Hello again everyone, how is your week going; any nice wins to report? Here we are in a landmark month for compers – September! September marks the kids going back to school, the start of autumn and the start of the busier period of the comping year. You may have found that comps have been rather thin on the ground over the summer months, but rest assured that things really ramp up from now on right up until Christmas!
So, obviously I didn’t get as much comping done during August as I would have liked - what with the children being home, being away on our Legoland VIP trip and just having fun as a family – but I still managed to bag four nice prizes over the month; let’s look at what I won and from where:
- Family tickets to the pantomime, from a local theatre competition on Facebook
- A “Flags of the World” card game, from Smyths Toys on Twitter
- A pair of trail mixes, from Emerald Street online
- A beach towel, from Peachy Loans on Facebook
So, as you can see, my wins for August weren’t exactly ground-breaking, but they were handy nonetheless. I was fortunate enough to win panto tickets last year, and my family and I had a lovely evening out from it. This year I have managed to win some again, from a different local theatre this time, and I am keeping them a surprise until nearer the time. The cad game has also been squirrelled away into the Christmas stash, and the beach towel may be bright yellow but is still a handy extra thing to have for swim bags etc.
So, let’s look now at what some of our lovely members have been winning during August 2018:
Villagefox has had some time off comping over the summer but is still on target to win a prize a month for 2018 as she has won herself a Peter Rabbit DVD on Twitter – well done! Joan and her husband were back in their winning ways this month and are well on the way to opening their own DVD shop. Between them they won themselves a Peter Rabbit DVD too from Fabulous, A DVD & book of Love Simon, and A Berlin Alexanderplatz limited edition Blu-ray from 50Connect – HMV better watch out! Mapleacorn won some great prizes in August including a roll of Cole & Son wallpaper worth £150 and a fantastic prize of a private chef to come and cook a 3-course meal with champagne at their house – what a brilliant experience! Doomy had some lovely wins in August including a £25 Love2Shop voucher from Uniball, a £50 The Works voucher from WDYT, and a pair of lovely earrings! Lukesmummy won something that wasn’t tickets finally thins month – a brilliant Samsonite leather laptop backpack and a matching water bottle worth over £300 – well done! Mrskelly515 wrote to tell us about her first ever win this month - £1,500 of composite decking from Your Home magazine what a brilliant first prize, well done!
So, the nights are starting to get cooler and darker, soon the children will be back into the swing of school-life and early nights – which means we can all get back into our comping groove too! I for one love the start of autumn; I love having the children home for the summer, but I do miss the routine and spare time that comes from the new school term Although my eldest doesn’t go to bed until 9.30 on a school-night, it still gives me a few hours in the evening to get some serious comping done. Now is a good time to take stock of your comping Wish List and see what you really want to focus on this month. I am starting to concentrate on Christmas gifts now, so top o my list is a hairdryer, Harry Potter items, Barbie items and good old cash!
Do let us know how you get on with your September comping; we love to read your winners’ stories! 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!
First win this month for my husband an Allure DVD, not sure who he won with as there was no accompanying note.
I’ve just won a weeks holiday in Turkey! It’s just self catering with no flights but it was the tiniest Facebook competition.. only 23 people entered! The company have already been in touch and as I’m pregnant and not able to go this year they said I can go anywhen this year, next or even the year after! So flexible!
Another win.. this time a Turnout rug for my horse from Masta in a Facebook competition
Merlin Pass Win ... I was amazed to discover I had won an annual Merlin family pass and a hamper of Barratt sweets on Twitter. It was one of the few creative competitions I did during the summer. Yay!
Ipad Mini win ... still in shock! My son won a creative competition with Thomas Cook and the Mirror after submitting a photo he took on holiday. Needless to say he's chuffed!
Very excited today, I’ve won a newborn photo shoot and images worth £250 for us to use when our baby is born in feb. Also with that a ‘White Company’ newborn outfit and gift bag
I had a small win so far this month of a mascara from dreamweave via a Facebook comp.
Second win of the month a kids Hunter backpack by guessing the number of mini soreen (malt loaf) in the bag on Facebook.
Just won a wine rack from purple holly on Facebook!
A limited edition Jane Austen mug from Drama TV