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Meet Our Competition Winners
Read how we helped these lucky winners win their dream prizes. And if you'd like to read about the BEST EVER wins that PrizeFinder members have had, check out all the fabulous comments on this blog post!
The strange thing about comping (or luck) is that you can enter the same amount of competitions every month, sometimes you win, and sometimes you don't even get a silly prize. Thankfully, after a long dry spell, July turned out to be great, I've won 2 Ray Bans (Magners Blippar, J2O), headphones, Paco Rabanne perfume, picnic blanket, Sheen watch, Co-op picnic hamper + voucher, bottle of wine, sun-care products, sunglasshut voucher, iPod dock, flip flops, Costa travel goody bag, case of crisp, posh candles and an overnight stay in Essex. Wow, what a lucky month!
It's been a great year for me so far with lots of small and medium size wins. This has included lots of ticket wins including two tickets to the Isle of Wight festival in June. I won this from The Sun Perks and initially wasn't sure whether to go or not as it didn't include transport and I didn't have a tent. I decided I might never get this chance again and as a festival virgin at the age of 53 it was high time I made the effort, so we paid to have a tent erected in one of the glamping fields and ordered our ferry tickets. We had a great time and I am now a fully paid up festival goer. I returned to a Virgin Experience gift voucher win and recently won a weekend away on the Visit Dorset website. Travel prizes are definitely my favourite wins!
I have had a few wins in July, starting with the usual Pop Chips from Higgidy as many other have also won - well done all. Although I did not win the Miso Tasty comp they sent a link to claim a free pack of soup, for which my husband became the guinea pig (and he enjoyed it too). My best win this month was a Foster Grant Sunglasses 5 Style Bundle from Instyle Magazine which I hope will arrive any day now! However, the piece de resistance for me was the tickets to seats in the best box at Glyndebourne! (Won through Gardens Illustrated in May) Wow, what a night that was, dressed to the nines and opera in full flow. It was absolutely terrific and something that I could not afford to experience - unless I won it. Other July wins include two books from Goodreads, a pack of captive cables, This is Brazil - Cookbook, a bike seat cover and two mystery prizes from The Happy Egg Co, yet to arrive. All this is thanks to ThePrizefinder because without you guys I wouldn't have even entered the comps. You're great. Thank for the inspiration and help you always give.
My initial forays into comping were cut short last year after a month of very modest results when I injured my arm and the doctor placed my computer out of bounds. Six weeks ago I started again and things have been looking up! So far this month I've received a Higgedy quiche voucher, an England football shirt from Carpetright, a heated throw from Dreamland and, perhaps most surprisingly of all, a £20 voucher for the Giftwrapped & Gorgeous pin-to-win comp when the promoter decided also to give vouchers to runners-up, even though the comp was advertised as a single-prize comp. What's more, two other promoters have told me I've won prizes worth over £100, but until I hold them in my hands I'm too superstitious to believe it!
I have been comping now for about a year and a half and haven't won a dickie bird. I don't get very much chance with working full time and having a daughter to look after in the evenings but when she goes to bed I come on this site and try for about 20 competitions a day. I was starting to get a little disheartened when yesterday I checked my emails and had my very first congratulations email from Emmie Boutique to say I had won a £50 voucher for the boutique.
I was over the moon and this small win has spurred me on to carry on and not give up. Thank you PrizeFinder.
After a series of small wins, I won an England shirt for my hubby with personalisation! This was from a Carpetright competition and was only the runners up prize! When I first started comping, I was disillusioned as I never seemed to win anything, then the wins all seemed to come at once! I am holding out for a big win but this one is the best so far! He is pleased as punch about it!!!
I've had a good month, before I went on holiday I won an istrap for my bag and sun mousse. While I was away I found out I'd won a tooth whitening kit, a case of a Blue Nun, Echo Falls make up, 10kg of dried cat food, a Nivea set and a lovely cheese and ale hamper. I've also got some cards through the door for deliveries. I love surprises! With only an hour a day's internet on holiday I can't wait to start comping properly again!
July has been brilliant and it's not over yet! I've had my biggest win of the year, when my dog was crowned UK's Naughtiest Dog from a photo comp. I've included the photo here... I received £500 in vouchers for a store of my choice and £150 towards blinds as the competition was hosted by Direct Blinds.
I've also received some beautiful Daisy London earrings, a £50 voucher for Pizza Express, a die cast VW Campervan toy, a stunning colourful cushion, a Hairy Bikers cook book and a cocktail making kit.
Easily my best month so far of 2014! I'm posting my winning story a little early as I'm off to Indonesia with some of my students for a biodiversity research trip, working in the rainforests of Sulawesi.
Good luck everyone :) I hope the rest of July brings you lots of wins x