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So my best man for my upcoming wedding has been comping for years with his wife and had always told me to have a go. I finally relented last year and started doing some Twitter competitions, I got a pair of tickets to a fashion show but apart from that didn't get any wins so gave up feeling a bit disheartened. I decided to give it another go about a month and a half ago and all of a sudden my luck seems to have changed! I first won a bottle of flavoured vodka, quickly followed by a pulled pork rub - not too shabby I thought. I then managed to win a steam cleaner, a 40" smart TV and a £100 voucher for a outdoor clothing company, all within the space of a couple of weeks. I couldn't believe it, Lady Luck seems to be smiling down on me at the moment.
I've always loved comping since I started 4 years ago and have had some good wins, averaging about 25 per year, however after all my efforts in December and in the advents I hadn't won anything. Then January came around and I thought my luck would be in, but again I didn't win anything for the whole month. I had considered taking a break as I wasn't winning but decided to keep entering everyday, then in early February I had a winning email informing me I had won tickets and a tip to the BAFTA's! I am a film student so couldn't have won a better prize, it included:
-London hotel accommodation at The Strand Palace Hotel
-Dinner at Bedford & Strand restaurant
-Access to Red Carpet viewing area at Covent Garden.
-Two tickets to the EE British Academy Film Awards
This is the best prize I have ever won as it was really a once in a lifetime, money can't buy experience - we even made it onto the news coverage if the red carpet! Sadly I don't know where I won it from as I entered every BAFTA competition I could find and the email did not mention the company. Keep comping if you are having a dry spell, you never know what amazing prize would be round the corner!
(I couldn't decide which photo to use so went with my blurry close up of Leonardo DiCaprio)
back in November last yr i entered the dettol xfactor comp to try to win tickets for the final which was over 2 days sat/sun i won but these were for the sat and my friend wanted them for the sunday, I offered the tickets to fellow comping friends and made a draw for the winner another friend enjoyed the show and i thought no more of it until january i recieved a letter saying i had won a 40 inch tv and ps4 from the competition i forgot all about these additional prizes but was chuffed the day the tv and ps4 arrived. now ive lost my partner to gaming, but i believe it was karma paying me back..
When I was announced as a winner on Toby Toymaster fb page last week, it was incredible knowing that I won my little boy's dream prize, Butch the dinosaur. However, when the prize arrived, I almost cried when I discovered other amazing goodies they sent us with the prize. Incredible!
I am a big fan of technology, gadgets and ideas. So, whenever I see a chance to use my tech ideas to win prizes, I jump at the chance. I regularly search Twitter using the keywords such as 'win idea,' 'innovation competition' and 'win tech'.
In December, I entered an idea for a contest run by Orange (the telecommunications company). They wanted ideas on how to combat climate change. So, I entered an idea that combined an app and a small-scale module called a hydroponic for people to produce their own food (vegetables and fish). The logic being that if people could produce their own food close to their homes less fuel would be spent transporting food and it would be better for the environment.
My idea was one of the top ideas and I won a weather station for my Dad. He now knows what the weather is like outside before he even steps out of bed.
January has been a quiet month for me, which only means I'm in for a bumper February. ...Right?
Still, I did have a few wins:
☆ Olive It! Cookbook.
☆ Signed photos of Chad Mendes and Urijah Faber from Made4Fighters.
☆ We, The Watched by Adam Bender from Goodreads.
☆ Scarf from Design House of Berry.
☆ Gull by Glenn Patterson from Goodreads.
☆ Dead Secret by Ava McCarthy from Goodreads.
☆ Free samples of dog food, perfume and sanitary towels!
☆ Flash by Tim Tigner from Goodreads.
☆ Rise From Darkness by Kristian Hall from Goodreads.
I won £50 worth of UkAnatomicals smellies on Twitter and was very happy to receive a box of goodies very soon after from them, including balms, shower gels, shampoo, body lotion, face masks, sleep eye mask, and so on... I think it was the whole range! Only trouble was, some of the packaging had quite saucy wording on it and had to be censored from my kids- I'll donate those bottles to the local food bank. My daughter brought a friend home that day and I let them split the rest between them- you should have seen their eyes light up! My daughters friend had never heard of anyone winning a competition but my daughter wasn't surprised at all! Anyway they are very nice toiletries with unusual fragrances and I would recommend them, speedy delivery of my prize too!
Covonia ran a comp a while back to create an alternative Covonia ad! I got stuck in as I love all video based competitions. The prize was £1000 and to be the voice of the Covonia ad! And I won!!!! I couldn't believe it. I had to travel to studios in London and put my voice on the ad which aired on TV!!! The money came in very handy too!!!! Covoooonia!