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It's been a strange month comping wise...First, postie brought: a knitting kit from Shreddies knitting nannas (I can't knit!) then a lovely children's book from Yeo Valley (my toddler was chuffed) then out of the blue, excuse the pun, a tiny smurf character. Love the randomness of it all! Here's to another comping month, good luck everyone :)
I've been entering competitions for 6 months since having a slipped disc with a few small wins so far.
My husband and I were busy planning next years holiday to Kos for our wedding anniversary. We couldn't decide whether to splash out on a room upgrade when the post arrived with a cheque for £1,000 from Magic radio station!
Needless to say its all inclusive with an upgrade room now!
It's been well worth all the typing and proves it really does pay off to use Theprizefinder.com
After a sad September (no wins at all) October began with a win from Lets Knit Magazine. Ten 100g balls of Aran wool worth £47.50. As I knit constantly (in a futile bid to stop me reaching for a glass of wine or junk food!) this was a lovely start to the month.
The Body Shop then came up with a bottle of their new perfume White Musk Smoky Rose.
After reading Di's advice to try the comps needing skill I entered a competition on The Crafty Dwarf's Facebook page to win a bracelet of my own design. I choose the crystals for their health giving properties and their colours - and I won!
I love the ease of entering and tracking the competitions on ThePrizefinder and I have a whole new month to go at!
I have been regularly comping since the end of July and when I started I didn't expect to win anything! However since then I found ThePrizefinder and have won:
2 nights' stay in Devon for 2 people including 3 course meals and breakfast.
1 night Novotel win
Case of ginger grouse alcoholic ginger beer
£10 Topshop voucher
2 x Sweet and low tote bags
Customized Heinz salad cream lunch box
Oxo pineapple slicer
Special K cereal and chewy bars
Now TV box
Many smaller wins
And today's win which I almost missed when checking my inbox, a sweater package from ATW clothing!
Definitely the best hobby, nothing beats the buzz of a winning email!
October was a very slow month for me but I still got a few little wins. I won a dark Kitkat from Love Brands on Facebook, an LED light bulb came through from MagicFreebies spinner, a self tanner came through from the same and I also got a bath book through from Matey. The bath book has come in very useful so far for baby’s bathtime so I’m quite pleased with that one.
I've entered a few effort comps with photos etc lately for a change of luck. I've really enjoyed the challenge, thinking of what to enter and getting out and about too in search of a good pic, so I won't be at all disappointed if nothing comes of my efforts. I am looking forward to seeing the results of some of those comps and hopefully I can be the one back here telling you I've won one of them :)
I've been comping for nearly ten years and have won some really amazing prizes, including a holiday to Benidorm staying in Europe's tallest hotel; £2,500 of lifestyle prizes from REAL magazine, £2,000 of the most popular toys from Bauer Radio and a year's supply of Imperial shower gel to name a few. This has meant that I've been able to treat family and friends to lots of lovely things.
I prefer creative comps where an amount of skills or imagination is required, because it's fun - and can be an ideal way to spend your time on a rainy day!
The photo here is my entry for a competition with Yorkshire tea to win a kettle and a year's supply of teabags (I'm a real tea jenny, so this was an ideal prize for me!) As you can see, my kettle was broken and I was unable to make a brew, hence the sad look! This entry won me a runner's up prize of a year's supply of tea, so I was over the moon!
Comping really is a worthwhile hobby in which the whole family can get involved and enjoy the prizes when they roll in!
Back in the summer we tried to book a holiday cottage at our favourite garden, Aberglasny Gardens in Wales, so that we could meet up with relatives holidaying in the area but the cottages were booked so we had to look elsewhere.
When our daughter arrived home she discovered she had won a week’s holiday in one of the cottages. Being unable to take the week offered she asked if we could use it instead and the organisers agreed. Last month we had a wonderful week there despite some indifferent weather. Free access to the gardens was part of the deal.
Now this month over just two days I started to win back something in return. A cookery book on one day was followed up by a state of the art blender and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Monopoly game the next. Then yesterday a box of posh chocs arrived to round off the package. I do love the give and take that comping allows. Always worth checking that some family member will be able to take advantage of any wins though.
A really great win that arrived just in time for Halloween! I won a party set 'witch' included (ha, see what I did there!) fancy dress, face paints, scary eye patches, table decorations, a huge cauldron and balloons! My children loved it and we had our own little party complete with our pumpkin!