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I recently entered two free to enter competitions shown on food products and within a month i have started to receive marketing communications from other companies. I ticked the relevant boxes to say that i did not want to receive any marketing from them or any third party companies. I don't normally enter such competitions which require online registration, for the reason of not wanting companies to sell my data. I thought stupidly that they had stopped doing this, given recent fines, but they are obviously still at it. I might make up a name to catch the companies selling data against my stated wishes and report them. Trouble is when Archie Aardvark wins the competition for a trip to the Rio Olympics, i might find it difficult to claim the prize.
I am looking for advice on how to deal with Mecca Bingo High Street Clubs who post online competitions for free tickets etc. Once such competition offered two free tickets to an event worth £20 where you could attend a Mecca Club and have 16 chances to win £1000 full houses (total payout on all games worth £20000) 8 people guessed the correct answer and 2 picked at random won the 2 free tickets to the event worth £20 i.e. free bingo books. Rules were 1 entry but a few entered twice. I was told by Mecca they took the 1st entry for each person but 1 winner's 1st entry was incorrect. They told me the rules were applied correctly which I pointed out was actually incorrect. This is not sour grapes but unfair to the other 7 who guessed correctly as only 1 of the winners entry was correct the other had guessed incorrect first. This is a common problem on other individual Clubs facebook competitions. How should Mecca redress this?