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Snap Happy

Never has it been so easy to take photos. Most of us have mobile phones with inbuilt cameras. Digital cameras are becoming quite sophisticated and small enough to carry in a purse or top pocket. There are also many ways to instantly copy, crop and enhance and then send your snaps to family or friends
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Scam Spotting

Scams of all kinds have probably been around since time immemorial. Now with the ever-present internet in our daily lives, scams are becoming more common and sophisticated from Nigerian inheritance notifications arriving in our inboxes to fake charities looking for donations to potential love interests on dating websites asking for financial assistance from desperate singles
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Inspiration

There is a lot resting on those ‘25 words or less’ answers to competitions. Just a quick survey of the myriad of awesome prizes that await a dedicated comper who can turn their words into something creative that will stand out from the rest, shows this. While a large number of entries submitted to a
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Chance vs Skill

Does it often frustrate you when looking for an interesting competition that most require a 25 words or less answer to a question of some other task to complete as a requirement to enter? I used to feel that way but now I see these as a creative challenge and a bit of fun. The
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Buy to Win

A bulky unsolicited letter package arrived in the mail today. Inside was a mail order catalogue with WIN in big letters splashed across the front page followed by ‘one of these fabulous prizes’ which included $20,000 cash, a diamond bangle and a selection of ruby jewellery. Then, of course, came the catch – ‘order today
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The Fine Print

I searched my office high and low and dug through all the drawers in my house for at least fifteen minutes until I found it: my magnifying glass. This is fast becoming an essential tool for my competition journey. How else can I possibly read all the terms and conditions that accompany every competition (every
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It’s a Digital World

February had been a bit quiet on the winning front until today when I received an email notifying me that I had won a $200 Visa card from my photographic entry in the Postcode Portraits competition. Thanks realestate.com.au! Not a lot happening otherwise, but I persist… So…after scanning a wide variety of competitions for the
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Puzzles for Prizes

Who loves puzzles? I do and so does my husband. If you haven’t yet noticed it, more and more women’s magazines are offering a substantial list of prizes every week puzzles and sending in the answers in a coupon. Life was a bit chaotic at my house last week while we were dealing with a
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Time to get Organised

Getting Organised I always get such a buzz when I see my name among a list of competition winners. It is even more exciting when the prize arrives at my front door with a courier. The other day two packages arrived. The first was a Lego Pack (a perfect present for my 4 year old
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