Posted by: Mark on February 20, 2013
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Posted by: Mark on November 26, 2012
In the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s most people watched soaps- soap operas were mostly watched by females who often lived their lives through the soap, then at the turn of the millennium came the beginning of reality TV – starting with Popstars – which eventually formed Hearsay.
Reality TV is currently at its peak, you either love it or loathe it. What makes reality TV so addictive is the way we get to see other people’s lives and see how different they are compared to our own. Reality television demonstrates how real people react to different scenarios; fear, romance, embarrassment and anger. These shows are a hot topic of everyday life, social media becomes taken over with status updates – because someone is still in X-Factor, or in the staff room, wherever you go – reality TV programs will be mentioned. Did you see all the posts about Rylan yesterday? Do you think he should have gone? Is he a good singer? If you said yes to the last question, I have another – are you deaf?
What most people like about reality TV is when celebrities “get involved”, these are people we watch on TV or listen to on the radio, add a few people with “status” or a bit of money , place them into a house together (Big Brother) or in the jungle (I’m a celebrity…..get me out of here!) without their entourage of stylists etc. and see how these people survive. We love to watch celebrities out of their comfort zone, away from all the “necessities” of everyday life and to be able to see how they react in situations beyond their control and whether they will cope well or breakdown under the pressure. It’s quite good fun to watch anyone eating cockroaches or covered in maggots but when it’s a celebrity that makes it even better in my book, what do you think?
So, whether we are watching people skating on the ice, eating bugs, camping in the Australian outback, as a nation we love it and reality television will always continue to feature in the news, magazines and most importantly on our televisions.
Have you noticed what these shows have in common, especially the ones on ITV? That’s right it’s viewer competitions. This guest post was supplied by http://www.itvcompetitions.co.uk/, the site primarily provides questions, answers & links to popular UK television competitions (alongside some other comps & offers).
Posted by: Mark on September 12, 2012
Here’s some nice pics of cute and fluffy otters, enjoy.
To see more pics like this visit http://dailyotter.tumblr.com/
Posted by: Mark on September 3, 2012
And the winner is:
Could John please email his postal address to us.
To help you win more competitions, I have created a quick video which you can view here on youtube.
Posted by: Mark on September 2, 2012
Made another video, check it out below
Posted by: Mark on August 31, 2012
Do you remember the sunglasses competition, to win those lovely Bloc sunglasses?
Well the competition is closing today.
I think the sunglasses would go great with a nice family holiday to somewhere like Florida, what do you think? I have found a nice Florida family holiday competition for you it includes: Flights, transfers and even theme park tickets for the whole family. Fun in the sun!
There are loads of competitions closing today, like this one from Best of the Best. Not sure if they hold a free competition every month, like their supercar competitions. They are giving away Two supercars this month.
Make sure you check your emails on Monday because that’s when the sunglasses winner will be announced.
Posted by: Mark on August 26, 2012
Just made a video for our Youtube channel, do you like it?
Posted by: Mark on July 27, 2012
If you live in the UK you might have noticed the Olympic games have come to London, tonight 27th July 2012 will be the opening ceremony for the London 2012 games. How do you feel about London Hosting the Olympics? Will you be supporting Team GB?
Here’s some unusual olympic facts.
Cost of Olympic Torch
Did you know that torch bearers actually had to pay £200 if they wanted to keep their torch, some then sold their torches on eBay for up to £150,000 not a bad return on investment.The Torch has 8,000 little holes to represent each of the 8,000 bearers.
If you had been a bearer would you have sold your torch for £150,000? Do you think it will be worth that much in 50-1oo years?
The Olympic Flame
The Olympic flame is a tradition that came from Olympia (Greece), where the games started. A flame was burning until the closing of the Olympic Games, the flame did not reapear until the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.
The Opening Ceremony
London 1908 was the first Olympic Games to have an opening ceremony like there will be today. The modern Olympic Games as we know it today was not born until 1896.
What are the medals made of?
The Gold Olympic Medal is made out of 92.5% silver and then plated with 6 grams of gold this year it will weigh 400 grams. The Silver Olympic Medal is made out of 92.5% silver.
See a picure of what this years gold medal will look like below designed by David Watkins
Posted by: Mark on July 24, 2012
Entering competitions online is great fun, it’s exciting and if you win an online competition it can be extremely profitable. Loads of money and other great prizes are won online by people just like you entering free competitions every day. The best part about these competitions is they are free! It doesn’t cost you 1 penny to enter.
As the saying goes you have to be in it to win it!
Here are a few tips to help get you started and hopefully winning with our competitions online.
1. Enter As Many Competitions As Possible
The more competitions you enter the greater your chance of actually winning a prize. We have lots of competitions open to people from all over the world, why stop at just one?
2. The More Prizes The Better
Enter online competitions that have multiple prizes available. The more prizes available the better your chance of winning one.
3. Enter Less Popular Competitions
Competitions with less entrants i.e fewer people entering them will be easier to win, so always enter more of these sort of competitions. Still try to enter every contest you can at least once.
4. Read the Small Print
Some competitions only allow one entry, some are only open to residents of certain coutries like our UK Competitions. Don’t risk getting yourself disqualified.
5. Setup Alternate Email Accounts
Setup some different email addresses and use these to enter competitions. You may get some junk mail from some of the competition organizers, Don’t let this email interupt your daily business, it might as well be going to an email account you have set up specifically for this purpose, rather than to your personal one. Make sure you always check these email accounts for notifications incase you win.
6. Enter Real Details
Imagine if you won a great prize and had entered the wrong details! Always put your real details in when asked.
7. Use “Web Form Filling” Software
Use special “Web Form Filling” software to speed up the process of entering competitions.
It will enable you to complete web forms with just one click, which can make the difference between only entering 20 competitions in an hour or being able to enter 100 competitions.
If you use firefox as your browser software there is loads of great add ons for this purpose like iMacros Google’s Toolbar also has an auto fill feature that allows you to fill in your details with one click.
Don’t use software that automatically enter competitions for you, this won’t help you win and you will most likely be disqualified.
8. Share your Competitions
If you know about a competition that isn’t listed on our site, use our contact form to tell us about it.
9. Subscribe for the latest Competitions
We are always adding new competitions to this site why not subscribe to recieve competitions by our RSS feed or in email?
10. Have Fun!
If entering our contests, competitions and prize draws stops being fun and starts to feel like work, take a few days off and come back to it later. There will always be more online competitions for you to win when you return.
11. Keep Trying!
In the words of Sir Winston Churchill “Never give up, never ever give up” – Something like that anyway. If you don’t win at first try and try again.
Posted by: Mark on July 20, 2012
Survey panels are paid by companies and other organisations to collect consumer opinion about products and other subjects like TV, Politics, etc. Many online survey panels offer real cash and other rewards to pay you for taking the time to complete their surveys, some survey panels only offer tickets to prize draws and some offer both payment and the chance to win stuff.
Below are some of the different surveys about at the moment.
Various Prizes – I have written all about it here.
Test Products, Take and Even Create Polls – Kind of like a social network for surveys, you can get rewards and earn prizes by taking polls and you can also get free products to test. You can make freinds send them electronic gifts and if you are lucky those gift can become real, see more here.
Media Panel - Give your opinions on TV and Radio, your chance to change what’s broadcast. This is the description from their site “Each time you fill out a survey you’ll get a ticket and when you have 10 tickets, you’ll be entered into our prize draw. Every month, we give away a range of great prizes including the big one – £1,000 cash!” get started here.
To see more surveys and get them delivered to your inbox visit.