Prizes that last a year…
This week I won a BRILLIANT prize – one that I’m sure would feature on a lot of compers’ wishlists. Thanks to Surf and Wilkinson, I’ve won a cleaner for a year! Yes instead of scrubbing the sink and dusting the doorknobs, I’ll have bonus comping time instead – yippee!
To enter, I had to buy a special box of Surf Cleaning Essentials at a Wilkinson store, then share a photo of me using it on Twitter. This was one of those competitions where you know not many people will manage to do all that’s required. For a start – we don’t even have a Wilko here in Brighton (shocking I know!) – but I spent half term in South Wales with my parents so I went to the big Wilko in Cardiff and enlisted the help of one of the shop assistants to find one of the last few promotional boxes in the shop (reduced to half price!).
— Di Coke 🍀 (@SuperLuckyDi) October 30, 2016
Winning this prize has reminded me of the other ‘year’s supplies’ I’ve won in the past. In my early days of comping in the 1990s I won a year’s supply of lager – twice. 365 cans of Carlsberg then 365 bottles of Kronenbourg! My friends were delighted.
Other foodie prizes were a year’s supply of Bahlsen biscuits (sent out every 3 months) and 365 Magnum ice creams (I only had a tiny freezer section in my Smeg fridge at the time – thankfully they offered me £150 instead!). And I loved my supply of Yorkshire Tea, a runners up prize won with my Homeland parody video.
Practical prizes include a year’s supply of cleaning products in an Asda photo competition, a year’s supply of Ecozone dishwasher tablets, a year’s supply of Plum baby food, and a year’s supply of tampons from Lil-lets.
One of my favourites was a year’s supply of Dermalogica skincare with this video entry – and a year’s free haircuts I won from Toni & Guy was worth a fortune!
But my favourite years supply of… has to be KG Shoes. This was an entry form in Elle magazine and I got to choose a pair every month from the Nottingham Kurt Geiger shop. Elle ran this competition every year, and I won it a second time two years later, using a home-made postcard! The shop manager couldn’t believe it when I was back in the shop again with my vouchers… A couple of years ago I also won a year’s supply of Cloggs kids shoes on Pinterest, Ryland has only just worn out the final pair!
And of course – a magazine subscription is a good one too. I’ve won Grazia, Heat, Elle, Good Food and many more. And as for the year’s David Lloyd gym membership – I spent more time in the swimming pool and sauna than in the gym!
Have you ever won a year’s supply of something? Tell me in the comments!