I entered competitions everyday for a month. What did I win?

I’ve always been interested in entering competitions, even as a child I’d try my luck entering competitions to win toys in magazines like ‘Mizz’ and ‘Top Of The Pops’. Although, rarely successful, I did once win a High School Musical bundle which excited me greatly as a 12 year old with a Zac Efron obsession. Last month, I stumbled across an article about a lady who had given up work to become a full time comper, someone who enters competitions regularly as a hobby. In this article the woman explained how she’d won £30,000 worth of prizes by spending just two hours a week entering competitions online whilst watching TV. Obviously, I had to give this a go!

The following day I began my mission. Initially, I used websites such as Loquax and The Prize Finder to scour the web for big ticket prizes such as cars, holidays and gadgets. This became tedious pretty quickly as it was a lot of effort with no immediate return. So, I did some further research. I quickly learnt that I was looking in all the wrong places and the real opportunities could be found on social media sites. I spent the next few days entering competitions on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and lo and behold… The prizes came rolling in! Please see the list of prizes below with pictures.

Prizes

  • Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick + ColourPop Highlight Duo (YouTube: Bobbie Briscoe)
  • A Beauty Blender (Facebook: Benecos UK)
  • Orange Nail Varnish (Facebook: Charles Michies Pharmacy)
  • Neon Hair Chalk (Facebook: Hair Chalk UK)
  • Cocktail Making Kit (Facebook: Grand Cocktail and Barware Gadgets)

Makeup

Hair chalk set

Cocktail Shaker

  • A Gardening Bundle (Facebook: All About The Boys)
  • Goals Notebook (Twitter: @inspiredbydeano)
  • Budgeting Notebook, Sticky Notes (Twitter: @KateEvansMusic)
  • £25 Amazon Voucher (Facebook: Endsleigh Insurance) 
  • Twerk Pong Game (Twitter: @FindMeAGift)
  • Magic Sequin Cushion (Facebook: The Magic Gift Shop)
  • Emoji Cushion (Twitter: @VirginGames)
  • Bangkok Airways Cushion (Facebook: Bangkok Airways)
  • Fitness Tracker Book and Gym Top (Twitter: @fiitstylecoach)
  • A Light-Up Message Board (Twitter: @VirginGames)
  • £50 Worth of TastyBone Dog Toys (Twitter: @TastyBone_UK)

Smiley Emoji Cushion

Amazon gift card

Gardening Bundle (2)

Additional Wins

  • £50 Voucher for Everything5Pounds.com
  • A Caspar Floatie (Inflatable Mattress for your Garden/Pool)
  • Budweiser T-Shirt
  • Selection of Indian Sweets from iBaklava
  • Everything Branded bundle: Water Bottle, Torch, Travel Mug, Pens
  • Mini Portable Phone Fan
  • A Football
  • England Flag and T-Shirt

If you want to see more photos of the above prizes visit the ‘Gallery’ tab!

In 30 days I managed to win over £350 worth of prizes, not bad for a beginner. The whole process has been a lot of fun and I will continue to enter competitions daily! I would encourage everyone to have a go because as they say, you have to be in it to win it and it really doesn’t take much effort! I will be updating my blog each month with a new post showing you what I’ve won, if you’re interested please visit again. Additionally, I thought it would only be fair to host my own competition- please find this under the ‘Competitions’ tab.

Good luck everyone!

 

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82 thoughts on “I entered competitions everyday for a month. What did I win?

  1. That’s a fab blog, you have done really well on the competitions. I’ve won things as well and I get a proper buzz when I do. I will be truthful and say I spend a lot of time because they are so addictive. #inittowinit.
    Reana

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  2. Well done on your wins! I have been a ‘comper’ for over 4 years now and won some amazing things! It is VERY addictive and I love it 🙂

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  3. Congrats on some lovely prizes. I don’t use social media so rarely win nice prizes – well, any prizes, actually. My best ever win rate is 1 per 800 entries and my worst is 1 per 4000 entries. Fab when a win comes in but terribly dispiriting when months go by without one. Social media is definitely the way to go. Wishing you continued success.

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    1. Hello Susan, social media is definitely the easiest way to get involved! I was the same as you… I only ever entered online and never ever won! Keep trying and I’m sure the wins will come. Wishing you good luck!! 🙂

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  4. Hollie, this is so beautifully written. So easy to follow. Encouraging people with motivation and hope. Looking forward to reading monthly 😘. Fab job

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    1. You should honestly give it a go James! Especially on Facebook, there’s around 50+ new competitions added on there each day. It’s a lot of fun I must admit, let me know what you win if you do give it a go!

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  5. Wow Hollie what a fab read!

    I’m feeling very inspired already to start winning! Hehe

    Can’t wait for the next blog entry x

    Natalie

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  6. Congratulations on all of your successful competition entries. You’ve won lots of really nice items including some pretty and unique things that will no doubt be useful to you. The cocktail shaker is probably the most essential thing IMHO 😂 Seriously, big well done 👏
    You have a lovely blog.
    Keep up the good work and best of luck with you future competition entries. x

    http://www.missbeautysaver.com

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      1. Aw thank you! I haven’t been blogging much myself lately but I always love discovering great new blogs like yours to read. 💕 Hoping to get some new posts up on mine eventually. x

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  7. I’m a total comping addict! Some of the wins are a bit weird and wonderful, but I rarely have to buy Christmas presents because of the hobby and I always have stuff to donate when people want raffle prizes and stuff in work. 🙂

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  8. Fantastic wins! I really enjoy entering competitions. It’s great to see good results. I hope you continue to be lucky. Xx

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  9. I hadn’t considered Facebook for competitions, or other social media channels! You’ve had some fab wins! X

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      1. If you join a competitions/ giveaway closed group on Facebook you’ll find many people post on their daily looking for other people who enter on different platforms. What I did was just added 3/4 people who enter loads daily and then they tag me! I don’t even need to look as I’m just tagged in them all anyway x hope this helps x

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  10. Wow! I’ve been entering about 30 a day for the last month, on Facebook mainly, but so far have only won one item… a set of wax melts and they haven’t arrived yet! I am obviously not as lucky as you … but I will carry on. Something to do in the evening whilst watching tv! Well done on all your wins.

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  11. Well done Hollie and welcome to this amazing life-changing hobby! I’ve just finished writing my first book called “Overcoming the Odds – How I won £50,000 of prizes in 3 years” which is due to be published very soon – sounds like you’ve made a great start and will soon be catching me up. Hope you make lots of new friends and enjoy the hobby as much as i have. x

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    1. Thanks!! Wow that’s amazing and I’d love to read your book.. You’ll have to let me know when you publish it so I can buy it! I hope to be as successful as you and I plan on keeping the hobby up x Thanks for commenting!

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  12. I don’t use social media much, have entered some comps on prizefinder which suits me, sometimes they are tedious, have won a few times though

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  13. well done on your wins!! I love comping and have met some amazing friends through our shared love of it! heres to many more wins!

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  14. Well done on your wins, I’ve had a few good ones myself including tickets to the CBBC Summer Social worth £140. We had an amazing time!

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  15. You did so well with your wins, congrats, I’ve won a few facebook giveaways, amazing how little you have to do, literally a like and share here or there, well worth a shot

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  16. Wow, well done, I am a comper too, my August wins were – Make up – Kids books – Adult book – Personlised Tic Tacs – Dog top Trumps – £10 Zalando voucher – £25 Amazon voucher and another book 🙂 Love giving them away to family and friends are using them around the home

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    1. No not at all!! I usually just say ‘Amazing prize!! (A few emojis linking to the prize) and then tag a couple friends. Seems to do the trick! Just make sure your comment stands out slightly but isn’t too long and boring – or desperate!! Hope this helps.

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  17. Wow! Great haul. I’m a firm believer of ‘You’ve got to be in it to win it’ and I try to enter as many as possible. It doesn’t have to be time intensive – just a few minutes here and there. Fingers crossed for all fellow compers x

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  18. Looks like you did excellently, I love competitions. I won a holiday to Las Vegas in 2014 – it was unbelievable x

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  19. Brilliant start! I’ve been comping since 2011 and albeit dry spells can almost make me want to stop entering, the amazing wins keep me going, my daughter’s room was done up by an interior designer, we have gadgets, toys, books and so much more thanks to the amazing hobby – good luck! x

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  20. Wow you’re doing great, had a few years off comping and trying to get back in to it now. Hoping i do aswell as you have! 🙂

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  21. Wow – I enter every day and only ever win 4 or 5 a month ! Although a couple of months ago won an iPad , designer handbag , perfume so persistence does pay off !

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  22. Loved reading about your successes – i’m still waiting for the ‘big one’ myself but always enter loads

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  23. I am using these sites but I am going to just try social media never thought of you tube thanks for the tip
    fabulous blog was really interesting

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  24. It’s great to hear of your wins, must admit most of mine have been through social media lately. Good luck with your future comping endeavours.

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  25. This is really awesome, I enter competitions a lot and it always feels great to win something! I’ve entered yours too 🙂

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