Hello everyone! How was your week, any nice wins to report? Can you believe we are in April already? It is officially spring, the clocks have gone forward and the promise of summer isn’t far behind. If you have little ones are they off for the Easter holidays and have you managed to get any comping done with them home? I find it very hard to juggle everything with the kiddos off school, but we muddle through.
March was more or less an unmitigated failure in terms of prize wins for me – just four to report for me over the last month – let’s take a look at my meager winnings:
- A box of Macarons, as a runners’ up prize from the #MacaronManicure photo competition
- A £25 John Lewis voucher, from a Twitter party
- A giant bubble making wand, from a Twitter party
- A Crabbies ginger beer glass, from their instant win comp
Looking back at my prizes I really can’t complain. I love winning prizes for the girls and who doesn’t love winning vouchers. I have quite a good success rate with Twitter parties, having won four prizes from that means so far this year, so if you haven’t taken part in one yet why not have a go.
Enough about me in any case, let’s see what some of our lovely members have been winning during March 2016:
Benthebrindle had some instant wins this month including a football on the Walkers-on pack competition and a soup mug and can from Crosse & Blackwell, and Sloopy123 told us of their fab wins this month of a pizza voucher, a Sanctuary Spa hamper, some shower gel and a Bergans jacket worth £299 – fabulous! Laura44v had another great month over March racking up such lovely wins as a bridal shower stationery package, a set of gold kitchen utensils worth £65 and a bundle of tights. VillageFox returned after a few weeks off in March and managed to win a mega blocks first builder bundle, some books, a soup mug and can, 2 x a £25 shopping vouchers and some Fisher Price toys. Hamish666 may not have felt he had a prolific comping month but some curry paste is def better (and taster) than nothing along with some reading glasses and movie premier tickets, Prodigal won some tights and a tie and Wifey1815 had a great first week of comping bagging herself a soup mug and can. Dig76’s daughter was no doubt pleased with the bundle of books they won, and although kayaaaa had a busy month she still managed to win a vintage style clutch bag and a coffee machine with biscuits and a rugby ball. After a dry spell Gillz broke the drought in March by winging herself two places on a cooking course and Goatinaboat broke their drought too by having a surprise package of Pip Ahoy goodies turn up from a children’s website.
Hazy1221 proved that it doesn’t matter how long your dry spell has been or how much mojo you have lot there is always the possibility of a big win just round the corner. After getting frustrated with a few years of minimal prizes she has over the last month managed to win tickets for Jackie the Musical and then a bike in a slogan competition on Facebook – something she was thinking of buying, which she now doesn’t have to, well done!
I saw several winners winning compression tights this month – it may sound a bit of an unglamorous prize, but at £30 each they were definitely not a cheap prize - well done all!
My fave winning story this month comes from Phoenix who is a brand new comper, only starting during March. However after only three weeks of comping they managed to bag themselves a blood pressure monitor and a bundle of health goodies from Yours magazine! That is a really lovely way to start your comping hobby, and I hope to see you post lots more wins in the coming months!
Let us know how you get on with April’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!
kicked of this month wins with a basic watch worth £20 and X2 tickets to GROOVE FESTIVAL 2016 VIP!!!! worth £150 each!! Ammmmmmaaazzzzing start to April.
Hi I haven't won anything for two months. I'm interested to know how long each day you guys spend entering competitions?
I spend a couple of hours each day and whenever I have free time! its worth it :)
im having a long lean spell myself ,not won a thing since December
First win in a couple of years, as I've not been active but just got two tickets to see Jeff Lynnes ELO worth £95 each!
so far in APRIL ...
x2 VIP tickets to groovefest MALTA £150 each
BARBOUR Seafarer bag in an instagram competition RRP £90
Black dice digital watch RRP £20
what are twitter parties and how do I find them anyone????
Check out my blog here love. If you would like to follow me on twitter @kirstygreer I can tag you in when one is on x http://www.theprizefinder.com/blog/2015/10/15/how-twitter-parties
2 instant wins today , a football and tickets to an exclusive olly Murs party including travel and hotel .
what instant wins were they from?
I've won a home security camera through my family club worth £130, pleased with this one, got pooped on by a bird this morning so must bring you luck like they say :o)
hi I love reading everyones wins and hope it will spur me on ,this is the longest lean spell ive had ,ive not won anything since December .
won a barbour seafarer bag on instagram ! RRP £90
also a watch !
Oh np please bring back old categories for Holidays and Short Breaks
Sorry about that, the gremlins got in, should all be back now! x
Had my first win of April - £25 clothing voucher from a shop with some of the most gorgeous items I've seen. Also received a bluray boxset today, one part of a prize from the end of March. :D
2 wins this week. Monday's email was from Delicious Magazine and I won The Martian on DVD and it turned up the following day (very good film it was too!). Then another email arrived on Thursday from Kallikids and I've won a child's personalised clock. I got to choose blue or pink and which name I'd like on there. Can't wait to see what it looks like!
x2 more wins ! ::
Wanderbra through @wanderbra twitter ! got to chose my own colour! RRP £36
FAMILY ticket to AirKix MANCHESTER (Got to chose venue) - for up to 5 people , 10 rides ! - worth £189.99
Well after a very, very lean period, have a weekend away in Margate this weekend from The Guardian, includes train travel from London, dinner at the new Turner Contemporary Art Centre and a night in a highly rates b&b. Then another e-mail, have won a pair of return flights to Tel Aviv, and as husband has always wanted to visit Jerusalem, we shall take this offer up later in the year. Fingers crossed for a third win. I normally concentrate on the holidays and and short breaks first, and last year won a Glamping weekend with BMW and the year before a week in a cottage in Cornwall with Cornish Gems.
Scottish beef comp win which included apron,chopping board,cook book happy days indeed
I've won a Fitbit Flex with Simply Health on Facebook :)
My comping has been hindered this month by painfully slow Wi-Fi whilst on holiday. My son is happy as prizes so far won this month can be for him!
- 3D Magic Dough Kit from University games (Twitter)
- Batman V Superman action figure from Argos
- Wabbit and Scooby Doo DVDs from Cartoon Network
Huuuuuuggee chocolate hamper! :D
Yesterday was a lucky day:
- A Peppa Pig Weebles toy from UKMumsTV twitter party
- A family ticket to the Geronimo Festival from HodgePodgeDays blog
- T-shirt from the Walkers crisps promotional packs (currently won 14 t-shirts and 1 sharing bowl - my son is desperate for a football :( - must find more promotional packs!)
I won a cross stitch patten from cross stitch gold and some pokemon toys from nine to three thirty blog
First win of the month, a memory foam pillow from ideal world Facebook comp happy days.
x2 more wins !
brand new shoes (my choice) from dorothey perkins twitter comp ! - #DPShoefie ! - had to take a selfie of shoes in there store.
WEllbeing kit from instagram competition RRP £32
Late start for me, first win this year, however it's a biggie.
Won a Capital Radio Comp. Trip to LA 4 nights in Luxury 4 star hotel, trip to studios where Walking was filmed and $250 spending money to boot.
I haven't been doing much comping other than the odd like and share on Facebook recently. For some reason tonight I googled my name as a winner and found I had won a Facebook comp in Feb. Just messaged the page and they said I have won 2 CDs which they will now post out next week. Chuffed to bits!
Only one prize so far this month, a pyrex casserole dish from Colmans, there were 2,000 to giveaway, so the odds of winning were good!
I won £220 worth of toys from Kiddy Charts blog, well pleased with this one