2017: my comping year

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  1. Ann hill says:

    Love reading your blog and it’s given me the inspiration to start up comping again. 2017 wins were…… well missing But things will be different this year.Good luck to you and everyone else ,fingers and toes crossed

  2. Interesting that you won a lot more web-entry comps than social media; I was the opposite winning hardly any web entry prize draws – I think on reflection I may have abandoned them a bit this year out of boredom and spent more time on social media comps as they are more interactive.

  3. Karen hutchinson says:

    You are still an inspiration – I managed a kitchenaid fridge , Lego , lots of books and a few smaller bits – need to change my strategy as only really do the prize draws . Thanks for all your generous tips !

  4. John Ettery says:

    Brilliant year there for you Di, you are an inspiration to us all. I really appreciate the fact that you take the time to share your tips, Thank You for that. Had one of my best years this year, £600 in Odeon Cinema vouchers, Clues watch from H Samuel, which Marvellous Marj ( promptly claimed, before I had chance to hide it as Birthday present) £100 cash from National magazines, and last but not least £500 of posh bedding from Julian Charles. Stuck in a bit of a rut with online, FB comps need to try harder for the Purchase needed comps and, must try and get to grips with Instagram and Twitter, as I am now retired and have much more time to try my hand at the “creative stuff” eg photo’s really unsure about how to do a video entry. Her’s wishing you Di and all our comping friends a
    HAPPY & PROSPEROUS COMPING NEW YEAR!!!!

  5. Another excellent year – Congratulations! Mine was one of highs (4 bikes, a GoPro & VIP tickets to watch Norwich play) and, erm, some peperoni aftershave and a beanie from a vendor of cattle disinfectant. Just managed to beat last year’s score, so am well chuffed!

    • Di says:

      Ah – the Peperoni aftershave! Surely that should be on my list of the 50 weirdest prizes… Hope you have a great 2018 Neill!

  6. Karen Walder says:

    Congratulations on all your wins! Good luck for 2018 and i hope you get your holiday win soon. I lost my pet pug in November and 4 days later i won my best ever prize…..a personalised 3d pet sculpture on jakijellz.com. I was over the moon and it arrived 2 days before Christmas. I love comping and hopefully will have some more good wins in 2018!

  7. Ann says:

    Lovely to hear of your wins Di. You are definitely my inspiration. You seem to be working so hard at Comping because I keep getting messages and even though they are sometimes not what I want, I don’t turn them off lol. Hope you win that holiday soon. My spreadsheet (yours copied ) added up amounts to around £1300 this year, which is great. We always want more though and strive to be better. I have won some lovely things and wouldn’t have if I had not followed you.

  8. Nikki Hayes says:

    Congratulations on all your wonderful wins, I love your blog! Its such a fantastic hobby – I had my biggest win of all time in the advent comps this year (return ferry tickets to Ireland, £500 accommodation voucher, £800 cheque and a box of goodies from Stena shops), despite it getting harder and harder to win :o)

  9. karen young says:

    When I need inspiration I always re watch some of your prize un-boxing videos and then look back at my books where I note down what I have won. That’s gives me the motivation to keep trying. Thanks for all the tips and advice which have helped me win some lovely prizes this year, My favourites being a Nick Jr prize bundle for my grandson, the Belvoir advent comp of 12 bottles of juice and a skincare package from Dr Haushaka, Happy 2018 x

    • Di says:

      I love looking back at the old wins lists! It’s great motivation and a reminder of some of the lovely wins we might have forgotten about! Have a lucky 2018 Karen!

  10. Gill says:

    Just wanted to say well done on that fabulous £1,000 gift card win, Di. What a great end to your comping year. I really enjoy watching your prize unboxing and chuckled at your Christmas purchases being opened instead of wins. We’ve all done that one! Have a great comping year in 2018.

    • Di says:

      Thanks Gill! I sometimes think I should peep in my jiffybags before I film, but that spoils the surprise ha ha! I usually edit the mistakes out but we did have a laugh at the Xmas ones!

  11. Davina Mellon says:

    I have every faith in you for next year! You’ll be having holidays coming out of your ears I’m sure 🙂 happy 2018!

    • Di says:

      2018 is going to be an exciting year for you and Doug that’s for sure – wishing you loads of luck Davina! x

  12. Emily Belfield says:

    Great blog post.

    I can’t believe you’re 42! I didn’t think you were over mid 30s and thought the 20 year comping must have started in your mid teens!

    I can’t recall where I discovered your brilliant website but I’ve been entering take a break comps since September so I think it might have been there!

    So far I’ve been comping since 13th of the month and I’ve entered 816 so far.

    It’s a wonderfully addictive hobby!

    • Di says:

      I’m 43 ha ha! Thankyou for the compliments Emily! Great to hear you’ve taken up comping – and wishing you loads of luck for 2018!

  13. Kate Green says:

    Di – always love your blog & unboxing vids. Great tips keep me motivated & well done on all your successes! Good luck for a fab 2018

  14. Great year Di ! fingers crossed for a holiday win for you soon.
    I took some of your tips from blog on and the giveaways I run on my blog have gone from strength to strength, thanks for sharing your knowledge. Happy new year and all the best for a winning 2018 xx

    • Di says:

      That’s great to hear Angela – I need to pop over and enter some of your giveaways myself, I’ve not done many blog comps this year! Hope you have a great 2018!

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