The best apps for compers 1
It’s getting tricky to keep on top of mobile apps these days isn’t it? I barely have enough time to handle Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – never mind Snapchat, Pokémon Go and Whatsapp! But apps can be a fun source of low entry competitions, and I’m always keen to check out new ones for my iPhone.
Here are my current favourite mobile apps – some which have competitions to enter, others with useful features compers will love. Find fifteen more recommended apps in The Best Apps for Compers (Part 2).
Twitter comps are by far the easiest to enter on a mobile, and clever use of the search function and lists will give you an endless source of new competitions in the palm of your hand! Visit my Twitter category for tips.
More popular than Twitter, Instagram is the app of choice for compers who love taking photos. A recent addition to the app is Instagram Stories, just like Snapchat. Visit my Instagram category for tips.
Facebook should be the app on everyone’s home screen! The main app is essential to keep up with your favourite friends and brands, but there are two other Facebook apps which will make life easier too – Messenger and Groups.
Send and receive messages with this app. Brands will still message winners via Facebook, so it’s important you’re regularly checking not just your inbox, but your Filtered messages too – for instructions on how to do this see How to find filtered Facebook messages.
5. Facebook Groups
Facebook groups are popular with compers – who are often members of hundreds! – and the Groups app gives you a much neater way to visit them than using the main Facebook app. Add groups to your app’s Favourites for quick access. See my post on Facebook groups for compers for suggestions of groups to join.
Download Groups for iOS or Android
HUKD is a great source of deals, freebies, vouchers and comps and in the app you can filter your search to find exactly what you want. Clicking the ENTER button on the comp listings will take you directly to the brand website.
There aren’t many comps on Snapchat, but it’s fun to use and worth downloading for giggles – you can add brilliant filters to your selfies and screenshot them to use in other comps too! Follow your favourite brands just in case they run comps – Red Letter Days, Yo!Sushi and Shiseido have all run Snapchat comps in 2016. If you like the effects on Snapchat, check out the Korean app Snow for hundreds more.
Use the camera on your mobile to ‘Blipp’ adverts and products to reveal AR (Augmented Reality) content on the screen. Juice Burst and J2O have regular Blippar comps – and check the Blippar Facebook page for the latest promotions. Read my guide to entering Blippar competitions or watch my YouTube guide to Blippar.
A fun app to create lists of things you love, want and need – the app features daily prize draws. Read my guide to entering Wamo competitions and follow me @SuperluckyDi.
Download Wamo for iOS or Android.
Each day, view two video ads on the Raffler app and you’ll be entered into a daily draw to win £1000. After 7pm, check the app to see if you’re the winner – you have 24 hours to claim. If the money isn’t claimed it rolls over to the next day. Use my personal referral code WIUKVX and if either of us win the daily jackpot, we’ll get a £100 bonus added to it!
Download Raffler for iOS or Android
The chat app that gives back, Tengi awards thousands of cash prizes to its users in a prize draw every Friday. Since the app recently became global there’s a much lower chance of a prize, unfortunately!
Download Tengi for iOS or Android
Yubl is another social app, combining photos with text, buttons and stickers, allowing users to interact by tapping to vote on photos. For competitions, you will generally need to follow a user or vote on a user’s photo – tap Chat then Yubl Updates to see if there are current giveaways.
Download Yubl for iOS or Android
13. O2 Priority
Available for O2 customers, the Priority app offers freebies, discounts and prize draws. If you have an old handset, it’s worth getting an O2 PAYG SIM for it – you could use it as a secondary phone for comping to keep track of what you spend!
Pinterest is a social network where you can share photos and videos on ‘boards’ and browse what others have pinned. Entering Pinterest comps tends to be easier on the desktop site, but the mobile app is good for browsing. Read my guide to entering Pinterest competitions.
One for younger compers, Splat magazine is only available via the free app, and features giveaways (email entry) in every issue.
Download Splat for iOS
Enjoyed this post? Check out Part 2 of my guide to the best apps for compers – my favourite time-saving and organising apps, plus moneysaving apps and creative apps to edit your photos and videos.
What are your favourite apps for comping? Leave a comment to let me know!