I Started Entering All Top Competitions on OzB One Month Ago. This Is What I Have Learned
Last edited 03/12/2019 - 09:16
I created a new gmail address and started entering all the deals found on the competitions page on the 1st of November.
Basically every competition requires an email signup. I'm probably subscribed to newsletters in the vicinity of around 30-40 because that's how many emails I get every day.
Since the 1st of November I have 746 emails in my trash folder and 250 in my spam folder.
In this time I have probably entered 60-80 competitions. Generally it's between 3 and 10 a day. Some days have more comps than others.
On Black Friday I received two text messages from companies advertising their sales (Ebay and Surfstich). Promptly opted out of that. But god knows how many businesses actually have my number now and how many I have opted into SMS communication because I ticked a box.
Anyway what I have learned:
- Competitions won: 0
- Gleam is a horrible way to run giveaways. I have never actually received any information from Gleam as to who won the competition. (Are the winners anonymous?). Some people have theirs setup to give you +1 for following their insta, but others have +999. The number is really obsolete as it doesn't increase or decrease your chances.
- From the over 1000 emails, only maybe 5 have actually announced winners. Even then it was "Sally. K - QLD"
- Dozens of businesses now have my basic info. Name, email, phone #,DoB , some have gender and home address
Overall my only regret is that I didn't buy a $2 sim for competition use. I just hope I don't start getting junk mail delivered to my house.
Created a poll to see if any body else has been in the same situation
8I enter competitions daily and have won nothing
4I enter competitions daily and have won 1-3
4I enter competitions daily and have won > 3
126I enter occasionally and have won nothing
33I enter occasionally and have won 1-3
14I enter occasionally and have won > 3
17I do not enter competitions and still win more than you!