if I have no option to skip the game.

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Posted Sep 30, 2008 - 6:57 am

Ok, dumb ? time. Where the dickens do you lot find all these IWG sweeps/games/etc? Some were saying they enter 60+ a day? And have actually won? I have been entering 20+ contests/sweeps now for over 5 months, at all times of the day/night, and have NOT won a single thing (yes story of my life, accepted & dealt with). But am just curious. Would appreciate any info..
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Posted Sep 30, 2008 - 9:12 am

Ok, dumb ? time. Where the dickens do you lot find all these IWG sweeps/games/etc? Some were saying they enter 60+ a day? And have actually won? I have been entering 20+ contests/sweeps now for over 5 months, at all times of the day/night, and have NOT won a single thing (yes story of my life, accepted & dealt with). But am just curious. Would appreciate any info..
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You just got to have persistance, right now winning is pretty slow for me, but I still try to do them, I enter just about every sweeps listed in the contest forum just about everyday. I would say roughly 500 contest a day, thats IWG and daily entry entry ones.

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Posted Sep 30, 2008 - 2:46 pm

I entered 75% of them personally. I can't really go on a trip with my kids school and husbands work so I don't really enter the trip ones (just once or so ).

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Posted Sep 30, 2008 - 3:08 pm

You just got to have persistance, right now winning is pretty slow for me, but I still try to do them, I enter just about every sweeps listed in the contest forum just about everyday. I would say roughly 500 contest a day, thats IWG and daily entry entry ones.


I agree persistance and patience pays off, not to mention the realization that you are not gonna win everything you enter.

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Posted Sep 30, 2008 - 3:41 pm

I agree persistance and patience pays off, not to mention the realization that you are not gonna win everything you enter.


Exactly, I just cant get that logic in my head, I want to win everything, lol.

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Posted Oct 24, 2008 - 6:56 am

I just want to win something "BIG" this year. I won the 2 PSPs and games last year and so that was my biggest (besides the $100 from Kraft). Nada this year. Just tons of small items.

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Posted Dec 7, 2008 - 11:13 am

http://www.wahm-arti...ames--IWG-/6136

I found this article on secrets to winning IWG. The writer suggested to try between 4am and 6am as most people will be asleep.

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Posted Dec 7, 2008 - 1:46 pm

sure, but 4-6 in which time zone?
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Posted Dec 7, 2008 - 4:19 pm

http://www.wahm-arti...ames--IWG-/6136

I found this article on secrets to winning IWG. The writer suggested to try between 4am and 6am as most people will be asleep.


I would completely agree with those being good winning times about 1 to 2 years ago. Too many people get up early to enter at those times now, but yes they were very lucrative at one point.

article is a very good find though, we can always use articles on how to win. Thankyou

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Posted Jan 5, 2009 - 5:55 pm

I just wanted to remind everyone to set their display options to "beginning" so all the sweeps are showing up. If you arent seeing 13 pages (as of today) then it isnt set right.



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Posted Jan 7, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Read the rules
Following entry guidelines is a must- you might be disqualified if do not follow them and that's a lot of wasted time entering.

If a spouse/roommate/child, etc is also entering make sure they know to follow the rules also, a major mistake is one per household whether it's to enter or amount of prizes that can be won.

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Posted Jan 7, 2009 - 5:35 pm

Read the rules
Following entry guidelines is a must- you might be disqualified if do not follow them and that's a lot of wasted time entering.

If a spouse/roommate/child, etc is also entering make sure they know to follow the rules also, a major mistake is one per household whether it's to enter or amount of prizes that can be won.


and if you are disqualified there is a good chance they will *never* award that prize...
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Posted Jan 16, 2009 - 8:42 am

http://www.wahm-arti...ames--IWG-/6136

I found this article on secrets to winning IWG. The writer suggested to try between 4am and 6am as most people will be asleep.




I read the article and I find it to be helpful.
But do you think you BETTER your chances of winning by "Subscribing" to their newsletter, email, etc.???? (I always choose No, in subscribing)



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