Creative Christmas Comps 2015

Are you feeling festive? It’s just two weeks until the December dailies start (read my tips on tackling advent competitions if you’re brave enough to have a go!) and already we’re seeing some lovely creative Christmas competitions popping up. Once December is upon us, you’ll see tons more on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – so make sure you’re prepared by saving photos and answers on your mobile device. Even better – collate all your Christmas photos and notes in a folder on Drive or Dropbox so you can access them at any moment!

Each year promoters ask the same questions – so prepare your answers!

  • Describe your best/worst Christmas present
  • What are your plans for Christmas Day?
  • What’s your top Christmas recipe?
  • What’s your Christmas tradition?
  • What’s your favourite Christmas film?
  • What does your child want for Christmas?
  • What’s your favourite Christmas song?
  • What’s your favourite Christmas memory?

And the photos you’ll need:

  • Christmas jumper
  • Christmas tree
  • Christmas dinner/table setting
  • Christmas lights
  • Festive pets
  • Retro Christmas
  • Unwrapping gifts on Christmas Day
  • Child’s letter to Santa

Christmas creative comps: my 2015 top picks

Win £50 Asda vouchers with a photo of your festive pet – enter before 18th November 2015, details are here.

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Intu shopping centres are giving away a huge £1,800 prize bundle on Black Friday – to enter, make a video (up to 60 seconds) describing your best chidhood Christmas memory and upload it at – weekly winners get a £25 voucher. Final closing date is 27th November 2015.


Win £250 to spend at Cath Kidston in their Pinterest competition. Create a Christmas themed board, including their competition pin – all the details are at and it closes on 29th November 2015.


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Win a set of Villeroy & Boch tableware by sharing a photo of your festive table setting. Closing date is 6th December 2015, all the details are at

Share your #becauseitschristmas story with Heart FM – your quirky tale might be featured in an Asda campaign, and one random winner will get £250 Asda vouchers. Closing date is 6th December 2015.

If you’re handy with a sewing machine, upcycle a jumper into a Christmas jumper to win a Janome sewing machine with Love your Clothes. Read about it at – closing date is 7th December 2015.


Share a photo of your Christmas party night out with #partyangel, tagging @lipsylondon and you could win a£500 Lipsy gift card. Closing date is 16th December 2015, and the winner is chosen at random (see T&Cs here).

Upload a festive photo of Holland & Barrett’s Healthy magazine to win one of 12 prizes including Speedo swimwear and a rice cooker. Closing date is 21st December 2015 – read more at

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Win a 2-night break for up to 6 people in Scotland with WhiteStuff. Share your crackers Christmas moment at or share on twitter or Instagram with @WhiteStuffUK and #GoCrackers – this closes on 23rd December 2015 and the winner is decided by White Stuff.

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Share your favourite Christmas moments on social media using @waitrose and #MakesChristmas and you could win the ultimate Christmas dinner for 12 people. You can enter as many times as you like until 28th December 2015, and Waitrose will be awarding random Christmas gifts throughout the promotion. Read more here.


Pop to a local Boots and take a photo with the festive Soap & Glory stand, share with #Glamtotheworld and tag @soapandglory on Instagram or Twitter – you could win £100 of products. This closes on 29th December 2015 – read more at


Dine at Zizzi and share your festive party pics with #ZizziGoodTimes tagging @WeAreZizzi for a change to win a £100 voucher. Closing date is 4th January 2015.

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Share your moments of #comfortandjoy on the Clarks Facebook page to win a £500 Mr & Mrs Smith gift card (or three runners up prizes of £150 gift cards plus Clarks shoes). This closes on 8th January 2016, and the winners are chosen at random.

Spotted any more nice Christmas comps? Tell me about them in the comments section!

6 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Thanks for the listings Di. Just wondering about the Clarks Facebook page link – There’s not much on there! but the Twitter feed looks ok. Keeping an eye out for any decent comps for the list.

  2. Jamie Edwards says:

    Fab comps listed! So helpful 🙂

  3. Jacqueline Berry says:

    Thanks Di, such lovely competitions listed . I’ve just ordered a beautiful party dress for my 7 year old daughter. She ask for a dress with wolves on from Father Christmas and I was stressing about finding something that didnt exist. Luckily I saw a fabric with a Little Red Riding Hood print when a won a competition last January. I love comping for finding unusual gifts x

  4. DanielleGraves says:

    Some fantastic competitions there Di. I have to say I’m quite looking forward to christmas this year, usually it fills me with dread. I find it quite stressful trying to decide what to buy people for christmas but this year I’ve won some presents and what I haven’t won I’ve seen on sites I’ve gone on to to enter competitions and thought wow that would be perfect and ended up buying. I just hope my family love everything as much as I think they will. Might have to get Jacob to dress up as an elf or something in the hope of winning a few last minute bits!

  5. Nathan Smith says:

    Thanks Di for all your information and help. This will be my first advents and your help is very useful. I have also got a copy of your book and it is fantastic. Thanks Di

  6. Marsha Richardson says:

    Great comps! Thanks again. It’ll be my first year doing the advents so as much as I will want to enter every single one, or try to at least, i think i’ll just sit back and mostly observe mainly this year! Just a quick thing, in the Clarks comp above, you have put 2015 and i’m sure you mean 2016 haha

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