When I was 16 I started entering competitions. I won my first competition almost straight away - to see Steps in concert. I couldn't believe it. I never thought winners actually existed. Since then I've been hooked. I love comping especially when the postman knocks.
Yesterday he knocked and I was greeted by two 'recorded delivery' packages. What had I won today?
4 cinema tickets for the Odeon
A kobo mini
The kobo was a prize I had won through a blog I follow called It's a London Bird Thing
Lucy did a charity raffle to support #HelpNoahWalk and has done an amazing job.
well done Lucy xx
I haven't done much comping since having little J and I miss it lots. I used to enter 1000's and would win at least 5 prizes a week. I would love it when I would see an email in my inbox saying 'congratulations' or 'winner'. Its so exciting when the postman hands you a parcel and you're not expecting anything so you know it must be a win.
I have won some amazing prizes over the years. The best are the money can't buy experiences or ones you just wouldn't have been able to afford.
some of my highlights are
Private capsule on the London Eye with Champagne and hotel stay
Disneyland Paris TWICE both times including a private party with the characters after the parks closed.
Watching big J be a mascot for NBL
I have done a few photo competitions too and managed to win all of them.
The first one was to win a hotel voucher.
The 2nd was a weekend away in Blackpool. I sent a photo of big J lying on the Walk of Faith at the top of the blackpool tower. His photo was enlarged and displayed in the local shopping centre. We didn't tell him he had won and made a trip up there. We found the photo and just walked past it and when he saw it on the wall his face was priceless.
Then there was another were we dashed out and drove to Cheshire Oaks Retail Park at 11pm on a Saturday night to take a photo of us jumping in front of the huge Christmas tree. We won tickets to the jingle bell ball concert.
Last but not least was a competition were there was the official model of Gok Wan from Madame Tussauds hiding in our local John Lewis. We had to find it and take our photo with it. We won a Merlin Annual Pass.
Comping really does brighten your days and its so nice to now have facebook and twitter to hear about your comping friends stories of what they have won that week.
Do you enter competitions? Have you ever won anything?