Hello everyone! How was your week, any nice wins to report? Well here we are in May, and meant to be in deepest spring, although it has felt more like a very long winter here on the Island the last month! I had tried to pack the girls’ winter coats and tights away several times, but I keep having to get them out! Here’s hoping May is the start of some warmer weather for us all! April wasn’t a great month for me prize-wise, as I have been very busy getting ready to move house, as well as working and school/family engagements. I did manage to win five smallish prizes though, and here is a run down:
- A Haribo tote-bag, from their instant win gam
- A pint glass, from the Brakspear instant win game
- A bundle of Dan & Phil foodies, for my daughter from Top of The Pops Magazine
- A Ravensburger jigsaw, from Cuddles Magazine on Facebook
- A Disney Junior DVD, from the Disney Junior Facebook party
As you can see I have had a few nice little wins, two of which were from instant win competitions. Even if I am really pushed for time I always try and do at least the instant win comps, as well as any holiday or short break competitions as a bare minimum. My daughter was thrilled when the Dan & Phil goodies turned up; as it was a surprise package we didn’t know we had won.
Enough about my wins in any case, let’s see what some of our lovely members have been winning during April
Kayaaaa has had another prolific winning month bagging herself such lovely prizes as a pair of tickets to Groove Festival in Malta, a Barbour beach bag, a digital watch, a Wonderbra, a pair of shoes and a bundle of stationery goodies to name but a few – phew, well done! VillageFox had a slow start to her comping month, but made up for it by winning a 3D Magic Dough kit, some Batman V Superman action figures, some kids’ DVD and a Project MK2 doll amongst other things! Prince_huggy broke a dry spell by winning tickets to see Jeff Lynne’s ELO worth 95 each, and KSlade had some luck with the instant wins securing herself a football and tickets to see Olly Murs at an intimate gig. Hamish666 managed to win a security camera from MyFamilyClub worth £130 and a cross stich pattern, and Falkor won a £25 clothing voucher and a blu-ray box set. Pinkscatty had a lovely win from The Guardian of a weekend stay in London including rail travel, overnight stay and dinner at the new Turner Contemporary Art Centre, and paul408091 had a lovely win of some Scottish beef goodies, including an apron, chopping board and books. Dig76 will be able to rest easy on the memory foam pillow they won from Ideal World on facebook, and sloopy123 will be cooking up a storm with the Pyrex dish they received from Colmans.
Without a doubt my favourite prize won by a member this month has to be the awesome trip to LA won by Jesterminnit! This amazing prize won from Capital Radio includes four nights in a luxury 4-star hotel, a trip to the studios where Walking was filmed and $250 spending money too! I love it when a member wins one of the big prizes that we all see advertised, as it reaffirms my faith that the promoters really do give these amazing experiences and holidays away to real people, and compers to boot!
A few members reported that they were currently going through lean spells, some since the start of the year. I agree that 2016 hasn’t been a great comping year for me either, but I know people have been winning big prizes, just not me lol. I think comping is becoming an ever more popular hobby and pastime, and more people than ever are joining in. Don’t let that put you off though, be consistent with your comping efforts, spread your entries around between online, postal, creative, social media and local comps and focus on winning things that are most important to you first - don’t give up and carry on comping!
Let us know how you get on with May’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!
found out I had won a elizabeth arden set back in feb but didnt claim and they have aggreed to still send out my prize. Looking forward to it.
Hoodie and beanie from manicue clothing on instagram.
Dogs bark potrait from facebook ! - really looking forward to this.
Great start to the month, well done! x
Have just heard that I have won a day on a cruise ship, the Caribbean Princess in Southampton in June. I can take one person with me who has not cruised before so will take a friend who could do with a day out. I won one of these last year on the QM2 and it was a brilliant day out touring the ship and ending up with a lovely meal, so am really looking forward to it.
Sounds like a lovely day out, well done! x
I have been using this site for a while now and have quite a lot of success, however, my computer does not seem to like it anymore and whenever I try to use it it goes very slow and then locks me out. It is meaning that I can no longer use at all. Do you know why this is happening? Apologies if this is posted in the wrong section as I do not usually use the blog section and whenever I tried to find the best place to comment - again I have been locked out. This only seems to happen with this site - any ideas and is this now bad for my computer?
Hi thanks for the comment and sorry you are experiencing problems. I have passed this onto the tech guys to see what they say x
Other people are having issues as well which have been reported on the facebook page, I've been using the site for years and having real problems with the speed of the site over the last few weeks, very sad as only managing to enter a few comps :o(
Thanks for that, I will chase up the teach guys today to see what the issue is. Kirsty x
Last week I was having issues too - mine was not particularly slow rather my anti virus would constantly shutting the page down. I seems to be working fine now though :)
Like others above I have had issues with keeping Prizefinder open whilst I enter comps and tend to just click on links for 3 or 4 and then close it down and log in again when I am ready but it does cut into comping time. I wonder if it is linked in any way to the videos that play in some of the ads whilst the page is open. The page tends to freeze after a while.
I think you are right about the videos, after the site being practically unusable for me the last few days I have put an ad blocker on and the site is working fine for me now, whoop whoop
Hi guys we have isolated the video ad at the bottom and have disabled it. Does that make enough of a difference to remove ad blocker now? Kirsty x
I won the Optiwell competition on Twitter yesterday. I've won a 3 night break in Cornwall, breakfast and dinners, £80 for a meal at the local, 2 massages and bicycle hire for one day. Amazing prize, which I can't wait to get booked up!
What a fantastic prize package, well done you! Kirsty x
After a bit of a dry spell I won £20 Amazon voucher from Chatterzone, a £20 gift card from Eds easy Diner and a book from twitter!
Several small win to start May:
- £10 iTunes voucher AndyAirside (Twitter Party)
- £5 Welcome Break voucher and a Pudsey Bear activity Pack in a children's colouring competition (Twitter)
- 'Eating Well Made Easy' cookery book from Living North (Twitter) which is a perfect fathers day pressie :)
Fingers crossed we all win BIG this May :)
Great collection of wins, well done! xx
I have had a fantastic win from The Telegraph Winning Moments competition. I have won over £900 worth of fashion and beauty products including a Annie Haak Tuscany bracelet, a pair if Hengelo dress leather boots,a coat from Parker London, a container of cosmetics of my choice from ELLIS FAAS and a bottle of Dead Sea Facial Serum from AHAVA. I am really delighted as this is my second big win in as many weeks.
Just had notification of more DVD wins in a Closer giveaway. Have had quite a few successes with these comps you can enter daily. Not that I get to enter them every day though. Thanks again, Prizefinder.
Had a lovely surprise yesterday, a parcel from Dorset Tea, containing 4 enamel mugs, bowls & plates!
Just had a email won a case of wine from a nice locally Facebook competition, happy days
I won some dog joint supplements from Monster pet supplies, very handy for my eldest dog who is 8 and had a hip replacement at 11 months. He has started to struggle with his other hip now so these may help.
Awesome designer leather baby bag and full baby skincare range from -TEN- from Netmums :) Turned up randomly in the post
Unbievable!!! just won a 4 night stay in LA, including flights & $250 spending money with Capital Radio, I was actually notified at end of April, I was collecting currency for my holidays the next day, so there I was getting all excited about going away the next day, and Bingo!! my phone went and this lady said " is that John, how is your day going" I said great I'm just collecting currency for my holidays" she replied "well I'm just about to make it better, I'm pleased to inform you, you've won a trip to Los Angeles"
Just won a net of Babybel!
Won a salad bowl with Florette Crispy Salad
Just got an email last week to say i won a personalised superhero cape and 3 boxes of GoGo biscuits. Only a small win but its my second one since starting to use this site and my 2 year old will love the cape and biscuits.
i had 2 wins waiting for me today 12 bottles of juice burst though blippar and a £10 gift card for spotify from the glide instant .