Hello again everyone! October already, I am in shock! Has your September gone as quickly as mine has? With both my girls in full time school now, the days just blur into each other in a whirlwind of school runs, working, homework, dinners, showers and evening comping! The weather is thinking about turning here on the Island, but we are hanging onto sunshine, and school summer dresses, at the moment. It won’t be long though until the clocks go back at the end of this month, and we are properly into autumn, and on the run up to winter and Christmas! Hurrah! So, September hasn’t been a roaring success for me on the comping side – 13 wins, which is even worse than over the summer! No big wins at all, just lots of small ones mainly courtesy of the instant wins and a few blog comps. Here is a run-down of some of my meagre wins:
- Schwarzkopf hair mask, from the Facebook instant win
- 3 more wins on the Happy Egg Co Bee Happy instant win game
- Some mini Vosene 3 in 1 Kids hair care items, from their back to School comp
- An Usborne sticker book, from the Mum, That’s Me Blog n Twitter
- A bar of chocolate, from the Cadbury Win a Banger instant win
- 3 months membership to The Sticker Club, from Twitter
- A Forever Friends key ring, from their Twitter comp
- Some Belvita Breakfast Biscuits, from their Facebook comp
As you can see, my wins this month have been sponsored by the words “instant win” and “Twitter”! Hopefully some of the end of month September wins will start to trickle in now, and I can have a better October! Starting to focus almost entirely on Christmas now though – Amazon and M & S vouchers, toys, food, hampers, Christmas decoration items and anything else to put by for the season. How about you, are you gearing up for Christmas already, or do you leave it closer to the time to get excited?
Let’s see what lovely prizes you have all been winning this month:
Posiekins had a good start to September, winning a personalised blanket for her baby being chosen as Baby of the Month on a parenting site, some Foster Grant sunglasses from a Take a Break click to win comp, an instant prize from the Happy Egg game and a bundle of kids’ books from Parentdish. Scot1 had a lovely win of £200 to spend on the Brook Taverner website, in their August Facebook comp. Karenwalby broke her dry spell, winning her first prizes since February – 2 wins on Happy Egg and a Mary Berry cookbook from Family Ties. Kslade had a good start too – 2 wins on the Higgidy game (which has now finished), and a blue steel gold watch from the Wacthes2u daily competition. Laura44v had a fantastic month bagging some lovely prizes including Old Jamaica Ginger Beer to test, some HIPP baby food, the whole range of Beyond Bronze tanning products from fake Bake on Twitter, some soap from True Blue Lizard (a second drawing of an unclaimed prize) and a craft business start-up course and mentoring worth almost £200, to name a few! Gorts17 and kylie1dw both won £5 Weird Ape vouchers, as runners up in their Facebook comp. Joan had some lovely wins including an iPod Shuffle from GoodtoKnow, and a DVD of Cuckoo Series 1 from WinSomething. Xxme2uxx had another successful comping month winning such lovelies as surprise prizes on the Happy Egg instant, Alice in Wonderland cups & saucers from a Handmade Boutique comp, an X Factor t-shirt from their instant win and some Models Own make up from the Echo Falls instant win.
I think my favourite, odd prize this month was won by Brooks - a sachet of bubblegum Angel Delight! Random doesn’t even cover it, but I am sure their grandson enjoyed it immensely!
My favourite prize won this month was won by xxme2uxx. She won £500 of paintballing vouchers from the Student Guide comp. What a great win, I bet you will all have loads of fun when you book your paintballing session! Send us some photos!
Let us all know how you get on with October’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 a few more of my own wins next month, and to reading all about yours! Happy comping everyone, lots of Lucky Dust to you all!
First win for me - a double pack of Zip Stix toys / stunt things from their facebook comp x
well what a fantastic start to the month ive had 3 wems
a Fabyouless card valid for 12 months, worth £49.95 (blog win)
and a big selection of nibnibs (another blog win)
and also my kids won the baby of the month on babyworld back to school competition and won boys and girls back to school bundle worth £30 ..... so very pleased with myself atm lol x
Well done love uv had a fab day
X factor instant win an iPod shuffle .
Brilliant start to the month, my husband has won a signed copy of Jewel Of The Glen golf book by Ed Hodge from Win Something. I have won The House Of Fraser/Tom Morris competition on their blog site, the prize is a Tom Morris overcoat, a jersey and a travel bag worth an incredible £950.
A copy of Wisdom for Home Preservers from Food Glorious Food x
thanks Kirsty also won Mum/Pregnant Mummy goodies from another lovely blog which will be given as a little guft to my family x
just won some photo magnets from you baby me mummy :D
vosene shampoo and detangler surprise win from a nit comp lol also a fajita mix another surprise win
a rabbit theme hooded towel from novababy facebook x
won a Hoover DYN10166P8/1 Freestanding Washing Machine worth £550 to review on the ao.com live stream ...I was shaking when they showed my picture could hardly dial the number lol that's my next months winners story sorted lol x
Beaded Bangle a facebook win from lyla loves
6 piece lip palette and 2 chubby lipstick pencils (jica beauty products fb)nearly missed this a nice comping friend tagged me as it was mentioned in the comments and fb is crap for telling people x
Congrats on all your wins, I am impressed how you win something almost everyday, just wow!
thankyou lish not always like this just a lucky month good luck hun x
Having the best start to the month, on Thursday I won a holiday to Malta worth over £2000 with Crabtree and Evelyn and on Friday I won a TV bed worth £800, both entered through the Prizefinder. Today I have won tickets to Cake International with Goodtoknow Magazine. I think this could be the start of a winning streak :o)
ella james wigwam starting from £29 to £129 :O from babyswapshop love this win for xmas present for my daughter x
WEM - Won a VIP spa day at the Mandara Spa at Park Plaza Westminister Hotel - worth over £200 :D
Also - this is for the I.T guys, is there anyway when searching (in the search box) for comps that have been entered, could it be pulled up if logged on the tracker?
Sometimes I forget when I enter them and have to trawl the pages on the tracker.
Hi Lish, the website automatically shows comps you have already entered (just fuzzes them out a bit to show the difference) when you search for comps. BUT if you have the tick box "hide entered comps" ticked under your profile settings, it wont show the comps you have already entered. To search through comps you haven't done and ones you have already entered, untick that box in your profile settings and search away. Hope that helps xx
Thanks for that Kirsty, helps alot,I just didn't see it. I do now. lol
Will pass your question on Lish. And well done xx
won the lovebug competition on parcelgenie not sure exactly what ive won yet lol x
We'll done on ur wins guys. I won sone Jimmy Choo perfume from The Perfume Shop on Friday, and a £60 body blade fitness system from QVC on twitter today xx
Brooklyn 9-9 on DVD from HeyYouGuys... I've been entering all of their comps for almost 2 years now and had yet to win, but now I have!x
Yay 2 wins for me today - a Doc McStuffins floor puzzle on twitter, and £100 Smiggles stationery school set from Closer x
won 2 tickets for super league grand final at Old Trafford this saturday
Percy Jackson: The blood of Olympus (heroes of Olympus 5)from blog competition x
Thanks to a post in The Prizefinder my daughter received a parcel today. Inside was a note telling her she was a winner in the recent Staples Back to School colouring competition. The parcel contained lots of pens, pencils and coloured paper. She was thrilled to bits.
£250 vouchers of my choice from the mumsnet / Santander comp :D hooray! x