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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 10:00am     #1
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Your take on 24 hour sweeps
I get annoyed because there is no way I can enter every day at the same time.. unless I used a bot!

I always end up missing several days entries over the span of the sweeps.

There's also the one that ends at a certain time of the day... so if it ends before my 24 hours is up, I don't even get that final entry!

Just seems that these types promote cheaters.. if they don't want someone entering say at 11:59 pm and then again at 12:01 am, then just put a span of at least a few hours in between entries.

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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 10:17am     #2
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I hate them too. I ended up making a folder in my bookmarks with all 24 hour sweeps and I enter them at the same time each day. It's a big PITA, but it works. I mark the time I entered on the folder and then enter them at the same time each morning when I log on.

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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 10:22am     #3
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I usually just enter once or every other day or so. Unless I happen to be doing it 24 hours later. It seems to me that it has to be a bit longer than exactly 24 hours.

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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 10:37am     #4
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I've been thinking about this myself lately, because I've realized that I've NEVER won a 24hour and I'm not sure they're worth the hassle.

Anyone one one of the "major" 24hr? (ie.Comcast, etc)
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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 10:46am     #5
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i agree that it's annoying to not be able to get the maximum number of entries in...

but if you consider that we're all in the same boat, with everyone missing a few days here and there, the playing field is leveled a good bit.

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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 10:48am     #6
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I've won
I have had great luck with the 24 hr. sweeps
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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 10:54am     #7
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I have had great luck with the 24 hr. sweeps
good to know, thanks!
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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 11:09am     #8
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I have mine bookmarked also, but I'm not always at the computer or available to do them every day at that exact time, so I still end up pushing them further and further into the day until they are too late to follow up the next day!

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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 11:10am     #9
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They don't bother me, because the problem exists for everyone. 4 or 5 entries per week in them is adequate.
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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 12:48pm     #10
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Not a fan of them and wish they would go away but I enter as often as I can.
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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 1:20pm     #11
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I usually only get 1 entry in (no matter the sweeps, including 24 hour and unlimited) and have won both types more than once.

I believe if you get your name in the hat, you have a chance, so don't worry about who else is putting their name in or how often.

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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 1:42pm     #12
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I too tend to figure that almost everyone is missing some, so I don't worry about it. I know that there are people that don't do them every day and still win.
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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 4:03pm     #13
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Yep! I miss a few of those days also. Better if they would disappear. Also, always miss the last day on HGTV ending at 5 p..m.
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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 4:57pm     #14
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They throw a monkey wrench in my sweeping and I don't like them. Especially one right now that requires 24 hours plus one minute. There is no valid reason to have that requirement.
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  Old  September 22nd, 2013, 6:06pm     #15
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They don't bother me, because the problem exists for everyone. 4 or 5 entries per week in them is adequate.
Same here. I enter them with my dailies, if they give me the entry, fine, if they don't, oh well. I don't worry about it at all.
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