Do you enter Click to Win competitions?
Click to Wins (or Click2Wins) are probably one of the simplest (and most boring!) prize draws you’ll find in the UK – all you need to do is enter your email address, and usually complete a captcha, survey or view an advert. You can enter the same prize draw every day – and often it will appear across multiple websites, so you can enter on all those too.
Bauer Media run the majority of the ‘Click To Win’ competition sites here in the UK – the sites that start with winit. or clickswin. – and their main site is winsomething.co.uk. At the end of this post is a list of more than a hundred Bauer Click to Win sites if you fancy trying your luck!
How many websites is the prize draw featured on?
When you find a draw you’re interested in on a Bauer site, click to see Official Rules – this will list the other sites that prize is offered on. Prizes with wide appeal like holidays or iPads are listed on dozens of websites, whereas niche prizes such as golf equipment or football boots may only be listed on one or two.
For example, a current prize of a £500 holiday voucher appears on a whopping 96 different Bauer websites, and closes in 16 days time – if you did the maximum entries (one entry per day on each site) that would mean you had 16 x 96 = 1,536 entries in the draw. Wow!
Yes, that example might be rather extreme – but you can appreciate how the format works, and how the website benefits, with entrants returning daily and earning them ad revenue!
How are winners contacted?
Emails come from various addresses, often including @winsomething.co.uk or @bauermedia.co.uk within 14 days of the draw. Winners only have five days to claim the prize!
Are winners names published?
You can view winners of previous Click to Win comps on the relevant website (click Winners Circle), and they can sometimes give you an idea how easy it is to win on certain sites. For example, looking at current Match Magazine winners, I can see some names appearing three times – suggesting that perhaps these comps don’t get as many entries as a popular mag like Take A Break.
Can you win multiple big prizes?
Bauer Media also own radio stations and TV channels, and their terms and conditions cover competitions across all these:
“There is no limit on the value of a single prize that may be provided to the individual winners of a Competition. However, no person or persons at the same residential address may win more than one prize valued at £500 or more via any of our Competitions in any six (6) month period.”
So if you’re lucky enough to bag a biggie – either on air, or in a Click-to-win, you might not want to risk entering Bauer comps for 6 months – just in case they check up on you!
Are Click to Wins worth the effort?
I asked SuperLucky readers if they’ve had much success with Click to Wins. Most agree that they find them boring – but have been successful if they focus their attention on just a few of the websites or prizes. And most don’t bother with the ones listed on more than ten sites!
These prize draws are quick and easy to do on a mobile phone, but if your comping time is limited, I don’t think Click To Wins are a sensible use of your time! You’ll have more success finding and entering effort, purchase-necessary and local comps (see my post How to find low entry competitions for tips).
Click to Win Tips
- Focus on a few smaller prizes at a time , entering daily to maximise your chances
- Enter the draws that only feature on one or two specialist websites (cars, horse, sport magazines etc) – but only if the prizes will be useful to you!
- Enter prize draws where there are multiple winners or local event tickets to be won
Save links to your favourite prizes into a new ‘C2W’ bookmarks folder in your web browser and then daily, right-click (ctrl-click) the folder name and ‘open all links’ to save time entering them.
- Search your email inbox/junk/spam folders at least once a week for ‘Congratulations’ or ‘Winner’ just incase you’ve missed a winning email – you could even set a ‘rule’ in your mail client to flag up any sender containing radiowinit@, @winsomething.co.uk or @bauermedia.co.uk
- Also check out Mission Competition blog for Lorna’s Click To Win tips!
List of Bauer Click to Win sites
- Car Mechanics
- Classic Bike
- Classic Car Giveaways
- Classic Cars For Sale
- Classic Cars Magazine
- Classic Car Weekly
- Eat In
- Fate & Fortune
- Garden Answers
- Garden News
- Go Fishing
- Horse Deals
- Live for the Outdoors
- Landrover Owner International
- MCN Sport
- Model Rail
- Modern Gardens
- Mother and Baby
- Motorcycle News
- Performance Bikes
- Pets and Prizes
- Photo Answers
- Practical Classics
- Practical Fishkeeping
- Practical Sports Bikes
- Recipes Plus
- Spirit & Destiny
- Steam Railway
- Take A Break
- TV Choice
- That’s Life
- Today’s Golfer
- Top Sante
- Your Horse
- City Talk
- Clyde 1 | Clyde 2 | Clyde 3
- Cool FM
- Downtown Country
- Forth 1 | Forth 2 | Forth 3
- Hallam 1 | Hallam 2 | Hallam 3
- Key 103
- Key 2
- Key 3
- Kiss FM
- Magic Chilled
- Metro | Metro 2 | Metro 3
- MFR | MFR 2 | MFR 3
- North Sound | North Sound 2
- Planet Radio
- Planet Rock
- Radio Aire | Radio Aire 2 | Radio Aire 3
- Radio Borders
- Radio City | Radio City 2 | Radio City 3
- Rock FM | Rock FM 2 | Rock FM 3
- Tay | Tay 2 | Tay 3
- TFM | TFM 2 | TFM 3
- The Debrief
- The Hits
- Viking | Viking 2 | Viking 3
- Wave 105
- West FM
- West Sound | West Sound Radio
Have you had any luck with Click to Wins? Got any good tips to share? Are there sites missing from my list? Comment below to let me know!