Beginner Frequently Asked Questions
is a comper?
can't I find the entry form in my store... ?
can I find out about current competitions...?
I make multiple entries to competitions?
is a LWE?
is a qualifier or POP?
I use plain white or picture postcards for prize draws?
I use labels for my name and address?
is a handling house?
their any books, clubs and events to help me win cars
and holidays and write winning slogans?
who enters competitions.
can't I find my entry form...
may not have the entry form because: a) stocks
have depleted b) entry forms have been removed
from display c) they only stock the qualifying
product at larger branches d) their branch is
not taking part in the promotion
Tip: Ask at customer services for assistance.
Some entry forms have a shelf life of around three weeks
for example: (small print) `Display until March 31.
Contest ends April 20'. Visit stores regularly to collect
your entry forms.
can I find out about current competitions ?
Win With Lynne Intacomps Competition Club to help you
find your entry forms in UK high street stores. Includes
solutionist advice and Lynne's Slogan Tips, like this
one which won a car: `Tempting tastes and brand new
wheels, celebrating in luxury really appeals'. Extract
from Intacomps Shopping List
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I make multiple entries ?
read competition rules on the entry form to ascertain
whether multiple entries are allowed. You may
be limited to one entry per person or one per household.
Sounds obvious, but submitting multiple entries to a
one per household contest is the quickest way of ensuring
your entry is eliminated. From my judging experience,
up to 25% of entries are disqualified for some infringement
of the rules, i.e. illegible entries, ommission of name
and address (don't laugh, it often happens!), multiple
entries when not allowed, incorrect answers to competition
Lynne's Tip: When posting multiple
entries for `first out of the hat' prize draws,
should the rules permit, then do spread your entries
out, for example: post one every Monday for the duration
for the draw.
is a LWE ?
white envelope. Most `Congratulations you have won'
letters arrive in long white envelopes. LWE has become
a term used to mean prize-winning notifications.
is a qualifier or POP ?
of Purchase or Qualifier. This can be a till receipt
showing the item(s) you have purchased, which qualifies
you to enter the competition. Hence the compers
term `qualifier' or quallie'. A `pop' can also
be a barcode, logo cut from package, bottle top or ring
postcards / plain white postcards ?
competition rules state `entries on the back of a postcard'
or `entries on a plain postcard', we suggest you use
a standard size plain white postcard. When competition
rules state `send your details on a postcard', we leave
the choice to you.
competition judges randomly pick `blind', others choose
`bright colours / pretty pictures', others opt for plain
white cards. It really is `the luck of the draw'.
The choice is yours.
Lynne's Tip: Picture postcards
- print the name of the recipient on the right hand
side. Turn the postcard from horizontal to vertical
and print your name and address in the space below. This
helps prevent your postcard being returned back to you
in the post.
I use labels..?
the rules on the entry form. When it says `write your
name and address', then print clearly in ink. When it
says `add, or send, your details', then either print
or use a name and address label. For entry
forms with tasks and tiebreakers we always print.
We only use labels when the task is to send
your name and address for a prize draws, after checking
the rules. The choice is yours.
is a handling house ?
handling house is a company who `handles' competitions
on behalf of their clients. This may include handling
the competition right through to the prize notification
or they may handle the competition until the judging
of the tiebreaker, when it may be passed to the promoter.
There is always an independent judge(s) present.
there are any books, clubs and events to help me win?
to help you win prizes
Your Fortune in Prizes by Lynne Suzanne - All you
need to know to win cars, holidays. Comphrensive guide
to winning prizes. Hardback £24.95 inc UK p&p
Lines! by Lynne Suzanne & Dee Tracy. Over
4,000 puns, headlines, word play, captions and inspirational
slogan ideas to help you win prizes Paperback
£21.50 inc UK p&p
Win With Lynne Simply Slogans by Lynne Suzanne. NOW
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With Lynne Intaslogans - series of booklets
by Lynne Suzanne. Inspirational slogan ideas all ready
for you to use or adapt for your tiebreaker competitions.
Seven titles, 32 pages, paperback £6 each Or 7
Books available direct from publishers,
L A Publications, Dept WWL, PO Box 11, Skegness, Lincolnshire
PE25 3QH, or from any good bookshop. Tel: Linda at Wedgwood
Distribuuters (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm UK time) 01754
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Send your name, address and £1 (cheque L A Publications,
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About the author
Lynne Suzanne is a freelance writer, consultant and
speaker. She has written four books on winning prize
competitions and slogan writing and presents Win With
Lynne Roadshows and marketing seminars.
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