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Please ask a question related to free entry competitions in the UK and I’ll try to answer them for you.
My promise to my visitors.
I promise that I will only feature contests, prize draws and competitions that;
- are totally free to enter.
- offer huge high value prizes.
- have no strings attached such as having to fill out lengthy questionnaires.
- do not require a purchase.
- are only available to UK residents.
- are genuine.
I research all the competitions beforehand and actually enter myself as a sort of quality control exercise.
This helps me to weed out the scam artists and marketing fiends (they do exist!).
Please help me improve this site by giving me a few questions that you feel need attention.
You can submit your question in the comment box below in and in any post.
Q: Will my free entry count ?
A: Yes, by law every entry received either free or paid must have an equal chance of being drawn as a winner.
You can see legal confirmation of this in my page named Does Anybody Ever Win Free Entry Competitions?
Q: What if submit too many times and I exceed my number of free entries?
A: If you exceed your free entries, you will get a message explaining that you have done so.
However, your previous competition entries will not be disqualified and will still have a chance to win the prize on offer.
Q: Do I have to accept marketing material in emails?
A: No and you won’t be disqualified or barred from being entered into any UK based prize draws or competitions.
Q: What if I have accepted marketing emails by accident or I am no longer interested in their products and services?
A: If you accidentally subscribe to emails from the promoters, you can un-subscribe to them in the emails they send you.
The un-subscribe link is usually found at the bottom of the email.
Q: Do I have to be a member to use this website?
A: No not at all. You can come and go as you please. No login in or membership will be required… ever!
Q: Have you won any competitions yourself?
A: Not as yet but you’ll be the first to know if I do.
By the same token, I’ve played lottery for many years and spent a small fortune to win next to nothing.
You won’t risk a penny with the competitions listed on these pages.
You should consider every free entry you submit into a competition as the equivalent of a free raffle ticket.
Q: What does Tax Free mean?
A: Cash prizes won in the UK are tax free. This means that it is not considered as an income by HMRC. However, once you deposit your winnings into a UK bank account you will be liable to pay income tax on any interest earned.
25 thoughts on “Competition FAQ’s”
cant find 09/10/2013 competition anywhere. Dickinson real deal competition.
Hello again Susan and thanks for your enquiry. The Real Deal competition is a week long affair so there is no daily quizzes.
There is only one week long competition and it is (or will be) announced on the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th of October.
The daily prize format should be back on Monday 14 October. Please comment if this is not helpful?
Good luck, Martin.
When you have to type the two security words before you submit your entry do you have to have a space between the two
Hi Liz and thanks for submitting a great comment. I always add a space in the Captcha box when typing in the security words or numbers on the images shown. I don’t seem to have any issues when using this method with any ITV.com or other competitions and prize draws that I feature on this website.
If there is a problem then you will be invited to re-submit the security words again. If you have been successful, you should get an on-screen message stating something like ‘Thank you for your entry, and good luck!’ Please feel free to comment further if you need any other information. Kind regards, Martin
Hi! When you say free but mention a stamp, do you mean put the stamp inside? Confused sorry!
Love this website, very clear, easy to follow & the best of it’s type. I shall persevere with the comps through your site & well done putting it online. Thanks! Ian.
I have some large 1st class stamps, can i use these on a postcard for competition entries.
Hello and thanks for the comment. The stamp is only to pay for the cost of posting the entry. There is no need to place any other stamps inside the envelope. I hope this info will help and I’ll amend the post to make it clearer for other readers.
Any Royal mail stamp can be used but they must be valid.
I’ve been entering comps for years and came across your site while Googling to check close date on the current Dickinson’s Real Deal to win £28,000. One thing threw me, which led me to find the actual ITV comp. page for this one; that is that you are showing the wrong address, i.e. as you may know ITV postal comps now always use PO Box 7558 along with postcode DE1 0NQ. You are showing the correct 1st line – DRD 0775, but incorrect PO Box 0781. You might want to change it.
Can you tell me if I should be “so lucky” to win a competion,
Would the phone number they would notify me on come up as unknown? ….as a rule I tend not to answer unknown numbers!
Also would they keep trying to get me?
I usually enter via post, so I only leave name & telephone num.
How do I know if I’ve won? Waiting for a call from an unknown number is not really what I want to hear, as I refuse to pick up on unknown numbers.
What a great website you have, congratulations!
My query is regarding postal entries. As a general rule, how should the postcard be completed.
Hi, I live in Ireland,born in WimbledonLondon.Can I enter theese compettitions please ? Worked 40 years in London and love Loose Women.
Can i be payed by cheque.so i do not have to give bank details.to be on the safe side.
How do you know if you won?
Hello I enters Dickinsons real deal competition when should I find out if I have won
Have they found a winner yet for the £200,000 Christmas
This Morning competition?
How will I be notified if I win a competition and how long after he competition closes do you contact the winner?
When entering by post can my post card be put in an envelope for privacy.
can you tell me where I can see evidence of any winners for these competitions ? I never see any mention of this. Thanks
Hi, just so i know, when and how does the winner get announced?
I would like to know roughly how many Millions of entry’s are there in any one of the itv’s regular daily competitions??? Do we have about the same slim chances as winning the lottery???
Does it have to be a stamp, can I use my royal mail business account (I stick on a PPI sticker that is paid for online) or franking machine, the postage is still paid but its a postage paid sticker not an actual stamp
I use the picture side of birthday/xmas cards. as post cards. is this accepted. thank you.