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We're now continuing to add competitions as normal but we will be carrying out an upgrade on ThePrizeFinder on Wednesday. The competitions that you enter before Wednesday might not be tracked. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Your Personal Competition Tracker

Thu, 2012-12-20 13:13

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If you're a regular PrizeFinder user, you'll notice that we've made some improvements to our Competition Tracker this week. You can now keep track of the comps you've entered, as well as save comps for later, ignore the ones you don't fancy, and add your own notes and comments to the listings!

When you're logged in to your PrizeFinder account you'll see four options underneath each listing:


ENTERED
Click and the comp will be stored in your tracker as 'entered' (the listing will fade to grey)

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SAVE FOR LATER
Click for comps you don't want to enter right away (eg. creative comps where you'll need time to prepare your entry) - the comp will be stored in your tracker for you to enter later

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IGNORE
Click for comps you have no interest in (the listing will fade to almost white, but you'll still be able to see comp details just in case you change your mind!)

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NOTES
Add your own notes or comments to any competition listing

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As the Comp Tracker options now sit below the competition listing, we have moved the 'More competitions from...' line to sit within the listing - now you can click (more competitions) to view other comps from the same promoter/website.

In your Comp Tracker, you can change the status of competitions as necessary, and sort competitions by status or closing date. All Entered competitions will remain in your Personal Competition Tracker page for 3 months after the Closing Date and those that are listed as Saved for Later will be deleted immediately after the Closing Date.

You can access your Personal Competition Tracker page by clicking the 'Comp Tracker' Tab or via Your Account page. We hope you find it handy - let us know if you have any problems with using the tracker, or any suggestions for further development!

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whatkatydid

a counter would be good, to who how many comps you have entered each dat/week/month? Be interesting for stats?

SuperluckyDi

We already have this planned for 2013 Katy!

whatkatydid

I do love the tracker though, esp the 'save for later' which is handy for 'skill/effort' comps that you spot but might not have the time or energy to get on with straight away. loving the ignore button too as makes it much quicker to scan thtough closing comps if already screened out a lot that you don't want to enter - well done on the improvements! K x

Jan18

I love the new tracking and I agree that a counter of entered comps would be an excellent addition. Thanks for all the hard work Prizefinder.

SuperluckyDi

Cluckyhen, it will only ignore one specific competition - hope that helps!

frilly_Tilly

Sometimes once I've entered a comp then go back to closing soon list, that comp has disappeared so I can't tag it as entered.....?

SuperluckyDi

If you click 'Customise Listings' top right, is the 'Hide Visited Competitions' box ticked? That might explain it!

frilly_Tilly

That's great thanks

michelleharbinson

The competition tracker on my home laptop shows the list to select (eg. entered,save for later,ignore ...) in a vertical column below each competition not horizantally how it should be.

I can't then select from the competition tracker list

It is fine on my work laptop.

Do you know if there is something I can do to rectify this?

SuperluckyDi

This is a problem with Internet Explorer 10, and Compatibility View needs to be disabled - when you're on the PrizeFinder website, press ALT, then click on Tools and Compatibility View. This should sort it!

yellowcanary

Hi - how about an "A-Z" or "Z-A" option on the Tracker so that it comes up alphabetically (forwards or backwards) to make it easier to find a competition - thoroughly enjoying the site even though I've only won 2 prizes so far since joining Jan 17th :)

SuperluckyDi

If you're looking for a specific competition, you can always pop it in the 'Search' box and then on the results, change the menu to 'Closed competitions' - that would be quicker!

SuperluckyDi

It's up to the individual promoters to publicise the winners Kingnev, and we're be reliant on them letting us know. There wouldn't be any advantage in them telling us that info (and it would be extra work for them, and us!) so I don't think it would happen.

simonoakley

Some competitions don't show the answers to the question, if I go and find the answer is there any way I can share this with others to save them repeating my efforts?

SuperluckyDi

That's very thoughtful of you Simon! You could always share on our Facebook page - or message us and we'll add your answer to the listings!

Diane Wood

Hi, previously you said that some comps e.g. TV money ones, you list as ending the day before they actually do, so people who tend to enter on the last day (me lol) don't miss them, which is great, but do they then also appear on the day they do end, too? As sometimes I haven't been able to enter comps on certain days (been at work or otherwise busy)and I'm thinking that I may not be able to find them even though they haven't actually ended. (I do the TV ones first so this doesn't happen for them, but there might be others which I'm not aware of)

SuperluckyDi

We can only set a single closing date for each competition Diane, so unfortunately comps that end at 5pm on a day will be removed from the listings at midnight on the previous day. The best way to do comps is to always do the 'closing soon' comps a day before they close, or to do the 'new comps' every day instead!

santorini

Hi , can I just ask about the ignore button, as I press it and the comp fades to almost gone and then if I go back or off for a while , the next time I return to the listings it is grey again and hasn't been ignored . Do I need to set it or submit as I can see it will be a really useful tool .
Many thanks

TPF_Kirsty

hi there. the ignore button should fade the comp, but it will still show. if you want to completely not see comps you have entered or ignored you can tick the "hide comps" button in your account settings. this way you wont see any comps uou have visited, entered or ignored. you can untick the box again if you want to search for a comp you have entered. hope this helps!