Hello everyone! How is your week going, any nice wins to report? A very happy New Year to you all – can you believe it is 2016 already! I am not entirely sure where the last twelve months have gone, but they have disappeared in a whirlwind of work, comps, school, camping, tae kwondo, swimming and all manner of lovely things! How did you fare with the December comps and more specifically the advents? In between a lot of working, school carol concerts and other social commitments I managed to comp enough to win myself 12 prizes during December, which I am really pleased about! Let’s take a look at what I won (when I say “we” my husband did win one or two of these lol)
- An In The Night Garden Calendar, from their advent comp
- A pair of Mickey Mouse earrings, from a facebook comp
- A £20 M&S voucher, from the Zoflora Facebook instant win
- A personalised photo canvas, from the Photobox advent comp
- A Sudocrem prize, from their Facebook game (not been delivered yet so not sure what it is!)
- Several Krispy Kreme BOGOF and free prizes, from their Facebook advent game
- A family ticket to Paulton’s Park, from the Southampton Airport advent
- A £100 Hobbycraft voucher, from a Twitter party
- A £50 PizzaExpress voucher, from the Ramada advent comp
- A Star Wars cushion, from the Character Facebook advent
- A chocolate hamper, from the Oasis advent
- A bottle of champagne, from a twitter comp
So, as you can see I was actually pretty lucky during the advents this year, even though I didn’t enter anywhere near as many as I could have done. By the time I settled down in the evenings I didn’t have much get up and go to get up and get anything done! Overall for 2015 I managed to win a total of 130 prizes, totalling just over £3,000. This is actually a little bit down on last year, but I have been working more and the children have been busier too. I know a lot of people have won an awful lot more than me this year, but it just goes to show what can be done even with a full time job, a family business to help run and two busy daughters!
Anyway enough about me, let’s see how everyone else got on during December 2015
Laura44v had a great month winning such lovely prizes as a £100 ASDA voucher, a crafting kit, a Daz bundle, a personalised cushion, a set of baby bath products and a very posh filled baby changing bag worth over £500 – some great wins there Laura! Despite it being a busy time of year with two little ones xxme2uxx racked up some brilliant prizes during December including an In The Night Garden play table, a shot roulette game, a cake pop bundle and maker, a £75 gadget hamper and lots of other great goodies! VillageFox had a good month too winning themselves some great prizes including a visit to Santa locally, sunglasses or shoes, Miffy skittles, a Champneys gift set, a Mr Tumble bundle and a Sylvanian Families Christmas set amongst other things – some very happy little ones in your family I bet! Hamish666 had a lovely win of £100 of Star Wars toys from Match magazine, Kslade won a great family trip to Lapland UK, clarkehouse won a bottle of CK perfume and adilee won an Amazon Fire stick – some fab prizes! Prodigal won some lovely things this month too including tickets for Exhibitionism at the Saatchi Gallery, a chiropractic treatment worth £106 and a gym towel, and Joan returned from holiday to find a surprise win of a globe bowl aquarium!
I think the biggest let down during the advent comps this year has to be the Marks & Spencer Pass the Parcel competition. Every year we all get excited about this fast moving, easy to play advent competition, and usually we all manage to win some nice little bits from it – usually chocolates or some small accessories etc. However this year the competition only seemed to run for around about a week, and was offering lots more discount code prizes rather than actual, physical prizes. This meant that a lot of us missed out on winning anything at all – me included. All I got was a few 10% off codes, but nothing I would call a prize. Must try harder M&S, here’s hoping next year’s comp is a better one!
I think my favourite prize this month was won by bobngina who managed to bag themselves a brand, spanking new washing machine! By entering the web entry competition from Real Homes magazine they are now the proud owner of a Hoover washing machine which retails at £699 – what a fantastic early Christmas present that must have been!
So there we are, that should be enough to get you spurred on to win lots more lovely prizes during 2015. And don’t forget our annual Lucky New Year competition started today, so why not pop along to the main blog page and get involved!
Let us all know how you get on with January’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, and lots of Lucky dust to you all!
Over the Christmas period I won one of the Pandora charms from Beadazzle (Advent), A 'surprise' prize from Hellermanntyton (Advent) which hasn't arrived yet, a baseball cap from Aerosaurus (Advent), a DVD Bundle from Yours magazine (Advent), some books (one of which I don't know who it came from) and a case of porridge from Dorset Cereals (Spin to win). A lovely December for me.
I won two £15 vouchers to spend in M&S with their pass the parcel game - I was so chuffed! Paid for the kids' Christmas PJs. Also won a £100 Moda in Pelle voucher, and a £100 Dunelm Mill gift card. Oh, and James Martin's 'Sweet' and a massive bundle of baking and roasting tins. It was a good month!
Well, I didn't think I had won much but a fair amount of prizes turned up in December:
Digital subscription to The Telegraph;
Aunt Bessie's hamper (for once we had gravy granules, we always forget these);
A Snoopy wristband;
A single Ariel liquitab(!), wrapped in bright green paper and looking very Christmassy;
A Hallowee'en Fright Night hamper which went off to be my brother's Christmas present;
A heat changing colour mug from Mitsubishi on Twitter (you had to make A++ out of something and send a photo; I used grapes;
A box of Personalised mince pies from Waitrose (Twitter);
6 x £5 cheques from KELLOGGS (had a right fight to get these, eventually after writing letter of complaint they sent me on envelope with 6 cheques in it)
£10 Amazon voucher (J20 Blippar comp);
Some Anchor butter from their Christmas comp
2 Cineworld tickets
I did also have ONE advent win but I don't count things as prizes until they are actually in my hand!
A small win today a Sparks & Embers DVD and the Cinema poster of the movie. This prize was won on the Absolute Radio prize draw competitions.
First prize of the year has arrived in my inbox. A bottle of wine via the Virgin Red app!
A small prize to start year a vimto hot cuddle set
A lovely blog win via 'Babes about Town' of a child's reindeer bath towel worth £34.99.
Surprise win arrived this morning. Expensive shampoo worth £28 from House & Garden . A lovely start to the new year.
I won a slim fast 7 day starter pack on their Twitter party yesterday, also won a braun thermometer on Twitter worth £43.
A snoopy prize and a blippar win 12 bottles of juice burst 3rd win on that.
In the first nine days of January I have won:
- a Bakerday letter box cake (Twitter) in their Christmas quiz
- The bear who went boo! by David Walliams (World Book Day)
- MAM breastfeeding and sterilising set worth £100 (At Home Magazine) - perfect for my friend who is having twins any day now!
Day two delicious advent , top of the range food processer £199
Well done everyone! I finally have some wins to report - a 6 months subscription to Little Passports from Primary Tomes and I won FreeCheeseFriday with Wyke Farms on Twitter x
I won from Esprit £170 to spend on the site- from their advent comp. YES FREE CLOTHES!
My only win for January so far... a paperback book from a blog competition. Can't complain, looks like a decent one! :D
Well done to all the winners! I just started entering competitions late last year. Got a lovely email earlier this week to say I have win two tickets to Thriller Live in the West End from Delia Online. Really chuffed and motivated to keep on entering competitions!
What a great first win, well done and let's hope it is the start of a winning streak1 x
Mug & Tin of Soup from Instant win with Tesco and Crosse & Blackwell. Won last week and delivered this morning.
Well done - I keep tying but not managed a win yet. I only hope that every failed entry counts in the grand prize draw!
Thanks I won after about 3 or 4 goes. Unfortunately its only one per household so I do not get to try again.
BarbraEllen - Asda are now doing the same competition so you can try your luck there too! Still no luck for me though!
Thanks for the tip villagefox. Its a consolation that if you do not win a daily prize you have a greater chance of the main prize. Keep trying.
A Tasty snacks hamper and book from Ten Acre and cheshire life magazine A craft kit from sew magazine Also a case of 9 bars i won on the Advents has just turned up
Won a Teletubbies toy on today's Twitter party with UkMumstv. Stashing that away until someone's 1st birthday in August!
I had a lovely surprise cheque from That's life magazine for £100, i religiously do the magazines via post. Great start to the new comping year. Good luck everyone, heres to lots of wins for us pf members.
It's been an almost dry January for prizes for me, but my husband has just won a DVD of Dr Blakes Mysteries in a Saga facebook comp. I hope this is the start of many more wins.
I've had a couple more wins:
- a bundle of supernatural novels (Twitter)
- a Kiekls gift set (twitter)
I keep trying the Tesco soup giveaway but have not won as yet!
Won a mountain bike on Twitter from an Argos competition. You had to tweet and tell them "what item do you need to enjoy the big year of sport?" You could choose anything, so I said a bike and I won, and they delivered via fast track, so I received it the same day I won it. Quickest prize turnover ever!!
A instant win on the Hilton hotel game £25 voucher towards a night stay .
I won a weekend in London with all drinks and food paid for, even had train tickets, tube tickets and bus tickets included. The hotel was £324 for 1 night, all together about £1000 prize. Won it thru Covent Garden soup. Even a TV in the bath!!!