- Right before the specified time, open a web page of the exact time.
- Click 'submit' about 4-9 seconds (though it fluctuates about 3 seconds), before the specified time, watching the exact time as you do so.
These tips will increase your chances of winning. The trick is to submit your entry before and not after the specified time. When thousands of readers click the 'submit' button as their clocks change, the server becomes extremely slow and your entry will be entered late even though you tried to submit it at the correct time. It is a lot like trying to win a radio station contest; everyone is calling in so you have to get lucky if you want to get in yourself. The time to enter early fluctuates, but the trick has helped me score numerous prizes from Allure.