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Share Your January Wins

Sun, 2017-01-01 19:38 Competitions Blog RSS Feed

Hello everyone!  How is your week going, any nice wins to report?  Well here we are in a brand new comping year – happy 2017 everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year build up with your friends and family, and managed to get some good comping time in where possible too.  Christmas already feels like ages ago for me and he children even go back to school on Tuesday – mixed emotions as always but I think I am glad about it!

So, how were the advents for you?  Did you manage to win anything nice – big, small, instant wins, or nothing at all?  I know a lot of friends had mixed results from the advents this year – some winning incredibly well and often, and some winning absolutely nothing at all over the period.  As you may remember we were away in Lapland during the middle of December so I spent most of the month working and not really much time on comping this year – boo!  I did however manage to win five prizes during December, four of which were advent wins and all small!


  • £5 credit for Tombola, in their advent instant win
  • 2 x £5 voucher for Bobs Books, in their advent instant win
  • Bundle of goodies, from a local Taunton Facebook page’s advent comp
  • A Leapfrog Disney Frozen game, from their Facebook comp


As you can see I wasn’t a prolific advent comper at all this year, but I am happy with my wins.  I will use the Bobs Books vouchers to get some nice calendars and wall art and the bundle of goodies from the local page contained some treats such as chocolate, a diary, a useful tote bag and lots of lovely stationery.

2016 Hasn’t been a very consistent or successful one for me in terms of comping – way down on where it has been the last few years.  During 2015 I managed to win a total of 131 prizes with a combined value of £3,200, whereas in 2016 I only bagged 59 prizes with a combined total of approximately £900!  I know seasoned compers are winning waaaaaay more than me, and I blame my lack of success this year on too much work and too many holidays lol!

Let’s take a quick look at what some of our lovely members have been winning during December 2016:

Villagefox was, like most of us, busy during December but still managed to win lots of goodies including a gingerbread house kit from Jet2 on Twitter, a selection of DVDs from a  blog comp and a family pantomime ticket from a local comp!  Hamish666 had some lovely wins this month including a fabulous Scalextric set from the Win Christmas website and a children’s DVD and pop-up book from some blog comps, and Nikkiscottwins had a great prize win of a £250 Amazon Voucher from the #ChristmasCovered comp.  Mapleacorn started the month well by winning a £100 Boux Avenue gift card, leather wallets worth £160 and a manicure at a local salon, and then went on to win a nail care set, a selection of furniture and a Hotel Chocolat hamper to name but a few – what a fabulous haul, well done!  Szekeres101 had a good December too winning a £10 Cley Designs voucher and a £100 Wilko voucher, and Buddie continued their great winning streak of winning at least one prize every month for the whole of 2016 by winning an Um Bungo voucher in their Facebook comp!  AmandaH won a fabulous £500 Cadbury hamper from the Nisa Twitter comp, and Joan’s husband continued doing well by winning a luggage stand, cotton dressing gowns and £50 of healthy eating utensils.  Kayaaaa had a brilliant month winning such goodies as phones cases, a cocktail set, a Starbucks gift card, Amazon vouchers and an all-expenses paid trip to New Zealand – wowzas!  

So, what’s on your comping wish list for 2017?  Now is a good time to take stock of what you have won this year and get organised for what you would like to try and win next year.  For me I am still on the hunt for a holiday or short break win, as I don’t think we will be able to afford a summer holiday this year.  I am also keen to win prizes for my children’s birthday and Christmas too – My Little Pony, Harry Potter, Shopkins etc.  And of course cash is always a lovely thing to win, so I will continue to try and win some of that too!

Whatever you are trying to win, here at The PrizeFinder we are sure to have lots of competitions for it.  So enjoy the last of the New Year celebrations and any remaining annual leave you have before going back to work and then let’s all get this New Year off to a winning start! 

Let us know how you get on with January’s comps by commenting below with your wins.  Don’t forget to upload a photo of your wins too for a chance to win a £50 voucher here. 

I look forward to hopefully being able to share more of my own wins next month, and to reading all about yours! 

Happy comping everyone, and lots of Lucky dust to you all! 

Kirsty x

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Its always interesting to hear how many prizes people have bagged over the year. I won 35 prizes in 2016 with a combined total of £1500, not my best year but not the worst either, hoping for huge success this year.


Two wins for us so far this year - our eldest daughter scored the first hit by winning the local pub's guess the number of jelly beans in the jar competition - there were 1374 and she won them all! I have also won a cute sew your own dolly kit from a blog comp this morning - good luck everyone! x


Well I wasn't sure if my first year of comping was a fluke. I started in June and to date have won £2683 worth of prizes. Just booked my free return flight I won in Nov with Jet2 to Tenerife which will be great. Started the year off with a little win, some treats for my horse from equerry


Wow well done that's a great haul! Another win for me yesterday of a £170 Elizabeth Arden face serum from their advent comp on Instagram x


Had my first win of 2017, some Gilchrist and Soames toiletries from their London collection. Will make a nice gift for mothers day for my mum.

I also won my brother who is expecting his first child some baby products.


My first win today, I won some ready brek and playdough goodies through Mojo Mums, brilliant for my nephew


2016 was my first full year comping I've listed prizes but not valued them, I won roughly 55 items, most little things, but it all helps me feel I'm not wasting hours of my time chained to a PC.....


First wins of the year a book from the Goodreads giveaway and faux fur pom pom hat from Look magazine


I had my first win of the year - a case of Magners cider from Nisa Local on Twitter. I'm doing Dry January so I'll be saving this for February 1st :)


Congratulations to all you lucky people. I can't say the same for myself although I enter lots of comps I come across, but no luck in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 etc. All the wins pass me by and I've got so used to NOT winning, I would consider it a miracle if I did. So comping has become a hobby for me over the years spending my spare time with it. I'll keep you informed if a miracle happens! Happy New Year!


Not won a single thing since February 2016, quiet disheartening but I'm sticking with it and hoping 2017 will be a better year for me.


I've just received my first win of the year, a £100 Amazon gift card won from Capital Radio.


I won my first win of 2017 yesterday - a book called no baggage and a beach towel - really wanted to win this - was won on facebook !


Now it's my husbands turn for his first win for 2017 a Brotherhood DVD won from Hey U Guys.


Hi had my biggest win to date £250 Amazon voucher on the 3rd and that brought a ps4 that I had promised my kids all Christmas I'd win them better late than never lol


First win of the new year arrived early in the new year - Trumpety the noisy little elephant from Anchor butter! Just turned up! He always brings a smile.


Hello just received a phone call to say i have won Drama 7 competition on channel 5, a 3 night trip to Norway inc £500 & a bundle of DVD's!! well chuffed, entered by postcard too!!
Here's hoping this is a lucky start to the New Year.


Just won a Robinsons Squashed drink from Londis via Twitter - First win of the year. A small one but still a win! Yay <3


Another win for my husband a £50 Rombourt's Coffee Bundle. He doesn't drink much coffee so I'll just have make use of it.


First win of the year, a pet first aid kit.