Smilebox

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER, SHOPPING | 0 comments

What is Smilebox?

At Smilebox we believe that how you share your photos should be as memorable as the photos themselves. So we’ve designed a new way to bring your photos and videos to life.

Our simple application for PC or Mac lets you quickly and easily create slideshows, invitations, greetings, collages, scrapbooks and photo albums right on your computer. With more than 1000 customizable templates to choose from, you’ll find inspiration around every corner. With our new iPhone app you can share your moments on the go as well.

And Smilebox gives you more ways to share: Facebook, email, blog, printing at home or to a store, and burning to DVD. Smilebox makes sharing photos with your family and friends easy, unique and memorable.

Smilebox was founded in 2005 by a group of optimists with a lofty mission: joy is one of the world’s most important renewable resources, and it’s our passion to help people share it. Connecting friends and family, sharing life’s special moments big and small – what’s more important than that?

Together our team of talented and wacky folks (and sometimes, a pug named Winnie) work tirelessly to find new, interesting and inspired ways for you to share your treasured photos and videos with family and friends.

We could go on forever, but you need to stop reading and go make an awesome Smilebox for your favorite people in the world. Make us proud. Share the love and the smiles.

In August 2011, Smilebox was acquired by IncrediMail Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAIL). Smilebox will continue to focus on its lofty mission.

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offerx.co.uk

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER | 0 comments

Winners and Prizes

Q. How do i know if I have won?

Winners will be notified by email. You must ensure you are subscribed to receive the Winner Announcement email. If you are not subscribed to receive this email it is your responsibility to check the Winners page on the website. Visit Winners Page

Q. How do I claim my prize?

If you have received the winner announcement email and are a winner, simply follow the instructions on the email within 30 days of receiving it. Alternatively visit the Winners page, select the Claim Now button and follow the on screen instructions.

Q. How are the prizes drawn?

Winners for all prize draws operated are selected at random by computer within 72 hours of the prize draw closing date.

Q. Do people really win?

Yes!! We give a daily prize away every day. The main prize draws run for a longer period of time, but people do still win!

Q. How long do I have to claim a prize?

All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of the prize draw closing date.

Q. My name is on the winners page but I didn’t receive an email from you asking me to claim my prize. What do I do now?

If you have not claimed your prize and you are within 30 days of the prize draw closing date, please visit the Winners page, select the Claim Now button and follow the on screen instructions.

Q. How long will it take for my prize to arrive?

We aim to ensure that all prizes are despatched within 28 days of your claim. On occasion this may take longer if a prize is out of stock or due to postage delays that are out of our control. If you haven’t received your prize within 28 days of your claim, please contact us via the Contact us page.

My details

Q. How do I edit my details?

If you need to make any amendments to your personal details, please click on the email preferences link at the bottom of the page.

Q. How do I unsubscribe?

To unsubscribe from receiving any emails, click on the unsubscribe link that appears at the bottom of each web page or the bottom of all emails that are sent out. Alternatively click here

Q. What happens when I unsubscribe?

It can take up to 48 hours for your email address to be unsubscribed from our database. After this time period you will receive no further communication from OfferX. If you have opted in to receive communication from one of our sponsors you will need to contact them directly to unsubscribe from receiving further communication from them.

Q. I don’t want to receive lots of emails from you

You are able to amend your email preferences to choose which emails you receive from us. Please click on the email preferences link at the bottom of the page.

Q. I’ve forgotten my password

To reset your password, click on the link to Login. From here click the link ‘Forgot your password’ and enter your email address. Further instructions on how to reset your password will be emailed to you.

Q. What happens to my personal data when I register?

The information that you provide when you register on OfferX is used to assist Offerx and its clients or sponsors to contact you with offers and information which they feel may be of interest to you through mail, telephone or email. Once you register on OfferX you will receive a Welcome email and regular newsletters informing you of the great prizes you could win. You may also receive additional emails detailing new prizes, winners and specific events relevant to you as a member of OfferX. You may amend your email preferences at any time. Please click on the email preferences link at the bottom of the page.

Contact

Q. How do I contact OfferX?

To contact us please click on the ‘Contact us’ link that appears at the bottom of each web page.

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Globalcool

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER | 0 comments

Global Cool is a green lifestyle organisation that inspires people to think differently and live differently. We work with celebrities and entertainment to show you how to live a greener life without sacrificing the things you enjoy.

Since 2007 we’ve worked with the likes of Sienna Miller, Orlando Bloom, Leonardo DiCaprio, KT Tunstall, Josh Hartnett, Stephen Fry, Rosario Dawson, Pink, Scissor Sisters, Maroon 5, Tony Blair, Prince Charles, Dermot O’Leary, George Lamb, Rick Edwards, Gemma Cairney, Grace Woodward and many, many more to bring you a whole host of innovative ideas for leading a greener life…

Turn Up The Style, Turn Down The Heat
Following on from 18 Degrees of Inspiration, we be brought you a whole host of tips and ideas on how to refashion your favourite jumper and stay warm in winter – without needing to crank up the radiator to compensate for the fact that you’re dressed like you’re on a beach in Barbados, when you’re actually in your living room in Birmingham. Not only will this have you looking great, it will also save you money on heating bills and help your skin stay hydrated and glowing.


Do It In Public
After taking our double decker bus to a whole host of music festivals in 2009, Do It In Public returned in summer 2010 to once again promote the joys of public transport. We launched an online book group, Books In Public, for all you book worms; we held special Art of Conversation events on a restored London Routemaster bus; and we were once again at the summer’s best music festivals to bring you exclusive interviews with the likes of Groove Armada, Imogen Heap, Tiffany Page, Lightspeed Champion, Stornoway and loads more.


Join the 100 mph Club
We took Mr Hudson, Rick Edwards, George Lamb and Scott Mills on Traincations around Europe to show you how easy it is to get around Europe by train. We also teamed up with Eurostar and Rail Europe to make it quick and easy for you to book your own Traincation.


18 Degrees of Inspiration
We showed you how to turn up the style and turn down the heat at home with our 18 Degrees of Inspiration videos with Jo and Leah Wood, Laura Bailey, VV Brown, Stella Tennant and Adam Croasdell. We also teamed up with Facebook and ASOS to give you the chance to show off your own fabulous knitwear.


The Art of Swishing
We hosted an official London Fashion Week party in association with Estethica to launch The Art of Swishing, the latest trend in clothes recycling.


And that’s just the beginning! To keep up to date with everything Global Cool is planning in the future, sign up to our newsletter here or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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bridportprize.org.uk

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER | 0 comments

Have you any tips for first-timers?

  1. Always read the rules carefully, and again before you post your entry. Always abide by the rules.
  2. Send your entries in plenty of time. If there is then a problem with your entry there is time to sort it.
  3. Send the correct fee. Make sure cheque or postal order is made out to ‘Bridport Prize’, cheque is signed and dated, and that amount is filled in correctly.
  4. If you want to know if your postal entry has arrived enclose a stamped addressed postcard or a sealed envelope marked ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. It is almost impossible to find your entry to check if it has arrived if you do not do this. In June we receive a lot of entries and you may not receive your acknowledgement immediately. Another good reason to enter early.
  5. If you send your entry via website then you will know if your entry has been received by us when you are notified by an e-mail from World Pay which is your receipt for the entry fee. You can also look at the accounts page after logging in. If we find a problem when we print your entry we always e-mail you.
  6. If you want to know the results enclose a stamped addressed envelope marked RESULTS with your postal entry. Alternatively look at the website about the end of October when results will be posted there.
  7. Never ask to alter your work, after you have sent it. This causes enormous problems and anyway it is against our rules.
  8. Always present your work in the best possible way. Put the title on each page with the page number.
    If sending an online entry put your ‘Author identification number (you will be given this) at the top of the first page.
    Make sure the file name is the title of the piece you are sending.
  9. Do not put your entry in a folder. Please staple it on the left corner. We remove all entries from folders or covers before sending to the judges.
  10. Do not put your name and address on the entry or it will be disqualified. If sending by post don’t forget to include the completed entry form. It is best to attach it with a paper clip – do not staple. The entry form can be from our leaflet, photocopied or printed from the web site.
  11. Keep a record of your entry. Do not send your only copy, keep a photocopy as entries are not returned.
  12. Make sure that you have checked and revised your work to your satisfaction before entering.

Have you any tips about writing my poem or short story?

In each of the years that Bridport Prize has been running, the final judge in both the poetry and short story section has written a report explaining their choice of winner. Often these reports provide an insight into what they have looked for in a prize-winning entry, and what led them to select one out of many. These extracts represent some of the views expressed by the professional writers who have selected previous Bridport prize winners – their opinion on what makes a good (and also a bad) poem or short story.


   Short Stories


What is a short story? ….the question has had more answers than you could count. I think William Trevor came closest when he said ‘a novel must have a plot, while a short story must have a point’. I think Roald Dahl has got a lot to answer for – his ‘Twist in the Tail’ stories have given too many writers the idea that a short story exists simply to surprise the reader at the end. I lost count of the number of stories that bored me rigid until at the very end something happened! And always with an exclamation mark! And usually totally out of keeping with what had gone on before!

Peter Benson, short story judge 1999


What exactly is a short story? Well, I’ll tell you what – in my opinion – it is not.
It’s not a memoir. It’s not an excerpt from a longer work. It’s not a synopsis for a television play, or a film. It’s not a blown-up joke or anecdote. Nor is it a vignette. It’s definitely not a rambling semi-abstract introverted piece of personal reflection.
Well it is, is a tale …. It has to tell you something new and make you believe it and it has to leave you perhaps surprised, or shocked, or moved, or amused, but withal satisfied

Lynne Reid Banks, short story judge 2000


The short story is a difficult and demanding form. It is perhaps as hard to write a really first-rate short story as it is to write a really first rate poem. Both need a strong informing idea. Both demand an economy of means. Both demand – line by line – a language appropriate to its subject, upon which the writer must never lose his/her grip.

Young writers often begin by writing short stories in the belief that, because they are short, they will be easy to accomplish. I began the same way. But it was only much later (and after many stories had, rightly, been rejected and I had progressed to the longer, more accommodating form of the novel) that I started to understand what the ingredients of a good short story might truly be.

Rose Tremain, short story judge 2003


If it’s nearly impossible to write the perfect short story, then it’s also pretty damned hard to write a very blemished one. All but 13 writers will regret not winning a prize, not achieving the dream on this occasion, but I am sure that there is not a single unsuccessful entrant who would prefer never to have completed their story. Human beings are by nature narrative animals with unparalleled language skills and consciousness, both of which will atrophy if not exercised. The writing is reward in itself.

Jim Crace, short story judge 2004


The short story is not very forgiving. Because it is so short, everything in it must contribute to the final effect. There is no room for charming meanders or inspired digressions, unless they subtly deepen one of the story’s central themes. A story is more, and sometimes less, than a piece of wonderful or atmospheric writing; it is more than an intriguing piece of characterisation, or psychological realism. I think it should involve some transformation of consciousness. A short story must go somewhere, and actually arrive in the span of its short life. It should have a beginning, a middle, and most of all, an end.

Maggie Gee, short story judge 2005


If only writers could be a little, well, jollier about it! Sorely missing from the entries was humour, with the honourable exceptions of “Ghost Lights,” which made me laugh aloud, and “The Fish,” with its surreal subject matter and bravura style (there is only one full-stop, at the end of the story). Otherwise, reading the stories made me more and more depressed. While I’m not in a position to chastise – I myself am not known for many laughs in my books – I would like to make a plea to future writers: humour is good! Not only that, but a funny story is so much harder to write than a sad one. Let it be a challenge to us all. I will if you will.

Tracey Chevalier, short story judge 2007


   Poems


Many entries for poetry competitions suffer from too heavy a use of poetry tools. Using too much rhyme, rhythm, assonance or alliteration will carve away a poem until nothing is left but patterns… a poet who wants all rhyme neat as houses is working on patterns instead of poetry, reducing it to a mathematics.

Tobias Hill, poetry judge 1999


A big prestigious competition like the Bridport Prize is rather like working your way through a vast crowd. What one wants is fresh air, an imagination that strikes one first of all with its novelty or poise, then on closer inspection, with its substance. poems that take risks while remaining on their feet are at an advantage.

George Szirtes, poetry judge 2000


A good poem should be easily recognized. As Fleur Adcock says in ‘The Prize-winning Poem’, it

…will be typed, of course, and not all capitals; it will use upper and lower case in the normal way; and where a space is usual it will have a space.
It will probably be on white paper, or possibly blue, but almost certainly not pink.
It will not be decorated with ornaments scroll-work in coloured ink…

I like the Bridport method of adjudication; one person judges the whole lot. It makes for a very heavy work-load, but it avoids the kind of horse-trading I’ve met in three-judge competitions, which can result in the top prize going to a compromise candidate no one thinks is the best.

U A Fanthorpe, poetry judge 2003


The good poem is still able to mug you. Blurbless and undressed, so to speak, you take the work as you find it. Every now and then, a poem has simply declared itself, already cooking on gas and electricity, formally best equipped for the job, surprising, memorable – in terms of the way some phrasing or syntax stayed in the mind, as well as the use of a striking image or simile – and sometimes rhetorically or idiomatically inventive. I’ve been cheered by the amount of work that draws from the well of English as it is variously spoken, and – even more exciting – work that can manage this while being allusive, and aware of deeper resources.

Paul Farley, poetry judge 2004


The things I was looking for as I made my way through the entries were either abstract or technical: surprise, precision, imagination and risk; and a proper attentiveness to and use of cadence, lineation, enjambement, metrics, etc. Yet the word that came to me when a poem stood out was alive: that it was a breathing, palpable, energised, shifting creature.

Lavinia Greenlaw, poetry judge 2006


I want a poem with an interesting argument or point to make, or a compelling story to tell. That rules out a fair few. Lots of poems here sound like poems, and often very beautifully – but they don’t make the shape of poems, and they have no great imaginative or dramatic proposition that makes me excited about the prospect of reading them again. Others have no real structural armature, and are really just bunch of fine images strung together, with no sense that the constituent parts are in the service of a greater whole. And too many afforded me no surprise

Don Paterson, poetry judge 2007

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loquax.co.uk

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER | 0 comments

Loquax was the UK’s first competition portal.

Starting life as a simple Demon homepage, we took an interest in entering (and occasionally winning) competitions and turned it into a community site to help others enjoy the hobby of comping.

Developed and still managed by its founders Jason Dale & Kirsty Darbyshire, we believe Loquax is the UK’s leading competition resource and it’s name is synonymous with online competitions! We remain independent and focussed on providing a quality service for both compers and promoters.

The site officially launched in February 1998. The name “Loquax” (Lo-quacks), our registered trademark, comes from the Latin Loquatious. Loquax was chosen as as a domain name it could be attributed seamlessly to any subject online plus it also because it’s quite memorable.

Our duck logo was introduced in 2004 to add character to the site. The logo was revamped in 2010 to give it more dimension.

The site has grown steadily and organically to include an active community, competition tracker service, daily updates, exclusive user competitions, as well as shopping, bingo, prize games and gaming sections. Our business ventures have also expanded and Loquax Ltd now operates in various other sectors.

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ukcompetitions.com

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER | 0 comments

Join UK Competitions, it’s free and comes with great members benefits such as access to our newest competition listings two weeks before non-members, competition entry logging, customised competition pages and more. Click Here to join for free today.

UK Competitions exists to give you the opportunity to enter the best competitions to be found in the UK. Grouping them all together in one place, thus increasing your winning chance to walk away with some of the best prizes the Internet has to offer. Our list of competitions and prizes is growing daily, adding more choices to what you can win.

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Your Choice Budget is a “full works” package pitched at new comers to website hosting. We understand that as your site is new to the web, budgets may be low and it won’t need as many things that long term established sites need. But you still want the best from your web space and the server it’s hosted on, and you want to know when your site grows that we have the systems in place to allow for this. This is what Your Choice Budget gives you.

Only £35.00 per Year with £0.00 Monthly Cost!
That’s 12 Months, Free from Monthly Hosting Costs.

Yes you are reading it right! You can host your website free of monthly hosting charges with your own domain name (we support all domain names) on our service. Your Choice Budget is a quality web hosting solution, with many of the features and service found in expensive pay monthly services.

Why are we offering this great deal? Well it’s simple! In today’s market it’s hard to tell who is a good web hosting company and who is not. Until you try the service for a few months and this can be very costly with long contracts. At Your Choice Budget, we offer hosting with no contracts and no termination fees, all you pay is £35.00 per year, if you paid monthly that’s less than £2.92.

You’re free to leave at anytime. If you no longer want to host your website with our service, you can leave at no cost. Our goal is to offer a great service, so as your website gets more popular and you need more services, we hope you will upgrade to one of our many packages. However you’re under no obligation to do so.

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theprizefinder

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER | 0 comments

Entering Competitions

Are the competitions free to enter?

ThePrizeFinder.com is a free service and all the competitions we list on the site are free to enter unless stated otherwise in the listings.

So what’s the catch?

No catch. Some of the advertised competitions may ask to send you emails advertising their products, but you can unsubscribe from their emails at any time.

Why do I have to give my home address when they can contact the winner by email?

Competition organisers may need your household address to make sure that one person isn’t entering under multiple email addresses.

Is it safe to give out my name and address on the web?

Many websites operate strict privacy policies and will not disclose your details to other companies or individuals without your permission. However, you may receive mail or email from a website as a result of entering their online competitions. If you are worried about how your your data will be used, look at the terms and conditions and privacy policy pages on the website running the competition.

How do I make sure I don’t miss any prizes?
The best thing to do is to check the New Competitions pages every day. Some people prefer to use the Closing Soon section instead, but this means that you will miss competitions that have closed early or ones that we find and publish at the last minute. If you have time, don’t forget to check the daily, weekly and monthly pages on a regular basis.

Can I enter competitions more than once?

Unless it states in the competition rules that multiple entries are acceptable, we would advise against entering more than once as your entries may be disqualified.

What if I accidentally entered a competition more than once?

Some competitions organisers delete multiple entries so that only one of your entries will go into the draw. However, some are more strict and will disqualify all of your entries if they find that you have entered on more than one occasion. If you think you may have entered more than once and are worried about disqualification, email the website running the competition.

I live outside the UK. Can I still enter?

ThePrizeFinder.com has a heavy UK bias but some competitions we list are open worldwide. Check the restrictions in the competition listings.

When I click on the competition link, I get a “page cannot be found” error.

The competitions page has moved to another location or has been removed. Go to the index page of the site and look for the competitions page. Please also notify webmaster@theprizefinder.com with all the competition details so that we can update our listing.

When I click on the competition link, I get a server error.

The website is probably down for a short time. Try again later.

When I visit a competition page, it is showing a competition which has already finished.

Your browser is probably showing a cached version of the page. To force the browser to load the current page, click Refresh or Reload a couple of times, or press CTRL-R or CTRL-F5 to force a hard refresh. If the competition has finished early, please notify webmaster@theprizefinder.com.

Some of the competition links are missing in the listings.

Security or anti-virus software (eg Norton) running on your PC can block links from our advertisers. If you are running security or anti-virus software, please check the settings in your software, or turn it off temporarily so that the links are not blocked.

Why can I not change the number of competitions per page?

When you click on the ‘competitions per page’ drop down menu or other customization drop down menus at the bottom of the page, the site uses cookies to store your preferences. Your browser needs to be set to accept cookies in order for this to work. To check this in Internet Explorer, click on Tools/Internet Options, then click on the Privacy tab. Move the slider down to the bottom to accept all cookies.

How do I know if I have won?

In most cases, the website running the competition will contact you, or you may just receive a prize out of the blue! Some websites require you to visit their winners list page and ‘claim’ your prize, but this is very rare. If you need to claim a prize, we will mention this in the Prizefinder competitions listing.

I haven’t won anything? Help!

To increase your chances of winning, concentrate on entering competitions which have multiple prizes or enter competitions with a skill based element (eg quizzes, games, tiebreakers).

I was informed that I have won a prize but several weeks later I still haven’t received it? What should I do?

Send a polite email to the website involved saying that you have not yet received the prize and are wondering when you will receive it. If there is no response, try to find another contact email address on the website and contact them. Some websites are slow to send prizes, especially if the prizes have been provided by another company.


Registration Problems

What does DOB mean?

Date of birth.

It won’t accept my date of birth.

You need to put it in dd/mm/yyyy format, eg 02/05/1972

My email address has changed. How do I update my details?

Please email webmaster@theprizefinder.com with details of your old email address and new email address.


Log In Problems

I have logged in but the site still asks me to register when I try to access the New Additions page.

Please note that you need to have cookies enabled in your browser for the log-in process to work. To check this in Internet Explorer, click on Tools/Internet Options, then click on the Privacy tab. Move the slider down to the bottom to accept all cookies. When you have logged in once, the site will log you in automatically on each subsequent visit.

Problems with the New Additions page or Closing Soon page

The New Additions/Closing Soon page is out of date. Why?

There is probably an old cached version of the page in your browser. Click on refresh or reload in your browser to see the latest version of the page to view the most recent competitions.


eNewsletter

Is the PrizeFinder newsletter free?

Yes

My email address or home address has changed. How do I update my details?

Log in and go to the Manage my account. Click ‘Edit’ and update your details and click ‘Save’.

How do I unsubscribe from the newsletter?

Log in and go to the Manage my account. Click the ‘Newsletter’ tab and untick the box next to ‘Newsletter’ and click ‘Save’.


Competition tracking system

How do I know which competitions I’ve entered

ThePrizeFinder has a built-in competition tracking system. If you have registered on the site and are logged in, ThePrizeFinder will remember which competitions you have clicked on. Whenever you see these competitions listed again, the ‘Last visited’ line in the listing will tell you when you last clicked on that competition. In addition to this, the background colour of the prize listing will change colour if you have visited that competition before.

Why aren’t the competitions that I’ve entered shown in pink or grey?

You need to be logged in for the competitions tracking system to work. If you are not logged in, your competition visits will not be recorded and there will be no information shown about the competitions you have already entered. Look at the top-right of the website for the ‘Hello’ caption to confirm you are logged in.

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ukprize.co.uk

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER | 0 comments

what we do and how ?

ukprize.co.uk is an internet marketing business. As marketing professionals, UKPrize offers you the chance to enter our competitions to win free prizes. In return, with your permission, we will contact you with relevant advertisements and special offers which may be of interest to you.

Our commitment to you

At ukprize.co.uk our aim is to ensure your personal data is protected and we handle your information with great care, according to strict rules and regulations, on our secure data servers. Please visit our privacy policy for further information.

Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

 

Affiliate marketing is a marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each customer, who come through the affiliate’s marketing efforts. The affiliate marketing industry has four participants. The first participant is the merchant, retailer or the brand which is used in this affiliate marketing, the second one is the network, the third one is the publisher and the last participant is the customer.

Most of the time affiliate marketing strategies overlap with other Internet marketing methods, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Those methods include organic search engine optimization, paid search engine marketing, e-mail marketing, and in some sense display advertising, while affiliates sometimes use less conventional techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner.

Affiliate marketing uses online methods, which are commonly disregarded by advertisers. While search engines, e-mail, and website syndication, capture much of the attention of online retailers, affiliate marketing carries a much lower profile. But still affiliates play a significant role in e-retailer’ marketing strategies.

Affiliate marketing provides many benefits for instance large marketing budgets are not required for affiliate marketing. Sometimes affiliate marketing reduces the sales pressure because affiliates also play the role of sales associates. On a fair commission, affiliates are forms of income for businesses. Analysis of the affiliate can be done by the affiliate marketing software. These analyses enable you to pinpoint where the most traffic is coming from, how many people are clicking on the links at one time. This analysis will enable you to focus on programs of particular affiliates or particular demographics. In affiliate marketing you will pay only for performance, which means you will spend your money only when sales come in. This is the most effective business strategy because this will help you to get the required results.

Affiliate merchants provide a chance to their affiliates to earn money online. But your only job as an affiliate marketer is to promote your affiliate website. Another benefit of affiliate marketing is to give the opportunity to earn money 24 hours a day. On the internet sales are not dictated by your personal working hours, you can promote around the clock.

In most affiliate marketing programs joining is free. That is good from the merchant’s point of view because through this way more people are likely to join.

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myoffers

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER | 0 comments

MyOffers is a UK company connecting consumers with information and offers. The web site is also a free entry point for some of the most valuable prize draws on the Internet.

Completion of the registration page will take you directly to a range of short sponsored questionnaires. Each time you submit a completed questionnaire you will automatically be entered into the relevant sponsored prize draw. You only need to complete the registration page once. You can enter as many prize draws as you wish, but because questions and prizes change monthly, unless clearly indicated on a prize draw, we cannot accept more than one entry per month from the same person for the same draw. We do however welcome new entries from family and friends.

All prize draws will normally take place within five working days of the beginning of every month and winners will be notified by email. For more information click on the Prize Draw Rules link at the bottom of the home page.

MyOffers practices ‘permission marketing’. This means that when you submit your questionnaire answers you do so on the understanding that you will receive offers (only from MyOffers, its sponsors or its clients) based on the information you have provided. MyOffers, its clients and sponsors may also use the address details on the registration page to send you offers or information in the post. If you prefer not to receive such offers from MyOffers or its clients, please log on and amend your details. You can amend your details or de-register at any time, simply sign-in at the top of the page, and select ‘My Account’ link.

PROMOTER AND DATA CONTROLLER: MyOffers Ltd registered in England Reg No. 3895253, 46 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HU.

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maxim.co.uk

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in COMPETITION, OTHER | 0 comments

Maxim is an international men’s magazine based in the United Kingdom and known for its pictorials featuring popular actresses, singers, and female models, sometimes pictured scantily dressed but not fully nude.

In the United States, Maxim is an industry leader, reporting a circulation of 2.5 million readers which they claim is enough to outsell leading competitors GQ, Esquire, and Details combined.[citation needed] The magazine is now using the brand name to market a myriad of other magazines and projects.

Expansion of the Maxim brand

Due to its success in its primary markets, Maxim has expanded into many other countries, including Argentina, Canada , India, Indonesia, Israel, Belgium, Romania, the Czech Republic, France (marketed under “Maximal”), Germany, Bulgaria, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia (where it stands now as the most popular men’s magazine), Serbia, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand and Ukraine (in Portugal ended in May 2011). A wireless version of the magazine was launched in 2005 across cellular carriers in twenty European and Asian countries.

In 1999, MaximOnline.com was created. It contains content not included in the print version and focuses on the same general topics, along with exclusive sections such as the “Girls of Maxim” galleries and the “Joke of the Day”. “Maxim Video” contains video clips of interviews, music videos, photo shoots, and original content. The success of this website inspired Dennis Digital to create sites for its sister publications, such as Blender.

In January 2002, Dennis Publishing established an online and retail video division, Dennis Media Group. In 2005, this division was disbanded and restructured to focus on creating video and multimedia content for the editorial branch of Dennis Digital.

On February 5, 2005, Maxim Radio, featuring male-oriented talk programming, debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio. Following the Sirius-XM merger in late 2008, the Maxim brand was dropped, and the channel is now known as Sirius XM Stars Too.

On June 5, 2006, the magazine announced plans to build a casino on the Las Vegas Strip north of Circus Circus, but the casino plan failed after local condominium owners complained that the proposed casino would ruin their view. The land was sold to MGM Mirage.[1]

On June 15, 2007, private equity firm Quadrangle Group, along with long-time media executive Kent Brownridge, announced the acquisition of the parent company of Maxim, Blender, Stuff and MaximOnline.com. As of April 23, 2009 Dennis Publishing has announced that it will no longer continue producing a print edition of Maxim in the UK, though the website for the UK version will remain.

Maxim in the United States is now published by Alpha Media Group.

In July 2009, Maxim partnered up with the UFC for the first-ever Maxim UFC Octagon Girl Search at the UFC Fan Expo.[2] There were 40 girls participating in the contest, and the winner was Natasha Wicks.

Quadrangle Group gave up on its investment in Alpha Media Group in August 2009, making Cerberus Capital Management the majority partner.

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win 4 now

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The Site

Win4now is an experienced prize draw company that has been offering registered UK users the chance to win prizes from £20 worth of vouchers to brand new cars since 2002. Our team is constantly finding new and exciting goodies for you to win.

It is free to become a registered user on the website. In order to enter our prize draws you will be given the option to answer a series of questions that indicate your current purchasing intentions and other interests. Win4now will then source offers and other free draws that match these interests.

To enter the prize draws, you will be given the option to answer a series of questions that indicate your current purchasing intentions and other interests. Win4now will then source offers and other free draws that match these interests.

It is our aim to make every piece of communication with you, directly relevant to you. However, you have complete control over the extent and type of information we send. You can update your preferences by logging into the site and going to ‘update account’. Choose the ‘No Interest’ option that is present in every mandatory question, or do not answer questions and you will receive no further information about that product or service.

We are frequently asked the same question; therefore we have listed them, with their answers on our FAQ page.

The Prizes

One or more than one of a single prize is offered. If you win this prize, this is what you will receive (or a cash alternative if for any reason the prize becomes unavailable)

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FAIR EXCHANGE

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Fair Exchange is owned and managed by PDV.
PDV is a permission marketing company. We create chances for you to win great prizes in return for your giving us permission to show you advertisers offers. Everything we do is about recognising that your attention is valuable and rewarding you for it. We put the power to control advertising in your hands. Our free-to-enter games and prize draws operate on a fair exchange basis – advertisers pay for your entry so that you don’t have to!

We give you chances to win every day and we do our utmost to find the best and most relevant offers for you according to the information that you give us about yourself. The more you tell us the easier it is for us to ensure that only relevant messages are shown to you. For example, if you tell us you are interested in travel, you may well see an offer from a tour operator or travel agent when you play our games or visit our sites.

At PDV Ltd we take your privacy very seriously and we promise to handle your information with great care and according to strict terms. If you want to know more about our privacy policy click here.

All of our jackpot prizes are insured with some of the world’s top underwriters. For instance, Maxson Young International Adjustors have inspected and approved the draw methodology undertaken for several of our games. And you can see that we have REAL WINNERS simply by keeping an eye on the sites and on your inbox for our regular Newsletters.

Fair Exchange is a network of game playing sites. You can win over £4million and loads of great prizes by playing our lottery, scratch card, fruit machine, instant win flat or Ferrari games or by entering our prize draws.

THE FAIR EXCHANGE EMAIL NETWORK

The Fair Exchange Email programme operates across all our sites. We and our advertising partners will send you relevant offers by email and post and reward you with Fair Points whenever you respond. Our advertising partners pay for your competition entries so it doesn’t cost you a penny.

We also have advertising partnerships with some of the UK’s finest companies and if you have agreed we can ensure that you are contacted with special offers that are designed only for the subscribers to PDV sites.

WHAT ARE FAIR POINTS

Fair Points is our loyalty scheme, set up to reward you every time you interact with any of our partners’ messages.

HOW CAN I EARN FAIR POINTS?

You can earn Fair Points by responding to emails, entering prize draws or agreeing to be contacted by our advertising partners. You can redeem your points on this site, for some great rewards.

YOUR PRIVACY

We respect your privacy. You may change your mind at any time by going to our ‘My Profile’ page, using the unsubscribe link or writing to us. See our No-nonsense Privacy Policy for details.

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