I know that anything is a privilege and not a right, but does anyone else think that the 'Competitions' page on Bit-Tech has just become a page with links to a set of data-mining websites using a tenuous offer of a prize to hook people in for cold marketing? Todays page consists of: £1500 of Tesco gift vouchers - by giving Scottish Power permission to pester you to change supplier. £75 Amazon voucher - in exchange for taking a 30 day trial with LoveFilm Blackberry Curve - by registering with uSwitch and inviting email spam iPad2 - sponsored by Renault Insurance Direct, doesn't actually say you're signing up to be pestered by them with quotes, but a likely outcome PS3 and Renegade Ops - the exception so far. Doesn't seem to be ablatant data miner like the others. Hooray! 10% of your next Dell - if you agree to be pestered by their newsletters (10% off - what a rubbish prize) Silverstone racing and Senna DVD - as for PS3 and Renegade Ops. Hooray! £200 Amazon voucher - if you order pay as you go sims from O2 (what a waste of sims) £500 Play voucher - by agreeing that Maximiles can pester you with spam £1000 gym equipment - a clear and unashamed data mine Laser eye surgery - As the Silverstone (but what a bizarre prize) Bose Station - as per £1500 Tesco vouchers Andy Pad - what competitions should be about; generating interest and publicity for a new product. Not mass-harvesting names, phone numbers and email addresses. The Bit-Tech competitions have become more and more about this, to the point where I usually don't even bother to check the page anymore, as it's nothing to do with promoting a new product or giving some lucky reader or long time subscriber a chance of a 'thank you' - it's just a way for Dennis to sell customer data to other companies. Eugh. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth.