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I Won $500 from a Contest on Facebook!

If you’re a friend on my personal facebook account, you’ve probably noticed or even wondered why I suddenly changed my display name to my real full name. And that is because I joined a contest and one of the conditions was to use my FB account with my real name.

Here’s the full story…

A day before I attended MTrading’s Forex Seminar, I visited their official facebook page and saw a post about an ongoing contest. I never joined any contest on facebook before but this one made me curious and so I gave it a try. I checked out the details and found the mechanics to be pretty easy…

  • Post a trading advice and share it. Whichever comment gets the most likes by the 18th of August will earn $500 on their trading account!

Without any further-a-do, I posted my “advice” comment to their page and waited for the other members to like it. I also invited a few of my FB friends who were online to like MTrading’s page and of course my comment.

I checked the page from time to time to monitor my likes and the others’ too. But it seemed like the other members who posted their comments weren’t exerting as much effort on the contest. For a week, my comment remained on top of the page for having the most likes.

It seemed like I was the only one interested to win. I didn’t know if the $500 prize seemed too good to be true that’s why the other commenters were kind of skeptical about it. Or maybe $500 is not a big deal to them. But for me it is.

I continued to monitor my likes until the last day of the contest. I even thought others would invite their friends to gain more likes but to my advantage, nobody got more than mine. I ended up having 22 likes while the one next to me only got 4. I could have more if my competitors showed their willingness to win. But they didn’t, so in the end, I was announced as the WINNER!

I still could not believe that the prize was real but when I received an email from MTrading and when I checked my trading account, voila! My $500 prize was already credited.

Even with certain conditions applied (like I can only use it for trading purposes), I am still very happy to have won in the contest. It’s such a surprise bonus! 😉

It’s not much but good enough to fund my forex trading account. At least I don’t have to worry now where to get my funds from to start my forex venture. I’m not confident in forex yet but I’m already practicing using my demo trading account. If I get any better, then I’ll go with my live account and use my prize funds.

Thank you MTrading for this opportunity!

Featured Image courtesy of MTrading.

By Janice

Certified WAHM l
Licensed Financial Advisor & Professional Teacher l
Financial Literacy Advocate l
Founder of www.pinayinvestor.com

4 replies on “I Won $500 from a Contest on Facebook!”

Thanks! 🙂
I’m excited to start trading forex pero kinakabahan pa ko…
Baka ung prize ko maging bato na lang bigla…hehe

Better luck next time. There will be more to come.

Contests are very popular nowadays be it on fb or the website. Website owners do this for like their blog anniversary or website anniversary.

I wanted to post a contest for my blog’s 1st month but I don’t have a lot of followers/readers yet 🙂

I still have to work on the marketing side and hopefully I could have more followers soon.
I know it takes time. Plus patience and persistence…

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