I haven't time to read all the submissions here but, in 2002 I won a very nice MG TF sports car. They went to a lot of trouble to tell me I'd really won it as I'd ignored emails and telephone answer machine messages, suspecting they were just some form of marketing ploy. I kept the car 8 years and enjoyed it greatly. A year or two later I saw myself listed as a winner on the website but hadn't been notified, so I had to work at that one! A much lesser prize, a Dualite toaster, but still functioning. The manufacturer kindly exchanged it for one of a different colour, with me just paying postage.So now, when approached to buy a raffle ticket, I can't say "What's the point, I never win anything." because I did!!!Best of luck everyone.
MyOffers.co.uk is one of several prize network sites allowing you to enter competitions for free. You can enter to win anything from cars, vouchers, money & home improvements etc. Also the more competitons you enter the more stars you earn as a member, and the higher star member you are allows you to claim a "free" prize. Being a 5 star member myself i've browsed through these so called freebies and they are mostly absolute rubbish and not really free since you have to pay £2.99 postage and packing.
The other thing i wonder is if any real person actually wins these prizes at all? Or if the prize draws ever actually take place? As i've noticed on their site the winners list is rarely updated and draws that were meant to have closed weeks ago still seem to be open. If you try emailing them you don't get a response either. It's unlikely that i will be using the site for much longer.
I have been a member of My Offers for a while now, and have now supposedly won a prize....I am listed on the website as a winner and have received an email stating I have won with my name on the winner's list again and a link to "Claim my Prize". This link just takes me to my account and I cannot claim! I have emailed the website in the Contact Us section numerous times and not had one reply. What the hell is going on?! The only thing that did happen was that I received some dubious emails from a guy on Facebook saying he worked for their data entry team to help them claim their prizes and was working from home....could I email him on his hotmail address? Needless to say I didnt do this, he couldnt supply me with a work email or number. Thoughts anyone?
As well as the prizes, each time you enter a competition, you are awarded points which are supposed to allow you to choose from a range of articles, the more points you accumulate, the better the articles, the "rewards", but you do have to pay £2.99 for postage and packing for each award you select. The first month I tried this site, I collected enough points for the first category and chose a USB hub, paid £2.99 and shortly afterwards received the hub. The next month I gained a lot more points and chose a solar lamp. However when it came to paying for the selection, the web-site became quite coy and stopped working, would not accept my order and gave no explanation. I emailed Myoffers and had an automated reply, inviting me to phone an 0870 number. I could not find an alternative on SAY NO TO 0870 so settled for selecting a Soduku Keyring from the first category. The £2.99 came out my account almost immediately but I have not received the "reward", and despite emailing them every day for about a fortnight, have not had any response from them. It seems that they lure us punters with the cheap rewards, which they probably buy in bulk, then take the £2.99 which probably allows them a slight profit and in the meantime sell our email addresses to other retailers. The better rewards are only available in our dreams. Likewise a reply!
without fail I go to myoffers.co.uk each week in the hope of winning a car kitchen holiday of vouchers for a high street shop this week I have entered 44 competitions as I have done for the past 2 years here is a list of all the prizesI have won to date................nil zilch ought nothing not a bean not a whiff of a prize, it could be of course that I an the unluckiest bloke on the planet and that would be no surprise but come on my offers not even a runners up prize of a keyring.
Myoffers.co.uk is not the only online compettion site I go to but it is the most used site of mine, I have even rubbed the rabbit foot keychain I found not very lucky for the bunny and even this has not worked praying wishing nothing works time to go so good luck
MyOffers is a competition website that uses the prospect of winning a competition to harvest people's personal contact details to try to sell them things.
The way it works is that each competition is sponsored by several companies/ organisations/ charities. In order to enter a competition you have to complete a 'questionnaire' which is basically each of these companies asking 'please can we send you spam/ phone you up and try and sell you our product'.
If you are going to use MyOffers or any similar competition website then be careful how you answer each of these questions. Sometimes it can work if you just click on the submit button without answering any questions. Sometimes it will make you answer them, in which case I answer 'No' or 'Not applicable' to every question and never ever put my phone number into any of the boxes where it asks for it. In this way I don't think I have got much spam from MyOffers, although of course you can't always tell the source of it.
The actual prizes offered are sometimes of a very high value which may entice people, such as £500 or £2000 of vouchers for a particular store. However when you have a look at the closing dates most of them don't close for several months by which time they will have had so many entries for that single prize your chances of winning are very slim.
MyOffers also offer a 'free gift' when you have entered a certain number of competitions. However you have to pay P&P and I did not feel than any of the gifts were worth the amount you had to spend to get them.
I am always finding new freebies or competition websites to sign up to and I have never won a thing, I think some of them are cons and do it just to get your details, I would actually like to know if people have won anything from these. Some of the surveys are pointless and you end up with junk email or about five or six big envelopes in the post giving you details on everything from holidays to kitchen people. The worst I think is when they ask for your telephone number and you get some idiot calling saying that you requested a brochure. But there again some of them are quite useful and I know it wont stop me still going on them hoping that I might win something fabulous, but knowing my luck I would probably win a lifetime supply of dog food when I have a cat!
The object of the site is for people to enter and have a chance of winning prizes. On the website they do offer alot of prizes that can be won. I have been part of the site for well over a year and i have entered hundreds of the offers and have still yet to win anything which is a shame. To be entered you are required to answer a few questions which are pretty basic questions such as who do you buy your gas from and do you wish to support oxfam and make a donation. There is normally only 2 or 3 questions like this to then be entered into the prize draw for whatever prize you wanted to enter. There are also some daily prizes which can be good and increase your chances of winning.
Overall it is a good site if you are lucky and do have a habit of winning competitions although i never have won anything on this site yet.
This is a site that gives you the chance to enter loads of competitions to win some great prizes. Having said that whether the prizes actually exist or not is another matter as I have yet to win anything from them but then again you never know.
One bit of advice up front before using this site is to set up an e-mail address for junk mail as you will get loads of it from the site as they make their money by passing on your details to all the competition sponsors and any other company who will pay them so you will get loads of junk mail. I use a special yahoo address which tends to filter out all the rubbish for me although you do have to check in case for any winner e-mails.
It is easy to register on the site and i only takes a few minutes then you are free to enter the competitions. Many of these require you to give additional information such as renewal dates for insurances, the only ones I do not bother with are those that ask for your mobile number as I do not want endless text messages from them.
The site is devided into categories according to teh prize, so the motoring one has cars and navigatiuon systems to win while the travel one will have holidays, you can win cash prozes, electronics or stuff for the home and garden the list is endless and is updated monthly. You will also find that after a while the short three or four question surveys dry up and you get quick entry goes as well which is easy as it is just one click to enter.
It is easy to navigate and loads quickly. Whether it i worth it only time will tell but it would be good to know if anyone has actually won anything through the site.
I got into the web competitions thing a while ago, and never won anything ever - and i have won a fair few competitions in my life so i'm not the kind that never wins. now we are expecting twins i thought i might as well try again and try to win a new car, tv, nice weekend break and all the other stuff that they offer. so i've entered every draw they have going, everyday for three weeks - looking at the reviews on this site - especially from the people who say they've won or know someone who has - doesn't the wording seem just a little too polished, calculated and ad agency-esque? come on - these are probably just the agents of myoffers using this site as marketing - that's what they're good at after all. and they're awfully good at getting you junk-mail - my inbox is heaving and i've had to write about 6 outlook message rules to filter it out of my main mail - but that's easy enough to do. i'm going to persevere and keep entering everyday and see what happens - and i'll update here - hopefully according to the law of sod now i've predicted that i will never win i will win every single one - where am i going to park three audi tts?
I have never been that lucky when it comes to winning prizes. I won tickets to an Owen Paul concert years ago (remember the one hit wonder?), and had a few freebie samples from the odd website.
Whilst surfing the net one day, I noticed a banner for myoffers.co.uk, and decided to have a look.
When you access the site, you are accosted by a selection of the prizes on offer. At the top of the page is a link to join. The registration is easy. Just follow the instructions on the screen. It is free to join, and free to enter any of the competitions.
*So, Ive registered. What now?*
This is so easy. Just click on a prize that you want to win. When you are new, most of the prizes will have a short questionnaire of about 3 or 4 questions with drop down box answers. Complete these, then click on enter, and your entry is logged. Simple!
Ive been registered for about 6 months now, and as time goes by, you get less to fill out, and more Quick draws, which means just an Enter button to press. Brilliant. My mum is also registered, and on the same competitions, she will have to fill out the questionnaire, whilst I just press the quick draw button.
The site is so easy to navigate its unbelieeevable (Now I sound like Victor Meldrew someone help me!). There are tabs at the top if you want to enter prizes from a particular section. You can click on All Prizes and you will get a list of every prize available to be won. You can also just click on the pictures at the bottom of the screen. Every time you enter a prize, the pictures change. Eventually, you will run out of prizes to enter. I would give yourself a good couple of hours to go through them when you first join. After that, its a case of 5 minutes a day to make sure you enter the daily prizes, and any new ones that come on site.
*What can you win?*
Well, this is the good bit. There are 6 categories. The prizes change regularly, and the closing date is there for you to see. I suggest you look at the closing prizes when you first register to make sure you get an entry into those, and dont miss them, then take your time and have a look around.
In this section are all the holidays to be won. There are (at the time of writing) 16 holidays to be won, varying from a week in Hong Kong, to a weeks holiday a year for life! There is also a £2000 holiday to Florida to be won.
There are currently 18 prizes in this section. Would you like to win an Ipaq, a 42" plasma tv? The smallest prize in this section is a Robosapian which is a blow up Robot.
12 prizes to be won here. The smallest prize by a long shot is a yearly subscription to your favourite car magazine. You could win a Lotus Elise, or a Chrysler Grand Voyager.
There are 10 prizes currently. £100 Lottery Tickets, £500 towards your credit card bill, have your mortgage paid for 2 years, £5000 cash, £8000 cash to mention a few. This is my favourite section!
45 prizes to be won in this section. Top prize of £2000 to spend at CD Wow. Do you fancy a £1000 spending spree in John Lewis or Selfridges (I know I do!), hospitality tickets to the FA cup? The prizes are fairly varied here.
11 prizes here ranging from a smeg fridge(and I DO need a new one!) to a George Foreman grill.
Any other prizes?
As if you had to ask! There is a daily draw. OK, lets take some examples of what you could win. Some examples of the prizes for April 2005 are:
A day white water rafting
A high speed passenger ride
A Phillips blender
Phillishave rechargeable and mains shaver
You get the idea. Smaller prizes, but more of a chance to win as it is drawn on a daily basis.
*Chances of winning*
I joined my mum up on the site a couple of months back. She has just won a Dell Inspiron Notebook worth £3000, or a cash alternative of £2550. She chose the cash, and she plans to split it with me should the cheque ever arrive. The prize was from the February competitions, and the email to say she had won arrived in March. She sent all the information they requested including a picture of herself, and then waited.......and waited.......and waited. Eventually, I took the email address from the email she received, and tracked the company via the internet. I spoke to a guy called Chris last week who said that he would look into it. Still nothing as yet. I'll let you know if the cheque ever arrives.
Her name is now up in the list of winners - M Wood, Leicestershire!
My advice would be to give it a go. If youve time to spend browsing on here, then youve time to go and win some prizes! It wont cost you a penny (unless youre on a dial up connection, of course!)
Hope youve found this helpful.
I really enjoy entering competitions, but until recently I could not find a site that held my attention for too long. My friend told me to try www.myoffers.co.uk and I think I have found the site that will get me hooked. My wife has used the site for quite a while but not on a regular basis, and all she has to show for her effort is a mouse mat, so I am hoping I will be a lot luckier than she has been. I am not really one who is known to be lucky, but after speaking to some friends and people who use the site a lot, there seem to be some genuine prizes on offer. To use the site, you must first sign up, which is to be expected. You give the standard details, name, home and e mail address, plus some other none compulsory questions about earnings and marital status. I am sure you all know the drill even if you have only been using the internet for a short time. Your e mail address becomes your sign in and you choose a password to suit yourself. Use an e mail address other than your regular one, and I will explain why later. Once you have completed the registration, then you are free to use the site. It is a site that offers prizes, but not for competitions. There is no skill to winning the prizes on this site, as the most you do is complete a short survey for some of the draws, and others are simply draws which require your confirmation you want to enter. Initially, I thought that this would not be for me as I am not a fan of repetitive, generally pointless surveys, but they are so quick and painless that I normally do them whilst surfing other sites. Once you complete a survey, you press submit, and the next page you see is a confirmation/thank you along with a small selection of the other prize draws available to enter. The homepage is easy to read, and well designed without being overloaded with information. You have details about your account disp
layed such as how many draws you have entered, and how many more are left for you to have a crack at. At the moment there are 98 draws on offer, which is a pretty healthy number. There are often special promotions running on the site, where certain draws earn you extra entries into the promotional draw, which at the moment is for a new Mazda car. You can take a look at the draws you have entered, and when the closing dates are so you have an idea when to expect the e mail confirming delivery of your new Ford Focus or the like!!! If you then don't want to trawl through the site to find the prize draws you haven't entered, you can display a list of all current draws, brand new draws, or those that are ending soon. This feature enables you to spot the draws which are of most interest to you. I have not been too choosy, and have entered everything presented to me so far, as a win is a win in my books, and the prize is sometimes secondary. There is a daily poll on the site, which is generally related to politics in my experience, although looking through the past list, it seems that celebrities and TV are just as popular. Once you click on your opinion, you are presented with a list of software, CD's and DVD's that the site are giving away free. I say free, which technically they are, but you can only receive them when you pay a £2.99 shipping charge. None of the items are brand new, although there are a couple that I would have no objection parting with £2.99 for. So this site offers all of these prizes for nothing? Well, no is the honest answer. Myoffers is sponsored by many companies such as Motley Fool, The Mutual and Scottish Power to name a few. This is the reason I advised you not to register with your regular e mail address, as you will find yourself bombarded with e mails from the companies who sponso
r Myoffers, and who sponsor the prize draws you have entered, therefore you have given your permission to have their marketing strategy placed upon you. I have only had a couple to date, and my wife tells me that she has never felt that she received a harrassing amount, and although they have our address, she has not received any postal marketing that she is aware of, but then we get so much junk mail these days, that this could well be one of the many sources. If at anytime, you decide that the site is not for you, then you go into your account and click on the link for de-registering. So far, I am enjoying it, and hope that I can report some wins in the future.
I thought I should warn people of the problems I have had with this site. For several months I have been plagued by myoffers.co.uk intermittantly trying to launch itself automatically on my computer. It does this at random intervals whether I am on or offline, not as a pop up box, but replacing whatever I am viewing at the time. This does not seem to be causing any other problems but is very annoying. I have anti-virus software and "ad-aware" but these have been no help. I was told it may be a "trojan horse" so tried a trojan horse remover, which also drew a blank. I do not even use the "My Offers" site and have not opened any dubious email attachments, but somehow or other this thing has got into my computer and try what I will, I can't get rid! I contacted the offending site and told them the problem, but have had no reply. Have tried just about everything short of rebooting but to no effect and wonder if anyone else has had this problem as I am sure I can't be the only one. I would certainly not recommend this site!
There are several competition websites out there but this is the real diamond. Constantly updated and always well stacked Myoffers is definitely worth a shifty. I have been playing for over a year... no, actually I've never won anything but about a year ago my boss won a year's supply of breakfast cereal so I know it is kosher! Some of the prizes are pretty standard but always attractive (£500 is no lottery win but it would provide a nice shopping trip to Ikea and that would do me!). Some of the prizes are pretty weird and wonderful (I would love this month's craftmatic adjustable bed!!) and some are pretty pants (a free mousemat - I ask you!?). It takes about 5 minutes to sign up and it's worth going back and checking for new prizes every few days (if you have the time or inclination - sadly I have both). There is also the facility to re-enter regular comps with one click. You can also sign up for the 'early bird' warning when new comps are added. The layout is simple and easy to follow. If anybody was put off by the early incarnation of the site which could be a little unpredictable and strangely categorized. Now the categories are obvious and you can search for comps in a variety of ways. The easiest is via the list down the left hand side, start at the top and work your way down! I have a reasonably slow internet connection and the site doesn't take very long to load. I suppose the only downer is the few emails you'll be regularly sent but deleting the old mail isn't really that much a price to pay for the potential cornflake overload. if you want to find out how good my offers is. go to the web site
There are several competition websites out there but this is the real diamond. Constantly updated and always well stacked Myoffers is definitely worth a shifty. I have been playing for over a year... no, actually I've never won anything but about a year ago my boss won a year's supply of breakfast cereal so I know it is kosher! Some of the prizes are pretty standard but always attractive (£500 is no lottery win but it would provide a nice shopping trip to Ikea and that would do me!). Some of the prizes are pretty weird and wonderful (I would love this month's craftmatic adjustable bed!!) and some are pretty pants (a free mousemat - I ask you!?). It takes about 5 minutes to sign up and it's worth going back and checking for new prizes every few days (if you have the time or inclination - sadly I have both). There is also the facility to re-enter regular comps with one click. You can also sign up for the 'early bird' warning when new comps are added. The layout is simple and easy to follow. If anybody was put off by the early incarnation of the site which could be a little unpredicatable and strangely categorised. Now the categories are obvious and you can search for comps in a variety of ways. The easiest is via the list down the left hand side, start at the top and work your way down! I have a reasonably slow internet connection and the site doesn't take very long to load. I suppose the only downer is the few emails you'll be regularly sent but deleting the old mail isn't really that much a price to pay for the potential cornflake overload.