Share Your Success Stories With Junk Mail

Calling on all Junk Mailers! It is that time again! You ask what time? I say “campaign time”! We want to hear from you why Junk Mail works for you. We want you to share your success stories while using Junk Mail with us.

Of course there will be something in it for you. We will be splitting it up in two categories; buyers and sellers.

Share your best Junk Mail success story with us regarding your buying and selling experience with Junk Mail and you could win.

Now you probably want to know “what prizes”? For the buyers; the buyer with the best success story will win a R1000 cash prize! You can use this money to find items that you really want on the Junk Mail site, or you can put it in your piggy bank and spend at a later stage.

Sellers and users that frequently place ads on Junk Mail trying to get rid of their things or just to make a quick buck or two; you will stand the chance to win a top listing for a week. This will give you extra exposure and will ensure that you sell your product even quicker (valued at R250).

The competition will run from the 8th of October until the 26th of October and winners will be announced on a weekly basis. Each week will have a winner, so if you don’t win the first week you can always share another story with us for the next week.

How to submit your success story.

You have the following two options. You can either submit your “Why Junk Mail works for me” story on our blog underneath this post or alternatively you can post it on our Facebook pages. [On the main page or on any of the regional pages.] We will select the best stories on a weekly basis and winners will be announced every Friday.

Be sure to have a look at the terms and conditions below regarding the rules and regulations for the competition and entries.

Get those stories ready and share with us why you think “Junk Mail works for me”. Stay tuned for more details.

Share your Success Stories Terms and Conditions

  1. This competition is open to all South Africans currently residing in South Africa.
  2. Only one success story per entry is allowed (but feel free to enter as many times as you want).
  3. Entries should not be longer than 2000 characters. Entries longer than 2000 characters will not be in consideration for the prize.
  4. In your success story you need to state whether you are a Buyer or a Seller.
  5. The winner will be announced at 13:00 every Friday on the Junk Mail Facebook page and the winner will be emailed to arrange prize pick-up. First announcement will be on the 12th October.
  6. The winner must be able to provide details so that the cash prize can be transferred or it can be collected from one of the Junk Mail regional offices. The winner will need a valid South African ID document in order to receive the prize.  No international deliveries will be made.
  7. If the winner does not respond to the news of his/her prize within 2 working days, then he/she forfeits the prize and there will be a re-draw and new winner announcement.
  8. Upon re-draw, the winner will follow the same points mentioned above.
  9. Competition not available to any director, member, partner, employee, agent, or consultant to the promoter, or is so linked to the supplier of the goods or services that are connected with the competition.
  10. The entrants acknowledge that Junk Mail Publishing accepts no responsibility for any harm, damage, illness or injury that may occur as a result claiming the prize.

Heinrich van den Worm

Head of Social and Media Strategist @AVATAR_ZA | Went barefoot for a year for charity | Not a guru | Compadre

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85 Responses

  1. Enrico says:


    I’m a volunteer worker, and give a lot of my time to a non-profit organization, providing disaster relief for many countries in Africa… I’ve been looking for a car for a while, but have not been able to afford anything decent. I looked on Junk Mail, and found a Jetta 3, 1994 model going for R30,000. Even though it was a bit expensive for me, I gave it a go. I went to look at it. I liked it, but was a little hesitant, and not keen as I knew I couldn’t afford it, and I hate trying to bargain someone down. So I told the guy I’d think about it and let him know if I could make a plan to come up with the cash. When the man found out what I did and how strapped for cash I was, he said he was planning on trading it in on a new VW anyway, and that he was only getting 15 on the trade in, but thought he’d try his luck on Junk Mail first… So he said if I give him 16 he’ll take it. I couldn’t believe it. I felt like my prayers had been answered. Though I know that Junk Mail also had a hand in things. SO I would like to take this opportunity to thank junk mail for the service they provide. If it wasn’t for them, I’d still be cycling everywhere.

    Regards – Enrico (BUYER)

  2. Jade says:

    Helllooo Junk Mail.

    This is my buyer success story. With the emphasis on SUCCESS. It was a HUGE SUCCESS. I started a fashion design course last year after matriculating. Part of the course was actual sewing, and I needed a sewing machine. I thought I’d check to see if I could find anything on Junk Mail before forking out tons of cash on something new. I found what I was looking for, made the call and discovered that the person stayed just around the corner from me. To my surprise she was one of the top fashion designers in SA. She asked if she could see some of my work. So I came back that afternoon with some of the dresses, jackets and hand-bags I had made and she was very impressed. She offered me a year’s free training in one of her design classes, with the option of working for her once I was finished. I jumped at the opportunity. After doing just 6months of classes this year, I started working for her. I’ve also had the privilege of conducting some of her design classes. I have also won 2 of the design competitions she has entered me in. And the sewing machine I bought is running like a dream, and worth its weight in gold.

    Thank you OH SO much Junk Mail. I could never have dreamed of having a career like this.


  3. Mark says:

    Good Morning

    I would firstly like to thank Junk Mail for the work they do, and service they provide.

    In 2005 I was looking in Junk Mail for a property to invest in, and also to use as a holiday house. I found someone who was selling a house in Port Alfred. It had magnificent sea views, and was very near to shops etc. I got it for a very good price as the family who stayed there urgently needed to move to JHB. So it was a great investment financially. It has also been a great holiday house for our family to go to, and has brought in good income from holiday makers renting it.

    The reason why this is a success story, is that my parents retired last year… So we had the perfect place for them. And they love the coast, even they had spent most of their lives in Pretoria. They are now settled down in beautiful area, which is safe and comfortable to stay. We also get to visit them in our favourite holiday destination. We now go down at least twice a year visit, and enjoy the place as well.

    All thanks goes to Junk Mail. Great Job guys 🙂

    Thx – Mark

  4. daniel says:

    i had a dream of buying car, but I did want to buy newone because I did have license. So I decided to look for it on Junk MNil, it took me few months looking for the one I like. I found a VW Golf Tenacity 2009 model with 17000 km. I am Greatful for Junk Mail. I know when looking for something where to look.

  5. Jade says:

    Hello Henno,

    I see on the facebook page that I won yesterdays competition. I am really happy about this. But I have not received confirmation of this via e-mail. I hope you have the correct address?

    Thank you so much 🙂


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