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I could not believe my eyes when I saw three matches!
I blinked for a while as, with this game it seemed impossible after trying for a long while.
Anyway to my surprise I matched 3 Gingerbread people on the daily, Spin the Ginger game hosted by Biscuiteers!
The prize was 'A Spotty Dotty Gingerbread', not so giant but cute. (As shown in the picture). I was not sure whether to eat her but I gave in and started on the leg, tasted good.
Happy times :)
Been a quiet few months, not won much in ages ... but yet not really been trying started a new job which really is a win in itself. After years of being made redundant it's nice to be working again. But now I am in a routine I have found a few hours a few times a week to get my comping mojo working and I have a few things .... thanks to ThePrizefinder. Ice-cream maker, Raybans from J2O, A VHS to DVD converter and some vouchers for Tesco .... so fingers crossed I get a few nice wins next month.
I love entering competitions and occasionally win. Back in May I entered a competition run by Your Source Today to win a Cook Italian Hamper as my daughter loves Italian food. So you can understand how pleased we were when I got an email on the 2nd July to say I had won. Brilliant!!!
Well, we still await our prize...so here is a picture of our win theoretically! Just wanted to warn other compers not to get excited until you actually receive it. Your Source Today has been trying to get it honoured by Cook Italian, but all I've heard is it is nearly ready to send...
Finally this month I have won some John Lewis vouchers! I've been trying to win them for over a year as I love John Lewis and I want to buy some nice kitchen things for my new home (when we get it!). This was a Victoria Plumb Facebook draw so no effort at all!
With effort comps, I've found Twitter to be the best source of prizes yet again this month winning some Gatwick shopping vouchers, Ryman stationery and some Raybans. The best prize was probably first class train tickets anywhere on the east coast route. No cool stories or interesting photos for this month's winner's story but it has been a very good and extremely lucky month of lovely prizes!
I just got a phone call last week from the Key Store to say I have won limited edition Steven Gerrard football boots. They are being custom made to my size and choice of stud and will take 6 weeks to come, absolutely delighted as I've only been on ThePrizefinder for two months and I didn't expect to actually win anything.
I entered a daily competition on Facebook to win various jewellery pieces from Swarovski that The Saturdays had been pictured wearing. I didn't even look at the main prize, I was so set on winning Frankie's gorgeous earrings! Then I received a call to say I'd won the grand prize, a meet and greet with the band in London and £1000 to spend on Swarovski jewellery!! I actually had to double-check that it was real because I thought I was being had! But nope, a month later my friend Steph and I were in Swarovski's flagship store meeting The Saturdays (who were lovely!) and between us we spent every penny of that £1000 buying Christmas and birthday presents for everyone - as well as a few cheeky pieces for ourselves ;)
Only had a few wins in July, but how special are the prizes that you really want? I've won sun products from Jason Organic Range and Institut Esthederm Products. But by far my favourite was tickets to see my favourite band Linkin Park in November - hence the emails in the photos (prizes for 2 wins still to be sent). Last time Linkin Park toured in England, I actually won a meet and greet with them and that was the start of my comping days! I'd never won anything in my life before then and I thought out of all those thousands of people, you just never know if you don't enter. I consider them to be my lucky omen! Thanks one happy comper!
Last August, I won a 7 night MSC cruise simply by submitting my e-mail address to Condé Nast Traveller magazine. Having a year to take my prize, I chose to go in June around this Western Mediterranean to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. We had a fabulous week staying in the Yacht Club which only had 70 cabins and exclusive decks, pools and restaurants. This was much appreciated as the cruise had 4,000 passengers.
Waiting at Genoa airport to return home, we got chatting to Alan Fairfax from Silver Travel Advisor (a similar forum to Trip Advisor but who also provide personal advice for ‘mature’ travellers). He encouraged me to use the forum and post reviews to win prizes. I wrote a review of the cruise and was delighted to find it had won a July review of the day: my prize a lovely guide to wild flowers of Britain and Europe.