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Following a poor result from this year's advent calendars, I had a wonderful end to 2013 when Christmas came early for me with lots of fabulous December wins - several books, iTunes vouchers, a crate of ale, festival tickets and third prize in a photo competition with eFRAME in which I won a £50 voucher!
Best of all, I had entered a random draw with Saks Hair and Beauty UK and won their star prize, a pink GHD straighteners set.
I have made a New Year resolution to enter more effort competitions in 2014 which are great fun even if I don't win as the preparation and photography involved is what I really love about this hobby. It is also wonderful to see all the other entries into well run competitions where the camaraderie is fantastic!
As we all know, comping takes a lot of time and patience....and to those that say 'Aren't you lucky?' well er no I'm not!!!
WOW, I had an amazing time comping in 2013 and the advents have been fantastic. I started putting in more hours comping in Sept 2013 and since then have won more than 2K in wins!!
I've always wanted a 40" TV but no way I could ever afford one, but in December I won an iPad Air which I sold on to a friend who had always wanted one but also could not afford the £500 to buy one. So I sold it to them for a reasonable amount, I got my 40" TV and they got the iPad they'd always wanted. I also won a Nikon camera and lens kit. I am into photography so this win really has given me what I need to start 2014 with a new hobby.
My goal for 2014 is to win an Xbox one, and any wedding items I can win as I've been engaged for 3 years and can't afford to get married. Comping I have learnt can make your dreams come true!
I have had a great year winning lots of lovely things, from a mushroom grater to a luxury spa day and lots of lovely things in between.
We have had lots of family days out, meals out, theatre trips and short breaks that we would not have been able to afford otherwise.
Christmas was made easier as I was lucky to win a Collection Cosmetics box, full of make-up and skincare, ideal for my daughter.
My most recent win has been a lovely wicker basket containing 4 handcrafted wine glasses which I won from Kettle Chips.
Here's to another great winning year!
Well December brought me my most wins yet starting off small and getting better as the month went on, here are a list of my prizes
1. Mini bottle of shampoo
2. Raisens in a draw string raisen bag
3. Snow man and the snow dog DVD
4. Basket ball bath toy (advent com )
5. Statement necklace from next
6. £200 vouchers, £50 for Aldi, M&S, Go Outdoors and Pure Gym
So a great month, and a great incentive to carry on comping in the
New Year. Good luck for 2014 everyone. x x
Months ago our young son entered a Disney competition by designing an Easter Card. He was lucky enough to win a family ticket to Disney on Ice! Then he had to wait several months till we could go to the O2 Arena for Disney on Ice (all the waiting was rather difficult for a 5 year old).
But it was well worth the wait....we'd done some internet research re: parking and souvenirs. And with free parking, some Mickey/Minnie mouse ears from the internet, and some snacks from the local supermarket, we had the most amazing day. We simply couldn't afford the prices of parking and £8/9 for popcorn/candy floss.
The Show was amazing and the whole family enjoyed it. It was our young son's first show...so Thank You to Disney on Ice, and my teenage daughter is never to old for a Disney show. With Snow White and the Dwarfs, Seeing Mickey and Minnie, Cinderella and the ugly stepsisters, and Rapunzel dancing with Prince Charming being some of our favourite moments.
I posted that I had a bit of beginners luck a few weeks ago and my luck has kept on going :)
Since then I've won;
Portable North Pole Package
Pack Of Peanuts
2 x Championship Boxing Tickets
2 For 1 Sea life Centre Voucher
Elasticiser by Phillip Kingsley
Full Lulu Kennedy Hair Meets Wardrobe Collection (pictured)
Breathless on DVD
The DVD just turned up in the post it was a lovely surprise! :)
I've spread my good luck it seems to some friends who are currently serving in Afghanistan who have taken up comping when they have some free time and one has just won an iPad :D
I've had an excellent month of wins, but am possibly the only member to have been entirely unlucky in the advent comps!
This month I've been lucky enough to receive a beautiful bunch of flowers, some sheepskin slippers (which I now seem to be surgically attached to), a Ted Baker iPad case, some luxury olive oil, a £50 John Lewis voucher and an £80 hamper of Divine chocolate.
I've also had some smaller goodies including a sea monkeys gift set, some beauty products and a breastfeeding set.
My family know me well and on Christmas day when they asked how many of the presents I'd actually paid for, I replied very proudly 'only one!'. I love being able to treat my family to gifts I know they will love and that would normally be way out of my price range. Plus a chocolate hamper to share just tops it!
I always look forward to Advents as they are usually fun and full of stocking fillers. Soon into the Advents I won a Heinz tea towel in a metal Ketchup Tin.
Thinking this was a good start to the advents I went on and entered all I could including a photo competition for American Express.
No wins for many days then out of the blue. "Congratulations!
You are a winner in the 12 Faces of Christmas bonus game, brought to you by American Express® Gift Cards.
Please email ... to claim your American Express® Gift cards, worth £1000."
A GRAND ADVENT..