This year, Mothering Sunday is on 6th March and we’re already seeing the usual Mum related comps on social media – I’ve included a few of my favourites here, plus a linky list at the end which I’ll continue to add to.
As with Valentines Day and Halloween, it’s rare to see originality in the competition tasks! So get ready to answer these questions:
- What’s your favourite memory of your Mum?
- Why’s your Mum so special?
- What’s the best advice your Mum has given you?
Poems are popular too, and make sure you have a few funny, retro or memorable photos at hand – the organised compers among you may you already have a folder or album ready from last year’s competitions! If Mum’s not around any more, share childhood memories – or you could even share a story about your own children or a good mum friend!
The prize promotions I’ve listed here are all ‘creative’ in some way, but don’t let that put you off if you don’t have an incredible story or amazing photo – in many cases the winners are chosen at random rather than judged, so as long as your entry is valid you’ll have a chance of winning!
Win a Mothers Day jigsaw
Here’s an unusual prize – reply to @wentworthpuzzle’s tweet saying why #ShesWentworthIt and you could win her a special Mothers Day puzzle. Be quick – closes on Sunday 21st February 2016!
Win one of 25 bottles of Shloer Celebration
Tell Shloer why mum is special and you could win one of 25 personalised bottles of Shloer Celebration. Enter on their Facebook post – closes on Tuesday 23rd February 2016.
Win tickets to see Mamma Mia in London
Fenwick want to see photos of you and your mum on Instagram – use #MyMammaMia and tag @fenwickstores, and the winner will receive a pair of top price tickets to see Mamma Mia on 10th March. Closing date is 25th February 2016, details are here.
Win a spa day
Hobbycraft want to see what your mum made for you – upload images to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MadeByMumAward. One entrant (picked at random) will receive a gift voucher for a Virgin Experience Spa Experience Day for two up to the value of £200 and a £50 Hobbycraft gift card. One runner-up will win a £50 Hobbycraft gift card. Details are here and it closes on 2nd March 2016.
Win a city break, photos, skincare, hamper & more!
The Telegraph have a nice set of prizes on offer – tell them your favourite memory of mum on this entry form. I’m not too sure if one winner gets the lot, or if it’s separate winners! Closing date is 4th March 2016 and winner(s) is picked at random.
Win a photoshoot with Mum
At the Yankee Candle website you can win a photoshoot with your mum plus the four new Yankee Candle Serenity fragrances. Upload a photo of you and mum at www.memorieswithmum.com – Closing date is 7th March 2016 and the winner is chosen at random.
Win £500 of Evans clothing and star in a video shoot
Woman and Evans have teamed up to offer one entrant’s Mum £500 to spend on Evans clothing – plus the chance to be directed in a video shoot. Enter here and say why your mum is amazing. Closing date is 6th March 2016.
Win Afternoon Tea at Aubrey Park Hotel
If you live in St Albans, upload a retro photo of you and mum to Instagram with #AubreyMum and @AubreyParkHotel and you could win afternoon tea for two at Aubrey Park Hotel! Winner is announced on 6th March 2016.
Win running socks!
This is a cute competition from Runners Knees blog – Using your tracker app, draw a picture with your run, tweet with #balegadraw and tag @RunnersKnees – you could win 3 pairs of Balega running socks! Bonus points for a picture related to Mothers Day – and his mum is the judge! Closing date is 6th March 2016, find the details here.
Win a meal at Zizzi
Share the best piece of advice your mum gave you with Zizzi on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook – tag #ZizziMums & @WeAreZizzi. One winner, picked at random, will win a meal for 4 at Zizzi. Closing date is 6th March 2016, find the details here.
Pop back and keep checking the linky for new additions – good luck!