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Is it true you are selling the site. What happens if you don’t get a buyer is it going to shut down?
Hi Maggie this is a third party system which I was trialing but seems very glitchy so I’m going to withdraw it for now and replace it with something else when I get chance. Thanks for trying it and so sorry it messed up!
🦋Hazel, it’s not as if it’s your fault it messed up, I understand that obviously you need to get the revenue to enable prizes to be paid out and it’s such a shame that there was problems with the third party system. No doubt you’ll find another bigger and better way to get the revenue you need. I’m looking forward to trying all the new things you put on FBL. 😀🦋
6 days out!
Happy birthday to todays winner (hope they’re not too busy celebrating to check!)
2 years and 1 day out!
Thank you for everyone’s kind wishes and sorry for not updating the site the last couple of days, I’ve been unwell. Draws will run as normal from tomorrow. Sorry for the missed draws everyone.
Sorry to hear you’ve not been well Hazel. Hope you’ll soon be fully recovered xx
Hope you’re feeling better now
Haze, please take as long as you need to recover. We’re not going anywhere and your health is far more important than an update or Draw etc. 😊I know you want to keep the site going but to come back before you’re in a completely tip top healthy condition could do you more harm than good. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say that. Get well soon ! 😊🤗💐🍇xx
I’m glad was nothing too serious. I hope you’re feelin much better now x
Thank you liverpoolgirl, just very tired! xx
wish you better x
Still not updating?
I hope everything is ok, as I know her son was in hospital a few months ago and that’s why the site wasn’t updated back then.
Thank you purplevamp, I just had a horrid sick bug. Draws will be back to normal tomorrow.
Ooh, nasty. Glad you’re feeling better. 🙂
Exactly what I was thinking 🙁
Yet another free lottery site in trouble maybe!?
I hope not!
Missed draws due to sickness sorry, however Adsense have noted one violation against my account so let’s hope it’s not the beginning of the end for FBL as well. I know a few others have been badly affected.
I agree with liverpoolgirl. The results showing at 19.30 on 8th June are still for 7th June
Nobody else has commented about this, so maybe this is a problem with my phone? Today is 8th June but yesterday’s results are still showing. Is this just me or is anyone else having this problem?
sames. makes me wonder if they are in a different time zone
I don’t think so, I get the impression that Hazel is in the UK.
Yes I’m in the UK, a couple of draws were missed due to sickness, sorry, but all back to normal as of tomorrow (Sunday).
No not just you, I suspect the draws haven’t been run today. I didn’t get the reminder email either.
I hope that Hazel and kids are ok. It’s unusual that Hazel doesn’t comment when something is wrong, so I sincerely hope there hasn’t been an emergency.
Same here showing 7th June.
I can’t see todays result
only 30 yrs out!same day,same month!!😕
I’ve just seen it to Maggie. I was trying toto find the chat page on here as the golden ticket takes you to a page that says oops page cannot be found
Absolutely gutted that Lucky Phone has closed its doors today thanks to Google !! RATS they are ( Google ) not giving a proper explanation as to why they are no longer supporting Lucky Phone with their ads. 😡
4 days away! Gutted haha
I just double checked, and my birth YEAR hasn’t been drawn yet on either draw!!!
This year I meant to say!
Thanks for my winnings just received x
You’re welcome Lisa, only didn’t pay it out sooner in case the other winner claimed 🙂 x
Oh my goodness, I won!! Thank you very, very much freebirthdaylottery. I have just claimed xx
You’re very welcome 🙂 I’ve paid out your prize, congratulations xx
Thank you very much again, you really have just made my day x
Aww that’s lovely to hear and made me smile, thanks jrhymer I’m glad xx
Hi Admin, I never write comments on sites but on this occasion I have made an exception as I think Amanda has got a real cheek ranting at you. I for one appreciate sites like this and the hardwork that goes into it. So please don’t even bother with negativity like that and keep up the great job. Xx
Aww thank you Jennifer, I really appreciate the positive words xx
The site is first and foremost a lottery to see if your birthdate is drawn out. Anything else on the site is a nice bonus from time to time. This also happens a on other sites where people forget the main purpose of the site. I for one am grateful for everything you do, Hazel. Best of luck in the new job x
Thank you liverpoolgirl, that was a lovely comment to read and I really appreciate your kind words 🙂 xx
I appreciate the effort you have put into the site as I am sure the majority of the regular members do. I think people forget that this is free and they feel a bit entitled. It does take hardly any time to check and it is fun. The competitions are also fun but completely understand that these are not always possible. So thank you for taking the time to run this site 🙂 just wanted you to know we’re not all ungrateful for the work you do!
Aww thanks Sarah, I appreciate you taking the time to write such a kind comment – it was lovely to read 🙂
Just wanted to add my thoughts on this. I really appreciate your site Hazel. Like others have said, It’s fun and free and personally I love seeing that happy little penguin picture every day. People can be so negative about things, please keep the site going and ignore those who run it down. Only positive penguin persons allowed here. P.S. Good luck in your new job, I don’t know how you fit it all in.
Thank you Julie – “positive penguin persons only” haha I like that 🙂 Thanks for the cheerful comment. It has been really nice to see that the site is appreciated and my efforts aren’t wasted after all. My job is going well thank you, starting to settle in now so hopefully it won’t be long before I can get the comps back up and running – for positive penguin persons only, of course! 😉
Close the door on your way out, more chances for the rest of us if it’s too much trouble for you to spend a few seconds checking……
One day out!
what time does the date change ?
The draws take place at 11am.
I don’t want to complain as it’s free and I think you’re generally doing a great job with all the extra competitions, but it’s the 3rd time in 3 months that 21/09/1994 has been drawn and nobody’s claimed. I know that random draw means you could basically have the same birthday everyday but you might want to consider removing inactive accounts or at least the ones that didn’t claim multiple times to give others a chance. Thanks
I agree, I have to remove people manually that are inactive which is very time-consuming so until I find a way to ‘clean’ the database automatically, I can only do it twice a year or so. Also the missed claims do give me chance to recoup revenue; if every prize was claimed it wouldn’t cover it. I will try to work on all this though.
So near yet so far i need 27/3/66
Hi, i have now completed the Android App. Thanks to all those who gave me feedback. Its currently available via the below link until Hazel puts a permanent link up.
In the mean time i’ll try to get out an iPhone one also if users are happy with this one.
Thank you for adding the refresh as I requested. Makes it a lot easier to use now.
Hi, you’re welcome. Hope it works OK.
Hi Ravi, having probs with the app again I’m afraid. Haven’t been getting notifications as before, but when I login it says there’s an update but I’ve tried downloading different days, different times and even different networks but always says file is corrupt and won’t update?
Hi, sorry didn’t see your message. Any luck? If not you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you the file directly. Ravi
Yay! It’s mine. Thank you, (:
Congrats, I’ve paid out your prize 🙂
SOOO CLOSE.. except mines 27/05/92 😩
I did not realise that it cost you money to send all of the emails out. I have your sites on bookmark so I no longer need the reminder email. I hope this saves you some money x
Thank you Lynda xx
I check daily so I don’t need an email reminder either if it saves you money.
Yay, thank you for my win yesterday, a great Easter treat 🙂
You’re welcome, well done 🙂
Not mine today, keep trying
I’ve installed the app and set a notification on my android, I’ll see how it goes…
Thanks. If you could let me know if the app itself is ok to use. Hopefully the reminder is working now. If not please let me know.
Thanks. I agree the ads are excessive. Its supposed to be one ad per session. I’ll fix it foe the update.
Regarding the annoying video ads, I forgot to switch them to no video/sound. I’ll do that today.
Don’t be put off for a month -:) I’ll be updating the app tomorrow. So if you could try it again and this also test the updating of the app.
Thanks for your feedback, its appreciated.
No probs. I usually check around midday so I’ll wait until Monday to check via the app. We all need a lie in on Sundays so I wouldn’t expect the changes to have been made by midday! Thanks for your swift reply.
You’re not wrong, I had my Sunday easter lie in 🙂 I updated the adverts, they should only be images, plus only one per session, so when it asks to update please do. Hope its better.
Hi Ravi, the app works perfectly! The reminder worked, and there were only 2 ads – one immediately on opening the app and one when I went to comps page. Both were silent though and easy click out of. You’ve done a great job, I’m sure Hazel will thrilled!
Thanks! Should only be one advert per session though. So will fix it. Also, as Jan as suggested, the icon in the notification isn’t really visible as its so small, so will change it to just the penguin.
Hopefully it will be OK for Hazel add a link to it by the end of the week.
Thanks for all your feedback, its much appreciated!
Hi Ravi, just to let you know that I’m still getting 2 ads (in the same places as yesterday). It doesn’t really bother me, but it may bother others.
One thing though, the X to close the ads is very close to the reminder icon so is awkward to access. Is it possible to move the icon, maybe to the bottom right so that the page still looks symmetrical?
Yeo. Will move it. Have to put it bottom left or under the email icon though, as the web page has a icon at the bottom right sometime to go to the top of the page.
No the reminder works without logging in. You shouldn’t have to log in again once logged in. This would only happen if you clear the app data via your phone setting.
I hope its not caused by the updating the app. I’ll look into it.
To be honest, if the web page is faster your better off using that, its just on some phone the browser in the app is quicker than the phone one, so it depends on whats easier/faster for you.
Thanks for the feedback.
Hi everyone, I’m just adding a comment so everyone knows Ravi’s comment is genuine. It would really help FBL out if anyone is able to do this. Thanks 🙂
Only a few days out!
Nine years out exactly 🙁
2 years off exactly!! 1992 🙁
I’ve won!!! Thank you
please delete me from the email reminder.
You’re not subscribed as far as I can tell?
just get’s better and better this website – well done 🙂
You can delete me from the email reminder too! x
I have a suggestion for the website…get rid of the thumbs down sign…Luckyphone only have the thank you or reply and there are very rarely any negative comments and this will be more beneficial for anyone suffering from mental health issues, IMO and keep it fun x
I check everyday too and even if I do forget to check, wen I open browser its there lol so you can take me off the Email to save money too 🙂
You’re a star Amanda, thank you 🙂
Hi, I don’t need the reminder either. I’m not always able to check, but I do check when I’m able to.
Thanks Ben 🙂
Hi there. First of all thanks for a great site and opportunity. I just wanted to check if the daily email reminders have stopped as I have not received any since Friday? I used Gmail and also check spam daily and they have not gone in there. Thank you.
Hi Wendy, thanks for the nice feedback. There was a notice in the last few weeks’ emails asking people to confirm they want to continue receiving reminders, as it costs a fortune to send them out and more than half were being ignored. It sounds like you still want them so I’ll opt you back in manually. Thanks.
hi can you take me off it to please i check when i can ive got it saved as bookmark x
Thanks Sophie x
I didn’t realise that it cost you money to send the emails. I have my own system for remembering to check so I no longer need the reminder email. I hope this saves you some money x
Aww bless you liverpoolgirl, that’s really thoughtful of you – I have to buy them sort of in bulk, so that’s why I needed to cut down. They’re worth the cost if it helps people to check the site, but around 2,500 emails were being ignored! 😮 xx
I don’t remember the email either and i don’t need the reminder either as i check everyday anyway ☺ x
Thanks vey much. I do not remember reading that in an email but thanks for adding me back in, much appreciated.
how do i get in the survey draw?
As long as you have a birthdate in your profile you’re automatically entered every day 🙂
Hi, would it be possible to reintroduce the link to the survey date, and the link from the survey draw to the comps? Thank you x
Hi liverpoolgirl, I had other feedback that the pages were too ‘busy’ and it was hard to see the draw results because of the other links around it. Does the menu not show up for you? The blue menu should have direct links to the draws and comps in one click. Please let me know x
You’re automatically entered into it, you just need to click onto the link and check it the same way as you check the the Birthdate draw x
Yes, the menu does show, but it was so much easier having the link directly below. Just my preference. x
I found having the link easier too. I find myself clicking the wrong things in the menu x
Ok, I’ve put them back, thanks for the feedback guys x
Thank you so much x
my year but not my day and month
Thank you so much for my win last Thursday – very surprised! Speedy payment too! 🙂
You’re welcome Emily 🙂
Just back from holiday where the wifi was provided by TalkTalk who blocked access to freebirthdaylottery, classifying it as GAMBLING!! So I had to check the site (when I could get a signal) on my mobile phone. That was so slow and difficult to do that I’m relieved to be back home using my own BT wifi again. I hope someone can put TalkTalk straight that FBL is NOT gambling, just a lovely fun website.
I check every day no problem and I am with Talk Talk. Must be down to your own settings.
That’s a good point Speedmaster, TalkTalk include a parental control thing as part of their package don’t they – I think you either have to disable it or add certain sites to a whitelist.
Hi, yes – it was the parental control but, as it was a holiday cottage, I wasn’t the account holder so couldn’t change the settings.
Hi Aileen, sorry to hear you had such trouble accessing the site while you were away! Hope you had a lovely holiday. Don’t get me started on TalkTalk, lol, used to be a customer and all I will say is never again!! Good to have you back properly! 🙂
Why was my post took down? Others have posted their links. Maybe not all in one go but I thought by doing it in one post, it would be better than loads ofor different posts…..surely ?!!!
twice that date has come out fairly recent and 1 day out for mines 16th, boohoo
new to the site so excuse me if this has been covered. site looks great by the way. i looked at the previous winners page and it seems as though no one claims. is that because everyone is automatically entered but everyone doesn’t check the site? if so then couldn’t you change it so that you have to click to play every day and then choose the winners from the people that have actually entered?
Hi Blake, glad you like the site. There are some lotteries where you click to play, but changing my site to that would be a complete overhaul of the whole format, although I do see where you’re coming from. If you read my comment further down, you can see how I have plans in relation to the lack of claims.