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    Senior Member beckyw's Avatar
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    Does anybody enter comtests on line. I wpuld enter contest but don't like the calls or emails from all the companies. Anyway around all the emails and phone calls. . I understand one phone and one email per contest but you get many.

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    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
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    I used to enter alot of contest, butnever won anything, lol, so I dont anymore. LOL, kind of discouraging!

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    I've done a few - I won 1 time - it was a craft store in the U.S. - and we had to write a little letter about our sewing inspiration and I wrote about my grandmother - I won 3 booksmarks in Aida fabric for crossstitching...it was fun!! Never won anything since - that much have been 15-20 years ago!!!!

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    I usually don't enter contest for the same reason you stated. A lot of them are just to get your phone number and Email.

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    Nope.

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    Do you mean like quilting contests where winners are judged or more like a sweepstakes that are simply the luck of the draw? I've never gotten phone calls or emails from entering either, but then again, I've not given them my personal phone number or email addy so that may explain it. :D

    Oops, never mind. I missed the "online" part of that question. In that case, nope.

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    Senior Member beckyw's Avatar
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    More like sweepstakes

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    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
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    Set up a second email account with your ISP (most offer up to 5 for free) and use that for the contests and stuff. All the 'junk' will go to that one and leave your regular account alone. It's a lot more secure. Most sweeps do not require a phone number for contact info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I usually don't enter contest for the same reason you stated. A lot of them are just to get your phone number and Email.
    and then they sell it!

    my husband and I recently bought a house, his name is the only one on the loan (mine is on the deed though) we got a better interest rate doing it this way. Anyways. I have gotten a letter in the mail trying to sell me morgage insurance every week since we bought the house. They have yet to send one to my husband. On top of that we already have it included into the morgage that if something happens to him. and furthermore the loan was sold immediately after the papers were finalized. They are still sending the letters with the original morgage co. has it! load of crap and it just makes me so freaking mad! Oh well I guess it keeps someone in a job! Paper mill makes the paper, someone has to print the letter, someone has to stuff envelopes post man has to pick up letter, postoffice has to sort the mail, postman has to deliver junk mail.........

    Sorry for the rant! lol

    NO I don't enter online anything!

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    Many banks and lending agencies have subsidiary companys. If you don't specifically tell them NOT to send your info on to them, they will. It is in the fine print legalese, in the documents we sign :wink:

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    Nope

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    I have never done it, most of them are just ploys to get your details and then they flood you with spam.

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    Junior Member Shiloh's Avatar
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    When I want to sign up for something (I don't enter contests) I use my gmail account and keep my main one for stuff I want to see. I still get spam though.

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    I have lots of emails addresses. I use gmail. One for contests, one for all online purchases, one for forums and community boards and newsletters. One for personal use for family and one for guild members to contact me. I have them all set to be sent to one email address so I don't have to check each one. I can tell by the address which ones I need to read first or check right away. I don't give my correct phone number for contests. An email will be sent if the number is wrong asking you to contact who ever. And the contests that ask for phone number are the ones one that will have sponsors contact you trying to sell something. They don't need the phone number to let you know you won.

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    I don't enter contests online as that is a way they can get your personal information name, address, phone and email.

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    Nope, it's not safe and I don't want my inbox cluttered with a bunch of spam.

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    Winning is something that don't matter to me. Win or not it is a fun thing to join in the fun with others doing the same. Everyone is a winner just for entering.

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