Category: Winning tips

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280 characters: what it means for compers

This week Twitter has rewarded us with a whopping 280 characters per tweet, doubling the 140 characters we’re used to. But what does this big change mean for compers? Here are my thoughts… More...

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Contestant calls for UK gameshows

Have you considered going on a TV gameshow or quiz show? It’s a fun way to compete to win a cash prize, and there are always plenty of opportunities to apply. It’s not all about...

What's it like on Tipping Point? 7

What’s it like on Tipping Point?

Did you spot me on Tipping Point earlier today? (watch it until 12 November on the ITV website if you missed it!) Tipping Point was the first game show I recorded since Ejector Seat in 2014...

How to win radio competitions and contests 7

How to win radio competitions

On-air radio competitions have always been a good source of high-value prizes. And although there are less competitions around compared to the 90s and 00s, you still have a decent chance of winning if...

Are you shadowbanned? You might be invisible on Twitter and Instagram! 43

Have you been shadowbanned?

There’s been some panic amongst compers recently as they’ve become the latest victims of Twitter’s shadowban – but what does that actually mean? A shadowban is where a user is ‘hidden’ from an online...

Wombling for Wins: litter-picking for prizes 6

Wombling for wins

Are you a womble? Wombles collect other people’s litter, making good use of the things that they find (as the song goes!) Not only are wombles helping Keep Britain Tidy, but they might even...

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Is Compers News worth the money?

Have you thought about subscribing to a comping magazine? Compers News is the only UK magazine dedicated to competition listings. The question is – with the sheer volume of information available for free on the internet via...

A guide to Swipe to Win promotions 1

Swipe to Win promotions

Swipe-to-win promotions are definitely one of the least popular types of prize draw amongst compers, that’s for sure! The automatic entry element means you’re likely to be up against thousands (even millions!) of other...

Di Coke on BBC's 'Right on the Money' 1

Right on the Money: comping on the cheap

Did you see me on BBC One’s Right on the Money? You can watch it on BBC iPlayer until 20th August 2017. The money-saving show came to the rescue of Yvonne in Liverpool, who was frittering...

Summer Kids Competition Round up 6

Kids Summer Holiday Competitions

School’s out for summer! Six long weeks of keeping the kids entertained – what fun! There are plenty of ways to do it of course, but the activities where your talented offspring might possibly...