Share Your August Wins

Submitted by tpf_kirsty on Fri, 2014-08-01 07:29

Hello again everyone!  August already, how did that happen?  Have you had any summer highlights yet?  I have been enjoying all things outdoors mainly, including the start of the carnival season here on the Island – and now my daughter wants to join the Carnival Club when she goes back to school, so she can be of it next year haha.  It is also the start of Cowes week this weekend, and living right in the centre of Cowes, as a family we plan to embrace it fully – bound to be lots of lovely comps about to enter too!  Do let us know what you have been up to this month; we love to hear from you!

In terms of wins, July has been my best month this year so far – 23 wins, not too shabby!  Granted most of these have been little wins, but they all count towards the main total, and it is the little wins that keep us going sometimes, especially in this dry spells we all have.  For me, my monthly wins tend to start well, dry up towards the middle of the month and then pick back up towards the end.  A lot of my small wins were won through the Higgidy game this month – have you been having lots of fun with that one?  Here is a run down of some of my wins this month:

  • 3 items form the Higgidy catch a Quiche Game
  • 2 bottles of Boost from their instant win game on Facebook
  • £25 from the Walkers Deep Ridged on-pack promotion
  • Some Munchin squirty bath buddy toys from the DKL blog
  • A year’s subscription to Stew magazine for 8-12 year olds from the Serenity You blog
  • A bundle of CBeebeies magazines from their Facebook Friday comp
  • 3 items from the Bee Happy, Happy Egg instant win game, as yet unknown what they will be until they arrive!
  • Some Warburtons fruit and orange thins from their Friday Freebie Twitter comp

My favourite prizes were definitely the magazine subscription and the bundle of magazines – something for both my children in the same prize category - that’s quite a rare thing for me!  Usually I squirrel prizes away anyway, but then it is difficult to bring out a prize for one child, if the other doesn’t have an equal one.  This month I was able to bring both out at the same time, and for both children to be equally happy – hurrah!

Anyway, enough about me, let’s see what everyone else has been winning this month!  Lots of us have had little wins from the Higgidy game this month, including shaunaaajb, Dragongirl1985 and Hesperus, lauralove broke her dry spell of about 6 months by winning a year’s subscription to Yours magazine, goatinaboat had a lovely twitter win of a family pass to Peppa Pig World, Xxme2uxx had some lovely wins this month including a Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Polo Shirt from Asda and a mattress topper from Marie Claire, frilly_tilly won a pair of tickets to the prestigious Whiskey Show worth £99 each, kslade beat the odds of 4, yes 4, entries in a local shopping centre comp to win a haircut and finish and laura44v  had a brilliant win courtesy of her dog Yodie, who was chosen as the UK’s naughtiest dog in the Direct Blinds chomp.  She scooped the top prize of £500 retail vouchers and £150 towards blinds, brilliant!

I think the honour of “competition none of us ever think we will win” prize goes to Lish2013 this month, who actually managed to win on the Biscuiteers game, Spin the Ginger!  She won a spotty, dotty gingerbread man – I have been playing this game for, it seems, forever so it is great to see people actually win on it, yay!   I think one of my favourite, impressive wins I read about this month must be densy winning the Argos Father’s Day Den competition – consisting of a shed, flat screen TV, recliner chair, rug, cushion, Kindle, Xbox 1 and dart board!  I love it when our members win really big, what a great haul, well done!

Let us all know how you get on with August’s comps by commenting below with your wins.  Don’t forget to upload a photo of your wins too for a chance to win a £50 voucher here

I look forward to hopefully being able to share more of my own wins next month, and to reading all about yours!  Happy comping everyone, lots of Lucky Dust to you all!

Kirsty x


Submitted by tpf_kirsty on Tue, 2014-08-19 19:32


Hi don't be disheartened, comping sometime goes like this. How many coms would you say you do? We advise around 100 a day as being a good number to start seeing results, and to wait about 3 months from comping at this level before you are likely to see wins. I find I have the best luck with twitter comps if I enter within the last hour or so - promoters sometimes don't keep track very well of all their entries, and sometimes pick winners from the most recent. Have yu made sure you are sharing any FB comps publically, and not just with friends, so the promoter can see it. Are you checking on Social Searcher and on google for your name, to make sure you aren't missing any wins? Do you do any creative comps? They are usually lower entry and have a better chance of winning.
Kirsty x

Submitted by jeanette1 on Thu, 2014-08-21 14:31


Hi All, I've never posted before, but would like to offer some encouragement to junkbox121. Just keep plodding on and one day the email or phone call will come.
My wins this month.
2 items from the Happy Egg.
1 quiche from Higgidy
Dolce Gusto coffee machine and 2 large boxes of After Eights from After Eight.

Aw glad one of our members won one of their prizes! They are a local business to me in Cowes, and their products are gorgeous! I won a hand painted tea-light holder jar last night on a multi-page facebook comp xx

I figured they must be local to you from reading your posts on here :) my cousin is due with her first baby any day now, really good timing as I've built up a fair few baby wins to give to her and her husband x

Submitted by joan on Tue, 2014-08-26 19:00


Just received a WEM from Goodtoknow I've won a mixed case of Blue Nun wine, and my husband has just won a DAB revival radio from Roberts Radios website. First wins this month, better late than never.

Submitted by BarbaraEllen on Wed, 2014-08-27 11:48


Pair of Premium tickets for Luna Cinema showing Breakfast at Tiffany's at Lulworth Castle, tonight.
Premium ticket includes use of directors chair, drink from the bar and a goody bag from Benefit. Fingers crossed for the weather tonight!

Submitted by BarbaraEllen on Wed, 2014-08-27 16:40


Another set of tickets for the Cinema at Lulworth Castle this time, on Thursday evening for Mamma Mia. I am thinking I must be the only entrant for these tickets at Lulworth as its quite remote.

Submitted by tpf_kirsty on Thu, 2014-08-28 11:21


Wow well done guys. Love end of month wins. I've just won £40 fancy dress vouchers, will get an outfit each for my girls for Xmas xx

Submitted by gorts17 on Thu, 2014-08-28 14:34


oooo a couple more prizes arrived today, no email or letter, first the postman brought me a dog travel pack then a big white van turned up with 2 fisher price toys worth £20 each, that's 4 prizes that have turned up this month in total for me without explanation yippppeeeeeee :)

Submitted by gorts17 on Fri, 2014-08-29 11:20


Oooooo another 3 fisher price toys arrived this morning my bundle included 5 toys worth £120 in total after putting my name and prize in Google I found out this is from Baby Expert woooooohooooo x x x

Submitted by tpf_kirsty on Sun, 2014-08-31 20:34


Wow well done guys, loving the end of month wins! I won 2 of the Rubicon backpacks on their instant and another Models Own make up set to finish off the month lol xx