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PostSubject: Weekly Prizes?   Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:17 am

Has anyone else read this?

http://www.ciao.co.uk/specials/weekly_prizes

Not sure what to make of it, but it sounds to me like they're going to be rewarding churn by giving people more entries into a draw....I suppose all will be revealed in due course. the prizes sound nice though...
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:13 am

It's not at all clear is it? Is it an entry per op or just per person who writes? Usual Ciao transparency!
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:59 am

Per op is what I read it as...which is why I think that those who churn probably stand more of a chance.

But hey, I could be wrong - we'll see on the 8th!
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:13 pm

I feel slightly embarrasSed as Im a really crap writer but I got £23 in the premium fund this week cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:01 am

That's a good sum....but on this thread I was talking about the weekly prizes (competition in September), not the Premium fund.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:26 am

darkspidey wrote:
I feel slightly embarrasSed as Im a really crap writer but I got £23 in the premium fund this week cyclops

A bit disappointing on 90 reviews though isn't it?

Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:39 am

15 this month.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:48 pm

Zero pee in the PF for me for August.

Shocking.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:22 am

No way.
Even I got a fiver for my one review..... Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:31 am

It does seem a bit mean, have you upset someone at Ciao Towers then?

I got £2 on one review with 25 member reads and 60 non member.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:34 am

Getting back to the original topic, what do people think of the September weekly prizes? It's been nice to see some familiar names on the list and some of the prizes really do look like they're worth winning.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:36 am

Can't find anything about weekly prizes.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:19 pm

Cat19 wrote:
Can't find anything about weekly prizes.

It's here:

http://www.ciao.co.uk/specials/weekly_prizes

And yes, good prizes and nice to see some familiar names winning something!
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:16 pm

I've never had a diamond. Must be a conspiracy Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:28 pm

pardon me for being ignorant here, but are weekly prizes different from product of the week, which was always about food.....(or other mindlessly unimportant items)
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:37 pm

The weekly prizes are random, raffle like prizes - I think you just have to write a review to be entered.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:55 am

Today's the day they announce the winers, I live in hope. Good to see familiar names winning the prizes over the past two weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:34 am

Yes, completely different.
They are a random raffle for September only.

It's all in the link.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:43 am

One of the winners this week has churned out 32 reviews in the last week and has rated 4 in return.....
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:21 am

I thought you weren't allowed to name people? It's obvious mary is complaining about xxxxxxx. Although she fails to mention that another winner has only written 4 reviews altogether.

(Sorry Terri, but I agree that this is naming - I had no idea who it was either).


Last edited by mattygroves on Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:48 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Naming and shaming)
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:32 am

Actually it looks to me like YOU just named her - I certainly had no idea who Mary was talking about and she didn't name anyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:01 pm

I hadn't noticed that another winner had only written 4 reviews, that is equally as annoying. The person who churned just stuck out for me since I have noticed that their reviews have been making it difficult to spot the reviews from members that I actually wanted to read!

There are some deserving winners too though!

Sorry if I was being too specific (I will avoid that in the future Terry)...I should have just said that a prolific churner has been rewarded rather than being specific with numbers (which will change tomorrow anyway).
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:09 pm

I have no idea and I won't be going to look!
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:12 pm

It didn't take much looking, there is only a list of 10 people so it was obvious who marymoose99 was talking about.

Its Terry BTW mattygroves, I'm a man not a woman
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PostSubject: Re: Weekly Prizes?   Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:43 pm

Hello. So that this discussion does not get sidetracked, there's a thread in Forum HQ about naming and shaming started by Camp Freddy, should you want to get involved:

http://reviewers.forumotion.net/all-about-the-forum-f1/naming-and-shaming-t34.htm

While marymoose's post might fall under the N&S rules (and you guys can decide if it is or not) by singling out one member from a small shortlist, I believe the intention was not to discuss the member but rather the reward policy on Ciao and as no name was mentioned, we were happy to let it slide.

Direct naming of non-members is a definite no-no though.

And now back on topic...
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