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After recently posting on Facebook about win percentages, a couple of people asked me why I keep stats. “Be free, like the birds on the wind”, they didn’t say, but meant. “Just enter then dance with us”. I like stats. Basically, they are numbers, which are harmless, useful, informative, malleable data which can be used …

Competitions exist because the companies that run them get publicity. That’s the reason that they are run – because it promotes a particular brand, shop, website or service. There is an understanding between the entrant and the promoter for Facebook and Twitter competitions, which simply goes like this : You promote our brand and we …

I’ve often written about how good I imagine it would be to win a voucher for a shop. There’s loads of competitions offering a prize of a few hundred pounds to spend somewhere. That would be great fun – filling up the basket without worrying about your bank balance. A proper treat, plus your final …

Here’s a tip for new compers. Stock up on lots of water because, sooner or later, you’re going to have a drought. There’s a drought at Casa del Postman at the moment. I’ve not had a win in 2 months and 4 weeks. In competition circles,that’s years.   It’s bad enough not having a win …