Are you an extreme comper? Are you crazy enough to go the extra mile to try to win a prize?
Luckily, I am! I’ve learnt it’s a great way to win big prizes – go all out to embarrass yourself, and have a laugh doing it. It’s not just me though – lots of compers are willing to go for it if there’s a promise of a great reward (check out Paul, Linda & Fiona in my ‘Meet the Compers’ series for evidence!)
This morning I won a family holiday to Florida in Heart London’s #FacesforFlorida photo competition – they’re giving away a holiday every week day for FOUR WEEKS! It’s running until 28th January 2016 – see the details at promo.heart.co.uk/visitflorida. You need to print off masks of Emma Bunton & Jamie Theakston’s faces and wear them in the photo – be creative and original!
When it snowed on Sunday it took a little while to convince Rob and Ryland that we should head to the beach to do our entry – and indeed, on the radio today they said that our bravery had won us the prize. Ryland couldn’t stop laughing when I started stripping to my bikini – I was pleased I opted for the alligator to cover my midriff!
My other extreme comping successes…
How about prancing about to Kylie in my party frock to win £2000 of kitchen appliances?
Taking Ryland to the Asda jetwash won us £400 of cleaning products.
Dressing up as elves at the Lidl Christmas roadshow got us a shiny new TV (although Ryland wasn’t too impressed).
Doing the housework dressed as WonderWoman didn’t win me a Robot cleaner, but an edited version of my entry did win me £250 of SweatyBetty vouchers…
Doing the can can won me the chance to meet Raymond Blanc at his London restaurant – this photo got printed in the Metro too!
And the extreme comping that didn’t quite work out…
Dressing up as a banana didn’t win me £500 with Topfruit.
Turning a VW Tiguan into a mobile disco for a week didn’t win me a car.
Dressing up for Mecca’s Pink competition didn’t win me £1000 cash.
Doing a Wolverine impression outside the Nottingham branch of Yo!Sushi didn’t win me a holiday to Japan.
Dressing up as a swan didn’t win me £1000 with Pepsi’s 12 days of Christmas prize draw.
Sleeping on a Welsh beach didn’t win me £500 in the #WeirdestPlaceToSleep competition.
Recreating Psycho with Kitoko shampoo didn’t win me a car.
And finally, stripping to a Wonderwoman costume in under 12 seconds didn’t win me a Renault. Damn!
But you know what? It was so much fun creating all these entries – and that’s why I love comping so much!
What extremes have you gone to for a competition entry – and did you win? Tell me in the comments!