Di in the Daily Express

Submitted by SuperluckyDi on Tue, 2012-01-31 11:16

Have you seen my interview in the Daily Express today? Along with fellow compers Christine and Jenny, I'm telling my comping story - and giving a few tips on how to win prizes:

• Keep an eye out for on-pack promotions while doing the weekly shop
• Sign up to Facebook and Twitter - most big brands run comps on their Facebook page
• Try your hand at recipe, photo, blog or tiebreaker competitions - they don't have many entries so you have a great chance of winning!
• Visit www.theprizefinder.com. It lists hundreds of online competitions to save you the effort of having to find them
• Concentrate on competitions offering the prizes you'd really love to win rather than trying to enter everything
• Involve the family in your hobby. There are loads of fun competitions for kids on the internet


The photoshoot was a nightmare - the photographer kept asking me to get out more prizes. And more prizes. And even MORE prizes! I'm glad my son wasn't there to cause a riot with all that Butterkist...

I hope that the article is inspiring to those of you who are new to comping - it proves with a bit of work you really can win those biggies!

You can read the interview on the Daily Express website or on page 29 of today's paper.


Submitted by DWNB01 on Tue, 2012-01-31 12:56


When I feel urgh. I can't be bothered, I read these stories, and carry on! This morning I took delivery of a Sun Jar! Yay! Not sure where I won it from, but delighted!

Di - do you enter the type of comps, where you are led to "tick our promotions, while we validate your entry", I always avoid these ones.... I thought they were spam generating ones.

What on earth is a Sun Jar? Well done!

I don't do many of the survey ones at all; I just find them too time-consuming and although I hear of winners from the sites, they do get a lot of entries. I'd much rather concentrate on the more fun skill-based or Facebook comps where you know fewer people will be entering!

Submitted by lil_devil on Wed, 2012-02-01 11:24


Do you actually keep all your wins? There seems to be alot of stuff in the photo. I tend to give a lot of mine away. My family love it cos they get alot of freebies.

Submitted by SuperluckyDi on Wed, 2012-02-01 13:31


I don't keep all my prizes, no - I often give prizes away to family and friends, and to charity raffles. Most of the prizes in the photo aren't new - Ry's playing with all those toys, I use the handbags, wear the shoes, and keep all the cooking bits in their boxes! The only real new prize there is the DVD player which we gave to mother-in-law the following day. And I hold on to most of the cleaning products and dish them out to family members when they're running low!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2012-02-09 12:07


I had been on sick leave for 6 weeks after having surgery on my hand. I found this website by chance & decided I may as well enter some comps to pass the time. Over a weekend I entered nearly 300 comps & do you know what I didn't win one single thing.I have done at least 30 per day since & still haven't won a thing.I reckon I must be the unluckiest person in the world

Submitted by SuperluckyDi on Thu, 2012-02-09 20:03

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)


Don't give up yet! It can take months for your first prize to arrive! You could always try Facebook for comps too - you get quick results on there as some comps only last a matter of hours!