The best Christmas gifts for compers to buy
Are you wondering what to put on your Christmas list this year – or what you could buy for family and friends? There are several ‘purchase necessary’ promotions around at the moment that would make great Christmas presents, with the added benefit that they give you the chance to win a prize!
With most of these products you can keep the receipt, order number or neck collar to enter the competition yourself – then gift the product!
I like entering purchase-necessary promotions because they tend to get far fewer entries than free prize draws, meaning they are easier to win! If you enjoy this type of competition, check my tips for winning on-pack promotions and my Compers Shopping List.
Here’s my top Christmas picks for 2023…
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Gifts for Disney fans
Buy any product from the eBay Disney Festive shop between 4 December and 18 December 2023 and you’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a 2 night break for 4 to Disneyland Paris including Eurostar travel and park tickets. There are hundreds of items from Disney fancy dress to Lego Star Wars and Marvel Top Trumps. Every product you buy is a new entry in the prize draw. T&Cs are here.
You can also win a 2 night Disneyland Paris break if you buy any Disney, Marvel or Star Wars branded item from a Tesco store or at www.tesco.com between 3 December and 31 December 2023, then text DISNEY followed by a space, and your full name and postcode to 60110. You’ll receive a reply with a link to upload a photo of your receipt. T&Cs are here.
Gifts for whisky fans
Look out for neck collars on bottles of Buffalo Trace – enter the code at www.winwithbuffalotrace-golf.co.uk before 15 December 2023, for the chance to win a 2-night golf trip for 4 to the Belfry, near Birmingham. There are also 165 runners up prizes: 5 x pairs of Footjoy Golf Shoes, 5 x £150 American Golf Voucher, 5 x Pro v1 Golf Balls, 50 x Bottle of Buffalo Trace, 50 x Bottle of Sazerac Rye; and 50 x Bottle of Eagle Rare. You can enter multiple times with a new purchase and code each time.
Buy a bottle of Torabhaig Allt Gleann from a participating independent retailer before 15 February 2024, then enter your details and upload a photo of your receipt at torabhaig.com/skyecompetition2023 for the chance to win a trip to their Isle of Skye distillery.
Or if you prefer, you could try to win a trip to the Laphroaig distillery on Islay! Buy a bottle of Laphroaig Select 70cl at the Co-op (in store or online) before 19 December 2023 and upload a photo of your receipt at eukcomp.co.uk to take part.
Gifts for bookworms
Buy a copy of Ali Hazelwood’s Check & Mate book at Tesco, then upload your receipt to the entry form on the Hachette website – one winner chosen at random will receive a £500 Tesco voucher! Closing date is 31 December 2023.
Gifts for wine drinkers
Buy Ramon Bilbao before 31 January 2024 for the chance to win a trip to Rioja, or one of 30 instant win prizes of 6 bottles of wine. You’ll need to upload a photo of your receipt at bodegasramonbilbao.com/en-uk/rioja-experience
Buy Baron De Ley Rioja at Waitrose or Co-op, then enter your details here and you could win one of 50 Magnum bottles of Baron de Ley! Closing date is 29 February 2024.
Buy Les Dauphins Cote du Rhone and you could win a weekend in Paris worth £5,000 – or one of a hundred £50 Bistro eGift Cards in an instant win. Upload your receipt at www.livethedauphinsbistrolife.co.uk – closing date is 31 March 2024.
If you prefer white wine, buy Campaneo Verdejo at Morrisons then enter your details at campaneowines.co.uk/competition to go into a prize draw to win one of five Ooni pizza ovens. There’s no closing date for this, it ends when the stickered promotional bottles are sold.
Order one or more cases of 4 or 8 wines and/or spritzers from Uncommon Wines at www.wearetheuncommon.co.uk before 18 December 2023 for the chance to win a year’s free wine! (a case of 4 wines & spritzers a month for 12 months). If you find a bottle of ‘Common’ wine in your order, you’ve won! There are 20 prize winning bottles to be found. 5 will be despatched each week in a random order.
Gifts for tech lovers
If you’ve got a big gift budget, every purchase from the LG website during December gives you a chance to win a daily prize, but also a prize in the grand prize draw to win Club Wembley England tickets or a 99% discount voucher for the LG StanbyME lifestyle screen (why it’s not just a free one I don’t know!). Find out more at www.lg.com/uk/promotion/christmas
Gifts for coffee drinkers
For a chance to win one of 20 £500 Tesco e-gift cards, buy a Tassimo coffee machine or any Tassimo pods from a Tesco store or at www.tesco.com between 29 November and 26 December 2023, then text TASSIMO followed by a space, and your full name and postcode to 60110. You’ll receive a reply with a link to upload a photo of your receipt. The machine shown below is £49, reduced to £34 for Clubcard holders. T&Cs are here.
Gifts for kids
Buy a copy of the Gigantosaurus The Best Day Ever book and then upload a photo of your proof of purchase via Gleam here. One winner gets a £100 Tesco gift card and Gigantosaurus bundle. Closing date is 31 December 2023.
Gifts for chocolate lovers
Buy a tub of Celebrations from a promotional stand at participating Tesco stores, and you might find a winning ticket inside – enter the code from the ticket at celebrations.co.uk/bring-home-the-bounty to find out what you’ve won! Top instant win prize is £10,000 cash but all entrants will go into a prize draw to win a solid gold Bounty bar, or a £25,000 cash equivalent. The question is – will you check the tub for a winning ticket before you gift it? This closes on 12 January 2024. Find out more about the Celebrations promotion here.
Purchase a participating Cadbury Heroes or Roses 300g pouch, a Cadbury Chunk Collection Tin or Heroes Limited Edition 750g Game tin from Waitrose before 27 December, then enter the barcode at win.cadbury.co.uk/SecretSanta-Waitrose/ to be entered into a prize draw to win one of forty £50 Waitrose vouchers for you and a friend, or £1,000 cash! Keep hold of your receipt and check the T&Cs here.
Gifts for fashion, hair and beauty addicts
ASOS are offering a different prize every week of December in their Giftmas promotion.
For week 2, spend £50 on face & body items (men’s or women’s) between 11 and 18 December 2023 and use the code WINHAMPER at checkout to automatically enter the draw to win a luxury face & body hamper worth £834. Find out more at www.asos.com/discover/giftmas/ – this includes fragrance.
PLUS! Buy anything on ASOS using a Mastercard, then enter your details at www.asos.com/partnerships/mastercard – you could win a VIP trip to the BRITS Awards or one of 220 £150 vouchers for runners up. This closes on 31 December 2023.
Gifts for vodka & gin lovers
Buy a bottle of Ciroc Vodka at Asda before 27 December 2023 and you could win yourself a VIP ski trip for 4 adults to France! T&Cs are here.
Gifts for competition lovers
My blogging friend Rebecca has designed some cute comping merchandise, which you can buy at https://happycomper.teemill.com/
Finally, if you’re looking for a gift for a fellow comper, you can order my BootComp 2024 planner or the Comping Challenge workbook on Amazon for £11.99 each – find out more at superlucky.me/bootcomp-planner/
If you decide to buy any of these products, don’t forget to check cashback websites and apps for deals before you spend your cash.
And do check out my post Essential Reading for Compers which gives some other comping book suggestions.
Keep an eye on the Compers Shopping List for new purchase necessary comps in the supermarket too!
Let me know in the comments if you’ve spotted any more win-win Christmas gifts!