Resolve To Have A Happy Comping New Year

Posted on: December 31st, 2011 by Jason 3 Comments

And so 2011 comes to a close.. and a New Year begins. For many of you they’ll be the usual resolutions of stop smoking, drinking and losing weight but how about some comping resolutions? A couple of years back we suggested that comping was a new hobby to consider for a New Year! Our 5-a-Day has now ended (we felt it was time to move on) but if you fancy having some fun online then why not try winning a few prizes?

Happy New Year

But what about some resolutions for those of you who already enjoy comping?

Here are a few suggestions for you….

1. Be more luck positive

Sometimes comping can become a bit of a grind – especially when you’re not winning. So resolve to be more lucky in 2012! Firstly take a look at our lucky lucky lucky blog and see if there are some ways you can be more positive about comping.

2. Try something different!

This is also mentioned in our “lucky lucky lucky” blog – but if you’re set in your ways doing free prize draws then why not have a look at creative comping, Facebook and other types of entries. Perhaps you’re good with a camera or video?

3. Try another hobby!

No we’re not trying to get rid of you, but comping can sometimes take up all your time – and a break is as good as a rest. Make time to do something else away from comping! Perhaps you could use your new interest to enter competitions or find competitions around that interest (e.g. photography, cooking, craft work etc).

4. Get involved with Loquax!

Loquax needs you! Your input is vital to the site so why not resolve to get more involved (ooh that kind of rhymes). Involvement can be posting on the forums, sharing competitions, telling us about errors or new competitions, commenting on our Facebook wall, replying to our blogs, spreading the word about us… anything. A little from a lot does go a long way!

5. Slow it down!

Comping does sometimes become a bit fast and furious.. let’s slow it down a little! Make sure you’re checking those terms and conditions, reading the questions right and answering the questions right before you enter. Take a moment to perhaps look round the sites you’re visiting. On Facebook watch where you’re posting and don’t just copy what the last person did! Less haste more speed may return better results.

6. Get on the anti-automated entry bandwagon!

There’s plenty of room for people here! If you see a competition that doesn’t mention “automated entries will be disqualified” then drop them an email. In 2011 we got the word out to a lot of sites, but there’s still plenty of work to do. As above, a few emails by a lot of people covers a lot of ground.

7. Make sure cheats don’t prosper!

Controversial one perhaps! But why not resolve to make sure cheats don’t prosper. You don’t need to wade in with your size 10s on Facebook and argue publically to do this (as some do). You can highlight duplicate FB accounts, contact brands on Twitter and send emails with concerns you have privately and hopefully with effective results.

8. Have fun!!

The one resolution we can all try and stick too. Comping should be fun! Yes, there will be vote problems, automated entry issues, compers we don’t get on it and the occasional bun fight on the forums… but ultimately we’re a community and the core of that should be about enjoying comping, each others wins and each others company.

And that’s that!

Perhaps you have some suggestions for other compers (or even for us at Loquax – although keep them kind lol).

It just remains for us at Loquax to thank you for being with us throughout 2011 and wish you all the best in 2012. As ever, we can’t do this, and wouldn’t do this, without you.

We wish you all a very happy and very lucky New Year.

3 Comments! Join The Conversation!

  1. celinabees says:

    Nice advise – I did leave a comment on your wall like you suggested above about a problem with the Lloyds TSB comp you featured, but it looks like it was removed by you? Is this not the kind of comments you mean then? Thought this would be constructive. Do you respond to comments at all? P.S the TSB comp is still playing up!

    Thanks for your lovely website and hard work
    Celina

  2. jason says:

    “it looks like it was removed by you?” – we haven’t removed anything. Your comment is still there posted at 9.34am on Thursday with a reply from someone suggesting image size.

    And we try and respond to comments but it’s not possible to reply to everyone (especially as it’s holiday season). However, because of the festive period you’re probably going to have to wait for the Lloyds TSB FB page team to return to help out… there’s not a lot we’d be able to do that you haven’t already done.

  3. libra100 says:

    I occasionally enter competitions which require a little creativity, rather than the speedy click and run comps. And achieved success winning a Lenova K1 Ideapad (one of my best wins of the year.)

    The comp was low entry and the T & C a little different to usual, and I think it was due to a combination of these factors that I won this tablet PC.

    Would just like to send thanks for running Loquax, writing interesting and informative blogs, and help on the forums.

    Happy New Year.

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