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Comp Queens

By ninemsn staff
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Air date: Friday, September 21, 2012
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There's a whole world of prizes to be won in competitions every day, so much so that some people have made 'comping' a full-time profession.

Like a secret society, for years they've been sharing tips and winning stories on members-only internet forums.

Now Australia's competition queens are finally sharing their secrets with us.

So what are the big tips?

— Enter the 25 words or less competitions. Many people find these too hard so you've got much better odds of winning.

— Collect barcodes from products – because this takes effort, not as many people enter.

— There's a growing number of Facebook competitions. Entering them can be as simple as 'liking' a page.

— Use small envelopes when posting entries – they're pushed to the bottom of the barrel faster, which is where they are generally pulled from.

— For mobile phone SMS competition, send your message right on midday – for some reason that's the luckiest.

These women are members of Lottos, an Australian competition site.

For more information visit www.lottos.com.au.

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