Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Beatlejude65, Molly Chan, Changinghabits, Bti, ycilyco
57808 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,808 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,673 Topics
822,564 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 354
Deanna - New Age 316
Allyson - USACook/HomeCook 206
Mona - Astronomy 145
Michelle - Teen 136
Alice - Weight Loss 48
Susan - Meditation Editor 46
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 41
Jana - Creativity Editor 39
Launa- Kid's Books/Crafts, H/S Cooking 35
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#794190 - 11/26/12 07:03 AM Paying to Win
Trish-D Offline
BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 958
Loc: Michigan, US
Here's one of the newest articles up at the site: Paying to Win
I bet many of us have known people who've fallen for these or didn't read the fine print.
Trish Deneen

#795053 - 12/03/12 07:35 AM Re: Paying to Win [Re: Trish-D]
"Rosie" Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 65060
Loc: Massachusetts
I have won and still winning sweeps
won laptops , I phones, Every thing from a to z
never paid any thing even won a $1,000 gift card
one thing i did pass up on was a gold & diamond necklace because i couldn't afford the taxes
And if i have to pay for a sweeps to enter, I do not enter it
also i don't in any way recognize sweeps i never entered if you didn't enter it you surly didn't win it
Rosie L

#795090 - 12/03/12 08:43 AM Re: Paying to Win [Re: Trish-D]
Trish-D Offline
BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 958
Loc: Michigan, US
Hi Rosie,

Not recognizing sweeps you never entered is an excellent point to bring up. Thank you for mentioning it. I'll be posting an article soon on the topic of email sweeps and lottery scams which I think is along the same lines. If people enter a lot of sweepstakes per month, it's also good to keep a record to help them remember.
Trish Deneen

#795105 - 12/03/12 09:38 AM Re: Paying to Win [Re: Trish-D]
Dianne W - Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 11/10/08
Posts: 5226
Loc: Virginia
Great article Trish.

I haven't been in the forums in awhile, but funny that I did just now. I was checking my emails and one of the emails I received was from Southern Living Magazine running a contest where the prize is a 10K house makeover of some sort. On a lark, I started reading the rules and they said the winner would be notified of the win via email or phone call. At that time, the winner would need to supply their social security number for tax purposes. While this makes sense, given all the email scams, I didn't enter because I knew I would have a problem complying if I received an email with an attachment requesting my SS#.
Dianne Walker

Action Movie Editor, Launch Manager
Action Movies Site

How do I relax? I run!
Grandma to Half Marathon


Moderator:  Trish-D 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
#BeingThirteen - Inside the Secret World of Teens
by Michelle - Teen
Today at 01:50 PM
Social Media and Teens
by Michelle - Teen
Today at 01:35 PM
First and last letter Worldwide Recipe Game!
by Deanna - New Age
American Regional Cuisine
Today at 12:55 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Angie
Today at 12:01 PM
Herbal Tea
by Teresa - Holistic Health
Holistic Health
Today at 10:23 AM
Heavenly Music
by Mona - Astronomy
Today at 09:54 AM
What did you SPEND money on today?
by Nancy Roussy
Frugal Living
Today at 09:52 AM
Pluto - it's a whole new story now
by Mona - Astronomy
Today at 09:35 AM
2015 total lunar eclipse - now past
by Mona - Astronomy
Today at 08:23 AM
What exercise did you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Today at 06:18 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 58 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.