My eyes are closing and I'm drifting off in front of the telly but I still click, click, click.
This is a situation I have found myself in over the last month and a half since I started entering click-to-win dailies - the competitions where all you have to do is click a single button to enter. Sounds easy doesn't it? The thing is with most competitions that are this easy to enter, loads of people will enter them. This makes your chances of winning a lot less likely.
Another thing with these competitions, is that there are sometimes over a hundred sites that offer the same competition. Big prizes such as £250 cash, an iPad or a holiday voucher can be seen on almost all of these sites. Rather than a winner being chosen from each site, there is just one winner from all the entries across ALL the sites.
Am I making it sound impossible to win? I hope not - I have won four times in the short space of time that I have been entering. There are a couple of tricks that can turn this from being mind-numblingly boring with no results, to quick and easy with a couple of wins chucked in for good measure. Here are my top tips for daily click-to-wins:
Look out for:
- high number of winners
- low numbers of sites featured on
- something you want to win
1) Read the Official Rules
This is a tip I would give for many types of competition, however it is even more important in dailies. If you scroll down to the bottom of the entry page, you can see the 'Official Rules' link. Click on this, and you can see the number of sites that the prize is listed on. Any more than 15 or 20, I tend not to bother. Less than that, I copy the list of links, email it to myself and then go onto that email each day and click through each of the links. Simple.
2) Know what you want to win
Right now, there is an amazing looking picnic hamper that is featured on just three sites:
These sites are pretty good for hosting competitions that are only available on their site or just a few others. I tend to check them for new low entry comps a couple of times a week.
The picnic hamper is something that really appeals to me, as I have been trying to win one for summer. As well, the fact that it only features on three sites, makes it much lower entry than some of the others. I have been going out of my way to make sure I enter this every day - fingers crossed it will be a winner for me!
3) Read the Prize Details
Read carefully what is being offered. Not only does this make sure that you actually want the prize you are entering, but it will often tell you how many winners there are. Sometimes, there will be 20 winners for one prize, and only 1 for another. I would recommend investing more time in the ones where there are more winners, as this will increase your chances of winning.
4) Continuous Dailies
I have a little tab on my bookmarks page labelled 'Continuous Dailies'. What I mean by that, is sites where, when you 'Click to Enter', it automatically takes you to the next competition, rather than having to go back to the home page and select the next one yourself. This turns out to be a huge time saver, and means that you can click away while the TV is on, without having to sacrifice too much attention away from Game of Thrones! I especially like to do this on my iPad, and is really handy for when you're on the go. Again, I email a wee list of these to myself so that it's easy to access when I'm out. Here are some of my favourite 'Continuous Dailies':
(I have no idea if the 3 is a coincidence, but it is often a sign of a Continuous Daily.)
Transform your clicking into something more manageable with these tips, and hopefully you will start to see the wins come flying through the letter box. Let me know how you get on in the comments, I always love hearing from you!
Luck and Love,