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WIN a £50 Amazon voucher!

Thu, 2012-09-13 21:17 Competitions Blog RSS Feed

Here's a great new competition especially for registered PrizeFinder members – you could win a £50 Amazon voucher just by telling us about the BEST prize you've ever won in a competition!

I'll start by telling you about my best ever prize - it was a VW Beetle which I won in a slogan competition way back in 2002. I'd only been entering 'purchase necessary' tiebreaker competitions for a couple of years and this was a BIG purchase – to enter, you had to buy a Zanussi washing machine and send off a copy of your receipt with the entry form. As if by magic, my ten year old washer actually broke down a few days after I spotted the competition - I took that as a sign I should enter and bought the washer on a year's interest free credit. I spent ages on my slogan which I must admit, wasn't one of my best efforts – but you never know what the judges are looking for!

"I like to wash my clothes in a Zanussi because…
From winter woolies to skimpy underwear,
Zanussi technology is programmed to care"

…and a couple of months later I got the Winning Telephone Call from Electrolux to say I'd won the car! I was over the moon - I'd always wanted a Beetle, and even when they made me sit on a washing machine outside my local Currys store for the local newspaper photographer I didn't mind.


I've won lots of amazing prizes since then, but I really loved that car - it will take an incredible prize to top that!

And so - now we want to hear about YOUR best prize. It might be the most valuable prize you've won, or a proper money-can't-buy experience. Maybe it was a toy that your child really wanted - or was your very first prize the most special? Leave a comment here on this blog post telling us what the prize was and what made it so special, and one winner will be chosen at random to win a £50 Amazon voucher.

Your comment won't appear here immediately as we have moderation set up on the blog, but as long as it's received before 12 midnight on Sunday 30 September 2012 it will count!

Terms and Conditions

1. Open to UK residents aged 18 or over
2. Entrants must be registered PrizeFinder users and logged in to their account – anonymous comments won't be included in the draw
3. Only one entry per person
4. The winner will be chosen at random.
5. The closing date is 30th September 2012.
6. Entrants will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date and the £50 Amazon voucher will be sent via email

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I only starting comping a year ago. Not longer after I started I entered a Twitter competition run by I had to compose a short rhyme (not really one of my strong points!). I was very surprised to win a £50 gift voucher for their website.

I kept hold of the voucher, not really sure what I wanted to spend it on. After a few months I found out that one of the gifts they sold was a 'Meet the Red Pandas' experience. Not only that, but there was a 2-for-1 offer on the experience so my husband could come along as well. We are both huge Red Panda fans & never dreamed of being able to get the chance to feed & touch these gorgeous creatures.


ive been comping nearly a year now starting in november last year ive had some fantastic wins but the best win to date is six weeks after comping in december i won a £500 mini break to manchester from jacobs creek it included 5* hotel stay for 1 night,travel expensis and £100 voucher meal at simon rimmers resteraunt me and my husband had the best break ever hope to win another like it xx


Ha ha! I would love to have seen that - what a great WTC!


I won £6000 from ITV's Dickinson's Real Deal, which came in handy when my roof finally gave up the ghost about a week later! Full re-roof cost me £3500 so I had a bit left to buy a swanky new Iphone 4s and a few nice bits n bobs for the Mrs. Not bad considering I have never even seen Dickinson's Real Deal!

Of course, a £50 Amazon voucher from would make the £6000 pale into insignificance....


Cheeky! :D


Nice to know someone has actually won Dickinsons Real Deal, I do those every day with maximum entries so good to here that someone can win. I have done an entry for £10k today!

I never watch it either!


Good luck! This is a reallllllly old blog post lol x


First competition you win is always a memorable one, and mine was especially so as it was £10k holiday for Sandals in Jamaica with The Sun in 2006! Amazing holiday and spent the whole time asking what we needed to pay for - answer of course was nothing but was hard to get used to! Since then I've been a keen comper but haven't won anything to even begin to compare with that 1st win - oh well, carry on comping as you never know what's round the corner......!!


Wow, now THAT's a great first win! I won a trip to Sandals but was in the early stages of pregnancy - so I couldn't take advantage of all that free booze!

renee hayes

when i started comping, within four weeks i'd won an xbox 360 with a years xbox live etc and that was it, i was hooked. Within the next twelve months i have been lucky enough to win with regular competition entries, facebook comps and instant win prizes. So far i have won three fruit bushes, a jamie oliver cookbook, tickets to a show, £50 of bridal underwear, an xbox game that just randomly arrived with a congratulations letter- i still have no idea who from?! lol. Most recently i have won an oven glove, some cheese and some flip flops. There are no small prizes people- just motivation to carry on and wait for the big win that i just know will come. Keep comping people! :)


Wow, I've never been to a film premiere! It's definitely on my prize wishlist!

liz fearnley

i only started entering competitions back in january this year. when my dad got rushed to hospital i stayed by his side every day and night till he passed away on the 12th feb . when i wasnt at his side i felt i needed something to take my mind off him being so poorly .so found i could enter competition via facebook etc . got my 1st win 3 days after he passed away (to me it was a sign from dad to carry on entering comps , as he loved to enter them before he had Alzheimer) so i now enter in memory of dad .
my best win to me was a competition to win a wooden bangle and had to say what words would the winner have lazered onto it . i chose "dad gone but never forgotten 12/02/12" and yes i won it and was totally over the moon with it as i wearing it in memory of my dad every day . also find that its a comfort to me knowing he near me . the bracelet is worth only £10 but to me will always be my bestest win as its not the cost of the bracelet as to me no prize will ever compare to my dad memory bracelet cos its very personal to me and there is no other like it liz x


I won my highest value prize today!! An IPad! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the email header line, thought it was one of those spam emails but no this was the real thing. I've only been comping about 9 monts but have made lots of friends and really enjoy the sense of community. I love the way everyone is so happy for everyone else's wins!! I won a total of 35 prizes in August, lots of perfume, toiletries and chocolates, all very much appreciated. This week started with a £75 cash win and ended with the iPad. I'm a very happy lady at the moment.


And so you should be! You're doing really well - keep it up!


Since the event of 9/11 my teenage son had wanted to visit ground zero. We both got that chance last year when I won two return flight tickets to New York. Feeling slightly guilty about leaving my husband at home for a week, I was delighted to find that I had won two VIP tickets to the British Motorcycle GP at Silverstone which I promptly gave to hubby. That turned out to be the best prize I have ever won because he was so chuffed - and it enabled my son and I to enjoy our trip!


How lovely! I took my mum to NY once too, she kept crying the whole time about how wonderful it was!!!


The best prize I've ever won was my wedding in the Bahamas this May. The prize included travel & accomodation for me, my husband to be and two witnesses. It included wedding rings and the dress, and the complete wedding package on the beach including a rehearsal dinner the night before and a 3 course meal on the evening of the wedding, champagne, flowers and cake.
We paid for our 5 children to come and we had the best time ever. The hotel let our children and my mother in law & our witnesses two children have the reception meals at no extra cost and they threw in all inclusive for us too which was a bonus! We also had two 5 course meals at two of the most exclusive restaurants on the island, including cocktails and entertainment. Our wedding day was fabulous, we were given our own videographer who made the perfect wedding video for us. We were treated like royalty and felt like VIP's the whole time. It was an experience that we will never forget


Mine has to be going to the World Cup Final in Paris in 1998. France won the World Cup and the whole of Paris was alive with excitement. We spent three days in Paris VIP everything from first class travel on Eurostar to best seats for the final. Amazing experience which I won with Gillette. It was a purchase then spot the ball entry form comp.


In the mid eighties I won a trip to Paris courtesy of Asda Restaurants & Douwe Egberts orange juice. The flight was on Concorde and we flew out over the Atlantic before going Super Booming Sonic down to the Bay of Biscay before landing in Paris. Sadly with the demise of Concorde this prize is now unrepeatable,,,,,


Many years ive been entering competition, not had much luck this year but my favourite prize i won was last year near to christmas was 500 pound voucher at my favourite clothes shop new look. With winning it near christmas time i waited for the sales and got double of everything!! Still have some money left over so ill be doing the same this year!!


Another lovely story - although I bet Thunder Mountain was a shock!!


My best prize was in 2010 and was the Ultimate Ticket from Bauer Radio. It consisted of tickets to the World Cup Final in Johannesburg, tickets to Strictly Come Dancing Final, tickets to the Mens Final at Wimbledon and an invitation to Sports Relief Night at the BBC where I was briefly on the tele ! Everything came with transport and accomodation, we had a week in Johannesburg but extended the holiday for another week in Capetown. 2011 was very boring after that win !!


Wow - I bet you couldn't believe your luck! It's great to hear of TV winners!


I started doing competitions about 15 years ago, way before the internet was so popular! Back in 1998 I won a holiday to Portugal with an entry form competition in Thomas Cook magazine, me and my boyfriend (now hubby) flew to Portugal and collected a hire car and then we drove across Portugal staying at three different Pousadas, which are a bit like our National Trust properties. It was a wonderful holiday!


I remember when you posted this win on the Compers News forum Geoff - what a dream prize!


I list comping, now, as the top of my hobbies. I am lucky enough to have won many prizes from books, to days out, holidays and much, much more...
But by far my most favourite prize was from the Daily Mail and was a trip to Mauritius for 2. Beachcomber holidays who had run the competition with the Daily Mail were AWESOME and for a really good deal (which we paid extra for) they allowed us to take all 4 of our children along with us. We swam with dolphins in the sea, snorkelled and we were treated like Royalty! We are back to our usual camping holidays again now, but we feel very priveleged to have had the opportunity to visit a country which we would not ordinarily have had the chance to visit. I am also fortunate to have a family who support my hobby, because I have 4 children, juggle 2 part time jobs and look after my poorly Mother-in-law, so I tend to grab 5 minutes here and there to enter online what I can. When I first started comping it was all postcard and entry form entries - these days I do them all online!


You must have such a busy life, but how amazing to take your kids on an adventure like that - an excellent win!


I have not been comping very long but I have to say I am torn between 2 wins which I got on the same day I won a Tresor Paris Bracelet of my choice & a Estee Lauder Lipstick with any name of my choosing engraved on it. I know these are not big wins compared to some but my lipstick is a talking point when I am out as it is so unusual & I just adore my bracelet.


Absolute doddle this one. A week's all-inclusive tour or the Maya ruins, canals and cities etc for two on Mexico's Cancun peninsula, all flights also included.
With the release of the DVD, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2009, I think) the prize was offered by Paramount (again, I think). Somehow I won! I was, though, at the time very unwell and asked the promoters if my wife could take our 10 year old daughter with her. Unfortunately not but they sent her the DVD as a consolation for not going. So my wife and cousin went instead.
A week of total peace! ;o)


Unlimited alcohol and you never spent a penny?!! ;-)